Gateway Middle School
December Parent Newsletter
In This Issue
Save the Date
Dropping off Student Lunches
Give Club Giving-Winter Warmth Drive
Join the PTSA
Everett Public Schools December Newsletter
Save the Date
Dec 19th-Jan 2nd
Winter Break- No School
Doughnuts with Counselors and Principals 8:15-9:00 in the Library
Check out the Everett School District Calendar.
dropping off student lunches
During the winter break from school (December 19th to January 2nd), we are grateful to everyone for helping to restore a routine for showing up to school while supporting students and families.
We appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off during the winter break. As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session.
Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as to connect to their peers and teachers.
● Our students and their families who do their best to show up daily even when it isn’t easy.
● Our teachers who go above and beyond to make school a welcoming and safe place for all students to learn.
● Our administrators who help us work together to ensure we create a physically and emotionally safe and engaging learning environment.
● Our many, many healers and helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.
We appreciate each one of you. May these days off be restful and healing.
● We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes on Tuesday, January 3rd.
Thank you for partnering with us!
Snohomish County Holiday Happenings
Winter Warmth Drive
Gateway is holding our Winter Warmth Drive, December 5-9. Students are encouraged to donate non-perishable food, personal care items, and pet products to benefit the Mill Creek Food Bank. We are also collecting new or gently used winter wear to benefit the Clothes for Kids organization. Donations can be dropped off in first period classes. Help us support our community! You can also make a financial contribution to the Mill Creek Food bank using the following link: https://wa-everett-lite.intouchreceipting.com/jhs_winter_food_drive
Books Over Break Event
Gateway Natural Leaders will have their first meeting of the year Wednesday, November 30th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm, in room A-302 (Almquist’s room). Light refreshments provided. Please join us!
Who are Natural Leaders? Natural Leaders are multi-cultural parents and family members that serve as a bridge between families, school, and the community.
Why are they needed? Natural Leaders represent the diversity of their school communities. Honoring their experiences and listening to their voice ensures more equity and access for all students.
What do they do? Natural Leaders engage in new learning to support their goals, create events families want and need, and build relationships with families and school staff.
For more information, contact: Gateway Staff Lead Janaya Almquist firstname.lastname@example.org or Everett Public Schools Coordinators Diana Martin email@example.com or Sandra Mejia firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Our PTSA
Please consider joining our PTA. Attendance at meetings is not required, but your support allows our students to have more opportunities. Click this link to find out more information!