Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

November 2018

Terry Burton, Principal

Nicole Longlee, Asst. Principal

Important Upcoming Events


Nov. 7th---Student Council Spirit Day, Workout Day

Nov. 12th---Veteran's Day Brunch, 9:30 am

Nov. 14th---Picture Re-Take Day

Nov. 20th---2nd Quarter Mid-Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

Nov. 21st---NO SCHOOL, Teacher Inservice, Planning Day

Nov. 22nd---NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 23rd---NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 26th---Lockdown Drill, 2:15 pm

Nov. 28th---Student Council Spirit Day, Squad Day

Office Notes

Please remember that due to Teacher Inservice and Thanksgiving Recess, classes will not be in session for Gateway Elementary students Wednesday, November 21st thru Friday, November 23rd. School will resume Monday, November 26th.

On behalf of all the staff at Gateway Elementary, we wish your family a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Gateway Girl's Soccer Team

Congratulations go out to Coach Kate Friel and the Gateway Girl's soccer team. The girls had an undefeated season with 5 wins and 0 losses!! Listed below are the girls on the team.

Gateway Girls Soccer Team Players

Glendy Vargas

Angeles Rojas Sanchez

Lainey Diggins

Otilia Signon

Penelope R Heredia

Analieze Aguero

Daisy Altamirano

Arianne Centeno

Alina Diaz

Soila Sanchez

Ashley Gallegos Bravo

Daisy Anguiano

Kimberly Miranda

Gissel Fuentes-Valdivia

Ariel Shropshire

Anahi Razo-Leon

Katty Trevino Flores

Destiny Miranda

Nayeli Martinez Lopez

Emely Gomez-Jose

Nevaeh Payne

Thanks so much for your support & help this season! Go Eagles!

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Thank You

On behalf of all the staff at Gateway Elementary we want to sincerely thank the parents that contributed to our dinner the night of parent teacher conferences!!! Your generosity was greatly appreciated!!!

Fall Fundraiser

Thanks go out to everyone that participated in Gateway’s Fall Fundraiser! Your efforts truly make a difference for all students. The money earned from the sale of candy bars helps to pay for field trips, will go towards fall and spring classroom parties, as well as other activities that directly support our Gateway Eagles!!

Prizes for all fundraiser participants are scheduled to be delivered on Tues., Nov. 20th. In order to receive prizes and participate in the fundraiser party we are asking that all money and/or unsold candy bars are collected and returned to Gateway’s main office.

If you have any questions, please call 402-561-6030.

Thanks again for your participation!!

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Winter Dress

As winter quickly approaches, please help our students come to school appropriately dressed for the weather and outdoor play. Recess is an important time for our students to socialize and engage in self-selected physical activity. At Gateway we try to ensure outdoor recess daily for students as much as possible.

Outdoor recess will not be held if the temperature or wind chill is ten degrees Fahrenheit or below.

At all other times the decision for inside or outside recess is made based on factors such as age, student dress, playground conditions (including ice, snow, sun, mud,) and class need for outdoor activity. When required, recess might be shortened or moved inside.

When indoor recess is necessary, students still have opportunities to take part in physical activity. At Gateway, our classrooms provide supervised options such as: completing stretching exercises, jogging or doing jumping jacks in place, Go Noodle exercises and other activities that promote physical activity.

School Selection Information

School selection information for the 2019-2020 school year is listed below.

Buffett Award for Outstanding Teachers

Recognize those that make a difference every day.

If you and your child would like to recognize a teacher for outstanding work, please write a letter of nomination to The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation. It doesn’t have to be formal; don’t worry if you don’t write well. Letters should be a heartfelt expression of why you believe that this teacher would be a worthy candidate for the Buffett Award. Nominations can also be submitted online at:

Parent Survey

Survey Dates: August 15—May 22

How to access:

Notes: Parents can now give feedback throughout the year with the Parent Voice survey. Simply click on the link above!

Nebraska Family Helpline

Raising kids is hard. It’s okay to ask for advice. The Nebraska Family Helpline is a free, confidential resource for parents who have questions regarding their child’s behavior. Trained counselors are standing by. Have a question? Give them a call at 1-888-866-8660.