Gateway Family Newsletter (English)

November 2019

Terry Burton, Principal

Nicole Longlee, Asst. Principal

Important Upcoming Events


Nov. 3rd---Daylight Saving's Time Ends

Nov. 4th---Dental Sealant Program Begins, 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades

Nov. 8th---Veteran's Day Brunch, 9:30 am

Nov. 11th---Veteran's Day

Nov. 15th---Classroom Talent Ticket Winner's Announced

Nov. 20th---Scholastic Picture Re-Take Day, 9:00-Noon

Nov. 22nd---2nd Quarter Mid-Quarter Progress Reports Sent Home

Nov. 22nd---No School for Pre-K, Early Childhood Plan Day

Nov. 26th---November Soaring Eagle Names Announced

Nov. 27th---NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 28th---NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

Nov. 29th---NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 2nd---School Resumes

Office Notes

Please remember that due to Thanksgiving Recess, classes will not be in session for Gateway Elementary students Wednesday, November 27th, Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. School will resume Monday, December 2nd.

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

October Soaring Eagles!!!

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Halloween Parade Pics!!!

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 Fri., Nov. 15th. In order to receive prizes and participate in the fundraiser party we are asking that all money be returned to Gateway’s main office by Thurs., Nov. 14th.

If you have any questions, please call (531)299-1480.

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 2020-2021 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: Open August 14th thru 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.