Gates Mills Gazette

March 23, 2023


Dear Fox Family,

It is hard to believe it is already Spring Break – a week when we will get to enjoy a bit of time to rest and recharge. After that, it is back to work to finish this year strong! We have much to do and, as always, we appreciate your involvement and support! Just a reminder there is NO SCHOOL next week. School will resume on Monday, April 3rd. Have a great Spring Break!

On this last day before spring break we came together as a school community to celebrate our March Madness Basketball incentive assembly. Each grade level had the opportunity to challenge staff members to a basketball shootout. We were even able to play a game with some students. A huge thank you to Mrs. Vujaklija for announcing the game. A special thank you to Superintendent, Dr. Barnes for being our referee, Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Nedlik and Curriculum Director, Dr. Ward for joining in on the fun. Last but certainly not least thank you to our amazing Mayfield High School Cheerleaders for coming over to cheer us on!

Please feel free to call our office at (440)995-7500 or email me at if you need anything.

Keep Smiling,

Mrs. Ravida

Principal, Gates Mills Elementary

Important Upcoming Dates:

Friday, March 24th - No School - Teacher Work Day

Monday, March 27th - Friday, March 31st - Spring Break - No School

Wednesday, April 5th - Fox Quarterly Awards Assembly

Thursday, April 6th - No School - Staff Professional Development Day

Friday, April 7th - No School - Good Friday


We hope you can join us for our Gates Mills Spring Fest on Friday, April 14th from 5:30-7:00 pm. This fun filled event will take place in the Gates Mills Gymnasium. We will have minute to win it games, prizes, spring seed planting, pizza and cookies. The whole family is welcome to join! We ask that you kindly RSVP by completing and returning the form that was sent home earlier this week.

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The Gates Mills and Mayfield Spring Spirit Wear Sale is underway and ends on March 27th! Choose from hundreds of designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! You'll save 25% off the entire site! New product lines include Nike and Adidas! Shop at or

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Students have been working diligently to prepare for state testing. All state testing occurs in April and at the beginning of May when we return from spring break. At Gates Mills we strive to provide a small group and/or personalized testing environment for our students. Below you will find an overview of when testing will occur for grades 3-5. If your child will be testing on a different day due to our personalized approach your child's teacher will contact you.

Testing Tips

  • Make sure your child gets plenty of rest the night before the test.
  • On the morning of the test, your child needs to get up in plenty of time so he/she won't feel rushed.
  • Feed your child a good breakfast. Research shows that children do better on tests if they have had a good breakfast.
  • Encourage them to simply do their best.
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Mayfield City Schools is hiring bus drivers. Please call 440-995-7890 if you’re interested.


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The mission of Mayfield City Schools is a, "A promise for lifelong learning, dignity and respect for all." At the center of our vision is The Portrait of a Mayfield Wildcat. Students have been busy learning about the different attributes of our Portrait.
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Below are Community Flyers links for local camps, events and classes:

Mayfield City Schools Community Flyers


Our District Calendar has gone digital! Our District Calendar will be automatically updated as dates and events are changed. You can access the District Calendar via this link:

Mayfield City Schools District Calendar


Please feel free to reach out if you need anything:

Laurel Ravida, Principal,

Chris DiMarino, School Counselor,

Brittany German, School Psychologist,
Michele Ambrogio, School Secretary,