Weekly Reminders

Hello Everyone,
What a beautiful long weekend we just had!  Hope you had a chance to enjoy the great weather .  We have a very busy week ahead.  Please don't hesitate to call the office if you have any questions or concerns.  We'd be happy to help!
 
►THIS​ week is MENTAL HEALTH WEEK ☺at GATEWAY (May 23rd - May 25th)! Students’ mental health and well-being is an important part of student success.  It is estimated that 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder. It is important for home, school & church to work together to be aware and support students’ mental health.  Our Hats On for Mental Health day is on Wednesday, May 24th.  Students and staff are encouraged to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.

Students will have an opportunity to support the 49th Avenue Youth Shelter and, at the same time, a chance to win 1 of 3 mental health goody baskets.     Tickets are $1.00 each and will be on sale before school and at lunchtime  today, Wednesday & Thursday.  Students can enter as many times as they'd like.  The draws will take place at the end of day on Thursday.

  • Basket 1 - fun kids basket with a DQ gift certificate
    Basket 2 - $50 gift certificate to Lids with a Lid's care kit. A $70 dollar value
    Basket 3 - $50 gift certificate for Cineplex, gift pack, popcorn and pop

 Once costs are covered, all proceeds will be donated to the 49th Street Youth Shelter.

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►LOOKING FOR SOME HELP WITH THE GARAGE SALE! 

Looking for....

  • People to help sell items (from  8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
  • Trucks & drivers at the end of the day (3:00 - 5:00 p.m.) 

If you are available to help, please email me and I'll pass your name on to the playground committee (cathy.mccullough@rdpsd.ab.ca).  Thank you!

Family Field & Fun Day ☼

The Track & Field Committee has been busy planning for Gateway’s Community Building Field Day!  We are super excited and hope that you will be able to join us and help out!  Field Day will be Friday, June 2nd!  (alternate day June 5th)  The events will run from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, with the afternoon being split up into elementary events and middle school events.   We are looking for parents who are willing to help run the events.   

If you are willing to volunteer, please email Lynette Loonstra (lynette.loonstra@rdpsd.ab.ca) by Thursday, May 25 (Please let Lynette Loonstra know if you are available for the 1st session 8:45 am - noon or the 2nd session noon - 3 pm) The field day committee will contact you by Wednesday, May 31st to let you know what event you will be running (teachers will be bringing around their classes and know how to run the event...you will be assisting the teachers).  If you have any questions, contact Lynette Loonstra.  Thanks in advance for your willingness to help make this day successful!  

LUNCH BBQ = Red Deer Society for Christian Education & The Hot Lunch Committee will be hosting a lunch BBQ. Ordering will be on the Gateway Hot Lunch website. The website is www.gateway.hotlunches.net. If you already have an account set up you will simply need to log in and choose your selection from the field day menu option. If you are not signed up you can register to make an account. When it asks you for the school access code put in GCSRD and it will show you the available menus. If you are unable to set up an account please place your order and payment at the school office.                                                                          

If you wish to order for yourself or other family members please add your orders to your child's order and then at lunch on that day you simply attend lunch with your child and your lunch will be with theirs! Orders are being accepted until May 29th at noon, please make your selection before then!                                                 

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►International student attending Gateway in September!
Red Deer Public Schools and Canada Homestay International are looking for a host family for a grade 12 female student from Japan who will be attending Gateway from September 2017-June 2018.
  • Host families in our program receive $675/month for hosting one of our international students.  Host families are responsible for providing a safe home, private bedroom, 3 meals/day plus snacks and for treating the student as a member of their family.
This particular student's interests include:
-not into sports but enjoys skiing and ice skating
-enjoys singing
-plays guitar
-enjoys kayaking and canoeing
 
If you are interested in hosting this student or another international student, please contact:
Roberta Ward (Homestay Coordinator) at:homestay@rdpsd.ab.ca or 403-754-5562 Ext 2085
You can also visit our website for more information or to apply to become a host family at:   http://internationalservices.rdpsd.ab.ca/Become%20a%20Homestay%20Parent.php
 
 
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CLICK HERE for a copy of the exam schedule

 
EXCITING, NEW PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY FOR GR. 10-12 STUDENTS NEXT YEAR!  INTRODUCING THE.......Entrepreneur Program 

Do you have a son/daughter interested in learning about the business world? Is he/her an “ideas person”? Or maybe they just want a more hands-on learning opportunity to fill out their course schedule next year, where they get to work with their peers in a fun, relaxed setting, while gaining work experience to add to their resume.

Company Program is a new program coming to Red Deer high schools next year, where students work in teams with the guidance of entrepreneurs and professionals in the community to develop their own small business idea. Students earn 3 credits for the 18-week program, which meets once weekly in the evening, and are eligible for awards and scholarships at the end. Open to students in grades 10 through grade 12 (17/18 school year).

Parents & students are invited to learn more about this exciting, new opportunity, Wednesday May 24th @ 3:30 p.m., Room 183 at Gateway Christian School.

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Please click here for a copy of the yearbook order form.

Thursday, May 25, is the 150th day of school!!!  Because this year is Canada’s 150th birthday we will celebrate Canada on that day, students and staff are encouraged to come to school in their  RED & WHITE   gear and celebrate Canada!!!!
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Click here for a copy of the 2017-18 transit application

Here are the reminders for the week:
Tuesday, May 23rd
  • Mental Health Week at Gateway
  • Gr. 6's going to the Legislature Building in Edmonton ~ leaving at 10:00 a.m. - back to school between 6:00 & 6:15 p.m.
  • Rec Ed Option class going bowling 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • Mucho Burrito Hot Lunch
Wednesday, May 24th
  • Gr. 6-12 Worship @ 9:46 a.m. ~ Communion
  • Hats on DAY!   Students and staff are encouraged to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health.
  • 3S walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
  • New course Info Session for Gr. 10-12 (17/18 school year) COMPANY PROGRAM @ 3:30 p.m. @ GCS room 183
Thursday, May 25th
  • 150th day of School & celebrating Canada's 150th birthday (wear red & white)!
  • Gr. 7&8 track team:  practice @ 7:15 a.m. at the LTCHS track
  • Gr. 5 patrollers' wind-up party 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 3K walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Service Learning Option class going to Parkvale Senior's Lodge (10:30 - 11:45 a.m.)
  • Gr. 3 COOKIE SALE in the Den from 11:50 - 12:20 
  • 3G walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. 
Friday, May 26th
  • Monday/Wednesday kinders:  No school
  • Tuesday/Thursday kinders:  Regular classes
  • Gr. 1-8 students:  Regular classes
  • Gr. 9-12 students:  No School (LTCHS GRAD)
  • Gr. 7 & 8 track students:  Christian School's Track & Field Day @ LTCHS track
  • Gr. 4s going to Rocky Mountain House Historical Site (8:36 a.m. - 3:14 p.m.)
  • Gr. 3 COOKIE SALE in the Den from 11:50 - 12:20 
  • Drop off times for Garage Sale items is from 3:15 - 6:00 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Panago Pizza
Saturday, May 27th
  • Gateway Christian School Garage Sale (8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy