Weekly Reminders

Hello Everyone,
As another school year comes to an end, we have much to celebrate and many happy memories.  My prayer is that you felt supported and very much a part of our school community.  For those of you with kindergarten students, I'm sure you're amazed at how your child has blossomed over the past year.  For parents of our graduating class, you are probably filled with mixed emotions as your son/daughter prepares for the next chapter in their lives.  It has been a joy and privilege to watch your children grow up to become amazing young adults.  It is our prayer that all our students have grown in their understanding of who God is, what He has done for us and how we can live for Him.
I would like to acknowledge the exceptional leadership of Mrs. Teresa Tataryn, Mrs. Carolyn Stolte and Mr. Chris Kooman.  They have shown outstanding leadership and have had a profound impact on our students, teachers, support staff and school community.  Their expertise, effectiveness, dedication, commitment and love for students, parents & staff cannot be measured.  We are very blessed to have them at Gateway !
I want to say thank you to our caring & supportive parents, grandparents, and community supports who have helped in classrooms, on field trips, with fundraising & celebration events, with our Hot Lunch Program and countless other ways that have blessed Gateway.  We are grateful!
We invite our school community to our last WORSHIP of the school year - Our Farewell Prayer & Blessing!   Join us as we give thanks to our heavenly Father for a great school year and say our goodbyes to staff & students who are leaving Gateway.   Come worship with our middle school band!
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The rain stayed away.... and Gr. 1's enjoyed a great day at Kraay's Farms on Friday.
Students had an opportunity to see farm life firsthand and learn more about the plant and animals life cycles they are studying at school. 
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GRAD WALK! - please join us!
At the end of this month, we say goodbye to an amazing group of Gr. 12 graduates!  We invite our school community to our annual Grad Walk on Wednesday, June 26th @ 2:45 p.m.  Students, staff, parents, RDPSD staff and community supporters will line our hallways as our graduates take one last walk down the halls of Gateway Christian School.  Join us as we cheer, high five, hug, and celebrate each grad!
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The Gr. 12 Graduation Class of 2019 invites our school community to their graduation ceremony this Friday, June 28th @ 3:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church (20 Kelloway Crescent, Red Deer).

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Reminders for Gr. 12 graduating class:

• The graduation rehearsal will be Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 pm at New Life Fellowship CRC, 20 Kelloway Cres, Red Deer (approx. 1 - 1 ½ hours). It is imperative that all students be at the rehearsal.
• The graduation ceremony will be held at New Life Fellowship CRC, 20 Kelloway Cres, Red Deer). The attire for the ceremony is a royal blue graduation gown, red v-stole, and a royal blue cap & tassel. Please have your son/daughter at New Life by 2:45 pm, so that they can be organized in their line and get their group picture taken. After the ceremony and pictures, please have your son/daughter return the gown & v-stole to Miss Stolte.
Our 'Lost & Found' tables/racks are once again overflowing with unclaimed clothing, footwear, water bottles, lunch kits & a variety of other items.  Please make sure you check the LOST & FOUND for items your child may have misplaced.  Any unclaimed items will be donated after the last day of school.  Thank you!
YEAR END REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be issued on the following days:

Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten & Gr. 1-8 students:  Thursday, June 27th

Monday/Wednesday kindergarten students:  Wednesday, June 26th

If you would like your child's report card mailed to you, please send a large self-addressed stamped envelope to the school office and we would be happy to mail it to you.  Report cards can also be picked up at the Red Deer Public School Board Office (4747-53 Street) the first week of July.

Gr. 9-12 parents:  Please access your child's grades & attendance via PowerSchool.  Final marks will be posted on Thursday, June 27th.

To access PowerSchool please visit:   https://powerschool.rdpsd.ab.ca/public/    

The following information is included in your child's kindergarten - Gr. 8 report card:
►2019-20 Calendar Dates (coloured, yearly calendar will be distributed the 1st day of school - Tuesday, September 3rd).
►school supply list
►daily time schedule
►Kinder - Gr. 7 summer reading program
►Gr. 3-8 athletic letter
High School students received their information the last day of regular classes (June 18th)

Posting Class Lists

Class assignments for the 2019 – 2020 school year will be finalized and posted on the front doors of our school on Friday, August 31st.  The school will be closed on Friday, August 31st but we will open our doors from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. for anyone requiring assistance.

Staff places a great deal of care into selecting classroom assignments for your children. We consider many different aspects of the student’s learning profile as we make class lists. Please trust the judgement of the teachers to place your child in the classroom that best suits their needs.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding in this matter. 

 Gateway is a great school with a terrific staff and your child (ren) will receive an excellent education. We all look forward to the many successes our students are going to have in the coming year.

WILL YOUR SON/DAUGHTER BE RIDING A YELLOW BUS FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR?  If they are, please see the very important information below -
****IMPORTANT**** Your son's/daughter's bus stop location and pick-up & drop-off times will be available under TRANSPORTATION on your PowerSchool Parent Portal/Account.
If you do not have a PowerSchool parent account, please let me know.  I can set up the account for you or give you the information you require to set up your account.  Bussing information will only be available through your parent account.  
Looking for summer sports' camps for your children?  Check out what Lindsay Thurber is offering for volleyball and basketball camps ...
Registration is online only and closes this Wednesday, June 26th @ 4 p.m.
 
Basketball Camp Objectives:  Develop and improve your basketball skills and techniques.  This camp will be run by Lindsay Thurber Basketball coaching staff and players as well as other basketball coaches from the Central Alberta area.  All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
Volleyball Objectives:    
Elementary Camp - Introduces basic volleyball skills through modified games with a focus on improving fundamental movement skills
Middle School Camp - Develop and improve your fundamental volleyball skills with a focus on preparation for the middle school season
High School Preparation Camp - Solidify basic fundamental volleyball skills and expand game skills and tactics that will be needed to make the jump to the high school game
High School Camp -  Expand and refine volleyball skills with a focus on higher level skills, strategies and tactics that will be needed to compete at an elite level in the high school & club seasons
All camps will be coached by the Ascent Volleyball team Keith Hansen, Kirsten DeZutter & Terence McMullen, along with help from players from the Lindsay Thurber Volleyball teams.  All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.

Do you have a daughter age 14-18 who is interested in film-making?  If you do, check this workshop out!

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Here are our reminders for the week:
Monday, June 24th
  • Monday/Wednesday kindergarten graduation from 9 - 10 a.m.
  • Gr. 8 Social Final Exam from 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
  • Gr. 9 Social PAT exam from 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Social 30 Diploma Exam Part B from 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Gr. 6's leaving on their survival trip @ 9:30 a.m.
  • Burger Boy Hot Lunch
  • Social 10 Final Exam Part B from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Social 20 Final Exam Part B from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 25th
  • Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten graduation from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Biology 30 Diploma Exam from 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Gr. 8 Math Final Exam @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.  
  • All Gr. 2's going to Discovery Canyon 10:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 26th
  •  K-Gr. 12 Worship @ 9:46 a.m. (Band performance - Year End Farewell & Blessing)

  • Gr. 6's returning from survival Camp around noon
  • Gr. 7's & 8's going to McKenzie Trails Recreation Area for a wiener roast (11:15 - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Gr. 3's walking to Michener Pool from 12:45 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Gr. 12 Grad Walk @ 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, June 27th
  • City Transit Applications due
  • Gr. 1's going to Spray Park 10:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
  • Last Day of School - 1 hr. early dismissal.  All students dismissed @ 2:14 p.m.
  • Kindergarten - Gr. 8 report cards going home.  (High School marks available on PowerSchool).
Friday, June 28th
  • Staff PD Day (1 hr. early dismissal - 2:14 p.m.)
  • Gr. 12 Graduation Ceremony @ 3:30 p.m. at New Life Fellowship Church (20 Kelloway Crescent).
Have a safe & wonderful summer break with your family & friends,
Blessings,
Cathy