Weekly Reminders

Hello Everyone,
Hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend.
 
📝 Mark your calendars:  No school for kindergarten - Gr. 8 students on Thursday and Friday October 24th & 25th.  Teachers & EAs will be attending the PCCE Christian Schools' Convention in Edmonton.  There will be regular classes for Gr. 9-12 students. 
 
🗒Gr. 9 - 12 students & parents:  Friendly reminder there is NO FLEX this Thursday, October 17th.  
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✳ Parent/Teacher Interviews:  Thank you to everyone who attended parent/teacher interviews last week.  We appreciate you taking the time to meet with your son's/daughter's teacher(s).  We hope the interview(s) provided some valuable insight into your child's progress at school.  We look forward to our continued partnership throughout the school year.  If you didn't get a chance to meet with your child's teacher, please don't hesitate to contact their teacher and set up a time that works for the both of you.   
 
Message from School Council & Gateway Society for Christian Education:
🙏Last year we blessed the Gateway staff greatly with our prayers! We are asking for your help again this year to partner with Gateway Society for Christian Education to continue this amazing Staff Appreciation Initiative.  We would like to have parents praying for individual staff members throughout the school year.  This is an informal program.  If you choose to join, we will assign you a staff member (or more if you prefer) and ask that you pray for them on a regular basis over the school year.  If this is something you would like to partner with us in, please email Susan Gessleman (susan.gatewayprayerchampion@gmail.com).  Thank you for your consideration.  
 
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🌠Please join us this Wednesday as we CELEBRATE our students!
Each of us is part of God's story and each has a role to play in His story.  At Gateway, we believe it is important to encourage and recognize student gifts and growth in this calling.  We believe that all can succeed and it is our desire to inspire learning and nurture hope in each student.  Recognizing students will support these beliefs and encourage students as they grow in their understanding and playing their part if God's story.  Students will be recognized for demonstrating throughline qualities.  These include being an Earth Keeper, Justice Seeker, God Worshipper, Image Reflector, Idolatry Discerner, Community Builder, Creation Enjoyer, Beauty Creator, Order Discoverer and Servant Worker. Everyone is welcome to join us.  
 
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🚌 Our Gr. 11 HANDS (Help Another Nation Develop Schools) service team is having a bottle drive this Friday, Oct. 18th.  
 
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💟 Thank you to everyone who donated to our school-wide Food Bank Drive and to the Gr. 7/8 Service class who organized the drive and dropped off the food items at the Red Deer Food Bank.  Over 2000 food items were donated!  
 
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📣 A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who verified their child's school information through their PowerSchool Parent Portal Account!  We have 270 students to go 😄!   If you haven't verified your child's information, please do so by the end of this week.  If you need help setting up your parent account, please don't hesitate to contact the office.  We'd be happy to help.  Thank you!  

                                                                                                                                

🎤 Gateway Society for Christian Education invites you to their Annual Fall Auction @ First Christian Reformed Church in Red Deer.

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Do you have your tickets?  Get your tickets today for the early bird ticket price of $30. ea.  After today, ticket prices are $35. ea.  This incredible evening is a celebration of Christian Education and our entire school community.  Please stop by the school office to purchase your tickets.  

📢 Attention Gr. 11 & 12 Parents!  Do you have a son/daughter taking a Gr. 12 Diploma course? If you do, their diploma exam is in January!  

Would your son/daughter like some extra help studying for the exam?  LTCHS offers one weekend of intensive reviews called ROCK THE DIPLOMA to help him/her prepare to write their diploma exams.  These reviews have proven to be invaluable! Rock The Diploma teachers are certified curriculum leaders, department heads, exam consultants, and textbook authors who love to teach.  Click REGISTRATION FORM  

ROCK THE DIPLOMA

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Hot Lunch:
Gateway Christian School staff and students would like to thank our Hot Lunch Committee and the many parents who come out each week to distribute the lunches.
Our November Hot Lunch Menu is ready to accept orders!
Please visit gateway.hotlunches.net to place your order(s).  Access code GCSRD
Check out the menu - CLICK NOVEMBER MENU

Monday, Nov. 4 - Sushi Koon                 Order Deadline: Friday, Oct. 25 @ 4:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12 - Freshii                       Order Deadline: Friday, Nov. 1 @ 4:00pm

Monday, Nov. 18 - Boston Pizza            Order Deadline: Friday, Nov. 8  @ 4:00pm

Monday, Nov. 25 - Subway                     Order Deadline: Friday, Nov. 15 @ 4:00pm

Community News:

Catholic Social Services is offering a course for 6-8 year olds on Managing Your Anger Before it Manages You!!  Please see attachment for dates, times and more details.  The therapy group is free but you must register by Monday, Nov. 4th.- space is limited.
 
Here are our reminders for the week:
 
Tuesday, October 15th
  • Gr. 3-5 choir from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Burger Boy Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  • Gr. 6 Rec Ed going bowling 12:30 - 1:50 p.m.
  • Connect  Parenting Sessions 1 - 3 p.m. @ GCS / 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. @ Thurber      
  • Jr. girls volleyball game @ Normandeau
Wednesday, October 16th
  • Sr. girls volleyball practice 7:00 - 8:15 a.m.  
  • K-Gr. 12 Student Recognition Celebration @ 9:46 a.m.
  • Sr. boys volleyball practice from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 17th
  • Jr. boys volleyball practice 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
  • Gr. 9 - 12 students:  NO FLEX today
  • Sr. girls volleyball game @ Westpark Middle School
  • Sr. boys volleyball game here vs. Westpark Middle School
Friday, October 18th
  • Monday/Wednesday kinders:  No School
  • Tuesday/Thursday kinders:  Regular Classes
  • Gr. 11 HANDS 'Stuff-A-Bus' Bottle Drive
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Booster Juice Hot Lunch
Have a great week,
Cathy