Weekly Reminders

Good Morning Everyone,
Easter is a time of celebration - honoring & recognizing Jesus' resurrection from the dead & His glorious promise of eternal life for all who believe in Him.  
On behalf of Gateway staff, I wish you and your family a Very Happy & Blessed Easter!
 
📣We have a short school week - Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
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📣School Council Meeting tomorrow @ 6:30 p.m. in the High School Suite.  All parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend our School Council meeting tomorrow night.  Involvement in school council is a meaningful, hands-on way to have a direct, positive impact on your child's education.  Don't miss an opportunity to get involved, be heard, and make a difference at Gateway Christian School.  
Topics that will be addressed at the meeting are the budget for Gateway and The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.  CLICK AGENDA
The mission of Gateway Christian School Council is to be a forum for parents, high school students and community members to engage in Gateway Christian School.  This is accomplished through a positive exchange of information, ideas and resources, allowing parents' voices to be heard at Gateway Christian School, the Red Deer Public School Board and the Alberta Provincial Government.  School Council advocates for students and parents as we all play our part in God's story.  Please join us tomorrow night!
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📣 HANDS STUFF-A-BUS BOTTLE DRIVE on Wednesday, April 17th.
Support our HANDS Service Team by donating your refundable bottles & cans to their bottle drive.  You know that pile of bottles and cans that you keep meaning to drop off at the bottle depot but haven't?  Students will gladly take them off your hands.
►High school students will be in front of the school and behind the school during drop off and pick up times to help with your donations.
►You can also drop off your donations at the school office anytime during the day.
Thank you for your support!
 

🌼 HANDS SPRING PLANT SALE

ORDERS DUE:  Tuesday, April 30th • PICK-UP DAY: Wednesday, May 15th 1:00 - 6:00 PM

We are excited to once again be selling beautiful flowers in our Spring Plant Fundraiser!  Your friends, neighbors & relatives can purchase high-quality,gorgeous plants from you; and help our HANDS Service Team raise funds. Plants will be here just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend.

We are proud to offer beautiful baskets and planters from central Alberta’s own Ever-Green Greenhouses.

- We will be collecting orders until Tuesday, April 30th, 2019                               

- Plants will be available for pickup at the school on Wednesday, May 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Den. 

- CLICK PLANT INFORMATION SHEET

-CLICK PLANT ORDER FORM

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Thank you so much for your continued support of Gateway’s HANDS Team!

 
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👫 All children registered for kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to 'KINDERGARTEN HERE I COME'!

Your child will participate in a hands-on, rain forest adventure facilitated by kindergarten teachers in our district.  Please plan to spend at least 2 hours at the event.  At the end of the adventure, your child will receive a free learning bag. It's so much fun!   Don't miss this great opportunity!                                    

Follow them on Facebook !!!

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📣 Please partake in the ONLINE DISTRICT SURVEYS – WE VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK!

District satisfaction surveys support planning and reporting to help us grow and ensure we provide the best quality education to meet the needs of all our students and their families.

From April 15 to May 17, 2019 we ask parents to complete this online survey using any device. Simply CLICK HERE and follow the instructions provided. This should take about 5 minutes to complete. This link can also be found on school websites.

During this time, students and staff in our district will also be asked to complete this survey.

We ask for your participation to help continue to improve our district as we strive for excellence by inspiring learning and nurturing hope in every student.

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🍽 Hot Lunch Program
Gateway Christian School staff and students want to acknowledge and give a huge thank you to the Hot Lunch Committee and the many parents who come out each week to distribute our lunches.  We thank you for your dedication to the program.  We appreciate each one of you!
Our MAY Hot Lunch Menu is ready to accept orders!
Please visit gateway.hotlunches.net to place your order(s).  Access code GCSRD

Monday, May 6 - Sushi  Koon / Order Deadline: Friday, Apr. 26 @ 4:00 pm

Monday, May 13 - Boston Pizza / Order Deadline: Friday, May 3 @ 4:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21 - Opa / Order Deadline: Friday, Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

Monday, May 27 - Subway / Order Deadline: Friday, May 17 @ 4:00pm

Please CLICK MAY HOT LUNCH MENU

Here are our reminders for the week:
 
Monday, April 15th
  • Gr. 3-5 Art Club in the elementary art room from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Rec Ed (Mrs. Welch's class) going to Corner Pocket 12:15 - 1:50 p.m.
  • Boston Pizza Hot Lunch
  • GCS Hockey Team Wind-Up Pizza Party from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 16th
  • Gr. 3-6 RC Car Club from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in the small gym
  • Gr. 3-5 Choir from 11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
  • Connect Parenting session - facilitated by CLWs Viki and Donnalee from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  The evening Connect Parenting session is cancelled   
  • Rec Ed (Mr. McCorquindale's class) going to Corner Pocket 12:15 -1:50 p.m.
  • Gr. 8 badminton practice 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
  • School Council meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 17th
  • Gr. 7 badminton practice 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.
  • Gr. 3's walking to Michener Pool leaving at 12:40 p.m. (swimming from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.)
  • HANDS 'STUFF & BUS' bottle drive
  • K-Gr. 12 Worship "In The Round" Easter Celebration @ 9:46 a.m. in the main gym.
  • Gr. 6 badminton practice 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 18th
  • kindergarten - Gr. 12 - No School
Friday, April 19th
  • No School - Good Friday
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Burger Boy Hot Lunch
Monday, April 22nd
  • No School - Easter Monday
 
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy