Weekly Reminders

Hello Everyone,

❄ Wow, what a lot of snow we got over the weekend!  Please make sure your children are dressed for the weather.  

📣 Kindergarten - Gr. 8 student led conferences & Gr. 9-12 parent/teacher interviews are Thursday, March 19th.   Click Student Led Conferences / Parent Teacher Interviews  for details and booking instructions.  The online booking website opens at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning.  Student led conferences give students an opportunity to celebrate their work and take responsibility & ownership of their learning.  Kindergarten - Gr. 8 students will be leading their conferences.  We encourage all parents to book conferences / interviews.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the office.  We'd be happy to help.

Please note:
⏺Wednesday, March 18th: Gr. 1-5 report cards going home and Gr. 6-8 report cards available on PowerSchool.
⏺Thursday, March 19th:  No school for kindergarten - Gr. 8 students (Gr. 9-12 students have regular classes).
⏺Friday, March 20th:  No school for all students (Staff Learning Day).
 
🏅 BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our City Girls' & Boys' Basketball Teams!  On Thursday, they both played their last tournament at St. Joe's and we were very proud of the way they represented Gateway.  The girls took GOLD and placed 1st in their league and our boys placed 4th.  What a great accomplishment for both teams.  Way to go THUNDER!  A SPECIAL thank you to all our basketball coaches.  Thank you for teaching, encouraging and supporting our athletes.  It was a fun & exciting season!
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🏀 Congratulations to Lindsay Thurber's Gr. 9 basketball team who won Gold in the CWAJHAA league over the weekend.  Four Gurber students on the team: Cale, Gabe, Sam and Hosea!!  BRAVO boys!

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🎾 Middle School Badminton starts this week!
Please note the Gr. 8 morning practices start at 7:15 a.m. NOT 7:00 a.m.
  Coach(es) morning practices after school practices
Gr. 6 Hannah Raju Wednesdays ( 7 - 8:15 am) Mondays (3:30 - 5 pm)
Gr. 7 Abe Tuazon & Thursdays (7 - 8:15 a.m.) Tuesdays (3:30 - 5 pm)
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Gr. 8 Barbara Barthel Tuesdays (7:15 - 8:15 am) Thursdays (3:30 - 5 pm)
 
Students are embracing the fluffy white stuff and snowshoeing!  Looks like they had a great time - what an awesome winter sport!
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🌉 Gr. 3 Building Unit - Part of the Gr. 3 science unit is "Building with a Variety of Materials". Students were challenged to build a strong bridge out of popsicle sticks and glue. Check out these engineers - will their bridges stand up to the test?

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🎶 Gr. 1 - 3 students are excited to perform for you!  Please join us for our Kindergarten - Gr. 5 Worship on March 18th.  Gr. 1 - 3 students will be leading WORSHIP in song!

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🔔 Gateway Society for Christian Education invites all Gateway parents/guardians to their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th @ 7:30 p.m. in our high school suite.  The society will give updates on the recent discussions and initiatives the Society has been working on.  They will also be electing new directors to their board.  Click New Board Member - Click New Director Entry Form .  If you would like to serve on the Society board please contact Faith Plunkett at faithjplunkett@gmail.com to let your name stand.  Please be prepared to share about why you would like to serve our school community in this capacity. 

Here is a little info on the Society:
►They are a group of Gateway parents.
►They are passionate about Christian Education and students experiencing and understanding more about God throughout their day.

►Their Mission is to encourage and facilitate Christian education and lifelong learning in our community, and to ensure that Gateway Christian School provides an accessible, Christ centered education so that students are equipped and encouraged to serve God joyfully in every area of life.

►They are committed to supporting RDPSD and Gateway Christian School.

►Their goals: Joyful Service, Spiritual Formation, Christ Centered Education, Influential Voice, and Community Involvement.

 

🔔 Please join us for our March School Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.!
Parental involvement in our school is incredibly important.  Our school council meetings are a great place for you to come out and hear from our principal, teachers & other parents.  You can come & listen quietly or share your thoughts - it's all up to you.
Come out and...meet/fellowship with other parents, hear upcoming events, share ideas, have your voice heard and have fun!
On the agenda:  Voting on ASCA (Alberta School Councils' Association) resolutions and middle school teacher feature.

 

Have you checked out RightNow Media yet?   If you haven't, I encourage you to take a few minutes and check it out!  It's  a resource FREE to our Gateway Christian School families!
It's an amazing, extensive video library!   
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It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV. Some of the categories are:  Kids, Youth, Marriage, Parenting, Women, Men, Books of the Bible, Christian Living, Mental Health & Recovery, Devotions and much, much more....It's an incredible resource for the entire family.  Please check it out.  You'll be AMAZED!

At Gateway, we are always looking for ways to help our community develop and strengthen our faith so that we are equipped and encouraged to serve God joyfully in every area of life.  We believe that RightNow Media is a tool that will do just that; helping us grow as we live out our faith at home, at school and in our neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—all aimed at nurturing our faith.  May this resource be a blessing to you and your family as you grow in your knowledge of, seeing and living out God's story. 

Simply click the link below, sign up for an account, and you're all set to explore more than 20,000 videos!

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⏭ Student Enrollment Questionnaires - We have started the process of planning for the next school year.  A vital component in our planning process is having an accurate picture of the number of students returning to our school. Our sincere hope is that you stay with our school community.  If you have not returned your family's enrollment questionnaire, please respond to this email with your intentions for the next school year.  Please respond with one of these choices.  Thank you!
► Yes, my child(ren) will be returning to Gateway
► No, my child(ren) will not be returning or
► Unsure, at this point.
Thank you!  

🎼 Middle School Fine Arts Night

Our Middle School Fine Arts Department gives students the opportunity to explore & nurture their God-given talents  in ART, DRAMA, MUSIC & DANCE!  We invite our school community to celebrate our students.  

Join us March 19th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for:

►Artworks by Gr. 6-8 students

►Music by Gr. 6 Band, Gr. 7/8 Band & Sax Quartet

►Drama Presentation by Gr. 6 students

►Dance Presentation by the Dance Club   

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📣 Attention Gr. 12 Parents:  Do you have a son/daughter planning to attend the U of A in the fall?  If you do, don't miss this opportunity.  U of A advisors will be at Lindsay Thurber this Wednesday.
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Here are our reminders for the week:
Monday, March 9th
  • Sushi Koon Hot Lunch
  • Gr. 6 badminton practice 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10th
  • Website opens @ 6:00 a.m. for parents to book K-Gr. 8 student-led conferences and Gr. 9-12 parent/teacher interviews.
  • Gr. 11 HANDS meeting @ 7:15 a.m.
  • Gr. 8 badminton practice 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. (note time change:  practice starting at 7:15 a.m. NOT 7:00 a.m.)
  • Gr. 5 boys & girls basketball games @ Camille after school
  • Gr. 7 badminton practice 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  
Wednesday, March 11th
  • Gr. 6 badminton practice 7 - 8:15 a.m.  
  • Kerry Wood Nature Center Gr. 6 Interactive Sky Science Presentation in the Den.  
  • K - Gr. 12 Buddy Worship in classrooms @ 9:46 a.m.
Thursday, March 12th
  • Gr. 7 badminton practice 7 - 8:15 a.m.  
  • Gr. 8 badminton practice 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.    
Friday, March 13th
  • Mon./Wed. kinders:  No School
  • Tues./Thurs. kinders: Regular Classes
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Freshii Hot Lunch
  • GCS hockey team vs. staff @ Dawe @ 7:15 p.m.
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy