Weekly Reminders

​​Good Morning Everyone,
 
Hope you had a wonderful long weekend!  It's hard to believe we only have 6 weeks of school left in this school year.  We have creative lessons, field trips, exams and awesome events planned.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call the office.  We'd be happy to help.
DROP & GO ZONE:  Thank you to everyone for your extra care and attention to our DROP AND GO ZONE in front of the school extending to the east end of the tennis courts.  It is so important for student safety and traffic flow that parents remain in their vehicles as they pull into the drop and go zone and allow their child(ren) out.  Thank you for keeping this zone a NO PARKING ZONE and for parking on the south side of 59 Street or in the gravel parking lot across the road.

Click:  REGISTRATION FORM

This year the golf tournament is raising funds to support the playground builds for our Gateway students. Come and enjoy a beautiful day of 18 holes of golf and a BBQ dinner at Alberta Springs Golf Resort, and celebrate the wonderful community we have in each other. 
The cost is $175/player. For more information or questions please contact Corinna Van Niejenhuis at corinnavann@gmail.com.

Our Gr. 5 girls & boys attended the Annual Go Girls/Grow Boys Celebrations on Wednesday, May 16th. 

Go Girls took place at the Collicutt Centre.  The event promoted health, confidence and physical activity to Grade 5 girls in the Red Deer Public School District and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools.  The event provided learning opportunities through a variety of interactive sessions, which included nutrition, body confidence, tumbling, softball and even triathlon.  If your daughter attended, please ask them about the awesome event.

Grow Boys took place at the G.H. Dawe Centre where boys participated in everything from judo to skateboarding.  The program is designed to introduce boys to the concept of HOPE, which is an acronym for health, opportunity, privilege and education. 

Mr. Driedger’s favourite session was The Human Library.  Below are Rueben & Justin with a Human Golf Book and Mr. Rand with a Human Guitar Playing Book!  How COOL is that!  If your son was at the event, ask him what his favourite part of the day was.



Please save the dates August 29, 30, 31 and September 1, 2018 from 8 am - 6 pm to help build the playground.
We need:
 Planning Teams: 
1. Food 
-planning lunches and snacks for all four days - asking for donations from restaurants and grocery stores and parents
- we need a leader and 2 other volunteers to plan for this
2. Volunteer Coordination
- planning and ensuring adequate volunteers for the building days
3. Equipment procurement team 
- we need 3 volunteers
 
Building days Teams:
1. Building Volunteers 
- we need 35 people for every day (August 29, 30, 31 and September 1 from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.) Volunteers must be 18 years or older (due to safety reasons we cannot have anyone younger than 18 at the build site).
- please volunteer for as much time as you are able (1 day or half day is welcome)
2. Food Volunteers  
- 4 volunteers needed for each day
- serving lunch and snacks to those building the playground
3. Safety Team
- 1 person needed for each day
- this person should have his/her Standard First Aid and must be focused on watching for hazards throughout the installation process.
4. Security
- we need 2 people to do overnight security for August 28, 29, 30, 31, September 1 (6pm to 7:30 am)
If you can help, please call the office 403-346-5795.  Together we can make this happen!

Christian Schools' Gr. 7-9 TRACK MEET this Friday, May 25th at the LTCHS track.  Come out and cheer on our track club as they compete with other Christian School 

athletes.  Click:  Track Meet Schedule
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Our June Hot Lunch Menu is online

Click:  June Hot Lunch Menu

BIG thank you to our hot lunch coordinators for their continued leadership and dedication to this delicious & valued program.  Thank you to the many volunteers who come in on Mondays to distribute the lunches!  Students & staff enjoy & look forward to the meals and thank you for your service to Gateway Christian School.

 
Our outdoor classroom is an awesome alternative to our regular, indoor classrooms.  A BIG thank you to Mrs. Westera's grade one class for being Servant Workers and cleaning up the space!

 
 
Gateway Christian school Staff Appreciation Luncheon
We Need Your Help!
Thurs., May 31, 2018 I 11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.*
(*Times may vary)
Dear Parents/Guardians: 
       
We are planning a school wide, picnic lunch outside for our students on May 31st, while we honour our AMAZING teachers and staff with a very special catered luncheon together in the Den. 
Help us show the Gateway Staff our appreciation by:
 Helping set up and/or clean up
 Supervising a classroom while they eat lunch and enjoy afternoon worship (Criminal Record Check must be on file with the office)
 Providing fun, musical entertainment for the children during their lunch break (outdoors if the weather permits)
 Donating any applicable supplies
If you are interested in helping out, please follow the link below to sign up or you may text or email your name, and email address to Cynthia at (403)598-7035 or cynthiapottingerevents@gmail.com.
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Thank you for your support!
Cynthia
       
Staff Appreciation Luncheon & Gateway Picnic Volunteer Sign up & Info Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iQ31XQvBW1Bnr1Eq1BgYumI7fAzgGx_VlEdWwe8O0tY/edit?usp=sharing
 
 
       

School Supplies

Parent letter

Gr. 1 list

Gr. 2 list

Gr. 3 list

Gr. 4 list

Gr. 5 list

Gr. 6 list

Gr. 7 list

Gr. 8 list

Gr. 9-12 list 

 
Gateway Christian School's 2017-18 yearbook order forms have been distributed.  If you'd like to order a copy, please send order form and payment ($25) to the office before May 31, 2018 (after May 31st, the cost for a standard yearbook  goes up to $30.00).  click:  YEARBOOK ORDER FORM
 

 
Here are the reminders for the week:
 
Tuesday, May 22nd
  • We welcome back Mrs. Roxy Seim who will be finishing off the school year in 5S.  We wish God's blessings to Mrs. Beukema and her husband as they wait the arrival of their 3rd child.  
  • Rec Ed went to Collicutt Centre from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m.
  • No Hot Lunch this week
  • Talent Show Auditions from 11:50 - 12:20 in the bandroom
  • 3K walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre 1 - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23rd 
  • Gr. 7 - 9 track practice from 7:15 - 8:05 a.m. at Thurber track   
  • Worship @ 9:46 a.m. (in classrooms)
  • 3S walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Talent Show Auditions from 11:50 - 12:20 in the bandroom
  • 3G walking to Kerry Wood Nature Centre 1 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 24th
  • Talent Show Auditions from 11:50 - 12:20 in the bandroom
Friday, May 25th
  • Monday/Wednesday kinders:  No School
  • Tuesday/Thursday kinders:  Regular Classes
  • Rec Ed went to Collicutt Centre from 10:30 - 11:50 a.m.
  • Gr. 9-12 students:  No School
  • LTCHS Gr. 12 Grad
  • Christian School. Track Meet
  • 4 p.m. deadline to order Booster Juice
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy