Weekly Reminders

Good Morning Everyone,
Hope you had a great weekend!  We are in the middle of literacy month and have had some great events to mark the month.
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Click SPACE CADETS for a copy of the order form

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We hope all students are reading and collecting sponsors for our Read-a-Thon!  This event is designed to encourage our students to read, as well as raise funds for our new playground.  Please encourage your son/daughter to keep reading and working towards meeting their goal.

Just a few reminders for our students - 

1.  Continue to get sponsors.

2.  Keep track of the pages/minutes/hours you read (for kinder students:  hours being read to).

3.  At the end of February, total up your pages/hours you spent reading.

4.  If you got sponsors, please collect your donations.  (cheques payable to Gateway Christian School).

5.  Hand in all donations and reading/tracking sheets, by March 8th, to be eligible for the many great prizes:

- Kindergarten:  most hours being read to

- Gr. 1-2:  most pages read

- Gr. 3-5:  most pages read

- Gr. 6-12:  most hours read

- one mystery prize.

Winners will be announced Monday, March 12th.  

Click the following for a copy:  Our Read-a-Thon information letter, Gr. 1-2 sponsor sheet, Gr. 3-12 & kindergarten sponsor sheet, and tracking sheet.

Thank you for your support!

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Dear parents/guardians, 

Our district is replacing our REMIND communication tool with SchoolMessenger!  Please sign up for SchoolMessenger and receive timely communication on such matters as weather-related closings & delays, attendance, general school/classroom announcements and district news.   Please see instructions below -

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Gr. 11/12 HANDS Team PARENT & STUDENT meeting:  Please plan to attend the meeting tomorrow, Feb. 13th @ 7:00 p.m. at the school.  We will be going over the trip itinerary, contingency plans, safety precautions, the packing list and answer any and all questions you may have.  Hope to see you there.  

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Measuring our Success: Your Voice Matters                                              
Gr. 4, 7, & 10 parents -  Please complete the Accountability Pillar Survey

Once again, Alberta Education is conducting its Accountability Pillar Survey – an annual check up on the province’s education system.  AB ED wants to know how Gateway Christian School is doing!  Your participation helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, and adds your voice to the future of education at our school and throughout Alberta.

The survey is anonymous and asks questions about your experiences with our school. We encourage you to return your survey by February 23rd.  Thank you to everyone who has completed the survey!  We value your opinion.

For more information about the Accountability Pillar Survey visit https://education.alberta.ca/accountability-pillar/about-the-pillar/

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Hot Lunch:  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 hours of work and dedication to the program.  We appreciate each one of you!
Our March Menu - 
Monday, March 5th - Panago - deadline to order is Friday, Feb. 23rd @ 4:00 p.m.
Pizza / gluten Free pizza / fruit cup / cheese stick / yogurt cup / white & chocolate milk
Monday, March 12th - Booster Juice -deadline to order is Friday, March 2nd @ 4:00 p.m.
Smoothies / wraps / funky monkey booster bake / very berry booster bake.
Please visit gateway.hotlunches.net to place your order(s).  Access code GCSRD
 
HANDS Pizza/Bowling Party yesterday was a great success!  Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the team.  They raised $1000.00 - WAY TO GO Gateway!
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Did you receive your In-Dey-Go Cinnamon Buns, Coffee & Tea order form?  Order today and enjoy some delicious cinnamon buns with a warm cup of coffee or tea.  All money raised will go directly toward the funding of our new playground.  The family that sells the highest dollar amount will win a $40 gift card to Carnival Cinemas!  Orders are due February 26th (not Feb. 20th as stated on the info sheet). 
Click ORDER FORM for a copy.  Thank you for your continued support of our efforts to fund a new playground on the east side of our school.
 
Here are our reminders for the week:
 
Monday, February 12th
  • GCS Annual Book Drive all this week
  • Freshii Hot Lunch (for those who ordered)
  • Jr. boys' basketball game @ Normandeau (61 Noble Avenue, Red Deer)
  • Jr. girls' basketball game here vs. Normandeau
  • Sr. girls' basketball game @ Mother Teresa's (79 Old Boomer Road, Sylvan Lake)
Tuesday, February 13th
  • 7:00 a.m. HANDS meeting IS CANCELLED
  • Sr. boys' basketball practice from 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Ski Loppet for members of GCS ski club:  leaving at 11:40 a.m. and returning to school at 2:30 p.m.
  • Gr. 3-5 swimming (last day for swimming)
  • Mrs. Dennis' kindergarten class having a Valentine's Day Party
  • Jr. boys' basketball game @ Glendale (6375 - 77 Street, Red Deer)
  • Sr. girls' basketball game here vs. Eastview 
  • HANDS parent & student meeting @ 7:00 p.m. @ the school
Wednesday, February 14th
  • HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
  • 7:00 a.m. HANDS team meeting
  • International Book Giving Day
  • Awards Assembly @ 9:46 a.m. (Kindergarten - Gr. 8) All parents & grandparents are welcome!
  • Mrs. Dennis' kindergarten class having a Valentine's Day Party
  • Jr. boys' and girls' basketball practice from 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, February 15th
  • Sr. girls' basketball practice from 7:15 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Gr. 5 boys' basketball game at G.W. Smith (17 Springfield Avenue, Red Deer)
  • Sr. boys' basketball game here vs. Westpark Middle School
Friday, February 16th 
  • Monday/Wednesday kinders:  Regular Classes
  • Tuesday/Thursday kinders:  No School
  • Rec Ed going to Collicutt from 10:25 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
  • International Read Aloud Day (guest readers will be visiting classrooms)
  • Deadline to order Mr. Pawlak's book at school (see attached order form)
  • 4:00 p.m. deadline to order Subway Hot Lunch
  • GCS Hockey Team:  Hockey game in Rocky from 7:45 - 9:15 p.m.
Monday, February 19th
  • No School (Family Day)  Happy Family Day to all our GCS families!
Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 20th & 21st
  • No School (Winter Break)
Thursday, Feb. 22nd 
  • No School (ATA Teachers' Convention)
Friday, Feb. 23rd
  • No School (ATA Teachers' Convention)
  • deadline for Gr. 4, 7 & 10 parents to complete the Accountability Pillar Survey
  • 4:00 p.m. to order Panago Hot Lunch
Saturday, Feb. 24th
  • GCS Hockey Team:  Game in Lacombe from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Have a wonderful week,
Cathy