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Summer Update from Mrs. Brink

posted Jul 26, 2017, 7:38 AM by Sophia Cimbal

July 18, 2017


Good evening, this is Ms. Brink, Principal of Gates Elementary, calling with a few summer updates.  Welcome NEW Kindergarten students and NEW students to Gates Elementary!  We are excited to have you at Gates next school year.  I hope everyone is READING anytime, anywhere, anything, and filling in the boxes on your Reading Chart.  Our Kindergartners should have a large white one in their registration packet and all other rising 1st-5th students at Gates brought home a large yellow chart!  Don't let the Summer Slide hold you back at the beginning of the school year!


Last Friday, our staff at Gates was notified that Mrs. Dillon would not be returning as the Assistant Principal.  I have attached a letter in the email correspondence.  Parent AP letter update.docx 


Are you in need of childcare for next year?  If so, please check out the handout from the YMCA attached to the email.  We have established a partnership with the YMCA to  provide before and after school care or just an after school program here at Gates.  The prices are reasonable and we are so excited to have this opportunity for our students.  If you are interested, please go on the YMCA website under Gates Elementary for more information.  YMCA flier - OB Gates (1) (1) (1).pdf 


Our PTA met last night to begin planning for the school year.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Erin Williams erwhitaker@verizon.net  or Angie Barber  abarber923@gmail.com


Save the Dates:  

  • Kindergarten Orientation: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 9:30-10:30AM

  • Drop & Go:  Thursday, August 31, 2017, 2:00-6:00PM

  • First day of School:  September 5, 2017 9:15AM-3:45AM

  • Back to School Nights:  Grades 3-5 Thursday, September 14, 6-8:00PM;

Grades K-2 Thursday, September 21, 6-8:00PM


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Great things keep happening at OB Gates!