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Weekly message 10/9

posted Oct 9, 2017, 4:07 PM by Sophia Cimbal

October 9-13, 2017


Good evening, this is Ms. Brink, Principal of Gates, calling with your weekly announcements.  This Friday, Oct. 13, will be our walk or bike to school morning.  Parents and students are asked to meet in the government complex center behind the roundabout circle in the parking lot.  We will leave the lot by 8:30AM so please come between 8-8:20AM to begin lining up.  


If students and adults ride bikes, they must wear a helmet or walk the bike.  We are focused on safety and modeling those good habits.  Also be sure that students are wearing tennis shoes and NOT sandals.  


We look forward to this community event and hope you can join us on Friday!


Our PTA Yankee Candle fundraiser/No fundraiser is still going on through October 16.  Thank you for your participation in raising monies for our students.


This week our NEW Enrichment Program, “Next Level Enrichment” starts this Tuesday and Thursday.  K-2 is on Tuesdays and grades 3-5 on Thursdays.  The program runs through the week of November 12-18.  


October Events:

***NEW Afterschool Next Level Enrichment Program starts this week: K-2 on Tuesday & grades 3-5 on Thursdays through Nov. 18.  Attached is the form for sign ups and information.  NextLevelEnrichmentProgram_Gates.docx 

  • 10/13/17 BIKE/WALK to SCHOOL: families meet on the grounds by the roundabout in the government complex center.  At 8:30AM we will either walk or ride our bikes to school.  Students MUST have a HELMET to ride a bike and participate.

  • 10/17/17 PTA Meeting in library 6-7PM

  • 10/19/17 Fall Picture Day-packets will come for purchase

  • 10/20-26/17 Fall Book Fair- volunteers will be needed!

  • 10/20/17 K-2 Theatre IV presentation

  • 10/23-27/17 SPIRIT WEEK- Bullying Prevention:


Monday October 23: Inside Out Day: Wear clothes inside out to show how bullying hurts on the inside even if it doesn’t show on the outside.


Tuesday October 24: Take a Walk in Somebody Else’s Shoes: Wear two different shoes to show compassion for someone else’s feelings.


Wednesday October 25: Unity Day: Wear orange to show that you are united in showing support for all of your fellow STARs.


Thursday October 26: Work it Out: Wear sweats and workout clothes to show we work out of differences.


Friday October 27: Team-up: Show we can all work together as a team by wearing your favorite sports team attire.


  • 10/23/17 Buffalo Wild Wings PTA fundraiser 5-9PM

  • 10/24/17 STAR Breakfast (invitation only) 9:15-10:00AM

  • 10/27/17 Kindergarten field trip to Pumpkin Patch

  • 10/30 & 10/31  5th Gr Field Trip to James River

  • 10/31/17  Kindergarten PBL “Letterland”  10:30-11:15AM gym

  • 11/3/17  3 Hour Early Release at 12:45PM


Great things keep happening at OB GATES!