On Monday, at 11:00, we are having a car clinic in our parking lot. Topics are (but not limited to): checking oil, air pressure, and general car maintenance. All students are invited to participate but are not required to. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to wear outside if participating.
Tuesday will be our holiday luncheon. See the following signup:
Dennis: pumpkin pie
Emma: sour cream, cheese, cranberry something
Jon Y: chives
Paige: crescent rolls
Tay: sour cream, dessert
Brandon: bacon, pop
Michael: pop, chips
Staff will be providing baked potatoes, gravy, and turkey. In addition, on Tuesday, our "What I Like About You" project will be completed. During the previous month, each student had their name placed on the board and everyone in the school wrote a note card saying something positive about the person listed. All the note cards will be attached with a ring and given to the students before they leave. This is one of my favorite activities and many students keep their cards for a long time.
November 28, from 12:30-2:00, we will have a distracted driving simulation that all students can try out. Parents are welcome to attend. This is provided at no cost to us due to the great programs Borgess Hospital makes available to schools.
November 29, all students and staff will be attending a dance performance at Miller Auditorium. After the event, we will be stopping at TenTen for lunch (this restaurant was chosen by popular vote). Cost will be approximately $12, which covers food, beverage, and tip. If a student cannot afford the cost, I will be glad to cover it.
December 1 & 2 are half days with students leaving at 10:40. Staff will not be available to have students stay for the rest of the day.
The kids have been so helpful in getting us ready to move into our new building. There is no way the teachers and I could have done it alone. The movers will be taking our items to the new building on December 16 & 21...which means that Winter Break starts on December 22 (Thursday) for students. Because of the moving schedule, there will NOT be school December 22 & 23 for Gateway students only. All other buildings in the district will have classes. Our Christmas party will be held on December 21 while the movers are taking the last items out of the building. This will be our final time as a group at the Wildermuth building. Talk about memories! After our break, school resumes on January 9 at the new location (address is: 10100 East D Ave). Please have extra shoes for your child as we will go outside as the weather permits.
Due to the shortened week next week, I will not be sending a Friday report (I will be Black Friday shopping).
Progress reports will be sent home today.
A few things to keep in mind:
1. On November 22 we are having a Thanksgiving luncheon and all students are encouraged to sign up to bring something. Staff is providing turkey and baked potatoes. Students will be baking pies at school but we need toppings for our baked potato bar. Please encourage your child sign up to bring something, such as: cheese, sour cream, broccoli, salsa, bacon, or other toppings.
2. On November 28, we are having a virtual driver simulation from 12:30-2:00. During this time, students will be able to practice driving and see how distractions can lead to deadly consequences. Parents are welcome to try the simulation too.
3. On November 29, the entire school will be traveling to Miller Auditorium to watch a professional Spanish dance group from Chicago. The bus is leaving at 9:00 and will be returning around 1:00. We will be stopping at Ten Ten after the performance. The total cost for lunch will be around $12.00 (this includes a beverage and tip). Students voted on which restaurant they wanted, and Ten Ten won by a large amount. All students will be expected to go into the restaurant (they cannot stay on the bus). If this is an issue, please contact me so we can come up with an alternative plan. In addition, if your child cannot afford the price, have him/her see me and I will be glad to cover the cost.
When it comes to our phone/music policy, I have decided that each student will be told if he/she will be permitted to continue to listen. Many of our students showed a marked improvement and will be able to continue. Those who have not shown an increase of work will be given one more week to increase their productivity or will lose the privilege. We will continue to monitor progress and make sure that listening to music is beneficial.
No school November 23-25 and there are half days December 1 & 2 (due to finals at the high school).
Happy Friday! Mrs. Walker is out for the day, so I am filling in.
There have been a lot of germs being passed around our community lately. We have had out building disinfected, but we would like to get through to Thanksgiving without too many absences. If your child has a fever, consider keeping them home, if you are not sure, call Lynette for her opinion. Also, remember to encourage everyone to wash their hands. This is the best way to keep healthy.
On Monday, November 7, we will be spending the day at Sherman Lake YMCA. We will be leaving the school promptly at 7:40 am, so be sure your student is on time on Monday. They should also be prepared to be outside, so remind them to wear a jacket. We will be eating lunch at the Y and will be back in time to get on the busses.
Wednesday is an early release day. Student will be released at 1pm. If they would like to stay to work later, they need to have their own transportation home.
Please be sure to check out our webpage for more information, including info on an upcoming field trip.
Don’t forget to ask your student for his/her progress reports. They are going home today.
Have a great weekend!