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News and Events

Bike to School Month
 

Gatewood Parents,                                                                                                            

 

May is national Bike Month and Gatewood Bike to School (BTS) Month!

 

Bike month is a month-long event designed to encourage people of all ages across the country to engage in active transportation through cycling.  

 

The Cascade Bicycle Club and Gatewood invites you and your student to join our friendly Bike to School challenge, where students can receive fun and safety-oriented prizes for recording their minutes of activity in May. In addition, all students to who bike to school on National BTS Day (May 6) will receive a cool prize from Cascade Bicycle Club!

 

We envision Bike-to-School month as a family event that is inclusive and may also introduce parents to the joy of cycling. Because of this, we encourage families to ride together whenever possible. Whether you bike with your child to school, the park, or to the grocery store, you are:

 

✓     Creating daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy

✓     Modeling safe and responsible riding while fostering your child’s independence

✓     Reducing car traffic and air pollution

 

Here’s what we have planned for Bike to School month at Gatewood. 

 

May 1 –         Kick-off!  

May 6 –         Bike to School Day  - Arrive a little early for treats & stickers

May 30          End of Event  

June 2 & 3     Turn in calendars!

 

Please contact Michelle Gaither if you would like to participate and register.  (She’ll send you the permissions slip/form, and calendar, safety information and more).   gaithermj@quidnunc.net



Community Meeting on School Start Times


The Neighbor to Neighbor program from Seattle Public Schools has coordinated regional community discussions for families on Bell Times. Please plan on attending one of the meetings in the West Seattle Region to learn about the initiative and voice your opinions. (Please see attached flier).




Mariner's Night - Play Ball!!
Come out to see Gatewood friends and the Mariner's play:

Friday, May 8th, 7:10pm start time.
Cost: $13

Ticket forms went home two weeks ago. There are extra forms out on the table in front of the main office.

Ticket forms are due Tuesday April 21st-the Tuesday after Spring Break. Turn them in now-in the box in the main office-so you do not forget!

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LEGO's and Percussion, Oh My!
 
Space Still Available in Before & After School Clubs - Registration Extended for LEGO and Percussion!

Because registration numbers were low for these classes, the deadline for registration has been extended to April 8th in an effort to recruit enough kids to keep the classes from being cancelled. Class schedules and costs are as follows:

Percussion (K-5th Grade): Thursdays 3-4 pmApril 9th through June 4th ($100)
LEGO (2nd-5th Grade): Tuesdays 7:15-8:30 amApril 21st through June 9th ($128)

Please contact Erin Browne at erinbrowne78@yahoo.com with questions or to sign up!




Science Fair
Please Join us Thursday, April 9th, for the annual Science Fair! Over 60 students will display their projects ranging from healthy food choices to robots! The lunchroom will be transformed into a science browse where students will explain their research interests and findings.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, but you are welcome to come early and help set things up!

If you would be willing to help "judge" the event (listen to students explain their project and how they used the scientific method), please contact Nicole Sipila.


DROP OFF time is 8:15 AM, Even on rainy days!

Please do not drop your children off at school before 8:15 AM.  There is no adult supervision before then and we have a number of students who are wandering the halls and playing in the building before teachers arrive for work.

On Rainy Day Mornings

 

We will call rainy day morning at 8:15 if there is heavy rain, thunder, or lightning. If it is a light drizzle, we will have outdoor recess so make sure your child dresses appropriately with rain gear. If the office staff calls rainy day at 8:15, there will be supervision in the following areas:

  • Grades 4/5 in the gym
  • Grades 2/3 in the library
  • Grades K/1 in the lunchroom




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