Registration for 2013-2014
If you have not registered your child for next school year, send in your form as soon as possible to reserve a place for your child. We must have the form to reserve the spot. Morning sessions fill up quickly. If you need another form for fall, just ask! Registration fees are due by May 1, 2013. Don't delay!
And have you seen the excitement coming this summer? Animals, Travel, Outdoor Adventure, Parties, Music, Science…ask for a description of our summer camps if you have not seen them. Your child won’t want to miss our fun in the summertime.
A Message from the Owner:
Spring is a busy time of year for schools, including Gateway! I look forward to seeing a lot more of you and your child in the next couple of months for our music program, parent fund-raiser, CD recording/picnics, and the end of the year graduation/picnic. And spring means summer is right around the corner. Gateway has planned fabulous summer camps this summer for your children. If you have not received information about the camps, please ask any of the teachers.
Heidi O’Connor, Gateway Owner
A Message from the Director
Even though spring is here, according to the calendar, Mother Nature has her own agenda! A sure sign of spring is our upcoming Children’s Music Program. This year’s event will take place on Friday, April 26 at Christ Presbyterian Church. There will be no school on that day and we ask that you have your child(ren) at the church by 11:15am. The program is 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The music portion of the program will last approximately 30 minutes with a family social time following immediately. The church is located at the corner of Sylvania Ave. and Talmadge Rd.
Linette Trauring, Director
Parent Group Fund Raiser
We are looking forward to the Family Fun Event on Sunday, May 5th from 4–6 p.m. This will be a great time for families to meet and mingle! Be sure to save the date for this event.
Springtime is mud time. Keep in mind there may be mud outside when dressing your child for school. Send your child in clothes that can get dirty. Also, sandals and Crocs make it difficult for young children to climb on the monkey bars. Please send “safe shoes” your child can change into when playing outside. Keep in mind the weather is still chilly, especially in the mornings, and may require you to send a hat and mittens with your child.
For safety purposes, please send a written note to the school if someone other than a regular driver is to transport your child from school to home. Also, make sure that person has your child’s number. If you need more numbers, let Linette or your child’s teacher know. Thanks!
We have scheduled 2 recording times at Happyland Recording Studio on May 4th and May 11th beginning at 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for your child to sing with Dan and record (approx. 30 min.) this year’s Gateway songs. There will be a picnic lunch for the parents outside (weather permitting) while children are recording. Hot dogs will be provided. Please bring a dish to share and folding chairs. Dan will email specific information soon but please put it on your calendars now.
Arrival and Dismissal
Just a friendly reminder that when you are arriving in your car from the west of the school, please continue past the school and find a safe place to turn around and enter the parking lot from the east. Safety is our top priority! Continue to stay in your car and please pull up to the gate as teachers are helping your child in and out of the car. We appreciate your help!
If your child has a birthday that falls in June-August, he/she can still celebrate at school during this school year. If your child is interested in celebrating at school, please call to schedule your child’s special day.
Funny Sightings and Sayings
One student with brand new shoes, "Yes, these are new and they cost lots more than a toy."
A child shared that she had a frog in her throat. The teacher asked how it got there and she replied, "It jumped in and was taking a shower in my tummy."
During group time a child was asked to please sit quietly. She responded saying, "My mother says I can’t."
After being served snack, a child was heard saying, "I need to feed my body and my soul."