Dear Parents and Students:
On behalf of our outstanding staff, I would like to welcome new and returning families to the 2018-19 school year at Catheryn Gates Elementary School. We are looking forward to another school year filled with success and accomplishments.
In order to get up to date information, please check out our school website, which includes our bi-weekly newsletter and calendar. There are links to parent groups on campus including English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC) and School Site Council (SSC). We will also be posting reminders on our marquee, calling home, sending e-mails, posting on Facebook/Twitter and using the Remind app. Lastly, the Explorer Express will go home via e-mail every two weeks. Please make sure we have an updated e-mail on file so you are not out of the communication loop!
Our Mission at Catheryn Gates is to provide an outstanding educational environment for all of our students and you will find this school year to be no exception. We look forward to working with students and parents to continue to make Catheryn Gates a great place to be!
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Catheryn Gates Elementary School!
The staff of Catheryn Gates is dedicated to providing your child with an outstanding educational environment that includes high standards and accountability, academic and character development and school and family partnerships. Family support is crucial in our school wide efforts to provide your child with an enriching and successful educational experience. We want to work with you in order to support and enrich your child’s learning because the strong foundation you provide at home enables your child to take advantage of the learning opportunities available at school. When we work together great things happen for our kids!
Another way to become involved in school is through volunteerism. It is wonderful to see parents and family members on campus in any capacity whether helping in the classroom, participating in PTC events, chaperoning field trips or just visiting. You are always welcome and needed.
You can keep informed about upcoming school events by:
- Reading our e-newsletter
- Checking our School Website
Becoming committee representatives
- Checking the PTC website/webpage
- Attending PTC Meetings
- Reading our marquee
- Listening to our automated phone messages
- Calling the office at 771-1780 extension 6
- E-mails home
- Remind App
Please check out our updated Parent/Student Handbook for the 2018-19 school year. We are kicking off the year with our Explorer Expectations – GPS – Great at Gates, Problem Solve, and Safe and Smart which further supports our Character Education/Sing program. We believe this foundation will provide the supports necessary to ensure students live up to our Explorer Expectations.
With your cooperation and continued support, Catheryn Gates will bring out the best in your child and provide another year of exceptional education programs.