GAP

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The purpose of GAP is to support and enhance the educational experience at Gatewood Schools and to develop a closer connection between school and home by encouraging parental involvement and volunteerism. GAP is a non-profit organization that exists to provide financial and volunteer support to Gatewood students, teachers, and staff.

GAP is governed by five parent officers. Your 2016-2017 GAP Board is as follows:

Co-President / Parent Ambassador Coordinator – Laura Van de Planque
Co-President / Swamp Shop – Marybeth Hewatt
Secretary / HS Volunteer Coordinator – Sherry Hall
Treasurer / Scripps Program – Jamie Campbell
Parent volunteers are always necessary to assist in making Gatewood Schools great. The following committees have been established keeping this in mind. The committees are below and committee leaders and members are always needed. Please join us at a GAP Meeting to join or email gap@gatewoodschool.com.   Thank you!
Committees:
Parent Ambassador Program
Pre/Lower School Volunteer Coordinator
Middle School Volunteer Coordinator
High School Volunteer Coordinator
Scripps Program
Swamp Shop
Teacher Appreciation Week
Homecoming Dance
Box Tops

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Kick back and relax and let GAP help you fill those stockings and spread tidings of cheer to those you love and appreciate!

GAP is once again sponsoring “Swamping for Christmas” as a way to easily check a few things off of your list, while benefitting our school with the rebates. Need a few stocking stuffers? Have a gift in mind that can be purchased easily and quickly in store or online? Have a few family members or co-workers that you are finding hard to find that “perfect gift”? Using Land’s End to replenish a few uniform items before the new semester begins?

Check out the options listed on the order form or log on to www.shopwithscrips.com to find your own and write it in. Simple, easy and guaranteed to be delivered before Christmas break. Don’t have an account yet? Simply log on to the above mentioned site and use the code 6DEC321D46891 to connect your account to Gatewood School. Items can be ordered using the provided order form, including any write-ins, or using your account.

Return your order form or print your cart and enclose with check made payable to Gatewood in a sealed envelope. Make sure your envelope is placed in the ‘Scrips” box located outside of Libby Rainey’s office. Orders will be collected daily until December 8. All orders will be returned before school is dismissed for the holidays. 

Swamping for Christmas Order Form

Questions? Contact Jamie Campbell at crc1847@yahoo.com or 706-474-2961.

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Your Gatewood Association of Parents believes it is important to support and encourage each other as a school family.

The Gatewood Schools Business Directory is a free service for our school family that gives business owners and chief executive officers/primary decision-makers who have a direct relationship (alumni, parents, grandparents, employees, students, board members, etc.) with Gatewood the opportunity to share their products or services with the Gatewood family.

You can find the Directory Application here for your reference and completion. Please email your completed application and logo to gap@gatewoodschool.com. Thank you for your support of Gatewood Schools.

 

 

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We work hard to provide our students, parents, grandparents, alumni and Gatewood friends a wide variety of spiritwear! From tee shirts, pullovers and jackets to hats, seat cushions, blankets and car flags…you are sure to find the perfect item for that Gator fan! Visit our Swamp Shop when we are open at special events and sporting events to browse our items.

 

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Sign up and check this out! A GREAT way to support our classrooms, teachers, children and programs by simply using the shop with scrips program to your spending advantage, eliminating the hassle of year round fundraisers. Last year was a success, but we are hoping everyone hops on board this year, makes a goal and exceeds it!

  1. Go to www.shopwithscrip.com  and click Register, then click “Join a Scrip Program”.
  2. Enter Gatewood’s specific enrollment code: 6DEC321D46891
  3. FIll in all required information and click “ I Accept”

Questions? Contact Jamie Campbell at crc1847@yahoo.com  or 706­474­2961

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The Parent Ambassador Program was created to help new families feel welcome in our school and to show them how to get involved in the Gatewood School community. The Parent Ambassador Program is here to help.
Parent Ambassadors:
  • Provide guidance to parents seeking information
  • Provide “shadowing” opportunities to “new” parents/families
  • Welcome families at Gatewood events such as Open House
  • Connect with new families who transfer to Gatewood during the school year
  • Participate in the school’s community outreach events
  • Support the school’s efforts to expand parent and community involvement at Gatewood
  • Provide valuable feedback from parents to make Gatewood welcoming to all family members
We are constantly striving to build a safe and friendly atmosphere in the school community both in and outside the building as we promote core Christian values. The sense of welcome and acceptance of all students and their families helps to further the school’s goal of a respectful, caring, and cooperative community.
The Parent Ambassador Program comes under the joint oversight of both the Headmaster and the Gatewood Association of Parent’s Organization. When new students are enrolled, the school office notifies GAP who will put our Ambassador representative in touch with the new family. The Parent Ambassador then contacts the new family directly and becomes available to answer periodic questions throughout the year.

 

In addition, GAP and Parent Ambassadors organize orientation programs for new families. Every August prior to school starting the Parent Ambassador’s and GAP sponsor a Back to School Picnic for “old” and “new” families alike to meet each other.  GAP also provides quarterly “Meet & Greets” throughout the community for those not already attending Gatewood so they can learn more about our fine school.

For those wanting to become a part of the Parent Ambassador Program or to learn more, please email gap@gatewoodschool.com.

Teachers, Faculty & Staff,

On behalf of the 2015-2016 GAP, we take the time to thank each of you for all that you do for our school and children. We are so pleased to be able to provide more than a few of the requests submitted over the last few weeks. Several requests were tabled for this ordering process due to more information needed, but please be assured that we are still eager to provide if monetarily possible (*).

The rebuilding of the GAP program has been slow but steady. We thank you for all of your help and look forward to the program becoming even bigger and stronger in the future.

Regards,
Laura, Marybeth, Sherry, Jamie, Jill and Stephanie

Preschool 
Commercial Vacuum
Pack of Vacuum Bags
2 Kindle Fire Tablets
2 Kindle Fire Covers

Lower School K-2
Commercial Vacuum
Pack of Vacuum Bags
80 2 Bar Rekenreks
4 10 Bar Teacher Demos
2 Kindle Fires
2 Kindle Fire Covers

Lower School 3-5
4 Kindle Fires
4 Kindle Fire Covers
3 Document Cameras

Middle School
Commercial Vacuum
Pack of Vacuum Bags
Laminated USA/World Map Set

High School (*)
1 256 count Classroom Marker Set
2 Post It Self Stick Easel Pads

Home Economics
Set of 5 Bakeware set
15 piece Cookware Set

Music Department
2 Fender FA-100 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars
1 Fender FA135CE Concert Acoustic Electric Guitar

Art Department 
Osmo Gaming System
(2) 500 count Construction Paper sets