News and Events
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 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 , 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
We’re fundraising with Chinook Book to help us raise money for Field Trips for students who will need scholarships this year in grades K-5 (not including Camp). Last year we raised $1200, which supported about 100 students to attend learning enrichment field trips at local theaters, the Pacific Science Center, the Seattle Aquarium, the Woodland Park Zoo, and more. This is an important school effort and not a PTA fundraiser. We need everyone's help to make it a success!
What is Chinook Book?
Chinook Book is a print book and mobile app (for iPhone and Android phones) and is filled with valuable coupons for saving at local, sustainable businesses that help grow the sustainable local economy in Seattle and the Puget Sound.
How do I help?
The books are sold for $20, the apps are sold for $15, and the combo packs are sold for $30, and we keep 50% of each sale! By reaching our goal of 1 book or App or combo pack per family we will raise $4000.
We encourage families to get involved. Here are some ideas:
● Volunteer time to help with the sale at the school on Curriculum Night 10/9, or tabling at a retail location/event.
● Announce the sale at your work place. Display a copy of the book to show your colleagues and ask people to download the free app so they can see the coupons.
● E-mail your family, friends and neighbors about your school and the Chinook Book fundraiser. Talk about it on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites.
● Use the order form for multiple orders. (available in the office)
Our fundraiser begins September 17 and ends .
Make checks payable to: Gatewood Elementary . If you sell the most, you can win 4 free passes to Trampoline Nation!
Thanks for your participation and support. Let’s make this a successful fundraiser!
3rd grade teacher and Chinook Book Coordinator at Gatewood. Amgriffin@seattleschools.org
There are news reports the Enterovirus, which is causing illness in children across the Midwest, may be in the Seattle area. With cold and flu season upon us, it's a good time to review how students can do their best to avoid catching or sharing colds and flu this season.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
- Avoid kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick
- Catch your cough in your sleeve to reduce spread
- Prevent other flu viruses by getting your flu shot
Also, please become familiar with the SPS guidelines on when to keep students home from school, including when they have a fever, persistent cough, diarrhea, or vomiting. The full list is available here: When to Stay Home
Here in our school we are taking extra precautions against viruses by wiping down frequently touched surfaces including desks, keyboards, drinking fountains, as well as common areas such as bathrooms and the cafeteria.
For more information on Enterovitus, here is a helpful link from CDC: Enterovirus