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    How Can I Help Gatewood Elementary?

    Volunteers contribute their skills in ways large and small to help ALL of our students to succeed. Gatewood welcomes your involvement. There are many opportunities throughout the year to share of your time and talents. Any contribution is appreciated!

    When you see an activity or event that you would like to help with, contact any PTA member for more information.

    Or, to make a tax-deductible direct donation to Gatewood PTA, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, please complete Direct Donation Form and return with your check to the Main Office. Check with your employer as many will match donations made to charitable organizations.

    Thank YOU!

    Volunteer Your Time

    Join the PTA. The Gatewood PTA always needs your help to make our events and fundraisers a Success!

    Become a Gator Aide. Gator Aides assist their child's teacher and team in finding the volunteer support they need in the classroom, allowing the teacher to focus on teaching. Contact Vice President Melissa McNeel (

    Volunteer in the classroom. The best way to reduce the Student:Teacher ratio is to have parents helping. Tutor a child in reading, chaperone a field trip, help with stuffing folders, or copying lessons. Combined volunteer minutes free up teacher hours for teaching.

    Participate in a Fundraiser. The PTA runs a variety of fundraisers throughout the year. These include a fall cookie dough sale, a holiday wreath sale, Book Fair, the Bid for Kids Annual Auction, and our annual Walk-a-Thon.


    Shop through the Gatewood Link. Save the is Amazon site to your Favorites. Amazon donates 10% of purchases made through this link to the school!

    Install the Benefit App on your phone. The Benefit App will donate a percentage of Gift Card purchases directly to Gatewood PTA. Find the app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

    Register your Target Redcard for Gatewood Elementary. Target will donate 1% of your purchases to Gatewood. Call 1-800-316-6142 to sign up. Ask your friends and family to do the same!

    Save General Mills Box Tops for Education. Turn them in to the box outside the office and the PTA will redeem them for school $, AND/OR download the Box Tops Bonus App and scan your grocery receipt!

    Save your Thriftway receipts. Place your Thriftway receipts in the Thriftway box next to the office. The school receives 1% of sales back!

    There are many ways to make a difference!

    All volunteers and chaperones must have a background check completed and approved prior to being assigned a volunteer position. Everyone must complete a three step application process. For all required forms, as well as specific volunteer opportunity needs, please see the Volunteer page on our Gatewood PTA website.

    Thank you for supporting our students’ learning and development beyond Gatewood!