GatorGab 11/22/2019

Slime anyone?
November 21, 2019

November 22, 2019

11/26 – Grade 6 MN History Center 9:45 – 2:00


12/12  - Late Start Day!  All buses will run two hours later than normal.  School starts at 11:33. 

If you need child care and are not in Kids & Co, please call Kristi at (952)988-5250 for a    reservation.

12/12 – Grade 5 Vocal Music Program 3:00 & 7:00

 (Bake Sale Fundraiser at the evening performance!)

12/12 – Jr. Naturalist Club 4:05 – 5:15

12/13 – No School – Staff Development

12/19 – Kindergarten to Sidekick Theater – Cinderella 11:45 – 2:00

12/20 – Grade 5 to The Works 10:00 – 1:00

12/23 – 1/3 – Winter Break

1/6 – Classes Resume

There has been an increase in the number of toys and play-things students are bringing from home. Some of these items are causing a distraction in classrooms, hallways, in the cafeteria, and other places around school. We are asking families to help us by reinforcing our request to leave toys and other play-things at home. This will help reduce some conflicts that arise and eliminate things that could become lost, taken, or broken. One example of toys that we would like to stay at home are Beyblades, spinning top-like toys that students use to battle each other. We've had some conflicts with these toys and some students have reported lost or stolen items. We have a lot of playground equipment and activities for students during recess, so they don't need to bring their toys to school. Thank you for your support.

Have a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving break! No school Wednesday – Friday next week!  Classes resume on Monday, December 2nd

We are thankful for all of students and families!


You could be the winning designer for the Gatewood yearbook front and back cover!

Deadline is Monday November 25th at 10am. Click here for more details.


Do you have photos from the Gator Gallop, your child’s field trip, or Family Fun Night?! We need your wonderful photos from the 2019-2020 school year to build this year’s Gatewood Elementary Yearbook! Please send photos to:

Include name(s) of children, teacher and event name in your email.


Gatewood is preparing for the upcoming Winter months for all the students during recess.

If you have any of the below items to donate to the school, please drop them off in the office.

We are looking forward to a safe and fun season.

Donations needed:

-Plastic Shovels (as many as possible)

-Any Spoons (as many as possible)

-Small Plastic Pails and Buckets, or any Sandbox Toys

-Large Plastic Bins or Outdoor Storage Boxes for storing these items

Please see the Electronic Backpack section of our webpage for the following information:

  • SkiSparks Cross Country Skiing
  • Alpine Ski Team Grades 1 – 6 - 4 session February 9 – March 1 Sundays at Hyland Hills
  • Kids Create Studio – Magical, Mystical Unicorns – Grades K-5

More information for any of these classes can be found at:

School Hours

Grades K–6

Office Hours 

Kids & Company


Mark French

Hopkins News Archive