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Clipart students of various ethnicities holding hands in a circle.  "Gate City Elementary Student Council"  in the circle.

Please support the student council December 4-8th at the Gate City bake sale.  They will sell goodies everyday during lunch.  Students must eat lunch before going to the bake sale.  Bake sale goodies need to be taken to the classroom.  

The picture shows a black grizzly bear paw with "Gate City PTO" written inside the paw in white font.

Dear Families,

The holiday season is a magical time where we show our love to family and friends through giving and sharing. With that in mind, the  PTO would like to encourage everyone to think of our wonderful teachers and staff this Christmas and support them however you can.

Mark your calendars! In January, we will hold our second annual 4th and 5th Grade Spelling Bee. After classroom preliminary rounds, three finalists from each class will participate in the Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 31st. Parents will be notified if their child is a finalist so they can attend. 

In February, we have the Read-a-Thon. This is the PTO's biggest fundraiser each year! We are so grateful for the support and donations we have received in past years! The funds raised go towards the art program, playground equipment, classroom supplies, and to  support teachers, staff, and students.

We still need volunteers for both the Spelling Bee and Read-a-Thon that include both helping on site, and we have a lot of tasks that can be done at home on your own time. We will be discussing both the Spelling Bee and the Read-a-thon at our December PTO Meeting Tuesday, December 5th at 11:30 am in Room 20. Please attend if you would like to help, or if you have any ideas on how to make both of these events even better!! Parents and children are always welcome. Please show your support for the PTO!

Contact the PTO via email at Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You can also check out our website here we regularly update PTO events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities.

Gate City Elementary PTO

Image of a grizzly bear silhouette filled with red mountains and blue sky with a yellow star at the highest mountain peak.

Dear Grizzly Families,

Happy December! It has been fun providing little treats to learners with 97%  attendance. The next round runs Nov. 27th-Jan 19th.

Reminder: Please be sure to send your learner in layers and appropriate shoes so they can stay comfortable and dry during outdoor recess this winter. 

Monday, December 4th -Fri. 8th Student Council Bake Sale
Tuesday, December 5th PTO Meeting at 11:30am – Room 20
Wednesday, December 6th- Lego Club 2:45-3:15 pm
Monday, December 18th- Mon. Jan. 01st – Winter Break- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, December Jan. 02nd PTO Meeting 11:30- Room 20

Safety: We stay off the snow hills between 8am and 3pm during school supervision times including younger or older siblings that are helping with drop off or pick up. 

Proactivity: Many parents place a bag with a change of pants, socks and even underpants in their learner’s backpack just in case of an accident or spill on the playground. It saves parents a trip and learners are able to help themselves quickly and get back to class. 

Thank you, parents, for reaching out to us when you have concerns, questions,  things we need to know about your child or ideas on various topics that we can consider in the future. Teaching is hard. Parenting is hard. Being a team and working together makes things go better all-around for everyone.

Happy Holidays, Mrs. D.

Wendy Swore in the back of her truck handing out small pumpkins to a line of students.

Students at Gate City enjoyed a small pumpkin donation from Swore Farms on Halloween.  We want to thank Wendy Swore at Swore Farms for her generosity.

Learners playing chess and other board games in at table in a classroom

Gate City learners practice using their Grizzly PRIDE each day. The acronym stands for

Determination and

As a school, we have focused on positivity and respect as learners have gotten back into the swing of engaging in rigorous instruction and responsible school behaviors. Learners had the opportunity to sign up for an end of day activity of their choice and celebrate their awesome effort being positive and respectful. We call this celebration Camp Grizzly and conduct it four times a year. Some of the activities learners participated in today included engineering manipulatives, art projects, games requirings strategy, physical activity, growth mindset, reading under the 'stars" and cupcake decorating. It was a blast! 

District News

Take Flight You Put the MORE in MORE Together

As the school year winds down, I have reflected a lot on the many accomplishments of our district. We have indeed taken flight this year!

Instructionally, we have learned to adapt in an ever-changing world of technology and yet remain committed to personal learning and interactive experiences. Academically, we strive to meet our learners' needs in our classrooms with engaging, problem solving, critical thinking and collaborative opportunities. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities continue to flourish with numerous district, state, national and academic championships. 

As with any success, these results do not come without the preparation, drive, hard work, passion and dedication of each team member. These values are the foundation of our culture and I am fortunate to be on a team that exhibits these characteristics on a daily basis. 

In the past couple of weeks, it has been affirmed to me that our district truly embraces our motto of "More Together." In our efforts to adjust to a devastating fire, I watched, listened and facilitated multiple meetings in which representatives of administration, the Board of Trustees, Maintenance & Operations, Food Service, Transportation, Technology and a BLT came together to brainstorm ideas for solutions that capitalized on each team member's valuable input to maintain the continuity of learning and activities while making efforts to minimize disruptions. It was obvious through this experience that this type of problem solving happens continually throughout our district. Please know how much each of you are appreciated as you take part in daily discussions that have the same goals in mind. 

It is with admiration and respect that the Board and your district leadership flight team recognize all of your contributions not only this week, but the entire year. And please, enjoy a fun experience with your gift card.

Superintendent Dr. Douglas Howell

#PCSD25 #MoreTogether

Announcing Mayor's Million Minute Marathon Winners

Each year in February, Lookout Credit Union partners up with city of Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 and the Marshall Public Library to bring the Mayor’s Million Minute Marathon Reading Challenge. This reading program challenges all K-5 learners to read a combined total of a million minutes in the month of February.

#PCSD25 #MoreTogether

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