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Dear Village Gate Families, 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! We are gearing up for another amazing school year and so excited for all that we will share and experience together in the coming months.

I hope you are thoroughly enjoying your summer and the extra time with your children. Time is passing so quickly and the first day of school is quickly approaching. 

As we set our sights and energies on the coming school year, the staff is eager and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the Village Gate community. 
Every new school year brings with it numerous possibilities and opportunities for growth, not only for our students, but for each of us, and for our school! By working together and striving toward our common goals, we will make this another incredible school year at Village Gate. 

These are the pertinent dates for the start of the school year:
August 21st - 31st  – Prep Days
August 22nd – Sept 2nd - Classroom prep days
August 30th - Parent Meet & Greet at Tower 13 - 6:00 PM
August 28th – 31st - Math & Reading Clinic
August 31st - Parent Orientation 
(6:00 PM for new families & 6:45 PM for returning parents) ***Bring completed forms 
August 30th – September 1st - Pre-Conferences - Sign Ups Below
September 5th - First Day of School
September 6th – 8th - Upper Elementary Camp Marston Trip
September 6th– 8th- Middle School Burnt Rancheria Camping Trip

SIGN-UP OPPORTUNITIES
School Prep Days - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/school99
Newer Elementary Pre-Conference Sign-Up - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaaa283-newer6
Upper Elementary Pre-Conference Sign-Up - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaaa283-upper2
Middle School Pre-Conference Sign-Up - http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094caaaa283-middle3
Below are several documents – some that need to be filled out and returned prior to the start of school;

FORMS TO BE COMPLETED FOR ALL STUDENTS: (note: Student health form deadline to be completed by your doctor is October 1st) Emergency Information form must be completed by the first day of school as your child may not attend the first day of school without it completed. Pre conference form is to be completed and brought to your conference. 

In addition, for those children in Upper Elementary and Middle School, there is information about Camp Marston (Upper Elem.) and Middle School Heroic Journey Camp along with several documents that need to be filled out for those trips. Please note that Camp Marston will not permit any student to attend who has not had their health waiver filled out, which is a separate document from the school's health form. 

Camp Marston (Upper Elementary)

Middle School Camping Trip

Supply Lists:
Middle School

I know this is a lot of forms, but all are necessary to start the year. Please send them in or bring them with you to Parent Orientation on August 31st or you can give them to your teacher during your pre-conference

Also... If you are planning on being a driver on any field trips this year, we need a photo copy of your driver's license, vehicle registration and car insurance. 

Village Gate is, at its heart, a community of people working together to provide an environment of curiosity, wonder, respect and partnership for our children and for each other. And a community is comprised of the people who make it up. Thank you for being a part of Village Gate’s Community. Your participation and your contributions are important to us and as such we welcome your thoughts, suggestions and ideas.
 
I look forward to seeing you soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to call me at: (908) 642-5203 or Julie at: (619) 549-9673.

Warmly, 
Bobbi Cecio
Director
Village Gate Children's Academy

CHECK OUT OUR START OF SCHOOL LETTER FOR DATES, FORMS, AND SUPPLY LISTS

THIS ---->https://villagegateacademy1.imatrixbase.com/current-families/start-of-school.html