The 8th grade is spearheading a community drive to collect much-needed items for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. From Oct. 3-5, students are encouraged to bring in disposable diapers, batteries, Band-Aids/bandages, and/or gauze to donate. All items must be new, unopened, and not contain any liquids. The donated items will be given to the New York City Fire Department, who will then send it on to Puerto Rico.
Update: We’ve tallied the donations—altogether, we collected 2,947 individual diapers, 8,668 Band-Aids, 647 batteries, and 87 packs of gauze. Thanks to everyone for helping with this community service effort!
The Gateway Lions won their season opener in exciting fashion against Brooklyn Heights Montessori, 3 to 2. After BHMS took an early 1-0 lead in the opening minutes, Gateway scored a goal off a rebound to tie the game at 1-1. In the second half, BHMS came out strong and scored within the first five minutes to lead 2-1. But the Lions’ defense remained resilient, fending off several more scoring attempts to stay within striking distance. With just five minutes left, Gateway scored again with an unassisted goal from about 30 yards away, to tie it at 2-2. The eventual game winner occurred with a beautiful pass and a successful shot with only one minute left. The Lions closed with a strong defense to preserve the victory. Go Lions!
The third annual Teamwork Adventure took place on September 15 at Club Getaway, an all-inclusive adventure camp overlooking the Berkshire Mountains of Kent, Connecticut. All students in grades 5-8 participated in this full-day, outdoor retreat, which emphasized respect, communication, and leadership and established a strong sense of community at the start of a new school year. Students enjoyed climbing walls, icebreaker activities, ziplining, and large group games under sunny skies and fresh air. Visit our Facebook photo gallery to learn more.
Rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the Lower School families who joined us for the Annual Lower School Welcome Back Picnic on Sept. 6, hosted by the Gateway Parents Association. Students, siblings, parents, and caregivers gathered and enjoyed each other’s company at various locations throughout the school. The PA provided lunch and families brought picnic blankets and games. It was a great way to kick off the new year and get to know fellow classmates and their families. Thank you to the PA for hosting such a well-attended and successful event.
From all of us at Gateway, we wish everyone a happy, safe, and enjoyable summer, whether you’re staying local or traveling afar. It’s been a wonderful 2016-17 school year, and we look forward to continuing our work in the fall with the new and returning students.