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Mrs. Michelle Miller, Principal

Good evening, Gulf Gate Families.  It’s Mrs. Miller to help you keep all of the amazing things happening at Gulf Gate on the top of your list.  Let me start by thanking all of our wonderful families who attending Movie Night and the Gingerbread House evening at GGES.  What a fun week we had.  Let’s take a look at what we have to look forward to:

  • We are getting into the holiday spirit with Spirit Dress-Up Days for students starting on December 11th. We will be sending home a calendar with the information this week and it will be posted to our Facebook.  Help your child get in the spirit of the holidays and participate in the fun!
  • Vision Screening will be on December 5th for kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grades and anyone new to the state.
  • This Thursday, December 7th, is our Kindergarten Musical Concert. Students should arrive dressed in their holiday best at 5:30 and the concert will start at 6:00.  I can’t wait to hear those sweet voices!
  • This Thursday is also our ESOL Parent Info Meeting starting at 9:00 in the media. We are excited to welcome families to Gulf Gate to learn more about our English Second Language program. 
  • Save the Date info: Grade 5 Musical is on Thursday, December 14th
  • AP 2 testing will begin tomorrow. AP 2 FAST testing window opens on Monday 12/4/23: The follow are the specific dates for your child’s grade level:
    • Tuesday 12/5 5th grade ELA and Wednesday 12/6 5th grade math
    • Friday 12/8 3rd grade ELA and Monday 12/11 3d grade math
    • Tuesday 12/12 4th grade ELA and Wednesday 12/13 4th grade math

*Please remember to have your students to school on time for the dates their grade level will test.

*Make up testing for grades 3-5 will begin on Friday 12/15 and continue until Thursday 12/21 as needed.

*Grades K-2 will begin their testing when we return from Winter Break. More details to follow

  • Finally, we only have 13 more student days until Winter Break (not that we are counting 😉 ). Winter break will begin on Friday, December 22 (this is a staff only workday) and students return on Monday, January 8th.  Mark your calendars now.

That’s a wrap for this week’s Miller’s Minute.  Have a GREAT night!

Principal Miller  ❤

Proud Principal of Gulf Gate Elementary




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