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Sonya MoraDear Parents:

Welcome to Gates Elementary! Please know that the staff and I are energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the life of your child. We are a neighborhood school that is student centered, focusing on building a love for learning. We continue to reach, strive, and grow daily. We believe in implementing data based instructional strategies.

Our English Language Arts Program is a balanced literacy program that encompasses guided reading, writing, phonemic awareness and self-selected reading. We are currently implementing a literacy initiative for Grades Pre-K - 3rd. It consists of three steps that enables direct, guided and differentiated instruction. Our math program is very comprehensive and includes the use of manipulatives and hands on activities.

Some of the exciting and outstanding programs at Gates Elementary include Gifted & Talented, Peer Assistance & Leadership (PALs), Student Council, Dance Team, and Band (6th Grade).. These programs allow our students the motivation to grow into productive members of society. Our school educates all students, providing special education and gifted and talented services to eligible students.

Your child is a valued member of our school community. As are you. As parents and guardians, you are a valuable component of your child’s education. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference.

Together we will celebrate your child’s successes.

Sonya Mora


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