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Gates PTO



The Gates School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a dynamic parent/teacher group that creates and delivers programs
and events to support student enrichment and foster community among the families and staff at Paul P. Gates School.



  • Encourage Parent/Guardian Involvement
  • Promote Parent-School Communication
  • Support School Needs Through Volunteering and Fundraising


What is Parent Involvement?

The entire Gates community benefits when parents and teachers work together to promote Gates’ Core Values; Generosity, Acceptance, Trust & Respect, Enthusiasm and Scholarship. We can foster and model the importance of volunteerism, open communication and the balance between school, home and community.


What is Parent-School Communication?

The PTO and Principal work together to provide opportunities throughout the year to open communication between staff and parents regarding important school and family related issues.  Through Discussion Topics at bimonthly PTO meetings and special presentations the PTO fosters open and honest communication within the school community.


What School Needs does the PTO Support?


Science & Nature Programs                               

 Activity Day
 Arts, Musical and Cultural Enrichment  Author Visits  
 Family Events
 Landscaping Clean-Up 
 Teacher Grants
 Para-Professional Funding

 Teaching Assistants
 Staff Appreciation 
 Nature Walks
 Kindergarten Play Date/Tours/Info Night 
 Teacher Support 
 Scholarship AssistanceSixth Grade Activities
And so much more…

Curious about the Gates PTO?

Come to a meeting and learn about the many ways to get involved. Come and ask questions, share ideas or just listen, everyone is welcome!

o   Find out more about programs at Gates

o   Meet and connect with other Gates parents

o   Discuss current and future events & activities and share your ideas

o   Suggest topics of interest to parents and staff for a future discussion session
o   Get your questions answered


Get involved, stay informed and enjoy being a part of the amazing Gates family!


Gates PTO Board 2016-2017

 Senior Co-Chairperson
 Junior Co-Chairperson
Assistant Treasurer 
Recording Secretary  
Corresponding Secretary
Jennifer Smith
Dani Feng
Reena Thadani
Bei Li
Naomi Phaneuf
 Kara Bayer


Gates School Website is currently under construction.
Questions? Email 
Jennifer Smith