Gators can Give Back to the Community by eating PIZZA!

Fri, Jul 24 9:30pm

  Are you looking for something FUN to do?  Are you bored with nothing to do at HOME? Make Your Own Pizza At Home   We've heard you and have just the cure for those COVID-19 boredom blues: build your ... [More]

Flippin Pizza Tuesday/ Martes 5/26 & Wednesday/ Miércoles 5/27 Both Days! / Dos días

Mon, May 25 6:31pm

Gates Elementary 2 Day Fundraiser ONLINE ORDERS use code “GATES” 25% of sales are donated back to our school!    Date Tuesday, May 26th & Wednesday, May 27th  (11:00 am-8:00 pm) All Day   Flippin’ Piz ... [More]

Support our TWI program with!

Sat, May 16 3:55pm

  Now you can support our two-way immersion students while you shop online. Follow the instructions to add Advocates for Language Learning as your charity. It's easy!

A.L.L. Open Offices & Positions: Join Us and Help Support the TWI Program!

Sat, May 16 3:51pm

A.L.L.’s Nominating Committee is working hard to provide a slate of officers for next year’s board, 2020-2021.    If you are interested in any of the following positions or know someone who would be a ... [More]

ALL Board Elections for the 2020-2021 School Year

Sun, May 10 12:01pm

  ALL Board elections for the 2020-2021 school year are approaching! To vote, please attend our ALL General Meeting via Zoom on June 2, 2020 from 7:00pm-8:00pm. Email for the link b ... [More]

Online Book Fair Next Week to Support Gates!

Sat, Apr 25 4:02pm

  Shop our Book Fair online from April 27th-May 10th!    Click Here to Shop!   Even though school is closed, we still want to make the Book Fair available for our school community.  There are over 6,0 ... [More]

Order Your 2019-2020 Gates Elementary Yearbook Today!

Sat, Apr 18 5:18pm

  Yearbooks are now available for purchase online. Shipping is free and they will be mailed directly to your house!   How to Order Your Yearbook:   1. Go to site: and create ... [More]

Low-Interest Loans for Small Businesses and Independent Contractors

Sat, Apr 4 5:28pm

  Coronavirus Relief Options   Do you own a small business, or are you an independent contractor, that has been affected by the Covid-19 outbreak? You may qualify for economic help for lost wages and ... [More]

Spring Break Next Week: April 6 - 10

Sat, Apr 4 5:13pm

  Next week is Spring break April 6-10   Teachers will be disconnecting and spending time with their families. We hope you do the same.   We will see you back online on April 13th!  

Message from SVUSD Superintendent: School Closure for 2019-2020 School Year

Sat, Apr 4 5:08pm

    Message from Crystal Turner, Ed.D. Superintendent of SVUSD                                                            Wednesday, Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ton ... [More]

Stay Connected with Gates / Video Message & Update from SVUSD

Sun, Mar 29 7:24pm

  Dear Gates families,   Are you missing seeing your favorite Gates teachers and staff every day? Make sure you like the Ralph A. Gates Elementary school Facebook page to see wonderful photos, videos, ... [More]

Get Fit From Home with the National Family Fun Run Program

Mon, Mar 23 9:32pm

  National Family Fun Run Program - Starts Today!!   As an organization, we’ve been thinking of ways to help families at home make navigating these difficult times a little easier.  So we’ve decided t ... [More]

Fun Run Postponed, But Still Seeking Sponsors

Sat, Mar 21 5:26pm

  FUN RUN POSTPONED   At this time with the closing of school for March. We will be postponing our Fun Run. That means we have more time to get sponsors!   Please know that we are still looking for sp ... [More]

You Can Continue to Support Gates During Distance Learning

Sat, Mar 21 5:19pm

Order through Amazon Smile, and Choose Your Favorite Charity to Support   With the closing of our school through the rest of the month, our big fundraiser - the Fun Run - has been postponed. But you c ... [More]

Distance Learning Reminders for Next Week

Sat, Mar 21 4:44pm

    DISTANCE LEARNING STARTS MONDAY Distance learning begins Monday, March 23rd. Please make sure to check the email from Sra. Clearwater and SVUSD, as well as the communications from your child's tea ... [More]

MORE INFO SOON: Paper Packets for Offline Learning

Wed, Mar 18 12:50am

No Internet? No Problem! For our Gator families that don't have internet access, or prefer to work offline, paper packets are being developed and printed by the district this week for families who do ... [More]

UPDATED: Chrome Books Available for Gators to Check Out on Wednesday

Wed, Mar 18 12:45am

CORRECTION 1: IT IS BY LAST NAME CORRECTION 2: If you already have a device at home, please don't check out a Chrome Book   Check out your Chrome book Tomorrow at Gates!   As many of you have heard, w ... [More]

Free Resources & Connecting with our Gator Community

Sat, Mar 14 5:32pm

  Dear Gator Community,   We know that this is a very difficult and uncertain time for all of us as many events are canceled and our schools close. Please keep checking your emails from the district, ... [More]

Free Lunch Locations/ Recoge Almuerzo Gratis

Sat, Mar 14 2:15pm

SVUSD eNewsletter March 14, 2020 School Closures: Lunch Service SVUSD Families, During school closures from March 16-27, Saddleback Valley Unified School District Nutrition Services will continue to o ... [More]

School will be closed from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.

Fri, Mar 13 4:24pm

SVUSD Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update #7

Fri, Mar 13 9:57am

Hello Everyone! Hope all are doing well and staying healthy. Per the district and our school principal, due to the corona virus, all PTA meetings, activities and events are cancelled. I will be postin ... [More]

Fun Run Boostherthon T-Shirt Sponsors

Tue, Mar 10 11:36pm

We are still looking for business sponsors for our t-shirts! Own a business or know someone who does... Advertise with us! Please sign up on the link below or contact Liz Mesic. Fundraising.gatespta@g ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Week Info: March 9th - 13th

Wed, Mar 4 10:29pm

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week   Let's show our wonderful teachers how thankful we are for everything they do! Check the link here for a list of your teacher's favorites: ... [More]

Parent Conferences & Minimum Days Next Week

Sat, Feb 29 10:16pm

  Reminder: Minimum Days Next Week! We will be on minimum day schedule this week due to parent-teacher conferences.  Students in 1st-6th grade will be released each day at 1:15, and kindergarten stude ... [More]

Support Our Immersion Program by Pre-Registering for the Oso Fit 5K Fun

Mon, Feb 17 10:43am

  Pre-Register for the Oso Fit 5K Fun Run, and 100% of the pre-registration fees will go to a charity of your choice - and you can choose our immersion program! Pre-Register by 4pm on February 21st! $ ... [More]

Box Tops Class Winners

Fri, Feb 14 11:34pm

  Congratulations to the winning classes who turned in the most box tops!   Kindergarten: Rubalcava 1st Grade: DiVito 2nd Grade: DeLuna/Rodriguez 3rd Grade: Schoepfer 4th Grade: Rodriguez 5th Grade: G ... [More]

Updated Teacher's Favorites List 2020

Fri, Feb 14 11:18pm

  Starbuck's and Chocolate and Target and Movie Nights! Treat your child's teacher to their Favorite Things    Teacher's Appreciation Week is coming, March 9-13th   The Teacher's Favorites list has no ... [More]

Teacher Appreciation Poster Sign-Up

Fri, Feb 14 11:02pm

  Coming Soon! Teacher Appreciation Week March 9th-13th. Volunteers Needed! If you wold like to volunteer to make a poster for Teachers and/or Staff for Teacher Appreciation Week, please sign up here: ... [More]

Volunteers Needed - Yes on M

Sat, Feb 8 11:39pm

Join thousands of SVUSD parents, teachers, seniors, elected and business leaders who are voting YES on M for Saddleback Valley schools. With Measure M, we are all FUTURE investors! We are investing in ... [More]

Book Fair Update

Sat, Feb 8 11:25pm

  A big THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who came out and helped at our fall book fair!  This was the most successful fair in the history of Gates book fairs! Total sales for the week were $15,580.9 ... [More]

Support Our Schools - YES on Measure M

Tue, Jan 28 10:23pm

    Many of our schools were built more than 40 years ago and need to be repaired and upgraded. It's time to make essential repairs and improvements so our schools can serve our community for decades ... [More]

Kids Run OC is Cancelled

Fri, Jan 24 8:25am

We were not able to get enough volunteers to run the program this year and unfortunately need to cancel Gates’ participation in the event. Please do not register your child. We are sorry that the prog ... [More]

PTA Membership Cards Going Home This Week

Wed, Jan 8 8:20pm

  Hi Everyone,   Welcome back to school after the holiday break.  This week PTA membership cards in blue bags will be coming home with your kiddos. If you do not receive your PTA card by the end of th ... [More]

Fulfill Your New Year's Resolution and Volunteer for KROC 2020!

Tue, Dec 31 4:40pm

  Did you make a New Year's Resolution to volunteer more? Give back your community? Spend more time with your kids? Be more fit?    Here's the perfect opportunity to do all of those things! Click the ... [More]

Kids Run OC Volunteer Request

Mon, Dec 23 1:43pm

Volunteers needed for the 2020 Kids Run the OC training program. We typically have almost 200 kids participate, and it takes a lot of volunteers to make this program work. We are in need of: Coaches S ... [More]

NEW Weekly Updates / KROC help needed / Konstella Code of Conduct

Sun, Dec 15 9:44pm

NEW! Gates PTA will now be communicating via email once a week -- every Sunday -- about  everything new happening in the coming week! So be sure to check this weekly update email every Sunday so you d ... [More]


Sun, Dec 1 9:45pm

The holidays are around the corner, and you can earn free money for Gates just by shopping! It’s so easy!    Amazon Smile Amazon will donate a percentage of your eligible purchases to Gates PTA! Just ... [More]

It's not too late to join the Gates PTA

Sun, Dec 1 9:39pm

We hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for everyone who has joined the PTA and who has come to volunteer with the PTA.    There is still time to join the PTA and support our sch ... [More]

Friday is Culture Dress-Up Spirit Day!

Thu, Nov 21 9:51pm

Friday is culture dress up spirit day!  Your child can join the multicultural event by representing your family's culture, or another culture of interest!

Earn $100 in FREE books for your child's class!

Thu, Nov 14 9:33am

We need many more volunteers so the Book Fair runs smoothly!   NEW THIS YEAR: The top 2 classes with the most volunteer hours will earn $100 in FREE books for the class!   ALSO, In appreciation of you ... [More]

Shop the Book Fair online starting TODAY!

Wed, Nov 13 3:06pm

  THE ONLINE BOOK FAIR IS NOW OPEN The Gates PTA Scholastic Book Fair is coming next week, but you can shop starting today online!   Shop Online Here: ... [More]

Today is Popcorn Friday!

Fri, Nov 8 10:34am

Don't forget to get your popcorn today in the quad for $1!    All proceeds will go toward the 4th grade end-of-year Gold Rush event, as well as help pay for the many field trips we have this year.    ... [More]

Kid's Factory Extended Hours

Thu, Nov 7 12:57pm

  Kid's Factory will now be open until 5:15 pm!    Find out more about Kid's Factory here:   For additional information: 949-460-2723 ... [More]

PTA Scholastic Book Fair

Wed, Nov 6 9:52am

Fall book fair is fast approaching! Book fair runs the week of conferences, November 18th – 22nd in the library.  It will be open from 8am to 2:15pm daily.  If you are unable to make it in person, ple ... [More]

Popcorn Fridays Are Back!

Wed, Nov 6 9:42am

Starting this Friday, November 8th, 4th grade will be selling popcorn in the quad for $1!   All proceeds will go toward the end-of-year Gold Rush event, as well as help pay for the many field trips we ... [More]

Konstella ahora puede traducir correos electrónicos / Konstella can now translate emails!

Mon, Oct 28 12:13pm

Konstella has just rolled out a new feature - email translation! In all Announcement, Events, Sign-Up emails, users will see a "translate email" link which allows them to read the emails in their pref ... [More]

Lots of Help Still Needed! / ¡Todavía se necesita mucha ayuda! / Day of the Dead / Dia de Muertos:

Thu, Oct 24 10:39am

  español al final   We still have many open volunteer positions for this Friday, and any amount of time is appreciated. We need help setting up, and you can help any time starting at 2pm.    There wi ... [More]

Important Info About the Dia de Los Muertos Taco Plate Ticket / Boleto de plato de taco Dia de Los Muertos

Tue, Oct 22 10:41pm

To purchase your Taco Plate ticket online using your credit card, click on the link below. The cost is $5.25 to purchase online with the convenience fee, and $5 if you pay cash the night of the event. ... [More]

Pumpkin City Update

Mon, Oct 21 10:26pm

  Hi Everyone!   We have increased to double what we did last year!! So excited for all the kids & families! Great job!!   The purchased wristbands will be in the teachers boxes tomorrow morning and t ... [More]

Pumpkin City Update

Mon, Oct 21 8:22pm

Hi Everyone! We have increased to double what we did last year!! So excited for all the kids & families! Great job!! The purchased wristbands will be in the teachers boxes tomorrow morning and they wi ... [More]

Red Ribbon Week: Wear Red on Monday!

Sun, Oct 20 10:27pm

  This week Gates will be participating in Red Ribbon Week! RED RIBBON WEEK, which is celebrated annually around the country on October 23-31, is the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention awaren ... [More]

Volunteers Needed for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Sat, Oct 19 3:02pm

  Dia de los Muertos Needs Volunteers!   Do you love face painting? Helping kids make crafts?  Or just have some time on Friday to help set up or tear down the event? We could use everyone's help on F ... [More]

Group ID for Online Catalog Fundraiser

Mon, Oct 14 9:54am

For online orders, you will need the following Group ID code: Para pedidos en línea, necesitará el siguiente código de ID de grupo:   GATE77   Link:   Thank yo ... [More]

Gators Spirit Wear- Venta Mañana/ For Sale TOMORROW

Tue, Oct 1 11:13am

Gates PTA is selling Gators 🐊 T-Shirts & Sweatshirts Tomorrow, Wednesday 10/2, from 8am-9am in the Quad. Gates PTA estará vendiendo camisetas y sudaderas MAÑANA, miércoles 2 de octubre, de 8am-9am en ... [More]

Only a few seats left for Evening in Spain Fundraiser

Mon, Sep 30 4:51pm

The Evening in Spain Fundraiser is almost sold out! There are a few seats left, so get your tickets now if you want to attend. Today (Monday September 30th)  will be the last day tickets will be sold. ... [More]

Pick Up Your Angels Tickets Thursday

Tue, Sep 24 12:54pm

  If you purchased Angels vs. Astros tickets for this Friday's game, you can pick them up Thursday morning in front of the office.   To make other arrangements, please contact Olivia Renella at 714-35 ... [More]

DDLM Shirts and Hoodies

Tue, Sep 24 12:51pm

Tshirt and Hoodie  orders for "dia de los muertos" are being sold in the Quad tomorrow (9/25) before school 

Dia de los Muertos Festival Planning Meeting

Sun, Sep 15 11:10pm

  Come help us plan our 7th annual ALL Dia de los Muertos festival! Our first meeting will be Monday, September 16th at 8:35 am.   Meeting will be held on the front office lawn.   Festival work partie ... [More]