Garden Gate Elementary School 10500 Ann Arbor Ave., Cupertino CA 95125
Introducing Our New Staff…
Although you will see them in person at our Back to School Night, I would like to introduce our neweststaff members at Garden Gate:
•Michelle Smart teaches ﬁrst grade this year. Last year, Mrs. Smart taught Mrs. Nucci’s class while
Mrs. Nucci was on maternity leave. In addition to teaching third grade last year, Mrs. Smart
volunteered as one of the Happily Ever After Theater coaches here at Garden Gate.
•Kathleen Lanza teaches second grade. Mrs. Lanza comes to Garden Gate with experience in
teaching that grade level as well as working with students at other grade levels, kindergarten
through ﬁfth grade.
•Kelly Kim teaches fourth grade. Mrs. Kim previously taught fourth grade in another school
district. In addition, she substituted for quite a few years in grades K-8 before accepting full-time
employment.Mrs. Smart, Mrs. Lanza, and Mrs. Kim came highly recommended to Garden Gate and I am thrilled thatthey have joined our wonderful staff. I know that you join me in welcoming our newest staff members toGarden Gate!
Thank You to Our Volunteers from Valley Church!
This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to thank the members of Valley Church who volunteered to helpclean our campus the weekend before school started. On August 14, a large contingent of volunteers cameto Garden Gate armed with brushes, brooms, sponges, and other cleaning tools and supplies. Our campussparkled after their efforts. We are grateful for their efforts and their commitment of service to thecommunity. Special thanks to Dave Mayﬁeld and Pat Jensen for organizing the clean up day!
Back to School Night – Thursday, September 16, 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Garden Gate’s Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2010. The schedule is asfollows:
6:45 – 7:25 p.m. Grades K - 3 (In classrooms)
7:30 - 7:45 p.m. GLC (Introductions/announcements)
7:45 – 8:30 p.m. Grades 4 - 5 (In classrooms)We look forward to seeing all of you on that evening. Please remember that this is an evening for adultsonly. Thank you.