Gateway Elementary

Second & Third Grade

Welcome to Gateway's Second and Third Grade!

Mrs. Elzy's Classroom Goal:

As Crestone Kids, we will respect, honor and take care of our community, classmates, friends, teachers and families. We will be kind and helpful, share, include everyone and be good listeners so that we can all succeed.

Code of Cooperation:

  • Listen to learn
  • Use kind words
  • Pay attention to the speaker
  • Use self control over our bodies and minds
  • Help others when they need it


Mrs. Smerkonich's Classroom Goal:

As Crestone Kids, we will come together as learners and friends with unstoppable caring, by helping everyone for their future development so that they to turn out to be what they want to be.

Code of Cooperation:

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated (Golden Rule)
  • Be a good example
  • Be a leader
  • Be courageous and bold
  • Believing in myself and others


Mrs. Toth's Classroom Goal:

As Crestone Wolves we will be respectful and welcoming citizens in our classroom. We will work as a team by following the golden rule, make good choices and listen to others so they can be the best they can be.

Code of Cooperation:

  • Listen and follow directions
  • Be a friend
  • Practice good manners
  • Keep hands to ourselves
  • Treat others the way we want to be treated


Our second and third grade teams are here to serve you. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Kristine Elzy

Beth Toth

Caron Smerkonich

Sarah McCaslin-Thomas