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Gladstone Street Elementary School

1040 East Gladstone Street

Azusa, CA, 91702

(626) 815-6700

FAX (626)815-6785 

 

EMAIL Principal Art Hinojosa

EMAIL Secretary Julie Marquez

 

 

Collect Pledges For Read-A-Thon

  The annual Read-A-Thon will be held Thursday, March 2 to coincide with Read Across America. Students are now collecting pledges for the Read-a-Thon. A designated time during the day is planned for the Read-a-Thon.

  Proceeds from the Read-A-Thon will be used for field trips, assemblies, and student incentives.

  If you'd like to make a donation or pledge, call the school office at 815-6700.

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Read Quest Is Coming!

Read Quest 2017 is Friday, March 3! This nationwide reading day is a Renaissance Learning event where students take Accelerated Reader tests throughout the day. Our school goal is to have participating students take and pass 1,000 tests. WE CAN DO IT!!!

Students Work In Garden Club

Third, fourth and fifth grade students, under the guidance of Mr. Lotz, participate in the Garden Club. Students are learning to plant, weed, and grow food items such as radishes, kale, and lettuce.

TK-Kindergarten Registration Underway

Transitional (TK) and kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year is now underway. Call the office at 815-6700 to find out the necessary paperwork or visit the school office daily from 7:30 to 4:00 p.m.

School-wide Info

BOKS IS BACK!

  A new BOKS - Building Our Kids Success - is now ongoing through April 6. The before school physical education program is held Tuesday and Thursday from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. BOKS provides students with physical movement to stimulate their brains and get the blood flowing.

  Registration is open. The program is open to 2nd to 5th grade students. Registration forms are available in the office. Space is limited. The first 40 students to submit an application will be accepted.

  Don't miss out...it's BOKS time!

What College Did Your Teacher Attend?

Want to know where your teacher went to college? Visit the Staff page!

More School News!

For more information about Gladstone St. Elementary policies and procedures for absences, breakfast and lunch schedules, dismissal, etc, see  News.

College of the Week

University of California, Santa Barbara.

Parents Needed For School Site Council

   Be a part of the decision making at Gladstone Street! Parents are needed for the School Site Council. This group of teachers, classified staff members, community members, administrator, and parents meet four times a year. Be informed and help others be informed. Call the school office at 815-6700 for more information. 

Read Across America and Family Literacy Night

  Dr. Seuss' birthday will be observed on Thursday, March 2 with a variety of events planned.

  Read Across America activities will be held during the day as classrooms invite guest readers to share favorite stories with students. Students will be given opportunities to read and share the love of reading with each other. The school-wide Read-A-Thon will take place on March 2 to coincide with the reading day. Students can wear PJs or sweats to school.

  Gladstone's 14th Annual Family Literacy Dr. Seuss Craft Night is planned for Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the MPR. 

  At the Family Literacy Night, every Gladstone Street student will receive a free book, provided by the PTA, to promote reading and literacy. A variety of literacy and Dr. Seuss themed activities will be available for students to make and take.

  The PTA will hold a bake sale during the family event where students are invited to wear their PJs or sweats.

  

Donations Needed For Opportunity Baskets

  Donations are needed to create Opportunity Baskets for the first Family Spaghetti Dinner planned for Thursday, April 20. At the event the winning ticket for each themed basket will be drawn. Winner need not be present.

  All grade levels will create a special themed basket. Please send an item from your child's grade level theme by Friday, March 10. Baskets will be on display in the office prior to the event.

  Tickets will be available for purchase for $1.00 each in the office prior to the Family Night on April 20. Tickets will also be sold at the Family Night. For each ticket purchased, the recipient will receive an Eagle Buck.

  Donations needed for the Opportunity Baskets:

  --TK/Kindergarten theme - ART. Suggested donations include crayons, markers, watercolors, clay, coloring books, etc.

  --First Grade theme - GAMES. Suggested donations include any board or card game. Suggested donations games like Uno, Candy Land, Connect Four, Scrabble, etc.

  --Second Grade theme - LITERACY. Suggested donations include books, white boards, dry erase markers, magnetic letters, sight word cards, etc.

  --Third Grade theme -- SPORTS/OUTSIDE GAMES. Suggested donations include jump ropes, any balls, hula hoops, ring toss, etc.

  --Fourth Grade theme -- MOVIE. Suggested donations include popcorn, popcorn bowls, DVD movies, movie snacks, etc.

  --Fifth Grade theme -- GIFT CARDS. Suggested donations are any $ value gift cards to locations such as Pizza Hut, Starbucks, Target, etc.

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SAVE BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

   Box Tops for Education can be sent to school anytime! Continue to save Box Tops for Education throughout the school year. Last year our school received about $1,000 from box tops collected during the school year. Box Tops for Education can be found on items such as cereal, tissues, toilet paper, diapers, crackers, and many frozen food items. Each Box Top for Education is worth 10 cents. Often packages will include more than one box top. Sometimes stores will have a promotion and will give a receipt with additional box tops. 

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EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY! WEAR A NEW EAGLE SHIRT

Every Friday is Spirit Day! Students are encouraged to wear red. School spirit shirts that are red, white, or other colors can also be worn. Red school spirit shirts with an Eagle on the front are available for purchase in the school office. Shirts cost less than $10 and are available in many sizes. If interested in purchasing a school shirt, stop by the office. Go Eagles!!!!

AR READING HOMEWORK

   A school-wide Accelerated Reader (AR) homework project has been implemented this year. This program will help to increase student reading skills and achievements. Annual test results indicate that a consistent, mandatory reading emphasis will be beneficial to students in all grade levels.

   Each week students will be assigned AR homework nightly. This homework will include questions geared for fiction and non-fiction books and an activity to do to organize the answers to the questions. These activities may be a Thinking Map, list, illustration, outline, or other graphic organizer. Students will then write two or three sentences about what was read that day.

   This new AR homework will ensure students understand what is read daily in the required 20 minutes of reading homework.

   Parents sign daily to verify their student completed the AR homework.

RECYCLE FOR CASH

  Did you know that Gladstone Street School has a recycle bin in the parking lot. Families and community members are encouraged to put items for recycling in the bins which include aluminum cans, glass bottles, and paper. Once a month the bin is picked up and the contents are taken to the waste management company for recycling. Profits from the recycling are used to purchase technology needs at school.

  Students in Mrs. Bell-Ramos' class are responsible for picking up recycling items from each classrooms each week.

  Thank you!

REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE

Kindergarten

Early Start

8:10 - 1:10 (M,T,W,F)

Late Start

9:10 - 2:10 (M,T,W,F)

1st-3rd grade

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.

8:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

4th-5th grade

Mon,, Tues,, Wed., Fri,

8:10 a.m. - 2:38 p.m.

All Grades

Every Thursday-Early Dismissal

TK-K

8:10 - 1:10 p.m.

1st - 5th grade

8:10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

All Minimum Days

8:10 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

 

For a schedule of all minimum days, visit the school page.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Gladstone Students and Families,

It is our vision at Gladstone Street Elementary to provide each of our students with the best educational experience! I greatly encourage all parents to participate in all of our school activities: Back to School Night, Open House, parent meetings, conferences, be a volunteer and be an active and engaged member of the various Parent School Advisory Committees: School Site Council (SSC); English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC); and the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

 

SAVE THE DATES!!!

Upcoming events you won't want to miss....

*Thursday, March 2 -- Read-A-Thon fundraiser.

*Thursday, March 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. -- Shakey's Pizza Night fundraiser.

*Thursday, April 20 -- First Family Spaghetti Dinner and Opportunity Raffle.

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College And Career Ready!

  Students at Gladstone St. have a daily reminder that they are college-bound! College flags and banners can be seen throughout the school. Large flags wave in the multi-purpose room. Banners and flags can be seen in the office...and every classroom has information about a college displayed. We are College Bound and Career Ready!!!

Missing A Jacket???

The lost and found bin is overflowing! If your student is missing a jacket, sweater, lunch pail, or other item brought to school, be sure to check out the lost and found in the multi-purpose room. Hundreds of misplaced and thought to be lost items are there.

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PBIS Teaches Positive Behavior to Eagles

   PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) is a proactive positive behavior program used to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment in school and beyond.  Students are taught and revisit expected behaviors throughout the year. Students learn about expectations in the classroom, cafeteria, computer lab, library, office, restrooms, halls, playground, and at dismissal and pick-up.

   At Gladstone St. a clip up/clip down behavior management system is used. Every student begins the day on green - Ready to Learn. Students can clip up to blue - Good Choices; purple - Great Job; and pink - Super Student. Clip down to yellow - Think About It; orange - Teacher's Choice; and red - Parent Contact. Throughout the day, clips can move up and down allowing students that clipped down for inappropriate behaviors to clip back up!

   When students display good behavior, Eagle Bucks can be earned and then redeemed at the principal's store. When a student is "caught" with good behavior an Eagle Buck may be presented along with an explanation of "why" the Eagle Buck was earned. Students are learning that good and positive behavior has its rewards. Making positive choices is a life-long skill.

Eagle expectations are:

1.  Be Safe

2.  Be Respectful

3.  Be Responsible

PTA NEWS AND NOTES: BOARD CONTINUES FOR 2016-17

The Gladstone Street PTA plans and provides a variety of activities and incentives for the students. This group of volunteers consistently has events planned and opportunities for students, parents, family, and the community. Each month the PTA plans a family event. For more information, visit  PTA.