Gladstone Street Elementary School
1040 East Gladstone Street
Azusa, CA, 91702
EMAIL Principal Leslie Ford
EMAIL Secretary Ana Uranga
Food Drive Begins
The annual canned food and non-perishable food drive is underway. This year our school's goal is to collect 2,013 food items! Items such as canned vegetables, soups, meat and sauces; jars of peanut butter, jelly, and condiments; and boxed items such as cereal, rice, potatoes, and crackers can be be brought to the school office. Donations will be accepted through December 18. Collected food items will be donated to the St. Frances of Rome food bank, which distributes food baskets to needy families in the community.
Walk to School Day
Gladstone St. School participated in the annual Walk to School Day. Students and family members met at areas around the school and then proceeded to walk to school. The event promotes healthy activities such as walking to school instead of being driven in a car.
School Begins at 8:15 Everyday
Students that participate in the school breakfast program may arrive at 7:45 a.m. Students that do not eat breakfast can arrive beginning at 8:00 for morning recess. School begins at 8:15. No supervision is provided before these times.
REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8:15 - 1:30 (M,T,W,F)
9:00 - 2:15 (M,T,W,F)
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.
8:15 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Mon,, Tues,, Wed., Fri,
8:15 a.m. - 2:38 p.m.
Every Thursday-Early Dismissal
8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
All Minimum Days
8:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Opportunities for Students
Students at Gladstone Street have multiple opportunities to become a healthy, active well-rounded citizen. Governance activities like Student Council support students in learning how to organize, plan and promote events. Cheerleading/Dance bring out a physical, musical creativity. The Garden Club provides students with the knowledge and skills of growing vegetable, from seed to table.
Parks and Recreation give students an athletic outlet through participation in a myriad of sports and provide a homework club. Think Together, our after-school program, combines a little from all of the above. These well-organized programs support the gifts of all students. We appreciate and thank everyone involved in these programs for making an investment in our students and our school.
OPPORTUNITY DRAWING EXTENDED TO JANUARY. PRIZES GALORE TO WIN. TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN SCHOOL OFFICE.
Prize Categories for Raffle Opportunity
Opportunity #1 - 20" bike, helmet, dippin dots machine and more!
Opportunity #2 - Razor Scooter, dippin dots machine, gift cards, and more!
Opportunity #3 - Portable DVD player, gift cards, and more!
Opportunity #4 - 5 CD stereo, skateboard, gift cards, and more!
Opportunity #5 - Scooter, Legos Building Set, gift cards, and more!
Opportunity #6 - Razor Scooter, K'Nex Building Set, gift cards, and more!
How does it work? Deposit tickets into the container that shows the prize(s) that you'd like to have the "opportunity" to win. An opportunity is not a guarantee that you'll win, but if your ticket is picked you'll win one of the prizes in that category. The prize to be awarded will be determined before the ticket is drawn. Students received one prize ticket for every $5.00 returned for the jog-a-thon. Additional opportunity tickets can be purchased in the office. Tickets are 2/$5.00 OR 5/$10.00. Opportunity prizes will be distributed at a school assembly in January. Support our school and help earn money for new playground equipment.
Message from Principal Leslie Ford
In that I was a child who grew up in Azusa, I believe that I am called to serve this community. One of my goals is to work with the community, students, and staff to provide a collaborative interactive welcoming atmosphere at Gladstone Street Elementary School. I believe that your child will only make great educational strides by all of us working consistently with purpose and rigor to provide the strongest educational program possible. Only together can we make a difference for each and every child.
Student Leaders Participate In Halloween Parade
Student Council officers including Principal's Liaison Jasmine Garza and President Ashley Jackson show off their Halloween costumes after the school-wide parade on October 31. See more pictures from the Halloween parade on the News page.
INTERVENTIONS HAVE BEGUN!
Several interventions or accelerated programs began recently including before and after school programs. Before school interventions include those offered in the computer lab which include reading and math skills; math skills for fourth and fifth grade students; and an accelerated program for identified GATE students. If your student was invited to participate in one of these programs, please be sure they attend daily and are on time. These programs are only offered to a limited number of students and it is imperative your child attend if they committed to the program.
THE LAST DAY FOR THE FALL BOKS PROGRAM IS THURSDAY, NOV. 21.
Does your student's class need supplies? Visit the staff pages to find out more. Staff
More School News!
For more information and photographs about Gladstone St. Elementary, see News.
PTA NEWS AND NOTES
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.The annual Harvest Festival was held Nov. 8. For additional information about PTA events and to see pictures from the Harvest Festival, visit PTA .