Gladstone Street Elementary School
1040 East Gladstone Street
Azusa, CA, 91702
EMAIL Principal Leslie Ford
EMAIL Secretary Ana Uranga
2013-14 YEARBOOKS NOW ON SALE!
Yearbooks for the 2013-14 school year are now available at special pre-sale prices! The year in review is captured in the color memory book and is available for just $11.50 - CASH ONLY. Information has been sent home with students. Order envelopes are available in the office OR any envelope can be used. Just write the student's name, teacher's name, room number, and the quantity of yearbooks ordered. Also include $11.50 cash! The deadline to pre-order yearbooks is the end of March. Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school. No yearbooks will be available to purchase at that time. Yearbooks are only guaranteed during the pre-sale event.
Don't miss out! Order a 2013-14 yearbook for your student today!
SEND BOX TOPS
Please send your Box Tops for Education to school now! 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. Send box tops in now and continue to save and send them to school!
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.
READ ACROSS AMERICA /FAMILY LITERACY NIGHT HELD
The annual Read Across America Family Literacy Night was held on March 3 in observance of Dr. Seuss' birthday. The day began with students and staff wearing PJs to school. Some classes had a "reading day" and guest readers could be seen carrying favorite books to read to different classrooms. Families attended the literacy event which featured crafts and activities based on literature. Each classroom also created a Read Across America poster which decorated the cafeteria, stressing the importance of reading and recognizing this nationwide event. Teachers made posters that featured their favorite books and recommendations. The Gladstone Street School cheerleading team performed a routine to the applause of family members and friends. There was a special visit by the Cat in the Hat. The PTA provided refreshments for those in attendance in addition to giving every Gladstone Street student a new book of their choice.
Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE IN BEFORE SCHOOL BOKS PROGRAM
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. students in second to fifth grade can participate in BOKS, a before-school physical activity program that promotes healthy living. The program, offered by APU, is a 20 minute before school program that gives your child a boost to start off the school day. BOKS is Build Our Kids Success and gives a student's brain and body a boost to start off the day. This is a free program and is now underway. Students interested in committing to the twice weekly program should pick up a permission slip in the office. To see the culminating activity for first trimester, visit the attached link. https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwgkrr6kr3ikgy8/BOKS!.mov
WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN OPPORTUNITY DRAWING AND JOG-A-THON
The winners of the opportunity drawing and jog-a-thon participants were drawn at a recent school-wide assembly. The winners and the prize received include:
Corbin Manzano – Dippin’ Dots Machine – room 14
Cassandra Flores – Bike and helmet – room 30
Jesus Serrato – McDonald’s Gift Card – room 30
Carlotte Alvarenga – AMC Movie Gift Card – room 5
Desiree Sanchez – Skateboard – room 18
Brenda Amaral – Razor Scooter – room 8
Destiny Figueroa – Dippin’ Dots Machine – room 18
Ximena Mandujano – Magic Light Brush – room 16
Elizabeth Martinez – Movie gift card - parent
Francisco Salas – Glow Dome - parent
Melanie Perez – Chick Filet Basket – room 8
Carlos Montes – Portable DVD player – room 19
Veronica Torres – Football - parent
Veronica Torres – Skateboard - parent
Antonio Jaramillo – 3 Legoland tickets – room 5
Salvador Ramirez – Audio system – room 29
Samantha Garcia – Lego Creator Set - room 1
Isabella Recendiz – McDonald’s Gift Certificates – room 29
Skylar Hildebrandt – Glow Dome – room 5
Damaris Galindo – Magic Light Brush – room 7
Samantha Garcia – Huffy Cars Scooter – room 1
Damian Palacios – Bop It – room 21
Damian Palacios – K-Nex Set – room 21
Sebastian Rodezmo – Football – room 30
Sebastian Redezmo – Razor Scooter – room 30
Adrian Zepeda – 2 AMC tickets – room 19
For photographs of this exciting day, visit the News page.
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.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Read about Gladstone Street's Teacher of the Year. Visit Staff 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.
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. Each month the PTA plans a family event. For more information, visit PTA.
Parents Can Check AR Progress
Parents can use this site to monitor how their student is doing with the Accelerated Reader program. You can see how they are doing on comprehension questions from books read. Students should have an ...more