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Gladstone Street Elementary School

1040 East Gladstone Street

Azusa, CA, 91702

(626) 815-6700


EMAIL Principal Art Hinojosa

EMAIL Secretary Julie Marquez




The first PTA-sponsored Family Movie Night is planned for Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. The featured film will be Free Birds. Admission to the movie is free. Snacks will be sold at the event. Pre-sale pizza is offered at the event. A flier will go home soon so be sure to order a pizza dinner for your family!


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Monthly Spirit Winners

Each month the last Friday of the month is Spirit Day. Winners are:

September:  K-2: Room 18; 3-5: Room 7. 

October: K-2: Room 16; 3-5: Room 7.

College of the Week

University of Southern California, USC

BOKS --- Build Our Kids' Success!

   BOKS is a fun, physical activity program that energizes the body and brain for school and teaches healthy habits. Classes are taught by APU students and involve fun exercises, games, and nutrition tips to learn strong and healthy lifestyle ways.

   BOKS classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:20 to 8:00 a.m. Students in 2nd to 5th grade can participate in this free event. Forty students are participating in the twice a week program. There is currently a waiting list.

   Active Kids = Active Minds. BOKS is helping to Build Our Kids' Success!

Best Attendance

Congratulations to students in room 8 and room 7 for having the best attendance during October. Each class is displaying the Attendance Eagle until next month. Thank you for coming to school everyday!

Harvest Festival Fun

  Did you miss this year's Harvest Festival and Trunk or Treat? To see some of the fun look at the News page.

Yearbook and T-shirt Pre-sale

   Plan ahead! Yearbook pre-sale has begun and will continue until the deadline on March 30, 2016. The all-color yearbook is just $12. Pre-sale orders can be made in the school office. Cash only!!!

   Pre-sale of the new Gladstone St. Eagles --- Respectful, Responsible, and Safe ---t-shirts are now being taken in the office. Be one of the first to own this new spectacular shirt. Each t-shirt costs just $8.00, cash only. Order today!


School supplies for the 2015-16 school year will be needed to ensure adequate supplies are available. A supplies list was sent home with all students in June. Many great summer sales will provide ...more

More School News!

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

Murals Showcased By Talented Student Artists

   Sierra High School's Underdog Mural students unveiled the project they worked on during the first trimester of the 2015-16 school year at Gladstone Street Elementary School. Under the direction of Mrs. Elaine Stricklin, Sierra High art and mural instructor and Ms. Diane Weller, mural project assistant, students planned, shared ideas, painted, and then presented the completed murals at a recent unveiling.

   Featured murals include a USA map with compass rose; California state map featuring landforms, a compass rose and legend; upper playground handball courts - one featuring the mountains above Azusa, an Aztec sun, and a soaring Eagle while on the reverse is a comical Eagle pointing out the qualities of good character noted on post-it notes; colorful four-square courts featuring shapes are enjoyed on the primary playground, and hopscotches on the kindergarten playground feature shapes and the alphabet.

   Many student artists shared their vision and the work involved in doing the murals. 

   Stop by and see the murals. They are spectacular!

Santa's Workshop Is Coming For Gift Buying!!!

   The PTA is planning a Santa's Workshop for the week of Dec. 7 to Dec. 11. This provides students an opportunity to shop for low-cost holiday gifts for their family members. Students will get a sneak peek of items available and then can return to purchase the gift items of their choice. This is a great opportunity for students to learn the value of a dollar, how to choose items for family members, and to make decisions about what to buy.

   Volunteers are needed each day, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m. to help with the workshop. If you can volunteer a day, or even an hour or two, please call PTA President Frances Manqueros at 815-6700.

Canned Food Drive Begins

   The annual canned food drive is underway! This year's goal is 700. Every student is encouraged to bring in at least two canned or non-perishable food items to school. Food items collected will be donated to a local food bank. The canned food drive is ongoing through December 11.

   Please help our school reach this year's goal of 700. Donated today!

Giant USA Map Brings Map Skills to Life!

   Learning map skills in second grade takes on a new look when students use the giant USA map mural that was recently unveiled. Students identified many states such as Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, Florida, and California. Students were challenged to identify a state based on a map found in their student atlas. The Compass Rose helped with directionality.

   Students found the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and named the countries north and south of the United States.The Great Lakes, Colorado and Mississippi Rivers, mountain ranges, and other landforms were discovered as students completed a team task.

   Students can hardly wait to make discoveries on the new California state map!




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


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.




Dear Gladstone Students and Families,

Welcome back! 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).



   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. 


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.


  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, room 6!

Student Opportunities

Sign-ups are underway for students in 3rd to 5th grade for afterschool volleyball and football. This is provided through the Azusa Parks and Recreation for a nominal fee. Applications are available in room 27 and can be picked up afterschool.


Additionally, applications are being accepted for Homework Club. This is also provided through the Parks and Recreation Department and is free to all students afterschool everyday. A limited number of spaces are available. Applications are available in room 27.

Parents Encouraged To 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


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!!!!