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Gladstone Street Elementary School

1040 East Gladstone Street

Azusa, CA, 91702

(626) 815-6700


EMAIL Principal Leslie Ford

EMAIL Secretary Ana Uranga


Kindergarten registration is now ongoing. Forms and information may be picked up in the school office daily from 7:30 to 4 p.m. Information is also available regarding the Preppy Kindergarten schedule. For information, call 815-6700.


  Help your child achieve academic success by attending free parent workshops presented in room 11 this month. Any adult family member of a Gladstone St. student can attend. Children are welcome including late bird kindergarteners.

  Workshop topics include: Friday, April 11 -Close Reading; Friday, April 18 - Make Learning Fun with Board Games; and Friday, April 25 -Parent Involvement -Helping your child Achieve Academic Success - Project Inspire - CABE.

  For further information or to confirm workshop attendance call Alma Wilson at 815-6795.



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!


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.



Early Start

8:15 - 1:30 (M,T,W,F)

Late Start

9:00 - 2:15 (M,T,W,F)

1st-3rd grade

Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.

8:15 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

4th-5th grade

Mon,, Tues,, Wed., Fri,

8:15 a.m. - 2:38 p.m.

All 1st-5th

Every Thursday-Early Dismissal

8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

All Minimum Days

8:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.



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!!!!

So Much Happening Before School, After School, and Throughout the Day!

  Students have many opportunities for extra fun and learning everyday! Before school activities include Math Club, GATE, BOKS, and computer lab interventions such as Reflex Math, Read Naturally, and Lexia for Learning.

  After school and evening activities keep students busy too! Besides Think Together and Homework Club, students participate in Drama Club, Cheerleading, Mad Scientist, Parks and Recreation sports, and PTA events that include monthly family movie nights, and special presentations such as the recent Safe Routes to School.

  In addition to the learning that happens each and every school day, students participate in Student Council leadership activities, can visit the library during recess to select more books, go to the computer lab during recess to take AR tests or do intervention programs, and sometimes students choose to READ any place they can!


SBAC BEGINS FOR 3rd, 4th, 5th

 Students in third, fourth, and fifth grade will begin the internet-based Smarter Balance test this week. Testing will be held until mid-May. Students will use computers to answer the questions, unlike previous state tests that were a "fill in the bubble" format.

  Help your child be successful! Encourage them to do their best; think before answering; and to apply the skills and strategies they have learned in their responses. Students are encouraged to practice their keyboarding skills while at home. Students can practice writing a document then changing the font type, font size, making text bold, colored, or italicized. They can underline, copy and paste, and insert. These are skills needed for the SBAC test and the more a student practices, the easier the test will be for them.

 Students should be at school daily during the testing cycle.

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


  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!


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.

Message from Principal Leslie Ford

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. 


Read about Gladstone Street's Teacher of the Year. Visit Staff page.


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.

Donate Supplies

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.


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.


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 – ...more