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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

 

 

TK-Kindergarten Registration Now Underway!

   Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 is now underway. Applications for the next school year are available in the school office. The office is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A list of specific forms needed to register will be provided in the office. Call ahead to ensure all necessary information is brought to registration. School office number is 815-6700.

   Become an Eagle! Register today!

Library Bookmobile Is Coming!

The Azusa Public Library is offering Gladstone St. students "My First Library" card.  Each week, the Azusa Library Bookmobile will be visiting Gladstone St. during the school day to allow students to check out books.  Applications for a library card are available in the school office. Students that already have an Azusa Library card can use it to check out books.

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. 

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Read the Most... Coast to Coast

Renaissance Learning's Read the Most Coast to Coast, now called Read Quest, will be held Friday, Feb. 26. Several classes will have students reading and taking AR tests that day. All AR tests taken on Feb. 26, from Coast to Coast, will be tallied. The goal is for thousands of AR tests to be taken across the USA on this day, designated as a day to read, read, and take AR tests!

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!

BOKS IS BACK!

   BOKS is back at Gladstone Street! BOKS (Building Our Kids Success) is a physical education program provided through a partnership with Azusa Pacific University. BOKS is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:20 a.m. BOKS is open to students in second to fifth grade. A limited number of spaces are still available. Applications are available in the office.

   BOKS is designed to get students active early in the day. An active body and an active mind leads to success!

What College Did Your Teacher Attend?

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

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EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY! WEAR RED!

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!!!!

College of the Week

Michigan State University

WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE FUNDRAISER MONEY NOW DUE!!!

Be A Guest Reader!

  Are you interested in being a guest reader at Gladstone St. Elementary School on Thursday, March 3 in honor of Dr. Seuss? Guest readers are needed throughout the day in TK to 5th grade classes.

  If you can come to our school on March 3 between 8:30 and 1:00, please call the school office at 815-6700 and we will ensure you are assigned to a class of dynamic students that are eager to hear you read!

 

 

READ-A-THON FUNDRAISER COMING!!! MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON

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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!!!

English Lessons for a Healthy Life Classes

   Improve English skills and your health at a free series of classes to be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 9 to April 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.  in Gladstone's Parent Center in room 11.

   Presented in partnership with the Azusa Neighborhood Wellness Center and Azusa Pacific University Department of TESOL, this Azusa Library Literacy Program is designed to promote literacy and wellness to ALL community members.

   Children are welcome.

   For additional information or to register, call Gladstone's Community liaison Alma Wilson at 626-815-6700

Calendar

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.

 

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

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. 

More School News!

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

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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).

 

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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 ELECTED FOR 2015-16

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.

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, room 6!

Student Opportunities

Sign-ups are underway for students in 3rd to 5th grade for afterschool basketball. 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.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES STILL NEEDED FOR 2015-2016 YEAR

School supplies for the 2015-16 school year are still needed to ensure adequate supplies are available. A supplies list is available in the office. Specific class needs are available from ...more