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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

 

 

School-wide Info

BOKS IS COMING BACK!

  A new BOKS - Building Our Kids Success - session will begin on Tuesday, January 17 through April 6. The before school physical education program is held Tuesday and Thursday from 7:20 to 8:00 a.m. BOKS provides students with physical movement to stimulate their brains and get the blood flowing.

  Registration is now being done. The program is open to 2nd to 5th grade students. Registration forms are available in the office. Space is limited. The first 40 students to submit an application will be accepted.

  Don't miss out...it's BOKS time!

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Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations to our Jessica Silva, a Life Skills Aide, for being named Gladstone's Classified Employee of the Year AND the district's Classified Employee of the Year. We are very proud to have such an outstanding individual working with our students each and every day.

Donations For Needy

More than 500 canned and non-perishable food items were collected and donated to needy families during the annual food drive. Thank you to those that donated. Your donation was appreciated!

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5th Graders Tour USC on Field Trip

Fifth grade students in Mrs. Wright's and Mrs. Pielstick's classes recently toured USC. It is important to make the College Connection at an early age. Providing students with the opportunity to visit a university allows them to see that anything is possible!

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Festival of Arts

A giant Jenga was a favorite of students that recently attended the district's Festival of Arts.

What College Did Your Teacher Attend?

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

AR READING HOMEWORK

   A school-wide Accelerated Reader (AR) homework project has been implemented this year. This program will help to increase student reading skills and achievements. Annual test results indicate that a consistent, mandatory reading emphasis will be beneficial to students in all grade levels.

   Each week students will be assigned AR homework nightly. This homework will include questions geared for fiction and non-fiction books and an activity to do to organize the answers to the questions. These activities may be a Thinking Map, list, illustration, outline, or other graphic organizer. Students will then write two or three sentences about what was read that day.

   This new AR homework will ensure students understand what is read daily in the required 20 minutes of reading homework.

   Parents sign daily to verify their student completed the AR homework.

More School News!

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

School Supplies Needed for 2016-2017 Year

School supplies that will be needed for the 2016-17 are listed. Many great sales are held during the summer months. Please plan to purchase needed items for your student. A supplies list is ...more

Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Halls AT GSE

Students, teachers, staff, and family members recognized random acts of kindness during the holiday season. As random acts of kindness were done for others, or done to individuals, a bulb was completed, describing the act of kindness. These bulbs were hung in the halls of the school. A random act of kindness could be a task at school, at home, or in the community.

Clothes Collected for Fundraiser

  Good, reusable clothing items for all ages - men, women, teens, children, and babies - are being collected for a fundraiser. Additional items being collected are jackets and shoes. Clothes and shoes that others can wear are appreciated. Please do not send any items with holes and too worn. Clothing items can be brought to the school office.

  This ongoing fundraiser will continue through the end of January.

 

BOKS --- Build Our Kids' Success In the Morning!

Ten Gladstone Street students recently appeared on the Today Show to promote new Reebok Shoes. View the link to see our shining stars. Our students are at the beginning of the segment, showing moves learned in BOKS and at the end, showing off the new neon colored shoes.  Another session of BOKS will begin soon. http://www.today.com/video/today-s-natalie-morales-teams-with-reebok-to-create-running-shoes-for-kids-832838211607?cid=eml_onsite

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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. 

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.

 

For a schedule of all minimum days, visit the school page.

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EVERY FRIDAY IS SPIRIT DAY! WEAR A NEW EAGLE SHIRT

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!!!!

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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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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!!!

Missing A Jacket???

The lost and found bin is overflowing! If your student is missing a jacket, sweater, lunch pail, or other item brought to school, be sure to check out the lost and found in the multi-purpose room. Hundreds of misplaced and thought to be lost items are there.

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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

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. 

College of the Week

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly, Pomona)

PTA NEWS AND NOTES: BOARD CONTINUES FOR 2016-17

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!