Gladstone Street Elementary School
1040 East Gladstone Street
Azusa, CA, 91702
EMAIL Principal Art Hinojosa
EMAIL Secretary Julie Marquez
Math is Fun!
Gladstone St. students are learning new math strategies and skills with the newly adopted Everyday Mathematics 4 curriculum. One component of the curriculum is learning through various games. See more students using math games. News
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.
Everyone Jump at school and home!
Thanks to a grant received from Target through DonorsChoose.org every student has received two jump ropes - one for use at school and one for home use. Jump roping is a healthy way to strengthen the heart, build physical stamina, and get healthy. A school-wide jumping fundraiser will be held this year; meanwhile students can be practicing their jumping skills.
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
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!!!!
Harvest Festival and Trunk or Treat Planned
The annual Harvest Festival carnival and Classic Car Trunk or Treat is planned for Friday, October 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. Game and food tickets will be sold for 25 cents each. Games and food will cost one or more tickets. Eagle meals (hot dog, chips, drink), nachos, and snacks will be sold.
Costumes may be worn to the Harvest Festival, but not during the school day. Students should NOT bring plastic pumpkins or buckets for the Trunk or Treat. Bags will be provided.
Parking will be available on the west playground off Gladstone Street. No parking available in the parking lot.
Do you have a classic car? Are you a car club member? Do you know someone who is? Call 815-6713 to register ($20) and reserve your spot. Proceeds from the car show will be used for school beautification projects and to purchase new benches and picnic tables.
More information about the event can be found on the PTA page. Volunteers are needed for this family-fun event. To volunteer, call 815-6700.
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!!!
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.
REGULAR SCHOOL SCHEDULE
8:10 - 1:10 (M,T,W,F)
9:10 - 2:10 (M,T,W,F)
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.
8:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Mon,, Tues,, Wed., Fri,
8:10 a.m. - 2:38 p.m.
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.
It's BOKS TIME!
BOKS is a fun, physical activity program to energize the body and brain for school while teaching healthy habits. APU students teach fun exercises, games, and nutrition tips to help students be strong and healthy.
This free program begins Tuesday, Sept. 13 and ends Thursday, Dec. 8. BOKS is open to students in second to fifth grade. It is held every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:15 to 8:00 a.m. Registration forms are available in the office. Only 40 slots are available. A waiting list will be available.
Build Our Kids Success (BOKS) and register your student for the program.
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).
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.
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
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.
What College Did Your Teacher Attend?
Want to know where your teacher went to college? Visit the Staff page!
College Fair Planned
It's not too early to think about which college your student will attend. For more information on the district's annual college fair, visit Parents page.