Welcome to Gladstone Elementary

Updated May 3, 2016  
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 It's hard to believe that the school year has almost passed.  The Gladstone Staff is busy planning for the upcoming school year.  We would like to get some feedback on your Griffin's experience at Gladstone.  Please take 15 minutes and complete our survey.  The information you give us will help us better plan for the upcoming year!  Thank you.
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Class placement for students is one of the most carefully thought out decisions we make at Gladstone Elementary School.  At Gladstone, we very carefully select students to be placed in our classrooms considering a variety of factors including, but not limited to: is there a balance of boys and girls; does the class have a mix of high, middle, and low ability students; class size equality throughout a grade level, a child's individual ability and learning style; and a child's level of independence and maturity.  All of our classrooms have fully credentialed, talented instructors that are sure to help your child succeed.  If there are consideration you wish to provide us as we plan for next year, you can pick up a consideration form in the office or download one by clicking HERE. Please remember, that specific teacher requests will not be considered and the form will not be submitted to the committee.
Our Griffins in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will begin state testing soon.  The 5th grade will begin first the week of April 25th, and the 3rd and 4th graders will join them the following week. This is a great time for our Griffins to show what they know about all they have learned this year at Gladstone. If you have questions regarding testing, please contact your child's teacher or email Mr. Ellis in the office. Remember, you can help your Griffin prepare for testing by making sure they get a good night's sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and by reminding them they they have done great this year! There is nothing extra they need to do to prepare, just try their best!
Gladstone provides the opportunity for our parents to receive updates via text message about dismissals and events happening at school.  You can text (213) 394-4634 or text 81010 and put @gladstone5 in the message to sign up and receive texts from Gladstone Elementary. You will then be asked to put in your name, which appears on the school master list, and that's it! This is a free service, subject only to any text msg rates that may apply from your phone service. Multiple people in the same family, daycare, and others are welcome to sign up. This is a one-way text messaging system and your personal information will remain confidential (the school does not receive the phone number you enter into the system). If you have any questions about this opportunity, stop by or call the front office.
This year, Bonita USD is offering parents an option to order and pay for the bus pass online through MySchoolBucks payment system. There are two documents you will want to read: School Bus Parent Letter and the School Bucks Payment System.  Bus Passes will go on sale on August 10th both on-line and in our office. Hours of sales is addressed in the letter and on the District Web Site.
Where are the pick up zones for students after school?
Please remember, the parking lot directly in front of Gladstone is reserved for staff only. After school, the parking lot is restricted to School Busses and Day Care Vans.  At the 1:10, 2:05 and 2:50 dismissals, parents are welcome to park in the Shellman Ave parking lot or on Gladstone Street in front of the Kindergarten playground. Please remember that the Shellman parking lot is closed to incoming and outgoing traffic between 1:55 and 2:15pm. This allows us to have maximum safety for students riding the bus and students with special needs. If you ever have a question regarding where to park, feel free to email or call the school so we can help you choose an appropriate location.

Reading Tip to Help Kids Learn to Read

Research has proven that students must practice their reading skills over the summer in order to keep the skills they have learned. That means reading every day for at least 30 minutes. Don't fall into the slump make sure to read every day.

 How the Brain Reads

Work with your child to help them know that if they are struggling with learning to read, it is NOT a measure of how smart a student is. Difficulty in reading comes from where in a person's brain direction comes from. Review the Brain Research on How the Brain Reads presentation with your child to help them know this important fact. 

What's New

Gladstone's Office is open daily from 7:40am-3:50pm

The Gladstone Calendar is updated with all of the major events and school dismissals for 2015-16.  You can subscribe to the calendar and have updates sent directly to your smart phone.

The 2015-16 Gladstone Handbook is available online. Printed copies can be received in the office.

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