Welcome to Gladstone Elementary

Updated Nov 30, 2015  
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Does your Griffin has a talent for singing, dancing, or acting?  The San Dimas High School Drama Dept would love to meet your Griffin! They will hold two events for your student to take part in.  First, PETER PAN AUDITIONS are on Dec 13 from 3:30 - 7:00pm. If selected, your child will join students from throughout BUSD on stage for a this classic family production.  The show goes up in April 2016, so there will be plenty of time to rehearse the songs and learn the lines!  Auditions will be held on campus at SDHS.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the audition flyer.  You can also email Mrs. Brightbill, the Gladstone music teacher, at h.brightbill@bonita.k12.ca.us with questions about the process.
If you student has never auditioned for a play before, the SDHS Drama Department is sponsoring an audition workshop. This is a fundraiser for the Drama Dept; the fee for the workshop is $25.  The Workshop Flyer is online HERE.  Again, email Mrs. Brightbill with questions.
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.
The latest edition of the Griffin Insider is available now.  Catch up on the latest news from Gladstone.

You may have heard that California and 43 other states are adopting new standards.  These new standards are already being implemented across the Gladstone campus. If you would like to view a brief video about the new standards, take three minutes and watch this video. Or, you can take a look at this flyer, created by the National PTA.
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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