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Each year in May, the staff at Gladstone begins the process of planning for next year. As the school year winds down, information is gathered so that in August, student placement into classes can talk place. A number of factors are considered by the professional staff when assign students -- including but not limited to, balancing classes in the number of boys and girls, high/middle/low ability students, class size, combination class placement, behavior, and much more. Parents are afforded an opportunity to provide their input into the placement process with a Placement Consideration Form. Parents are not able to select their teacher for next year, but they can provide any information they want the placement committee to consider as they work on creating classes. Forms are available in the office between May 1 and May 12 -- with a turn in deadline of May 12. Forms are not accepted after May 12.
This year, Griffins in grades 2 - 5 are working hard to improve their math fact fleuncy. Students are using the website www.reflexmath.com to achieve their goals. We ask students to work until they reach their green light at least 4 times per week. You can access the site from any computer/laptop or you can download the Reflex Math app for free. Have your Griffin show you how it works, today!
If you look on the right side of our website's home page, you will see the Gladstone google calendar. We have updated it with all the important dates for the 2016-17 school year. Want to know when Christmas Break and Spring Break is -- it's on there! How about the Smudgepot football game, or the Book Fair dates? They are on there. Pride Stride events -- on there, too!! Check out the calendar often to know what's coming up at Gladstone. Also, if you have a smart phone, you can download the Gladstone google calendar on your phone. You would get instant updates if something changes or we add something new. Check out the calendar NOW!
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.
|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.|