Welcome to Gladstone Elementary

Updated May 16, 2017  
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It is hard to believe that the school year is winding down so quickly.  We hope to see all of our parents and families at our annual Open House, May 18 at 6:00pm at Gladstone!  Below is your invitation with all information you need. 

Please plan to join us for the PTA meeting at 6:00pm before heading to the rooms.  This is our final general meeting of the year.

REFLEX MATH at Gladstone for Math Fact Fluency
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!
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 7:30am - 4:00pm.

The Gladstone Calendar is updated with all of the major events and school dismissals for 2016-17.  You can subscribe to the calendar and have updates sent directly to your smart phone.

The 2016-17 Gladstone Handbook is available online. Printed copies can be received in the office.

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