What’s new?

51fc239e96545.imageMake a difference in the life of a child
Volunteers are needed to be Lunch Buddies for disadvantaged elementary students in Gladstone. This mentorship role involves a once a week or twice a month commitment to share lunch and recess time with a child throughout the school year.

Research shows that kids who bond with an adult mentor have improved school attendance & academic achievement.  To find out more, call Theresa Schmidt at 503.656.6564.
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imagesGladstone Schools open to transfer students

Students who wish to transfer to Gladstone Schools from other districts can find out how the process works by visiting this site. To transfer in, you must apply for and receive release from your home district
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ellieVolunteers needed!
Love kids? Love books? Volunteer as a mentor for Start Making a Reader Today (SMART), and you can spend 2 hours a week reading with preschoolers.

To find out more, call Nathan Buck at 971.634.1607 or email nbuck@getsmartoregon.org.
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10358140_835143136505694_8075281352812281999_nBob’s Blog describes the new Chinese program
What can students gain from learning about Chinese language and culture? Where might it take them in life? This month, Bob’s Blog explains the many benefits of this new program. Read it here.
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chinese_cultureGladstone schools add K-8 Chinese program
This year, Gladstone Schools will offer instruction in Chinese language and culture to students in grades K-8. Elementary and middle school students will learn Mandarin, while exploring Chinese culture, art, literature, foods, and music.