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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community_edRegister here for winter classes & recreation
Want to explore a new interest in the New Year? Sign up now for adult and youth classes & activities. Trace your family tree, take a cooking class,  sign up for youth sports or music classes, or take a driver education class! We’ve got what you need for an affordable price.
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TEFAP_family_food_boxFood Pantry open Thursday afternoons
Families facing hard times can visit the new food pantry at Gladstone High to get an emergency food box. The facility is open Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the portable nearest the GHS greenhouse on the north side of campus. (Easy access via Nelson Lane) Closed winter break. Reopens Jan. 8.
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imagesOpen Enrollment applicants invited to apply
Students who wish to transfer to Gladstone Schools from other districts can apply by visiting this site.  Gladstone Schools has openings in grades K-10 for the 2015-16 academic year.
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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, Superintendent Bob Stewart explains the many benefits of this new program. Read it here.