What’s new at the GCCF?

Kindergarten Open House planned
If you have not yet registered your child for kindergarten, please stop by the Gladstone Center for Children & Families as soon as possible so we have an accurate student count for the school year. An Open House & free barbecue dinner  for all incoming kindergarten students & their parents is planned from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30. This is an opportunity to drop off any registration paperwork and to pay supply fees.

Kindergarten school supply opportunity
You have a unique opportunity to buy your child’s school supplies with the Gladstone Center for Children and Families (GCCF) Parent Club. For $25 per student we will purchase at the discounted school rate your child’s school supplies and have them in your child’s classroom by the first day of school. If you choose to purchase your own school supplies, please purchase the items listed on the back. IT IS IMPORTANT TO PURCHASE THE BRANDS LISTED. $25 checks made payable to GCCF are due at registration. Thank you!

Back-to-School questions answered
Getting ready to send your student back to school? Here’s help.

Gladstone offers fall recreation programs
From line dance and Spanish to investing, crafts, and cooking classes, the Gladstone Community Schools program offers dozens of affordable course options for all ages.

Youth options include driver education, martial arts, dance, sports, and music classes. A full list of options is at http://gladstone.k12.or.us/district-departments/community-education/. For more information, call 503.650.2570.

Sponsor a kindergarten classroom
Want to add enrichment, hands-on projects, and student support to Gladstone’s Kindergarten? Sponsor a GCCF classroom, and help us meet children’s needs!  Your pledge of $250 will provide: Art projects, Field trips, Books and classroom supplies, Help for struggling families, and Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS). To sign up, contact Director Jere Applebee at the GCCF office.

Baskin Robbins school supply drive helps Gladstone kids
If you’d like to help Gladstone kids, pick up a few extra school supplies and drop them off at Gladstone Baskin Robbins during July or August. Your gift will help make sure that each student has what they need to start the school year and strive for academic success.

Jere Applebee to lead GCCF
Gladstone educator Jere Applebee has been tapped to lead the Gladstone Center for Children & Families next fall. Currently he serves as Vice Principal at John Wetten Elementary.  He brings experience in Positive Behavior Support and partnership building to the role.