What’s new at the GCCF?

Thursday activities prepare children for kindergarten
To boost school-readiness skills, the Gladstone Center for Children & Families [GCCF} offers a series free events each Thursday from 4:15 to 5 p.m.  starting in November.
Story Hour [1st Thursdays] Each child attending gets a free book!
Activity Hour [2nd Thursdays] Build social skills, language skills, and coordination through games and fun!
STEAM Hour [3rd Thursdays] Explore Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Science Hour [4th Thursdays starting in January] Try hands-on science projects & make new friends!

Schools partner with community groups in holiday giving
Again this year Gladstone Schools will partner with Gladstone Fire, the Kiwanis Club and the Rotary Club to provide 150 Gladstone families with food and holiday gifts. To donate new toys or non-perishable foods, use the blue donation barrels located at Gladstone Fire Department, Gladstone Library, US Bank in Gladstone, Mr. Rooter, Air Stream, Baskin Robbins, Gladstone Card Room, YMCA, Latus Motors, Somerset Lodge [8330 Cason Rd.], and Shari’s Oregon City Shopping Center.

Sign up now for winter activities
Looking for a unique holiday gift? Want to learn something new in 2017? Gladstone’s Community Schools program offers classes and activities for adults and kids. From ukulele and Spanish to dance and sports, you will find fun, affordable courses for the whole family! Register now by clicking the Learning for Life button.

Water & radon testing in Gladstone schools
This summer the Gladstone School District hired an independent lab to systematically test school faucets and drinking fountains to ensure a safe water supply. More than 500 water samples from the district’s five buildings were analyzed for lead and copper. Complete test results are available here.

“Protecting the health of our students and staff is a top priority,” said Superintendent Bob Stewart. “We moved quickly to remedy each problem identified before school started.”