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curriculum adoptionParents invited to view new elementary textbooks
The Gladstone School District is considering the purchase of new math instructional materials for kindergarten and grade 1, and new English language arts instructional materials for grades K-5.

Parents and community members can view and comment on the textbooks being considered.  The curriculum will be available in the Gladstone School District Office at 17789 Webster Road from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 7 to April 26.
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Kindergarten_RoundupKindergarten roundup registers students for fall
Do you know a child who will be 5 by September 1? To find out more about kindergarten registration at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, Gladstone School District residents can contact Heidi Smith at 503-496-3939.

Kindergarten Preview & Orientation Night is scheduled for April 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event includes dessert, a tour of the school, a school bus ride, and a classroom visit.

Kindergarten Round up is scheduled for two dates:
May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or May 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.
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Screen-shot-2010-12-14-at-9.37.23-AM-300x185Free parenting class offered at John Wetten
Parents hoping to improve family communication, boost student motivation, and build effective discipline strategies will learn that and more at a free 4-week parent course offered in May.

The Parent Power Class will be offered at John Wetten from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday nights, May 6, 13, 20, and 27.  Free childcare will be provided. To register, visit www.lastingrelationships.org or call 503-546-6377.
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Clothes Closet serves babies, kids & teens

size_550x415_logoclear To help families facing hard times, the Gladstone Ministerial Association runs a Community Clothes Closet at Gladstone High. The site provides free clothing and shoes for babies, kids, and teens.

The clothes closet serves families & accepts donations:
• Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
• Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
The clothes closet is in a portable classroom on the north side of the GHS campus. For easy access, turn right on Nelson (the first street north of GHS) and turn in at the fire lane.