What’s new at the GCCF?

would-you-make-a-good-clown-aug-10-2012-1-600x400Join us for the John Wetten Literacy Carnival!
Kindergarten families from GCCF are invited to join in the fun at the John Wetten Literacy Carnival! The free event is on Friday, May 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at John Wetten School, 250 E. Exeter Street. Bring a can of food to support the food drive for the Gladstone Food Pantry & Backpack Buddies. Then dive into fun activities, games, food, prizes, and more!

12974273_1719798394964532_3836536722464789010_nWhat’s YOUR dream for Gladstone schools?
Join Superintendent Bob Stewart for a community conversation about your hopes and dreams for K-12 schools in Gladstone and across Oregon. Join us at the GCCF on Wednesday, May 25 at 6:30 p.m. Free childcare provided.

potter_1_126568855Fun events build literacy, school-readiness skills for little ones
• Story Hour:  On first Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m., children six and under are invited to share books and activities. Each child attending will receive a free book.
• Bilingual Story Hour:  On third Thursdays from 4:15 to 5 p.m., children six and under are invited to share books and activities presented in English and Spanish.  Each child attending will receive a free book and a snack.
• Science Hour:  On fourth Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., children and parents are invited to explore science and engineering through hands-on activities such as building structures, studying motion, and making hypotheses.

TEFAP_family_food_boxFood Pantry open Thursdays & Saturdays
Families can select free food once a week. The facility is open Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. & Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon behind Gladstone High School off Nelson Lane.

The pantry offers meat, Dave’s Killer Bread, fresh produce, milk, frozen foods, baking supplies, and canned foods.