What’s new at the GCCF?

Superintendent emphasizes inclusion, equity
In his latest blog post, Superintendent Bob Stewart talks about the need to build inclusion, safety, and equity for every student. He asks students, staff, parents, and community members to join the school district in reinforcing this across Gladstone. Read the blog here.

Budget Committee meeting announced
A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Gladstone School District #115, Clackamas, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held in the Demonstration Room at Gladstone High School, 18800 Portland Ave., Gladstone, Oregon 97027-1698.  The meeting will take place on May 3, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comment from the public on the budget.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.

A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 3, 2017 at the District administration building between the hours 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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.

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. Each child gets a free book!
• Story Hour [1st Thursdays]
Share books and educational activities.
• 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]
Try hands-on science projects & make new friends!

Sponsors support kindergarten enrichment and support to students
Thank you to the following organizations and individuals who are supporting kindergarten classes with a generous donation of $250. The funds provide for students in need and classroom projects such as science lessons, art classes, and field trips.
• Bob and Melissa Everett
• Douglas Buchner
• Rich Vargo Insurance, Nationwide
• Tri-City Baptist Church
• Eye to Eye Clinic
• Gold Wrench Automotive
• Gladstone Kiwanis
• Fox Erosion Control & Landscape
• Edward Jones broker Brian Sutton
• Gladstone/Oak Lodge Rotary

Sign up now for spring activities:
Spring is the season of growth, so why not learn something new? 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.