What’s new at the GCCF?

Register now for fall kindergarten!
Registration is underway for fall kindergarten classes at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families. To enter kindergarten, children must be age 5 by September 1. For a registration packet, contact Heidi Smith at (503) 496-3939 or email smithh@gladstone.k12.or.us.

Kindergarten school supplies
Families have the option of paying a $25 fee for the school to provide the supplies, or purchasing their own supplies from the list. More information is provided here.

SMART seeks volunteers and site coordinators in schools
Start Making A Reader Today [SMART] is seeking site coordinators to volunteer in preschools and elementary schools in Gladstone. SMART volunteers help children develop a love of reading by sharing books with adult mentors two times a week. The program runs October through May during school hours with a minimum volunteer commitment of one day per week. To apply, visit www.getsmartoregon.org/volunteer

Gladstone schools provide free summer lunch for kids
Gladstone Center for Children and Families
11 a.m. to noon, Mondays to Fridays
June 17 — August 16

GCCF offers free monthly parenting classes
Help is available to parents of children six and under thanks to a series of monthly parenting classes at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families. All classes are free, with free dinner and childcare provided. Each class runs once a month from 6 to 8 p.m. September through June at 18905 Portland Avenue. To register, call Chelsea Hamilton at 503.367.9116 or email ClackamasParenting@gmail.com. Courses include Beautiful Babies [first Thursdays], Terrific Toddlers [second Thursdays], and Growing Up [third Thursdays].

Recreation program offers dance & sports classes!
Gladstone’s community schools program offers low-cost classes and recreation programs for children, teens, and adults. Youth classes range from hip-hop and ballet to martial arts, sports, and driver education.. Adult courses include watercolor and oil painting, yoga, first aid, investing, and Spanish. To register, visit www.gladstone.k12.or.us or call 503.650.2570.