What’s new at the GCCF?

Parents’ Night Out planned at GHS December 14
Parents of children age 5 to 11 can escape for some rest and recreation on Saturday, December 14 when the GHS Key Club hosts Parents’ Night Out. The event runs from 5 to 9 p.m. with drop off at the GHS athletic entrance. The cost is $15 per child with a $40 per family maximum. Pizza, snacks, and fun activities are included, supervised by Gladstone High School students.

Tooth Taxi provides free dental care
Tooth Taxi mobile dental van was at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families [GCCF] for two days in early November. Besides providing free dental screenings to all students at John Wetten Elementary and the GCCF, they also provided over $22,000 worth of dental treatments to 32 children.

SMART seeks volunteers
Start Making A Reader Today [SMART] is seeking volunteers to read with children 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

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 and more!
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.