What’s new at the GCCF?

Sign up now for summer fun!
Summer is fun time, 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.

Reminder of last week schedule
As always, the last Wednesday of the kindergarten year will be a full school day, with no early release.

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.

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.

Special events planned on Thursdays
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