What’s new at John Wetten?

volunteer_buttonVolunteers needed!
Lunch Buddy mentors are needed to share lunch and recess time with a student once a week or twice a month, providing a positive and caring adult role model for a disadvantaged child.
Club leaders are needed to guide elementary kids in afterschool clubs 1 hour per week starting in January. Share your passion for chess, book club, cooking, sports, or robotics.
To apply for these or other volunteer roles, call Volunteer Coordinator Theresa Schmidt at 503.656-6564 x265 or email schmidtt@gladstone.k12.or.us.
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community_ed-300x165Register here for winter classes & recreation
Sign up now for adult and youth classes & activities. Trace your family tree, take a cooking class, participate in youth music or sports, or take a driver education class! Qe’ve got what you need for an affordable price.

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TEFAP_family_food_boxFood Pantry now open!
Families facing hard times can visit the food pantry at Gladstone High School to get an emergency food box. The facility is open Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the portable nearest the GHS greenhouse on the north side of campus. (Easy access via Nelson Lane) Closed winter break. Reopens Jan. 8.
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help-now-butFamily Resource Coordinator available
Families facing difficulties can get free help and support navigating the maze of community services, health programs, and government agencies, thanks to the Family Resource Coordinator at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families.  For help, call Katrina Navarrete at 503-496-3943.
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chinese_cultureGladstone schools add K-8 Chinese program
This year, Gladstone Schools will offer instruction in Chinese language and culture to students in grades K-8. Elementary and middle school students will learn Mandarin, while exploring Chinese culture, art, literature, foods, and music.

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Gladstonimagese Schools open to transfer students
Students who wish to transfer to Gladstone Schools from other schools can find out how the process works by visiting this siteTo transfer in, you must apply for and receive release from your home district.