What’s new at John Wetten?

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.

School calendar changes in response to snow days
After missing several school days due to icy road conditions, the Gladstone School District revised the school calendar to add back instructional hours. Under the new calendar, April 17, originally planned as a staff-only day, will become a regular school day for students. In addition, 5 Wednesdays formerly planned as early-release days will become full school days. Those dates are as follows: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, May 31. June 14 is also a full school day.

Volunteers needed to lead clubs
This winter, volunteers are needed to lead after school clubs at John Wetten Elementary to help children develop new skills and interests. Possible ideas include chess, Legos, knitting, robotics, arts & crafts, drama, speech & debate, science, cooking, or book club, but other club types are welcome, too. Group size will be limited to 10 students. The school will provide needed supplies, and assistance from a staff member. To volunteer 1 hour per week, contact Theresa Schmidt at 503.656.6564, ext. 265 or email schmidtt@gladstone.k12.or.us.

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.

Join the Leopard Pride Parents Group!
We invite you to join our community of parents and faculty working together to provide student enrichment.  To get information send an email to JWEPFO@gmail.com.