What’s new at John Wetten?

School Board has 4 seats up for election
Four seats on the Gladstone School Board are up for election this spring: Position 1, Position 2, Position 6, and Position 7. The seven-member board makes policy and budget decisions that impact four schools and over 2,100 Gladstone students. Individuals who want to run for office must file for candidacy by March 16. Information is available at the Clackamas County Elections website:  http://www.clackamas.us/elections/20170516.html

Gladstone schools welcome non-resident students
Under Oregon law, students have the opportunity to attend a school outside their home district by applying for Open Enrollment. Gladstone is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year for grades K-10 through April 1. Find out more and apply today.

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, and May 31.

Win cash for college
The Oregon College Savings Plan is giving away one $529 account to a family at John Wetten Elementary School through the Be College Ready program. All elementary school parents are eligible to win, yet many parents have not entered! To enter the sweepstakes go to http://www.becollegeready.net/cash-for-college.shtml.

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.

Clubs meet one hour per week from 2:20 to 3:20 p.m. Each class will meet 4 to 8 times based on volunteer availability. To volunteer, contact Theresa Schmidt at 503.656.6564, ext. 265 or email schmidtt@gladstone.k12.or.us.

Sign up now for winter activities
Want to learn something new in 2017? 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.