Gubser Elementary students participated in Pennies for Patients benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the month of March. Students collected $1,006.26. Students did a great job of giving selflessly and they really understood the mission of the Society and what the money is used for. Thanks to the Gubser families for helping with this as well.
The top fundraising class was Kelly Hansen’s second grade class. They raised $215.35 and won an in-class lunch awarded by the Society and Olive Garden.
Leukemia is the leading cause of cancer death among children. An estimated 747, 465 Americans have blood cancers, and every five minutes, someone new is diagnosed. Since 1992, millions of dollars have been raised by more than 16 million elementary, middle, and high school students nationwide. These much needed funds support the Society’s mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of patients and their families.
For information regarding local programs and services of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call (800) 466-6572 or visit our web site at www.lls.org/or.
Have you volunteered to help out the school this year? If so, you're invited to our
Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on Friday, April 10th at 9:00 am. If you are able to attend, we would love to show our appreciation by serving you breakfast that morning. Please RSVP to the office if you can attend. Whether you attend or not, we hope you realize how very much we appreciate the parent and community volunteer support that helps make Gubser the wonderful school that we all love. Thank you!
Wednesday, March 18: No School Kinders
Grades 1-5 Regular School Day
4-8 Parent Teacher Conferences
Thursday, March 19: No School All Students
8-8 Parent Teacher Conferences
Friday, March 20: No School All Students
March 23-27: Spring Break No School
It's almost that time of year again for the Pennies for Patients community service project. I believe this will be our 9th or 10th year participating!
We will start the last week of February (week of 23rd) and collect until conferences. If students bring money during conferences this WILL still count, but nothing after March 19th will count towards your classroom's total. Money that didn't get turned in before then can still get turned in and count towards Gubser's total.
Once again the classroom who raises the most money will earn a luncheon provided by Olive Garden. This is Olive Garden's way of participating (by encouraging students to collect the most money for their classrooms). Of course every classroom that even brings in a single penny is a winner because they participated...and this is the message I will give to students as always.
It was much easier the last couple of years to schedule an entire pod assembly (or at least grade levels) to kick off the event rather than scheduling time in every room separately. So, as a pod, or at least grade level, will you please let me know what time will work for me to spend about 15-20 minutes with your grade level or pod for a pod assembly. (so a time the pod is available). The dates I am hoping to do this are either Thursday, Feb. 19th or Friday, Feb. 20th.
Thank you :)
A series of “Parents’ Tips for Testing" can be found on our website for six weeks under: Featured Links/Parent Resources/Instructional Support. These tips are meant to help you begin thinking ahead to test time, and to encourage you to help your students prepare.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your student's teacher from the "Teacher Websites" link.
Ever dream of having your principal or teacher prepare dinner for you and your family?
Gubser staff will be working at the Keizer Station McDonald's from 4:30-7:30 on Thursday, February 12 to raise funds for our school. Come and let us serve you a happy meal or whatever your favorite meal is.
Staff, students and families alike socialize, laugh and earn money. The school earns 25% of the sales and 100% from the tip jar. This is always a very fun event and we hope to see everyone there.
There will be no school for students on Monday, January 19 due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
There will also be no school for students on Monday, January 26 due to an Elementary Staff Development Day.
Enjoy your two three day weekends!
You are invited to a BUNCO game night. This event is open to the community. Come and play with friends, family and neighbors.
Community Bunco Night
A 50/50 fundraiser sponsored by Gubser Elementary 5th Grade Parents to support special 5th grade events.
$10 per person
· Ages 16 and over.
· RSVP to Jennifer at 503-569-3864 or firstname.lastname@example.org . RSVP not required to attend. Those who RSVP will be entered into a special prize drawing for making the reservation.
· No experience necessary. First time players welcome.
Evening highlights include:
· Prizes awarded in cash. (50% of entry fee to prizes and 50% to 5th grade class.)
· Additional 50/50 raffle drawing ($1 per ticket and $5 for 6 tickets).
· Concessions for sale.
Where: Gubser Elementary School, 6610 14th Avenue NE Keizer, OR 97303
When: Friday, January 30th, doors open at 5:30 for registration, games begin at 6:30
Parents, we will conduct our second required lockdown drill on January 8th. This helps us prepare kids in the case of an unsafe situation arising in or around our school. Our September drill went well and we expect our students to react just as well this time. If you or your child have any questions or concerns about this drill or other issues, please contact the school. Thank you!
Closed for Winter Break: December 23 - January 3
Return to school on Monday, January 5th
Happy Holidays from the staff at Gubser Elementary!