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 email@example.com . 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!
This is a reminder that the 5th grade class is having their Drop and Shop fundraiser on:
Saturday, December 13.
Price is $5 per child.
Drop off at 12:30 and pick up no later than 4:30. (This is a change from the previously advertised hours)
Must be potty trained.
Lunch will not be provided, however, a snack of popcorn will be.
There will be crafts, activities and lots of fund for the kids.
Drop off in the back by the gym.
Following are highlights and reminders for the week of November 24th.
There is NO SCHOOL for students the week of November 24-28.
Monday and Tuesday, November 24 & 25 are conferences for grades K-5. If you are unable to make your scheduled conference for any reason, it is important that you make contact with the teacher. If you cannot reach the school office by phone, please email the teacher directly. Teacher emails are available on the Gubser website, gubser.salemkeizer.net
Lost and found items will be available in the library. Please take a moment to check the tables. All unclaimed clothing will be donated after conferences.
Please bring your canned food donations and give them to your student's classroom teacher. Gubser's annual food drive will run thru December 12th. All food items will be donated to the Keizer Elks, who will distribute food baskets to needy familes in the Salem and Keizer area, as well as local military families.
The 5th grade class is taking orders for Gubser sweatshirts and t shirts. Order forms will be located in the front lobby area with a sample of the t shirt and sweatshirt. These will make wonderful Christmas gifts. T shirts are $10 and hoodie sweatshirts are $25.
Two Gubser teachers received Crystal Apple Award nominations-- Mrs. Frank, grade 4 and Mrs. Ball, grade 2. The Crystal Apple Awards recognize excellence in education by honoring those making a significant impact in the lives of children. We are excited for our two deserving nominees!
Mrs. Frank was recognized, among other things, for her "yes I believe in you", and "we are in this together" attitude she brings to each student. It was said that she inspires and transforms her students.
Mrs. Ball was recognized, in part, for the fun and excitement she brings to learning in her second grade classroom and for her care for the well-being of each student.