Food Drive

posted Nov 18, 2016, 2:11 PM by Nadya Efseaff

Gubser's yearly Food Drive will begin on Monday, November 14 and runs thru Friday, December 9.  All food items will be donated to the Keizer Elks, who will distribute food baskets to needy families in both the Salem and Keizer areas, as well as local military families.
Our school-wide goal this year is to exceed 6,000 pounds.  The pod that brings in the largest combined weight of food will be treated to a catered lunch prior to the holiday break.
Please have your child bring their food items to their homeroom teacher. 

Lost & Found

posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:48 AM by Nadya Efseaff

We have accumulated a large amount of lost and found from the beginning of the year until now.  Please check lost and found racks when you come for conferences.  All unclaimed items will be bagged up and donated before Winter Break.

Vision Screening

posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:43 AM by Nadya Efseaff

Oregon Lions Foundation will be coming to our school on February 13 to complete vision screenings on all K-5th grade students.  If you would like your child(ren) to opt out, please notify the school office in writing prior to that date.

Jog A Thon Lap Clarification

posted Oct 18, 2016, 9:34 AM by Nadya Efseaff

Gubser Community

Thank you so much for your generous support of our annual Jog-a-thon!  For the first time in a decade, we had to hold the event indoors due to weather.  As you may know, that meant that our “lap” was about half of the outside track which allowed kids to run more laps than usual.  Since many people pledge a “per lap” amount, that might have resulted in a larger contribution to our school than intended.  Please know that you are not obligated in any way to contribute that full amount.  You may adjust your pledge accordingly. We are sorry for any confusion and upset that this may have caused.  We do appreciate the ongoing support of our parents, families and greater community members.  Also, special thank you to our PTC officers, parent volunteers and PE teachers for their hard work and dedication.  You all make this a great school!


posted Oct 10, 2016, 9:58 AM by Nadya Efseaff   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 9:42 AM ]

We will be running indoors (undercover area & the gym) due to rainy day.

9-9:15            Jog-A-Thon Tailgate
9:30-10:00     Mr. Baumer (C5), Mr. Whetzel (C6)
10-10:30        Mrs. Russell (C4), Mrs. Ramey (C2)  
10:30-11        Mrs. Frank (C3), Mrs. Baker (C7)
11-11:30        Miss Seagren (C1), Mrs. Matiskainen (B6)
11:30-12        Mrs. Carter (B5) - Rainy Day Indoor Schedule Change
12:30-1:00     Mrs. Magnusson (A4), Mrs. Justino (B1)
1-1:30            Ms. Martin (A3), Mrs. Wright (B4)
1:30-2            Mrs. Nowlin (A5), Mrs. Venkatachalam (A6)
2-2:30            Miss. Lucas (A1), Miss. Garcia (A2)
2:30-3            Mrs. Ball (B2), Ms. Hansen (B3)     


posted Oct 5, 2016, 10:11 AM by Nadya Efseaff

Each year, students in grades three through eight and grade 11 take state tests in English language arts and math. Students in grades five, eight and in high school also take a state science test. The tests measure students’ knowledge of state standards and give the state information about how schools are performing. Information from the Oregon Department of Education regarding parents’ right to opt students out of some state testing is available online. Click here to see ODE’s flyer: http://www.skgradguide.com/sites/default/files/opt-out-annual_2016-17.pdf

October Focus Day

posted Sep 30, 2016, 2:02 PM by Nadya Efseaff

Wednesday, October 5 is a Focus Day.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30.

A Few Changes & Calendar

posted Sep 12, 2016, 11:42 AM by Nadya Efseaff

School start time this year is 9:15am(last year was 9:25).  End time remains the same, 3:40pm.


The Jog A Thon has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 13.


The Gubser Website is now mobile friendly, gubser.salemkeizer.net.  You can save important dates directly from the mobile calendar to your cell phone calendar and keep up to date on all things that are happening at Gubser.  Teacher email address are there, the recess schedule by grade level, monthly newsletters and much more.  Make sure you check it frequently so that you don’t miss anything!


Upcoming Events:

14:  5th Grade Parent Meeting, 6-7pm in the C Pod

19:  Picture packets will be going home with students.  Check backpacks

22:  Fall Pictures

29:  PTC Meeting, 6:30pm in the Media Center.  Everyone is welcome.

30:  Gubser Pride Dress Up Day

        Jog A Thon Assembly 3:00pm

September Calendar

posted Aug 23, 2016, 12:15 PM by Gubser Elementary   [ updated Aug 23, 2016, 12:18 PM ]

September     1        Kindergarten Orientation (3-4 PM)  

6        Back to School Open House (4:30-6 PM)


                       7      First day of School (Grades 1st-5th)

                                Red Carpet Welcome (8:50-9:15 AM)

                                Parent Welcome & PTC Update (9:20 AM – Media Center)

                      7-9    Kindergarten Assessments and Staggered Start

12-13  Kindergarten “Smooth Start” (A-L 12th, M-Z 13th)

14       First Day for all Kindergarten

22      School Picture Day

29      Parent Teacher Club (PTC) – You are invited! (6:30 PM)

30      Gubser Pride Dress Up Day


      Go GATORS!

Kindergarten "Smooth Start" offered in September

posted Aug 18, 2016, 3:51 PM by Gubser Elementary

Students entering kindergarten  are encouraged to participate in a Smooth Start day before the first day of school.


Smooth Start is a day to ease students’ transition into the school environment. Children will have the chance to “practice” being in school for a day before the school year begins.


Children will get familiar with their classroom, learn where bathrooms are located, and learn how the cafeteria works. They will also meet their teachers and have a chance to ask questions.


Students attend Smooth Start on one of two days in September, based on last name:

  • Monday, September 12 for students with last names starting with A through L

  • Tuesday, September 13 for students with last names starting with M through Z

  • Smooth Start hours are 9:15 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

  • Lunch and bus transportation are provided


Kindergarten begins on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.


For more information on Smooth Start, please contact the school office at (503) 399-3275

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