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Dear Gubser Families,
Hello! I hope this letter finds you enjoying a summer filled with fun times for your family. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to Gubser Elementary for the 2015-2016 school year! The Gubser Staff is very excited to have students and the community back at school this fall. Personally, I am really glad to be starting my second year here at Gubser.
Please note that we will have new bell times this year. Doors will open at 8:55 for students eating breakfast and 9:10 for all other students. School begins at 9:25 and dismissal will be at 3:40.
We have some new staff members who are excited to join the Gubser Team:
Hannah Seagren, 3rd Grade, Roy Rhines, PE, Cheryl Lyons, 4th (in for two months for Melissa Frank), Holly Jones, Instructional Coach, Vanessa Ritz, 1st Grade, Jennifer Sader, Kinder IA, Laurel Epperly, LRC IA, Pat Huffman, ERC IA, Miguel Campos, Orchestra
Due to the outstanding fiscal support of our community during the 2008 school bond, over the summer Gubser received new cold water pipes, new doors, new windows, new restroom sinks and some new walls in our computer labs. Now that construction has wrapped up, our staff is working hard to be ready for the students to return. We know that you will continue to support the school in many ways and your support is very much appreciated. It is only in partnership with you that we can effectively educate our community’s children. I am always amazed and appreciative of the many ways you support our school.
I would like to invite you to join us for our Open House September 8, 4:30-6 PM. All Keizer elementary schools are posting class lists inside during Open House night and during the first week of school to ensure student privacy and safety. Please remember that we will not be changing room assignments that evening or during the first ten days of school, which is a practice common to all schools.
We look forward to the upcoming year and we look forward to seeing you soon!
A new online service for elementary parents
Parents of Salem-Keizer elementary students will have access to an online information system called ParentVUE starting this fall.
Previously, parents of middle and high school students could find information about student attendance, classes, and grades online through a service called Intouch Online. This fall, ParentVUE is replacing Intouch Online.
ParentVUE will offer some information for parents of elementary students. Parents will be able to log in to find information about their student’s:
· Class schedule (Homeroom, PE, Music, etc.)
· Immunization records
· Progress reports when finalized (three progress reports per school year)
· District calendar
The district will mail log in information for ParentVUE to families prior to the start of school.
For more information about ParentVUE, please visit http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/parentvue or call the school office.
If you added a cell phone number to your registration, you may receive an automated text message asking you to opt in to the SchoolMessenger text message service.
If you receive this text, we encourage you to opt in to receive future messages from your school and/or the school district via text.
Please see attached file with more details.
Food and Nutrition Services will be using a new pay on-line website, you can access it here: http://www.salemkeizer.org/departments/food-nutrition-services then clicking on the “Meal Online Payment” link. The cafeteria also accepts cash and check for depositing funds into your child’s account.
Kindergarten Orientation will be held on Thursday September 3 at 4:00-5:00 pm.
School Supply List Website Location:
School Supply List (located toward bottom of the page)
We will have new start and end times for the 15-16 school year.
Start Time: 9:25
Doors will open at 8:55 for breakfast and at 9:10 for all students.
Wednesday, June 3: Focus Day - Grades 1-5 12:30 Dismiss (No PM Kinder)
Art & Author Night/Family Picnic 5-6:30
Thursday, June 4, 1st Grade Field Trip, Enchanted Forest
Friday, June 5: Hawaiian Dress Up Day
5th Grade Experience - Newport, OR
Sleepover at Gubser in the gym
Saturday, June 6: Sleepover pick up 9 am
Monday, June 8: 5th Grade Promotion - 9:30-10:30 Gubser Gym
Tuesday, June 9: Last Day of School, Student's dismiss at 3:30 (full day)
1-3 pm Field Day (Closed campus)
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.