Happy New Year Gubser Families!

McTeacher Night - Thursday, February 12

posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:29 PM by Gubser Elementary

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.

No School: Monday January 19 and 26

posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:16 PM by Gubser Elementary   [ updated Jan 14, 2015, 1:17 PM ]

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!

Save the Date - Community Bunco

posted Jan 14, 2015, 1:14 PM by Gubser Elementary


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 jenhowald@gmail.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

Lockdown Drill -January 8th

posted Jan 7, 2015, 8:54 AM by Gubser Elementary

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!

Winter Break

posted Dec 18, 2014, 1:12 PM by Gubser Elementary

Closed for Winter Break:  December 23 - January 3
Return to school on Monday, January 5th

Happy Holidays from the staff at Gubser Elementary!

Drop and Shop

posted Dec 9, 2014, 3:18 PM by 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.

Week of November 24-28

posted Nov 23, 2014, 11:02 AM by Gubser Elementary

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.

Crystal Apple Award Nominations

posted Nov 3, 2014, 2:43 PM by Gubser Elementary

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.   

Upcoming October Events

posted Oct 22, 2014, 2:14 PM by Gubser Elementary   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 2:15 PM ]

Hello Gubser families.  Following are some reminders of what is happening at Gubser for the remainder of October.

Friday, October 24, is Picture Retake Day.  If you were not satisfied with your child’s school pictures, you may have them retaken.  Send the picture packet back with your child to school on Friday and they will give it to the photographer and have their picture taken again.  If your child did not take pictures yet this year, they will do that on Friday.  Picture order forms are available in the office if you wish to purchase a packet. 

Save At School, Bank Day, is back again.   Tuesday, October 28 will be our first Bank Day this year.  This is a bank savings program offered by Washington Federal.  See the Parent Resource page for information on how to start a bank savings plan for your student.  Bank day is held on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month in the library from 8:45 to 9:15.  This is a great opportunity to begin teaching your child the importance of saving money in their own personal savings account. 

Thursday, October 30 is our Parent Teacher Club (PTC) meeting at 6:30 in the library.  Everyone is invited to attend, childcare is provided and this month is our budget meeting. 

Friday, October 31 (Halloween) is Crazy Hat and Hair day.  Please remember no Halloween costumes, but be as creative as you would like with hair and hats.

Parent's Guide to Graduation

posted Oct 10, 2014, 2:27 PM by Gubser Elementary

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has created a new publication to help answer parents’ most commonly asked questions about achievement and instruction as students work to earn a standard four-year diploma.

The Parents’ Guide to Graduation will be mailed home in mid-October. 

One Guide has been created specific to each grade, kindergarten through grade 8, and one for all high school grades combined. Each Guide contains a snapshot of learning standards for the grade level, information about grading practices and state tests, and tips for helping students at home. Materials are available in both English and Spanish.

There are also Parents’ Guide websites with additional resources: http://www.skgradguide.com and http://espanol.skgradguide.com. Both websites were designed to be mobile-friendly to serve parents who want to access information from a smartphone or other mobile device.

Parents may find the Guide most useful when reviewing report cards or at parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are coming up in late November.

The handout is named “Parents’ Guide to Graduation” because each grade is a step along the way to the ultimate goal of achieving a high school diploma. Knowing what it takes to stay on track at each grade level will help students reach that goal.

Salem-Keizer is grateful to the sponsors of this project, Maps Credit Union and ServiceMaster of Salem for supporting the printing of the Parents’ Guide!

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