Two days have been
added back to the school calendar for 2013-14 for students, except for
graduating seniors. The days were added by the interim superintendent to make
up for days school was closed this month due to inclement weather.
.Elementary School Students: June 11 and June 12, 2014, have been
added to the school calendar for students. These are now regular school
Middle and High School
Students: June 12 and 13, 2014, have been added to
the school calendar. These are now regular school days for all secondary
students, except for graduating seniors.
Our first attempt at McTeacher Night was canceled due to the snow. Our second attempt was canceled due to a double booking. Consequently, we will not be having a McTeacher night event this year. We appreciate all the support this event draws for Gubser each year and look forward to next year.
It’s that time of year again
where we come together as a school to help others. Since 2005, Gubser Elementary has
participated in a community service project called “Pennies for Patients”.
Starting March 3 we will be collecting change, cash, and checks (made out to
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) to be donated to the Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society. The last day to turn
in money for this program will be March 20th, which is the last day
of parent teacher conferences before Spring Break. The Pennies program helps to create public
awareness for childhood blood cancers and more importantly, raises funds for
patient aid programs and local blood cancer research at OHSU. The money we donate is spent on patient and
community services, research, public health and professional education. Last year over 30,000 patients received
patient financial aid from LLS.
In the US, an
estimated 12,060 new cancer cases was expected to occur among children and
adolescents 0 to 14 years of age in 2012. Leukemia is the most common cancer in
children, adolescents and young adults.
The survival rate for the most common form of childhood leukemia has
increased from 35 in 1954 to 88% in 2010!
LLS currently funds four researchers in our chapter area totaling $8.6
million. For more information you can
visit there website at www.lls.org.
During the collection time,
each classroom will have a container to collect money in. Students will receive a mini donation box to
collect money in and from there they will put it in their classroom donation
box. The money will be counted weekly to
see where each classroom is at with donations amounts. At the end of March, the classroom that has
raised the most money will get to have a lunch party hosted by Olive
Garden. This is one of Olive Garden’s
ways of donating to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Thank you for joining us in
helping to find a cure!
Michelle Mills, School Counselor
If you have a child that will be five years old on or before Sept. 10, 2014 then
you are encouraged to get your child registered for kindergarten. All
Salem-Keizer elementary schools will be holding all day registration on March 20 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. to allow
for kindergarten-age children to register for the 2014-15 school year. If you
cannot attend the March 20 registration, you may register your child at your
neighborhood school anytime during regular school hours after March 31. If you
are not sure which school is in your neighborhood area, you may call the
boundary information line at 503-399-3246.
In order to register a child for kindergarten,
parents must provide their child’s birth certificate as proof of age, an
updated record of their child’s immunizations and proof of address.
For more information about Kindergarten Roundup call
your local elementary school or the District Elementary Education office at 503-399-2632.
Thursday, February 6
Join us for another fun night at the Keizer Station McDonald's. Let the Gubser staff serve you dinner. Bring your family and friends. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Gubser.
Mr. Baumer, 5th grade teacher, has been nominated for a Crystal Apple Award by his peers at Gubser and members of the Gubser community. The
award recognizes excellence in education by honoring those making a significant
impact in the lives of children. The awards ceremony will be held at the Elsinore Theater on November 7th at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Elsinore Theater.
BAUMER (C5) MR. WHETZEL (C6)
MRS. HEIN (C4)
NOWLIN (A5) MISS GARCIA (A6)
MISS LUCAS (A1)
RUSSELL (C1) 4th Gr Only
MRS. GOFF (C2) MRS. FRANK (C3)
11:00-11:30 MRS. CARTER (B5)
MRS. MATISKANIEN (B6)
MRS. RUSSELL (C1) 3rd Gr.
1:00-1:30 MRS. BRAMMER (A2) MS.
BALL (B2) MS. HANNEGAN (B4)
MARTIN (A3) MS. JUSTINO (A4)
2:30-2:40 MRS. NOWLIN (A5)
Please do not check student's out early after they have finished running their laps. This is a regular academic school day.
We have had
a wonderful start to the school year. We value volunteers and value
providing volunteers many opportunities to make a positive impact for kids at
Gubser. Below is some very valuable
information about volunteering and upcoming events:
If you would like
to start volunteering in any capacity please contact our new Volunteer
Co-Coordinators: Jasa Argue firstname.lastname@example.org
& Krista Van Sklyke Kristaleotta@aol.com
We would like to
invite you to volunteer; if you can help weekly or even for a one-time
event. We still need many volunteers. Attached are some Parent
Club Job Descriptions. We would like to highlight that we need a
Reading Buddy Program Coordinator and volunteers for our Reading Buddy
Program. If you can help please contact Krista or Jasa.
Our Jog-A-Thon is
coming up this Thursday (10/10). If you would like to volunteer for the
Jog-A-Thon please sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/409094CA4A72AA46-jogathon/12372700
We have less than
a week to raise $24,000 for Jog-A-Thon. If we reach our school goal every
student gets a Gubser backpack and a surprise inside! The Jog-A-Thon
Committee has also gathered many amazing additional prizes for our
students. The funds we raise help fund field trips, guest speakers,
assemblies, technology and much more! Thank you in advance for your
Safety - We are emphasizing safety
with the students when asking for pledges: Ask with an adult, Ask people
you know, Ask when it’s light outside.
Parent Teacher Club Meeting (Budget Meeting) is on 10/29 at 6:30.
We would like to invite you. This meeting is very fun because the group
decides how to best spend the Jog-A-Thon funds.
Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
– At Gubser we believe in ensuring all students feel safe and have a strong
sense of value and belonging. In an
effort to partner with you, we are offering a Bullying Prevention Parent
Informational Session: How to Empower and Support your Child from Home
with Miss Mills (our school counselor). This session will take place on
10/30 from 6-7 PM in the Gubser
Thanks for all of your amazing support! It is going to
be a WONDERFUL school year because of how you help our staff and
students. Thank you!
We are very fortunate to live in such a caring
community. Thanks to people and
organizations within our community, we are able to assist a few families in
need during the Christmas holiday. If
you feel your family could benefit from receiving a few gifts for your
children, please let me know as soon as possible. Unfortunately we usually end up with more
families needing assistance than resources available. Therefore, those who contact me first will be
put on the top of the list. Please
remember that there are usually additional resources available during the
holidays through the Salvation Army, United Way, St. Edwards Church and
probably many other churches in Keizer as well.
However, I suggest those contacts be made in October or early November
as they will also have needs exceeding the resources available.
Deadlines given to me this year are early, so I will need to
provide names and gift ideas for Christmas assistance by Monday, OCTOBER 22nd
the very latest. You must be a
Keizer resident to receive the assistance per the Keizer
organizations who are making this happen.
The first 10 families to contact me will receive assistance as that is
the max number of families they are able to help per school.
If you are a parent or community member that would like to
help a family in need during the Christmas holiday, we will be having an “adopt
a family” program as well. Families in
need, as well as families helping, will all remain anonymous.
I will be the contact for those needing assistance as well
as those wanting to provide assistance.
Thursday, August 29
4-5:00 pm, A Pod
kindergarten students and parents! This
orientation will provide you the opportunity to visit the school and meet the
teachers and support staff. You will
also receive a kindergarten overview and a Gubser packet of important
You will have the
opportunity to sign up for your child’s required Literacy Assessment day during
the orientation. (If you are unable to
attend the orientation, you can call the school office after August 29th
to reserve a time slot.) On the Literacy Assessment day, your kinder
student will attend a “practice” kindergarten day where they will receive their
assessment by Mrs. Nowlin or Miss. Garcia and be introduced to the classroom
and the daily routine by the classroom assistants.
We look forward to
seeing you at the orientation.
Mrs. Nowlin, A5
Miss. Garcia, A6