Practicing Lockdown Procedures
State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures. We will practice this procedure Wednesday afternoon, September 10th.
If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security, then please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures.
On Tuesday, August 26th, representatives of the Keizer Station Starbucks came with rakes, trowels and wheelbarrows in hand to help pull weeds and make the front beds look great for the start of school. They even brought coffee for the teachers who were busily meeting to get ready for the students. We appreciate the partnership with them!
Back to School Open House
Tuesday, September 2nd from 4:30 to 6:00
Meet your teacher!
See your classroom!
Hope you can make it!
First day of school for 1st through 5th grades is Wednesday, September 3rd at 9:15.
Looking forward to a great school year! Below is a letter from the new principal and a calendar of some upcoming events.
Here is a video reflecting back on this past school year!
Hello Gubser Families.
We are coming to the end of another great year having just finished up
our field trips, class group photos, and field day. We will be saying good bye to some wonderful
staff members this year.
Our school annual will only be sold online this year. If you would like to purchase a yearbook
please go to schoolannual.com and click on the tab at the top that says Buy
Your Students Yearbook. You will then
need to enter our school name or choose it from the drop down menu. The book is $15. You can add your child’s name in foil on the
cover for an additional $2. Books can be
purchased through July 3rd.
Yearbooks will be available for pick up at back to school night.
Thank you and have a great Summer.
If anyone would like to be a part of next year’s yearbook in
any way, from sales to photography please email Monica Fislar at
Mark Your Calendars!
June 18 and 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6, 13 and 20
Gubser library is offering Gubser students access to book checkout. Gubser students can check out up to 5 books every Wednesday from 4-6pm.
Our Summer Reading Program is a great way for students of all ages to keep their reading skills sharp during the summer months.
Note: Only Gubser students (including going-on 5th graders, or incoming kinder) will be eligible to check out books. All participants will be expected to follow library policies/procedures, including book checkout and behavior expectations. Students are responsible for any books checked out that are list or severely damaged.
ReadAbout is a reading program that uses adaptive technology
to focus on the three key components of reading; comprehension skills,
vocabulary, and content-area knowledge. Students using ReadAbout receive direct instruction and practice in the comprehension skills
and strategies crucial to extracting
meaning from nonfiction texts. ReadAbout also presents a rigorous yet fun approach to vocabulary instruction, in which students learn
grade-appropriate academic and content area words.
Our 88 students who participated in the program
this year grew and average of 161 lexile points. A growth of one hundred
points is considered a full year’s growth in reading. Most of our students came
in below grade level in September over half of these students are at or above
grade level now. A big thank you goes to Keizer Volcanoes and Big Town Hero who stepped in at the perfect
time to motivate our students to do their very best. The students’ hard work
and attendance in our before and after school program is to be admired! They are
proof positive that Gubser Gators really DO rock!
The Gubser Staff
cordially invites you to our
Artist & Author Showcase
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Families are also
invited to bring a picnic dinner.
Tables will be provided
in the undercover area
or you may bring a
blanket & chairs for the field area.
Showcase will take place
in the pods and classrooms.
At Gubser Elementary
child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10th, 2014
register, visit our Preschool office at:
6425 Fruitland Rd NE Salem, OR 97317
certificate, immunizations and $75.00 registration fee are required
Call 503-399-3148 for more information