• Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy Good Friday and Easter!

     

    By the  time you're reading this, we will have completed our state AK STAR tests for the year for 3-6th grade students. Thanks to parents for continuing to make sure your child(ren) gets plenty of rest and nutritious food to eat to help them come to school ready to learn. These last 5 weeks of school will go by very quickly, and we want to give every student as many academic strengthening opportunities as we can.

     

    Enrollment at Gladys Wood declined during the pandemic. It is in the spring that we begin to plan for the fall. Online registration for the 2022/2023 school year will open for returning students on Monday, April 25th. New-to-District students can register online starting July 15th. It is important that our Gladys Wood families register early to provide ASD leaders a clear picture of our enrollment. We currently have 295 students enrolled at Gladys Wood compared to 292 at this time last school year.

     

    Please make sure to register your child early, as enrollment drives our staffing allocation. If you need your Parent Connect information, please call the office for assistance at 907-742-6760.

     

    We want to continue to recognize those students who have sought out adult help when they've seen something this year that concerned them online or during face-to-face instruction. ASD has a catchy phrase that we use in these situations. If you see something, say something! This applies to any situation where someone is being unsafe. Thanks for talking with your children about getting help and knowing that when safety is involved, it's the right action to take. 

     

    Thanks to all parents who have been remembering to mask up as you enter the school grounds.

     

    Thanks you also for dropping your children off between 8:40am and 8:45am and pick up at 3:30pm.

     

    The Straw family wants you to know we continue to keep all of the Gladys Wood community in our thoughts and prayers and are thankful to  be part of your school family!

     

    Mr. Straw


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope you had a restful Spring Break with your family.

     

    We are at the very beginning of our 4th quarter now. It's hard to believe we have only 9 weeks left in the 2021/22 school year.

     

    We are making plans for next school year already and more will be shared as our plans progress.

     

    As the beautiful sunny days continue and daylight increases, please know you're welcome to visit the Gladys Wood playground with proper supervision. Students are encouraged to have an adult join them for everyone's safety. The playgrounds, ice rink, and field are available to the public after 4:00 on school days. Thank you also for being mindful, safe and respectful of others while visiting the playground.

     

    Each year, ASD does a school climate and connectedness survey for each school. This data is anonymous and we use your feedback to improve how we operate and connect with students, staff, and the community.

    Here's the link:

    Family Survey: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/aasb/asdfamily

    Each year we also give you an opportunity to give individual staff input and feedback.

     

    You can go to: District Overview/Staff Evaluations page on the district's website to give the teachers and myself feedback on how we're doing. You are able to give input for classroom, resource, and specialist teachers. The survey is quick and simple and we welcome all the feedback.

     

    It was good to see families at the PTO Meeting this past Tuesday, March 16th. If you are not PTO member yet, please consider joining us at: https://gladyswoodpto.square.site/

    (Just type membership Dues under Grade/Teacher and choose the far right box for amount and enter $5.) We'd love to hear from you! By signing up now and participating, you'll know what is being planned for next year.

     

    We want to recognize those students who have sought out adult help when they've seen something this year that concerned them online or during face-to-face instruction. ASD has a catchy phrase that we use in these situations. "If you see something, say something!" This applies to any situation where someone is unsafe. Thanks for talking with your children about getting help and knowing that when safety is involved, it's the right action to take.

     

    Thank you for dropping your children off between 8:40am and 8:45am and picking up at 3:30pm.

     

    With so many changes happening not only at school, but also in many of our personal lives, I wanted to end with saying the Straws continue to think about and pray for all of our Gladys Wood families and community Be safe and be well!

     

    Go Woodchucks!

     

    Mr. Straw


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy Valentine's Day!

     

    We are more than halfway through the 3rd quarter and students are working hard. I have been personally meeting with students and GW staff and helping them set goals for Spring learning and teaching. I have met with every student and teacher. I'm excited to see how they do on their Spring benchmark and celebrate with them on their learning growth.

     

    ASD has canceled "Visit Your Schools in February." However, if you know anyone who will be enrolling a kindergarten next Fall or just wants to learn more about our school, please encourage them to contact me at 907-742-6760 or email me at: straw_nicholas@asdk12.org and I'll do my best to help you or them.

     

    We want to recognize those students who have sought out adult help when they've seen something this year that concerned them online after school hours or during school time. ASD has a catchy phrase that we use in these situations. If you see something, say something! This applies to any situation where someone is unsafe. Thanks for talking with your children about getting help and knowing that when safety is involved, it's the right action to take.

     

    Thank you also for dropping your children off between 8:40am and 8:50am and picking up at 3:30pm.

     

    The Straws continue to think about all of you and pray for you as there are many people still experiencing sickness.

     

    Warmer weather is just around the corner!

     

    Go Woodchucks,

    Mr. Straw


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy New Year!

     

    We're off and running and students are actively refining their skills in reading, writing, math, social studies, science, art, music, health, pe, and library.

     

    The ice rink has recently been hot mopped and available for use. If any parents would like to volunteer to help watch students during recess one day or a couple days of the week, please contact Mr. Straw. straw_nicholas@asdk12.org or call 907-742-6760. Recess times are at follows: 6/1 grade 11:25am - 12pm, 2/3 grade 12 - 12:35pm, 4/5 grade/Kindergarten 12:35pm - 1:10pm.

     

    It was good to see families at the PTO Meeting this past Tuesday, January 11th. If you are not a PTO member yet, please consider joining us at: GW PTO Membership we'd love to hear from you!

     

    The ice rink, the playground, and the sledding hill are available to all of you to use in the evening and on the weekend. Please come get some fresh air play. Yes, adults, you too!

     

    The Straw family wishes you a safe and joyful January and will continues to think about all of you and keep you in our prayers.

     

    Mr. Straw


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