• Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy belated May Day!

     

    As we race to the end of the school year with final learning, activities, and celebrations, I want to recognize the amazing staff at Gladys Wood elementary. A number of staff members reached milestones of years of service to ASD. Gladys Wood really does have an incredible and committed staff. Today marks the last day of Teacher/Staff Appreciation and I wanted to thank all of yu who supported our PTO who put together goodies this week for teachers to acknowledge their hard work.

     

    Enrollment at Gladys Wood has declined during the pandemic. It is in the sping that we begin to plan for the Fall. Online registration for the 2021/2022 school year opened for returning students on April 26th. 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 292 students enrolled at Gladys Wood compared to 345 at this time last year.

     

    Please make sure to register you child as soon as you can, as enrollment drives our staffing allocation. If you need your Parent Connect information, please call the office for assistance at 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 pharse 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.

     

    Thank you also for dropping your children off between 9:20a.m. and 9:30a.m. and picking up at 3pm.

     

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

     

    Mr. Straw

     

     


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy belated Easter!

     

    By the time you're reading this, we will have completed our state PEAKS tests for the year for 3 - 6th  grade students. Thanks to parents for continuing to make sure your child(ren) get(s) 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 has declined during the pandemic. It is in the spring that we begin to plan for the fall. Online registration for the 2021/2022 school year will open for returning students on April 26th. 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 292 students enrolled at Gladys Wood Compared to 345 at this time last year.

     

    Please make sure to register your child early, as enrollment drives our staffing allocation. If you need your Parent Connection information, please call the office for assistance at 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 cathy phrase that we use in those situations. If you see something, say something! This applies to any situation where someone is being unsafe. Thanks for talking with your childern about getting help and knowing that when saftey 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.

     

    Thank you also for dropping your children off between 9:20am and 9:30am and pick up at 3pm.

     

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

     

    Mr. Straw

     

     

    Kindergarten Round-Up

    ASD is centrally hosting Virtual Kindergarten Round-Up events this month. The next events take place on the following dates: April 22, 11am - 12 pm; and April 26, 6 - 7pm. Please share the ASD website www.asdk12.org/kindergartenroundup for event infortmation, resources, and Zoom webinar info.

     


  • 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 4rh quarter now. It's hard to believe we have only 9 weeks left inthe 2020/2021 school year.

     

    We are making plans for next school year already and are excited to continue face to face learning. More will be shared as our plans progress.

     

    As the beautiful sunny days continue and dayligtht increases, please know you're welcome to visit the Gladys Wood playground with proper social distancing and 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. Thanks 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 seedback to improve how we operate and connect with students, staff, and community.

     

    Here 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 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 feedback.

     

    It was good to see families at the PTO Meeting this past Tuesday, March 16th. If you are not a PTO member yet, please consider joining us at: Gladys Wood PTO SIGN UP, 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 those situations. "If you see something, say something!" This applies to any situation where someone is being unsafe. Thanks for talking with your childern 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.

     

    Thank you also for dropping your childern off between 9:20a.m. and 9:30a.m. and picking up at 3pm.

     

    Go Woodchucks!

     

    Mr. Straw


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy Valentine's Day!

     

    We are off and running with face to face instruction and are thankful to see so many smiling faces every day.

     

    Students are getting used to their new learning schedules and have been highly engaged.

     

    We will still be holding Visit Our School in the Month of February via Zoom. This will take place on February 23rd at 10am and 6pm. Both presentations will be the same and it will be an opportunity for upcoming Gladys Wood families to ask questions and learn more about our school, please encourage them to join us on February 23rd for one of the zoom sessions.

     

    Zoom Link for 10am and 6pm on February 23rd (Same Link for both): https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/347035859?pwd=NnM4aXBRcEtIakhvS1JDaHZpRHU5Zz09

     

    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 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 remebering to mask up as you enter the school grounds. 

     

    Thank you also for dropping your children off between 9:20am  and 9:30am and picking up at 3pm.

     

    Go Woodchucks!

     

    Mr. Straw


  • Gladys Wood Community,

     

    Happy New Year!

    As we start our 2nd semester of the 2020/2021 School Year, I want to thank all of you for adapting every time a change is made. While I was zooming with a class last week about change, I was reminded that our kids are by far the best at adapting and changing. If we as adults are able to stay calm and patient, our kids are able to adjust and get throught this with us.

    As I mentioned in a text at the beginning of the week we are tracking attendance more closely this semester and will give awards to students who regularly attend their zoom sessions and/or complete their canvas work.

    We are hopeful we will be able to return to In-Person Learning in the 2nd semester. As we know more about how all of this will work, I will be sure to let all of you know. Currently we are planning to welcome the PreK-2nd graders on January 19th from 9:30am - 3:00pm. The hope is the 3rd-6th graders will follow soon after.

    It was good to see families at the PTO Meeting this past Tuesday, January 12th. If you are not a PTO member yet, please consider joining us at: Gladys Wood PTO SIGN UP, we'd love to hear from you!

    On New Year's Eve Day the Straw's headed to the Gladys Wood Ice Rink (Thanks GW PTO) and two of the Straw kids ice skated for the first time. So exciting! We also checked out sledding hill. If you haven't made it to our playground lately, it's open and available to all of you. Please come get some fresh air play. Yes adults, you too!

     

    Principal Straw


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