Gardiner’s office will be closed for the month of July and will reopen on Monday, August 4th. If you are new to our district and have a student who will be attending Gardiner, please stop by our office to pick up registration papers as soon as possible.
Sometime in the middle of August we will be mailing out registration packets to all our enrolled students. Be sure to mark your calendar for our registration day, August 20th during these hours; 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There will be a make-up registration day on August 26th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. At registration you will be returning papers you have updated/filled out from your packet and paying fees. On the August 20th registration day students will be getting their picture taken for their student ID card and picking up their schedule. Someone from our Nutrition Services staff will be here for you to put money on your students lunch account and turn in paperwork. If you come in on the August 26th make-up day you will be able to turn in your paperwork, pay fees and pick up your schedule.
Do take part in the Summer Lunch Program here daily at Gardiner beginning June 16th through August 15th. There will be activities and hot lunch Monday – Friday, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm. Free for everyone 18 years old and under.
Gardiner's office will be closed beginning June 27th for summer break. Hope you have a fun and safe summer!
June 4, 2014
Dear Gardiner Families,
Each day I am reminded of the many wonderful and gifted students we have here at Gardiner. The production of Seussical last week was one of the most outstanding middle school productions I have seen. I was amazed! The cast is truly talented.
This morning I had the opportunity to share our school with State Representative Brent Barton. As we toured the school, it was impressive to see the bustle of engaged learning throughout the building. Science students were working on engineering rockets, math students were enthusiastically participating in competitive math games and in another class solving two step equations. Our WEB (Welcome Everybody) students were beginning their training for next year. The bilingual social studies class students were studying world religions in Spanish. In language arts, students were preparing for a talk show from the perspective of a character in the book "The Lions of Little Rock". As the kids shared their enthusiasm for the book, one student described it as "...so good it gives me tingles". Now that is a good book! This opportunity to showcase our students provided me a chance to reflect on the great work our students put in and the learning our teachers facilitate. Thank you for the opportunity to teach your children. We hope you have a nice summer vacation.
Carolyn Wolfe and Sandy Doud have chosen to retire at the end of the school year. We are going to greatly miss these remarkable women who have forever made an impact on Gardiner Middle School and the students in our community. Please join me in wishing them the best.
Summer Meals will be served at Gardiner from 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. beginning on June 17th, Monday through Friday. The cafeteria entrance is on the right side of the building. For additional locations, please check this site:
June 11th is the last day of school. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 p.m. We will have an all school social activity from 10:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Regular lunch will be available for purchase during the social. Below is the link with the volunteer sign ups for this event soon.
Please sign up for Last Day of School Celebration - here's how it works in 3 easy steps: 1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/2BAJH2 2. enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot).
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually. 503-785-8200
We will be cleaning out lockers on June 10th - Any items left at school or in the lost and found will be donated at the end of June.
IXL Math - We have a limited number of IXL licenses that are available for students to access over the summer. IXL is a web based math practice site. This would be a great way for students to keep their math skills sharp over the summer. If you would like to reserve a spot, please email Mrs. Schmidt, email@example.com
8th Grade Promotion - OCHS gym on June 10th at 7:00 p.m. Students need to arrive at 6:30 p.m. It should last about 1 hour. Attire: Students should be dressed in school appropriate nice attire. A reception will follow in the commons area, refreshments will be served.
Curriculum Open House: We are thrilled to be purchasing a new Language Arts adoption for our 6-8th grade students. This is the first adoption we've made for 6th grade Language Arts in almost 20 years! Last year, we purchased new math materials as well. Please find the attachment for a Curriculum Open House on Thursday, June 9th in the Jackson Campus Cafeteria. We will have K-12 English Language Arts and K-8 Mathematics materials available for review with consultants and District Specialists available to answer questions.
Yearbooks are still available for purchase in the office for $25.00
Overdue library book notices have been sent out. All books must be returned or fees paid before yearbooks will be passed out.
Negative lunch balance notices have been mailed to students, or if the balance was less than $1.00, students received them. Please resolve these accounts. Unfortunately we will be unable to let students charge for lunch if their accounts are negative.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill