Parent Update - October 23, 2014

Oct 23 2014

October 22, 2014

Dear Gardiner Parents and Families,

It has been great seeing so many families at conferences. We value this time to

connect with you about student progress and development. If you were not able to

join us, please consider making time for this today. We are here from 8:00-12:00,

1:00-4:00 and 5:00 until 8:00 PM. Next week we will mail the progress reports that

were not picked up.

Last week, as you know, we were instructed by the Oregon City Police Department

to go into a lock out. In this situation our students are not in direct harm, but we

secure our perimeter to ensure safety. Our first priority is student safety. In the age

of modern communication we know that many of you may have received

information about the lock out before you received official word from the school.

Our first step is to ensure that the students are safe which may cause a delay in

communicating with you. We then communicate with families in coordination with

other agencies, in this case the Oregon City Police Department. We want to make

sure that our official communication is accurate and coordinated. We appreciate

your patience and understanding with these situations. We regularly practice our

safety protocols. Through this practice our students knew exactly what to do and

followed instructions in a calm and precise manner. We greatly appreciate our

students for their response to this situation. If you would like more information

about the Standard Response Protocol we follow, here is the link.

We have wrapped up our Fall Fundraiser. We are so grateful for all of your hard

work in making this fundraiser a success. We raised over $11,000 for Gardiner. Last

year these funds allowed us to purchase additional technology, build classroom

libraries, support student field trips and activities among other things. Our PTSO

will use these funds to honor staff requests. They will meet next Tuesday at 6:30 in

the Gardiner library.

There is no school on Friday.

Have a safe weekend.


2014 Fall Conferences are coming up!

Oct 21 2014

Conferences will be held two times this year. Please mark your calendar for this date, October 22nd & 23rd, times listed below. All teachers will be available in the gym in an arena setting. No appointment is necessary, just come to the school between the times listed and the teachers will be available for conferencing. This is a great time to meet with your students' teachers and discuss any concerns you may have.

Wednesday, October 22nd

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Thursday, October 23rd

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Announcements for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oct 21 2014

Good Morning Gardiner! 

It’s Tuesday, October 21st

6th graders, today is an A day

These are your morning announcements:

Please be aware that Ms. Dee’s The Jam Club has been canceled for today.


Today, Gardiner is celebrating "Unity Day.  Thanks to all the students and teachers who wore ORANGE today to support Bully Prevention Month and show their “unity”.


Congratulations to Mrs. Santiago's advisory class for winning the 1st Box Top Challenge by bringing in 400 box tops! Way to go class!

Thank you to all advisory classes who participated! Good job to the following classes: Archer, Guelsdorf, Orcutt, Strasser, Barry, Rock, Foz, Chandler, McFaul, McCormick, Bean, Rizzo, Kramer, Tebon, and the counseling department!!


Don't miss the Fall Book Fair!!!  Stop by to purchase your new favorite book.  The book fair will be held in the middle of the gym on Oct 22nd & Oct 23rd during the arena conference hours.


--Do you love the smell of pumpkin pie or candy canes? We will be selling candles, perfect for holiday gifts and to make your house smell amazing! We even have a Reindeer Poo candle you can give to a family member as a gag gift! Tell your parents to check out our fundraiser during parent teacher conferences. You can even use the melted wax as hand lotion!! 5 dollars for each candle sold goes to Gardiner! Tell your parents to check it out during conferences!


Join the Action with Oregon City Wrestling! Flyers with more details are available in the office.


From the cafeteria…

Today’s Main Event: Chili Dog on a Bun w/Roasted Potatoes

We hope you have a great day!

Connect & GO Programs

Sep 29 2014

The Connect afterschool program will begin on Monday, October 13th and will take place every Monday after that.  GO Program that runs Thursdays, will begin this Thursday, October 2nd.

Gotcha Survey

Sep 29 2014

Hello Gardiner students,
Please clink on this link to quickly complete a survey about Gotchas and Gotcha Rewards.  We are REALLY interested in your input and hope to make improvements based on your responses.  Please type in your ideas for additional Gotcha rewards at the end.
In addition-there are a few questions to find out what your future plans are.
Thank you for your participation and input!!!

Gotcha Survey