April Staff Meeting Reschedule

We need to reschedule our staff meeting this month. I will send a meeting maker to reflect the change. The meeting will be April 19th at 3:45 and will be short and sweet. Heather McDonald will be presenting information on the Belton Education Foundation. Let me know if you have any questions.

1:1's & Growth Plans

ALL staff need to sign up for a 1:1 with Amanda in April. See Vickie or Sandy to accomplish this. Make sure to complete the questionnaire linked here before the meeting. Thanks!

Certified Staff not on cycle also need to sign up to finalize End of Year Growth Plans. All four forms should be complete prior to meeting.

From the Cafe...

  • Students arriving late (after attendance and lunch count are taken) should stop by the cashier desk to make their lunch choices before heading to class. When your student arrives it would be helpful to check with them.
  • Please remind students to stick with the lunch choice they selected for lunch count. This will help ensure everyone gets what they ordered.
  • Coming soon...students will need to know their lunch numbers. By this fall, Sodexo is planning to have students key their account numbers at breakfast and lunch.

Share Table Guidelines

  • Students may place unopened beverages, individually wrapped foods, fruits with a peel on the share table.

  • Students may take unopened beverages, individually wrapped foods, fruits with a peel on the share table.

  • Nutrition services staff will dispose of share table items at the of the lunch period each day.

  • Individually wrapped foods may be delivered to counselor, Amber Webel, by Nutrition Services staff to be given to students in need. This does not include milk.

  • Staff must purchase all food and beverage consumed.

Missouri Assessment Program {Schedules and Plans}

3rd and 4th grade students will be MAP testing April 18th - 29th.

Upcoming Events

Spirit Week April 11th - 15th

  • April 13th - Jade Wunder, new kindergarten teacher, will be here 1/2 day in the morning to tour and observe. Make sure to introduce yourself and give her a warm, Gladden welcome!
  • April 14th - Coffee and Conversation 6:30 or 7:30 a.m. 3rd floor CO & 2nd grade Musical 6:00 p.m. [RSVP to Kristin Hernandez]

MAP Testing April 18th - 29th

  • April 19th Kindergarten Tours @ 9 a.m. Staff Meeting 3:45 - 4:00 pm Culver's Night 5- 8 p.m. Make sure to sign up to work! Money raised goes to our activity fund!
  • April 21st Open Books Parent Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • April 22nd BIST Consultant, Jodi Hayward is here!
  • April 27th Shower for Baby Noone! 3:45 - 5:45

Teacher Appreciation Week [ Details to Come ;-) ] May 2nd - 6th

  • May 2nd - PTA Meeting 6:00 - 7:00
  • May 4th - Service Recognition Dinner [RSVP to Kristin Hernandez] @ Memorial Station 6:00pm
  • May 10th - Melissa Fleming Retirement Reception 3:45 - 4:45 pm
  • May 11th - GES Kindergarten Screening 4:00 - 7:00 pm
  • May 12th - Open Books Parent Literacy Night 5:30 - 7:00 pm
  • May 13th - BIST Consultant, Jodi Hayward is here!
  • May 19th - Field Day, Last Day of School - EARLY RELEASE!


Any students who are struggling academically or behaviorally and are not responding to classroom interventions, should be referred to TAT or Tier 2. Attached you will find a flow chart that should assist you in determining whether a students' needs warrant a TAT or Tier 2 referral. At Gladden we are fortunate to have several staff members ready to lend their expertise to support students and staff in addressing skill deficits.
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#GrowingWithGladden - Reflection

The only thing constant in our work is change. This year Gladden experienced several changes: leadership, population, staff, etc. Next year will bring about additional change: a new strategic plan, master schedule, perhaps standards, and even staffing. I am cognizant that change brings about emotions both positive and worrisome. As with anything, please do not hesitate to let me know how I can support you through the change that is inevitable for next year. If you have interest in sparking a change for yourself, through teaching a new grade level, be sure to share that with me as well.