Gaston Elementary Newsletter

September 30, 2022

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Oct. 6 ~ Elementary School Pictures

Oct. 7 - Fun Run

Oct. 13 - Early Release at Noon

Oct. 13 - Parent Conferences 1-7pm

Oct. 14 - NO SCHOOL - Conferences/Staff Inservice

Oct. 14 - 1-3pm Pax Parenting Tools Workshop

Oct. 20 - 3:15-4:15pm Preschool Community Play Date (details below)

TWO WEEKS CELEBRATION - PTO, thank you for the balloon arch to help us celebrate two weeks of being in school!

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Miss Christensen had a great time greeting students with the surprise balloon arch!

Congratulations to our September Elementary Allstars! (Courtesy: Forest Grove News-Times)

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Parents, please take a minute to write your child's name in their jackets, sweatshirts, lunchboxes, and on water bottles. This only takes a minute and will save you money in the long run. We are already collecting quite a bit in lost and found.

New 22-23 Door Bell Procedure

Parents and guests will enter through the main door at the Elementary after pressing a button that rings into the office. Please have patience as the new system gets established.
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Community Preschool Play Dates!

Starting October 20, from 3:15 - 4:15 the multipurpose room will be open once a month for ages 0 to 5 years of age. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be lots of fun things to do! Watch our district Facebook page and upcoming Newsletters for more details!
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FREE PAX Workshop

Pax Tools Webinar (With FREE Pizza!)

GSD Parents/Caregivers/Youth Workers, please join us for a FREE upcoming online workshop called Pax Tools.

Pax Tools offers simple strategies for teaching kids behavior (Reduce conflict and have better relationships!).

Date: Thursday, October 14, 1-3pm.

This special event is through the Gaston School District and each parent/couple in attendance through the entire event will receive a Gaston Market Pizza and Soda!

To Register for a spot, sign up here (space is limited!)

For further information, contact our school counselor, Karissa Worst.

E:, P: 503-985-7240 x 1252


Parents, please remember to keep your children home if they are sick. Covid is still around and we are still watching for symptoms. Primary Symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath and loss of taste and smell.

Fever - Must be fever free for 24 hours without medication

Diarrhea - Must be diarrhea free for 48 hours.

Vomiting - Must be vomit free for 48 hours.

For other specific communicable illness exclusions, please contact the office for return to school info.


Kinder and PreSchool Parents ~ Make sure the office knows the going home plan for your student. Bus registration forms are available in the office.

Change of going home plans can be called in to the school until 1/2 hour before school dismissal. This allows us to write a note and get the info to your student before release.


Apply for free and reduced meals here!

We're Here to Help!

We are Kelly Thompson and Becca Sheets and we work together to keep the Gaston Elementary office running. Please contact us if you have questions or need anything.
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