Welcome to Gerber School
We are hosting our annual Open House on Thursday, May 28! Come by to see all the fantastic learning that our students have done this year, talk with teachers, and make plans for summer and the 2015-2016 school year. The evening starts with an optional Tostada Dinner ($4) at 5:30, to help fund the 8th grade graduation events -- Open House continues between 6pm and 8pm. We'd love to see you!
Gerber School's 6th graders are taking the wonderful opportunity to visit Whiskeytown Environmental School this week -- most of the 6th grade class, under the supervision of teachers and parents, are spending the entire week camping at Whiskeytown, learning to observe and appreciate the environment and natural interdependence, and practicing hands-on environmental science. We can't wait for them to come back and show us all what they've learned!
We are always looking for new and better ways to stay in touch with our students, families, and community, and our wonderful counselor, Mrs. Dittner, is excited about starting to post regularly to our social media sites. Check out the wonderful things our students and staff are doing, and keep informed and in touch over the summer by visiting our facebook page or our instagram account: @Gerberschool.
Between the April 20th and May 29, Gerber students grades 3-8 will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. This test showcases Gerber School for the state. Please make every effort to help your student be healthy, well rested, and at school during these last weeks. Thank you!
We're thrilled to have added Cori Dittner as our new Resource Counselor! Here's an introduction from Mrs. Dittner herself:
Hi! My name is Cori Dittner and I am the new resource counselor here at Gerber Elementary School. I am so excited to be a Ram! Once a month I will be adding little updates on the Ram’s home page. Did you know that the week of April 30th is Pay It Forward Week? So start thinking of ways to pay it forward! Some suggestions I have are… Compliment someone or many people throughout the day, return someone’s shopping cart for them after they’ve unloaded their groceries or say “I love you” out loud and often to your family and friends. Remember, no act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted! Below is a link to help get you inspired for Pay It Forward Week.
We are also now on Instagram! Please go friend us @ Gerberschool!
Mrs. Dittner's web page will be up soon -- check back!
Over the past months, we have been gathering input from all of the stakeholders in Gerber Elementary School, and we are proud and excited to announce that the school has decided on our new Mission Statement and our new Vision Statement to help guide us into the future.
Check out Brainfuse! Anyone with a Tehama County Library Card number or a school access code can use this to get live tutoring, lessons and flashcards, use the online writing lab, get language help, and much more. Click here or use the Brainfuse logo on the right side of this page.
First 5 Tehama offers many school readiness resources. Please call 824-4111 or 384-7833 to learn more.
Parents and Guardians...Are you interested in getting more involved at Gerber School? If so, please consider joining the Parents' Club. If you are interested in getting more involved, please contact Julie Matlock at 385-1041.
We will continue to implement the Common Core State Standards this year and prepare our students for the new on-line accountability system; the California Assessment of Student Progress and Performance (CAASPP). The common core standards are not a new curriculum but a different way of teaching and learning. You may hear your child talking about working collaboratively with his/her peers and doing more talking and project work in class. This is to build children’s communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking skills; which are the heart of the new common core standards. These skills are going to be key for job seekers in the future.
(530)385-1041 (530)385-1451 (FAX)
The school office is open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday - Friday