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Career Presentations

During the month of May, Gerber School has been having special guest come into classrooms and talk about their careers.  It is important in career development to know about all the different options that are available.  These special guest have been a great resource to our students here at Gerber School. 

Firefighter Aaron talking to a 3rd grade class.

firefighter in full gear speaking to classroom


Sheriff Deputy Shelly talking to a 4th grade class

Sheriff speaking to classroom


CHP officer Troy Somavia

CHP officer at front of classroom


Paramedic Jessica Heinle talking to 2nd graders. 

Paramedic talking to child in stretcher


April 19, 2016

They Just Won't Listen!!

cartoon guy listening with hand behind earAre you having trouble with your child doing what he/she is told? Discipline issues can be tough to deal with. Here are some tips… 

Be Consistent – Make sure your child knows what’s allowed and what isn’t. Being inconsistent means that kids won’t be able to regulate their own behaviors because they don’t know what’s expected of them. 

Follow Through – Don’t threaten with punishments you can’t, or don’t intend to, follow through on. If you do, children won’t take you seriously when you present them with a consequence for negative behaviors. 

Avoid Power Struggles – Getting into a power struggle with your child means that they have already won. If you’ve asked your son to pick up toys and he refuses, simply give him a choice – either he picks them up and is able to keep them, or Mom cleans them up and he loses them for a week (or until he can earn back the privilege to play with them again). Make sure to stay calm and leave out any emotion, just be very matter of fact. Explain that the choice is his and you are fine with whatever he decides to do – but remember to follow through on whatever you’ve said.


Tehama County has great parenting classes for more info click here.

Also the Annual Children’s Fair is this Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am—2pm.  The Children’s Fair is located at Tehama County Fairgrounds 650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff.  This is a free, fun-filled community event for children of all ages and their families. There are many activities, booths and all day entertainment.


November 16, 2015

Can It Wars!  

During the week of November 16th- November 20 we will be having a can food drive competition!  Each day will be themed.  The class with the highest points will receive a pizza party!

can with heart on it, banner reads Monday’s Theme - Cabinet Grab Day
Any canned food from the cabinet (10 points each).  Extra points pasta and crackers (20 pts).

Tuesday’s Theme- Vegetarian Day
Canned Veggies, canned fruit (10 pts each).  Extra points Mac & Cheese (15 pts).

Wednesday’s Theme- Corny Wednesday
Canned corn of all types (5 points).  Extra points cereal or corn meal (20 pts).

Thursday’s Theme- Condiments or Meats
Plastic, jarred, or canned (10 points).  Extra points PB&J (15 pts).

Friday’s Theme- Soup Day
Any items related to, as well as soup (10 points).  Extra points crackers (20 pts).

Any questions please see or e-mail Cori Dittner (

November 12, 2015

Friday November 13th is… World Kindness Day!!!  Yes that’s right Friday the 13th in November is not a scary, spooky, bad day… It’s an amazing KIND day!  The FOR Club at Gerber School is making World Kindness Day into a week!  During the week of November 16th to November 20th, look out for some fun and inspiring activities that will hopefully encourage everyone to be a little extra kind to others.  One of the many activities that we are putting on is a food can drive.  We are actually making it into a classroom competition.  The class that brings in the most points will get a pizza party!!!  Please be on the lookout for a flier that explains the completion.  And don’t forget to be extra kind this Friday the 13th!!  


October 19, 2015

Red Ribbon Week...

If you are like me you think Red Ribbon Week is a great thing but have no idea how it came about...  Well, I decided to do some research and thought I'd share what I found...

Red Ribbon Week is dedicated to Kiki Camarena.  Kiki Camarena joined the Marines, became a police officer and later in his life he joined the Drug Enforcement Agency as an agent for the government of the United States.  He felt this was the best thing to do because he truly cared about helping people and stopping drugs.  Kiki’s mother was very concerned about Kiki’s career path and the dangers of his job.  She tried to talk him out of it.  Kiki told his mother that in his heart he could not quit his work.  He said, “I’m only one person, but I want to make a difference.” 

In 1985, the DEA sent Kiki to work undercover in Mexico.  For weeks he lived among the drug cartel and gathered information and evidence.  He was ready to wrap up his assignment when the drug dealers figured out what he was up to.  They discovered his identity.  He was kidnapped and tortured to death.          

People that knew Kiki felt sorrow when they learned of his death.  To honor his memory, friends and neighbors wore red badges of satin.  They wanted to continue Kiki’s work against illegal drugs.  Parents who worked together in local coalitions to fight against the drug problem made Kiki their model.  They embraced his belief that one person could make a difference. They adopted the symbol of the red ribbon as their own.         

From this grass roots beginning grew Red Ribbon Week.  We here at Gerber School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 26th-30th.  Danny Munoz will be joining us Monday to help kick off Red Ribbon Week by getting us turned on to music and turned off of drugs.  We will be having activities all week and dressing up.  Here are the dress up days…

  • Monday- No Excuse For Doing Drugs (NEU Shirts)
  • Tuesday- Hugs Not Drugs (Pajama / Stuffed Animal Day)
  • Wednesday: Friends Don’t Let Friends Do Drugs (Dress Alike)
  • Thursday: Sock It To Drugs Day (Wacky Sock Day)
  • Friday: Red Day

September 16, 2015

School is back in session!  Everyone is working really hard here at Gerber School.  We have all been putting in a lot of extra time to make sure everyone here at Gerber School is successful.  I have one question… How is everyone sleeping?  Did you know evidence shows that night time sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise for children?  

Sleep is a vital need for child’s health and growth. Sleep promotes alertness, memory and performance. Children who get enough sleep are more likely to function better and are less prone to behavioral problems and moodiness.

Below is a chart that has the recommended hours of sleep your child needs.  I hope everyone sleeps tight tonight!    


  Hours Of Sleep

0 - 2 months

   10.5 - 18

2 - 12 months

   14 - 15

1 - 3 years

   12 - 14

3 - 5 years

   11 - 13

5 - 12 years

   10 - 11

For more information on sleep please visit this site:


June 8, 2015

Summer time is HERE!! There are soooooo many actives going on and around our area!  The link below has an 8 page list of all these different actives!  I hope everyone enjoys their summer.  Don’t forget to encourage your child to read a thick summer book!  See everyone back here in August!


June 1,2015

Summer Bucket List

Summer is around the corner, families often start out with the best of intentions for summer fun. But, if you are like me, before you know it.... Summer has flown by and you never found the time to do a lot of your favorite activities. This year, don’t let that happen to you.  I have found creating a summer bucket list is the best way to avoid this.  Creating a bucket list insures a summer filled with fun activities that will create lifelong memories.  

I suggest sitting down and creating your list as a family. Solicit some ideas from everyone to make sure there are a variety of options on your list.  Below are a few suggestions I have put together.  I hope everyone has a great fun filled, regret free summer! 

Summer Bucket List Ideas

  • Camp at the lake
  • Make s’mores
  • Go to a summer concert
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Go to a festival
  • Go to the Sacramento River Discovery Center
  • Go to the beach
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Invite friends over for a barbecue
  • Make snow cones
  • Fly a kite
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Eat desert for dinner
  • Go to Mt. Lassen and hike around
  • Ride bikes together as a family
  • Learn to do yoga
  • Build a birdhouse
  • Plant flowers
  • Go on a road trip
  • Visit to Old Shasta and visit a museum
  • Go to the Farmer's Market

Just an FYI.... The Saturday Farmer's Market is scheduled to run at 7:30am to noon every Saturday, beginning this Saturday June 6 until Sept. 26.  Wednesday's Farmer's Market downtown will take place on Washington Street in front of the Tehama County Courthouse.  It starts June 17 and will run until Sept. 9th the time is 5-8pm and it is every Wednesday.  New this year there will be kids activities from 5:30-7:30pm!


May 29, 2015

The Rachel Club students from Gerber School visited the residents at Redding's Veteran's Home today. The students produced a video and showed it to some of the residents. The video was about Rachel's challenge, kindness and paying it forward. The kids got to play miniature golf and Bocce Ball, and enjoy the veteran's home popcorn machine.  Then they all had a picnic lunch in the front of the veteran's home in the shade. Thanks to all the veterans who shared their home with the Gerber students today! 

students and faculty posing for group shot outside


May 18, 2014

The Mobile Dental Clinic is coming to the Corning Family Resource Center (NVCSS), 175 Solano Street, on June 1-5 and June 22-July 3. The clinic provides dental treatment for children ages 1-7 and pregnant women. Services includes exams, fluoride varnishes, cleaning, sealants, routine extractions, and restorative treatment. Ask about financial assistance if one does not qualify for insurance or has a high deductible or copay.