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2019-20 GATE Calendar
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September 16, 20196:00-7:00pmParentsDistrict Board RoomGATE Informational Meeting. Melissa Germann will discuss identification, program design and activities of the GATE program. This is especially helpful for our new GATE parents.none
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September 17, 20196:00 PMAll K-12 Students/ParentsGlendora High SchoolCollege Information Night and Fair: Come hear from experts in the college admissions process and meet recruiters from universities across the nation.none
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October 18, 26, Nov 1 and Jan 31TBD4-6th grade GIRLSCitrus CollegeGIRLS LOVE ENGINEERING! A class offered through Citrus College for GATE girls who love science and are curious! You must attend all 4 classes. Contact Dr. Riderer for registration: lriderer@citruscollege.edu 20
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October 5, 20199:00-11:30am 3-8 and familiesMeet at Starbucks at Lone Hill & Route 66*Geocaching for the Family! Geocaching is a fun hobby that gets you outdoors and engages your brain as well as your body. Using your GPS on the phone, we will follow clues and discover hidden caches that often have trinkets to trade or logbooks to sign. ALL AGES. All family members welcome and students must bring an adult. You will need a smartphone to download app for the hunt. **This is A REQUIRED CLASS for Geocaching 2.0 in May 2020. Mrs. Miller15
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October 8, 10, 15, 17 20193:00-4:00pm6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 110*From Fear to Fun! Through games, exercises and practice, students will develop skills to become competent, confident public speakers. This course will sharpen communication abilities that will prepare students to succeed in a world that demands the ability to clearly communicate ideas. Ms. Drouin30
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October 93:15-4:45pm3-5th gradesSellers room 24*Island Conquer, Area and Perimeter: Explore Geometry in a fun, creative way as you Conquer an Island in a competitive math game. Students use math skills to plot coordinates on a grid then find the area and perimeter to capture the space. Mrs. Lopez22
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October 141:30-3:00pm 3-5th gradesSellers room 24*Island Conquer, Area and Perimeter: Explore Geometry in a fun, creative way as you Conquer an Island in a competitive math game. Students use math skills to plot coordinates on a grid then find the area and perimeter to capture the space. Mrs. Lopez22
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October 128:30am -3:00pm3-8 gradesDowntown Azusa Gold Line Metro Station*DTLA Tour: Lived here forever but never explored downtown LA? We'll take the Metro downtown and join www.greenmuffinwalkingtour.com for a little history about our city and a tour of the sights, including one of Mrs. Miller's faves, The Last Bookstore. Students must be accompanied by an adult. Bring enough money for a TAP card, tips for the tour guide and lunch at Grand Central Market ($25). SORRY, MAXIMUM 17 TOTAL (GATE students AND adults combined). Mrs. Miller17
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November 6, 13 & 20, 20193:00-4:30pm3-5th gradesGlendora High School, room 110*Welcome to Japan! Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you know how to use chopsticks? Please join us as we learn Japanese greetings, creative origami, and much more! Mrs. Shikoda22
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November 12, 20193:15-4:45pm3-6th gradesSellers room 24*Million Dollar Mayhem Math: You just inherited a million dollars! What will you do with it? Students will research and plan how to spend $1,000,000 inheritance using basic operations and fractions. This engaging math project will reinforce skills and strategies learned in the classroom. Financial responsibility will also be encouraged. Mrs. Lopez22
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November 15, 20198:30am-2:30pm6-8 grades, parents welcomeMarciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles*^Genesis STEAM lab: students visit MAF to participate in a collaborative exploration of how art and technology can be used to creatively solve the challenges of 21st Century living. They will brainstorm and design real solutions for urban challenges through technology. Transportation provided. Bring a lunch! Mrs. Germann40
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November 17, 2019 (Corrected from 11/16)6:30 PMStudents and parentsSegerstrom Center for the Arts Theater*Anastasia Musical: Inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past. Transportation on your own and we will meet at the theater by 6:15pm. Group ticket rate $25 per person (reg $45). To secure tix, register and submit check to district. 30
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November 18, 20196:00-7:30pmParentsDistrict Board Room at Sellers Elementary School*Weaving your child's passions into college admissions success: A parent shares her story of encouraging 2 GATE children to discover their passions while setting them up for successful admission to top STEM colleges. Mrs. Ferrarer, GATE parent and engineer50
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November 19 & 21, 20191:30-3:00pm3-5 gradesGlendora District, Board room*Crime Scene Fingerprinting: Ever wonder if those CSI shows are realistic? Come join us for a glimpse at what the Glendora PD does with impression evidence as we analyze our fingerprints and solve a crime. Mrs. Germann25
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November 19 & 21, 20193:15-4:45pm3-5 gradesGlendora District, Board room*Crime Scene Fingerprinting: Ever wonder if those CSI shows are realistic? Come join us for a glimpse at what the Glendora PD does with impression evidence as we analyze our fingerprints and solve a crime. Mrs. Germann25
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November 20, 20191:30-3:00pm3-5th grades
Sellers board room
*Million Dollar Mayhem Math: You just inherited a million dollars! What will you do with it? Students will research and plan how to spend $1,000,000 inheritance using basic operations and fractions. This engaging math project will reinforce skills and strategies learned in the classroom. Financial responsibility will also be encouraged. Mrs. Lopez22
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December 2, 20198:30am-2:00pm6-8 grade students and parentsThe J. Paul Getty Museum*^Getty Museum: This guided tour of the Getty will provide students the opportunity to observe, sketch and discuss famous pieces of art to determine what the artist is communicating through each piece. Students will bring a sack lunch and eat at the museum. Transportation provided. Parents welcome! 40
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December 4 & 5, 20192:45-4:15pm5-6th gradesSellers Elementary, room 27*Trash to Treasure: Experts tell us recycling is not enough... we need to repurpose old items. Come learn how to repurpose anything and everything! We will make bracelets, baskets, and other cool art out of bottles, tshirts and lots of other household items that worn out and headed for the trash can. Students will be using hammers/screwdrivers. Mrs. Linthicum15
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December 4, 11, 18, 20193:00-4:30pm3-5th gradesGlendora High School, room 110*Welcome to Japan! Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you know how to use chopsticks? Please join us as we learn Japanese greetings, creative origami, and much more! Mrs. Shikoda22
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December 9, 20191:30-3:30pmK-5Sellers Cafeteria*Chess Tournament! All K-5 students in the district are invited to participate in this elementary age chess tournament designed to allow chess players of all levels to challenge themselves in friendly competition. Sponsored by The Chess Institute $5 reg fee. Free to those in Chess Institute program. Fliers will be sent home to all K-5 students in November.none
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December 10, 20193:30-5:00pm4-6th gradesEdelweiss Korean Karate 1061 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740*Self Defense: Come learn about ways to keep safe and learn how to react properly if confronted with bullying or dangerous behaviors through an interactive and fun session. Mr. Hoffmeister22
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December 11, 12, 13, 20193:00-4:30pm 3-8 gradesSellers Cafeteria*Let's Eat Our Way Around the World: Come try snacks and foods from around the world and we'll even try our hand at cooking some. We'll also learn a bit about the culture of each country we 'visit'. Note: This class is not recommended for those with severe food allergies. Mrs. Miller15
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January 6, 20201:30-3:00pm3-8 gradesSellers Elementary School, Board room*Brain Games: Come stretch your brain with puzzles, optical illusions, brain teasers and dichotomies while you think and laugh your way through this mindboggling class! Mrs. Germann25
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January 6, 20203:15-4:45pm3-8 gradesSellers Elementary School, Board room*Brain Games: Come stretch your brain with puzzles, optical illusions, brain teasers and dichotomies while you think and laugh your way through this mindboggling class! Mrs. Germann25
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January 7, 20203:00-4:00pmall students and parentsDistrict office Conference roomCity of Hope Blood Drive Planning meeting: We need your help! Please join me in planning the Feb. 6 blood drive so we can successful collect the maximum number of blood donations. Be a part of a life saving event! The more, the merrier!none
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January 9, 20203:00-4:00pm6-8 gradesSandburg Middle School, room 204*Special Effect Makeup: Students will be designing and creating latex prosthetics and makeup effects like those seen in movies and TV. Mr. Alertas17
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January 9, 20204:15-5:15pm6-8 gradesSandburg Middle School, room 204*Special Effect Makeup: Students will be designing and creating latex prosthetics and makeup effects like those seen in movies and TV. Mr. Alertas17
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January 9, 16, 2020
3:00-4:30pm3-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 205*Zombie Apocalypse Preparation 101: How prepared are you for an emergency situation? We will discuss basic survival principles and prepare an emergency kit. NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT OF THIS YEAR'S GATE SURVIVAL SUMMER CAMP. Mrs. Miller30
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January 11, 20209am-12pm6-8 gradesFoothill Presbyterian Hospital*Is there a Doctor in the house? Are you considering a career in the medical field? Head to your local hospital for a special tour, lab experiment and Q & A with physicians at Foothill Presbyterian Hospital while you learn about the many occupations in the medical field. Lunch and raffle prizes included. Citrus Valley Healthy Partners35
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January 13, 20201:30-3:00pm3-6th gradesSellers room 24*Million Dollar Mayhem Math: You just inherited a million dollars! What will you do with it? Students will research and plan how to spend $1,000,000 inheritance using basic operations and fractions. This engaging math project will reinforce skills and strategies learned in the classroom. Financial responsibility will also be encouraged. Mrs. Lopez22
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January 14, 15, 16 and 31, 2020TBD5-7 gradesCitrus CollegeWHY DO ENGINEERS NEED MATH? This class is offered through Citrus College and designed for curious students who love to infuse design and technology with math. You must attend all 4 classes to enroll. Contact Dr. Riderer to register: lriderer@citruscollege.edu 20
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January 29, 30, 20203:00-4:30pm 6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 107*Winning at the Game of Life: The pursuit of happiness is the American way of life. But research shows two things bring happiness to people all over the world, no matter how little or much they own. Come discover what they are and how to nurture them in your life. Mrs. Miller30
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January 30 & February 6, 20202:45-4:15pm5-6th gradesSellers Elementary, room 27*Trash to Treasure: Experts tell us recycling is not enough... we need to repurpose old items. Come learn how to repurpose anything and everything! We will make bracelets, baskets, and other cool art out of bottles, tshirts and lots of other household items that worn out and headed for the trash can. Students will be using hammers/screwdrivers. Mrs. Linthicum15
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February 3, 202010am-3:30pmParentsSellers Elementary School Board RoomCity of Hope Blood Drive: If you are 17+ years of age and over 110 lbs, you can help save a life and donate blood to the City of Hope on Feb. 8. To sign up, go to www.idonateblood4hope.org and click "donate blood". Use sponsor code GUSD and schedule your 15 minute donation for Feb 8. This is an easy way to show love this month & help a person in need.none
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February 4-6, 20204:30-6:30pm4-8th gradeCitrus College *CODING AND DRONE CAMP: Students will learn to code using arduinos, build and fly a drone, and have contests and pizza! FEE=$140 for all 3 days and checks mailed to Citrus College. Dr. Riderer15
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February 5, 20203:00-5:00pm5-8 gradesGlendora High School, room 110*Kanji Art: Come learn the art of Kanji, writing of Chinese characters in an artful form. Students will go home with multiple art pieces with Kanji on rice paper to keep or give as gifts. Mr. Hoffmeister 20
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Feb 6, 13, 20,27, 2020 3:00-4:30pm 3rd-5th gradesStanton Elementary School, room 6*Learning Art from the Masters: Discover interesting facts about famous artists while you learn step-by-step how to recreate your own version of a timeless masterpiece. Mrs. Daley20
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Feb 7, 14, 21,28, 2020 3:00-4:30pm 3rd-5th gradesStanton Elementary School, room 6*Learning Art from the Masters: Discover interesting facts about famous artists while you learn step-by-step how to recreate your own version of a timeless masterpiece. Mrs. Daley20
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February 12, 20206:00-7:30pmParentsDistrict Board Room at Sellers Elementary School*Weaving your child's passions into college admissions success: A parent shares her story of encouraging 2 GATE children to discover their passions while setting them up for successful admission to top STEM colleges. Mrs. Ferrarer, GATE parent and engineer
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February 12, 19, 26, March 4 & 11, 20203:00-4:00pm6-8th gradesGlendora High School, room 110*Passport to France! Come learn introductory phrases/expressions/dialogues, songs, colors, etc. as we explore French culture through famous landmarks. Class designed to serve as an introduction to continued studies of French in 9th grade at Glendora High School. Mr. Hoffmeister 25
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February 18, 20203:15-4:45pm4-6th gradesSellers room 24*C.S.I. -Shapes, Area, and Perimeter: Work in teams to solve a crime using skills and knowledge of classifying shapes, calculating area and perimeter, and finding volume with cubes. Convex Dodecahedron has committed a string of robberies all over Western Europe. Students will work in teams to solve this mystery. Mrs. Lopez22
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February 20, 20203:00-5:00pm6-8 gradesGlendora High School, room 305*Mystery Powder Investigation: students will use various indicator chemicals to determine the identity of 5 unknown substances. Ms. El Yousef and Mr. Reid36
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March 5 & 12, 20203:00-4:30pm3-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 107*Aloha, Hawaii! Be transported to the Hawaiian Islands as we learn about the history, culture and customs of the beautiful state of Hawaii. We will discover the foods, language and traditions (both ancient and modern) that make Hawaii what it is today. Mrs. Miller30
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March 14, 2020all dayStudents and parentsAzusa Pacific University, Darling LibraryHistory Day L.A. encourages students to prepare posters, exhibits, papers, web sites, performances, and documentary presentations on a historical theme. These projects will be judged by community members and history-social science professionals. If you are interested in competing, please contact Dr. Landers at APU (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5770 www.apu.edu/library/educationalprograms/historydayla/ https://www.lacoe.edu/Academic-Events/History-Daynone
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March 10 & 12, 20203:00-4:30pm3rd-5th gradesSellers Cafeteria*Healthy Cooking: Good flavor and good for you are possible to make! Muffins, smoothies, chili, and more...come learn the basics of how to make some great tasting snacks and meals that fuel your body for sports, dance or whatever you are into! Mrs. Jones20
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March 10 & 12, 20204:45-6:15pm6-8th gradesSellers Cafeteria*Healthy Cooking: Good flavor and good for you are possible to make! Muffins, smoothies, chili, and more...come learn the basics of how to make some great tasting snacks and meals that fuel your body for sports, dance or whatever you are into! Mrs. Jones20
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April 2 & 9, 20203:00-4:30pm6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 107*How to Make Tough Choices: All of us face tough choices from time to time. Sometimes it is easy to see which is the wrong and right side of a choice. But how do you handle the really tough "right vs. right" dilemmas, where each side has strong arguments and we can't do both? This class will briefly explore the field of ethics and its real-life application through discussion and games. Mrs. Miller30
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April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 20202:45-3:45pm3-5 gradesStanton Elementary School, room 27*Coding: Have you ever wanted to try coding? Well here is your chance! Learn how to tell your own story through CS-First as you learn how easy coding can be. Mrs. Birmingham25
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April 1, 8, 15 & 22, 20204:00-5:00pm3-5 gradesStanton Elementary School, room 27*Coding: Have you ever wanted to try coding? Well here is your chance! Learn how to tell your own story through CS-First as you learn how easy coding can be. Mrs. Birmingham25
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April 6, 20201:30-3:00pm3-5 gradesSellers Elementary School, Boardroom*Built to Survive! Landing on the moon is tricky. Since a spacecraft can go as fast as 18,000 miles per hour on its way to the moon, it needs to slow down in order to land gently. Come design your own spacecraft and test its capacity to land safely while you learn about past missions to the moon. Mrs. Germann27
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April 6, 20203:15-4:45pm3-5 gradesSellers Elementary School, Boardroom*Built to Survive! Landing on the moon is tricky. Since a spacecraft can go as fast as 18,000 miles per hour on its way to the moon, it needs to slow down in order to land gently. Come design your own spacecraft and test its capacity to land safely while you learn about past missions to the moon. Mrs. Germann27
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April 13 & 27, 20201:30-3:00pm6-8th gradesSellers room 24*Intro to the Stock Market: Have you heard about the stock market but aren’t quite sure what it is? This is an interactive class learning about the basics of the stock market. Students will be given virtual money to buy and track their stocks over a couple of weeks. Mrs. Lopez22
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May 2, 20209:00-11:30am 3-8 and familiesMeet at Starbucks at Lone Hill & Route 66*Geocaching for the Family! Geocaching is a fun hobby that gets you outdoors and engages your brain as well as your body. Using your GPS on the phone, we will follow clues and discover hidden caches that often have trinkets to trade or logbooks to sign. ALL AGES. All family members welcome and students must bring an adult. You will need a smartphone to download app for the hunt. **This is A REQUIRED CLASS for Geocaching 2.0 on May 9, 2020. Mrs. Miller15
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May 9, 20209:00-11:30am 3-8 and familiesMeet at South Hills Park Playground, Glendora*Geocaching 2.0! **NOTE: "Geocaching for the Family" on 5/2/2020 or earlier is a prerequisite for this class.** We will try out our geocaching skills in a more challenging terrain and environment. ALL AGES. All family members welcome and students must bring an adult. You will need a smartphone to download app for the hunt. Mrs. Miller15
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