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2018-19 GATE Calendar
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September 25, 20186:00-7:00pmParentsDistrict 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 26, 20186:00 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 5, 20183:30-5:30pm3-5 grade girlsCitrus College, room PS 125*NEW! Quadcopters: Build and fly your own lego mini-drone with help from the Citrus College Rocket Owls! This is part of the Sally Ride Program at Citrus College dedicated to increasing young girls' interest in aerospace.12
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October 6, 20189:00-11:30am 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. Mrs. Miller17
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October 9, 11, 16 & 18, 20183:00-4:00pm6-8 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 10, 20182:45-4:15pm3-5th gradesSellers Elementary School, Boardroom*Crime Scene Fingerprinting: Ever wonder if those CSI shows are realistic? Come join us for a glimpse at what the Gelndora PD does with impression evidence as we analyze our fingerprints. Mrs. Germann30
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October 3, 10 & 17, 20183:00-4:30pm6-8 gradesSandburg Middle School, room 207*NEW! 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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October 17 & 24, 20183:00-4:30pm3-5 gradesSellers Elementary School, room 4*Free Energy! Learn about renewable energy sources and make S'mores in a pizza box solar oven a windmill and more to learn about how we can use the sun, wind and water to produce clean energy for our world. Mrs. Miller30
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October 26, 20183:30-5:00pm3-5 grades parents welcomeCal Poly Pomona, park in area off S. Campus Drive labeled "Field Trip Parking"*Animal Husbandry: Thinking about becoming a vet? Come to Cal Poly and meet with pre-veternary students and petting farm manager, Claire Southerland, as they demonstrate ways to keep farm animals healthy. We will learn the digestion of ruminates, from grass to poop, and use stethoscopes to listen to the rumination process of goats and sheep. Claire Southerland, Cal Poly Pomona35
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November 2, 20183:30-6:30pm6-7 grade girlsCitrus College, room PS 125*NEW! Introduction to Coding: learn how to code using Arduino Unos with help from the Citrus College Rocket Owls. This is part of the Sally Ride Program at Citrus College dedicated to increasing young girls' interest in aerospace.12
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November 7, 20183:30-5:30pm6-8 gradesCrowther Teen Center*NEW! Mind & Body Movement: come learn simple yoga, tai chi and fun brain exercises designed to instantly boost your energy and mood! Mrs. Jones22
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November 14, 20183:30-5:30pm3-5 gradesCrowther Teen Center*NEW! Mind & Body Movement: come learn simple yoga, tai chi and fun brain exercises designed to instantly boost your energy and mood! Mrs. Jones22
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November 28, 20183:00-5:00pm3-5 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. Hoffmeister21
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December 5, 20183:00-5:00pm6-8 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. Hoffmeister21
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November 29, December 6 & 13, 20183:00-4:30pm6-8 gradesGoddard, room 205*Bacteria (The Good, The Bad and the Yummy): Did you know that all bacteria isn't bad? We actually NEED some bacteria, and they're what help us make yummy things like bread, yogurt, and more. Come learn about which ones work for us, which ones work against us and learn how to make some starters to take home! NOTE: Please inform instructor of any food allergies your student may have. Mrs. Miller25
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December 5 & 12, 20183:00-4:30pm 6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 205*NEW! 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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December 4, 20181:30-3:30pmK-5Sellers CafeteriaChess 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.none
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December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 20183:00-4:00pm6-8 gradesSandburg Middle School, room G14*Creating Portraits through Project Memory. Students will learn techniques of creating portraits and create a portraits of other children across the globe. Once finished, we will send them to the child in the photo. For more info, visit www.memoryproject.org Ms. Edwards25
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December 10, 20182:45-4:15pm3-5th gradesSellers Elementary School, Boardroom*Crime Scene Fingerprinting: Ever wonder if those CSI shows are realistic? Come join us for a glimpse at what the Gelndora PD does with impression evidence as we analyze our fingerprints. Mrs. Germann30
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December 17, 20188:30am-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! 50
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January 7, 20193:00-4:00pm6-8 gradesSandburg Middle School, room 204*NEW! 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 8, 20102:45-4:15pm3-5 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. Germann35
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January 9, 20193:00-4:00pmall 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, 20193:00-4:30pm3-5 gradesSellers Elementary School, room 4*Improv Games for Fun & Confidence: Spend an afternoon playing improv games to learn how to communicate better and build confidence in speaking. We'll have fun laughing and learning! Mrs. Miller30
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January 9, 20194:45-6:15pm6-8 gradesSellers Elementary School, room 4*Improv Games for Fun & Confidence: Spend an afternoon playing improv games to learn how to communicate better and build confidence in speaking. We'll have fun laughing and learning! Mrs. Miller30
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January 12, 20199am-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 Partners
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January 30 & 31, 20193:00-4:30pm6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 205*NEW! Lifehacks: Someday you will be living on your own--can you survive? Come learn basic life skills like sewing on a button, scrambling an egg, balancing a checkbook and more! Mrs. Miller23
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February 2, 201910:00am-1:30pm2-8 gradesCitrus College, PS 125Science and Technology Day at Citrus College! Build a rocket, learn the mechanics of flight, and have fun with the Citrus College Rocket Owl space team. Students will enjoy a pizza lunch and go home with their rocket after launching it. THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR CITURS COLLEGE ROCKET OWLS AND REGISTRATION FEE IS $60. ALL REGISTRATION GOES THROUGH LUCIA RIDERER: LRIDERER@CITRUSCOLLEGE.EDU30
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February 5, 20196:30am-2:30pmgrades 3-8 and parentsLong Beach Harbor*^Floating Lab Tour: If you weren't able to join us for GATE summer camp, now is your chance to go on a 3.5 hour tour of the Long Beach Harbor as you explore marine life up close, test sea water, & touch all kinds of fish on the "Floating Lab" science boat. One parent per GATE student is welcome to attend! $20 fee per person. Bus transportation provided.58
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February 6, 20199am-3:00pmParentsSellers 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 13, 20193:00-5:00pm5-8 gradesGlendora High School, room 110*Kanji Art: Come learn the art of Kanji, Chinese characters used in the Japanese wiriting system. 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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February 21, 20193:00-5:00pm6-8 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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February 28 & March 7, 20196:00-7:30pmParentsDistrict Board Room at Sellers Elementary School*Productive Giftedness: Why It Matters This two-part seminar will address the following questions: What is productive giftedness? Can it be learned and achieved? How can we help children to cultivate their gifts and talents? How can we actualize potential towards productive outcomes? Through her extensive research from biographical case studies of highly successful individuals, Dr. Susan Paik, Ph.D Associate Professor at Claremont Graduate University, will discuss her research that she has both nationally and internationally presented. Dr. Susan Paik50
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February 28, March 7, & 14, 20193:00-4:30pm 6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 107*How to Be a Millionaire: Do you wish you could make your money stretch a little further when you buy clothes or video games? Come learn how to make your hard earned money work smarter through interactive discussionsand games. You will leave a little wiser and hopefully richer! Mrs. Miller31
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March 7, 20191:30-2:30pm3-5 gradeSellers Elementary School, Cafeteria*Journey to Jupiter! Did you know there is a spaceship flying closer than ever to the biggest planet in our solar system? Come build your own "Juno" spaceship while we learn about its mission to Jupiter. Mrs. Germann30
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March 7, 20193:45-4:45pm3-5 gradeSellers Elementary School, Cafeteria*Journey to Jupiter! Did you know there is a spaceship flying closer than ever to the biggest planet in our solar system? Come build your own "Juno" spaceship while we learn about its mission to Jupiter. Mrs. Germann30
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March 9, 2019all 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/ none
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March 12 & 14, 20193:00-4:00pm3-5 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 206*NEW! Intro to Color Theory with Watercolor: Come learn the fundamentals of color theory and use that knowledge in a monochromatic watercolor painting that you design. Ms. El Rai17
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March 12 & 14, 20194:15-5:15pm3-5 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 206*NEW! Intro to Color Theory with Watercolor: Come learn the fundamentals of color theory and use that knowledge in a monochromatic watercolor painting that you design. Ms. El Rai17
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March 18, 19, 20, & 21, 20193:00-4:30pm3-8 gradesSellers Cafeteria*NEW! 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. Miller20
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April 2, 201912:00-3:30pm6-8 grade students and parentsCity of Hope
*^Lab at the City of Hope: Come and learn first hand how doctors study the body and conduct research to discover cures to diseases. Using modern medical equipment, students will engage in an interactive lab with Dr. Bowers and Dr. Race as they discover what it is like to work in a laboratory. Transportation is provided. Parents welcome! Bring a lunch. Early release day.30
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April 3 & 4, 20193:00-4:30pm6-8 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 3, 10, 17 & 24 20192:45-3:45pm3-5 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 3, 10, 17 & 24 20194:00-5:00pm3-5 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 16 & 18, 20193:00-4:00pm6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School room 206*NEW! Intro to Color Theory with Watercolor painting: students will create a monochromatic watercolor painting as they learn the fundamentals of color theory. Ms. El Rai22
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April 25, May 2 & 9, 20193:00-4:30pm6-8 gradesGoddard Middle School, room 107*Getting to Know Me: As you start making life decisions that will impact your future, developing an understanding of who you are will help you make the best choices. This class will help you begin that journey through a series of personality tests, strength surveys and discussions. Mrs. Miller31
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May 4, 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. Mrs. Miller25
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May 22 & 23, 20193:00-4:30pm3-8 gradesSellers Elementary, room 4*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. Miller31
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TBD8:30am-1:30pm6-8 gradesPasadena Superior Court*^Your Day in Court!: Are interested in the legal field? If so, come join us for a day at in court where we meet with a judge, DA, bailiff and defense attorney to learn about what they really do. Bring a lunch. Parents welcome. 30
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