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Your LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Optional and Anonymous Parent/Guardian Survey March 2015 is now available at the following address:
Our beautiful new school opened in 2006 with Ruby Bridges, herself, coming to our dedication in October. We celebrate our diversity, value educational achievement and take pride in being the future. In addition to a fabulous staff, we have an active hardworking PTA and three afterschool programs. We have a variety of intervention and enrichment programs to help meet the needs of every student, a garden program and afterschool enrichment classes. Our students can learn the responsibilities of peer leadership by being Junior Coaches, Peacemakers and members of the student council. When you come visit our school you will see active learners and enthusiastic teachers.
Thank you Ms. Bridges…
Yesterday was special because over 80 of our fifth grade students went to Mission Springs Science Camp located near Santa Cruz and because Ms. Ruby Bridges got to say goodbye them before they left. Since Ms. Bridges was already scheduled to be in town on March 24, she decided to use this time to invite the Al Jazeera America news station to interview her at school yesterday. She granted this interview because she wanted to let the world know how important it is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about our environment in a way that they will never forget. She is also hoping that the interview will encourage viewers to donate funds so that all future fifth graders can attend Science Camp. As soon as we find out when the interview will be aired, we will let everyone know.
School News about Testing and Athletic Achievement…
Tuesday, April 14 through Friday, May 8:
Third through fifth grade students will be taking the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) English Language Arts and Mathematics tests. These are tests that the State of California requires every school to administer in order to find out how well students are doing in school. Letters that provide more information about the test and this process are being sent home today. While parents/guardians may submit written requests if they do not wish to have their child take any or all tests, we encourage you to contact your child’s teacher or Principal Wilson with any concerns you may have about the test before you request to have your child excluded from taking the test.
Top 10 4th & 5th Grades Mile Runners:
Congratulations to the following students for running a mile in 7 to 10 minutes.
4th Graders: Ahamed Ai, Sasha Bonds, Diego Cerna, Skyla Herrera, Pierce Maudlin,
Mia Furuichi-Fong, Haroun Albadani, Asma Alomari, James Vuoung, Barrett West, Adnan Mohsin, Aliah Terecki, Teo Camacho, Isabel Barratt, Cooper Ryals, Evelyn Cubbedge, Jeovahn Guerrero, Cindy Hong, Robel Bement, Erika Choy, Sarfaraz Rasul, Crystal Le, Timothy Wade, and Margo Bradley
5th Graders: Betty Melaku, Davis Odour, Madison Schlader, Ian Muchiri, Jada Wong, Nathan Tham, Kemonie Johnson, Kaelen Johnson, Kavanti Brooks, Gabe McBee, Talia Bluford, Kaden Lenh, Lila Duong, Vincent Blanchfield, Sa’Kira Wright, Mikias Berhane, Ashely Gamulo, Mustafa Bahrami, Fatima Diop, Hassan Manea, Liban Kahin, and Bolor Battulga
It’s time to plan ahead again; please put these dates on your calendar…
Fri., March 27, Minimum Day: Kindergarten students dismissed at 11:40; Grades 1-5 dismissed at 12:30PM.
Fri., March 27, LEAPS First Annual Health & Wellness Event: From 2:00PM to 7:00PM, “LEAPS’ students will share the importance of making healthy choices to promote healthy lifestyles.”
Fri., April 3 – Fri., April 10: SCHOOL CLOSED for Spring Break
Sat., April 4: Annual Egg Hunt and Learning Festival from 10:00-3:00PM on the UC Berkley Campus at the Campanile Esplanade.
Tues., April 7: FREE fun activities at the Main Library, Stafford Room during Spring Break, 1:00-4:30PM for 4th to 8th grade students; food, crafts, and a movie at 2:30PM