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If your child CAN NOT BE seen by a dentist before May 31st, please sign the Waiver Section and mark the reason to be excused. Send to the Office when completed. Thank you!

 

A letter is going home for only those who have not sent proof of dental visit.

 

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Please be sure to cast your vote.  See the attached ballot.

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The Safe Routes School families have been offered a special $15 off discount for Ride For the Parks Registration.

 

Hurry, register now!  BIKE15

 

 

 

 

Register Register here !

 

All participants get a FREE t-shirt and food truck ticket! 

 

Adults: $35 before Sept 1 or $45 after

 

Children: $20

 

All proceeds go to: Alameda Friends of the Parks Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to supporting a healthy and active Alameda!

 

A 22-mile fun bike ride along the perimeter of Alameda and Bay Farm, or an 8-mile bike ride to and from Model Airfield Park.  Both rides end at Washington Park for a open-to-the-public after-party featuring food trucks, kid's entertainment, and the Beatles cover-band The Sun Kings.

 

The ride showcases shoreline views of the San Francisco Bay area. The pace is leisurely, and designed to appeal to riders of all ages and fitness levels. You can do it!

 

Bike for the Parks features police-escorted traffic crossings, four rest stops loaded with snacks and beverages, and a support vehicle to help riders in need.  100% of proceeds benefit Friends of the Parks (a non-profit) and all participants receive a free 

t-shirt and food truck ticket. 

 

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Ruby Bridges School Community,

We are in the homestretch of our tee-shirt fundraiser for Science Camp! There are only 1 day left to purchase "The Island" tee-shirt in Dub colors!  The cost is $22.99 with nearly half of this coming straight back to our Science Camp Fund!  If you purchase and select the "pick up" option for shipping, the shipping fee is waived and the tee-shirt will be delivered to school and you'll be able to pick up your purchase from me, Kristin Furuichi Fong.  How easy is that?!

 

 

thank you for considering, Ruby Bridges families!!

~Kristin Furuichi Fong

 

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Dear New and Returning Ruby Bridges Families,

 

I sincerely hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and that you are looking forward to helping our staff make the 2015-16 the best ever for your child(ren). One of the first things all families must do before the school year begins is complete the district’s online enrollment registration that includes all your current contact information.  By the last week of July, you will receive a letter from our district office that explains the new online registration process. While the letter will include ways to get help with registration, please note that I am available to help you. I will be returning to work on Monday, August 17; you may call me at (510)748-4006 or send an email to cwilson@alameda.k12.ca.us if you need help with registration or if you need access to a computer.

 

What you must remember is that just like last year, you must come into the office to find out your child’s classroom assignment. You cannot obtain the name of your child’s teacher or room number until you have COMPLETED the ONLINE REGISTRATION.  See the list below which shows the dates and times you will be able to obtain this information.

 

Registering your child …
➢ You will need to have the letter from our district office that explains how to register online.
➢ You will need access to a computer and an email address. 
➢ You will be able to register after Monday, August 3
➢ If you DO NOT have access to a computer, you are welcome to come to our Media Center to complete the forms on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13, 4:30 – 6:00PM
Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20, 4:30-6:30PM
**If you do not receive a letter that explains the registration information from our district office by August 6, please call (510)337-7000 and ask for Student Services.  

 

When can I obtain classroom assignment information …

Last name beginning: A – K

• Monday & Tuesday

August 24 - 25

• 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Last name beginning: L – Z

• Wednesday & Thursday

August 26 – 27

• 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Last name beginning: A – Z

• Friday

August 28

• 11:30AM – 5:30PM

Please note that we understand that this process may cause some confusion so please do not hesitate to get assistance by coming to our Media Center for help. Please carefully read the following pages about upcoming events, first week’s schedule, school hours, breakfast and lunch hours and cost, after school programs, and much more…

 

Cheryl Wilson, Principal

 


School Hours: First Weeks of School

 

♦ Kindergarteners will be on a modified schedule. This means they will be dismissed at 11:40AM beginning Monday, August 31 through Monday, September 14. This gives teachers time to get to know their students and place them into Groups A and B. Starting on Tuesday, September 15, Group A is dismissed at 1:45PM on Mondays and Tuesdays; Group B is dismissed at 1:45PMon Thursdays and Fridays. You will receive a letter with your child’s schedule. All kindergarten students will be dismissed at 12:45PM on Wednesdays.

 

♦ Grades 1-5 will also be on a modified schedule, this means they will be dismissed at  1:50PM beginning Monday, August 31 through Friday, September 4. Grades 1 - 5 will begin their regular schedule on Tuesday, September 8, 8:20AM to 2:50PM. All students in grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 1:20PM on Wednesdays.

 

Regular Schedule

 

 

Grade K

Grades 1-5

M, T, Th, F

8:20AM - 12:45 or 

1:45 (starting Sept. 15)

8:20AM – 2:50PM 

(starting Sept. 8)

Wednesday

8:20AM – 12:45PM

8:20AM – 1:20PM

 

IMPORTANT: Unless students are here for breakfast, which begins at 7:40AM, no student should arrive at school before 8:10AM because prior to 8:10 there is no supervision on the yardIf they finish breakfast or arrive earlier, they must wait quietly in the cafeteria until 8:10AM. For safety reasons, we will call the families of students who are on the yard before 8:10AM. 

 

First Day Line Up

Line Up: Students in Grade K should report to the Kindergarten Yard at 8:10AM or to the cafeteria for breakfast at 7:40AM. We always escort Kindergarteners from the cafeteria to the K Yard. 

Students in Grades 1-5 will line up at their room numbers by the outdoor stage. Teachers will hold signs up to help students find their lines. 

 

 

School Breakfast and Lunch

 

URGENT: Applications for free or reduced meals must be completed online so please print and return the application after completing your online Student Registration.  Please apply, even if you do not think you’ll qualify or you’re unsure if your child will use the program. Families who received free or reduced meals last year in AUSD will continue at their 2014-2015 level of payment until the end of September; they must file a new application before that time.

 

 

Meal

Serving Time

Cost (if not free meal)

 

Breakfast

7:45 to 8:10 a.m.

$1.50 (full price) • 30¢ (reduced)

 

Lunch

10:50 (K) • 11:25 (1)  11:40 (2) • 11:10 (3)  

11:50 (4) • 12:00 (5)  

*$2.60 (full price) • 40¢ (reduced) 

Milk 60¢ (included with meals)

*increased this year by 10 cents.

 

Menus change each month and are listed every week in The Star. You can also go to www.alameda.k12.ca.us for the month’s menu and to p for meals in advance.

Ý  If you send food from home, label all boxes and bags with your child’s name and room number.

Ý  If your child forgets a lunch, you can deliver it to the school office and the child can pick up the lunch during the lunch period. Please do not bring the lunch to the classroom or the cafeteria.

 

IF YOU’RE DRIVING TO SCHOOL:  There are two drop-off areas for students ~ in the front of the school (Grade K only) and on Robert Louis Stevenson (Grades 1-5). If you walk your child to the yard, park in a visitor space. If you park your car, use the streets that are adjacent to the school. Please do not double -park, do not use staff parking spaces, and do not block our neighbors’ driveways.

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIESPlease send your child to school with a backpack every day, with her/his name on it. We will provide all other supplies that are necessary for school. Free backpacks are available in the school office for students who need them. 

 

PTA MEETINGThe PTA invites all families to attend our first PTA meeting on Tuesday, September 1, from 6:15 to 7:30PM in the cafeteria. Our principal and vice principal will be available to answer questions about the school and its program.

 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTYou will have an opportunity to meet our staff and visit your child’s classroom on Thursday, September 24, from 6:15 to 7:45PM. Please plan to attend this event so that we can all get to know one another. Child-care will be provided.

 

SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS: We always need adults to support teachers in classrooms and help with copying and distribution of materials and newsletters. We also need reading tutors who are willing to help students learn to read during the day. Send a note to your child’s teacher, the PTA, or Ms. Glenda Machrus, our Office Manager if you would like to volunteer. We also need room parents/guardians to work with teachers on special events and other activities.

 

NOTE: All volunteers and employees need to have a current TB test and a background check and fingerprint scan offered by the Alameda Police Department and one of the UPS offices. TB Tests are available for $20 on Mondays and Tuesdays, on a drop-in basis, from 9:00AM to 2:30PM at AAI Health Services, 1002 Central Avenue. Phone is 521-6078

Help Your Children Become Ruby Bridges STARS!

 

 

 

❖ Help your children adjust to the school schedule after the long summer break. Before school starts, have them wake up earlier and earlier until they’re up at the right time to get to school! Be sure they eat a good breakfast or arrive at school in time for breakfast.

 

 

❖ Students should arrive on time (8:20AM) and stay all day. The best time to arrive is 8:10AM. Late students miss out on the most important part of the day. Do your best to schedule medical and other appointments after school hours. A good time to schedule appointments is Wednesday when students are dismissed at 12:45 (Gr. K) or 1:20 (Gr. 1-5).

 

 

❖ Check your children’s backpacks every day for notes home. Help keep the backpacks organized. Check for clothing that may have been left at school. Please, please write your children’s name on their backpacks and on all sweaters, coats, jackets, and hats so that can returned if misplaced or left on the yard.

 

 

❖ Make a time for your child to do homework. If there is no homework, encourage your child to read or read with them. Reading together is a bonding experience in families. 

 

 

❖ Let your children’s teachers know about any concerns you may have.  We want to hear from you!  Call 510-748-4006 or send a note or an email to school.

 

 

❖ Come to special events at our school. We provide childcare and translators for all meetings. 

 

 

❖ Be a model for your child on how to resolve conflicts peacefully, dress appropriately, and use respectful language.

 

 

❖ Encourage your children to do their personal best at all times.

 

❖ Read The Star and look for announcements every Thursday for the latest information about your school. 

ON-SITE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAMS FOR RUBY BRIDGES STUDENTS • 2015-16

 

LEAPS Academic Enrichment Program The program begins on August 31 for first through fifth grade students only. Kindergarten students begin the program September 14. The program ends on the last day of school. The program runs from dismissal until 6PM daily for Grades K-5. It provides homework assistance, activities that support the state’s curriculum standards in reading and math, a choice of recreation activities (e.g., dance, sports, art, technology, and science, and a nutritious snack.

Attendance and good behavior are mandatory. You will lose your space in the program if your child has frequent absences. Applications will be available in the school office starting Monday, August 17 at 9AM. Space is limited to 220 students. There is a fee for this program: $450 for the year per student, parents/guardians who have more than 3 students may apply for a discount. For more information, contact site coordinator Helena Ortiz at (510) 672-0651.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation Afterschool Program (Grades 1-5) is offered by the Alameda Parks and Recreation Department in the Bayport Park building at the corner of our play yard. RAP hours are from 2:50 to 5:30 p.m. on school days. Daily activities include snacks, Homework Club and games, cooking, and sports.

You can register for two, three or five days per week, for fall, winter and/or spring sessions. Weekly charges are approximately $23 per week for 2 days; $32 per week for 3 days; or $49 per week for 5 days. Partial scholarships up to 25% off are available through the Parks Department. For more information, go to the website at http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov and click on “recreation” and then “use.” (510) 747-7554. Full scholarships are available with funds from Bananas at (510) 658-7353. There are free drop-in programs between 3 and 5, Monday through Friday.

 

 

 

 

Woodstock Child Development Center provides before and after school care and homework support for students up to age 11, with priority for kindergartners. WCDC is in session throughout the calendar year, from 7AM to 5:45PM. WCDC is only closed during the last week of December and all federal holiday.

It is open during minimum days, staff development days, Spring Break and summer vacation. To enroll, visit the WCDC Office at 500 Pacific Avenue at corner of Lincoln Avenue and Fifth Street, For more information, call (510) 748-4001 and ask for Sandra Ramos. Full fee spaces are available at this time (Waiting list for low income). Registration is on-going.

 

 

NOTE: The Alameda Boys & Girls Club offers drop-in programs for all of its members for Grades 1-5. A Club staff member meets our students at the flagpole to walk them to the club. Contact them at: 900 3rd St, Alameda, (510) 522-4900.

 


 

 

The Star is our newsletter. Every Thursday, the newsletter or complete list of upcoming activities is sent home. The newsletter contains the lunch menu, and news about our school our students. Please ask your child for your copy of The Star. You can also complete the form below to join our email distribution list. 

 

 

 

 

 

Phone Dialer calls are made to every household on Fridays at 7PM to preview events for the coming week. If you do not receive a call on Friday, please check with Brandi Castillo at the front desk to give her a phone number that will accept messages. We also send reminders for Special Events, usually 24 hours before they occur. In a school-wide emergency, Phone Dialer messages will be sent immediately to you. 

 

Teachers’ phone extensions are the number 5 plus their room numbers (e.g, Room 308 = 5308)

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