Message from our Principal
As we step into this month, we prepare ourselves for a month filled with ideas, victories, and surprises. February is the month of love and the month of KINDNESS! Let’s take some time this month to appreciate those we have around us and those we hold dearest. Let’s collaborate to find ways to encourage our scholars to spread kindness at home and at school. By working together, we can make February a month full of love, joy, fun, and laughter.
Mrs. Maria D. Chavez, Principal
28 Days of Kindness Challenge in English
28 Days of Kindness Challenge in Spanish
January Recap Video
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Rattlers of the Month
Ximena Magana 8th
Edson D. Veloz 8th
Jett T. Skurka 7th
Sophie A. Medelez 7th
Capturing Kids Hearts
What is Kindness?
Kindness is the ability and willingness to express care and compassion for others. Kindness is a choice to use our time, talent, and resources to better the lives of others and the world through genuine acts of love, compassion, generosity, and service.
Why focus on Kindness?
- Kindness boosts positive emotions. Acts of kindness create neural pathways that enhance feelings of well-being and the natural flow of feel-good endorphins and neurotransmitters.
- Kindness is self-replicating. When we perform an act of kindness, it is likely to encourage others to act in a similar way.
- Kindness reduces stress and anxiety. Kindness promotes positive relationships with other people. Anything that helps you to build bonds with other people helps decrease anxiety.
Kindness in Action:
- Celebrate small things. Start each day with Good Things as a class. Publicly and privately affirm kind and thoughtful actions and attitudes.
- Create opportunities for students to regularly affirm each other. Once a week, dedicate time for students to write notes of affirmation to classmates and school staff members.
- Model Kindness. Be mindful of body language, tone, and mindset. Kindness is learned by example!
If your student is absent, please let our campus know
After an absence, students MUST submit a written excuse from a parent/guardian and/or a doctors note to our attendance office within 3 days of the absence. Unexcused absences will be subject to truancy court once a student reaches 10 or more.
Note: The district is not required to excuse any absence, even if the parent provides a note explaining the absence, unless the absence is an exemption under compulsory attendance laws.
To see more information on attendance, please refer to Parent/ Student Handbook pages 26-30
If a student has a fever of 100.0 F or 37.7 C, they must stay home for 24 hours and may return if fever free without the use of any fever reducing medications.
Do not send students to school with medications. A parent/guardian must bring medications to our campus Nurse, Mrs. Rowland.
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Teacher Feature of the Month
When I think of comfort food I think of my mom’s Piñata recipe book. She’s had the same copy since 1977. My mom has tried countless recipes from this book, but my favorite has to be her Enchilada casserole. This month, I’d like to share this recipe with you. I hope you try it and enjoy it!
Mrs. Christina Skurka, Science Teacher
A few changes have to be made because the cookbook was first published in 1976. Instead of taco sauce, my mom just uses another can of enchilada sauce. She uses one can of mild and one can of medium enchilada sauce. In the 70’s, corn tortillas were sold in packages of 12. Now they are sold in packages of 20, so my mom uses about 15. I hope that this recipe brings you some tasty comfort!
Easy Enchilada Casserole
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 stick margarine
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 (1034-oz.) can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 (1034-oz.) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 (8-oz.) can taco sauce
- 1 (15-oz.) can enchilada sauce
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 pkg. corn tortillas
- 350 degrees
- 9 x 13 casserole
Brown ground beef. Sauté onion in the margarine. Add sauces and soups to the onion and meat mixture. Layer the meat mixture and tortillas in a large casserole and top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30 minutes. Tortillas can be torn into fourths and added to the meat mixture instead of layering. Bake as above. For microwave, cover with plastic wrap and cook 15 minutes on roast.
Mrs. Don Bowman (Brenda)
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