September 2022 Edition
Wow! I am so grateful for an awesome start to the school year. The staff and I have been busy preparing, and I am excited about our plans for the year. We have set our focus on helping every child to grow academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally.
I understand the trust that you place in us to take care of your child(ren), and I don't take that trust lightly. It's only by partnering with parents and having strong communication that we can help all students succeed. These monthly E-notes are one important component of my communication efforts. Each month I will include information about academic strategies/tools, a spotlight on safety, highlights from a specific grade level, and important dates. You'll also receive periodic emails, texts, and call-outs with reminders and timely information. Of course, communication is a two-way street, and I appreciate you bringing questions and concerns to me directly.
Thank you for your continued trust, collaboration, and support. We're going to do BIG THINGS!
Keep being awesome!
Grow with Gratitude
Rose = a highlight, success, small win or something positive that happened
Thorn = a challenge you experienced or something that bummed you out
Bud = something you are looking forward to
Spotlight on Academics
Spotlight on Safety: Arrival and Dismissal
Staff supervision begins at 7:45.
The valet curb is for dropping off only. Do not park or exit your vehicle.
All walkers and bikers should enter campus from the boardwalk gates.
When school is dismissed, students exit through the MPR doors or the boardwalk gates.
The valet curb is for picking up only. Do not park or exit your vehicle. Students should not enter vehicles until the vehicle pulls up past the MPR stairs.
All walkers should exit through the boardwalk gate closest to the beach playground and bikers should exit campus through the boardwalk gate closest to the basketball courts.
Adults, if you are parking your car or walking to campus, please meet your student at the boardwalk gate. It makes it difficult to safely get students in and out of cars when the sidewalk is congested with pedestrians. All foot traffic should be on the boardwalk side of campus. The curb in front of school is for loading/unloading from vehicles only.
Shout Out for Pre-School
We read the book Our Class is a Family and then came up with ways we can show we’re a class family. The visual (left picture below) will be posted as a reminder of our class rules/expectations.
Our little ones have been checking in on their feelings every morning during circle time using the mood meter. This week they each had an opportunity to make their own Mood Meter (center picture below) by either coloring each square or adding drawings that represent different emotions. We also added pictures of themselves as a visual. These mood meters will eventually be put in a binder in our Calm corner. We had our first community meeting (right picture below). Children practiced turn-taking, being patient, making eye contact with the speaker and listening to the person holding the apple.
September 1 - 1:00 Dismissal for Back to School Night
September 1 - Back to School Night - This is an adult only event.
September 2 - Flag Deck @ 8:10
September 2 - Foundation Meeting following Flag Deck
September 5 - Labor Day - No School
September 15 - International Dot Day
September 16 - Flag Deck @ 8:10
September 16 - PTA General Meeting following Flag Deck
September 16 - NHHS Zone Football game - free admission for elementary students wearing spirit wear - kickoff @ 7:00pm
October 1 - NESF Annual Car Show on the beach - 10am to 2pm
All interested volunteers are asked to complete these 3 steps annually:
- Read through the Newport El Volunteer Orientation slide deck.
- Complete the Newport El Volunteer Agreement.
- Complete the district's volunteer approval process.
As always, every teacher utilizes volunteers in different ways. Teachers will be communicating with the approved volunteers from their class about their need for volunteers and scheduling.
Our Office Staff is Here to Help
Main Line: 949-515-6965
Absence Line: 949-515-6832
Attendance and enrollment questions:
Debbie Kandel - firstname.lastname@example.org
Health, medications, and immunizations questions:
Dana Hansen - email@example.com and
Nurse Sarah Hacker - firstname.lastname@example.org
All Other Inquiries:
Susi Mendoza - email@example.com
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