SEES Weekly Bulletin

December Edition: Week of December 14th

Count Down to Winter Break!

December 14 - 18

Monday, 12/14 Mr. Miringoff will announce student and teacher teams for the Great Obstacle Race

Monday, 12/14 5th grade AR Extra Recess Award, 1:35-1:55

Tuesday, 12/15 3/4th grade AR Extra Recess Award, 1:35-1:55

Tuesday, 12/15 SMUSD Board Meeting "Hour of Code and Beyond at SEES" 6:30pm at the District Office

Wednesday, 12/16 Annual Holiday Potato Bar Lunch, hosted with love, appreciation and warm wishes for a wonderful winter break, by Carolyn

Wednesday, 12/16 1/2 grade AR Extra Recess Award, 1:35-1:55

Wednesday 12/16 Early Release Day for Grade Level PLC

Wednesday 12/16 ELAC/Enrichment Club Presentation 6pm - 7pm in the Library

Wednesday 12/16 PTO Star Party! 6pm - 8pm

Thursday 12/17 Input SoM and Mom award info, print certificates and submit for signing https://sites.google.com/a/smusd.org/san-elijo-staff/resources/awards

Thursday 12/17 SEES Holiday Party 4:30pm at Nancy Paulson's home: 325 Glendale Ave., San Marcos. (driving directions below)

Friday, 12/18 (see below for full schedule)

  • 8:50am HUGE Flag Salute: SoM Responsibility: I will be a good citizen and neighbor, MoM: I can use models to show my work in different ways, AR Awards, Athlete of the Month Award.
  • 9:30am The Great Obstacle Race, on the field
  • Minimum Day Dismissal 12:55/ Kinder 8:15-11:50 No PE and no lunch


Have a wonderful winter break!


Monday, 1/11 No Student Day, Staff Professional Development (see below for schedule)

Wednesday, 1/13 Early Release Day, Grade Level PLC

Thursday, 1/14 Instructional Services Walk-through

Duty schedule for the week of Dec. 14th - Look for the New Duty Schedule in January

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Schedule for Friday, December 18th

  • 8:15 - 8:45....recover from the Holiday Party.....
  • 8:50-9:25- Flag Salute (Student of the Month, Athlete of the Month, Mathematician of the Month, A.R. awards) All awards stand in place except Student of the Month, they come up.
  • 9:30- The Great Obstacle Race on the field consisting of 3 teams. Team 1: Miringoff + 5 students, Team 2: Kalicki+ 5 students, Team 3: 6 teachers.
  • Grades 3-5 recess times stay the same
  • 1st/2nd grade recess: 11:10-11:30
  • Kinder recess will be the following:
  • 10:00-10:20-Schroeder/Guzman
  • 10:20-10:40- Barrios/Miller
  • 10:40-11:00- Avella/Shreve
  • 11:00-11:20- Hainey/Kreger
  • 11:20-11:40- Schwalbe/Meeker
  • No lunches for all grades
  • Kinder and TK day is 8:15-11:50
  • Grades 1-5 day is 8:45-12:55

AR Extra Recess Award This Week

Every student who received a new color band or enough points to get an A.R. raffle ticket has earned an extra recess with music this week.


Monday, December 14th 1:35-155- 5th grade

Tuesday, December 15th 1:35-1:55- 3/4 grade

Wednesday, December 16th 1:35-1:55 1/2 grade

It's a Busy Week at SEES

Just a reminder that it's a busy time of year. Parking will be at a premium. Please remind parents to arrange in advance to be in your classroom, to check in when they arrive and check out when they leave...and be patient with us while we get used to our new electronic check in procedure.

SEES Holiday Party

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 4:30pm

325 Glendale Avenue

San Marcos, CA

Hosted by our SEES Social Committee and Nancy Paulson

Prepare for Rainy Day Dismissal

Please prepare for the probability of rainy day dismissal for students.


Kindergarten families will walk directly to the classroom if it is raining during dismissal time.

Students in grades 1-5 need to know if their parents will drive up or walk to the classroom for pick up.


  • We will open gates at 3:00pm for parents to walk onto campus and pick their child up directly from the classroom. Parents need to be prepared to give student name and teacher name to enter our campus.
  • Drive up parents need to be prepared with their child's name, grade and teacher on a piece of paper. This expedites our pick process. Students being picked up at drive up will wait in the cafeteria.
  • Any and all help with rainy day dismissal is SO appreciated.

Character Trait for December: Responsibility - Do Your Share!

Here is the link to our Character Trait Scope and Sequence for the 2015-2016 year: https://docs.google.com/a/smusd.org/document/d/1vm4Ug5nWd8r2wuKgCEtvPnemg8SgKPT-5MUXjopwPs8/edit?usp=sharing


December: Responsibility - Do Your Share

"I will be a good citizen and neighbor."

7 Habits – Put First Things First


Week 1 How can you be responsible in our community?

Week 2 How can you be responsible at home?

Week 3 How can you be responsible during Flag Salute?


Video Resources:

The Responsibility Rap – Buckalope Elementary

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOuvJMibfVo

Responsibilities – PBS Kids: Betsy’s Kindergarten Adventures

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hu3QRNMjvQ

Character Trait of the Month: Responsibility www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtLyOphNzdI

Book Resources:

  • Clifford’s Good Deeds by Norman Bridwell

  • Helping Out by George Ancona

  • Let’s Talk About Being Helpful by Joy Berry

  • I Can Do It! By Sarah Albee

  • We Are Citizens by Laine Falk

  • Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde

  • Medio Pollito/Half-Chicken by Alma Flor Ada

Nag, Nag, Nag.....December 18 is the Last Day to Take the Speak Up Survey!

Tally yourself and your classroom on the tally chart in the Teachers' Lounge. The reward is......wait for it.......donuts!



  1. Click http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2015/ to take the survey
  2. Select your group - e.g. students, parents, educators, community, group surveys
  3. Search for your school by entering your zip code or by selecting your state and selecting your school's name from the list
  4. Only STUDENTS require a password to complete the survey. The password for SMUSD students is: NCPDFSMIS

Thank you! Let's have a great SEES showing!

January 11th Professional Development Day Schedule

Check in time is 8:00 at San Marcos High School, for all participants. At that time, you will find the room location for your session(s). Please arrive knowing the sessions you are confirmed to attend. You must have your employee ID with you as you will need it to be paid for the day. You will sign in at check in and again at your school site in the afternoon.



Elementary Session Schedule

Check in: 8:00 - 8:15

Session 1: 8:15 - 9:45

Session 2: 10:00 - 11:30

Lunch: 11:30 - 12:30

Illuminate Training (back at site): 12:30 - 2:00

Planning Time 2:00- 3:00