Ruby Bridges - where the STARS come to shine!
Hello from the principal's desk!
October 17, 2018
Volume 12 issue 5
Hello RBE community!
I am writing after spending both days of my weekend at the Fall CUE conference. I attended the conference with Mr. Lundholm, librarian Mrs. Jones-Szabo and our STEAM teacher Mrs. Cline. We learned A TON of stuff - new ideas to bring back to our school to enhance our instructional program. Ideas like getting kids to use Adobe Spark to create videos to show their learning, using Spheros to teach coding, and heard a presentation from Ronen Habib finding ways to take care of the emotional health of ourselves AND our kids. We had a great time know that we are working, even on our weekends, to be the best school for your kids.
Look below for an exciting announcement about our STEAM night coming October 26th. Ms. Cline has done an incredible job lining up different outside organizations to come and set up STEAM stations for our kids to explore in the area of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Our own Camp EdMo will be here also, so come and check out their product if your kids don't already attend their aftercare program here on site.
The Scholastic Book Fair is also coming - Oct 22-26. Look for the schedule below. Please also visit and look for the teachers' wish lists - maybe pick up a book for them for their classes while you are here.
- Monday, Oct 22 3pm - 6pm
- Tuesday, Oct 23 3pm-6pm
- Wednesday, Oct 24 noon - 3pm
- Thursday, Oct 25 3pm-6pm
- Friday, Oct 26 3pm-8pm
I wanted to send out a thank you to Erin Karlsgot, a new member of the Ruby family, for volunteering to be our Walk and Roll to School family champion! She helped us set up and organize the Walk and Roll to School day we had last week. Thanks for all that you did to make the event come to Ruby Bridges! We want MORE kids and families to Walk, Roll and Carpool to school. Reducing car congestion around campus is good for us in three ways.
- Less cars = safer communities for pedestrians.
- Less cars = better for the environment
- Walking and rolling is good for growing bodies! Get more exercise!
Lastly, you may have heard that the AUSD board policy that restricted Halloween activities at school has been changed. The district is now leaving the decisions up to the sites to manage how they want to celebrate Halloween, including costumes, parades, etc. Our Leadership Team is discussing it and we will send out an update soon! We want to make sure that we are as inclusive as possible to all of our families, whether they celebrate Halloween or not.
That is all for now. Have a great week everyone,
Upcoming events at Ruby Bridges
10/17 - Picture Retakes
10/17 - Alameda Ed Foundation fundraiser at Spin Pizza at Alameda Landing from 5:30 - 8:00
10/18 - Great California Shakeout - practice earthquake drill
10/19 - ELAC (English Language Acquisition Committee), 8:30am - WCDC portable on RBE campus
10/19 - Parent cafe - grab coffee and a pastry on blacktop by red tables, 8:30am
10/22 - 26 - Book Fair (see schedule above)
10/24 - Kindergarten field trip to Safety Town!
10/24 - After school program Parent Advisory meeting - 5:00pm
10/26 - STEAM showcase, 6:15pm
10/31 - Dance-a-thon fundraiser during the day
Morning supervision - gates open at 7:40
TK STEAM time
TK Students engineered their own paint brushes today. Then they tested them out with some fun painting action!!
2nd grade STEAM
We used our spy glass color wheels we made in the STEAM Studio and flashlights to make different color light combinations. Then, we recorded our observations in our science journal.
Check out the AR app that Ms. Cline saw at the CUE conference we went to this weekend.
TK STEAM time
2nd grade STEAM
Have you applied for the Free or Reduced Breakfast and Lunch program?
Trait of the month - COMPASSION
― R.J. Palacio, Wonder
Remind text group
Lunch this week
Mon., Oct 15
Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Croissant (V)
Favorite - Cheese Pizza
Tues., Oct 16
Sweet and Sour Chicken over Brown Rice
Veggie Chicken and Rice (V)
Favorite - Cheeseburger Sliders
Wed., Oct 17
Chicken Pasta Alfredo
Veggie Pasta Alfredo (V)
Favorite - Chicken Nuggets
Thurs., Oct 18
Grilled Cheese (V)
Favorite - Turkey Hot Dog
Fri., Oct 19
Chicken Corn Dog
Bean and Cheese Burrito (V)
Favorite - Burger
*A yogurt meal is available daily!
One of my favorites from last year... do you know the podcast The Unexplained Disappearance of Mars Patel? This podcast is a story, told over multiple episodes. My family and I LOVE this story. It really is more for upper elementary / middle school kids, but we have really enjoyed listening to it. Check it out here - https://www.marspatel.com/.