Volumen 11, Edicion 6 - Octubre 27, 2017
Minutos de Mrs. Hutchins
Immersion Education – Teaching academic content in another language
Hello Fronteras Families!
Fronteras has an AMAZING family community! That is all!
Okay, in all seriousness, THANK YOU for another fabulous week together! Thank you to all of our school volunteers this week and for our Scholastic Book Fair volunteers! We appreciate your time, energy, and enthusiasm! The class parties were such fun for everyone this afternoon! Thank you for helping to make our kiddos’ day so fun!
Next Friday, November 3rd, is Early Release Friday. We will also hold our Quarter 1 Awards Assembly in the gym at 8:30am. Please join us!
Special Announcement - A two hour After School Club is being offered during next Friday’s Early Release for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Amigos sent a flyer via email to all of our families. If interested, please register your child(ren) and pay for the club on SchoolCashOnline.
Please remember – On Early Release Fridays, students are dismissed at 12:30, and there is no afternoon bus to Boys & Girls Club.
PLEASE NOTE – Fronteras Parent Conferences are October 30th 7:30-11:30am and 2:00-5:00pm. All conferences will be held in the gym. Staff is not available from 11:35-1:55pm. Thank you for respecting their time and contractual expectations.
Have a wonderful weekend!
“Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.” – Saint Francis de Sales
Lost & Found
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is still open for business in the library after school until parent teacher conferences end on October 30th. Check out the link to the online fair if you can’t make it into the school. You will find the same titles online and at the fair.
Thanks for supporting our library!!
Yearbook early bird special
Parent spanish classes
Don't forget about pizza!
If there is extra pizza on Friday then students can by a slice at the front desk for $2.00 until it sells out!
**If there is no school on a Friday, pizza will be on Thursday**
2017 Holiday Bazaar
For more information or to find out how to rent a vendor table please contact Becka Lopez at 715-7337 or visit our website at www.matsuk12.us/frc. Informational forms are also available at the front desk!
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.
MSBSD is sending out one message each week with a tip sheet centered around an online safety topic. These tips sheets and additional resources are available at https://staysafeonline.org/resources/. This week’s topic is What To Do If You Are A Victim Of Cybercrime and Digital Spring Cleaning.
Systems Accreditation Survey
Dear Fronteras Community,
Over the course of this school year, our school district will be engaging in a district-wide accreditation process. This means a vetted, national organization hired by the district will help us to gather information about each of our schools, provide feedback to the district, and give our stakeholders and community important information about each school’s performance. This information will be used to make decisions that continue to lead us toward ongoing growth within each of the 47 schools in our school district.
In each elementary school, we will ask staff, students (in grades three through five only), and parents to complete online surveys that will describe each person’s experiences within the school. It is very similar to the School Climate and Connectedness Survey we have all completed over the past few years; in fact, this survey will replace the SCCS.
The surveys are short and comprised of multiple-choice questions. Students in grades 3-5 will complete them during their media center time next week. Students that were identified during registration as “No Participation in Surveys” will not be asked to participate and will be given an alternate activity.
Parents are invited to participate when they stop in for conferences on Monday, October 30, and Tuesday, October 31. Parents are also able to access the survey link from our school website through November 10th. The surveys are completely confidential for all stakeholders.
If you have any questions related to our upcoming survey, please feel free to the District at 746-9200 I appreciate your willingness to help us continue to grow and learn as a community!
*Computers will be set up in Fronteras lobby during Parent/Teacher Conferences on 10/30.
A foreign exchange visitor from spain!
On October 10, the middle schoolers were treated to a talk by Dani Villejo, a foreign exchange student from near Madrid, Spain. He helped Fronteras celebrate Spanish Heritage Month by bringing some special donuts that he made like his mom in Spain makes. Dani told us about his life in Spain, his family, school life and even spoke some on European politics. He spoke in his native Spanish though he does speak English as well. The students had many questions for him and everyone enjoyed having a visitor from so far away. Dani brought some photos on disk to share as well.
Dani is a junior at Colony High School and is here on scholarship through the ASSE for this school year.