Garden Road Parent Weekly #23

A Leader In Me School - 1/20/23

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Habit 1- Be Proactive

Dear Parents:

We are so proud to be a Leader in Me School! Please take a minute to talk to your children about when they are being proactive. Being Proactive means you have a "can do" attitude and manage your mood, reactions, and attitudes. You do the right thing even when no one is looking. Check out Mrs. MacLeod's latest amazing video on Being Proactive! Love it!

Our Variety Show will have 2 shows with completely different acts on:

Wednesday 2/15 at 6pm

Thursday 2/16 at 6pm

  • Ticket Sales will be in front of school gate during week of February 6th
  • If you have a student in the Variety Show, you'll get access to Pre-Sale tickets by end of January.

Returning Family Survey: Each year at this time, Garden Road begins the task of planning our fall classes. It is critical to this process that we accurately project our enrollment for the 2023-24 school year. Please take a moment to answer this survey.

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25th - Dine Out @ Round Table Pizza (see below)

  • Monday, Jan. 30th - Professional Growth Day for Staff - Non student day

  • Friday, Feb. 3rd - Awards, Friday Flag, and Coffee with the Principal

  • Feb. 15th and 16th @ 6:00pm Variety Shows in the MPR

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15th - Spring Picture Day

  • Feb. 20-24 - President's Day & PUSD non-student days

  • SAVE THE DATE: GRES Auction March 11th

We still have about 35 students each day who arrive to school late. Please help us do better! We want all of our students in their seats in classes at 7:45 when school starts. Please arrive by 7:40, so kids have time to get to their class room before the bell rings.

Take care,

Lisa Maguire

In the Library

We observed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s day this week. We read books, watched videos & discussed how he made it possible for us all to sit & learn together, in our big cozy library!

We all know his famous "I have a dream" speech, which influenced the Federal Government to take direct actions to fully realize racial equality.

This week, the 5th graders watched a video about his other motivational speech called, "What is in your life's blueprint?" You may read it here or watch it here. Dr. King spoke these powerful words to a group of students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, six months before he was assassinated.

Dine Out at Round Table Pizza

Round Table Pizza is donating back to Garden Road Elementary School Foundation Inc - you can help by eating! On Wednesday, January 25th Round Table Pizza, 13510 Poway Rd, will donate 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to Garden Road Elementary School Foundation Inc. Please help us by RSVPing to save the date and inviting a friend (or 2) to eat with you! RSVP & details here:

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Student Transfer Requests

The Student Transfer Requests window for the 2023-24 School Year will open February 1st – March 31st. Families who live within the PUSD boundaries and would like to request a school other than their school of residence would request an INTRADISTRICT Transfer. Families who live outside the PUSD boundaries would request an INTERDISTRICT transfer. Please note, these transfer requests must be made prior to New Student Enrollment. If you have a new student joining us next year, please submit your request during the open window. Elementary school decisions will be made in August. Approved permits expire at the end of 5th grade and 8th grade. If you have a student moving to middle or high school, you will have to reapply. For more information, visit: Student Transfers. .

IvyMath Tutoring

Is Your Child On Track in Math?

IvyMath is providing all Garden Road Elementary families with a free online math tutoring session and an in-depth parent conference to discuss your child's strengths and weaknesses and how they compare to grade level.

IvyMath will also create a custom learning plan that maps out the exact areas your child should be focusing on in math. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions, and understand what your child needs to feel confident and stay on track in math this year.

The IvyMath tutoring session, parent conference, and learning plan are free for all Garden Road Elementary families. Popular times fill up, so please register quickly! Signup now at:

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Nondiscrimination Philosophy and Policy Statement

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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