Utt Falcon Update

5/5/16

Ruben Lopez - Classified Employee of the Year!

Be sure to give Ruben Lopez a high five and congratulations for his exemplary work. As you all know, Ruben takes on activities and projects outside the scope of his regular duties. He is continually painting interior and exterior walls, sanding and repairing beams, trimming plants and trees, fixing classroom technology and working with administration for renovation plans. In short, Ruben takes on every Maintenance and Operation job to the best of his ability. He works on carpentry, keys, painting, grounds, drywall and electrical. We are lucky to have him!
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AVID Standout Award Recipient - Alejandra Barba

Our very own 8th grade Falcon Alejandra Barba won the AVID Standout Award on Tuesday night securing a $10,000 college scholarship and a new laptop! Alejandra was one of 6 students that were selected from over 50 finalists from Orange County. This marks the 5th AVID Standout Award the Utt AVID students have received from the past 6 years. Thanks to the tremendous work of Naomi and the AVID team, these AVID Standouts have earned a collective $42,000 for college tuition before they leave middle school. Tremendous work team!
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WEB is Coming to Utt!

Next year WEB is coming to Utt! WEB, which stands for “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school orientation and transition program that welcomes 6th graders and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their middle school experience. Built on the belief that students can help students succeed, the program trains mentors from your 8th grade class to be WEB Leaders. As positive role models, WEB Leaders are mentors and student leaders who guide the 6th graders to discover what it takes to be successful during the transition to middle school and help facilitate 6th grade success.


We are looking for teacher volunteers to be a part of the WEB Team. As Bob Valdez has already been trained in the program, he will be the point person for this project. Of course, serving on the team, would count as an Adjunct Duty. Check out the Youtube video below for an introductory video. Please let me if you are interested in joining the WEB Team!

WEB - Where Everybody Belongs :: Achieving Successful Middle School Transition

iPad Return Dates/Library Return Book Return and Check Out

iPads

Our Technology Department has pushed back the iPad return dates as far as possible, allowing us to stay "business as usual" close to the end of the school year. Please plan for the following return dates for iPads:


8th Grade: June 7th

7th Grade: June 8th

6th Grade: June 9th


Library

Students can check books out of the library through June 3rd, and the final day to return books is on June 10th.

Upcoming Dates:

May 5th ASB Dine out fundraiser at Pieology in the Marketplace

May 9th PTO meeting at 6 pm and Promotion meeting at 7 pm in the MPR

May 10th International Fair 5:30-7:30 pm in the MPR

May 11th Human Growth and Development Preview Night 6-7 pm rooms B-6 and G-24

May 18th Incoming 6th grade visitation 9:30-11 am

May 19th Open House 5:30-7 pm

May 20th Minimum Day – students are released at 12:10 pm

May 25th Seventh Grade Core field trip to Medieval Times

May 26th Talent Show 3:00 pm in the MPR

May 30th No school – Memorial Day