Tiger Press

San Marcos Elementary

Weeks of March 10th and 17th

Important Dates


Read Across America Week- Doors look AWESOME!

Report cards due- admin to review

Girls on the Run

3/11 - Stephanie to RH fro LCAP Planning

12:30 Fire Drill

6:00 PTO Meeting



8:30 ELAC

Final Evaluation Conferences- roving sub

2:30 Web-Conference Staff Meeting


Read Across America Assemblies- in MPR

9:30 Wheel Teacher Meeting

3:15 Student Council

Food Pantry

3/14 Flag Salute- Upper

Read Across America Parade

Rolayne to DO- am


Girls on the Run

3/18- Stephanie to DO


3/19 -

Report Cards go home in envelopes

3:30- Leadership Meeting

Girls on the Run


3/21 Family Friday

Tiger Tid-Bits

  • Congrats to Jamie and Ana! Both Received grants from Staples Foundation, Jamie for Mini-iPads and Ana- for your "Photography through Their Eyes" project.
  • Thank you for all your hard work in assessing your students. So many of you shared your students' progress and so many jumped levels in F & P!
  • Benjamin Magana- a former SME student is headed to Washington DC with SMMS Model UN students!
  • An ELD teacher at SMMS was wondering if you could vote for her for a chance to win a $2500 grant for her classroom.

    Just go to this website and look up Buffum.


    This competition lasts all month so if people could vote everyday that would be highly appreciated!


  • I am so excited to let you all know that my dog, Kaya, has just been certified as a Therapy Pet by the national organization Love On A Leash (http://www.loveonaleash.org/). My ultimate goal in getting her trained and certified was to be able to bring her to work with me during my liaison days and offer her loving and calming nature to troubled students that could benefit from her presence. After speaking with Stephanie and Natalie we thought it might be good idea to have Kaya sit in during counseling sessions as extra support for students. Of course if it's a student that doesn't like dogs then she won't be brought in. We also were thinking that if any of you have students that could benefit specifically from counseling with a therapy dog then we can try and form some groups around that concept so please let us (me and Natalie) both know
  • SME ArtWalk coming soon! Don't forget to keep a class set of art work for our annual SME Art Walk during our Open House.
  • ScootPad- has been purchased. Hollie is working on getting all classes signed up. If you already had an account, please update it with our school. See Becca, Debi or Fernando for more information on the program.
  • Have you passed out a Tiger Golden Paw yet?


3/10- Walk-through Protocols and Norms & Data Analysis

3/17- Walk-through Protocols and Norms

Tentative Schedule for next few weeks

3/24- Grade Level Vertical Observation Day

4/7- Poverty Study continues (you don't need to bring anything)

4/14- Technology Share out (bring any apps, ideas or ways you are using technology)

4/21- Planning/Prep Week (decide as a team what to bring to plan)


12- Lizbeth Gutierrez

16- Lulu Fernandez

17 - Eddie Bradley

17 - Holly Hartzell


  • SSA- our school has been selected to participate in a Safe Schools Ambassador Program! 40 students in 3rd-5th will be selected to participate in a two day training on how to be Safe School Ambassadors. Read this description for more information. I will be working with teachers, Natalie and Mimo

    Program Model: Elementary, Middle & High School

    At its core, the Safe School Ambassadors program is an "inside-out" approach to improving school climate, one that relies on social norms change and the power of students to help stop bullying and violence. Student bystanders see, hear, and know things adults don't, can intervene in ways adults can't and are often on the scene of an incident before an adult. They are a critical and under-utilized resource for positively impacting the crisis of bullying in our schools.

    The Safe School Ambassadors program engages and mobilizes these bystanders, but not just any bystanders. The program harnesses the power of the socially-influential leaders of a school's diverse cliques, the ones who shape the social norms that govern other students' behavior. These "alpha" leaders are carefully identified through student and staff surveys. They are selected based upon specific criteria, such as: strong position and influence in their peer group, good communication skills, and a history of standing up for friends.

    The recruited students participate in a two-day interactive training along with several adults who serve as program mentors. The training gives student Ambassadors the motivation and skills to resolve conflicts, defuse incidents, and support isolated and excluded students. After the training, small group meetings of Ambassadors are held every few weeks. These meetings, led by the adult mentors, provide time for strengthening skills, support data collection and analysis of Ambassador interventions, and help sustain student and adult commitment to the program.


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New Apps, Tweets, Tech Uses

Google Docs Tip of the Week-

  1. Keyboard Shortcuts

    Navigate your documents and screen a lot faster when you use these keyboard shortcuts for formatting and more.

    1. Ctrl+Home: Get back to the top of your doc.

    2. Ctrl+B: Bold.

    3. Ctrl+E: Center alignment

    4. Ctrl+L: Back to left alignment.

    5. Ctrl+M: Insert comment.

    6. Ctrl+H: Replace.

    7. Ctrl+End: Go to last cell in data region.

    8. Ctrl+Home: Go to first cell in data region.

    9. Shift+spacebar: Select entire row.

    10. Ctrl+Z: Undo.

    11. Ctrl+Y: Redo.

    12. Ctrl+spacebar: Select entire column.

    13. Ctrl+J: Full justify.

    14. Ctrl+Shift+L: Bulleted list.

    15. Ctrl+Shift+Space: Insert non-breaking space.

    16. Page Down: Move down one screen.

    17. Ctrl+K: Inset link.

    18. Ctrl+Shift+F: Full screen.

    19. Page Up: Move up one screen.

    20. Ctrl+Space: Remove formatting.

    21. Ctrl+: Heading style 1. Change the "1" to any number 1-6 and get the corresponding header.