The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 8/23/19

#thisiswhywedothis..#180daysofwhy..#studentsareourwhy

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Notes from Dr. Miller

Dear Gompers K8 Parent Community,


Welcome Back and Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! It's going to be a FANTASTIC year in #GatorNation! Gompers Gators are going GREEN!!


Wowwwwww.... I have had an AMAZING two days meeting middle school Gator families during orientations, parents, and grandparents at our 1st principal coffee hour. During the many handshakes and 1:1 or group conversations it is evident that every parent wants what is best for their child academic, social and or emotional well being, What is even more evident is the care and trust that families give to our schools. Team Gompers and I do not take this task very lightly, as educators this is our moral imperative and our narrative to serve students.


Let us give a biggggggg warm welcome to our newest members of the Gompers Family:

Kindergarten - Ms. Michelle Beay & Middle School - Mr. Clint Vis


I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.


See you this Wednesday, August 28 for the first day of school with a smile and a mindset ready for the learning journey ahead for your child(ren).


In closing.....Gompers Gators Goooooooo G-R-E-E-N!!!


Respectfully,


Dr. Damita Myers-Miller - dmyersmiller@lbschools.net

#studentsaremywhy #180daysofwhy #thisiswhywedothis

Gompers awarded $15,000 for increasing student achievement in ELA on SBAC for Spring 2019

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Parent Opening Packet & MEAL Info

The opening informational packet for details regarding school expectations, structures and protocols of practice will be available digitally and hardcopy for the 2019-20 school year:

1. Please return the last page of the opening packet that acknowledges all the signatures to your child's classroom teacher (ES) and 4th-period teacher (MS).

2. New online MEAL application for free and reduced: Click the embedded link:

https://longbeach.rocketscanapps.com

3. Paid MEAL Click the embedded link to upload money to your child's account:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com.

4. *Please note next year (2020-21), the opening packet will only be available digitally and parents/guardian will be required to print the last page and submit signature page*

Gomper Gators goooooo GREEN!!! Ohhhh Yeah!!!

In an effort to support a K8 community, Gompers will have a common language of expectations for our students, Guidelines for Success (GFS) aka as GREEN. Our GFS common language of scholarly achievement, social, behavior and civic engagement expectations supports a school that has the same message for all 750 student's success. Students will be held to the expectation of having Gompers PRIDE by following the GFS as identified through the acronym of GREEN.


Definition for Gompers Gators "go" GREEN

G = GRIT..going the extra mile, persevering to achieve

R = RESPONSIBILITY...accountable to one's actions in scholarship, social and behavior

E = EXPECTATIONS...belief that all can achieve to their maximum potential

E = ETHICS...doing what is right when no one is looking

N = NEIGHBORLY...caring about our community


Gompers’ Effective Implementation Practices: GFS Assemblies, GFS BOY Lessons, Levels of Infractions, Safe and Civil Team, Common Area Expectations w/One Liners, MS & 5th Grade Code of Conduct with Point System (developed over time)

K-8 - Implementation, and Support of:

1. Green Expectation Assemblies:

September, January, April ad End of Year

2. Caught Being a GATOR Slips

3. Monthly GATOR "GREEN" PRIDE Monthly Assemblies

Last Friday of Each Month - Will rotate between morning and afternoon

Please Read the below information carefully.....Thanks!

Scholarly "Daily" Dress for Success for Gomper Gators

Each and every day Gompers students are expected to be scholarly dressed for school success. Scholarly dress is defined as school uniform and abiding with LBUSD DRESS CODE (Board Policy):


Tops - Collard Shirts: Red, White, and Blue "uniform" Shirts

Bottom - Uniform pants/shorts (Khaki and Blue), No Jeans

Outwear - School Spirit Hoddies/Sweatshirts is highly preferred


Daily School Uniforms - Monday - Friday

or "weekly" School Uniform Spirit Days -

Friday - Gator Nation Day - Wear your Gator T-SHIRT & Blue Jeans (Friday ONLY)


SPIRIT WEEK and "special" SPIRIT Days will be announced throughout the year.

Electronic Devices

Once students walk "into the learning zone" of Gompers campus, electronic devices including cell phones are prohibited for use at Gomper K8 Community. Students are asked to leave all such devices at home. If students need to use a phone in an emergency, they may use the office phones.

Birthday Celebrations & Food Deliveries

  • The Office Cannot Accept Lunch, online food or Birthday Deliveries

  • Students Are Not Permitted To Bring Balloons, Birthday Signs, Cakes, Gifts, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Etc.

  • Classrooms will not be permitted to do birthday celebrations during the instructional day

  • Students Are Not Allowed To Sell Snack Items, Such As Chips, Chocolates Or Any Other Candy On Campus.

Safety and Security "Buzz" Safety System

As part of our district’s commitment to safety, beginning on 8/28/209 our school will be a closed campus that uses an electronic visitor screening system. This system will add to our school’s current safety measures.


When we begin this system on 8/28/2019, you may continue to drop your students off at our morning drop off points as follows: Dunrobin Avenue. Once the morning bell rings at 9:00, we will be closing the gates and requiring that any student who is late will come through the main school entrance.


In addition, all parents and visitors will be required to come through the main entrance during school hours and use the electronic visitor screening system. This will require that you identify yourself at the front door before being provided entry.


We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of your children and we thank you for your patience as we take this next step as a district and school.

Safety and Security .....continues

Identification required for Early PickUp of students

Parents/Guardians will be required to show identification to pick their students up early from campus.


VIPs -

All VIPs are required to sign in the office upon each visit to the campus and wear their name tag while on campus.


Campus Gates in the morning:

Gates to the campus are open through the entrance of the playground on Dunrobin Ave ONLY(by the park) including YMCA and "zero periods" students.

** Specific drop off instructions for kindergarten and SPED parents will be given**


Student/Morning Drop Off Off -

Campus Supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each morning. Students should enter through the playground entrance on Dunrobin Ave.


Afternoon PickUp -

Campus supervision of student ends at 4:00 pm Playground closes at 4:00.

In PARTNERSHIP with our AWESOME...PTA!!!

Gompers PTA is AWESOME and we are lucky to have such a hardworking PTA Board and members in service for our school community.


PTA "MONTHLY" GAZETTE NEWS will be an embedded link in the weekly "online" GATOR parent bulletin beginning September 2019:


PTA news can also be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

https://www.gomperspta.org/

2. Gompers Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GompersPTA

3. Gompers email: gomperspts@lbschools.net

PTA Memberships:

https://jointotem.com/ca/lakewood/gompers-k-8-pta/join/register


PTA general member meetings:

1st meeting - September 12 @ 6:30 in the library - 6:30 - 7:30 pm


Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

Parent VUE....is KEY for knowing/accessing "ALL" of the information regarding your student(s)

PARENTVUE provides you access to all the following information:

Calendar, Attendance, Schedule, Course History, Fees, Gradebook, Health, Report Cards, Student Information, School Information, Assessments and More, School of Choice, School Messenger, Meal Program and Surveys.


All information is updated daily or per input timelines.

If you are having trouble with accessing PARENTVUE, please come into the office ASAP

Dr. Miller needs your HELP to support our Gomper Kindergarten Gators!!

As you know the months of September and October are some of the hottest months in California. In several conversations with staff and some parents, I have been made aware of the lack of shade structures on campus. Further, it has come to my understanding that our kindergarten students do not have a shade structure which prevents them from adequately using this space during this time (September/October).


Though this is strictly a temporary solution....it is a solution possibility. I am humbly asking if I any parents can donate "pop-up tents" for a two week period. After two weeks, the pop-up tent would be returned.


Please contact Claudia Berumen for more information regarding this request.


Thank you in advance.

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