Hawk Talk-September Edition
By: Ms. Morris
Fall Enrichment Starts
Watch this 10-minute video that Community Club created that outlines all of the details about our Fall Enrichment Drive. Yes, I will color my hair BLUE if we raise $20,000! What was I thinking?!?
The correct web address is www.getmovinfundhub.com
Our school code is 5d3f3614611c2
Maple Hill Family Night Out @ Angel's Stadium (September 27th) Mike Trout Jersey Night
Last Week To Buy Tickets! September 6th Deadline ($20 a ticket)
Maple Hill has sold out two sections for the game! Grab your mitt, wear your Maple Hill t-shirt, and come on out to cheer on the Angels. It's not too late to buy tickets. Mike Trout gave Maple Hill a special shout out! Watch the video above to see what he has to say. If you would like to purchase tickets, the flyer for the event is in the front office.
Maple Hill Recieves Top Honor...PLATINUM P.B.I.S Status
What is P.B.I.S.? Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.) is a set of ideas and tools that schools use to improve the behavior of students. The California P.B.I.S. Coalition recognizes schools for their implementation and fidelity of P.B.I.S. The Coalition gives out Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum awards. We earned the highest honor and we are proud of our achievements in cultivating the whole child.
P.B.I.S Trait of the Month: Perseverance
"If At First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try, Try Again"-William Edward Hickson
This month, our whole school is learning more about Perseverance and how to apply it to our own lives. Students will be developing and monitoring their own personal goals. They will be taught how setbacks are inevitable, but opportunities for growth. Perseverance ties in with our Social and Emotional Learning.
Social and Emotional Learning at Maple Hill
What is Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)?
SEL is an approach to teaching our students to understand and manage their emotions, set positive goals, feel and show empathy, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The graph below highlights the five competencies of SEL.
This month, we have been teaching the students about "Self-Management" and how to control our breathing when we feel overwhelmed by our emotions.
Social and Emotional Learning Parent Tip-Promoting Mindful Breathing
Here is a site that shows a lot of simple breathing exercises that you can do with your child.
Being On Time and Attending School is Crucial For Student Success
Let's Get Back to Being an All BLUE School on the California Dashboard!
The California School Dashboard provides valuable information on multiple topics regarding school and student performance. The information, which includes test scores, graduation rates, and college and career readiness, is aimed at helping all students succeed.
Each school district is rated on six state indicators: Chronic Absenteeism, Suspension Rates, English Learner Progress, Graduation Rate, College/Career Readiness, ELA (English Language Arts) state test scores, and Math state test scores.
At the elementary level, there are four local indicators: ELA state test scores for 3rd-5th, Math state test scores for 3rd-5th, English Learner Progress on the ELPAC (state test for K-5 English Learners), and Suspension Rate. Schools are evaluated on their test scores, but also on how they improve or decline over time. For each indicator, an elementary school is assigned one of five performance levels. From highest to lowest, the categories are: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red.
In 2016-2017 Maple Hill was an ALL BLUE school. We earned a blue ranking in all four local indicators. In 2017-2018, we earned BLUE in ELA and Math. Our test scores were unbelievably high and we had so much growth! We did not receive a color for English Learner Progress, since it was year two of the ELPAC state test and there is no comparative data. Unfortunately, we earned yellow in Chronic Absenteeism. Chronic Absenteeism is defined as a student missing more than 10% of the school year. Our school year is comprised of 180 days, so any child that misses 18 days or more is considered chronically absent. Please take your family trips during vacation time and not during the school year. And if your child is well enough, bring them to school and don't keep them home. Let's get all blue for our school!
Maple Hill's 2017-2018 California Dashboard Scores-Attendance Matters! Let's get out of the Yellow Zone
Chuck E. Cheese Family Night Out
September 5th (3:00-8:00 p.m.)
September 5th is Family Night Out at Chuck E. Cheese's in Diamond Bar. Skip cooking dinner that night and bring the family to Chuck E. Cheese's! It's a night to hang out with Maple Hill Staff and Families. Plus, we earn 20% of the proceeds from the night.
The flyer attached has coupons and specials.
Recycling Wednesdays are BACK!! Starting September 4th
Maple Hill has had a school-wide recycling program for over 20 years! We value teaching our students the importance of being "green". Every Wednesday, we encourage families to bring aluminum cans and plastic bottles from home to the front of the school to be recycled. All of the money that we earn goes back to the kids. Drop off your recyclables, have your child sign their name on the poster, and they receive a recycling sticker to wear.
Save Your Box Tops
Turn in your Box Tops and Maple Hill earns money! For every TEN your child turns in, they get points for a classroom pizza party.
WVUSD Parent Symposium -September 28th (8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) @ Walnut High School
The Parent Symposium is a WONDERFUL event for all WVUSD parents! The event is packed with break out sessions for parents to attend that are taught by WVUSD teachers and staff. The event kicks off with guest speaker, Maureen Healy. She is the author of great books including "The Emotionally Healthy Child" and "Growing Happy Kids". The event is free for all WVUSD parents and childcare is provided at no cost. Click the link above to find out more information.
Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders
September Calendar of Events
- 2nd Grade Theater Classes
- Family Night Out at Chuck E. Cheese's (3:00-8:00 p.m.)
- ELAC (English Language Advisory Council) Meeting with Mrs. McNeil @ 8:15-9:15 a.m. in MPR. Flyer went home already.
- Internal Lockdown Drill at 10:15 a.m.
- Chess Masters After School (flyers went home, you can still sign up and pick up a flyer in the office) 2:30-3:30 pm
September 10th: 3rd Grade Folk Dance Classes
- Picture Day for all students
- 5th Grade Broadcasting Club tryouts
September 12th: 2nd Grade Theater Classes
September 16th: Chess Masters After School 2:30-3:30 pm
September 17th: 3rd Grade Folk Dance Classes
September 18th: Community Club Meeting in MPR at 8:00-9:00 a.m. All parents are welcome to attend and hear about the happenings at Maple Hill.
September 19th: 2nd Grade Theater Classes
September 23rd: Chess Masters After School 2:30-3:30 pm
- 3rd Grade Folk Dance Classes
- Cooking Class Program, After School 2:30-3:30. Flyer already went home. If you would still like to sign up, stop by the office.
September 26th: 2nd Grade Theater Classes
- Fire Drill at 8:30 a.m.
- School-Wide Spirit Day-Everyone come dressed in Baseball Gear!
- Family Night Out at Angel's Stadium. Wear your Maple Hill t-shirts!
September 30th: Chess Masters After School 2:30-3:30 pm