Bixby Newsletter #8 Sept. 19-23

Go Wildcats

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Data Confirmation - 41 Students to Go!.

Data Confirmation Step-by-Step Process

Step 1 Create an email if one does not have any email account.

Step 2 Login to Aeries Parent Portal via the Baldwin Academy website at find the Aeries Parent Portal Link

Step 3 Once on the Parent Portal Site enter your email address listed above

Step 4 Enter the password you created. If you forgot your password or never created, one click forgot password link and follow directions emailed to your email account.

Step 5 Find highlighted area for Data Confirmation and follow the click here link.

Step 6 View the 7 sections of Data Confirmation and be sure to click the confirm and continue button in each section.

1. Family

2. Student

3. Contacts

4. Medical History

5. Documents

6. Authorizations

7. Final Data Confirmation

Step 7 Once all sections are completed you will have confirmed your child’s data for the 2022/2023 school year.

If you have any questions during the data confirmation process please contact the office for assistance. Thank you for updating your child’s information.


Mr. Harrington

Bixby Elementary

(626) 933-8201

The Week Of September 19-23, 2022

Adult and Family Literacy Week

Read a Book with your Child!

Monday 9-19-22

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Tuesday 9-20-22

Staff Meeting

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Wednesday 9-21-22

Mid-Week Check by parent on Dreambox and Lexia.

Student should be at 3-4 lessons for Dreambox and about 25-60 minutes for Lexia.

Access These programs through Classlink: Login (

Dreambox - How to check Dreambox Lessons - YouTube

Lexia - 10 second Lexia check! - YouTube

Thursday 9-22-22

College Attire

Bixby SSC 1 Meeting 2:30 p.m. Room 2

Looking for Parent to get involved (Two Open Seats)

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Friday 9-23-22

Spirit Wear Day

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

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Space is Still Available For Kinder and First

Come and join us for our After School Science Discoveries!

Fun-filled hands-on science activities await your child!

Class Information

  • 90 minutes a day for six weeks
  • Classes will be capped at 25 students.
  • Dates: Sep 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18
  • Time: 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Grades: K-1st
  • Room: 5

  • For any questions please contact Diana Padilla at
  • or at (626) 588-7818


After School Program (

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Attendance is so Important!

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Attendance Policies & Procedures at Bixby

In order for each student to receive the education to which they are entitled, every student must be here on time every day. The law requires students to attend school on time every day. Absences shall be classified as follows:

· Excused absence ‑ absence for proper causes are listed in the California Education Code for illness, medical, dental, or optometry appointments, funeral services (immediate family, extending to grandparents), quarantine (under direction of County or City Health officer).

· Unexcused absence ‑ absence that occurs with the knowledge and approval of parents or guardian, but for reasons that, though not acceptable under state law, are not considered truancy.

· Truancy‑ absence that is intentional, a planned violation of State attendance law. Students who are habitually absent or tardy may receive a referral to the District’s Student Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Returning to School after an Absence

Please call the school office at (626) 933-8201 when your child will be absent. We also request a note for legal purposes as note is also required upon re-entry. Parents have three school days to clear the student’s absence. After three days, it automatically becomes an UNEXCUSED absence. Students must bring a doctor’s note if they were absent from school for more than 5 days due to illness. The note must include four items :( 1) the date of absence, (2) specific reason for absence, (3) name of student, and (4) signature of parent or guardian.

In case of illness, assignments may be requested through the school office. Please allow one (1) day for this material to be collected from the teachers. When a student is absent for an extended time, a homework buddy from each class should be contacted to obtain assignments.

Plan Ahead, to limit students missing school. School Holidays 22-23

Veterans’ Day …………………November 11, 2022

Thanksgiving Holiday................November 21-25, 2022

Winter Break..............................December 19-January 1, 2022/23

School Recess Day......................January 2, 2023

Return to School .........................January 3, 2023

Martin Luther King, Jr…………January 16, 2023

President Lincoln Day……………,,, February 13, 2023

President’s Day ... ……………..February 20, 2023

Parent Conference Week …........February 27 - March 3, 2023

Spring Break ...............................April 3-7, 2023

Last Day of School ...................,. May 18, 2023

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Cell Phones and Social Media

Please make sure that you monitor your child's accounts. Social Media has become a problem with our students here on campus.

Cell Phones

We would like to make Bixby Elementary a “NO THEFT ZONE.” To achieve this, ALL STUDENTS MUST KEEP THEIR IPODS, MP3 PLAYERS, CELL PHONES, and ANY OTHER EXPENSIVE PERSONAL ITEMS AND LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY AT HOME. It is important to understand that these items are prohibited at Bixby and, therefore, Bixby cannot be responsible for investigating if they become lost or stolen. By keeping these items of value at home, students protect themselves from being victims of theft.

In regards to cell phones, Bixby administration understands that the state of California allows students to have them at school. However, their use is prohibited during school hours. This is due to students’ abuse cell phones by using them during the school day, during class and often bypassing the school office when they want to go home. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT STUDENTS ALWAYS USE THE FRONT OFFICE TO CALL HOME AND THAT PARENTS ALWAYS USE THE FRONT OFFICE TO CONTACT THEIR CHILD.

  • Any prohibited items seen on campus will be confiscated and sent to the school office for a parent to pick-up. Further consequences may apply as well.
  • Cell phones must be turned off during school hours and remain in the backpack and not out in view including during lunch or breaks. (AR 5131) Cell phones should be used off campus (front of school) before or after school for emergency purposes only. If a cell phone is seen out of a backpack or being used, it will be confiscated and sent to the office and released to a parent/guardian only.

Rodeo Trip October 7, 2022 for Grades 3-5

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Performing Arts Trip to see the Play Annie Jr. October 7, 2022 Grades 1+2

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Upcoming Field Trips and Parent Volunteers

Upcoming trips will need Parent Volunteers! Please be in contact with your student's Teacher.


We encourage parents and guardians of our school community to donate their time to make a meaningful difference in our classrooms. All parents working in the classroom must be cleared annually by the office and school district. Please make see the office manager for more information regarding volunteering.

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Date: Friday, September 23rd

Time: 7:00 PM (through half-time)

Where: Wilson High School Stadium - Varsity Football Game

Invited: All Wilson Quad Elementary and Middle School Students

Free Admission & Preferred Seating: Wilson Quad Students wearing Wilson colors or their school's gear and one


Activities: Sideline Viewing for Half-Time Show; On-Field Cheering for the Football Team to open 3rd Quarter Play;

Face Painting, Coloring, and more

Texh Support for Families

To support our students with technology, if you have any issue that come up please call

(626) 933-1111 or email Help Desk <>

Here is the link to have the Tech walk you through the Issues.

Remote Tech Support (

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22-23 School Year


• As a Bixby School student, I know I am the main person in charge of my education.

• Today is a new day and I will do my best to act with responsibility.

• If I want to be respected, I know I need to show respect to others.

• I am an important person with high goals for myself.

• I will not let myself or my community down.

• Determination + Discipline + Hard work will = Success.

About Us!

Bixby is a TK-5 school located in the base of Hacienda Heights in the San Gabriel Valley. Bixby Elementary serves 260 students in grades TK through Five.