ADELANTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BI-MONTHLY BULLETIN

A MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT

Dear Staff,

These last couple of weeks have no doubt been a very busy time. Some staff members attended the AVID training, teachers had parent conferences, a few sites had Read Across America Events, and the CWA department conducted SARB trainings amongst many other events. Amazing...how so much happens in a short period of time! With all that takes place on a day to day basis, we might ask ourselves, why we do all that we do as a collective staff of classified and certificated members? It comes down to one simple thing: to make a positive impact on our students' lives. All of us work extremely hard day in and day out for our students. Our AESD team holds a "superpower" that no other profession or position possesses. We have the ability to positively change the future of our world by impacting the lives of our students. We lay the foundation by planting seeds of knowledge and hope. We have the special privilege of making special connections with those students who have no other positive connections. In the Adelanto Elementary School District we have daily opportunities to connect with those students who need us the most. AESD team, thank you for all that you do!

Dr. Edwin Gomez

A MESSAGE FROM THE PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

The Personnel Department is pleased to announce that the recruitment fairs have been very successful. Through the active recruitment efforts, we are experiencing an increased interest in people wanting to work in our District. On average we receive between 20-25 resumes from potential applicants seeking a position. They are excited to hear about the wonderful things going on in the District and feel AESD is the place for them. During this time of a teacher shortage it is great that AESD is being recognized as one of the top choices for employment.

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A MESSAGE FROM ACADEMIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Science and Engineering Fair Results

Ten of our amazing students advanced to the RIMS Regional Fair which was held on April 5th. These ten students were moved forward from the 150 projects which were judged during our District Science and Engineering Fair in late February. We are very proud that included in this group of winners were students from a variety of backgrounds including English Learners and students receiving Special Education services.


Below is the list of grade level winners from our District Science and Engineering Fair. The students who advanced to the regional fair are marked with an asterisk (*).


Academic Services would like to thank all the teachers, site science coordinators, administrators, students, and families that made this event possible.

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A MESSAGE FROM THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

CPI Training

The Adelanto Elementary School District will be hosting the final session of CPI training for the 2015-2016 school year. The techniques participants will learn will focus on preventing explosive behavior and safely managing physical crisis.


Participants will learn the following:

How to identify and respond to behaviors that could lead to a crisis. Verbal and non-verbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior. How to cope with your own fear and anxiety. How to develop team intervention strategies and techniques. How to safely and effectively control and transport an individual. Key steps for debriefing and documenting after a crisis.


Day One: The first day emphasizes early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing and managing disruptive behavior. CPI’s Personal Safety Techniques are also demonstrated and practiced to prepare staff too safely remove themselves and others from dangerous situations.


Day Two: The second day is an expansion on crisis prevention methods to include the study and practice of non-harmful Non-Violent Physical Crisis Intervention. These techniques are taught to be used as a last resort when an individual becomes an immediate danger to himself and others.


DATE: April 20th and 21st

TIMES: 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 – 3:00 p.m.

LOCATION: District Boardroom

Registration

If you are interested in attending the CPI Training you must have your Site Administrator send an email to me, regina_aguilera@aesd.net by April 15, 2016. There are only 20 spots available. If you have any questions please contact Regina at 760-246-8691 ext. 10665. (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SPECIAL EDUCATION SPONSORED EVENT). If necessary, you will need to make your own arrangements for a Sub and have permission from your site Administrator to attend.

CHILD WELFARE & ATTENDANCE DEPARTMENT

Our March 19th Saturday School session had a count of nearly 1,000 students. Our final two sessions will be on April 23rd, and May 14th. Your school site teams may want to consider having a focus for the upcoming sessions to create an interest. Recently some of our sites have focused on Science, the Arts, and . Great work to all involved in the program.

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration has begun at the district office for 2016-2017. Please let your families know that the district office is currently taking kindergarten enrollments. Students must turn 5 before September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten. If a student's birthday falls between September 2nd and December 2nd they are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten.

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UPDATES FROM RISK MANAGEMENT/BENEFITS

Tailgate Safety Talks for School Employees

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Walkadoo

Walkadoo is back!
Beginning April 15 to May 20, employees who earn up to 600 points per week have a 1 in 5 chance of winning $25 or 1 in 100 chance of winning $500 each week in Amazon gift cards.

Connect with a Pebble+ activity monitor!
You now have the option to request a Pebble+ activity monitor that can also sync to your smartphone. Register for WalkadooTM and request a Pebble+ device be mailed to you! If you already have a Walkadoo account but need a device, you can log in and request it.

Go to mywellvolution.com to register and create your Walkadoo account. If you already have a Walkadoo account on the public site, make sure to click on Sign in and enter your username and password to be linked to the High Desert Trust site.

One device per subscriber. Dependents can participate in the program but are not eligible for a device or gift cards.

Keep on walking!
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Hello FIT Registees,

For the first time in 20 years, the participation level in the Forestry Institute for Teachers is significantly low. We are offering all of you $25 for each person you recruit.

It is a wonderful experience and has long term benefits to those who attend and their students. I speak from personal experience as a 5th-6th grade teacher, therefore it not the quality but knowing about it that are lacking.

It is NOT too late to apply. It is totally FREE ($800 value) along with an opportunity for a $200 stipend for all teachers who complete a teaching unit afterwards.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Teacher/Certificated Staff of the Month: It is with great pleasure that I write this to honor Mr. Timothy Lang. Mr. Lang has a genuine passion for teaching math and his enthusiasm and eagerness toward student achievement is an inspiration to behold.

He has created, coded, and designed an outstanding and amazing computer program, linking Go Math and STAR Math in a way that is efficient and targeted.

Mr. Lang has spent countless hours of his own time creating videos of himself teaching particular skills that students may view either at home or at school. In this way he is able to have students, at multiple skill levels, working strategically and simultaneously.

He has partnered up with another math teacher at Mesa Linda to teach students how to teach other students different math concepts; going so far as to videotape the students teaching these lessons. In this way, students may see other students teaching the concepts, so both the student -teacher and the student-learner receive valuable experiences.

It is Mr. Lang’s commitment, determination, vision, and dedication of putting students first, having high expectations, and creatively working toward student achievement that places him in the top tier of educators. I am very proud of his accomplishments and feel privileged to witness his continued success.


Classified Employee of the Month: Amparo is an exemplary employee who goes beyond to inspire our scholars to read and enjoy books. She motivates students to reach 1,000,000 words in AR to become a Million Word Reader Member. Once students have reached 1,000,000 words, Amparo displays the student's picture and amount of words read in AR on a tree displayed in the library . She keeps our library up to date with current books and interests of our students, suggests reading selections for students, and opens the library to students who need to change books mid-week. Ms. Chi supports our classroom teachers and students with curriculum and supplies needed to make them successful in the classroom and attends and helps support the PTA at George.

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Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, 5pm

District Office-11824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301

District Office Boardroom

Leadership Academy

Thursday, April 28th, 3:30pm

District Office

District Office Boardroom

Saturday School

Saturday, April 23rd, 8am

At each School SIte

Adelanto/STRONG-SPED PAC Parent Institute Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 3rd, 9:30am

11824 Air Expressway

Adelanto, CA

District Office Boardroom

Paraprofessional Institute Graduation Ceremony

Tuesday, May 24th, 3:30pm

11824 Air Expressway

Adelanto, CA

District Office Boardroom