Bixby Updates October 3-7, 2022

Bixby "Wildcats"

Week of October 3-7, 2022

Monday 10-3-22

Data Confirmation – Please Complete 20 Families to Go!

Student Of the Month Video September – Going Live! 5 p.m..

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Leadership Applications available after school.

Tuesday 10-4-22

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Staff Meeting

Wednesday 10-5-22

Mid-Week Check by parent on Dreambox and Lexia.

Student should be at 3-4 lessons for Dreambox and about 40-60 minutes for Lexia.

Access These programs through Classlink: Login (

Dreambox - How to check Dreambox Lessons - YouTube

Lexia - 10 second Lexia check! - YouTube

Thursday 10-6-22

FALL MAKE-UP PICTURES 8 a.m. -10 a.m.

College Attire

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Friday 10-7-22

Spirit Wear Day

Dreambox and Lexia Usage at Home

Barrier and Diaz Fieldtrip (Annie Jr) Play

Alonso, Orense, Conci, Aguilar, Hernandez, and Singh Fieldtrip (Rodeo)

Dreambox and Lexia 22-23 Movement

We have been working hard to make sure that Dreambox and Lexia are a part of our daily/weekly routine here at Bixby. Thank you for the support, our students are getting at home with these two supplemental instructional programs. Please spend 1 maybe 2 times a week having your student show you where they are at with each program.

Resource below can show you what you are looking for. I’m still working on getting devices for our new students this year. We are also integrating incentives and recognitions for all of our students. This will help with our routines and expectations with are two programs. If you ever need any support with these two programs, please let me know.

Mr. Harrington

(626) 933-8202

Access These programs through Classlink: Login (

Dreambox - How to check Dreambox Lessons - YouTube

Lexia - 10 second Lexia check! - YouTube

These programs which are research based, allows us to work as a team here on campus to support all students. As an example, Lexia has identified students based on usage and ability as:

High Risk- 81 Students (2 Grade Levels Below- Grade Level Material)

Some Risk 53 Students (1 Grade Level Below – Grade Level Materials)

On Track 106 Students

This is one reason why I believe our students need to be using these programs daily.

I just wanted to say what an amazing job our students are doing with Dreambox. We had 184 Students Finish their 5 Lessons in Dreambox!

This is in all Grades Tk -5 We are going for “Strive for Five” every week. Monday –Friday 1 Lesson per Day! Students have time in class and now starting Monday, After School Program will be accessing our Computer Labs to assist in completion. We had only 63 students not complete this week. 35 Students in Grades First – Fifth! Great Job WILDCAT Families!

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Field Trips 2022-2023

All of our classrooms will get at least 1 to possible 2 Fieldtrips this year as we are moving out of strict COVID -19 Protocols.

This upcoming Friday 10-7-22, we have Two Fieldtrips coming up. We request students wear their Bixby Elementary "Spirit Shirts' to assist with supervision. Both fieldtrips will be back to have Lunch on campus. Money will not be needed for students to carry to purchase any Food or Drinks. Drinks and Snacks will be available to students, if needed.

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Applications will be Available to students After School, Starting October 3, 2022

Bixby Student Leadership Program was created to build future leaders and empower students to be agents of change at home, school, and in their communities. Our Student Leadership representatives will learn what leadership means and how to lead. During Student Leadership meetings, students will learn the value of communication, working with others, problem solving, and how to work effectively and cohesively with others. All activities are designed to promote group interaction and self-confidence. Student Leadership will also coordinate School activities and participate in Service Projects to teach the importance of community outreach. We are looking for passionate and committed TK-5 graders who would like to participate in the Leadership Series. Student Leadership has limited space and not all applicants will be selected. To be considered for the program, you must exhibit P.B.I.S. behaviors and the qualities of a potential leader.

The Great Shakeout October 20, 2022

This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 20, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home!

At 10:20 am (local time) on 10/20, you can join millions of people across the world practicing earthquake safety. While we encourage you to participate with everyone, you can register your ShakeOut drill for any day of the year, and drill at a time of your choice. You can also include people in multiple locations through video conferencing.

The Great California ShakeOut - Get Ready to ShakeOut!

2022 Red Ribbon Campaign Theme, Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free

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2022 Red Ribbon Campaign Theme, Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free.

Red Ribbon Week, the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention program, will be celebrated by Trinity and many other schools in the nation. This year’s theme is Drug Free Looks Like Me™. During the week, all students will be reminded of the danger drugs can do to God’s temple of the body.

Faculty, staff, and students will be participating in special activities (organized by our Student Council) which will show our commitment to raising awareness to the dangers of drugs within our community and to educate our youth and encourage their participation in drug prevention activities.

Red Ribbon Week will be October 24-28 2022

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The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos), is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31-November 2. While October 31 is Halloween, November 2 is All Souls Day or the Day of the Dead. According to tradition, the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31 and the spirits of children can rejoin their families for 24 hours. The spirits of adults can do the same on November 2.

Origins of Day of the Dead

The roots of the Day of the Dead, celebrated in contemporary Mexico and among those of Mexican heritage in the United States and around the world, go back some 3,000 years, to the rituals honoring the dead in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and other Nahua people living in what is now central Mexico held a cyclical view of the universe, and saw death as an integral, ever-present part of life.

Upon dying, a person was believed to travel to Chicunamictlán, the Land of the Dead. Only after getting through nine challenging levels, a journey of several years, could the person’s soul finally reach Mictlán, the final resting place. In Nahua rituals honoring the dead, traditionally held in August, family members provided food, water and tools to aid the deceased in this difficult journey. This inspired the contemporary Day of the Dead practice in which people leave food or other offerings on their loved ones’ graves, or set them out on makeshift altars called ofrendas in their homes.

SNACK POLICY UPDATE - Also be aware of the "Hot Chip" Challenge.

Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack each day. Students must bring a snack they can eat within 15 minutes.
* Snacks are limited to the following: Fruit, vegetables, cheese, pretzels, goldfish, Crackers, and granola bars.
* Students are welcome to bring a water bottle. (Please do not send beverages other than water.) – Like Soda
* Make sure that your child's SMALL healthy snack is easy to eat.
* Please have students keep “Oversized” Chip bags at home.

The resurgence of the Hot Chip challenge has reached a few of our neighboring districts and schools. Please remind our students that we do not share food or snacks. These items are now being sold at our local convenient stores and even off the ice cream trucks.