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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 1/23

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."

- Pelé

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Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known by his nickname Pelé, was a Brazilian professional footballer regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 1999, he was named Athlete of the Century by the International Olympic Committee. His 1,279 goals in 1,363 games, is recognized as a Guinness World Record. Pelé began playing for the Brazil national team at 16. During his international career, he won three FIFA World Cups: 1958, 1962 and 1970, the only player to do so. He was nicknamed O Rei (The King) following the 1958 tournament. In Brazil, he was hailed as a national hero for his accomplishments in football and for his outspoken support of policies that improve the social conditions of the poor. Throughout his career and in his retirement, Pelé received numerous individual and team awards for his performance on the field, his record-breaking achievements, and his legacy in the sport.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming Events:

1/23-1/27 - Winter iReady Diagnostic, Reading

1/23-1/27 - Winter Spirit Week

1/23 - District Attorney Education Presentations (Students Only)

1/24 - 6th Grade Honor Roll Assembly (2:00 pm)

1/25 - 7th Grade Honor Roll Assembly (2:00 pm)

1/26 - 8th Grade Honor Roll Assembly (1:00 pm)

1/27 - Winter Ball (5:00 pm)

Advisory Days at a Glance

Monday - iReady Math Lesson

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

Friday - Fun Friday

Winter Spirit Week Daily Themes

*Students not participating in a theme day must be in uniform

Monday - Royal Colors (Gold, Silver, White)

Tuesday - Dress to Impress

Wednesday - Winter Hibernation Day

Thursday - White Lie T-Shirt Day

Friday - Free Dress (All attire must be school appropriate)

On Testing Days (Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri) we will follow a slightly different bell schedule:

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FREE Hip Hop Class Every MONDAY

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Parent Involvement Opportunities

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Your Student May Be Eligible for a College Savings Account!

CalKids Savings Accounts for Low-income Public School Students, 1st–12th Grade

California public school students identified as low-income, enrolled in 1st through 12th grades during the 2021-2022 academic year, are eligible for a CalKIDS Savings account.

Watch these YouTube Videos available in English and Spanish to learn more.

Eligible low-income public school students receive a:

  • $500 automatic deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible low-income public school students

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as foster youth

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as homeless


  1. check eligibility here

  2. register account here

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