Joaquin Miller Elementary School

Staff Bulletin June 1, 2015

What's happening this week?

Hello JM Staff,

Nine days to the end of this very successful school year! All in all, we have accomplished so much together. Looking back on the year, we have had amazing school wide events, our students have demonstrated significant improvement in reading and comprehension, our students see themselves as scientists, engineers, readers, peace makers, leaders, problem solvers, and stewards of our community and planet. These accomplishments are a result of your planning, preparation, high expectations, care, and instruction.

This week we have a few school activities:


Monday Fire and Earthquake Drill 9:30 AM

Tuesday 5:30 PM Safety Patrol Drill and Awards at the Scottish Rite Center

Wednesday No Teacher Meeting per OEA; Student Council Vote for 2015-2016 at 9:00 AM

Thursday Student Appreciation Luncheon at 12:30 PM in the front of school

Friday No Wolverine Pride Assembly this week. I will give the Paws for Praise at the Music Assembly on the 10th.

New item to add to your school calendar: Matt Moorish would like to do a music assembly on June 10th at 9:00 AM in the MPR. This assembly is optional, but all classes are encouraged to attend.

Mr. L shared with me that next year's theme is Mindfulness. I think that is a terrific focus and will pair nicely with our school's focus on SEL and Second Step program. Way to go Mr. L with Field Day, it was a great day for all of our students!

Thank you, Helene for helping JM to complete the SRI test expectation!

Much appreciation to Ms. Harper and Ms. Sims for going to the Master Schedule training and keeping our site in compliance.

I have heard great things about our 5th Grade students and their congressional hearings session at City Hall. Thank you, Ms. Scott and Ms. Moran for keeping this valuable tradition an important part of our students' experience at JM.

Thanks to the good work of Ms. Cohn and Ms. Moore, we have been given a third grant from Sausal Creek for 2015-2016! This is another important component of our school's vision to develop stewards of the environment.

Love the Dream Houses, The Biography Reports, Rancho Day projects, and the Dragon stories!