The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 9/30/19

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Notes from Dr. Miller

Dear Gompers K8 Parent Community,


Our first K-8 Guidelines for Success - GREEN/Student of the Month Assembly is this Monday, 9/30....soooo excited to celebrate the Gators who are exemplifying all the traits of our community expectations. Gompers is goingggggg G - R - E - E - N! (Please note if your child is being recognized information has been given to the family by the teacher).


As a working parent myself, I know the struggles of the morning rush to get students up and self out of the door. However, we/Gompers are accumulating toooooooooo many tardies for this to be the 20th day of school. Please ensure your students arrive prior to the bell. Learning begins in the classroom @ 8:55 for Middle School, 9:00 for ES (early Kinders - 5th grade) and 10:40 (late Kinders).


Fall fundraisers fun " COOP" season is here....I am ready to trade some "coops". Thank you, families, for supporting our PTA school's fundraising efforts. PTA directly enhances many enrichment programs at our site.


As we continue to work...please note that supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each day. Students who arrive earlier than that are not supervised by the school. Please ensure your child's safety by dropping off at the times specified times for supervision: 8:15. Continue to know that safety and security are key for the students and well-being of the learning environment.


Lastly, I hope to see you next week at Dr. Miller's Coffee Hour; Friday, October 11 @ 9:30am. An opportunity to chat with the principal, learn about the school's instructional goals and ways and avenue you can help support at home with learning.


Do you know our school's "new" spirit song?


Respectfully,


Dr. Damita Myers-Miller - dmyersmiller@lbschools.net

#studentsaremywhy #180daysofwhy #thisiswhywedothis

SSC Representative Election on Monday, September 30

Please come by the office and vote for your parent representatives:

Jean Henshall

Hortencia Sanchez

Edith Chau

SSC Meeting, Tues. 10/1 @ 3:30 - Library.

All are welcome to attend and know about the school community learning program and goals for the 19-20 school year. Click the embedded link to view agenda

8th Grade - High School Choice process begins: Tuesday October 1

8th-grade families its already that time to begin preparing for high school. An official announcement will be sent to all parents/families from district/central office.


Parents come and learn about LBUSD's High School and School Pathways at the Choice Fairs:


  • High School Fair & Summits

    • Oct. 19, Cabrillo from 9-12

    • Nov. 2, McBride from 9-12

    • **the same information will be disseminated at both**

    • All of the high school's counselors will be in attendance to answer questions in order for parents to make an informed decision on high school opportunities.

  • School of Choice Websites

10/2 Washington/DC Trip Informational - Explore the Nation's Capitol

Come and learn about an exciting field trip opportunity for your child. Each year thousands of student convene upon the steps of the capital of our nation and learn first hand about the federal government and see many national landmarks. We are fortunate that we get to offer this opportunity to our students at Gompers.


When: Wed, Oct, 2

Where: Library

Time: 6pm


This meeting will be conducted by Ms. Primrose.

October 11, Skate Night

Let's have some family fun times as a GATOR NATION community at this year's first ICE Skating Night. All are welcome to attend.


Time: 7 to 9pm

Where: The Rinks in Lakewood on Carson Street

Cost: $15


It is a fundraiser so proceeds come back to the school.

8th PSAT - October 17, 2019

8th grade students are getting ready for High School and College Readiness. All 8th grade stduents across LBUSD will take the PSAT, a college readiness exam that will give them information on how to get prepared for college and career opportunities.

Parents support your 8th grade stduents success by ensuring:

They are:

* Not absent

* On time @ 8:45

* Eat breakfast

* Be ready to work and persevere to do their PERSONAL BEST

PTA says..THANK you for supporting Eat's Out at Baja Sonora

Let's support our Fall PTA fundraiser and raise money for our school's PTA enrichment programs

#PTASTRONG...Join the PTA

Did you know the GOMPERS PTA is one of the strongest in LBUSD and is seen as a model for other schools?


PTA Memberships:

$10 per member.....our goal is 600 memberships this year Membership incentive ends 9/30:

3 memberships = 1 free Tshirt, 5 membership - 2 free T-shirts

https://jointotem.com/ca/lakewood/gompers-k-8-pta/join/register


PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

https://www.gomperspta.org/

2. Gompers Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GompersPTA

3. Gompers email: gomperspts@lbschools.net


Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

GATOR PRIDE = GATOR SPIRIT WEAR!!!

Rm 15 - Student Store "every" Thursday @ 2:30

PTA sells spirit wear: Tshirt & Hoodies and even School Supplies



Wear your Gator pride Tshirts every FRIDAY!

Please Read the information carefully thanks: Gompers and LBUSD news

VIPS are needed...FREE TB Testing to support application process

VIPS:

Free TB testing is available for VIPS at Tucker on Tuesday, October 29 from 9-1 and Wednesday, October 30 from 1-5.

Application Link:

http://www.lbschools.net/Asset/Files/EACCR/VIPS/2019/VIPS-App-Gen-Rev-Aug-2019-EN.pdf

Once application is complete please submit to office.

CROSSWALKS are to be used at all times for pedestrain safety. Use them it is not safe to cross without them!!

Safety and Security for Drop Off and PickUp

Student/Morning Drop Off Off -

Campus Supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each morning. Students should enter through the playground entrance on Dunrobin Ave.


Afternoon PickUp -

All gates are open for exiting until 3:30 pm

Dunrobin gate

Briercrest gate

Campus supervision of student ends at 4:00 pm Playground closes at 4:00.


Kindergarten PARENTS-

Please do not double park. Lakewood Sherrif will be issuing tickets. Our neighbors on Briecrest have concerns and are contacting authorities. Please park safely to drop off your Kiner student and pick up your child.


Cross Walks is the law:

Please use the crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in crossing the street. Lakewood has a city ordinance on pedestrian safety and use of crosswalk. Please adhere to safety measures for your child.

Eat Lunch with your child on Fridays

Come one and share some smiles with your child over lunch.

1. Sign in at the office

2. Receive a visitors sticker

3. Wait for your child at the benches with the lunch

4. Lunch Times:

1st - 11:25, 2nd & 3rd grade 11:35, 4th grade -11:45 and 5th grade 11:55, MS - 12:46


Please, No drop off of "special" lunches on Fridays, parents with the child for lunch..thanks!

Student Meal Program Information

1. New online MEAL application for free and reduced: Click the embedded link:

https://longbeach.rocketscanapps.com

2. Paid MEAL Click the embedded link to upload money to your child's account:

https://www.myschoolbucks.com.

Families needing additional support - access information in file below