Principal's Newsletter

February 17, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion Families,

We have had a great last couple of weeks here at school as we head into the February break/vacation. I hope everyone gets the chance to relax and unwind next week and come back refreshed on February 27th. I want to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to Kelly Coyne and Unidos PTO for coordinating the Family Glow Dance It was a great event for our school! Thanks to Kelly and her crew - Yessica, Gracie, Janice, Cynthia, Carmen, and Veronica! Thank you to Yessica, Erlina and Marina for blowing up so many balloons!!! Thank you to the volunteers selling food, helping students put on glow bracelets or draw glow designs, being a chaperone at the doors, and the clean up crew! Finally, a BIG SHOUT OUT to volunteer 'DJ Jose" for playing a great list of fun and family friendly songs. I think it's great that Jose's son, Santiago, graduated last year and he still loves giving back to our Alebrije community. Thank you ALL for providing a fun, memorable event for our students and families.

Mark your calendars for Parent Teacher conference week which will be Monday, March 21- Friday, March 24th with Early Dismissal days at 1:25 all week(TK at 12:45). Please make note/remember the earlier pick up time at 1:25 PM for transportation purposes and so your child does not have to wait a long time for pick up. For this round of conferences, not everyone will have a conference. Teachers will only schedule conferences if they want to meet with a parent for a specific reason(s) or the parent requests a conference. We will be sending the 2nd Trimester Progress Reports/Report Cards home in the mail on Friday, March 17th.

i-Ready Testing for 1st-5th Graders March 7-March 17th

Our 2nd-5th grade students will take the i-Ready Language Arts test March 7-10th, and the 1st-5th grade students will take the i-Ready Math test on March 14-17th. Parents, please make sure your child is at school on time and has a good night's sleep and breakfast.

What is i-Ready again?? i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep, and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
  • Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
  • Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get only about half of the questions correct.
  • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

To support your child’s learning i-Ready at home, you can:

  • Discuss your child’s progress on their i-Ready lessons.
  • Celebrate your child’s learning and growth.
  • Encourage them to use i-Ready at home.

Science Fair/STEAM Night

The 2nd-5th grade Science Fair and Family STEAM night will be on Thursday, April 20th. Parents we need your help making sure your child signs up to participate. Parent volunteer Arnuj Gaggar is coordinating this event and made presentations in all the classrooms this week. He needs to know how many kits and presentation boards to prepare. He also still needs more volunteers to help prepare and organize the wonderful event. Our STEAM Lab Teacher David Hopper will be coordinating the Family STEAM night. We also need volunteers for Family STEAM night if you would be will to help do a STEAM related presentation and display, or just help set up or clean up.

It’s Yearbook Time! Share your photos NOW!

Our wonderful yearbook volunteer Penny Cifuentes is hard at work putting this year’s yearbook together and she needs your photos! You can send them to her by uploading them through the form below.

Click here to upload your photos for the yearbook

Yearbook ordering information:

This year’s yearbooks will include 2 Custom Pages! Custom pages are FREE and are printed ONLY in your book.

Yearbooks can be ordered directly through our company, Treering. To purchase & customize your yearbook, go to: and enter your school’s passcode: 101665759463967

Regular price: $26.00

Create Custom Pages by: Apr 19

Save the Date! TK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Danny G Dance Performances

The TK, Kindergarten, and First grade Dance performances will be at 6:30 pm on March 28th at Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School. Tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.

New Alebrije Spirit Wear is in Stock! Show Your School Pride and Spirit!

Our spirit wear store is stocked with new, in-stock items, including tees, sweatshirts, shorts, and hats. Order today! If you placed an order in 2022 and haven’t received your item(s) yet, please contact our Spirit Wear lead, Elizabeth, at Order your Spirit Wear here:

School Dress Code Reminder

A reminder to all parents that sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts can be: black, white, grey, yellow, or navy blue. Recently, a few parents were asking about whether a zippered hoodie sweatshirt is considered a jacket/coat and it is not. Jackets/Coats normally have much heavier material and are not made with a cotton fabric like a hoodie sweatshirt. Please do your best to ensure your child is coming to school following our dress code. Our Family Center received a large donation of clothing for any family that needs help with clothing that falls within our dress code.

Child Nutrition Services: Breakfast and Lunch Menus

A healthy body fosters a healthy and focused mind. Well-rounded meals served in RCSD school cafeterias are created using USDA nutrition guidelines as well as “kid-approved” recipes. Whole grains, milk, fresh produce, protein, and healthy fats containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are the stars of the breakfast and lunch menu items. Studies show that good eating habits and healthy behaviors are connected to academic achievement. Meals provided by Child Nutrition Services help to shape lifelong healthy habits. All students have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for free again this year through our Child Nutrition Services.

Here are the menus:

2022-23 COVID Protocols in Our School

Students received at home Covid Testing kits today to be administered prior to returning to school on Monday, February 27th.

The Redwood City School District (RCSD) is following recommendations from the San Mateo County Office of Education’s (SMCOE) COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework, which was developed for 2022-23 in consultation with San Mateo County Health (SMCH), reflecting guidance for schools and districts including from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). You can find our District’s 2022-23 protocols on the RCSD website here.

Highlights from the District Protocols:

  • Masking is "personal preference" for both students and staff indoors.
  • Use this LINK to report if your child(ren) tests positive
  • There will be school wide general notification of positive case(s) via email/text message.

Here is the most recent update from the district: Covid Protocols

Sequoia Healthcare District and the Parent Venture Education Workshops

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mr. Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Kids

Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski, Authors of When You Wonder, You’re Learning

Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5:00pm – 6:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)


What can today’s parents gain from Mister Rogers’ learning science? In their new book, When You Wonder, You're Learning, authors Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski introduce a new generation of families to the enduring lessons of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Conscious Parenting: Building Stronger Relationships with Your Child or Teen

Katherine Sellery, Bestselling Author, Founder, Conscious Parenting Revolution

Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)


Katherine Sellery, an internationally renowned parenting expert, has helped thousands of families create stronger relationships with their kids. Using strategies that build deeper connection, her “conscious parenting” methods help cultivate healthier communication based in love, care, and mutual respect.

Office Hours

Our school office hours are 8:00-4:00pm.

Please visit our school website , Adelante Selby Facebook Page and our PTO/Unidos webpage and social media accounts:, Facebook and Instagram for more information.


Director Warren

February/March Dates

  • Monday, February 20-Friday, February 24: No School/February Break
  • Tuesday, February 28th: District Wide Super Minimum Day Dismissal 11:45am
  • Friday, March 3: Principal's Coffee: Library/Amphitheater 8:30-9:30am
  • Tuesday, March 7: Unidos PTO Meeting: Library, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Sunday March 12: Daylight Savings Begins: Remember the Clock Springs Forward 1 hour!
  • Friday, March 17: 2nd Trimester Report Cards Mailed Home
  • Monday, March 20-Friday, March 24: Parent Teacher Conferences: Student Dismissal 1:25
  • Monday, March 27: ELAC Parent Meeting 8:45am: STEAM Lab
  • Tuesday, March 28th: TK, K, 1st grade Danny G Dance Performances at Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School Campus: 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 29: School Site Council Meeting, 3:00pm in Room 402

National Urban Alliance Demonstration Lessons With Robert Price in 3rd-5th Grades: Using Thinking Maps for Writing

Maestra Kelly's Class: Creative Valentine's Cards!

Black History Month Photos

Pink Day Photos

Family Glow Dance Photos: Wow! It Was So Much Fun!!

Basketball Team Photos: Thanks For a Great Season: Coaches Ivy and Jamal Clark(Javan's parents)

5th Grade Class of 2023 Sweatshirts Photos!