Condor ES Weekly Update
Updates from the Week Ending May 12, 2023
Hello again Condor Families,
We have completed state testing!! There are a few students who need to make up part of the assessment, but other than that, we are complete. Thank you so much for your support in getting your students to school so they could take part in this very important assessment.
The dates and times for the bridging ceremonies for kinder and 6th grade have been set. See the calendar below for more details. Formal invitations will be sent out at a later date. Formal invitations will be sent home soon.
Morongo Unified School District will be having a Summer Enrichment Program for students in grades TK - 6th. If you're interested in registering your student(s), please see the announcement and link below. The deadline for registering has been extended until May 14.
For the 2023-2024 school year, there will be some important changes to the schedule for our schools. See the letter from our superintendent, Dr. Vargas, in the newsletter below.
There are 18 school days left in the 2022-2023 school year.
Please take a look at the calendar of events below for other important dates.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Principal, Condor Elementary School
Winners of the Earth Day Poster Contest!!
To celebrate Earth Day this year, a competition was held to see which students could produce the best Earth Day posters. Students from three elementary schools in Twentynine Palms took part in the competition. Four of the top twelve posters were made by students at Condor Elementary School. The overall winner in the competition was a second grader at Condor; Danny Gil Fernandez. Congratulations!!! Everyone at Condor Elementary School is so proud of you and your work.
(Photo from left to right: Mathew Young, Danny Gil Fernandez, Ila Tili, Emma Bet
Condor held its Springfest for the 22-23 school year in the evening of April 27th. Students who came got to play games, get tattoos and their faces painted. They also got to enjoy snow cones and nachos. Thank you to the nearly 300 individuals who came out to enjoy the fun. A huge thanks to the many volunteers who made this great event possible. The students at Condor Elementary School greatly appreciate your time and effort. Some photos from the event are included below.
Early Release Letter to Parents
For the 2023-2024 school year, the district will be implementing an early release day each week. Click the link below to see the letter from our superintendent, Dr. Vargas, for a more detailed explanation.
Morning Arrival for Students at Condor Elementary School.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it is critical to make pedestrian safety an important and regular part of conversations with your child. Below are some tips and resource that urge you to review with your child today.
- When walking to and from school, always focus attention to road and traffic conditions. This is no time to play with friends or be distracted.
- Always walk on sidewalks. If sidewalks are not available, walk on the edge of the road or on the left shoulder of the road, facing the flow of traffic. Use pedestrian bridges when available.
- Cross the street only at marked crosswalks or intersections. Pedestrians are most often hit by cars when they are jaywalking or crossing the road at places other than intersections.
- Look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stop at the curb and look left, right, and left again for traffic. Stopping at the curb signals drivers that you intend to cross.
- Obey all traffic signals. At intersections where traffic is controlled by signals or a crossing guard, pedestrians must obey the signal and not cross against the stop signal unless specifically directed by a crossing guard.
- Never walk to school alone. Always walk to and from school and the bus stop with other students or known adults.
You can learn more about pedestrian safety from the NHTSA website. Families, you can also support school safety by obeying all traffic laws in and around schools. Please observe the lowered speed limit around schools, and do not double-park your vehicle or allow your child to exit or enter your vehicle unless it is legally parked. By working together and being alert, we can create a safer environment for all our students. Thank you for your support with this important matter. If you have questions or concerns, please call your child’s school.
March Calendar of Events
- May 25th - 5th/6th grade field trip
- May 26th - State testing window closes
- May 29th - Memorial Day
- June 2nd - Kinder dance 4 - 5pm
- June 2nd - 6th grade bridging dance 6 - 7:15pm
- June 6th - kinder bridging ceremony - 9:30am
- June 7th - 6th grade bridging ceremony - 9:30am
Condor Statement on Sexual Harassment
Condor Elementary School and Morongo Unified School District does not condone any form of sexual harassment by students or adults. We take the matter seriously and any reports with the utmost care.
Per Morongo Unified School District Board Policy 5145.7 we are “committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities, sexual harassment targeted at any student by anyone. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment.”
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself directly at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org or at (760) 367-0750 or MUSD Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator, Dr. Sanford at LaPrice.Sanford@morongo.k12.ca.us
To read more on this Board Policy, please visit, https://www.morongousd.com/StudentSexualHarassment.aspx