The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 3 Issue 31 - 4/21/2023
Week in Review
Spring has sprung here on campus. There's a buzz in the air as the countdown begins for summer. But first, testing. This week our 5th graders began their FAST reading test. Our 3rd and 4th graders will take it next week. On May 4th, the State CAASPP testing will take place for all 3rd-5th graders, while our UTK-2nd graders will take their final Fountas & Pinnell assessment of the year.
TOMORROW is our SPRING CARNIVAL! It will feature games, food trucks, and bounce houses galore on the grass field. Come on down from 11AM-3PM. It's going to be EPIC.
OPEN HOUSE RESCHEDULED - Now May 18th
Welcome Wall Coming June 2023!
Each bird on the wall represents a street name in the Birdland community. Those on the north side of the wall are the streets north of Fletcher. Those on the south side are the streets south of the school. This work will be done by Mindful Murals. You can see samples of their work at: https://mindfulmurals.com/
Youth Cricket Pitch Proposal
This week, Principal Friedenberg and world class cricket player, Marty Kain, from the New Zealand national team proposed the installation of a synthetic turf cricket pitch at the joint use field. This will provide the entire San Diego cricketing community a place for their children to play and compete in this international sport on weekends. The rental of Fletcher Facilities for restrooms, parking lots, etc. will also generate a recurring revenue stream for the school to increase funding available to students! Check out the picture below.
Student of the Week
Our Student of the Week is Carissa in Mr. León's 5th grade class. Carissa has demonstrated continuous growth in reading comprehension, writing, and mathematics. She reads above grade level and is capable of analyzing complex vocabulary through cues in prefixes, suffixes, and context information. In addition, Carissa pays attention to class discussion and absorbs knowledge like a sponge. She is always answering the most difficult academic questions during group debates and competitions. Her table partners are lucky to have her on their team. Carissa is also a Falcon who follows school expectations and treats everyone with respect and kindness. Mr. León reports, it’s an honor to have Carissa in our class. She is our sunshine everyday! Way to go, Carissa! Thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!
22- PTA's SPRING CARNIVAL at the Park
26 - Minimum Day - Professional Development
26 - Kindergarten & 5th Grade Promotion Pictures
1-5 - STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK
2 - All-Staff Collaboration
3 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
8 - VAPA PLC's
8 - CAASPP Testing Begins
10 - Minimum Day - School Site Council / Instructional Leadership Team
15 - Spring Fountas & Pinnell Testing UTK-2nd Grade Begins
15 - Virtual Student Monitoring Meetings
17 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
18 - Spring OPEN HOUSE (rescheduled)
22 - VAPA PLC's
24 - Minimum Day - Restorative Justice Practices
26 - No School
29 - No School
31 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
7 - Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
14 - Minimum Day - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
15 - Teacher Check-out Day
19 - Office Closes for the Summer Break
Highlights from the Week
The Best Places To See Wildflowers in San Diego
San Diego is a wildflower enthusiast's paradise! From the annual to the beautiful backcountry roads on the way Julian, there are numerous places to stop and enjoy the sprauling wildflower fields in San Diego. There are also many opportunities to join other wildflower enthusiasts.
25+ Free Winter Activities in San Diego
Escape winter's chill and enjoy the season San Diego-style, where the typical day of cool mornings and warm afternoons lends itself to getting out and getting active. Cruise Highway 101 with the top down, enjoy a beach all to yourself or marvel at the California gray whales migrating along the Pacific coast and the dazzling display of wildflowers in the desert.
Community Reading Clinic
The Community Reading Clinic (CRC) provides services to students who need extra support as literacy learners. Our clinicians, most of whom are current students or graduates of our Master of Arts in Reading Education programs, are highly skilled at helping young people rise to their fullest potential as readers and writers.
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be: Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.