The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 10/7/19


Notes from Dr. Miller

Dear Gompers K8 Parent Community,

Cooooops have invaded Gompers K8. Fall fundraisers fun " COOP" season is here....I am actively trading "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 the 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. Please use crosswalks for pedestrian safety, it is the law.

Secondly, to support afterschool dismissal and traffic flow, the gates to the front of the school/Briercrest are open at 3:05 and will be closed at 3:30 each day. Please note there is NO Supervision after school in front of the school. All supervision by the Administration and Recreation Teams is in the playground area.

Continue to know that safety and security are key for the students and well-being of the learning environment.

GHOULISH GALA!!!!...Ohhhh yeah the most exciting PTA event of the year!!!!!!! Click the linked flier below. It's gonna be #AMAZING in GATORNATION!!!

Lastly, I hope to see you this week at Dr. Miller's Coffee Hour; Friday, October 11 @ 9:30 am in the cafeteria. 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.


Dr. Damita Myers-Miller -

#studentsaremywhy #180daysofwhy #thisiswhywedothis

Gompers and LBUSD news

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 was sent to all parents/families from the 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 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 - Click to view all the school and program options

All Middle School Parents take the LB College Promise

Click the embedded link and take the survey. Each year every middle school will award an 8th graders a scholarship based on the number of surveys from parents and students submitted.

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 9 pm

Where: The Rinks in Lakewood on Carson Street

Cost: $15

Purchase your tickets from Ms. Lourenco in Room 14 - before and after school or at the Rinks the day of the vent.

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

PTA Says....Chick Fil A for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner??? on 10/9

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Dr. Miller' Coffee Hour is Raffling Goooo G-R-E-E-N!!

When: Friday, October 11

Where: Cafeteria

Time: 9:30 am


School Goals and Next Steps

Scholarly Dress - Goes into full effect

Behavior and Expectations Concerns

*All are welcome to attend and learn school-wide understandings, share voice and parent perspective**

SSC Representative Election Results for 2019-2021

The following parents were elected to SSC for a 2-year term:

Jean Henshall

Hortencia Sanchez

Edith Chau

The Next SSC Meeting is October 15, 2019, @ 3:30. All are welcome to attend:


  • SPSA Goals and Review, Data Analysis and Recommendations

Revise and Edit based on Academic Data Story and School Goals

  • ELAC Advisement Recommendations

  • Purchase of Chrome Book Cart Cases

  • Purchase of supplemental reading via online (RAZ KIDS and or Scholastic News)

  • Intervention w/Incentive Funds: Tutoring/Focused Intervention/Saturday School

8th PSAT - October 16, 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


Click the link to do the online process in 1, 2, 3 easy steps

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

Gompers Gators are UNITED against Bullying...WEAR orange TOP 10/23

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10/23 - Parent Bullying presentation at 3:30 in the LIBRARY.

Come learn about what is Bullying?

Come and learn school protocols/processes associated with bullying.

Schoolwide campaign on "GFS Neighborly" and KINDNESS

Red Ribbon Spirit Week....Spirited to be DRUG FREE!!!

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Dr. Miller reads with GATORS on Thurs, 10/24 @ 2:45 in the library

PTA Event of the Year.....GHOULISH GALA - 10/25

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


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:

Once application is complete please submit to office.


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

PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

2. Gompers Facebook Page

3. Gompers email:

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

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

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 students 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 Kinder 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:

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