The Navigator Way

“Lighting the Way to Student Success”

Polar Express Edition

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Winter Break From Dec 21, 2019 -January 12th, 2020

We Celebrated The Holidays in Style

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Winter Daughter Semi-Formal Dance

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Science Fair Winners

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Navigators celebrated achievement and perfect attendance before we left for the holidays!

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Students of the Month Visited Shakey's Pizza

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A HUGE thank you to our TownGate Families! Happy Holidays!!

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31 THINGS FOR KIDS TO DO DURING WINTER BREAK

  1. Donate. Before or after new toys make it into your house make a few piles and chose what to donate , throw away or keep.
  2. Go on a scavenger hunt outside.
  3. Make some ornaments for the tree inside.
  4. Make bird feeders for your trees outside.
  5. Bowl with your family and knock them down.
  6. Have a book festival .
  7. Go for a hike .
  8. Turn your playroom into a grocery store , toy store or coffee shop.
  9. Toss an egg off your porch and learn while doing it.
  10. Read some banned books .
  11. Work off some energy in your own boot camp.
  12. Go on an alphabet hunt.
  13. Play hide and seek.
  14. Make a snowman outside.
  15. Make a snowman inside.
  16. Go on a photo safari and write a book about your neighborhood.
  17. Get messy .
  18. Make a mural .
  19. Pretend to be a veterinarian , a scientist , or even an elf.
  20. Play with your food .
  21. Make your own constellation.
  22. Make a volcano without too much mess!
  23. Have an ice cream taste test.
  24. Start a journal.
  25. Match up some mustaches.
  26. Draw and design your own cards ( maybe thank you cards for holiday gifts?! )
  27. Measure with Legos
  28. Bring some snow inside and find out what part of your house is the coolest.
  29. Turn your train table into a winter wonderland.
  30. Get creative with loose parts .
  31. Make your own art retrospective , host a kid gallery show and look back at all the art you created in 2019.
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Identify the Signs of Bullying- Stand Up and Speak Out

Bullying Definition

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.



Types of Bullying

Verbal: Saying or writing mean things. This is the most common form of bullying, often starting in elementary school and peaking in middle school.
Examples Include:
-Teasing
-Name Calling

Social: Making someone feel excluded or humiliated. This behavior is often carried out by a group and can be especially hard to recognize.
Examples Include:
-Telling someone whom they can and cannot be friends with
-Spreading rumors


Physical: Hitting, kicking or threatening to hurt someone,. This is the easiest form of bullying to identity.
Examples Include:
-Hitting


Cyber: Writing mean or inappropriate things online.
Examples include:
-Ridiculing someone publicly
-Sending unwelcome emails or text messages

Student Website Resources

Kids Against Bullying
Kids Health
McGruff the Crime Dog
Prevent Bullying
Stop Bullying Now
The Bully Project

Anti-Bullying Websites for Parents


American Psychological Association
Anti-bullying Institute
Kids Health
National Bullying Prevention Center
National Crime Prevention Council
Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety
Peace Builders
Prevent Bullying
The Bully Project
We Tip Hotline: 1-855-86– BULLY

Arrival Procedures

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Parents We Need You!

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See the front office for details!

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Parents please remember...TownGate is a closed campus

TownGate is a closed campus for your child's s safety.


Please report to the front office for assistance.


To lessen class interruptions, please make a plan with your child for after school dismissal (i.e transportation, walking home, etc) each and every school day.


If you have snacks or lunches, make sure students have them before school starts.


We appreciate your support in keeping our students safe this school year!

Navigator Character Pledge


Navigator Character Pledge

We are RESPECTFUL, SAFE, and RESPONSIBLE, INCLUDE OTHERS, and LEARN every day! I promise to RESPECT myself, others, and my school. I promise to be SAFE by following all rules and directions. I am RESPONSIBLE for my best in reading, math and the rest. I promise to INCLUDE OTHERS and not leave anyone out. I pledge to LEARN all I can and do my best to be all I am!

Towngate Navigators:

  • Show Respect
  • Act Safely & Responsibly
  • Include others
  • Learn Every Day

Navigators Respect the Playground and Include others!

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  • Walk to playground

  • Keep hands to yourself

  • Follow the playground rules.

  • If a fight begins, go get an adult

  • Don’t fight back ignore and walk away

  • Don’t play dodge ball or football

  • Eat your own personal snacks

  • Freeze when the bell rings

  • Use the playground equipment appropriately

  • Don’t kick the balls on the blacktop

  • Use appropriate language

Talk With Your Child About Appropriate Behavior and Language at School

Keeping Your Hands to Yourself

Keep Your Hands to Yourself S3 E20

Using Polite Language

Use Polite Words - Animated Lesson with Sign Language
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Navigators Dress for Success

  • Wear clothes that cover appropriately
  • Tank tops have to have 2 fingers strap
  • Skirts and Shorts need to be as long as your arm
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • No flip-flops - sandals must have heel strap

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Friendly Reminders....

  • Breakfast starts at 7:30 and ends @ 8:05 am
  • School Starts at 8:30 am sharp!
  • Please be on time.
  • Keep hands, and feet to self.
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Dismissal Procedures for Students. Remember School Ends @ 3:02

  • At 3:02 pm teachers will walk students to the front gate

  • Please stay in front of the school until your ride arrives

  • If you walk, use the crosswalk and go straight home

  • Never talk to strangers

  • Please do not play in the park or on the school playground after school

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Towngate Elementary School

TownGate Navigators... Sailing to Success!


Principal- Veronica Zarate Vzarate@mvusd.net

Assistant Principal- Khaleelah Lewis-Wilkins klewis@mvusd.net

3rd grade Students learn to persevere making Slime as a class project!