La Voz de las Semillas

Manzanita SEED families December 2020

Greetings Manzanita SEED families,

I hope that everyone had a nice holiday break last month and that you're well during this final month of what has been a very unique and challenging year.

Below is a link to a survey for SEED families, please take a moment to give us your feedback.

Last week our school fundraising committee kicked off our annual fundraiser, READ FOR SEED! There is no cost for students to participate, see details in this bulletin.

OUSD has shared their school reopening plans. Click here to review the Reopening Plan.

We will post translated versions of the plan at and there is also a form you can use to submit questions/feedback about the Reopening Plan.

Click here to read an important message to SEED families.

Complete the SEED family survey

SEED families, click the button-give us your inputs to inform our planning. Thank you to the 52 people who have already responded!

November Students of the Month- focal value honesty

I can be honest about my actions and can solve problems with others honestly.

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Support our School Fundraiser-READ FOR SEED READATHON

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Read for SEED 2020

a fundraiser for Manzanita SEED

Read for SEED Fundraiser Closing Celebration

Thursday December 17th (4:00-5:00pm)

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Message from our garden teacher Ms. Annie

The garden at SEED is definitely missing something without the help of our students’ hands. However things are still growing and waiting until we can enjoy it together again. A new Meyer Lemon tree was planted in our garden, and we also had two new garden beds built last spring. December’s Harvest of the Month is dried fruit! Try mixing in some dried fruit as a snack in homemade trail mix or granola. For more Harvest of the Month ideas check out OUSD’s Health and Wellness Youtube page!

A few more updates...

Antiracist Educators chat with the principal

There will not be a December meeting. Our January meeting will be on 01/12 at 4:00pm

Our family coordinator Misty Waters will send out a meeting reminder the week of the meeting. Bring a SEED parent friend and join our conversation!

This link will be used for the meeting-

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The Manzanita campus is hosting food distribution each Monday and Thursday from

8am-12:00pm. Enter campus using the E. 26th Street entrance, you can enter by car to reduce contact and encourage social distancing.

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Photo Credit-Maestra Rivas

SEED family committees-Meeting dates and times

SSC-school site council-normally 2nd Wednesday of the month, December 9th meeting will be at 4:00pm parent leads Breanna Hill and Frankie Ramos

Black Family Engagement (BFE)- 3rd Wednesday of the month 5:00pm

parent lead Pecolia Manigo

Los Amigos de Manzanita SEED Fundraising Committee- 1st Tuesday of the month 6:30pm parent lead Rebecca Anderson

PTU-parent teacher union- meeting 2nd Thursday of the month (meeting times alternate) parent- leads Maria Zavaleta, Myeisha Jones and Karen Choury.

Contact Misty Waters, family coordinator with questions

Happy Holidays!

Diane G. Lang, Principal

Manzanita SEED Elementary School