Knox News

November 2017

November Newsletter

Hello Knox Families!!

It has been a busy 8 weeks filled with lots of learning and fun! Our students are reading novels in their English classes, participating in labs and projects in science, collaborating in math class as teams, and writing a lot in History. We have had the opportunity to give our 5th grade friends from Porter, Baker and Nye tours of our campus, as well as build engineering projects with our AVID mentors. Our 8th grade students participated in articulation events with the team from Lincoln, and were buzzing about High School. Our ASB put on our first Pep Rally of the year for progress report #1 with music from Sol e Mar. Our ASB has also created a "Bulldog Beautification" program to help keep our campus looking beautiful.

Our library is open! We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.

We thank you for your partnership in your student's success. Power School Parent Portal info letters were mailed home with p1 report cards. If you did not get the report card or your parent letter, please email our site tech Ms. Ojetti at


English Language Arts Update

Our students are reading their first novels/books of the year.

6th Grade-The Lightning Thief

7th Grade-A Long Walk to Water

8th Grade-Inside Out and Back Again

Knox ELA teachers use the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes.

Parents can learn more about this curriculum here:

6th grade ELA

7th Grade ELA

8th Grade ELA

Students should be reading for 20 minutes every night. Students may read articles at home or an independent reading book from the Knox library.

Students can read current event articles on Newsela

Students are required to read 1 article a week in their Advisory class.

SRI- Understanding your student's reading level

The SRI is a measure of a student's reading level (lexile). If you would like to know your student's reading level, please reach out to their English teacher.

Lots of Fun at Knox!!


Next Generation Science Standards For Parents

Our science team is participating in the district's Early Implementor Next Generation Science Standards Grant. The new standards for science promote critical thinking and problem solving. Click here to learn more about these standards.

Saturday Morning Arduino Programming Workshop

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Monitoring Your Student's Grades in Power School

How To Access Grades and Attendance in Parent Portal

To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email

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Students have math homework every night!

November Events:

11/8 Fall ASB Dance

11/14 Science students to the Think-A-Bit lab at Qualcomm

11/16 AVID 8 to UCSD for an Engineering Activity and campus tour

11/17 Western BBQ at lunch

Restorative Practices: Tariq Khamisa Foundation Assembly is coming to Knox

Monday, Nov. 6th, 9am

1098 South 49th Street

San Diego, CA


On time daily attendance is an extremely important factor in promoting student success. School starts at 8:15 every morning. We highly encourage all students to make up missed days (for any reason) on a Saturday. When students are absent, they miss 6 different class lessons. Saturday School can help provide students the time to make up missing assignments.

Knox is open from 8-12 on Saturdays.

If your student has missed any days of school, please consider sending them to Saturday School next weekend.

8th Grade Parents- Tour of Lincoln

Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 9am

4777 Imperial Avenue

San Diego, CA

Lincoln High School

“Parent Center Room 601”

4777 Imperial Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

Please RSVP to Gina Montijo, Parent Liaison

Phone: 619-266-6500 x2601, space is limited

Knox Parent Circle and Food Pantry

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 8:45-10:30am

1098 South 49th Street

San Diego, CA

Join us for a Knox Parent Circle-

8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15

9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry

Please bring your empty grocery bags.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

November Lincoln Cluster Meeting

Monday, Nov. 13th, 5:30pm

445 South 47th Street

San Diego, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Key Contacts @ Knox

Principal-Heather Potter-

Vice Principal- Alex Villalobos-

Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins-

Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza-

Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford-

Registration-Linda Manabat-

Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti-

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