The Weekly Jr. Oiler

February 1, 2019

Congratulations, Mrs. Chacon!

Congrats to our fabulous Math and ASB teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Chacon! She has been named a Top 10 Family Favorite in Orange County by Parenting OC Magazine. Mrs. Chacon will be honored at a reception on February 6 at the Bowers Museum. Mrs. Chacon is very deserving of this award. She works to build community in her classroom and students learn so much from her.

Mrs. Chacon was chosen from hundreds of nominated teachers and school employees in Orange County. She will be featured with her name in the February issue and an article in the School Heroes March issue. She will be among the Top 25 teachers, Top 10 school employees, and the other 9 Top 10 family favorites. Way to go, Mrs. Chacon!

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Way To Go, Femineers!

Another congratulations goes out to our Femineers STEM Club! We found out recently that they were awarded a grant from Lowe's Toolbox for Education for $5,000! Wow! This will help fund the program for this year and next year, along with some generous parent donations. Currently, Femineers are working on small coding projects that lead to their capstone project of wearable technology. Each pair of girls will program a circuit of lights that embellishes a wearable item of clothing. They will show off these projects for all other Femineer teams at the annual summit this spring.

Next year, the club will look forward to programming with Raspberry Pi computers. This is such an exciting time for the club and a big thank you goes to Mrs. French and Mrs. Mannarelli for leading these young ladies on this journey!

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What's Happening in January?

February 4 - Pennies for Patients donation drive begins

February 4 - Girls Volleyball, 3:30 PM at Edison vs. Sowers

February 5 - Boys Basketball, 3:30 PM, CMHS

February 6 - ASB Challenge - Thank a teacher

February 6 - Girls Volleyball, 3:30 PM, Harbor Day

February 7 - GRITstore at lunch

February 8 - GRITluncheon

February 11 - No school

February 12 - Random Act of Kindness Week

February 15 - PTSA Meeting, 9 AM, Media center

February 18 - No school

February 19 - Dwyer's School Board presentation

February 21 - Open House, classes open from 6-7 PM