Grizzly Community Update
Friday, January 13, 2023
Happy New Year!
The first semester is complete and we are off and running with the second semester. I want to thank you all for your support through the first half of the school year.
During our finals this week we were able to celebrate a few amazing groups.
Ms. Saiki organizes our student tutor program and we were able to recognize our 20+ student tutors with a recognition lunch on Tuesday for their hard work to support their peers.
Thank you to the PTSA for providing our staff with coffee and cookies during the morning of finals! It was great to have a warm treat on our final day of semester exams.
Finally, a huge shout out to our Grizzlies that are participating in the Samsung Solve competition. Our team have been named as finalists! Their project is trying to find solutions to solving the Type 2 Diabetes crisis. See their picture below for more details.
It has been great to welcome our Grizzlies back, even through the much needed rain. I have continued visiting classrooms throughout campus and it is great to see teachers welcoming students back, reflecting on first semester, reviewing key expectations for classroom success, and lessons that are challenging students to grow. See below for some images from this week in the Den.
We also had a great School Site Council meeting Wednesday evening. There was a great presentation by our amazing Teacher Librarian team as well as great discussion about the student Thought Exchange results (students were asked: What would improve your learning experience at school?) and the results were very interesting because the number one response was improving school meals. (You can see the Student Thought Exchange results in PDF form below.). We also talked about grading and what a grade really means. You can see the detailed notes below as well.
This weekend is a long weekend as we observe the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. These holidays are a great time to reflect on those we are acknowledging.
Have a great long weekend and we'll see students back on campus on Tuesday!
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
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Samsung Solve Finalists
Please congratulate the following students who are currently building a STEM solution for type 2 Diabetes.
CALL TO ACTION:Please support our cause, by filling out a short survey and follow us on instragram @xredu
Team members include: Swayam Shah, Rohan Ramakrishnan, Srinikesh Kanneluru, Arnav Pandey, Kavin Jain, Kanishk Krishna, Luke Ko, Ashley Chang, and Alexander Pak.
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