Garden Road Parent Weekly #40

A Leader In Me School - 6/5/23

Dear Parents:

I can't believe our 23-24 school year is coming to a close! Thank you all for sharing your precious children with us! Our last day of school is Friday, June 9th. We will resume weekly communication in early August.

We want to thank all of our outgoing volunteers for everything you have done for our school over the last 6 years.

We want to give a special shout out to:

  • Mikki Trusheim
  • Sarah Knight
  • Chris Knight
  • Christy Bresecia
  • Hevi Ramirez
  • Crissy Norris
  • Natalie Stein
  • Eric Cofer
  • Jodi Cofer

These volunteers have gone above and beyond to make our school amazing!

Parents, you can review your child's report card through ParentVue on June 15th.

We also want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Mary Nichols who will be retiring at the end of this year as our ESS Director. She has been an integral part of Garden Road for 38 years and we cannot thank her enough for her service.

Last Week of School:

  • GRES All School Field Day & Dad's Club All School Luncheon: Wednesday, June 7th

  • 12th Grade Poway High Promotion "Clap Out" for Garden Road alumni: Wednesday, June 7th @ 1:45

  • 5th grade Promotion: Thursday, June 8th

  • Last day of school: June 9th - Dismiss at 12:25

Save the Dates for 23-24 School Year:

  • TK/Kindergarten Back to School Night: Monday, 8/15/23
  • School starts: Wednesday, 8/16/23
  • Back to School Night for grades 1-5: Thursday, 8/17/23 @ 5:30-7:00
  • Welcome Back to School BBQ for all students: Friday, 8/18/23

5th Grade Parents: PUSD is adjusting the Chromebook take-home program and will now be providing your student with a new Chromebook as they enter 6th grade. Your child will need to return their Chromebook to the school on Monday!

With gratitude for an amazing year,

Lisa Maguire

New Math Curriculum!

Parents, we are excited about our new math curriculum for our K-5 students that will roll out next year. It is called Illustrative Mathematics and is a problem-based curriculum aligned with the curriculum that is already in place at our middle and high schools. Check out our PUSD Parent and Student Canvas Resource Site! You will find helpful resources to learn more about what a problem-based curriculum is, supporting materials, and videos!

Library News

As we come to the end of this amazing school year, I would like to extend my gratitude to the wonderful volunteers of our GRES library: Cassy Russell, Brook Waller, Lindsay Capilli, Marlie Robinson, Rosa Carlson, Julia Dodson, Elizabeth Wood & Erika Hebeler. Thank you for your energy, dedication, and enthusiasm throughout the year! Your support is greatly appreciated, and I am hoping to see all of you next year as LIT Crew 23-24.

A special shoutout to Vanessa Jones & team, for hosting the book fairs & getting Scholastic dollars for buying many new books for our library.

Finally, I want to thank each student and parent of our GRES family. This past year we have grown together as when I teach, I also learn!

Here is a synopsis of all we accomplished in the Library:

Books circulated: 14,528

New/Popular books added: 779

Old/Obsolete books weeded: 648

Total Library lessons: 31

Digital Citizenship Lessons: 8

Live Experiments: 2

Hope you have a restful summer! See you in the fall ❤️


Tuhina Lal

Library Media Tech

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