Buccaneer News

February 15th - February 19th

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PLEASE SING UP FOR OUR PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES


Happy Sunday Buccaneers,


I hope you had an amazing Valentine's Day and continue to enjoy your four day weekend. This coming week we will be celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week. SOM wants to continue celebrating kindness because we know that, "Even the smallest act of kindness can change a life." We will have a special schedule this week: Tuesday will be a B day, Wednesday will be an A day, Thursday will be an all menu day, and Friday will be an asynchronous day because will have parent-teacher conferences. I have posted the google form here. Parents, please open the file and sign up to meet with your student's teachers. We hope to get many parents sign up and discuss student academic progress.


We are very happy to announce that Mr. Benjamin Rangel will be helping us with our second in-person cohort. His first day will be Tuesday, February 16th, and he will be helping us get things organized for our next cohort which will start on Monday, February 22nd.


On behalf of the Buccaneer Family, we extend our deepest condolences to Ms. Esther Parreñas and her family. Ms. Parreñas' dad passed away on January 29th and his funeral was last Wednesday. We know this is a difficult time for her and her family. She is in our prayers.


May we have an amazing four-day week!

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The administration surprise our counselors and our Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Ms Parreñas, Ms Sandoval, and Ms Hernandez! SOM loves you!

SEMESTER ONE VIRTUAL AWARDS VIDEO

20 21 SOM Semester 1 Awards

WORD OF THE MONTH: COMPASSION

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February Celebrations

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Upcoming Events

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  • February 15th: No School: Holiday
  • February 17th: Staff Meeting @ 2:40 PM
  • February 19th: Parent-Teacher Conference
  • February 26th: First Progress Report Day
  • February 26th: Parent Meeting @ 8:30 am
  • March 1st- March 19th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 5th: PEP Talks
  • March 19th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 19th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd - April 2nd: Spring Break
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WEEK AT A GLANCE

February 15th

  • No School: President's Day Holiday

February 16th

February 17th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Spirit Day: Conversation Heart Day
  • Schedule: Advisory-1-3-5
  • Middle School Principal Meeting @ 9:00 am
  • Food Distribution @ 11:00 am
  • Faculty Meeting @ 2:40 pm
  • Social Science Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

February 18th

February 19th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Random Acts of Kindness Week
  • Spirit Day: Honoring African American History
  • Schedule: Asynchronous Day: Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Course-Alike PLC
  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK

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EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES/USEFUL SITES

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The FIVE CRITICAL FACTS Series is designed to inform practitioners and researchers about emerging findings relevant to the success of underserved students in education. Data presented in this brief are derived from the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest and are publicly accessible via this system. This series is sponsored by the Black Minds Project of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University (SDSU) and is inspired by the NASPA “Five Things” Brief Series.

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-8