The Falcon Flyer
Weekly News and Updates - Volume 3 Issue 26 - 3/10/2023
Week in Review
The third trimester kicked off with plenty of sunshine and good times on campus. Our School Site Council approved the purchase of the Open Court Foundational Skills Kits for UTK-3rd grade. This program is currently being piloted by the team, and they love it! Now it'll be part of the literacy programming at Fletcher for years to come. We also completed the purchase of our school spirit t-shirts. If all goes as planned, each student and staff member will have theirs before Spring Break!
Our students taking the Summative ELPAC exam this week have been working hard and performing exceptionally. There is the potential for over 1/3 of our multilingual learners to reclassify as English proficient! This is a BIG deal. We are sooo proud of them for all their resilience and effort.
California Healthy Kids Survey
Families, we need to hear your voice! The California Healthy Kids Survey for families is now accepting responses. Please take a few moments to fill out this survey. Information from the survey is critical in our curation of the best learning environment for your student. Click the link below to take the survey. Thank you in advance!
👆 Click on the flyer for the sign-up form
Summer Programming Enrollment Now OPEN
San Diego Unified School District is excited to announce a variety of summer learning opportunities so you can create the best summer experience.The window to enroll in the Summer Academic Program, Extended School Year (ESY), and PrimeTime Summer is now open. Participation in summer programs is not required, however we encourage families to take advantage of these fun and educational summer enrichment opportunities available only to current San Diego Unified students. The summer learning opportunities are no cost to San Diego Unified families.
Families can choose from the following program options:
The elementary, middle, and high school summer experience will support the academic and social-emotional needs of our students. The Summer Academic Program is open to ALL currently enrolled students including students receiving special education services. Classes are taught by San Diego Unified educators at designated schools. Education specialists will be assigned to sites to help support staff in meeting the needs of all learners. The Summer Academic Program goes from June 20 through July 21, 2023.
The enrollment window for the Summer Academic Program is February 6 through April 14, 2023. Summer academic enrollment takes place at the students' current school of attendance. Every student who enrolls is guaranteed a space in the Summer Academic Program.
Students participating in the ESY/Summer Academic Program can also participate in PrimeTime Summer or Level Up enrichment programs to create the best summer experience. Please note students must be enrolled in the ESY/Summer Academic Program in order to be eligible for PrimeTime Summer.
ESY services will be provided at all open schools to students who have ESY services as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Specialized ESY programs will be provided at pre-identified schools. Enrollment is coordinated with the student’s current case manager. There is no enrollment deadline for ESY.
In addition to rewarding learning experiences from our educators, we are also partnering with the San Diego Foundation and dozens of local nonprofits to provide students with afternoon enrichment opportunities and week-long camps at no cost to San Diego Unified families throughout the city. Summer Level Up enrichment programs for all district students grades UTK-12 will be offered by our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), Office of College, Career and Technical Education (CCTE), and community partners throughout June, July, and August 2023. Level Up enrichment opportunities will include sports camps, STEAM- and arts-based experiences, leadership institutes, internships, and accelerated learning opportunities. Enrollment and more information about these programs will be made available to families in the Spring.
To learn more about each of the programs being offered this summer and access applications/enrollment forms, visit our Extended Learning Opportunities website.
Summer Programming Enrollment Flyers 👇
PrimeTime Program 23/24: Applications will be available online beginning Monday, March 6, at 8:00am and must be completed and submitted online by April 14th, to be considered for the initial application process. Applications will continue to be accepted after this date and placed on the waitlist if no space is available. Parents will be notified of their status June 16th, 2023.
Student of the Week
Our Student of the Week is CC in Mrs. Quaal's 3rd Grade Class. She is such a kind, caring student, who is a friend to everyone, and always has such a positive attitude. We love how creative she is and seeing what she comes up with is a treat. CC has definitely taken on growth mindset and we enjoy hearing the way she talks herself through any task she is faced with. She is such a model student, always willing to take on a challenge and respectful to her peers and adults alike. We are so grateful for all that CC brings to our classroom. Way to go, CC! Thank you for being a phenomenal Falcon!
15 - Minimum Day - Professional Development
20th-24th - Minimum Days ~ Student Conference Week
27th-31st - SPRING BREAK ~ No School
3 - VAPA PLC's
4 - All-Staff Meeting
5 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
12 - Minimum Day - School Site Council / Instructional Leadership Team
17-19 - Student Monitoring Meetings
19 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
20 - SPRING OPEN HOUSE (details TBD)
22- PTA's SPRING CARNIVAL at the Park
26 - Minimum Day - Professional Development
26 - Kindergarten & 5th Grade Promotion Pictures
2 - All-Staff Collaboration
3 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
8 - VAPA PLC's
8 - CAASPP Testing Begins
10 - Minimum Day - School Site Council / Instructional Leadership Team
15 - Spring Fountas & Pinnell Testing UTK-2nd Grade Begins
15 - Virtual Student Monitoring Meetings
17 - Minimum Day - Teacher Prep
22 - VAPA PLC's
24 - Minimum Day - Restorative Justice Practices
26 - No School
Highlights from the Week
The Best Places To See Wildflowers in San Diego
San Diego is a wildflower enthusiast's paradise! From the annual to the beautiful backcountry roads on the way Julian, there are numerous places to stop and enjoy the sprauling wildflower fields in San Diego. There are also many opportunities to join other wildflower enthusiasts.
25+ Free Winter Activities in San Diego
Escape winter's chill and enjoy the season San Diego-style, where the typical day of cool mornings and warm afternoons lends itself to getting out and getting active. Cruise Highway 101 with the top down, enjoy a beach all to yourself or marvel at the California gray whales migrating along the Pacific coast and the dazzling display of wildflowers in the desert.
Community Reading Clinic
The Community Reading Clinic (CRC) provides services to students who need extra support as literacy learners. Our clinicians, most of whom are current students or graduates of our Master of Arts in Reading Education programs, are highly skilled at helping young people rise to their fullest potential as readers and writers.
The State of California is proud to announce the launch of the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. To be eligible for CalKIDS, participants must be: Born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or An eligible low-income public school student in grades 1-12* in California.