Serrano Eagles Bulletin

Parent Bulletin - September 7th, 2015

Soaring Moment of Week 2: 2nd Grade Pledge the Flag

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Message from Mrs. Pedroza:

What a great beginning to an exciting school year - I am so honored to be a part of Serrano and cannot wait for what is to come.

This week, week three, is the start of many exciting things for our Serrano Eagles - we start computer time, library time and our VAPA teachers start this week. Read below to get all the details of the week and to see how you can get involved.

This bulletin serves a reminder of all the exciting things happening in the next four days. Thank you for your time in reading this over. Questions or Suggestions?

VAPA (Visual & Performing Arts) Teachers Join Serrano

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From left to right, Ms. Mio Hirako (band), Ms. Mona Ghodsi (orchestra), Ms. Ebun Agboola (choir), Mrs. Lissa Slay (theatre)

OUSD has funded a Visual and Performing Arts Program for our 5th and 6th grade students with the prospect of more participating grades in future years. This program starts on Tuesday and allows students to participate in Band, Orchestra, Choir or Theater for an entire year. Art integration is essential in building those 21st Century skills our students will need to be successful in their future.

Stay Connected with Serrano

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** Tweet your Eagle Pictures to @SerranoEagles and it will show up on our website

What's Coming Up in Week THREE?

6th Grade Meeting: A very important 6th Grade Parent Meeting is this Tuesday in Mrs. Welch's room. We will be discussing outdoor ed, 6th grade activities and the technology integration plan for 6th grade. The hour-long meeting starts promptly at 7pm.

PICTURE DAY: Picture Day is Friday.

SPIRIT DAY FRIDAY: We will not be drawing for Spirit Day Friday this week as students will be wearing their picture day outfit, rather than their Serrano shirts.

ICE CREAM SALES FRIDAY: 5th Grade sells Ice Cream after lunch each Friday.

PFO MOVIE NIGHT: This Friday, September 11th, is Serrano Movie Night on the Big Apple. Join the PFO and your Serrano friends and families to watch The Incredibles.

Leadership Knows No Age

Adorable Toddler Controls 500 Person Crowd | Do the Wave!

A Message from PFO:

1. PFO meet has been changed to the 17th from the 10th. Still at 8:15.

2. We are still looking for some traffic volunteers, we need some brave superheroes to help protect our students in our parking lot!

3. Movie night is this Friday, we are showing the Incredibles. Please join us for a night of fun and community building for all Eagles.

4. Hope you have been saving your box tops!!! Collection coming up real soon!!

5. An opportunity to Recycle is NOW! Bring your bottles and cans every Wed morning at dropoff. No glass. Please place items in clear or white trash bag with room number on them. This is a class competition, money goes to PFO general fund to support new programs at Serrano. Email

Email questions to:

Serrano Eagles T-Shirts

If you have purchased a Serrano T-Shirt, all order up to this point, have been filled from inventory - please look in your student's backpack for their shirt. Final day to order shirts is Friday, September 11th.

A Message from Serrano Foundation:

The goal of the Serrano Foundation is to help support big purchases, like technology, for Serrano Elementary. Our first Foundation meeting is: next Tuesday, September 15th at 7pm in the Serrano Staff Lounge - everyone is invited to join the foundation and talk about all the exciting things coming to Serrano. If you are interested in joining the Serrano Foundation:

A Message from Serrano Dads:

Our first big Serrano Dads Project is right around the corner - Dads, Grandpas, Uncles, Brothers, etc. please keep an eye out for an email from the Serrano Dads.

Tech Tips:

Have an iPad at home? and want to learn a second language?

  • Duolingo - great app to build language skills and practice a variety of other languages

Students need to learn how to type. Here are a variety of free programs to help students practice this important skill at home:

STAY TUNED - Things to Come...

  • * NEW * Parent Education Nights - mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 22nd. More info to come
  • Many Many More Opportunities to Engage In :)