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Weekly Student and Family Newsletter - Week of 1/9

Parents/Guardians: Please Share this with Your Student

Quote of the Week

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." — Maya Angelou, American poet, and civil rights activist

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Maya Angelou was an American memoirist, popular poet, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years.

Week at a Glance

Upcoming Events::

1/9-1/13 Advisory Testing Bell Schedule

1/9 - Hip Hop Dance Classes, 4:00 pm in MPR

1/9 - iReady Winter Diagnostic Begins, 40 Day Fun Day Challenge Begins

1/11 - Student of the Month Assembly (Rescheduled)

1/16 - No School, MLK Holiday

1/20 - No School, Staff Professional Development Day

Advisory Days at a Glance

Monday - iReady Math Lesson

Tuesday - Tech Skill: Google Suite

Wednesday - iReady Reading Lesson

Thursday - No Advisory

Friday - Fun Friday

Make sure your Chromebook is charged and ready for Testing!

Winter iReady Diagnostics

iReady Diagnostics begin This Week with Math

You will be rewarded for giving your best effort during testing.

You can earn PBIS points for each of the following actions during testing:

  • Bring your Chromebook fully charged EVERY day
  • Don't miss any days of testing
  • Don't rush on any portions
  • Show growth over your Fall diagnostic score

It is very important that you give your best effort on the iReady diagnostics. Your results will determine what interventions you will receive prior to Spring state testing.

Testing Bell Schedule

On Testing Days (Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri) we will follow a slightly different bell schedule:

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FREE Hip Hop Class Starts MONDAY

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Shout Out to Our TJMS Basketball Teams! Good Luck this Season!

Parent Involvement Opportunities

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FREE Opportunity for Farm Worker Families

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Your Student May Be Eligible for a College Savings Account!

CalKids Savings Accounts for Low-income Public School Students, 1st–12th Grade

California public school students identified as low-income, enrolled in 1st through 12th grades during the 2021-2022 academic year, are eligible for a CalKIDS Savings account.

Watch these YouTube Videos available in English and Spanish to learn more.

Eligible low-income public school students receive a:

  • $500 automatic deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible low-income public school students

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as foster youth

  • $500 additional deposit in a CalKIDS account for eligible students identified as homeless


  1. check eligibility here

  2. register account here

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