Condit Elementary Weekly Bulletin

9/4/18

Message from Dr. Malally

Wow! What a GREAT first few days of school! I loved seeing all of those smiling faces. Hopefully, your students have shared some of the fun and engaging activities that they have done so far. Last Friday, we kicked off the year with out Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) assembly in our MPR. Our purpose was to remind students about what ROCKS means: Respect, Ownership, Cooperation, Kindness, and Safety. We want all of students to demonstrate those awesome behaviors, and be recognized with Condit ROCKStars! Each week for the next five weeks, we will be focusing on one of the behaviors. This week we are focusing on Respect, although a student could get a ROCKStar in for demonstrating any of the behaviors.


This Friday, September 7th, we will have our 100 Mile Club Kick-Off Assemblies! We are very fortunate to have 100 Mile Club Founder, Kara Lubin, come out and get our students excited about the 100 Mile Club. The 100 Mile Club was founded more than 25 years ago, when Kara wanted to find another way the students in her class could have the opportunity to be successful. I am not sure whether Kara knew how the 100 Mile Club would take off, but we love it at Condit. The goal is for students to walk/run 100 miles in one school year. Credit for miles are earned every Friday afternoon out on our south field. Condit also holds Saturday events once a month. Miles earned at official events (Turkey Trot, 5k's, etc.) also count towards your miles. You just need to bring in evidence (bib, registration form/receipt) of it. When students reach 25 miles, they have an opportunity to purchase a shirt for $11. The shirt has boxes on the back that signify 25, 50, 75, and 100. Students who purchase a shirt can mark off the boxes on the back as they achieve each milestone. Milestones are tracked on colored cards for each mile they earn (White card-25, Green card-50, Orange card-75, Red-100). We have a lot of students who earn 100 miles before the year is over, and they keep on earning miles. All students are recognized for their miles at our medal ceremony in June. Our 100 milers receive their medals at this ceremony. We welcome our families to join as well, and there is more information below in the 100 Mile Club section about that, as well as an event at the L.A. County Fair this weekend.


I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

PFA NEWS

The first PFA Meeting of the school year is Monday, September 10 at 6:30pm in the MPR. All are welcome to attend! We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions or would like an item added to the agenda, please contact PFA President Valarie Jimenez vjimenez814@gmail.com


We hope you have had a chance to stop by the newly renovated Condit Library. The Library Committee truly transformed the space into an inviting and serene place on campus for our students to engage in reading. If you haven't checked it out, please stop by.


Condit PFA would like to thank Sandi Kaneko for her beautiful design and expertise throughout the entire project; Paula & David Richardson for their tremendous effort day in and day out; Ydolina & Jonathan Negus for their amazing creativity, woodworking skills, and time; Amy Middleton for a beautiful wall display; Lilly Brinkler for the donation of drapes; Kelly Seawright for the new signage; Angelica Canales for the desk work; and the many other volunteers who gave of their time this summer to this project. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!


CHECK OUT THE PICTURES FROM THE LIBRARY RENOVATION BELOW!

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Join the 100 Mile Club at the L.A. County Fair on Saturday, September 8, 2018 and earn some miles!

Bring the whole family and come join the fun at the LA COUNTY FAIR. Let's earn some miles, go on some rides, create some sMILES, and have a BLAST!


$7 participation fee/person includes
• LA County Fair admission
• Participation in the FUN RUN

Don't wait till the last minute! Plan your day at The Fair NOW! Tickets WILL sell out so get them early.‼️
☀️ Gates open at 8:30AM, run begins at 9 a.m.
Participants will have one hour to complete as many loops as
they want between 9-10 AM.
The Fair opens at 10AM, at which time participants can enjoy
the Fair the rest of the day.

Parking and entry at Gate 9 on White Ave. (Parking not included.)


The 100 Mile Club® Fun Run course will be exactly one mile and traverse the Fair's Farm, Big Red Barn, Carnival, and other areas.

1. Visit the link https://lacountyfair.com/100-mile-club and select the appropriate number of tickets.
2. ➡️ Enter promo code: 100MILECLUB ⬅️ at checkout to receive discounted admission pricing.
(Limit of 10 admission tickets per transaction)

Tickets must be purchased online by Friday, September 7, 11:59 PM.

You must show your 100 Mile Club Fun Run ticket purchase confirmation for early access to the Fair.

Water will be provided on the run course.

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The Condit Caller Student Directory

The Condit PFA will publish its annual school directory, The Condit Caller, again this fall. Condit families are encouraged to advertise your businesses to our school community. Advertising in the Condit Caller is a great way to let other Condit families know about your local business or professional service you provide. All families who join PFA receive a copy of the Condit Caller. Ad revenues support our PFA which funds critical educational and enrichment programs, playground equipment, our school library, technology upgrades and more. Ads start at $50, are available in black/white or color, and enjoy long “shelf life” because parents refer to the invaluable Caller throughout the school year and beyond. The deadline to submit payment, ad copy (jpg preferred), and sign up form is Friday, September 21st. For more information, please contact Amanda Thompson at 909-910-9850 or Amanda@acreativestring.com.

Also, don’t forget to send back your Condit PFA membership envelope and Condit Caller Directory Information Sheet with your Back to School Packet!!

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Be sure to check out CUSD's latest Parent Engagement Calendar which include Mental Health, District Committees, College Awareness Workshops, and Parenting Workshops. These are great opportunities to become more informed!

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The 100 Mile Club in 2018-2019

To prevent a deficit in funding for the 100 Mile Club, students will receive recognition for their 25 mile increments. Dr. Malally will continue circulating through classrooms on Fridays to recognize these accomplishments, however students will initially receive a shout out to signify their 25 miles, along with an order form. Parents will have the option to purchase the 100 Mile Club incentive package for $11, which includes the t-shirt (25 miles), golden pencil (50 miles), bracelet (75 miles), and finally the 100 Mile Medal that is awarded at our Medal Ceremony at the end of the school year. Even if families choose not to order the incentive package for the students, the students will still be recognized with stickers for each of their 25 mile increments. The only difference will be that students will not have the t-shirt to show off their increments. The use of the order form also helps to ensure the correct size for your student. If parents have already submitted $11 per student on the PFA Webstore, there is a check box for parents to indicate on the order form, and they would just need to indicate student size.


We LOVE to have our family members join the 100 Mile Club, and want to include your miles in our school-wide goals. For any person that is not an enrolled student at Condit, we will continue to pass out "Guest" sticks. Students will continue to collect our usual sticks stamped with Condit on them, but the "Guest" sticks will be blue. If you are a family member that plans on joining the 100 Mile Club, please make sure that you are collecting the blue sticks for each lap that you do. Outside events will be credited based on the registration forms that indicate participants name.