Bear Notes-Wk17 Dec.14th-Dec.18th

Serving kids. Growing scholars.

Note from the principal...


Wow! Last week was a busy one and we are not finished yet. A huge thank you to all who participated in Science Night and also the Winter Program. Both of those events required extra time and support and are only a successful when we work to together. Thanks again for all you do to enrich our scholars' educational experiences. Also, I want to thank those who continued to work with our scholars even after the school week ended. As you may know this weekend many participated in the Mayor's Race and also a bike giveaway sponsored by a local church (see pics below).

This week our focus continues to be ACP's. It is imperative that we give our scholars that little extra push they may need to remain focused and on track. Be sure to consistently remind them of the importance of doing their very best.

Also, teachers please be reminded that we have moved our Monday PD to Thursday when we will have our all faculty and staff social from 3:45 - 4:45 (see details below).

Now, with all that is going on I know it can seem overwhelming but try to remember to enjoy yourself during this times. It is special! Look for the miracles (big and small) that are sure to occur. Cherish the time with your scholars and colleagues. Be patient, kind and loving. Make some memories.

Have a merry week!


Congratulations are in order...

Help me in congratulating Ms. Vasquez in winning November EOM. Nice work Ms. Vasquez!

Science Night was a hit. We hosted over 400 people! And thank you to our librarian Ms. Dickson for donating Science books for the giveways!

Looking good team! Mayor's Fun Run - Thanks to Ms. Cruz and Mr. Martinez for leading the charge.

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Bike Giveway! Our scholars were so excited to receive bikes! Thanks Ms. Alonzo for coordinating the project and to the 5th grade teachers for submitting the names of the receipients so quickly.

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Professional Development

Below is the link for the Spring Professional Development Series. Go to Curriculum Central. On the right-hand side you will see the Elementary Professional Learning Opportunity tab. All faculty will need to choose a PD for either Monday, Jan. 4th or Tuesday, Jan. 5th . Please be mindful that registration opened last Friday, Dec. 4th and is sure to fill up quickly.

Curriculum Documents - Grades 3-5

Be sure to check out Curriculum Central to view some of the newest curriculum documents for teachers in grades 3-5. There are pacing guides, resources and much more.

Data Meetings

Grades 1-5 Teachers,

Based on feedback from you guys the data meetings for this round (3rd 6-weeks) will be conducted by content areas in grades 3-5. Please see schedule below and be sure to put in for a sub.

Thursday, Jan. 7th - Math (grades 3-5)

Friday, Jan. 8th - Reading (grades 3-5)

Monday, Jan. 11th - Grade 1

Tuesday, Jan. 12th - Grade 2

Wednesday, Jan. 13th - Science/Writing

Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec. 14th - No PD (Christmas Social scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17th)/Secret Santa revealed

Dec. 14th - Dec. 17th - Secret Santa

Dec. 10th - Dec. 18th - ACP Window (check email for day-to-day schedule)

Thursday, Dec. 17th - All Faculty and Staff Christmas Social 3:45 - 4:45

Friday, Dec. 18th - Holiday class parties - (Be sure if you are serving food that it is served after scholars' have had their lunch.)

Friday, Dec. 18th - Blackout date

Monday, Jan. 4th - Teacher Workday/PD (Blackout Date)

Tuesday, Jan. 5th - Teacher Workday/PD

Wednesday, Jan. 6th - Scholars return

Tuesday, Jan. 12th - Tutoring resumes

Friday, Jan. 15th - Blackout date

Monday, Jan. 18th - MLK Holiday - no school

Tuesday, Jan. 19th - Blackout date

Jacquelyn Burden - Principal

Affirmation of the Week - I give for the joy of giving.