Serrano Elementary

Week Eight: October 12th

A Weekly Staff Bulletin

Hello Eagles!

What a busy, exciting week we just had!

  • We had our first Art Masters - cool and super engaging for the students.
  • Kinder and 1st went on their first field trips and I received many many cute pictures from them - thanks!
  • Walk to School Day was a huge success - we were supported by our community and many Eagles Parents as hundreds of children chose to walk on Wednesday.
  • Our first Serrano STEM Lab has received great feedback. Hope you all had a great time and please check out the office bulletin for the all the fun pictures. Our next STEM Challenge will be on this Friday at 11:30 (early release). Please remember this is optional but if you would like to participate, your box will be ready this Thursday.

Here is to another great week!



Soaring Moment: Serrano STEM Challenge

STEM - Marshmallow Challenge

Week EIGHT: Conference Week

Duty Schedule Reminder

DUTY Schedule Reminder:

  • 7:45-8 lunch tables: Welch
  • 8-8:15 blacktop: Ilinescu
  • 10:15-10:30 blacktop: Schmuhl
  • 10:15-10:30 big apple, looking to playground: Fisher
  • 10:35-10:50 primary swings, east: Cycenas
  • 10:35-10:50 lunch benches and blue playground: Pettibone
  • afterschool: stairs with bus, near computer lab: King
  • afterschool: entrance to parking lot/ sidewalk near Kinder: Strawn
  • afterschool: crosswalk near library: Beckham
  • afterschool: center island: Cinadr
  • afterschool: crosswalk by office: Vigneault


Raidmae/O'Hare, Rutledge, Karr, Coony, Ivory

Weekly Calendar - CONFERENCE WEEK - Min Days all Week


  • Book Fair


  • Book Fair
  • Foundation Meeting @ Serrano Staff Lounge, Tuesday 7:00p
  • Mrs. Jones and Mrs. McLeary's Bday - CELEBRATION!
  • Ashley gone after lunch for Principal Meeting


  • Book Fair
  • Dictionary Delivery - 3rd (between 9am-10am)
  • Coloring Book Delivery - 1st (between 9am-10am)
  • Dine Out with the Eagles Wednesday: A Pace Call will go out this week to let you know where the Dine Out Night is.
  • Wednesday Snack Day: Snacks will be available for purchase to support the 6th Grade Fund.



  • Book Fair
  • STEM Challenge Friday - the second school-wide STEM Challenge 11:30a
  • Spirit Day Friday. We will be drawing for Spirit Day Friday this week, wear your Serrano shirts Eagles.
  • ICE CREAM SALES FRIDAY: 5th Grade sells Ice Cream after lunch each Friday.
  • Ashley gone after lunch for OCDE Meeting

Check the Weather

HOT, HOT, HOT!! Expect Heat Advisories and Possible Indoor or Limited-Play Recess


Serrano Website:

Serrano Haiku Site (for staff only):

  • Our Twitter Handle @SerranoOUSD, Serrano Elementary holds instant information about Serrano. Please follow if you have a Twitter. *Twitter Handle new - follow new handle

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  • WRITE FROM THE BEGINNING: 10/21 we have a district PD at VPE and for that each teacher should be bringing writing samples to review and reflect. Feel free to copy samples prior to sending them home and each teacher should have a variety of samples, between 6-10 different samples. START COLLECTING, 10/21 will come fast!

  • PE: There is a modified PE Schedule this week due to Conference - please refer to Lauren if you are unsure of your time.

  • Conferences: Conferences are this week - please let me know if you would like any support with any conference.

  • K-3 Teachers - please contact Louis for support to load iTunes onto your laptop if you do not already have it loaded on there. It is imperative that this is done this week as we are a week and a half away from iPad Arrival and need to do as much prep work as possible.

Serrano STEM Challenge Friday - Build A Tower (Keep it a secret)

Our First Serrano STEM Challenge was such a hit that we are already planning week TWO. Due to conference, our Second Serrano STEM Challenge will occur this Friday at 11:30am (rather than 1:30p). This is optional for teachers who can fit it in their schedule. All materials will be ready for pick up on Thursday afternoon.

This week we will stick with the similar building theme and build the tallest free-standing structure with index cards. We will see if they learned anything about working together and building a base. Students will have 15 minutes and need to be in groups of 4 or 5 again. This will be an easy set-up and easy take-down so your room will be quickly back to normal for conferences.