The Saber Truth

May 19, 2019

Saber Speak

Dear Saber Families,

Only 3 weeks remain before promotion, and we are excited to be wrapping up an exciting academic year. Please continue to encourage your students, especially 8th grade students, to do their best and remain eligible for promotion! We are so close! Notices will continue to go out about 8th grade promotion status, so keep an eye on your email this week, and reach out if you have any questions.

Specific information about promotion, including event details and schedule, will be published very soon. Keep an eye out for specific information and recommendations for

This week we are excited to be holding our Spring Music Concerts! Beginning Band will perform on Tuesday, May 21 at 6pm, while Concert Band and Choir will be performing on Wednesday, May 22 at 6pm. Both performances are in the gym, and take it from me, this event will be incredible! All groups sound amazing, and this is a wonderful way to wrap up the year.

8th grade families are invited to help celebrate their students for promotion! Please send a baby picture of your promoting 8th grader to Ms. Healy ( by May 29 to have him or her included in a large display designed to recognize and celebrate growth and growing up. This will be a beautiful tribute to the work students and families have done to get this far, and we look forward to honoring that as we prepare to send our 8th graders on to high school!

Please keep an eye on the Sinaloa website and on our newsletter for more information and updates! Have a great week!


Bradley Torti

Principal, Sinaloa Middle School

Sinaloa's Music Department: Spring Concert Information

Sinaloa Band and Choir Families,

Please mark your calendars for the following dates.

Beginning Band:

After School Rehearsal- Tuesday May 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the MPR

Beginning Band Concert- Tuesday May 21st call time 5pm in the band room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Concert Band :

After School Rehearsal- Wednesday May 15th from 3:30-4:30pm in the MPR

Concert Band Concert- Wednesday May 22nd call time 4:45pm in the band room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Choir Concert- Wednesday May 22nd call time 5pm in the choir room, concert starts at 6pm in the GYM

Detailed information was sent out last Monday, April 29th, please check your email.

Counseling Corner

Sinaloa Sabers,

Parents please be sure your students are reading. AR points are part of their English grades. Students need to make sure they are reading an AR approved book and an AR test is taken when the book is completed. Students need to get their parent/ guardians signatures once the test is taken. Please check in with your student, ask them about the books being read and how many points have been earned so far this semester.

Mark your calendars for these exciting events happening at Sinaloa.

Spring Band Concerts are fast approaching. We encourage our students to come out and enjoy an evening performance.

All concerts start at 6pm.

Beginning Band Concert- Tuesday, May 21st

Concert Band Concert- Wednesday, May 22nd

Choir Concert- Wednesday, May 22nd

Awards Nights:

6th/ 7th grade- May 29th at 6pm

8th grade- May 28th at 6pm

8th grade Promotion:

June 6th at 9:15am

Additional dates and activities can be found on the main school website.

Have a great week!
Mrs. Herzer & Mrs. Malais

Community Announcements

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Event details:

What is Hackathon by the Sea-Girls Edition?

• This two-day program was designed to empower upper middle school and high school girls to experience the innovation and excitement that occurs when the power of coding is unleashed.

• Our event’s theme—“Make tomorrow better”—prompts attendees to build projects that make everyday life a bit easier.

• Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are provided.

• Attendees can expect door prizes, awards, and plenty of swag.

Who should attend?

• This event is open to all female Ventura County students in grades 7–12.

• All experience levels are welcomed!

What if a student does not own a laptop?

• That’s ok, one will be provided for them.

When is the event?

• This two-day event formally kicks off on June 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with an installation and dinner.

• It resumes on June 22nd at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.

• This is not an overnight event

Where is the event?

Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center

5100 Adolfo Road

Camarillo, CA 93012

Big picture

Staff Appreciation Week, May 6-10

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up soon and the Sinaloa PTSA is looking for your help to make it a great one! the PTSA is interested in donations towards lunch and snacks throughout the week, and raffle items for staff. If you are interested and able to contribute, please see and complete the flyer in your email, on our website, or in the office.

Sign up to bring food for the staff luncheon:

Sign up to bring snacks for the week:

Online Safety Tips

This weeks advice for online safety:
Big picture

HACT Juniors Robotics Club - Supported by SMS Alumni

Sinaloa HACT Club is an after school coding/computer science program led by Royal High School students. Students learn basic coding and computer science skills, through Scratch,, Piskel, etc and even compete at local competitions!

HACT Juniors prepares students for AP CS classes offered at most high schools and sparks their STEM interest at a young age! Join by attending meetings!

Meetings are held Tuesday from 3:15-4:00 in room

Skoolcade Coding Competition

Create your own video game on SCRATCH.

Email your SCRATCH link to Mrs. Burns NO



Help will be available after school on Tuesdays in

room C-14

TOP 3 GAMES will be announced by May 3rd

and entered into the SKOOLCADE Event on

Saturday May 18th



2018/19 Saber Club Schedule

Attached below is the flyer for this year's clubs. They are a great way for your student to make new friends, try new things, and even get help with homework. Check out the schedule with your student and encourage them to try at least one!

Attendance Policies

Attendance Phone Line: 805-520-6830 Press 1, or Ext. 7021 (Can call anytime day or night)

Para espanol, oprima la estrella. (Llama dia o noche)

ABSENCES - Parents have five (5) days to call-in, email, or send in a note to the attendance office to excuse an absence otherwise it becomes truant. Keep in mind that personal/vacation are verified but still considered unexcused.

TARDIES - If a student is tardy to homeroom or late to school, they need to check-in with the attendance office to get a tardy pass. Students tardy to homeroom will have a 15 minute detention after school unless a parent calls, emails, or sends in a note to excuse the tardy. Excessive tardies to classes will affect "citizenship" grade.

EARLY PICK-UPS - We encourage parents to call-in ahead of time (or send in a note or email) for early pick-ups so that we can have the student in the office ready to go. Anyone checking-out a student must be listed on the student's emergency contact list, be 18 years or older, and must show a valid ID.

Upcoming Events


For the full Sinaloa Calendar of Events, CLICK HERE.