Pepper Drive Family News
September 23, 2022
There is still time to join the PTA. Our PTA provides support for field trips, playground supplies, supplemental classroom materials, and family events. Our first FREE family event of this year is coming up quickly. We have a Family Movie Night on October 7th (see below). This is a FAMILY event, not a drop-off event. Please plan to come and STAY with your children to enjoy dinner and a movie together. Food vendors will be there, but picnic dinners are welcome too. Bring some chairs or blankets, and prepare for an evening of free family fun.
Is your student bilingual or multi-lingual? If your student is designated as an English Learner, or even if you are just interested in the supports provided for these students, you are invited to join the English Language Advisory Committee. If you would like to serve on the ELAC committee, or are interested in more information, please email Mr. Horner at Nathan.Horner@santeesd.net
The first School Site Council meeting for this school year is next week. See agenda and link below. All PTA Board Meetings and SSC Meetings are open to the public. Our school is partnering with San Diego Office of Education to form a school Equity Team. 7 Staff Members will be committing to this work to further develop equitable practices at Pepper Drive school. If you are a parent who is interested in being a member of this team, please contact Mrs. Bradbury at email@example.com
Are you interested in learning more about how to better support your child through a group book study? We are hosting a parent book study around Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine by Michele Borba, Ed.D. If you are interested or would like to know more, please email Mrs. Bradbury at Summer.Bradbury@santeesd.net Our first meeting will be held on 9/29 at 5pm at the school. We supply the books for free.
Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15-Oct. 15
We've Got Spirit!
****Today is the LAST day spirit wear for pre-orders. ****
This week's classes showing the most school spirit were:
Room 2 (Mrs. Dawson)
Room 10 (Mrs. Roehrs)
Room 211 (Mrs. Shepard)
Access Student Score Reports
2022 Spring CAASPP Student Score Reports and English Language Proficiency assessment (ELPAC) scores are available online. The state used to mail these scores out to your home, but that is no longer their practice. Reports are stored in the Parent/Student PowerSchool Portal. To access the report, follow these steps:
- Go to the PowerSchool Portal login page at https://sis.santeesd.net/public/
- Sign in with your PowerSchool credentials
- Click on “Score Reports” in the left menu
- Select 2021-2022 school year
- Click “Get Report”
Parking Lot Safety
Safety Patrol starts next week. These are students who are trained to use whistles and stop signs to help peers to cross at the Marlinda Ave crosswalk. Please be patient with these students as they get used to the job, and do not ever have your car in the crosswalk while students are crossing.
Arrival and Dismissal: Please remember there is no staff supervision in the morning until 8:15am (8am for breakfast). Do not drop off students before that time. Also, if you are picking up students for 2nd dismissal, you will be asked to keep driving (out of the loop) if you arrive at the pickup area before 2:35. We must allow the time from 2:20-2:35 for the first dismissal parents to pick up. If you arrive early, park in the lower lot, then rejoin the line at 2:35. We appreciate you helping our lines run smoothly.
FREE After School Music Class from SD Youth Symphony!!
Sign up to volunteer at the PTA "Trick-or-Treat From Your Seat" drive-thru Trick-or-Treat event
Volunteer Application Online
If you have already been approved and plan to volunteer with Peppers Too, please come any Thursday morning (8:45) to room J, after signing in at the office.
9/26 SSC Meeting via Zoom
9/28 TIGER Awards
9/29 Thrively Book Club Meeting 5pm @ Pepper Drive MPR
9/30 Fall Picture Day
10/4 Santee School Board Meeting
10/5 PTA Stoves on Strike Fundraiser-Wings n Things Santee
10/7 Family Movie Night
10/10-10/14 Progress Reports go home
10/14 Middle School Activity