SEES Weekly Bulletin

January 18 - 22


This Week:

Monday, 1/18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

F&P Testing Window January 18-January 29

STAR Enterprise Lexile Assessment Window grades 2-5 January 18-January 29

Tuesday, 1/19 1st Grade Math Professional Development Meeting, 8:30 - 3pm LCM

Tuesday, 1/19 4th Grade Cabrillo Field Trip, Hogan & Faulkner 8:30 - 2

Tuesday, 1/19 On Site Ed Tech Help with Laura Sugano 11 - 1:30

Wednesday, 1/20 4th Grade Cabrillo Field Trip, Helms & Vega 8:30 - 2

Wednesday, 1/20 Early Release Day, STAFF MEETING 2:30 - 4pm

Thursday, 1/21 4th Grade Cabrillo Field Trip, P/W & Cochran 8:30 - 2

Friday, 1/22 4th Grade Cabrillo Field Trip, Gauthier & Russo 8:30 - 2

Saturday, 1/23 Father Daughter Dance 5pm - 8pm

Next Week:

GATE Testing Window 1/25-2/5

Monday, 1/25 Legoland Field Trip Nava, Walker, Gidner, Bordonaro, Ross 8:50 - 3pm

Tuesday, 1/26 Native American Day, 3rd Grade

Wednesday, 1/27 Early Release Day, Grade Level Collaboration Meetings

Thursday, 1/28 5th Grade Teaching Math with Meaning PD, 8:30 - 3pm, SEES Library

Friday, 1/29 Flag Salute: Athlete, SoM Resspect, MoM problem solving (see below)

Friday, 1/29 End of First Semester, All Assessment Windows Close

Digital Citizenship Lesson Requirement

Every year our students (K-12) are required to participate in Digital Citizenship lessons, and our teachers are responsible for providing these lessons. In an effort to make these lessons easily accessible to you, SMUSD has chosen to use the lessons found on the Common Sense Media Website.

Many SEES teachers did a lesson during Digital Citizenship week in October. If you have already done this, please just sign the lime green paper in your box and return it to Kathy. If you have not done this, please schedule a day to teach this lesson. All the resources you need are on the website. Please have this lesson completed, and your verification document turned in by the end of February.

We created a link to the lessons on the SMUSD website found within the technology department under Digital Citizenship:

The link on this page will also take you to the Digital Citizenship Tab: The drop-down menu under this tab contains the lesson or lessons that are required for each grade level.

Each grade level tab contains the following:

  • The required lesson handout from the Common Sense Media website: .

  • A Google Slides presentation created from the required lesson.

  • If there are handouts, videos, and/or assessments associated with the lesson, you will find those links included in the slides presentation. The links will require you to make your own copy. Then you may share those Google Docs/Drawings/Forms with your students however you choose.

  • Family Tip Sheets in English and Spanish that you can send home to families (Optional).

Cracked, Mangled, Battered ID Badge?

It is so easy to get a replacement. Email: and she will send a new one on over!

Friday January 29th Flag Salute

Friday, 1/29 Flag Salute:

Athlete of the Month,

Student of the Month: Respect: How can I be respectful to adults at our school?

Mathematician of the Month: I can choose tools to help me solve problems.

Please have all awards entered into our awards documents:

and certificates to Carolyn/Jimmy to sign well before Friday 1/29

New Character Trait for January


The Golden Rule

“I will treat others as I want to be treated”

7 Habits: Seek First to Understand and then be Understood

Week 1 Question of the Week:

How can I be respectful to all adults at our school?

Week 2 Question of the Week:

How can I be respectful in the bathrooms and in the hallways?

Week 3 Question of the Week:

How can I be respectful before the bell rings in the morning and after the bell rings in the afternoon?

Video Resources:

The Golden Rule for Kids

Storyline Online: Enemy Pie

The Golden Rule VBS

Golden Rule – song

Book Resources:

  • Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners by Laurie Keller
  • Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann
  • Boggin, Blizzy, and Sleeter the Cheater: a Book About Fairness by Michael P. Waite
  • The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Allsburg
  • Bonny Bunny and the Golden Rule by Julia Andrew Griffin

Prepare for Rainy Day Dismissal

Please prepare for the probability of rainy day dismissal for students.

Kindergarten families will walk directly to the classroom if it is raining during dismissal time.

Students in grades 1-5 need to know if their parents will drive up or walk to the classroom for pick up.

  • We will open gates at 3:00pm for parents to walk onto campus and pick their child up directly from the classroom. Parents need to be prepared to give student name and teacher name to enter our campus.
  • Drive up parents need to be prepared with their child's name, grade and teacher on a piece of paper. This expedites our pick process. Students being picked up at drive up will wait in the cafeteria.
  • Any and all help with rainy day dismissal is SO appreciated.

Chromebook cart reservation for January

This system seems to have defaulted to our ongoing system.....please do your part and make sure when you return the carts that all chromebooks are in their proper place, plugged in and charging. Let Kathy or Laurie know if there are issues please.

3rd - 5th Grades

K - 2nd Grades

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Thanks for the tip, Laurie!