eNews from the Principal

Week of October 12-16, 2015

Celebrations and Commendations

  • Congratulations to Yvonne Davis, who was voted "Pasadena's Best Teacher" for 4 consecutive years!
  • Bravo to all of you for making Don Benito the "Best Public School in Pasadena" 4 years in a row! This is our 5th accolade from Pasadena Weekly readers.

What's Happening This Week?


  • Review 360 Universal Screener was due October 5. Please submit your surveys by Monday if you haven't done so. Thank you.
  • PEF Teacher grant is due October 12.
  • Aeries Gradebook mandate has been suspended. I encourage you to still use Gradebook and become familiar with the software.
  • Picture day has been rescheduled for 10/29.
  • Unit 1 performance tasks for math and ELA should be administered by 10/16.
  • Sign up for a free shirt and cap/visor with Christy Merino by Tuesday, 10/6. Proposed logo: We Are DB Strong. Thoughts? Other ideas?

Duty Schedule Week 3

AM Bus: Shanley

AM Car: Lidwin (substitute)

AM Yard: Blanchard, Watson

Recess 1-3: Hernandez, Andrews, Workman

Recess 4-5: Raab, Jakovich

PM Bus: Arevalo, Annett

PM Car: Owen, Franco

Lounge: 2nd grade

Weekly Calendar

Monday, 10/12

  • A Meeting in Room 10 at 1:45 pm. Please arrive on time.

Tuesday, 10/13

  • Raab and Seger on field trips
  • IEP day

Wednesday, 10/14

  • Bendiksen and Bautista to the L.A. Zoo
  • Student Council Assembly for all 4th and 5th graders at 1:20 pm in the auditorium

Thursday, 10/15

  • Jakovich field trip
  • Great Shake Out at 10:15 am
  • ILT meeting in BNG 26 at 3:30 pm
  • no instrumental music

Friday, 10/16

  • Pupil Free Day for Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Happy Friday!