The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 1/6/20

#thisiswhywedothis..#180daysofwhy..#students..#GATORNATION

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Welcoming in the “new” calendar year... STILL Greeeeeen and Growing “our” VISION for SUCCESS!!!

Dear Gompers Parents,


Sooooooo excited to be back continuing to work and serve Gompers Gators. I hope you had an amazing Holiday Season with family and loved ones.


Though it's a "new" calendar year (2020), the focus for increasing school and student achievement success ratios is ever-present and our only focus.


Focus GOAL Areas:

GREEN - Common Language of Expectations for Academics and Social/Behavior


Data Increases:

Math to 50% as evidenced by SBAC, & 75% as evidenced by District Synergy Assessments

ELA to 58% as evidenced by SBAC, & 65% as evidenced by District Synergy Assessments

RAPID Reading Screener (replacing Benchmarks) to 75%

African American, ELL and SPED increases in ELA and Math by 50% from the prior year


Reduction in

Suspensions by 50%

Chronic Absenteeism by 50%


As stated in August, shared SCHOLARLY DRESS expectations are in effect for January 6, notices and changes outs.


Our GATOR NATION TV Show has begun, our first air date was Friday, December 20, 2019. I hope you will enjoy,

Click to view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EhOGIY16UY


The #GatorNation broadcast will be aired twice a month and will feature all the great things that are happening in our school community with students. Our TV show anchors and production team is our own 7th-grade Gators: Ryan Henshall and Abigail Sequeria and Ms. Donnlley as an advisor.


Thank you to all the GATOR students/families who supported our "SOCK DRIVE" during the 12 days of Holiday Cheer. We were able to donate 50 pairs of socks to the "Socks and Sandwiches" homeless ministry at Lakewood Church International.


Looking forward to our next 102 days together in #GATORNATION.


Respectfully,


Dr. Miller

XTRA, XTRA, BREAKING News...Be in the know as a Gomper's GATOR PARENT!!!

Scholarly Dress Expectations - January 6, 2020

Scholarly Dress is the expectations for students at Gompers - January 6, 2020.

LBUSD is a uniform district for students in grades K-8, since 1994.


As discussed in August at the Orientations and Back To School Night, Scholarly dress is the expectation for Gompers Students.


Please ensure your student(s) are in scholarly dress each day as they walk through the "gates of success".

Arrive on TIME to the LEARNING PARTY!!! - Every Minute lost is a minute missed of learning!!

Middle School Students in their seat at 8:55

Elementary Students in their seat at 9:00

15 Days until the 1st Semester is over!!!!!

ALL Parents"


During the month of January, please ensure that your students are here every day as there are many assessments in all subject areas.


Many of these assessments are directly tied to their grades on their Report Card in Middle School and Achievement Report in Elementary which are apart of their permanent record/transcript.


Additionally "many" of these assessments are online and require passcodes/logins and time specifications set by the district.


To keep track of how your child(ren) progress please access:

PaentVUE - View their district assessments

Schooloop (MS only) - Daily Grades, assignments, etc..


Lastly, consistent communications with your child's teacher(s) are always = to a good partnership for your child's success.


K-5 - Achievement Reports - Accessed online via PARENTVUE - January 31, 2020


6-8 - Report Cards - Accessed online via PARENT VUE - February 7, 2020

Safety on Briercrest and Dunrobin...Please adhere to the traffic regualations for drop off and pickup

Student/Morning Drop Off Off -

Campus Supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each morning. Students should enter through the playground entrance on Dunrobin Ave.


Afternoon PickUp -

All gates are open for exiting until 3:30 pm

Dunrobin gate & Briercrest gate

Campus supervision of students ends at 4:00 pm Playground closes at 4:00.


PARENTS- TICKETING for Double PARKING!!!!!

Please do not double park. Lakewood Sherrif will be issuing tickets. Our neighbors on Briecrest have concerns and are contacting authorities. Please park safely to drop off your Kinder student and pick up your child.


Cross Walks is the law:

Please use the crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in crossing the street. Lakewood has a city ordinance on pedestrian safety and the use of crosswalk. Please adhere to safety measures for your child.

Additional Math "After School" Intervention/Tutoring Support


3rd Grade "all/any" students: Monday & Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 in Mrs. Primrose's room


5th Grade "all/any" students: Monday & Wednesday 7: 3:15 - 4:15 in Mr. Patterson's room


Middle School - 6, 7, 8 "all/any"- With the middle school teacher Mr. Vo, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Tuesday(6th/Asenas) & Thursday(8th/Ramirez): 3:25 - 4:25

ELAC - Friday, January 10 @ 9:30am

Please join us for our ELAC meeting taking place in the auditorium.

Agenda:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k0MmI5eX5Zgp4XESTnCzxZMMVhFjDKbrJFZol8Lft0I/edit?usp=sharing

SSC - 1/14/2020

Please join us for our School Site Council meeting in the library @ 3:30pm

Agenda:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nUjlJ_z2aFa-o3NXMegPEzVNLtqJLBv5BuKxOE3p_GQ/edit

5th to 6th Grade Matriculation Process

Important 5th-grade information

1. Check your emails from LBUSD "officially" informing you of the process for the Middle School Choice process.

2. Check your child's backpack this week as there is an "official hardcopy" of the LBUSD Middle School Choice process.


All 5th-grade parents will need to complete an “online” application for their child to enroll in an LBUSD Middle School. Parents will be able to access their “online” application through their ParentVUE account only.


A special informational Parent Night for 5th-grade parents will be held at Gompers on January 28th at 6:00 pm in the library.

GREEN Trait of the Month for January is ETHICS

Capture the memories of #GATORNATION for 19-20 Yearbook via Photo Uploads

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Middle School Sports - BasketBall for Boys

When: 1/21

Where: Lindbergh MS

Time: 5:30 (scrimmage)


When: 1/30

Where: Stanford MS vs. Tincher(opponent)

Time: 4:30

GATORS will engage in a "fun filled" week of KINDNESS...

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Let's help keep our GATORS in school each day...FLU remedies

Action Steps for Parents to Prevent the Spread of Flu. Take the following steps ALL the time and not only during a flu pandemic to help keep your students and yourself from getting sick with flu:

1. Educate and encourage students to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Also, provide them with easy access to tissues. Remind them to cover coughs or sneezes using their elbow instead of their hand when a tissue is not available.


2. Remind students to practice good hand hygiene and provide the time and

supplies (easy access to running water and soap or alcohol-based hand cleaners) for them to wash their hands as often as necessary.


3. Be a good role model by practicing good hand hygiene and covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.


4. Sick people should stay at home until at least 24hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine).


5. Clean surfaces and items that are more likely to have frequent hand contact

such as door knobs, light switches, refrigerator handles & cell phones with disinfectant cleaning agents that are usually used to clean these areas.

#PTASTRONG...We need you: join the PTA!!!

Did you know the GOMPERS PTA is one of the strongest in LBUSD and is seen as a model for other schools?


PTA Memberships:

$10 per member.....our goal is 600 memberships


PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

https://www.gomperspta.org/

2. Gompers Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GompersPTA

3. Gompers email: gomperspts@lbschools.net


Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

Support our PTA through MEMBERSHIP DRIVE $10

Click the link to do the online process in 1, 2, 3 easy steps

Eat Lunch with your child on Fridays

Come one and share some smiles with your child over lunch.

1. Sign in at the office

2. Receive a visitors sticker

3. Wait for your child at the benches with the lunch

4. Lunch Times:

1st - 11:25, 2nd & 3rd grade 11:35, 4th grade -11:45 and 5th grade 11:55, MS - 12:46


Please, No drop off of "special" lunches on Fridays, parents with the child for lunch..thanks!

Gompers and LBUSD NEWS

School Resumes: - January 6, 2020

6 - ES GF assemblies for GREEN EXpectations

7 - MS GFS assemblies for GREEN Expectations

9 - PTA Meeting @ 6:00 in the library

10 - ELAC Meeting @ 9:30am

11 - Kindergarten Festivals: 9 -12 @ Dooley

14 - SSC Meeting @ 3:30pm

20 - MLK Holiday - No School

24 - End of 1st Semester

25 - Ed Celebration for School Of Choice Options

Friendly Reminders....


No Phone ZONE - Once students walk "into the learning zone" of Gompers campus, electronic devices including cell phones are prohibited for USE at Gomper K8 Community. Students are asked to leave all such devices at home. If students need to use a phone in an emergency, they may use the office phones.

Phones are out they will be confiscated by the teacher and returned to parent ONLY.


*Food Deliveries

  • No food Deliveries dropped off or GRUBHUB, DINEDASH etc..

  • Students Are Not Permitted To Bring Balloons, Birthday Signs, Cakes, Gifts, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Etc.

  • Classrooms will not be permitted to do birthday celebrations during the instructional day

  • Students Are Not Allowed To Sell Snack Items, Such As Chips, Chocolates Or Any Other Candy On Campus.