Gladiator News

September 30- October 4, 2019

Principal's Message

Greetings Gladiator Families:

PTA has selected 5 members to receive a Gladiator stadium seat!

The winners are:

Amberly Wintheiser

Haley Stanley

Bertha Mederos

Cindy Mulligan

Courtney Hutchinson

Congratulations! We will have your stadium seat in the front office. Thank you for supporting our PTA!

Haven't joined yet....not a problem! Go to and sign up online!

It's a GREAT day to be a Gladiator!

Tracy Wernli


Week At A Glance


Students may wear PE shorts with their green Gladiator Games t-shirt

AVID Parent Night 6:00- 7:00 PM


Wear something sparkly

Anime Club C130 3:55- 4:30 PM

FCS Leadership 3:50-4:45 PM B113

Math Club 3:50-4:20 PM P216 B

Beyblade Club 3:55-4:45 PM C145

Robotics 3:55-4:45 PM B114


Fashion Craft Club 3:55-4:30 C126

Art Club B110 3:55-4:30

Football vs. Stevenson (7H, 8 at O'Connor High School) 4:30 PM


Recycling pick up in front of school 7:45-8:30 AM

Science Bowl C209 4:00-5:00 PM

Debate Club C213 3:55-4:30 PM

Volleyball vs. Stevenson (8H, 7A) 5:00 PM


Garcia spirit shirt

Fanny Pack Friday

Creepy Cafe in the library (ticket needed for entrance)

Garcia Life in library (during all lunches)

Writing Club C130 3:50-4:30 PM

Jazz band & choir perform at Rampage game

End of Six Weeks

Gladiator Games 2019

There is still time to register for Gladiator Games! This is a PTA sponsored fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds go directly back into our classrooms at Garcia. The students have a lot of fun participating in the games. This year the winning grade level will receive 2 game times plus a Kona Ice party!

Registration forms can be found in the front office or register online at:

Registration is $20.

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See what all the hype is about!

2 Words: Expectation vs. Reality


It’s not fair. Why is this happening to me?

These are common thoughts when reality doesn’t meet up with your expectations. Common, but unhelpful. Life isn’t fair. Bad things happen to good people. Everyone makes mistakes. Even if you do everything right, you may still fail, but you have an opportunity to learn from this event and prepare for similar situations in the future. One method for seizing opportunities like this is the OODA Loop, originally developed by US Air Force Col. John Boyd:

Observe. Often there are physical signs that there’s a disconnect between what you think should be happening and what is actually happening. Your palms get sweaty or you feel imaginary butterflies in your stomach. These signs are your trigger that something isn’t meshing, and you need to be situation-ally aware to respond in the most productive way.

Orient. Once you recognize the disconnect, you can focus on adjusting your thinking from what you wish would be to what actually is. That means facing and accepting the truth of your situation so you can adjust your actions accordingly.

Decide. With a clear, honest picture of the situation as it really stands, you are ready to make a decision about how you are going to handle it to get things back on track or alter your course for a more realistic outcome. It’s essential that your decision is based on the truth of the situation, rather than your desires for how things “should” be.

Act. Decision is useless without action. Once you decide what you need to do to bring your expectations and reality closer together, act on it. But remember, sometimes the best action you can take is to pause and give yourself room to process. In that case, calm down, clear your mind, and go back to the beginning of the loop.

Taken from:

2 Words Character Development Program

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