Welcome to February!
Hello Knox Families!
Welcome to Semester 2!
We had an exciting January at Knox. We hosted our 42nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. March.
Our students were joined by students from Lincoln and Morse for this special event. We also had many special dignitaries join us. See some of the highlights below!
Last week, a group of our 8th grade students took a tour of the new downtown courthouse. They were able to conduct a mock trial of their own in a courtroom and also observe a real trial taking place. Students learned a lot about the Judicial process and how the courthouse works.
Semester 2 has started. We encourage all parents to continue to check Power School grades and attendance to support our students. If you need your Power School Parent Portal password, please reach out to Ms. Kristen Ojetti (firstname.lastname@example.org) our Knox Site Tech.
8th grade parents, a letter will be mailed to your home regarding the criteria for participation in the 8th grade promotion ceremony.
Supporting your middle school student with reading at home:
All Knox students will have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter. Math tutoring is EVERY Tuesday in room S4 from 3:10-4:10.
Please check your child's planner nightly. They should be recording their homework assignments there.
Please log into Power School Parent Portal to monitor your student's grades.
Thank you for all of your support and collaboration!
42nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March!!
8th Grade Courthouse tour and Mock Trial
Meet Our Science Team!!
Coming Spring 2019!! Annie Jr.
English Language Arts Update
Our Knox ELA team has launched a coaching cycle in which we will be working collaboratively with the district ELA coaches for the next 6 weeks.
Our Knox teachers also participated in a 5-part balanced literacy professional development learning more about reading behaviors and reading strategies to support students.
To support school-wide literacy focus, our Advisory read aloud of Milkweed will begin when we return from break. Students will then participate in the Butterfly Project in their History class in early March.
We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.
Ms. Lapp has also started a book club before school on Thursdays. The students are starting their next novel now. Please reach out to Ms. Lapp if you would like your student to take part in this special opportunity (email@example.com).
To support literacy at home, read articles together with your child online:
Our Knox focus for the year will continue to be engaging all of our students as readers and writers in all classes.
Current Units of Study:
Knox ELA teachers implement the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes. Please click the links above to learn more about what your student is learning in English Language Arts class.
School-wide Focus on Reading and Writing
Students have math homework every night!
Buzzmath is an math program that allows students to practice math concepts online. Students were given access codes from their math teacher.If your student can't access their code, please email their teacher.
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Attend our parent workshop on 9/26 to learn more! Passwords were sent home on Friday 9/21 in Advisory and given at Back to School Night
We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!
School is open Saturday and Sunday!
We are open this month on these weekend dates:
Each session will clear 1 full day absence and 3 tardies.
Happening on Campus this Month
2/1- ELPAC testing begins
2/4-Fitnessgram testing begins. NAEP testing for 8th grade
School Counselor Appreciation Week
2/5-8th grade to courthouse tour
2/8- S1 Pep Rally
2/9- Robotic Rascals and Bulldog Builders Compete at Legoland in First Lego League Robotics Competition.
2/11- Semester 1 awards ceremony.
2/12- 6th grade field trip to Safari Park. LOP event.
2/13- Food Pantry and Parent Circle.
2/13-Advanced Engineering to the Midway.
2/15 & 2/18- School is closed- Holiday
2/20- 6th grade AVID to PLNU Campus College tour
2/27- Food Pantry, Coffee with a Cop, Parent computer class
Please remind your student to stay on the sidewalk when walking home from school. This is very important for student safety. Also, all students that ride bikes, skateboards, and scooters must have a helmet. In addition, students may not ride Bird scooters or any other electronic scooters to or from campus. Per Bird Company policy, riders must be 18 yrs old.
Electronic scooters are not permitted near campus. Students are not permitted to ride electronic scooters.
SAVE THE DATE
February Lincoln Cluster Meeting
Monday, Feb. 11th, 5:30pm
5880 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Join our monthly parent events!
Knox Food Pantry and Parent Circle- Room 15
Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 8:45am
Room 15 @ Knox
Translation will be available.
8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15
9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry
Please bring your empty grocery bags.
Knox Food Pantry, Coffee with a Cop, and Computer Class
Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 8:45am
Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- email@example.com
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- email@example.com
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- email@example.com
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- firstname.lastname@example.org
Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- email@example.com
Parent Liason- Oneida Barrera- firstname.lastname@example.org