The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 1/27/20

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Dear Gompers Parents/Guardians,

Good Day, and Welcome to another great week in #GATORNATION!


As we begin another week in Gator Nation...my heart is heavy, not for the tragic loss of "famous basketball player" but for the loss of a son and granddaughter, husband, daughter, father, sister, uncle, niece, and friend(s) to the many around the world. Through this tragedy, I can find no other focus than to support and develop our Gators from grades K-8 to embody our Going GREEN values through our participation in the Great Kindness Week Challenge. It is my hope that through this week we develop a culture of RAK at Gompers. What s RAK? Random Acts of Kindness. RAK is for all and can be student to student, teacher to teacher, parent to child, principal to a student, principal to teacher, principal to parent, counselor to a student and or parent to parent.

a. Teachers have been given a "RAK - Kindness Checklist" that they will distribute to students and encourage them to be active participants.

b. Also, I have also included a family edition of a "RAK - Kindness Checklist" that can be done

at home if you desire.

c. RAK quotes will be a part of morning announcements with the Daily Pledge oF Allegiance and Spirit Song.


2. Today (1/27), begins the official 1st day of 2nd semester, we are already halfway through this year. Gompers's teachers/staff are going to be pushing on the rigor of academic expectations for the students to meet and exceed grade-level goals at proficiency. It is not just enough for students to be in class each day, it is equally important that they are engaged, thinking critically, problem-solving and working to practice themselves to meet the proficiency expectations. I believe it, and I know our GOMPER GATORS will reach their individual academic goals as well as school goals.


3. Beginning January 31 to February 21, all LBUSD stakeholders (Parents/Students and Staff) will have the opportunity to take the CORE Culture and Climate Survey. The survey provides valuable input to support our school's goals and next steps for an improved school climate. The data is highly reviewed/examined and an integral part of rating our school's success.


The survey is available to all parents and can be accessed through your PARENTVUE account. LBUSD messenger system will continue to ask you to complete the survey until the survey window is closed.


4. If there is enough interest, Gompers may offer Saturday School SUCCESS (SSS) to support SBAC readiness for students in grades 4th and Middle School. It would be from 8:45 to 11:45. Students would engage in funfilled ways to practice/test readiness skills for SBAC along with increasing math problem-solving strategies. Specific messengers and notices will go out to targeted students for the intervention enrichment.


5. This past Saturday, Ms. Frank and I got to share the goooood news of #GATORNATION at the annual Education Celebration. It was awesome to share about the special learning community we have and the exciting things we as staff and parents do to support a great school and its success. Below is the informational flier for you to view and also know about the good/great news of your child(s) school.


Don't forget tooooooo.....Sprinkle a little RAK throughout the week!!!


Respectfully,


Dr. Miller

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XTRA, XTRA, Breaking News..... The Week of February 3

GAME ROOM - During Lunch for grades 4th - 8th

Room 20 will be converted into a funfilled "GAME ROOM" during lunch!!!!


The Game Room will include games like:

Uno, Connect Four, Jenga, Puzzles, Hungry Hippo, Checkers, Chess to name a few.

**At this time there will not be any video games. Maybe, later on, we will have a Wii as part of the Game Room activities, once we get a video/TV monitor**


Rules (draft mode)

1. Entry into the Game Room @ 12:55 and Cleanup @ 1:20

2. Respectful to space and those in attendance.

3. Backbacks will be stored on the counter ledge.

4. No Food & Drink inside the room

5. No Cell Phone Use


The room would be supervised by a Recreation Team member.


Please note, Grades 1-3, will hopefully begin at a later date (March) we need to figure out where would be a good space to house it on the lower elementary side of campus.

Gompers Expectations across our K8 #GatorNation Community!!

Reminders

Report Card Information

Achievement Reports for students in grades K - 5: Parents can access on February 5 via Parent VUE only


Report Card for students in grades 6-8: Parents can access on February 7 via Parent VUE only

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

2020-21 School Information - Be in the Know

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.


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 Tuesday, January 28th at 6:00 pm in the library.

Kindergarten Information for 2020-21 School Year

If you have children 5 years old, (or will be 5 by September 1st, 2020), they are eligible to enroll into Kindergarten for the 2020 -21 school year.


Students whose birthdate is between September 2 – December 2, 2015 are eligible for the Transitional Kindergarten Program (TK)


Remember that your child must:

« Live within the Gompers area

- OR -

« Have an approved *School of Choice Application at Gompers


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Please pick-up an enrollment packet at the Gompers main office

Beginning: Monday, January 27, 2020, from 8:00 – 3:30 PM. All new enrollment will be submitted online, through ParentVue only. You will be asked to bring the following documents with you at the time of your appointment:


« Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate or Passport

« Immunization Records (must be up-to-date at the time of appointment)

« 2 Proofs of Address (Utility Bill, Rental Agreement or Receipt, Government Correspondence)

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me Ms. Jeanette,Enrollment Clerk(sub)

School Services and Support Programs

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

GREEN Trait of the Month for January is ETHICS

Friday, February 7, 2020....is the 100th Day of School

K-8th SPIRIT DAY of Celebration!


Students may come to school dressed as a 100-year-old student of GATOR SUCCESS!

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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.

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!

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.

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Gompers and LBUSD NEWS

27 - 31 - Great Kindness Challenge Week

27 - Kindergarten Registration begins

28 - PTA Board Meeting @ 3:30

28 - 5th to 6th Grade Parent Night - Middle School Option @ Gompers

31 - Student of the Month @ 2:30pm

1 - Kindergarten Festival @ Roosevelt from 9 - 12, all welcome to attend

6 - Coffee Hour w/ Dr. Miller @ 6:00 pm - Library

7 - 100th Day of School - Fun Filled Spirit Day

10 - No School - Holiday

13 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30

14 - SSC Meeting

17 - No School - Holiday