We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We give thanks for all of your support in partnership with our school.
Thank you for joining us at our Fall Student-led conferences on November 16th. If you did not have a chance to join us, please support your student in completing the conference at home. Students were given a conference form by their Advisory teacher and classroom teachers. Attached to that form, was also your Powerschool Parent Portal log in information. With this information, you can monitor your student's assignments and attendance online. We will also be having a computer distribution event on January 4, 2018 from 2-3:30 at Knox. Knox families can purchase a computer for $80 (desktop) or $100 (laptop) during this event. See additional information below.
Report cards will be mailed home next week. Please reach out to your student's teachers or counselor if you have a question about their grades.
Our library is open! We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.
We thank you for your partnership in your student's success. Power School Parent Portal info letters were distributed at Student-Led conferences. If you need your access information, please email our site tech Ms. Ojetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Break is coming- School is closed Dec 18-Jan 2. We will see everyone on January 3rd!
December 1- End of progress report 2
January 26th- End Of Semester 1
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email email@example.com
Connect 2 Compete- Computer Distribution Day - January 4th, 2-3:30 at Knox
Knox is open from 8-12 on Saturdays and some Sundays.
Students can clear 6 absences this month!! This is 24 hours of additional learning for our Knox students!!
If your student has missed any days of school, please consider sending them to Saturday School next weekend.
We will be open on Sunday 12/3 from 8-12 for an additional chance to clear absences
English Language Arts Update
Words from the ELA Department:
The English department is focusing on strengthening writing. This mission is being supported by class novels, focusing on personal narrative, and each grade level is working on a different component of the writing process. Sixth grade is centered around stating claims in formal writing, seventh grade is enhancing those claims with supporting evidence, and eighth grade is moving to a deeper level of critical and literary analysis. We will be continuing to build upon this focus as we shift to our second unit in January, using class novels to work on persuasive and argumentative writing.
6th Grade-The Lightning Thief
7th Grade-A Long Walk to Water
8th Grade-Inside Out and Back Again
Knox ELA teachers use the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes.
Parents can learn more about this curriculum here:
Students should be reading for 20 minutes every night. Students may read newsela.com articles at home or an independent reading book from the Knox library.
Our students will also take the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) this month to measure reading growth since September.
Students are required to read 1 article a week in their Advisory class.
KNOX MATH PROGRAM
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.
Knox Science Update
COMPUTER SCIENCE AT KNOX
Did you know Knox has a $20,000 Project Lead the Way Computer Science Grant?
Knox Robotics Team
Our 2 Knox Robotics teams participated in a competition for First Lego League at High Tech High.
First Lego League
Go Bionic Bulldogs and Robotic Rascals
We are computer programmers!
HOUR OF CODE - www.code.org
Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 8am-3pm
All Lincoln Cluster Schools
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our
students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly depend
on understanding how technology works.
That’s why our entire cluster is joining in on the largest learning event in history:
The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). Our
Hour of Code is making a statement that the Lincoln Cluster is ready to teach these
foundational 21st century skills. See http://hourofcode.com/us for details, and help
spread the word. www.code.org
Lincoln High School
Knox and Millennial Tech Middle Schools
Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton,
Johnson, Nye, Porter, Valencia Park and Webster Elementary
Follow our schools on 12/6/17 on Facebook
SAVE THE DATE
Knox Parent Circle and Food Pantry
Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 8:30am
Room 15 @ Knox
8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15
9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry
Please bring your empty grocery bags.
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
December Lincoln Cluster Meeting
Monday, Dec. 11th, 5:30pm
445 South 47th Street
San Diego, CA
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Alex Villalobos- firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- email@example.com
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- email@example.com
Registration-Leticia Alva Sanchez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- email@example.com