Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter

January Newsletter

Beginning The New Year With Continued Collaboration!

Dear Anna Yates Families,

Welcome back! I hope your winter break and holiday season was filled with happiness, health, and safety. As we return back to school after our weeks long break, I am excited to continue supporting learning as a community and in collaboration by continuing with:

  • Arriving on time; instruction begins as soon as the bell rings at 8:30 a.m. and our goal is to maximize learning time
  • Arriving in uniform; we will be calling home if students are not in uniform daily
  • Following up on work and programmatic completion; accountability helps ensure that students maximize their time on task and towards meeting their weekly goals for iReady, MyOn or RazKids, and Zearn
  • Continuing to work towards Parent/Teacher Conference goals; whether the areas of support and growth were behavioral or academic, to continue to work in partnership with the classroom teacher to work towards those goals will allow for us to maximize learning during Semester 2.
  • Support nightly reading; students should be reading a minimum of 20 minutes per night, depending on the grade level
  • Ask how you can volunteer; we will have a parent committee meeting mid month and we hope to see you there as we plan schoolwide events and initiatives!

Thank you for all do!


Mrs. Burke

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Returning From Winter Break: January 3

After having no school the weeks of December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023, school will resume tomorrow, Tuesday, January 3rd.

Covid Testing Prior To Returning: Jan 3

While we were unable to send home Covid tests to all students, if your child attended the toy drive on Dec. 22nd or the City's Winter Camp, we were able to provide them with a COVID test. If you did not receive one, but would like to, please feel free to stop before the bell rings and we will be happy to supply you with one.

While we recommended testing your child on Saturday, December 30 and today, Monday, January 2, in an effort to supporting a safe and healthy return to school, this is optional and not mandatory before arriving back to school Tuesday, January 3rd.

If your child receives negative test results and is asymptomatic, they may return to school (no need to show us the results).

If your child receives one or more positive test results or is symptomatic, please keep your child home and contact the school.

SSC Meeting: January 4

Please join us on Wednesday, January 4 at 3:30 p.m. for our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting as we approve our site SPSA (Single Plan For Student Achievement).

Our meeting will be virtual using the link below; please go to school calendar for link on the website.

New Lunch Time Recess Options: Starting the Week of Jan 9

While we will continue enrichment options during the instructional day (such as dance lessons for Grade 3), we want to continue to expand upon lunch time alternatives. Please remind your child that these options will be available beginning the week of January 9th and we hope that take advantage of them:

Grades 3-5: Kala Art Club Sessions Every Monday

Grades 3-5: Board Games Every Wednesday

Grades 2-5: Dance Sessions Every Friday

No School: January 16

There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, January 16, 2022 in observance of MLK Jr. Day. School will resume Tuesday, January 17th.

Coffee with the Principals: Jan 20

This is an opportunity during morning drop off to have families ask questions and have resources provided on upcoming school and district events including upcoming the age 5-11 COVID vaccination clinic. Grab a cup of coffee and a snack and we look forward to greeting you, even briefly, before your leave campus and your morning begins. Hopefully we don't get rained out otherwise we will reschedule for another day.

District Awards Night: Jan 26

On Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m., we will celebrate students district wide that demonstrated English Language Reclassification or excellence on the annual CAASPP assessment during 2022. We will send home invitations for all students who qualify for this recognition by next week,

Absent Or Tardy? Connect With The Office

If your student is ABSENT or TARDY it can be cleared!
The following reasons are the only reasons we can excuse absences are:
  • illness of pupil
  • medical or dental appointment
  • funeral of family member
  • mental health
  • religious holiday
Use this survey to clear an absence:

Call the office 510-601-4917 or 510-601-4918 (leave a voicemail if we do not answer).

Clear absences for EVERY day that is missed, especially if the days are consecutive.

The office can only clear absences up to 3 days after the absence happens.