La Mesa Update
Hello La Mesa Families,
I hope you have enjoyed the weekend. Please read through this week's La Mesa Update for important information regarding the coming weeks.
Michele Krantz, principal
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Parent Input Needed
We are in the process of developing our school site plan for the 2022-23 school year and we NEED your input. Please click the button blow to participate in this year's survey.
We need the help and support of all parents in sending the consistent message to students that rules should be followed, even when they are not directly being supervised by an adult.
We all want a safe campus. Rules are in place to ensure that we can provide a safe and orderly environment where students can learn. Young adolescents should be able to self-supervise during short periods of time that include walking to and from school and during brunch and lunch breaks.
We are seeing a marked increase in the number of parents using the areas mark "no stopping" along May Way for drop off and pick up. We are learning that some parents have instructed their children to keep their phones in their pockets, even though the expectation is that they are in their backpacks. While these actions may seem minor, it creates a situation where some children are learning that rules only count if you are caught. This creates an environment where children who should be able to monitor basic behavior expectations independently cannot. This can be seen with the way some of our students exit campus and walk down May Way and Via Princessa after school. Numerous parents and community members have contacted us to report that students are throwing rocks and horse-playing as if they are pushing someone into the street.
Please partner with us and we work together to shape our young people into responsible community citizens. We need to send a consistent message between home and school. We need to model the following of rules as truly "more is caught than taught" with this age group.
We appreciate your partnership as we continue to develop these incredible young people together.
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CAASPP State Testing
Our annual state testing, CAASPP, will be May 2-6. These are important tests that allow us to determine where our students are at. We look very closely at the data from these tests to help us plan school -wide instruction, intervention, and other supports needed to ensure all students are learning at high levels.
On an individual level, these tests help round out the picture for each student's academic progress. These results, along with grades, our reading and Math iReady diagnostic, as well as teacher input, allow us to know how individual students are progressing academically.
Please support your child and La Mesa by making sure students get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time and ready to go.
Spring Fling Dance
Our ASB is hosting a Spring Fling Dance on Friday, April 29th from 4-pm in the gym. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow for $5 each. Students can purchase tickets at the ASB window during brunch and lunch. They will need their ID to purchase a ticket. If you have any questions, please contact our ASB Director Mr. Noboa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COC Canyon Country Campus Star Party
End of the Year 8th Grade Events
The 8th grade award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm on our outdoor stage. Students receiving recognition will be receiving an invitation. Students are recognized in the areas of academic achievement, effort, and improvement. Students are also recognized in the various subject areas, electives and PE.
If you have any questions you can contact Assistant Principal Mr. Miller is os coordinating this year's award ceremony.
Friday, April 22nd - 4th Quarter Progress Reports
Friday, April 26th - Spring Fling Dance 4-6pm
Thursday, April 28th - ELAC Meeting
Monday May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - CAASPP Testing
Monday May 2nd - Friday, May 6th - Staff Appreciation Week
Thursday, May 19th - ELAC Meeting
Thursday, May 26th - 8th Grade Awards
Monday, May 30th - No School Memorial Day
Thursday, June 2nd - Last Day of Classes, end of 4th Quarter