Week 24 News

2/16/16-2/19/16

NEWS

February is African American History Month

We will have two school wide celebrations.


- Lula Washington Dance Troupe will perform for us on Thursday, February 18 (1:30 for PreK-Lee, Shen and 2:25 - 3:10 for Lewis, Camacho - 5th grade.)

- RESCHEDULED: On Thursday, March 10, all classes will have 1-2 guests come and read a story celebrating African American History.

2/17 (Wed.) Substitute in the Afternoon

I will be attending a training Wed. afternoon. There will be a sub in my place.

2/18 (Thurs.) Special Dual Language Information meeting with Dr. Myriam Met

Dr. Mimi Met will be visiting us on Thursday. She will be visiting classrooms from 10:00-11:45. We will do our best to visit each MDLIP classroom. Also, all staff are encouraged to attend the parent information session at 6:00 in our Multipurpose Room (MPR).

PTA Jog-A-Thon is March 11

- Information will be sent home this week

- Please have your child wear comfortable clothing

- Early Dismissal at 12:50

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

Si, Se Puede Art/Essay Contest Due 3/23 (OPTIONAL)

Please let me know if your child would like to participate. I can provide an information packet.


ESSAY

PROMPT:

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta worked together to lead the United Farmworkers of America. Describe three ways that Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez worked together to help improve the lives of farmworkers.


To answer the prompt, students will draw a picture independently and write a sentence with the assistance of an adult. Students may dictate the sentence.


ART

- Must be related to life or cause of Cesar Chavez or Dolores Huerta.

- Maximum size 12” x 18”, three dimensional projects not to exceed 18”

- Art entry form needs to be attached.


More information about Cesar Chavez available at the following website:

http://chavez.cde.ca.gov/ModelCurriculum/Teachers/Lessons/Resources/Biographies/K-2Bio.aspx


More information about Dolores Huerta available at the following website:

http://www.girlscoutshcc.org/gshccadmin/site1/girlscouts/pdf/Links/D_H_Bio.pdf

Innovation Exposition (OPTIONAL)

Please visit https://sites.google.com/a/pusd.us/innovationexposition/ to learn about PUSD's Innovation Exposition!


If you would like your child to participate, please let me know and I will give you an informational packet. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Le, our coordinator and/or the website above.

Khan Academy (OPTIONAL)

As a supplemental resource, I will be assigning Math work from khanacademy.org. This is a wonderful resource for students who would like more practice with the concepts taught at school or would like more challenging Math work.


The website adapts the questions based on each child's level. The more questions students answer correctly, the harder the problems will get. The program will also make problems easier if students are struggling with correctly answering the problems.


Please see below on how to sign up. This information will also be posted on our class site under "Parent Resources".


  1. Sign up at khanacademy.org (or log in with their existing accounts)
  2. Visit khanacademy.org/coaches
  3. There, in the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code XEEF4D

UPCOMING EVENTS

PTA Jog-A-Thon

Friday, March 11th, 11:30am-12pm

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

EARLY DISMISSAL at 12:50pm

Friday, March 11th, 12:45pm

C21

Spring Break

Monday, March 14th, 12am to Friday, March 18th, 12am

3600 East Sierra Madre Boulevard

Pasadena, CA

Enjoy the week! :)