Armada Elementary School Newsletter
October 30, 2020 * November 2 , 2020
Hello Armada Elementary Parents & Students!
We are already 12 weeks into the school year and the end of Trimester 1 is this Friday, October 30, 2020. Can you believe it? We will be at school for 57 days this Friday! Teachers will be completing report cards by November 4 and they will be mailed the week of November 9, 2020. We have our Halloween Spooktacular Drive-thru Event this Friday during Grab & Go Meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, so we encourage our students to come dressed in costume, receive a treat bag, and see a wonderful surprise. We have special District guests coming! This weekend is the end of Daylight Saving Time, so don’t forget to turn your clock back 1 hour on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Yay! We all get one extra hour of sleep!
Next week we are having our 2nd-trimester Materials DIstribution during our Grab n’ Go Lunch from 11 AM - 1 PM. On Monday 1st & 2nd-grade materials will be distributed, Tuesday 3rd through 5th will be distributed and on Wednesday there will be a Make-Up Distribution day for all grade levels.
Just a reminder, school ATTENDANCE is very important and now more than ever students attending their virtual synchronous instruction with Zoom is paramount. Please encourage your child to attend all scheduled daily virtual instructional sessions and complete assignments in Google Classroom. If your child is unable to attend the live synchronous instruction, please contact the school at (951) 571-4500 or through the Armada Attendance Webpage, on the day of the absence.
Thank you, Armada Families!
Until next week, please stay safe, wear a mask, practice social distance, and wash hands regularly.
Ms. Crystal Thomas ● Assistant Principal ● email@example.com
Mrs. Arreola ● Proud Armada Elementary Principal ● firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Muriel Vega ● AAIIAC Administrator ● email@example.com
ARMADA 🐾 UNIVERSITY 🎓 Show Kindness 🦋 all week with Kindness Attire and show your Bulldog 🐶Spirit 👕 #GObulldogs 🙌🏻 #ArmadaProud 🤩 #BulldogsareKIND 💚
Weekly Video Announcements
🎉Congratulations to2nd grade student Deyanira in Ms. S. Gomez Huerta 2nd grade DLI class. She is our MVUSD S.T.A.R. Award Recipient of the week!!🌟🏅
From Ms. S. Gomez Huerta: “This student always arrives on time to our Zoom classes and did not miss a single class session during the course of the week.”
ARMADA 🐾 FAMILY SPOTLIGHT 🌟 Ms. Aviles! -4th Grade DLI. Teacher 📚
Our Armada Family Spotlight of the week is our amazing 4th Grade DLI teacher Ms. Aviles!
Armada PTA Membership/Membresía
PTA Registration Form http://bit.ly/PTA_AES_MF
Whether you are a new PTA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contribution, time and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly our STUDENTS!
Armada PTA’s priority is to help make the school year fun and educational as possible, and this year will not be an exception! PTA is a Parent teacher Association composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in the school. PTA raises money to fund special programs and events throughout the year, and this year PTA plans to raise and fund for special incentives for academic progress and drive-thru events for Armada students.
As a member of Armada PTA, you are a voice for our students and part of the largest child advocacy program in the world! It’s such a rewarding experience. We are encouraging you to become a member ! If you are interested, please fill out the Membership form below and pay the annual dues of $7 per member through Zelle to ArmadaPTA@yahoo.com.
🏈 🏐 Sports for Learning 🏀📚
🏀📚 Families, Sports for Learning activities are available!‼️
Sports for Learning ▪️ School Partnerships Sports for Learning
Blending Social Emotional Learning & Physical Education: The purpose of the Sports For Learning curriculum is to use fun, physically active games and sports as a vehicle to engage students in social & emotional learning.
Armada School Virtual Spirit Days & Spirit Wear
Send us your photos in Armada green and we will give you a shout out on our social media accounts. Come on Bulldogs, let’s show our Armada Pride!
- Facebook - @ArmadaElementary
- Instagram - @armada_elementary
- Twitter - @ArmadaElem
Armada families, we have the pre-paid 2019-20 Yearbooks available for pick-up. Please contact our Community Liaison Nancy at 951-571-4500 to set up a date and time. We also have a limited quantity of yearbooks available for sale, $20 each, please see the link included in email and text to order: http://bit.ly/19_20YB
Save The Date * Event Calendar
Upcoming Important Dates & Virtual Events/Activities/Parent Meetings Scheduled:
If you are using your cell phone to join Zoom meetings, we highly encourage our parents to download the Zoom app on their phone for easier access. Events Calendar Webpage
Today, Thursday, 10/29/20 Coffee Chat with Principal Meeting 2:00-3:00pm
Zoom Link provided at the end of my email.
Week of 10/26-31st is Red Ribbon Week
Join the Red Ribbon Week mission to help keep kids drug-free!
Check our school website, social media, or Google Classroom for each day’s activities!
Friday, 10/30/20 is the end of the 1st Trimester. Report Cards will be sent after 11/4/20.
Friday, 10/30/20 is Halloween Spirit Day
Come to Grab & Go Mealtime 11am-1 pm for a candy goody bag compliments of PTA
Armada Staff will be in costume and our students are welcome to dress up!
Drive-thru only, please stay in vehicles
All month is Anti-bullying Month
Because every day is a good day to Stand Up Against Bullying!
Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 1st, “fall back” by turning your clock back 1 hour.
November 2nd-4th, 2nd Trimester Materials Distribution
November 5-6, 2020 Non-Student Days, there will not be synchronous virtual instruction for our elementary students.
Wednesday, 11/11/20 is Veterans Day. This is a Legal Holiday & Non-Student Day.
November 23-27, 2020 Thanksgiving Recess & Non-Student Days
Links & Attachments
Armada Sports for Learning [Website]
Sports for Learning Library
Sports for Learning Library Tutorial [navigating page]
Illuminate Gradebook - Home Connection Portal - please use your child’s login credentials
Technology Resources * Updating Chromebooks & Clearing The History: Updating Your Chromebook, Clearing the Cache of a Chromebook, Internet / WiFi Resources, Chromebook Information / Help [Technology, Innovation & Assessment]
Google Classroom “2020-21 Armada Elementary School - School Announcements & Information” [Class code: jlp5ayt]
“37th Annual Carol Addiss Poster contest Rules 2020-2021” Contest Information
Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention.
Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here.
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