The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 2/3/20
Notes from Dr. Miller......
Just a quick note say THANK YOU, parents, for your support to ensure your child's success. This has been an awesome year and students are making great strides to meet and exceed grade-level standards. We still have a long way to go for "ALL STUDENTS SUCCESS" but increased motivation and willingness to work hard through a growth mindset to achieve is evident.
I am quite concerned regarding attendance and tardies. To reach goals students must be here every day and on time 8:55 for Middle School in their seat and 9:00 for Elementary in their seat....not coming through the gate.
Safety is our number one priority, as a school, we will continue to tighten up our drop off and pickups. Starting on Tuesday, February 4, the gate on Dunrobin will be closed at 4:00 each day thus parents for ICES and YMCA will need to pick up their children through the gate on Briercrest.
As the 2nd semester continues to get underway, there will be changes to the hours for playground supervision; specifically in the afternoon for quarter 4 (budget reductions).
Lastly, we are starting to encounter quite of few phone calls for interruption of classrooms. Under my direction, the office staff will take messages or forward messages to the teacher's voicemail only. Additionally, calling students out of the classroom to give items such as lunch, projects, instruments are discouraged and not a part of the protocols for our site. This is out of the request of the classroom teachers, the minimal interruption to support maximizing instructional minutes.
Dr. Miller's Coffee hour is this week in the evening at 6:30 in the library....hope to see you there.
Let us continue to work collaboratively together: Gompers Staff and Gompers Parents for our Gompers Gators!
Respectfully & With Kids in Mind, Dr. Miller
CORE Survey....How are we Doing to support Student and School Success
The Panorama Foundation sends the CORE survey to each parent's email and or phone/CVS on file; you will continue to receive the message from LBUSD until the survey is completed or the window closes on 2/21.
Dr. Miller's Coffee Hour - 2/6, Thursday @ 6:30pm
Presentation Slidedeck for the meeting:
GFS: Going Green - Neighborly Kindness Challenge for Parents
Please complete the sentence on the heart (Check your child's backpack)
Cut out the heart.
Return the heart to school by February 13.
We will create a beautiful display at the entry of our school.
Thank you for sharing your precious children with us.
Dr. Damita Myers-Miller
XTRA, XTRA, Breaking News..... The Week of February 3
GAME ROOM - During Lunch for grades 4th - 8th
Room 20 will be converted into a funfilled "GAME ROOM" during lunch!!!!
The Game Room will include games like:
Uno, Connect Four, Jenga, Puzzles, Hungry Hippo, Checkers, Chess to name a few.
**At this time there will not be any video games. Maybe, later on, we will have a Wii as part of the Game Room activities, once we get a video/TV monitor**
The room would be supervised by a Recreation Team member.
Please note, Grades 1-3, will hopefully begin at a later date (March) we need to figure out where would be a good space to house it on the lower elementary side of campus.
Gompers Expectations across our K8 #GatorNation Community!!
Scholarly Dress Expectations - January 6, 2020
LBUSD is a uniform district for students in grades K-8, since 1994.
As discussed in August at the Orientations and Back To School Night, Scholarly dress is the expectation for Gompers Students.
Please ensure your student(s) are in scholarly dress each day as they walk through the "gates of success".
2020-21 School Information - Be in the Know
Kindergarten Information for 2020-21 School Year
If you have children 5 years old, (or will be 5 by September 1st, 2020), they are eligible to enroll into Kindergarten for the 2020 -21 school year.
Students whose birthdate is between September 2 – December 2, 2015 are eligible for the Transitional Kindergarten Program (TK)
Remember that your child must:
« Live within the Gompers area
- OR -
« Have an approved *School of Choice Application at Gompers
Please pick-up an enrollment packet at the Gompers main office
Beginning: Monday, January 27, 2020, from 8:00 – 3:30 PM. All new enrollment will be submitted online, through ParentVue only. You will be asked to bring the following documents with you at the time of your appointment:
« Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate or Passport
« Immunization Records (must be up-to-date at the time of appointment)
« 2 Proofs of Address (Utility Bill, Rental Agreement or Receipt, Government Correspondence)If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me Ms. Jeanette,Enrollment Clerk(sub)
School Services and Support Programs
Additional Math "After School" Intervention/Tutoring Support
3rd Grade "all/any" students: Monday & Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 in Mrs. Primrose's room
5th Grade "all/any" students: Monday & Wednesday 7: 3:15 - 4:15 in Mr. Patterson's room
Middle School - 6, 7, 8 "all/any"- With the middle school teacher Mr. Vo, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Tuesday(6th/Asenas) & Thursday(8th/Ramirez): 3:25 - 4:25
No Phone ZONE - Once students walk "into the learning zone" of Gompers campus, electronic devices including cell phones are prohibited for USE at Gomper K8 Community. Students are asked to leave all such devices at home. If students need to use a phone in an emergency, they may use the office phones.
Phones are out they will be confiscated by the teacher and returned to parent ONLY.
No food Deliveries dropped off or GRUBHUB, DINEDASH etc..
Students Are Not Permitted To Bring Balloons, Birthday Signs, Cakes, Gifts, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Etc.
Classrooms will not be permitted to do birthday celebrations during the instructional day
Students Are Not Allowed To Sell Snack Items, Such As Chips, Chocolates Or Any Other Candy On Campus.
Eat Lunch with your child on Fridays
1. Sign in at the office
2. Receive a visitors sticker
3. Wait for your child at the benches with the lunch
4. Lunch Times:
1st - 11:25, 2nd & 3rd grade 11:35, 4th grade -11:45 and 5th grade 11:55, MS - 12:46
Please, No drop off of "special" lunches on Fridays, parents with the child for lunch..thanks!
Safety on Briercrest and Dunrobin...Please adhere to the traffic regualations for drop off and pickup
Student/Morning Drop Off Off -
Campus Supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each morning. Students should enter through the playground entrance on Dunrobin Ave.
Afternoon PickUp -
All gates are open for exiting until 3:30 pm
Dunrobin gate & Briercrest gate
Campus supervision of students ends at 4:00 pm Playground closes at 4:00.
PARENTS- TICKETING for Double PARKING!!!!!
Please do not double park. Lakewood Sherrif will be issuing tickets. Our neighbors on Briecrest have concerns and are contacting authorities. Please park safely to drop off your Kinder student and pick up your child.
Cross Walks is the law:
Please use the crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in crossing the street. Lakewood has a city ordinance on pedestrian safety and the use of crosswalk. Please adhere to safety measures for your child.
Click the link to do the online process in 1, 2, 3 easy steps
BasketBall for Boys
Where: Bancroft vs. Stephens
Middle School Sports
All students and families are invited and welcome to attend our Middle School Sports Teams.....we are all one big #GATORCOMMUNITY
Hope to see you there!!!
February 22 @ Wilson - League
February 26 @ Wilson - All City
Middle School Sports
Hope to see you there!!!
Gompers and LBUSD NEWS
5 - 8th Grade Fieldtrip to Knotts/Physics
6 - Coffee Hour w/ Dr. Miller @ 6:30 pm - Library
7 - 100th Day of School - Fun-Filled Spirit Day
10 - No School - Holiday
11 - SSC Meeting @ 3;30
11 - 12 - Fire Safety Program
13 - BB @ Bancroft vs Franklin
13 - PTA Meeting @ 6:30
13- 8th Grade Fieldtrip - Holocaust
14 - Achievement Celebration for Middle School (select families will receive a notification if their child is receiving honor acknowledgment)
17 - No School - Holiday
19th - 20th - 7th Grade Field Trip
22 - Girls Track Meet @ Wilson
22 - LBUSD Kindergarten Festival @ Burcham 9-12
LBUSD Parent Forum meetings:
LBUSD has reason to Celebrate video: