Wolfpack Weekly - Parent Newsletter
October 11, 2021
Indigenous Peoples' Day: Everything to Know About the Holiday Largely Replacing Columbus
Indigenous Peoples’ Day has been touted as a replacement for Columbus Day for decades, but the movement never got much traction on a nationwide scale. Now, however, with increased awareness of colonizers’ atrocities against Native American and indigenous people of what eventually became the United States, Indigenous Peoples’ Day has seen a groundbreaking amount of support. Here’s what you need to know about Indigenous Peoples’ Day and why it’s so important—and why many feel that the man credited with discovering America may well deserve to be stripped of his celebratory day.
Please click on the link below to view the urgent message we want to make sure all parents are aware of.
Please take the time to talk to your child(ren) regarding this issue to make sure our campus remains safe for our students and staff.
Letter (English): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XlUBhxsLa7ncHyp8w05w1bqf7YaYzaSP/view?usp=sharing
Letter (Spanish): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XEwCCJLwRhudLb7wmoRCZCtgd5DveRVf/view?usp=sharing
The Parent Portal for Infinite Campus is now LIVE!
Please click here to see detailed instructions on how to log-in and access your child's grades. It will also give you detailed instructions on how set up notifications for grades changes. Please also watch the video below for additional support.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH CELEBRATION
Making sure we take time to celebrate our students for their hard work is our utmost priority at LGAM! Which is why we are so excited to bring back Students of the Month! Every month!
Each teacher selected one student who models our Wolfpack Way on a consistent basis or is showing overall improvement since the beginning of the year.
On Friday, Oct. 8th, we had a great time hosting our first "Student of the Month" celebration which included food, drinks, music, and tons of photos at our photobooth. Sending a big CONGRATULATIONS to all the students that received an award and we look forward to celebrating many more next month.
On Friday, October 8th, all our students got the opportunity to vote for their ASB Officers. Watch the video above to see our nominations. Winners will be announced this week. Stay tuned...
COME BY & SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
Attached here is the schedule for their upcoming games. If your weekend schedule permits, please stop by and support our students.
Our big update is we have re-started in-person programming at the Library:
Create! at the Library- Tuesdays from 4-6pm
Join us every Tuesday from 4pm-6pm for Create! At the Library, featuring a new craft each week. Each craft can be done in-person along with other library guests. Take-home kits of the craft will also be available on the day of (while supplies last).
Preschool Storytime- Wednesdays from 11 am -12pm
Join us every Wednesday for fun songs, stories, and activities. These story times are meant to build essential early literacy skills and a lifelong love for reading.
Kids K through 8: having trouble with that homework? Need a little help? Our friendly Coaches will provide assistance! They'll guide you through math and science assignments, sit with you as you try to sound out words while reading, and devise learning strategies to help get you up to speed!
Homework help is free to students & their families. Please email DYHAL@Sandiego.gov for information about the DYH@L Program or Virtual Homework Help.
- Monday to Thursday: 3-6 PM
- Saturday: 10 AM - 1 PM (Central Library only)
- Virtual Homework Help is available on Fridays from 3-6pm
Francesca de Vera
Legler Benbough Teen IDEA Lab Manager
Youth Services Librarian
City of San Diego
San Diego Public Library
Valencia Park/ Malcolm X Library
5148 Market St. San Diego, CA 92114
SAN DIEGO NIGHTS FAMILY EVENTS
As summer has come to an end, here at SD Nights we like to keep the fun going on. Whether you are new to our program or have followed us since the beginning, we hope that you join us in one or in all our virtual events this month. SD Nights thanks you for joining/promoting our events!
We are excited to announce our upcoming Virtual events for October:
- Oct. 1- The Price is What? (5 -7 p.m.)
- Oct. 8- Truth or Laugh (5 - 7 p.m.)
- Oct. 12- Sketch Night (4 - 5:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 15- Showbiz Quiz ( 5 – 7 p.m.)
- Oct. 22- Murder Mystery (5 – 7 p.m.)
- Oct. 26- Sketch Night (4 - 5:30 p.m.)
- Oct. 29- Trick or Trivia ( 5 – 7 p.m.)
Wellness Wednesdays occurs every Wednesday from 5-6pm. Youth who are looking to become more active have the option to join one or both of our classes offered. Our 5:00 p.m. program offers a mix of boxing and cardio while the 5:30 program offers youth the opportunity to partake in some mindful yoga.
If you would like to sign up for any of the events please email Carl McCullough at Carl.McCullough@sdcounty.ca.gov to reserve your spot.