University Elementary at La Fiesta

Principal Lunde's Weekly Update

August 31, 2020

Join our community for an All School Back To School Night GoogleMeet on Monday, Sept. 14 at 6:30pm to 7:15pm. Plan to hear about the school year and use the Back To School Night Googleform for questions that need to be addressed by the principal and/or your teacher.


Join Principal Lunde for Coffee Talk First on the first Fridays of the month from 10:30am to 11:15am. Bring your picnic chair, a thermos cup of coffee, and sit outside with Mrs. Lunde to chat. The first one is Friday, Sept. 4.


Spirit Days are every Friday. Show your UELF Pride by wearing our navy and teal colors. Share photos, videos, and witty cheers with Mrs. Lunde. Once a month we will show extra school spirit by having dress up spirit days. Vote for you favorite spirit days on the UELF Spirit Day GoogleForm. Here's a video of the district wide Spirit Day on Aug. 28; UELF begins at minute 10:41.

Supporting Our Students To Be Independent

Thank you to all of the families supporting their students to develop the habits of mind to be engaged and mindful learners. Learners require different support to become independent and collaborative thinkers so here are some strategies to support student agency.


1) Students need a learning environment where they can be independent. Students need a space, this can be a corner of a room with headphones, where students can engage with their class and classwork. We are seeking to see your student's thinking and the student's ideas. Please refrain from overly prompting your kids...it's okay for them to not know something. This guides the educators to know how to support the student and plan next steps.


2) Students work best with a daily routine. Use the schedule provided by the classroom teacher, plus refine the schedule to align with the household schedule. Use tools like a timer for knowing how long to stay on a task and take breaks to talk about the learning or to switch activities. Routines also include bedtimes/wake-up times, food intake, and outside play time.


3) Students need to make sense of learning. Students can take walk-n-talks with their siblings, caregiver, or record their thinking to verbalize their learnings. How are students connecting the school learning to the real world? What questions are being formulated? The more we learn, the more questions we have.


Student agency,
or owning my learning, refers to the level of autonomy and power that a student experiences in the learning environment. Student voice and agency are intrinsically linked. Agency gives students the power to direct and take responsibility for their learning, creating independent and self-regulating learners.

All School Morning Jump & Jive

Monday, Aug. 31st, 8-8:30am

This is an online event.

UELF Garden Committee

Monday, Aug. 31st, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

All School Kinesthetic Math

Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 3-3:30pm

This is an online event.

Arts & Reads

Wednesday, Sep. 2nd, 12:30-1pm

This is an online event.

Listen to the story, Red. Each of us is unique and remember to celebrate our individuality.

Join on GoogleMeet

https://meet.google.com/qjs-foie-drg?hs=122&authuser=0

All School Kinesthetic Math

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 3-3:30pm

This is an online event.

Weekly Family Meeting with Mrs. Lunde

Thursday, Sep. 3rd, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

All School Morning Jump & Jive

Friday, Sep. 4th, 8-8:30am

This is an online event.

Coffee Talk with Principal Lunde

Friday, Sep. 4th, 10:30am

8511 Liman Way

Rohnert Park, CA

Bring your picnic chair, a thermos of coffee, and join Mrs. Lunde outside to chat. Looking forward to seeing you!

Supplies Pick-Up

Friday, Sep. 11th, 7am-5:30pm

8511 Liman Way

Rohnert Park, CA

Pick up supplies that will support your child's learning. Student bags will be in boxes with the Teachers' Name. If Friday does not work, then they will be available the next week. Pop by the main office between 7:30am to 5pm.

Back To School Night

Monday, Sep. 14th, 6:30pm

This is an online event.

Join the UELF Community for an All School Back To School Night. Using the GoogleMeet Link, enjoy learning more about your child's school and engage in some fun learning to get a taste of what your child will be experiencing this year. If you have specific questions for the principal or your child's teacher, please ask them in advance on this Back To School Night GoogleForm.

ALL School Assembly

Friday, Sep. 25th, 1:30pm

This is an online event.

All School Assembly Through GoogleMeet

https://meet.google.com/nyd-mvxi-yas?hs=122&authuser=0