May 17, 2013 (Vol. 19)

Happy Staff Appreciation!

I cannot thank everyone enough for all that you do to make Solana Highlands a great school. Everyone works so hard to make our school a VERY special place. You are appreciated and loved.

High Tides

  • Quote of the Week: "Thank you to Solana Highlands staff for all their hard work and creating such a fantastic learning experience and environment for all our children to grow. With teacher appreciation week coming to an end we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU!" - Parent
  • Nancy Reitzler - Congratulations for being awarded the Artissimo Choice Award of Excellence in Visual Arts Education. Way to go Nancy!
  • Happy Birthday - Marla Gerson 5-16


  • Citizenship Assembly - Susanna and I will be reminding students about our behavior expectations, character traits, telling vs. tattling, bullying, etc. so that students can finish the year like they started it! Sign up for a time.
  • PTA Restaurant Night - 5-22 California Pizza Kitchen all day.
  • Inspiration Awards - at Solana Pacific on 5-23-13. If you have a student receiving an award, please join us for the most special Board Meeting of the year
  • Evacuation Drill - 5-23 (about 1:10). I'll be sending out a memo and your team responsibilities early next week.
  • Dads' Club Pancake Breakfast - Next Friday 7:15-8:15. We'll be serving about 600 breakfasts. All are welcome to join.


Education Corner -

Mathematics Framework

Reading the frameworks gives a better idea of what Common Core math (and reading) will look like in your classrooms and can help with thinking about planning for next year.
Looking at all or just part of the frameworks is very helpful.

Having Trevor Hoffman come to Solana Highlands was exciting. See video of his playing days below.
Trevor Hoffman AC-DC Tribute 2006 The Great Trevor Hoffman the best all time in MLB NPB