Buccaneer News

February 8th - February 12th

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A SURPRISE VISIT

Congratulations Ms Parreñas, Ms Sandoval, and Ms Hernandez! SOM loves you!

SEMESTER ONE VIRTUAL AWARDS VIDEO

20 21 SOM Semester 1 Awards

Congratulations Buccaneer Scholars!


We had so many beautiful celebrations this past week: we congratulated our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Parreñas, we honored and thanked our counselors, and we finished the week by recognizing over 150 students for their academic achievements.


Buccaneers, continue to strive for excellence! You have the intelligence to achieve greatness. We are here to help you be successful. Keep showing up to class on time, including advisory, participate, do not procrastinate, and seek help if you need support and intervention. We have tutoring after school if you need that additional support!


We will be having virtual parent meeting on Friday, February 19th. Your teachers want to connect with your parents to provide an update on your progress. We hope to have many amazing parent conferences!

May we have a great 4 day week,


Mrs. Julissa Gracias

WORD OF THE MONTH: COMPASSION

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February Celebrations

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Upcoming Events

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  • February 12th and 15th: No School: Holiday
  • February 14th: Valentine's Day
  • February 19th: Parent-Teacher Conference
  • February 26th: First Progress Report Day
  • February 26th: Parent Meeting @ 8:30 am
  • March 1st- March 19th: ELPAC Testing
  • March 2nd- Read Across America
  • March 5th: PEP Talks
  • March 19th: STEAM Challenge Day
  • March 19th: Last Day of third quarter
  • March 22nd - April 2nd: Spring Break
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EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES/USEFUL SITES

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The FIVE CRITICAL FACTS Series is designed to inform practitioners and researchers about emerging findings relevant to the success of underserved students in education. Data presented in this brief are derived from the California Department of Education (CDE) DataQuest and are publicly accessible via this system. This series is sponsored by the Black Minds Project of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL) at San Diego State University (SDSU) and is inspired by the NASPA “Five Things” Brief Series.

The Hula-Hooping Queen read by Oprah Winfrey

The Hula-Hoopin' Queen read by Oprah Winfrey

Black History Month Lessons & Resources, Grades 6-8

"I'm a Vaccine" - How a Hypothetical COVID-19 Vaccine Came to Be, "Schoolhouse Rock!"-Style

WEEK AT A GLANCE

February 8th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Family Spot Light Day
  • Schedule: Advisory-1-3-5
  • All Counselor's Meeting @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Black Student Union Elders Meeting @ 3:00 pm
  • Science Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype
  • Open Session Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

February 9th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Favorite Sweet Treat
  • Schedule: Advisory-2-4-6
  • Distribution of teacher devices from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Food Distribution @ 11:00 am
  • Distribution of Awards and Dual Language Shirts
  • Ms. Gracias @ Cabinet Meeting @ 1:00 pm
  • Ms. Gracias attends a CA-LMI Moving Into Adaptation and Opportunity Training from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • Math Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

February 10th

  • Word of the Month: Compassion
  • Spirit Day: Share Your Love for Comfort
  • Schedule: Advisory-1-3-5
  • Distribution of teacher devices from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Middle School Principal Meeting @ 8:00 am
  • Reopening Strategy Meeting @ 9:30 am
  • Covid-a9 Work Group Meeting @ 11:00 am
  • Focus Group Meeting @ 2:30 pm
  • Social Science Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

February 11th

February 12th

  • No School: President's Holiday Weekend