Week of November 16nd



Just a Reminder that Student Led Conferences begin Monday morning. If you are unsure of your conference time, please make sure you check the class wiki to ensure that you do not miss your scheduled time. Your child has been working hard to prepare for their conference and are looking forward to sharing their goals and data with you.

Lunch will be served to students at 1:30-10:50am, should they be interested. If not, please make sure to pack a snack for them. Dismissal will be 12:10pm.

Literature Book Requests

In an effort to incorporate more quality literature into the classroom, I have added some exemplar texts to our Amazon class wish list. You will notice that I requested 6 copies of each item so that groups of students can share and discuss these readings during literature circles. Thank you!

If you haven't had time to check out our classroom wish list, it can be found at: https://goo.gl/41RQch

214 News by Annie, Liz and Selena


Today, we are featuring a special interview with our art teacher, Ms. Hyte, and details about an upcoming art contest!

Art Contest:

We have an art contest coming up! Anybody in our class can participate. You can enter a painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, and more!(You can only enter ONE work of art, so make sure you chose your BEST work of art!) To enter the art in the art contest, give your work of art to our amazing art teacher, Mrs. Hyte.(And since Mrs. Hyte is so AMAZING, we will have a interview with her later. But anyway.) Enter your art on December 2nd or earlier. But, the best part is that if you win, the teachers and students can share $5000 in prizes.

Let’s have a moment with Mrs. Hyte, our awesome art teacher who introduced us to this art contest.

Interview With Ms. Hyte:

1. Q: Why do you like being an art teacher for elementary schools?

A: Well, I get to do what I love, which is creating art. I also like to get inspired by my students' creativity

2. Q; How do you come up with these amazing art ideas for projects?

A: Some I've learned from fellow teachers, sometimes I chose what I would like to do, and sometimes it depends on the supplies we have in the Art Room

3. Q: What kind of art do you like the best?

A: For myself, I like to do sculptures and poetry. For teaching, I like to teach printing.

4. Q: Do you have a favorite artist? Who is it?

A: Felix Gonzales Tōvres


5. Q: Did someone inspire you to enjoy art?

A: Yes, my high school art teacher. Before, I didn't even want to go to college. She inspired me to go to art college.

6. Q: What is your favorite work of art?

A: Oh, this is such a hard question. Hmm. I don't really have a favorite work of art,

this is so hard! Probably the painting Guernica by Picasso.

7. Q: What is your favorite thing to draw?

A: I like to draw other people around me, like strangers, when I'm bored.

Thanks for reading this edition of The 214. :)

~Liz, Annie, and Selena


A Note from the Media Center

Dear Parents,

The Book Fair will be open before school Monday through Friday from 8:00 until 8:40 and then after school Monday through Thursday until 12:45. Students may also shop during their lunch or recess if they bring money.

In order to make this fabulous event a success the Media Lab is looking for some fabulous volunteers to run the registers at their Book Fair next week. To view volunteer opportunities and sign up, please click on the link below or the link at the bottom of the book fair flyer.


The Media Center thanks you in advance for your generous gift of time to help to make our bi-annual event a success!


November 2nd-18th: School Wide Food and Turkey Drive

Mon. Nov 16th- Nov. 20th: Early Release/Conference Week

Mon. Nov 16th- Nov. 20th: Book Fair

Thur. Nov 19th: Family STREAM Night

Wed. Nov. 18th: Donuts for Dad and Muffins for Moms from 7:45-8:40

Nov. 23rd- Nov. 27th: Thanksgiving Break

Dec. 3, 10 & 17th: Positive Parenting Workshop from 6-8pm.

Contact Robyn Hubbard at 858-350-6643 or robynhubbard@sbsd.k12.ca.us to RSVP