Promesa Family Update

November 21st, 2021

Dear Promesa Families,


As we launched into Fall Break on Friday, our staff spent the afternoon together with a beautiful potluck lunch. Together, we reflected on what we were grateful for and overwhelmingly, our staff shared that they were grateful for the culture of love and connection that we have at Promesa. It was a perfect way to launch into our Fall Break, with our hearts full of gratitude and love for our students, for all of our families, and for each other. We hope that you all enjoy this time off and we look forward to seeing your children back in school on Monday, November 29th.


We are also happy to announce that we've had no new COVID positive cases on campus after Friday's testing with Community Labs.


Here are some reminders and updates for this week:


1) Upcoming Events: Here is a list of upcoming events:


a. Winter Spirit Week: Our winter spirit week will run from December 13th-17th. Here is a list of days for our winter spirit week:

i) Monday, Dec. 13th: Christmas Sock Day - Wear your favorite winter socks!

ii) Tuesday, Dec. 14th: Santa's Helpers Day - Dress up like Santa's Helpers (e.g. an elf or reindeer!)

iii) Wednesday, Dec. 15th: Christmas Colors - Wear any Christmas colors!

iv) Thursday, Dec. 16th: Ugly Sweater day - Wear your best ugly sweater!

v) Friday, Dec. 17th: Christmas Pajama Day - Wear your Christmas pajamas!


2) Winter Showcase: On Wednesday, December 15th, we will be inviting families to the school for our winter showcase! During this time, our musical theater club will be putting on a winter show and families will have the opportunity to walk through classes and the hallways to see student work. We hope you can join us for this event!


3) School Photos: Our photographer is working on editing and organizing the photos we took last week! As soon as they are ready, we will be sending out an order link to families.


4) 2nd and 3rd Grade Field Trip: Our 2nd and 3rd graders will be going on a field trip to the Natural Caverns on Thursday, December 16th! Paper field trip forms were sent home, but you can also find an electronic field trip form here. Additionally, if you would like to sign up to chaperone for the event, please express your interest in doing so using this form. Selected chaperones will be notified no later than Friday, December 3rd.


5) Math Problem of the Week/Math During the Break: Every week, Ms. Dibrell, our math interventionist, places a math problem of the week in take-home folders. For the winter break, Ms. Dibrell created this update for our families on what you can work on with your children. Congratulations to last week's mathematicians who successfully solved the problem of the week:


* Byron M. - 3rd grade

* Gabriella M. - 1st grade

* Gannabella M. - 3rd grade

* Isabella F> - 3rd grade

* Maximoz E. - 3rd grade

* Nick G. - 3rd grade

* Ximena R. - Kindergarten


With love and gratitude,

Ambika

Panda Pride Awards!

Every week, we celebrate our Promesa students in each homeroom who have been leaders in their classes by being safe, responsible, and respectful towards the school, their peers, and their teachers. Congratulations to this week's Panda Pride winners!


K.1: Aaliyah V.

K.2: Mariella Q.

K.3: Crystal B.

K.4: Donovan D.

K.5: Caleb M.

1.1: Jessica M.

1.2: Scarlett V.M.

1.3: Cyrus N.

1.4: Audrey C.

1.5: Brandon D.L.

2.1: Tray J.

2.2: Selena P.

2.3: Izaiah G.

3.1: Kole H.

3.2: Lalo V.

3.3: McKenna J.

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Staff Contact Information and Wishlists

You can find emails for all of our staff here. Some staff members also have links to their wishlists for their classes!

2021-22 Academic Calendar

You can find our academic calendar on our website whenever you need to refer to it!

Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper Menus

Breakfast, lunch, and supper menus for the month can be found here!

Amazon Smile - Promesa Academy

Are you buying supplies from Amazon for the new school year? Please use this link to support our school! Amazon will donate 0.5% of every purchase to Promesa at no cost to you!

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Contact Us!

Principal/Superintendent: Ambika Dani, adani@promesaacademy.org


Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Julie Rothlauf, jrothlauf@promesaacademy.org


Director of Operations [Transportation/Afterschool Questions]: Casandra Reyes, creyes@promesaacademy.org


Front Office Manager [Registration Questions]: Esme Flores, eflores@promesaacademy.org