Extended Day Program Newsletter

January 4, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year!! Hope you had a restful break and are re-engergized for the new year!

Our soccer season officially ended with our banquets the last week of school. Flag football permission slips will be sent to you in a separate e-mail for distribution this week. We will also be conducting some training for all Flag Football coaches to set them up for success this season. The Flag Football season will run until Spring Break.

We also have our Duct Tape Fashion Show coming up in February!

There is rain in the forecast for this week so I anticipate the students coming with lots of extra energy since outdoor physical activity might be reduced. We will have to have some extra STEM stations, art, and indoor activities set up.

Here's to a great 2016~


Reminder-Updating Early Releases

It's that time of year again!

Below is the schedule for the updating of Early Release forms for this month so that we don’t overload Anabel with CitySpan updates. (Please note that you have recieved an e-mail with a copy of the letter to distribute to families this week).

Week of January 11th- LGA- E & LGA-M, Monterey Heights
Week of January 18th-, Mt. Vernon & San Altos
Week of January 25th- Vista La Mesa & San Miguel

International Art Exchange

The deadline for International Art Exchange is quickly apporaching! Please submit all artwork to Palm Office by THIS Friday, January 8th.

On the back of each piece of student artwork be sure to type or PRINT the following:

  • Name and Age of Student
  • School Name
  • City and Country

Complete the name list sheet provided as well at the December SL meeting.

Easy Group Management During STEM


  • Ensure that the environment is kid-friendly safe, comfortable, and FUN!
  • Create separate areas for different types of activity, as well as boundaries within the program to help set and maintain expectations.
  • Create systems for storing materials that make them easily accessible and easily cleaned up—have cleaning supplies readily available, and then teach kids about how to use the materials and storage systems within the environment.


  • Plan activities and experiences that are developmentally appropriate, hands-on and minds-on, and engage student interests (combine things like art and STEM, STEM and movement).
  • Include specific learning objectives and then use questions during experiences to further engage kids in learning.
  • Practice advanced planning, but be flexible based on student needs.

    To read the full article click here.
  • Online Math Resources

    Online math games (includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, & other games)

    Math Vocabulary
    Comprehensive math vocabulary lists are based on the Common Core State Math Standards and are organized by grade level.

    Upcoming Events

    Monday, January 4- HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLANCA!
    Wednesday, January 6- HAPPY BIRTHDAY PIPER!
    Tuesday, January 12- Minimum Day for VLMA & LGA- M
    -San Diego Zoo Field Trip (LGA-M & VLMA-M)
    Friday, January 15- Site Leader Meeting
    Monday, January 18- No School (MLK Jr. Holiday)
    Tuesday, January 19- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVINA!
    Tuesday, January 26- HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA!

    Upcoming Professional Development

    January 25- LearnToMod Coding Workshop
    San Diego County Office of Education

    Send RSVP's to Anabel by Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    Extended Day Program Mission

    Our mission is to successfully provide a safe, positive environment that will nurture academic achievement and improve school attendance, while promoting health and physical fitness through enrichment and recreational programs for our students.