February- March 2020

San Onofre School- A California Distinguished School

Important Dates and Events at San Onofre School

February-March 2020

February 7- Flag Ceremony

February 12- Leadership Day

February 14- Jump for Heart

February 17-21- President's Break

March 2- Read Across America

March 5-6 Parent-Teacher Conferences (optional) Minimum Day Schedule

March 6- Flag Ceremony

March 26- Spring Pictures

March 31- Kinder Round-up

Month of February-

We are halfway through the school year and have accomplished so much! Congratulations to San Onofre School, which was selected as a Lighthouse School of Academic Distinction by the Steven Covey Foundation and Leader in Me. We are working towards our recertification as a Lighthouse School. We continue to teach the 7 Habits of Leadership to our students on a daily basis.

Teachers have been participating in professional development opportunities with Discovery Education and learning how to integrate digital resources into their daily instruction. We have also been working with our STEM TOSA to incorporate STEM into our English Language Art block. The Fallbrook Union Elementary School District has partnered with Discovery Education and staff is receiving ongoing staff development opportunities.

Month of March-

This month we will be hosting Parent-Teacher conferences on March 5th-6th. Report cards will go home on March 9th. We will be preparing our 3rd-8th graders for the SBAC, state testing in English and Math. Fifth graders and seventh graders will also participate in Physical Fitness testing. Students in fifth grade and eighth grade will also be assessed on Science. We will give students practice on the CAASPP portal to expose students to the testing format and new assessment. Parents can view a practice test on www.SmarterBalanced.org


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Tips for Reading with Your Child

Developing a love for reading begins at home, and Dr. Seuss’s words and pictures will make it fun for you and your child. Get started with the tips below.

Letters and words are here, there, and everywhere! Dr. Seuss was a master of words, real and imagined. When you’re driving with your child along a familiar route, read the signs aloud. Make your next trip to the grocery store an interactive one—read the names of food items aloud with your child. Make up new ones!

Go to http://www.seussville.com/parents/themes/tips-for-reading-with-your-children for more ideas on how to make reading fun with your child:)

Meet Mrs. Jackson

Mrs. Jackson
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San O Has Become a Unified Champion School with the Special Olympics!

We are proud to announce that San Onofre School has received the distinguished honor of becoming a Unified Champion School through Special Olympics! To achieve this status our Student Lighthouse Service Leadership Team took on the challenge of evaluating, planning, and implementing the following programs: unified PE classes, unified leadership events and activities, and participating in whole school involvement events.

The keyword throughout this program is “unified”. This means creating a school climate where students with disabilities feel welcome and are routinely included in all activities, opportunities, and functions! ALL students are embraced and honored here at San Onofre School.
STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. But STEM is more than S, T, E, and M. What makes STEM unique is that STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning program with real-world applications. Application is the heart of STEM.

In several classrooms, students have been engineering solutions to problems in novels that they are reading. Mrs. Cooper's 7th graders just finished reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. They are now engineering solutions for problems in the book. The next step is rewriting the ending to the book based upon the effect of their solution on the plot. These activities are STEM at their best. Check out how engaged our students are when they are Makers.

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PTA Happenings

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