Principal's Newsletter

February 6, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion Families,

I hope everyone is doing well. Incredibly, last week our students celebrated the 100th day of school! A big Thank You and Shout Out to all of our teachers and parent volunteers for helping our students count a variety of different things and display 100 in a variety of different and creative ways. Everyone enjoyed "¡Celebrando 100 días más inteligentes!".

This month is Black History Month and it is important that we celebrate African American accomplishments and achievements, history, and culture. Here are some digital resources that you can access from home to help teach your children about Black history and culture:

State Testing Practice Questions for 3rd-5th Grades

Our 3rd-5th grade students will be tested in Reading and Math on the State SBAC test in the first few weeks of May. All year long students are working to improve their skills in these areas in order to show what they have learned on the State test. Recently, we were given access to practice sample items from previous tests and teachers are using them to help our students prepare and check if they need to reteach a concept. We are finding that many times students might know an answer, but need help understanding what the question is asking. Here are some of the Sample Item questions if you want to also support your child at home.

SBAC Math Sample Items Practice

SBAC Reading Sample Items/ Practice

Adelante Selby Library Newsletter

Please take a look at the Adelante Selby Library Newsletter that our wonderful Librarian, Diane Ocon, shares periodically on what is happening in the Library.

Spanish Reading Club Grades 3-5

The Redwood City Public Library is hosting a Spanish reading club for 3-5 fifth graders with FREE books! Discussions and fun activities! Weekly Zoom meetings.

Learn more

Unidos PTO Family Dance (NEON theme) February 10!

Get ready to glow in the dark, because our NEON themed Family Dance will be on February 10th from 6:00-7:30pm in the school cafeteria. We are so excited to bring this fun event back and hope that everyone can come! Entrance to the dance is free and we will have food for sale for the first hour of the event. If you have any black lights that you would be willing to let us borrow, please drop them off in the office by Feb 6th with your name clearly labeled on them. We still need volunteers and donations to make the event a success – please sign up to volunteer here or check out our Amazon Wish List

New Alebrije Spirit Wear is in Stock! Show Your School Pride and Spirit!

Our spirit wear store is stocked with new, in-stock items, including tees, sweatshirts, shorts, and hats. Order today! If you placed an order in 2022 and haven’t received your item(s) yet, please contact our Spirit Wear lead, Elizabeth, at Order your Spirit Wear here:

School Dress Code Reminder

A reminder to all parents that sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts can be: black, white, grey, yellow, or navy blue. Recently, a few parents were asking about whether a zippered hoodie sweatshirt is considered a jacket/coat and it is not. Jackets/Coats normally have much heavier material and are not made with a cotton fabric like a hoodie sweatshirt. Please do your best to ensure your child is coming to school following our dress code. Our Family Center received a large donation of clothing for any family that needs help with clothing that falls within our dress code.

Redwood City After School Sports

The Redwood City After School Sports Program is a school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department (PRCS), in collaboration with the South County Sheriff’s Activities League (SC-SAL), and the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL).

PRCS Schools - Kennedy, McKinley, North Star, Roy Cloud, Roosevelt, Henry Ford, Orion, and Adelante Selby. Currently, 4th/5th grade Basketball is going on and registration is now open for Spring Soccer: Register online here for Spring 4th/5th Soccer or return registration forms to Red Morton Community Center.

Contact Michael Smith at 650-780-7254 or for additional information

Save the Date: Family Dance February 10

Child Nutrition Services: Breakfast and Lunch Menus

A healthy body fosters a healthy and focused mind. Well-rounded meals served in RCSD school cafeterias are created using USDA nutrition guidelines as well as “kid-approved” recipes. Whole grains, milk, fresh produce, protein, and healthy fats containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are the stars of the breakfast and lunch menu items. Studies show that good eating habits and healthy behaviors are connected to academic achievement. Meals provided by Child Nutrition Services help to shape lifelong healthy habits. All students have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for free again this year through our Child Nutrition Services.

Here are the menus:

2022-23 COVID Protocols in Our School

The Redwood City School District (RCSD) is following recommendations from the San Mateo County Office of Education’s (SMCOE) COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework, which was developed for 2022-23 in consultation with San Mateo County Health (SMCH), reflecting guidance for schools and districts including from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). You can find our District’s 2022-23 protocols on the RCSD website here.

Highlights from the District Protocols:

  • Masking is "personal preference" for both students and staff indoors.
  • Use this LINK to report if your child(ren) tests positive
  • There will be school wide general notification of positive case(s) via email/text message.

Here is the most recent update from the district: Covid Protocols

Students will receive at home Covid Testing kits to be administered prior to returning to school on Tuesday, February 14th and again prior to returning to school on Monday, February 27th.

Sequoia Healthcare District and the Parent Venture Education Workshops

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

Her Honor: A Conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell (Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, and Community Members) New!

February 9, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Join a special conversation with Judge LaDoris Hazzard Cordell, author of Her Honor: My Lifeon the Bench... (2021). As the first female African American judge in Northern California and thefirst female African American Superior Court judge in Santa Clara County, Judge Cordell was a trailblazer in the courtroom and beyond. Learn more (English | Spanish).

Health Impacts and Legalities of Cannabis Use in Youth

Lynn Silver, MD, MPH, FAAP, Senior Advisor, Public Health Institute (PHI)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)


L ynn Silver, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a pediatrician and public health expert who serves as a Senior Advisor at the Public Health Institute. Her work focuses on promoting policy and environmental changes to reduce the harmful use of marijuana products, along with regulation of the emerging cannabis industry.

Office Hours

Our school office hours are 8:00-4:00pm.

Please visit our school website , Adelante Selby Facebook Page and our PTO/Unidos webpage and social media accounts:, Facebook and Instagram for more information.


Director Warren

February Dates

  • Tuesday, February 7: Unidos PTO Meeting: 5:30-7:30, Library or Google Meet
  • Thursday, February 9: Food Distribution: 2:45-4:00pm, Free High Quality Food, All Welcome!
  • Friday, February 10: Unidos PTO Family Dance 6:00-7:30pm, Cafeteria
  • Monday, February 13: Lincoln's Birthday: No School
  • Tuesday, February 14: Pink Day Spirit Day Dress Up for Valentine's Day(or dress code)
  • Wednesday, February 15: School Site Council 3:00pm, Room 402 or Google Meet
  • Friday, February 17: Free Dress Day(last Friday of the month)
  • Monday-Friday February 20-24: February Break: No School
  • Thursday, February 23: Food Distribution:2:45-4:00pm, Free High Quality Food, All Welcome!
  • Monday, February 27: English Advisory ELAC Parent Meeting, 8:45-10:00am, STEAM Lab
  • Tuesday, February 28th: District Wide Super Minimum Day Dismissal 11:45am

5th Grade Outdoor Education Photos

Librarian Diane Motivating Students to Read with Signed Posters

Reclassification Ceremony Photos--Congratulations To Our RFEP Students We Are Proud Of You!

3rd Grade Academy of Science Field Trip Photos

4th grade Maestra Eleanor Similes

STEAM Lab Photos

1st Grade: Sanger Farms "What's All The Big Buzz About Bees?" and "Bee Brave! " Photos. Students Learned About The Character Traits Of Beekeepers And The Bees

Maestra Cinthya's/Frida's Class: "Kung Hei Fat Choy" Chinese New Year Photos

100 Days of School Celebration Photos!