GRIFFIN TIMES

December 2018

Instructional Focus of the Week

Teachers and students will focus on the following resources and objectives:


  • Checking for understanding
  • Promote a classroom environment and culture through the use of physical environment, classroom routines and rituals.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."

Albert Einstein

Dates to Remember

Holiday Door Decorating Contest begins through December 14


Monday, December 3

  • Achieve3000 - ELA/Social Science depts.

  • GNN during Advisory

  • Master Schedule Meeting at MVA from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Montaño & Nafarrete)

  • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 704

  • Adelante Latino Planning Meeting at CPM at 3:45 p.m. (Pineda)


Tuesday, December 4

  • FAC Meeting in Seminar Room at 7:00 a.m.
  • ASB Meeting during Adv. (Garcia)
  • Master Schedule Meeting at MVA from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Montaño & Nafarrete)

  • PIQE Parent Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in Library (Thompson & Baltazar)
  • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 704
  • ASB PLC at Metro League Office from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Garcia)
  • CRF Meeting at Parent Center from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Baltazar)

  • Wednesday, December 5

    • College Awareness Wednesday-wear your college shirt!
    • GNN during Advisory
    • ELA Pullout
    • Counselor Conference at Sheraton Hotel all day (Nafarrete & Aguilar-Garcia)
    • Learning Equity Walk from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Montaño)
    • Growth Headset at PLNU from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 pm. (Garcia)
    • Parent English Classes from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. in room 704
    • SST in Conference Room at 11:00 a.m.
    • ELAC Coordinator Meeting at Parent Center at 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Thompson)
    • ASES PLC at MVA from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Garcia)


    Thursday, December 6

    • AVID T-shirt day

    • PIQE Parent STEM Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. in Library (Thompson & Baltazar)

    • Samahan Clinic Meeting in Conference Room at 10:00 a.m. (Gaucin)

    • Master Schedule Meeting at MVA from 12:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Montaño & Nafarrete)

    • Culture and Climate Meeting during 6th period (Conference Room)

    • SSC Meeting in Seminar Rom at 3:30 p.m. (Montaño & Thompson)

    • Granger Talent Show in quad at 5:00 p.m. (Escobedo)


    Friday, December 7

    • GNN during Advisory
    • ASB Holiday Party


    Saturday, December 8

    • Saturday Gap-AASU hot dogs and hot links for sale

    Put This On Your Calendar!

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    Granger Calendar

    Click the link above to know more about what's on Granger's calendar!

    KUDOS TO...

    Tony Garcia and ASES staff for increased attendance in the After School Program!
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    The Griffin Way

    G reet everyone with respect.

    R espond to adversity with GRIT!

    I mmerse themselves in learning.

    F ocus on being calm and cool!

    F ollow their shot to the trash can!

    I Pads are used as educational tools.

    N ever ever give up!


    W ill be College and Career Ready.

    A cknowledge positive behaviors (4:1 Challenge)

    Y earn to learn beyond the bell!

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    Nutrition Break Supervision TEAM 5

    Area 1: Student restrooms - Clark

    Area 2: 9th grade cafeteria carts - Valdivia

    Area 3: Cafeteria windows/lines - Pineda

    Area 4: Inside the cafeteria - Mendez

    Area 5: Cafeteria lines - Douglas

    Area 6: Corner of the 600 building - Blank