September 12, 2022

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Non-Student Day September 19

Monday, September 19 is a non-student day. Schools will not be in session on this day.

We will see your student again on Tuesday, September 20th.

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PTA Information Meeting next Monday!

Please join us for our PTA Information Meeting via Zoom next Monday, September 19 at 5:L30 pm.

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Please vote for our SSC Members

Thank you to our families who are interested in being on our School Site Council for the 2022-2023 school year. Members of the SSC include the principal, classroom teachers, other staff members, and parents.

Members of the SSC are elected by their peers; therefore, parents are elected by parents.

Please cast your vote by using this Google form ballot.

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Coffee with the Principal this Week

Coffee with the Principal will be held this Wednesday, September 14 at 9:00. Call the school at 966-4900 to reserve your spot. We look forward to seeing you then!!

Couldn't make it to Back to School Night last week?

If you were unable to attend Back to School Night this past Thursday, here is a link to the opening information segment of the evening:

Back to School Night presentation

Heat Advisory Measures

Just a reminder to the call out you should have received last week:

Any time that there is an excessive heat advisory for our county/region, the following measures are put into place:

PE teachers will move classes to air conditioned spaces and conduct modified activities

All afterschool sports practices are typically cancelled, as needed

MPR and other spaces are open and accessible to students during lunch

Pop-up structures are utilized for extra shade

Please work in partnership with us during days of excessive heat to encourage your child to stay hydrated and not dress too warmly for school.

Family Engagement Opportunity- LOVE AND LOGIC

OUSD will again be offering three series of the Parenting the Love & Logic Way workshops this fall. Please see the attached flyers for more detailed information.

Love & Logic Workshop (Eng)

Love & Logic Workshop (Span)

Be sure your child comes prepared each day!

Please take time the night before to make sure your student has all of the necessary materials and supplies ready for school the next day. We do not want to interrupt their class time to come to the office for forgotten supplies from home. We will be limiting those times to nutrition break and lunch so please be sure they come prepared each day! Thank you ahead of time for your support!

César Chávez Middle School

AVID National Demonstration School

A Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Pathway School

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Do you follow us on Twitter?

We post weekly about all of the learning and activities that our students are participating in.

Follow Chavez at: https://twitter.com/chavezms_pride

Follow Oceanside Unified School District at: https://twitter.com/osideusd?lang=en

Device Protection Plan Window

The window to purchase the optional Chrome Device Protection Plan is now open.

The cost is $20 and coverage includes, but is not limited to, accidental damage, spills, and cracked screens. Participation is optional but highly recommended. With this coverage, there is no out of pocket cost for repairs to the Chrome device. Repairs without the protection plan can run between $40 and $285.

Payment can be made online www.paypams.com or in person at the district office.

Additional details are available at www.oside.us/its or by calling 760-966-4098.

3 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage as a Family

- from Common Sense Media

Honor Latino experiences and stories with books, podcasts, movies, and TV shows.

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the diversity of Latin American cultures and the achievements of Latinos present and past. While we honor Hispanic heritage year-round, this month-long celebration gives us a platform to highlight our stories, traditions, and contributions.

Are you looking for ways to share your culture with your children, or deepen their connection to your family's heritage? Do you want to learn about and explore cultures different from your own? The tips and resources here can help you and your children celebrate Hispanic heritage as a family!

Honoring the Experiences of Latin Americans

Books are a fantastic way to explore the stories of Hispanic and Latino people around the world. Families can read about the importance of cultural traditions, the ups and downs of learning another language, and a multitude of immigration experiences. Kids' self-esteem and connection to community get a boost when they see themselves and their families represented in stories. Plus, reading together gives families a way to bond and start conversations.

You can use books to help you talk about the history of your family and ancestors. Stories can give you ways to teach kids about your family's traditions and pass them down to the next generation. And bilingual books or books in Spanish can support your child's language development and connection with their heritage.

Check out books with Latino characters and bilingual books for true stories of history-makers, fiction based on relatable experiences, and more.

Exploring Our Latin American Cultures and Traditions

The cultures and traditions of Latin America are as diverse as the people. From Mexico's Día de los Muertos to Colombia's Día de las Velitas and Puerto Rico's Parrandas, Latin American celebrations have distinct traditions, music, food, and art.

Families can celebrate Hispanic heritage by learning more about the communities, celebrations, and traditions of Latinos around the world. Try these podcasts, which feature stories and voices from Puerto Rico, Colombia, ancient Mayan culture, and beyond. Kids will see themselves and others in the relatable characters and hosts.

Hands-on activities can be another great way to connect with your own family's history and traditions. How about cooking some Venezuelan arepas, Argentinian asado, or a recipe from your childhood? Or consider creating your own board games, like this DIY Lotería, the Mexican version of Bingo, or a Pirinola.

Seeing Ourselves on the Screen

Did you know that Latinos make up 19% of the U.S. population, yet only 8% of characters in children's TV shows are Latinos?

If you grew up Latino, you might have noticed that you rarely saw people who looked like you on the screen. Even today, finding entertainment that represents Latino people without stereotypes is challenging. When kids see well-rounded, positive characters who look like them, they feel better about themselves and others in their communities.

Have a family movie night and watch a great movie that highlights Latinos. Get inspired by a story, character, or actor from your family's own culture with movies featuring Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and South American leads. Or have a TV show marathon with one of these TV series with Latino characters and creators.

Remember to take some time after the movie or show to ask questions and let everyone share opinions!

There's still more work to do, but we've seen progress in how Latinos and Latino culture are valued on and off the screen. Let's celebrate our rich heritage and take pride in our contributions beyond Hispanic Heritage Month.

As José Antonio Tijerino, president and CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, said: "You are not lucky to be here. The world needs your perspective. They are lucky to have you."

Discover even more ways to celebrate Hispanic heritage as a family.

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