The Grizzlies Den

Eighth Issue - Week of September 26, 2022

Message from Mrs. Rodriguez

Dear Garcia Grizzly Family,

Just another show of appreciation to all of the parents who attended our Breakfast with My Parent meetings and Raising a Reader Sessions. The information shared with parents and students was very valuable and will help our students grow! If you were unable to attend, we will set up a makeup meeting in the evening so that you can pick up your students folder with individual data on iReady, attendance, ELPAC and other information. Our goal as a school is to reach 100% parent participation. We understand that parents may not be able to attend, but we will do what it takes to make it convenient for those who were not able to come.

We are currently honoring Latino Heritage Month from Sept 15-Oct 15! This past weekend our Dual Immersion Classes represented our school at the Festival Latino on September 24. Garcia Elementary School represented the beautiful country of Guatemala! DLI classes made Guatemalan quetzales, flags, banners and volcanoes as part of our exhibit during the parade of schools. Ballet Folklorico de Garcia also performed and Alexa Esparza, 5th grader, sang Viva Mexico! for the audience at the opening of the festival. It was a great event! Thank you to all of the Garcia families that supported Garcia on Saturday!

Our goals for our 3rd-5th grade California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress C.A.S.P.P. (state exams) are:

English Language Arts: 37% proficient or higher

Mathematics: 31% proficient or higher

Remember what our theme is this school year! It's all about making good decisions, being critical thinkers, practicing and correcting ourselves when we make mistakes.

Level Up Grizzlies!

Some updates for this year that are of importance are:

  • Volunteers are needed. Please stop by the office to pick up an application. I will also include a link to access the application online for printing.

Parent Volunteer Application Click Here

Parent Volunteer Handbook Click Here

  • Please review the map included in this newsletter with the pick-up times and areas for the various classes.
  • Remember not to worry about breakfast! We have Breakfast in the Classroom every morning at no cost to parents. Students get to eat alongside classmates and their teacher every morning. Keep scrolling to see the breakfast and lunch menus for September below.
  • Raising a Reader Workshops will continue for the final four sessions. These are especially for Kinder and 1st grade parents. We are sharing information and strategies on how to develop students that love reading and choose to do it! Raising a Reader! Please join us.

Please follow us on Remind @2eke373, Twitter @garciagrizzlies, Instagram garciagrizzlies and Like us on Facebook. We will put information on our social media in order to keep everyone updated. Please get connected with us and remember to LEVEL UP GRIZZLIES!

Your Proud Principal,

Mrs. Rodriguez

Updates From Mrs. Punchur


Thank you for all of the parent participation this school year. We have had great turnouts at our parent meetings & workshops, student presentations and events. What a great school community we are!

Please remember to review your students iReady progress by having them login at home so they can show you where they are. Our goal is for all students to pass 2 lessons per week!

Let's all have a great week Grizzlies!

Proud to be your assistant principal,

Mrs. Punchur

Grizzlies! Please remember to meet our weekly goal on iReady!

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Important Dates September 2022


September 26 Minimum Day Dismissal

September 27 PTA Virtual Meeting at 6:00 PM Totem Meeting link on the flyer below

September 29 PTA BLAZE Pizza Fundraiser 3:30 pm-7:30 PM See flyer below

September 30 Raising a Reader for Kinder and First Grade Parents 8:00 am in Grizzly Hall. Coffee & pastries for parents. Childcare will be provided.

September 30 Intruder On Campus I.O.C. Drill #2 Please be aware that on this day we will be holding a drill with our students in regards to procedures, steps, and what they need to know in case of an emergency. We will make an announcement prior to the drill so that our students are aware of the steps.

Red Ribbon Week is coming at the end of October! The Week of October 24-28 is our week long celebration. We are seeking doantions to help decorate our school with Red Ribbons! Please donate red plastic table cloths or red ribbons! You can drop them off at the school office.

Breakfast with My Parent Meetings Were a Huge Success! Thank you to all who attended with your student!

Click on the link below so that you can see some the pictures taken by Mrs. Punchur, our Assistant Principal.

Raising a Reader Sessions for Parents of Kinder and Frist Grade Students

Parents who attend all five sessions will earn a Certificate of Completion and their student will earn a medal as well. On Friday, October 14 kinder & first grade Grizzlies who have passed 2 or more lessons per week will be presented with a certificate at the Raising a Reader session! Please participate!

Those who meet the participation goals will be recognized with their students on Friday, October 14 at 8:00 am.

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Garcia Library Morning & Afternoon Hours

Parents may come in to the library before and after school. Before school, please show your identification and sign in at the outside morning drop off area so that you may visit our school library with your student. Sign out for parents is at 7:55 am. Afterschool, please pick up your student before you go to the library and then sign in at the front office. Please show your identification and sign in. Students may not go to the library afterschool without a parent.
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Parent Teacher Association News & Events

Join our Parent Teacher Association (PTA)! PTA is currently holding our PTA Membership Drive! The class with the most paid membership will earn a pizza party! Please support our school and our PTA! PTA helps our school with field trips, prizes, incentives for students, 5th grade promotion ceremony costs, our annual Harvest Festival, raising funds for student programs, and many other programs.

PTA Email:

SAVE THE DATE: PTA Harvest Festival is Back! Friday, November 4, 2022. SAVE THE DATE!

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Important Parent Meetings -Please Join Us!

English Learner Advisory Committee E.L.A.C. Board for 22-23

On Wednesday, August 24 we held our first ELAC meeting of the year! We held nominations and elections and here are the results:

ELAC President:

Mrs. Karla Solis

ELAC Vice President:

Mrs. Antonia Campos

ELAC Secretary:

Mrs. Karla Dubon

DELAC Representative:

Olga Diaz

Garcia's African American Parent Advisory Council A.A.P.A.C.

Click on the link to join us at our meetings this year!

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Our AAPAC meeting for 9-22-22 will be rescheduled to 10-6-22 at 4:30 pm.

A.A.P.A.C. Special Committee to develop bylaws is scheduled on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm.

African American Parent Advisory Committee A.A.P.A.C. Board for 22-23


Mrs. House

Vice Chairperson:

Mrs. Roberts


Mrs. Webb

DAAPAC Representative:

Mrs. Diaz


Mrs. Penigar

Learn More About our District African American Parent Advisory Council D.A.A.P.A.C & Garcia's A.A.P.A.C.

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Plan for Our Garcia Spirit Days This Year!

Our 4th and 5th Grade Music Program is Back!

Need an instrument? It's Instrumental Night at Rialto High School!

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Afternoon Dismissal Plan for Garcia

This is a friendly reminder that during Afterschool Dismissal, all parking lots, drive thru zones are closed. If you see that the cones or barricades are not up, they are still closed at dismissal times. This is for student safety. Thank you for understanding and supporting our efforts to keep our walking students and parents safe.

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Minimum Days for 2022-2023 and Daily Bell Schedule

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Check Out Our PBIS Playground Expectations!

Check Out Our Garcia PBIS Handbook!

What's for Breakfast? Breakfast in the Classroom B.I.C.

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What's for Lunch? (Menu for September)

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