Standard Weekly

August 1-11, 2017

Welcome into 2017-18! A Year to Shine!

July 2017

It's almost time to come back and make a difference by changing the lives of the 575 students we serve. Since our campus has made great strides in transitioning to having students and teachers use 21st century technology devices and apps, I thought I would lead by example by making our newsletters digital, the family newsletter as well as the weekly staff newsletter.

During your time away from Standard Elementary, I hope you have had a chance to rejuvenate and become inspired about the amazing work you do as educators. This is probably one of the best summers I have had in several years. Spending time with my family at Lake Tahoe and at home has certainly centered me on the Covey habit of "Put First Things First" and "Sharpen the Saw". I was devouring books, both fiction and nonfiction. I especially liked "Lead Like a Pirate" which encouraged me to start a voluntary Book Study on "Teach Like a Pirate" this fall. We will continue to deepen our understanding of the curriculum, good pedagogy, best instructional strategies, and making Standard Elementary the school we are so proud of. I am inspired by our staff and students, and am looking forward to a fantastic year! A year to shine!


We're Baa-aack!!

The office staff is back to work by Monday, July 31st. Keys for rooms will be available after Monday 8/7. IF classrooms are finished being cleaned any earlier I will send out a Remind Text and email. If you have any questions prior, please do not hesitate to call or text me anytime (661) 345-4307. You should receive a detailed packet of information from the district office regarding staff activities.
Digital Communication

All the ways we stay in touch!

Welcome New Stars!

Please extend an “All-Star” welcome to new staff joining the Standard Elementary School family,

  • Jamie Garner, Preschool (room 28) from Beardsley

  • Megan LaVoy, Preschool (room 28) from Beardsley

  • Katie Killebrew, Preschool Speech (room 30) from Beardsley

  • Amanda Mata, School Psychologist (office) from Bakersfield City Schools

  • Michael LaFave, RSP (room 11) first year

What's Happening Before School Starts

Monday 31st: Susan at A.T. (administrative team @ ESC), Michael & Shelley return

Wednesday 3rd: Secretary Meeting @ ESC

Friday 4th: Admin/Psych CPI refresher training

Monday 7th: Office Open for New Enrollments

Wednesday 9th: New Teacher/Staff orientation at ESC 8-12, 1-3 Meet with Principal

Thursday 10th: Paid In-Service Day (optional)

Friday 11th: Teachers on Duty

  • All Teacher Breakfast and 1st Staff Meeting 8am-10:30am cafeteria
  • Bring a item or wear something that you can share which represents your summer!
  • We will spend our time reviewing changes, creating committees, and discussing our big priorities this year.
  • Following the breakfast and meeting, you will have time to work with your grade levels and your rooms.

We did school, you can too!

As part of our Back to School message to parents and the community, we are going to display a chart of the various colleges and/or trade schools attended by our staff in the cafeteria. I have asked each staff member to share their schools (undergraduate, graduate, credential, trade school). This demonstrates to our community that many of our own staff grew up in Bakersfield and Oildale have returned to work here. Please also list if you attended any Standard school.

Success starts here!

Our students can and should dream big!

Get Safety Trained *by 8/18/17

Take the online training for Mandated Reporting & Blood-born Pathogens by Friday 8/18.

Learning Together!

This year we are going to have several opportunities to do some professional reading and learning together through book studies. The first one is "Teach Like a Pirate." Click the link to sign up and get more information.

2017-18 Yard Duty Schedule

This is our 2-week rotation schedule. If you have a conflict, please let Susan or Michael know asap. Thank you!

FREE CUE Membership

Join CUE (Computer Using Educators) in Kern County (KernCUE affiliate) for FREE until March 2018!! Get involved and connect with local "Techie" educators.

Mark your Calendars!

When: Thursday, August 24th

Where: Standard Elementary

  • All parents/families attend the Title 1 Parent meeting from 5:30-6pm in the cafeteria. Classroom session 1: 6:00-6:25
  • Classroom session 2: 6:30-6:55

Please make sure all parents sign-in, sign the parent compact and handbook.

Happy Birthday Staff!

Tammy Geye (Kinder) July 1

Katrina McNamara (Sped Aide) July 7

Kimberley Adkisson (4th) August 3

Stacy Johnson (1st) August 5

Tabatha Haney (SDC K/1) August 5

Joy Wheat (Librarian) August 7

Michelle McNamara (3rd) August 8

Tamaira Leptich (2nd) August 10

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