Gascón Elementary Newsletter
Dates to Remember:
War on Hunger Food Drive: October 28 - November 18
ELAC Parent Meeting: November 4 @ 8:30a.m.
Fire Drill: November 7 @ 8:15a.m.
Veterans Day Holiday: November 11 (No School)
Parent Conference Week: November 14 - 17
Evening Conferences: November 17 @ 5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Thanksgiving Break: November 21 - 25 (No School)
From the Desk of Mr. Hernandez:
This month we have parent conferences November 14-18 and we will be on minimum day schedule all week. Dismissal each day will be at 1p.m. Evening conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening from 5pm. – 7p.m. Please remember that conferences offer you an opportunity to partner with your child’s teacher to put support and interventions in place and ensure your child’s success.
The War Against Hunger Campaign will be going from October 31 and will end November 18. Students and families are encouraged to donate one can of non-expired food. All food donations will be collected in the school cafeteria and will be distributed to families from our school. Your efforts and generosity is greatly appreciated.
Lastly, our annual Thanksgiving Break will be from Monday, November 21st through Friday November 25th. We return to classes on Monday, November 28th. Please take this time to enjoy your time with your family and loved ones.
As always, thank you all for your continued support and GOOOOOO TIGERS!!!!!
Farewell Mr. Alvarenga
Last month we wished Mr. Alvarenga a bitter-sweet farewell as he left our Tiger Family. We thank him for his years of service, and most importantly for the charismatic personality he had with our tiny Tigers. We wish him the best of luck on his next endevours and he will be truly missed.
War on Hunger October 28 - November 18
The 2022-2023 War on Hunger Campaign is an effort to support our MUSD students and families who may be experiencing some food insecurities. All food donations collected at the schools will be distributed to families at our school. The donations received from District Office staff will be distributed to other families who may be experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. We thank you for efforts and generosity is greatly appreciated.
Red Ribbon Week October 24-October 28
During the week of October 23 - 31st we recognized Red Ribbon Week. Throughout the week we had activities for students to participate and show their school spirit. Some of these activities included hunting for a Red Ribbon throughout the school, a coloring page contest for our students in grades K-2 and a bookmark contest for students in grades 3-5. Below are our winners.
Harvest Festival October 28
Thank you to everyone that helped make our event a huge success. It was great to see the staff, students and community members come together to celebrate an amazing time of the year. Hopefully this is the first of many school events that we can share with everyone. Please click on the link below to see some pictures of the event. Thank you again everyone.
STUDENT OF THE MONTH ASSEMBLY FOR OCTOBER
Joseph A. Gascón Elementary is honored to celebrate students who were nominated for either the PBIS Award or the Tiger PAW Award.
Students who received the PBIS award were nominated because they displayed excellent citizenship and followed our ROAR initiatives.
Students who were nominated for the Tiger PAW award demonstrated high academic achievements and are our Students of the Month. This does not happen without the support and guidance of excellent parents, teachers, and friends!
Thank you everyone!
Action Youth America (AYA) After-School Program
Action Youth America (AYA), formerly known as ICES Education has been serving California families for over 30 years, providing top quality service in academics, sports, and other areas of education. Our programs are built upon the foundation of excellence and time-tested methods that have allowed us to be one of the leading providers of before and after-school programs in the United States.
The AYA program is academically driven as we understand the need for providing complementary academic support to the instructional day in order for students to meet their full potential. Our academic coordinator Stefanie is responsible for assuring optimal academic alignment to school and district needs. The AYA staff is formally trained on Common Core learning expectations and write, or can assist in writing a curriculum around the principles of Common Core. Additionally, the AYA staff works with interventions, state testing prep camps, and modeling/training.