Eugene Field Elementary School

April 3, 2016

Principal's Message

Dear Field Families,

Congratulations to our Math Field Day Teams and coaches for their wins on Saturday! One fourth grade team and one fifth grade team earned 1st place and will continue on to the LA County competition on April 30! We are so proud of you.

Congratulations also goes out to our Science Innovation Exposition winners! Their projects will compete against other PUSD student projects on Friday, April 8, at McKinley School. The Innovation Exposition is open to the public on Friday from 5:00-6:00pm and the awards ceremony begins at 6:00pm at McKinley School, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.

Our PTA Board will present the Jog-a-thon prizes on Friday at the morning assembly, but this doesn't mean the time has run out for donations. If you have any donations, please turn them this week. Thank you!

We will start our participation in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) on April 11 and conclude on April 29. All third through fifth grade students will participate in the CAASPP and the fifth graders will take an additional test in Science.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ria Apodaca

Upcoming School Events

Mar. 28 - April 8, parents from these classes: Deng, Mejorado, & Palma, are needed to help supervise morning drop off in the east parking lot.

Tuesday, April 5: DL PAC, 9:00 - 10:00, Library

Thursday, April 7: Chat and Snack with the Principal, 8:00-9:00, Library

Friday, April 8: Science Innovation Exposition, 5:00-6:00pm, McKinley School

Tuesday, April 12: School Tour, 9:00am

Tuesday, April 12: School Site Council, 3:30-5:00pm, Room A10

Friday, April 15: ELAC, 9:30-10:30 - CANCELLED DUE TO TESTING

Saturday, April 16: LEARNS Science Olympiad

Update from the School Safety Committee

Many volunteers are coming to classrooms without a volunteer or visitor badge. All volunteers and visitors must sign in at the office and pick up their badge if they are going to work on campus. Teachers will ask parents to go back to the office if they do not have a badge when they enter their classroom. Thank you for your attention to this procedure.

This week, the teachers will be prompting all students to think about their two Safe People (staff they feel comfortable approaching) and reminding them that if they have problem, they can go to their Safe People and they will respond accordingly. Please follow up with your children on this topic.

The Big Easy Gala - Additional Information on Childcare

Childcare at Kids Klub

Kids Klub provides premier child care facilities for children aged 6 weeks through 12 years old.

Kids Klub will provide the Field families childcare at a 40% discounted hourly rate for children ages 2 to 12 years old at our San Gabriel/Rosemead facility. As well, Kids Klub will provide the Field families childcare at a 20% discounted hourly rate for children ages 2 to 12 years old at our Pasadena facility.

Families who are NOT current members of Kids Klub will have their initiation fees waived as well.

Please see their website, where you can download and complete an application for each child in attendance.

The completed application can be emailed to or faxed in to (626) 288-4401 or brought in to their center no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, April 18th.

New parents should indicate on the cover of their application that they are with the "FIELD EVENT". This will ensure that all fees will be discounted appropriately and allow us to reserve a space for them on Saturday, April 23rd from 5:00-11:00pm.

If you are already Kids Klub members, please call into the front desk at (626) 288-4400 no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20th and indicate to the receptionist that you are part of the "Field Event".

PUSD Action Plan - Supporting our Schools for Success - Tiered Model

Please take some time to review the attached PUSD staff presentation to the PUSD School Board on the new Tiered School Model which will be implemented next year.

For the full staff presentation, please click here.

The documents that explain each school's ranking and the services the schools will receive are posted here.

New Tower Garden

We have an indoor tower garden installed in our entryway. Please take a minute to check it and learn more about our new aeroponic growing system.

Summer Learning Opportunities

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PEF Summer Enrichment Program - June 13 - July 14, 2016

Join PEF for the 13th year of the PEF Summer Enrichment Program. This 5-week program inspires students with a mix of academic subjects and creative hands-on projects. Students have fun and explore while preparing for the upcoming school year.

Lost and Found

Please take a look at through the pile of lost items by the front door of the school. The pile is growing by the day. All items remaining at the end of May will be donated to families in need.