Buccaneer Newsletter

January 25th - 29th

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Three Middle School Principals come together to bring you a message of unity: Together we are one

Together we are one

Together we are one


Happy Sunday Buccaneers!


I hope you are doing well and staying safe and dry.


We are kicking off the Great Kindness Challenge this week. I wanted to send a special message to all of our students, staff, and parents with a special song. Mr. Bill Walsh, principal of Castle Park Middle, Mrs. Easter Finley, principal of Eastlake Middle School, and yours truly, worked together to write, play, and deliver a message of unity to our communities. We also have our Spirit Week that starts tomorrow with "Share a Smile" Day. Make someone’s day and share a smile or happy thought!


I want to thank each and every one of our students for engaging in meaningful conversations during our Personal Education Plan presentations. Thank you for allowing the administration, our counselors, and Ms. Carina Lopez present to you through your PE classes. We hope the information provided was helpful. I have included some of the slides below for your reference.


This is the last week of January. Let us end this month on a positive note!

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The 2021 Great Kindness Challenge Kickoff - KINDNESS UNITES!

word of the month: resolution

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Important Information

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Sharing Resources

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"I'm a Vaccine" - How a Hypothetical COVID-19 Vaccine Came to Be, "Schoolhouse Rock!"-Style

upcoming events

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  • January 25th - January 29th: Great Kindness Challenge
  • January 25th and 26th: Cyber safety Presentations
  • January 25th: Board Meeting
  • January 26th: Climate and Culture Meeting
  • January 27th: School Site Council Meeting
  • January 28th: Black Student Union Meeting during lunch
  • February 5th: Semester 1 Awards Ceremony
  • February 12th and February 15th: Holidays

week at a glance

Monday, January 25th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Great Kindness Challenge
  • Spirit Day: Share a Smile
  • Schedule: Advisory-1-3-5
  • Cyber Presentations through PE classes
  • Counselor and Admin Meeting @ 11:30 am
  • Ms. Gracias and union representatives meet @ 2:30 pm
  • Science Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype
  • Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm

Tuesday, January 26th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Great Kindness Challenge
  • Spirit Day: Kindness Day
  • Schedule: Advisory-2-4-6
  • Cyber Presentations through PE classes
  • Ms. Gracias attends Strategy Meeting @ 9:00 am
  • Food Distribution @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Ms. Gracias attends virtual Cabinet Meeting @ 1:00 pm
  • Climate and Culture Meeting @ 2:40 pm
  • Math Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

Wednesday, January 27th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Great Kindness Challenge
  • Spirit Day: Wellness Wednesday
  • Schedule: Advisory-1-3-5
  • Middle School Principal PLC @ 9:00 am
  • Ms. Gracias attends Covid-19 virtual group work meeting @ 11:00 am
  • School Site Council Meeting @ 2:40 pm
  • World Cultures and US History Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

thursday, january 28th

friday, january 29th

  • Word of the Month: Resolution
  • Great Kindness Challenge
  • Spirit Day: Team Shirt Day
  • Schedule: 1-2-3-4-5-6
  • QTEL Trainings from 8:30 am to 10:30 am (Ms. Ruvalcaba, Ms. Rocha, Ms. Sanchez, Mr. Olivera, Ms. Jaime, Ms. Robinson, Ms. Duran, Dr. Barker)
  • Dual Language Conference: Teachers attending virtual conference: Mr. Medrano, Ms. Uriarte, Ms. Latoni
  • Teachers meet in PLCs from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype