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ALPINE UNION THE DESTINATION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF EAST COUNTY!

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EARLY ADMISSION TO KINDERGARTEN (EAK) STARTS

Our Early Admission to Kindergarten classes started this month. We are very excited to welcome our newest students to Alpine Union.
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JMMS' WINTER SHOW A HUGE SUCCESS

Mrs. McIntyre and her JMMS class put on the Winter Show, North Pole's Got Talent. As always, Mrs. McIntyre's performances are worthy of being on Broadway.
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JMMS ENGINEERING TEAM EARNS FIRST PLACE

JMMS Engineering team competed in the First Lego League Competition! Our Space Legends Team received the 1st Place award for Robot Mechanical Design! This is quite an achievement as they competed against the top 54 teams across Southern California! JMMS Space Legends were the only team in East County to advance to the finals!! Congrats JMMS Space Legends!!
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CONGRATULATIONS BROOKLYNN!

Congratulations to Brooklynn Ingalls and Joan McQueen Middle School for winning a place on the 2019 calendar for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
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NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS

Beginning this month, our teachers will be piloting a new science curriculum. This curriculum will focus on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).


The NGSS curriculum is designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem-solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.

SANDY HOOK PARTNERSHIP

We will soon be launching "The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System" at Joan MacQueen Middle School. This system enables students and adults to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene with at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. Stay tuned for more information.

JMMS SECURITY FENCING

We are continuously looking at ways to increase the safety of our campuses. A security fence is being installed at the front of Joan MacQueen Middle School. All guests and visitors will enter through the office. The fencing will be complete by the end of January.
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AUSD PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

In October, we launched the ThoughExchange to hear your ideas about the future of our District. We had over 560 ideas submitted. The Superintendent Advisory Task Force has been utilizing those ideas to develop a range of proposals for the Board to consider. At present, the committee has identified nine potential options. The committee will continue to develop options for the Board to consider. In the near future, we will provide an opportunity for all parents to share their thoughts and ideas on the options developed.

MATH TRAINING AND COACHING FOR TEACHERS

Math training and coaching for teachers will continue this month. The training this year is focused on increasing the rigor in the classrooms and ensuring our teachers improve their math strategies.

KINDNESS WEEK

Every other month, we celebrate Kindness Week across AUSD. Our goal is to acknowledge and celebrate acts of kindness, respect and be compassionate to one another. We hope you will join in helping our students celebrate one another and develop the ability to be empathetic. Our next Kindness Week will take place from January 28 to February 1.

EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM

You can recognize and celebrate AUSD staff! Our #TEAM AUSD and Everyday Heroes Recognition Programs recognize the valuable contributions of District employees to our students, schools, and community. You can recognize and submit a nomination form from our District website. Click here to recognize a staff member.

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KEY DATES AND HAPPENINGS AT OUR SCHOOLS!

1-21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - All Schools and Departments Closed

1-21 to 1-25 AUSD Kindness Week

1-22 AES Safety Drill

1-22 SHES Coffee with the Principal

1-22 BOES Coffee with the Principal

1-22 BOES Emergency Drill

1-22 SHES APEX Fun Run All School Assembly

1-23 BOES ASB Pajama Day

1-23 AUSD Teacher Collaborative Planning Time - Early Dismissal

1-23 BOES PTA Family Night - Cookies & Canvas

1-24 BOES Bring a Parent to Lunch

1-25 JMMS Friday Hat Day

1-25 CELC Clifford Day

1-25 JMMS Lunch on the Lawn

1-25 AES Coffee with the Principal

1-25 AES Parent Picnic

1-25 BOES Spirit Assemblies

1-25 SHES STAR Cards

1-26 2019 Kiwanis Youth Olympics-Begins at 8:30am

1-28 to 2-1 AUSD Kindness Week

1-28 College Spirit Day

1-28 AUSD Dine Out Fundraiser - Subway

1-28 CELC Dinosaurs Rock