April 2019 - Bernal Intermediate
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to the month of April. Spring has arrived and the flowers are beginning to bloom. In April, our students will begin taking their State Assessments in English Language Arts, Math and Science (8th grade). Please speak with your student about how they are preparing for success on the tests within their classes. Also, remember that school attendance, although always important, is exceptionally important during state testing time. Please plan trips, Dr.’s appointments and other matters around the school day over the next month or so. Please also ensure that your students are getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy breakfast before school each day. Please see Bernal's testing calendar linked here.
Grading term: a reminder that the end of the grading term is April 19. Please have your student (and you should be checking also) check their grades in School Loop regularly. Email your student’s teachers if you have a question about a particular grade or assignment. If that proves unsuccessful and you haven’t resolved your question, you can contact your student’s academic counselor (also through School Loop). Finally, if you still feel you have not resolved the matter, you can contact my office and I would be happy to help.
That’s all for this month. As always, take care of yourselves and each other.
Jamal Splane, Principal
Attention 8th Grade Parents!
End of the year expectation letter for 8th grade parents/students
Hello, 8th-Grade Parents:
On Friday, March 22nd I sent out the end-of-the-year expectation letter to all 8th-grade students. In anticipation of our upcoming 8th-grade privileges and promotion ceremony, this letter is to inform parents and students of the school expectations regarding participation in the end-of-the-year activities. 8th-grade promotion is based upon academic requirements and positive student behavior. Please review the letter below with your student.
The Eraser Challenge - Be Aware
Students at Bernal Intermediate are not using pencils solely for taking notes. Some students are rubbing their arms with pencil erasers until their skin is scarred. I also found out that kids were sharing erasers to complete the challenge. The Eraser Challenge is a dare game that involves rubbing a rubber eraser against one’s skin while reciting the English alphabet. I want all parents to be aware of skin scars and/or abrasions on their child’s arms and hands. Infection and/or long term scarring may occur if a student continues to play this game.
Oak Grove School District Recognizes Bernal Intermediate as a 2019 California Distinguished School
Home & School Association Meeting
Thursday, April 11th, 7-8:30pm
6610 San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, CA
Pure Tea Fundraiser
Friday, April 12th, 11am-10pm
6195 Santa Teresa Boulevard
San Jose, CA
Saturday, April 13th, 8:15am-12:30pm
6610 San Ignacio Avenue
San Jose, CA
Super Saturday! - April 13th - Spring Cupcake Decorating Contest
Bernal will host our second to last Super Saturday Academy Session on Saturday, April 13th from 8:15am - 12:30pm! Students will be participating in a Spring-Themed Cupcake Baking and Decorating Contest (see more info in picture below)! Attending the Super Saturday will allow students to make up one absence from this school year. Permission slips were sent home on Tuesday, April 2nd! I've attached a blank permission slip below for your convenience as well.
Students need to turn in their permission slip by Tuesday, April 9th and attend the full session so they can:
Earn 10 Bronco Bucks!
Be entered into a raffle to earn a pizza party for them and 5 friends!
Earn an In-n-Out certificate!
Be entered into a raffle to win a mile pass for P.E.!
Please email Allison Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
*Permission slips may be turned in late (by Thurs. 4/11), but students will NOT be able to order a lunch if it's turned in late. They will need to bring their own lunch.
April Spirit WEEK leading up to the Rally!
Wednesday 4/10 - Hawaiian Day
Thursday 4/11 - Meme Day
Friday 4/12 - Pajama Day
Monday 4/15 - Mix Match Day
Tuesday 4/16 - Tie Dye Day
Wednesday 4/17 - RALLY DAY! Wear your rally color!
Sign up to be a presenter at Bernal's Career Day on Wed., April 17, 2019!
Track and Field Information
Track and Field Meets:
Wednesday, May 1st - @ Valley Christian High School 3:15pm
Wednesday, May 8th - @ Live Oak High School 3:30pm
Thursday, May 16th - Section Finals Meet for Qualifiers (Time & Location TBD)
Thursday, May 23rd - League Finals for Qualifiers @ Mt. Pleasant High School 3:15pm
Please check the attached calendar below for all practice dates and track meet dates.
Check our School Loop page for more information: https://bernalis.schoolloop.com/sports
Attention Washington D.C. Travellers!
Thursday, 4/4 at Lunch: Rules for the Road 1 (Location: see below; students only)
Thursday, 4/11 Lunch: Rules for the Road 2 (Location: see below; students only)
Thursday, 4/18 Lunch: Rules for the Road 3 (Location: see below; students only)
Crawford's Bus - Room 113 (leadership room)
Phelps' Bus - Library
Russell's Bus - Room 219 (Ms. Miguel's room)
Statewide Testing Notification
Top 10 Bronco Buck Earners in March!
1) Miguel R. - 240 points
2) Timothy T. - 127 points
3) Alice N. - 119 points
4) Joseph L. - 105 points
5) Marco L. - 105 points
6) Daniel G. - 105 points
7) Daniel C. - 105 points
8) Safiya A. - 105 points
9) Adrina A. - 100 points
10) Nathan L - 99 points
Partners in Reading - San Jose Public Library
Partners in Reading (PAR) matches volunteer tutors with adults who live or work in San Jose to help them build basic literacy skills. Adults can also take English as a Second Language(ESL) classes to build basic English conversation skills. Enjoy unlimited resources and access online software created specifically for adults to support learning. Visit https://www.sjpl.org/par for additional information.
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