Anna Yates Elementary Newsletter

February Mid Month Newsletter

Our 2:1 Device Initiative: Caring For Devices At Home and At School

Dear Anna Yates Families,

Since our 2:1 device initiative was shared a little less than a month ago, students in grades 2-5 were issued a new Chromebook to use at school and their Chromebook they were using in the classrooms was sent home.

For this initiative to be successful, it is important our students care for their devices, both at home and at school, so when using their Chromebooks please reinforce that they:

  • Keep it on a flat surface like a table or a desk.

  • Keep any items from piling up on top

  • Keep the keyboard clear of items when closing it

  • Keep food and drinks away; make sure your hands are clean.

  • Be careful when carrying it: make sure it is closed, always use two hands, and never carry it by the screen

  • Keep it charged; plug it in when you are not using it

  • Keep the Chromebook clean and free of stickers

  • Unplug headphones and chargers before moving

  • Tell the teacher or office right away if it breaks

  • Remember, this device is loaned to you and is the school’s property.

Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions,

Mrs. Burke for K-12: Full Intro for Students (Elementary & Middle School)

Still haven't tried (Gr 3-12)? Check out the video and log into Clever to access it!

iReady Benchmark Testing: Feb 1-28

We use this TK-5 assessment as a tool to support our intervention block, support reteaching, ensure their daily iReady lessons are at an accessible level, and practice testing protocols and strategies for grades 3-5 that will participate in state testing later this year.

You can support their successful participation by reminding your child to:

  • Take their time and do not rush
  • Read each question and answer choice carefully
  • For math, show their work using scratch paper
  • For reading, read and reread each passage
  • Check their work!
  • Try their best!

Parent Committee Meeting: Feb 8

We will be having a Parent Committee Meeting this month so that we can continue to brainstorm and collaborate on upcoming school events and initiatives including our upcoming Family Bingo Night! We will have two meetings on February 8th and we hope to see you there and involve you in the planning!

We will meet in the school lobby:

February 8th at 8:45 a.m.

February 8th at 5:15 p.m.

Valentine's Grams For Sale: Feb 8-13

Valentine's Candy Grams are being sold after school February 8-13th and will be delivered on Valentine’s Day!

Cash and Cash App payments are accepted. Families who want to pay virtually can send payment using CashApp to $aymsstuco; if CashApp is used, items that must be in the notes: 1) student name 2) items to be purchased 3) who it is from and 4) message to write on card (this part could be done in person).

Spirit Week: February 13-17

We will have daily themes as we celebrate a week of school spirit February 13-17 prior to our week long break. If your child is not participating in the daily themes, they are expected to be in uniform.

Monday: Twin Day

Tuesday: Valentine's Day

Wednesday: Dress Like An Animal Day

Thursday: Pajama Day

Friday: Anime Day OR Sports Day OR Free Dress

Family Bingo Night: Feb 15

In the spirit of spirit week, we will have a Family Animal Bingo Night on Wednesday, February 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in Building A. We will have food and prizes so stay in your animal costumes, bring the family, and join us in a quick and fun family event!

SSC Meeting: Feb 13

Please feel free to join us on Monday, February 13th at 3:30 p.m. for our School Site Council (SSC) Meeting as we decide Title 1 spending.

Please see the calendar on the website for the Zoom link.

No School: Feb 20-24

There will be NO SCHOOL February 20-24, 2023 in observance of Presidents Week. School will resume Monday February 27th.

Camp: Feb 21-24

Participants will engage in non-stop activities including art, sports, cooking, theatre arts, and more! Program days are Tuesday 2/21/23-Friday 2/24/23 from 7:30am-5:30pm. Campers will get breakfast, lunch, and a snack each day. We will sneak in academic games to keep your students minds sharp!

Program is free for all Anna Yates students. We are so excited to welcome all our campers for a fun and exciting break. Space is limited, so don't delay, register today! To register visit: .Give us a call: 510-596-4395 or stop by our office in Building B at the ECCL.

Gr 5 Science Camp Parent Meeting: Feb 28

This year we are excited to offer an overnight fieldtrip opportunity for our fifth grade students May 10-12 so please read the the Gr 5 newsletter that will be sent to all grade level families this Friday and then we hope that you will join us at our information session on February 28 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.