The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 11/18/19


No school November 25-29, 2019

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Dear Gompers Families,

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news from Santa Clarita, California specifically Saugus community. As educators and as parents, it is difficult to comprehend such catastrophic events at a school. We feel closely connected to the children, teachers and staff, families and community who were so devastated by this loss of innocent lives.

I want to reassure you that we take school safety and security very seriously at Gompers K8 and in the greater community within LBUSD. We are vigilant and proactive when it comes to our children's safety and have clear plans and procedures to deal with emergencies.

Further, in response to recent events across the country, the school district has increased monitored supervision via the EVC "buzz system" increasing security at all sites. While the tragedy was unfolding, Gompers teachers were in safety training, with School Safety officers learning/reviewing their roles and responsibilities as emergency responders. We have additional training throughout the year to review other precautionary measures that will be implemented to maintain both a secure and nurturing environment for our students.

Additionally, school support and administrative staff have committed to being available and accessible to respond to children's concerns and needs as necessary and appropriate. I am sharing a link to an excellent document entitled, “A National Tragedy: Helping Children Cope.” This document, prepared by the National Association of School Psychologists, provides parents and school personnel with ideas and age-appropriate responses to Thursday events. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Sorrow makes us all children again. Destroys all differences. The wisest know nothing.” I am sure that you, like me, are struggling to make sense of the tragedy at Saugus HS. We also are trying to find words to help our children feel safe and resilient in a world that sometimes feels unpredictable and scary. My only advice is to keep hugging your children, tell them you love them, and let them know that you and the important people in their lives are there to keep them safe. As we begin to enjoy this holiday season, I know that we will all have the families of the Saugus community in our thoughts.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or if I can provide any support.

Wishing you all a peaceful and restful Thanksgiving Break.

Dr. Miller

Don't be Tardy to the LEARNING PARTY!!! - Every Minute lost is a minute missed of learning!!

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"DOUGH" NOT miss a Day of school in December

All students that "Dough" NOT miss a day of school in December will be able to participate in our Donut celebration! Ohhhh yeah Krispy Creme!!!

We want to reiterate that student absences due to early vacation plans WILL NOT be an excused absence per State Guidelines. Thank you for ensuring that your child gets the best education available and by adhering to allllllll the possible learning minutes every day!.

Donut celebration on Friday, December 20th after the Student of the Month ceremony!

LBUSD CHROMEBOOK "Giveaway" for Gompers Families

Congratulations to the following families on receiving a refurbished CHROMEBOOK for your child(ren) to use at home to support online learning opportunities.

Please click the link to view raffle winners.

CHROMEBOOKS will be distributed on Thursday (11/21) @ 2:30 in Room 18.

CHROMEBOOKS will be distributed to parents only. Thanks!

CHROMEBOOKS will come with instructions and a resource if needed for free/reduced internet service options.

Additional Math "AfterSchool" Intervention/Tutoring Support

3rd Grade students: Monday & Tuesday 3:15 - 4:15 in Mrs. Primrose's room

5th Grade students: Monday & Wednesday 7: 3:15 - 4:15 in Mr. Patterson's room

Middle School - 6, 7, 8 - With the student's middle school teacher

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 3:25 - 4:25

Class of 2020 - 8th Grade EOY Activities - 1st Payment & Form Due 11/18

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11/22 - Achievement Progress and Student GFS Success Celebration

Students will be recognized in two areas for ES

1. Most Improved/PROGRESS in core content areas for - Quarter 1

2. Student of the month connecting to Guideline for Success: Responsibility Trait

Students will be recognized in two areas for MS:

1. Academic achievement (3.0 GPA) & progress in core content areas(Most Improved)-Quarter

2. Student of the month connecting to Guideline for Success: Responsibility Trait

9:00 - Grades K-5 (Grassy Area)

3rd period - 6th grade

5th period - 7th grade

6th period - 8th grade

Parents will receive notification from their child's teacher if they are being recognized.

****Please note, by Thursday morning we will make a decision to change the presentation times for K-5 recognition, due to RAIN. Our only option will be the auditorium, Effected parents/families will be notified*****

8th grade - HS Choice "online" Application Submission date - 12/6

Dec. 6 High School Choice Online Application opens at 9am Log onto your ParentVue and click on the School of Choice tab at lower left.

Dec. 18 High School Choice Application closes at 11:59pm. All high school applications are DUE. Every 8th grader must submit an online application – there are no paper applications

Log onto your ParentVue and click on the "School of Choice" tab at lower left. (MUST have an account to access this information). If you need assistance with setting up an account, please call the office.

Project Shepard....supporting our community in need

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Be in the Know as a Gomper's GATOR PARENT!!!

Gompers get ready for the 12 Days of Holiday Cheer in December....Hummmm??!!!!!

Girl's Basketball - Middle School Sports

When: Tuesday, 11/19

Where: Stanford

Time: 5:30pm

Gompers vs. Tincher

When: Thursday, 11/21

Where: Bancroft

Time: 5:30pm

Gompers vs. Stephens

#PTASTRONG...We need you: join the PTA!!!

Did you know the GOMPERS PTA is one of the strongest in LBUSD and is seen as a model for other schools?

PTA Memberships:

$10 per member.....our goal is 600 memberships

PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

2. Gompers Facebook Page

3. Gompers email:

Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

Support our PTA through MEMBERSHIP DRIVE $10

Click the link to do the online process in 1, 2, 3 easy steps

CROSSWALKS are to be used at all times for pedestrain safety. Use them it is not safe to cross without

Eat Lunch with your child on Fridays

Come one and share some smiles with your child over lunch.

1. Sign in at the office

2. Receive a visitors sticker

3. Wait for your child at the benches with the lunch

4. Lunch Times:

1st - 11:25, 2nd & 3rd grade 11:35, 4th grade -11:45 and 5th grade 11:55, MS - 12:46

Please, No drop off of "special" lunches on Fridays, parents with the child for lunch..thanks!

Scholarly Dress Expectations - January 6, 2020

Scholarly Dress is the expectations for students at Gompers - January 6, 2020.

As discussed in August at the Orientations and Back To School Night, Scholarly dress is the expectation for Gompers Students.

I am saddened that the number of students not in the daily scholarly dress expectations is increasing. LBUSD is a uniform district for students in grades K-8, since 1994.

Please ensure your student(s) are in scholarly dress each day as they walk through the "gates of success".

Notices for noncompliance will begin.

Gompers and LBUSD NEWS

Parent-Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days

19 - PTA Board Meeting

22 - Kinder Native American Celebration - 10:45 - 12:15

22 - Student of Month & Q1/Progress Awards - all grades(assembly schedule)

25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Recess


2 - School Resumes

3 - SSC Meeting @ 3:30

3 - Girl's BBall @ Bancroft

5 - Coffee Hour w/ Dr. Miller - Come here about all the 1st 60 Days of Progress in #GatorNation!

5 - Girl's BBall @ Newcomb

7 - Boys Track Meet @ Wilson

11 - Winter Concert 6:00 - 8:00/Middle School grades

13 - Middle School Winter Dance: 5-7

17 - Winter Concert 5:30 - 7:00/3rd grade

18 - Winer Concert 5 - 7/4th & 5th grades

18 - 3-5 Winter Concert/5:30pm

20 - Last Day of School

Friendly Reminders....

No Phone ZONE - Once students walk "into the learning zone" of Gompers campus, electronic devices including cell phones are prohibited for USE at Gomper K8 Community. Students are asked to leave all such devices at home. If students need to use a phone in an emergency, they may use the office phones.

Phones are out they will be confiscated by the teacher and returned to parent ONLY.

*Food Deliveries

  • Deliveries

  • Students Are Not Permitted To Bring Balloons, Birthday Signs, Cakes, Gifts, Toys, Stuffed Animals, Etc.

  • Classrooms will not be permitted to do birthday celebrations during the instructional day

  • Students Are Not Allowed To Sell Snack Items, Such As Chips, Chocolates Or Any Other Candy On Campus.