Serrano Elementary

Week TWENTY: February 1st

A Weekly Staff Bulletin

Hello Eagles!

This bulletin details the upcoming week, I encourage you to read through it and let me know if you have any questions.

  • Thank you so much for your hard work to help PBIS get off of the ground. I appreciate your time and willingness to adopt new systems. Should you have any feedback, please let me know how we can better the system.
  • 3rd Grade GATE Testing - Please get all of your GATE materials to be by Tuesday. I will be packing it up and returning it to the district this week.
  • 2nd Grade GATE Testing - this week. See the details below, 2nd Grade teachers.
  • The Villa Park Rotary has their meeting in our library at 7a on Thursday 2/4. They are having their meeting at our site to learn about Serrano and see what support we might need. If you can think of anything you would like me to highlight in the meeting, please let me know.




Arriving and Leaving School

This week: please take time to discuss what it looks like when students arrive to campus early or leave campus and how they should wait in the front of the school. What does it look like to be a safe, respectful and responsible Eagle when arriving and leaving school?

Possible things to highlight:

  • Sitting on benches
  • No climbing on trees
  • Picking up trash
  • No wrestling or goofing around
  • being attentive to those in safety vests
  • etc.


Duty Schedule Reminder

DUTY Schedule Reminder:

  • 7:45-8 lunch tables: Ivory
  • 8-8:15 blacktop: Pettibone
  • 10:15-10:30 blacktop: Coony
  • 10:15-10:30 big apple, looking to playground: Karr
  • 10:35-10:50 primary swings, east: King
  • 10:35-10:50 lunch benches and blue playground: Strawn
  • 2:20-2:35 stairs with bus, near computer lab: Rutledge
  • 2:20-2:35 entrance to parking lot/ sidewalk near Kinder: Raidmae/O'Hare
  • 2:20-2:35 crosswalk near library: Welch
  • 2:20-2:35 center island: Schmuhl
  • 2:20-2:35 crosswalk by office: Fisher


Cycenas, Ilinescu, Vigneault, Cinadr, Beckham

Weekly Calendar - Week TWENTY


  • Ashley and Heidi at training at DO from 8-12p
  • Ashley gone from 12-1p


  • 2nd Grade GATE Testing @11a in Room 12
  • SLAB after school - Room 24
  • Ashley at DO from 1p-3p


  • Modified Wednesday - please see info below* VERY IMPORTANT!


  • Rotary Meeting @ Serrano 7:00a Library
  • 2nd Grade GATE Testing @11a in Room 12
  • CYBER SAFETY Parent Night, Villa Park High School, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. - GREAT TRAINING AND ALL ARE INVITED
  • 5th Grade - Mrs. Fisher's Overnight Field Trip


  • 2nd Grade GATE Testing @11a in Room 12
  • Spirit Day: Dress in your Serrano Spirit Day Shirt
  • Track Practice 2:30-3:45p @ CV
  • Dental Presentation to Kinder 8:30a
  • Mrs. Ivory's Birthday


February's Modified Wednesday Schedule is as follows:


2/10 PLC



There is a great ELD training, recommended by many, that I would like to have as our Site PD day but the trainers are unable to be at Serrano on 2/3 due to the number of schools who have booked them that day. I propose a switch to the February calendar so we can take advantage of this training that goes along with ELD standards, Math and Purposeful Grouping. To make a change like this, we must have majority vote by the teaching staff.

If it is voted through, our Modified Wednesday Schedule for February would be switched to:

2/3 PLC

2/10 SITE PD



Please use the link below to vote on or before MONDAY (tomorrow). Thank you!


2nd Grade GATE

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2nd Grade Gate testing is Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am in Room 12. The list above are all of the students who will be tested on those days. The district curriculum department is assessing these students at Serrano. 2nd Grade teachers, please make sure the students listed above are ready to test and in Room 12 by 10:55 on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Thanks!

Physical Education Standards

Teachers - Very Important

If you plan on utilizing some time throughout the week to fulfill your 100 weekly minutes of PE, please make sure you are leading activities that are in line with the State of California PE Standards and if you have questions or would like suggestions about activities, please see Mrs. McLeary. It is very important that the safety of kids is a top priority in any physical education activity. Thank you for your help in this endeavor.