Susan H Nelson Newsletter
October 9, 2023
A Message From Our Principal
I hope you’re all doing well!
As I’ve mentioned before, Susan Nelson is in a re-accreditation year and so we’re looking at all our foundational documents--and updating them if need be!
We’ve started with our 1) Mission, 2) Vision, and 3) Learner Outcomes!
Mission and Vision seem to be standard items that we’ve all seen before…but what are “Learner Outcomes”? “Learner Outcomes” are things that we’d like our students--your children--to be able to do after studying and working with us over the course of their time at Susan Nelson.
Our staff definitely felt that we needed to update all three! Read our updated versions just below this message.
What do you think?
Is there anything that you’d add in? Take out? Change in some way?
If you have any suggestions we’d love to hear them!
In the meantime, we wanted to “put them out there” for your review and input!!!
Let us know what you think!
Thanks and have a great week!
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please go to www.calendly.com/dblanchfield and schedule your appointment at your earliest convenience. Indicate if you would like to meet in person, by phone or virtually. If you would prefer a phone conference, please include a phone number. If you would prefer to meet virtually, I will send you a Google Meet link for our virtual meeting.
Counselor, Susan H. Nelson Independent Study High School
(951) 695-7360 ext. 24605
Did You Know?!
Some Fun October Facts
The meaning behind October’s name is far from accurate these days. The ancient Roman calendar was based on the lunar cycles, as opposed to our current calendar which is based on the solar cycles. This meant that there were originally 10 months in their calendar, and October was the eighth month. Its name literally translated into “the eighth month” in Latin. In 451 BC the two months of January and February were added to the beginning of the calendar, making October the 10th month.
There are seven months in the year with 31 days and October is the sixth of them. The amount of days hasn’t changed over the ages either, with the ancient Roman calendar also placing 31 days in October.
October is a rather beautiful time of year if you live in the northern hemisphere. The nights begin to get longer ad the cooler weather is setting in. It’s the time of year that the color of leaves begins to change into a magnificent array of hues.
October is unsurprisingly quite different for those who live in the southern hemisphere. Spring has already bloomed in all its glory, and life is becoming more and more pleasant by the day.
Temecula Valley Adult School
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE 18 OR OLDER WHO NEEDS TO COMPLETE THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED?
Temecula Valley Adult School offers a High School Diploma Program and a GED preparation program. If you, or someone you know is 18 or older and needs to complete their education, we would love to help you. The new year starts August 15, 2023. Contact Laura Witz at 951-294-6512.
Take your future into your own hands!!
David Schlottman - Sparkman Alternative Education Center Principal - 951-695-7320
Gloria Dixon - Susan H Nelson Secretary -951-695-7360
Laura Witz - TDAP - 951-294-6512
32225 Pio Pico Rd. Temecula, CA 92592