The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 10/28/19

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WOWWWWW...GHOULISH GALA.....what a fantastic evening in #GATORNATION

Let us give a bigggggg round of applause to our PTA for a FANTASTIC "family filled" night at Gompers with GHOULISH GALA!! This year there was a twist to our Gompers tradition with "Pop-Up" or Treat and even with the alternative, it was just as SPECTACULAR. Gompers PTA is #1!!


Thank you to all the families who participated there were some reallllllly cool tent ideas, the costumes were creative and family coordinated, the music was great, the maze was "super scary", the kids had fun and most of all #GATORNATION had fun as Gompers K8 family community.


Again, THANK YOU PTA for all of your hard work and for all you do for our school to make it the BEST, you are #PHENOMENAL...you are appreciated and valued!!!!



PS...Many, many more pictures were taken but I tried not to put pictures with "student faces" that were distinguishable because this newsletter is "online" and to protect privacy issues. However, additional fun-filled pictures of the night will be in the yearbook!!!!

Halloween Expectations.....10/31 and the day after Nov. 1!!!!

Dress:

Students are expected to be in Scholarly Dress. I checked with Ms. Connie and she said we did not do dress up as a school community only the kindergarten with their parade.


Food/Snack Items:

1. If a teacher has indicated a classroom fun celebration, the information would go home to parents. Items associated with the celebration must be given to the student as they come to school. The office will not coordinate the interruption of special delivery "snack/celebration" drop-offs to classrooms.


2. If a student/family chooses to give the class a "goodie bag", please coordinate the numbers needed with the teacher.


3. November 1, please, please, please check your children's backpack to ensure that they do not have the bag fulllllllll of candy being brought to school. Candy "full backpacks" will be confiscated. This is one of those "nightmare days" for teachers, as it is not a lot of sleep for students due to trick or treating and the sugar high from candy consumption.

Shout out to allllll of our GOMPERS VIPS....You are APPRECIATED!!!!!!

Thank you and Thank you for all you do!!


There are sooooooo many VIPS who support our school each week. The school and all of its functioning parts are a testament to all of you.


Though I don't know all the names to faces, I do see you:

Reading with students 1:1, helping with small groups in classrooms daily, watering the garden, helping to make activities for the 8th grades graduating class, taking the day off work to attend field trips, donating class items for the teacher's special projects all of these pieces are supportive, appreciated and valued.

Gompers and LBUSD news

Goingggggg GREEN - Student of the Month and Success Celebration - 10/28

What: Celebration of "select" students demonstrating "G" = GRIT

When: Monday, 10/28 @ 9:00

Where: Grassy "assembly" area


The Guidelines for Success trait for November is "R" - Responsibility. Teachers and Staff members will be looking to recognize students who are exhibiting "responsibility" in and out of the classroom with GREEN GATOR slips to be entered into the SUCCESS WHEEL!.

8th Grade Parent Night @ Gompers - 10/29 @ 6:00

Ms. Frank, school counselor and Ms. Vaughn, 8th-grade teacher invite you to a special 8th-grade night to learn about the possibilities for your child's high school experience:


What: 8th Grade Parent Night, explaining the High School Choice process and "online" application


Where: Gompers Library

When: Tuesday, 10/29

Time: 6:00 - 7:00

Some High School Counselors will be on-site to discuss their programs and pathways

SSC Meeting - 10/29 @ 3:30 - Library

What: School Site Council Meeting

When: Tuesday - 10/29 @ 3:30 - 4:30

Where: Library

This meeting is open for all Gompers community of parents and staff, be a part of the know and understanding for our school community related to budgets, programs, and services.


Agenda: Click the embedded link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v10ye3zvn-F5MQgG8O3eD-TePKliAcNc8iSyAmWzqzU/edit?usp=sharing

End of Quarter for Middle School is October 30

The quarter ends on October 30.

Parents may access the Report Card via PARENTVUE on November 8 for Quarter 1 progress.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Nov. 4 - 12

What: Parent Conference to discuss the child's current level of academic performance:


1. All Elementary parents/families are expected to meet with their child's teacher,

2. Select MS parents/families will have a parent conference with their child's teacher(s)


When: November 4-12


***Please note these "6" days are minimum days and students (1st -8th) are dismissed at 2:00. The playground is only supervised until 3:00. Please plan accordingly for your child's after school care /supervision needs.

Picture Day Make ups - November 7

Please review link for package information and preorder options:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ku3gs64S3SHP3cHe9s1YZdg0Rnc9sAHnoGY_oswasXY/edit?usp=sharing

November 8, Veteran's Day Celebration

What: Honoring our country and the "local Lakewood" Servicemen who protect our freedoms

When: Friday, November 8 @ 9:55am - 10:45am

Where: Grassy "assembly" area

Scholarly Dress Expectations - Notices to Non Adherence Begin

Scholarly Dress is the expectations for students at Gompers.

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.

VIPS are needed...FREE TB Testing to support application process

VIPS:

Free TB testing is available for VIPS at Tucker on Tuesday, October 29 from 9-1 and Wednesday, October 30 from 1-5.

Application Link:

http://www.lbschools.net/Asset/Files/EACCR/VIPS/2019/VIPS-App-Gen-Rev-Aug-2019-EN.pdf

Once application is complete please submit to office.

#PTASTRONG...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 this year Membership incentive ends 9/30:

3 memberships = 1 free Tshirt, 5 membership - 2 free T-shirts

https://jointotem.com/ca/lakewood/gompers-k-8-pta/join/register


PTA news can be found on:

1. Gompers PTA website

https://www.gomperspta.org/

2. Gompers Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GompersPTA

3. Gompers email: gomperspts@lbschools.net


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

8th Grade - High School Choice process has BEGUN

8th-grade families its already that time to begin preparing for high school. An official announcement was sent to all parents/families from the district/central office.

Parents come and learn about LBUSD's High School and School Pathways at the Choice Fairs:

  • High School Fair & Summits

    • Nov. 2, McBride from 9-12

    • All of the high school counselors will be in attendance to answer questions in order for parents to make an informed decision on high school opportunities.

  • School of Choice Websites - Click to view all the school and program options

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

Halloween Dress Code and Eating Code - Please read carefully

Safety and Security for Drop Off and PickUp

As we continue to work...please note that the supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each day. Students who arrive earlier than that are not supervised by the school. Please ensure your child's safety by dropping off at the times specified times for supervision: 8:15. Please use crosswalks for pedestrian safety, it is the law.


Secondly, to support afterschool dismissal and traffic flow, the gates to the front of the school/Briercrest are open at 3:05 and will be closed at 3:30 each day. Please note there is NO Supervision after school in front of the school. All supervision by the Administration and Recreation Teams is in the playground area.


Continue to know that safety and security are key for the students and well-being of the learning environment.


Kindergarten PARENTS-

Please do not double park. Lakewood Sherrif will be issuing tickets. Our neighbors on Briecrest have concerns and are contacting authorities. Please park safely to drop off your Kinder student and pick up your child.


Cross Walks is the law:

Please use the crosswalks to ensure pedestrian safety in crossing the street. Lakewood has a city ordinance on pedestrian safety and use of crosswalk. Please adhere to safety measures for your child.

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!

Friendly Reminders.....