Knox News!

March 2018

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March Newsletter

Hello Knox Families!

We have a lot of exciting things going on at Knox. Our ASB coordinated an exciting Semester 1 pep rally with music, games and some great spirit from the Cheerleaders, Majorettes and Drum line from Lincoln High School. Our Semester 1 awards ceremony was held on February 12th. Students with perfect attendance, 4.0 citizenship and 3.5 and higher GPA were celebrated for their efforts. Thank you parents for joining us at this event, and for your partnership.

During the month of October, Coach Burns and Ms. Potter had the opportunity to take some of our students on a tour of SDSU and to a SDSU Women's Basketball game. The students had a great time learning more about college.


8th grade students need to earn passing grades in all of their classes by June 7th at 4:00pm for participation in our Knox Promotion Ceremony. A letter was sent out last week to all 8th grade families outlining the criteria for participation in promotion and all End of the Year activities. Please ask your student for this letter. You will need to sign it and return the bottom portion of the letter to your child's History teacher ASAP.

We will continue with our school-wide Advisory read aloud of the book Wonder. Please ask your student about the book. You might even go see the movie together! It has a great message of kindness. We will continue our Advisory read-aloud program, in order to promote our school-wide literacy focus.

Friday March 2nd, is Read Across America Day. Our Knox students will be reading to our friends at Baker Elementary. If any Knox parents would like to come read to our Advisory students, we will be reading Wonder from 8:15-8:45 in all classes that morning. Please reach out to Ms. Watkins -, to sign up to read to an Advisory class at Knox.

Our library is open! We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.

All Knox students have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter.

Please remind your student to stay on the sidewalk when walking home from school. This is very important for student safety. Also, all students that ride bikes, skateboards, and scooters must have a helmet.


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How To Access Grades and Attendance in Parent Portal

To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email

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Attendance Matters

On time daily attendance is an extremely important factor in promoting student success. School starts at 8:15 every morning. We highly encourage all students to make up missed days (for any reason) on a Saturday. When students are absent, they miss 6 different class lessons. Saturday School can help provide students the time to make up missing assignments.

We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!

Knox is open from 8-12 on Saturdays and some Sundays.

If your student has missed any days of school, please consider sending them to Saturday School next weekend.

Knox Science Update

Knox science students visited Sea World to participate in their Ocean Link STEM experience.
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Knox Brochure

English Language Arts Update

Our grade-level teams are focused on supporting student writing across the curriculum. We are streamlining the way in which we teach writing with our students. Our writing process focuses on Claim, Evidence and Reasoning. Students are writing in all classes at Knox.

Our students are on module 2 in the Engage NY curriculum.

Upcoming Units:

6th Grade-Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

7th Grade-Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

8th Grade-To Kill a Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

Knox ELA teachers use the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes.

Parents can learn more about this curriculum here:

6th grade ELA-

7th Grade ELA-

8th Grade ELA-

Students may read articles at home or an independent reading book from the Knox library.

Knox V. Montgomery Middle Basketball Game @ the Hive

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Students have math homework every night!


Buzzmath is an math program that allows students to practice math concepts online. Students were given access codes from their math teacher.If your student can't access their code, please email their teacher.

February Parent Circle-Coffee with the Lincoln Principal-Mr. Soto Ramos

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SDUSD PIY Program Comes to Knox

The SDUSD PIY program is in week 3 in our 6th grade History classes. Officer Gonzales of Lincoln High School will be supporting this program for our students.
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Knox Sports Field trip to Petco Park with our friends from MTM

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Parent Conferences-

Thursday, March 15th, 3:15-4:30pm

knox auditorium

Please reach out to your student's teachers or counselor to schedule a conference

Nacho Sale-Wrigley's Supermarket-8th grade fundraiser

Saturday, March 10th, 10am-2pm

34 North Euclid Avenue

National City, CA

March Lincoln Cluster Meeting

Monday, March 12th, 5:30pm

415 Euclid Avenue

San Diego, CA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Knox Parent Circle and Food Pantry

Wednesday, March 14th, 8:45am

Room 15 @ Knox

Join us for a Knox Parent Circle-

8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15

9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry

Please bring your empty grocery bags.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Knox V MTM Basketball Game

Friday, March 9th, 3:30pm

4777 Imperial Avenue

San Diego, CA

Fundraiser for the American Heart Association

Key Contacts At Knox:

Principal-Heather Potter-

Vice Principal- Alex Villalobos-

Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins-

Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza-

Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford-

Registration-Leticia Alva Sanchez-

Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti-

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