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February 16 - 19, 2016

Dates to Remember

Feb. 15 No School-Holiday

Feb. 16 Principal Meeting, All Day (Jacqui)

Feb. 18 Literacy Night K - 5th Grade at 6:00 PM, (Classrooms)

Feb. 18 Math Leads Meeting

Feb. 18 Curriculum Adv. Council Meeting at 4:00 PM, DO (Ronette)

Upcoming Dates

Feb. 22 Staff Meeting at 3:00 PM (Library)

Feb. 22 OPT Meeting at 5:00 PM (Library)

Feb. 22 ELAC Meeting at 6:00 PM (Library)

Feb. 23 Fire Drill at 8:30 AM

Feb. 23 School Site Council Meeting at 3:30 PM (Conference Room)

Feb. 24 - 26 CISC 2016 Leadership Symposium (Jacqui)

Feb. 25 Seahawks Assembly Postponed

Feb. 29 Professional Development Day at Sassarini

Great Things Taking Place on Campus

New Salad Bar

Thanks Colleen, Mireya and Cody for all of your support!

New Salad Bar

4th Grade Math Sentence Starters/Ms. Irvine's Class

4th Grade PLC Goal/Ms. Irvine's Class

3rd Grade Kid Power Bands in Action/Ms. Ceballos's Class

1st Grade Learning Place Value and Expanded Form/Ms. Wesson's Class

Art Escape

Sassarini is excited to partner with Art Escape in offering a new after school art program for students who have a strong interest in art. This program is open to students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. It will take place every Tuesday from March 1st through May 31st (with the exception of March 22nd, the Tuesday during spring break). Each session will be a 2 hour session after school from 2:35pm-4:35pm and will take place at the picnic benches next to the basketball courts. This entire art program, including all supplies, will be provided through a generous grant from Impact100 at no cost to Sassarini students.


Students may apply for this program by filling out the form and hand delivering it to the school office no later than Tuesday, February 23rd. Email and phone registrations will not be accepted. The first 12 students to return the completed form will be chosen for the art program and notified via phone or e-mail.

If more than 12 student apply they will be placed on a wait list. If a student does not attend the first class their spot will be given to a wait-listed student.

Parent Engagement/Enrichment

Family Literacy Night

Thanks for joining us on Thursday, February 18th, from 6 - 7 PM.


5th Grade, Ms. Henion

Genius Hour and Google Classroom


4th Grade, Mr. Mensch

Storyboarding


2nd Grade, Ms. Monga and Ms. Landini

Comprehension Spinners


1st Grade, Ms. Wesson and Ms. Zuelhsdorff

Reading Comprehension and Word Building Strategies

GLPP (Grade Level Proficiency Project


Kindergarten, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Schmitz, and Ms. Tomasello

How to Prepare Kindergarteners for 1st Grade

Toy Inventing Workshop

Kids will have hands-on experience designing and engineering their own robots using recycled materials. This class incorporates STEM materials and kids will learn how to create robots that actually light up using LED lights and watch batteries. Each chill will have the opportunity to work together with parents to create their toy.


3rd Grade

February 16th from 3 - 5 pm, Room 7.7


2nd Grade

February 23rd from 3 - 5 pm, Room 7.7


1st Grade

March 1st from 3 - 5 pm, Room 7.7


Kinder

March 8th from 3 - 5 pm, Room 7.7


Space is limited to 12 students per class. Students may apply for this workshop by filling out the form and hand delivering it to the school office as soon as possible. These workshops are possible through our current Parent University grant.

New Sassarini Team Members

Please welcome Laura Losk and Elizabeth Campos as our new school counselors.


Laura Losk will begin on Monday, February 22nd

Elizabeth Campos will begin on Friday, February 19th

Boys and Girls Club

A Message from Katie Welch

Last we week we started a whole new quarter of weekly enrichment activities for our Club Members. Some of the new activities we are excited for Members to participate in now include;

· Basketball

· Mural Art

· The BGC News Channel-Members report in a newscast format on the events happening weekly at our Club

· Now & Then-Members review old TV shows (such as “The Munsters” & “Leave it to Beaver”) to compare present day to the past

· Ultimate Frisbee

· Robotics (starting in mid-January)

· Toaster Oven Cooking

· Acting-Members will sign up to work in drama groups, culminating in a mini play for the Club

· Breakdancing

· Kids Speak for Pets-In partnership with Pet’s Lifeline, Members take a fieldtrip to meet rescued pets and write advertisements to help them get adopted

We are happy to report that our 1st & 2nd literacy pilot is going well, and that we are seeing success with our coding program (aimed at 4th & 5th graders) as well. These programs were implemented to make the most of out of the hour we spend on academics each day. We are also looking forward to incorporating Lexia into our 5th grade homework time as an alternative to free reading. We hope that this move will allow us to better meet our Members where they are with literacy and provide them with more targeted support.

Friendly Reminders

Transitiions

Please make every effort to pick-up your students on time after every recess, and at the start of school. There is a 3 minute before bell to ensure kids are in line and ready by 8:15 AM. Students should be inside classrooms as close to 8:15, and recess ending times as possible. This reduces lag time in line for the students, and it maximizes instructional time. Thank you in advance for being timely!


Be aware of our dismissal time, and make sure you are not dismissing your students too early. We need to make sure we are maximizing our instructional minutes. I appreciate your support.


K - 3rd Grade at 2:35 PM

4th - 5th Grade at 2:30 PM

Everyday Counts

Friendly reminder, please take attendance electronically on a daily basis by 8:30 a.m. Do not allow students in your classroom if they arrive after 8:15 a.m. They will need to go directly to the Main Office to pick-up a tardy pass. Your support in maintaining accurate records is important for many reasons, including safety, funding, and enrollment. Make sure you are signing your attendance sheets on a weekly basis. We need to keep all of this information documented and filed.