September 3, 2022
This past week we had Ms. Liz Wolfe visit our classrooms. She got to see Taft students engaged in learning. Students working collaboratively in creating classroom norms to working in partners and having conversations about specific topics. It was great to see our students so engaged in learning and happy to be in school.
Thank you to all the families who were able to attend Back to School Night. We appreciate that you were able to visit with the teachers and learn what each grade level will be learning.
If you have concerns or questions about your child, we encourage you to make an appointment with the teacher so that you can share concerns or ask questions. Each teacher sends out information through text apps and hopefully you have all been able to connect with them through the Remind App for lower grades.
Thank you to all the families who continue to drop off students safely on 10th Ave.
Just a quick reminder that the drop off zone has been working much better this year as many families are able to pull up and stop to drop off their children, as well as pick up. We continue to have families park in the middle of the street on the left side of Bay and drop students off, this is not a safe manner to drop students off as they will need to walk to the cross walk to cross safely across the street. We also need to remind everyone that a U-Turn is illegal on 10th Ave and we continue to remind families to please not make a U-Turn.
DOG FREE ZONE
All schools are dog free zones so please do not bring your dog onto campus or when dropping off or picking up students. We understand that your pet is part of your family, but with many children coming onto campus and leaving campus it is important that we continue to be a safe zone for all children. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME.
MOTOR BIKE, BIKE, SCOOTER FREE ZONE
All schools are also are WHEEL Free zones on campus. So if your child comes to school on a bike , scooter, small motorized vehicle , please note that while on campus these items are not allowed to be used, they must be walked. For students who may ride their bike to school we do have an enclosed area for bikes near the 400 building.
Back to School Night
This months character trait focus is "Respect". We want all students to continue to learn about how Respect is an important trait that all should demonstrate.
Some important attributes about respect are the following: Video on respect
1. Be grateful
2. Understand Different Perspectives
3. Follow rules
4. Practice good manners song link
5. Think about body language: Our body language communicates to others, what we say, tone of voice, eye contact
6. Agree to disagree
These values allow us to show respect and support our students to learn to problem solve.
PTO (Parent Teacher Organization
These positions are based on volunteers.
Some events that PTO support at Taft have been our Fall Festival and our Walk -a-thon. We currently do not have a PTO so we are not able to have a Fall Festival.
If you are interested in please fill out the following questionnaire. Here is the Link: https://forms.gle/crC9wtpPyyRKmvjq6
Reporting an absence
By phone: 650-482-2416
Google form link https://forms.gle/5cy3enb6TYaeXief8
Video on how to become a school volunteer
You can also use the QR code to see the video.
Taft Family Center
Coordinator: Elsa Aispuro
Taft Parent Handbook
Please visit this link to view our Student Parent Handbook. All information in regards to school is in it.
Some information in the handbook:
- School vision and mission
- Bell Schedule
- Minimum Days Schedule
- School Policies
- Family Center resources
Parent Student Handbook link