The Gompers GATOR Bulletin 8/2/2019

#thisiswhywedothis...#180daysofwhy......#studentsareourwhy

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Notes from Dr. Miller

Dear Gompers K8 Parent Community,


Welcome Back and Welcome to the 2019-20 School Year! It's going to be a FANTASTIC year in #GatorNation! !!


It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming principal of Gompers K8. It is truly an honor to become a part of the Gompers family and community. I hear such great accolades about Gompers students, staff and parent community....soooooooo excited to begin our journey together!


I look forward to meeting all of you and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share.


In closing, Gomper GATORS are going G- R- E- E - N!


Respectfully,


Dr. Damita Myers-Miller - dmyersmiller@lbschools.net


#studentsaremywhy #180daysofwhy #thisiswhywedothis

GOMPERS GATORS gooooo GREEN??!!!! Ohhhh Yeah GREEN!!!!

As a K-8 school community, Gompers will have a common language of expectations for our students, Guidelines for Success (GFS) aka as GREEN. Our GFS common language of scholarly achievement, social, behavior and civic engagement expectations supports a school that has the same message for all 750 student's success. Students will be held to the expectation of having Gompers PRIDE by following the GFS as identified through the acronym of GREEN.


Definition for Gompers Gators "go" GREEN

G = GRIT..going the extra mile, persevering to achieve

R = RESPONSIBILITY...accountable to one's actions in scholarship, social and behavior

E = EXPECTATIONS...belief that all can achieve to their maximum potential

E = ETHICS...doing what is right when no one is looking

N = NEIGHBORLY...caring about our community


K-8 - Implementation, and Support of GREEN:

1. Green Expectation Assemblies annually:

September, January, April, and June


2. Caught Being a GREEN GATOR Slips - K-8 Students will be acknowledged by all staff for following the GREEN expectations in the common areas: playground, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms with a GREEN slip. Students will submit their GREEN slips into the office for a weekly prize drawing.


3. Monthly GATOR "GREEN" Student of the Monthly Assemblies

The last Friday of each month Gompers will reinstitute student of the month assemblies recognizing select students for being exemplary models of GREEN expectations. A separate trait will be recognized each month ie. G for September, R for October, etc... The assemblies will rotate between morning and afternoon assembly times to support school structures.

Dr. Miller's 1st Coffee Hour - Meet and Greet 8/23

Dr. Miller welcomes all parents for an introductory "coffee hour - meet and greet".


Looking forward to meeting all my Gator community parents. We will chat about her past experiences, learn from parents/community the history of Gompers and discuss our partnership in collaboration for the work ahead at Gompers.


Time: 9:00 - 10:30 am - Where: Library

Hope to see you there!!!

Parent Opening of School Informational Packet

The opening informational packet for details regarding school expectations, structures and protocols of practice will be available digitally and hardcopy for the 2019-20 school year:


Please return the last page of the opening packet that acknowledges all the signatures to your child's classroom teacher (ES) and 4th-period teacher (MS).


*Please note next year (2020-21), the opening packet will only be available digitally and parents/guardian will be required to print the last page and submit signature page*

Please Read the below information carefully.....Thanks!

Scholarly "Daily" Dress for Success for Gomper Gators

Each and every day Gompers students are expected to be scholarly dressed for school success. Scholarly dress is defined as school uniform and abiding with LBUSD DRESS CODE (Board Policy):


Tops - Collard Shirts: Red, White, and Blue "uniform" Shirts

Bottom - Uniform pants and shorts No Jeans

Outwear - School Spirit Hoddies/Sweatshirts is highly preferred


Daily School Uniforms - Monday - Friday

or "weekly" School Uniform Spirit Day -

Friday - Gator Nation Day - Wear your Gator T-SHIRT & Uniform Botton/Blue Jeans (Friday ONLY)


SPIRIT WEEK and "special" SPIRIT Days will be announced throughout the year. Spirit Days will include "spirited tops" not bottoms; the uniform bottoms will still apply.

Safety and Security

EVC "buzz" system

LBUSD has installed a camera buzzer system for all schools to be used during the school day to support the safety and security of students and staff. All visitors to the campus during the school day will be required to enter through the school's front door and be buzzed to enter the office/campus.


Identification required for Early PickUp of students

Parents/Guardians will be required to show identification to pick their students up early from campus.


VIPs -

All VIPs are required to sign in the office upon each visit to the campus and wear their name tag while on campus.


Campus Gates in the morning:

Gates to the campus are open through the entrance of the playground on Dunrobin Ave ONLY (by the park).


Student/Morning Drop Off Off -

Campus Supervision of students does not begin until 8:15 each morning. Students should enter through the playground entrance on Dunrobin Ave.


Afternoon PickUp -

Campus supervision of student ends at 4:00pm

Playground closes at 4:00.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PTA

Gompers PTA is AWESOME and we are lucky to have such a hardworking PTA Board and members in service for our school community.


PTA "MONTHLY" GAZETTE NEWS will be an embedded link in the weekly "online" GATOR parent bulletin beginning September 2019:


PTA news can also 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


PTA Memberships:

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


PTA general member meetings:

1st meeting - September 12 @ 6:30 in the library - 6:30 - 7:30 pm


Our school functions GREATER for students when we are all working COLLABORATIVELY for its SUCCESS!!

Weekly - Communication Avenues for Gompers Parents/Guardians

Every Friday and Sunday evening check your email and or phone text messages for the Gompers GATOR "online" Bulletin for the upcoming week's information!


All information pertaining to the Gompers school community will come through this mode of communication. The Gompers Gator Bulletin is our primary school sanction communication tool. The PTA Gazette will also be embedded in this document for easy access as well.


Please familiarize yourself with referencing online platform mediums.


Throughout the year, a very limited number of messages and or reminders will be sent through a hard copy/paper to parents.


Lastly, The Gompers GATOR Bulletin will also be placed on the website each week.

Be in the Know: Schoolwide Events and LBUSD News