Welcome to April!
Hello Knox Families!
Welcome back from Spring Break. I hope that everyone had a restful week off. We have about 10 weeks left in the school year and a lot of exciting things going on. During the month of March, our school site was awarded another $30,000 professional development grant in mathematics. This school year, Knox has received over $137,000 in grant funding!
During the month of March, we celebrated Read Across America by reading to the students at Baker Elementary. Our ASB also supported the students at Chavez Elementary with their annual march.
We also finished up our school-wide read aloud of Milkweed and all students had the opportunity to participate in the Butterfly Project. Our 700 ceramic butterflies will soon be displayed in the auditorium, as a memorial to the children that lost their lives during the Holocaust.
This month our state SBAC testing begins. Please see the links below for our testing schedule and for the online practice test. It is important that students get a good night's rest and arrive on time for breakfast each day of testing.
8th grade parents, this is a reminder that in order for your student to participate in the Knox promotion ceremony, they must be passing all of their classes on June 4th at 4pm in Power School.
Supporting your middle school student with reading at home:
All Knox students will have nightly math homework. Homework is assigned from a math packet that is given to the students at the start of each chapter. Math tutoring is EVERY Tuesday in room S4 from 3:10-4:10. The late bus departs at 4:15 pm.
Please check your child's planner nightly. They should be recording their homework assignments there.
Please log into Power School Parent Portal to monitor your student's grades.
Thank you for all of your support and collaboration!
Knox @ Baker Elementary-Read Across America
Knox V Montgomery Basketball
Progress Report 3 Pep Rally!
Jimmie Johnson Library Grant Update
Coming Spring 2019!! Annie Jr.
English Language Arts Update
Our Knox students are reading, reading, reading! All students have had a chance to visit the new library and have checked out independent reading books. Our students are VERY excited about all of the new books available in the library. All students should be reading at home for 20 minutes a night.
We encourage all students to read for 20 minutes a night independently. Students can check out books during Advisory or lunch time.
Ms. Lapp has also started a book club before school on Thursdays. The students are starting their next novel now. Please reach out to Ms. Lapp if you would like your student to take part in this special opportunity (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To support literacy at home, read articles together with your child online:
Our Knox focus for the year will continue to be engaging all of our students as readers and writers in all classes.
Current Units of Study:
Knox ELA teachers implement the Engage NY Common Core Curriculum in their classes. Please click the links above to learn more about what your student is learning in English Language Arts class.
School-wide Focus on Reading and Writing
AAAE Conference 2019
Knox is very excited to receive a $30,000 math coaching grant for the 2019-2020 school year. This coaching grant will support our team (Admin and teachers) in continued collaboration and professional growth with CPM math!
Each student is given a math packet at the start of the Chapter. Please ask your student to show you their math work in their journal and their packet. As a reminder, students have math homework every night. Math tutoring is offered on Tuesdays after school in room S4.
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.
To get a copy of your password, please call 619-344-5500 or email email@example.com Attend our parent workshop on 9/26 to learn more! Passwords were sent home on Friday 9/21 in Advisory and given at Back to School Night
We will continue to provide incentives to students that clear all of their missed days, showing responsible attendance!
School is open Saturday and Sunday!
We are open this month on these weekend dates:
Each session will clear 1 full day absence and 3 tardies.
Happening on Campus this Month
4/2-Knox students to Sea World Ocean Link
4/3-Knox students to Sea World Ocean Link
4/3-Knox V Montgomery Middle (Basketball and Soccer)- Lincoln Old Gym and Soccer Field-3:30pm
4/9-Safari Park Trip
4/10-7th Grade to Safari park
4/12-Knox students to Special Olympics @ Pershing Middle
4/23-USD tour and baseball game
4/24-Knox Circle Leaders to Lincoln
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. In addition, students may not ride Bird scooters or any other electronic scooters to or from campus. Per Bird Company policy, riders must be 18 yrs old.
Electronic scooters are not permitted near campus. Students are not permitted to ride electronic scooters.
SAVE THE DATE
April Lincoln Cluster Meeting
Monday, April 8th, 5:30pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Join our monthly parent events!
Knox Food Pantry and Parent Circle- Room 15
Wednesday, April 10th, 8:45am
Room 15 @ Knox
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8:45-9:30 Knox Parent Room 15
9:45-10:45- Knox Food Pantry
Please bring your empty grocery bags.
Knox Food Pantry and parent Circle
Wednesday, April 24th, 8:45pm
1098 South 49th Street
San Diego, CA
Knox Basketball and Soccer Games- Knox v Montgomery Middle
Wednesday, April 3rd, 3:30-5:30pm
Old Gym Lincoln HS
Key Contacts At Knox:
Vice Principal- Angelica Hueso-Garcia- firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Counselor-M-Z- Lori Watkins- email@example.com
Counselor- A-L- Sherri Penaloza- firstname.lastname@example.org
Restorative Practices Coordinator-Jeff Ponsford- email@example.com
Registration/Attendance-Leticia Alva Sanchez- firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Tech- Power School Parent Portal- Kristen Ojetti- email@example.com
Admin Assist-Linda Dozier- firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent Liason- Oneida Barrera- email@example.com