Principal's Newsletter

March 6, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Adelante Selby Spanish Immersion Families,

I hope everyone is doing well. Our school year is going by quickly with the Second Trimester ending this Thursday, March 9th. Parent Teacher conference week will be from Monday, March 21- Friday, March 24th with Early Dismissal days at 1:25 all week(TK at 12:45). Please remember the earlier pick up time at 1:25 PM for transportation purposes and so your child does not have to wait a long time for pick up. For this round of conferences, not everyone will have a conference. Teachers will only schedule conferences if they want to meet with a parent for a specific reason(s) or the parent requests a conference. We will be sending the 2nd Trimester Progress Reports/Report Cards home in the mail on Friday, March 17th.

i-Ready Testing for 1st-5th Graders March 7-March 17th

Our 2nd-5th grade students will take the i-Ready Language Arts test March 7-10th, and the 1st-5th grade students will take the i-Ready Math test on March 14-17th. Parents, please make sure your child is at school on time and has a good night's sleep and breakfast.

What is i-Ready again?? i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine your child’s strengths and areas for growth, personalize their learning, and monitor their progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet your child where they are and provides us with data to inform instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student receives is based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier ones. The purpose of this is not to give your child a score or grade but to determine how to best support their learning.

i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. These lessons are interactive and provide strategic supports to keep your child engaged as they learn.

What can I do to help?

To help prepare your child for the i-Ready Diagnostic, encourage them to:

  • Get a good night’s sleep, and eat a full breakfast the day of the assessment.
  • Try their best on each question and try not to rush.
  • Try not to worry about questions they do not know—remind them that it is expected they will get only about half of the questions correct.
  • Be respectful of other students who take longer to finish.

To support your child’s learning i-Ready at home, you can:

  • Discuss your child’s progress on their i-Ready lessons.
  • Celebrate your child’s learning and growth.
  • Encourage them to use i-Ready at home.

Familias Unidas

Secundino Zuno from Familías Unidas reports that they are off to a great start to our Familias Unidas workshop and want to share what has been going on in our community! We recently distributed materials that our families will need for this workshop of Familias Unidas which will focus on math in addition to our core mission of sharing the importance of reading, health and well-being to achieve goals such as academic achievement and living a healthy life. The materials include school supplies, books, and all materials for math games and projects they will work on together as a family. And importantly. a lot of books to inspire readers! “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!” We want to give a special thank you to the San Mateo County North Fair Oaks Library for their partnership with our Materials Distribution.

Parents Save the Date! TK, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade Dance Performances at Carrington Hall on the Sequoia High School Campus

The TK, Kindergarten, and First grade Dance performances will be at 6:30 pm on March 28th at Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School. Parents please use the link for details and to buy tickets.

Science Fair/STEAM Night

The 2nd-5th grade Science Fair and Family STEAM night will be on Thursday, April 20th. Parents we need your help making sure your child signs up to participate. Parent volunteer Arnuj Gaggar is coordinating this event and made presentations in all the classrooms this week. He needs to know how many kits and presentation boards to prepare. He also still needs more volunteers to help prepare and organize the wonderful event. Our STEAM Lab Teacher David Hopper will be coordinating the Family STEAM night. We also need volunteers for Family STEAM night if you would be will to help do a STEAM related presentation and display, or just help set up or clean up.

It’s Yearbook Time! Share your photos NOW!

Our wonderful yearbook volunteer Penny Cifuentes is hard at work putting this year’s yearbook together and she needs your photos! You can send them to her by uploading them through the form below.

Click here to upload your photos for the yearbook

Yearbook ordering information:

This year’s yearbooks will include 2 Custom Pages so you can personalize your yearbook! Custom pages are FREE and are printed ONLY in your book.

Yearbooks can be ordered directly through our company, Treering. To purchase & customize your yearbook, go to: and enter your school’s passcode: 101665759463967

Regular price: $26.00

Create Custom Pages for the Yearbook by: Apr 19

New Alebrije Spirit Wear is in Stock! Show Your School Pride and Spirit!

Our spirit wear store is stocked with new, in-stock items, including tees, sweatshirts, shorts, and hats. Order today! If you placed an order in 2022 and haven’t received your item(s) yet, please contact our Spirit Wear lead, Elizabeth, at Mari Abundiz is in charge of the delivery of the Spirit Wear here at school to the students. Show your Alebrije/School Pride and order your Spirit Wear here:

School Dress Code Reminder

A reminder to all parents that sweaters, hoodies, sweatshirts can be: black, white, grey, yellow, or navy blue. Recently, a few parents were asking about whether a zippered hoodie sweatshirt is considered a jacket/coat and it is not. Jackets/Coats normally have much heavier material and are not made with a cotton fabric like a hoodie sweatshirt. Please do your best to ensure your child is coming to school following our dress code. Our Family Center received a large donation of clothing for any family that needs help with clothing that falls within our dress code.

Child Nutrition Services: Breakfast and Lunch Menus

A healthy body fosters a healthy and focused mind. Well-rounded meals served in RCSD school cafeterias are created using USDA nutrition guidelines as well as “kid-approved” recipes. Whole grains, milk, fresh produce, protein, and healthy fats containing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are the stars of the breakfast and lunch menu items. Studies show that good eating habits and healthy behaviors are connected to academic achievement. Meals provided by Child Nutrition Services help to shape lifelong healthy habits. All students have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch for free again this year through our Child Nutrition Services.

Here are the menus:

2022-23 COVID Protocols in Our School

The Redwood City School District (RCSD) is following recommendations from the San Mateo County Office of Education’s (SMCOE) COVID-19 Safe Schools Framework, which was developed for 2022-23 in consultation with San Mateo County Health (SMCH), reflecting guidance for schools and districts including from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). You can find our District’s 2022-23 protocols on the RCSD website here.

Highlights from the District Protocols:

  • Masking is "personal preference" for both students and staff indoors.
  • Use this LINK to report if your child(ren) tests positive
  • There will be school wide general notification of positive case(s) via email/text message.

Here is the most recent update from the district: Covid Protocols

Sequoia Healthcare District and the Parent Venture Education Workshops

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

The Power of Quiet Leadership: Setting the Stage for Introverts to Thrive

Heidi Kasevich, PhD, Author/Educator, Founder, Kase Leadership Method

Thursday, March 9, 2023, 6:00pm – 7:00pm PDT, Online Event (Live)


How can we set the stage for introverts to thrive? Dr. Heidi Kasevich, creator of the Quiet Ambassador Program for Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, will explore strategies to help introverts leverage their natural strengths, step outside their comfort zones with authenticity, and restore their internal energy.

Growing All the Time: Four Insights from Child Development that Made Me a Better Parent

Deborah Farmer Kris, Child Development Expert, Founder, Parenthood365 Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:30pm – 6:30pm PT, Online Event (Live)


Kids don’t come with instruction manuals. But when parents learn a little something about child development, we can use those insights to support our kids.

Join Deborah Farmer Kris, child development expert, for an engaging exploration of four key lessons drawn from cognitive science — lessons that can help kids thrive academically and navigate social and emotional challenges.

Office Hours

Our school office hours are 8:00-4:00pm.

Please visit our school website , Adelante Selby Facebook Page and our PTO/Unidos webpage and social media accounts:, Facebook and Instagram for more information.


Director Warren

March Dates

  • Tuesday, March 7: Unidos PTO Meeting: Library, 5:30-7:30pm or via Google Meet
  • Thursday, March 9: Food Distribution 2:45-5:00pm, High quality protein, veggies and fruit!
  • Friday, March 10: iSing Family Folkdance/Concert 5:30-7:30 pm in Cafeteria.
  • Sunday March 12: Daylight Savings Begins: Remember the Clock Springs Forward 1 hour!
  • Friday, March 17: 2nd Trimester Report Cards Mailed Home
  • Friday, March 17: Green Day: Students may wear green for St Patrick's Day or Dress Code
  • Monday, March 20-Friday, March 24: Parent Teacher Conferences: Student Dismissal 1:25
  • Thursday, March 23: Food Distribution 2:45-5:00pm, High quality protein,veggiesand fruit!
  • Friday, March 24: "Anything But A Backpack" theme Spirit Day or students follow dress code.
  • Monday, March 27: ELAC Parent Meeting 8:45am: STEAM Lab
  • Tuesday, March 28th: TK, K, 1st grade Dance Performances at Carrington Hall at Sequoia High School Campus: 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 29: School Site Council Meeting, 3:00pm in Room 402
  • Friday, March 31: Free Dress Day(Last Friday of the month)

4th Grade, Maestra Bravo Class: Landforms Project Gallery Walk Photos

Principal's Coffee Photos

1st Grade "Now and Long Ago" Unit Photos

National Urban Alliance: Robert Price Guest Teacher Modeling Thinking Maps in 3rd-5th grades

PBIS: Students Caught Being Safe; Responsible; Respectful; Friendly and Caring; and Focused