Fammatre Newsletter

November 4th, 2022

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Sun., 11/6: Daylight Savings Ends

Mon., 11/7: Home & School Club Meeting 7:00pm

Wed., 11/9: Literacy Night: Grades K-2 5:30-6:30pm

Thurs., 11/10: School Board Open Office Hours: at Sartorette 7:30am-9:00am

Thurs., 11/10: Hour of Code in school cafeteria 6-8pm

Fri., 11/11: No School -Veterans Day

11/14-11/18: Book Faire in Library after school

Mon., 11/14: Family Dinner Night: Willow Street Pizza

Mon.,11/14: School Board Open Office Hours: at Steindorf 3:00-4:30pm

Thurs., 11/17: Picture Re-Take Day

Fri., 11/18: Spirit Day: Sports Day

No School Friday, Nov. 11th

School will be closed next Friday, November 11th, in honor of Veteran's Day. We thank and appreciate all who have served in our military forces.

Family Literacy Night: Wed., Nov. 9th

Attention families of Kindergarten through 2nd graders: Be sure to join us for our first Family Literacy Night of the school year next Wednesday, November 9th, from 5:30-6:30pm in our school cafeteria. Enjoy read-alouds and learn how to support students' literacy at home! Families will rotate through 3 different classrooms and watch teachers lead reading/writing activities that caregivers can mimic at home.

If interested you must RSVP by today (Friday, Nov., 4th) to Mrs. Erich at erichj@cambriansd.com

Be sure to let her know your child's name, the number of caregivers attending and if you are interested in a translator.

Students of the Month: October

Congratulations to our October Students of the Month. Students were chosen by their teachers for being Kind and Inclusive at school - one of our 4 B's.

First Grade: Tristan T., Elliott C., & Sydney C.

Second Grade: Adriana C., Jack Mc., & Adam N.

Third Grade: Bryce J., Mason C., & Savin C.

Fourth Grade: Brooklyn K. & Charlie W. & Kyron R.

Fifth Grade: Cameron T., Austin K., & Kaley V.

Principal Memo

It was so much fun to see the students dressed up on Monday. The costume parade allowed students to share an appreciation of each other's costumes and come together as a community. I am happy to share we made it through the day without any major costume issues!

Tuesday, students stayed home while teachers came to school to learn. Overall, I have heard staff appreciated the time to learn together and develop ideas of how we can help all our students learn.

Wednesday we had our first rain of the year during lunchtime! The kindergartners were surprised when the clouds opened up and started raining on them as they ate. Our quick noon duty supervisors had the children go to the nearest sheltered spots to allow them to finish eating before heading back to the classrooms. Our cafeteria staff, custodian, and I hurried to get the tables and benches pulled down to prepare the rest of our students to have their first indoor lunch of the year. Thank goodness we are able to be flexible!

Thursday evening we honored our fourth-grade district student of the month. On Friday, our week ended with our Morning Assembly out on the back playground. I spoke to the students about potentially bringing our extra candy to school to send off to donate to people that were not able to trick or treat. This could be to troops overseas or possibly other countries. I will research our options and let the students vote on the recipients next week. The other topic I spoke about was remembering to use our words with friends. We see a lot of physical reactions when students are having big emotions. Please practice scenarios with your students at home to help us support their social-emotional learning.

This Sunday, our clocks will FALL backward, giving us an additional hour. I am hopeful this helps all of our students arrive at school on time next week. Remember, the gates open at 8:05. Students are able to wait on campus until their classroom doors open. Last week we averaged 30 tardy students daily. Please make sure your students arrive with enough time to get to class by 8:15 so they do not miss out on learning opportunities.

Next week holds many exciting opportunities. Monday is our Home and School Club meeting, Wednesday is our first Literacy Night for Kindergarteners thru 2nd graders and their parents. Thursday we have a school assembly planned during the day and then we will also have the Hour of Code event in the evening. Please make sure you register for the evening events! Friday is a holiday for all.

Please Take Parent Climate Survey

In alignment with our Local Control & Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals and initiatives to ensure positive academic, social-emotional, and behavioral learning, this survey is intended to understand parent perception of progress toward academic achievement, practical instruction, a positive environment, and strong community engagement at Fammatre. The survey is linked below. Submit the completed survey by Monday, Nov 7th.

Parent Survey

Have a great weekend and rest up! Next week is going to be busy!


Samantha Haley

Lost & Found, Water Bottles & Lunch boxes

Lost and Found box and racks are overflowing. Please stop by to see if you might find some long-lost items. We will be donating all items soon. A community member will be sending the clothing items to a region in Africa and the food storage items will be donated to a local organization.

Our Water Bottle collection is growing!

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Lost & Found Coats & Sweatshirts

Please check out our Lost and Found Coat Rack!... Items will be donated on Nov. 18th.
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District Science Adoption: Parents Needed

Cambrian School District is in the process of adopting new K-8 science curriculum that meets Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Parents are needed to share their perspectives on what they want from new science curriculum. There will be four meetings in total. The first meeting will be on Monday, November 7, 3:30-5pm, at Professional Development Center at the School District Office. Additional opportunities to be part of the conversation will be in January, April, and May. Please email Principal Stein at steind@cambriansd.com if you are interested in participating.

Family Code Night

Family Code Night

Family Code Night is coming Thurs., Nov 10th from 6:30 to 8:00pm in our Cafeteria! Bring your parents and team up to solve some fun coding puzzles and challenges at your own pace! No coding experience needed and we'll provide the computer. See you there!

  • Family Code Night is a FREE family event held at each school site, where you will play in parent-child teams to complete fun Code.org puzzles and challenges at your own pace, and learn core concepts in coding at the same time!

  • No coding experience is needed and laptops will be available for use. This is a great experience to share with your kids. This event is inspired by the Hour of Code from Code.org®.

Please register here! We hope to see you there!

School Board Office Hours

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Picture Re-Take Day: Nov. 17th

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Home & School Club Corner

Nov 7th: HSC Meeting (live streamed & recorded on HSC Facebook group)

Nov 14th: Willow Street Family Dinner Night

Nov 14-18 Scholastic Book Fair

Be sure to join our Facebook group: Fammatre HSC, for the latest updates and to watch the monthly HSC meetings live streamed.

Also check our Home & School Club website regularly for HSC updates, access to the HSC store, and more! www.fammatrehsc.com

Family Dinner Night Out: Mon., Nov. 14th

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Yearbook Pre-Orders 22-23

Yearbooks can be purchased online only at https://yearbookforever.com for $30.00 starting in November. The HSC is covering the online service fee through the end of the year. Starting Jan. 1st, 2023, the yearbooks will be $32.75 each.

Personalized dedications can be purchased for 5th grade students only. To purchase a personalized dedication for your 5th grade student, please click "Get Started" under the Create Recognition Ad. Dedications are $10.00 and are limited.

If you have photos for the yearbook, please email them to fammatreyearbook@gmail.com

Fammatre Giving Campaign

We are still accepting donations for the 22-23 school year. Log on to the Fammatre Home & School Club website for more information. Fammatre School Giving Campaign Link

November Lunch Menu

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