October Newsletter

Thank you to everyone for attending conferences. I hope it provided you with valuable information about your children and what they will be learning this year and how you can support them. This trimester we have focused on Safety, we are now moving into Responsibility as our school focus for trimester 2. I’d like to thank our Parent Greeters for welcoming our students every morning. Thank you to everyone for being supportive and role models during dismissal. We Appreciate Your Support! Attendance is crucial we encourage daily attendance – if your child is out, please call the office to report an absence.

Important Dates

  • Monday, October 7: No school
  • Saturday, October 12: Saturday School
  • Friday, October 18: Recognition Assembly
  • Friday, October 18: Fall Festival 5:00 – 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 23: Minimum Day (12:19 pm)
  • Friday, November 1: No School

Instructional Focus Around Campus

We continue to focus on:

Small group instruction: Daily 5 learning stations to support student decoding and comprehension.

Intervention: Students who need extra assistance are being supported during Intervention time blocks in class and with our Intervention TOSA.

Newcomers: students new to the country get additional instruction with our TOSA in language development.

Schoolwide Diagnostic assessments were given to identify students in need of language, reading, or social-emotional support. Students requiring support were met with at conferences and will be getting specific instruction in their area of need through an Action Plan.

Little Gators Preschool Update

Hearing, Vision, Smell, Taste & Touch

In PK, we are fully engaged in learning school routines and building our sense of school community. We sing a song about being a “School Family”. Our Second Step lessons help us learn through puppets, songs, and active brain builders. Our fall month themes will center on: Family, Community Helpers, and Five Senses. Through Math and literacy experiences; we will be hosting a delicious apple tasting lesson this month!

Field Trip & Assemblies

The Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 17, 2019

National Walk to School Day
October 2 – 8:15 – 8:50 am

Discovery Cube Water
Assembly 10/2, Grade 6, 10/9 Grade 5
Field Trip 10/18 Grade 5, 10/23 Grade 6

Irvine Regional Park
Field Trip 10/4 Grade 4

Rancho Sonado
Field Trip 10/10 Grade 5

Waterology
Assembly 10/15 TK-2

ITO Traveling Scientist
Assembly 10/22 Grade 5

Wild Wetlands
Field Trip 10/31 Grade 3

Ford Co. Mentoring O.C. Grip
10/4 1:45 – 3:15

Gauer Glee
Junior Grades 3-4 (Tuesday)
Senior Grades 5-6 (Thursday)
3:25 – 4:10

Parent Learning & Tips of the Month

Parent Training/Workshops

Family Literacy Parent Workshop
Thursdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, from 9:00 – 11:00 am

PTA Meeting
Monday, October 14, from 9:00 – 10:00 am

Family Fun Day
Friday, October 25, from 8:50 – 9:30 am

Nurse Suzy’s Workshop
October 4, from 9:00 – 10:00am

Cafecito with The Counselor
October 11, from 9:00 – 10:00 / Bullying

SSC/ELAC Meeting
October 17, from 8:00 -9:00am

Ms. Alexis’ Behavioral Zone

You don’t have to see the whole staircase just take the first step”

Martin Luther King Jr.

Our Start With Hello (SWH) Club has been a great success. Thank you for all your help!

Upcoming events and activities!

  • 10/5 – World Teacher Day
  • 10/19 – National New Friends Day
  • 10/23 – Unity Day (Wear Orange)
  • 10/28 – National First Responders Day

Lunch Club

Monday & Thursday 1st, 2nd grades

Tuesday & Friday 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades

Friday TK, K grades

New Student Clubs

Salvaging Sisterhood Grades 4th – 6th

Boys Club Grades 4th-6th

Chess Club

Nurse Suzy's Health Tips

“Shoo the Flu & stay Healthy”

  1. Wash your hands regularly to prevent germs.
  2. The flu vaccine protects your friends & family.
  3. Cough or sneeze into an elbow.
  4. Fruits/vegetables provide vitamins and antioxidants to strengthens immunity!
  5. Rest and sleep is the best medicine.
  6. Activity to boosts the immune system.
  7. Stay hydrated; drink plenty of water daily.