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.
- 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
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
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
Field Trip 10/10 Grade 5
Assembly 10/15 TK-2
ITO Traveling Scientist
Assembly 10/22 Grade 5
Field Trip 10/31 Grade 3
Ford Co. Mentoring O.C. Grip
10/4 1:45 – 3:15
Junior Grades 3-4 (Tuesday)
Senior Grades 5-6 (Thursday)
3:25 – 4:10
Parent Learning & Tips of the Month
Family Literacy Parent Workshop
Thursdays: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, from 9:00 – 11:00 am
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
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
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
Nurse Suzy’s Health Tips
“Shoo the Flu & stay Healthy”
- Wash your hands regularly to prevent germs.
- The flu vaccine protects your friends & family.
- Cough or sneeze into an elbow.
- Fruits/vegetables provide vitamins and antioxidants to strengthens immunity!
- Rest and sleep is the best medicine.
- Activity to boosts the immune system.
- Stay hydrated; drink plenty of water daily.