We have entered into the month of February and this signals the end of the second trimester. This second trimester has seen its challenges for students. We have worked hard to stay focused on academics and remind students of the importance of a strong second trimester. This is especially important for our 8th graders, as these are the grades that are sent to tie high schools for placement purposes. Deficiency notices were sent on Friday, January 30th. Please log on to the Parent or Student Portal to check on your student’s current status at https://alsd.illuminatehc.com. It’s not too late to work hard and make a difference before the end of the trimester!
The second trimester ends on February 20th and grades will be mailed home on February 28th. As we near the end of school, we are closely monitoring and meeting with our 8th grade students who are in danger of not meeting 8th grade promotion requirements. We encourage these students to participate in our after school classes that are available to assist students in improving their grades. We encourage you to monitor your student’s progress for a strong finish to this trimester.
February is a busy month outside of the classroom as well. The Warrior of the Trimester Breakfast will take place on February 20th at 7:15am, for select students. We also hold Positive Conferences on that day to recognize students who have made solid gains this trimester. The Valentine’s Day Dance celebrates Valentine’s Day for our students on Wednesday, February 11th. Both the 9th and 16th are school holidays celebrating Lincoln’s Birthday and President’s Day. We have over 200 CJSF students attending Knott’s Berry Farm on February 27th.
We are in the beginning stages of planning our 8th grade End of Year Party. Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:00pm in the MPR. If you are interested in helping to make this a memorable event for our 8th grade students, you may come to the planning meeting or contact one of our chairpersons by email at the following addresses: Heather Her at firstname.lastname@example.org and Sharon Brown at Brownie6478@aol.com.
Our PTSA is hard at work supporting our school. A pizza party lunch was held recently for all of our students who met the sales requirement for the See’s Candy fundraiser. In addition, we celebrate our four students who advanced to the district level in the PTA Reflections Program. Congratulations to the Reflections winners: Bailey Rodriguez and Yonatan Shoshan, 7th grade - Visual Arts; Connor Goehring and Alex Cardenas, 7th grade – Literature. Keep your eye open for information regarding our first Color Run Fundraiser, which will take place in early March. The kick off will be held on February 20th. We thank our PTSA and all families who give so generously to our school to support programs.
We ask that you continue to encourage your child to set goals for themselves and strive to be their personal best by staying connected in school. Urge your student to participate in after-school sports or join one of the many clubs. We believe that ALJH is an outstanding school with an incredible staff, hardworking students, and dedicated parents. We thank you for your continued support.