Principal’s Message for May 2019:
This is it! Our final newsletter for our final month of the 2018-19 school year. What an exceptional year this has been. The end of the year tends to be exceptionally packed, and 2018 is no exception. Recently, our 3rd through 6th graders have been tackling the state testing, or CAASPP. Additionally, our fifth graders are taking our state’s new science test, the CAST, which aligns with the recently released Next Generation Science Standards. Let’s throw in our recent Rotary Track Meet, Open House, AR Parties, GATE field trip to Quakes game, GATE egg drop, our band concert, the Family Picnic and Talent Show, Staff Appreciation Weeks, and of course all of our fun events to celebrate the finale of our sixth graders’ journey.
ILLUMINATE PARENT PORTAL: On May 1st, all families received a letter notifying them to update information on the Illuminate Parent Portal. The window will be open from May 1st to May 31st. As a reminder, you must update the information in the portal even if none of your information has changed since last year. Here are two important pieces of information I want to be clear about:
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2019-20: Amongst the changes coming for the 19-20 school year, look for our assistant principal, Mrs. Peralta, to be in the office more and out of the classroom teaching role. Mrs. Peralta will equally split her hours between her duties in the front office and as our certificated instructor in the Title 1 Program. Mrs. Peralta will be the lead teacher in the Literacy Lab, which will be moving into Room M8. We thank our PTA for being flexible and giving up the space they have had in M8 these past two years. The Literacy Lab is moving out of Room 17 to facilitate a few other classroom moves that will be happening (those details to be revealed when we come back in August). The other big change for the upcoming school year is a bittersweet one for me, and I will always miss The Finest Elementary School in the Land.
Schoolwide AR Update:
As of May 8th, we have 134,571,357. This is an all-time record for us and an achievement we are immensely proud of. As of today, we have THIRTY-NINE members of our Millionaire’s Club- also a record. In order of words read, they are: Chloe Madrid, Kevin Liu, Zander Carrera, Gianna Carson (3rd grader!), Cooper Hays, Maxx Alfonso, Katelyn Shepherd, Brody Blanchard, Lyla Pinedo, Nina Wood, Sarah Real, Mateo Monge, Faye Meza, Raneem Jrajrah, Lilu Baimenova, Logan Shipley, Grace Holcomb (3rd grader!), Brandon Connell, Aden Lustig, Zoelle Gibbons, Makenzie Blanchard (3rd grader!), Myles Parker, William Gonzalez, Jason M. Verkler, Jr., KC Eze (3rd grader!), Sean De Anda, Liam Nissley, Connor Smith, Kendra Cummings, Rantej Singh, Allisson Fuentes-Sanchez, Joy Ayad, Melanie Huizar (3rd grader!), Kevin Nguyen, Noah Coleman (3rd grader!), Nathaniel de la Cruz, Thomas Kabia (2ND GRADER!), Asya Milbes (3rd grader!), and Lindsey Varner. We still have a few students who could become members of The Millionaire’s Club before the end of the year. There is still time as students can make the lunch until May 10th at 2:30 PM. We are extremely proud of our school for all of our words, and even more ecstatic about our Millionaire’s Club! The Millionaire’s Club Party is going to be extravagant and lots of fun. Keep reading, Cardinals, all throughout the summer!