Principal’s Message for September, 2018:
Our first month of school was certainly eventful and I believe successful. We have an enrollment of 536 students, an increase of approximately 100 smiling Cardinal faces in the past two years. Thankfully, it finally seems we are experiencing some cooler temperatures, thus allowing for that well deserved and necessary outdoor recreation during recesses and PE.
A big shout out to our new batch of Watch DOGS who attended our recent orientation. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation as we continue to make progress with our congested parking lot. Please know there is a continuous stream of communication between myself and the city of Rancho Cucamonga in an effort to improve safety and flow of our traffic. There is no quick fix nor easy solution, so please always keep student safety in mind and continue to be patient and overly cautious.
Second Step: As we embark on our renewal to Rachel’s Challenge and continue to implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), we will soon introduce another piece of what is known as Social Emotional Learning. Although is a non-academic realm of child development/education, it supports our students’ learning by helping them to feel supported and secure. In light of recent events at local schools, certainly we can all concur this is a necessary and helpful endeavor. Below are the links to all three programs:
https://rachelschallenge.org https://www.pbis.org/ http://www.secondstep.org/what-is-second-step
ALHS/Carnelian Football Night: Our third annual Carnelian Night at Alta Loma High School will be Friday, September 14th. The Braves will taking on the Damien Spartans in a crucial league game. Students in Carnelian garb or even our colors will gain free admission (rest of family pays). Additionally, the ASB students are planning another fun activity for our kids down on the field. This is a great opportunity to support our neighbors and begin to create a bond with the future high school of many of our Cardinals.
Our first 50/50 after school program starts on Wednesday, September 19th. We will have Chozen Martial Arts and Pro Star Dance for six consecutive Wednesdays from 1-2pm. This will be the first of three sessions for our 50/50 Program. The cost is $70, cash only, and this is a great opportunity for students to have after school activity. Remember 50% of the money you pay goes directly back to our PTA!
The Alta Loma School District invites you to attend our G.A.T.E. Fall Family Day for all G.A.T.E. students and their families. The activities for the day will be focused on S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) projects and learning. We will also be holding our annual Chess Tournament that morning. We have adjusted the timing of events so that students will have time to enjoy all of the opportunities provided!
When: October 6, 2018
Where: Vineyard Junior High School
Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Please see your G.A.T.E. Coordinator to sign up for the Chess Tournament.
Thanks for all you do for our Cardinals!
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