At Sassarini, we believe in providing each child with a safe, caring environment; a rigorous and engaging curriculum; and experiences that foster creativity, exploration, and a love of learning. We believe every child deserves a chance to reach their full potential, and thus we provide high levels of both challenge and support. We are proud of our school and excited about the many new programs we have put in place this year to support our students. Come and visit us!
Parent Leadership Opportunities
ELAC parents review and advise the principal on supports for students
who are English Learners.
New ELAC members and officers are needed for 2014-2015.
Successful Family Math Night (4th and 5th Grade)
We had a successful Family Math Night on Thursday, January 15th.
The evening was filled with many engaging math games. Families left with goody bags, which included supplies to play several math games at home. Thanks for supporting our school event, and for helping us build a stronger community.
Celebrating Our 100th Day
Sassariniopoly Begins this Week
Sassariniopoly is a reading incentive program designed to encourage and reward our fabulous readers! The OPT puts this together every year and has been a tradition for Sassarini for many many years. The students get rewarded every week for minutes they read. Parents need to keep track of the weekly minutes. Each student to go around the board receives a book
THANKS OPT FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS AND FOR KEEPING THE TRADITION ALIVE!!!
More News Around School
Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair begins on Monday, March 16th – Wednesday, March 18th. We need parent volunteers! Please contact our Librarian Mary-George if you are interested in supporting the book fair.
2015-2016 KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Registration will begin at 4:00 p.m. in our Main Office. We hope to see you there.
GLPP (Grade Level Proficiency Project)
We are currently piloting the program in first and second grade, and we will be soon launching the program in third grade as well.
What is GLPP?
The GLPP is a direct response to the growing needs of young people in our public schools. GLPP provides elementary level students with the opportunity to reach grade level proficiency in math and language arts, to practice required skills for those at grade level, and to accelerate learning for those who are advanced.
Welcome New Faces…
We are excited to welcome Ms. Ely as our new K – 3rd Grade SDC teacher. She completed her student teaching at Sassarini, and is familiarized with our students, teachers and community. Ms. Ely earned her Education Specialist and Multiple Subject teaching credentials at Dominican University of California.Joining the SDC Instructional Aide team are Ciara Enlow-Whitten and Ruben Armenta. Welcome to Sassarini!
I am thrilled to announce our new member to the Boys & Girls Club/SHARP Director, Katie boasts over fifteen years of experience working with youth in preschools, afterschool programs, summer camps, and teaching in classroom settings. Katie received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Elementary Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University. Katie is most excited by the challenge of inspiring her team to develop high quality programs that incorporate fun and foster positive social relationships.
Sassarini’s finalists are Jack Alcayaga and Korbin Jensen. They are both 5thgraders, and will be attending the South County Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, February 4th.
Student of the Year
Jack Alcayaga and Ana Cristina Escobar-Pureco have been selected as Students of the Year. They will be honored at the Board Meeting on March 10th. Congratulations to both of our amazing 5th graders. They are both described by their peers as friendly, responsible, and helpful.
Important Traffic Reminders
Now that we're through the first weeks of school, it's a good time to review the most important traffic procedures.
Every Day Counts
Attendance is crucial to student achievement. When a student arrives late or misses school, it negatively impacts their ability to keep up with progressively challenging instructional material. This year we have implemented a new positive incentive program that is already paying huge dividends. It is called PERFECT attendance. Classes strive for seven days of perfect attendance, with no students absent. For each day that every student in a class is present, the teacher writes a letter on the board, until the class eventually spells the word “P-E-R-F-E-C-T.” Winning classes receive a prize. Please note: If students arrive after 8:15 a.m., they will be sent to the office for a tardy slip. If students have 3 unexcused absences or 14 excused absences they will receive truancy notices, as required by the State of California Education Code. We have been implementing this policy since the beginning of the school year. Thanks for support!
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
I would like to THANK Plein Air for approving our art grant. Our students are able to have art classes thanks to our big supporters. We love ART at Sassarini! ~Jacqui Parker