This month we were honored to have John McReynolds, Culinary Director from Stone Edge Farm visit our school's garden, and demo a cooking class for our students. Currently, our garden looks amazing. Thanks for supporting our garden program!
We had a wonderful day of kites, BBQ and fun!
Please join us for an AVANCE OPEN HOUSE on Friday, May 8th, at 9:30 a.m. The AVANCE program is a national non-profit dedicated to strengthening families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs. AVANCE uses an evidence based, two-generational approach which targets hard to reach families by door-to-door recruiting. AVANCE is completely free and serves Spanish-speaking families, with children aged 3 and under.
PIQE (Parent Institute for Quality Education)
PIQE creates partnerships between parents, students, and educators to further students' academic success.
We are proud to announce that for the very 1st year Sassarini hosted a 9 week PIQE program. We had 40 parents complete the program and were awarded a certificate of completion.
More News Around School
Our OPEN HOUSE will be on Wednesday, May 20th, at 5:30 p.m. The 5th grade band will be performing in the Multipurpose Room at 5:30 p.m., and the K - 5thgrade classroom doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Please come and visit your child's classroom, and admire the amazing projects, art pieces, and assignments they have completed this current school year. The OPT will be selling slices of pizza for $2.00, and water bottles for $1.00. All proceeds will go towards funding the next school year's 5th grade Rope Course trip.
Upcoming KINDERGARTEN Tours
Thursday, May 28th, at 9:00 a.m.
2015-2016 KINDERGARTEN Registration
If you have an incoming Kindergartener please register as soon as possible.
Our K - 5th Grade Talent Show will take place on Tuesday, June2nd, at 1:00 p.m. If your child is interested in participating Mr. Duff will be providing more information in the next couple of days. Please encourage your child to begin to prepare their special act.
SHARP will have registration forms available during Open House. Please feel free to stop by Room 8.0.
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 the support!
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
The school year is coming to an end, and we are proud of the work we have accomplished as a community. I have to personally thank the STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF, OPT, ELAC, COMMUNITY PARTNERS, and VOLUNTEERS for all of their support.
Home and School Connection
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