What a successful first week! I have so enjoyed meeting everyone and seeing the excitement as your children start a new school year. We also had a successful Transitional Kindergarten Back-to School Night and an amazing Ice Cream Social!
To start out September, we have more Back-to-School Night presentations to look forward to: Tuesday 9/2 Grades 3-5 and Wednesday 9/3 Grades K-2. I will start with a welcome in the MPR at 7pm, then teachers will have their presentations in their classrooms. Remember, this is an evening for parents, so please make arrangements for students and siblings to stay at home.
On September 10th, we will be having school wide assemblies with Street Smarts to educate students on how to use the new crosswalk lights at Brockton and Alcosta. After reviewing data from assessments of the traffic around our school, the city decided the flashing crosswalk lights would help keep our students safe.
At the end of September, we will be welcoming a group of 30 4th and 5th grade students from our sister school in China. The group will arrive on Saturday, September 27th and head to Southern California Thursday, October 2nd. We need families to host these students during their stay. Please click this link to get more details and sign up to host or help plan their visit.
I also wanted to take an opportunity to address a question that has been asked a few times in the past week regarding a change to the schedule for 4th and 5th grade student for this year. Last year, during the three district funded prep times for the teachers each week, 4th and 5th grade students received P.E., science lab, and vocal music instruction. At the end of last year, the decision was made to change these three classes to one P.E. and 2 science lab classes to give the student additional exposure to the science curriculum. Fourth and fifth grade students still have the opportunity to participate in instrumental music with Mr. Rugani, and we will also be offering chorus on Wednesday mornings with our new music teacher, Ms. Jaffee.
Thank you to everyone for welcoming me to Country Club with open arms. Everyday I learn more about what a special community this is and how fortunate I am to be a part of it.