Principal's Corner

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NOVEMBER 2018

Dear Sunnybrae Parents/Guardians,

 

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s November already. Our teachers and students have been working very hard since the beginning of the school year in August. One of our goals this year is to  create a caring, a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students. One of the places that is helping to create this positive environment is our new playground. I want to thank Windy Hill Ventures for donating $25,000 to make our new playground possible. Our students now have an amazing place to create new Sunnybrae memories. In addition, our students also have more lunchtime clubs such as gardening club, art club, lego robotics club, improv club, reading club in the library, and quiet activities in the PE rooms. All of these give our students more fun options for lunchtime.


Soul Shoppe

Our students will participate again this year in Soul Shoppe. This is a program that teaches our students how to resolve conflicts in a positive and caring way. All students will attend four assemblies during the year to learn about this. We will also select some students from third, fourth and fifth grade to be Peacemakers; these students will support other students to resolve conflicts during recess time.


Parent Education Nights

Some of our parents have expressed that they would like to learn more about how to support their children at home. For this reason, we are hosting three Parent Education Nights. Please join us as we work to collaborate more closely with you so that your students can be successful.


International Baccalaureate, Nov. 6th from 6:00-6:30pm- Come learn about our schools’ IB program and how this looks in the classroom.

Social-Emotional, Dec. 11th from 6:00-7:00pm- Come learn strategies for how to discipline your children in a positive way and support our school norms of being safe, being caring, and being responsible at home.

Literacy, Feb. 12th from 6:00-7:00pm- Come learn how you can support your children in the area of reading.


English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meetings

Our ELAC committee will have four more meetings this year to support parents of students who are learning English as a second language. Our meetings for this year will focus on how to support students with homework, literacy and math. The next meeting will be on Nov. 15th from 6:30-7:30 at College Park Elementary School and will focus on how to support students with homework. Childcare will be provided for families.


Important Events

Nov. 2nd (5:30-8:00pm)- Dia de los muertos community event in the LGI

Nov 5-20th Kindergarten Registration for Sunnybrae begins

Nov. 6th (6:00-6:30pm) Parent Education Night on the International Baccalaureate program in the library

Nov. 6th (6:30-7:30pm) PTA meeting in the library

Nov. 8th (6:30-7:30pm) DELAC meeting at College Park Elementary School

Nov. 12th- NO SCHOOL VETERANS DAY

Nov. 15th (6:30-7:30pm) ELAC meeting at College Park Elementary School

Nov. 21-23rd NO SCHOOL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nov. 27th (6:30-7:30pm) DELAC meeting at College Park Elementary School

Nov. 30th First Trimester Ends


Sincerely,


Aleyda Barrera-Cruz

Principal