From Mr. Frank 12/10

Dear Colina Families-

As we enter the second week in December we have quite a few activities planned, please be sure to see below. Trimester 1 report cards went home with students on Friday and are now posted in Q.  Please contact your child's teacher with questions or concerns.  Trimester 2 will begin on Monday 12/10 with a fresh start. Please note regular daily attendance at school is important and very hard to replicate those learning experience; please be cognizant of any missed days outside of illnesses.

Last week we dedicated three days to Safety Talks.  We met with each grade level and reviewed our emergency preparedness plans that included fire, earthquake, lockdowns and social media protocols. We emphasized our soft and hard lockdown procedures during structured and unstructured times throughout our school day; we will continue to review these plans throughout the school year.

Coming Soon: 2018 CVUSD LCAP Survey

Our school district is a stronger one when we engage our staff, students, parents, and community in processes that assist with two-way communication. Your input via the 2018 LCAP Survey informs the important decisions we make each day in support of our goals. Parents of all CVUSD students will be invited to complete the 2018 CVUSD LCAP Survey via e-mail on December 6, 2018. The survey email will have the subject “CVUSD Family LCAP Survey Invitation”.  The survey will remain open until December 17, 2018. All CVUSD staff, and students in grades 4-5, 7-9, and 10-11 will also be asked to participate in the 2018 LCAP Survey process.

Sports: Congratulations to our Girls Volleyball Teams in 6th and 7th grade as they are District Champions!  Congratulations also goes out to our Boys Soccer Team who won the District Championship!  Boys Basketball in 7th and 8th grade have their championship games scheduled for this Thursday, December 13 at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm respectively at the Teen Center.  It has been great to see so many students come out and play for our school; nice to see the strong winning traditions continue!  Look below for Winter Sport Tryout dates and times.

Outdoor Education Update: Currently, we are still looking for a nearby and cost effective alternative location to hold Outdoor School with the hopes of provides a similar type of experience for students. However, we are also exploring other options that would provide students with a different type of experience but still allow for students to access the science education and community building experiences that are at the core of our Outdoor Education program.  I have a principal meeting on Thursday and hope to deliver more specific information as soon as it becomes available.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s 6th grade Science teacher.

Calendar Events This Week: Monday, December 10 – •    7/8th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts- 33-500 pm Gym

Tuesday, December 11- •    Minimum Day- Students without a period 6 are dismissed at 11:55 am, all other students will be dismissed at 1:05 pm. •    Future Cougar Night will be held on December 11, 2018 at 6 pm in our gymnasium.  This is for all Future students for the fall of 2019.  Parking will be available on our basketball courts.

Wednesday, December 12- •    GATE Activities @ B&G Club at lunch •    Washington DC Trip – Roommate request forms are due at lunchtime to the table outside of our student store. •    8th Grade Promotion Requirements Review CORE •    7th and Girls Basketball Tryouts- 3:30- 5:00 pm Gym

Thursday, December 13- •    Geography Bee 8:00 am Auditorium, see Mr. Olson for more information in room 53. •    ELAC Meeting- 8:30 am Library •    Boys Volleyball Tryouts 330-500 pm Gym

Friday, December 14- •    GATE Activity: Breakout Box 315-445 pm Library •    WHS Choir Concert

LOOKING AHEAD:

December 17- Holiday Hustle (Turkey Trot) - Parents welcomed to sign into the office for visitor pass.  Races begin at 1235 pm.  (Race order: 7th Girls, 7th Boys, 8th Girls, 8th Boys, 6th Girls, 6th Boys.)  6th grade race should start around 100 pm.

December 18- Choir Holiday Concert 7 pm Auditorium

December 19- Band Performance @ The Oaks Mall 5pm

December 21- COTY: Pajama Day, Spirit Rally

Winter Vacation December 24-January 4, School Resumes Monday, January 7, 2019.

Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club for making these messages possible. 

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