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Upcoming Dates

February 5       

100th Day of School

Opening Doors English Workshop, 8:30 am

February 6     

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

February 8     

Opening Doors Spanish Workshop, 8:30 am

February 9     

Passport Training English Workshop, 8:20 am

February 12   

Opening Doors English Workshop, 8:30 am

February 13  

Arts and Crafts Parent Workshop, 8:20 a.m.

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

February 15

School Site Council Meeting, 2:45 p.m.

Opening Doors Spanish Workshop, 8:30 am

February 16    

Coffee with the Principal, 8:20 a.m.

Child Safety I.D. Make Up Day

February 19    

NO SCHOOL:  President’s Day

February 20    

Early Dismissal at 1:25 p.m.

February 22  

Opening Doors Spanish Workshop, 8:30 am

February 23   

Passport Training Spanish Workshop, 8:20 am

February 26

ELAC Meeting at 8:20 a.m.

February 26 - March 2   

Parent Conference Week 

February 26-March 1 

Early Dismissal at 1:50 p.m.

March 2       

Early Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.

Coffee with the Principal

Please join us for the next Coffee with the principal on:

Friday, February 16, 2018 (NEW DATE)

8:20 a.m.

 

 

Parent Conference Week

Parent Conferences will be from Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 2. 

 

As the dates approach you will receive a letter indicating a specific date and time for your child’s conference.  We look forward to seeing all of you!

 

In order to allow time for Parent Conferences school will end early during this week. 

School will end at 1:50 p.m. Monday - Thursday and at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.

Opening Doors - January 22 to April 19

Starting on Monday, January 22, Weemes Elementary School will be offering Opening Doors Parent Workshops in English.  This 10-week workshop series will be offered in English on Mondays at 8:30 a.m.  The workshop will be offered in Spanish on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, January 25 at 8:30 a.m.  

 

The workshops will be held every Monday until April 16th and every Thursday until April 19th.

 

The purpose of Opening Doors is to support parents in their roles as family leader and as their child’s first and most influential teacher.

Opening Doors builds parent leadership skills and knowledge to promote family well-being and positive education outcomes for children.  The topics include: 

  • early childhood literacy,
  • health,
  • attendance
  • goal setting 

There will be 10 workshops in total and you are encouraged to attend all of them.  Parents who attend all of them will be given a certificate of completion!

 

We hope you will join us.  As the dates approach you will get more information.  In the meantime, if you have any questions please contact Ms. Chaparro, PSW, at 323-733-9186.

The 4 B's of Positive Behavior

As part of our Best Behavior initiatives we model, teach and reinforce the following:

 

 

     Be Safe

     Be Respectful

     Be Responsible
     Be a Peacemaker.

 

 

 

 

Students have also learned how to STEP when they encounter conflict.  STEP is a 4-step process for solving problems:
 

  1. S- Say the problem without blame
  2. T- Think of solutions that are safe and respectful
  3. E- Explore consequences
  4. P – Pick the solution where everyone wins


 

Before using the STEP process to solve a problem it is very important for children to be calm.  One way to help students calm down is to have them:

 

1) Stop,

2) Say how they feel, and

3) use a calming down strategy

 


 

 

Some calming down strategies are breathing, counting to 10, or using positive talk.  Positive talk might sound like, “I can solve this problem” or “Everything is going to be okay.”

 

Calming down and solving problems is not something students automatically know how to do.  We have to teach them and give them opportunity to practice often. When your child has a conflict with someone outside of school, please help them practice calming down and using the STEP process to solve the problem.

Learning to solve conflict is an important life skill students can use now and forever! 

School Attendance Matters

Our goal is that every student be in school at least

96% of the year.

This means no student should miss school more than 7 days throughout the entire school year.  

 

School attendance is very important!  There is a strong correlation between students with good attendance and students who are academically successful.  Students with good attendance tend to have higher high school graduation rates and tend to achieve higher levels of schooling.  So, please bring your child to school every day and on time.

 

School starts at 8:06 a.m., so in order to be considered on time students have to be in class by 8:06 a.m.  Please make sure your child arrives at school no later than 8:00 a.m. so they have enough time to make it to class by 8:06 a.m.  Thank you for all your help and support in making sure your child maximizes his/her learning potential.   

 

Attendance Band Number of Absences                       
Perfect Attendance 0 Absences
Good Attendance 1-7 Absences
 

At Risk Attendance

8-14 Absences


 
Poor Attendance  15 or More Absences
 

 

 

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Upcoming Early Dismissals and No School Days

Early Dismissal Tuesdays

Dismissal at 1:25 pm

 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

 

There is no school on

Monday, February 19

 

School ends at 1:50 p.m. on

Monday, February 26 – Thursday, March 1

 

School ends at 12:30 p.m. on

 Friday, March 2

School Gate Closing Time

For the safety of our students the school front gate will close every day at 4:45 p.m.  All USC After school programs end no later than 4:00 p.m., so please make sure to pick up your child on time. 

If you have a child in the YDP or YS after school programs, and need to pick up your child after 4:45 p.m., but before 6:00 p.m. please contact Coach Washing at 323-219-7039.

I apologize for any inconvenience this new policy may cause, but it is necessary for the safety of our students and the after school staff. 

School Site Council

Join us for our next School Site Council meeting!  The meeting will take place as follows:

 

Wednesday, January 17, 2017

Bobbi Rein Library

2:45 p.m.

 

I hope you can join us.