Mrs. Fregoso's Newsletter
scroll down to the end of the newsletter to see attached flyers
October 18, 2017
Dear Solana Pacific Families,
Student safety is a priority at Solana Pacific. Tomorrow morning, joined by millions of Californians, we will be participating in The Great California Shakeout Drill. This drill is held statewide on the third Thursday in October each year is part of our effort to keep students and staff safe and prepared. Students will practice the Drop, Cover and Hold-on earthquake procedure and then evacuate buildings when instructed. For more information on this drill visit www.shakeout.org.
In the event of a real emergency or disaster situation, we want you to be aware that the school has made detailed preparations to respond effectively to such situations. Should we have an emergency during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at the school. Our school and district have detailed disaster plans that have been formulated to respond to a natural or other emergency.
Students will only be released to parents or individuals listed in the student’s online record. Those parents or individuals listed will be required to show picture identification. After proper identification has been verified, the students will be signed out and released. The next destination of students will be requested in case the other parent and/or guardian arrives later looking for a student.
To update, review and add authorized individuals, please log on to the SBSD Parent Portal http://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/parentportal It is important to keep these contacts current as well as to verify your phone numbers and address are correct. If you have not updated these via this portal this school year, it is urgent that you do so ASAP. Please, contact the office if you need assistance.
We are so thankful that emergencies are rare; however, we know it is important that both staff and students are prepared should the need ever arise. Thank you to our teachers, staff, and parents for your support.
P.S. Be sure to join us for Family STREAM night tomorrow, Oct. 19th, 5:30-7:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!
P.S.S. Next week, October 23 – 27, 2017, is 6th grade camp and we wish all our 6th grade students and teachers a very fun learning experience at Camp Cuyamaca!
Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser
Wow! We showed our Sandpiper Pride when we collected donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. We raised over $1,221.00 for the Odom Academy in Beaumont, Texas. When we realized that we were on track to raise over $1,000 for Odom Academy, we contacted the school to see if we could donate a "big ticket" item. They replied that they could use navy blue sweatshirts. Today, we sent the requested 128 sweatshirts to them. They will receive the sweatshirts on October 13th. If you have not donated yet or if you want to do more, they are still in need of basic school supplies. Click on this link
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3RQ43CJQNECBU/ref=cm_go_nav_hz to donate school supplies. Thank you very much for being an everyday hero, someone who provides hope to victims of a disaster.
Gold Medal Reading
Gold Medal Reading is up and running at Solana Pacific! Click on this link https://www.sbsd.k12.ca.us/Page/5465 to learn more about Gold Medal Reading and to enter books read by your student(s). Students can only enter books they have finished reading since October 5, 2017 as our official start date was October 6, 2017. Thank you for supporting this wildly popular school-wide program.
Digital Citizenship Week
Device Free Dinner was yesterday, Tuesday, October 17th
Thank you for asking all members of your family to put away their devices and enjoy a dinner with conversation.
PTO - FOUNDATION NEWS
___1. STREAM NIGHT – Thursday 10/19: Solana Pacific families are invited to join the fun and hands-on learning at tomorrow's STREAM NIGHT, funded by the Foundation. We will have another raffle for premium, reserved seats for spring performances (4th/5th grades) and the promotion ceremony (6th grade) as a thank you to donors as of Friday, October 20.
___2. Come join us for a HERITAGE PLANNING MEETING on October 24th at 8:45am.
___3. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HERITAGE NIGHT – Friday November 3rd:
Be part of a special school event by:
- Host a booth for a country of your heritage (including USA)
- Perform – host a dance, song or activity
- Wear a traditional outfit from your country of heritage
- Share a traditional food.
Contact Emma to volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org.
___4. VOLUNTEERS WANTED for RED RIBBON WEEK:
We are looking for volunteers for:
* Monday 10/30 @ 7:00am: help decorate school w/ red ribbons (9 needed)
* Monday 10/30 & Tuesday 10/31 @ 8:45 to 10:45: help cut out stars (2 needed)
* Thursday 11/2 @ 9:00am: help wash & give apples to the kids (7 needed)
Email Yael Ben Joseph email@example.com if you can help.
___5. FREE $$$ FOR OUR SCHOOL: Every time you shop at Ralphs you can earn money for SOLANA PACIFIC with NO extra costs for you!!! Check out the flyer attached for details…..