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    February 14, 2018

    Dear Families,

    Solana Ranch and Solana Beach School District are so fortunate to have so many wonderful resources to support students to be their personal best; both academically and socio-emotionally.

    A great mathematics resource that we have for all students is DreamBox Learning. This program is an adaptive math curriculum (K-8) that is aligned with Common Core State Standards and helps every student learn the foundation needed to achieve proficiency in the critical areas of Counting and Cardinality, Comparing, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, and Number and Operations in Base Ten. The virtual manipulatives deepen the understanding of math concepts. The program is adaptive, which means it adjusts based on each student’s level. What’s so great about this, is DreamBox can be used to challenge students who have exceeded grade level standards or be used to help fill in the gaps for students who may not yet be meeting standards. One important thing to keep in mind; because this program is adaptive, you’ll want to ensure that your child is working independently. If students receive help, they will advance more quickly than they are ready for and can become overly frustrated. It’s a great program that students’ love and one that really benefits them.

    DreamBox is a great resource that can be done at school and at home. It is recommended that students complete 5-8 lessons per week; or one hour per week.

    Thank you for all that you do at home to support your children academically, socially, and emotionally!

     Sincerely,

    Jerry Jones

    jjones@sbsd.k12.ca.us

    P.S.  Be sure to scroll down for our newsletter (Hawk Highlights) to see more information each week about all the exciting things that are happening at Solana Ranch.

     


    Think Win-Win Quote of the Week:

    “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

    ~ Helen Keller


     

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    Presidents’ Holiday
    Feb. 19th - 23rd
    No School


     

    Second Grade Performance
    Friday, February 16th
     8:50 AM - MPR  


    Let us do the recording for you so you can sit back, relax and enjoy.  We will be recording the student performance in a DVD format and will make it available to you for a $15 donation.

     DVD

    Click here for an order form.

      


    Earth with children from different countries standing around the earth.

    4th Annual Heritage Night and Potluck

    FRIDAY, March 23rd, 2018

    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

     Come and celebrate the incredible diversity we have at Solana Ranch!!!

     WE NEED YOU TO MAKE OUR 4th ANNUAL FAMILY HERITAGE NIGHT SUCCESSFUL!!!

    1. Host a booth for the country of your heritage. Contact Jessica Lai jessicahuynhlai@gmail.com
    2. Share your favorite traditional food. Contact Prashanti Akula prashantii@yahoo.com 
    3. Perform a traditional dance, song or activity. Contact Bharathi Sanaka jsanaka@gmail.com
    4. General volunteering to help the event run smoothly. Contact Monika Verma, monika.verma123@gmail.com

    Click here for Family Heritage Night Performance Registration Form.

    Registration forms are due

    March 9th, 2018!


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    Child Nutrition Service

    Parent Survey

    Dear Parents,

    As we plan additional improvements to our Child Nutrition program, we would like to get SBSD parent input on our lunch program. Please take a few minutes to provide us with your feedback. The survey will remain open through Thursday, February 28th.

    Thank you for taking a few minutes to fill out the survey.

     Click here to take Child Nutrition Survey.

     


    Brown box with green apple and red, blue, turquoise and orange lunch pails inside.

     Our Lost & Found is growing!!!


    Don’t forget to check if anything belongs to you.  There are sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts, shirts, hats, lunch boxes, water bottles and many misc. items.  Please put your FIRST & LAST NAME on your things so we can return them to their proper owner.

     

    Any items not claimed by February 16th will be donated!


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    Invites
    CURRENT 6th GRADE PARENTS
    to 7th GRADE PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT
    MEET THE SCHOOL STAFF AND LEARN ABOUT:
    Our Campus ● Registration ● Course Selection
    THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018
    GENERAL PARENT MEETING
    5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Gym)
    Special Education Information Meeting
    4:30 – 5:00 p.m (Learning Commons)

    Campus Tours are optional and information is available on Pacific Trails website under the Registration tab. Students attending Solana Ranch, Sycamore Ridge and Ashley Falls will be given a tour during the 6th grade field trip to Pacific Trails. At Orientation on August 16th, all students will have the opportunity to tour the campus.

     


    Save the Dates!

     

    Dads' Club Spaghetti Dinner

    Thursday, March 29th

    5:30 - 7:00 PM

     

    Plate of spaghetti and meatballs with fork.

     Red Divider.

     Ranch on the Run

    Friday, March 30th

     

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     SBFL Logo stating that strong support makes for a strong school with an orange banner stating to Donate Now on it.

    Thanks to everyone who has donated to our Annual Fund Drive!


     It is easy to donate online at solanabeachkids.org or you are welcome to leave your pledge envelope in the front office.

    Click here to donate online.


    Don’t forget to buy your Yearbook online today!

     

    Deadline to purchase a yearbook is March 30th.

     

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    Click here to order your Yearbook!


     

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