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First day of school is August 15, 2017
Fourth grade field trip
STEAM winners

STEAM Winners

Creating Art

Creating Art

Learning about the mail system.
Kindergartners learning about the mail system.
Classroom reading times.
Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!

Garden crafts.
Puppet shows.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Making wreaths.

Making wreaths.

Art at Rood Center
Art displayed at Rood Center
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.
Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Kindergarten birdhouse building.

Superhero Day!
5th grade
Monsters Inc. - Staff
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!

2nd grade 2016
Halloween Parade - 5th graders
Halloween parade - running!
Hello, you surprised me
Jag-a-thon - part deux
The grand stage
Jog-a-thon - still going
Jog-a-ton - cooling down
Pet art
Art wall (2)
Sheriffs on horses
Holidays in the MPR
Thumbs up!
Tree wall art
Wee calf
Let's grill!
Produce cart

News & Announcements

First Day Notes & Reminders

Welcome Back!!! A few things to remember for the first day:
It is Early Release - 1 p.m. Dismissal (1st-5th grades)
Kindergarten - 11:30 dismissal thru Labor Day
Transitional Kindergarten - 11:15 dismissal thru Labor Day
Please fill out yellow pick-up slips so we know how your kids are getting home.
Lunch is now $4
Please fill out free and reduced lunch application, even if you will not be regularly ordering.

Bus Schedules for 2017-2018

The bus schedule is released! Please click on the blue title from this announcement to look at the schedule. It can also be found under the parents tab.

First Day of School!

back to school

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 15.
Do you have all of your paperwork completed for registration?
Class assignments will be posted by 4:00pm August 14.

Preschool Registration

Register your three and four-year olds for preschool now! Applications are available in the office and on this web site (under Special Programs).

STEAM Winners


Five of our 5th grade students participated in the count STEAM expo in March.
Carlie Harwood, Logan Van Bourgondien and Dustin Philpot toured AJA Video Systems and then took the TechTest Jr. Carlie Harwood placed first in the group.

Carlie Harwood, Landon Highsmith and Gina Genovese competed in the team math section. They worked for several weeks during lunch and afterschool to solve a multistep math problem and present a complete solution for display. The team took home the SILVER medal.
Great job, Eagles!

Principal's Message

Getting back in the swing.
Coming back to school is exciting for kids.  They have so much to share and so much to do with friends and classmates.
Students will react in many ways to the first days of school.  If your little one is reluctant to leave the car, don't stress.  They have gotten used to the summer routine and need a little time to adjust to school routines.  Make extra time in your morning to come early and walk them to the playground.  Talk to them about what the day may hold and that you will be anxious to hear all about it that afternoon.  Let them know that you are going to leave at a certain time like when the bell rings or after meeting with a friend.  Most kids just need a little assurance that Mom or Dad is ok with separation too.
If your student is having a difficult time separating, it is a good idea to say your good byes outside of the classroom.  Let the teacher know that your child is reluctant to leave you.  In front of the teacher, without going inside, go over the end of day routine with them. "You will have so much to tell me about when I pick you up.  I can't wait."  Then a quick hug and hand them off to the teacher.  99% of the time this is all it takes.  I have had students that had to say their goodbyes in the office but that is rare.  
Be sure to take the time to talk about their day each and every night.  This allows for a sense of security and calm as we all make the adjustments to the beginning of school.

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Band Information Night - at Magnolia
Date: 8/23/2017, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Location: Magnolia Gym
Instrument Fitting Appointments
Date: 8/29/2017, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Character Counts Assembly- in MPR
Date: 8/31/2017, 12:50 PM 1:35 PM
Instrument Fitting Appointments
Date: 8/31/2017, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Location: MPR
Back to School Night Alta Sierra
Date: 8/31/2017, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM