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First Day of School is August 15!  School starts at 7:55AM.  Early release at 1:05PM
last day of school
Morning Announcements
5th Grade Awards
5th grade awards
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Building in Mrs. Heyl's

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Engineering a cardboard fort
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Mrs. Pattersons class - Community Canvas
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Mrs. Cornejo's Clay Suns

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smokey
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Our local fire fighters visiting our school
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Community Canvas - Painting

Mrs. Sypnicki Career Day
Mrs. Sypnicki Career Day
career day

Principal Caprio!  Career Day

STEAM

2nd Place at STEAM Expo math problem solving.

AP

We love you Mrs. Paine!

Mrs. Payne
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Mrs. Payne's card from the kids.

Science Night

Family Science Night 2017

Science Night

Family Science Night

Science Night

Family Science Night

Pancake Breakfast

PTC Pancake Breakfast 2017

After school care staff

After School Program Elves

Mistletoe Mall

Mistletoe Mall

Mistletoe Mall

Mistletoe Mall

Science Night

Family Science Night

Science Night

Family Science Night

Science Night
Science Night
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TK Christmas Performance

Science Night
Science Night
Science Night
Second Grade Performance

2nd Grade Christmas performance

Second Grade Performances
Second Grade Performances

Second Grade Performance

Science Night
Science Night
Science Night
County Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee Team - 4th Place

Food Drive

Food Drive

Student Smiling
Mrs. Hollister
Outdoor gathering
Throwing Waterballoon
More water ballon throwing
Ready, set, throw!
Two hands for two water balloons.
Mr. Bivens gets soaked!
Waiting to water balloon Mr. Bivens

Waiting to water balloon Mr. Bivens

Mrs. Kelley
Many water balloons!

Water balloons for bringing in $50 or more from Jog a thon pledges

Pumpkin chemical reactions

Pumpkin Chemical Reactions

Jog-a-Thon
Jog-a-Thon
Jog-a-Thon
Jog-a-Thon
Jog-a-Thon
Eclipse
Jog-a-Thon

Jog-aThon

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Color Run Jog a Thon 2017

Eclipse

Eclipse Glasses - August 2017

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Color Run Jog - a - Thon 2017

Eclipse

Eclipse Glasses August 2017

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Farm Day 2017

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Farm Day 2017

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Farm Day 2017

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PTC Movie Night 2017

PTC

PTC Movie Night - 2017

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TK
Classroom reading times.
Enjoying the spring weather!

Enjoying the spring weather!



Puppet shows.

Child Safety Puppeteers 

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.

Monsters Inc. - Staff
Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day.

Staff dresses like Mr. Mike for Superhero Day!


Roar!
2nd grade 2016
Pet art
Art wall (2)
Let's grill!
Produce cart
planetarium assembly

Planetarium Assembly

News & Announcements

Coloma Field Trip

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Our 4th grade students from Mrs. Cornejo and Mrs. Hollister's classes went on a field trip to Coloma Ca. This is the site of Sutter's Mill and the origin of the California Gold Rush.
Thank you to all of the parent chaperones!
Thank you to our PTC for raising the funds for the bus.

Did the Big Bad Wolf use STEAM? - (lots of pictures included. Click on title)

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Mrs. Welch's class explored engineering by building wind/wolf proof houses. The first graders worked together to design a building that would survive gusts and sustained winds. They worked together in teams to discuss, plan and defend designs. They also had the opportunity to design and build their own. Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? NOT US.

Earth Assembly

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Thanks to funding from our PTC, the world was literally brought to campus!
An inflatable globe in the MPR was a fun and enriching experience for all students. They toured the planet, were introduced the languages, cultures and landforms.

Take a minute and ask your child about the assembly.

Principal's Message

Do you ever watch your child and wonder if other kids act the same way?  Do you worry that you are the only ones struggling with math or reading or generally getting along with your kids?  
 
It is a great idea to join one of our Love and Logic Parenting groups!  These opportunities are so validating for parents with children of any age.  Parenting is a tough job but it can be made a little easier when you have other parents for support.  Love and Logic classes happen three times a year and last for 8 weeks.  Contact the school office for information.
 
Now if you would rather read more words of wisdom, here they are:
 
During the middle years of your youngster's childhood, many changes will oc­cur within the family. Your child is more independent than before, better able to care for herself, and more capable of contributing to chores and other household responsibilities. Most families discover that routines can be established, and in many ways life seems more settled. However, youngsters still need parental supervision and guidance.
 
During the middle childhood years, parents have two tasks that are espe­cially important. The first is learning to allow and encourage your child to en­ter the new world of school and friends alone. The second is learning to be parents at a distance. Once children enter school, parents spend less than half as much time with them as they did before. Parents thus need to be more efficient, more vigilant, and still very much involved in their children's lives in or­der to monitor, guide, and support them effectively.

School assumes a central role in your youngster's life when she reaches the age of five or six, drawing much of her attention and energy away from the family unit. Her elementary-school years can become a time of enormous satisfaction and excitement. As she learns to read and master other academic skills, she will develop a love of learning and a pride in her achievements. This can con­tribute to her self-esteem, not only because of her accomplishments in the classroom but also as she separates successfully from the home environment. In the process her teacher can become a source of support and an important role model in her life.
 
For some children, however, school may cause frustration and stress. Learn­ing disabilities can interfere with the joy of learning. Poor study habits and/or a lack of motivation can create academic difficulties. Sometimes youngsters may have a poor relationship with their teachers, or they may experience sep­aration anxiety that can interfere with their school attendance.
 
To make your own child's education as positive and productive as possible, closely monitor her academic progress and social adjustment, and get to know her teacher. Discuss with your child what she is learning in the classroom and how she feels about school. Encourage her to demonstrate her newly learned skills and to practice them with you. Supervise your child's homework (but don't do it for her), and make sure she is preparing herself well for tests. Limit the amount of television she watches and encourage her to read, write, and ex­press herself creatively through hobbies and sports. If she (or her teacher) re­ports any problem areas, communicate openly with school personnel, and try to figure out how best to help your youngster overcome her difficulties. Con­sult your pediatrician for suggestions to help solve these problems.
 

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Events

Magnolia Band coming to MPR - Grades 3-5
Date: 8/20/2018, 8:15 AM 8:45 AM
Band Information Night - 4th 5th Grade at Magnolia Gym
Date: 8/22/2018, 6:30 PM 7:30 PM
Preschool Meet & Greet
Date: 8/23/2018, 6 PM 7 PM
Instrument Fittings by Appointment
Date: 8/27/2018, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Instrument Fittings by Appointment
Date: 8/28/2018, 2:30 PM 4:30 PM

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