KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Attend the Newark Unified School District Kindergarten PARENTS ONLY Information Night to learn about kindergarten curriculum, kindergarten readiness and how to prepare for the first day and everyday!
Newark Unified School District presents:
2019 College and Career Night
March 13, 6:00-8:00pm
This event is for K-8 students and parents/guardians to attend college and career workshops from various career fields, including education, technology, engineering, and emergency service workers. Counselors from Newark Memorial High School and Newark Junior High will be present.
NUSD Presents a Parent Education Evening and Film Screening of
ANGST: RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY
Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Newark Junior High School
Newark Unified School District is hosting a special free screening of the documentary Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the 55-minute film, followed by a question and answer discussion, led by Newark Unified staff. The documentary is recommended for children 10 and up with a parent or guardian.
El jueves, 14 de marzo, de 6:30-8:30 pm, el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark tendrá una proyección especial gratis del documental ““Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety (Angustia: despertar conciencia sobre la ansiedad) en Newark Junior High para iniciar un diálogo entre familias de Newark, líderes de la comunidad y expertos. El evento contará con la proyección de la película de 55 minutos seguida por una sesión de preguntas dirigida por el personal de Newark. Se recomienda el documental para niños de 10 años o más acompañados de un padre o tutor.
Visit register.newarkunified.org for more information.
Newark Unified is participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) this school year.
CHKS is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It is administered to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence.
Please contact your student’s school office directly to obtain access to the parent/guardian survey; follow this link to learn more about CHKS: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/at/chks.asp.
The Newark Unified School District Young Authors Program and Newark Betterment Corporation present our 2019 Young Authors event with guest book artist Shawn Harris.
Please join us at Lincoln Elementary between 9:30-1:00 for this free event.
NUSD needs parent/guardian and community input as we develop our 2019-20 Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
The LCAP is an annually-revised plan that addresses how NUSD will meet the needs of our students in the coming year, with a special focus on students who are English learners, foster youth, and/or socio-economically disadvantaged.
You’re welcome to attend either the morning or evening session:
Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, January 24, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Both sessions will be held at Newark Unified School District: 5715 Musick Ave., Newark.
More information on the LCAP is available at: www.newarkunified.org/lcap
BLIZZARD BEAR TIMES
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Happy 2019 Snow Family!
I hope that 2019 will bring you all of the desires of your heart and more! We have been off to a great start at Snow. Our students kicked off the new year with a PBIS Kickoff Assembly. The purpose of the assembly was to highlight some of the strengths of our school community and to focus on areas of improvement. As always, we encourage our students to Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible. These are the same expectations that we also want our community to embrace. One of the key areas is on our parking lot. Please take a second look at our Parking Lot Rules and help us keep our students safe.
CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM: In 2018 27.5% of our students were chronically absent. “Chronic absenteeism is defined as a pupil who is absent on 10 percent or more of the school days when the total number of days a pupil is absent is divided by the total number of days the pupil is enrolled and school was actually taught in the regular school days of the district, exclusive of Saturdays and Sundays.” According to research, 83% of students chronically absent in K or 1st grade are unable to read on level by 3rd grade. Students are more likely to succeed academically when they attend school on a consistent basis. Parents can assist by taking an active role and staying involved in your child’s daily experiences at school, plan ahead, keep updated, and reinforce positive behavior. Attend today, achieve tomorrow!
Progress Reports: Progress Reports were sent home on Friday, January 18th. Please review with your child and address any comments or concerns with your child’s teacher.
Parent Workshop Series:
Topic/ Tittle: Cara y Corazon/ Face and Heart
Description: Face and Heart Is a family-strengthening, re-balancing and community mobilizing process for Latino parents
Type: Workshop series
February 20th-April 11th
9am-11am Rm. 16
Time: 2 hrs.
Childcare will be provided. You must commit to all 8 sessions.
Anti Bullying: TBD
NUSD Facilities Master Planning Workshop 2 Wednesday, February 6, 3:20-5:30
January 21st-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January22nd-Staff Development for Teachers
February 11th-Lincoln’s Birthday
February 18th-President’s Day
January 23rd & Feb 20th
- ELAC 8:00-9:00
- SSC 3:00-4:00
- LCAP Community Event 9:00 a.m & 6:00 p.m.
- PTA GAME NIGHT 6:00
- Character Assembly 8:30 a.m. (Pizza w/Principal)
- STEM Lego Event 6th Grade
February 13th– PTA
February 28th –Spring Pictures
EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE AT SNOW ELEMENTARY!
NEW for 2019-2020: Online Enrollment!
Online enrollment opens for everyone February 19, 2019.
More information will be posted soon!
To see school boundaries, please visit our School Locator site.
2019-2020 Intra-district Open Enrollment (click here for form)
Requests for registered students to change schools WITHIN Newark Unified will be accepted at the District Office through Friday, March 1, 2019. An Open Enrollment request must be completed for each student. Open Enrollment requests are NOT accepted at the school sites.
Requests to transfer INTO or OUT OF Newark Unified may be submitted to the District Office beginning Friday, March 1, 2019.Interdistrict Transfer requests are NOT accepted at the school sites.
Pupil Services can be reached at 510-818-4202 for additional information.
BLIZZARD BEAR TIMES
Notes from the Principal
Dear Snow Families,
It’s hard to believe that we are already in the third week of December and our Winter Break starts this Friday! As we continue to enjoy the holiday season let us remember that we have a lot to be thankful for. I would like to thank you for your commitment to Snow Elementary. Your support and your efforts are the driving force behind the success of our scholars. I wish you and your family the very best holiday season ever and a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!
Our dedicated teachers and staff are committed to advancing the achievement of all of our scholars. We continue to make strides as we work together as a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to achieve our goals. In the areas of Mathematics and English Language Arts we will:
- Continue to increase integration of technology use in Mathematics through the use of iReady, iPad/Math Games, Big Ideas Math online performance task practice, Khan Academy and other supplemental materials
- Continue to integrate Number Talks and Problem of the Month
- Continue to implement CCSS in Math & ELA
- Continue implementation of Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Units
- Continue to support students in Reading Comprehension instruction through the use of graphics, literature, and other supplemental materials.
- EL Intervention Teacher will continue to implement EL Standards and collaborate with teachers to design lessons to support ELD
- Continue to collaborate as a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
SPIRIT WEEK is this week!:
Monday 12/17 Sports Gear
Tuesday 12/18 Crazy Hats/Hair
Wednesday 12/19 Pajamas
Thursday 12/20 Holiday Wear
At H. A. Snow Elementary School, we prepare our students for a successful life by providing a world-class education that supports all children with a thought-provoking, academically rigorous education, within a safe, compassionate, and tolerant school.
At Snow School we have a Bill of Rights for Students: Students have the right to learn in a safe, compassionate, tolerant school with people who collaborate, have high expectations, and advocate for their well-being both socially and academically because we believe that ALL children deserve a robust, thought-provoking, rigorous education.
Students are encouraged, and have the right, to be active class members in making decisions and problem solving, so they become compassionate leaders who understand societal expectations and serve as stewards of the world.
SCHOOL RULES FOR PARKING LOT
Parents please adhere to the following School Rules for Parking Lot when you are dropping off and picking up our scholars:
|School Rules for Parking Lot|
|Be Responsible||Be Safe||Be Respectful|
|o Pull vehicle all the way forward
o Drop off and pick up along classrooms 1 & 2 only
o Have school materials readily accessible (e.g., no school items in trunk)
|o Watch for vehicle
o Use crosswalks
o Exit vehicle when car has completely stopped
o Exit vehicle on right side only
o Hands-free driving
o Right turn ONLY
o Obey the local speed limit in school zone
|o Enter/exit vehicle quickly
o Use appropriate language and tone with school staff
o Be patient with other drivers
WE NEED YOU!
Parent Volunteers Needed for A.M./P.M. Drop-off and Pick-up. Please sign up in the office if you are interested.
OHLONE TUTORING: 4TH-6TH
Snow Elementary is offering Session 2 of the Ohlone After-school tutoring program to assist students with their homework. This tutoring program is by invitation only as slots are limited. Your child has been identified based on the school district’s universal screening assessment as one who would benefit from this extra time with a teacher. It is our pleasure to invite your student to participate in this rare opportunity for additional academic support.
Session 2 will be held at Snow Elementary School beginning on Tuesday, January 14th through May 9th. Sessions will be after-school from 2:35-4:05 in the school library. Ohlone College students will be conducting the tutoring sessions. Your student will receive homework support and will be provided a light snack .
Attendance matters! “When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating”.
**Please drop off and pick up your children on time.**
Important Dates to Remember
December 19 – ELAC Meeting @ 8:00 a.m. Staff Lounge
SSC Meeting @ 3:00 p.m. Library
December 20 – Golden Blizzard Bear Recess
1st Grade Field Trip
December 21 – January 4 – Winter Break
January 8 – School in Session
BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE