2019-20 repeated as pattern

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.

2019-2020 Interdistrict Transfer (click here for form: English | Spanish)

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

December 2018

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


SNOW MISSION

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

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 19ELAC 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

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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

View the flyer in English and Spanish.

The letters of "makerspace" created with tools related to art, math, engineering and science.

WHEN: December 3, 2018 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Birch Grove Intermediate, Room 1

WHAT: A group of teachers, district leaders, and parents/caregivers who want to learn more about Makerspaces for their sites.

  • Different Forms of Makerspaces
  • Paths of Use
  • Resource Share

MORE INFO:
Cathreene Ingham-Watters, BGI, [email protected]
Rachel Bloom, Graham, [email protected]

NOTE: No RSVP needed

SEE THE FLYER: Makerspace Task Force

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BLIZZARD BEAR TIMES

Notes from the Principal

Dear Snow Families,
We have so much to be thankful for during this season of thanksgiving.  As I shared with Snow Teachers and Staff, I recently saw a marquee with the question, “What are you thankful for?”  As I thought about this question many things came to my mind. Just to name a few, family, friends, Snow teachers, staff, students, parents and community.  I am also thankful and grateful for the accomplishments that we have made together as a staff and as a community:

Back to School Night

Principal Read Alouds: Reinforce PBIS Expectations; Latino/Latina Read Aloud

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

PBIS Games Day

Newark Days Parade

Read A Thon

Friday Announcements

PBIS Blizzard Bear Awards

Mission Statement

Facilities Planning Meeting

Attendance

Halloween Parade

PTA

PTA Fall Festival

PTA Book Fair

PTA Movie Nights

Professional Learning Community (PLC)

PBIS Store

Special Olympics

Water Assembly

Staff Meetings & Staff Development

Character Traits Assembly

Guinness Stacking Competition

Parent Teacher Conferences

Pizza with the Principal

English Language Advisory Council (ELAC)

Coffee with the Principal

School Site Council (SSC)

Coordination of Services Team (COST)

Snow Flag Football Team 2018 Champions

Principals Cabinet

Recycling Assembly and Composting Program

Ohlone Tutoring

West Coast Literacy

Report Cards

None of this would have been possible without you!  Thank you AMAZING teachers, staff, students and parents for your unwavering commitment to our school.  Enjoy your break and Happy Thanksgiving!

Peace and Blessings

Ms. Ousley, Principal

 

SNOW MISSION

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.

Important Dates to Remember

November  26 – School in session

November 28 – Read-A-Thon Celebration

November 30 – Golden Blizzard Bear Recess

  PBIS Store

  See’s Fundraiser End’s- All orders and money are due

December 4-Board Spotlight, Snow Elementary NUSD Boardroom

December 6 – District Facilities Planning Meeting @ Kennedy 3:00-5:00

December 7 – PTA Parents Night

December 12 – Delivery Date for See’s Order

December 14 – PBIS Store

 

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

ATTENDANCE

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.**

 

BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE

Screenshot: Fall 2018 Parent_Guardian Survey

Newark Unified School District strives for continuous improvement in our service to students and families. We achieve this through evaluating our outcomes, identifying strengths, developing recommendations for improvement, and refining our practices.

One of the ways we evaluate our strengths and find areas for improvement is by asking parents/guardians about their experiences and recommendations.

Please take a few minutes to provide us feedback that will inform our areas of focus for improvement, our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), and our future practices.

 


Screenshot: Encuesta para Padres y Tutores, otoño 2018El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark se esfuerza para la mejora continua en nuestro servicio a los estudiantes y familias. Logramos esto evaluando nuestros resultados, identificando fortalezas, desarrollando recomendaciones para mejora y perfeccionando nuestras prácticas.

Una de las maneras de evaluar nuestras fortalezas y encontrar áreas para mejora es preguntarles a los padres y tutores sobre sus experiencias y recomendaciones.

Por favor tome unos minutos para darnos comentario que informa nuestras áreas de atención para mejora, el Plan de Control Local de rendición de cuentas (LCAP) y nuestras futuras prácticas.

Music Notes, Notation

Join the Newark Unified School District after-school instrumental music program. The program is open to incoming 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and is funded by the Newark Educational Foundation. Students will learn to play one of a variety of instruments and perform in the Elementary Band.

Why should you learn to play and better understand music?

  • Learning an instrument is FUN and develops discipline
  • Practicing an instrument increases a student’s ability to focus
  • Studies show that learning music early in one’s life greatly improves mathematical and abstract thinking abilities

We will have an information night on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 PM in the Birch Grove Intermediate cafeteria. At this event we will discuss sign-ups and class times. We will also have instrument demonstrations and a question and an-swer session. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at Birch Grove Inter-mediate. Many instruments are available—and will be provided on a first come—first served basis. There is NO enrollment fee or other costs associated with the program. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and return it to the office at your school no later than Monday, October 29 or email this information to Mr. Worley at the email address listed below.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact: Mr. Worley at [email protected]


¡Inscríbete en el programa de música instrumental después de la escuela del Dis-trito Escolar Unificado de Newark ! El programa está abierto a todos los alumnos que ingresan a grados 4, 5 y 6 y está financiado por la Fundación de Educación de Newark. Los estudiantes aprenderán a tocar uno de una variedad de instrumen-tos y tocarán en la Banda Primaria.

¿Por qué debes aprender a tocar y comprender mejor la música?

  • Aprender a tocar un instrumento es DIVERTIDO y desarrolla la disciplina.
  • Practicar un instrumento mejora la habilidad del estudiante de concentrarse.
  • Los estudios demuestran que aprender música temprano en la vida mejora lashabilidades matemáticas y el pensamiento abstracto.

Habrá una reunión informativa el lunes, 5 de noviembre a las 6:00 PM en la ca-fetería de la Escuela Intermedia Birch Grove en la cual hablaremos de cómo ins-cribirse y las horas de clase. Habrá también demostraciones de los instrumentos y una sesión para hacer preguntas. Las clases se reunirán los lunes y miércoles en la escuela Intermedia de Birch Grove. Habrá muchos instrumentos disponibles —y se los proveerán a los alumnos por orden de llegada. NO hay cuota de inscripción ni otro costo para el programa. Si le interesa, haga el favor de llenar el siguiente formulario y devolverlo a la oficina de su escuela para el lunes, 29 de octubre a mas tardar o enviar la información por correo electrónico al Sr. Worley a la direc-ción de correo electrónico mas abajo.

Si tiene preguntas sobre el programa favor de ponerse en contacto con el Sr. Worley a [email protected]

The letters of "makerspace" created with tools related to art, math, engineering and science.

WHEN: October 23, 2018 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Graham Elementary, Room 9

WHAT: A group of teachers, district leaders, and parents/caregivers who want to learn more about Makerspaces for their sites.

  • What is a Makerspace?
  • How do we get started?
  • Resource Share

MORE INFO:
Cathreene Ingham-Watters, BGI, [email protected]
Rachel Bloom, Graham, [email protected]

NOTE: No RSVP needed

SEE THE FLYER: Makerspace Task Force 10.23.18