Sequoia Elementary School celebrated its annual Fall Fair on Saturday, October 13.
Festivities included games, prizes, treats, a book fair, a “haunted” house and plenty of food, including the OMG Burger truck.
“A huge thanks goes to the Sequoia PTA and the many volunteers it takes to put on an event such as this,” says Principal Cindy Hollander.”Thank you also to the Rosemont community for coming out to support our school.”
Tahoe Park Spartan Youth Rugby will begin practice in early December in advance of the rugby season from January to April.
Spartan Youth Rugby is a co-ed team for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. Practices are two nights a week after school in Tahoe Park. Cost is $35 per player; however, no child will be turned away because of cost.
Sacramento Police Department and the Sacramento Police Activities League sponsor the Spartans.
James Marshall Elementary School marched in the Rosemont High School Homecoming Parade on Friday, October 5. They received an award for having the catchiest chants! Not only were they loud, they had a great time!
In Rebecca Siegert’s English class, the clock is running. Students have two minutes to write down their thoughts about the symbols and themes in artist Grant Wood’s famous painting “American Gothic,” which is projected on a screen. Heads are down. Pens are moving.
In our classrooms, we teach students about the importance of civic responsibility. In a democratic society, we all have a duty to stay informed on the issues and to make our voices heard. On November 6, voters will go to the polls to weigh in on measures that affect our schools, including Proposition 30.The failure of Proposition 30 could result in the shortening of this school year by up to two weeks. I urge you to take the time to learn about this measure and others and to vote.
In partnership with California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition), SCUSD is conducting a six-workshop series to train parent leaders, staff and community partners as Wellness Trainers.
A new collaborative partnership between the Family and Community Engagement Office (FACE), DeVry University and MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) has resulted in a free, two-day Training of Trainers for SCUSD parent leaders, staff and community partners in the key elements of building parent-school partnerships.
Sacramento City College and the Family and Community Engagement Office (FACE) are collaborating on the first ever CalWorks To College, Making It Happen! event for SCUSD parents who are currently on any form of assistance and interested in pursuing career certification or a college degree.
More than 300 students, parents and community members attended Caleb Greenwood K-8 School’s Family Spaghetti Night last Friday hosted by the PTSO.
Families came together to share a meal and celebrate a positive and successful start to the 2012-13 school year. The school’s new computer lab and updated library were open for families to tour, and the Family and Community Engagement Office was there to gather parent input for the upcoming Parent Resource Center.
Says Principal Amy Whitten: “Thank you to our PTSO for hosting this wonderful community event!”
Golden Empire Elementary School kindergarten teacher Renee Mondzak received a nice surprise today — $1,000 in classroom supplies as part of OfficeMax’s national “A Day Made Better” program.
Mondzak, who has taught for 22 years, thought she was bringing her students onto the blacktop in compliance with a fire drill. Once all Golden Empire’s students were assembled outside, Principal Irene Eister announced that Mondzak had been selected to receive a van-full of items such as pens, pencils, a camera, a laminator and a jump drive.
Cesar Chavez Intermediate School held its Back to School Night on September 26. Thanks to donations from partner Elks Lodge #6 of Sacramento, kids and parents at the well-attended event enjoyed refreshments.