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Lexia Core5

 

School Hours: 8:15 am – 2:30 pm

Early Release Day – Wednesdays: 8:15 am – 1:30 pm

Welcome Back – ¡Bienvenidos!

I hope all of our PA Walsh families had enjoyed their summer. As the new principal I am thrilled to be a part of this caring and dynamic community.  I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you and your children. Please plan on coming to our first Cafecito at 8:30 on August 23rd to meet me and learn about our plans for the upcoming year.  

We have been working hard in preparing for another incredible and productive school year. Our skilled and devoted staff is already planning and preparing for your child(ren). Our enthusiastic office team is registering new families, ordering needed materials and updating student files. Our hard working and conscientious custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our much-appreciated HSC  is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs. We will continue to work towards our common goals of nurturing responsible, caring students and promoting high-level learning through STEAM.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staffing in addition to myself. We are delighted to welcome Erin Andrews, our new Resource Specialist. We would also like to welcome Andrea Wakilina as our new 4th-6th SDC teacher.Teresa Perez will be teaching our little ones in the Migrant Preschool.  These teachers will be an asset to both our Special Education and Migrant Education Departments and community. Our new MTSS coordinator is Joyce Bedard has many years experience in this position and we are excited to have her.

Student Placement
A great deal of time, effort and thought has gone into the process of student placement for the 2019-2020 school year.    Careful consideration was given to input from staff and families as well as student learning styles. Classrooms have been balanced academically and socially. Our class lists are structured to provide equitable class sizes at each grade level.  Moving students is difficult without causing imbalances and inequities.

Morning Routines
We will have blacktop announcements every FRIDAY.  You are welcome to stay as we will be honoring students during this time.  Students will line up and be ready for their teacher by 8:13 every day. Teachers will pick up their class at this time. Students will be marked Tardy after 8:15.  Please begin to establish a morning routine to have your son/daughter here on time. One of our school’s goals will be to increase our partnership with families and to decrease our number of tardies and absences.  

I eagerly look forward to greeting students and families again. It will be my honor and privilege to serve as your principal.  Please stop by and say hello. Together, I know we will make this school year one of growth and achievement for all children. See you at the Ice Cream Social on August 13th from 3-5pm. 

Shannon Rafat

Principal 

 

Back to School Ice Cream Social – August 13th

 

Science Camp Field Trip

Help give students a chance to experience Science Camp at Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School.
 
This field trip provides an opportunity for students to experience the great outdoors in ways that they are not accustomed to, to unplug for a week, to participate in a classroom in the forest, and to bond with their teachers and peers in a way that they couldn’t in a traditional classroom setting.
 
 
 

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