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Mustangs Message 4/18/19
Katherine White
Thursday, April 18, 2019

 MUSTANG MESSAGE, April 18, 2019

Principal of the Day - Russell Stanley Apr. 19

Positive Parenting Workshop (new date - see below) Apr. 23 (6:00 - 8:00 pm)

Administrative Professionals Day (Nicole, Amanda, Marisol) Apr. 24

PTO Meeting (English and Spanish) Apr. 25 (6:30 pm)

Progress Reports Home Apr. 26

California Book Fair Apr. 29 - May 3

Principal of the Day - Olivia Haskins Apr. 30

Principal’s Day May 1

Character Trait Assembly May 3 (8:15 am)

Food Truck Friday (Cinco de Mayo Celebration- elotes, Mariachis, dancers, etc.) May 3

Your Child and Social Media presentation at Matilija May 7 (6:30-8:00)

6th Grade to CIMI May 8-10

Bike Train to School (schedule to be sent home) May 13 to 17

Bike Ride to Pier for selected 5th and 6th grade students May 21

4th grade district-wide Gold Rush Day @ Forest Home        May 23

Report Card Preparation May 24 (12:45 dismissal)

Memorial Day (no school) May 27

Sports Jersey Day is Friday, April 19. Students are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jersey/t-shirt (pick your favorite team, sport, player, or make your own)

Shhhhh!  Notes were sent home about a special day for three special support people. Please watch for it!

Kids Club reminder: If you are paying drop-in fees and not monthly, past fees must be paid before additional drop-in days.

We are trying a new company this year for our book fair. Come check it out Apr. 29 - May 3! Information is being sent home in Friday folders. Note: In addition to the lunch recess and after school hours, our book fair will be open during our May 3rd Food Truck Friday event.

As the year begins to wind down, we would like to remind parents of students in grades 3-6 that we encourage parents to provide Chromebooks for their students to use at school. We have one cart of 35 devices for each of these grades that is shared. Here is the Chromebook currently recommended by our technology department for our classrooms:

Our current recommended Chromebook is the Dell 5190. The 5190 comes standard with a ruggedized chassis, usb type C chargers, and keys that are supposed to be virtually impossible for the children to pry off! Optional extras include a Gorilla Glass reinforced screen, storage and ram upgrades, a touchscreen, convertible tablet mode, and a world facing camera so it can be used to make videos or take pictures.

This model sells for approximately $300 on Amazon. Of course, a less expensive model would be fine. If you purchase something other than the one recommended, please make sure it has the same amount of memory, etc. as the Dell 5190.

Macs are not compatible with our network. Chromebooks only, please.

Reminder: All users of personal devices must have a signed technology agreement on file at the school. Personal devices will not be allowed on our network without this agreement.

State testing dates:  3rd and 4th (English language arts and math) - May 13-21,   5th (science) - May 23 & 24

5th and 6th (English language arts and Math) - May 28 - Jun 4

Please do not plan trips or appointments on these dates. Students do not perform as well on these assessments if we have to schedule them on a separate date. Thanks!

Parent volunteers are needed to supervise the crossing of intersections along highway 33 between the Barbara Street tract and Mira Monte School for the Bike Train event that will take place May 13-17.  Please let us know if you are available.

The free “NO I WON’T AND YOU CAN’T MAKE ME!” Effectively Dealing with Power Struggles has been rescheduled to April 23 at 6:00pm. Childcare and Spanish translation will be available.

Minimize the Hassles, Tantrums and Tears             Respond Effectively vs. React Emotionally