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Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Respectful.


Week 21  May 28 – June 1, 2018                                                   

Spirit Week (Harris / Leadership)


“Staying positive does not mean that things will turn out okay. Rather it is knowing that you will be okay no matter how things turn out.”

                                                                                                                                                                                          - Unknown


Monday         Memorial Day Holiday – School Closed



Tuesday         Professional Development Bell Schedule – 1:33 PM Dismissal (Buses leave @ 3:00 PM)

5/29/18         Science Academy Stemmies 9:00 – 11:00 AM in Burrill Hall (Huff)



Wednesday   Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal

5/30/18         Theatricum Botanicum Field Trip 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Lee / Chavez)



Thursday       Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal

5/31/18         Math Academy End-of-Year Reflection HR in Cafeteria

                          Musical Theater Performance 7:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Frome/Krupsack/Tyler)



Friday            Regular Day Bell Schedule – 3:03 PM Dismissal           

6/1/18           6th & 7th Grade Final Marks due in Counseling Office @ 12:35 pm)

Music Man 7:00 PM in Burrill Hall (Frome/Krupsack/Tyler)


Saturday         CAAM Meeting 10:00 AM in LMC

6/2/18                Music Man Performances 2:00 & 7:30 PM in Burrill Hall (Frome/Krupsack/Tyler)



Student Announcements


Be Safe – unless for PE class, walk on campus. Protect and respect personal space.

Be Responsible – be on time, throw trash away, and do your work.

Be Respectful – use positive and polite language, stop and think before speaking or acting, treat others as you wish to be treated. Apologize if you bump into someone.


8th Graders – stay focused and make good choices. Keep your eyes on the prize(s):  Picnic and Culmination. You can do it!


EL Redesignation – congratulations to our EL students who have redesignated! Excellent work Ms. Bananian, Ms. Fineman, Ms. Harris, and Ms. Kincaid!


Lockers – please start clearing out items you no longer need.





Faculty Reminders


Attendance – please submit accurate attendance daily.  Please correct attendance discrepancies ASAP.


Best Practice –manage student anxiety. (

Email/Schoology Posts – please check daily. Remember the District ‘great email deletion project’ will commence soon. Be sure to clean up your account.

End of Year Room Cleaning – please start recycling old papers, files, student work, etc.  Help avoid employee accidents, do not over-fill trash cans (inside and outside).

Field Trips – please alphabetize student names when submitting student lists to the Attendance Office. If multiple periods are participating, please alphabetize within class periods. Please check in with Attendance Office before departing to verify which students are participating in the trip.


Memorial Day – please remember to close and lock doors and windows for the 3-day weekend.


Parking – do you park in the Buffalo lot? Make sure you park in clearly marked parking spaces.


Looking Ahead


June 4                          Turtle-Thon Movie P1 – P6 in Burrill Hall

                                    LA Zoo Field Trip Period 1 – 6 (Luna)

                                    8th Grade Awards 6:00 PM on 8th Grade Lawn (Torrijos/Moten)

Jazz Show 7:00 Pm in Burrill Hall

June 5                          Culmination Rehearsal 8:00 – 11:00 AM in Burrill Hall/8th Grade Lawn (Torrijos/Greene)

                                    8th Grade Picnic on PE Field

June 6                          Culmination Rehearsal 8:00 – 11:00 AM in Burrill Hall/8th Grade Lawn (Torrijos/Greene)

Minimum Day 12:29 PM Dismissal

Culmination 6:00 PM on 8th Grade Lawn (Plevack/Torrijos/Greene/Moten/Gass)

June 7                          STEM Culmination 8:00 AM – Noon in Burrill Hall

Last day of Instruction / Final Report Card Distribution

                                    Math Academy Reflection P4-P6 in Room 60 (Yamasaki)

Minimum Day 12:29 PM Dismissal

June 8                          Pupil Free Day


August 6                     8th Grade Orientation

August 7                     7th Grade Orientation

August 8                     6th Grade Orientation A – L

August 9                     6th Grade Orientation M - Z

August 13                   Pupil Free Day

August 14                   1st Day of Instruction 2018-2019 School Year                                            

August 31                   Admissions Day – School Closed

September 3                Labor Day Holiday – School Closed