National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from February 1-5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of school counselors’ work. (Click on the title for more information.)
Message from San Diego County Office of Education: Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California. Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccinations. Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. (Click on the title for more details.)
Curriculum Corner is published by the Educational Services Department for FUESD parents and the Fallbrook community. Read the January Edition to learn about the progress we've made and where we're headed with our instructional programs for the 2015-16 school year. (Click on the title to view the newsletter.)
The Village News and the San Diego Union-Tribune shared an announcement from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 111 by Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) into law, a measure that will help secure federal funding for California schools serving military families. (Click on the title to see the full articles.)
The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system is a new, adaptive computer assessment program. CAASPP provides a baseline of student progress toward mastery of knowledge and skills based on the new California State Standards. (Click on the title for details.)
On Friday, November 6th, La Paloma students invited veterans in the community, and their parents who have served or are currently serving in the military, to join in the school’s monthly flag ceremony. This month’s theme was “Honor our Veterans”.
The fourth grade classes of Mrs. Rowley and Ms. Scott hosted this month’s flag ceremony. La Paloma students dressed in red, white, and blue to show their support of veterans on this day.
The fourth grader led the audience of parents, family members, students, community members, and staff through the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.
The student-led Presentation Team announced student leaders; one student from each class chosen by the teacher for exemplary performance of Habit #2, “Begin With the End in Mind”, from their Leader In Me program.
The student leaders shook Principal Schlueter’s hand, and received their certificate from the assistant principal, Mrs. Ellefsen. The students lined up on stage to be recognized and cheered on by their classmates.
The ceremony continued with a song for each of the following services: Navy, Marines, Air Force, Army, and Coast Guard. The fourth graders had been rehearsing these songs for weeks, making sure that each student knew the songs and didn’t need the lyrics page during the performance.
According to sixth grader Alexa Cladwell, reporting for La Paloma’s student news team, “They did an excellent job! The audience was cheering and clapping excitedly. I think it’s safe to say that they enjoyed the performance.”
To conclude the flag ceremony, the students invited all the veterans in the audience up to the front of the stage to thank them for their service to their country, and awarded each of them with a medallion the students had made in class.
San Onofre School's robotics club competed in the First Lego League (FLL). FLL is an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group. It’s a robotics program for students, 9 to 14 years old, which is designed to get children excited about science and technology. Additionally, it aims to teach them valuable employment and life skills. Teams of up to 10 kids program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements - the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values - make up what is called the yearly Challenge. This program begins each year with a new challenge, released in August. This year’s theme is “Trash Trek”. San Onofre School fielded three teams that competed in the FLL tournament on November 14. Meeting twice a week, after school, these teams came up with innovative solutions for the Robot Game and for handling problems involving trash and recycling. The team was recognized and honored this year, earning a First Place in the “Core Values” category.