South City Elementary Schools Highlight Positive Happenings

South San Francisco, CA  December 1, 2015         Submitted by Superintendent Dr Shawnterra Moore

 

Martin School Family Stories/Latino Literacy

Miss Summers and Mrs. Delia have done an amazing job tailoring the program to the Martin school community and intertwine their school wide programs such as 100 Book Challenge and Fountas and Pinnell reading levels to empower families to become more involved with their child’s education as well as to engage with their child’s teacher to further support their child’s academic success.  Miss Summers and Mrs. Delia have also provided our families with strategic strategies related to the California Common Core State Standards.  This program is a wonderful way for our school to engage our families and build a strong positive rapport with our families so that we can further our commitment to our students’ success.  We have families who request to be part of the program year after year because every year Miss Summers and Mrs. Delia make the program even more engaging and enriching for our families.

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Family involvement in student studies has shown great results

Martin teachers Miss Summers and Mrs. Delia  also reach out to student families including them in the students education

Martin teachers Miss Summers and Mrs. Delia also reach out to student families including them in the students education

Parents become engaged in their child's education through Latino Literacy program

Parents become engaged in their child’s education through Latino Literacy program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading material made available through programs such as the 100 Book Challenge

Reading material made available through programs such as the 100 Book Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spruce College Spirit Day and VIP table for Positive Behavior Intervention Support

 

Spruce recently had their  College  Spirit Day! Prior to this day our teachers took time to speak to their students and did activities about their college life and the opportunities that come from obtaining a degree. So today students will wear colors that represent the college that their teachers attended. Teachers engaged students in  activities and  discussions about the importance of college, what college did for them, the types of careers you can have when you attend college, etc. For some of our kiddos we are the  only college role models that they have. The principal, Mr. Castillo, also encouraged teachers to  follow up with a writing prompt/task or an art project of some sort. Some teachers last year browsed their college website and showed them pictures, a map of the buildings, dorm life, sports on campus, etc.
 

Students learned about College life at Spruce Elementary School

Students learned about College life at Spruce Elementary School

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Students learned what benefits can come with a degree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students gain an understanding of college life

Students gain an understanding of college life

 

 

They also had their VIP table to support their implementation of PBIS. The site dressed up a table and teachers selected students who have been demonstrating the school wide rules of (Spruce Cougars) are  Responsible, Respectful, Safe, and Kind. In addition they also had the Character Traits Ceremony focus  and this month they focused on good sportsmanship. Attached you will find some pictures

 

Spruce Cougars also must demonstrate good sportsmanship as does the students selected for the VIP table

Spruce Cougars also must demonstrate good sportsmanship as does the students selected for the VIP table

 

Responsible, Respectful, Safe, and Kind are the traits that VIP students demonstrate

Responsible, Respectful, Safe, and Kind are the traits that VIP students demonstrate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buri Buri brings Coding to school and teacher wins Teacher Innovation Grant!

In an effort to support coding at the elementary level, Buri Buri has organized a  “Math and Code Fun Night” on Dec. 10th.  More info on the site’s website CLICK HERE and in their newsletter.

In recent good news, Chris Stone won the SM County Teacher Innovation Grant again!  It will provide more funding for the Buri Buri school garden that will be a wonderful learning space for our students.

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