January 21, 2019

January 21, 2019
Principal’s Newsletter
Carrillo Elementary School

January 21, 2019

Dear Carrillo Families,

Character Trait for January and February: “Social Intelligence”
At the Flag Salute last Friday, we introduced students to our character focus, “social intelligence,” which involves understanding other people and acting wisely in response. This trait will be especially important for students to build relationships within our community as well as to navigate our way through social situations. It’s closely linked with empathy and self-control. During the next two months, we will work on good conversational skills, understanding social roles and norms, listening skills, and recognizing cues about others and responding appropriately.

Carrillo 5k Run- Thank you to everyone who came out for the Carrillo 5K! The Running Club did an excellent job planning and organizing the event, and we are very thankful for all of the volunteers who came out to help. All children who participated will be receiving their metals sometime this week. Special thanks to Cristen Mugford and Stephanie Gonzalez for all their hard work!!

School Site Council Meeting- This Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 pm, the School Site Council will meet in the library. The School Site Council is an advisory group that aides in the development and approval of our Single Plan for Student Achievement. On Thursday, we will look closely at our school dashboard (summative data from the state) and progress monitoring data to ensure our goals, actions, and resources are being used to address these areas of focus. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings to gain a deeper understanding of our school, provide input in the direction we are headed and how we accomplish our goals.

Enrichment Camp Signups
Carrillo after school enrichment camp registration for session 3 is available online starting today and will be open through Friday, February 1st at 9 pm. Yellow camp flyers were sent home with the students last week with all registration information and camp details. We are offering Chess, Soccer, Yoga, Slime Time, Track & Field, Flag Football, Ready Set Cook, MakerSpace, Dodgeball, Clay & Paint, Self Defense Beginner & Advanced, Golf, Basketball, Into to Dance, Kickball, Coding, MonArt Drawing, and Tennis. For TK and Kinder students, we are offering Basketball and Soccer. Unfortunately, due to low Kinder enrollment, we were not able to offer additional camps at this time. To register your student for after-school enrichment camps, you will need to go online to www.carrillopto.com, then go to the Shop/Donate drop down menu and select your camps. Sign up today as camps fill up quickly! If you have any questions, you can email Kelly Tompkins at carrilloprograms@gmail.com

Popsicle Sales this Friday, January 25th, to support the 5th-grade class
Popsicle Sales happen every other Friday. For your reference, here are the dates for the rest of the year. These dates may change based on the weather.
- February 8th, 22nd
- March 8th, 22nd
- April 5th, 19th
- May 3rd, 17th, 31st

5th-Grade Panoramic Photo- Fifth graders will be taking a panoramic class picture on Thursday, January 31. Fifth-grade promotion shirts will be distributed on this day to wear in the picture. Please keep these shirts throughout the year, as there are several class events where they will be worn.

Football Friday Breakfast
Friday, February 1 from 7:45 am- 8:40am. Parents are invited to come to a special, Superbowl themed breakfast with their children in the Cafeteria before school. The cost is $3.00 for Adults/Non-Students. Please bring cash to pay the adult price because we are unable to charge your child’s meal card for your meal.

Special Someone Dance- Saturday, February 2, from 5pm-8pm.
Come enjoy a special night with someone important in your life.
Fathers, Daughters, Mothers, Sons, Grandparents
DJ Entertainment, Photographer, Craft, Rush Coffee cart, Pizza & Snacks.
Buy your tickets, flowers, pizza, and photography packages now!
We need volunteers! Please consider signing up to volunteer for the Special Someone Dance and use this link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a44afaf23a3ff2-special

Text Messaging Opt-In Campaign
You probably saw the message from the District stating the following:
SMUSD Families,
SchoolMessenger “Communicate” is the notification system that SMUSD now uses for parent communication (we formerly used BlackBoard Connect). This platform allows communication across various devices and platforms, including text messaging. In order to use the text messaging option, parents must first opt-in. To opt-in you need to send a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our district’s sort code number, 67587. A flyer with more details is attached to this email and available through Peachjar.

Please consider opting-in for these messages. Although remind.com has been working relatively well, at times it “hits a snag” and is not a reliable form of communication during an emergency. There is also some uncertainty over whether or not the text-messaging feature will continue to work for Verizon customers. Please opt-in through our SchoolMessenger system in case we need to switch over at some point or if I need to communicate during an emergency. SchoolMessenger is the same system that allows me to send these emails you are reading now.

Carrillo Elementary’s Annual Invention Convention
Thursday, February 14th in the Cafeteria.
Permission Slips for the invention convention went home last Friday. This month, students are studying technology in the Benchmark core curriculum, considering how we use technology, where inventions come from and how technology has developed to solve problems in our society. Students are invited to think of obstacles in their lives or the lives of others and use their creativity and imagination to come up with a new invention (it just needs to be an idea/model/design, not a functioning new invention). Participation is optional. Please see the permission slip for more information.

Thank you,

Gary Pope, Principal