Middle School Newsletter: January 14, 2019

Middle School Newsletter: January 14, 2019

(Image above: Dragons who earned awards at the end of Semester 1 for exhibiting Core Characteristics, Growth, Perfect Attendance, and Academic prowess!)

 

Dear K2 MS Dragon families,

Happy Monday and start to the new semester!!

We have some updates for this week! During this month (until February 15) we will be focusing on the Core Characteristic of RESPECT. Campus wide efforts have been made to keep expectations consistent as well as using incentive of Flame Points to help students who have shown the core characteristic can be honored in our next Flame Points assembly. Along this thread we have opted to host a Challenge Day for the 8th and 9th grades.

Challenge Day (click on the link for more info) for the 8th grade is happening this Thursday January 17th! We chose the 8th and 9th grade because those are the two grades we see the most challenges with peer to peer support. We’re striving to have Challenge Day be the time when these barriers can come down and the students will be able to trust each other more than they have allowed themselves to do in the past semester.

We have some staff who have done Challenge Day’s in the past and it’s stated that it’s a powerful day and focus. Lunch and water will be provided to the students. If you are willing and able to volunteer this week please contact Dean Thorman at mthorman@summitps.org.

Lastly, we will not have classes this Friday January 18 and Monday January 21.

Parent and Student Ambassador Group:

Recruitment season is here! Applications for next year have already gone live, and we are already receiving many applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Summit K2 is seeking to start a Parent and Student Ambassador Group for those who are interested in helping with recruiting the next generation of K2 Dragons. Joining the group will allow you to help with recruitment in any number of ways that you choose: canvass directly at key schools, host tours for prospective families & students, call prospective families, attend Open Houses and canvass at key community events. K2 needs your help to ensure we are fully enrolled next year!

Please reach out to Shilpa Duvoor at sduvoor@summitps.org if you are interested in being a part of this group.

Thank you for being partners in your children’s education and an active member of our K2 Community!

In partnership,

Dean Cabrera & Thorman
MS Deans of Instruction & Culture

 

EXPEDITIONS CHANGES IN JANUARY!

IF YOUR CHILD HAD MUSIC THEY WILL NOW HAVE HEALTH AND WELL BEING, IF THEY HAD HEALTH THEY WILL NOW HAVE MUSIC.

WE’VE SENT HOME THE HEALTH AND WELLBEING (SEX EDUCATION OPT OUT LETTER) AND WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO COMMUNICATE TO US IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH THAT LESSON. YOUR CHILD WILL STILL BE IN THE CLASS BUT EXCUSED FROM THAT TOPIC IF YOU CHOOSE.

iF YOUR CHILD HAS AN INCOMPLETE PROJECT FROM THEIR FALL SEMESTER EXPEDITIONS COURSE, THEIR TEACHER WILL BE SENDING THEM HOME WITH A MAKE UP ASSIGNMENT, AND WILL HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY BREAK TO COMPLETE THAT ASSIGNMENT.

BECAUSE THEY HAVE THIS ASSIGNMENT THEY WILL HAVE A MANDATORY OFFICE HOURS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS.

 

Middle School Office Hours and Genereral After-school PLT

Monday- 3:20-4 pm- Office Hours- (Math & Science)
Tuesday- 3:20-5 pm- General PLT
Wednesday- 3:20-4 pm- Office Hours (English &History)
Thursday- 3:20-5 pm- General PLT

After-school Enrichment

Mondays & Wednesdays- Boys & Girls Club- 3:20- 5 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays- Mothers Are Everything (M.A.E)- Girl Empowerment group- 3:20-5pm (see highlight below)
Thursdays- Girls Scouts- 3:20-5 pm

 

HELP REDUCE MORNING TARDIES!

Consistent on time attendance is one of the largest factors that contribute to student success. Unfortunately, we are noticing many students arriving late to class at the start of the day. We are seeking to drastically reduce our morning tardies.

Please partner WITH us to ensure that your child is arriving to school ON TIME:

  • MS = Drop your student off by 7:55 am, class starts at 8 am SHARP
  • HS = Drop your student off by 8:15 am, class starts at 8:20 am SHARP
  • Talk with your child about taking the BART or bus so that they can arrive to school EARLY
  • Talk with your child about going straight to school, and NOT taking a long time at Safeway in the morning. Many students are arriving late with Starbucks. If this is a pattern, their Starbucks will be confiscated, and parents will be notified.

Please ensure your child has a notebook, pen/pencil, and a charged Chromebook so that they can be prepared for school!

 

Student Volunteering & Keeping our Campus – Dragon Strong!

Our Clean up and Tech crews began as a restorative projects for students and now has become a program to have students show their campus pride and support our facilities and technology teams!
Students practice core characteristics of Respect, Responsibility, and Integrity! They practice skills such as time management, team work, and focus. We are always seeking new students to join and support. If interested please sign up with Dean Cabrera or Ms. Sharday!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

— Please mark your calendars! —

Challenge Day- 8th grade- January 17, 2019
No School (7th and 8th Grades)- Friday January 18 and Monday January 21, 2019