THURSDAY MESSAGE JANUARY 12, 2023

THURSDAY MESSAGE JANUARY 12, 2023
Hortencia Corral

NO SCHOOL THIS MONDAY, JANUARY 16 in OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY

ROAR CARD 

Congratulations to the following Roar Card Winners who were recognized at last week’s Friday Flag:Cresencio Rubio, Aileen Ramerez, Ezra Garcia, Isaac Munoz, Virgilio Hernandez, Balta Esqueda, Jimena Solorio, Davis Navarette, Avery Lengal, Elijah Garrett.   Thank you for making Responsible, Organized, Academic, and Respectful choices! Each week we will celebrate students and staff at Friday Flag and announce them here to parents.

 

NEW INFORMATION THIS WEEK 

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY 

This Monday, January 16th there will be no school in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

 

TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS MOVED TO JANUARY 23rd

Due to school closures the Talent Show try-outs were postponed and have rescheduled for after school on January 23.

 

AFTER THE STORM

Thank you for your patience and understanding on Monday with the early dismissal of our students and the closing of schools on Tuesday. If your family needs any help or resources at all as a result of the weather advisory and flooding please reach out to Kimberly  Urritia, our family engagement liaison right away. We are here to help. 

 

UCSB BASKETBALL GAME FOR SB FAMILIES

Free UCSB Basketball Tickets for SB Unified Community. You can get FREE tickets to UCSB’s basketball game this Saturday. The team hosts Santa Barbara Unified School District Night during its matchup against UC Riverside. You can claim the tickets by clicking here, or scanning the QR Code on the attached flier. Go Gauchos! promo code is  "GauchosGive"

 

YOUTUBE

Santa Barbara Unified School District has been in the process of evaluating safeguards for our student devices that will help filter out irrelevant and harmful content on campus and at home. The YouTube app is categorized as a 17+ Social Media app. Because we cannot guarantee a safe and secure YouTube experience for our elementary students at this time, the YouTube app was removed from all student iPads on Friday, December 16. Students will continue to have access to YouTube through the browser on their student iPads for school related material. This is because our district content filters are more robust when using a web browser.

 

SPECIAL ED PARENT MEETING

Please join us for our quarterly Special Ed Parent Meeting. If you are a parent of a student on an IEP please join us on Zoom https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93359053722 at 8:45 am on Wednesday, January 25.

 

TOMORROW WINTER CONCERTS SAVE THE DATE

This year our Winter Concerts will be in person!  The students have been working hard to present to you wonderful performances.  

TK-3 Winter Concert:  Friday, January 13th at 9 AM in the cafeteria

4-6 Winter Concert:  Thursday, January 26th at 9 AM in the cafeteria

 

KINDERGARTEN TK AND NEW STUDENT TOUR 

The tour has been moved to January 17 at 9 am. Please tell your friends! 

 

CALM CORNER

Resilience

Resilience is not something that some people have and others don’t have. We are all born with the capacity for resilience, and it is something we work on throughout our lives. We can start building children’s resilience very early in life by providing them with a secure, caring relationship that helps them get through life’s inevitable challenges. Parents are the most important people to help build their children’s resilience. When parents role model resilience in every day interactions, they are teaching their children positive ways to handle stress and recover from set-backs. Below, you will learn how you can help your children develop strengths and gather support that builds resilience. 

 

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/resilience/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqO7YoMsccU

 

building resilience.pdf

7 Building Blocks of Resilience.pdf

Sources:

-The 7 Cs are an adaptation from The Positive Youth Development movement

-Center of the Developing Child- Harvard University

 

REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS THURSDAY MESSAGES:

 

ADAMS ANNUAL SPELLING BEE

The Spelling Bee will take place in the afternoon at 1:45 pm on Zoom on January 20. Students in grades 4-6 who will participate will be notified next week so they can practice at home. Join Zoom: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93439991056

 

THEATER PRODUCTION DATE CHANGE

Due to unforeseen circumstances we had to move the date of our Theater Production, "I’anani and the Aqualeid-o-Shell" to WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26 at 6:30 p.m.. Thank you for understanding.

 

CALENDAR

January 

13 Winter Music Concert  Grades TK - 3 at 9 am

16 Martin Luther King No School 

17 School Tour 9 am

20 Spelling Bee 1:45 pm on Zoom

23 Talent Show Try-outs 

26 Winter Music Concert Grades 4 - 6 at 9 am