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BIG SPRINGS NEWSLETTER

Dear Big Springs Community                                                                                       May 2022                                         

 

Communication:

The school sends out many text messages and emails regarding reminders for upcoming events or changes in schedules. Please be sure to check those or our school website for any updates. 

 

Calendar:

May 19  Open House 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

May 20  End of the year picnic 5:00p.m.-7:00 p.m.

May 27  Minimum day, all students dismissed at 12:55p.m.

May 30  Memorial Day, no school

June 03 Last day of school, all students dismissed at 12:00p.m.

 

6th grade Culmination              June 1 @ 8:30a.m. on 6th grade yard

5th grade Farewell to Friends  June 1 @ 10:30a.m. in the MPR

 

CAASPP Test

Our school will continue to administer the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) from April 25-May 13. Only grades 3rd-6th administer the test. Each teacher/grade level has specific dates they will be testing. Your teacher will be reaching out so you know which day and which test will be given on a particular day. If you have any questions about this statewide test please reach out to us.

 

Open House:

Our open house will be held on May 19 from 6:00-7:00p.m. Classrooms will be open for our guests to visits.  When parking around the school please be courteous to our neighbors. The school parking lot is for staff only, thank you for understanding.

 

Homework:

Take time to discuss with your child issues such as when and where homework will be completed, your own expectations for their education and even setting goals, but short and long term. Students do best when rules are in place and expectations are followed, that of course always starts at home. If you were to ever have any questions about how to make sure your child is working up to their potential do not hesitate to contact their teacher or myself. 

 

Tips for Good Study Habits:

Show your child how to position their workspace at home away from visual and auditory distractions. You can help to create a portable homework station to keep all of their study materials on hand. Learning how to prioritize is an essential skill for studying. Keeping an eye on due dates is helpful, but it might not be the only way for your child to prioritize homework. Some students prefer to start with the easier work before moving on to the harder stuff. Others prefer to tackle the tough things first. Watch your child to see which option seems to work for them.  Lastly, do not forget to teach your child how to organize their backpack or break down assignments into smaller steps. 

 

Parking Lot:

When dropping off in the morning please make sure your child is ready to exit the car on the right side with supplies (backpack, snack, etc.) ready to go. Parents should not get out of the car to assist. This may seem a bit callous, however, when parents leave their car to help their child with jackets, school supplies, and say goodbye it does hold up traffic in our drop off line. The same goes for the afternoon pick up. Please make sure you are moving forward so all cars can begin to move freely within our parking lot. You should not leave your car at dismissal time as well, because this leads to unattended cars not pulling up and once again inhibiting the traffic flow. The parking lot system and protocols currently in place work only when all our community members follow those procedures. Just one or two people not following the rules can inhibit the ease of navigating the parking lot.

 

Simi Valley Police do periodically monitor all schools reminding drivers of appropriate driving and parking laws. This monitoring is for both inside the school parking lot and while driving or parking in the neighboring streets.  Feel free to contact the police directly if you witness unsafe driving practices around any school within our community.

 

Be courteous and patient while driving around the campus, its parking lot and surrounding neighborhood streets. 

We ask that when dropping off or picking up your children from school that you respect the directions our campus supervisors or any staff member are providing, so traffic can proceed in a timely manner. We are all role models to our students about following rules and demonstrating patience.

 

Animals on Campus:
Please leave your animals at home when you are dropping off or picking up your students. Animals, except approved service/therapy animals, are not allowed on campus for safety and sanitation reasons.

 

PTA:

Thank you to the PTA for a wonderful book fair. Mark your calendar for our end of the year picnic on May 20 from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

 

 

Thank you,

Sean D. Platt

Principal