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4/13—Field Trip, Rooms 1 & 33
4/15—Talent Show Tryouts
4/15—ELAC Meeting 1:30 Room 8
4/15—PTA Meeting 6pm MPR
4/16—San Francisco Opera—3rd Grade
4/16—Field Trip, Rooms 27 & 29
5/4—5/15 Southgate Testing Window
5/6—Bike Mobile/Repair 1pm
The next Parent-Teacher Association meeting will be April 15th at 6pm in the multi-purpose room.
The next English Learner Advisory Committee meeting will be April 15th at 1:30pm in room 8.
The next School Site Council meeting will be April 28th at 4pm in room 25.
Parents of English language Learners hold a meeting every Tuesday at 8:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please come out and join this active group to network.
Second Chance @ College Summer Session Coming! If you are a parent or guardian who would like to return to school and earn a college degree, then this program is for you. Participants will commit to a 4 week program that will meet 2 evenings per week. During this time, you will participate in a free Chabot College course that will prepare you for your return to college, including the completion of a formal college & career plan. Priority will be given to those parents & guardians that have some college education, although all parents & guardians are welcome to apply. While you attend the course, childcare will be available for your children in grades K-5. This course is offered in English only. Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm beginning on Tuesday, June 23 and ending on Thursday, July 16. The class will meet at the Parent Resource Center HUB located at 24823 Soto Road in Room 14.
2nd Chance @ College
Chabot College Class
Saturday, March 21, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Pictures From Dr. Seuss Day
IT’S TESTING SEASON!!!!! Our staff and students are gearing up for the “Super Bowl” of our school-year. Our students and teachers have been working tirelessly all year for this moment. We are excited for this opportunity to show ourselves, parents, district and state what we learned this year. We are confident that all of our hard work will translate into high test scores.
Southgate students 3rd-6th grade will take the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test in just 4-weeks. This test will give us much needed information about our students’ abilities in comparison to local and state wide averages. The CAASPP results are used to rate schools, which, in turn, rates neighborhoods, cities and districts. Consequently, school ratings raise or lower real estate prices — which drives the local economy. Big businesses also make decisions about building and relocating to certain areas based upon the results of these standardized assessments. Needless to say, these assessments are big deals! Most importantly, these upcoming assessments give your student an opportunity to show their brilliance. The results of these examinations will impact your students future placement in classes, as well as, affect your child’s reclassification status (for English Language Learners).
The Southgate CAASPP testing window opens on May 4th and will last until May 15th. It is imperative that we have 100% attendance during these two weeks. Please plan all doctor or dentist appointments outside of this two week window. If you absolutely have to plan an appointment for your child between May 4th-15th, please make it an afternoon appointment.
I would like to shout-out our parents and students for having a tremendous month of March in terms of attendance. Southgate boasted a 97.85% attendance rate during March. Our goal for the entire year is to have a 97% or higher daily attendance average. Currently, our attendance rate for the entire school year is 96.4%. If we have great attendance in April and May (like we did in March) we will reach our goal. Please continue to make sure your students are at school every day on time. We appreciate your efforts!!!!!
Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration
TK and Kindergarten registration will now take place at our new enrollment center, the Parent Resource Center Hub, located at 24823 Soto Road, Hayward. The phone number is 510-723-3857, FAX 510-781-6105.
March 3rd – Registration Packet will be available at www.husd.us. Please complete the registration form online and print.
March 9th – You can make an online appointment at www.husd.us to enroll your child.
March 17th – The enrollment center opens.
You must have an appointment to enroll your child.
If you need to complete an Open Enrollment Form, please submit a completed form between March 9th and April 17th. Forms are available at www.husd.us.
Students turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 will register for kindergarten.
Students turning 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2015 will register for Transitional Kindergarten.
February 27th and March 2nd Event Shout-Outs
Southgate ended February and started March with a bang!!! I would like to send a special thank you to all the teachers, including Kathy Jestice, Marva McInnis, and Danielle Freels whose tireless work helped to make the 2015 Black History Month assembly a roaring success. I appreciate all the students who committed their time and energy to learn skits, poems, songs, cheer routines, and steps to make it a special, yet extremely educational day.
Kindergarten teacher, Danni Lopez, and her team of Hali Demoss and Darlene Fil also deserve a major shout-out for orchestrating and facilitating another Dr, Seuss Day (Read Across America Day) full of fun. The Read Across America Program helped us honor the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). In the spirit of Dr. Seuss we strive to rekindle the love of reading in all kids young and old. Reading is the key cornerstone to education. It was important for us to take a day to celebrate the life of a man that dedicated his life to connecting people with words and connecting families/generations with timeless classic literary works. Thank you Dr. Seuss!!!!
Southgate was honored to have several dignitaries on site yesterday to read to students and participate in the festivities. Participants included Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, former long time Hayward Mayor Michael Sweeney and Hayward Police Chief Diane Urban. Thank you all for your dedication to the City of Hayward—especially our youth.
Buy a Southgate Shirt Today!!!!!
At Southgate We:
Foster a warm, welcoming environment for all our families,
Build a foundation of confidence and culture of success,
Ensure high levels of student engagement in classrooms where instruction is multi-sensory and layered with all the necessary supports.
In a caring culture of success, the Southgate community motivates, inspires, develops skills, and builds confidence to awaken the highest potential in every member.
Raising Leaders; Touching Lives
Southgate Elementary School has a philosophy and programs purposefully designed to meet the needs of students transitioning into adolescents. We believe that all students should be exposed to comprehensive academic curriculum, guided by state and district standards .
All students participate in a rigorous academic program which maintains, reinforces and expands academic skills so all students can become productive, responsible, and compassionate citizens in our ever-changing community.
Homework can provide many benefits for children. It can improve memory and comprehension, develop study skills, and teach children how to manage time. You can help by making sure your kids have a quiet, well-lit place to do homework and provide assistance, but not complete answers. Learn how to help your kids with homework and succeed in school.
Box Tops for Education
The money earned from Box Tops for Education will go a long way in funding student field trips through-out the year. The Box Tops for Education Program, rewards parents, students and teachers for purchasing day to day products at your local grocery stores. These companies reward your loyalty by donating funds back to your child’s school.
On the top of many grocery products you’ll find a pink Box Top. Examples of products that have this logo are: Cereal, Kleenex, Ziploc, Granola Bars, Pillsbury Products, etc. If you cut out the Box Top and send it to school with your child we get 10 cents for every one! Make sure you cut them out along the dotted lines. Please do not cut off the expiration date.
The class that brings in the most Box Tops by the end of the year earns an ICE CREAM PARTY!! So let’s get collecting! Any questions please see Mrs. Lopez.
Southgate’s Boy’s and Girls Soccer teams kickoff their season this weekend. Both teams square off against Park Elementary School, with the girl’s game beginning at noon and the boy’s games following it at 1:30pm. The games will be played at Schafer Park Elementary School located at 26268 Flamingo Avenue, here in Hayward.
Congratulations to all members of the 2015 soccer Team:
Jacob Lopez, Joe Seida, Rikshal Raj, Gabriel Legorreta, Mauricio Negrete, Julian Wilson, Angelo Perez– Oliva, Adarsh Kumar, Nam Tran, Carlos Corona, Jesse Hernandez, Armaan Dhaliwal, Brandon Lopez, Ruben Ruelas, and Arthur Cooper.
Brianna Gonzalez, Brooke Morgado, Kiya Chace, Monserrat Equihua, Celia Gonzalez, Jessica Luis Porras, Diana Jimenez, Giselle Ayala, Esmeralda Lucatero, Angela Perez, Peyton Franklin, Madelin Ovalle, Angela Palma Diaz, Denica Saldana, Paola Chinchilla, Steysi Lopez Escobar.
A final shout-out goes to our boy’s and girls basketball team members and coaches. Thank you for representing Southgate well this season. We will have an end of the year banquet in the coming weeks. I will send out more details soon.
Hayward Step Show May 15th
Made in Hayward