Brian White
26601 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA 94545


Kindergarten Register March 2nd


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3/2 - Dr. Seuss Day

3/3 - Vision & Hearing Testing

3/6 - End of 2nd Trimester

3/11 - ELAC Meeting 1:30pm Room 8

3/20 - Report Cards Go Home

3/24 - School Site Council Meeting 4pm Room 7

3/25 - SBDM Meeting 3pm Room 19

3/27 - 2nd Trimester Awards Assembly

School Events

3/9, 3/13 & 3/19 - SF Opera Visits Southgate

3/12 - 2nd Grade Field Trip

3/26 - Soul Shoppe

3/27 Talent Show Entry Forms Due

PTA News

The next PTA meeting will be March 4th at 6pm in the MPR. Thank you to all who supported our Chuck E. Cheese Night and Game Night during the Month of February. We had tons of fun. We look forward to our upcoming Walk A Thon. You will receive more information as the date draws closer.


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Pictures From Dr. Seuss Day

Leo & Dania Silva Win First Place in National Competition

Leo & Dania Silva Win First Price in National Competition


Southgate Elementary School students, Leonardo Silva and Dania Silva, participated in the North American Grappling Association National Championship on March 7th & 8th. Dania won first prize for the 6/7 age group at the 54-pound weight class. Leo also earned first place honors in the 79-pound weight class for 11/12 year old competitors. Congratulations to the both of you!!!! Continue to make Southgate shine!!!!! 

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  Please complete the registration form online and print.

March 9th – You can make an online appointment at 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


  1. To enroll a child in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015.
  2. Your child must have a physical exam dated on or after March 3, 2015.
  3. All immunization records must be up to date as required by law.
  • Polio (4 doses at any age but 3 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 if at least one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • DTP (5 doses at any age but 4 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 if at least one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • MMR (2 doses, both on or after 1st birthday)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses at any age)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) (1 dose)
  1. Your child must have a birth certificate.  Passport or baptismal certificate may also be acceptable.
  2. You must have 2 separate documents showing the parent name and address.  Reasonable documentation includes but is not limited to any of the following:
  • Current Utility Bill
  • State Agency Mail
  • Housing Authority Voucher
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Current W-2 Form
  • Rental or Lease Agreement


Students turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 will register for kindergarten.

Transitional 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.      


Thank You To Our Special Guests

Thank You To Our Special Guest

Movie Night March 20th Big Hero 6

Movie Night March 20th Big Hero 6

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.

Mission Statement

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 Help

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 Sports

The Southgate boy's and girl's basketball teams were in action this past weekend. The Southgate boy's team fell to Washington Manor Elementary School 29-13, while the Lady Grizzlies fell to Creekside Elementary 9-5 in a low scoring affair. The Southgate's boy's team is now 3-5 on the season, while the girl's team moved to 2-6. Both Grizzly teams spring back into action this week, March 21st. The boy's team competes against Treeview Elementary at 3:30pm and the girl's team takes on Redwood Christian at 10:30am. 

The address to El Rancho Gym is 541 Blanche Street in Hayward.  

Thank you to our coaches

Thomas Ingram - Boy's Co - Coach
Christina Carabello - Boy's Co - Coach
Patricia Gullette - Girl's Head Coach
Paris Howard - Assistant Coach  
Chris Gullette - Practice Coach

Our next games will be:

3/21 @ 10:30 (girls)  and  3:30 (boys)