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
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
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.
Leo & Dania Silva Place at State Jui-jitsu Competition
Southgate Elementary School students Leonardo Silva and Dania Silva participated in the State Championship for Jui-jitsu Martial Arts the weekend of February 13th - 15th. The brother and sister pair, both defeated seven opponents over that weekend. Ultimately, Dania place 2nd in her age group, while Leonardo placed 3rd. Dania is currently a 1st grade student. Leonardo is in the 6th grade. Go Grizzlies!!!!!!
Kindergarten and TK Orientation Meetings
These informational meetings are for HUSD residents with incoming
Kindergarten and Transitional Kinder (TK) students for the 2015-16 school year.
At these meetings parents/guardians will:
- receive an overview of HUSD
- learn about the requirements and enrollment process
- learn how to best prepare your child to enter school
- gain information on special programs and other resources offered through HUSD
*Childcare will be provided for children 4-9 years old but only on an extremely limited first-come, first served basis. It is preferred that you make other child care arrangements for these meetings.
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.
Black History Month
As Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday came and went, we realize that Dr. King would have celebrated his 86th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act. We want to stop to thank Dr. King and those who stood with him for their sacrifices and commitments to the betterment of our society.
It seems that every year around Dr. King’s birthday and Black History Month I find myself reflecting on whether I am living out “The Dream” that Dr. King had for all of us? I ask myself, “Am I ensuring that Dr. King’s, and other’s efforts are not in vain... would I be making those who came before me proud?” I guess the question is not for me to answer for myself, but for me to use these questions as daily reminders of the moral imperative we have as adults to be positive role models for the children who watch us so closely.
I challenge all of us in the Southgate community to dream big, plan out our dreams, and not allow anything to get in the way of us achieving our dreams. As my father always said...Plan to work and work your plan. As a Southgate community let’s continue to strive for excellence and uphold high standards for educating our youth. At Southgate we are truly raising future leaders and touching lives in positive ways.
February is Black History Month. Black history month is an important time of the year for all Americans. Sadly, many of the great accomplishments of African Americans are left out of our history books; and great black pioneers have been forgotten. This is the reason why it’s important to celebrate Black History Month. Black History is important because it’s American History!!!!!!!
For example, did you know - the first successfully recorded open-heart (pericardium) surgery, to repair a wound, was performed by an African American doctor by the name of Dr. Daniel Hale in 1893. And the first African American aviators to serve in the military were the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II - over 70 years ago.
It’s important to remember the contributions so many African-Americans made to this country. For example, George Washington Carver took the peanut and made foods, medicines, and other products that we use today. Over 300 of those products you’ll find in your local grocery store or hospital pharmacy.
African Americans’ influence on pop-culture is also evident. African Americans are now being credited for being innovators in Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. African Americans are excelling in business, fashion, entertainment, sports, and medicine. African Americans have so much to be proud of. But we must continue to uplift our community. And it starts with each and every one of us.
I am so grateful for those who have paved the way, so that my generation and the generation we are raising are afforded all the opportunities to fulfill all their highest potential. This is why the Southgate’s Mission Statement reads:
“In a caring culture of success, the Southgate community motivates, inspires, develops skills, and builds confidence to awaken the highest potential in every member of the Southgate Community.”
Dr. Seuss Day March 2
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.
The Southgate boy's and girl's basketball teams were in action this past weekend. The Southgate boy's team fell to Canyon Elementary School 34-22. The Lady Grizzlies competed against Treeview Elementary School falling 15-9. The Southgate's boy's team is now 3-3 on the season, while the girl's team dipped below .500 with a mark of 2-4. Both Grizzly teams spring back into action next week, March 7th, as both team take on Canyon in rematches from games earlier this season.
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:
3/7 @ 10:30 (girls) and 3:30 (boys)