Thank You For Your Generosity

Southgate Receives Special Donation

Special needs students at Southgate Elementary School in Hayward are stepping into the digital world thanks to a generous donation from Autism Yesterday and Today. On Monday, January 11th Southgate received ten personal mini iPads, ten protective cases, and one Mac computer for their teacher, one digital camera, and one color printer; a package valued of $8,000. “We are extremely grateful to Autism Yesterday and Today for this generous donation,” said Stan “Data” Dobbs Superintendent and CEO of The School District of Hayward. These computers will allow our students to expand their skills, explore new course material, and prepare for college and careers.”

 

The Autism Yesterday and Today (501c3 non-profit foundation) provides computers and technology for special needs classes in Bay Area public schools. Parents of an autistic child started the program 17 years ago to supply technology equipment to special education classrooms. “We want to make sure that the special need classes have an equal opportunity to learn and to make the most out of their learning potential,” says founder and parent Jessica Pincilotti. The classroom instructor will use the iPads to create new learning opportunities such as kinetic feedback tools that students can use to better connect with their emotions and learning styles. This is especially important to students with Autism and will greatly improve their success in the classroom and in life outside of school. 

 

From the bottom of our collective hearts Southgate says THANK YOU to the Autism Yesterday and Today Organization.  Thank you Superintendent/CEO Dobbs and Mayor Halliday for your support

Past News Articles

Current & Former Grizzlies Honored for Academic Excellence

Congratulations to Kevin Go and Melany Flores for making Southgate shine once again. The former Grizzlies received Hayward’s highest academic honor, the Hall of Fame Rotary Scholar Award for earning perfect scores on the 2015 CAASPP Assessment in both English-Language Arts and Math. They also demonstrated perfect attendance and spotless behavior records during the 2014-15 school year.  Thank you Kevin and Melany for being such a great examples for all the younger Grizzlies.

 

Melany and Kevin join Reynaldo Muro Hernandez as Southgate students who have receive this prestigious award. There have only been 6 such distinguished award winners. Southgate students make up 3 of the 6 total award recipients. Go Grizzlies!!!!!!

 

Dylan Lostaunau, Neena Fajardo, and Jerney Nelson were also recently honor at our local School Board Meeting for their continual commitment to excellence here at Southgate.  Dylan is one of our highest performing 6th grade math students. Neena is one of our highest performing 6th grade English-language arts students. Jerney is one of our most involved students; helping others and providing leadership to all of the 6th grade

Japanese Sister School Visits Southgate

Funabashi

 

Southgate also hosted its sister school from Funabashi, Japan on October 27th. It was a grand celebration of the amazing partnership Funabashi Elementary School and Southgate have developed over the years. Since 1986, Hayward has been exchanging friendship and culture with the city of Funabashi. Funabashi is located about one hour from Tokyo, Japan. Fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Peabody, has been involved with this cultural exchange since it began and now has many friends there as a result. In 2012,

 

Southgate Elementary School began exchanging penpal letters with fourth graders at Funabashi Elementary School. Three sets of letters went back and forth across the world last year. This year, we plan to continue to send and receive photos and calligraphy from students at Funabashi Elementary. We received our first batch of letters last week and look forward to reading and responding. Who knows where this exchange of culture and friendship will lead? We are very excited to know that we have friends on the other side of the globe.

More Students Honored by School Board


 

Dylan Lostaunau, Neena Fajardo, and Jerney Nelson were also recently honor at our local School Board Meeting for their continual commitment to excellence here at Southgate.  Dylan is one of our highest performing 6th grade math students. Neena is one of our highest performing 6th grade English-language arts students. Jerney is one of our most involved students; helping others and providing leadership to all of the 6th grade

Made in Hayward Spotlight

In Hayward, we have a lot of reasons to be grateful. We are so very proud of our city and so proud to be Made in Hayward. Hayward is such a tradition-rich city, with many famous and influential people originating from this awesome place. Southgate is pleased to boast one of the next great individuals to call Hayward their home - second grade student Dania Silva. 

Dania Silva participated in the National & World Championships for Jui-Jitsu Martial Arts, this summer. The National Championship was held in Las Vegas, where Dania was crowned national champion. Dania then moved on to The World Championships in Ontario, CA where Dania brought home World Championship Gold. 

Pics of Funabashi Visit