Welcome to Repetto Elementary School
Welcome back from spring break! I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful week. As you know, students and teachers have been diligently preparing for SBAC since the beginning of the school year. The time has come for our students to shine! The testing window begins tomorrow, April 4th and ends May 19th. Students in grades 3-8 have been familiarizing themselves with the testing process and contents, including question types and online tools. Our district’s trimester interim assessments utilize a format similar to the SBAC, which allows our students to develop and practice the necessary testing skills.
The SBAC testing schedule for each class/homeroom is posted on the school website. On the home page, under “Quick Links”, scroll down to “SBAC Testing Schedule” and click on it to display the schedule. We ask that parents avoid scheduling doctor or dentist appointments during the days your child’s class is testing. Students should get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and come to school on time. If your child will be absent (due to illness or other unavoidable circumstances), he/she will have the opportunity to make up the test at a later time.
I am confident our students will excel on the SBAC test, as they had in past years. Thank you for doing your part in our students’ success.
~Kathy La Piana, principal
Digital Yearbook 2016-2017
California Dept of Education (CDE)
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)
We need parents’ feedback to help support you and your child’s education. At our next parent LCAP meeting (date in March - TBD), we will be asking you two vital questions:
meeting to give us your input. We also encourage you to participate in the district LCAP survey for all stakeholders. Starting February 6th, the online survey can be accessed on the district website: www.ausd.us. Thank you in advance for your participation!
LCAP Expenditures (LCFF Funding)
This school year, our students and parents are reaping the benefits of our LCAP allocation in the following ways:
Our Scholastic Book Fair - Our annual Book Fair will be held from May 1st - May 5th, 2017. lIt will be open during the morning recesses and after school each day and during Open House on Thursday, May 4th. If you are unable to visit the book fair, we invite you to visit our online RepettoBookFair from April 25th - May 9th. If you would like to volunteer to help at the book fair and are fingerprinted, please contact the school office or our school librarian, Amal Moore. Click on flyer below for more information.
LCAP Survey - All parents are encouraged to visit our district website at www.ausd.us to take the online LCAP survey. On the homepage, scroll down to “AUSD News” and click on “2017-2018 LCAP Survey.” This survey allows parents to provide valuable input and an opportunity to be a voice in their child’s educational needs. Please complete the survey by Thursday, March 23rd. Your participation is appreciated.
Permit Renewal: If your child is currently attending Repetto on a permit and plans to renew the permit for the 17/18 school year, a renewal application must be submitted. Permit forms will be sent home to current permit students in early April. Please return completed application to the office no later than May 12th.
Enrollment for 2017-2018 School Year: New student enrollment for the 17-18 school year will begin after spring break. Registration is by appointment only. Please call the office at (626) 570-6240 starting April 5th to schedule an appointment.
AEF Summer School - The AEF K-8 Summer Academy and High School Program will take place June 12th through July 14th, Mondays – Fridays. Early bird registration (for discounted tuition) is on Saturday, April 15th, from 8:30am – 1pm, at Alhambra High School. Catalogs and registration forms are available in the school office.
California Accountability Model and School Dashboard
The California Accountability Model and School Dashboard is California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system. This system provides information on how local educational agencies and schools are meeting the needs of our state’s diverse student population, based on a concise set of measures. The dashboard takes the place of our school’s past API score and contains reports that display the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs), schools and student group on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses and areas that need improvement. For more information, go to cde.ca.gov and click on California School Dashboard Reports.
Bookmark Design Winner: Congratulations to Katie Pulido, 4th grader in Mrs. Beritich’s class, for winning Vroman’s Bookstore’s 25th Annual Bookmark Design Contest. Katie received 50 bookmarks with her design to share with her classmates. A copy of the winning design is displayed on the front office bulletin board.
Imagination Machine Stories: The following student authors had their stories featured during the Imagination Machine assembly on March 14th: Allison Mamerto (1st); Ethan Madrigal (2nd); Jasmin Angkham (3rd); Saia Smith, Ada Chang, Caileigh Mar, Laney Takeda and Arushi Alam (4th); Isaac Prasad and Kaitlyn Cao (5th); Zi Hua Huang and Lindsey Lu (6th); Ryan Hua, Curtis Le, Yujing Huang and Melissa Cho (7th). Thank you ASB for sponsoring this entertaining assembly.
“Bring the Change” Update: Repetto School collected $1,663.51 during this campaign to donate to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Thank you everyone!
Homework for Absent Students: Parents can request homework for multiple-day absences by calling the office by 9:30am. Teachers will allow absent students extra time to make up missed assignments. More information about this policy can be found in Repetto School’s Student Handbook.
Fresh Start 2017: This free program is for current 8th graders starting high school in August 2017. It is a two-week program (July 17th – 27th) designed to help
students transition to high school. Students will learn how to manage stress at home and at school, make decisions and understand conflict resolution, identify
school support systems and resources and deal with anxiety, depression and other issues. Call Gateway to Success at (626) 943-3410 to reserve a spot.
New Student Enrollment: We are currently enrolling new students for the 17/18 school year. Registration is by appointment only. For questions or to make an appointment, please call the office at (626) 570-6240. A list of required enrollment documents is available on the district website: www.ausd.us.
Support AEF: In order for the Alhambra Educational Foundation (AEF) to continue to provide music and other valuable programs to our school, we need everyone’s support. If you have not already contributed to the AEF Fall Fund Drive, you may still do so online at www.aef4kids. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
03: School Resumes
03: Chalk Talk Goes Home
04: SBAC Testing Window Opens. (see SBAC Testing Schedule)
14: Parent Technology Workshop -
Robotics/Dash and Dot 8:15 a.m.
14: Progress Reports Go Home (6-8)
15: AEF Summer Academy Early
Registration - AHS
21: Honor Roll Celebration
25: ELAC Meeting - 8:00 a.m.
26: Talent Show Auditions
28: Non- Uniform Day (Theme: Earth
28: Citizen of the Month 7:30 a.m.
28: Coffee Tea Chat 8:15 a.m.
01: ChalkTalk Goes Home
01 - 05: Scholastic Book Fair
04: Open House
05: Middle School Spring Dance
10: Talent Show Rehearsal #1
15-19: Spirit Week
15: Talent Show Rehearsal #2
17: Minimum Day (Report Card Prep)
17: Citizens of the Month Year End
18: Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
19: SBAC Window Closes
19: Tech Workshop Celebration
19: Promotion Dinner/Dance
22: Talent Show Assemblies
23: ASB Elections Assembly
25: Kinder Promotion
26: Non-Uniform Day - Hawaiian Theme
26: Minimum Day
26: 8th Grade Promotion
26: Last Day of School
26: Report Cards Go Home
No Movies Scheduled
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Concession stands open at 5:00 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. Students must be picked up promptly at 8:00 p.m.
Students are always welcome to come to Family Movie Night dressed in their pajamas. Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us.
Repetto PTA: We regret to inform you that Repetto PTA’s charter has been revoked by the California State PTA until further notice. There were issues with tax filings dating back to 2012 and until these issues are resolved and a new charter has been approved and instated, Repetto PTA cannot conduct any business. Some PTA sponsored events such as the college fair and book fair may be cancelled. However, most of our PTA-subsidized school activities such as field trips and Class of 2016 promotion activities will not be affected. Parent volunteers are working diligently to restore our PTA to normal operations and minimize impacts to programs and activities. We have met with representatives from both the Alhambra Council PTA and 1st District PTA and are confident that these issues can be rectified and our PTA charter can be restored as soon as fall of 2016. Thank you everyone for your patience.
Box Tops for Education - Don’t forget to keep collecting Box Tops for Education. Every Box Top you turn in to the office to raise money for the school.
SHOP FOR REPETTO
Attendance Works: show that elementary students with good attendance read well by the end of third grade and middle school students with good attendance pass important courses. The benefits of good attendance continue throughout life: high school students stay on track to graduate, college students earn a degree, and adults have successful jobs. For more information, visit www.attendanceworks.org or speak with Olga Velazquez, Gateway Advisor, in the school office.
Responsible for Safely Getting Your Child to School: Parents need to be extra careful driving around a school zone and to obey fundamental traffic laws. MPPD proactively enforces traffic laws around the school. We encourage parents to use the valet drop off lane. Do NOT stop alongside other cars or double park. Try to drop off on the same side of the street as the school (or remind your child to use the crosswalk). Never have your child dodge traffic or cross between parked cars. Your cooperation will ensure everyone’s safety.
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