Welcome to Repetto Elementary School
It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the school year. As we move forward this final trimester, academic and extra-curricular activities are being planned. As we anticipate the upcoming California State testing, I cannot stress enough how important it is for your child to prepare for their performance on test by accessing the practice test link on our school website, www.repettok8.net, under “Quick Links.” The more exposure and practice your child receives, the better he/she will do. Our students in grades 3-8 will once again take the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) test, scheduled to begin shortly after we return from spring break. The testing window is April 4th through May 19th.
This is also the time of year that many of our students are attending field trips to various educational venues. Please make sure that permission slips are signed and returned and that a sack lunch has been provided (if requested) for trips returning after students’ regular lunch period.
Eighth grade students are completing registration and class selection for Mark Keppel High School. Parents, please make sure you are aware of deadlines. Our intervention advisor, Marlen Purpura, will be facilitating this process and meeting with students individually to finalize their class schedule. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.
~Kathy La Piana, principal
Digital Yearbook 2016-2017
California Dept of Education (CDE)
Changes in Dismissal Procedures: Kindergarten students will now be dismissed from the kinder gate (not from the classrooms). Please be prompt picking up your child. Effective today, middle school students will no longer be dismissed from the valet gate. All 4th – 8th graders will be coming out the main gate by office
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. Yearbook Orders: Don’t miss out! We are currently collecting yearbook orders. Please make sure to pre-order as we will not have extra copies in May. Parents, relatives and students can also purchase a dedication page to include a personalized message to your child or to include other photos of your child.
Yearbook Cover Design Contest: Eighth grade students are eligible to submit a design to be used on the covers (front and back) of the middle school yearbook. Deadline for submissions is February 17th.
Coffee/Tea Chat - Thank you to our parents who have been attending Repetto’s monthly Coffee Tea Chat with the Administrators. We would like to invite and encourage our entire Repetto school community to join us. Coffee Tea Chat is an informal time for all of us to come together and talk about Repetto information, upcoming events, general concerns and clarifications. Just like when you get together with family and friends, there is no meeting agenda nor do we take minutes. After we “chat”, teachers open their classrooms to parents to observe the lesson at hand. Parents really enjoy this experience, which solidifies the school-parent partnership when our parents have the opportunity to see firsthand the amazing things happening in the classrooms. Parents are not there to evaluate the teacher or any individual student; rather it is an impromptu visit to see our students’ learning engagement in various grades. Our hope is for Coffee Tea Chat to continue to thrive and to serve as an informal and comfortable forum for all our parents to become more involved with our school. It is always a pleasure to see our parents at school functions and thank you for your continued commitment to Repetto.
AEF Summer School - Early-Bird registration for K-12 Academy will take place at Alhambra High School on April 15, 2017 from 8:30am to 2:00pm.
Dates: June 12 – July 14 (daily) Elementary Summer School Location: TBD High School Location: MKHS
Visit aef4kids.com for more information
Health Office: The health office has several unclaimed prescription eyeglasses, which will be donated to Lions Club at the end of the school year. Please remember that cough drops, throat lozenges, or any over-the-counter medications are not allowed on campus unless there is a medication form from the doctor. If your student needs to wear Ace bandages, splints, knee/wrist braces etc., a doctor’s note must be submitted also. Any questions, please ask the health office.
Student Absences: Please report your child’s absence by calling the office at (626) 570-6240 or by sending a note with your child on the day he/she returns. If your child has a doctor/dentist note, make sure to send a copy of the note as well. Homework requests must be called in by 9:00am. Homework for absent students can be picked up in the office after dismissal. The office closes at 4:00pm
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:
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.
Yearbook Photos: Please send any photos that you have taken (or will take) of school events, field trips, and activities to Principal La Piana at email@example.com. Photos to be considered for inclusion in the yearbooks will be forwarded to our two dedicated yearbook coordinators, Margot Garcia and Toni Preciado. Order forms will be sent home in January.
21: School Site Council - 5 p.m. (L28)
23: Attendance Assemblies
24: End of 2nd Trimester
24: Minimum Day/Report Card Prep
24: Non- Uniform Day - Theme: Red,
White and Blue
24: Citizens of the Month Breakfast-7:30 a.m.
24: Coffee - Tea Chat - 8:00 a.m.
25: Minimum Day - Report Card Prep
03: ChalkTalk Goes Home
03: 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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