ESCONDIDO ELEMENTARY eNEWS
12/21 -- Minimum Day, students released at 1:30 pm
12/22 - 1/6/19 -- Winter Break
1/7/19 -- School Resumes
1/8 -- Yearbook Cover Design Due
1/8-10 -- Talent Show Auditions
1/9 -- Penny Power Nominations Due by midnight
1/14-23 -- Talent Show Rehearsals for Cast A, B, and MCs
1/24 & 25 -- Talent Show at 4 & 7 pm in the MPR
Yearbook Cover Designs are due in the office Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Remember: all entries will be included in the yearbook. A design will be selected for front and another for the back. Thank you!
- Use a regular 8 ½” x 11” size paper for your drawing
- You can use crayons, paint, pastels, markers, color pencils, computer, etc.
- Drawings must include the words “Escondido School 2018-19” clearly and prominently
- Write your full name and room number in pencil on the back of your design
- Theme: I love my school
ESCONDIDO TALENT SHOW 2019 - January 24 & 25
Todos los estudiantes que participen en el Show de Talento deben completar el Formulario de Registración.
Para presentaciones en grupo, cada participante del grupo debe registrarse.
En 5to grado MCs también deben registrarse.
Las audiciones serán del 8 al 10 de enero del 2019.
Todos los estudiantes deben audicionar. Cada estudiante que audicione estará en el show. Para que las audiciones sean en horario, los estudiantes deben completar el formulario de registración.
La participación en el Show de Talento es gratuita y abierta a todos los estudiantes de Escondido.
El Show de Talento es patrocinado por la PTA de Escondido.
Penny Power Nominations are now being accepted---
Penny Power is an opportunity to empower Escondido students to help others in any way they can. Escondido students collect loose change to benefit those less fortunate locally and around the world.
We welcome everyone who would like to suggest an international or local non-profit to be the beneficiary of Escondido's annual Penny Power campaign to do so.
The criteria for Penny Power recipient:
* Registered nonprofit organization (can be registered overseas)
* Simple message that kids can understand (e.g. buying something tangible)
* Age appropriate issues
* This year we will consider both local and international non-profits.
NOMINATIONS are DUE BY: Wednesday, January 9, 2019, by midnight.
All Nominators (students and/or parents) will be invited to share more details about their proposed nonprofit, two minutes or less, at the PTA meeting on Monday, January 14 at 7:45 am. The PTA will vote on the nonprofit to support and funds will be collecting during the month of February 2019.
Previous causes include The Peninsula Humane Society/SPCA ($2,300 raised), Roots Ethiopia ($3,400 raised in 2014), Heifer International, Bill Wilson Center of San Jose, mosquito nets, and solar power lights, and many more.
Questions: Rosita Wong, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbook Volunteers Needed
No experience necessary, we will train and teach you how to use the program. Volunteer and help us make this treasured keepsake. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in creating the priceless pages of our yearbook.
Winter Biking: Sun Glare Safety Tips
You may have noticed that some mornings it is very difficult to see because the low sun’s glare is particularly intense. Because sun glare blindness can be dangerous during our school commute times in the winter months, drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians should take special care. For more information, please see the City’s new informational piece, Sun Glare Safety Tips for Bicyclists and Drivers. Together we can make our roads safe for everyone!
Be Safe. Be Seen. Bike lights are required by law for riding after dusk.
With shorter days, students are bike commuting after dusk when headlights and reflectors are required by California law. Visibility begins to decline at dusk, so bicyclists should turn on their lights as soon as light begins to fade. A handlebar headlight makes a bicycle visible to others and illuminates the road so the rider can see. Higher powered lights do a better job, though they can be a little more expensive. Tail lights and reflectors should be mounted where they won't be obscured by bags, panniers or other gear on the bike. Lights are superior to reflectors, so a red tail light is recommended for maximum visibility.
A white front headlight and a red rear reflector are required, although a red rear light is highly recommended. See our Bike Lights 101 tips.
Daylight is fading earlier and earlier each day. Please make sure your student's bike is properly lit so they can see and be seen.
DISTRICT & PTAC NEWS
**NEW** EACH FRIDAY! Superintendent's Weekly Board Update
Read Dr. Don Austin's Weekly Board Update, published new each Friday https://www.pausd.org/news
LET'S TALK - Easy Click to Send Your Comments
PAUSD has announced a new online feature to allow parents, teachers, neighbors, and anyone to give direct feedback to our Superintendent, Don Austin. In case you missed it from the Superintendent Weekly Friday Communication, here is the link again.
**NEW**Video of the Stanford GUP meeting is now available
Complete with Closed Caption with auto translation
Subscribe to the PTAC Youtube channel and enable notification for future live streaming of important meetings and events.
**NEW**NEW: LET'S TALK - Easy Click to Send Your Comments
PAUSD has announced a new online feature to allow parents, teachers, neighbors, and anyone to give direct feedback to our Superintendent, Don Austin. In case you missed it from the Superintendent Weekly Friday Communication or last week's eNews, here is the link again.