RHS Spotlight on Learning
Fri, Dec 1 6:01pm
Redwood Heights Elementary


Redwood Heights Themes:

“You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”

Richard Branson

Dear Redwood Heights Families,

We hope all of you had a wonderful vacation with family and friends. Our Sammy Squirrels have returned with their eagerness to learn and high energy:). Every student I spoke with regarding their one-week break loved spending time with family and feasting on good food. 

Posted above are our school themes. This week we are highlighting: Mistakes are opportunities to Learn. At Redwood Heights, we are building 21st-century skills by nurturing creativity, encouraging students to take risks and try new and challenging tasks,  and viewing mistakes as an important part of the journey of learning. For more about how to support your child in learning, taking risks, and accepting mistakes, read this short article, linked HERE.

Classroom Focus:

This month, your students will be working on Informational Texts.  In the Common Core standards, learning how to read and understanding Informational Texts is an essential skill.  To deepen their knowledge, we also tie in a writing project on Informational Texts at this time.  Be sure to ask your child about what s/he is reading and writing.  By the way, Informational Text is the “new” work for non-fiction:). Please read your teacher newsletters weekly for specifics.

Kid’s Corner:

Your children delight me every day.  In the future, this section will include opinion thoughts and humorous quotes from our students.

Upcoming Events:

  • December 12, 5:15 pm -6:30 pm:  School Site Council Meeting in Teacher’s Lounge. Our District 4, School Board Member, Vice President Nina Senn will be in attendance from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm for a school budget discussion. 

All Things Budget:

Fiscal Transparency

OUSD is committed to creating clarity and understanding around how we invest your money into student education and school site support. There are interactive tools, reports, and presentations to inform and engage stakeholders to ensure all students thrive.

K-12 budgeting is a moving target because the 2017-18 budget travels a 2-year journey from planning to implementation to reconciliation.  Below is the current timeline:

17-18 Mid Year Adjustment Timeline

Wed., 12/6

Budget and Finance Committee Meeting, 6 pm

Thurs., 12/7

Review School Budgets Reduction

Wed., 12/13

First Interim Budget Report, Board Decides School Budgets Reduction


 Thank you for all of your support. Please feel free to call me at 510-531-6644 or email me: cynthia.bagby@ousd.org

Best,

Cynthia

 

The first day of school for the 2018-19 School Year is August 13.

 

FIND and APPLY to OUSD schools by January 26, 2018!