Weekly Update: April 3, 2017

Welcome back! I hope that you enjoyed a fantastic, fun and relaxing vacation!

Staff PD:

We do meet this week as a full staff. Wednesday, 1:45 in room 23. Please bring your laptop. 

Health and Safety Week:

MondayKick off at Flag Salute

TuesdayPractice Dance Mob during PBS and PE time, show this video and have students practice the flashmob dance-Eat Healthy- Bring a health snack

Wednesday-Practice Dance Mob during PBS and PE time, show this video and have students practice the flashmob danceExercise Daily- Walk or Ride your bike to school today.

ThursdayPractice Dance Mob during PBS and PE time, show this video and have students practice the flashmob danceThursday get active! Dress up in your favorite sports or athletic gear-Choose 2-3 student spotlight dance representatives to lead the dance for the school. Send names to Jenn no later than Thursday, 4/6 so that these dancers can receive certificates.

FridayStudent and staff wear Emory shirt or Blue shirt. Pick your students up from the blacktop. Bring them to class and have them drop off their backpacks. Return to black top by 8:07. Holli and Erika will lead the flashmob. Plan to remain on the blacktop with your students from 8:07-11:15 (an impact teacher will provide a bathroom/attendance break). Your students will visit a number of community partners (San Diego Sheriff Dept, SD Police Dept. ICE, San Ysidro Health Clinic etc) and learn about making healthy choices and staying safe.

  • Classes will be competing to see who has the best moves/spirit. One primary/upper grade class will be chosen as the winners for a prize.

*Flashmob- A flashmob is when a large group of people suddenly come together to perform a choreographed dance to the same song being played.

Thanks to Cindy Pillado for working to bring this fantastic event to our school. Thanks to Erika and Holli for coordinating our Emory flash mob and kicking off this fun event. As this is the first time that we are doing this, please help us think of details that we may have missed. Our hope is that this is a great experience for our students and you.

Shared Leadership:

All are welcome to join us at the next Shared Leadership Meeting, April 4th at 2:40 in room 23. If you have anything else you would like to discuss, please let me know.



Special Education Transition

District Office End of Year Checkout Sheet



The students from Point Loma Nazarene University will visit our 5th and 6th grade classrooms this Thursday, April 6th and next Thursday, April 13th. Thanks to Don, Angela, Angelica, Dave, Erin, Patty and Shelly for their willingness to host them.

Emory’s Innovation Fair:

Thank you for encouraging your students to participate in the Innovation Fair. If you receive any last minute applications, please check in with Araceli to see if she is still able to accept them. Please encourage all your students and families to visit the fair (Wednesday, April 12th @5:30 in the Emory Cafeteria) and see our students’ and families’ innovative ideas.

Recess Supervision:

As a reminder, there is nothing more important than the safety of our students. Please be diligent about adhering to the recess and after school duty schedule. Additionally, walk your students to the playground and make sure the duty person is on the playground before leaving students.

Talent Show Permission Slip:

It’s almost Talent Show Time again. Thanks to Leslie and Rebecca for coordinating this event for our school. Rebecca has delivered a few hard copies of the talent show permission slip to your mailboxes. Here is a link to the file in case you need to make extra copies for your students. Please encourage your class in participating in this fun end of the year event.

Teacher’s College comes to South Bay:

Last year Teacher’s College came to South Bay and lead a five day Reading Institute. They are scheduled to return this summer June 12-16th to host a Writing Institute. Spots will be very limited. Please mark your calendars. I will share details as I receive them.

Upcoming Events:

Emory New/Prospective Student Open House– Tuesday, April 4 @ 9:00 in cafeteria

San Ysidro Health Clinic Wellness Bus– Wednesday, April 5 9:00-4:00 parking lot

5th /6th grade Jogathon-Thursday, April 6 8:15-9:00 on field.


CAASPP/State Testing.Students in grades 3-6 will participate in state testing April 24th through May 5th.

Quote of the Week:

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Video of the Week:

Check out the video which Renee created to let the world know how about a few of the things that make Emory great.

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