Mrs. Casillas and Mrs. Medcalf organized a tremendous pep rally for our 5th grade STAAR testers. High School Drumline, Cheerleaders, and Mascot were all present to help cheer on our students. 6th Grade teams held up signs as they lined the 5th graders path to the gym for the rally. Teachers participated in “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” and a student vs. teacher relay race. After the rally, it was back to the business of last minute reviews. Take a look at our video showcasing our rally.
Parents, we need your support to make sure that all 5th Grade students are ready for STAAR. Teachers and students have worked hard all year, studying, practicing, and preparing for next week. 5th Graders will be taking Math on Tuesday, and Reading on Wednesday. How can you help? Talk to your child about taking their time, doing their best, and demonstrating what they have learned for the year. Get them to bed early! Testing is exhausting mental work. Make sure they eat breakfast at home or at school – mental tasks need food for the brain. And most important of all – Students Must Be On Time! Thank you, parents for supporting your child and school.
What can you do to help your children stay sharp over spring break? Math – Students can access Think Through Math, the best free Math resource to increase students’ math skills in a short period of time. Reading – Students can read on Losoya’s Paid subscription to MyOn giving students thousands of online book choices to sharpen their reading skills. All of these resources can be found on the Losoya Library Symbaloo. Don’t have internet at home? Visit our neighboring Bibliotech Library to use their various computers and tablets. Visit our local Mission SA Public Library to use their computers to access these resources.
Take a look at Losoya’s Digital Newsletter. Simply snap a picture of our QR code or visit losoyanewsletter.weebly.com and keep up to date with news and views on our campus. The newsletter is published every 6 weeks to help parents and community connect to our school. Teachers and clubs contribute as they can to make the newsletter what it is today.
Check out this cool 6th grader who made his own Nerd Glasses with a pop sickle card board box. Now that is school spirit! Students got to dress like Nerds today as they celebrate a week of Random Acts of Kindness. As they spell out the word HERO … today the “O” is about “Others” and reflection on how we treat others.
Band and Choir performances will be setting the tone of celebration for the evening. Outstanding projects, both 3 dimensional and digital projects, will be on display. Social Studies Extravaganza is an event for your whole family to enjoy as you step into the time machine to see our historical event projects come to life. Take a cultural visit to another country as you view 6th grades’ exploration of the world.
Love is in the Air… or at least extreme kindness that we hope will take root in all of us. Counselors have planned a week of “Extremely Kind” Activities for us all to demonstrate that being Kind feels really great and is so much better than the alternative. Here is our week… day by day… get your Smile and Good Attitude out and ready to go for next weeks fun…
Monday, February 13 – Be a HERO to someone. Look out for others and HELP those in need. Students and staff can dress as their favorite hero. That hero may be one of the Avengers but could also be a parent, a teacher, a family member serving in the military, a historical figure with good character, etc..
Tuesday, February 14 – Students and staff wear a red shirt. On Valentine’s Day and every day, we want to show
we have a big heart as we ENCOURAGE those around us with kind deeds.
Wednesday, February 15 – “It’s cool to be kind”. Students and staff can wear their cool sunglasses. Losoya Cardinals keep it classy and show RESPECT.
Thursday, February 16 – We all need to think about how we treat OTHERS. Students and staff may dress as “nerds” as they think carefully about how they treat others.
Friday, February 17 – “Tip your hat” to good manners. Students and staff may wear crazy hats as they remember that kindness and respect involves using our good manners.
Thank you, Mrs. Wicker and Mrs. Caballero, for all you do every day. We love and appreciate both of you. In crisis, you are there, in conflict, you are there, in random acts of kindness, you are there, in teaching acceptance, you are there, in teaching upstanding rather than bystanding, you are there. You are both always there for all of us. THANK YOU!
That’s okay. Few of us can pronounce it either. Mrs. San Miguel will be sponsoring a unique way to learn math by using a prehistoric computing system somewhat like the abacus. Her Mayan Math club will be meeting after school to learn this unique technique to help students compute math. Joining Mrs. San Miguel in this cool endeavor will be Mr. M. Rodriguez, Mrs. Ayala, Mrs. Arcaute, and Mrs. L. Garcia. Stay tuned for updates and pictures of this super Math club.