Week of January 15

A note from Dr. Faddis…

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I am transitioning into a new assignment in our District and a new, full-time principal will soon be hired at Juarez-Lincoln. As many of you know, I have been off-campus quite a bit, coordinating a large grant between our District and San Diego State University that focuses on developing high-quality educational leaders. This work is very important and is now taking me away from the school site. While I am excited about this new stage in my life, I am also very sad to leave our students and school community.

I encourage you to participate in the selection of your new principal by attending the Community Forum, which will take place next Thursday, January 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the auditorium. This forum is an opportunity for you to provide input on the qualities, skills, and experiences you would like to see in your new principal. Childcare and translation will be available.  Please notify the Human Resources Office at (619) 425-9600, ext. 1340, by Wednesday, January 17, if you plan to attend the forum. You may also fax your confirmation to Laura McClendon at  (619) 427-3271 or email her at: laura.mcclendon@cvesd.org.

I will continue to be at school each day until a new principal is hired, most likely in February.  It has been an honor to have served as your principal and am confident that our students will continue to receive a world-class education at Juarez-Lincoln.


Students should have brought home the list of spelling words for the Spelling Bee. The JL Spelling Bee will take place this week! Please see times/grades below:

Wednesday, January 17 – 1st/2nd Grade 8:30am; Kinder 9:30am

Thursday, January 18 – 3rd/4th Grade 8:30am

Friday, January 19 – 5th/6th Grade 8:30am


We hope you can join us on Thursday, January 25 from 5-7pm for our first ever Family Science Night! Bring the whole family for a night of science as your child(ren) take you around to demonstrate what they have been learning in science.

Science Night Flyer

The CVESD Annual Speech Contest is coming up. The speech contest is for students in 4th – 6th grades. All students participate in giving a speech in their classroom and the top students from each class move forward to the school contest (February 2).

From there, one student per grade is selected to represent JL at the District Speech Contest (4th grade – Feb. 28; 5th grade – March 1; 6th grade – March 2).

See the attachment below for this years’ theme and information. More information will be going home this week.

2018 Speech Contest Information

Ms. Castillo, our new 5th grade teacher, will be having a “Meet the Teacher” event on Thursday, January 25 from 3-4pm in her room. This is for parents with students in her 5th grade class. If you have a 5th grader in her class, please plan on attending.

Upcoming Events

January 15: No School, MLK Observance

January 16: Peter and the Wolf Assemblies

January 17: Spelling Bee 1st/2nd Grade 8:30am; Kinder 9:30am

January 18: Spelling Bee 3rd/4th Grade 8:30am; Community Forum 6-7pm (auditorium)

January 19: Spelling Bee 5th/6th Grade 8:30am

January 25: Family Science Night 5-7pm

February 2: Speech Contest (4th – 6th Grade)

February 16 – 19: No School, President’s Day

March 8 – 16: Parent Teacher Conferences – Minimum Days

March 19 – 30: Spring Break

April 2: Classes Resume

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