Red Ribbon Week Activities

helicopter Help us to celebrate healthy lifestyle choices this week during Red Ribbon Week.  This week’s schedule includes:

Tuesday-Law Enforcement Day from 8:30-11:00am.  Multiple agencies will visit our campus and talk to kids about careers in Law Enforcement, military, and as first responders.  There will be K9 demonstrations, Border Patrol horses, and the main event is the Sheriff’s helicopter will land on our field at 9:30!  Hope you can join us!

Friday-Bike and Walk to School Day.

Friday-Safety Day.  Students will participate in assemblies related to bicycle and pedestrian safety. Afterwards, students will practice bike-riding skills (approaching a stop sign, looking over your shoulder, using signals, etc) on the playground as they maneuver through cones.  Younger students can also have a chance to learn how to ride a bike. Parent volunteers are needed!

At 2:00 we will have an all-school bike ride from Juarez-Lincoln to Silver Wing Park to the BorderView YMCA and back to school.  Come and join the fun!

 

Law Enforcement Day

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All members of Law Enforcement and current/former Military are invited to be a part of the school’s Law Enforcement Day on Tuesday, October 25 from 8:30-10:30am.  As part of Red Ribbon Week, students will be introduced to Law Enforcement personnel to learn about criminal justice, safety procedures, and future careers.

Please plan to join us and wear red for this festive event.

 

Confirmed guests include:

Chula Vista Police Department

San Diego Police Department

US Border Patrol

Army & Navy Personnel

SPIRIT RALLY!

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Juarez-Lincoln Eagles are soaring to new heights!  We are so proud of our Eagles and are are going to welcome kids and families back to school on Tuesday, October 4 at 8:45am with a spirit rally on the blacktop.

Students are being asked to wear BRIGHT neon colors that day.  Please plan to join us for some fun and school spirit!  Go EAGLES!

Fitness Fun This Week

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Our 4th graders will participate in swim lessons at the Border View YMCA this week.  Under the supervision of certified lifeguards and swim instructors, kids will practice their water skills four afternoons for an hour each day.

We will also have our first Walk/Bike to School Day on Thursday morning at 7:30am.  There are three meet-up spots:

  • Kostner and Kimsue
  • Twining and Arey
  • Twining and Coleman

Let’s make this a family event.  If you live too far from the school, consider parking along Twining and joining a group that is walking to school.  It’s a great way to get our bodies and minds warmed up for the day.  Parking lot congestion is also reduced!

 

 

Apex Fun Run is August 18th

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Kids were pumped up in this morning’s Apex Fun Run assembly!  The PTA is hosting this fundraiser with the goal of raising $10,000-enough money to pay for buses so every child can go on a field trip this year.  Please help support the kids by sponsoring the laps they run.  For more information and to enter an access code, please click here Apex Fun Run.

Please join us for the run! The Fun Run schedule on August 18th is:

8:30-9:30 4th and 5th

9:35-10:30 pre-k, kinder, and 1st

10:45-11:45 2nd, 3rd

12:15-1:15 6th

Bike to School Day

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Bike to School Day was a huge success!  Kids, parents, and staff rode bikes, trikes, and scooters to school.  When they arrived, everyone received vitamin water and fruit before heading off to class.  We now own two bike racks and children are encouraged to ride or walk to school with family whenever possible.

We Made the News!

When Lyla was a 5th grader, she suggested an idea to new principal at the time, Mrs. Faddis, to have bike racks installed at the school.  It took a year, but Lyla’s dream to make our school a healthier place is coming true!  Courtesy of the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race association, SANDAG, RAD Bikes, California Bikes, and San Diego’s own Bicycle Mum, the school now has the funding to purchase bike racks for the front of the school.

The school also received donations of helmets and lights for students.  We hope to have the new bike racks installed for our first ever Bike to School event on May 6th.  Now is a good time to give your bikes a safety check so you’ll be ready to join our Bike Train that will travel through the neighborhood and end up at school that day!

Click here to see the  KUSI news story.

April is Month of the Military Child

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April is Month of the Military Child, a time to recognize our military and veteran-connected children and youth for their service and sacrifice.

Today, nearly two million military-connected children and youth (birth through age 22) live with perpetual challenges presented by frequent moves, parental deployments, and a host of life transitions that include reintegration and dealing with profoundly changed parents. The well-being of these children depends heavily on a network of supportive adults.

Grit, determination, and perseverance are a few characteristics of the resilient trailblazers we know as military kids. These traits are a result of the challenges they persist through, and contribute to strong character development and hardiness.

April is a time to celebrate our military and veteran-connected children, the vast majority of whom attend public schools and live in nearly every zip code in the country. Look for opportunities to show your appreciation for the military and veteran-connected children in your lives or communities, and thank them for sharing their parents with the country.

Let’s ‘purple up’ on Friday and show our support!

YMCA of San Diego County:  

Partner of the Year 

On behalf of our entire school community, Mrs. Faddis accepted the award of YMCA of San Diego County “Partner of the Year.” The award was presented to Mrs. Faddis because of her leadership and partnerships with the YMCA and other community agencies to provide swim lessons, nature walks, structured physical education classes, and quality after school care for all students. The award is a testament of the commitment of all staff and involvement of parents to enhance the academic, social, and emotional experience for the children and families of Juarez-Lincoln students.  Pictured here are Miss Jackie from YMCA Stretch, Mrs. Faddis, and Coach Ray of the YMCA Physical Learning Activities for Youth Program.