March is Read Aloud Month

There is an easy way to improve your children’s chances at school success. It will entertain and delight them. It will strengthen the bonds between you and your children. And it is virtually free.

Sound too good to be true? Actually, it isn’t. The magical method: taking time to read aloud to your child.

In an era of high-stakes testing and education reforms and revolutions, research has repeatedly proved that one simple parenting technique is among the most effective. Children who are read aloud to by parents get a head start in language and literacy skills and go to school better prepared.

In other words, reading that bedtime story may not only entertain and soothe Johnny, it may also develop his vocabulary, improve his ability to learn to read, and – perhaps most important – foster a lifelong love of books and reading.

Navy Command Adopts J-L!

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We are excited to announce that one of the local Navy commands has formally adopted our school.  This is the beginning of a partnership where servicemen and women will visit our school each month to provide mentoring to students and assistance with school wide events.  Pictured above is the Welcoming Ceremony. The first event that will include our Navy partners will be on March 2 when we celebrate Read Across America Day. Anchors aweigh!

2nd Annual Parent Academy

.parent-academy-logo-300x281Please mark your calendars for the second annual Parent Academy on Saturday, February 25, 2017.  It will be held at Hedenkamp Elementary from 7:30am-12:00pm.  Join us to learn more about tools, strategies, and resources to support your child’s success in school.  Sessions will include math, writing, reading, ELD, parent training, VAPA and so much more.  To register, please click here.

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!