Computers For Families

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We are excited to announce that Computers 2 SD kids will hold an event for families at Juarez-Lincoln on Tuesday, October 18th.  Parents can purchase a desktop computer or Lenovo Netbook that day-one per child.  These computers are for families to keep-they are not rentals!  Please complete the quick application and return it to the school office.  Parents can pay with cash, money orders, debit or visa on the day of the event.

The application can be downloaded here:  c2sdk-application-netbook

Walk and Bike to School Day

We had high level participation at our first Walk and Bike to School Day last week. Students, parents and staff met up at different spots in our community and began the day together.  San Diego Police provided traffic control while Circulate San Diego and the San Diego Bike Coalition supplied personnel and incentives.  We encourage families to walk or ride together as often as possible.  Official Bike and Walk Days will be held monthly.  A Safety Day and Bike Rodeo are scheduled for Friday, October 28 so students can learn and practice personal safety skills while walking and riding.

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

After School Activities are Starting

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Fit Kids America programs are starting next week.  Each session will last seven weeks and meets on our field or blacktop.  Activities offered will be:

Tuesdays:  basketball, dodgeball

Wednesdays:  flag football, cheer

Thursdays:  soccer, hip hop

The cost is $59 per child per sport and there are discounts for siblings and multi-class registrations.  Please contact Tony Reeve at (505) 507-0223 for more information.  To register, please visit http://www.FitKidsAmerica.org.

Have a Great Summer!

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There is an easy way to improve your child’s chances in school.  It is fun, interesting, and creates bonds between your child and you.  And it’s virtually free!

Read aloud to your children!

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.

 

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!