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TGIF (Treasure Great Interesting Friends)

My Weekly Friday Message 10/11/2019

(TGIF courtesy of 7th grade Mom Christine Santo...)

 

Dear Stellar Families,

 

We had another amazing week at Stellar. We launched, for the second year in a row, the therapy dog reading visits. The pups were met with great enthusiasm and great reading aloud! The kids and the staff never tire of this event. Thanks, again, to Angela (Cody's mom) for recommending this resource for us. This happens the 2nd Thursday of every month. I sent each of you pics of your cherub - let me know if you didn't see any photos (or the video) and I'll resend!

 

Book orders were sent home this week. Please submit your orders by Friday, Oct. 18, so they can be delivered by the end of the month. If you prefer to order on-line, our code is:

  GRBKF   

Search our school, my name and use this code. I will be alerted that an order has been placed.

 

 

By now, all of our students have been added to ST Math (or Jiji, as the kids say.)  It is a fun and friendly,  on-line, math supplement program. Enjoy!  How to use at home notes are being sent home - remind them that they just need to "click" or "tap" on Jiji's tummy to activate their unique password.

 

Dates to remember: 

  • SF MOMA - Field Trip 10/17 (all day)

  • LD Schools Fair 10/24 11:30 - 1:30, email me if you are interested in participating.

  • Wax Museum 10/31 minimum day; plan on attending from 11:15 am - 12:30. It is an early release day. (12:30 dismissal)

  • No school Friday 11/1 - professional development day for staff.

  • State of the School, T 11/5 at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

  • Chabot Science Center Field Trip 11/7

  • IDA Conference in Portland, OR 11/7 - 11/10.

  • Veteran’s Day Holiday Monday 11/11. No School.

  • Therapy Dogs visit TH 11/15

  • Thanksgiving Feast 11/22; Half Day, Early Release 12:30.

  • No school Monday, Nov. 25 - Friday Nov. 29.

 

Donations needed: It is Pumpkin Math season once again. We are looking for pumpkin donations for our buddy math activity on Wed. 10/30. If you are out and about and can, please pick up a pumpkin, about the size of a basketball, and send it in. We have need of at least 13 pumpkins. Thanks in advance.

 

Another very powerful resourcehttps://decodingdyslexiaca.org/  sign-up to get their email blasts about their events. There is a local chapter Tri-Valley Dyslexia Support Group. 

 

 Have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday.

 

Warmest regards,

 

 

LoriAnn Abrahams

Proud Head of School

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics

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