TGIF (Tinkering Girls Instigate Fun)

My weekly message for 1/8/21

Dear Team Stellar,


Welcome back and Happy New Year! As you may have noticed, the teachers were all teaching from their homes this week. Ohlone is in a "hard shut down" mode and we aren't allowed on campus. Tricky for in person instruction; inconvenient for long distance instruction. We are, as always, making the best of it. Seamless. Thanks to our phenomenal instructional staff!!


Interesting week....


Students: I'd like for you all to welcome Lauren C. to our 4th grade ranks! She will be starting with us this coming Monday - so be looking for her in some of your classes and let her know how much Stellar ROCKS!!! Many of you met her when she "shadowed" at the end of December. She and her family are pretty excited to be here. You won't be seeing her in Slingerland for a while, as she will be getting tutored by Mrs. Castillo first. Yes, THAT Mrs. Castillo!!


Things to consider: There seems to be a rash of students not attending PE? If your student is going to miss this block, please let Coach Amanda know so she doesn't worry. Thanks in advance.  :D


From the staff: Parents - Please, Please, PLEASE make sure that students are following established classroom etiquette by:

  • paying attention during class, 
  • cameras ON, 
  • faces visible,
  • no distractions off to the side of their screens (we can all see you looking away and drawing, watching other videos or playing games.)
  • Please be on time.

Also from the staff: The papers that get sent home every month are classwork NOT homework. If you do them with your child ahead of time, they won't have the needed tools to use during class time when that skill is being taught or reviewed. We need to know that your student can do the work, knows the skill and that they can do it largely on their own.


As a reminder to all: our current school calendar is on our website under "Resources." If you are still using the paper one hanging on your fridge, take it down. It is WAY out of date...  :D


fun link for me that I share with you. Kids and STYX - no downside.


LOOKING AHEAD: (colored entry means that it has changed/added from last week)

  • Mon. 1/18/21 Holiday; no school; Martin Luther King Jr. 
  • Wed. 1/27 SIP pick up and drop off day. 1:30 -3:30
  • Mon. 2/15 Holiday, no school, President's Day
  • Fri. 3/19 no school; Professional Development Day
  • SPRING BREAK -  4/2 - 4/11  
  • Fri. 5/28 - Mon. 5/31; no school; Memorial Day Weekend
  • Fri. 6/18 - Last Day of School; early release 11:55.


Warmest regards,



LoriAnn Abrahams

Proud Head of School

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics


39399 Cherry St. NP 2, Newark  CA 94560

PO Box 1319, Newark CA  94560

school: (510) 742-3165


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