TGIF (Tiny Gems Intricately Formed)

My Friday weekly message 10/9/20

Dear Team Stellar, (This one is jam packed with information, links and randomness)


Here we are, already, at the end of another amazing week at Stellar! Monday started out foggy (smokey) and ended up overcast, with some random sunshine spotting throughout the week. We had our second Student Council meeting AND our first Fun Day - dress like your favorite musician... Who did your student dress as? I wore a tiara and noted that I had dressed like Queen.... At least it made me laugh....


It was brought up in our weekly staff meeting that more than a couple of students are arriving late to classes. Please do what you can to correct that. We know all the things that contribute to this phenomenon, but... Timeliness and cameras being on when asked are a huge part of making this system successful. Thanks in advance.


From Student Council: We are running a contest on giving a fun name Room 7 - our whole school meeting room. Please submit suggestions to your Read Aloud teacher! Mrs.Abrahams will then generate a ballot and we will ALL vote!


Randomness: I have reactivated our Scholastic Books account. The letter is attached below. When going on-line, use our code GRBKF and search my name. I (we) haven't tried using their new model, but I thought we could "give it a whirl.." The last day to order is next Friday 10/16. Let's see how this works! (I hoard the book points and spend them on the kids... remember all those books that I sent home last year and who could forget those scented eraser sticks!?!?!?!?)


Arts Conference Put on by the Santa Clara County Office of Ed... I have been before. It is fun.


Wear Red for International Dyslexia Day on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Wear Red Tools and Info. The staff will be wearing red that day and of COURSE pictures will be taken and published in this space and beyond!


Other ways to help Stellar without really changing anything that you are already doing: Amazon-Smile. Sign up for it, use it as a footer on your email AND/OR tell ALL your friends. When you shop Amazon, Stellar can benefit.  


Please consider making your online purchases with and select Stellar Academy for Dyslexics. Stellar Academy has received over $250 in donations from thanks to people shopping with



Fun Link:   SF Symphony being the SF Symphony


PS: the photo is a "View From My Window" on Tuesday around 1:15 in the afternoon. I'm pretty sure it's a Turkey Vulture... It has a red head....


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

Thur. 10/15 - All Day, Wear Red in honor of National Dyslexia Day.

Wed. 10/28 - SIP pick up and drop off day

F 10/30: Wax Museum; Minimum Day

Th 11/5 - Visitor's Day

Wed 11/11 Veterans Day - No School

Wed. 11/18 - SIP pick up and drop off day.

Fri 11/20 Minimum Day (Thanksgiving Feast? TBD)

11/23 - 11/27 - Thanksgiving Break

Wed. 12/16 - SIP pick up and drop off day.

Fri. 12/18 - Minimum Day 1:00 release

12/21 - 1/3 - Winter Break

Mon. 1/4 First school day of 2021!!!


Warmest regards,



LoriAnn Abrahams

Proud Head of School

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics


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