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ANNOUNCEMENTS NOROVIRUS UPDATE – We seem to be making progress thanks to everyone’s efforts! Please continue to report all absences to Kathy Fargnoli (ext. 61-348) and keep children home for 48 hours after their last symptoms. And do not come to campus yourself if you have had symptoms in the last 48 hours. We postponed those events that we could and have gone through cases of soap, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant as we try to stop the spread of germs. Please also continue speak with your children about washing their hands! Stairway to the Stars – th Congratulations for our 5 grade members of the elementary honor choir, honor orchestra, and honor band who are performing in Stairway concerts st at Barnum Hall March 15, 17, and 21 . Supporting Students Social/Emotional Growth -- Being able to treat others with kindness and respect is an important part of what we want children to learn in elementary school. It can be a gradual process, learning how to regulate your emotions, treat peers well, and solve problems with words. Students’ development can be uneven, sometimes they can do it and sometimes they can’t. But that’s why we keep teaching and practicing these skills. As you talk with your child this month, will you please reinforce a couple messages for us? 1. Keep your hands and feet to yourself and not your peers; and 2. Social exclusion is a form of bullying. When you try to convince people not to be friends with someone, you are bullying, The UCLA School Function Program is also offering a parent workshop on March 29 at 8:30 am in Room 207 if you would like more information on how parents can support children in this way. Please join us!
FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK: THEATER AT EDISON Theater classes are woven into the core curriculum at Edison. Each student, th Pre-K - 5 grade participates in a weekly theater arts class conducted entirely in Spanish with Maestra Martha Ramirez Oropeza. Maestra Martha has been our Teaching Artist in Residence at Edison for more than a dozen years. Her presence is made possible through a collaboration with the arts education organization PS Arts and SMMEF. I’m not sure if everyone in our community really understand how rare it is for a public elementary school to have this kind of program or what a powerful enhancement it is to a dual immersion program. Time for the theater arts program comes from our regular instructional minutes devoted to the teaching of Spanish and it integrates beautifully into our efforts to help students become bilingual and comfortable speaking Spanish. Theater arts helps us strengthen students’ oral language development and extends their learning about the art of storytelling and themes in literature. It builds selfconfidence, and gives students sustained opportunities to collaborate and be part of a theater troupe. Theater classes are about much, much more than just learning the lines to a play and holding an annual performance. th th While we have small “informances” for Pre-K through 4 grade, our 5 grade students mount a full-scale bilingual play – a two-and-a-half hour play with six th acts, 75+ actors, musicians, dance, and song! The 5 graders performed Friday morning for their fellow students and Friday evening to a packed house of families. The play, Cambia Todo Cambia (Everything Changes) illustrates some important universal truths told through theater across the ages and many different cultures. The acts include: Ketzalkoatl y el Maíz, Prometheus Unchained, Aesop’s Fable of the Boy who Cried Wolf, Romeo and Juliet, the Corrido de Cesar Chavez Niño, and the Diary of Ann Frank. These plays highlight the importance of humility, sacrifice to bring knowledge, the importance of telling the truth, the folly of feuds and violence that kill love, the importance of standing up for justice, and the importance of supporting each other in the face of discrimination and persecution. The theme song, Cambia Todo Cambia, by Violeta Parra is about how it is the nature of things to th change over time. That’s a particularly appropriate message for our 5 graders as they come to the end their six years as members of our little community. th I always find myself a teary when watching the 5 graders perform this play – mostly because of all the changes we’ve seen the children go through in their six years with us. The shy child who can now take the stage and smile at an audience of 400…children who were monolingual in Kindergarten, now using both languages fluently…a formerly socially awkward child finding his or her voice in comedy…and children who have learned to look out for and support their peers. And it is just as moving to see the expressions on the faces of our younger students. One of our Kindergartners grabbed me at lunch, and literally bouncing with excitement said, th “Directora, that was the BEST. PLAY. EVER!! I can’t wait until I’m in 5 grade!
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(310) 828-0335 www.edison.smmusd.org
INFORMES DEL NOROVIRUS - ¡Parece que estamos progresando gracias a los esfuerzos de todos! Por favor continúen reportando todas las ausencias a Kathy Fargnoli (extensión 61-348) y dejen a los niños en casa por 48 horas después de los últimos síntomas. Por favor no vengan ustedes si ustedes han tenido síntomas en las últimas 48 horas. Pospusimos los eventos que pudimos y hemos usado cajas de jabón, desinfectante de manos, y limpiador desinfectante mientras tratamos de eliminar el esparce de microbios. ¡Por favor continúen hablar con sus hijos sobre lavarse las manos! ESCALERAS HACIA LAS ESTRELLAS Felicidades a nuestros estudiantes de 5º grado miembros del coro de honor, orquesta de honor, y banda de honor de primaria quienes participarán en los Conciertos Escaleras Hacia las Estrellas en Barnum Hall el 15, 17, y 21 de marzo. APOYANDO EL CRECIMIENTO SOCIAL/EMOCIONAL DE LOS ESTUDIANTES Poder tratar a otros con bondad y respeto es una parte importante de lo que queremos que los niños aprendan en la escuela primaria. Puede ser un proceso gradual, aprender cómo regular sus emociones, tratar bien a compañeros, y resolver problemas con palabras. El desarrollo de los estudiantes puede ser disparejo, a veces lo pueden lograr y a veces no. Pero por eso es que seguimos enseñando y practicando estas habilidades. ¿Cuándo hablen con su hijo/a este mes, por favor pueden reforzar unos mensajes por nosotros? 1. Mantengan sus manos y pies en su propio cuerpo y no en sus compañeros; y 2. Exclusión social es una forma de acoso. Cuando traten de convencer a personas a no ser amigos de alguien, están acosando. El programa de Funciones Escolares de UCLA también está ofreciendo un taller para padres el 29 de marzo a las 8:30 am en el salón 207 si les gustaría tener más información sobre cómo padres pueden apoyar a niños en esta manera. ¡Por favor acompáñenos!
DEL ESCRITORIO DE LA DIRECTORA: TEATRO EN EDISON Las clases de teatro están tejidas en el curso de estudios principales de Edison. Cada estudiante, de preescolar a 5º grado participa en una clase de artes de teatro semanal conducida completamente en español con Maestra Martha Ramírez Oropeza. Maestra ha sido nuestra Artista Maestra en Residencia en Edison por más de una docena de años. Su presencia es posible por medio de una colaboración con una organización de educación en artes PS Arts y SMMEF. No estoy segura si todos en nuestra comunidad realmente comprenden lo raro que es que una escuela primaria tenga este tipo de programa o el poderoso crecimiento que es para un programa de doble inmersión El tiempo para el programa de artes de teatro viene de nuestros minutos regulares de instrucción dedicados a la enseñanza de español y es integrado hermosamente en nuestros esfuerzos para ayudar a los estudiantes a ser bilingües y cómodos en hablar español. Artes de teatro ayudan a fortalecer el desarrollo oral de los estudiantes y extiende su aprendizaje sobre el arte de contar cuentos y temas en literatura. Crea confianza propia, y les da a los estudiantes oportunidades sostenidas para colaborar y ser parte de una tropa de teatro. Las clases de teatro son de mucho, mucho más que solamente aprender líneas en una obra y dar una presentación anual. ¡Aunque tenemos pequeñas “presentaciones informativas” para el preescolar hasta el 4º grado, nuestros estudiantes de 5º grado montan una obra de escala completamente bilingüe – una obra de dos horas y media con seis actos, más de 75 actores, músicos, baile y canto! Los estudiantes de 5º grado actuaron el viernes por la mañana para sus compañeros estudiantes y el viernes por la noche para una casa llena de familias. La obra, Cambia Todo camia ilustra algunas verdades universales contadas por medios de teatro a través de las edades en muchas culturas diferentes. Los actos incluyen: Quetzalcóatl y El Maíz, Prometeo Des Cadenado, La Fábulas de Aesop del Niño que Gritó Lobo, Romeo y Julieta, el Corrido de César Chávez Niño, y el Diario de Ann Frank. Estas obras se enfocan en la importancia de la humildad, sacrificio atraer sabiduría, la importancia de decir la verdad, la locura de pleitos y violencia que mata el amor, la importancia de defender la justicia, y la importancia de apoyarnos unos a otros enfrentando la discriminación y persecución. El tema de la canción, Cambia Todo Cambia, por Violeta Parra es sobre cómo es la naturaleza de que las cosas cambien a través del tiempo. Es un mensaje particularmente apropiado para nuestros estudiantes de 5º grado porque han llegado al fin de sus seis años como miembros de nuestra comunidad pequeña. Siempre me encuentro llena de lágrimas cuando miro a los estudiantes de 5º grado presentar esta obra – mayormente por todos los cambios que hemos visto a los niños pasas durante sus seis años con nosotros. El niño tímido quien ahora toma el escenario y sonríe a una audiencia de 400… niños quienes eran monolingües en Kindergarten ahora usando ambos idiomas fluidamente… el niño que anteriormente era socialmente raro encontrando su voz en comedia... y niños quienes han aprendido a cuidar y apoyar a sus compañeros. Y es igual de conmovedor ver las expresiones en las caras de nuestros estudiantes jóvenes. Uno de nuestros estudiantes de Kindergarten me agarro en el almuerzo, y literalmente rebotando con emoción dijo, “¡Directora, la MEJOR. OBRA. SIEMPRE!! ¡No puedo esperar hasta que yo esté en el 5º grado!”
CAASPP System Assessments 2016–17 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and California Science Test Grades Three through Eight Parent and Guardian Notification Letter
March 14, 2013
Dear Parent/Guardian: California’s academic standards—the things we want students to know and be able to do—are designed so students graduate ready for college and a career. One way we measure their progress is through the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) assessments. Students across California in grades 3–8 and high school take these assessments each spring. These tests were created specifically to gauge each student’s performance in English language arts/literacy (ELA), mathematics, and science. These tests measure the skills called for by the academic standards, including the ability to write clearly, think critically, and solve problems. Because CAASPP tests are given statewide, they provide an opportunity to measure the skills of all students against the same academic standards. Given online, the tests are computer-adaptive, allowing more precise measurement of individual skills. This year, your child will take the following tests: • •
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for ELA and mathematics The California Science Test—Pilot Test - Grade 5 only
Smarter Balanced Assessments The Smarter Balanced ELA and mathematics tests reflect California’s rigorous academic standards and allow students to demonstrate analytical writing and critical thinking skills as well as their knowledge of facts. In 2017, parents will be able to compare results across three years (2014–15, 2015–16, and 2016–17) to determine their child’s progress in meeting the standards. (Exceptions: Only two years of data will be reported for students in grade 4, and only one year of data will be reported for students in grades three.) To learn more about these tests, please visit CDE’s Test Score Guide Web site at http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca, which provides informative guides and test score descriptions as well as sample test items at different levels of difficulty. Another great resource are the Practice and Training Tests, which can be found on the CDE’s Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. Here, parents can experience the kinds of questions that students will encounter on the tests.
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California Science Test—Pilot Test California’s new state standards for science call for students to think and work like scientists and engineers—asking questions and learning through hands-on investigation and discovery. Working with science teachers, California is developing a new assessment that emphasizes scientific thinking and reasoning. This year your child will participate in the tryout of test items for this future assessment. While this tryout will not provide scores for you child, it is an important first step in developing an assessment that will fairly and accurately measure how students are achieving on the new science standards. For additional information about the new science tests and sample questions, please visit the CDE’s CAASPP Science Assessment Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp. As the parent or guardian, you have the option of excusing your child from any part of the CAASPP. If you would like to excuse your child from the test, you must submit your request in writing to the school district. [Education Code 60615.] We will grant your request. Please let the school know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements for your student. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation in statewide assessments, please contact Elizabeth Ipiña at (310) 828-0335, ext. 61-100 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori S. Orum Principal
Edison Language Academy 2402 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 // 310-828-0335
CAASPP System Assessments 2016–17 Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and California Science Test Grados 3, 4, y 5 Notificacion a Padres y Tutores March 14, 2017 Estimado padre/tutor: Los estándares académicos de California (las cosas que deseamos que los estudiantes sepan y sean capaces de hacer) están diseñados para que los estudiantes se gradúen preparados para ingresar a la universidad o a una carrera profesional. Una forma de medir su progreso es a través de la evaluación con los Exámenes del Rendimiento y Progreso de los Estudiantes de California (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, CAASPP). Los estudiantes del tercero al octavo grado y de la preparatoria en todo California presentan estos exámenes cada primavera. Estos exámenes se crearon específicamente para determinar el rendimiento de cada estudiante en las artes del lenguaje inglés/lectoescritura (Language Arts/Literacy, ELA), matemáticas y ciencias. Estos exámenes miden las habilidades que los estándares académicos requieren, incluyendo la habilidad de escribir claramente, pensar críticamente y resolver problemas. Debido a que los exámenes de CAASPP se aplican a nivel estatal, brindan la oportunidad de medir las habilidades de todos los estudiantes en base a los mismos estándares académicos. Los exámenes se presentan en línea y son adaptables mediante computadora, lo que permite una medición más precisa de las habilidades individuales. Este año, su hijo presentará los siguientes exámenes: • •
Exámenes Sumativos Smarter Balanced (Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments) para ELA y matemáticas. El examen de ciencias de California—Examen piloto (5to grado)
Exámenes Smarter Balanced Los exámenes Smarter Balanced de ELA y matemáticas reflejan los rigurosos estándares académicos de California y permiten a los estudiantes demostrar sus habilidades de escritura analítica y pensamiento crítico, así como su conocimiento de hechos. En 2017, los padres pudieron comparar los resultados de tres años (2014–2015, 2015–2016 y 2016–2017) para determinar el progreso de sus hijos en el cumplimiento de estos estándares. (Excepciones: Sólo se informarán dos años de datos para los estudiantes de cuarto grado y un sólo año de datos para los estudiantes de tercer grado).
Edison Language Academy 2402 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 // 310-828-0335
Para saber más acerca de estos exámenes, visite el sitio web de la guía de los resultados de los exámenes (Test Score Guide) del CDE en http://www.testscoreguide.org/ca que proporciona guías informativas y las descripciones de los resultados de los exámenes, así como elementos de exámenes de muestra en los diferentes niveles de dificultad. Otro gran recurso son los exámenes de práctica y entrenamiento (Practice and Training Tests), que se encuentran en la página web de los exámenes de práctica y entrenamiento Smarter Balanced que mantiene el CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp. Aquí los padres pueden probar los tipos de preguntas que los estudiantes encontrarán en los exámenes. Los nuevos estándares estatales de California para ciencias requieren que los estudiantes piensen y trabajen como científicos e ingenieros: haciendo preguntas y aprendiendo mediante la investigación práctica y el descubrimiento. En colaboración con los maestros de ciencias, California está elaborando una nueva evaluación que pone énfasis en el pensamiento y razonamiento científicos. Este año, su hijo participará en la prueba de los elementos del examen para esta futura evaluación. Aunque esta prueba no proporcionará calificaciones a su hijo, es un paso importante en la elaboración de una evaluación que medirá con imparcialidad y precisión la manera en que los estudiantes están cumpliendo con los nuevos estándares de ciencias. Para obtener más información acerca de los nuevos exámenes de ciencias y preguntas de muestra, visite la página web de la evaluación de matemáticas de CAASPP (CAASPP Science Assessment) que mantiene el CDE en http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppscience.asp. Como padre de familia o representante, usted tiene la opción de pedir que se le excluya a su hijo de tomar cualquier parte del CAASPP. Si le gustaría pedir que se le excluya a su hijo de tomar los exámenes, tiene que pedirlo por escrito al distrito escolar. [Código de Educación 60615.] Le otorgaremos su solicitud. Por favor déjenos saber cuanto antes para poder hacer arreglos alternativos para su estudiante. Si tiene cualquier pregunta acerca de la participación de su hijo en las evaluaciones estatales, póngase en contacto con Elizabeth Ipiña al (310) 828-0335, ext. 61.100 o eipiña@smmusd.org
Lori Lori S. Orum Director(a)
Edison Language Academy 2402 Virginia Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404 // 310-828-0335
The world's most popular sport made fun and simple.
SPRING BREAK CAMPS IN
SANTA MONICA Stewart Street Park - 1819 Stewart Street Week 1: April 3rd - 7th Week 2: April 10th - 14th
KICK IT! DAY CAMP
FUN IN THE SUN CAMP
6 - 12 YR OLDS
3 - 5 YR OLDS
9:00am - 1:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
3 - 5 Year Old Camp: Campers will learn how to dribble, pass, and how to work within a team environment. 6 -12 Year Old Camp: Each day's camp theme will guide participants through engaging activities that will teach soccer skills, build self-confidence, and promote cooperation. Each day will wrap with friendly game play that culminates in a Mini World Cup.
For Registration Information Please Contact:
Ages 6 - 12
(9am - 1pm)
City of Santa Monica Non-Residents Community Classes 1450 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401
Ages 3 - 5
Phone (310) 458-2239 Fax (310) 899-0840
310.458.2239 â€¢ www.smgov.net/reserve
Five affordable weeks of non-stop fun, exploring and creating! June 19 - July 21, 2017 8:45 am - 12:45 pm daily
at John Adams Middle School
For students entering grades 6-9
Enroll for ONE to FIVE weeks
$550 for full-morning program or pro-rated per week Early Bird Discount! Sign up by April 15th and pay only $525. Scholarships available for qualifying students. Childcare available after program for additional fee.
Registration opens March 20 online at www.summer-adventure.org
Questions? Martha Chacon, Principal 310.450.8338 x70421 email@example.com Sponsored by
ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: Grade level is determined by the grade the student will enter in August 2017. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning March 20. Classes are offered subject to enrollment and are limited to 20-25 students. Confirmation of classes will be sent to parents/guardians via email or mail. Enrollment continues as long as space is available. Children may not visit classes as a guest. OFFICE HOURS: Walk-in office hours will take place Wednesdays 8am to 9am from March 22 to May 31 at the JAMS front office with Shuntoria Reid, Middle School Summer Adventure Administrative Assistant (no office hours during Spring Break). FEES: Tuition for full, five-week program is $550 per child (or $525 if you register by April 15). See registration form for weekly pricing options. Some classes have a materials fee in addition to the tuition that is non-refundable and non-transferable after May 15. ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BY MAY 15. Make checks payable to: Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs. No students will be allowed to attend class without full payment. Bank-returned checks are subject to a $25 fee and will disqualify the student from the program until a cash payment is received. A non-refundable, non-transferable $6 per-student convenience fee is charged when a credit card is used. TUITION REFUND POLICY: Full refund less $25 handling fee if cancellation is received by May 15. NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 15. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION: Scholarships are only considered for students enrolled in SMMUSD for August 2017. Scholarship prices apply to the full program; they are not pro-rated. Please submit a copy of your studentâ€™s free or reduced lunch eligibility notification letter with your registration no later than May 1. If you do not have your letter, please contact Patsy Herschberger in SMMUSD Food Services to obtain a new copy (firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-450-8338 x70228). For students NOT on free or reduced lunch, an application for reduced tuition may be requested from the Summer Adventure Office. The minimum scholarship rate of $75 is due with Summer Adventure application. Late applications will be accepted at the discretion of the Principal. AFTERNOON PROGRAM OPTIONS: Boy & Girls Club at JAMS Clubhouse (2441 16th Street) is open until 6pm every day. For more information, please contact Jason Hurd (310-496-8800; Jason@smbgc.org). NOTICE: THE TEACHER INDICATED AFTER EACH CLASS DESCRIPTION IS TENTATIVE AND ALL CLASS OFFERINGS DEPEND ON ENROLLMENT.
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY. #Tech Skilz
Period A 101 Weeks 3,4,5 Period B 201 Students will learn the skills necessary for creating documents, tables, and presentations using Microsoft Office. In this class, students will create an electronic magazine, a brochure or pamphlet, a PowerPoint presentation and a game. Students will leave this class with a strong foundation for using Microsoft Office during middle school, high school, college and beyond! No materials fee Chamnauch Khem Ahh-Sum Math Period B 202 Weeks 1 through 5 Have a blast participating in engaging math challenges! This is a supportive environment where you will be able to strengthen your problem-solving skills through awesome math tasks. This class will incorporate exciting technology, including Brain Pop clips and Cahoot-It competitions. You've never loved math so much! Tasks are “low threshold, high ceiling,” which makes them appropriate for all middle school math levels. Materials fee $5 Daniel Wheeler At the Movies Period A 102 Weeks 1 through 5 Students will hone their critical-thinking skills while watching some of the greatest films ever made. After watching the films, students will read a professional review, have an open-forum discussion on the pros and cons, and then write a short review giving it a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down. No materials fee Lawrence Mintz Aventuras en Español
Period A 103 Weeks 1,2,3 Period B 203 What is your story? This is the perfect class for students in the SMMUSD Immersion Program who would like to get a jump start on summer reading, practice conversational Spanish, and begin to write about their own story in Spanish. Students will be encouraged to explore their own cultural identity and their classmates’ by delving into the arts, movies, songs and poetry in Spanish. Materials fee $10 Claudia Bautista Basketball 1 Period B 204 Week 2 Dribble, pass, shoot, SCORE (and more) in the Basketball class. The class will begin with the basics and progress to complex skills and theory. Emphasis will be on individual skills and how to incorporate them into a team setting. Competitions will include: Hot Shot, 3-Point Shootout, One-on-One and more! Materials fee $5 Nathaniel Stauffer Basketball 2 Period B 205 Week 3 Basketball 2 is a continuation of Basketball 1, but it is not a prerequisite to attend Basketball 1 to be part of this class. Basketball 2 will continue with the development of fundamentals, as well as gameplay. More competitions will be included, like: H-O-R-S-E, 3-on-3, Around the World and more! Materials fee $5 Nathaniel Stauffer Bicycle Joy Ride Period B 206 Week 5 The only time you can ride your bikes on the JAMS campus! Learn bike safety while riding fun and challenging courses. Friendly competitions on bikes! Students are required to bring their own bicycles, helmets and locks. Materials fee $10 Nathaniel Stauffer Bon Appetit! Period B 207 Weeks 1,3,4,5 Get your taste buds ready for a week of cooking, baking, and of course, EATING! In this course, students will learn how to make impressive appetizers, hearty main courses and delicious desserts. We will also learn kitchen safety, cooking/baking techniques, presentation, proper food handling and so much more. Chef, make sure to bring your appetite for this culinary adventure! Materials fee $15 Arielle Gleicher Bricks 4 Kidz Black Diamond Models w/LEGO Bricks
Period A 104 Week 2 Period B 208 Bricks 4 Kidz model plans are designed to introduce students to basic principles of architecture and engineering, trigger their lively imaginations, and build self-confidence, communication and problem-solving skills. You don't have to be a daredevil to enjoy THIS Black Diamond-level course! Using the classic LEGO bricks we all know and love, students will test their building skills with the toughest motorized model plans in the Bricks 4 Kidz curriculum. No materials fee Bricks 4 Kidz Teacher
Classic Card Games Period A 105 Week 1 Exercise your mind and have fun at the same time. Classic games will be taught and played, including Hearts, Spades, Gin, Rummy, and Poker. Materials fee $5 Ray Avedian Court Games Period A 106 Weeks 2,4 We’re bringing the FUN and EXCITEMENT to the courts as you play Hockey, Team Handball, Paddle Tennis, Knock Out, Horse, and American Handball. You’ll work on the FUN-damentals of each game and use your new skill set and amazing sportsmanship as you compete. Materials Fee $10 Brian Underwood Crafters Corner Period B 209 Week 1 Create Pinterest-ready jewelry, paintings, greeting cards, cupcake decorations, flowers, and felt animals. All necessary items and directions will be provided, so even if you are a novice or have never tried “crafting” before, you will take home beautiful items. Materials fee $20 Linda Catanzano Creative Writing Workshop Period B 211 Weeks 1,2,4,5 This course explores the fundamentals of creative writing and guides students to create their own stories, scripts, or works of creative non-fiction. Students lead the way in this course by determining the style with which they would individually like to write. They then receive necessary instruction and encouragement to develop and improve their writing skills and end with a fantastic finished product! No materials fee Jeremy Cairl Dance! Period B 212 Weeks 2,3,4,5 Exercise your mind, body and spirit with fun, energetic and easy-to-follow combinations to popular dance music. Styles include jazz, hip hop, Zumba, and Broadway dance. Suggested attire: workout wear; required attire: close-toed shoes. Materials fee $5 Jessica Katz Edible Science Period A 107 Weeks 1 through 5 Enjoy cooking? Interested in science? Come prepare classic and foodie favorites while learning the science behind it all. We will make ice cream, fizzy soda, no-bake desserts, and even churn delicious creamy butter. Materials fee $15 Michelle Mathias ¡Exploremos! Art and Culture Period B 213 Weeks 3,4,5 Come explore the music, culture and food of Latin America as we learn about a new region each week. We will watch videos to familiarize ourselves with the geography, listen to music from each region, and even taste the traditional dishes of a few countries! We will also complete a craft related to the region of study. From Guatemalan worry dolls to Costa Rican painted ox carts, it’s sure to be a fun and educational time. Materials fee $15 Tashia Buccioni Exploring Stories of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Suspense Period A 108 Weeks 1,2,4,5 Come enjoy reading and discussing some of the most suspenseful and mind-bending short stories of our time! This course delves into short-story classics with the intention of enriching students’ engagement with text, inspiring enthusiasm for reading, and cultivating an appreciation for short stories from a variety of genres. No materials fee Jeremy Cairl Fake News?!? Period A 109 Weeks 1,2 In a world of Facebook, Instragram, Snapchat, and Twitter, how can you tell the difference between real news and fake news? You will explore a variety of media sources as you research topics of your choice and collaborate with your peers to participate in lively discussions and debate. Along the way you will improve your research and writing skills. No materials fee Jenna Gasparino Field Games Period B 214 Weeks 1,3 Ready to have some FUN and play some classic and new games on the field? Games include: Capture the Flag, Melee, Dog Catcher, Kick Ball, Ultimate, Bocce Ball, Spike Ball and more! Materials fee $10 Brian Underwood
Garageband: Make Your Own Songs! Period B 215 Weeks 1 through 5 Do you like hip-hop or electronic music? Have you ever wanted to make beats for you or your friends to sing or rap to? Have you ever wanted to compose your own song? In this class we'll learn how to use drums, bass, chord progressions, melodies, and harmonies in order to make your very own music in Garageband. We'll learn the basics of the program and then translate that into your very own MP3 to share with your friends. Plenty of famous DJs start off at a young age. Don't wait â€“ you could make the next hit song! No materials fee Ian Rowe Get Set for Samohi (for incoming 9th graders only)
Period A 110 & Weeks 1 through 5 Period B 210 This is an interactive, week-long class held at Samohi, providing our incoming 9th graders with a comprehensive introduction to Santa Monica High School. Focusing on Samohiâ€™s programs and resources, this class is designed to prepare and organize students for their transition to the high school. They will gain the tools needed to be successful students socially, emotionally and academically, by learning strategies for managing both the triumphs and challenges of high school. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of their A-G requirements, UC/Cal-State entrance requirements, and will be able to navigate their yearly schedules. This class is designed to ease the period of transition to high school and equip students to be prepared for and excited about their upcoming school year. Note: this is a two-period class, starting and ending at Samohi. Materials fee $10 Jorge Cierra The Great Debate Period A 111 Week 1 If you love to argue and want to develop your public speaking abilities, then The Great Debate is the Summer Adventure for you! We will practice speaking in front of our peers, and we will develop our critical-thinking, empathy and teamwork skills. Get ready to play games, formulate arguments and win debates! No materials fee Arielle Gleicher Guitar 1 Period A 112 Week 2 Guitar 1 is a great class to introduce new guitar players to the instrument. Concepts covered will be finger positions, chords, scales, and simple songs. This class is the prerequisite for Guitar 2. Each student must bring an acoustic or classical guitar each day. No materials fee Nathaniel Stauffer Guitar 2 Period A 113 Week 3 Guitar 2 is the continuation of Guitar 1. This class is for students who have taken Guitar 1 or who have some experience with the instrument. The students will continue with their learning of the instrument. Each student must bring an acoustic or classical guitar each day. No materials fee Nathaniel Stauffer Guitar 3 Period A 114 Week 4 Guitar 3 is the continuation of Guitar 2. This class is for students who have taken Guitar 1 and 2 or who have some experience with the instrument. The students will continue with their learning of the instrument. Each student must bring an acoustic or classical guitar each day. No materials fee Nathaniel Stauffer Intro to Coding: Make Your Own Game! Period A 115 Weeks 1 through 5 Do you want to learn how to code? Do you want to learn how to code games? In this class we'll learn how to make games like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, racing games and more! Single player? Multiplayer? No problem! We'll be using the Scratch coding language to program the games that YOU want to play. You'll be able to save your creations so you can play them at home or on the go. Prepare to show off your creations to all your friends and create the next best game! No materials fee Ian Rowe iPicture This Period A 116 Weeks 3,4,5 Would you like to learn how to create stunning images from your smartphone? It is easier than you think! Learn the latest tips and tricks on how to create amazing photos from your phone. You will also learn to create different effects at the time of taking a photo with your smartphone and how to edit images in interesting and creative ways. Smartphone, iPhone or Tablet required. Materials fee $5 Cori Goldberg
Learn Spanish Through Storytelling Period A 117 Weeks 3,4,5 Love storytelling? Want to get your creative juices flowing and learn Spanish at the same time? This is the class for any student who wants to learn Spanish or practice their Spanish. Through the use of repetition, props, and gestures, you will begin to acquire the language or expand your vocabulary and become a great storyteller. Challenge yourself, have fun, and learn a new language! Some exposure to Spanish is helpful, but not required. You’ll be amazed how quickly you learn important phrases! No materials fee Tashia Buccioni Lego Robotics Period B 216 Weeks 3,4,5 Build Lego robots and program them to follow your commands! You will be working with Lego Mindstorms EV3’s. The EV3 Programmer App makes building and programming your LEGO robots faster, smarter and more fun than ever. You can choose your robot, build it and then bring it to life with the improved programming tool. The action is at your fingertips. Materials fee $15 Ray Avedian Middle School Masters (recommended for incoming 6th graders) Period B 217 Weeks 3,4,5 This is a class to help prepare and organize students for their middle school experience, both academically and socially. They will begin to master how to be a successful student by learning strategies for managing both the triumphs and challenges of middle school. By the end of this course, students will feel confident, prepared, and excited for the upcoming school year. Materials fee $5 Cori Goldberg Music Olympics Period B 218 Weeks 1 through 5 Race to improve your music skills through fun, interactive, and competitive games! This class is for students of all music levels and abilities. Keep “score” as we Takadimi, Name That Tune, Bingo, and Do Re Mi our way through the summer! Instruments are not required but welcome. Materials fee $5 Vanessa Counte Not Quite Dangerous Experiments Period B 219 Weeks 1,2 Do stuff that you can't do at home: play with dry ice, blow-up hydrogen balloons, and coat objects with copper and electricity, to name just a few! Materials fee $15 Ray Avedian Party Games Period A 118 Week 4 Get a taste of the best party games as rated on boardgamegeek.com, including Dixit, Codenames, Avalon, Apples to Apples, Werewolf, and Bang! Materials fee $5 Ray Avedian Pitch Perfect Period A 119 Weeks 1 through 5 Love to perform? Want to build your singing and acting skills? This is a welcoming and supportive program that is structured to cater individually to students at all levels. Each week we will learn a solo and explore how to focus on the story and emotion within a song in order to deliver a performance that connects deeply and authentically to the audience and the performer as well. Materials fee $5 Vanessa Counte Poetry Slam Genius Period B 220 Weeks 1,2,4,5 Come learn how to ROAST with style! We will study contemporary slam poets in order to understand, analyze, and write poetry. Through in-class exercises of fundamental poetic techniques, you, too, can create lyrics to captivate any audience. We will produce, revise, and perform slam poems. No materials fee Annette Gromala Point-and-Click Adventures Period A 120 Week 3 Exercise your brain and finger by working your way through yesterday and today's best point-and-click games, including Machinarium. Work on your deductive reasoning, problem-solving and perseverance skills. No materials fee Ray Avedian Quilting Bee Period A 121 Week 1 Students will create a quilted pillow with a pattern of their choice, from super simple to more complex, depending on their skill level. At the end of the week they will go home with a beautifully hand-quilted pillow. Materials fee $20 Linda Catanzano
Sign Language Period A 122 Weeks 1,2 This class covers the alphabet, numbers 1-20, and short sentences describing the student or other people in their family. Students will leave with some great communication skills and will have a lot of fun! No materials fee Kelsey Bartlett Soccer with a Twist Period A 123 Weeks 1 through 5 Soccer with a Twist will be broken up into 5 weekly themes: Futsal, Soccer Golf, Soccer Tennis, Kickball, and Soccer/Handball. There will be an emphasis on sportsmanship and inclusion. We will start each session with a class meeting, topic introduction, warm-up, and then transition to the activity. Every session will also end with a closing meeting to check in and debrief. Materials fee $15 Daniel Wheeler SPLAT! When Science, Math and Art Collide Period B 221 Weeks 1,2 This class integrates the aspects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) to create content that students love! This will surely spark their interest in STEAM! Students will create slime, geometric shape tessellations and salt art. They will also discover cloud properties and cloud art and create graph paper art. Materials fee $15 Kelsey Bartlett Spontaneous Painting, Spontaneous Prose Period B 222 Weeks 1,2 Come explore the interplay of color and words! This creative writing class will give you a chance to explore both art and writing and their relationship with one another. Research shows that when students engage in the act of painting without an expected outcome, they are better able to tap into their creative capacities when they begin the writing process. This is the perfect course for that student who does not consider themselves “creative” and for the “creative” experts to tap into their full potential. Not an artist or a writer? No problem! This is your chance to explore the world of creativity without the limits or demands of a traditional art or writing class. Materials fee $10 Jenna Gasparino Sport and Fitness Performance Period A 124 Weeks 1,3 Whatever your athletic or fitness endeavor, this class can help find your own personal BEAST MODE! You'll learn scientifically proven ways to improve your fitness, keep yourself healthy, and stay injury-free. In addition, we'll work on the 6 crucial skillrelated components: speed, power, agility, coordination, reaction time and balance. Materials fee $15 Brian Underwood Strategy Games Period A 125 Week 5 Calling all settlers! This class introduces players to rewarding but hard-to-learn-on-your-own games like Settlers of Catan, Agricola, and Pandemic. In addition to being fun in their own right, these games are a great way to teach logic and decisionmaking skills that will prove useful in all stages of life. Materials fee $10 Ray Avedian The Text Adventures of Infocom Period A 126 Week 2 Fantasy and Science Fiction fans needed to solve puzzles, read maps, defeat monsters and evil wizards, and find treasures. This is especially fun for fans of old-school video games who love role-playing games. A vivid imagination is required because these games have no graphics. But isn't your imagination the best graphics ever invented anyway? No materials fee Ray Avedian Understanding the Marvels of Ordinary Objects
Period A 127 Weeks 1,2 Period B 223 Engage in hands-on science and engineering challenges! You will learn about the scientific design process as we take a look at everyday objects and then design new and improved ones. Subjects may include: What makes a Bic click? Why do squirt guns squirt? And, how do tiny bugs get into oatmeal? Materials fee $10 Pam Sever Volleyball Period B 224 Weeks 2,4 Bump, set, spike! You'll learn the basic fundamentals of this wonderful game and progress to game play, including indoor 6 v 6, 4 v 4, and beach-style 2 v 2. This class is for all levels. Materials fee $10 Brian Underwood
Period A 128 Week 5 Period B 225 Week 4 Create your very own website about the things that interest you: travel, sports, music, games, blogs, etc. Your website could be about anything and everything you want. Add text, graphics and animations as you desire. No coding experience is necessary and this design plan does not utilize any coding. Note: students will need an email address (can be the student’s or parent’s). Free addresses are available via Gmail, Yahoo and other sites. No materials fee Nathaniel Stauffer Young Actors’ Studio Period B 226 Weeks 1 through 5 This is a workshop where students explore creativity through sound, movement, theater games, improvisations, scene study and monologues. The class is designed for both young actors who want to further develop their acting skills and non-actors who want to build confidence when speaking in front of a group and have loads of fun doing it. No materials fee Lawrence Mintz
Course Title #TechSkilz At the Movies Aventuras en EspaÃ±ol Bricks 4 Kidz Black Diamond Models w/LEGO Bricks Classic Card Games Court Games Edible Science Exploring Stories of Fantasy, Science Fiction and Suspense Fake News?!? Get Set for Samohi** The Great Debate Guitar 1 Guitar 2 Guitar 3 Intro to Coding: Make Your Own Game! iPicture This Learn Spanish Through Storytelling Party Games Pitch Perfect Point-and-Click Adventures Quilting Bee Sign Language Soccer with a Twist Sport and Fitness Performance Strategy Games The Text Adventures of Infocom Understanding the Marvels of Ordinary Objects Website Design
Period A Courses Course Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Number June 19 - June 23 June 26 - June 30 July 3 - July 7* July 10 - July 14 July 17 - July 21 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128
SHADED REGION MEANS THE CLASS IS NOT OFFERED THAT WEEK. *July 4th is a holiday (no classes). **This is a two-period class held on the Santa Monica High School Campus. Students will be dropped off and picked up at Samohi.
Course Title #TechSkilz Ahh-Sum Math Aventuras en Español Basketball 1 Basketball 2 Bicycle Joy Ride Bon Appetit! Bricks 4 Kidz Black Diamond Models w/LEGO Bricks Crafters Corner Creative Writing Workshop Dance! ¡Exploremos! Art and Culture Field Games GarageBand: Make Your Own Songs! Get Set for Samohi** Lego Robotics Middle School Masters Music Olympics Not Quite Dangerous Experiments Poetry Slam Genius SPLAT! - When Science, Math, and Art Collide Spontaneous Painting, Spontaneous Prose Understanding the Marvels of Ordinary Objects Volleyball Website Design Young Actors Studio
Period B Courses Course Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Number June 19 - June 23 June 26 - June 30 July 3 - July 7* July 10 - July 14 July 17 - July 21 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 211 212 213 214 215 210 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226
SHADED REGION MEANS THE CLASS IS NOT OFFERED THAT WEEK. *July 4th is a holiday (no classes). **This is a two-period class held on the Santa Monica High School Campus. Students will be dropped off and picked up at Samohi.
APPLICATION Monday, June 19 – Friday, July 21, 2017 8:45 am – 12:45 (closed July 4)
AT JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL 2425 16th Street, Santa Monica 90405 STUDENT’S NAME
DATE OF BIRTH
GRADE IN AUGUST
My child will attend: All 5 weeks:______ Week 1:_____ Week 2:______ Week 3:______ Week 4:______ Week 5:______ Each week consists of two periods per day. Indicate the class number and title of your 1st and 2nd choices below for each session’s periods. OFFICE USE ONLY
PERIOD A COURSE #
PERIOD B COURSE # TITLE
WEEK 1 June 19 –June 23 2nd Choice
1st Choice WEEK 2 June 26 – June 30 2nd Choice WEEK 3 1st Choice July 3 – July 7 2nd Choice Closed July 4
2nd Choice 2nd Choice 1st Choice 2nd Choice
1st Choice WEEK 4 July 10 – July 14 2nd Choice
1st Choice 2nd Choice
Choice WEEK 5 July 17 – July 21 2nd Choice
1st Choice 2nd Choice
DEPENDING ON ENROLLMENT, SOME CLASSES MAY BE CLOSED. WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ENROLL YOUR CHILD IN THE CLASSES OF HIS/HER CHOICE.
AGREEMENT Please enroll my child in the Summer Adventure Program. Classes are offered subject to enrollment. Except when team taught, classes will be limited to no more than 25. Enrollment will continue until classes are full. Confirmation of classes will be sent to parent/guardian’s email or home address. We charge $6 per student when a credit card is used for payment. I have read and I accept the Tuition Refund Policy as outlined in the Summer Adventure brochure. I plan to apply for a scholarship. I have read and I understand the process for scholarship application as outlined in the Summer Adventure brochure. CHECK ONE: My child is currently enrolled in a SMMUSD school. My child is new to SMMUSD but is already enrolled in a SMMUSD school for the 2017-18 school year. My child is not enrolled in a SMMUSD school for the 2017-18 school year. Attached is his/her proof of age (birth certificate, passport, or similar official document). SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN _____________________________________ PRINT NAME _________________________________ DATE ____________ PAYMENT INFORMATION: Cash, Check, MasterCard or VISA card. Payment of FULL AMOUNT is required at time of registration. Enclosed is my payment of $550 (if received after April 15) or $525 (if received by April 15) for 5-week program.
Enclosed is my payment of $450 (4 weeks) OR $375 (3 weeks) OR $285 (2 weeks) OR $160 (1 week).
Enclosed are the materials fees (must be paid with application). Enclosed is my payment of $75 (free lunch students) or $200 (reduced lunch students) plus materials fees, along with my student’s eligibility notification letter. My student is not on free or reduced lunch, but I would like to apply for a scholarship. Enclosed is my deposit of $75.
I want to help by sponsoring a scholarship student. Enclosed is my tax-deductible contribution of:
Credit card convenience fee of $6 per student, if applicable
TOTAL AMOUNT CREDIT CARD PAYMENT
MasterCard Card number
Name on card (print) Make CHECKS payable to: Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs
Expires: CVV (3-digit) code
Mail to: Summer Adventure, c/o SMMEF, 1645 16th Street, Santa Monica CA 90404
PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH SIDES OF THIS APPLICATION OFFICE USE ONLY
Deposit received Full payment received Materials fee received Materials fee received Amount owed Notes
Amount Amount Amount Credit card fee
Check # Check # Check # Confirmation sent
Registered in childcare Siblings registered RF Date
STUDENT EMERGENCY CARD THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY AND SIGNED
AT JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL NOTE: If your child is absent OR you know in advance that your child will miss any Summer Adventure days, please notify the office. Thank you. PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION
STUDENT’S LAST NAME
STUDENT’S FIRST NAME
PRIMARY PHONE CITY
PARENT/GUARDIAN #1 NAME
PARENT/GUARDIAN #2 NAME
When parent(s)/guardian(s) cannot be reached, the office should contact and may release my child to the following: 1. NAME
List below (1) any medications being taken and when AND (2) any medical conditions, i.e., allergies, physical conditions. Please attach any additional information, if necessary. MEDICATIONS/WHEN
□ I do not give the SUMMER ADVENTURE staff permission to photograph my child during the summer activities, for publicity use only, by the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs and/or Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation.
□ My child requires adult supervision in addition to the Summer Adventure teacher. I will provide an adult qualified to provide this supervision at no cost to Summer Adventure. I understand that the supervision aide I provide must be approved in advance by Summer Adventure and that the approval process requires fingerprinting, a criminal background check and documentation that the aide does not carry TB, among other requirements established by SMMUSD. The supervision aide must comply with Summer Adventure and SMMUSD policies at all times while present at Summer Adventure.
PARENT/GUARDIAN’S APPROVAL AND STUDENT WAIVER ____________________________________ has my (our) permission to participate in the Summer Adventure program (the “Program”), Name of child
sponsored by the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation (“SMMEF”) and the Santa Monica-Malibu Council of PTAs (“SMMPTA”), from June 19 to July 21, 2017, at John Adams Middle School from 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. daily. In consideration for my (our) child’s participation in the Program, I (we) assume all risks in connection with the child’s participation in the Program and agree to indemnify and hold harmless SMMEF, SMMPTA and the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District (“SMMUSD”) from any claims and liabilities arising out of my (our) child’s participation in the Program. I (we) hereby forever waive, release, and discharge SMMEF, SMMPTA, SMMUSD, California State PTA (collectively, the “Released Organizations”), and any or all of their directors, officers, members, trustees, agents, employees, volunteers, any and all participants, owners, lessors and operators of the premises, and each of them, from all liability, claims, causes of action, demands for any damage, losses or injury to the student, the student’s property, or parent’s property of any kind or nature (collectively “liability”), arising out of participation in, or attendance at, the Program, and/or the employees of said organizations, including but not limited to losses caused by the passive or active negligence of the Released Organizations, and/or the employees of said organizations; provided, however, this waiver, release and discharge shall not apply to liability that arises from the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Released Organizations. I do hereby certify that to the best of my (our) knowledge and belief, my (our) child is in good health. In case of illness or accident, permission is granted for emergency treatment to be administered. It is further understood and agreed that the undersigned will assume full responsibility for any such action, including payment of costs. I (we) hereby advise that the above-named child has had the following allergies or medicine reaction(s) which could limit participation, or unusual physical condition(s) which have been made known to a treating physician and may limit participation. Please make sure to include food allergies. If your child has no allergies, please write the word “NONE.” _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
1. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian of Child Printed name of Parent/Guardian of Child Relationship to the Child Date 2. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian of Child Printed name of Parent/Guardian of Child Relationship to the Child Date
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