Character Trait for the Month of October is RESPONSIBILITY.
Regular attendance by students is vital to learning, and it impacts the amount of funding that local schools receive. Schools statewide lose millions of dollars each year due to student absenteeism. Parents whose children are absent or tardy should be sure to send a note to school including the reason for the absence. Schools are required by the state to track this information.
State education code says that a student absent from school without a valid excuse on three occasions or tardy or absent for more than any 30-minute period in a school day on three occasions in one school year is considered to be truant. At that point, parents receive letters from the school district notifying them of their obligation to make certain their children attend school. These letters state that parents who fail to meet this obligation may be subject to prosecution. Proper tracking of absences is dependent upon parental cooperation and can help parents to avoid receiving such notices.
One of the best ways to ensure student success is to encourage and support good attendance, but when tardiness or an absence is unavoidable, parents should remember to keep in close touch with their children’s school.
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Starr King PTO
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 18th at 2:20 in Room 33. Congratulations to our newly elected PTO Officers! We appreciate your time and dedication to the Starr King students.
Support our fundraising efforts by participating in our catalog sale! All money raised supports programs at King. Orders must be turned in no later than October 24th in order to receive prizes.
We are dedicated educators with high expectations who inspire and engage all students in learning.
It is my pleasure to be the principal at Starr King Elementary School. I have spent the first month of school getting to know the students, staff, and families. I know that I have joined an incredible team that is focused on student achievement. The entire staff is committed to providing students with high quality instruction in a safe, productive learning environment. Based on our turnout to Back to School Night, I know that our families want the same for their children and are supportive of our efforts. The year will be filled with new learning as we continue to implement the shifts required with the Common Core State Standards and I am excited to share that experience with the entire King community. Please check our website often to see updates to the calendar and opportunities for you to be involved at King!
Red Ribbon Week Activities
The week is an opportunity to remind our students to make the right choices when it comes to drugs. The goal is to promote a drug-free America, to strengthen our community, and to encourage healthy, drug-free choices. Students are encouraged to participate in any or all of the following activities. If they do not follow the theme of the day, they are expected to wear their uniform.
Monday, 10/27 - Wear Red Day - Ready to Say NO!
Tuesday, 10/28 - Crazy Sock Day - Sock it to Drugs! (uniform day)
Wednesday, 10/29 - Sports Attire Day - Team up Against Drugs
Thursday, 10/30 - Wear Your Halloween Costume Day - Say Boo! to Drugs (Fall Festival after school!)
All costumes and footwear must be appropriate for school. No scary costumes, masks or props. If a student wears an inappropriate costume, parents will be called to bring them a change of clothes.
Friday, 10/31 - Wear you Shirt Backwards Day - Turn your Back on Drugs (uniform day)
Help Us Meet Our Attendance Goal of 96.5%
Tips on Preventing the Spread of Germs, Colds and Flu
Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (Información Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
When: Thursday, October 30th
Where: King Playground
Come support our PTO and celebrate the fall season with games, Trunks and Treats, and good food. Students may wear costumes but they must be appropriate for school - no masks, look-alike weapons, or inappropriate attire will be allowed.
We hope you will join in the fun!
Starr King Talent Show
When: Friday, November 14th
Location: Starr King Auditorium
Auditions will take place on Tuesday, October 21st from 2:15 - 5:30. Mandatory Rehearsals will be held on 10/28. 11/4, 11/12 and the dress rehearsal will be on November 13th.
Join the fun and share your talent!
School Site Council
School Site Council is comprised of 10 members representing parents, community, and staff. The SSC meets regularly to revise and evaluate the effectiveness of our Single Plan for Student Achievement. The meetings for the 2014 - 2015 school year have been scheduled for the following Wednesdays at 2:20:
If needed, additional meetings will be scheduled. All meetings are open to the public; however, only elected members may vote.
English Learner Advisory Council
ELAC is an advisory council that makes recommendations to SSC regarding programs that support English Learners at King. Meetings will be held throughout the year on the following Thursday mornings at 9:15 (immediately following Coffee with the Principal):
If additional meetings are needed, they will be added to the schedule.
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