Seagull Updates

 
  


Important Reminders and Upcoming Events 1/12/17
 
 
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH DAY - NON STUDENT DAY JANUARY 13th
Friday, January 13, 2017 there will be NO school for students.  School will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2017 after the Martin Luther King Holiday.
 
MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY-NON STUDENT DAY JANUARY 16th
School will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 for the observance of Martin Luther King holiday.  “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’~
Martin Luther King, Jr
School will resume Tuesday, January 17, 2017
 
TRRFCC PARENTS – YOUR VOICE MATTERS
We want to hear from you! We will gather your input, recommendations, and ideas on ways to continue to improve our school and Poway Unified School District. For example, due to parent, staff and community input we now have counselors assigned to every elementary school. Please join Mrs. Ziegler on Thursday, February 2nd after the TRRFCC Thursday for a coffee chat.  We will also be holding another coffee chat at 5:30 pm on February 13thWe hope to see you at least one of them!
 
SDG&E CONSTRUCTION WORK
SDG&E will be performing excavation and/or construction work with the gas infrastructure at the corner of Black Mountain Road and Oviedo Street starting January 17th and concluding on or before February 1st.  This may affect the traffic flow.  Please plan accordingly. 
 
JOG-A-THON T SHIRT CONTEST WINNER
Congratulations to Coleson S of Mr.  Aneshansley's 4th grade class for submitting the winning Jog-a-Thon t-shirt design. There were a lot of amazing entries this year, so make sure to congratulate Coleson!
 
JOG-A-THON SPONSORS NEEDED
You have one more week to get your Jog-a-Thon Sponsorships in so we can get your logo on our t-shirts. You can find the form in our office, on PeachJar, or submit your paypal payment to admin@shesfoundation.com. Also, contact Missy Lathram (mjlathram@yahoo.com) with any questions. The deadline is January 20th for sponsorship.
 
BOX TOPS
Box Top forms went out this week. You can either use the form sent home, on PeachJar, or put the box tops in ziplock bags. Make sure to send them in and not to hold onto them because if they expire, they are invalid. All box tops are due back by Wednesday, March 1st. Thank you for your support!
 
SCIENCE FAIR-JANUARY 26th
The 8th annual Sunset Hills Science Fair is January 26th.   Judging will be organized by grade levels (Group 1: preK-1st; Group 2: 2nd-3rd; Group 3: 4th-5th).  Winners will be announced promptly according to the following schedule:
Group 1: preK-1st at 5:45pm
Group 2: 2nd-3rd at 6:15pm
Group 3: 4th-5th at 6:45pm
We will have enough judges on hand so that no child will be waiting around too long.  The plan is to have each child see multiple judges so they have many opportunities to present their work and talk with people about their project. 
 The Dad’s Club will be leading hands-on science activities for students as well.  The application can be found on Peachjar or in the office.  If you have any questions contact Jennie Johnson-Patel at jjohnsonpatel@gmail.com
SOCK HOP
Get out your poodle skirts and slick back your hair. It’s time for the Annual Sock Hop dance on February 3rd  from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the multipurpose room.  There will be an open unit PTA meeting at 6:00 pm prior to the Sock Hop.  Join us in family fun for everyone. There will be dancing, limbo and hula hoop contests. Root beer floats, pizza, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at a cost of $1.00-$1.50 each.  The flyer can be found on Peachjar.  Tickets cost $4.00 at the door.
 
TALENT SHOW AUDITIONS – JANUARY 31st AND FEBRUARY 1st
This year’s talent show will be held on Friday, March 10th at 6:30 pm at Mt Carmel High School’s Theater on the Mount.  Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 31st and Wednesday, Feb 1st in the multipurpose room. Winter Break is a great time to start working on your acts as they need to be performance ready by the audition date.  Acts must be 2 ½ minutes or shorter.   All acts must be age appropriate in regards to costumes, music, and movement.  If you can’t think of an act don’t worry, you will have the chance to join the mash-up and learn a group dance with other students at the school. Check out the flyer on Peach Jar and keep a look out for more information after Winter Break. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Crumrine at crumrine@mac.com
 
CHARACTER AND ETHICS FILM FESTIVAL
PUSD Student Support Services is hosting the Character and Ethics Film Festival.   Students are encouraged to create a 30 second to 4 minute video about real-life situations that make a difference in the world.  Videos are due Friday, March 24th.  Submit Vimeo or YouTube URL link to lellett@powayusd.com or send CD to Linda Ellett, PUSD, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, 92128. 
The awards ceremony is Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:00 pm at Poway Center for Performing Arts.   
 
ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Ashford University is offering a NEU Scholarship for Teachers working at a NEU School and a scholarship for a parent of a NEU student. These scholarship applications are due on JANUARY 15, 2017. Send your teachers and parents to www.ashford.edu/tuition-financial-aid/payment-options/scholarships/neu-scholarship to apply.
 
FREE POSITIVE PARENTING CLASSES
Jewish Family Services is offering a free 3 Day Positive Parenting Program presented in English and Spanish with FREE Childcare for school aged children. This is the last seminar for this school year!
When: January 18, 25, and Feb. 1st
Where: Valley Elementary School – 13000 Bowron Rd., Poway 92064
RSVP by contacting the Caring Connections Center at 858-668-4084.
 
BMMS ACADEMY INFORMATION NIGHT
The Academy will be accepting a limited number of students for the 2016-17 school year. Applications will only be available to students/parents after attending the informational night – students are required to attend.
Where:                 Black Mountain Middle School
                              9353 Oviedo Street, San Diego, CA 92129
When:                  Wednesday, February 1, 2017
                              6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Please allow ample time for parking and walking
Who:                     All current 5th grade students and their parents considering the Academy program at
                              Black Mountain Middle School
Please note that applications will only be made available to those who are in attendance on this night.
For more information, please visit our website at https://volsites.org/bmms-academy or contact Mr. Kirpalani at 858-484-1300 ext. 3923 or ckirpalani@powayusd.com.
 
CHELSEAS RUN
I hope you will join the Sunset Hills team in running/walking on Saturday, March 4th at Balboa Park. Money raised from this run provides scholarships for students around the county. It is a wonderful family event and it is a lot of fun running/walking through Balboa Park and on the 163! If our team gets 50 people signed up, we will get a booth. Last year our school won the contest for the smallest school to have the highest amount of people signed up. Let's do it again this year!
Our team name is Sunset Hills Seagulls
https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/
Go Sunset Hills Seagulls!
 
TWITTER
Follow Principal Ziegler on Twitter as another way to be connected at Sunset Hills: @sunsethillsneu
 
NO EXCUSES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BOUND T-SHIRTS
We encourage you to join the College Bound spirit as we wear them EVERY MONDAY to set a positive, focused tone for the week ahead. The T-shirt design is the same as last year.  The order form went home in the first day packets. The cost is $10.00 per shirt.
 
IMPORTANT DATES
January 13 Professional Growth Day-No School
January 16 Martin Luther King Day-No School
January 26 Science Fair
February 2 TRRFCC Thursday
February 3 Sock Hop, Open Unit PTA Meeting
February 9 Jog-a-Thon
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Tina Ziegler
Principal, Sunset Hills Elementary
 
 
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