Dear Parents and Students:
Greetings! Thank you to all those who attended Back to School Night. I enjoyed meeting many of you and seeing you interact with the teachers. I had several questions from parents about volunteering. Right now our main need is in the library/media center. If you have a couple of hours to spare to help with labeling new books or you would like to sign up to help weekly or bi-weekly, please contact Mrs. Ammon at (818) 880-4614 ext. 287. The Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is also looking for volunteers to help with events. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please attend this month’s PFC meeting on September 10 at 9:00am in the Drama Room.
Some things for the month of September…..
6th Grade Dance
On September 12th we will be having our 6th grade dance party. The theme is “Wright’s Western Round-Up.” The party will be right after school and will end at 4:30pm. During the party students will have the opportunity to play games, take pictures, win prizes, and eat a snack served by our parent volunteers. This is NOT a “date” activity. Pre-sale tickets will be on sale for $5.00 the week of the dance. Students may also purchase tickets at the door for $7.00. Students may purchase pizza at the dance for $2 a slice.
Early Release Days
Students will be dismissed at 1:10pm on September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16, October 30, November 6, December 4, January 15, February 12, February 26, March 12, March 26, and April 23 this year. Campus supervision is only available until 1:30pm. Therefore, students may not stay on campus past 1:30pm. If you are in need of childcare on Thursdays only or any other day after school, childcare is available at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center for a nominal fee. For more information, please contact the Community Center at (818) 880-2993(818) 880-2993.
“How to Improve Your Grades” Workshop for Parents and Students
Parents and students are invited to attend a free workshop presented by Huntington Learning Institute on September 18th on how to get better organized, study more effectively, improve test taking skills, and have a successful middle school year. The same workshop will be given at 1:30pm and 7:00pm in the Drama Room.
Lunch Prov: 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are welcome to join Mrs. Unzueta in the Drama Room every Wednesday at lunch for Improvisations and Theatre Games. Students should eat their lunch first, then come join Lunch Prov as an audience member or participant!
End of the 5 Week Grading Period: The school year in middle school is divided into two semesters. At the end of each semester a final grade is given for the work completed during the semester. There are approximately 20 weeks in a semester. Progress reports are issued via AERIES at the 5 and 15 weeks to students receiving a “D” or “F” in a class. All students will receive a progress report at the 10 week. September 19 is the end of the first 5 week grading period. Parents will be able to view the 5 Week Progress Report on Wednesday, September 24.
School Pictures: School pictures will be distributed during homeroom later this month. If your student enrolled late or did not have his or her picture taken during Registration and Schedule Pick-Up, your student will need to attend Picture Make-Ups on October 6 during lunch. If you do not like the pictures that your child brings home, your child will need to return the pictures to the photographer on October 6 during lunch and have a new picture taken. Students may not re-take pictures (i.e. they don’t like their I.D. card picture) if they did not order pictures the first time around.
The magazine drive is right around the corner. The school receives 40-50% of the proceeds from all magazine and prize orders, so please wait until our drive in October to renew or subscribe to any magazines.
We are continuing to witness and get phone calls reporting unsafe adult driving behavior on and near the campus during drop off and pick up times. Student safety must be a priority! We have limited drop off and pick up locations near the school and traffic is heavily congested both before and after school. One of the problems is the large amount of parents who are wanting to park and wait for their student. This causes a back-up in traffic before the school bell even rings. Instead of parking and waiting for your student, please consider coming to school at 3:15pm to pick up your child. Usually, Las Virgenes Road is completely clear by 3:15pm and the loop is usually congestion free by 3:20pm. Students may also walk to a designated spot and meet you away from the congestion of the school.
Please consider the message you send to your child when you do not follow traffic and safety rules, even if it is just for a minute. For those who are frustrated with parents who are not following the rules in any of our pick up/drop off locations, please do not honk, curse, or use inappropriate gestures. Instead, if you witness dangerous driving, please take down the license plate number, model and make, and report the driver to the STTOP program (1-877-310-STOP1-877-310-STOP or http://sttop.net/). STTOP is an intervention program developed by the Lost Hills/Malibu Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to educate young drivers and their parents. While the program was originally designed to report dangerous teen driving, the program has been expanded to support safe driving in and around schools. Thank you to all those who continue to follow the rules and exhibit patience and safety when picking up and dropping off at school.
For Your Calendar:
September 10 Parent Faculty Club Meeting, 9:00am
September 12 6th Grade Dance, 3:05-4:30pm
September 12-14 T.H.E. Foundation Carnival for LVUSD Schools
September 16 Sharky’s Fundraiser, 11:00am-8:30pm
September 18 Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal
“How to Improve Your Grades” Workshop, 1:30 & 7:00pm
September 19 End of the 5 Week Grading Period
September 25-26 School Closed
Have a great month!
|Period 0||7:50 – 8:40|
|Period 1/HR||8:50 – 9:30|
|Period 2||9:35 – 10:10|
|Period 3||10:15 – 10:50|
|Period 4||10:55 – 11:30|
|Nutrition||11:30 – 11:50|
|Period 5||11:55 – 12:30|
|Period 6||12:35 – 1:10|
The Wright Answers is A.E. Wright's newsletter put together by student volunteers during their lunch time. We hope you enjoy our first edition! Listen to the morning announcements in August to hear when meetings are held so that you can participate in this fun journalistic experience! Click here to see the first edition!
AERIES PARENT & STUDENT PORTALS
Please ensure that your student is at school daily and on time. If your child is unable to attend school, please verify their absence by calling 818-880-4614, extension 226. Verifying their absence does not excuse their absence. Per state law, excused absences include illness, medical appointments, immediate family funerals, court appearances or jury duty, and religious holiday with prior written approval.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT PICK UP & DROP OFF PROCEDURES
Please click here to see the Pick-Up and Drop-Off Procedures. We appreciate you following the procedures and being polite and courteous on the traffic loop. As a reminder, there is increased traffic during the first few weeks of school and we encourage you to use alternate pick up and drop off locations. Or drop earlier in the morning and pick up later in the afternoon to relieve congestion (by 3:20pm the line is mostly clear).
BUS TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
The Las Virgenes Unified School District operates a fee based home to school transportation program forstudents enrolled in the District’s regular education program to some, but not all schools. Please to get more information and details.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT BIRTHDAYS
Elaborate birthday celebrations such as balloon bouquets, lunch time parties with cakes, cookies, etc. or balloons are not allowed on school campus and may not be brought to school. Per LVUSD District guidelines, students and parents are encouraged to avoid non-nutritious foods on school campus.
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