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Fall Spirit Week  
Monday--Pajama Day, Tuesday---Graphic Tee Day, Wednesday---Sports/Jersey Day, Thursday---Black and White Day, Friday--Spartan Spirit Day 
Aluminum Can Drive   Start saving your cans!!  Alumninum can drive is November 17-21.  
Book Fair

Online Book Fair begins Monday November 17th. Click here to see website. December 1-5 book fair will be in ML-1.
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November 2014

Dear Parents:

Happy November! The first quarter grades are now available on-line via the parent portal in AERIES. The official progress report grades and citizenship marks can be found by clicking on the “grades” tab. I encourage you to review your child’s grades and citizenship with your child. If there is any question about a grade in a class, please review your child’s grade sheet for that class prior to contacting the teacher. Don’t forget, homework help is available after school on Mondays and Wednesdays in the library from 3:15-4:00pm.

The Las Virgenes Unified School District is holding a parent meeting at A.E. Wright on November 5 at 5:00pm for all 6th grade parents to discuss the Forward Learning initiative. Beginning in January, the initiative will target 6th grade writing, content creation, media literacy, and Internet skills in a technology-rich environment. As part of the program, students will carry with them and use a small laptop throughout the school day, and will engage in collaborative learning through the use of online content, media creation, collaboration, self-evaluation, and assessment tools. During the parent meeting, details of the Forward Learning plan will be shared, including goals, implementation plan, applications, device information, and checkout/purchase options. We encourage all 6th grade parents to attend the meeting.

On November 7, 2014 we will be having our annual Veterans Day assemblies. We welcome any A.E. Wright parents or grandparents who have served in our military to also attend the assembly as our special guests. If you or a veteran in your family would like to attend the assembly, please RSVP to Mrs. Johnson in the main office. On November 7 and November 12-14, students will have the opportunity to write letters to service members during lunch. Our goal is to collect 1000 letters to donate to For the Troops, a volunteer non-profit organization located in Simi Valley that sends care packages with letters to service men and women serving overseas. We would love to see our A.E. Wright families get involved in our service project and write cards and letters at home. We will also be collecting care package items in the main office. For letter writing guidelines and care package suggestions, please visit www.forthetroops.org.

Thank you to all those who participated in our Red Ribbon Week “Topics of the Day.” I hope you found the exercises helpful in opening the lines of communication with your child. I encourage you to continue to educate yourself about challenges your student might face including cyber responsibility, drug & alcohol use, peer pressure, and healthy lifestyle choices. On November 20th at 9:00am in the Drama Room, A.E. Wright will be hosting a parent event with Melody Black from the Ludington Institute on parenting in the cyber age. Ms. Black will give tips for setting boundaries, having meaningful conversations with your child, and show you the most popular apps teens and tweens are using today.

8th grade parents, Calabasas High School is now giving school tours to prospective 8th grade parents. Students will have the opportunity to visit the high school on Future Freshmen Night and again in May for an orientation. Please visit www.calabasashigh.net and click on “School Tours” for more information and to reserve a spot on the tour.

For those of you who are already planning holiday gifts, please keep in mind that this year’s Book Fair will be December 1- 5 in ML-1. All proceeds from the Book Fair go to purchase new books for the library.

Some important dates for your calendar…..
November 5                Forward Learning 6th Grade Parent Meeting, 5:00pm
November 6                Early Release Day, 1:10pm Dismissal
November 7                Veterans Day Assembly
November 10              No School
November 11              No School
November 12              PFC Meeting, 9:00am
November 17-21         Aluminum Can Drive
                                    A.E. Wright Spirit Week
November 20              Parenting in the Cyber Age, 9:00am in the Drama Room
November 24-28         Fall Recess – No School

Have a great month!

Mrs. Taylor

2014-2015 Early Release Days – Dismissal is at 1:10pm
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Early Dismissal Bell Schedule
Warning Bell 7:45
Period 0 7:50 – 8:40
Warning Bell 8:45
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

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

Sunday, November 16 - Online Book Fair Begins. Click here to go to website.
November 24-28 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 1-5 - Book Fair
Thursday, December 4 - Early Release Day, Dismissal at 1:10pm (see schedule)
Monday, December 8 - Music Students to CHS
Tuesday, December 9 - Winter Music Concert, 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 10 - PFC Meeting, 9:00am
Friday, December 12 - Spirit Day
Tuesday, December 16 - No "0" Period
Friday, December 19 - 6th Grade Beach Day
December 22 to January 2 - No School, Winter Break
Monday, January 5 - Classes Resume


A.E. WRIGHT GIVES BACK: TOYS  FOR TOTS


A.E. Wright wants to make the season a little brighter for others. Giving back is a great thing to do all year round, but the holidays tend to bring out the charitable side in all of us. This year we are asking everyone to set aside a little time to practice gratitude, empathy and thoughtfulness with your family. We have chosen to help out US Marine Corps, PORT HUENEME Marines, 2nd Batallion Marines, under the command of the 23rd Marine Regiment and the 4th Marine Division, Toys for Tots this holiday season. See the Toys for Tots Flyer 2014 to get more information. 

A.E. WRIGHT BOOK FAIR  - DECEMBER 1-5, 2014 / ONLINE BOOK FAIR BEGINS NOVEMBER 17th

This year's Book Fair is December 1-5 in the ML-1 classroom. The Online Book Fair begins on November 17th. Click here to go to the website to order online. The Book Fair is a great way to get everybody excited about reading and books make great holiday gifts!  All proceeds from the Book Fair go to purchase new books for the library.

AERIES PARENT & STUDENT PORTALS  

Aeries for Parents allows parents and students to access progress report grades (weeks 5 and 15), mid-semester report card grades (week 10), final semester report card grades (week 20), as well as attendance and other password protected information. In addition when teachers use the Aeries Gradebook, parents and students can also view current grades for that class through the Aeries Online system. (Please note: Teachers utilize a variety of electronic grading systems. Please visit the teacher's Web page for information or contact the teacher directly via email or phone.) Click the link to access Aeries Online.  Having problems? Click here to go to the support page for extra help.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE 


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. We encourage you to use alternate pick up and drop off locations. While we suggest that you arrive early for drop off, there is no campus supervision for early arrivals prior to 8:30 A.M. Students may purchase breakfast beginning at 8:30 A.M. on school days.  For pick-up, we suggest that you do NOT arrive before 3:10 P.M. The line-up of cars actually makes the process slower.  Arrive around 3:15, and it should go very smoothly (and you will be on your way in the same amount of time).

To report dangerous driving, please take down the license number, model and make of car and report the driver to the STTOP Program, 1-877-310-STOP or go to the website sttop.net. STTOP is a program developed by the Lost Hills/Malibu Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to support safe driving in and around schools.

 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. 

STAY IN THE LOOP


Want to keep up to date on what is happening at A.E. Wright?  Want to know what exciting activity is coming up next?  Go to the Leadership Activity Page to see how you can through a text message, or just by checking out the activity page!  Click here to see now!
                                         

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