945 East Nearfield Street
Azusa, CA 91702
EMAIL Principal Jennifer Cooke
EMAIL Secretary Charly Valdez
Santos had to pass 3 different assessments of his music ability to achieve this award. Congratulations Santos!
ATTENTIVENESS, THANKFULNESS, KINDNESS, DEPENDABILITY, SELF-CONTROL, TRUTHFULNESS, RESPECT, GOODNESS, PATIENCE
Here at Magnolia, we value student character as well as achievement. We focus on one of the following character traits each month: attentiveness, thankfulness, kindness, dependability, self-control, truthfulness, respect, goodness, and patience. Students who are caught demonstrating positive character receive Mustang Madness tickets. Each month we draw 2 tickets from each grade level to enjoy " Lunch with the Principal." Also, one student a month is chosen by their teacher to receive recognition for exemplifying the character of the month.
Character counts at Magnolia!
Important Dates to Know
7 Awards Assembly
11 Veteran's Day Holiday
15 Reading Goal Deadline
19 Grail Theatre presents Robin Hood as a Reading Incentive
21 Chuck E. Cheese Family Night
22 Report Cards go home to parents
25-29 Thanksgiving Holiday
Magnolia's New Schedule for 2013-14
Kindergarten Regular Day/Consolidated day 8:15 - 1:30
Early Bird 8:15 - 1:30
Late Bird 9:00 - 2:15
1st - 3rd Grades 8:15 - 2:10 Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri.
4th & 5th Grades 8:15 - 2:38 Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri.
Thursday ALL Students 8:15 - 1:30
Minimum Day ALL Students 8:15 - 1:15
All School Recess 10:15 - 10:30
K & 1st Grade Lunch 11:30 – 12:15
2nd/3rd Grade Lunch 11:45 – 12:30
4th/ 5th Lunch 12:00 – 12:45
UCLA I'm Going To College Event At the Rose Bowl
Magnolia families got together on a Saturday night to attend the, "I'm Going to College" event at the Rose Bowl recently. The activity began with a bus ride to Pasadena. The families enjoyed the College Fair with college information, handouts, and face painting. We then had free admission to the UCLA vs. Cal Berkley football game. Everyone enjoyed the time together.
Magnolia's Teacher of the Year 2012-13
Magnolia recently announced 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Camacho, as our Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Camacho is a self-motivated, lifelong, learner as well as a teacher to students, parents, and her peers. She has dedicated the last 16 years to improving the lives of all around her. She is passionate, intelligent, insightful, caring, confident and humble. She is definitely a stellar part of the Magnolia team.
A Message from Principal Jennifer Cooke
Hello Magnolia Families,
We are off to a good start for the 2013-14 school year. Our first fundraiser earned over $2,000.00 towards fieldtrips for the year. Thanks to all of you who gave of your time to make our sale successful. Some of the incentives that students enjoyed were a Limo Lunch, Silly String the Principal, DJ party, and a Pizza Party.
This year we are fully transitioned and setting our goals for student learning based on the Common Core State Standards. California is one of 45 states who have adopted these new standards. With them, comes an emphasis on informational text starting with Kindergarten. Students will be expected to refer to the text while writing well-developed essays. Along with new standards comes the new assessment of these standards. Starting next year, students will be tested with the Smarter Balanced Assessment. This computerized assessment will be taken by third through fifth grade students at Magnolia. For more information about the Common Core Standards visit the website cde.ca.gov or to take a practice test of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, visit smarterbalanced.org. See how well you do.
Remember, as we practice our skills, we improve them. Let's make the skill of reading, something we practice everyday. Good reading skills make other subjects easier to learn, too!
Take a good book with you where ever you go. When ever you have to wait, there's time to read!
Reading Award Recipients
Magnolia students set reading goals and reach them all year. We have special incentives for those who reach their goal by the deadline. Some of the incentives this year will be a magic show, a live stage performance, a popcorn party, and an extra recess. Keep reading Mustangs so you can earn the next reward!
Magnolia uses the Accelerated Reader program to help students set reading goals and achieve them. Recently we offered a live performance of "The Sword and the Stone" to students who achieved their goal and earned a "Golden Ticket" to attend. The show was put on by the Grail Theatre of Britain. As a result of this goal, 98 students reached a new certification level in Accelerated Reader. We set many goals throughout the year. Everybody, keep reading!