945 East Nearfield Street
Azusa, CA 91702
Principal Alexis Norman
Secretary Martha Villanueva
ST Math at Magnolia
Magnolia students are all studying with JiJi the Penguin as they use the ST Math program in the computer lab. This math program helps students understand math concepts based on the Common Core State Standards. The program reinforces and helps students see math in a different way which helps students develop math concepts more fully.
Important Dates for 2014-15
October 23 Awards Assembly
October 27-31 Red Ribbon Week
October 31 Halloween Parade
Accelerated Reader Home Connect
Parents! Parents! Parents!
Want to find out how many Accelerated Reader quizzes your student has taken and how well they scored?
Log in to the website below, enter your child's school username and password and you will be able to see the books that have been read. You can also use the AR Bookfinder to know the reading level of the book your child is reading. Letter's will be coming home in February that provide this information in more details. Here's the website: https://hosted57.renlearn.com/266967
Character Counts at Magnolia!
Here at Magnolia, we value student character as well as achievement. We focus on one character trait each month To remind us to practice positive character, we call Wednesday, “Character Day” We wear the color associated with the character we are studying. Please see the colors below for each character trait we will study this year.
Students who are caught demonstrating positive character on any day, receive Mustang Madness tickets. Tickets will go into a classroom drawing and one winner a month will be chosen to invite a friend to “Lunch with the Principal”. Also, one student a month is chosen by their teacher to receive recognition for exemplifying the character of the month.
September – Attentiveness – Green
October – Kindness – Purple
November – Thankfulness – Brown
December – Dependability – White
January – Self-Control – Red
February – Truthfulness – Orange
March – Respect – Black
April – Goodness – Purple
May – Patience - Yellow
5th Graders use the District's Technology Resource Center
Fifth grade students had a walking field trip to the District Office Technology Resource Center. Students were able to use the laptop computers to do research and access the Smarter Balanced Practice Test. This is a valuable experience for our 5th graders as we get closer to the testing window. By utilizing the practice test, students will be more familiar with the structure and resources available when completing the real assessment.
Magnolia Welcomes New Principal
Magnolia Welcomes New Principal
Please take the opportunity to stop by her office to say hello!
Dear Partners in Learning,
The staff and I welcome you to an exciting year at Magnolia School! We look forward to a successful school year. We are committed to collaborating with our families this year and forming partnerships that will support the educational life of our students.
You can help your child’s academic achievement by spending at least ten minutes each day talking and asking critical thinking questions like:
1. Why do you think that…?
2. What is the relationship between…?
In addition, please encourage your child to read 20 to 30 minutes every day. The more hours students spend reading, the greater the increase in their vocabulary!
There have been a few staff changes since last year. We are pleased to welcome and introduce these new staff members:
• Mr. Derrick Riggs, 4/5 teacher
• Ms. Megan Gustafson, 3/4 teacher
• Mrs. Irene Nava, 2/3 teacher
• Ms. Hanna McKee, Preschool teacher
• Ms. Janet Cardenas, Preschool teacher
Thank you for your supporting your child’s education. Together we make a positive difference in the lives of our shared students. For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 626-815-5800 or email at email@example.com.
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!