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                         Welcome to Magnolia! Home of the W.I.L.D. Mustangs

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Magnolia School

945 East Nearfield Street

Azusa, CA 91702

(626) 815-5800

Secretary Veronica Serrano

Principal Alexis Norman

 anorman@azusa.org

 

 

Parent of the Year Mrs. Greer

Parent of the Year Mrs. Greer

You are an amazing woman Mrs. Greer. Thank you for all you do!

Azusa Pacific University Students Read With Our W.I.L.D.Mustangs

Classified Staff Member of the Year!

Classified Staff Member of the Year!

Congratulations Mrs. Anna Rico for your dedication to our WILD Mustangs! We celebrate you as our 2016-2017 Classified Staff Member of the Year. Keep up the great work!

CHAMP!

CHAMP graduation was amazing this year! Our fourth grade students were nervous yet thrilled to be walking across a college stage. They throughly enjoyed spending time with their APU mentors in and out of the classroom, and found the whole experience fun and rewarding. Now they are ready for college. Thank you to Azusa Pacific University for taking care of our W.I.L.D. Mustangs.

Magnolia Math Game Day

Magnolia Math Game Day

Duarte ELKS Dictionary Donation

Duarte ELKS Dictionary Donation

Thank you to the Duarte Elks Lodge for donating dictionaries to all of Magnolia's 3rd grade boys and girls! The children were so excited and enjoyed the visit. They are learning new words as well as how to use sign language from their new books. Way to go ELKS!

Magnolia Calendar

2016-2017 Schedules

TK-K 

             Aug. 18-22 (8:15-12:35)

            Aug 23-Sept. 16 (8:15-1:10)

            Tues. Sept. 20- June 8 Early (8:15-1:10) & Late Bird (9:15-2:10)

            Every Thursday all Kinders will come to school from 8:15-1:10

Grades 1-3

            Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:15- 2:10

Grades 4-5

            Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 8:15- 2:38

Grades 1-5

          Thursday 8:15-1:30

          Minimum Day 8:15-1:15

All School Recess

            10:15-10:30

Lunch

             TK-K  11:30-12:15

             1-2     11:45-12:30

            3-4-5   12:00-12:45

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PBIS and Character Behavior Support at Magnolia!

 At Magnolia we value character and positive behavior as well as achievement. We support students by teaching them why it is important to make wise choices and we focus on exhibiting one character trait each month. Students who demonstrate positive character and behaviors receive WILD Mustang tickets. Tickets will go into a classroom drawing and students will have opportunities to win a variety of incentives. Also, one student a month is chosen by their teacher to receive recognition for exemplifying the character of the month. 

We are W.I.L.D. Mustangs

 

W   Wise Choices

    Inspire Others

L    Lead by Doing

  Develop Solutions

 

Attentive Mustangs pay attention to the person leading the conversation.

Dependable – Mustangs can be relied upon and trusted.

Kind – Mustangs are interested in the well-being of others; helpful.

Respectful – Mustangs are willing to learn about each other’s differences.

Truthful – Mustangs tell the truth and take ownership of what they do.

Self-controlled – Mustangs control their actions.

Thankful – Mustangs are grateful to others and appreciate them.

Perseverance – Mustangs continue all efforts to achieve despite difficulties.              

Patience – Mustangs can wait calmly for others to accomplish tasks.

 

 

WILD Accelerated Reader Program

WILD Accelerated Reader Program Video

 Accelerated Reader at Home

AR continues to be an exciting way for students to see their progress in reading. Whether through points per book or the number of words in a book, students gain self-confidence and improve their reading skills. You can team up with your child by monitoring their AR progress at home. Whether it’s looking at the books they’ve read and scores achieved on the books, or seeing their AR reading level, you can team up!  You will need the following:

Your child’s school username; and their password. Log onto: https://hosted57.renlearn.com/266967. It’s that simple! Try it! 

 

Mission & Vision Statement

Our vision at Magnolia is to create a community that motivates and empowers all to achieve high academic goals, promotes critical thinking and problem solving, fosters the development of responsible and respectful students, and establishes a foundation for future learning and the pursuit of personal excellence.

Our mission at Magnolia Elementary School is to:

  • Maintain a collaborative and cooperative environment among students, staff, families, and community members,
  • Provide rich learning experiences that allow all students to thrive and achieve the rigorous demands of academic standards,
  • Implement teaching practices that are reflective and responsive to the needs of our students,
  • Integrate the use of technology to support instruction, learning, and acceleration,
  • Create a safe and nurturing environment that promotes life-long learning, and
  • Build a community where character counts and respect of self, peers, staff, and the environment is demonstrated by all.

 

THE Award recipients Mrs. Veronica Serrano and Mrs. Karina Gallegos

Thank you ladies for all you do for our W.I.L.D. Magnolia scholars.

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Magnolia Student Support Team

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Congratulations to Mrs. Tracy Batrez for being Magnolia's WILD 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year! We are so happy that Mrs. Batrez was nominated and chosen to receive this award. The Magnolia community has described her as "helpful, funny, smart, caring, patient, and knowledgable." She is dedicated and takes her time teaching our students; making learning fun. We all love working with Mrs. Batrez and we are ecstatic for her. 

Letter From the Principal


Dear Families,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! I can’t believe the school year is about to begin. I am so excited that it is time to come back to school. Learning is our primary goal and in order for us to achieve our goal, we need our students here. So welcome back. We missed you!

As you may already know the staff members at Magnolia work very hard to create a community that motivates and empowers all to achieve high academic goals, think critically, and problem-solve. We teach our students responsible and respectful behaviors so that they have the skills and tools they need to succeed in society. We consider ourselves W.I.L.D Mustangs; we make Wise Choices, Inspire Others, Lead by Doing, and Develop Solutions (W.I.L.D).  

Additionally, adults at Magnolia practice educational and emotional equity by building relationships with each child, finding out their individual needs, and then fulfilling those needs.  Our teachers ensure that Magnolia Mustangs are consistently engaged in rigorous learning environments where character counts and respect for self, peers, staff, and environment is demonstrated by all.

We have seven new additions to our team: three teachers, a front office clerk, an RSP teacher, and two new student support assistants. Ms. Behnamfar comes to us from Paramount School where she was highly regarded by her last principal. Our second addition, Ms. Garcia, who I have also only heard wonderful things about, taught at Magnolia previously. Welcome back Ms. Garcia! Ms. Lee is new to Azusa and comes to us with experience in incorporating technology into her lessons. Mrs. Sosa, described as “fabulous,” by one of her colleagues, was the secretary at Foothill but has now joined the Magnolia Team! Mrs. Simpson was previously at Mountain View where she was known for being a “team player.” Mr. Villegas and Mrs. Palacios have worked with our W.I.L.D. Mustangs before; welcome back! I am thrilled about our new staff members and I look forward to an exciting 2016-2017 school year.

As for the rest of our esteemed staff, I can guarantee you that together we will do everything we can to support our Mustangs. We are constantly engaging in reflection and learning to help better serve our students and community, therefore, I am confident we will succeed at providing an environment where students thrive.

Please note that I will do everything I can to provide our children a safe nurturing environment that promotes life-long learning. I value your input and believe that with your support and involvement the possibilities are endless, therefore, my door is always open. I look forward to another spectacular school year at Magnolia!

Gooooooo Mustangs!

Thank you,

Alexis Norman Ed. D.

Principal, Magnolia Elementary

Azusa Unified School District

 


 

ST Math at Magnolia

JIJI AND COMMON CORE MATH?

What does a penguin named JiJi and Common Core have to do with each other? JiJi is the students “friend” and “guide,” as the student navigates the math Common Core Standards. Students enjoy helping JiJi move on, as they learn about math concepts! It’s an interactive, fun and imaginative program that leads students to success!