945 East Nearfield Street
Azusa, CA 91702
EMAIL Principal Jennifer Cooke
EMAIL Secretary Charly Valdez
ST Math is moving along 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.
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
3 Read Across America - Celebration of Dr. Seuss' Birthday
5 Fund Raiser Begins - all funds go back to students to support field trips and technology; 5th grade Parent Night @ Azusa High School 7pm
7 Spring Picture Day
11 Family Fun & Safety Night 5:30pm-7:30pm All families are invited.
13 Awards Assembly
14 Parent Coffee @ 8:30 am; Report Cards home to parents; Oral Health Screening for Kinder, 2nd, & 5th grades
17 Fund Raiser Orders Due
18 Reading Goal Deadline - Students who reach their reading goal may participate in Breakfast Bingo on the 20st.
19 Minimum Day for Spring Parent Conferences
20 Breakfast Bingo Reading Incentive
25 Fundraiser Delivery Day
26 School Site Council Meeting @ 2:45
27 Awards Assembly; Juice it Up sales after school
28 District Wide Minimum Day; Lunch with the Principal
Magnolia's 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
Magnolia's Classified Employee of the Year 2013-14
Magnolia recently announced our night custodian, Telca Scruggs, as our Classified Employee of the Year. Ms. Scruggs takes pride in Magnolia and makes sure the classrooms are ready for our students everyday. She volunteers regularly at Magnolia. She can often be seen working with parents to make popcorn for an event and then following up by making sure the machine is cleaned properly when it is cooled. Telca is definitely an important part of the Magnolia team. She gets along well with staff and supports school activities. She relates well with families and helps with fund raising. Thank you, Telca, for all that you do!
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
A Message from Principal Jennifer Cooke
Hello Magnolia Families,
The Magnolia School is setting reading goals and reaching them! We have various incentives for students who reach their individual goals. Already this year we have had an on-stage production of Robin Hood, a Double Recess Teachers Play day and Breakfast Bingo. Students are loving reading and talking about their favorite books.
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!