June 12, 2013
It’s hard to believe our school year could have passed so quickly! This has been such a memorable year at Solana Pacific, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of two important organizations: the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning and the PTA.
It’s fun to think of all the projects that have captured the attention of our students. Some of you had the chance to watch 6th graders launching rockets during their science class with Mrs. Wasserman. Teams designed and built rockets fueled with baking soda and vinegar. Rockets blasted off and it was amazing to see how far they flew! Our art show during Open House showcased the creativity of our kids, directed by our art instructor, Pattie Weinberg. We purchased two sets of iPads and will expand that to four sets next year, providing one iPad cart for each wing in 5th and 6th grade. The students and teachers are so excited and your donations to the Foundation made these classes possible. We seek your continued support for Art, Science, PE and technology classes paid for with Foundation dollars. These are exciting and engaging hands-on classes that make learning so enjoyable.
Our PTA has also been very active this year, and our students have enjoyed the assemblies, noon activities and after school events. Reflections, Field Day, The Amazing Quest, Red Ribbon Week, assemblies, Speech Masters and CDC supervised noon activities are valuable programs that our PTA makes possible. This is wonderful because we love to see our students active.
Public education isn’t free, and we encourage you to support Foundation and PTA fundraisers. We couldn’t offer these valuable programs without your support!
We wish our sixth grade students every success in middle school and we look forward to seeing you at our mini-open house in August. Check our website, www.sbsd.k12.ca.us for updates. On behalf of our staff, I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable summer.
Finally, I must add my own personal thank you—thank you to our extraordinary PTA and Foundation leaders: Stephanie Kowack, Cathy Pucher and Bev Steele and their many volunteers. The generosity of our parents and everyone’s hard work on behalf of our students has made my career at Solana Pacific extraordinary. Thank you!
June 13: Last Day of School/Promotion
On Thursday, June 13 we have some important arrival/drop off information for parents. Our promotion begins with a musical prelude at 8:15 and 6th grade students will march out on the field at 8:30. Parents should be seated by 8:30. Parking will be limited. Carpool, please! The ceremony will conclude no later than 10:00.
Fifth grade students should come straight into the classroom via front door or parking lot entrance, NOT the playground. This is the same a rainy day entrance. The playground will be off limits to 5th graders until after the ceremony.
6th graders will be dismissed immediately after the ceremony. The 5th graders will be dismissed at 12:15, our standard minimum day schedule.
Solana Pacific Engraved Brick Legacy
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Continental Math League:
We are planning to launch continental math league – an enrichment math program in Fall 2014. This is competitive math. No coaching or attending classes is required. Student will sit for 30 min contest at school on specific meet dates (time and room will be announced later). Contest will start in November ,2013 and end in March 2014. Students can compete in two different levels – at grade level or 1 level higher OR Advanced level. This is open to incoming 5th and 6th graders. If interested, please contact Shulei Sun at email@example.com. Registration deadline is August 30, 2013. This is all-inclusive. Anyone can join and try out but for our space planning we need a headcount.
National Science League:
If your student wants to test out their skills in the area of general science, physics, chemistry and life science please contact Monalisa Chakraborty at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is one day contest which will happen some day between April 21-May 2, 2014 at school. Registration deadline is August 30, 2013. This is junior level contest for 5th and 6th graders. This is all-inclusive. Anyone can join and try out but for our space planning we need a headcount.
Science Olympiad 2014:
Planning is underway. We are allowed to take 2 teams equal to 30 students only for competition to be held on February 8th, 2014. We are almost at full capacity right now. Few spots are open. These will go to lead coach’s child only. Urgently looking for two physicians to coach life science events and two engineers\physicist to coach physics\engineering event. Please contact Monalisa Chakraborty at email@example.com ONLY IF YOU CAN LEAD COACH. Anyone can join in and attend coach’s sessions to learn in a non-competitive way. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if your student wishes to join as non-competitive.