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Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Please see the attached letter from Kirsten Zazo, Chief Student Support Officer for AUSD just sent out this morning. 

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 5/24/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Students from Encinal High School video production class will be on site next week on Tuesday, May 23rd, to take videos of our school in action.  They will be producing a documentary about the Board meeting on Tuesday night, and the effect of the decision on our school.  I am sending out an opt out form that you can use to tell me that you do not want your child to be part of the project.  Please find the letter attached.  You can also find a hard copy in the office.  Again, you only need to turn in the form if you don't want your child to be part of the film. 

 

Thank you.

Jesse Woodward

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 5/19/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Please take a moment to complete AUSDs Parent/Guardian Survey below.  This will give the district valuable information about our school.

 

The deadline to submit your feedback 5/26/17.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 5/18/17

Audience: Homepage

Dear Lum families,

 

On May 23rd the AUSD Board will vote on whether or not to close Lum. Before that vote, the district decided to survey our Lum community to find out where families would like their children to go IF the Board votes to close Lum. The purpose of the survey, that was sent out to all Lum families, is to give parents a voice in the relocation plan, IF one is necessary.

 

It is especially IMPORTANT THAT FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN GOING INTO 4TH AND 5TH GRADE NEXT YEAR FILL OUT THE SURVEY.

 

In the event of Lum closure, we have the option of setting up a new 4th and 5th grade program in the Wood Annex (the space that was used by ACLC until a few years ago). This would be separate from the middle school, with a separate lunch and bell schedule, and would let the 4th and 5th graders stay together, with fewer transitions, former Principal Cammie Harris, and the continued option to walk to school. Once the 4th and 5th graders graduate, (in 2 years) Wood would return to a middle school 6-8 again. 

 

Please vote for this option if it appeals to you.

 

If you do not vote for it, it’s very likely that the WOOD OPTION WILL NOT HAPPEN.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LUM17-18  

 

If you have any questions, feel free to email me. 

DISTRICT NEEDS RESPONSES BY 5/19.  

 

Thanks, 

Kelly Scott

Lum PTA president

kellyjoscott@hotmail.com

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 5/17/17

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The Science Fair will start at 5:30PM in the Lum Multi-Purpose Room. Students will have 15 minutes to show off their projects, and we will give out awards from 5:45-6:15. The Science Fair Scavenger Hunt will run from 5:30 to 6:15, and the winners will receive their scavenger hunt prizes at school the following week. Anyone who wishes to can stay at the Science Fair until 7:30.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 4/27/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Structural engineers have determined that Lum Elementary School may not be safe for long-term use because the soil on the campus would be subject to significant liquefaction during a strong earthquake. You can find more information on this web page. The public is also invited to a special Board of Education meeting on April 28 at 6:30 pm at Wood Middle School where this issue will be discussed.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 4/27/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Please read the letter from Mr. Woodward that is attached to this news story.

 

We are translating the letter as I type!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 4/27/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

Please read the attached press release for more information.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 4/26/17

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Here is the schedule of the rest of our minimum days.  We are almost at Spring Break!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 3/15/17

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see the attached file for our 2017-18 school year calendar.  Hot off the presses!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 2/15/17

Audience: Jesse Woodward, Homepage, Kindergarten, Library, Math Help!, Parents, PE, PTA, School Site Council and Staff

We had a wonderful turn out for our Family University Math Night!  Our team of educators put together a great packet of information.  Look under our Parents tab to take a peek at the material.  

 

See you at the next Family University night!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 1/25/17

Audience: Homepage

Here is the PowerPoint used at our Kindergarten Parent Info night.  Please enjoy and know that we are excited to meet your kids next year!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 1/12/17

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AEF is once again offering an array of after-school enrichment classes for your students.  Winter/Spring flyers with class selections and descriptions are available at www.AlamedaEducation.org.  Please be sure to look at the Alameda Wide schedule for even more options in addition to classes at your school site.  All Alameda public school students may attend Enrichment classes at any school site, as available.  Registration opens January 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.  To register, please click on the blue "Enrichment" button on our website at www.AlamedaEducation.org.  For more information on classes at your school, please email your site's enrichment coordinator at (school name)@AlamedaEducation.org.  General questions may be emailed to Enrichment@AlamedaEducation.org.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 12/12/16

Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please see the attached flyer for ELAC (English Language Advisory Council) parent meetings at Lum for the 2016-17 school year.  We hope you can make it!  

 

Please contact our ELD Coach, Monica Guzman, at mguzman@alameda.k12.ca.us to get more information!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 11/9/16

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Please see the attached document for important information regarding TK and Kindergarten enrollment for the 2016-17 school year! 

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 11/2/16

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Our Back to School Night is scheduled for September 14th from 6:15 to 7:20.  We hope you can make it!!!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 8/24/16

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Please find the list of all of our modified schedules on this document!

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 8/16/16

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Please find our school year calendar here.

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 8/16/16

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Posted by: Jesse Woodward
Published: 8/16/16

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Registration for AEF After School Enrichment classes is open!

They are offering 145 classes this fall for kindergarten through 8th grade students in a rich variety of subjects from cooking to coding, music to Mandarin, and everything in between. Classes begin as early as Monday, Sept. 21st!  Register TODAY by clicking on the blue “enrichment” button at www.AlamedaEducation.org.  Questions?  Please email Enrichment@AlamedaEducation.org.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 9/16/15

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This is just a kind reminder that the Staff Parking Lot is only for Lum staff.  Even with some staff parking on Otis Drive, the parking lot is at full capacity.

AIK Pickup  AIK has designated labeled parking spots for AIK pickup.

Volunteers  If you will be volunteering at the school for part of the day, we ask that you use either the designated labeled visitor spots on the right of the driveway or on the street.

Thank you for your cooperation!

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 9/15/15

Audience: Homepage

We are continuing to work with Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities (MOF) for the reinstallation of our basketball poles.  AUSD received from the contractor a quote of over $20,000 to reinstall the poles, paint lines that are more conducive to PE, and paint classroom numbers.  They are looking into alternatives and will let me know once they have them.  I have also made suggestions, and I will let you know as soon as I receive an update. 

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 9/15/15

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 8/14/15

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Wednesday, June 10th, 9:00a.m. in the MPR.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 6/4/15

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Thursday, June 11th, 8:30a.m. in the MPR

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 6/4/15

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June 11th!

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 6/4/15

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June 9th-June 11th

TK and K:      8:20-11:40
Grades 1-5:   8:20-12:30

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 6/4/15

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Come one!  Come all!  Please enjoy our Spring Fling Carnival and Fundraiser this Saturday, May 2nd, from 11p.m.-3p.m. on the Lum Campus.  We will have food, games, music, and just a whole lot of fun.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 4/27/15

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Calling all volunteers!  Come to the MPR at 2:30 today, Wednesday, April 15th, so we can show our appreciation for the gifts of time and talent that you share with the Lum Family.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 4/15/15

Audience: Homepage

Where: Lum MPR
When:  5:30p.m. (contestants should arrive by 5:15)

Sponsored by the Lum PTA.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 4/15/15

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Join us to honor our Science Fair participants, who have spent the last few months applying their critical thinking skills and science knowledge to create fascinating projects and presentations.

WHERE: Lum MPR

WHEN:   Thursday, April 23rd, 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 4/15/15

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Let's reduce nasty pglobal-smog-26819190.jpgollution and car craziness around school.  For the two-week period from April 13th through April 24th, walk, bike, ride the bus, or carpool with another household to and from school.  Be sure to log your mode of transport everyday.  The grade with the highest percentage of students doing their part will win the Golden Sneaker Trophy and celebrate with a smoothie party using the bike blender.  

Don't worry if you live too far to walk or bike, just leave the car a few blocks away from school and walk that bit.
 

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 3/23/15

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Wednesday, March 18th
TK-K: dismissal at 11:40a.m.
Grades 1-5: same dismissal time as usual at 1:50p.m.

Thursday, March 19th
TK-K: dismissal at 11:40a.m.
Grades 1-5: dismissal at 1:50p.m.

Friday, March 20th
TK-K: dismissal at 11:40a.m.
Grades 1-5: dismissal at 1:50p.m.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 3/17/15

Audience: Homepage

Please read the attached AUSD's Parent Notification Letter about our CAASPP testing.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 3/16/15

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Beginning July 1, 2013, the State of California changed the funding formula for public education and requires school districts to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is a plan that aligns the District’s educational goals with financial resources. The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under the LCFF all Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) are required to prepare an LCAP, which describes how they intend to meet annual goals for all pupils, with specific activities to address state and local priorities identified pursuant to Education Code Section 52060(d).

California school districts must engage parents, educators, employees, and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions that will be taken to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

We invite all AUSD parents/guardians to complete the attached optional and anonymous survey by March 31, 2015. Participating is easy: simply click on the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSSMZB2

AUSD would also like to survey for student voices and opinions. We encourage parent/guardians to support younger students (4th grade and beyond) in completing the survey and hope that older students also take advantage of the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7SSQBN8

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 3/13/15

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We are officially beginning our GATE assessment on Monday, March 30, 2015, and will test through Thursday, ­­­April 2, 2015. Good attendance is encouraged during these days of test administration. The assessment should take no more than one hour each morning. This is not the sort of test that can be prepared for and your students should not be worried or nervous about it. Here is a description of the CogAT (GATE assessment):

CogAT appraises the cognitive development of students from kindergarten through grade 12. The test measures students’ learned reasoning abilities. Although grounded in biological processes, these abilities are developed through in-school and out-of-school experiences. The questions on CogAT require students to demonstrate their reasoning abilities in each of three symbol systems most closely related to success in school: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and nonverbal reasoning.

  • The Verbal Battery assesses students’ abilities to use search, retrieval, and comparison processes that are essential for verbal reasoning.

  • The Quantitative Battery assesses students’ abilities to reason about patterns and relations using concepts that are essential in quantitative thinking.

  • The Nonverbal Battery assesses students’ abilities to reason with somewhat more novel questions that use spatial and figural content.

If you would like to learn more about GATE or opting out of this assessment, please contact Principal Lawrence Gotanco at lgotanco@alameda.k12.ca.us.

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Posted by: Lawrence Gotanco
Published: 3/9/15

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Posted by: Cindy Frankel
Published: 10/8/14

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Posted by: Cindy Frankel
Published: 9/18/09

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Published: 9/18/09

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Published: 9/18/09

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Published: 9/18/09

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Published: 9/18/09

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Posted by: Cindy Frankel
Published: 9/18/09

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Posted by: Cindy Frankel
Published: 9/8/09

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Posted by: Diana Kenney
Published: 8/31/09

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Posted by: Diana Kenney
Published: 4/28/09

Audience: Nancy Sabbatini and Homepage
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Posted by: Nancy Sabbatini
Published: 4/18/09

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Friday, March 6, 2009
MPR
6:30-8:30
A snack will be provided. Please bring your own beverage, blanket, and pillow.
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Posted by: Diana Kenney
Published: 2/2/09

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Posted by: Cindy Frankel
Published: 12/2/08

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Posted by: Diana Kenney
Published: 11/12/08