Nathan Notes



Science Lab

Tule Boats



Parent Survey

We would like your opinion!

Parents, we want to hear from you! As part of SJUSD’s commitment to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st Century education, the school district encourages your opinion about our schools and your child’s education experience. You can provide your input by filling out the survey that should arrive at your home the third week of January.

You can also fill out the survey online. To take the survey online beginning January 19th, please visit: go.sjusd.org/sjusd2016 and enter the following password: parentsurvey2016. Please fill out this survey for your youngest student that attends San José Unified.

If you complete a paper survey, please return it by mail using the postage-paid envelope that we’ve provided to you. Please complete the online or paper version of the survey by February, 5th. Your participation is anonymous and your individual answers will not be shared. We value your opinion and encourage you to participate.

SJUSD Ventana de la encuesta sobre el clima del padre: 1/19-2/5
¡Deseamos saber su opinión!

Padres: ¡Deseamos saber su opinión! Como parte del compromiso de nuestro Distrito SJUSD por eliminar la desigualdad de oportunidades e impartir a todos los estudiantes la mejor educación, a la altura del siglo XXI, deseamos saber su opinión acerca de nuestras escuelas y la experiencia educativa de sus hijos.  Ustedes pueden aportar sus ideas y opiniones contestando la encuesta que llegará a sus hogares la tercera semana de enero.

También pueden contestar esta encuesta por Internet. Para contestarla por Internet principio el 19 de enero, por favor visite el sitio: go.sjusd.org/sjusd2016 y escriba la contraseña: parentsurvey2016.  Por favor conteste esta encuesta pensando en su hijo o hija más pequeño que asiste a una escuela de SJUSD.

Si decide contestar la encuesta impresa en papel, por favor devuélvala por correo postal usando el sobre incluido con porte pagado.  Por favor conteste la encuesta ya sea por Internet o impresa en papel a más tardar el 5 de febrero. Su participación en anónima y sus respuestas individuales no se compartirán públicamente. Valoramos su opinión y los alentamos para que participen.

Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

Current 5th and 8th grade students who are changing school levels (Elementary to Middle School; Middle to High School) must complete and return their School Choice Application by mid-February if they wish to participate in Phase I on the Choice Process.  Information about the School Choice applications will be mailed home to all 5th and 8th grade students residing within the SJUSD boundaries during the beginning of January. More information is available on the district School Choice Process web page. Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting.

2016 Middle School-TourCalendar(PDF)

San José Unified Middle School Information Night
Learn more about your options for middle school
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 6:30 pm
Hoover Middle Media Center
1635 Park Ave., San José

2016-17 Middle School Night Wed., Jan. 13th(English)(PDF)

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

February 2016

Hello, Hacienda families.

While the holiday festivities from December are a distant memory, there is yet another celebratory day on the horizon: Valentine’s Day! This is traditionally a holiday where the focus tends to be on big heart shaped boxes of chocolates…not such a healthy choice. Teachers may opt for parties that are non food parties, with a focus on activities that don’t include treats. If they do host a party that includes treats, and you are contributing, please be mindful of food allergies, and in particular, nut allergies, and DO NOT provide any treats with nuts for the class. Children may not realize that there are nuts in them by just looking at the packaging, and it is critical that we help ensure that our students are safe. Food allergies can be life threatening, and it’s important that you recognize that your choices for treats impact student’s health.

Our STAR Party is next week, on Februrary 11th.  Join us for star gazing, some astronomical craft projects, hot chocolate, and more. The San Jose Astronomical Association will be here with some super telescopic tools to help make our star gazing enjoyment possible.

Students have been enjoying our salad bar one week out of each month this school year, and the reason we have been able to offer this is as a result of our fabulous parent volunteers. For the past couple of months, we have just barely been able to fill the three slots per day needed for the week of the salad bar, and it’s thanks to Christina Figueroa for her recruitment efforts. Our next salad bar will be the first week of March, so please, if you are able to volunteer for an hour even one day that week, please let Christina, or the office, know, as soon as possible. Without volunteers, the salad bar cannot happen.

Lastly, February brings us to our Winter Break. School will not be in session from February 15-19th, but will resume on February 22nd. Enjoy the time off with family and friends.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warm regards,

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal

SJUSD Family Winter Session

San José Unified School District
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

FREE classes and giveaways to support learning at home.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS: Bachrodt Folklórico & Lowell Mariachi

Classes include:
Math Practices for the 21st Century
Getting Ready for School (Pre-K)
Technology: Parent Portal
Key to Success: College-Ready Families and Students

Register no later than February 2, 2016
• By phone: Call Martha at 408.535.6404 x14324
• Online registration: http://www.sjusd.org/family-engagement/
• Or download form and return the registration form to your school office by Feb. 2, 2016

Educational Equity and Leadership Development/Family Engagement