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SJUSD Enrollment Center is Moving

The Burnett Enrollment Center is moving to a new temporary location – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136

The school district’s enrollment center, currently known as the Burnett Enrollment Center, will be welcoming families at its new temporary location, 4855 Pearl Ave. All new families enrolling their children in SJUSD schools should take note that staff at the enrollment center will be helping them at this new location beginning May 18.

This move to the former Erikson Elementary site is a temporary one allowing the school district the necessary time to make the appropriate adjustments to the central office building where the enrollment center will be permanently housed. Moving the enrollment center to the central office on Lenzen Ave. is part of a larger school district plan as it works to better serve all SJUSD students and their families.

As of May 18th, we look forward to serving you at this location!
For more information, please go to: http://www.sjusd.org or Enrollment Center Change English Flyer(PDF)

El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada a una nueva ubicación temporal – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136

El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada. 

El Centro de Inscripción del Distrito, actualmente conocido como Centro de Inscripción Burnett dará la bienvenida a las familias en su ubicación temporal en el 4855 de la Avenida Pearl en San José.  Todas las nuevas familias que deseen inscribir a sus hijos en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José deben saber que al personal del Centro de Inscripción le complacerá atenderlos en su nueva ubicación, a partir del 18 de mayo de 2015.

Este traslado al plantel de la antigua Primaria Erikson es temporal y le permitirá al Distrito contar con el tiempo necesario para hacer los ajustes adecuados al edificio de sus oficinas centrales donde, más adelante, se ubicará el Centro de Inscripción permanentemente.  El trasladar el Centro de Inscripción a las oficinas centrales en la Avenida Lenzen es parte de un plan a mayor escala del Distrito en su afán por brindar el mejor servicio posible a todos los estudiantes de SJUSD y a sus familias.

¡A partir del 18 de mayo, nos complacerá atenderle en nuestra nueva ubicación!
Para obtener más detalles, por favor visite: http://www.sjusd.org or Enrollment Center Change Spanish Flyer(PDF)

Math Night a Big Success!

On April 9th, Reed and Hacienda teachers collaborated to present a parent information night titled “Unwrapping the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.”  Our principals, Melody Mendoza and Carmen Loy, welcomed the 70+ parents to the evening and set the stage for parents to learn about and engage with Common Core math.

Instructional coaches Jeanne, Scheid (Reed) and Lindsay Edge (Hacienda), shared the shifts in Common Core Math and the mathematical practices that allow students to show how they understand and explain their math reasoning.

The energy turned up as parents visited two different grade levels to get a “real-classroom” perspective of how the CC math is taught to their children. Reed teachers Kimberlee Young, Dara Dennhardt, Paula Griffith, Emily Andrews, and Hacienda teachers Lindsay Gotthardt, Lisa Roth and Jesse Bjorngjeld, presented condensed lessons that included parents interacting with the content and mathematical practices. Both parents and teachers had the opportunity for a dialogue on how CCSS will impact student learning and their ability to succeed in college and careers. Parents walked away with resources to help them support their children’s learning, confident that this move to common core is a positive step for student achievement and success.

Based on the positive parent feedback, Reed and Hacienda are planning for more parent evenings in the 2015-16 school year around Common Core Math and English Language Arts (ELA).

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

Hello Hacienda families,

Flowers and trees are in bloom the allergies have kicked in for many, and the weather is just beautiful. It must be Spring! This time of year our students are experiencing lots of changes, and the anticipation of Summer being just around the corner can cause a bit of “Spring Fever.” SI know that the upcoming break will help everyone to get the wiggles out.

I would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to our students Talon C., Anika K., and Gabi M., for placing 4th in the top ten finals in our San Jose Unified Future Chef competition. The three of them created some delicious recipes and then prepared 50 samples of each for the contest in this past week. Talon’s Hawaiian Chicken Sliders, Anika’s Banana Sushi, and Gabi’s nachos were all delicious. These three students just may have a future career in the culinary arts. Kudos to them!

On a final note, April also bring Spring Fling, state assessments, our Going Native Garden Tour, and Earth Day/Arbor Day. All of these are important events at Hacienda, and I hope to see each of you at our tour or at the Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration.

Best wishes for happy Spring Recess,

Carmen Loy