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ALL STUDENTS WILL DEMONSTRATE THEIR THINKING,

BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING,

TO SHOW UNDERSTANDING OF THEIR LEARNING.

Upcoming Events

Parenting with Love and Logic Parent Workshop Series

February 28th - Box Tops Due

March 3rd until March 14th - MAP Testing

March 9th - Daylight Savings

March 14th - 2nd Trimester Ends

March 17th until  March 21st - 5th Grade Camp

March 21st -Report Cards Go Home

Running Club

Our Running Club meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30-8:50 on our field.

5th Grade Colonial Day

March Key of the Month

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Flexibility is the willingness to try something different when we realize that what we’re doing isn’t working.  Many times a day we are faced with situations that are different from what we had originally planned.  One way to deal with these situations is to be rigid and continue to do things in the same way over and over – another is to handle them with flexibility.

Valise Project

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Reading on the Lawn

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Vote for our very own Charlotte Pivo!

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Mrs. Charlotte has been volunteering for 3 years now. She comes in early to cut, copy, glue, file, staple, organize, etc. She reads stories with students and sight words. She also gives them one on one support in math. Mrs. Charlotte loves to be creative with fun problems that hold their attention. She has been able to reach the students that need extra help and attention. For one student that was far below grade level, Mrs. Charlotte would work with her twice a week and they were able to bond. This little girl then began opening up and feeling much better about herself. Mrs. Charlotte has made an impact on many of these kids life and will continue to do so. Coming to our school and volunteering gives her joy and happiness. At the end of each year Mrs. Charlotte teaches the 1st grade students a dance for our Performing Arts Festival. She comes in additional hours to choreograph the dance with our students. 

Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Our school is one of many in the country that will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring.  Schools in 24 states will participate in the field test starting this March.

For our school, all students in grades third through seventh will participate in the Field Test in both mathematics and English language arts/literacy.  Students will not participate in the CST’s for these content areas except fifth grade who will take the CST Science test. 

Our school plans to administer the Field Test from April 14th to May 16th.

  • The tests are not timed; however, it will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to complete each content area test.

  • Testing may be scheduled over multiple sessions of about 45 minutes each, but may be scheduled in shorter or longer sessions as appropriate for the students in the school.

To comply with federal and state statute, participation in the field test is required.  Please note that Smarter Balanced will adhere to all federal and state privacy laws, including but not limited to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The Field Test is an opportunity to “test the test.”  Information from the Field Test will be used to evaluate the testing software, ensure the quality of test questions, and evaluate the effectiveness of the test administration and training materials. 

This is an exciting opportunity for our school.  Students will be able to try out new, online testing software and new question types that will be similar to future Smarter Balanced assessments.  By participating in the Field Test, your child will be influencing the development of the Smarter Balanced assessments that will be California’s statewide assessment beginning in the 2014 – 2015 school year.  Every student response is a valuable piece of information that will be used to ensure that the new assessments are valid, reliable, and fair for all students.

Please visit the Smarter Balanced website at www.smarterbalanced.org for more information.  If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Donna Wilkins, (760) 901-7905.

 

Sincerely,

Dr. Jessica Poumele

Principal

 

Green Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

GreenOceansideLogo_2.jpgGreen Oceanside, OUSD Teaming up for Annual Contest

Environmentally conscientious students are invited to use their creative talents in this year’s City of Oceanside “Create to Educate” performance art contest. All students in grades 1-12 are eligible to creatively express through writing, song, video or art how our community can help improve and save the environment.

Recycling, preserving natural resources, water conservation and renewable energy are some of the many areas for students to focus their entries. Click Create to Educate for contest rules and details.

The City of Oceanside also encourages students, teachers and parents to take part in Earth Month 2014. Visit www.greenoceanside.org to learn more about activities and learning opportunities.  For further information, contact Oceanside Environmental Specialist Jenna Roripaugh, at jroripaugh@ci.oceanside.ca.us or by calling 760-435-5828.

Flu Season and Staying Healthy

Flu Image.jpgThe Oceanside Unified School District strongly encourages all students and parents to utilize precautionary health measures to help prevent the spread of germs that can lead to illness.  Click Flu Season to learn more about what you can do to prevent yourself from becoming infected, and what to do should you become ill.

School of Choice and Interdistrict Transfer Options for 2014-15

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School of Choice -- January 6 through March 28

Interdistrict Transfers – January 6 through April 30

For further questions, please contact the OUSD Student Services Department at (760) 966-7802, or (760) 966-7849.

"Because Nice Matters" Anti-Bullying Program

4 Types of Bullying

  1. Cyber
  2. Physical: hitting, kicking, taking belongings, or the threat of any of these
  3. Verbal: name calling, insulting or racist remarks.
  4. Indirect: spreading unpleasant stories about someone or excluding someone from social groups.

What bullying isn’t

  • Falling out with people
  • Short term arguments
  • A fight or quarrel between children of equal power or strength
  • Friends breaking up
  • Occasional teasing

How not to be a bully

Ask yourself 5 questions:

  1. Are my actions or words hurting someone else’s feelings?
  2. Are my actions or words hurting someone else physically or making them feel afraid?
  3. Would I want someone else to do this to me?
  4. Am I unfairly taking my anger out on someone?
  5. Am I trying to control someone against his or her will?

Be a part of the solution, not a part of the problem.

If you are being bullied or you witness someone being bullied, get help from an adult.

Ice Cream Day Info.

fudge bar.jpgIce Cream Day is the first Friday of the month. The ice cream day for March is the 28th. 

Ice Cream is cash sales only….no purchases from student accounts.

Choices for ice cream day include fudge bars, or sherbet, and will be sold after students are seated with their meal. They are $.50 each, one purchase per student.

If you have any questions please feel free to stop by the cafeteria.

Thank you.

Shelly Garcia

Cafeteria Manager

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Welcome to Santa Margarita Elementary School

1 Carnes Road
Oceanside, CA  92058

(760) 901-7900 Office
(760) 430-1415 Fax

Mighty Mustang Motto

I will respect myself and others.

I will do my best.

I will praise myself and others daily.

I will talk it out to resolve problems.

I will do right by taking care of myself, others, this school, and home.

School Hours:

M, T, Th, F: 8:55-3:35

Am Kinder 8:55-12:15

PM Kinder: 12:15-3:35

Wed: 8:55-1:05

including Am & Pm Kinder

6th & 7th Grade

M, T, Th, F: 8:45-3:35

Wed: 8:45-1:05

AM Preschool 8:40-11:40

PM Preschool 12:40-3:40

Annual Bond Report

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Red Ribbon Week

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Our Marine Volunteers

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Common Core Parent Information

CommonCoreLogo-color2.jpgCalifornia is one of 45 states nationwide to adopt the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and mathematics.   This shift in teaching has been characterized by some as “the most significant change to classroom instruction since 1998,” when California first adopted its own academic standards.  Click the Common Core link to learn more about the standards and how the Oceanside Unified School District is implementing Common Core in the classroom.

Kids First Initiative and the 8 Keys of Excellence

Copy of Kids First.jpgThe OUSD Kids First initiative is off and running.  Click Kids First to view the 8 Keys of Excellence, watch student videos and to learn more about this life-changing project and how you can get involved as a partner with the district.  

Wellness Policy

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The OUSD Student Wellness Policy focuses on nutrition and physical education.  

Foods and beverages sold to students through the district’s child nutrition program, student stores, vending machines and fundraisers meet or exceed state and federal nutrition standards. Nutrition education is provided as a part of the district’s health education program. 

Click "wellness" to learn more about healthy living! 

 

Welcome Brigadier General Bullard

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All 7th through 12 Graders MUST Have the Tdap Immunization!!!

In response to a recent whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic in California, the California Department of Public Health has mandated all students enrolled in public education grades 7 - 12 MUST show definite proof of immunization (Tdap) against this infectious disease before the start of the 2013-14 school year. Immunization is a state requirement. Please see www.shotsforschool.org for further vaccination information.