Students will be able to display their creative engineering projects on that day, along with the opportunity to explore engineering games and materials provided by the PFA for our Art/Science Program.
In the MPR, Friday, May 9th
NEW PFA BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED FOR THE 2014/2015 SCHOOL YEAR - WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The Sumac L-STEM Elementary PFA Board is an active group of volunteers made up of parents, teachers and staff that work together to make Sumac the best school it can be. We meet once a month, in the evening to accommodate working parents. We cover a wide range of topics, but no matter the topic, our central focal point is always what's best for the students and what's best for our school. Being a part of the PFA Board gives you a voice and forum to introduce ideas and at the same time it's a great learning opportunity to see how Sumac works.
We have many current board members whose kids are moving on to middle school, so we are actively looking for new members with new ideas. Many positions do not require a lot of time or any special skills.
If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Andie Kallinger,
or Ana Santos,
5:45 pm Hot Dog Cart (Percentage of proceeds goes back to Sumac)
Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese.
We want take this time to acknowledge the many volunteers who plan, coordinate, and staff the various events throughout the school year. We are so lucky to have fabulous parents here at Sumac that are constantly bringing new ideas to the PFA. Our goal is to raise funds for our school programs and we are always looking at new and creative ways to fundraise.
These parents have been instrumental in planning and managing our biggest and best school activities! We could not have done these events without your blood, sweat and tears and we greatly appreciate all your hard work! THANK YOU ROCK STARS!!!
Kick Off - Lisa Schwartz
Used Book Sale - Kay Howell
Fall Festival - Mary Kusnier
Book Fair - Darci Brust
Daddy Daughter Dance - Ana Santos, Carmel Porras, Gary Clausen
Food Truck Events - Lance Chiernet
Gift Wrap Campaign - Holly Umann
Ice Skating - Tanya Fox
Apex Jog-A-Thon - Jenn Kurtz
Mother Son Hike - Jamila Dulan
Family Comedy Night - Erin Stein
Bingo Night - Erin Stein, Jen Tarbet
Baskin Robbins Nights - Ana Santos
Learning More about Common Core
Key Shifts in Mathematics
The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics build on the best of existing standards and reflect the skills and knowledge students will need to succeed in college, career, and life. Understanding how the standards differ from previous standards-and the necessary shifts they call for-is essential to implementing them.
The following are key shifts called for by the Common Core:
1. Greater focus on fewer topics
2. Coherence: Linking topics and thinking across grades
3. Rigor: Pursue conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application with equal intensity
For more information on Common Core: http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583
Collect the pink "Box Tops" label on products like Duncan Hines, Pillsbury, General Mills, etc. Bring them to class or drop them off at the office. Each label is worth 10 cents!
LABELS FOR EDUCATION
Collect "Labels for Education" found on products like Campbells, Post, Glad, Pepperidge Farm, Pop Secret, etc. Bring them to class or drop them off at the office.
Renew or sign up for the Ralphs Reward Card. Call (800) 660-9003 or on-line at www.ralphs.com. (Sumac NPO# 81784) or a scan bar will be given to your child at the beginning of October. YOU MUST SIGN UP EVERY SCHOOL YEAR!!
VONS / PAVILIONS
FRESH & EASY
Bring your used ink cartridges, toners and cell phones to the library or front office. We earn money while at the same time helping the environment.
6050 North Calmfield Ave.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
School Office – 818.991.4940
School Principal – Carol Martino
Office Manager – Cindy Taylor
Office Clerk – Judy Lowenstein
Health Clerk – Edna Sandoval
Sumac L-STEM Academy Website – www.sumacelementary.org
Las Virgenes School District Website – www.lvusd.org
City of Agoura Hills Webs Site - http://ci.agoura-hills.ca.us – 818.597.7300
Lost Hills Sheriff Station - http://la-sheriff.org/stations/for1/malibu_lhill/ – 818.878.1808
Report Dangerous Driving – 1.877.310.STOP
Agoura Hills City Library - http://www.colapublib.org/libs/agourahills/index.php , 818.889.2278
Busing Information – Durham Transportation – 818.880.4257
LVUSD Bus Pass – 818.878.5236
YMCA – 818.707.9622