September 2019 recap and important information...
E-Blast for September 6, 2019
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world.
WELCOME TO 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!
Santiago school was thrilled to welcome all our scholars on the first day back from their summer break. We look forward to making sure everyone has an enjoyable and successful year through collective efforts, great attendance, and active participation. Let’s make this an outstanding 2019-2020 school year!
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Mr. Moises De La Mora
Mr. De La Mora joins Ms. Myrna Acosta as our current Assistant Principals with both supporting our school full time in this school year.
SANTIAGO GOES GOLD!
Congratulations to Santiago School for being named a GOLD level school by the California Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Implementation (PBIS) Coalition for its successful PBIS implementation - efforts in creating a positive learning environment for students, parents, staff and the community. Way to go Santiago!
Welcome to Santiago Family Wellness Center
Our Family Wellness Center is now fully furnished and operational. Our Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Liaison, Norma Plascencia will be assisting our site with the coordination of family workshops and direct outreach support to those in need. We will be having a Grand Opening of the Wellness Center on September 18th at 5:30 pm followed by our Parent University Workshop and PTA general parent meeting. We hope to see everyone there.
The hours for the Wellness Center are Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM and alternating Mondays.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL STAFF OF THE MONTH
This year students are awarding teachers that have impacted their lives. Selected inspirational teachers are being awarded at every staff meeting in front of the entire teaching and support staff. Mrs. Tara Delgado, school counselor, Mrs. Lori Davies, 4th-grade teacher, Mrs. Janelle Giorgio, 4th-grade teacher and Mrs. Sarah Seibert, Drama teacher, were all awarded as the most inspirational staff for the month of September.GOLDEN TRASH CAN AWARDThe Golden Trash Can Award is a collaboration between the Administration Team and the Custodial Team that is a tradition at Santiago which gives an award to the class that has shown exemplary RESPECT for their classroom by keeping it clean! The Lead Custodian, Eddie Orejel, works with his team to decide which classroom will receive the award and the Golden Trash Can (considered a trophy) is presented to the Teacher at staff meetings. The golden trash can is filled with goodies to help maintain the classroom and some treat for the students.The first Golden Trash Can recipient this school year is Room 6, Mrs. Jane Weir, Kindergarten Teacher. Congratulations Mrs. Weir!
One Minute Read Friday with Buddies
Our second graders from Mrs. Parkinen and Mr. Gonzales read to their 5th-grade reading buddies in Mr. Arroyo's class. This Reading Buddies program is designed to give the 2nd graders extra reading practice one-on-one with their buddies and to make the reading experience fun!
BUDDY BENCH GRAND RE-OPENING
On September 6th, we re-opened the use of the Buddy Bench. Mrs. Delgado and the ASB students participated in celebrating buddies and help create new ones. The students were involved in meet and greets and played a mix it up game by creating human chains with the goal of getting the hula hoop around the circle. This collaborative game helps the students come together while sharing a common goal.
SANTIAGO'S PEP & CHEER PROGRAM 2019-2020
Santiago's pep and cheer program's main focus this year is to support the Santiago Turtles Athletic Program, to support our school's various activities held on campus and in the community, and to provide positive leadership for the student body and community in developing school spirit and pride at athletic and other student events. This year they have 6 returning and 7 new members. Congratulations to Malarie Avina, Ava Bliaya (Captain), Jazzelle Castillo, Francella Cruz, Maria Estrada, Nicole Gutierrez, Jocelyn Handy, Denise Loaiza, Leila Luna, Mariana Nieves, Alyssa Preciado (Co-Captain), Pilar Rivera, and Natasha Rojas.
Santiago Drama Department Proudly Presents
A Middle School Fall Comedy, “GAMES OF TIARAS”
Save the date, November 7-8, to see Santiago Drama’s fall comedy, "Games of Tiaras", a play by Don Zolidis, about an aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) who decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character). A terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy! Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of "Game of Thrones" and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of "King Lear" will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the "GAME OF TIARAS" .... you win or you die.
Congrats to the cast of GAMES OF TIARAS!
A Big THANK YOU to Santiago PTA for Sponsoring A Fantastic Scholastic Book Fair with the Successful Coin Drive & Spirit Week Fundraiser!
Thank you to everyone who supported our book fair & the coin drive and to those who volunteered their time to help make this book fair a GREAT SUCCESS!
Santiago To Host Its' First Parent University Engagement Night Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Parent University is a free parent informational workshop that will be held 3 times each school year, covering various important topics. The First Parent University Night will be held on Wednesday, September 18th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) and will help parents "Discover What Your Child Is Learning to Be Successful in School". The first University Night will be hosted by Mrs. Delgado, our counselor, along with our AVID teachers with the first topics being: Cornell Note Taking, Google Docs, Agenda Organization, and Aeries Family Portal. All parents are invited to attend. Make sure to mark your calendars.
SANTIAGO PTA GENERAL MEETING, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
DADS UNIVERSITY PRESENTS
"MAKING SANTA ANA HISTORY WITH DAD", A Father-Son & Daughter Free Event, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Calling all Dads! It’s time for that Daddy date! Time to learn while teaching & bonding with your kids! Reserve your spot now while tickets last on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-santa-ana-history-with-…
RAPTOR SIGN IN FOR ALL FAMILIES
In order to be under compliance, visitors to Santiago need to follow the procedures we have implemented to maintain the safety of everyone at the school. All visitors are required to show a valid government-issued ID. Please stop by the Wellness Center to register in our system. As part of our security procedure, we need to have every person register.
No ID - No Entry
Be Cool, "Stay Involved in School!”, Join the Santiago PTA Today! Together we can make a difference!
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PTA'S UPCOMING FUNDRAISER
Take time off from cooking and join your Santiago friends at Pulido's Mexican Food & Burgers on Tuesday, Sept. 17th from noon to 10:00 PM. Proceeds help our PTA fund various projects throughout the year. Thank you for supporting our PTA!
PlayWell After School STEM Program at Santiago
Santiago 6th/ 7th/ 8th Grade Intramural Sports Schedule Please note: Cross Country Tournament is on Wednesday, October 2nd @ 3:00 PM, McFadden & Thornton Park.
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Upcoming September Events :
- Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 - ASB Buddy Bench Fridays every Fridays
- Sept. 9-13 - "WE CARE" Week
- Sept. 9-11 - Art Masters Program
- Sept. 11 - First Grade Parent Workshop, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
- Sept. 12 - PTA Mixer
- Sept. 17 - Vision Screening, Room 34
- Sept. 17 - PTA's Restaurant Fundraiser Night at Pulido's
- Sept. 18 - Grand Opening of the Wellness Center, 5:30 pm
- Sept. 18 - First Parent University workshop followed by PTA General Meeting, Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)
- Sept. 25 - PlayWell after school STEM program starts
- Sept. 27 - Intermediate Ice Cream Social, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
- Oct. 2 - Cross Country Tournament, McFadden & Thornton Park
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SANTIAGO ELEMENTARY TK-8 SCHOOL | 2212 BAKER STREET, SANTA ANA, CA 92706
Phone: (714)564-4800 | Fax: (714)564-8499 | Website: www.sausd.us/Santiago
School Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. | Office Manager: Mrs. Imelda Godinez
Principal: Mr. Jimmy Bruhl
Assistant Principals: Ms. Myrna Acosta | Mr. Moises De La Mora
- Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27 - ASB Buddy Bench Fridays every Fridays