November 2019 recap and important information...
Email-Blast for November 8, 2019
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world
THANKSGIVING RECESS, NOV. 25-29, 2019We wish each of our Santiago families a Thanksgiving filled with blessings and joy, and lots of happy and fun times with family.Have a wonderful and safe holiday!Santiago Speech & Debate Team On A Roll!
Once again our students from grades 5-8 in our Speech & Debate team competed in the Fall Classic Speech & Debate tournament held on Nov. 2nd at Century High School. According to Mrs. Venturelli, our team went into this 2nd competition with more confidence than the first tournament because they were more prepared and knew what to expect. We congratulate Alexa Prado from the 5th grade for being a semi-finalist. We also congratulate Alex Pantone in the 6th grade, Travis Prough in the 7th grade and Tony Pantone in the 8th grade for making it into the finals. Ariana Ramirez in the 6th grade is the champion in the "Informative & Declamation" competition. Also, Santiago school took First Place in “Small Schools Sweepstakes”. Congratulations to all the students who competed for their great effort and a job well done! Way to go Turtles!!
Santiago Hosted School-Wide Pep Rally to Kicked Off the University Starts Now (USN) Program
Santiago School Intermediate Band Collaborating with High School Bands
The Santiago Intermediate Band collaborated this fall with the Marching Bands from Godinez and Santa Ana High Schools. Santiago participated in "Middle School Band Night" with Godinez HS at their football game on October 11th, and did the same event with Santa Ana's Marching Saints on October 18th. Both nights were a recruitment/bridge-building experience to get a sneak peek of what high school life is like continuing in-band and arts education.
Our Santiago students practiced and learned the music with the high school students, while building new friendship/relationships, and then got a chance to march with the high school bands, perform the Star-Spangled Banner on the field during pregame, and then play pep music in the stands all night long! Both nights were incredibly successful, a lot of fun, and truly motivational, with "hands-on, real-life experience," of high school band life. Great job Turtles!!The Orange County Philharmonic Society Presents Music Mobile to Third GradersThe Orange County Philharmonic Society's Music Mobile came to visit our scholars this past week. The Music Mobile program provides students with information about the fundamentals of an orchestra, and also allows them to hold and play the various musical instruments.AVID Tutoring Day with KinderMs. Monette's 8th-grade class went into kindergarten for their AVID tutoring day. They wrote about the Busy Spider and made spider hats.Creepy carrot day was another day in kindergarten. The avid buddies helped the kindergartners make carrot puppets.
Intermediate Italian Street Painting Return to SantiagoA fantastic day of Italian Street Art painting was brought to Santiago by our PTA and Lorelle Miller of the Segerstrom Arts Teach Program. Students worked with soft pastels in a tradition originating in Italy in the 16th century. They even coordinated classroom lessons about Japan, world science and Edgar Allen Poe into their Art today, in addition to some freestyle projects. It was challenging and messy, but FUN! Thank you, PTA for your continued support of arts education here at Santiago! To see more go to the PTA website.All for A Great Cause!
Jog-a-Thon was a fun and exciting day for all our students. The weather was great and our superheroes had a wonderful time running laps with their classmates and teachers. It was nice to see many parent volunteers helping count laps at the event. Our PTA provided school-wide popsicle treats which our students enjoyed after running. Thanks to everyone who supported our Jog-a-Thon fundraiser event! We hope to meet our goal! Please note that all jog-a-thon donations are due no later than Nov. 8th.
McDrama Fundraiser A Great Success!
Thank you to everyone who came out to eat dinner at McDonald’s to support Santiago Drama’s fundraiser. This really shows your love and support of the arts! The dinner proceeds will help support the Santiago Drama’s sets & props for the upcoming Disney Musical, “Cinderella: Kids”.
Congratulations to the Top 5 Winners of the McDrama Night Costume Contest!
Girls' Volleyball Rocked Recent Tournament
The Santiago Girl’s Volleyball team placed 2nd in the recent district tournament at Valley High School. They beat Heninger Elementary, Saddleback H.S. & Lathrop Interm. Thank you, Mr. Peterson, for coaching the team. Way to go Turtles!!
Intramural Boys' Flag Football Showed Great Effort at the Tournament
The Santiago Football team placed 5th in the recent SAUSD tournament. They were tied with Mendez Intermediate in regulation, but lost by 5 yards in overtime. The team beat Esqueda school in the second game. Thanks to Mr. Duong for coaching the team.
Santiago to Host Free Vaccination Clinic to Administer Flu Shots to Students, Tuesday, Nov. 19th
Celebration of Life 2019 “Noche De Altares”, Nov. 15th at Santiago School from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Live DJ, Activities, Food & Dancing
Please Support Santiago Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive, November 18- 21, 2019
W.I.N Attendance Recovery Program / Saturday School
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Join Us on a Saturday to Make It Up | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Nov. 16, Dec. 7 & Dec. 14
Contact the school office with any questions:
(714) 564-8400PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!Click Here for the flyersVolunteers are Needed in the Child Creativity LabHere is the link:
UPCOMING NOVEMBER / DECEMBER EVENTS:
- Nov. 8 / Picture Make-up Day
- Nov. 7-8 / Fall Comedy "Game of Tiaras" production
- Nov. 8 / Intermediate Ice Cream Social
- Nov. 8 / Veterans Day Flag ceremony
- Nov. 11 / Veteran's Day, Holiday
- Nov. 12 / Parent University with Supervisor Andrew Do, MPR
- Nov. 14 / WIN Saturday School
- Nov. 15 / First-grade performance - A Night at the Movies
- Nov. 19 / Philharmonic Society Music, 4th-5th grade
- Nov. 19 / Flu clinic
- Nov. 18-21 / Parent-Teacher Conferences / Modified Day Schedule
- Nov. 21 / Santiago Family Skate Night. 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
- Nov. 22 / Student Free Day
- Nov. 25-29 / Thanksgiving Recess, No School
- Dec. 2 / First Grade Avid Awards
- Dec. 2 / Imagination Machine Assembly
- Dec. 2-6, 9-13 & 16-20 / Winter MAP Testings
- Dec. 7 / WIN Saturday School
- Dec. 8 / OC Mikva Challenge Competition
- Dec. 12 / Intermediate Band and Orchestra. Holiday Concert at 6:30 pm in the MPR
- Dec. 14 / WIN Saturday School
SANTIAGO ELEMENTARY TK-8 SCHOOL | 2212 BAKER STREET,
SANTA ANA, CA 92706
Phone: (714)564-4800 | Fax: (714)564-8499
School Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Principal: Mr. Jimmy Bruhl