December 2019 recap and important information...
Email-Blast for December 13, 2019
Empowering all students to succeed in a changing worldCONGRATULATIONS TO THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL SANTIAGO STAFF OF THE MONTHThe following teachers received awards as the most inspirational staff for the month of December, being nominated by students whose lives were impacted by these teachers. Miss Rose (3rd-grade teacher), Mrs. Silva (4th-grade teacher), Mr. Peterson (Intermediate Social Science teacher), and Mr. Duong (Intermediate P.E. teacher).
Mrs. Nava (intermediate teacher) was awarded the "Golden Trash Can" for keeping her classroom the cleanest. Mrs. Glorioso (2nd-grade teacher) was awarded the "Hat's off Award", a special staff recognition that comes with Employee of the Month parking. Congratulations to all!ELEMENTARY TOP TURTLE AWARDS - FIRST TRIMESTERCongratulations to all of our scholars in grades 1-5 who earned the Top Turtles Principal Honor Awards & Recognition for the First Trimester.SANTIAGO FIRST GRADERS ROCKED THEIR PERFORMANCE!Parents moved to the beat as Santiago 1st graders gave an amazing performance of their favorite family movie songs at the show"We Movies."The First-Ever 3rd-Grade Musical "Aesop's Fables"All third-grade classes performed the drama “Aesop’s Fables” on Dec. 6 as a culmination to their drama class for the first trimester. This was an opportunity to integrate their literature studies of the fables into the dramatic arts. Students sang, performed in lead parts, and constructed animal masks to portray the characters from various famous Aesop fables. Thank you to Mrs. Seibert for providing such an amazing opportunity to our third-grade scholars!Ms. Jones 6th-Grade ScienceSantiago’s sixth-graders learn the science of voluntary and involuntary muscles.
Pep & Cheer's Recent Fun Activities
Over the Thanksgiving break, Pep & Cheer had a fantastic opportunity to attend SDSU's annual All Ages Clinic and Halftime Performance at their televised game vs. BYU at SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. During the day they learned choreography and then took to the field that night with over 500 girls and boys from LA, Orange and San Diego counties to perform.
For the second year, Pep & Cheer participated in the 21st Annual Wilshire Square Holiday Parade, along with bands from Segerstrom, Valley, and Santa Ana High School. St. Anne's School sold tamales and champurrado and Wilshire Square sold cookies and other treats. The parade is a fantastic community event where neighbors gather in the holiday spirit. Our students were delighted to join in the festivities.
Santiago Hosted It's 6th Annual Project Soapbox Event
On Wednesday, Dec. 6th, Santiago hosted its 6th Annual Project Soapbox Community Awareness event. Over 30 students delivered speeches to other students, parents, alumni, and staff about various topics that they find to be urgent issues in their communities. 14 students also delivered their speeches at the OC Project Soapbox event on Sunday, Dec. 8th. Keep an eye out for the Action Civics Club as they try to tackle some of these issues throughout the year.Imagination Machine, the Writing Show ReturnsThe Imagination Machine returned to perform a handful of stories written by our Santiago Scholars! Thanks to our PTA for bringing back the Imagination Machine this month to inspire creative writing in all our grade levels. In addition to the troop's purpose of sparking the imagination and enhancing writing skills, drama classes were excited to analyze and talk about the group's improvisational skills. Now, students can write their stories over the Winter Break and we look forward to seeing the winning stories from each grade level come to life when Imagination Machine returns in February.Calling all Artists!Miss Rose & Ms. Salmon's Middle School art class has been meeting after school every other Monday. These scholars are proud of their achievements!
School-Wide PRACTICE Lock Down on January 16, 2020
The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority at Santiago Elementary School. At 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, Santiago Elementary School will be conducting a school-wide PRACTICE lockdown drill with the assistance of School Police. We practice safety drills throughout the year to help our staff and students know what to do in the event of a real emergency.
The goal of conducting emergency practice drills throughout the school year is to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.
Please talk with your child about the scheduled practice drill and how important it is for them to follow safety procedures and the direction given by ALL Santiago staff. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students feel safe.
W.I.N Attendance Recovery Program / Saturday School
HAVE AN ABSENCE?
Join us on a Saturday to Make It Up | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dec. 14, 2019, Jan. 11 & 25, 2020
Contact the school office with any questions:
UPCOMING DECEMBER EVENTS:
- Dec. 9-13 & 16-20 / Winter MAP Testings
- Dec. 14 / WIN Saturday School
- Dec. 18 / Cookies with the counselor - Room 37
- Dec. 18 / Coffee Chats (Bruhl & Placencia), Wellness Center (8:30 am - 9:30 am)
- Dec. 18 / Santiago School Fire Drill
- Dec. 19 / Kindergarten Holiday Performance (1:15-2:00 PM)
- Dec. 19 / S.O.S. Christmas Basket distributions
- Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 / Winter Break - No school
- Jan. 4 - Classes Resume
- Jan, 16 - School-Wide Practice Lock Down Drill
SANTIAGO ELEMENTARY TK-8 SCHOOL
2212 BAKER STREET, SANTA ANA, CA 92706
Phone: (714)564-4800 | Fax: (714)564-8499 | Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Principal: Mr. Jimmy Bruhl
Assistant Principals: Ms. M. Acosta & Mr. M. De La Mora