• March 8, 2019 recap and important information...

    Santiago Community

    E-Blast for March 8, 2019

    Empowering all students to succeed in a changing world.

    Santiago TK-8 School Now Accepting TK/Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year
    Kinder Enroll 2019-20
    Kindergartner enrollment packets will be available for pick up at the school office starting March 4 through March 29. Registration is by appointment only. Please contact the office with any questions.

    A Fun & Memorable Read Across America Week 2019!
    Hats off to Dr. Seuss!
    Santiago recently celebrated “Read Across America Week” with lots of fun events that took place over the course of the week. We had Spirit Week dress-up days to get everyone in the spirit for Reading Week. Parents were invited to join their scholars for lunch and reading time on the lawn/classrooms. We had special guests from both the district and the community come visit and read to students. It was an opportunity for our scholars to ask questions and learn about the backgrounds of some of our readers. The Cat in the Hat was an annual special visitor that the students especially enjoyed.
    Read Across America Spirit Week 2019
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    Lunch & reading time with parents
    RAC readersThank you to all our Special Guest Readers!!


    Mrs. Sprafka’s Marine Science students recently visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Throughout the aquarium, the students had many opportunities to touched animals, interacted with aquarium staff and enjoyed the wide range of marine animal exhibits. It was really fun and educational experiences for everyone. aquarium LB.JPG


    Seventh and eighth-grade Automation & Robotics students attended a field trip to the Urban Workshop in Costa Mesa on February 5th. The Urban Workshop gave our students the opportunity to learn and expand their vocational skill sets. They were introduced to a wide selection of basic hand tools and how to use them. At the workshop, our students learned to spot-weld and solder to create a metal star with LED lights. Each student created their own star! Thank you Urban Workshop for providing this great experience!automation-robotic


    Random Acts of Kindness week was celebrated from February 25th all the way to March 1st. All students and staff were invited to participate in RAK week. The counselor, counselor interns, and ASB students led the charge in spreading kindness. Bulletin boards were created and inspired students to remember kindness and to pass it on. During the two weeks, students were asked to participate in various activities. Small notes were available for the students to pick up to hand out randomly to other students.


    In addition, we had a Give one take one activity where students and staff would take what they needed from the bulletin board and give back what they could. Little notes were stuck on a bulletin board such as: you are loved; you got this; here’s a high five, thank you for being you, and other amazing sayings that help boost the student(s).


    Students were also given a paper link to a chain where they wrote a kind act they did and we linked them together to create a Kindness chain. Lastly, we had thank you Thursday… where students were able to write thank you cards to someone who was kind to them. Overall the students seemed to like the kindness activities and we are hoping to keep celebrating randomly throughout the rest of the year!

    Audience Amazed By First Grade Musical Performance!
    Our first graders from Mrs. Curiel, Mrs. Lugo, Mr. Fernandez & Mr. Santana rocked at their recent musical performance, "A Night at the Movie". They amazed and entertained the audience with their great charm, songs & dance!!
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    Special announcement --- WE CARE ART CONTEST WINNERS
    Mrs. Delgado (school counselor) and the WE CARE team were happy to have a small celebration for two 5th grade students in Mrs. Aldana’s class. Back in November the WE CARE team at Santiago, which is made up of the counselor, counselor interns, school psychologist, speech pathologist, and the 3 outside counselors presented the WE CARE presentation to speak to students in the 5th through 8th grade about mental health. During this prresentation the district office was holding an ART CONTEST supporting Mental health.
    winners art contest
    Santiago had 2 winners. Taking 1st place was Angie Martinez and taking second place was Leila Velazquez. The students were awarded with a certificate and a cash prize. And on March 12th the students will be recognized during the Santa Ana board meeting. We are so very proud of your talent Angie and Leila, congratulations!
    Presented to Our First Graders
    AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in college. The program places special emphasis on growing skills in writing, critical thinking, teamwork, organization and reading. We congratulate all our first-grade scholars in Mrs. Curiel, Mrs. Lugo, Mr. Fernandez & Mr. Santana who were presented an AVID award!

    Mary Cassatt, Art Masters' Featured Artist

    Mrs. Andersen’s 2nd grade scholars created a fun art project inspired by Mary Cassatt. Thank you Santiago PTA for your continued support of the Santiago art program.

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    Third Annual Boca De Oro 2019 Festival of Literary Arts & Culture Returns To Downtown Santa Ana ArtWalks

    A little rain couldn’t keep our Santiago Drama students away from performing at the Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture. Both our elementary cast of THE JUNGLE BOOK: KIDS and our middle school cast of PETER PAN JR. took the stage to sing through the songs from their shows. We had a great crowd of Santiago Drama friends and family! Special thanks to everyone who came out to support the arts!


    Medical Detective's Field Trip to the Santa Ana Police Department

    Student’s taking the Medical Detectives elective class took a field trip to the Santa Ana police department to better understand how forensic evidence is taken and used. They toured the Department's CSI unit to experience how fingerprints are collected from crime scenes, how they are entered into a database, and how they are processed to find a match. The students were also able to practice dusting for fingerprints, observing the unique patterns of each fingerprint.


    The officers also showed our students the evidence storage area where crime scene evidence is collected and stored. Before our students left, the officers shared with them some of their crime scene field experiences and provided information about the different fields of forensic science and how to go into forensic science. Overall, each student received a good exposure into what it’s like to work in forensic science.


    Our Santiago Hockey team had a spectacular tournament this year! They tied McFadden and Carr Intermediate and beat Esqueda Elem. Carr Intermediate won the tournament, but our team was very close to beating them.

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    When is Daylight Saving in 2019?
    Sunday, March 10th is Daylight Saving Time
    spring forward
    Remember to set your clocks forward one hour at 2:00 am on Sunday. You will lose an hour of sleep, but you'll gain an hour of daylight in the evening.
    Santiago Drama School News Broadcast
    In case you missed it, here is Santiago News Broadcast, Episode 13.
    This week we have Tea with T, 1st-grade play, Read Across America, hockey, field trip, and vocabulary with Speedy!
    Please click here to watch the news broadcast

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    • March 4-8, Parent-Teacher Conference Week
    • March 4-8, Modified Days all week
    • March 4-29, TK/Kinder Registration for 2019-2020 school year.
    • March 9-22, Mr. Chocolate Fundraising
    • March 9, O.C. National History Day Competition
    • March 9, Cheer Camp
    • March 10, Daylight Savings Time (Spring forward)
    • March 11-15, Gr. TK-1 Grade Science Expo
    • March 14, Gr. Tk-1 Science Night
    • March 11-21, TK-1 Grade MAP Spring Assessment
    • March 16, Boys soccer & Girls Basketball Tournament Segerstrom High @ 8:30AM
    • March 18-20, Gr. 2-5, MAP Spring Assessment
    • March 18-22, Gr. 2nd-3rd Science Expo
    • March 20, All 4th-Grade Fieldtrip to Heritage Museum
    • March 21, Gr. 2nd- 3rd Science Night (parents invited)
    • March 25-29 - Gr. 4th -5th Science Expo
    • March 28, Gr. 4th-5th Science Night (parents invited)
    • March 30, PTA Carnival
    • March 30 - April 5, 8th Grade Washington DC and Boston Trip
    • April 1-5, Spring Recess

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    Phone: (714)564-4800 | Fax: (714)564-8499 | Website: www.sausd.us/Santiago

    School Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

    Principal: Mr. Jimmy Bruhl | Assistant Principal: Ms. Myrna Acosta