December 2022 Newsletter

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Wiseburn Unified School District
Wiseburn USD

District Newsletter | December 2022

December 2022 Newsletter

December at Wiseburn

superintendent silvers
December message from the Superintendent

With the holidays upon us, Superintendent Blake Silvers reflects on the year and shares about the upcoming school board reorganization taking place at our December board meeting.

Read the message

WUSD Board
December school board meeting

Join us for the Board of Trustees Annual Organizational Meeting, where we will celebrate our Trustees by swearing in members who begin a new four-year term: Nelson Martinez, Roger Bañuelos, and Rebecca Hamburg-Cappy. Get to know all of our board members here.

Our school board will also be reviewing some of the available working groups, committees, and official board positions to nominate and approve those who will serve in the various capacities moving forward. We invite our community to join us in-person or online for this important meeting!


Wednesday, December 14, at 6 p.m.
Via Zoom: bit.ly/wusd-boardmtg
Webinar ID: 812 7842 2886
Passcode: Wiseburn

Learn more about how to make a public comment and view agendas up to 72 hours in advance via BoardDocs.

December Dates
  • 7: Shortened day (TK-5 schools)
  • 14: Shortened day (TK-5 schools)
  • 16: Shortened day (All schools)
  • 19-31: Winter break — No school (All schools)
  • January 3: Return from Winter break (All schools)

View our District Calendar.

District News

Cabrillo Friendship Club
Through pizza and art projects, Friendship Club fosters inclusion at Dana and Cabrillo

Former Wiseburn student Mikey D. was one of the inaugural members of Dana Middle School’s Friendship Club. Hear about how the club impacted him — and the next generation of students who’ve joined the new club at Cabrillo Elementary.

See the video and story

138th St. Student Council
Empowering student leaders at 138th St. through Student Council

With their entire cabinet in place, 138th St. School's Student Council is in full swing. Each class has a representative and an alternate, and the group is led by upper grade level students who serve as President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

During the meetings, the group makes important decisions for the school, with the goal of building a positive, spirited school culture. To date, the group has decided on spirit day categories, picked the winning art submission to place on the Turkey Trot t-shirts, brainstormed ideas for fundraisers and school improvement projects, and more. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how these student leaders elevate their school experience for the benefit of every student.

Watch the video

Anza PE class
Stridetrack to debut at Anza Elementary

Anza Eagles are lacing up their sneakers and gearing up for the launch of Stridetrack on campus! Starting this month, Anza students will be able to partake in a running club with the help of this automated distance and time tracker, sponsored by the Wiseburn Education Foundation.

With this new capability, our Anza Eagles will be able to access their running results online to show off their accomplishments at home, bridging the activity from school to home. Runners may also be recognized for their achievements at school through the Anza leaderboard. The excitement begins this month, with regular meetups to take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Lauren Shakstad, WUSD P.E. Teacher and 2021-22 Teacher of the Year, is implementing the opportunity at Anza, with hopeful plans to branch out to other schools in the future. Stay tuned!

138th St. poems
138th St. School celebrates student poets at morning assembly

There's nothing like starting the day with some inspiring poetry! Over at 138th St. School, Mrs. Blake's 4th grade class kicked off a morning assembly with a beautiful community poem, written in the style of poet George Ella Lyon's "Where I’m From."

Listen to the class poem


Cabrillo holiday bazaar
Cabrillo holiday bazaar

Cabrillo's much-loved Bear Bazaar returns on Saturday, December 10th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Learn more

Winter Wonderland 3-5
Don't miss our TK-5 holiday music performances

View schedules using the links below:

Cabrillo's Holiday Sing

Anza's Winter Wonderland

138th St. School's Winter Wonderland

Project Share
Support Wiseburn families with Project Share

Anonymously share gift cards with other Wiseburn families during the holiday season through Wiseburn’s Project Share tradition.

Get involved with Project Share

Da Vinci Schools
Enrollment open at Da Vinci Schools

Learn more and apply

WUSD School Tours
RSVP for tours of Wiseburn’s TK-8 schools

Learn more and sign up for a tour

Social Emotional Learning
Support your student's social-emotional learning

Read the latest issue of our Feel the Learn newsletter and subscribe

TK-8 Invention Convention
Join the TK-8 Invention Convention

All TK-8th grade students are invited to submit an original invention which will be showcased at Dana Middle School on February 27.

Learn more

SELPA Meeting
Join the SELPA Community Advisory Committee at an upcoming meeting

RSVP via email for SELPA's Implicit Bias Workshop on December 15 at 11 a.m.

Important Public Health Notice

Schools are experiencing first-hand the spread of RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 among student and staff populations. As we combat seasonal infectious respiratory viruses in addition to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Barbara Ferrer from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health shares vital prevention strategies to keep children and school staff healthy and safe in this notice.

Read the notice from LACDPH

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