District Newsletter | December 2022
December at Wiseburn
- 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.
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.
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.
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. 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."
Cabrillo holiday bazaar
Cabrillo's much-loved Bear Bazaar returns on Saturday, December 10th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Don't miss our TK-5 holiday music performances
View schedules using the links below:
Support Wiseburn families with Project Share
Anonymously share gift cards with other Wiseburn families during the holiday season through Wiseburn’s Project Share tradition.
Support your student's social-emotional learning
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.
Join the SELPA Community Advisory Committee at an upcoming meeting
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.
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