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June 2021 Newsletter

June 2021 at Wiseburn

This month we have much to celebrate: our school sites are holding promotion ceremonies, one of our educators was named a finalist for a Presidential Award, students from Dana Middle School swept a national competition, and so much more!

Hear from the Superintendent

Message from Superintendent

Superintendent Blake Silvers reflects on the year, congratulates our students and families, and discusses plans for next year.

Watch the video

Upcoming Dates

June 17: Last day of school (minimum day)

June 17: Report cards issued

Community News

Presidential award finalist
Wiseburn educator named finalist for Presidential Award

Maria Garcia, an grade eight math teacher and Math Department Chair at R.H. Dana Middle School, is one of six exceptional mathematics and science teachers to be named finalists from California for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

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Dana science competition
Dana Middle School Sweeps the Nationwide 44th annual Robert H. Herndon Memorial Science Competition

This year, Dana students competed on a national level with the combination of east coast and western states competitions. This showing marks the very first time Dana Middle School has swept the entire Aerospace Herndon Competition.

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CA Distinguished School
R.H. Dana Middle School named a California Distinguished School

The California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes schools that demonstrate exemplary achievements. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.

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Care Solace offers mental health resources over the summer
Care Solace

As we approach summer, we hope families are able to take a true break and rest, restore, and safely connect with loved ones. As a reminder, over the summer families can still use the resources of Care Solace to find community mental health service providers.

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Register for 2021-22 childcare through Right at School
Right at School

Right At School, Wiseburn USD's before and after school care provider, is open for registration for the 2021-2022 school year. Enrollment is available online 24/7 with Right At School's convenient parent portal. Visit rightatschool.com/program-finder to find your school and sign up today!

Attend the May WUSD Board Meetings

Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0610

Rescheduled meeting: Tuesday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
(Previously scheduled for Thursday, June 24)
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0615

Monday, June 28 at 7:30 a.m.
(Budget meeting)
Via Zoom: http://bit.ly/wusd-board0628

Submit a public comment to be read into the record and view agendas up to 72 hours in advance via BoardDocs.


District Department Updates

Celebrate the arts with the annual Take Part Festival
Take Part Festival

Tune into the virtual Take Part Festival on June 5 at 10 a.m. to see student performances, art exhibits, music, dance and more! A collaboration between school districts and organizations, the Take Part Festival is a celebration of the arts that Wiseburn has been a part of for nearly a decade.

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Help the ACTS Committee establish a special events calendar
ACTS Committee

Our district has so much to celebrate. As we saw during Anza’s multicultural event in 2020 that took place before our COVID-19 shutdown, our Wiseburn community loves learning about and celebrating each other’s cultures and traditions!

In an effort to celebrate each other and continue education related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our ACTS Committee is assisting with a district-wide collaborative effort to recognize special events celebrated by members of our WUSD community.

We have started a list of events being considered for inclusion in our 2021-2022 special events calendar and view this process as a community effort to help ensure everyone is represented. We invite you to review these events, then share your thoughts by June 9 on dates/events/celebrations that are important to you but are not yet listed.

Submit your thoughts

Highlights from Our Schools

Cabrillo Elementary

Cabrillo is so proud of our Cubs! As we draw close to the end of the year, each classroom cohort is celebrating and reflecting in their own way. From art projects to memory books, the bonds that students have formed in their small groups are strong and worthy of remembering.

To further celebrate safely, the Cabrillo PTA is sponsoring the In'n'Out and Kona Ice trucks in the Cabrillo Parking lot on June 15 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for Cabrillo families must be pre-purchased at cabrillopta.org.

Anza Elementary

We're wrapping up the year here at Anza, and want to congratulate all of our students, families, and staff on a job well done!

For our 5th graders, we’ll be holding a promotion ceremony Wednesday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m. on our school field. The Gate will open at 10:00 a.m. for check-in. Students are allowed to have two pre-registered guests in attendance due to COVID-19 safety protocols, but the events will also be livestreamed on Anza’s Youtube page for family and friends that could not attend and wish to view. More details are forthcoming directly from Anza.

We also want to recognize three individuals who together have a combined 85 years of service to our wonderful school district: Ray Vaquer, Barbara Greene, and Irene Umbarger. Last week, we had the chance to honor these three at a school board meeting, and again we thank them for their service and commitment to our school and district!

85 years of service
138th St. School
138th St School

138th Street School is celebrating our students and the amazing work they have accomplished in this tumultuous year. Read our update letter to learn more about our T-shirt contest, "Bulldogs Got Talent!", and our first-ever promotion ceremony!

Read our letter

Dana Middle School

Dana is excited and proud to celebrate our 8th grade graduates with two promotion ceremonies. On June 17th, Dana will be hosting on-site promotions for Team Wave of Confidence (10:00 am) and Team Tiger Sharks (2:00 pm). These Dolphins are sure to make a splash in their future endeavors.

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