This week . . .
3 Caramel Apple Distribution - After school (Monday)
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 28, at 6:00pm. Download the flyer here.
For March-April 2014 is here
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School Climate Change Initiative
As we enter our third year of this initiative, which is about changing the culture of our community to one of caring and empathy, we have seen great growth in the students of Abbott.
When I hear students talking proudly about being an upstander and preventing another student from suffering the pain and isolation of bullying, and see examples of empathy on our campus, I know that we are on the right track. (read more here)
New fencing installed
The end of our summer brought the first installment of the new security fencing that will ring the perimeter of our campus. The eight-foot high fencing is designed to keep unauthorized visitors off campus during the school week and on weekends.
Things to know!
Information and instructions for signing up for Parent-Teacher conferences is being mailed out this week. Everything is online and allows parents to sign up from the convenience of one’s home. The sign-up window opens on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 am and closes on Friday, Nov. 15 at midnight.
New signage around the school notifies everyone that our campus is now under 24-hour camera surveillance. This is another part of our security upgrades provided by Measure L. funds. Fencing and gating will be completed in the near future.
Our Campus Climate Committee under the sponsorship of teacher Jordan Sher is rocking! As the result of almost three years of focused dedicated efforts to create and maintain a climate that support student safety and well-being, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The Vision Statement is being reflected in the way students interact and behave towards each other. Kudos to the students and teachers who are actively involved.
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Hey Abbott Falcons--are you ready for our next Spirit Week? During the week of March 10th, you can join in fun games in the Lunch Court during lunch and creatively dress up every day to show off your school spirit! · Monday the ... Continue
KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP!
Abbott Middle School Caramel Apple Fundraiser!
Congratulations to our hardworking students who raised $7,135 in sales and $337 in Direct Donations forAbbott Middle School selling CaramelApples! Our PTAmatched the first $5,000 so we have raised $12,472 for ourAfter-School Uniforms and Lunch Table Replacement!
Top fundraising students - Elise Raphael, Coleton Fuentes, Seren Benjamin, Raittin Vistante, Kayla Sagabaan, Jessica Lutz, Moritz Langner and Czeric Bennet - you did an amazing sales job!!!
(Below is the caramel apple fundraiser assembly line. Thanks to parent Randy Raphael and his team!)
Abbott Community Project
Common Core Standards
Please join us for an informative presentation for parents and guardians about the Common Core State Standards. Download the flyer here for details.
San Mateo Medical Center healthcare
We serve the healthcare needs of all residents of San Mateo County, including those who are under-insured or uninsured, with an emphasis on education and prevention. Download the Health Outreach flyer with details here.
From the Principal's Pen
We have been enjoying spring-like weather for a few months already. I wonder what the usual springtime weather will be like in the coming months. No matter the weather, we will continue to provide a safe educational environment for all students, staff, and members of the Abbott community. The sense of community is one that brings to mind the word “commitment.” We have a lot to be thankful for as each year brings its own challenges and opportunities. Along with these challenges and opportunities we have a group of volunteer parents who step up and give of themselves, their time and talents. We are grateful for those people and their commitments. Such a group of committed parents can be found in our PTA. Abbott PTA Executive Boards have always worked tirelessly and most recently for the past two years under the leadership of Paula Edmondson and Kelly Petersen. But as children move through and leave, they take with them parents whose work has left a legacy and a reputation for getting things done. This year we will lose a very talented group of parents to the high school but their legacy will live on for many years at Abbott. Sincere thanks to our outgoing PTA Executive Board members. It has been a pleasure working with you during your middle school years!
Principal's essential theme . . .
Use Teamwork is the theme for March and April. We have often heard it said, “Two heads are better than one.” Just think about how a team that works together does so to benefit the whole system. Teachers will often group students in fours or fives as a teaching strategy designed to give students the opportunity to work out and solve problems on their own. If we want our students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers, we need to create opportunities for them to practice such skills while they are still in school. Use teamwork!
Student essays . . .
Promoción de 5to Grado
11 essay phrases to outlaw!
Ask any teacher who has ever spent every single minute of a beautiful weekend grading student essays and he or she will tell you this: In the garden that is student writing, certain “weeds” pop up again and again, and yes, again. Every year, teachers work hard to eradicate these should-be-outlawed phrases, yet still they persist. So we decided to make a list of the worst offenders. We asked middle- and high-school teachers: “What are the phrases in student writing that make you cringe, wail, and gnash your teeth?” From hundreds of responses, we narrowed it down to a carefully chosen list of Outlawed Words and Phrases. (From "We Are Teachers". Download the PDF here.)