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Abbott Handbook

The 2014-15 Abbott MS Handbook is viewable here.

District Parent Handbook

The 2014-15 SMFCSD Parent Handbook is here for you.

Parent Bulletin News is only on School Loop!

The Parent Bulletin is no longer distributed as a separate email blast, it will only be available on the School loop site. Please peruse the website for happenings at Abbott.

Abbott Adviser

For May-June is here.

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Campus Climate needs your help

The Campus Climate Committee is looking for community volunteers to help with this very important group. If you are interested in volunteering some time please contact Jordan Sher at jsher@smfc.k12.ca.us.

School Climate Change Initiative

What we are seeing in the culture taking hold is a shared vision with students, parents, staff and administration to support finding new ways of making our campus safe for all students to learn.

In the third year of our initiative, we have crafted a Vision Statement, Teacher Promise Statement, a student-centered model for addressing students targeted for bullying, and a teacher-facilitated, student run Campus Climate Committee that has created numerous activities, events, and even videos to address the culture change we seek.

In a recent survey, students overwhelmingly agreed that empathy has increased at our school.

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Top Pedestrian Safety Tips for Students

1. Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
2. Look left, right and left again when crossing the street.
3. Never run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
4. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them and watch out for cars that are turning or backing up.

Click here more information.

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Download the form here!

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INCOMING SIXTH GRADE
PARENT/STUDENT ORIENTATION
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
 WHAT: Information meeting for incoming sixth grade parents and students. Presentations will be made by Cathy Ennon, Principal, Elizabeth Gray, Assistant Principal, Gerald Corbin, Counselor, and teachers.
WHERE: Abbott Middle School Gym
600 36th Avenue, San Mateo, CA Parking available on east field.  Enter from Alameda gate.
WHY: To inform parents about our sixth grade program. 
AGENDA: 5:30 to 6:30 PM – Incoming 6th Grade Parent/Student orientation, Gym6:30 to 7:30 PM – Open House classroom visitation; a map of 6th grade classrooms will be available.
 
 
ORIENTACIÓN PARA LOS PADRES y ESTUDIANTES
QUE ESTARÁN ENTRANDO AL SEXTO GRADO
martes, 5 de mayo de 2015
 QUÉ: Una reunión con información para los padres  y estudiantes que entrarán en el sexto grado. Habrá presentaciones por Cathy Ennon, directora, Elizabeth Gray, subdirectora, Gerald Corbin, consejero y maestros.
Dónde:  En el Gimnasio de la Escuela Intermedia Abbott  600 36th Ave., San Mateo; Lugar de estacionamiento disponible en el campo este. Entrada por laAlameda.
Porqué: Para informar a los padres acerca del programa para el sexto grado. 
Agenda: 5:30 a 6:30 PM – Orientación para los padres y estudiantes que entrarán al 6to grade 6:30 a 7:30 PM – Visita a todos los salones de la escuela; tendremos disponibles mapas para los salones del 6to grado.
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Baseball Anyone?

 

ALL San Mateo-Foster City Middle school students, parents, and their friends and families can purchase tickets for select 2015 Oakland A’s games and support our middle schools. A portion of each ticket sold will go directly back to our school. 
To purchase tickets, visit this link: www.athletics.com/sport

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8th Grade Promotion Information!

 

Activity Guidelines

 

Promotion Info Packet 

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NEWS

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Tdap Requirement for Incoming 7th graders: 2015-2016
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop its spread, all incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (‘Tdap’) shot, or file an exemption, in order to attend classes this coming year 2015-2016. Students will not be allowed to attend classes without a shot record.
We need a booster shot record from YOUR CHILD.  If YOUR CHILD hasn’t had a booster shot yet, please schedule an appointment immediately with your regular doctor. Vaccine may also be available at local pharmacies. If YOUR CHILD has already received the booster shot, please give the Office a copy of the shot record and if you have already submitted it to us, you can ignore this information.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Our phone number is 650-312-7600.
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The San Mateo Police Activities League is starting a wrestling program during our spring break.  The program leverages the acquisition of basic wrestling skills and teamwork in order to help kids achieve positive results in life, on and off the mat. Wrestling is the means, not the end. Beat the Streets – teaches children critical life skills including health, nutrition, physical fitness, emotional stability and resilience, confidence, and goal setting. Wrestling stands alone in the pantheon of sport as the world’s oldest, most basic, and perhaps most beautiful due to its simplicity: two humans, no equipment. An emotionally, mentally, and physically demanding sport, wrestling engages the athlete in a unique way. The program is focused on engaging each child in a way unique to youth athletics.

 

The program is for Grades 6-8 (10-13 yrs), and meets Monday & Wednesdays from April 13th to May 20th from 6:00-7:30 pm at the San Mateo High Gym.  The cost is free and for more info click on the link below:

 

http://sanmateopal.org/programs-spring/

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Welcome to the Abbott Middle School Community!

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As we head into the final two quarters of the school year, we are aware that the school year is coming to a close. This is also the last year the year-round calendar will be in effect because next year the entire district will be on one calendar. Hopefully this will allow parents the freedom to schedule events that the whole family will be able to enjoy at the same time.

The final months of this school year will find us celebrating our PTA annual recognition of teachers and parents who have given and continue to give of their time and talents to the Abbott community. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18 at 7 PM in our Library. We hope to see you there!

March 30 to April 17 mark the beginning and ending of our final three-week intersession break. There will be no school on these days. School resumes on Monday, April 20th. When we return, teachers will continue preparing students for State testing, which is known as Smarter Balanced and replaces the S.T.A.R. testing system. Math and English Language Arts remain the two academic subject areas that are tested.

Incoming sixth graders and their families are invited to an evening orientation on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Abbott gym. Students will have an opportunity to take a tour of the campus while parents will attend curriculum presentations by staff. This is also the evening of our annual Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Students and their parents can visit classrooms, stop by our spring book fair in the library and greet and meet administrators and teachers. Come one, come all!

With a few more months to go, we will be busy closing out one school year and preparing for the new school year, which starts on Wednesday, August 12th.  I encourage parents to stay on top of grades, communicate with teachers or our counselor, and speak to your student about having a positive attitude towards their school work.

Sincerely,
Principal Ennon
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The Principal's

Essential Theme

for the months of May and June is Establish Trust. This theme is the concluding piece of our school’s Vision Statement. To establish trust is relatively easy to do. Maintaining that trust between you and another person may not be so easy. Once trust is lost, it is very hard to regain. Make good choices so others will know you are worthy of their trust.

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