The last week of school has snuck up on me and now it's here! We have had an incredibly successful year building connections and working toward our greatest academic potential. I want to sincerely thank all the parents that supported our school family, whether through volunteering, donations, joining us for our events or sharing kind words of thanks and appreciation. We could not be this amazing school without you.
I want to take a moment to share some bittersweet news with you. Our very own Vanessa Zuniga (born and raised Bulldog) with be starting her newest journey as the principal of Rancho Santa Fe! Mrs. Zuniga started her educational career at Dreaming Summit as a student teacher and has been here ever since. She will be dearly missed, but we are so very proud of Vanessa, she will be amazing! She also knows... Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog!
Yearbooks will be on sale for $20 after school. Your child may also purchase a yearbook from Ms. Bower during the day. All they need to do is bring $20 and ask their teacher for permission to go to Ms. Bower's class.
Please come by and check to see if we still have your child's jacket/sweater/hoodie. All items will be donated to Goodwill after the last day of school.
Please let the teacher or the front office know if your child will be absent this week or won't be returning after kinder/5th grade promotion. Thank you!
As a school, we are working on the Power of Intention and the Skill of Consequences this month. The Power of Intention is teaching kids that mistakes can be an opportunity to learn. Intentions can happen unconsciously, rolling wherever our emotions and impulses take us or we can set them consciously before we act. If we approach a situation with the intention of attack, then we are setting the stage for a negative response from the other person, whether it be aggression, fear or sadness. If our intention is to understand or resolve with an open mind, the other person is more likely to respond similarly. The Skill of Consequences teaches us to learn from our actions. Learning from our actions requires us to reflect on the choices we make and their outcomes in relation to our long-term goals and also, take ownership of our choices and the feelings they generate within us. Effective consequences teach us to examine our behavior and make changes to reach our goals. This goes right along with our RISE up theme this year by Intentionally using our Skills and Powers that are helpful to our school community!
*Skill of Consequences Formula (what to say):
"You have a choice. You can choose to __________ (helpful skill) and ___________ (positive consequence), or you can choose to _________ (hurtful skill) again and _________ (negative consequence)."
ex: "Sarah, you have a choice. You can say 'May I have a turn?' when you want an item your friend has and continue working in your small group, or you can grab the item again and you will work alone in this seat for the rest of the day so both you and your friends are safe."
5/23 - SPIRIT DAY!
5/24 - Last day of school (students dismissed at 11:30)
8/2 - Open House (4:00-6:00 pm)
8/5 - First day of school