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December Newsletter

Submitted by tiffany.manwaring on Fri, 12/07/2018 - 16:27
Garrett Andersen

In partnership with parents and community, our mission at Sierra Bonita Elementaryis to create high levels of learning for every student, celebrate individual differences and abilities, and inspire responsible citizenship and lifelong success.   –Sierra Bonita Mission Statement

Hello Parents, 

Enjoy this Holiday season with family and friends.  It is great to see all the support to those in need this time of year and throughout the year.  We have so many in our community in need, not just with physical needs but emotional needs as well.  I admire those who seek out the needs of others not just during this season but all year long. Thanks for all you do! 

SEP Conferences

Thanks for another great SEP conference last week.  It is great to see the support you give. 

Lost and Found Items:  We have several items in our lost and found back by the lunchroom.  Please have your students take a moment to look for their lost items.  You are welcome to come in and look for items as well that are your child’s’.  If items continue to increase and become too many, we will donate these items to Tabitha’s Way.

PTA News:


Wish Upon a Star: Nov 29th - Dec 14th 

Thanks for a great night at the Mother/Daughter activity.  We had over 300 people attend!  It was great to see each of you enjoy the evening with your girls. 

PTA monthly meeting: Monday, Dec 10th at 9:15 am 

Costa Vida Spirit Night: Monday, December 10th (5-8 pm)


School Community Council

Our next SCC meeting will be on December 19th at 11:40.



Pick-Up Zone & Parking

We appreciate the efforts of all parents and staff members in providing for the safety of students in our drop-off and pick up zones. Please help us to ensure that all students are accompanied by an adult when crossing through the pick-up zone.  Also, thank you for reserving our handicapped parking spaces for those who have need for these parking stalls. We remind you to please park in a parking stall if you need to leave your vehicles to come inside the school.  This allows the flow of the drop-off and pick-up areas to be maintained and keeps vehicles moving forward and not needing to back up!  We have great appreciation for everyone’s efforts to increase safety in our parking lots and drop off and pick-up zones before and after school. 

Note: By law, bus zones cannot be used as drop off and pick up zones even if there are no buses present!


Inclement Weather Information

See attachment to email!


School Checkout Procedures

Please follow the following procedures when you need to check a student out from school before the end-of-school bell rings.  First, share with an office secretary that an early checkout is necessary, second, fill out information and sign name on the checkout sheet located in the office area, and third, wait in the office area until your student arrives in the office. Thank you. 

Students Walking, Riding Bicycles/Scooters & Crosswalks

We have many students who are walking and riding bicycles/scooters to school each day. We have provided training for students to use sidewalks and to follow the instructions of adult supervisors and our crossing guards. We have instructed students to use the crosswalk in front of the school when crossing 1800 East. Faculty members will serve as crossing guards at this crosswalk. We ask that all parents please instruct their children on these and other safety measures to better ensure that students safely make their way to and from school each day.


Spirit Day

We have school spirit at Sierra Bonita, and have designated each Friday as our School Spirit Day. We have nice school shirts and encourage children to wear their school shirts (this year’s and past years’ shirts) or school colors (blue and maroon) on Fridays.  We have a lot to be proud of at Sierra Bonita and want to do all we can to build school pride.

 Calendar of Events for December 

Friday, December 14th …………………….……Birthday Lunches for December 

Monday, December 10th…………………Choir Christmas Performance (7-8:30 pm) 

Thursday, December 13th……………..... .. . . . . Orchestra Concert (6-6:30 pm) 

Wednesday, December 10th……… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PTA Meeting (9:15 am) 

Friday, December 20th .…..………..………..….…Miss Freek’s Class Play (10 am) 

Monday, December 17th……...…Sing Around the Tree Parent Assembly (9:30 am) 

Wednesday, December 19th………School Community Council Meeting (11:40 am) 

Friday, December 21st . . . . . . . . . . Early out day-School dismissed at 12:00 pm