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December 19, 2014

Dear Parents,

We wish you the best of times with your family this holiday.

Thanks for sharing your children with us and with supporting TECA activities.

We want to give special thanks to our PTC for their dedicated work in securing resources for our students’ social and academic development.

We thank the Board of Directors for focusing on what is best for our students and TECA as a whole. The staff especially thanks them for the wonderful TECA uniform fleece jackets they gave us as a holiday and thank you gift.

We thank the teachers for everything!!!Scholarship; Instruction; Caring; Dedication

We thank our support and security staff for their work in helping to keep our students safe.

Remind your children not to talk to strangers and to report any stranger who approaches them or makes them feel uncomfortable.

 

On our website is a listing of wonderful activities your children can engage in here in San Francisco during the holidays. We will also give your child a copy of the listing to take home.

January is scheduled to be a very busy month at TECA. Upcoming in January 2015 is the following:

January 16 –  Grading Period Ends

January 20 – 23 Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments for our K – 2 students

January 22 – Awards Assembly – Students receive awards for academic excellence and achievement

January 28 – Arts and Achievement Assemblies

January 30 – Academic Exhibition

 

Thanks again for all you do.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!!!

 

 

Dr. Olivia Lynch

Executive Director/Principal


Activities During break

Week of DECEMBER 22

Check out the Decked Out Halls of The Christmas House

WHEN: Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 9-4 p.m.

WHERE: Sun Valley/West End , West End Nursery , 1938 Fifth Ave. , San Rafael, Ca

COST: Free

AGES: All Ages

Light Up Their Hearts with this Christmas Light Display

WHEN: Wed.-Sun, Nov. 28-Dec. 20, and every day Dec. 21-28. Shows at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8, and 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Clayton, 1185 Pine Lane , 1185 Pine Ln. , Clayton , Ca

COST: Free

AGES: All Ages

Unleash Your Mini-Matisse at this Toddler Art Class

WHEN: every Monday at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: Novato, Studio 4 Art, 1133 Grant Ave. , Novato

COST: $49/four weekly classes (start any week)

AGES: 1-3

Beyond the Teapot: Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz

WHEN: Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

WHERE: Nob Hill, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton St., San Francisco, Ca

COST: $110

AGES: All Ages

Raise the Barre at this Stroller Fitness Class

WHEN: Every Monday at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: San Anselmo, San Anselmo Memorial Park, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. , San Anselmo, Ca

COST: $17; packages and monthly rates available

AGES: Moms (with babies in strollers)

Ooo la la! A Day in France for the Kiddos

WHEN: Dec. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula, Menlo Park, 3355 Edison Way, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $75/day

AGES: 2-5

THE SCOOP:

Make It Merry and Bright at SF Zoo Lights

WHEN: Dec 22 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Outer Sunset, San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $7/adult; $5/child 4-14; free for children 3 and under and members

AGES: All Ages

THE SCOOP:

Head to the zoo at night and experience the magical holiday lights, romp in the… read more

Home Sweet Home: Gingerbread Builders Shop

WHEN: Nov. 21-Dec. 29. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

WHERE: Greenbrae, Gingerbread Builders, Bon Air Center, Suite #302, Greenbrae, Ca

COST: $31-$49/Kit

AGES: All

THE SCOOP:

Families can visit this one-stop-shop dedicated to helping people create sweet holiday homes!

Fiction for Fido: Read to a Dog at the Library

WHEN: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 6-7 p.m.

WHERE: Novato, Novato Branch of the Marin Public Library , 1720 Novato Blvd. , Novato , Ca

COST: Free

AGES: 5 and up

THE SCOOP:

Little readers and dog lovers can head to the Novato Branch of the Marin Public Library.

Story Time with JAMaROO Kids

WHEN: every Monday at 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Marina, Sprout San Francisco, 1828 Union Street, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $10/Family

AGES: all ages


Week of DECEMBER 29

Raise the Barre at this Stroller Fitness Class

WHEN: Every Monday at 10:15 a.m.

WHERE: San Anselmo, San Anselmo Memorial Park, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. , San Anselmo, Ca

COST: $17; packages and monthly rates available

AGES: Moms (with babies in strollers)

Ooo la la! A Day in France for the Kiddos

WHEN: Dec. 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, & 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula, Menlo Park, 3355 Edison Way, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $75/day

AGES: 2-5

Make It Merry and Bright at SF Zoo Lights

WHEN: Dec 29 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Outer Sunset, San Francisco Zoo, 1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $7/adult; $5/child 4-14; free for children 3 and under and members

AGES: All Ages

Home Sweet Home: Gingerbread Builders Shop

WHEN: Nov. 21-Dec. 29. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Fri., Sat., & Sun., 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

WHERE: Greenbrae, Gingerbread Builders, Bon Air Center, Suite #302, Greenbrae, Ca

COST: $31-$49/Kit

AGES: All

Story Time with JAMaROO Kids

WHEN: every Monday at 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

WHERE: Marina, Sprout San Francisco, 1828 Union Street, San Francisco, Ca

COST: $10/Family

AGES: all ages

Check out the Decked Out Halls of The Christmas House

WHEN: Open Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., 9-4 p.m.

WHERE: Sun Valley/West End , West End Nursery , 1938 Fifth Ave. , San Rafael, Ca

COST: Free

AGES: All Ages

 


 

Dear Parents,

2014 is coming to an end. I hope you achieved the goals you set for yourself and your family this year. Thank you for your important role in helping TECA work towards its goals. We are progressing well.

December is a busy month at TECA we hope to see you at some of the events. Consult the attached calendar.

This month’s ‘value’ word that we will be focusing on with the students is compassion. Compassion for TECA is ‘having empathy and concern for the suffering or misfortunes of others; having a sense of meaning, fulfillment and pleasure from helping others.’ Please join the TECA staff and students in practicing compassion this month.

Students have a fairly long winter break. This is a great time to give books and gift certificates for books as gifts. Make sure your child spends time in inventive play with toys like Legos, trucks, trains, erector sets, household items and more. Inventive play fosters your child’s intellectual development.

In addition, your child should read every day. Children need opportunities to read by themselves, read to you and have you read to them. Talk to children about what they read. Have them re-tell the readings to you. Encourage them to ask questions about what they read; to think about what may have happened before the written story started (the prequel) and what may happen next after the story ends (sequel). Support them in asking questions and making conclusions about the meaning of actions in the stories they read. Write new words on paper and post them in your child’s room. Review these new words with your child daily.

Most of all have loving family times with your child during the vacation and encourage your child to be compassionate with others.

Happy Holidays,

Dr. Olivia Lynch

Executive Director/Principal


ARTS &ACHIEVEMENT

TECA’s Arts & Achievement Assemblies for this Month will be on Wednesday, December 3rd. All of the assemblies will include the talents of our creative and performing arts students. This month homeroom classes will honor students for demonstrating the core value of Compassion.

7th/8th Grades: 9:05-9:35      5th/6th Grades: 9:40-10:10

Kindergarten: 10:50-11:20    1st Grade: 11:25-11:55

2nd Grade: 12:00-12:30             3rd/4th Grades: 12:30-1:00


MAP ASSESSMENTS

Our 3rd through 8th Grade Students will be taking MAP Assessments from Wednesday, December 3rd to Wednesday, December 17th.


MUSIC CONCERT

TECA’s Music Concert will be on Thursday, December 11 in the Gym. Parents will have two opportunities to watch the concert; one is from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the other is from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The concert’s theme is: “Little Kids Rock at TECA”. Students currently enrolled in Music k-8 will sing and play modern band music on various modern band instruments.


KIDS’ KORNER SECRET STORE

The store will be set up on Dec. 11 and 12 during school hours in the Special Ed Room. Students will purchase gifts at the store for their families (half of the proceeds will go towards fundraising for TECA).  It’s a way for students to think about giving to others at this holiday time as well as a chance for them to take steps toward shopping responsibly (assisted by parent volunteers).


MINIMUM DAY

Friday, December 19 will be a minimum day. Dismissal will be at 1:00 p.m.


 WINTER RECESS

Our Winter Recess will be from December 22- Jan 2, 2015. There will be no school those two weeks. We hope you all to enjoy the holidays.


 ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET

Our Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, December 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Gym. At this time we will honor students in our 5th -8th Grades Boys Soccer Team and Girls Volleyball Team.


 ANNOUNCEMENTS

***Our most appreciative thanks to Wells Fargo and The Mission Rotary Club for their contributions to TECA.

*** Student Handbooks will be distributed to students on Thursday December 4th please sign and return the form on the last page.


 SCHOOL TOURS

The following dates have been designated for School Tours:

October 9th and 28th

November 13th and 18th

December 2nd and 11th

January 8th and 13th

**We would like parents to meet in the gym at 8am and have the tours start at 8:30 a.m.

Enrollment Dates:

October 24th 12:30-2:30 p.m., Nov 12 2 – 4p.m., Dec 9 12:30-2:30p.m., Jan 14 2-4p.m.


PARENT COMMUNITY MEETINGS

TECA has scheduled quarterly Parent Community Meetings. The dates are as following:

October 28, 2014, December 16, 2014, February 17, 2015, and April 28, 2015.

**The summary of these meetings can be found on the TECA website.


ALERT – IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please be aware that a number of e-mail groups exist (yahoo groups, Google groups, pencil etc.) through which parents and others have been communicating. TECA welcomes and supports the TECA community being connected. Please know that for official information from TECA the following information channels are in use: the school website (www.teca-sf.org), the auto dialer, letters by postal mail from the school on school letterhead, monthly newsletters, other flyers and hard copy communications from the school. TECA communications generally have the school letterhead, the school’s email address and/or the Executive Director as the origin of the communication. At times we post official TECA information on our Facebook page and ask groups such as the PTC google group to share our official communications with their group members. Please take note of all communications concerning TECA that you receive so that you may be cognizant of when the information is officially from the school.

 

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