Zone of Choice/High School Selection Meetings—Due to poor internet connectivity, Friday’s Zone of Choice Meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 9th, during 8th grade PE classes (Periods 1 & 2). At this meeting, students will learn more about their high school options.
Carnegie’s Weekly Behavior Focus—This week’s focus is honesty and inclusion. Students can earn a raffle ticket by demonstrating honesty and being inclusive.
Valentine Grams—Do you want to send a valentine gram to a special friend? Beginning Monday, February 9, valentine grams will be sold through the Student Store and Mr.Ortiz’s room at lunch and nutrition. Please note: valentine grams are no longer being sold from room 40 after school.
The Game Truck is Coming!—Were you a superstar seller for the “Piece of Cake” Fundraiser? Twenty lucky students sold enough items to qualify for the Game Truck. The Game Truck will be here from 3-5 p.m. on Monday, February 9, behind the Parent Center (room 40). See Ms. Burke for details.
iPad Distribution this Wednesday, February 11—iPads will be distributed through PE Classes. Students are responsible for the safekeeping of their iPad throughout the school day. iPads will be collected at the end of the day, through Advisory.
iPad Wednesdays—Every Wednesday, Carnegie will have a modified schedule. The day will start and end with Advisory, allowing students to check out and return iPads to their Advisory teachers. Students are responsible for their iPads and should adhere to all District and school rules regarding iPad and internet use.
“No One Eats Alone” Lunch Inclusion Rally—This Thursday, February 12, Leadership and AVID students will have a rally to promote inclusion: reaching out to others, building community, and creating a friendly school climate. Stop by the tables on the Quad to learn more about this outreach effort and to see how you can get involved!
8th Grade Pin & Ribbon Ceremony—All 8th grade students on track for the 8th Grade Culmination Ceremony received a special invitation to this Thursday’s Pin & Ribbon Ceremony. Bring your parents/guardians and plan to attend this special ceremony at 6 p.m. in Powers Hall.
“Love & Basketball” Valentine’s Day Lunch Dance— This Friday, February 13, Carnegie will host the “Love & Basketball” Valentine’s Day Lunch Dance in the gym. Period 3 Teachers will distribute two free tickets to students who demonstrate inclusion by reaching out to others and/or befriending a loner. Demonstrate inclusion and win a free ticket to the dance! On the day of the dance, tickets will also be available at the door for $1.
Lost & Found Items-- Have you lost an item on campus? If yes, stop by the Lost & Found cart in the Main Office.
February is African American History Month— In February, we honor the contributions African Americans have made to the United States of America. Carnegie bulletin boards, showcases, and PA announcements will highlight people throughout February.
Eighth grade Intervention Program (EIP)—EIP is in full swing. Congratulations to all 8th grade students who made a commitment to themselves and their education. EIP meets on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
“Pasta for Pennies” Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser—Leadership is spearheading a school wide fundraiser to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Fill your box with loose change and turn all monies in to your Advisory teacher every Thursday. Listen to the daily announcements for more information.
Soccer at Lunch and After School—Interested in playing soccer? See Mr. Moses about soccer at lunch. See Mr. Ortiz about soccer after school.
8th Grade Packets on Sale at the Student Store—Packets are $100 and include the following items and activities: dance, picnic, panorama picture, t-shirt, and cap and gown. Yearbooks are being sold separately this year. Students will save $25 by purchasing an 8th Grade Packet. Note: Students with repeat disciplinary infractions will not be allowed to participate in eighth grade events, even if they have purchased the packet. Refunds will not be given.
New After School Club: MESA & Homework Club in Ms. Uc’s Room—Are you interested in building bridges and rockets? If yes, join our new after school MESA Club in Ms. Uc’s room (rm. 15). Ms. Uc’s room is also open for tutoring and homework assistance every day after school, except Tuesday.
After School Program Reminder—Do you participate in the After School Program? If yes, remember the following:
Participation in the After School Program is a privilege, not a right. Students who do not observe these program requirements will not be allowed to participate.
Second Floor is Off Limits!—Just a reminder: The second floor is off limits before and after school. The second floor opens at 7:50 a.m., not before, UNLESS YOU HAVE A TEACHER-ISSUED PASS. Remember: You do not need to go the second floor unless you have a class there.
Passes Needed for Lunch & Nutrition--Students: You must have a pass to visit any teacher/classroom during lunch and nutrition. Please see your teacher for a pass.
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Accepting Open Enrollment Applicatons Now!
Save Your Seat!
February 17, 2015
Regarding: Accepting Open Enrollment Reservations Now!
Dear Parents and Guardians:
As a member of the Carnegie family, you know how important our open enrollment program has been to maintaining our educational programs during the last few years. Like last year, we are projected to enroll fewer 6th graders from our attendance area.
So once again, we are asking all our families to spread the news that Carnegie is accepting new open enrollment permits for school year 2015/16. Students do not have to live in the Carnegie attendance area to attend Carnegie. Parents can reserve their students’ seats today for next school year by completing the attached form and returning it to our main office.
Inviting new students who live outside our attendance area assures that we can maintain our current level of services and programs such as:
What can you do to help? If you know of any families with middle-school-aged children, tell them about the wonderful educational programs at Carnegie and share the attached form. We do expect the seats to fill up very quickly. So, it is important to “save your seat” today. If any prospective Carnegie families would like a tour of the campus, have them call Mr. Hilbert at 310-952-5705 for an appointment to tour our safe and beautiful campus.
If your child is already on an open enrollment permit, do not worry. The permit automatically renews. Thank you.
Cheryl L. Nakata
CARNEGIE INTERCHANGE #20
Monday, February 9
Tuesday, February 10-- PD Schedule with Early Dismissal (1:33 p.m.)
Wednesday, February 11
Thursday, February 12
Friday, February 13
Monday, February 16—President’s Day Holiday
Tuesday, February 17
Wednesday, February 18
Thursday, February 19
Friday, February 20
Please Note: As this is the week leading up to Valentine's Day, Carnegie's Positive Behavior Support Team decided to focus on inclusion. Many of this week's events and activities emphasize the theme of inclusion.
Celebrating Mr. Ortiz and Carnegie’s AVID Program-- On Monday, February 9, Mr. Ortiz is being honored by the City of Carson for his leadership and service in feeding the homeless over winter break. Thank you, Mr. Ortiz!
Professional Development Agenda for Tuesday, February 10—All staff will meet in departments. Sixth grade ELA and Math teachers will be joining Science and History Departments for the sixth grade teacher “exchange”. Agendas and sign-ins should be submitted to Ms. Burke by Wednesday, February 11. At 2:45 p.m., all teachers will meet in the LMC to review details regarding distribution and collection of the iPads on Wednesday.
Special Invitation to 8th Grade Teachers—Join us this Thursday for the Pin and Ribbon Ceremony from 6- 7 p.m. in Powers Hall. Your attendance and support will be greatly appreciated on this special evening!
Dance Supervision—Are you available to help with dance supervision this Friday, February 13? If yes, please see Ms. Burke or Mr. Ortiz.
iPad Wednesdays—Plan to incorporate iPads into your lessons every Wednesday!
Breakfast in the Classroom—Teachers: Please send trustworthy students to pick up the breakfast coolers! Thank you.
Supervision Assistance—Teachers: Please stand at your door during passing periods to supervise the hallways and common areas. A safe school allows students to focus on learning.
Attendance & “Do the Right Thing” Raffle Tickets—Teachers and Staff: Please continue to recognize students by distributing raffle tickets. If you need more tickets, see Ms. Burke or Ms. Conner, PSA Counselor. We want to support students in making good decisions and taking positive actions.