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Monday, March 2, 2015

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16

Do you want your child to attend a school with their lifelong friends?  Do you want them to attend a school that continuously ranks among the strongest schools academically in San Bernardino County?  Do you want them to enjoy family events, like the Father-Daughter Dance, the Father-Son Campout, the Mother-Daughter Glam Party, or the Mother-Son Movie Night?  Do you want them to get out of school early to go skiing?  Do you want them to participate in their community by performing for our local veterans, serving lunch to our seniors, by presenting projects to the Wrightwood Historical Society?  Most of all, do you want them to go to their community school, under the pine trees and in the shadow of the mountains, creating memories of their school days in Wrightwood?  Sign them up now for the 2015-16 school year!

Kindergarten packets are now available for the 2015-16 school year.  Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2015.  Please come into the school office and get a packet, complete the packet and get the necessary paperwork collected, all to be returned to the office beginning Wednesday, March 4.  Contact the school office if you'd like to set up an appointment to speak with me or to get a tour of the school (760-249-5828).

John Garner

Principal, Wrightwood Elementary School




Snow Sports Program

Our Snow Sports Program concluded last week, and I want to thank Mrs. Ramirez and Mrs. Hoglin for their planning and organization that made this opportunity possible.  Due to a lack of snow, we had to cancel the final two sessions, but Mountain High has graciously offered a refund to parents in the form of payment or, better yet, a voucher for a full day either this season or next season.  Information on how to collect the refund was sent home to parents last week.

Box Tops Contest: Boys vs. Girls

During the month of February, we held a contest between the boys and girls to see who can bring in more Box Tops.  The winning team will be treated to a barbecue lunch sponsored by Mr. Garner.  In all, the students collected an amazing 5,128 Box Tops in one month!   The girls held off the boys, bringing in 2,670 Box Tops to the boys' 2,458.  What an incredible effort!  Thank you to everyone, including our Box Tops Coordinator Lori Aydelotte, for their support in this collection.  Keep those Box Tops coming!

Young Authors Contest

Congratulations to all of our winners of the Young Authors Contest!  The finished version of the book must be turned in to your teacher by Friday, Feb. 27.  Each winner will receive a bound book, and if you want to purchase more copies, all orders and payment must be turned in by this Friday, Feb. 27.

Father-Daughter Cinderella Ball

One of the greatest nights of the year is coming up soon, as our girls and the special man in their life get all dressed up for the annual Cinderella Ball on Friday, March 6.  Please mark your calendar for this special event, as this is a highlight of your daughters' elementary school years.  My girls still have great memories of the times we attended when they were little.  The cost for the Ball is $10 per prince, and couples will receive a photo, flower, and snacks.  Guests do not need to bring anything but their dancing shoes!

Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair is approaching rapidly and we need volunteers to make it a successful event.  We need help with set-up, helping out with the Book Fair itself, and take down.  The Book Fair will be held from March 9-13, with set-up on Friday, March 6.  Please call Kristen Brown in the library or stop by to take a look at the schedule and sign up.  Every little bit of time you can volunteer is greatly appreciated.  To show our appreciation of the time you give, each volunteer will earn a $5 credit to spend at the fair.  The Book Fair is a fun event that helps to ensure the library has the most up to date and relevant titles.

I look forward to seeing you!

Kristen Brown


Wrightwood Music Program

On Thursday, Feb. 12, 1015, Wrightwood music instructor Michael Duffer was arrested by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department for possession of child pornography.  The Snowline Superintendent, Mr. Luke Ontiveros, has released a statement about this incident and how the district will respond.  Mr. Ontiveros' statement is posted on the district website, www.snowlineschools.com.  

This Friday, Feb. 27, Mr. Graydon Toms, a Snowline music teacher, will come to Wrightwood to resume music instruction for our band adn chorus students.  The following Friday, March 6, Mr. Toms will be back to provide music class to all of our students, including band, chorus, and general music to our K-3 students.  If you have any questions about these developments, please do not hesitate to contact me, and I will be happy to meet with anyone who has questions or concerns.

Little Free Library

The Little Free Library was installed in front of the school in December, but the official ribbon cutting and unveiling was on Jan. 8.  The Little Free Library is the inspiration of our teacher, Mrs. Premo, and her brother, Andy Laich, who built and installed the LFL.  All students, parents, and community members are invited to use the LFL with a "take one, leave one" approach.  The goal is to support reading and literacy for our entire community - a Community of Readers!  Huge thanks to Mrs. Premo and Andy for their effort to make this great addition to our community a reality!