Home-School Communication 2017-18

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    Mr. Lindgren   Grade 4, Room 10   Phone:  619-258-3430    Email ADDRESS:  jim.lindgren@santeesd.net


    Back to School Night -- Meet the Teacher -- Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:00-6:30 or 6:30-7:00
    See the following "Welcome Back" letter in Word form by clicking on the link  Welcome Back Letter 2017 

    August 21, 2017



      Welcome Aboard!








    Dear Parents,


             It is my pleasure to welcome you and your child to Room 10 at Carlton Hills Elementary School.  With your encouragement, your child will share in many exciting and rewarding experiences throughout the school year.  Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth. 

             My goal is to provide each student with an educational program that will improve his/her skills through direct teaching, guided instruction, independent skill reinforcement, collaborative learning activities, projects, field trips, and, of course, technology with our 1:1 Digital Learning Program.  All students should receive their iPads by the second or third week of the term.

             Briefly, about myself, Mr. Lindgren, I have over 20 years experience teaching and coaching.  I grew up in San Diego, attended St. Augustine and Patrick Henry high schools and graduated from San Diego State University, where I also played baseball for the Aztecs.  My first career (or passion) was as a sportswriter, and, if you read the sports section, there’s a good chance you have seen my articles in the Union-Tribune or L.A. Times.  I have been with the Santee School District for the past 19 years with previous assignments in grades 4-8.

             We also have several other outstanding team teachers who your son or daughter may be involved, including Mrs. Filipponi (4th grade), Mrs. Ropple (5th), Mrs. Nagle (5-6 combo) and Mrs. Barker (6th). 

             We are committed to the importance of parent involvement in a student's education.  Your child receives the best education when you and the teacher work as a team. Regular attendance is also vital, and we will honor students with Perfect Attendance each month and trimester.   

             The following outlines my class rules, rewards, consequences, and classwork standards.



    Your child deserves the most productive educational climate possible for academic growth.  The plan below outlines the classroom rules, rewards and consequences for appropriate behavior and inappropriate behavior.  They are:







    ·         Treat others as you would like to be treated

    ·         Treat teachers and others with respect at all times

    ·         Follow directions the first time given

    ·         Respect the rights of others

    ·         Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

    ·         Contribute in a positive manner

    ·         Be polite



    ·         Satisfaction

    ·         Respect of others

    ·         Verbal praise

    ·         Good grades

    ·         Phone home

    ·         Class party

    ·         Free time

    ·         Fun box

    ·         Bean jar

    ·         Raffle ticket

    ·         Homework pass

    ·         Special praise



    • Warning

    • Time out/loss of recess  

    • Parent contact/loss of privileges

    • Vice Principal

    • Suspension


                  Your child makes the choice to follow or not follow the class rules.  When he/she makes that choice, your child also makes the choice for a positive or negative consequence.


      Homework Policy

      The Santee School District homework policy states that “homework is a learning activity which should increase in complexity with the maturity of the child.”  Homework normally will be assigned Monday through Thursday nights.  A good daily routine involves the parent initialing the Assignment Calendar every night to ensure assignments have been completed. 

      Every student is required to read at least 120 minutes each week and maintain appropriate reading progress throughout each trimester. 

      If your child is unable to do the homework because of a family emergency or something else, please send a note with your child so make-up work or other arrangements can be made.



               Please stop by sometime, and we can discuss any other details with you.  If you need to contact me, send a note with your child, call me or send an email.


               Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 7 (more details to follow).


      Phone:  (619) 258-3430                     Email:   jim.lindgren@santeesd.net  

      Website:  http://www.santeesd.net/1444209231212233/site/default.asp




                                                                                                      Mr. Jim Lindgren

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    _____Yes   On rainy days or high heat days, we may show movies during lunch.  We need your permission for PG movies which may include Finding Nemo, Ice Age, Despicable Me, and more. 



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    Santee Santas Foundation

    Thank you for your donations.

    Donations can be made at school until Dec. 12.  

    Additional donations, check  www.santeesantas.org or 619-258-5947





    Fifth Grade had a lot of fun and worked hard on our field trip to JA BizTown on April 21.
    Below is the gang from SDG&E ... We Got the Power! 
    BizTown SDG&E
    The Mayor gives a speech to a captivated audience. 
    BizTown mayor  


    Jump Rope for Heart was a lot of fun.
    You can continue to collect sponsors and earn prizes. But get them in soon.
     Jump Rope for Heart
    Josh      bradley
    angelena      madylyn
    paulina      sammy


    The McGrath Family JA BizTown™

    In addition to our core K-12 classroom programs, we offer a unique learning experience for 5th graders called The McGrath Family JA BizTown.

    The McGrath Family JA BizTown is a 10,000 square foot mini-city in which kids discover how free enterprise really works. There are 21 life-size businesses, a non-profit organization and a city hall. Every day, 150 new students become business owners, make financial decisions, explore philanthropy and pay taxes.

    Teachers spend four weeks teaching the The McGrath Family JA BizTown curriculum. Students learn principles like economics, good citizenship, and money management. Each business offers the students the opportunity to work as CEO, CFO, or a business specific job. Students apply for the job that interests them. Once they are assigned to a job, students spend time with the other employees in their business to develop their business operating budget, apply for a bank loan, create advertising, and develop their marketing strategies.

    After the curriculum has been taught, the students come to The McGrath Family JA BizTown and become "grown-ups" for one day to put into practice all of the principles they have been learning in the classroom. At The McGrath Family JA BizTown, the students are in charge!! Students work in a life-sized interactive city that is designed to reflect San Diego in the businesses, landscape, and architecture. In front of City Hall, the mayor gives a speech reminding the citizens of the laws of The McGrath Family JA BizTown, and encouraging everyone to exercise their civic duty by voting. Students check the business break schedule to know when they are allowed to leave work, visit the bank, and become a consumer in the city.

    The students leave The McGrath Family JA BizTown feeling personally successful after spending the day working hard at their jobs. They also leave with a greater understanding of the value of a dollar, the importance of team work, and how to be a contributing citizen in the community. The time spent at The McGrath Family JA BizTown is only one day, but the impact that this experiential learning has will last a life time!


    Happy Thanksgiving and what a treat that was. 

    Everything you see -- the burger, the fries, the sauce -- is a cake! 
    YUMMY!  ...  Thanks Cindy Brito. 
    Thanksgiving cake  

    Winter Break fun at the Santee Library
    Open attachments for fun activities happening at the Santee Library in December.



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