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    Home-School Communication 2018-19

    Please check this page on a regular basis as it is updated several times per week.
    Mr. Lindgren   Grade 4, Room 10   Phone:  619-258-3430    Email ADDRESS:  jim.lindgren@santeesd.net
     
     

    Parent Letter for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    Click on link for  Parent Letter       

     

    Dear Parent(s),
     
    In a word, our field trip to Legoland last week was AWESOME!  Really, it was.  We had an amazing class of robotic coding discovery and implementation.  We went on so many rides and saw just about everything there.

     

    The weather cooperated, and there weren’t that many people there, so we hardly had to wait for any of the rides or exhibits.  The students were so well behaved, kind, and courteous.  We teachers were very proud of their behaviors, including on the looooooooong bus rides.

     

    We especially want to thank our wonderful chaperones from all three classes, including Jason Arnolde, Carole Jiardina, Daniel Miller, Reggie Miller, Allison Smurlo, Janet Thomas, and Heather Wright from our class.  Y’all made it so much easier for the teachers!  Thank you!

     

    LUCK O’ THE IRISH:  With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, we will have a small celebration on Friday, March 15.  Students may bring in treats, cookies, drinks, etc.  And, of course, wear green on Friday.  

     

    ARTS AND CRAFTS:  Mrs. Filipponi is once again offering an after-school Arts and Craft Club on Tuesdays beginning April 2 and running through May 21.  Permission slips are needed.

     

    REPORT CARDS:  Trimester II Report Cards were sent home on Friday, March 1.  If you didn’t see a Report Card, please contact me ASAP.  We have a problem.   

     

    SPRING PICTURES:  Individual student pictures were sent home on Tuesday.  If you are not interested in a purchase, please return the packet.  You can place orders by check in the envelope or online. 

     

    READING:  Summer Reading Skills classes are being offered by SDSU College of Extended Studies for all grade levels.  A flyer was sent home on Tuesday with all the details.  Classes are being held at SDSU and Cuyamaca College.

     


     
     
     
    FIELD DAY IS SUNDAY at CARLTON HILLS
     
    Family Field Day
     
     


     

    LEGOLAND was AWESOME!  

    lego

     

    Legoland group  

     


      

    Hail to the Champion! 
    Congratulations to Mackenzie for winning the Hula Hoop Contest in the 2019 Heart Challenge on Valentine's Day! 
     
    Please remember to bring in the donation envelopes ASAP! 
     
     
    Jump Rope Mackenzie
     
     
    Parachute  
     
     

    Valentine Grams

    Send a gram to your Child or child’s teacher

    ♥ When?   Sold Thursday 2/7 – Wednesday 2/13

     

    ♥ Where?  Buy them from ASB after school outside the front gate. Fill them out and return them to the Valentine Box in the office no later than Wednesday the 13th.  ASB will attached candy and deliver to homerooms on Valentine’s Day.

     

    ♥ How much?    3 for $1.00

     

    ♥ Thank you for supporting ASB

     


      

    Thank you for your Gift Basket Donation

    Wendy Doty of our awesome PTA has assured me that all our donations helped make up a wonderfully delicious gift basket for the Fun Family B-I-N-G-O Night this Friday from 5-8 p.m. 

    Thank you for rallying so well. We had a lot of neat items donated, including many that were Valentine's related. 

     
    Bingo Gift Basket  
     
     

    Parent Letter for Friday, Janaury 25, 2019

    Click on link for Parent Letter 1/25/19

     

    Dear Parents, 
     
    While I feel the kindness of our students every day at school, Carlton Hills is putting a unique focus on the important topic with Kindness Week, starting Monday and running through Friday’s anticipated Dress-Up Hippie Day!

     

    On Monday, students will get a special Kindness Bracelet.

    Tuesday’s Coin Challenge is to Pay it Forward. 

    On Wednesday, we’ll have a Kindness Read-In.

    Thursday’s them is Kindness Quilt.

    Peace, Love and Kindness is the theme for Friday’s Hippie Day.  It should be a hoot! 

     

    Arts Attack Candy Labels  

     

    B-I-N-G-O!  Our wonderful PTA is having its annual Fun Family Bingo Night on Friday, Feb. 1, from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  As a part of that, our class is putting together a gift basket, and we are looking for donations. 

     

    Our theme is Candy & Snacks.  So it's pretty broad, but we're also looking for a few fancy items like See's Candies or gourmet popcorn or even something related to Valentine's -- something nice for a gift basket.  A gift card would also be welcomed. 

     

    We'd like to have all the donations by Monday or Tuesday of next week. 

     

    To attend the Bingo Night, you must RSVP with the flier sent home last week. 

     

    LEGOLAND:  Permission slips for our Legoland field trip on March 7 were sent home last Friday. 

     

    Please return these soon, if you haven't already.  Cost is $20 and can be paid in cash or a check made out to Carlton Hills.  

     

    A chaperone drawing will be held on Feb. 8. 

     

    S.D. GULLS:  Our awesome PTA is hosting a Son’s Day Out event at a San Diego Gulls hockey game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Sports Arena.  Tickets are $18 per person and are limited to the first 200. 

     


     
     
    Santee Santas Food Drive

     Santa

     

    Donations Accepted until Friday, Dec. 5    ...     Bring Items to the school office

     

    Suggested items for donation:

    1. Meats — canned, mixes
    2. Vegetables — canned, packaged
    3. Fruits — canned, dried, candied
    4. Desserts — canned, boxed, packaged
    5. Kitchen aids — foil, paper towels, clear food wrap
    6. Staples — flour, sugar, salt, spices
    7. Cereals — grains, pasta, rice, stuffing

     

    Parent Letter for Thursday, December 6, 2018

    Click on link for   Parent Letter 12-6-18

     

    Ho, ho, ho! Hope you and your family find peace and love this holiday season.  Here in Room 10, we are planning to celebrate with holiday treats on Friday, Dec. 21, beginning at 12:05 p.m. 

     

    If you are able, please prepare to send in a treat, drinks, cups, plates, etc., sometime before Dec. 21.  We could also use a volunteer to help serve, set up, etc.  Let me know if you are able to help out from 11:45-2:00 that day.

     

    In addition, all students have been asked to bring in a non-gender gift ($5 max) for the Gift Exchange Game.  These should be brought in by Thursday, Dec. 20.

     

    SANTEE SANTAS: Our annual food collection drive ends Friday (but I’m sure we wouldn’t turn away anything brought on Monday).  Students in Room 10 get a Homework Pass for donations.  We’re also trying to get Principal Southcott and VP Saunders to have to work from a camp site … if enough items are donated.

     

    PROJECT SAFE WINTER PROGRAM: A large number of Room 10 students will be performing in the Project Safe Holiday Program this Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Come all ye faithful to watch our talented kids perform some wonderful holiday songs.

     

    RAZKIDS READING:  We have just started the RazKids Reading Program in Room 10.  Most of the students are familiar with this online program that helps build comprehension skills and overall reading ability.  The username and password are the same as the students use for Dreambox, and, yes, they can and should utilize this program at home.  

     

    ART SHOW:  The Santee School District Foundation’s 10th Annual Art Show and Auction is Feb. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sonrise Church, 8805 N. Magnolia Ave.  The theme is Art Throughout Time.  A flyer was sent home earlier this week.  This is a great opportunity to buy some cool art produced by students and perhaps your child.  

     

    WINTER BREAK:  Our last day of school in 2018 is Friday, Dec. 21.  Students return to school on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

     

    Dreambox Trimester II Goal is currently 16 Lessons.  Please make sure your child is keeping up with their daily math homework and Dreambox goals.

     

    My e-mail: jim.lindgren@santeesd.net                    '  Phone: (619) 258-3430

     

    Happy Holidays

    Holiday Gift Shop – Dec. 17-20

    Our class day is Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 9:20

     


     

    Parent Letter for Friday, November 30, 2018

    Click on link for Parent Letter 11/29/18

     

    Dear Parent(s), 

    As I hope you are aware, Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up from Nov. 9-16.  I have sent out a signup sheet twice, and I still need to schedule about 10 appointments. If you have not signed up for a day/time yet, please do so soon.

     

    Monday, Nov. 12, is Veteran’s Day, and there is no school that day.  On Friday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 16, school dismissal is at 12:20 p.m., and there will not be Homework Club on those days.  If your child does not attend Project Safe, please make transportation arrangements for a 12:20 dismissal on those days.   

     

    RED RIBBON WEEK: We are in the midst of Red Ribbon Week at school with a theme of “Life is your journey, travel drug free.”  Border Patrol agents and Sheriffs were at school earlier this week.  The Fire Department and San Diego Sockers are slated for Wednesday and Thursday. 

     

    On Wednesday, students are being asked to wear Orange and Black clothing, or this year they may opt to wear a Halloween costume instead.  Keep in mind, costumes must be school appropriate (dress code), and no props will be allowed – like toy weapons or masks.  Costumes must not cause a disruption to our learning environment (no inflatable costumes).  

     

    Thursday: Wear Blue and Gold.

    Friday: Wear College Colors (Hawaii is green and black).

     

    Wednesday is also a non-compliant food day, so students may bring treats as long as they bring enough for everyone.  We have 30 students.

     

    LUNCH ON THE LAWN:  Our annual Lunch on the Lawn is this Friday.  Our lunch period is 11:20 a.m. to 12:00.  Parents and family members are encouraged to come and eat lunch with your child(ren) and perhaps their friends.  Many parents bring meals like pizza or fast food.  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs.  This is a really fun event!

     

    BOOK FAIR:  The Book Fair is open all week until the end of school on Friday.  Keep in mind, the Book Fair is very crowded on Friday because so many are there for Lunch on the Lawn.        

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    Dreambox Trimester I Goal is currently 32 Lessons and will top at 40 for Trimester I.  Please make sure your child is keeping up with their daily math homework and Dreambox goals.

     

    Your child’s # of Lessons _____ .   Comment: __________________________________________________

     

    Recent Behavior: ________________________________________________________________________

     

    My e-mail: jim.lindgren@santeesd.net               '  Phone: (619) 258-3430

     


    Parent Letter for Tuesday, October 30, 2018

    Click on link for  Parent Letter 10-30-18

     

    As I hope you are aware, Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up from Nov. 9-16.  I have sent out a signup sheet twice, and I still need to schedule about 10 appointments. If you have not signed up for a day/time yet, please do so soon.

     

    Monday, Nov. 12, is Veteran’s Day, and there is no school that day.  On Friday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 16, school dismissal is at 12:20 p.m., and there will not be Homework Club on those days.  If your child does not attend Project Safe, please make transportation arrangements for a 12:20 dismissal on those days.   

     

    RED RIBBON WEEK: We are in the midst of Red Ribbon Week at school with a theme of “Life is your journey, travel drug free.”  Border Patrol agents and Sheriffs were at school earlier this week.  The Fire Department and San Diego Sockers are slated for Wednesday and Thursday. 

     

    On Wednesday, students are being asked to wear Orange and Black clothing, or this year they may opt to wear a Halloween costume instead.  Keep in mind, costumes must be school appropriate (dress code), and no props will be allowed – like toy weapons or masks.  Costumes must not cause a disruption to our learning environment (no inflatable costumes).  

     

    Thursday: Wear Blue and Gold.

    Friday: Wear College Colors (Hawaii is green and black).

     

    Wednesday is also a non-compliant food day, so students may bring treats as long as they bring enough for everyone.  We have 30 students.

     

    LUNCH ON THE LAWN:  Our annual Lunch on the Lawn is this Friday.  Our lunch period is 11:20 a.m. to 12:00.  Parents and family members are encouraged to come and eat lunch with your child(ren) and perhaps their friends.  Many parents bring meals like pizza or fast food.  Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs.  This is a really fun event!

     

    BOOK FAIR:  The Book Fair is open all week until the end of school on Friday.  Keep in mind, the Book Fair is very crowded on Friday because so many are there for Lunch on the Lawn.       

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    Dreambox Trimester I Goal is currently 32 Lessons and will top at 40 for Trimester I.  Please make sure your child is keeping up with their daily math homework and Dreambox goals.

     

    Your child’s # of Lessons _____ .   Comment: __________________________________________________

     

    Recent Behavior: ________________________________________________________________________

     My e-mail: jim.lindgren@santeesd.net               '  Phone: (619) 258-3430

     

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    Student name: ________________________________ Parent signature: _______________________________

     

    Comments: ________________________________________________________________________________

     

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    Halloween Events 
    Haunted House
    Friday from 6-8 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) next to the school office. 
     
     
    Trunk or Treat 
    Saturday from 4-6:30 p.m. in the school parking lot. Lots of games, prizes, food and fun! 
     
     

     
    Click on link   Homework Club Permission   to view the following letter regarding Homework Club
     
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    Academy Homework Club
     
     

    As Carlton Hills is deeply devoted to the academic success for all students, I will be offering an after-school Academy Homework Club beginning in September.  Certain students are in need of extra assistance in a small-group setting.  Some other students can benefit from having a quiet learning environment with a teacher nearby to assist when needed.  You or your child has asked to take part in this program.

     

    The Academy Homework Club will convene on most Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m. in Room 10 (my classroom).

     

    Students may attend on one, two or all three days – but regular attendance is required for the days the parents sign up.  Students must observe regular school and classroom rules at all times.

     

    Transportation will not be provided.  Students will be released at 2:55, and must be picked up by 3:00 each day (unless student has permission to walk home).  Project Safe students will return to Project Safe and must be signed out there as usual.  You can always pick up your child earlier, say every day at 2:45 or whatever.

     

    A light snack may be provided on some days, or students are welcome to bring snacks. 

     

    Mr. Lindgren    619-956-3430     jim.lindgren@santeesd.net 

     

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     Sign, cut and return the bottom portion of this permission slip. 

     

    My child ______________________ has permission to attend the Grade 4 Academy Homework Club from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.

     

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    Parent Name                                         Parent Signature                                    Date

     

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    Phone Number(s)

     
     
     
     
     
    See the following "Welcome Back" letter in Word form by clicking on the link  Welcome Back Letter 2017 
     
     

    August 22, 2018

     

     

     
      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 21 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), Ms. Novotny (4-5), Mrs. Ropple (5), Mr. Koch (5-6), Mrs. Barker (6) and Mrs. Snyder (Reading Specialist). 

             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.

     

    Discipline

    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:

     

     

     

     

     

    Rules


    ·         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


     

    Rewards


    ·         Satisfaction

    ·         Respect of others

    ·         Verbal praise

    ·         Good grades

    ·         Phone home

    ·         Class party

    ·         Free time

    ·         Fun box

    ·         Bean jar

    ·         Raffle ticket

    ·         Homework pass

    ·         Special praise


     

    Consequences

    • 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.

       

      Communication

               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

       

                                                                                                      Sincerely,

       

                                                                                                      Mr. Jim Lindgren

      J  Please Sign and Return (lower slip only)  J

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      Student Signature____________________________________  Phone #1___________________

       

      Parent Signature_____________________________________  Phone #2___________________

       

      Email address_______________________________________  Phone #3___________________

       

    _____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

     

     

     
     
     
     

    AWESOME DAY at BIZTOWN! 

    Fifth Grade had a lot of fun and worked hard on our field trip to JA BizTown.
    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

    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
     
         
     
         
     
         sammy
     


     
     
    biztown
     
     

    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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