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This week . . .

7 SMFCSD Meeting address school capacity 5:30-7:00 pm district office
7 - 25 Spring Intersession - NO STUDENTS
7 - 18 Skill Building Academy, 8:30 AM - Noon (by invitation)
28 School resumes

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Campus Climate needs your help

The Campus Climate Committee is looking for community volunteers to help with this very important group. If you are interested in volunteering some time please contact Jordan Sher at jsher@smfc.k12.ca.us.

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Top Pedestrian Safety Tips for Students

1. Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
2. Look left, right and left again when crossing the street.
3. Never run or dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
4. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them and watch out for cars that are turning or backing up.

Click here more information.

Abbott Advisor

For March-April 2014 is here

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Have questions? Please contact Paula at president@abbottpta.org

School Climate Change Initiative

As we enter our third year of this initiative, which is about changing the culture of our community to one of caring and empathy, we have seen great growth in the students of Abbott.

When I hear students talking proudly about being an upstander and preventing another student from suffering the pain and isolation of bullying, and see examples of empathy on our campus, I know that we are on the right track. (read more here)

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Teacher Appreciation Week . . .


. . . is coming soon! Celebrate our wonderful staff while supporting our school district by sending someone YOU would like to celebrate an appreciation certificate. Proceeds from the program support K-8 music in our school district. Get the flyer here.


Potluck a big success!


Thank you to all those who came out Friday the 28th for our Spring Pot Luck. The student clubs and SPORT were well represented, the food was delicious, and activities and raffle prizes enjoyed by the all and especially by the students (including many incoming 6th graders). We hope this will become an important tradition for Abbott Middle School’s community.


Abbott teams up to clean up!

 

Students participating in the We Act program at Abbott Middle School didn’t have to look very far to find local issues and problems that they wanted to change!
 

One issue that they saw needed changing was the litter on their school’s campus and the surrounding area. In the creek behind their school’s campus, empty Ziploc baggies, crumpled paper bags, and plastic snack wrappers were floating around in the water and covering the banks of the creek.
 

The students organized two school wide clean-ups where participants stayed behind after school to clean up their campus and the creek. The group also organized a fundraiser to raise money for supplies like recycling bins, planters, and shrubbery to beautify the campus and help their peers think of ways that they could become more environmentally conscious and think green.
 

Abbott Middle School students will be attending We Day California on March 26 and we can’t wait to see them there!

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Abbott Community Project
at the SF Food Bank

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San Mateo Medical Center healthcare

We serve the healthcare needs of all residents of San Mateo County, including those who are under-insured or uninsured, with an emphasis on education and prevention. Download the Health Outreach flyer with details here.

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From the Principal's Pen

mrs_ennon.jpgWe have been enjoying spring-like weather for a few months already. I wonder what the usual springtime weather will be like in the coming months. No matter the weather, we will continue to provide a safe educational environment for all students, staff, and members of the Abbott community. The sense of community is one that brings to mind the word “commitment.” We have a lot to be thankful for as each year brings its own challenges and opportunities. Along with these challenges and opportunities we have a group of volunteer parents who step up and give of themselves, their time and talents. We are grateful for those people and their commitments. Such a group of committed parents can be found in our PTA. Abbott PTA Executive Boards have always worked tirelessly and most recently for the past two years under the leadership of Paula Edmondson and Kelly Petersen. But as children move through and leave, they take with them parents whose work has left a legacy and a reputation for getting things done. This year we will lose a very talented group of parents to the high school but their legacy will live on for many years at Abbott. Sincere thanks to our outgoing PTA Executive Board members. It has been a pleasure working with you during your middle school years!

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Principal's essential theme . . .

Use Teamwork is the theme for March and April. We have often heard it said, “Two heads are better than one.” Just think about how a team that works together does so to benefit the whole system. Teachers will often group students in fours or fives as a teaching strategy designed to give students the opportunity to work out and solve problems on their own. If we want our students to become problem solvers and critical thinkers, we need to create opportunities for them to practice such skills while they are still in school. Use teamwork!

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Student essays . . .

Promoción de 5to Grado
By Nicole Baez

Not Looking
By Angelica Bennett

read them here