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Mrs. Aynesworth

May 1, 2019

 Dear Alamos Families,

                April showers bring May flowers… has certainly been true this year! I hope this last newsletter of the school year finds you and your family happy, healthy and ready to enjoy a wonderful summer vacation. It is hard to believe that there are only 27 days left in the school year! Our last weeks together will be quite busy. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be finishing up CAASPP testing, our new Junior Ambassadors are being selected and of course, we are excitedly preparing for promotion ceremonies!  Please be sure to check our school website regularly to be reminded of upcoming events and activities.

                 Did you know that one of the most important and timely issues concerning public education is the social and emotional well-being of students? Research shows that programs that support students’ development in communicating effectively, negotiating conflict, practicing empathy understanding their own skills and abilities, managing their emotions and behavior and other social and emotional skills can lead to better academic and life outcomes.  One such way that TVUSD in partnership with AES, is helping to support the emotional needs of students is developing a SEL Team. SEL is the new acronym for SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. All TVUSD schools will be staffed with teams of specialists to support this endeavor. Our school social worker along with our new behavior intervention assistant, will be working together to help students in a variety of different ways. AES welcomes Aaron Capehart, as our newest SEL team member. One of Aaron’s top priorities is opening a “Friendship Garden” which will offer students the opportunity to choose to engage with their peers in an alternative playground setting. The Friendship Garden will house a variety of different board games, Legos, puzzles and art activities. While students are engaged in play, Aaron will mentor students in positive ways to support social development, while practicing turn taking, effective communication, dispute resolution and empathy. We are excited for our Friendship Garden…a great place for kids to GROW!

                 Please join us for our Alamos Memorial Day Flag Salute assembly on Friday, May 24th at 9 am. We will come together to recognize our First Responders and our Military Service men and women.  If you are serving as a First Responder or in the United States Military, you are invited to wear your uniform and be honored. Our students and staff are encouraged to wear red, white and blue in observance of this great country and its heroes!

                If you are the parent of a 5th grader, it’s almost time to say good bye to the elementary school years! Our Take Flight Promotion ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 6th at 9:30 am. This is a well-attended event so plan on being here early! Light refreshments will be served.

               Lastly, please check your calendar and make note: May 29 and June 5th are not modified days but June 6th and 7th school releases at 1 pm. As always, it has been a privilege to serve this community as Principal and I thank you for supporting our school, our teachers and our students! For those OWLS that are leaving our nest, I wish you the very best and for those returning to us, I will be anxiously awaiting your arrival!

 Fondly,

 Mrs. Jenniffer Aynesworth, Principal