Alvarado Intermediate School
Principal: Mrs. Magaña Vice Principal: Mr. Yamamoto
Monthly Bulletin #8—May & June, 2016
Message from the Principal:
As our school year is quickly coming to the end, what an incredible experience it is to look back at the many opportunities and experiences we’ve shared during the 2015-2016 year! We have the best students and families at Alvarado and this is what makes our school a great place to learn. Our school’s faculty and staff work very hard to provide our students with the very best education possible and I’m so thankful for everyone’s work and effort. We still have work to do to finish the school year, so I encourage all students to continue to keep coming to school and on time until our last day which is Thursday, June 2, 2016. This will be a minimum day with student dismissal at 12:28pm.
Longevity Presentation for Years of Service and Employee of the Year
Congratulations to the following staff who have served our school or the District for 10 to 30 years. Their dedication and commitment have made a positive impact on our students’ achievement. The District will have a longevity presentation to honor their many years of service to the district and school.
Employee of the Year - Mrs. Villegas and Mrs. Robbins
Congratulations to Mrs. Villegas for being selected as the 2016 Teacher of the Year and Mrs. Robbins for being selected as the 2016 Classified Employee of the Year. Mrs. Villegas teaches 7th grade World History and Spanish 1 and has served at Alvarado for the last 10 years. Mrs. Robbins works as a Instructional Assistant in one of our Special Education classes and as a noon supervisor for the last 10 years. They will be honored at a special dinner on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Diamond Bar Community Center. Congratulations to both!
Board of Education Recognition - FHA and MathCounts
Recently our BOE recognized students from the MathCounts and FHA teams at their May 10th meeting. Congratulations to the following students:
1st place Illustrated Talk - Saleemah Ahmed
1st place Interior Design - Catherine Liu
3rd place Interior Design - Diana Chen
2nd place Child Development - Cheryl Chian
Other members of the team: Sophie Htay, Angela Yin, Bernice Tjhia, Pavi Chanthong
Thank you Mrs. Lucero for being the advisor for this group.
Nathan Jong (3rd), Rachel Chan (11th), Bryan Lai (14th), Sean Chen (15th), Ethan Hsu (16th). Other members of the team are Milo Chang, Wesley Hu and Michelle Kwan. Overall the team came in 3rd place. Thank you to Mrs. Kim for sponsoring this group.
8th Grade Recognition Week and End of the Year Activities
Tuesday, May 31:
It is hard to believe that the year is almost over. To celebrate our 8th graders, the PTSA has been working hard to provide activities for the 8th graders. To kick off the celebration, all 8th graders ( that are not on the exclusion list*) are invited to participate in a trip to Knott’s Berry Farm on Tuesday, May 31. The cost of the trip is $31 per student and PTSA is picking up the cost of transportation.
*students are placed on the exclusion list due to gpa, discipline, attendance, and fines.
Wednesday, June 1:
7th and 8th graders will attend a recognition assembly in the morning. Parents of students who will be receiving an award will receive an invitation in the mail. 8th grade assembly is from 7:48am-9:50am and 7th grade from 10:05am-11:10am.
All parents of 7th and 8th graders are invited to join their student for lunch! We will have food trucks on campus and parents can treat their student to a special lunch. Information on what trucks will be available soon.
Afterschool there will be a special dance for all eligible* 8th graders. The dance will be held after school from 2:30-4:00pm in the cafeteria.
Thursday, June 2
All students will participate in the annual talent show on the last day of school. There will be opportunity drawings for students with gold cards at the show. Yearbooks will also be distributed! At the end of the day, 8th graders will receive their promotion certificates in their last class.
The last day of school is a minium day with dismissal at 12:28pm.
8th Grade Honors Night
This year the 8th Grade Honors Night will take place on Wednesday, May 25th. Parents and family are encouraged to join us at 6:00 P.M. in the amphitheater for this special occasion. Students must report to school at 5:30 P.M. to their designated classrooms. Recipients can dress up for this event, but school dress code is still in effect for the evening. A letter of invitation will be mailed home for those students who are eligible for 8th Grade Honors Night. Congratulations to our 8th grade award recipients.
PTSA Association Meeting
PTSA will hold an Association Meeting at the beginning of 8th grade Honors Night on Wednesday, May 25th, in the amphitheater. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M and the focus of will be the election for the executive board for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
Alvarado will host a summer school this summer from June 6-30. Classes will be held from 7:40am-11:55am on Monday-Friday. Classes offered are: Math Support, Reading Support, ELD 1 and 2, Introduction to Middle School, MathCounts and an English class for 7th grade GATE/Honors. Students invited to summer school should have received a letter at home and have first priority. If your child did not receive a letter but is interested in summer school, please stop by the office and add your name to the wait list. We will do our best to fill all classes on a first-come, first-serve basis.