Greetings, Rooftop!

Week 31 it is!  We are now down to seven and half weeks before the end of the school year.  It will be over before we even know it.

It was great to meet some of our new families in the last First Friday Coffee.  I hope to see many more in our last scheduled monthly Coffee on Friday, May 3rd, 2013.  As always, you are all invited to come, hang out, and enjoy the get-together with other parents.  Hope to see you then!

The STAR testing is coming up.  Mark your calendars.  It is happening  from April 23rd to May 2nd, 2013.  Please do not schedule any appointment / activity for your 2nd to 8th graders during the said time.  We expect all students to report to school on time as always.

The School Climate Committee invites all parents and guardians to attend a screening of Lee Hirsch’s award-winning film Bully, on Thursday, April 18th in the Mayeda MPR. Doors will open at 5:30 and the film will begin at 6:00.  Childcare will be provided by CASA.

Our Clay Coordinator, Miki Fujiwara, has announced that she will be stepping down from her position to return to her own art-making at the end of the school year.  We are so grateful for her hard work and dedication to our school community.  Please see related announcement in this bulletin.

Another big event is coming up really soon.  Please plan on attending our (my first) annual International Festival on Friday, May 10th, 2013.  From what I gathered from the staff members and many of our parents, this event is one not to miss.  Join me and the rest of the school community in celebrating the richness of our school’s cultural diversity and witnessing the pool of talents we are blessed to have.

If you have not completed the PTA survey, please do so as soon as possible.  We are handing out hard copies of said survey for those who choose to complete the survey on paper.

Jeffrey Burgos


Saludos Rooftop,

Translation Forthcoming…

Jeffrey Burgos



這是學期的第三十一星期!  難以相信我們這學年度只餘下七個半星期! 當我們知道時這學年已結束了。

很高興能在上星期的每月第一個星期五的家長咖啡時間見到很多新家庭。我希望能在最後一次的每月第一個星期五的家長咖啡時間(五月三日) 見到更多新家庭。如往常一樣,你們每一個也是被邀請來享受與其他家長聚會。希望介時見到你!


學校氣候委員會邀請所有的家長和監護人參加四月十八日 (星期四),在 Mayeda的多種用途室觀賞Lee Hirsch獲獎影片’欺負’。大門在5:30打開,影片將在 6:00 開始。托兒服務將由 CASA 提供。

我們的黏土負責人Miki Fujiwara已宣佈在學年結束時遲去負責人的職位以至能她回到自己藝術創作的位置。我們學校的社區很感謝她辛勤的工作和奉獻精神。請參見本星期公告中的相關報告。

另一件大事件很快就來臨。請計畫參加我們(我的第一次) 在2013 年 5 月 10 日星期五舉行的一年一度的國際藝術節。我從工作人員和很多父母口中收集的評論是此事件是萵萬不能錯過。請興我和其他的學校社區來慶祝我們學校的豐富多元文化和目睹我們是何等有福有這麼多才華在我們當中。


Jeffrey Burgos