Greetings, Rooftop!

Week Fifteen!  Last week was the shortest week of the school year.  I hope you all had a most wonderful and joyful Thanksgiving weekend. And if last week’s break was not long enough, know that winter break is almost coming.  In the meantime, we’ll make sure that the next instructional weeks are as safe, positive, joyful, fun and exciting for everyone.

It’s Winter Workshop time!  All of our Burnett kids have it from 12:35 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. on November 28th – 30th. Mayeda students with signed permission slips have it from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. on December 5th – 7th.  We are still looking for volunteers to join and help us in preparing gifts for the less fortunate. The workshop, as I understand, is one of our students’ favorite events of the year.  What a great way to have fun while putting meaning to the season!

Rooftop students’ handmade ornaments (all 590 of them!), featuring the places they love in our hometown San Francisco, are now hanging in the huge holiday tree at Davies Symphony Hall.  I personally witnessed our students and parent volunteers working on these ornaments in the classroom. What a joy to see pieces of artwork created by our very own students adorning the tree of one of San Francisco’s center for the Arts.  Thanks to all of you who participated in this project.  I am so proud of you!

Our 8th graders are heading to Yosemite National Park on Tuesday, November 27th – Friday, November 30th for their Outdoor Ed Program.  Our appreciation goes to program lead teacher Sue Smith, staff member Doug Reed and the parent volunteers joining our eighth graders this week.  Thanks to all our eighth grade parents for your support.  I am looking forward to hearing our students’ interesting anecdotes on their trip upon their return.

Your copy of the Common Learning Assessments (CLA) report was given (not mailed) to your child.  If you have not received yours yet or need help in interpreting it, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

Jeffrey Burgos