Greetings, Rooftop!

Thank you very much to all of you who came to another productive Community Meeting last Thursday. I value your attendance and engagement in the input gathering process. The School Site Council will review all the feedback we generated from the community and the staff as we formulate our Balanced Scorecard (the school’s single plan to improve achievement) and prepare our budget for school year 2014 – 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend our next School Site Council Meeting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6th at the Burnett Library.

The deadline to submit PreK applications was last Friday, February 21st. Assignment letters will be sent out this Friday, February 28th. Our PreK program officially opens on Monday, March 10th. Thank you to all of you who helped in getting our program going – members of School Tour Committee, Interview Panel, and all volunteers who graciously gave us their precious time.

This week is Parent Teacher Conference Week. I hope that you have productive conferences with your child (ren)’s teachers. If you still need our help in scheduling / rescheduling / confirming your appointments, please do not hesitate to give us a call at (415) 695-5691 (Burnett) or (415) 522-6757 (Mayeda).

Congratulations to our students who made it to this year’s African American Honor Roll celebration: Klara Johnson, Mia Smith, Curtis Jones, Willow Brown, Crystal Grissom, RayJohn Brooks, Asha Baker, Harmony Baker, Kaela Burton, Maya Dearman, Ryann Minnis, Alexis Minnis, Nyla Moore, Kyle Sanders, Jada Weber, Maya Weber, Keyon Woods. Their accomplishments will be recognized tonight, February 26th, at the annual event at Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Excellent job!

Congratulations to the following Rooftop students for winning in the Second Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition:

K-2 COLLABORATIVE CATEGORY: Second Place: The Instruments of the Orchestra – Ms. Smith’s First Grade

ELEMENTARY CATEGORY: First Place: Tusa’s Baby Sea Turtles, Ella Morris, Third Grade; Second Place: Aliens – A Book of Facts, Holiday Gessler, Third Grade

MIDDLE SCHOOL CATEGORY First Place: Sock Doll Adventure, Emily Tomlinson, Seventh Grade
Third Place: Goodnight, Rabbit, Elizabeth Yip and Oona Rose-Adams, Eighth Grade

Way to go, Rooftop authors!

Please come to our Monthly Coffee at 8:00 a.m. next Friday, March 7th at the Burnett Yard.

With you in building, strengthening, and sustaining a strong community of successful learners,

Jeffrey Burgos