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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Enjoy Your Break!

 

School Resumes November 27, 2017

 

Bell Schedule

REGULAR DAY / DÍA REGULAR

8:05   Students line up for class / Los estudiantes se forman

8:10   Instruction Begins / Empiezan las Instructiones

 

9:15 -9:30  Recess/Recreo  - TK

9:30 -9:45  Recess/Recreo  - Kindergarten

9:45-10:00 Recess/Recreo  - 1st,  2nd and 3rd

10:15-10:30 Recess/Recreo 4th, 5th and SDC

 

10:20- 11:00 Lunch/ Almuerzo - T-Kinder

10:40-11:20 Lunch/Almuerzo – Kinder

11:00-11:40  Lunch/Almuerzo - 1st

11:20-12:00 Lunch/Almuerzo - 2nd

11:40- 12:20 Lunch/Almuerzo - 3rd

12:00- 12:40 Lunch/Almuerzo - 4th

12:20- 1:00 Lunch/Almuerzo - 5th and SDC

 

2:35  Dismissal Grades K-3 / Despido de Grados K-3

3:10 Dismissal Grades 4-5 / Despido de Grado 4-5 

 

MINIMUM DAY / DÍA MÍNIMO

8:05   Students line up for class / Los estudiantes se forman

8:10   Instruction Begins / Empiezan las Instructiones

 

9:15 -9:30  Recess/Recreo  - TK

9:30 -9:45  Recess/Recreo  - Kindergarten

9:45-10:00 Recess/Recreo  - 1st,  2nd and 3rd

10:15- 10:30 Recess/Recreo 4th, 5th and SDC

 

10:20- 11:00 Lunch/ Almuerzo - T-Kinder

10:40-11:20 Lunch/Almuerzo – Kinder

11:00-11:40  Lunch/Almuerzo - 1st

11:20-12:00 Lunch/Almuerzo - 2nd

11:40- 12:20 Lunch/Almuerzo - 3rd

12:00- 12:40 Lunch/Almuerzo - 4th

12:20- 1:00 Lunch/Almuerzo - 5th

 

1:25 Dismissal Grades K-65/ Despido de Grados K-5

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Principal's Message

At our last School Site Council Meeting, we shared the new California School Dashboard. The dashboard contains school reports that display our state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement. We are pleased to share that Mary Chapa Academy increased significantly in both English Language Arts and Math.

In English Language Arts all students increased significantly by 28.3 points. Our socioeconomically disadvantaged increased by 31.6. Our English learners increased by 28.2 points, students with disabilities increased by 29.9 points, and our Hispanic students increased by 28.7 points.

In Math all students increased significantly by 20.1 points. Our socioeconomically disadvantaged increased by 23.3 points. English Learners increased by 20.1 points, our students with disabilities increased by 27.6 points, and our Hispanic students increased by 20.3 points.

 

Mensaje de la Directora

 

En nuestra ultima junta del Consejo Escolar, compartimos el nuevo Registro para las escuelas de California. Este registro contiene reportes escolares que muestran el sempeno de nuestra escuela, y de grupos de estudiantes en un marco de medidads estatales y locales para ayudar a identificar destrezas, debilidades, y areas que necesitan mejoras. Nos da gusto compartirles que Mary Chapa Academy mejoro significativamente tanto en las Artes del Idioma Ingles como en Matematicas.

En las Artes del idioma Ingles todos los alumnos mejoraron significativamente por 28.3 puntos. Nuestros alumnos socioeconomicamente en desventaja mejoraron 31.6 puntos. Nuestros aprendices de ingles mejoraron 28.2 puntos, nuestros estudiantes con discapacidades mejoraron 29.9 puntos, y nuestros estudiantes hispanos mejoraron pro 28.7 puntos.

En Matematicas todos los estudiantes mejoraron significativamente por 20.1 puntos. Nuestsros alumnos socioeconomicamente en desventatja mejoraron por 23.3 puntos. Nuestros aprendices de ingles mejoraron 20.1 puntos, nuestros estudiantes con discapacidades mejoraron 27.6 puntos, y nuestros estudiantes hispanos mejoraron 20.3 puntos.

Happy 2017 Birthday Chad Smith!

Spotlight on the Arts! Mr. Sam Tidwell

Mr. Sam Tidwell

Q & A

Something Outstanding About This Educator That We Admire

Mr. Tidwell’s passion for keeping the Arts Alive is incredibly admirable.  Mr. Tidwell is a teacher who is ready to take the initiative to keep the momentum of something good alive.  It is clear Mr. Tidwell is the trailblazer who is willing to take risks to incorporate Art Integration into everyday learning.  He is determined to help all of his colleagues get to the place in education where students are routinely experiencing Tableau (Art Integration in content areas).  In order for Tableau to take effect, students must learn the art of controlling their bodies, their mind, and their brains.  Mr. Tidwell is the trainer of trainers at Mary Chapa who shows teachers the “how to” of Actors Toolbox.

        

It is a pleasure to enter Mr. Tidwell’s classroom where students are using the magic pencil to write words, where students are in control of their bodies, and where students know how to make someone or something their focal point.  Mr. Tidwell has a calm teaching delivery that is very matter of fact - and the students react positively to his style.  Sam is not afraid to take risks and try something new in order to reach student achievement goals.  What is most admirable about Mr. Tidwell is that he is a true team player who is willing to collaborate and go above and beyond for the students of Greenfield.

 

What Does He Love The Most About the District or School He Works In?

       Read what Mr. Tidwell has to say about this question …

“I’m proud that Mary Chapa Academy is a Turnaround Arts school. We are bringing art to the students of the valley and using it to help them grow. I can see how they revel in the challenge of art, how it brings them joy to learn in such a way.”

 

 

 

Spotlight on the Arts! Mrs. Jaqui Cervantes

Spotlight on the Arts! Mrs. Jaqui Cervantes

Q & A

Something Outstanding About This Educator That We Admire

Mrs. Cervantes loves her students and it shows.  When you walk into her classroom, you see soft light, and happy child centered atmosphere, calm energy, and children completely engaged.  When researchers say that having a solid teacher student relationship is what impacts student achievement, one knows that Jacqui didn’t have to read that research to understand the impact.  The students in her room adore her - it is a tangible feeling you get just by walking in.  Mrs. Cervantes has the teacher student relationship dialed.

Another area Mrs. Cervantes has implemented seamlessly is Art Education.  Fortunately, the kids in Room 52 have a teacher who believes in integrating the Arts into all areas of learning.  An area that Jacqui thrives in is Actors Toolbox training.  Jacqui has become our one of our resident experts in helping students to be in control of their bodies, their mind, and their brains.  Each day the students in Mrs. Cervantes’ class practice a sort of meditative process to get them ready for learning.  Her teaching has been showcased at School Board meetings to display the sort of 2 minute transition that enables students to begin the metacognitive process needed for deep learning.  She has also accepted the role of teaching our staff how to roll out Actors Toolbox in classrooms.

 

What Does She Love The Most About the District or School She Works In?

       Read what Mrs. Cervantes has to say about this question...

My favorite part about working at Greenfield Union School District is teaching the types of students that come in through our walkways every day.  You see, I was born and raised in King City, CA.  Growing up, I didn’t know that a person like me (a Spanish-speaking daughter of Mexican immigrants) could achieve any level of professionalism because I didn’t have any role models that I saw myself in.  By working in this district, I hope that students can see that they too can attain a degree in higher education and succeed in acquiring a professional career of their choice.”

 

What Is the Most Exciting Part About Integrating Arts Education Into the Classroom?

       Read what Mrs. Cervantes has to say about this question…

The most exciting part about integrating arts education into the classroom is knowing that students are coming to school excited to learn.  Teaching through the arts is fun and it's obvious on students’ faces and body language:  when their eyes open wide; when their hands shoot up to participate in an activity; and when students control their actions to prove they have strong brains.  It’s evident how giving students pathways to learning that are engaging and creative have transformed into an arts-centric and inviting place.  Knowing that students are excited to learn as excited about learning as I am about teaching 1st grade makes coming to school very enjoyable.”

 

Spotlight on the Arts! Ms. Maria Segobia

Spotlight on the Arts! Ms. Maria Segobia

Q & A

Something Outstanding About This Educator That We Admire

Ms. Segobia is a favored teacher and colleague.  There are plenty of reasons why Ms. Segobia is so loved.  At the top of the list is her extraordinary ability to teach every one of her students to learn grade-level content.  Learning in Ms. Segobia’s class takes place effortlessly.  Every minute of every lesson is planned and flawlessly executed so that students are hardly aware they are in school!  The students in Maria’s class thrive because the engagement is so high, so fun, so painless that each student grows in a tremendous way.  Maria has the gift of helping students rise to their fullest potential, and helping students know they are important and that their lives matter.

         

Everyone on campus (adults and children) admire her art-filled room.  She starts direct drawing lessons the first week of school.  Nothing is more precious than kindergarten art - all on the same subject, yet all so different and unique.  She teaches students about famous artists and authors and then has the students draw or paint to represent their learning.  And then she hangs it up on the wall!  The extraordinary things is the turnover rate with which she hangs the newest and latest learning for all to see.  It is not uncommon for Ms. Segobia’s classroom art to be featured … everywhere.  The students in Room 28 not only do art projects, they move - they move all the time.  The students, along with Ms. Segobia, sing and dance and have fun learning all content through Art Integration. 

 

What Does She Love The Most About the District or School She Works In?

       Read what Ms. Segobia has to say about this question ...

“What I love about our school and district are the kids and families . They show so much ENTHUSIASM for all the learning taking place,they want to learn what they can do to encourage and pass on the enthusiasm! They are so willing to share the knowledge they possess.”

 

What Is the Most Exciting Part About Integrating Arts Education Into the Classroom?

       Read what Ms. Segobia has to say about this question ...

“The most exciting part about integrating the arts is that I see the students flourish and blossom in all areas, because we are providing all the modalities of learning for each and every child.  They are free to learn in their own way and the freedom to showcase their talents daily!”

 

 

 

Spotlight on the Arts! Mr. Will Bradle

Spotlight on the Arts! Mr. Will Bradle

Q & A

Something Outstanding About This Educator That We Admire

Mr. Bradle is incredibly knowledgeable about music instruction.  Mary Chapa Academy is fortunate to have such a well schooled musician amidst our farming community.  His wealth of music knowledge sets all students up for a well rounded education in singing, reading music, and playing a plethora of instruments.  Beyond the solid music foundation, Will shares his love of music with his students.  Students are so excited about music that they choose to participate in his after school Rock Band club twice a week.  Mr. Bradle is committed to teaching students about the art of performing and the love of learning music.

 

What Does He Love The Most About the District or School He Works In?

       Read what Mr. Bradle has to say about this question …

“Working at Mary Chapa Academy is an incredible experience.  I certainly am fortunate to work with a dedicated staff that is uniformly focused on providing a wholesome and holistic education to our wonderfully unique students.  The students at Mary Chapa Academy have a deep appreciation for the work that their teachers put in, and a great many of them push themselves to apply their learning in everyday life.  To see students truly take the information in and remain inquisitive over an entire year is truly something special.  Our students look to us for many things at MCA, and being able to provide a strong role model for students as they transition through this early strophe of their lives is a heartwarming feeling that I will always hold dear.”

 

What Is the Most Exciting Part About Integrating Arts Education Into the Classroom?

       Read what Mr. Bradle has to say about this question …

“Only after years and years of concentrated music study did I begin to understand that the arts, and what we would consider ‘common core’ are not separate, but intricately woven together in a manner reminiscent of human brain cells and neurons themselves.  For decades I saw the arts and general education as being opposite one another, but as I began to delve deeper and deeper into the discipline of percussion performance, I found quite the opposite.  All subjects lead to a nexus of common human learning, and recreation.  To realize that the arts are deeply connected to every subject as a young adult, I began to see great potential for teaching all subjects through the arts.  I am most excited about integrating the arts into all classrooms in an effort to accelerate a similar epiphany for my students, while providing a vehicle for reaching all students.”

 

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