Volume 13, Issue 18 | May 29, 2019
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Principal's Message
8th Grade Hall of Fame

Each year, there are six 8th grade students chosen by middle school teachers to be nominated for the Cubberley Hall of Fame. The purpose of Cubberley’s Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of our outstanding students. The Hall of Fame is also a tool to inspire and motivate each student to achieve his/her maximum potential by honoring outstanding peers from familiar backgrounds.

The middle school and administrative staff nominate 8th grade students considering the following criteria:
  • support the mission of Cubberley School
  • participate as a team player and a positive role model
  • strive for and demonstrate excellence in personal performance
  • actively participate within the community to promote positive change

Congratulations to the following students who have been nominated for Cubberley’s Hall of Fame. Two candidates will be chosen and announced at the 8th grade awards assembly and their pictures will be displayed on the wall in the office hallway.

Grant Cowles: "I can be considered a positive role model because of my determination to be the best, the want to help others and my necessary focus to get the job done, whether it be academically or athletically."

Aailyah Fasavalu: "I strive for and demonstrate excellence in my personal performance and participate within the community to make positive changes."

Isaac Goldsworthy: "I put other people’s needs above my own and believe everyone’s important and deserves the benefit of the doubt."

Emily Hanniff: "I strive to be the best person I can be every day. I work hard to maintain good grades and maintain great relationships with my peers, teachers, and school staff. I strive to be a role model for them and to teach them the true meaning of friendship and hard work."

Vanessa Kuoch: "Due to my passion, commitment and work ethic, I believe I can be a positive role model. I am a dependable, helpful and impassioned individual whose main goal is to succeed in helping others."

Jeffrey Woodyard: "I can be considered a positive role model because I am a well-rounded and dedicated individual who enjoys providing leadership and service to my school and community."
Tonight: Middle School Spring Concert!
The middle school spring concert is Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. on the grass behind the office building. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on. Dinner may be purchased from the food truck that will be on site or you may bring a picnic.

Featured groups will be Intermediate Band & Orchestra, Advanced Band & Orchestra, Jazz Band; and the 6th, 7th and 8th grade Chorus groups. Friends and family welcome.
Tomorrow: VIPS Appreciation
Cubberley has the best Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) and we are having a Mardi Gras Party to celebrate. Please come on Thursday, May 30, at 2:30 p.m. to the library. 

We are thankful for your dedication to the students and teachers. Your endless energy gives us inspiration to continue to make learning fun and be a great school. Thank you also to the PTA Hospitality committee who kept the lounge a festive place all year. Cubberley is lucky to have so many dedicated VIPS on both our PTA and our Cubberley Foundation. Hope to see you on May 30.

Students may play on the playground until 4 p.m.
Apex Fun Run Wrap Up
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Cubberley School Foundation's spring fundraiser and helping to make it a huge success! As you know, we decided to try out a new format this year, partnering with Apex Leadership Co. to help raise funds for our school, while helping our students learn to become STRONG leaders. For two weeks, a team of four Apex athletes spent approximately 300 hours with our students in the classrooms and on the playground. Students received daily lessons on being Selfless, Trustworthy, and Grateful; Refueling; Overcoming; and always striving for the Next Level. Throughout the two weeks, students collected pledges and donations from family and friends. The program concluded with a Fun Run for elementary students, and a color run for middle school students! We are excited to share that our school raised $46,867—
more than double what has been raised in the past! Click here for more incredible stats! 

Earlier this year, the Foundation Board asked our staff members to submit funding proposals for the 2019-2020 school year. With the money we raised, we are thrilled to be able to fund all requests, which include Technology (Chromebooks for the library, iMacs and other equipment for Robotics and Mesa, and more), Sports Programs (elementary PE and Middle School Sports), School Improvements (new lunch benches, garden buckets for 7th grade health, kindergarten rugs, etc.), Classroom Resources, and much more! Again, we could not do this without the support of our Cubberley family!

~Tam Myers, Cubberley School Foundation President
Student Planner Cover Art Contest
There were many submissions this year for the planner cover art contest. It was a tough decision. 

The winner is 5th grader Reese Lao. Congratulations, Reese

Thank you to everyone who turned in a drawing.
Sports Awards
The middle school sports and cheer awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 4:30–6 p.m. outside behind the office. 

Bring your picnic dinner, chairs and blankets to sit on the grass or the benches. Pizza will also be sold. 

All athletes will be acknowledged. Athletes of the Year will be announced at the end of the program. Students need to be accompanied by an adult.
Wear Purple for Citizenship
CITIZENSHIP is the Character trait we are highlighting in May and June, and we can show our support and dedication by wearing PURPLE on Friday, June 7!

You can show that you are a good CITIZEN to your fellow Cubs, teachers, staff, and parents by doing your share to make your school and community better. Also, by cooperating, getting involved in community affairs, staying informed, and voting. Always be a good neighbor, obey laws and rules, and respect authority. 
Owen Dampf in Jeopardy!
The Southern California Jeopardy tournament of Champions will be held Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Bancroft MS Auditorium. 

Each champ from Bancroft, Cubberley, Hughes, Lindsey, Marshall, Rogers, Tincher and Van Nuys Middle School will compete. Cubberley’s champ is 8th grader Owen Dampf. 

Come cheer him on! Admission is free. Wear your Cubberley colors and shirts. Don’t miss this fun time. The flyer may be viewed here.
From Nurse King- Grade 6 Tdap and Varicella Reminder
There are still 28 sixth grade students that need to provide proof to the nurse's office, so we may update our records. Your child’s schedule of classes may be withheld if we do not receive verification.

The State of California has added the second varicella (chicken pox) vaccine as a requirement for students prior to starting 7th grade, as well as proof of the tdap booster. Your child may have already had these two boosters, but verification is due to the nurse’s office. In case your child needs one or both boosters, please schedule an appointment.
8th Grade Promotion and Awards Night
Invitations to 8th grade promotion will be mailed home soon. 

Students who will be receiving an award will have an additional invitation in the same envelope for awards night.
Pay Fines Before School is Out
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Students who owe money need to pay debts before the last day of school.

Fines may be from the cafeteria, lost library books, lost textbooks, lost PE locks, or other school property materials checked out to students.
Yearbooks purchased during the pre-sale will be distributed beginning June 11.

A limited number of yearbooks will be available for sale on Wednesday, June 12 for $30 each, cash only.

The office is looking for a few volunteers to help distribute yearbooks. Please contact Maria Towne at cubptapresident@gmail.com if you are interested.
Kindergarten Celebration June 12
Wednesday, June 12 will be the end-of-the-year kindergarten program.

The schedule is as follows:
9 a.m.- Students report to class. Students may wear Aloha attire or school uniform.
9:45 a.m.- Parents may be seated in the auditorium. Each child may bring 2 guests.
11 a.m.- Students return to classrooms to receive certificates.
11:30 a.m.- Reception on the kindergarten playground.
12:20 p.m.- School dismissal.
View the full calendar here .

May 29
Middle School Spring Concert
6:30 p.m.

May 30
VIPS Appreciation Party
2:30 p.m. in the library

June 5
Sports Awards
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

June 7
Wear Purple for Citizenship

June 11
5th Grade Promotion Field Trip
to Millikan Pool
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 12
Kindergarten Promotion

June 13
8th Grade Promotion
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Last Day of School

See you next year!

Please remember that the Long Beach Unified School District requires all students in kindergarten through 8th grade to wear a school uniform. At Cubberley, this includes a solid white, navy, or light blue top and navy bottoms. Middle school students may also choose red shirts and dark denim or khaki bottoms. Spirit Wear is also encouraged.

Please click here for the full guidelines on Cubberley Academic Attire. We appreciate your continued support! 
Send a Note for Student Absences
Regular, on-time attendance is most important for success at school. Parents are strongly urged to send their child to school on time every day, unless he or she is ill. (Please plan family vacations around the school calendar.)   

Phone calls will not be accepted to excuse absences. Instead, a written note from the parent or guardian is required. The note should be sent with the student upon return, and given to the teacher, or may be emailed to our attendance clerk, Brenda Camrin, at   bcamrin@lbschools.net. Absence notes need to include the child's first and last name, date(s) of absence, reason for absence, and parent/guardian signature.

Children returning after having a contagious disease will need to be readmitted through the nurse's office.  
If your child is late to school and arrives before 9:30, they may go straight to class. A child arriving after 9:30 needs to check in with the office before going to class. Exception: if your child was at school, signed out and returned to school the same day, the office needs to have the return time filled in on the sign-out sheet.  

If a student goes to the doctor or dentist, a note is required from the doctor/dentist for the absence to be excused. 
Thank you for your cooperation! 
Do all you can to support Cubberley with these simple programs:
Register your debit, credit or grocery store card at   www.escrip.com  and local shops and restaurants will donate a portion of your purchases to Cubberley. Register for Ellwood Cubberley School, Group ID 139422137.
Amazon Smile
Enroll in the Amazon Smile program (with your existing Amazon.com account or a new one) and choose Ellwood P. Cubberley PTA as your designated charitable organization. .5% of each eligible purchase will be donated back to Cubberley. Click  here  to start shopping.
Each teacher will receive a menu to post in the classroom. The menu may also be found on the district website.
Pay for Meals On-line 

Now you can add cash to your child's cafeteria account on-line, any time! The process is quick and simple. First, you will need your child's student ID number.  

Click  here  for more information and to register.
Once registered, you can view cafeteria purchases, track balances and schedule payments. (A convenience fee will apply for online payments.) You can still make payments in person at the Cubberley cafeteria. 

Cubberley students can tap into a long list of kid-friendly research sites for free, courtesy of Long Beach Public Library.
Click  here  for a list of helpful sites. If you're asked for a barcode or ID, type in Cubberley's secret code: 2309 00068 15405, or your library card number.
Students will have access to full-text articles from thousands of newspapers and magazines, on-line dictionaries, and encyclopedias; test preparation sites, language-learning tools, an online library or current events, an African-American study center, a collection of animated picture books and more. 

Cubberley became the leader of the pack when the school notably became the first National Blue Ribbon School in the Long Beach Unified School District in 1997.
Cubberley was recognized as a California Distinguished School in 1995, 2004, and 2008.
The Cubberley Connection On-line (CCO) is brought to you by Cubberley PTA. For more information about how we put your donations to work, or to donate to support this valuable informational tool, please visit www.cubberleypta.com.
CCO Editors: Becca Gadbois, Haley Franks-Tucker, & Stefanie Modica