January 22, 2020
#GGUSDPRIDE E-newsletter
The #GGUSDPride E-newsletter features many of the great things happening in GGUSD.   
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GGUSD Latinos Unidos Conference Prepares Young Leaders for Success
The seventh annual GGUSD Latino Unidos Conference was held January 11 on the campus of California State University, Fullerton with more than 300 students in attendance. The conference is organized by district-level Latinos Unidos student board members to provide leadership training and help students prepare for academic, personal, and lifelong success.

During the leadership conference, students attended a networking fair and exchanged business cards with area professionals, learned about community resources and Latino organizations, and were introduced to potential part-time job opportunities after high school. Students attended workshops on topics like goal setting, Latinx scholarships, embracing biliteracy, social media and mental health, the pathway to college, overcoming obstacles, and others.     
Save the Date for GGUSD's Choose Wellness Event on January 30th
GGUSD’s Board of Education invites families, intermediate and high school students, and staff to attend its first  Choose Wellness  event on January 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Alamitos Intermediate School, 12381 Dale Street in Garden Grove. Hosted by Vice President Teri Rocco, the event will feature a resource fair and more than 20 wellness workshops on topics like suicide prevention, stress reduction, mental health services, healthy relationships, cyber-bullying prevention, and more.
Coaches and Athletes of Character
At its January 21 meeting, the Board of Education recognized 14 GGUSD Athletes and Coaches of Character who help develop and enrich GGUSD athletic programs by modeling respect, teamwork, and a winning attitude.
Lawrence Students Benefit from Parent Engagement
The team at Lawrence Elementary School wholeheartedly believes that parent and community partnerships benefit students in many ways that include and extend beyond academic performance. Lawrence has a dedicated and enthusiastic group of parent volunteers who play organized games with students during lunch/recess three times each week. This school-home partnership benefits both parents and students. Research shows that when parents are involved at schools, students are more likely to have higher grades, better attendance, and stronger social skills.
Hare High School Celebrates School Values with Festival
Hare High School recently held a PBIS Festival for students, staff, and community to come together and celebrate being part of the Hare family or the Hare Huskie PACK. PACK stands for Persevere, Attentive, Cooperative, and Kind, all characteristics that students and staff strive for on a day to day basis. During the festival, students played sports, yard games, and trivia, and enjoyed cotton candy and other treats.
GGUSD is Committed to Supporting Students' Emotional Well-Being
GGUSD is committed to providing all students with socio-emotional supports! We treat all students as our own children and have programs in place to foster a warm and welcoming culture at our schools. Watch our video to learn more.
Stanford Students Eager to Use School's New Innovation Lab
Stanford Elementary School staff and students are excited for the upcoming opening of the school's Innovation Lab in February! This space will support STEAM education, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. It will be home to a green screen, 3D printers, robots, and a Makerspace. The Makerspace provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent.  Teachers will be able to bring their classes to the lab and have students engage in experiential activities that support our curriculum and state standards. Stanford Stallions are 21st century learners! 
Doig Students Build Connections at No Screens Night
Doig Intermediate School has many robust programs in place to support students and family with socio-emotional well-being. Recently, the school hosted its popular No Screens Night, where families and students come together for a night of music, games, and treats, free from electronic devices. The event is sponsored by the school's AVID Family Council and allows students, families, staff, and community members to build relational capacity and enjoy interacting with each other. At the end of the fun night, students' names are entered into a raffle where they can walk away with many of the games that were used during the night.
Strong Start to the Season for Pacifica Girls' Soccer Team
The Pacifica girls soccer team is off to an amazing start this season. The team is currently unbeaten and has a 9-0-1 record. They are not only ranked #9 in the CIF-SS's top division, but they are #7 in California and #23 in the nation! Good luck the rest of the way Mariners!  #GGUSDPride
Health Fair for GGUSD Employees
Employees and their families are encouraged to attend GGUSD’s 2020 Health Fair on Monday, January 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the district office annex parking lot. The event will feature free health screenings, interactive activities, fitness demonstrations, food trucks with a variety of delicious healthy treats, raffle prizes galore (prizes will align with healthy mind, healthy body, healthy home themes), and much more. Please, save the date for January 27. We hope to see you there!