September 25, 2014 
Parents Sought for Parent Advisory Committee

Be heard! Stockton Unified is seeking applicants to join the LCAP Parent Advisory Committee. The deadline to apply is Monday, October 6, 2014.


This is your chance to provide input into the district's plan to improve academic achievement for our low income, English language learner and foster youth. Committee members will be asked to participate in regular monthly meetings and share parent observations about the progress the district is making in its goal to raise performances in all our schools.

Applicants will be selected and appointed by a committee formed by the Parent/Community Empowerment Department. Applicants must meet the criteria listed below:


1. Be a parent/guardian of a Stockton Unified School District student.
2. Be a parent of students identified for services funded by the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), as determined by the state: Free & Reduced Meal Program Participation, English Learner, and/or Foster Youth.
3. Understand the importance of parent participation and involvement and be willing to commit to a minimum of two meetings per month.

Click here to view the English and Spanish versions of the application. Completed applications can be returned to a school site or to the District office at 701 N. Madison St., Stockton, CA 95202. 

 

For more information, please contact Kennetha Stevens, coordinator of Parent/ Community Empowerment, at (209)933-7470 ext. 2227, or visit the Parent/Community Empowerment page.
Literacy Day in the Park
Stockton Unified schools made a great showing at this year's annual Literacy Day in the Park: Cesar Chavez High School's jazz band provided the music while King, Peyton and Nightingale elementary schools, SUSD preschools, and 
Health Careers Academy led young readers though fun activities aimed at inspiring reading.

King and Peyton volunteers staged a day-long program that included acrostic poems, a lesson in Magic Spoons, music, storytelling, book making and
origami bookmarks. Nightingale's activity was an owl pencil topper- by day's end, youngsters had created more than 400 of them! Chavez musicians brought the house down with a rotating medley of performers! 

As always The Record's Literacy Day in the Park was a huge success drawing thousands of Stockton families to a fun-filled, literacy-themed day of educational activities. Big thanks to the SUSD principals, staffers and teachers who made the district's contribution possible!


Prepare for the Annual Fun Run
Bush, Peyton and Rio Calaveras elementary schools will hold their community Fun Run on Saturday, October 4, 2014 starting at 8 a.m. at Rio Calaveras, 1819 E. Bianchi Road, Stockton.

The run/walk/bike route is 2.9 miles and ends with a pancake breakfast and raffle at Rio Calaveras. This great annual event is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and, more importantly, an opportunity to bring the neighborhood together. All three schools are in close proximity.

Families and students from all three schools plan to participate. All are invited. Join us! The $10 to $20 donation covers the breakfast, running bib and t-shirt. Each participant will also be entered into a drawing for prizes. Prizes include a bicycle, gift certificates to restaurants, UOP gear and tickets to Pacific Athletic events, gift certificates for spray tans, and various gift baskets for all different ages.

For more information, please call Bush Elementary Principal Youlin Aissa at (209)933-7350.

Expanded College Guidance Services at Stagg High School

Seniors are stressed with college applications and the search for college scholarships. Juniors, just a year away from applications, are preparing for the SATs. Graduating from high school brings the challenge of deciding one's future. What do I want to do with my life? Where do I even start? 

 

It's common to ponder on things like this, but now, there's no need to worry. "We help with your first step," said Susan Suarez, guidance technician. "Our focus is transitioning seniors into colleges, universities, trade schools, and so much more." 

 

Directing oneself onto a career path could lead to many conflicting choices. There are so many options to choose from when deciding what to do for the rest one's life. Now students on campus have access to help for their life altering decisions with the start of an active program. 

 

The College and Career Center, which is open three days a week during lunch and after school, assists students as they transition from high school to higher education, the workforce, or military. Counselors and Suarez are providing information for college workshops and applications, career counseling, SATs and ACTs, and many more opportunities that will set students on the course to succeed. 

 

Click here to read the whole story on page 4 of 'The Stagg Line'. 

 

By: Marleen Pheav, Stagg High School Junior

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Stockton Unified Introduces Turnaround Arts to Fremont Elementary School
Chavez High School Gets Fremont Elementary Students Excited for Turnaround Arts
Monthly Calendar
October 2014
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**13 - 17: Fall Break

14: Board meeting; 7pm in SUSD Board Room

23: Board meeting; 7pm in SUSD Board Room


31: Halloween
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Parent Tip
Achieving Academic Success
The relationship between the home and the school is important. If you want your child to achieve academic success, you must become involved in the educational process. Here are some ways to develop a good attitude toward homework in your child and a high-quality relationship with your child's school:

1. Talk to your child about school.
2. Communicate with your child's teacher.
3. Learn about the curriculum at your child's school.
4. Find out what the school or district homework policy is.

Edison High leadership at the September 23rd board meeting.
College Deadlines for High School Seniors
Important college application dates are fast-approaching for high school Seniors! Find these dates and important testing information on the 'Seniors 2015' page.
Special Thanks 
Stockton Unified would like to thank the Interim Director of Transportation, David Randall, and our Transportation Operations Supervisors, Mary Bankston and Esther Medina, for their fantastic work in their department during this time of transition!


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