The BOUSD Beat
The Official Monthly Newsletter for Brea Olinda Unified School District
Mason's Message: Thank you for your Thoughts

 We recently took part in an online conversation through ThoughtExchange. More than 1,600 people (parents, community members, staff and students) participated and provided us with valuable feedback. Thoughtexchange has allowed our family members, community members, students and staff the opportunity to participate actively in a conversation and exchange ideas so that we can truly see what is important to our community for our students and our schools. We wanted to move away from the traditional survey model where we are asking the questions to a model that allows for active participation and the exchange of ideas. The Thoughtexchange process has allowed us to have meaningful engagement with our community and families, especially those we may not have heard from before. 

Top priorities from you included the following: Curriculum and Electives/College and Career Readiness, Communication and Engagement, Class Size, Safety & Security, and School Environment. These priorities are an affirmation of what we have been working on throughout our district, and what we will use to continue to guide our LCAP.

As a district, our plan is to take what was an exchange of ideas and transform those ideas into actionable services and programs. Ideas shared in this exchange will be evaluated and turned into a plan that we can use to help drive the Brea Olinda Unified School District forward. 

Thank you for contributing to this important conversation. Your participation in this process was invaluable.
March 2019 District Highlights
BOUSD Facilities Master Plan

Please take a quick moment to review our Facilities Master Plan!

What is a Facilities Master Plan you ask?!

The Facilities Master Plan provides BOUSD and our community with information regarding current and future needs for students, quality of the existing facilities, and facilities renovation and expansion requirements to support our educational and programmatic goals.

Please take a moment to click on the link below and explore our Master Plan website.


Additionally, to help prioritize our needs, we are asking our families, staff and community members to participate in a survey to evaluate the district’s needs, consider possible solutions and contribute feedback.

The survey can be found once you click on your school site (or the school site you most closely identify with).

Thank you in advance!!
Child Development Services "Spring Sing" Highlights

On Thursday, March 28th, the Department of Child Development Services hosted their Annual "Spring Sing" at the Brea Community Center. TK/Kindergarten students enrolled in the department's TK/Kindergarten Connection program from all 6 elementary schools shared songs themed around "Kindness, Community and Friendships! They performed in front of a packed audience and were as adorable as ever! Please click on the link below to view highlights from their performance:

Fanning Elementary Cycle 2 Epic Build

From TK to sixth grade, Fanning Academy of Science & Technology students are learning to be their own coders, mastering different techniques of block-based coding and debugging that will not only benefit them in the technology and computer science field, but for life.

On Thursday, March 15th, they had the opportunity to showcase their coding skills to families, staff and community members at their second Epic Build of the school year.

Here is just a sample of what these students are learning:

TK and Kindergarten - use LEGOs to practice code sequence. They built their dream houses!

1st grade: Used LEGOs to practice code sequencing the looping

2nd/3rd grade: Used LEGO WeDo to build robots and code them

4th/5th grade: Used LEGO Mindstorm to create a robot with code that mimics the behavior of an animal - 5th graders robots had to complete a specific task.

6th grade: Created a maze and used LEGO Mindstorm to code a robot that could complete the maze.

Please enjoy these EPIC highlights!

BOHS Wildcat Football Students Inducted into National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Jacob Moon, Nate Wyse, Christian Thongphrachanh, and Efren Zuniga for being selected into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. For their efforts on and off the field their names with be permanently enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Congratulations!!! 
Congrats to our BOUSD
Patriotic Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to BOUSD's eight winners of the 34st annual Kiwanis Patriotic Essay Contest!

This year, students were asked to describe the difference and ideas between patriotism and nationalism.

The eight winners were: Josh Allred of Arovista, Alex Brass of Country Hills, Ellise Chu of Fanning, Maxwell Silva of Laurel, Ashlynne Adeva of Mariposa, Bill Meng of Olinda, Noah Kim of Brea Jr. High, and Melanie Oliva of Brea Olinda High. Additionally, Ashlynne Adeva of Mariposa was chosen as the overall Brea winner and received a $100 prize!
Upcoming Events
Brea Education Foundation
5th Annual Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers!!

Please save the date and join us on Monday, June 17th for the 5th Annual Brea Education Foundation Golf Tournament! Funds raised by this tournament go directly back to our BOUSD students!


Those interested in signing up can do so at the Brea Education website at http://www.breaedfoundation.org/events/2019golf. We hope to see you there!
March
ROCKSTARS of the Month!
March Certificated
Rockstar of the Month
Kerry Mamrot
Program Specialist
District Office
March Classified
Rockstars of the Month
Jose Armas
Custodian
Brea Junior High School
Mark Your Calendar!
  • Monday April 15 - Friday, April 19: Spring Break
  • Monday, April 22: Board Meeting - 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers
  • April 22 - April 26 - Public School Volunteers Appreciation Week
  • Thursday, April 25: BOHS Athletic Signing Day
  • Thursday, April 25: Brea Junior High Open House - 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27: Love Brea Day
  • Saturday, April 27: BOHS Spring Choir Show - 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center