March 2021
On Monday, February 22, our K-6 graders were invited back on our campus to continue the school year in their classrooms. They are, of course, socially distanced and all required precautions in place. As of next week, the school cafeteria will be serving lunch and Extended Care will be in operation. We look forward to having our 7th and 8th graders with us in the near future.
Fourth graders are HAPPY to be on campus!
Is your student expressing anxiety about returning to school? Look for ways to cope here.
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Torrance Council member George Chen visited SBCS students on their first day back to in-class learning. He encouraged them to do their very best this school year because they are paving the way for their educational future.

Students who met AR goals in February
Lilah A.
Guilanda B.
Sloan D.
Roman F.
Katelyn K.
Rikiya M.
Tatvi R.
Isabella R.
Joshua S.
Emma T.
Tysei H.
Sienna J.
Cami L.
Hudson M.
Mikayla M.
Michael Y.*

*Passed 15 quizzes at 80%
and higher accuracy
Kaia Joie

Completed 3rd Grade Keyboarding Program:
Krish, Ezekiel, Radha, Kaia Joie, Aleshanee
Anisha B.
Jayden F.
Dina G.
Brinda K.
Taylor L.
Jaden M.
Kylie M.
What is AR?
If you're new to SBCS, you might wonder "What is AR?" This is short for Accelerated Reader where assessments and practice solutions are created that put learning analytics to work. Your student chooses a book at their specific reading level and after completing the book they test for comprehension. This makes truly personalized learning possible. Schools nationwide use Accelerated Reader to analyze students’ abilities and guide high-quality instruction. It helps teachers teach better and students learn better to improve academic outcomes. Now aren't you glad your student is at SBCS?
Third Grade loves Read Across America
How Can I Get My Child to Finish Her Work?
Find our here.
Nathan M. 3/1, Eric G. 3/3, Samera P. 3/6,
Giselle M. 3/7, Anisha B. 3/9, Sophia G. 3/10,
Isabella R. 3/11, Dina G. 3/15, Joel C. 3/19,
Jasmine C. 3/20, Dylan V. 3/20, Sophia H. 3/22,
Cyan M. 3/22, Carissa A. 3/28
Thursday, 3/4
Parenting Class, 6:30

Friday, 3/5
12:30 dismissal

Tuesday, 3/9
Middle School Information Night, 6:30-7:30

Tuesday, 3/16
K-8 Information Night (Virtual Open House), 6:30-7:30

Thur, 3/18
Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1-5 pm

Friday, 3/19
Last day of classes before Spring Break

Monday, 4/5
Classes resume
Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire.
Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot and ground coffee beans in the third pot. He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter.

The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing. After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup.
Turning to her, he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?” “Potatoes, eggs and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft.

He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg.

Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face. “Father, what does this mean?” she asked.
He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity-the boiling water. However, each one reacted differently. The potato went in strong, hard and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard. However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which one are you?” he asked his daughter.
“When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean?”
Moral of the story: 
In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is how you choose to react to it and what you make out of it. Life is all about leaning, adopting and converting all the struggles that we experience into something positive.
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