Dear Parents and Community Members,
As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, there are so many wonderful things to mention about Kellogg. We are committed to providing your children with comprehensive education and enriching experiences so that they become well-rounded citizens. Here at Kellogg, we believe in creating a supportive environment where children can have their academic, as well as social/ emotional needs, met.
This upcoming year brings some exciting opportunities for us. This is our second year of PBIS implementation! Positive Behavior Intervention Supports is the framework we use to build a foundation of understanding around school appropriate and socially appropriate behaviors. Studies have shown that PBIS strategies, when used at school and reinforced at home, lead to academic as well as social success. Every year, we will be monitored via observations to see how our implementation is going. We are proud to say that after just our first year of implementation, we were recognized with the silver medal for PBIS!
As we continue to create opportunities for your children to have an enriching educational experience, please note, we will also be an AVID elementary school this year. AVID stands for Advancement via Individual Determination, and if you look on their website, you will note it states that “Regardless of their life circumstances, AVID students overcome obstacles and achieve success. They graduate and attend college at higher rates, but more importantly, they can think critically, collaborate, and set high expectations to confidently conquer challenges that await them.” This year, we are starting to implement AVID strategies in 3rd-6th grade. Please be patient with us, as it is year one, but we hope to build on our practices so that your children can have the absolute best foundational educational experience.
We will also be continuing our partnership with the Cal Poly School of Science. We will be going through a rigorous hiring process so that each classroom will have a student from the school of science as a Fellow to support tutoring and some hands-on instruction. We believe that it is so vital that our Panthers are exposed to young adults who are attending a University. These students come from a diverse background, and if our Panthers can connect with a college student, see themselves in that student, then perhaps they too can dream of becoming a college graduate.
Last but not least, we want to ensure that our Panthers have enrichment opportunities. Please note, we will have music for our primary Kindergarten-3rd-grade students via a music teacher that will visit once a week. We will have the DA support our 4th graders once again with visual arts. Conga kids will return to support our 5th graders and they will experience Ball Room Dancing! Our 6th graders have an opportunity to try our and participate in a 6th-grade district-wide choir! They will have to be selected! We will also have a variety of field trip opportunities, and other celebrations throughout the year for all grade levels so that our kids have a comprehensive experience.
We have high expectations for our students because we believe that with your support and the hard work we do as a team, our Panthers can achieve excellence.
We are a team, and our primary responsibility is to ensure that the children in our care become the best adults they can and that work starts early. That work starts with setting the foundation for a successful life. That foundation starts with YOU with our support.
Please help us and ensure that all our Panthers become life-long learners who R.O.A.R
Respect Yourself and Others
Own Your Actions
Respond With Kindness
Together, we can work to make our Panthers the responsible, kind, hard-working adults!