Newark Days 2016

61st Annual Newark Days is coming September 15-18! This year’s theme is “Voyage to the Stars!”  We hope you will share our Snow School pride and join us for the parade on Saturday, September 17 at 9:00 am!!

For the full schedule of events, visit www.newarkdays.org

Highlights:

  • Thursday, Sept. 15 – Carnival Preview with $1 rides, 6-10pm
  • Friday, Sept. 16 – Outdoor Movie Night, 7pm, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Saturday, Sept. 17
    • 9am – Newark Mile 4K Fun Run
    • 9:45am – Parade
  • Sunday, Sept. 18 – Newark Birthday Celebration, 4pm

What are your teachers doing while you are on summer break?

This summer, Snow staff attended the Google Apps For Education Summit in Mountain View, CA.  We had a great time learning about new digital tools to use in our classrooms!

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Mrs. Nickerson, Mr. Poon, Mrs. Wecks, Mrs. Musial, Mrs. Heskett, Mrs. Sehrt, Mrs. Bonaventure, Mrs. Sousa, and Ms. Rose at GAFE Summit 2016!
Ms Poggio, Mr. Tommy, Mrs. Trotter, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Tommasini, Mrs. Baylon, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Noland, Mrs. Palomino at GAFE Summit!
Ms Poggio, Mr. Tommy, Mrs. Trotter, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Tommasini, Mrs. Baylon, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Noland, Mrs. Palomino at GAFE Summit 2016!

Sangha Parent Self Serve Sign UP

The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.

Just click on this Signup link and enter our School Code:  YU3AQX

How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.  If you don’t see the email invite, check other places it might be in your Junk, Spam, Social, Promotions, or other email Folders.
If you’ve signed up before and didn’t see the invitation from Sangha, your invitation probably went to Spam.  Please try it again in this new, easy way.  If you have any problems, just talk to Mrs. Sehrt.
What’s SANGHA?
It’s a free phone app that acts as an event calendar for your children, their teachers, and Snow School.  You can send messages directly to teachers, and see all your school information in one handy place.

Google Certified Staff!

GCEOn May 23, 2016, 16 members of Snow Staff became Level 1 Google Certified Educators!  To earn certification, teachers demonstrated proficiency in Google Apps for Education: Docs, Slides, Sheets, Classroom, Groups and Sites. We are excited to continue our professional development with Google apps as we add more Chromebooks to our school site.  Look for your teacher’s (or principal’s!) yellow badge in their next e-mail to you!

Nixle Alerts in Newark

nixleThe Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visithttp://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.

Newark Library Hours

The Newark Library is pleased to announce new hours of service. Beginning January 5, 2015 the Library will be open Mondays rather than Fridays in order to better serve the residents of Newark.

Our new hours mean that we will be able to offer more programs to serve the school-age youth in our Homework Help Center, Homework Express.  Homework Express will be expanding its hours to include Monday programs in February.  Also, being open at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays will allow for more quiet study time for the public.

Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue in Newark. Its friendly staff may be reached by phone at 510-284-0675. The hours of operation are:

  • Monday:              12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday:             12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday:      10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday:           10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday:                 Closed
  • Saturday:            10:00 AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday:               Closed

Information on the Library is also available on the Library’s website at www.aclibrary.org.

The Alameda County Library is proud to serve over 546,000 residents.  The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and over 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.

School Lunch Applications 2016-2017

National School Lunch Application for 2016-2017 Information:

 If your family was approved for free or reduced lunch during the 2015-2016 school year, your children’s status will be the same ONLY for the first 30 days of the new school year.

 Please either go ONLINE after 8/1/2016 atwww.heartlandapps.com to fill out an application OR you may fill out a paper application being sent home during the summer and return it in August directly to the Child Nutrition office or the office at any school site.

 List all children and their schools on one (1) application.  To avoid any delays in processing, please remember the following:

  • Only ONE application per residence.  You may apply ONLINE OR with a paper application.

  • List ALL children living in the household (in school or not).

  • List ALL adults living in the home and their GROSS monthly income per individual. Income shown must be from August, 2016 or later.

  • If you qualify based on any assistance you receive you MUST provide the CASE #.  (Simply writing, “YES” will delay processing.)

If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department at (510) 818-4281.

 

 

Información 2016-2017 sobre el Programa Nacional de Solicitar Almuerzos Escolares:

Si su familia fue aprobada para almuerzos gratis o a precio reducido durante el año escolar 2015-2016, el estado de sus hijos será lo mismo SOLO por los primeros 30 días del nuevo año escolar.

Favor de visitar EN LINEA después del 1 de agosto de 2016 al www.heartlandapps.com para completar la solicitud O se puede completar la solicitud en papel que se le mandará durante el verano y devolverla en agosto directamente a la oficina de Nutrición Juvenil o la oficina en cualquier escuela del distrito.

Anote todos sus hijos y las escuelas en una (1) sola solicitud.  Para evitar demoras en los trámites, favor de darse cuenta de lo siguiente:

· Solamente UNA solicitud por residencia.  Se puede solicitar en línea O con la solicitud en papel.

· Anote a TODOS los hijos que viven en el hogar (sin importar si asisten a la escuela o no).

· Anote a TODOS los adultos que viven en el hogar y los sueldos BRUTOS mensuales por individuo.  El sueldo anotado debe ser de agosto de 2016 o más tarde.

· Si usted califica basado en alguna asistencia que recibe, HAY QUE proveer el Número del Caso.  (Sólo apuntar“Sí”retrasará el procesamiento.)

Si tiene preguntas, favor de ponerse en contacto con el Departamento de Nutrición Juvenil al (510) 818-4281.

First Day of School: August 25, 2016!

We are so excited to welcome back all of our students for another year full of learning!

Important dates to remember:

  • Registration packets available outside office: Friday, August 12
  • Walk-through registration: Thursday, August 18
  • Kindergarten Meet the Teacher: Wednesday, August 24
  • First day of school: Thursday, August 25
  • Back-to-School Night: Thursday, September 8