Message from Manuel J. Fernandez: January 9, 2019

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

Happy New Year! I wish you peace and good health in 2019.

Winter Showcase 
Thank you to all that were able to attend our 7th Annual Winter Showcase. It was an amazing display of the skills and talents of our scholar-artists and the fine work of our Visual and Performing Arts staff and elective teachers. Thank you for your overwhelming support. The high capacity crowd was so appreciated by our scholars. 

Scholar Identity Assembly - Honor
On Dec. 19, we held our monthly Scholar Identity Assembly highlighting the Honor attribute from our school logo. At each assembly scholars and staff recite the scholar contract, I am a Scholar. Last month scholars defined honor as a noun and a verb. Scholars also shared examples of how we show honor at CSUS. Examples included honoring the environment, honoring scholar voice, honoring self and others, and honoring one’s learning. We also had a presentation on our Peer Mediation program and a photo montage by 6th graders on What Honor Means to Me. On Jan. 30 we will highlight the scholar identity attribute Originality.

Grades and Conferences
Semester I grades close on Jan 25. We will send updated information on our post report conferences before Jan. 25. 

January 9 | Grade 6 Field Trip to Harvard Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and Harvard Semitic Museum
Scholars will spend the day exploring two museums. They will examine artifacts, take notes, participate in a scavenger hunt and more. Be sure to ask your child about what they learned.

January 9 | Volleyball Championship | 3 - 5:30PM
Please join us! This is a family event, all are welcome and encouraged to attend. Scholars will compete for the volleyball championship at the CRLS Field House. Come cheer on the cobras!

January 9 | Parent Caregiver Organization Meeting
6:30 - 8PM
This is an opportunity for caregivers to meet and plan CSUS events and fundraisers. All are welcome to attend at any time.

January 14 | Time and Learning Meeting | 6PM
Join us to review proposed school schedules and provide feedback to the school and the district.

January 17 | Grade 7 Netpals Field Trip

Scholars will be introduced to their Netpal in person. They will have the opportunity to learn about lab equipment, practice lab techniques, perform minds-on and hands-on science activities and learn about scientific research techniques. Be sure to ask your scholar about the trip!

January 21 | No School In Observance of Martin Luther King Day

January 24 | Diversity Dialogues | 6:30 - 8PM
Please join us for the next series in Diversity Dialogues. We will be examining the following question, “How has Race and Culture affected your life?”

On behalf of TEAM CSUS, thank you for choosing CSUS! We are humbled that you have entrusted us with your child’s education. We are aware that you have choices and we are pleased that you chose us. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any TEAM CSUS staff member if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.


Manuel J. Fernandez
Head of School
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