Somis Union School District

5268 North Street, Somis, California 93066
(805) 386-8258 ~ Fax (805) 386-2324

"Character Community Academics and The Arts"

Somis Union School Office

5268 North Street, Somis, California 93066
(805) 386-5711 ~ Fax (805) 386-4596

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Current Events

Writing Wrap

4th Grade Writing Rap

Math Publishers Presentations

February 2nd at 4pm there will be a Math Publishers Presentation at Briggs school for grades K-5

Family Involvement Network

February 2nd is the next in a series of Family Involvment Network workshop at the Ventura County Office of Education from 5:30-7:30pm

PFO Meeting

February 3rd is the next PFO Meeting. It will be held at Jamie Mitchell’s house starting at 6pm.

Class Reunion Planning Meeting

February  3rd is the next Class Reunion planning meeting. It will be held in the school library starting at 7pm. All welcome.

Student of the Month Assemblies

February 5th is the next Student of the  Month Assemblies. K-5 will start at 1pm. 6th-8th will start at 2pm.

8th Grade Parent Meeting

February 5th there will be an 8th grade parent meeting starting at 6:30pm in Room 20.

Carnival Booths

February 7th & 21st the Carnival Committee will be meeting at Jaime Mitchell’s house from 9-12noon to construct carnival booths. Volunteers needed. Please call the school at 386-5711 or email Jaime Mitchell at himay28@yahoo.com for more information.

Board Meeeting

February 10th at 7pm is the next Somis Board Meeting. Everyone welcome.

Valentine Dance

February 12th the 7th & 8th graders will be having their annual Valentine Dance starting at 1:30pm.

NO SCHOOL

February 13th & 16th there will be no school in observance of the Presidents’ Birthdays. Enjoy your 4 day weekend.

STEAM Night

February 19th from 6-8pm is the next Family STEAM Night. The topics will be Engineering and Arts. Everyone welcome. Hope to see you there.

Bond Oversight Committee Meeting

February 26th starting at 6pm the Bond Oversight Committee will meet in the school library.

4-H Meeting

February 26th from 7-9pm there is a 4-H Meeting in the school cafeteria.

Welcome

SOMIS SCHOOL

GUIDELINES FOR SUCCESS

S – Start each day with a positive attitude.

T -  Take responsibility for my actions.

A – Always try and try, try again.

R -  Remember to use safe choices.

S – Show respect for myself and others.

Somis Students are STARS!

Dear Students, Families, and Community,

 There is so much good new to share!  This year Somis Union School District had the largest gain in API of ALL the school districts in Ventura County.  We have increased our API by 62 points in just 2 years.  We are proud to be an 800 school with an API of 814!  This is a testament to the raised rigor of instruction and the hard work of our students and staff.  We have brought in new technology this summer with the addition of school-wide WiFi, iPads, new laptops, Apple TV, a new phone system, a new website, and a host of new Apps that will invigorate and accelerate the learning.  We provide full-day kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten is in full swing and we now have a waiting list. A delicious and nutritious breakfast is provided every morning to all children at no cost. We have a dedicated music teacher and music instruction for all ages.  Through amazing teacher leadership we have implemented the Olweus Anti-bullying Program across all grade levels.  All of our classrooms are single grade level which means no combination classes.   Small class sizes of approximately 20 students assure individualized attention to academic and social needs.  We have an excellent after school program that provides academic support, recreational sports, and enrichment activities such as dance, music, language, arts and crafts, and cultural studies, all at no cost to the families.  Through fundraising and the generous donations of the Somis School Foundation our students enjoy many experiences outside of the regular school day such as Washington D.C. for the 8th graders, an overnight excursion to the Long Beach Aquarium for the 7th graders, 3-4 day Outdoor School for 6th grade students, a trip to the Rosebowl, museums, music programs, plays, and a host of enriching experiences for all grade levels.    Our mission is to provide a world class education that challenges our students to use their minds to the fullest potential, and to be responsible stewards of the 21st century.

With the support of our wonderful community, teaching staff, and local businesses, Somis Union School District passed their first G.O. Bond in the November 2012, election.  This bond is estimated to bring in $9 million.  In addition we applied for, and received, another $4.5million from the state to help us with new construction costs.  Serious talks have begun about building a new school to meet the needs of our 21st century learners.  Though we love our current school site and it has served us well for almost 90 years, upgrades would cost us over $10,000,000 and that is with no new construction.  We will continue to keep you posted as plans develop.

We are working hard at Somis to be the “School of Choice” by providing a top quality education in a small, caring, and supportive environment.   All of our teachers are highly qualified, experienced, caring, and dedicated to providing the optimum learning experience for your child.

On behalf of the Somis Board of Trustees, teachers, and staff, we invite you to “Catch the Wave” at Somis School, your community school.

Sincerely,

Dr. Colleen Robertson

Superintendent/Principal

crobertson@somisusd.org

Announcements

Capture

November & December Student of the Month

K- Mrs. Jarrells
Daniel Nunez-Martinez
Esmeralda Troncoso
Emilio Gonzalez
Estefanny Troncoso

1st – Ms. Salgado
Emily Barajas
Mariana Valencia
Maddie Painter

2nd – Ms. Geisler
Giovanni Vasquez
Vanessa Nunez-Martinez
Katie Hernandez

3rd – Mrs. Armstrong
Sivana Harris
Brain Valencia
Danny Garcia
Martin Aguilera

4th – Mr. Wolf
Angel Valencia
Asher Mitchell
Alexis Ines

5th – Mrs. Brinkman
Jesus Del Rio
Samantha Camacho

6th – Ms. McDonald
Jamie Castro
Angel Estrella
Susana Ines

7th – Mrs. Gass
Emma Peyton
Angel Guzman

8th – Mr. Mitchell
Cassie Brinkman
Edgar Martinez

Music– Mr. Evans
Laura Larzalere
Aide Sigala

CONGRATULATIONS!!