School Carnival Update

It’s a crazy time of year…so why not throw a school carnival?  Carnival is this Friday, May 20 from 4:30 to 7:30

If you are able to volunteer the evening of the event, PLEASE email Jamie Schwartz ASAP at

We would love to get two more volunteers to work the popcorn station which is our booth. To sign up online click the following link

SEVA Results 2016

Thank you to Yulia and Ashlyn and their families for coming out to the SEVAs on May 10 at CSU Sacramento. This year was the largest SEVA ever with over 450 films entered into the contest. We entered 14 films and had finalists in the documentary and instructional categories.

Next year will be our year to shine! We’ve already got a few films “in the can” as they say in Hollywood and waiting to be submitted for next year’s SEVA.

Congratulations to all students who worked on and completed a film this year. There will be more language arts and science documentaries and more PSAs happening the end of this year and start of next.

Watch out 2017! We will be back!


Holy cow. This week arrived in the blink of an eye. Sorry for not posting a reminder about this earlier this week. Tonight at CSU Sacramento starting at 6:30 pm are the SEVA awards. We entered 14 films into instructional and documentary films this year. Next year will be an even bigger showing.

If you are able to join the fun, please feel free. If not, we will be there to represent on your behalf.

Award invitations were sent out over two weeks ago. We’ve had a poster mounted in the front of the classroom for the entire trimester, and the awards were listed in the important dates on the front of the blog. Again, I’m sorry for not sending out a post earlier this week/last week as a final reminder.

Information for SEVAs tonight is posted below. Be sure to purchase parking prior to finding a spot. The meter monitors are fast, ubiquitous, and keen-eyed.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:30 pm – Student Producer Red Carpet
7:00 pm – Award Night Show Begins

Sacramento State University Union Ballroom
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819
Parking is $6

Two Voice Poems…meant to be read AND spoken.

We started crafting two-voice poems today. We’re going through a process to seek out the most interesting topics and telling details. We used a feedback protocol to get a better idea on if our details are interesting and our topics are engaging. Here’s an example of a two voice poem and the process we are going through.

We will revise our thinking and our poems and share these with you by the end of next week. Get ready for some fun and engaging writing!

Homework: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Math: Big Book 3.5 pg. 122-124

Answer Reflection question on Google Classroom. 

Friday, April 22 is Earth Day! You are cordially invited to the unveiling of the Carl the Trash Cart sculpture at the Special Waste Collection Center at 4:00pm. Details below.

This is the sculpture which students scavenged metal for and created designs for at Gina Rossi’s Studio in Sacramento. This will be a FUN event!

Earth Day invite

Help Needed: Parent Survey Provides Important Feedback

It’s hard to believe the school year is winding down? It feels like we’re just getting started!

Each year in an effort to understand how parents feel about their child’s educational experience, a survey is sent out. This survey will come home today. It’s a scantron form with spaces to provide written comments, too. Responses are private to encourage honest feedback.

The survey is available online and can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Please could you fill out either the paper or the online survey and help our district, site, and myself grow with your kind, specific, and helpful feedback?

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.