CLICK HERE to fill out the California School Parent Survey if you haven't already! Have your say. Help to evaluate the success of our programs and improve upon them. Results will be used to help promote better health among our youth, improve the school learning environment, and combat problems such as bullying, drug abuse, and violence. The more people fill out this survey, the better. Just last year, data collected from students, parents, and staff members helped us to make informed decisions and strengthen our support for student social and emotional well-being.
Sumac's very own Mrs. Birkett was just named Teacher of the Month for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Birkett is an inspiration to her students and an asset to the school and district. She is loved by her colleagues. We are so very proud of her deserving recognition.
We are proud to host Pepperdine scholar athletes and representatives from the American Heart Association in our assembly to begin our Jump Rope for Heart Challenge. Sumac has partnered with the AHA for over a decade to garner donations for their wonderful cause. Our message to students is simple: eat heathy, drink water, and exercise every day. Materials will go home on Friday and our event will be in the morning of Wednesday, Match 14th. Sumac's main spring fundraiser, our Jog-A-Thon, will take place later this year.
Author Brandon Mull will be speaking to Sumac 3rd through 5th grade students on Friday, March 23rd at 9:30 AM. Brandon Mull has worked as a comedian, a filing clerk, a patio installer, a movie promoter, a copywriter, and briefly as a chicken stacker. For a couple of years, he lived in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile, where he learned Spanish and juggling. He currently lives in Utah in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his four children and dog named Buffy. Brandon is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Fablehaven, Beyonders, and Five Kingdoms series. Visit Brandon at BrandonMull.com.
Robin Frank is OUR reading specialist and ELD teacher. She is intelligent, kind, supportive, always positive, and a leader. She has helped thousands of students learn to read. She is a leader in supporting English Learner and intervention services in LVUSD. Frank began her career in 1995 as a bilingual Kindergarten teacher and has served as an English Language Development teacher and Reading Intervention Specialist. She was an important advocate for initiating OUR Dual Immersion Taskforce, securing a specific Dual ELA program adoption, and for obtaining and implementing intervention materials. Upon the announcement of the employees of the year, Stepenosky remarked “They are all tremendous educational leaders. Their dedication, passion, and leadership are phenomenal.”
7:45 AM - 8:10 AM Workout Wednesdays - Sumac Morning Fun Run
7:45 AM - 8:10 AM Fitness Friday - Sumac Morning Fun Run
8:10 AM - 8:25 AM Morning Assembly
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Author Visit Series Grades 3-5 - Brandon Mull
12:20 PM - 1:00 PM 4th and 5th Free Chorus @ Lunch
Sumac L-STEM Elementary School
6050 N Calmfield Ave.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301