PINER-OLIVET CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT BULLETIN March 2 - March 6, 2020 Mar. 6 = Book Lover’s Ball - JL Mar. 13 = No school, POCS Mar. 16-20 = Spring Break! Thurs 4/16 Spring Family Orientation Night Sports Schedule: 3/2 = TH@POCS - 4:15/5:15 3/5 = POCS@WSBK - 7 only 4:15 FROM THE OFFICE Book Lovers Ball - The Book Lovers Ball is on Friday, March 6. Students should meet Ms Holmes Bradley in the gym at 5:00 pm. The dance goes from 6-8 pm, and we will need help during the dance and with cleaning up after (putting away tables and chairs, etc.) until 8:30 pm. If POCS helpers could also bring the books in the shed over to the gym at 5:00 on Friday, March 6, that would be perfect! Here’s a sign-up list.
Do you want to learn about medicine, ecology, flying, chemistry and more? Expanding Your Horizons is having a hands-on workshop that encourages 7th and 8th-grade girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. While the focus is for girls, boys are welcome. It will be on March 28th at Sonoma State University. The cost for the full-day program is $15 and it includes lunch. Scholarships are available. You must register to hold your spot! Pick up more information in the office with Mrs. Wofford.
YEARBOOK The order deadline is March 25th!! Please ask your teacher for the list of students who have ordered thus far. If you think there is an error, please see Mrs. McDonough ASAP. Yearbook prices are now $29. Your parents can order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use job #3755720. Of course, we will also take cash or a check made out to POCS.
Bike Riders According to the California Vehicle Code (CVC) §27400, cyclists aren't allowed to wear headphones or earbuds in both ears. In fact, all motorists are barred from wearing headphones on both ears under this law. Cyclists can, however, legally wear a headphone/earbud in one ear. It is UNSAFE because you can’t hear as well with earbuds in your ears. We do not allow bike riding on the path as it’s not safe for the pedestrians. There are “right of way” stated in the law and pedestrians (people walking) have the right away. On Wednesday’s, it’s extremely unsafe with both POCS and Jack London students walking the path. If you are under the age of 18, helmets must be worn when you are riding your bike, and you may only ride your bike to school if you attended the safety meeting.
8th Grade Trip 8th graders, please make sure you get your intent to go (or not go) into your teacher as soon as possible. If you are going, you need to turn in your $50 deposit. Remember, there is a limit on the number of students who can go, so it will be first-come, first-served. We are in BIG need of “Dad Chaperones”. Please ask your dad if he can help out for the 8th grade trip. We already have 4 moms who are in for chaperoning the trip. Students of chaperones get first priority on cabin group assignments. WE CANNOT Do this trip without your parents’ help to chaperone. PLEASE ASK YOUR DAD AND LET HIM KNOW THAT WE NEED HIS HELP.
Neighborhood: Just a friendly reminder to be courteous and respectful as you are walking to and from school or waiting on the corner of Delemere for your parents to pick you up. Our neighbors live in these homes, and some of your friends as well. PLEASE don’t sit in their yard, walk on their lawn or throw trash on the ground.
What’s a pirate’s least favorite letter?FROM PROGRAM ASSISTANTS The library is closed the week of 3/2-3/6 in the morning for the Jack London Book Fair. Before school will take place in E4 from 8:00-8:20 for this week only. KINDNESS CORNER Each day this week, compliment the first three people you talk to at school. How do I give and receive a compliment? FROM LEADERSHIP Compliment Board!
Talent Show Talent Show meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, at the beginning of lunch in Ms. Brandenburg’s room (F2). We will be talking about rehearsal dates, auditions and getting an idea of who would like to be in the show. Bring your food in to eat. You can still sign-up for the Talent Show if you do not come to the meeting.
POCS - HOMEWORK HELP AFTER SCHOOL 3:15 – 3:45 in E4 - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Mr. Finnegan will be there on Monday and Tuesday! You can also use the computers and print on the black and white printer.
BEFORE SCHOOL 8:00 - 8:35 Library- Daily. Students need to be able to work independently. Chromebooks and printing are available. 8:20 - 8:35 Homework time only. Students MUST leave the library at 8:35. Dear Sir, Your internet access has been terminated due to illegal usage. Sincerely, your service provider “No matter how educated, talented, rich or cool you believe you are. How you treat people ultimately tells all.”
Piner-Olivet Union School District School Board General Expectations and Guidelines: To ensure compliance with the Brown Act, Board members will not communicate the content of these meetings to other Board members, but will report out to the Board as a whole during a new portion of the agenda for just this report during a duly agendized Board meeting. The Board asks that the public will be mindful that action can only be taken through a majority vote of its members in a duly agendized Board meeting. Therefore, statements made by individual Board members only represent the view of that Board member, and not the Governance Team as whole. Likewise, statements or information provided to individual Board members are also only made to the individual Board member, and not to the Board as a whole. Additionally, the Board asks that all participants of these office hour sessions understand that all personnel matters are confidential. All participants are expected to respect confidentiality; the School Board member cannot comment, nor offer their individual opinion, on such matters. Any individual Board member’s lack of response or silence should not be treated as indication of any particular position on the matter. The community will not submit individual-specific grievances, rather all comments and input should be made using generic – non-specific language so as to bring issues to light without exposing, disclosing or calling attention any single person/student/staff. Every effort will be made by all participants to adhere to authentic, public appropriate communication while engaging.
We are excited to have this new way to hear from the POUSD community and look forward to office hours at a site near you soon!
Litigation Against the California Department of Education to Access Student Records A federal judge has ordered the California Department of Education (CDE) to disclose personal student information– including documents and data dating back to 2008–to the plaintiffs who initiated an ongoing lawsuit against the state agency. The court allows parents or students to file an objection. To find out how to "opt-out," please click onthis link from the CDE website with information about the litigation.
The Sonoma County Office of Education has prepared an announcement with more information about the case and what it means for local schools.