Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School

     Students at Mariposa live by the Monarch’s Rule

    Respect others 
    Understand we are here to learn 
    Lead by example 
    Everyone is safe

    January 23, 2019

    Dear Mariposa Families,

    Happy New Year to all our families. This is my 4th year as your principal and I am proud of each one of our students and the academic growth they are making. I am proud that we offer a unique opportunity for students to learn and apply computer science and coding skills.

    I want to update you on some exciting news:  

    Monarch Of The Month

    January we are honoring students at the Monarch of the Month assembly for leadership. Students who already have self-discipline to lead themselves become excellent leaders at school. These students set the example for doing the right thing by being respectful, helpful, kind, and following school rules every day. I look forward to honoring the students who are chosen by their teachers.

    Open House

    Open house will be on March 6, 2019 where students will showcase their coding work with Lego Robotics and Lego Communities. We hope to see you at this great event beginning at 4:30 in the cafeteria and continuing 5:00-6:00 in the classrooms.

    Student Take Home Chromebooks

    To further expand the student’s use of technology, Mariposa will be making Chrombooks with free WiFi available for parents to checkout for student use at home. Teachers will have learning goals for students to practice math, Google Classroom assignments, and reading books from our on-line library.  We are hoping to have these ready for check out by March 1st. More details will be given when we receive the Chromebooks and check out procedures from the district.

    Earthquake Drill and Student Release

    On March 1st, in the afternoon, we will practice an emergency release to prepare for an earthquake or other emergency. The time will be given via an emergency phone call from the school. The call will designate this is as only a drill so not to worry. If you would like to participate in this drill, when you receive the emergency phone call to pick your child up, come to the school with I.D. and report to the East gate located on Fig St. If you choose not to participate in the emergency release drill, your child will be released at 3:13 under normal everyday release procedures. 

    (Release steps are attached to this newsletter and posted on our website).

    Duty Supervision

    If you are interested in becoming a playground Campus Supervision Aide Substitute working to keep students safe on the playground, please call Kathy Collins, School Secretary, at 661-942-0437.  She will give direction on how to apply for this position with the Lancaster School District.

    InfoSnap Registration 2018-2019

    We have 45 students who have not completed their returning on-line registration. This is very important so all students have updated emergency contacts, health information, library, and computer use.  On-line registration can be done at home or at the school office. If you need any assistance logging in, please call our office at 661-942-0437. We will be happy to help you.

    Important Dates 

    • January 25th, 3rd Grade Semester Awards at 9:00
    • January 25th, 4th Grade Semester Awards at 9:45
    • January 28th, 5th Grade Semester Awards at 9:00
    • January 28th, 6th Grade Semester Awards at 9:45