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Bobcat Notes 1/6/2019
Posted 1/6/19

LIFESKILLS FOCUS for January 7-18


  • Responsibility:  To be accountable for your actions


  • Responsibility:  
  • Organization:  To plan, arrange and implement in an orderly way

Happy 2019! 


NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION - FOLLOW TRAFFIC RULES and BE SAFE: Let’s start 2018 by keeping our kids safe. Please remember to follow the traffic rules:

· Students MUST get out on the curbside only; NO EXCEPTIONS!

· STAY in your car

· ALWAYS pull as far forward in the loop as possible before stopping to allow your children to disembark.  Once they are out of the car, pull away as soon as it is safe to do so in order to make room for others behind you.

· When entering the loop, cars coming from opposite directions need to alternate, first one car from the north, then one from the south, etc.  Please observe this common courtesy so that cars from either direction have equal opportunity to get into the loop.

· Cars driving southbound on Camino Pablo (from JM, etc.) – please be aware of cars needing to exit the bus loop and cross to southbound Camino Pablo.  If you are in line, waiting to turn into the bus loop, please leave a space in the line for those cars that need to exit.

· The flow of traffic out to the street from the loop is as important as the flow into it.  If you are unable to turn left onto Camino Pablo due to the traffic, please turn right to keep the flow out of the loop going.

· Cars driving northbound on Camino Pablo (from Sanders Ranch, etc.) – respect and observe the crosswalk.  Do not block it in line, and always follow the directions of the crossing guard.

· Don’t plan play-dates, activities, review/complete homework while sitting in the Bus Loop.


Parking Lot:

· The parking lot is not for drop-off or pick-up.

· The parking lot is for staff parking or short-term visitor parking.  Please do not park in staff designated spaces, ever! Park in visitor spots only!  If there are no visitor spots, park on the street.  

· Please do not pull in and/or park in handicapped or reserved spaces unless entitled to do so.

· If you are staying on campus for a while, please consider parking on the street.  Remember, though – if you park across the street, set a good example and use one of the two crosswalks.  If you park on the school side of the street, walk north, across the driveways, and use the sidewalk onto campus – your children are told to do this, too—or use the walkway ramp from the sidewalk up to the middle of the parking lot.

· Please pay attention and exercise caution while driving through the walkway across the parking lot.  Our kids do use that crossing area and must be given the right of way.

· Please do not park in “no loading”, fire lane or crosswalk areas.  These designated areas must not be blocked.


California School Dashboard: There is an updated public school measurement/accountability site run by the state of CA called the California School Dashboard. I am proud to share that Camino Pablo, along with the rest of Moraga School District, measured well in all areas. This is a testament to our wonderful students, dedicated teachers and staff, and involved parents and community. HERE is a link to CP’s info.


SPELLING BEE: Between January 7 and January 16 Camino Pablo 3rd through 5th grade classrooms will be holding classroom spelling bees for the purpose of identifying two students from each classroom to compete in the February 7th Camino Pablo Spelling Bee. HERE is a link to practice words if your child would like to practice. However, practicing is not required, and should be initiated by your child.


Here is a timeline of Spelling Bee Events

  • 1/7/2019-1/16/2019 - Classroom spelling bees
  • 1/22/2018 - 3rd-5th classrooms identify two classroom bee winners
    • Information sent home with winners and alternates
  • 1/24/2019 - Spelling Bee Practice
    • 12:20-1:00 Room 21
  • 1/31/2019  - Spelling Bee Practice
    • 12:20-1:00 Room 21
  • 2/7/2019 - Camino Pablo Spelling Bee
    • 8:30 am MUR
  • 3/23/2019 - Contra Costa County Spelling Bee (CP winner participates)
    • 9:30 am Tice Valley Community Gym
  • May 2019 - SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee


Winter/Spring ASEP Classes Coming Soon: Watch out for ASEP winter/spring class schedule and registration info in January after the break!


2019-2020 Calendar: Did you know that the first day of school next year is August 13? Here is a link to the 2019-2020 Calendar.



CP Math Tutor Need: We offer some of our first and second grade students some extra support in math starting in January. We are looking for a math tutor to deliver our math intervention program 4 days a week from about 2:00-3:00. If you are interested please contact me for next steps.



Reminder that Amazon donates 1/2 a percent back to CP for all purchases, every day of the year!  Simply go to for all your Amazon shopping (bookmark it) and select Camino Pablo Elementary School as your beneficiary!



Community Services Committee With Volunteer Opportunities:



Mon., Jan. 7: 

  • School Resumes

Tue., Jan. 8: 

  • 5th Grade Strings in All Moraga Schools Concert

Wed., Jan. 9:

  • PTA Executive Board Meeting - 6:30 Room 17

Thur., Jan.10: 

  • 5th Grade Band in All Moraga Schools Concert

Tue., Jan. 15:

  • Moraga School Board Meeting - 7:00 JM Library

Wed., Jan. 23:

  • PTA General Meeting - 6:30 Room 17

Tue., Jan. 29: 

  • 5th Grade Choir in All Moraga Schools Concert