Principal's Newsletter 1/22/18

Posted by Christine Hiltbrand on 1/22/2018 12:00:00 PM

Principal’s Message

I am delighted to announce that twelve of our students have been recognized by the Redwood City School District and the California Department of Education as ‘reclassified’. These students were celebrated in a ceremony last Tuesday. Reclassification is a great achievement.   These students have qualified as proficient in English as their second language. Not only are they recognized as being as proficient as a native English speaker in speaking and listening, they are also proficient in English reading and writing!  Congratulations to:

Hector A.                     Samuel B.                   Johann C.

Marco E.                     Jocelyn G.                    Alexa G.

Emily G.                      Stone M.                     Angel P.C.

Edvin S.                      Eliana S.                      Logan T.

Check out the photos on our Facebook page!


The character trait we are focusing on in January is Self-Discipline.

Mon. 1/22      Punctuality Contest begins!!

Mon. 1/22      ELAC mtg at 8:15

Fri. 1/26         Coffee with Directora

Fri. 1/26         Free dress day: Historical figures, personal heroes and characters

Fri. 1/26         Winter Festival: 5:30-8:30 at Kennedy Middle School

Thurs. 2/1     Community LCAP meeting 6:00- 7:30 at Clifford School

Tues. 2/6       Unidos mtg at 6:00

Mon. 2/12      ELAC mtg at 8:15 AM

Tues. 2/13     School Site Council mtg at 5:00

Adelante's Annual Winter Festival- This Friday, January 26!

Come and enjoy the festivities with your school community! Parents with students in every grade are invited to volunteer and participate. There will be games, dance performances, basket raffles, and fun! Wait. There's more! 

For the first year ever, we invite all families to participate in our Adelante Chili Cook Off. Compete to be the King or Queen of chili. 

Sign up to help with decorations, games, or enter your chili: click here

We need items for the prize baskets! Please submit these to the office by tomorrow (Tuesday).

5:30-8:30 at Kennedy Middle School


 The Family/School Compact

Team participation is essential to Adelante’s school philosophy. Parental involvement in developing positive habits at home is crucial to student success. Our focus for this newsletter is about punctuality. In the Home/School Compact, you agreed to adhere to the following:

See that my child attends school regularly and is on time.

Please help your child develop positive habits and organizational skills by supporting their punctual arrival at school. We are promoting this by featuring a

Punctuality Contest.

What is it?                

It’s a competition between classes to be punctual in arrival to school.

When is it?               

The competition starts on Monday, January 22. It ends on Friday, February 16.

How will we count? The office will keep track of tardies each day. We will post a leaderboard so classes can check on their status daily. Note: the lower your score, the better!

Are there prizes?    Yes! There are three prize categories:

  1. The class with the highest punctuality rate (i.e., the lowest score) wins a Movie Night with pizza, hosted by Directora Chris. Parents and siblings are invited!
  2. All classes that maintain 2 or less tardies every day throughout the 20-day competition win a lunchtime pizza party!
  3. All students who arrive to school on time for every day of the contest will receive a slap bracelet!


Community LCAP Meeting

The district will be conducting meetings in order to get input from parents regarding the priority needs of schools, and the allocation of some school funds. The meeting for Adelante will be held this Thurs., 2/1 at Clifford School. The meeting will be held in English with Spanish translation.  Come give your input! Feb. 1, from 6:00- 7:30 at Clifford School.


Community Support for Immigrants

In support of our community, the Redwood City School District has developed informational materials for immigrant families. We have copies available in English and Spanish in the office. We are sending materials home today for ‘English as a second language’ families.

The district is organizing informational meetings for immigrant families. Once dates have been determined, we will promote these meetings on our Facebook page (Adelante Spanish Immersion School). Alternatively, feel free to call the district office for these dates, at 423-2200.

Dress Code

About 95% of the students have been consistently following our dress code expectations. There are no exceptions or waivers to this policy -thank you for sending your child to school in proper dress code.

On a different note, the office has kids coming in from recess needing dry pants, and we don’t have enough to meet our needs (particularly for boys in the upper grades). If you have any outgrown dress code pants, we’d appreciate donations!