Weekly News for Dec 10-14

Posted by Katherine Rivera on 12/9/2018 7:00:00 AM

School Calendar

Dec 10 8:30am and 6:00pm 
Parent Informational Meeting in MUB “What is a Parent Participation School?” This is for parents in the non-Mandarin Immersion Program who would like to know more about the new program at Gill for next year.

Dec 13 8:30am PTA Meeting

Dec.14 8:30am in MUB - Parent Information Meeting #2 about Parent Participation Model

Dec 14 5:30-8:00pm Winter Holiday Festival at John Gill - All food & activities free to all Gill families

Dec 17 Dine Out at Chipotle Fundraiser 4-8pm

Dec 18 School Site Council 8:30am

Dec 20 Early Dismissal at 1:30pm   Pajama Day at School 

Dec 21- Jan 8 Winter Break

Jan 9 School Resumes

Jan 10 6:00pm Meet RCSD at McKinley School

December 20 Deadline to Choose Program for Next Year
John Gill parents NOT in the Mandarin Program must choose a school for next year and complete the School of Choice Application by Dec. 20, 2018.

Whether parents choose to stay at Gill and be part of the Parent Participation model or move to another RCSD school, the application must be completed or the student will not be registered in a school for next year.

Parent Information Meetings 
Dec. 10 8:30am-10:00am MUB
Dec. 10 6:00-7:30pm MUB (childcare provided)
Dec. 14 8:30am-10:00am
Principal Julie Guspari and current Orion parents will present the Parent Participation model and be available to answer questions. Presentation will be in English and Spanish.

Dates to Complete School of Choice Applications for Next Year
Monday, Tuesday and Wed. Dec. 17, 18 & 19 8:00am-5pm district representatives will be on site to meet with parents from the current traditional program. Parents can ask questions and get help completing the School of School Application


All parents MUST complete the application before Dec. 20. The application will take about 10 minutes to complete.
Parents can choose the Parent Participation model here at Gill or choose another one of our great school options in the Redwood City School District.
John Gill parents in the traditional program will have priority on Dec. 17 , 18 and 19 for the School of School application process. The deadline for the SOC priority application ends on Dec. 20. If parents do not come to meet with a district official, their child will not be placed at ANY school in the district. Parents are required to come and make a choice by Dec. 20. No applications will be sent home.