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    Thursday, February 23, 2017


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  • Student Daily Bulletin

    Bronco Star Drawing

    There will be NO SCHOOL Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24 for President’s Week. School resumes Monday, February 27.

    Patriotic Message: Black History Month Salutes Dorothy Johnson Vaughan
    Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was an African-American mathematics teacher who became one of the leading mathematical engineers in early days of the aerospace industry. After the U.S. defense industry desegregated, Vaughan worked with leading computer operators and engineers, becoming an expert in the FORTRAN programming coding language at NASA. She worked on the SCOUT Launch Vehicle Program that shot satellites into space. Vaughan and other female African-American mathematicians are the subject of a 2016 film Hidden Figures.

    1. Cafeteria Lunch Menu: Lunch today is a corn dog with TGIF dill pickle chips or a chicken patty. Lunch includes salad bar, seasonal fruit and your choice of milk.

    2. Robotics Club:  Our Robotics Club meets today after school in classroom S-1 from 3:05-4:00.  Please check with your parents about our Season of Service volunteer ideas.  And please bring your notebook and practice your coding.  If you are a club member and can't make it please respectfully let Mr. Huey or Ms. Paplos know.  We have a few openings in our club right now.  – Mr. Huey

    3. Personal Relief Plaque: Imagine the year is 3017.  PE classes are outside playing soccer on hoover boards.  Two students go to get the ball near the fence and notice a shiny metal item partially buried in the ground.  They get permission using their implanted blue tooth chip to investigate.  They are amazed to find "Personal Relief Plaques" from back in the day, 2017 that is.  Students created relief plaques that represent those things or memories most important to them.  Please swing by the display under the main staircase to check them out.  Created by 7 and 8 graders in Art.  Enjoy! -  Ms. Colt

    4. Library: Hey, Broncos! A new year means new magazines in the library! Come check out fresh issues of comic books such as The Avengers, Superman, Justice League. We also have fresh issues of Slam, Teen Vogue, and a new food magazine with recipes! Also, just a reminder for those participating in the California Young Reader Medal reading program: Keep reading to finish your chosen category and don't forget to come in to take the reading quizzes. The reading period comes to an end on March 24 so you still have more than a month! - Ms. Kang

    5. SOS/POP: Last Friday, 265 students voted for their favorite slogan to end Racial Injustice. They chose "Be the heart, not the hate" by Ms. Sasaki's class. Congratulations, Ms. Sasaki's 2nd period for receiving the most student votes! Today, voting will take place on the patio at lunch to pick our favorite slogan to defend Immigrants' rights. Your 3 choices are:
    1. Don’t build walls, build bridges.
    2. No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all.
    3. Everyone is family, everyone is welcome. – Mr. Rosenberg
    Please remember to take care of yourself, take care of one another and take care of Bancroft! Go Broncos!



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  • Safe School Zone Resolution and Press Release - Click to Learn More

    Board of Education Declares District Campuses As Safe Zones For Families And Students Threatened By Immigration Enforcement

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif., February 8, 2017 -- The San Leandro Board of Education last night passed a resolution making all campuses a safe zone for students and their families and reinforced the district’s policy mandating that all immigrant students attending San Leandro schools have equal access to an education regardless of their status or the status of their family members. The resolution was passed unanimously on Tuesday night, followed by applause from a full house of community members, educators, union representatives and students.



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  • Math Acceleration Request

    With our transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics, we are updating our acceleration pathways and processes. CCSS in Math for 6th-­8th grade contain standards previously taught in high school and include increased demands around reading, writing, and demonstration of mathematics concepts and complex problem ­solving in real world applications. In order for a student to successfully accelerate in mathematics and skip a course, there are many variables that must be considered. These variables include:

    1. Student Desire to Accelerate
    2. Teacher Recommendation
    3. Grades (A grade of “4” in elementary or “A” in secondary over the last year)
    4. Academic Ability as demonstrated through the following measures:
      1. Summative CAASPP Results in Mathematics
      2. Star Reading and Math Results
      3. Summative End of Year Assessment (end of year exam for year that will be skipped)

    If you wish your student to be tested for acceleration in mathematics, please download and complete the below form provide the required documentation requested to your site principal no later than June 9, 2017.


    Click here to download Math Acceleration Request Application


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  • San Leandro Unified School District Summer School will be held June 19th to July 27th, 2017.  High school credit recovery summer school will be held at Bancroft Middle School from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday.  Extended school year program and enrichment/intervention programs will be held at Jefferson Elementary School 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Thursday. Program offerings and sign ups will be available at each school site on March 15th and our website.  For more information please contact Joanne Clark at


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