Principal's Message

 Shirpser students and staff members are busy learning and practicing the 7 Effective Habits.  These habits form the foundation for our Leader In Me journey.  Our school is committed to supporting our students in learning and practicing habits of responsibility, patience, planning and healthy living, so that our students become leaders, as well as successful scholars.  Our Staff has completed formal training, so that we successfully integrate these habits into daily instruction.  Our scholars have many opportunities to show their leadership skills.  At Shirpser, we have student Welcome Ambassador Leaders, Student Tutor Leaders, Lunch Leaders as well as Student Government Leaders.  Our students are enjoying their roles in making our school a welcoming, safe place for learning,  and our Staff continues to work together to plan and teach rigorous common core aligned lessons.
In February, we enjoyed our Student Talent Show which showcased the awesome talents of our students! Several of our students also ran in the El Monte 5K Run for the Arts... The month of March is very busy!  We kick off our jog a thon donation efforts with our Super Hero Jog A Thon morning event on March 8th.  We encourage our students to dress in their favorite superhero T shirt and jogging pants, in order to participate and enjoy this kick off  event! Our actual Super Hero Jog A Thon will be held on April 3rd.  Also, we are proud to offer a week of low cost book sales through our school Book Fair, scheduled for March 20th through March 24th.  Our students and families are invited to visit our book fair and purchase great books!  Continuing our focus on celebrating literacy, we will host special community and District guests at our Celebration of Reading Day on March 29th.  Our guests will visit each classroom, read their favorite book to students and share how reading has positively impacted their life and career.  Our students truly enjoy this special day!  Our 4th-6th grade girls will begin their Girls on the Run Club in March, learning positive conflict resolution strategies, leadership strategies and fitness skills for successfully running a 5K event.  We appreciate all our Teachers, Classified Staff members and Parents - who make all these special events possible for our students!
We also extend a Spartan Thank You to Wells Fargo Bank, a very important and special partner!  Wells Fargo Employees recently gave our school a very generous donation, which will be used to help purchase bicycle racks and one or two playgound benches for our students.  Our Jog A Thon profits will also be used to fund the bicycle racks and tables for the benches.  We value the generosity and kindness of Wells Fargo employees!
We are very proud  that we are a Scholar Savings School!  Through the El Monte Promise, our families can  open college savings accounts for their children, our scholars.  This is a powerful message from our parents to our scholars - that their parents are saving now for college!  The benefits of saving now for college in the future are great.  There is no minimum required to open a savings account. Please contact our Community Liaison, Mrs. Rosa Gutierrez, at 626.5752393, ext 2408 for more information and to schedule an appointment to open a Scholar Savings Account.  We look forward to helping our parents prepare for college now!
 There are many good things happening at our school!
Mrs. Torres, Principal

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