Principal's Message

 Shirpser School is a TK -6 school, with a current enrollment of 596 students.  We are a busy, productive, and engaging school, where parents, teachers and students embrace the 7 Effective Habits for academic and personal success.
We have many opportunities for our scholars and our parents.  Currently, many of our second - fifth graders are involved in an after school coding class, which extends and challenges their technology learning and allows them to be creative with technology tools.  Many of our third - sixth graders are involved in our District's after school math support program, to build on their math skills and to provide an additional opportunity to support their in school learning.  Our sixth graders enjoyed multiple sessions of Yoga and learned how to use these exercises at home to support a healthy life style.  We recently held a very successful RIF (Reading is Fundamental) book giveaway, which included active participation from our Parent Latino Literacy Group.  Our Girls on the Run Club will soon begin, as will our intramural /lunch time activity programs.
Our academic focus is developing literacy in our scholars, through the study of reading, language arts, science and social studies.  In addition, we focus on our students' math learning, as math and literacy are essential preparation for middle and high school success.  As part of our rigorous academic program, our school integrates technology at every grade.  Our 2nd through 6th grades have class sets of chromebook laptops.  Our TK, Kinder classes and first grade classes have pods of desktop computers in their classrooms.  And, we have two full classroom computer labs.  Our computer labs remain open after school on designated days for use by our scholars.  A few years ago, we also received a healthy physical education grant, through PEP, which provided wonderful equipment for motivating PE instruction at every grade level.  
Our school also hosts ASPIRE, an after school program, open to all parents, who work or who want their child to have an extended school day.  ASPIRE provides safe, supportive supervision after school.  ASPIRE provides homework support, extended instructional programs and a sports program.  We are fortunate to have received a special grant that will allow us to expand our ASPIRE After School Program and enroll more students, at every grade level.  The ASPIRE application is available online; please go to our District website for a link to the application,
With our focus on the 7 Habits, our scholars daily engage in leadership development.  Our scholars participate in school decision-making through student government and other clubs on campus.  Each month, we recognize our scholars for their efforts in using the 7 Habits.  We celebrate growth in our students monthly with synergizing reward activities and each quarter, we host school wide recognition assembliles.
Our parents are active participants at our school and we are appreciative of their support.  Our parents generously give their time and effort in helping in the classroom, planning family /school activities and fundraising events.  We welcome parents and we also endeavor to provide learning opportunities for parents - We have hosted ESL classes for parents.  We have monthly Coffee with the Principal, as well as our monthly  parent ELAC meetings and School Site Council meetings.  Our parents just completed an exciting study of the importance of literacy through our Latino Literacy Group.  And we are planning a field trip especially for our parents.  We also launched a new group, Shirpser Parent Boosters, which meets monthly to support student and family activities and help with safety at our school.  Please see our school calendar, which is published monthly for dates and times of our parent meetings.
We will begin a new parent class in January 2018, Technology Access and Support, which will run every Monday and Wednesday, from 8:30 am - 9:30am in our computer lab.  Please call our community liaision, Mrs. Rosa Gutierrez at 626.575.2393, ext 2408 for more information about this parent class and other parent education and volunteer opportunities.
We are a Scholar Savings Program School.  This is an exciting opportunitiy that allows our parents to open college savings accounts now for their children!  Studies show that students are more likely to go to college, as they see their parents saving for their college early in their school career.  Please call our school office to speak with our community liaison for more information about our Scholar Savings Program.  There is no minimum savings you are required to save - any amount helps your child!.
For information about academic programs or student activities, please contact Mrs. Lorraine Torres, Principal.  For information about parent programs or our Scholar Savings Program,  please contact our school community liaison, Mrs. Rosa Gutierrez.
 Shirpser School - where Leaders Learn and Grow!
Mrs. Torres, Principal

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School News

Event Calendar

Monday February 26, 2:40 PM - 3:30 PM
School site council
Tuesday February 27 - All Day
1st grade study trip
Thursday March 1, 8:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Wednesday March 14 - All Day
spring picture day
Friday March 16 - All Day
Spirit Day - wear green
Friday March 16, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Coffee with the Principal

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