Site Council Needs You!
Thursday, September 1st from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. is our first School Site Council Meeting. The School Site Council is made up of teachers, staff members, and parents. Together we will create the School Improvement Plan, monitor spending, and evaluate whether we are meeting our goals and objectives throughout the year. Please come and let your voice be heard, become a school leader, and support school events. Childcare is provided at these meetings. We will meet the first Thursday of each month except in April due to vacation. Please see the school calendar for additional dates. WE NEED YOU! Together We've Got This!
We Need YOU!
Parents: We need volunteers for classroom support, field trips, fundraisers, ELAC and School Site Council. Won't you consider becoming a member of our volunteer team? Please come by the office and complete a volunteer packet for fingerprinting as soon as possible. You are a valuable part of our team and we need you!!!!!
PLEASE REMEMBER THERE IS NO SUPERVISION FOR STUDENTS UNTIL 7:30 A.M. Please make sure your child is not on campus until that time for their safety.
To ensure the safety of all students, staff and families it is necessary for every person who comes on campus to sign in at the front office. Office staff will ask what the purpose of your visit is and have you sign in to our visitor sign in sheet. You will then be given a visitor pass with the current date. We also ask that you please sign out when you leave campus as well. If you are bringing lunch for your child we will ask that you leave it at the front desk and we will call the student to come and get it before they go to lunch.
Afterschool students and parents have already established a safe and comfortable routine for bringing their children a snack before Afterschool Program begins. This is working very smoothly with this new system in place. We thank you for your understanding that our primary purpose is to maintain a safe and secure school environment for all students, staff, and visitors.
BACK GATE PASSES
If you would like your child to exit through the back gate on California Street you will need to come to the office and fill out a Back Gate Pass. This will allow your child to exit through the back gates at 2:30 p.m. Unfortunately we are not able to offer this service to the families of our Kinder and T/K students as these children need to be signed out. Also, due to supervision, those students in the Afterschool Program will not be eligible for the back gate passes as they must all exit out the front of the school.
Welcome back to the 2016 - 2017 School year. I am so excited about all the new things we will learn together and the great memories we will build each day.
WELCOME BACK Great and Mighty Eagles!
I am so excited to introduce you to some of the newest members of our Great and Mighty Eagle family. We welcome Mr. Andrew Donnelly Crocker as our new Academic Coordinator. He comes to us from Ann Soldo and has taught in Kinder and First Grade for many years. Please drop by and introduce yourself to him in the front office.
We also welcome two new Kindergarten teachers Ms. Orilia Alvarado and Lanna Murphy to Room 7. Also Ms Dumont is joining our Kinder team from First Grade.
Our First Grade team is thrilled to welcome Kaitlin Hunter to Room 9 so stop by and give her a warm Mintie White welcome.
Joining our Second Grade team is Chandra (sounds like Sandra) Cholakian in Room 21 and Christina Robert in Room 10.
Ms. Hutchison is now teaching third grade in Room 14 and Ms. Knopf is teaching a 2nd/3rd grade combination class. Mr. Griffin also has a 4th/5th grade combination. We are excited to welcome Lisa Kepler as our new Special Day Class teacher, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in Room 17.
We are also welcoming Nicole Beardsley as our new PE release teacher for 4th and 5th, Jessica Pavone as our new Art Teacher for 1st and 2nd Grade. We are also lucky to have Marlene Camacho back as our 2nd and 3rd grade music teacher.
Last but certainly not least, I am super excited to welcome Richard Martinez as our new Lead Custodian. He comes to us with years of custodial service and electrical background. Many of you may know him from his experience as a coach and participation in Little League.
Lots of new faces and new opportunities at Mintie White. Please come and introduce yourself to our new Great and Mighty Eagles!
Such talent we have at Mintie!
Thank you to our Community Partners!
Special thanks to the following companies and organizations for their support and generous donations:
To Watsonville Public Library for their generous donation of World Book Encyclopedias, and the support of Librarians Hannah Clement-Young and Susan Nilsson. Stop by and see them and tell them Mintie White sent you.
To Big Creek Lumber for all their support and donations to help us upgrade our garden beds.
Back To School Night September 8
Back To School Night is Thursday, September 8th. We will begin in the cafeteria at 6:00 and class visitations will be from 6:30 - 7:30. Kindergarten and TK parents will not need to attend as they have already had their Back To School Night. This is a very important evening where we will cover new policies, programs, and school-wide expectations. Please join us for this great evening.
School Spirit is alive and well in Ms. Kirkman's class.
Iggy the Eagle is flapping his wings in Ms. Salles Cuhna's Class
School Spirit Soaring High In Mr. Griffin's Class
School Spirit Flies through Ms. Berla's Class
Iggy the Spirit Eagle flies again in Ms. Gilbert's Class!
Iggy rises again in Ms. Caton's Class
Ms. Leighton's Class had 100% on Sport's Day!
Ms. Knopf's Class Has School Spirit
Mr. Griffin's class wins school spirit award
Ms. Freel's Class Wins Crazy Hair Day
Western Day at Mintie White
Ms. Neil's Class Wins Spirit Award
Super Heroes of Mintie White
Twin Day at Mintie White
Mintie White is like, totally Rad on 80's Day!
Crazy Hair day 2015