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Audience: Homepage and Homepage

If you are interested in coaching Presidio Panthers Soccer, please contact our Athletic Director, Shauna Alvarez. 

alvarezs1@sfusd.edu

 

Thank you

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 5/31/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

 

Dear parents and guardians, 

 

Family Portal debuted in Fall 2017, and since this is a new tool, we want to hear from you about your experience with Family Portal as a parent or guardian. We’ve worked with Parents for Public Schools of SF to develop a survey, and the information we collect will help us as we continually work to improve your Family Portal experience.

 

Please fill out this short survey, available in English, Chinese and Spanish, before June 8 to give us feedback!

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 5/21/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please click here for the 2018 Band Concert on Youtube.

 

Wonderful job, Mr Geyer and all students!

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Posted by: PMS Tech Lead
Published: 5/11/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please enjoy the wonderful concert put on last night by Ms. Bottini and the talented Presidio Orchestra.

 

Click here to view

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Posted by: PMS Tech Lead
Published: 5/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Hi Folks,

We have several upcoming events this week.

Tuesday 5/8 @ 7pm - Orchestra Concert 

Thursday 5/10 @ 5:30pm - General PTSA meeting, please RSVP here. We will serve food & drinks.

Thursday 5/10 @ 7pm - Band Concert

Can't wait to see everyone art school!

 

Presidio PTSA

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 5/7/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Dear Presidio Community,

 

I want to inform you of a situation that was brought to our attention by one of our students this morning. A student alerted us that on her way to school today a man approached her on 25th Ave between Clement and California Streets.  The man reached out to her, took her hand and tried to get the child to come with him.  The child is safe and was not abducted or harmed by the man.  The child came immediately to the school and the police were contacted.  The San Francisco Police Department responded, took the report and are on the look out for the man.  The child is safe and she and her parent have been working with the school and the police.

 

Our greatest concern is for safety of our children and incidents like this are frightening to children and families. This is an important reminder to talk with our children about ways to stay safe.

 

Below are a few tips for talking with your child about prevention and staying safe:

• When possible, walk in pairs or groups.
• Make sure parents/guardians know where children are, where they are going and who they are with.
• If your child needs to walk alone, tell them to be VERY aware of their surroundings. NO earbuds or distractions. If a car is driving by slowly, stay away from the sidewalk.
• Do not talk to adults they don't know, especially if the adult is in a car.
• If someone approaches your child or touches them without permission, tell them to scream or yell loudly using words like "no", "help", etc. to make it clear they need help. YES, It is okay to fight back physically in these situations.

 

Sincerely, 


Thomas Ekno
Principal

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 5/1/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Dear Presidio Families,

Our school family survey closes on Friday and we would really love to have more responses from you. Please take a few minutes to give us insight into our school from your perspective, it is important to us.  

As part of the School Quality Improvement Index and as a measure of our school's culture and climate, we are asking you to take part in a survey. 

The survey is part of our accountability to the federal government. 

There are no right or wrong answers. 

The survey is completely anonymous. 

Thank you for taking part and helping us learn more about our school. The link to the survey is http://bit.ly/2ElYEso

yours, 

Emma Dunbar, Assistant Principal

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 4/24/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Starting next Tuesday, all Presidio Middle School students will be taking the SBAC in Math and English. Eighth graders will also be taking the state Science test. We will be on a special bell schedule for three weeks to allow everyone plenty of time to take the test. All students who have earbuds or headphones of their own may use them for audio sections of the exam, your child can bring their earbuds or headphones on Tuesdays and Thursdays for testing - please remind your child to keep them safe as they are their possessions and their responsibility, we do not want them to be lost. Students who need headphones should let their English teacher know, we have limited quantities to lend out during testing. 

 

During testing it is especially important for your child to get a good night’s sleep the night before, to eat breakfast on the day of the test, and to take a deep breathe and relax before they begin. 

 

Please remind your child to bring an independent reading book to class during testing. If they finish early they may read. Any student who has a phone out or on during testing will have violated state testing policy; which is a serious incident - please remind your child make sure to have any electronic devices turned off and put completely away before any testing session begins.

 

SBAC tests are an opportunity for your child to show off all he or she knows and has learned; with your reminders and encouragement we know they will do their best. 

 

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 4/12/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

OUTDOOR ED EVENING MEETING: All Yosemite and Olympic Park students and one Parent/Guardian MUST attend this Evening Meeting Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 PM. We will discuss important details of trip and fundraiser and handout itineraries for the trip

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 3/13/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Our students have developed a call to action to express their feelings and voice to the gun violence in our nation's schools and society. Through our Presidio Student Council and Peer Resources, our students have developed and activity of expression and protest for this Wednesday, March 14th, 2018.  Here are the details of the Presidio March 14th Lie-In:

 

Activity:

 

When? Wednesday March 14 - 10:00 am (beginning of 1st period)

 

Why? Demonstrate nationwide unity and remembrance of victims of Parkland, Florida high school shooting.

 

How? Participation is completely voluntary! You do not have to participate.


Option 1:  Walk out of your 1st period classroom and lie down in the hallway. (Optional Orange Tape over your mouth.)

Wear orange!

Lie down silently in memory of the students who lost their lives  
 

Option 2:  Stay in your classroom and hold a moment of silence and continue working.
 

Please note that students are not permitted to leave campus at anytime.  The activity will be supervised by classroom teachers, counselors, and administrators.  If a student leaves campus, he/she  will be marked as absent, parent notified, and further consequences could follow.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 3/12/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

The video of tonight's Teens Through Musicals is now viewable on our Youtube Channel at this link.

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Posted by: Grey Todd
Published: 3/9/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Please note that Parent-Teacher Conference week is coming up next week.  We will be starting school every day next week at 9:00 am and dismissing every day at 2:24 pm.  There will not be a late start next Wednesday, 3/7/2018.  Please be sure to schedule a conference with your child's teachers.  We look forward to seeing you at a conference next week.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 2/28/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Presidio Families, 

As part of the School Quality Improvement Index and as a measure of our school's culture and climate, we are asking you to take part in a survey. 

The survey is part of our accountability to the federal government. 

There are no right or wrong answers. 

The survey is completely anonymous. 

Thank you for taking part and helping us learn more about our school. The link to the survey is http://bit.ly/2ElYEso

yours, 

Emma Dunbar, Assistant Principal

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 2/27/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

"Teens Through Musicals" which will premier in the Presidio Middle School Auditorium on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9 at 6 PM.  Tickets by donation, no one turned away for lack of funds, suggested donation $5.

 

"Teens Through Musicals" is an evening of musical numbers and original monologues that teens resonate with.  Student driven, directed, and delivered by the after school Presidio Musical Theater students.  8th grade Directors: Mia Aaronson, Ava Vucik, and Noah Eshaghpour-Silverman.

 

Order tickets from Eventbrite here.

 

All proceeds offset production costs.  For additional tax deductible donations, please go to our Presidio PTSA donation page.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 2/27/18




Audience: Homepage, Homepage, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Thursday February 15, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm

AAPAMonthly Meeting- Living History: Celebrating Black Excellence with Our Site Based AAPACs

Location: Leola Havard Auditorium, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA

Join the African American Parent Advisory Council of SF for our monthly general assembly as we highlight and appreciate our site based AAPACs. Dinner and childcare will be provided. 

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm

Black College Expo

Oakland Marriott, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA

The Black College Expo™ is an event the highlights over 50 of the 104 historically black colleges and universities, along with other higher learning institutions and educational services. For eligible 12th grade and college students there will will on the spot acceptances and scholarships offered Click here more information.

 

Thursday, February 21, 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm

Black Family Workshop: Early Learners, Future Leaders

Leola Havard Family Room, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA 

In honor of President Obama’s My Brother’s My Sister’s Keeper Initiative, please join the SFUSD Early Education Department for a conversation on nurturing the growing interests and abilities of your child. The evening will be filled with fun, food, and great prizes.

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00pm-8:00pm

23rd Annual African American Honor Roll and Candlelight Ceremony

St. Mary's Cathedral, 111 Gough Street SF, CA

The San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators & The African American Community request the honor of your presence at our Annual Honor Roll Academic Awards Ceremony & Reception. We will honor 3rd-12th grade African American students who have achieved a 3.0 or higher this academic year.  Please see the invitation attached.  This event is open to all. There is a $10 request per guest. This event is open to all.

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018 8:30am-12:30pm

37th Annual Oratorical/Musical/Stomp Contest hosted by the SF Alliance of Black School Educators

Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA

This will be a phenomenal day where we celebrate our students as they showcase their oration, musical and poetry skills. Students interested in applying, please contact Mrs. Emily Wade-Thompson for application details at (415) 401-2555 x1246

 

Other Black History Celebrations in SF:

For ways you can share the Collective Brilliance of African American people in your home, please see the links below:

 

 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

If you must drop off your student in front of the school, please drive north on 30th Ave or south on 29th Ave so that they don’t have to cross in front of cars and traffic moves smoothly. Please consider arranging an alternative drop-off/pick-up spot with your student a couple of blocks from the school to help relieve traffic congestion. In all cases, DO NOT BLOCK ANY DRIVEWAYS.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 2/5/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Thursday, February 8 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Presidio Middle School Library

 

PTSA business followed by presentation:

Electronic Resources and Information Literacy

 

Come when you can! Students and families welcome! 

 

It's 9 p.m. and your student says they need two more facts for their essay. They're asking questions about stuff you remember only vaguely. Presidio has help for you!
 

Join us at the February general meeting and get a tour of online resources available from San Francisco Unified School District and San Francisco Public Library. Move beyond Google searches to find reliable encyclopedia entries. Find out how SFUSD students learn to evaluate web pages and cite their sources. Questions welcome.

Presented by two University of San Francisco librarians who are Presidio parents.
 

Light dinner & refreshments will be served.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 2/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

There have recently been unconfirmed reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) may conduct a major sweep in San Francisco. Please remember immigration officials are not allowed access to students or student information on school grounds without authorization from SFUSD’s Legal Office.

 

If you need immigration support, you may speak with a trusted adult at school. Your information will be kept confidential. Find legal help related to immigration from San Francisco Immigrant Support. If you encounter ICE officials in your home or community, or if you or someone you know is detained in San Francisco, you can call the Rapid Response hotline at 415-200-1548.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 1/19/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Thank you to all students who participated in this year's spelling bee. We ran out of chairs for all the audience members at this popular event and appreciate the support and respect both the audience and competitors gave each other throughout the competition. 

 

Many thanks also to Mr. Stookey for hosting the competition and serving as pronouncer. Ms. Dunbar was the judge. 

 

The runner-up is 7th grader Breanna Lau with the word "barrette" and the winner is 7th grader Dillon Lau with the word "marmalade". Dillon will be going on to represent Presidio at the citywide competition next month. 

 

Congratulations to Dillon, Breanna, and all our dexterous spellers!

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 1/18/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 06, Homepage, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Presidio Familes, attached is a guide to preventing and managing the flu from the CDC. Thank you for doing all you can to prevent the spread of this virus and keep your children and families healthy. Stay well. 

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Posted by: Emma Dunbar
Published: 1/16/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Welcome back to school! Join us for the first meeting of 2018.

 

We will be discussing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how the roll-out has been going in the 6th Grade.  Our 6th Grade Science teachers will join us for a presentation and a Q & A session.

 

 

Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

Presidio PTSA

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the School Site Council in the School Library on the 2nd floor Friday January 19th at 8am.  The School Site Council makes recommendation to the administration in regard to school budgets and our Balanced Scorecard.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/2/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come and chat with Principal Ekno Friday, January 19th, at 9:15 AM in Room 117 (Staff Room). This monthly informal conversation is in addition to his usual attendance at PTSA meetings and regular availability to schedule meetings or communicate via email and phone. 

 

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 1/2/18




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Dear Parents/Guardians:

 

An increased number of students are absent or have become ill at school with gastroenteritis.  Symptoms of gastroenteritis include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea and/or stomach cramps.  

 

All persons feeling sick should stay home.  Any person with diarrhea and/or vomiting should not return to school for 48 hours AFTER the symptoms have resolved.  

 

The following measures are recommended to prevent the spread of illness: 

• Frequent hand-washing

• Thorough cleaning and disinfecting of contaminated surfaces immediately after an episode of illness with a diluted bleach solution

• Immediate removal and washing of clothing or linens that may be contaminated with virus after an episode of illness (use hot water and soap)

• Washing and sanitizing all utensils after each use and not sharing utensils, food and drinks

 

Frequent hand-washing is being encouraged by school staff;  the custodial staff has taken appropriate steps to clean and disinfect classrooms and other areas in the school.    

 

While almost all people who get gastroenteritis recover completely, it is important to prevent dehydration (severe loss of fluids) during this illness.  

 

For more information refer to the Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, San Francisco Department of Public Health website at www.sfcdcp.org  

 

For any questions, please consult our school district nurse or your child’s health provider.  

 

With your support at home, we will be able to keep our school a healthy place to learn.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Thomas Ekno

Principal

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 12/14/17




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Thomas Ekno, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

Dear Parents,

 

There is a Gastroenteritis virus that is going around at Presidio.  

 

The symptoms are: stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea and fever.  

 

If your student has these symptoms please keep them home from school for 48 hours.

 

Thanks for your cooperation,

 

 

Kathleen Lund, RN, BSN

School Nurse Presidio Middle School

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 12/14/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Does your Presidio student have learning differences? Does he or she have an IEP, a 504, or just a different way of learning? Please join the Special Ed Parent Group to share ideas and resources. Our next meeting will be ‪Tuesday, 12/12, at 6pm in the Staff Lounge, Rm 117.

Our next topic will be HOMEWORK STRATEGIES.

 

Snacks will be provided.

 

Please send your homework related questions to the group coordinator at evaymail@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 12/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER FAMILY MEETING

December 8. 2017, Room 302

All families of English Language Learners are invited to Presidio on to learn more about supporting your children at school.

 

AGENDA:

3:45 - 4:05           Snacks, socialize

 

Welcome                                  Ms. Bueti, EL Coordinator

Reclassification Process           Ms. Bueti

New Language Assessment       Ms. Maggie Zhou,

Test.                                         Multilingual Pathways.

The Importance of an ELAC     Ms. Zhou

at school                                     

The need for strong Parent      Ms. Sandy Qiu,

involvement in our ELAC           Parents for Public Schools

 

Multiple translations of this letter are attached. 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Attached is an outline of Presidio School-wide Policies and Procedures, including a description of the Referral and On-Campus Restoration Process. This is an update of the document shared with families earlier this semester. A hard copy will be going home in the December Wednesday envelope. 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/28/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Your donation to the Presidio PTSA directly impacts every student at Presidio Middle School.  Please consider making a gift.

 

Donations can be made online on our Presidio PTSA Annual Giving Campaign School Loop page. You may make a one time donation, or click the link to set up monthly payments.  If you prefer to make a cash or check donation, please print the AGC Form and attach before turning in to the main office at school.  Checks may be made out to Presidio PTSA.

 

Thank you to everyone who has already made a gift for the 2017-18 school year. We appreciate your support.

 

 

Presidio PTSA

presidioptsa@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come watch our Dance & Guitar Students perform their Winter Musical Revue projects!  Tuesday, Dec. 5th during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods. Parents welcome!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/18/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Chat with Principal Ekno Friday, November 17, at 9:15 AM in Room 117 (Staff Room). This monthly informal conversation is in addition to his usual attendance at PTSA meetings and regular availability to schedule meetings or communicate via email and phone. This month’s topic is: “Navigating Presidio: School Staff and How They Can Help.” .

 

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the School Site Council in the School Library on the 2nd floor this Friday at 8am.  The School Site Council makes recommendation to the administration in regard to school budgets and our Balanced Scorecard.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/13/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Baby pictures are needed for the yearbook. Here is how you submit your baby picture to Ms. Abrahams. If you are sending a digital file the picture needs to be: 1. 1MB or larger, 2. rename the photo as your first name, last name, 3. Send in an email to abrahamsa@sfusd.edu using the subject line as baby photo and your first and last name. If you don’t follow the directions your baby photo will not be in the yearbook. It is very important that you follow the directions. If you are turning in a hard copy here are the directions: 1. Put your first and last name on the back of the photo, 2. Put your HR number on the back of the photo, 3. Put the photo in an envelope with your first and last name, and HR on the envelope, 4. Turn into Ms. Abrahams in Room 212. All baby photos are due by Friday November 17th.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/9/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Yearbooks are officially on sale for $45 until December 31st. After that date yearbooks will go up to $50. You can purchase your yearbook online at the www.yearbookordercenter.com, by phone - 866.287.3096, writing a check, or cash. On the check make sure you have your first and last name, HR number, and grade, and make the check out to Presidio Middle School put it in an envelope with the same information on the envelope. If you are paying in cash, put the $45 in an envelope with your first and last name, grade, and HR number on the envelope. If you are paying with cash or check please give to Ms. Abrahams in Room 212.         

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/9/17




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The next Special Education Parent Group meeting will be held Tuesday, 11/7, from 6-7:30pm in the Staff Lounge, Room 117. If your Presidio student has a different way of learning, come and chat with similar families! Food will be provided.

If you will be attending, please RSVP to the group coordinator at evaymail@gmail.com so that she can get a headcount for food.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 11/6/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Please join the Presidio PTSA  TONIGHT for our monthly General PTSA Meeting.  Wanna know what we spend our Annual Giving Campaign donations on?  We discuss our annual budget at every PTSA meeting.  Meeting begins in the School Library at 6pm.

 

Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/5/17




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Please join us for Presidio Beacon's annual Feastival Potluck on Wednesday, November 15, from 5:00-6:15pm in the Presidio Middle School Cafeteria. If you bring a dish to share, please make sure it is nut and egg free. All Presidio Families are welcome. Meals will be provided but feel free to bring more food to share!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 11/5/17




Audience: Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

To support families and extend learning during SFUSD’s week long Thanksgiving Break,

RDNC will be hosting a two-day camp for any youth who attend programs at Presidio. 

Please follow the link below for the informational flyer.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/26/17




Audience: Departments, Our School, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Teachers, Students, Electives, Parents, Site Council, Grade 06, Grade 07, Visual & Performing Arts, Grade 08, Athletic Teams, All Grades, Bulletins, Janet Yieh, Special Education, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Physical Education and Athletics, Outdoor Education and PTSA

GENERAL PTSA MEETING THIS THURSDAY 10/19

 

We will do a small amount of PTSA business, followed by HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT, led by our wonderful 8th grade counselor, Ms Rachel Eckberg.  Ms Eckberg will be on hand to answer your many High School Application questions along with a panel of current High School Students from throughout SFUSD.

 

An RSVP form will go this next week to gauge attendance.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Congratulations to the baseball team and Coach Meneses on capturing the title by a score of 1-0.  They defeated the Aptos Tigers at Hennessey Field.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/20/17




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Mandatory meeting for tryouts will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, after school in the lower yard.  Meet Coach Ching, sign up for tryouts, and turn in completed physical packets.  Tryouts start on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, by grade level and run through October 26, 2017.  All tryouts will be held at Washington High School.  6th grade tryouts are held on Tuesday, October 24th, 7th grade on Wednesday, October 25th, and 8th grade on Thursday, October 26th, from 3:35-5:30pm.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

All outdoor practices are cancelled.

 

All outdoor games are postponed.  The only outdoor games are the middle school baseball finals, girls' golf (the Wallenberg vs. Washington match) and today's cross country meet.  We will post a new date and time when it is announced.

All indoor practices are cancelled and postponing all indoor contests.  These contests include high school volleyball, and middle school basketball.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

SFUSD continues to monitor the air quality index for the City and County of San Francisco for the week of Oct. 16. Principals are getting regular updates regarding precautions they should take, including bringing activities indoors when the air quality is orange or red and monitoring students with asthma and other health conditions. As the forecast changes during the school day or at any time during this week, an update will be provided to principals right away. Check the current the air quality index at airnow.gov.

 

三藩市聯合校區將繼續監測本週三藩市內的空氣品質指數。各校校長會定期獲得有關相應預防措施的最新消息,包括當空氣品質達橙色或紅色級別時,把所有活動安排在室內進行,以及監察患哮喘及其他健康狀況學生的情況。若空氣品質預測在上學日期間或本週任何時間出現變化,我們會立即向所有校長提供更新資訊。你可上網到airnow.gov查閱最新的空氣品質指數。

 

El SFUSD continúa monitorizando el índice de calidad del aire para la Ciudad y el Condado de San Francisco durante la semana del 16 de octubre. Los directores reciben actualizaciones periódicas con respecto a las precauciones que deben tomar, incluso realizar las actividades dentro de las instalaciones cuando la calidad del aire es naranja o roja y vigilar los estudiantes con asma y otras condiciones de salud. Conforme el pronóstico cambie durante el día escolar o en cualquier momento durante esta semana, de inmediato se proporcionarán actualizaciones a los directores. Verifique el índice actual de calidad del aire en airnow.gov.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/16/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Presidio Middle School’s AVID team encourages all families to support their students in taking Cornell Notes and using them as a study tool. Cornell Notes are a proven form of effective, organized two-column note-taking where the notes appear on the right-hand side of the page and key questions or terms relating to the notes are added in a column to the left. The notes are then summarized in the student’s own words at the end of the page. Cornell Notes are a proven study tool that allows a student to repeatedly engage with class material in a number of ways: note-taking, highlighting key terms and study questions, summarizing material and then returning to the notes to review and study them in the days following class and prior to a test or quiz. Research shows that students who return to material through their notes, after initially receiving information in class, can increase their memory and command of the material by up to 80%. In other words, reviewing Cornell Notes within ten minutes, 24 hours, and again 7 days later reduces the rate of forgetting. Cornell Notes are used in middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities around the world.

 

AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. Advancement Via Individual Determination

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

GENERAL PTSA MEETING THIS THURSDAY 10/19 @ 6 PM IN THE LIBRARY!

 

We will do a small amount of PTSA business, followed by HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT, led by our wonderful 8th grade counselor, Ms Rachel Eckberg.  Ms Eckberg will be on hand to answer your many High School Application questions along with a panel of current High School Students from throughout SFUSD.

 

An RSVP form will go this next week to gauge attendance.

 

Have a great weekend!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/15/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Dear Parents and Guardians of Presidio Middle, 

 

Let's keep our school safe. Please find attached our Restorative Practices Policies and Procedures detailing student rights, responsibilities, consequences, and opportunities to restore, repair, and learn from their mistakes.

 

Yours, 

 

Principal Ekno, Assistant Principals Dunbar, Kuhr, and Middleton

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The middle school baseball final (Aptos v. Presidio) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Hennessey Field.  First pitch is at 3:00 pm.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/13/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco Unified School District officials are working closely with the Department of Emergency Management and the Department of Public Health to monitor the air quality situation in San Francisco. At this time, we continue to advise schools to conduct indoor activities during the school day. Schools will be open Friday, Oct. 13. If San Francisco's air quality is downgraded further, we will consult with Department of Public Health and provide families and staff with an update.

 

三藩市聯合校區正在與緊急事故應變管理部和公共衛生部密切合作,監測三藩市的空氣質量。目前,我們繼續建議學校在上課期間進行室內活動。 學校將在10月13日星期五正常開放。 如果三藩市的空氣質量進一步下降,我們將向公共衛生部諮詢,並對家庭和員工提供新指引。

 

Los funcionarios del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco están trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Manejo de Emergencias y el Departamento de Salud Pública para vigilar la calidad del aire en San Francisco. En este momento, seguimos recomendando a las escuelas que realicen las actividades dentro del plantel durante el día escolar. Las escuelas estarán abiertas el viernes 13 de octubre. Si la calidad del aire de San Francisco disminuye aún más, consultaremos con el Departamento de Salud Pública, con el fin de proporcionar a las familias y al personal una actualización sobre la situación.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

As of 12:00 today, we are in a Red Alert on the Air Quality Index.

 

All outdoor practices are cancelled.

 

            We have the following outdoor contests today.  They will be treated as follows:

 

1.         Cross country meet at Polo Fields.  This meet is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.

 

2.         Middle School Baseball Finals at Hennessey.  This game is postponed.  My office will give the schools reschedule information.

 

3.         Lowell vs. Burton varsity football game at Burton.  This game is postponed.  It will be rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 at Lowell at 3:00.  Burton is the home team, but their field is being repaired on Friday so the game will be moved to Lowell.  Burton will wear its dark home uniforms.  Lowell will wear its road white uniforms even though the game is at Lowell.  Lowell will operate the clock and Burton will provide the chain crew. 

 

Burton and Lowell should note that if we can’t play on Friday due to Air Quality, we will attempt to move the game to Saturday at either Burton or Lowell.   

 

            We note that Burton was going to play a FS non-league game against Lowell on Friday at Lowell.  That game has been bumped as the league varsity game takes priority. 

 

   We will be back in touch tomorrow if the Air Quality Index stays high.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/12/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco has very poor air quality due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD has advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors on Oct. 12 during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports and learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles el 12 de octubre durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Beginning at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Oct. 11, the air quality in San Francisco is expected to become "unhealthy for sensitive groups" (known as a code orange). At that time, schools have been advised to minimize outdoor exertion for students and staff with asthma or other health issues. Alternative activities and settings will be made available for all students at all of our schools.

 

各位三藩市聯合校區家長:從今天下午2點開始,預計三藩市的空氣質量會升級為橙色警告,即“對敏感人群有健康危害”。 學校已經收到建議盡量減少哮喘或有其他健康問題的學生和工作人員的戶外運動,並提供其它活動給所有學生。

 

Se espera que hoy alrededor de las 2:00 de la tarde, la calidad del aire en San Francisco no sea saludable “en especial para los grupos de personas más sensibles” (conocido como código naranja). Al llegar ese tiempo, a las escuelas se les ha recomendado que “a estudiantes y personal con padecimientos de asma o de salud” se les limite la salida al exterior. Para todos nuestros estudiantes de las escuelas se tendrán disponibles medidas y actividades alternativas.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

San Francisco has very poor air quality today due to the fires in the North Bay. SFUSD advised all school sites ​to keep students indoors during recess​, physical education​ and lunc​h​​. All outdoor sports activities ​and outdoor learning ​activities should ​also ​​​be ​moved indoors today.  

 

These guidelines are to remain in place until the San Francisco Department of Public Health deems the air quality has improved, and it is safe for children to do activities outdoors. We will continue to update principals regarding any changes to this directive. 

 

由於北灣火災,三藩市空氣質素非常差劣。三藩市聯合校區已吩咐所有學校在小息、體育堂及午餐時安排學生留在室內活動。所有戶外運動和學習活動也應轉到室內進行。 

 

這指引將一直生效,直至三藩市公共衛生局認為空氣質素已改善,並適合學生在室外安全活動為止。如有任何變化,我們將會繼續通知校長。

 

En estos momentos la ciudad de San Francisco tiene muy mala calidad del aire debido a los incendios en el norte de la Bahía de San Francisco. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Francisco (SFUSD) ha aconsejado a todas las escuelas que mantengan a los alumnos en el interior de sus inmuebles durante el recreo, la clase de educación física y el almuerzo. Todos los deportes y actividades docentes al aire libre deben también realizarse en el interior de las escuelas.

 

Estas directrices deberán respetarse hasta que el Departamento de Salud Pública de San Francisco considere que la calidad del aire ha mejorado y es seguro para los alumnos realizar actividades al aire libre. El SFUSD continuará informando a los directores de las escuelas sobre cualquier cambio de última hora.

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Musical Theatre’s first workshop and preparation for auditions is Thursday, October 12 from 3:35-5 pm in the Auditorium. Come one and come all, previous club members and new members invited! Singers, dancers, actors, stage crew. We will be playing some theatre games and you will find out more about our plans for a Musical Revue. Second practice day will be Tuesday, Oct. 17 and auditions will be Thursday, Oct. 19 after school.                         

Navarrete and Stookey

 

Musical Revue, Feb. 22, 23, and 24, 2018

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Does your Presidio student have learning differences? Does he or she have an IEP, 504, or just a different way of learning? We are starting up a Special Education parent group to share ideas and resources. The first meeting will be Thursday 10/12 @ 6pm in theTeacher's Lounge.

If you would like to attend or have questions, please RSVP to ljbloch@aol.com.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 10/5/17




Audience: Departments, Bulletins, Our School, Special Education, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Electives, Homepage, Homepage, Site Council, Physical Education and Athletics, Visual & Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Athletic Teams and PTSA

The safety of your child is our primary concern. This is an important reminder to talk with our children about ways to stay safe. 

Below are a few tips for talking with your child about prevention and staying safe.

* When possible, walk in pairs or groups. 
* Make sure parents/guardians know where children are, where they are going and who they are with. 
* If your child needs to walk alone, tell them to be VERY aware of their surroundings. NO earbuds or distractions. If a car is driving by slowly, stay away from the sidewalk.
* Do not talk to adults they don't know, especially if the adult is in a car. 
* If someone approaches your child or touches them without permission, tell them to scream or yell loudly using words like "no", "help", etc. to make it clear they need help. YES, It is okay to fight back physically in these situations. 
* Students should not go to the neighborhood stores before or after school.  The school does not provide supervision off our campus so please remind and encourage your child to stay on the campus before school and to go straight home after school.

Thank you for helping us keeping our children and school safe.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 10/2/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on September 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) over two and half years. USCIS will continue to accept and process RENEWAL applications until Oct. 5, 2017 from applicants whose DACA expires between Sept. 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018. Below are resources in support of DACA students who are eligible for renewal:

Apoyo para los trámites de renovación de la Acción Diferida para Personas que Llegaron al País en la Infancia (DACA)

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​ La oficina del USCIS continuará aceptando y procesando solicitudes de RENOVACIÓN hasta el 05 de octubre del 2017 de los estudiantes cuya DACA vence entre el 05 de septiembre del 2017 y el 05 de marzo del 2018. A continuación, presentamos una lista de organismos que ofrecen recursos de apoyo a los estudiantes DACA que califican para renovar su condición:

協助暫緩遣返無証移民計劃(DACA)資格續辦

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止。美國公民及移民事務局(USCIS) 將繼續接受和處理DACA計劃參加者之資格續辦申請,直至2017年10月5日為止,只要申請者之DACA計劃失效日期界乎2017年9月5日至2018年3月5日。以下一些資源對符合DACA計劃續辦申請的學生會有幫助:

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/27/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Come to the Enrollment Fair on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, at John O'Connell High School, 2355 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94110.  See all public schools and attend workshops on the enrollment process, Transitional Kindergarten, Special Education, Language pathways, middle school feeders, afterschool programs and the Lowell application process.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/22/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

DATE CHANGE - 8th Grade Washington D.C. and New York City Trip in May 8th Graders - if you are interested in going on this trip from May 14-19th, there will be an informational meeting for parents in the Presidio auditorium on Tuesday evening, October 3rd at 6pm.  

Parents should attend this meeting as applications will be distributed and questions will be answered then. Last year, the trip sold out two days after the meeting.  

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Departments, Our School, Calendars, Clubs, Foreign Language, Library, Teachers, Students, Electives, Parents, Site Council, Grade 06, Grade 07, Visual & Performing Arts, Grade 08, Athletic Teams, All Grades, Bulletins, Janet Yieh, Special Education, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Associates, Homepage, Afterschool Professionals, Homepage, Physical Education and Athletics, Outdoor Education and PTSA

The SSC will meet in the library at 8:00am. All Students and Parents are welcome to attend. This is the place to find out about the School Budget and make an impact on our Balanced Score Card.

The SSC meeting will be followed by the Principal Chat in the Teacher’s Lounge at 9:15. We will have a representative from Synergy to explain What Synergy is, What makes it better than School Loop, and answer questions.

See you there!
 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/21/17




Audience: Janet Yieh, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education, Visual & Performing Arts, Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Please join the Presidio PTSA for our first general meeting of the 2017-18 school year.  

Come with school, grade level, PTSA and Administration questions.  We will also be discussing our PTSA budget and our fundraising goals for the year.

The meeting will be held in the school library from 6:00-8:00pm.  Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Questions?  Please email presidioptsa@gmail.com

 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/15/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

We hope your student is finding success with the Synergy website (https://portal.sfusd.edu). Log-in instructions and activation codes for Parent/Guardian accounts went home to student’s primary contact. The school can now help with a secondary activation code.  If you have been identified as Parent/Guardian 1 you received an activation code from the school already. Please email Mr. Ekno (eknot@sfusd.edu) with the name of the other parent/guardian that you would like an activation code created for.  Only the Parent/Guardian 1 can request a second activation code.        

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

The first meeting of the School Site Council will be on Friday September 22 at 8:00 AM in the Library.  School Site Council represents parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SSC analyzes student achievement data, gathers community input, and helps develop and monitor the Balanced Scorecard/Single Plan for Student Achievement (BSC/SPSA). Interested in joining the SSC? Questions? Please email Annette Hurst, 2017-18 SSC Chair, at annettehurst@gmail.com.
 

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

September 14 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Join Principal Ekno and representatives from the PTSA for a welcome in the Auditorium. Then you and your student (students are not required to attend) will follow their schedule with a visit to each classroom. Teachers will discuss classroom expectations, standards-based curriculum, homework, and grading policies. Time is limited and individual meetings will not be possible.  Parking WILL NOT be available on the school yard but there is parking at the Washington High School football field lot on 30th Ave (just south of Geary).  Please try to carpool, bike, or take MUNI.  If you do need to drive, come early to find a legal spot in the neighborhood or in the Washington lot.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: Afterschool Professionals, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

To date, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrant youth have been granted DACA status, which provides work authorization and temporary relief from deportation. The program has enabled our graduates to contribute to their communities by significantly increasing opportunities for higher education and jobs. Unfortunately, on Sept. 5, 2017, President Trump directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to phase out and eventually end DACA over two and half years.

迄今,接近80萬名無證移民青少年已獲賦予DACA身份,並從中獲工作許可和暫緩遣返。該計劃大大增加我們畢業生入讀大專院校及就業機會,從而有助他們貢獻社區。很不幸,在2017年9月5日,特朗普總統指令美國國土安全部(DHS) 及美國公民及移民服務局(USCIS) ,在未來兩年半內逐步撤銷「童年入境者暫緩遣返手續」(DACA),直至該計劃完全撤銷為止

Hasta la fecha, casi 800.000 jóvenes inmigrantes sin documentos legales de inmigración han obtenido la categoría DACA, lo que les proporciona una autorización de trabajo y pospone temporalmente su deportación. El programa ha permitido que nuestros graduados contribuyan a sus comunidades al aumentar significativamente las oportunidades para que ellos obtengan una educación superior y empleo. Infortunadamente, el día 5 de septiembre de 2017, el presidente Trump ordenó al Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) y a los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los EE.UU. (USCIS) que gradualmente eliminen y eventualmente pongan fin a la Acción Diferida para Llegadas de Niñez (DACA) durante un lapso de dos años y medio.​

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Posted by: Kang-Yun Joyce Tsai, District Staff, San Francisco Unified School District
Published: 9/7/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

African American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC) Meeting

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017

What Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM

Where: Leola Havard Auditorium, 1520 Oakdale Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event is open to all parents, guardians and caregivers of African American students in SFUSD. Join us as we share our experiences and hopes for our children with SFUSD Administrators.

 

Black Family Day

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017

What Time: 9:30AM-3:00PM

Where: Willie L. Brown Middle School, 2055 Silver Avenue SF, CA 94124

Who: This event targets Black families in San Francisco and welcomes the support community based organizations and SFUSD partners.

Provided: A catered lunch, raffle prizes, resources and transportation

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 9/5/17




Audience: Thomas Ekno, Homepage, Athletic Teams, Bulletins, Calendars, Clubs, Departments, Electives, Foreign Language, Library, Our School, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Athletics, PTSA, Site Council, Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts

Dear Presidio School Community,

 

I want to inform you of a situation that was brought to our attention through a parent chat group. A parent alerted other parents of an attempted kidnapping and a demonstration of a lewd sexual act toward a high school student on Anza Street, near the student’s home, at approximately 3:45 pm on August 31st . 

 

The child is safe.  She used her cell phone to start videotaping the perpetrator. She captured the license plate and car as the man drove away.  SFPD’s Richmond district officers responded, took the report and are on the look out for the perpetrator.

 

Our greatest concern is for the safety of our children and incidents like this are frightening to children and families. This is an important reminder to talk with our children about ways to stay safe. 

 

Below are a few tips for talking with your child about prevention and staying safe.

 

 * When possible, walk in pairs or groups. 


* Make sure parents/guardians know where children are, where they are going and who they are with. 


* If your child needs to walk alone, tell them to be VERY aware of their surroundings. NO earbuds or distractions. If a car is driving by slowly, stay away from the sidewalk.


* Do not talk to adults they don't know, especially if the adult is in a car. 


* If someone approaches your child or touches them without permission, tell them to scream or yell loudly using words like "no", "help", etc. to make it clear they need help. YES, It is okay to fight back physically in these situations. 

 

Thank you for helping us keeping our children and school safe.

 

Thomas Ekno

Principal

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 9/1/17




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School locker assignments will be distributed to those students who have returned all required forms and who bring in a combination lock to school tentatively starting Tuesday, September 5 2017.

 

We recommend MASTER combination locks No. 1500 or 1525. For security reasons, scratch out the first two or three numbers of the serial number on the back of the lock so the combination number cannot be traced or put on the Internet to get the combination. The PTSA Student Store has plenty of locks in stock.  No key locks please.

 

It is important to advise your child not to bring valuables or money to school. If your child must bring these items to school, have your child leave it with his/her teacher or counselor.

 

Students are responsible for making sure that their locks are properly locked and that they do not give out their combination to other students.  Students are not to share lockers unless assigned to do so. Students’ locks will be cut off if found on lockers not assigned to them.

 

Lockers are the property of SFUSD and need to be kept clean and well maintained or you may be charged damage fines. Please note: 7th and 8th grade students may use hall lockers ONLY before and after homeroom, before and after lunch, and after school. 6th grade students may use hall lockers at teachers’ discretion. Failure of proper locker use will result in temporary loss of locker use privileges. Lockers and their contents may be searched by school administration based on reasonable suspicion at any time.

 

Students will not be given a locker until the parent/guardian has read and signed the locker agreement form.  Please have your child return the signed form to his/her homeroom teacher. 

 

Thank you for your assistance!

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 8/31/17




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Unfortunately, the school district is working through some bugs in the role out of the Synergy email and grade book system.  The initial assignment of activation codes was set to the first parent/guardian listed in the student contact section in the Synergy system.  In the case of multi-parent families and multi-household families (as you can imagine, many), the system will not let the school run a second activation code, yet.  The district’s IT department is working with the vendor to get this corrected.  As soon as this is fixed, either the school or district will run the activation codes and we will get them out to all parents and guardians who request and have educational rights.

We are so sorry for this inconvenience but we are working to get it resolved as soon as possible.

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Posted by: Thomas Ekno
Published: 8/30/17




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All interested students that want to try out and/or be a manager for the boys' and girls' basketball teams need to attend the informational meetings on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00pm in the South Gym for the boys' team and North Gym for the girls' team.  Physical packets and tryout dates will be given.  Physical packets must be completed in order to tryout.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/28/17




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Every family in SFUSD is requested to complete a school lunch application, regardless of whether or not your child may be planning to eat school lunch. We are aiming for 100% completion of lunch forms so your participation is essential. The forms help us with our funding. You can complete the school lunch form here www.schoolcafe.com . Thank you! 

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/21/17




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Access to the new SFUSD Student and Family Portal can be found by clicking the link on the right side of this page, or at portal.sfusd.edu .

 

Student accounts are now active. Logins and passwords are the same as students use for their school gmail.

 

Parents and Guardians have separate accounts that require a setup process. This information will be sent out by the school with other start of year documents.

 

Please note that Apps are available for iOS and Android devices.

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Posted by: Grey Todd
Published: 8/21/17




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Our boys' soccer team is in need of a coach.  The season starts this week and runs through early October.  If you are interested in the position or know of someone who is, please contact Shauna Alvarez at alvarezs1@sfusd.edu.

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/20/17




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School starts next Monday, August 21st @ 9am.  The PTSA will be serving coffee outside the auditorium doors from 8:30-9:30 am.  The coffee has been generously donated by Peet’s @ 16th & Geary.

 

This is a perfect opportunity for new & returning parents to mingle and ask & answer questions.

 

If you are a 6th grade parent, you will escort your student to the door of the auditorium, kiss them goodbye and head outside for adult conversation.  Once your student is seated and the bell rings, their homeroom teachers will call their names and escort them to homeroom, much like they practiced at Step-Up in June. They will receive their class schedules and report to their classes throughout the day.  

 

See you next week for coffee!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/15/17




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On behalf of EMPOWERMENT 2020, Mayor Ed Lee and City Administrator Naomi Kelly, we would like to extend a personal invitation to the San Francisco Unified School District to participate in the upcoming EMPOWERMENT 2020 Count Up San Francisco Conference on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

 

EMPOWERMENT 2020 is an action- based movement for the movement for the advancement of women and girls in underrepresented areas of influence.  With your assistance, we expect that approximately half of the 1,000 attendees will be Bay Area students most prominently from the San Francisco Unified School District.  

 

For additional information please refer to the link: Empowerment 2020 Flyer

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/15/17




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Please join the Presidio Beacon, PTSA & School Administrators for our annual Ice Cream Social for incoming new families.  The Ice Cream Social Begins at 6:00pm on Thursday August 17, in the auditorium.

 

Learn more about the Beacon program. Check out Spiritwear and become a PTSA member. Ask questions of the school staff. Get excited about your new Middle School.

 

Oh, and have a little ice cream while your at it!

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Posted by: Janet Yieh
Published: 8/14/17




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We hope you are enjoying your summer so far.

 

The Presidio PTSA would like to encourage you to stay in touch by joining our community yahoo group.  It's a great way to get updates over the summer, ask questions and connect with families.

 

To subscribe, just send an email to:

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Posted by: Suz Dehne
Published: 6/30/17




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8th Grade Dance performing in Winter Concert 2016 to Micaela, directed by Rebecca Navarrete-Davis

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/1/17




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Tres Deseos music by Gloria Estefan

Choreography by Rebecca Navarrete-Davis

Winter Dance Concert 2016

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Posted by: Rebecca Navarrete-Davis
Published: 1/1/17