Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Honda Awards $75,000 to Peninsula Education Foundation for NEW Elementary Schools STEM/ Engineering Program

Honda Awards $75,000 to Peninsula Education Foundation for NEW Elementary Schools STEM/ Engineering Program

Learning to “think like an engineer” will be highly prized in the future economy, and students in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will now get an earlier start.   A new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program will be rolled out to in elementary schools next school year thanks to a $75,000 grant from the American Honda Foundation secured by the Peninsula Education Foundation.   The new Elementary STEM program is a natural extension of the highly successful middle school STEM program, which the American Honda Foundation helped launch with $120,000 in previous grants.  STEM education at the elementary school level is essential for making engineering and technology programs accessible to a greater number of students, preparing them to continue on to the district’s middle school and high school STEM/ engineering program, which have become models of excellence.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE  

End of the Year Reminders

Soleado Families,

Just a few reminders of the end of the year details that are important to note:

The last day of school is Thursday, June 5th.   Students will be released at 12:45 P.M. on the last day of school.  A regular lunch will not be provided on this day.  Sack lunches will be available through the cafeteria that children may purchase and take home.  A separate flyer will be sent home explaining how to purchase a sack lunch. 

Report cards are issued to the children on the last day of school.  Students not in attendance will receive their report cards through the mail.

Lost and Found:  Please check the Lost and Found box for misplaced jackets, sweaters, etc.  The bulging lost and found box is located in the cafeteria.  Unclaimed articles will be given to charity.

Library books and textbooks:  It is most important that you return all schoolbooks and library books to the office, library, or classroom before the close of school.  Report cards will not be released until all books and materials have been returned or paid for.

Registration day for the next school year will be on August 22nd in the MPR.  I will be emailing over the summer to remind you of important dates and times.

Our last fundraiser of the year is today with Panda Express.  Go by and grab a bit to eat and they will donate a percentage of the total sales to our school.

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony will start at 9:00am in the MPR.  Their class party will follow.

Thank you for making my first year at Soleado full of fun, adventure, and happiness...Have a wonderful summer break!  

Mrs. Stutzel

Mrs. Gina Stutzel M.Ed
Principal, Soleado Elementary 
"A Place in the Sun"
(310)377-6854 ext.200 


Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified District