We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with fun activities all week. Crazy Sock Day was a lot of fun for students and staff.
As part of Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations week, we had hat day. Students impressed us with their originality and participation!
As part of Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebrations week, students had fun with Twin Day!
As teachers gather for PLC on Fridays, their students are engaged in 21st century activities in our Robotics program. Students are using our Osmo's and Sphero's alongside our iPads to enhance mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Ms. Uribe's class is working on in their weather unit for SEAL. Kids having joyful learning.
Pictured are Mrs. Gomez's students working on her Americana Unit for SEAL as well as some pictures of her students during a SWUN lesson.
Do you want to see some Swun Math lessons? Our third grade classes, Mrs. Gross and Mrs. Smith, can show you how students explain their thinking, collaborate around mathematical principles, and think critically to grasp mathematical concepts. We are working hard to deepen students mathematical understanding to achieve mathematical competency.
We enjoyed having NED visit Piru last week. We learned from his messages Never Give Up, Encourage Others and Do Your Best! These are the messages that our students are taking seriously to become excellent citizens of our school. Thank you NED for your encouraging messages and your cool yo-yo tricks!
Piru Tech Team assists our first grade students in programming our Sphero's to complete the maze challenges. Students are using critical thinking skills, collaboration, communication and math principles to complete the challenge. We are so proud of our Tech Team for providing rigorous opportunities for others. Go Piru Tech team!
Mr. White and his band students visited each elementary site today. Their mission was to determine our fifth grade students interest in pursing band as part of their Fillmore Middle School experience. Our Piru students were excited and very interested in what our guests had to say! Many of them were former Piru students. It was a joy to see their continued music appreciation that begun in our Piru Band program.
Mrs. Barajas and Mr. Luis recognize our students on a monthly basis to motivate punctuality and perfect attendance. Pictured are Mrs. Fourquerean's TK class with their attendance badges earned for the month.
Mrs. Silva's students are highly engaged in academic dialogue as they compare their math strategies during a SWUN lesson.
Our new Piru Choir debuted at our Annual Holiday Program this December. Mr. Morey started our choir this school year as an additional opportunity for our 4th and 5th graders to discover and refine their musical talents and interests. We are so proud of our students!
Piru Elementary was very excited to participate in the Piru Christmas Parade. We participated in the parade using our beautiful Christmas sleigh that was built for a Piru Parade about three decades ago. It was refurbished by our Kinder Parent Group. Representing Piru Elementary School at the parade were Mrs. Lanning and Ms. Uribe’s kinder students, and additional Piru students at all levels. Staff participating included Mrs. Lanning, Ms. Uribe, Mrs. Louth, Mr. Raymond, and Principal Diana Vides. Behind our students is our Piru Elementary band comprised of our 4/5th grade students under the direction of Mr. Ben Morey, our Band Teacher.
Piru teachers have been working closely with our Instructional Coach Lori McManus to improve our program. Here is Lori at our grade level professional learning communities that are held every Friday.
Our Piru ASB organized a Pajama Day for our final day of the 2019 school year. A fun time was had by all participants.
We were so excited to have Old Saint Nick and his special helpers visit Piru Elementary this holiday season to kick off the Winter Holiday. Students were excited for the visit and thankful for their presents.
Piru Technology Leadership Team participated in the Apple Leadership and Learning Conference that was sponsored by Apple. This is a way to continue the work that was brought about by the Apple Connect Ed Grant where students receive one to one devices. We learned so much at the conference and came back inspired. In order to share the learning, we have have had two staff meetings and a full day of training dedicated to imparting the knowledge from the conference to our teachers to further deepen the grant implementation at our school.
Our students build circuits in Makerspace. One of the projects we are working on with students is to expand their classroom experiences and build critical thinking skills. So much fun!
A School Site Council meeting was held in our Robotics room where members coded their first robot!