Monday, October 16, 2017
Good morning International Baccalaureate Gold Ribbon Jaguars – Attention young scholars, faculty, staff, parents and parent volunteers – this is Mr. Freeman with special guest Communicators with your morning announcements:
For the month of October, our IB Learner Profile Attribute is Thinkers: Do you ever think about the way you think and the way you learn best? If you do, you practice metacognition. Metacognition is the awareness or analysis of one's own learning or thinking processes. Are you a Thinker? Do you practice metacognition? Be a Thinker today and every day, and you, your class, your, school, your family, your friends, your community, your nation and your world will be better off and more peaceful because of it.
Important Announcements from Principal Dara: October is Anti-Bullying month. We take a strong stand against bullying or any behavior that threatens the safety or wellbeing of students, faculty, or staff members. If you are being bullied, tell an adult immediately. If you have witnessed somebody bullying others, you can report it anonymously by writing a note and dropping it in one of the red, white and blue Stop Bullying Now boxes located in each office. Thank you in advance for being Principled and Caring IB Learners and for your help keeping El Sereno Safe! October is also college month and all students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to wear a T shirt, polo shirt, sweatshirt or sweater representing your favorite college or university each Wednesday throughout the month. Have a great day everyone! Be on the TEAM, because Together, El Sereno Achieves More.
Important Announcements from Leadership: Halloween Candygrams are now on sale through any Leadership student or at our Leadership table in front of B-49. They are $1 each and will come with a Halloween candy. They will be delivered on Halloween day. Give a friend a sweet Halloween hello this year with an ESMS Candygram. Also, our first dance of the year is coming! Join us at the Skull-o-Ween Dance on Friday, November 3rd from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the small gym. Tickets cost $1, and can be purchased at the student store, in room B49, or at the Leadership table by the purple commons. Various clubs will also be selling food during the dance, and a professional photo booth will be available for you take pictures for free, so dress to impress: come looking sharp. Come dance the afternoon away before your weekend begins. Lastly, October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that 1 out of 8 women in the United States will develop Breast Cancer in her lifetime? Leadership will be making and distributing pink ribbons this week to remind us all of those who are struggling with breast cancer, those in remission, those lost to breast cancer, and to remind our healthy loved ones about early testing and examination options to keep them safe from this devastating disease.
Safe and Civil Reminder: Students – Thank you for eating your lunch in the designated eating areas only, and for throwing away your trash in the garbage cans when you are finished eating. Please do not take your food out onto the basketball courts, the PE area, or into the buildings. Also, remember that no food is allowed at the purple tables in the Student Commons. Thank you in advance for being Principled IB Learners. Be Respectful, be Responsible, be Safe, and be Jaguar Paws-itive.
Jaguar Paws: Earn your Jaguar Paws by demonstrating the skills, qualities and characteristics of IB Learners. Friday at the end of period 7, we’ll raffle off prizes to lucky students who have earned and turned in their Jaguar Paws to the Main Office. Good luck to everyone!
And to all, remember to be Knowledgeable Thinkers, Communicators, Inquirers, Open Minded, Principled, Caring, Balanced, and Reflective Risk-Takers. Thank you for your attention and have a great day! Be on the T.E.A.M. because Together El Sereno Achieves More.