On The Avenue
A newsletter from the principal.
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As a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) school, East Avenue Middle School’s mission is to provide tuition-free, equitable, well-rounded, standards-based instruction in a safe and supportive learning environment that supports the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students. Data drawn from formative and summative assessments informs our teaching strategies, and the faculty actively collaborates on a consistent basis to increase student achievement.
Our vision for East Avenue Middle School over the next 3 - 5 years follows:
East Avenue Middle School provides a safe, inspiring, and up-to-date learning environment in which students, staff, parents, and community members provide support to all students in developing the skills, attitudes, and motivation to succeed in school and beyond. Students strive to promote from East Avenue as academically and socially responsible youth who value critical thinking, creativity, integrity, diversity, and service to others.
Click on the link above to access our web store.
Print a copy of your receipt and bring it to the East Avenue office to pick up your merchandise.
To report an absence, please call (925) 606-4711, then press 2. Please remember that if your student is out for three or more days, we will need a doctor’s note.
Students who have perfect attendance (no absences, no tardies and no early dismissals) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of each trimester.
Attendance Works: 2015 English
Online Math Help
Do you need help in math? On-line video help is now available at the khanacademy.com website or click HERE .
It is important for both parents and students to register for School Loop. Parents need a parent account, not only to follow their student's progress but also to receive important emails from the school. The directions to register are as follows:
How to Register for School Loop
1.You will need your student’s ID number
2. Go to the "sign-in" portion of this website (at the top on the left side).
3. Click “Register Now” then click on “Parent Registration” if you are a parent, or “Student Registration” for students.
4. Fill out the brief form and accept the user agreement.
Parents: Once you are registered and have been verified by the school you will have access to your child’s class schedule and information about each class. You may also receive daily email with information about assignments and news for the day.
PLEASE NOTE:Verification by office staff will take 2-3 working days.
Middle School - Before and After School Program
Livermore Area Parks and Recreation (LARPD) offers a before and after school program for middle school students located on campus. PAL runs Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until school starts and then right after school until 6 p.m. For more information click here.
Spelling Bee Finalists
The East Avenue written Spelling Bee preliminary test was held on January 11th. We had a large turn-out of students in all grades.
Congratulations to the following students for coming out on top at the preliminary spelling bee. All of the students listed are invited to participate in the East Avenue oral bee to be held on Tuesday Jan. 17th in the school library at 6:00 PM.
NAME GRADE TEACHER
DuBois, Joyoti 6 Ackerman
Forgatsch, Tyler 6 Eckles
Mollica, Amanda 6 Ackerman
Lam, Justin 7 Zack
Laney, Simone 7 Beard
Loll, Avery 7 Zack
Maheshwari, Dillon 7 Beard
Pham, Rose 7 Zack
Sanchez, Evangelina 7 Beard
Shofstall, Kate 7 Zack
Claudino, Kinsey 8 Singhal
Dungwatanawanich, Nirajara 8 Singhal
Harvey, Patrick 8 Riolo
Jaing, Jessica 8 Singhal
Jones, Alex 8 Singhal
Morrison, Naomi 8 Singhal
Paik, Elizabeth 8 Vineyard
Weaver, Sage 8 Riolo
Wojciechowska, Aurelia 8 Singhal
Zhang, Alicia 8 Lesandro
The winner of our oral bee will move on to the regional spelling bee and the winner of that bee will go to the national ompetition in Washington, D. C.
Additionally, the top 6th graders and top 7th and 8th graders will represent East Avenue in the district spelling bee which will be held on Wed. Feb. 1st (grades 4-6) and February 22nd (grades 7 and 8).
Thank you to everyone who assisted with the oral bee – Sue Beard, Nasa Cole, Al Garcia, Carolynn Hoopes, Sandy Meyers, Tina Riolo, Janet Snook, Connie Summers, and Jenna Zack.
Good luck to all our spellers in the finals.
THE NATION’S REPORT CARD AND YOU
This year, sixty-two eighth grade students have been chosen to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as NAEP. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it represents students across the country.
The assessment results from NAEP are released as The Nation’s Report Card, and they help the President, Congress, and all of our educators make decisions about how to improve our education system. NAEP is what the general public will hear about on the news when reporters discuss what students are learning.
The actual assessment takes about 120 minutes. During that time, students will take an assessment in mathematics or reading on tablets or in paper booklets. All students will be asked questions about their educational experiences that may be related to performance, such as homework and reading habits. Student scores are anonymous and will not affect student grades or academic records in any way. Instead, they will be combined with the scores of other students to produce results that reflect student capabilities nationwide.
Students who are selected to participate in NAEP have an important job to do. NAEP will provide a national snapshot of what students have learned in school, and it is essential that students take it seriously, try their best, and answer all the questions they can.
If you would like to see questions or results from past NAEP assessments and learn more about NAEP and why it is important for students, check out NAEP on Twitter and Facebook, or visit http:// nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/students.
LAVTA/WHEELS DISCOUNT BUS PASS PROGRAM 2016-2017
What is the Student Transit Pass Pilot?
The Student Transit Pass Pilot is a three-year pilot program sponsored by the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) and funded by Measure BB, a countywide sales tax measure. The Pilot aims to reduce barriers to transportation access to and from schools, and improve transportation options for Alameda County’s middle and high school students. The Pilot is expected to run from August 2016 through July 2019, with the hope of creating the basis for a countywide student pass program.
East Avenue Middle School is one of eleven schools in Alameda County that will participate in this program during the 2016-2017 pilot year. If you’re a full-time student enrolled at East Avenue Middle for the 2016-2017 school year, you are eligible to receive a Student Transit Pass as part of this Pilot.
Click the links below for more information and to print out and complete the waiver.
Student Transit Registration and Waiver
Yearbooks on sale now!
Soft Cover: $40
Hard Cover: $45
Order deadline: March 24, 2017
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yearbook ID code: 12223217
The Homework Club meets in the library on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 2:35-3:30 pm. We invite all students who would like a little extra help or a quiet place to work to join us. Once you sign in you must stay for the entire hour.
We would like to remind the students that they need to come prepared. The Homework Club does not have books or supplies to loan out so text books, calculators, rulers, etc. must be supplied by the student.
Students also need to remember that this is to be a quiet work time. Students who want to spend the time visiting with friends will be asked to leave and do so somewhere else.
Thank You and Hope to See You There,
Breakfast Comes to East Avenue!
Breakfast is available at 7:15 for students with a Zero period and at 8:00 for students who do not have a Zero period. The full price for breakfast is $2.00. The reduced price is $.30. Students approved for free or reduced-price lunch are automatically eligible for free or reduced price breakfast, respectively.
School Year Calendar
MLK Day No School
Winter Band Concert
Winter Orchestra/Choir Concert
Minimum Day 1:31 Dismissal
2/2 & 3
Minimum Day 1:31 Dismissal
Early Dismissal Days
Early Dismissal Planning Days
LVJUSD middle schools set aside six early dismissal days each school year for planning purposes. These are the days, with dismissal at 1:31 pm: Sep. 13, 15, and 16, 2016; and Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and 3, 2017.
Please plan accordingly.
BE A BUDDY, NOT A BULLY!
Be Kind to Others
NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION
Follow the link below to access the forms to register a new student.
Clubs and Programs
- Alma de Bronze
- Book Club at Lunch Time
- Fish Club
- GSA Club
- Math Counts
- It Starts with Me Club
Research shows that attendance is an important factor in student achievement. Every missed school day is a missed learning opportunity. Please promote student success by reducing absences.
APPLY FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT - SCHOOL CHOICE OPPORTUNITY
The Livermore School District has an open enrollment policy where students can attend their school of choice if space is available. Click HERE for the online form and additional information.
Click HERE to get to know our Common Core Curriculum.
2016-2017 Bell Schedule
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||7:30 - 8:20
||7:30 - 8:20
||8:25 - 9:16
||8:25 - 9:06
||9:20 - 10:11
||9:10 - 9:51
||10:15 - 11:12
||9:55 - 10:42
||11:16 - 12:06
||10:46 - 11:26
||11:51 - 12:41
||11:21 - 12:01
||12:45 - 1:36
||12:05 - 12:46
||1:40 - 2:31
||12:50 - 1:31
||11:12 - 11:47
||10:42 - 11:17
||12:06 - 12:41
||11:23 - 12:01