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PARENT CONNECTION OF SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Click on the links below to see all the available resources for parents.
Schedule a Parenting Coaching Session
Parent Coach

FLOWER BOUQUET FUNDRAISER

Support AHS Athletic Boosters and buy your Valentine or someone special a bouquet of fresh, locally grown flowers. The bouquets are huge and grown by a local grower, they last forever because they are so fresh and you don't have to wait in line with everyone else on Valentine's Day weekend so it's a win win while supporting a GREYT cause. Deadline to order is January 31 and there will be a drive thru pick up Friday February 12. Payment can be made by cash/check by contacting the Athletic Office 805-462-4311 or Venmo @AHS_AthleticBoosters and indicate name, number of bouquets and phone number. Thank you for your support!
Flower Bouquets: 1 for $25, 2 for $45, 3 for $60.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

S.E.L. Curriculum at AMS

Did you know….. that AMS has a dedicated period focusing on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students? Especially during this challenging time, AMS is making it a priority to provide every student with opportunities to learn emotional coping strategies. Three times a week during our 7th period school-wide Homeroom class, students focus on a particular SEL topic during their synchronous and asynchronous class times. SEL topics have included Managing Emotions, Planning Ahead, Perseverance, Building Confidence, Growth Mindset, and much more. Students engage in a variety of activities including Mental-Health Check-ins, journal writing, Flipgrid responses, Newsela articles, and interactive lessons based on the weekly topic.

Please watch the AMS SEL Video that one of our students made!
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VIRTUAL PARENT CAFE

Click on the flyers for more information about the Virtual Parent Cafe.
Please click here for the PDF version
Please click here for the PDF version

REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST

San Gabriel students participated in the PTA Reflections Art Contest. Follow this link to see the winners share their art in a video flipgrid.
Still images from the Flipgrid video

HOMEWORK HELP HOTLINE

Students of all ages can receive live one-on-one tutoring daily, 1-10pm, through SLO County Library Systems. You must have a library card to sign up.
Brainfuse HelpNow.
Students of all ages can receive live one-on-one tutoring daily, 1-10pm, through Brainfuse HelpNow

ESSAY CONTEST WINNER

Oliver Pierce, San Gabriel 5th grader, who won North County's Daughter of the American Revolution's essay contest. Here is a link to his essay
Oliver Pierce, San Gabriel 5th grader, who won North County's Daughter of the American Revolution's essay contest

ZOOM PRESENTATION

On January 18th and 20th join the San Luis Obispo District Attorney's office and the California Cybersecurity Institute for a two part presentation on Human Trafficking. Click on the flyer below for more information
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SANTA MARGARITA OAK AMBASSADORS

See the exciting adventures the Santa Margarita Elementary School Oak Ambassadors have been having. Click on the photo below to see a slideshow of what they have done and learned.
Click here to see a slideshow of what they have done and learned

PADRES AYUDANDO PADRES

Feliz año nuevo! Este mes tendremos 2 eventos en español- el primero es nuestra junta mensual para todos, el viernes 22 de enero de 11am-12pm.

Y el martes, 26 de enero de 1-2 pm tenemos una invitada especial, Gabriela Barash, M.Ed BCBA para dar un taller y platica sobre el comportamiento y los berrinches.

Las juntas están en internet por Zoom. Favor de responder para recibir el link. Mas detalles en los volantes adjuntos a este correo.
Haga clic aquí para obtener la versión PDF
Haga clic aquí para obtener la versión PDF

LIGHTHOUSE WEAPON OF RESCUE

Lighthouse: Weapon of Rescue: One Town’s Battle Against the Monster of Drug Abuse is written by local first-time author Carol Freed Gobler and is now available in paperback on Amazon.com.
Lighthouse Weapon of Rescue: One Town's Battle Against the Monster of Drug Abuse

CARRISA PLAINS AWARD ASSEMBLY

Check out Carrisa Plains socially distance Awards Assembly. Click on the picture to see all the recipients, way to go Polecats!
Check out Carrisa Plains socially distance Awards Assembly. Click on the picture to see all the recipients, way to go Polecats!

SLO HOTLINE

SLO Hotline is happy to now offer texting services, please share and get the word out for people who may need some extra support.
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UGLY SWEATER CONTEST

Santa Margarita hosted an ugly sweater contest! Click on the photo below to see all the fun and "ugly" sweaters!
Click here to see all the fun and "ugly" sweaters!

THE RUNNING CHICKEN RUN

In memory of Brynn and Brittni Frace, we’d like to invite you to participate in THE RUNNING CHICKEN 2021 - 10K/5K Fun Run & Walk. Best friends and sisters, Brynn and Brittni both attended the Fine Arts Academy, Atascadero Middle School, and were Atascadero High School graduates. Help us celebrate their young lives. All race proceeds go towards the Run4BittiandBrynn Foundation which provides athletic shoe donations, college scholarships, and community connectivity such as the HiYa Rock Project. Join us in becoming a Free Range Chicken! Click here for more information about the 2021 event.
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ATASCADERO MIDDLE SCHOOL TOY DRIVE

This year the Special Olympics Unified Club hosted a toy dive and collected over 75 toys. All toys were donated to the Link in Atascadero and families at AMS. Thank you so much for everyone that participated in this event. 
This year the Special Olympics Unified Club hosted a toy dive and collected over 75 toys.

FINE ARTS ACADEMY TOY DRIVE

This wagon of toy donations is being delivered to Toys for Tots thanks to the generous spirit of students and staff at the Fine Arts Academy! Happy Holidays to our community of Atascadero! 
This wagon of toy donations is being delivered to Toys for Tots

VIRTUAL CHOIR

Click on the picture below to see the two choir performances conducted by Laurie Peterson and performed by AMS, AHS, FAA and Los Osos Middle School choirs.
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Atascadero Unified
Superintendent: Tom Butler
5601 West Mall, Atascadero, CA 93422
805-462-4200

AUSD Calendar of Events



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Application for Interdistrict Transfer
Job Opportunities at AUSD
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AUSD English Learner Master Plan
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Affordable Health Care Act
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AUSD Crisis Response Plan for Families
Annual Contractor Prequalification
Construction Request for Proposals
Sexual Harassment Policy - Employees 
Sexual Harassment Policy - Students
Uniform Complaint Process
Meaningful Notice 403(b) and 457(b) Plan Summary
2020-2021 SLO SELPA Local Plan


AUSD STUDENTS MAKING HEADLINES

Read about two AUSD students (current and former) who have recently made headlines with some amazing talents.

Bella Otter
Following her historic run through the indoor season in early 2020, local archer Isabella Otter competed in the outdoor archery circuit. She performed so well that she officially earned herself a spot on the USA Archery Team.

Robbie Berwick
Robbie Berwick takes the ball to the hoop during a PAC 7 League game against St. Joseph High during the 2013-14 season.

CRESTON ELEMENTARY TURKEY JUMP A THON

4th and 5th Grade Jump Rope winners from Mrs. Grinnell's Class
4th and 5th Grade Jump Rope Winners from Mrs. Grinnell's Class
Kinder - 3rd Grade Turkey jump winners at Creston School.  Celebrating being thankful for school, friends, family and good health!
Kinder - 3rd Grade Turkey jump winners at Creston School.

EVERY KID OUTDOORS

There is so much nature out there to be explored. You can see America’s amazing mountains, roaring rivers, and wild animals, while camping, hiking, fishing, boating or doing so many fun things on national forests and grasslands. So sign up for your Every Kid Outdoors voucher today!
Signing up for a pass is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Ask an adult to help you.
Go to the kid-friendly website Every Kid Outdoors and follow the instructions. For fifth graders go to Access for 5th Graders
Print an Every Kid Outdoors paper voucher. Vouchers for both 4th and 5th graders are good until Aug. 31. 2021
US Forest Service to sign up
Welcome 4th and 5th Graders!

GREENER PASTURES

Carrisa Plains Elementary School was featured in the California Green Ribbon Schools, Greener Pastures newsletter for November. Click on the picture below to read the article
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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING WEEK AT AMS

AMS 8th Grade Advanced Engineering students started off the Aerospace Engineering Week with a guest engineer.  Rick Heller (Mrs. DiSanti's dad!) virtually visited our classes to show over 40 years of work in the field of aerospace engineering...including the F/A-18 Hornet, the Delta IV Heavy Rocket, and the 787 Boeing Dreamliner.  Students finished off the week with a "choose your own adventure" engineering design challenge: choice of an egg drop project, a paper airplane design lab, or a lunar lander simulation.  Check out the "epic" video of one of the eggcellent egg drop projects
AMS Aerospace Engineering Week

VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK AT AMS

Congratulations to the AMS Leadership class for putting together a successful Virtual Spirit Week. The Leadership class wanted to keep the students and staff together and connected even though they are unable to physically be with each other. The daily themes were Pet Day Monday, Tie Dye Tuesday, Wacky Hair Wednesday, and Twin Day Thursday. Thank you AMS Leadership!
AMS Virtual Spirit Week

ASSISTANCE WITH CHILD CARE

Click on the flyer below to find child care options available in SLO county.
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GRUPO DE CRIANZA MENSUAL | MONTHLY PARENTING GROUP

Este grupo está en español
La crianza de los hijos puede ser difícil y tener una red de apoyo de otros padres puede ayudarlo en su camino como padres. Este grupo gratuito tendrá temas de interés y diálogo de bienvenida junto con el apoyo de pares. Únase a nosotros para discutir problemas, desafíos e inquietudes que pueden enfrentar todos los padres.
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This group is in Spanish
Parenting can be hard and having a support network of other parents can help your parenting journey. This free group will have topics of interest and welcome dialogue along with peer support. Join us to discuss issues, challenges, and concerns that all parents may face.
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COPING WITH COVID!

Click on the flyer to find ways to help you and your family cope with Covid.
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PARENTS HELPING PARENTS

Click on the flyers below to see all the upcoming events Parents Helping Parents have available.

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IT'S MORE THAN A MEAL!

Click on the flyer below to see what benefits you could be eligible for by completing a meal application.
Application English
Aplicación Español
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HOW TO EFFECTIVELY DISINFECT

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SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT RESOURCES

Click on the link below to get some great resources for social and emotional support during this school closure.

Social and Emotional Supports

PARENT AND YOUTH HELPLINE

The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, https://caparentyouthhelpline.org/
Parent and Youth Helpline

HELPING PARENTS DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING

At the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, the Alliance for Virtual Learning, (spearheaded by University of Phoenix and Blackboard), created a free, online series to assist school district administrators and educators to prepare for online learning. The following webinar videos and articles are designed to help your parents:

Tips to keep you K-5 kids on track
Tips to keep your kids grades 6-12 on track
Creating a learning environment for children during social distancing
A new way of learning and teaching
Are you prepared to be your children’s teacher again?


10 WAYS PARENTS CAN PREVENT HUMAN TRAFFICKING