LBUSD Parent University

LBUSD Parent University

This fall, Parent University is excited to host free parent workshops available for our LBUSD families.  Beginning Tuesday, October 1st:

·        Tuesday mornings at Browning High School, 9:30 - 11:00am:  Weekly, guest therapists from the Long Beach Child and Adolescent Program will be guiding workshops to assist parents and guardians in helping their children overcome both daily struggles and emotional challenges. 

o   Spanish and Khmer Translation Available

o   Young children are welcome.

 

·        Tuesday evenings at Poly High School, 6:00 - 7:30:  A variety of speakers regarding the following topics: 

o   October 1 - High School Choice and the High School Readiness Guide 

o   October 8 - Teens & Drugs:  What Parents Need to Know

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President's Welcome

President's Welcome

Welcome back, Cubs, and a very special welcome to our new Cub families!

The mission of the California State PTA is “to positively impact the lives of all children and families.” Cubberley PTA implements this mission in many ways: providing enrichment programs that benefit the students of Cubberley (Meet the Masters art program, PTA “Reflections” art program, Reading Rewards/Literature Club, Garden Program, etc.), facilitating communication between school and home (Cubberley Connection On-line newsletter, room parent communication, PTA website, etc.), and providing services to the school to take some of the “busy work” off the hands of teachers and staff (copy room, Cub of the Month, office copier lease, etc.)

As an all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization, we rely solely on the Cubberley community for our funding and manpower. We strive to fundraise as little as possible, but we cannot provide any of these valuable programs and services without your help. There are many ways to show your support:

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Outstanding VIPS of the Year!

Outstanding VIPS of the Year!

Dear Cubberley Families,

As you are well aware, Cubberley School is a community that is known for its outstanding staff and our large group of active parent volunteers who work tirelessly to support the staff and the many programs and activities that take place here. Yesterday, one of our amazing volunteers, Mrs. Maria Towne, was recognized as one of LBUSD’s Outstanding VIPS of the Year. Maria has been a Cubberley parent volunteer for ten years. She is currently serving her second year as PTA president and is on the School Site Council. She partnered with me three years ago to start our Character Counts program, which includes Cubs with Character, Staff with Character, and Cub of the Month. I appreciate her positive attitude and her willingness to serve in any capacity she is asked to serve.

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Staff Appreciation Week

Staff Appreciation Week

"And the award goes to..."

Staff appreciation week is May 6-10. Let’s give our teachers and staff the star treatment they deserve. Please click here for the flyer with the daily activities. Don’t forget to check with your room parent(s) for a list of your teacher’s favorite things.

The week will culminate in a luncheon for the staff on May 10. The main dish will be catered but we’ll need donations of fruit platters, rolls, desserts, and beverages. Please click here to signup.

Thank you for helping us roll out the red carpet!

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Teacher of the Year Nominations

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Students are invited to nominate a teacher for the Cubberley PTA teacher of the year. Students are receiving applications or it is available here. The due date is April 5. Students should write a brief narrative for the following questions.

  1. What qualities make the teacher outstanding?

  2. How does the teacher exemplify being a good role model?

  3. What techniques does the teacher use to be able to reach all students?

  4. How does the teacher provide a positive learning environment where all students can thrive?

  5. How does the teacher make learning fun?

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PTA Scholarships

PTA Scholarships

Calling all High School Senior Cubs!

Just for being a former Cub and a senior in a Long Beach high school, senior students can apply for a Cubberley PTA scholarship. Two Cubs will be chosen. The application is here.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students needed to be at Cubberley for a minimum of three years.

  • The parent or guardian must have applied for PTA membership in any PTA unit by Dec. 1, 2018. Please provide a copy of the membership card.

  • Student overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, no U’s on the most current high school report card. Please provide a copy of the report card.

  • A 500 or less word essay

Applications must be postmarked by the due date of Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Good luck to all former Cubs!

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Foundation Board Members Needed

Foundation Board Members Needed

The Cubberley School Foundation was created in 2008 with the sole purpose of raising funds to enhance the well-being and educational opportunities of Cubberley's students.

The Foundation supports programs and needs that are not funded by the state or district, and fall outside of the scope of the PTA.

Most current Foundation board members' terms will be up at the end of this school year. In order for the Foundation to continue funding needs for Cubberley next year, we need new board members to fill the following vacancies— President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Financial Secretary. If you are interested in being a part of this valuable organization, please contact me.

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2019-2020 PTA Board Nominations

2019-2020 PTA Board Nominations

This year's Nominating Committee is pleased to present its slate of nominees for next year's PTA Board of Directors:

  • President – Becca Gadbois

  • 1st VP – Jessica Dotts

  • 2nd VP – Chris Savant

  • 3rd VP – Kelley Bowling

  • Recording Secretary – Keri Reed

  • Treasurer – Susan Bates

  • Financial Secretary – Abby Oppliger

  • Historian – Haley Franks-Tucker

  • Auditor – Elizabeth Whitt

  • Legislative Director – Jordan Tracy

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Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes

PTA's "Hero Around Me" for the month of December is: Ms. Pirie!

Ms. Pirie has been at the forefront of teaching our middle school students compassion, kindness, leadership, organization, community, and so much more by being the ASB (Associated Student Body) advisor for many years. In addition to her job of teaching science to 6th and 7th graders, Ms. Pirie spends her lunches with ASB students, organizing activities such as Middle School dances, the corn drive during Thanksgiving, a Toy Drive for the holidays, the St. Baldricks Cub team, making signs for school events, Autism Awareness week and so much more. Middle school ASB students learn how to run all of these events under the leadership of Ms. Pirie.

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Get Ready for the Book Fair

Get Ready for the Book Fair

The Scholastic “Enchanted Forest” Book Fair will be held Dec. 3-7, in the Cubberley library. Each student will have an opportunity to visit the fair with his or her class. A letter will be sent home this week that will include the Book Fair schedule, as well as each child’s classroom visit day and time.

The online fair,including an expanded list of titles, is going on now through Dec. 8, with free shipping to the school. Go to http://www.scholastic.com/bf/cubberley for more information on the fair and to shop online.

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Cubberley and The LBC Hero Squad Honored at City Hall

Cubberley and The LBC Hero Squad Honored at City Hall

On Tuesday, October 2, The LBC Hero Squad and Cubberley K-8 were recognized by Mayor Robert Garcia and 5th District Councilwoman Stacy Mungo for their efforts to support Autism Awareness, as well as kindness and understanding for all Cubs. Thanks to the Cubberley community who came out to celebrate this great accomplishment! (Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach)

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It’s Time for the 2018-2019 PTA Fundraiser + Read-a-Thon!

Once a year (and only once a year!), Cubberley PTA asks for your support with a fundraiser, which will culminate in a schoolwide Read-a-Thon for students on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

A $40 donation per student ensures funding for the many enrichment programs and activities the PTA supports for students at every grade level, including visual arts, music and gardening and school spirit-building events. Click here for a complete list of how the PTA uses your contributions to provide an enriching school experience for Cubberley students, from TK to 8th grade.

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Get Ready for Red Ribbon Week

Cubberley families….get ready for Red Ribbon week, Oct. 23 -27. This is a time for students to have fun, show school spirit and participate in themed dress-up days (pajama day, crazy hair day and more), but most importantly, it’s a time to emphasize the importance of a drug-free future. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks, including a pledge form that your child can fill out and bring to school on Monday, Oct. 23 to receive a treat. We encourage you to take a moment to discuss the meaning and importance of Red Ribbon week with your child.

There will also be volunteer opportunities, such as decorating the campus and collecting pledge cards. Please contact me if you are interested in helping: 
lisa.garofalo.gaou@statefarm.com

Together we shine!!

For more information about Red Ribbon week, click here.

 

Press-Telegram Scary Story Contest

The Long Beach Press-Telegram is again launching its popular Scary Stories contest for Long Beach area youth. Winning entries – both stories and artwork – will be published in the Press-Telegram on Halloween, Oct. 31. The rules are the same as last year, with three age categories for stories and drawings:

Elementary grades (K-5)
Middle grades (6-8)
High school grades (9-12)

Here are the rules:

  • The deadline is Monday, Oct. 23.
  • All entries must be emailed, with the entrant’s name and grade, and the subject line “Scary Stories,” to: ptnews@presstelegram.com. Stories can be submitted in the body of the email, or as a Word attachment.  
  • Drawings should be submitted in JPEG format, no larger than 5MB in size.
  • Stories must be no longer than 650 words.
  • Artwork must be original (no tracings).

Entries will be judged based on imagination, creativity and theme.The winning entries will be published in the Press-Telegram on Oct. 31, and posted online at www.presstelegram.com/. If you have any questions, e-mail Press-Telegram City Editor Melissa Evans at mevans@scng.com or call 562-499-1280.