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♦ Every Wednesday
♦ Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)
♦ November 23 - 27, 2015 (Thanksgiving Break)
♦ December 21 - January 1, 2016 (Winter Break)
Dear Parents and Community,
I am excited to welcome you to the 2015-16 school year! Hopefully the summer has provided you with many memorable opportunities to spend time with family and friends. It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as the new principal of such an exemplary students centered learning community. As we prepare to embark on another year, I am reminded that the beginning of school is truly a special time, and I am eagerly looking forward to partnering with you as we continue to nurture the ongoing development of your child. Fortunately, our school continues to be a team of exceptionally talented and committed staff that is anchored by a supportive Central Office Administration and Board of Education.
By way of this letter, I want to introduce myself and hope to learn more about you all as the year progresses. I begin by sharing that as many of you do with your own children, my parents always stressed that education was the key to success and achieving anything in life. My work ethic, I am proud to say, derives from my family, from a father who doggedly pursued the American dream, and from “bracero” grandparents, who worked the fields from Brawley to Watsonville to Stockton, California in the early forties and fifties. Education has played a major role in who I am and what I have become.
I taught for ten years and had fun teaching 1st and 2nd grade students. I have always received enormous satisfaction when students interest is sparked and when young minds struggling to exceed educational rigors and expectations eventually succeed. I enjoy building rapport and trust between students, parents, and staff. I am a firm believer that the higher your expectations, the higher the results will be and that all adults are to be held accountable for each child’s academic success.
At Colonial Acres I look forward to becoming an instructional leader that motivates its staff, parents, and students to achieve high expectations. I am a firm believer that all children are learners and have the right to equitable education and to aspire to the very highest ideals and expectations.
J. Ruben Olivares
Ruben Olivares, Principal
California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, CAASP became the new student assessment system in California, replacing the Standardized Testing and Reporting system (STAR)
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