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   Week of October 5th   


The first full week of October is a very, very busy one here at Encinal, so, please read carefully:

ISLAND BOWL:  We came away 1-1 at the Island Bowl this year.  The JV’s started the day off with a bang with a 28-14 victory over our cross-town rivals.  The Varsity was not so fortunate: dropping their game 39-23.  Props to both teams for their class, and fine efforts.  The Varsity team dug themselves a big hole, but never gave up and probably even had some of the Hornets doubting themselves after a successful onside kick late in the 4th quarter.  No matter what the outcome, we are exceptionally proud of our players and coaches for representing our school so well.

CITY WIDE COLLEGE FAIR:  The City Wide College Fair will take place at the College of Alameda on Monday, October 5th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.  Representatives from over 80 colleges across the US will be available to answer your questions about their specific programs and campuses.  There will also be a number of workshops to attend.  This event is open to all students and families.  We strongly encourage all students to attend this informative evening.

SOPHOMORE SURVIVE & THRIVE PARENT WORKSHOP:  This parent workshop will take place Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Media Center.  The target audience is parents who have students in AP/Honors classes and whose children are sophomores.  We know that the sophomore year can be pretty overwhelming especially if a student is taking honors or AP classes.  Come and learn about our programs, but more importantly how to support your children during this sometimes, challenging year.

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (aka SSC) meets on Wednesday, October 7th in the Student Justice Center (old Junior Jet Hangar) from 6:00pm until 7:00pm.  All are welcome.

PSAT:  The PSAT has sold out!  Students still interested may put their names on a wait list in the Banking Office.  We will go to the wait-list if someone cancels.  We have also contacted Alameda High and should they have any extra tests, they will let us know.  So, if your child missed out and he/she is still interested, have them get on the wait-list this week.

WHEELS UP TARDY POLICY:  We know the kids don’t like it.  We know some parents don’t like it.  However, it is serving its purpose as students are hurrying to class and we are having far fewer tardies.  So, thank you all in helping us achieve our goal of fewer tardies to first and fifth periods.  It is working.

CALENDAR:  Please take a look of the calendar of events on the left (and the sports calendar).  There is so much happening during the month of October.

CHECK YOUR MAIL BOXES:  Progress reports were printed and mailed on Friday.  You should be receiving them any day.  If you do not receive yours, please contact the office and we will make sure to get one off to you.







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AEF Enrichment Classes - Registration Open

Registration for AEF after school Enrichment classes is open! We are offering 145 classes this fall for kindergarten through 8th grade students in a rich variety of subjects from cooking to coding, music to mandarin, and everything in between. Register by Sept. 11th and receive an early bird discount!