March 7, 2022

Sage News: March 7, 2022

Week of March 7, 2022

STEM Day + Science and Engineering Fair
STEM Day is coming up on Thursday, April 7th! Join us for this fun day full of engaging and educational virtual enrichment sessions, beginning with a STEM session presented by iFly Indoor Skydiving! 

Look for class session information and registration links coming soon! The day will conclude with a chance to view all of the incredible projects entered in the Science and Engineering Fair and a virtual Awards Ceremony. Science and Engineering Fair projects are due by Monday, March 28th via this form. All the other information students will need can be found below.
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Science & Engineering Fair Enrichment Class
If your student is participating in the Science and Engineering Fair, then this class is for them! Join us on Thursday, March 10th at 11:00 am where we will learn about the importance of data and the conclusion of an investigation. This will also be a time for students to ask questions and receive help on their projects if needed. Click below to register.

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Webinar: Meeting College General Education Requirements/AA Degree Pathways
Learn how your child may be able to complete the University of California and California State University general education requirements (IGETC) while still in high school. 

We will also look at pathways for earning an associate's degree while in high school. 

Join Erin Havrilesky, Lead Coordinator, Advanced Learning Programs for this informative webinar on Wednesday, March 23rd at 2:00 pm. The webinar will also be recorded. Please click below to register.

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It's Never Too Early to Start Thinking About College
High school is just around the corner! Take advantage of the knowledge and expertise from college admissions professionals as they share their tips about making the most of your high school journey. 

Find out about setting goals, taking on new challenges, and making strides to make yourself stand out in future college applications. Join our Advanced Learning Program on Thursday, March 10th at 2:00 pm as we host this National Junior Honor Society webinar for our elementary and middle school students. Students in any grade may join the webinar but it is designed for students in grades 4-9. Please register below.
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Sage Stage Welcomes Parkour Experts
Join us on the Sage Stage this Friday, March 11th at 9:00 am and you will flip over our Parkour experts! Learn how parkour challenges and engages you to climb, jump, swing, critically think, and use your whole body like never before. Learning parkour unlocks a lifelong positive relationship with fitness and play. We can’t wait to see you in action! 

Link: https://bit.ly/joinsagestage
Passcode: sagestage

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Counseling Corner
With social media and online news, it’s challenging to shield kids from the news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Some students may be concerned and want to talk about what they’ve read, seen, or share how they are feeling. They may need guidance on navigating their emotions and getting their questions answered.

We’d like to share some resources to help you facilitate this conversation. The Choices Program from Brown University —The Ukraine Crisis provides information, resources, and lessons to engage students in a comprehensive analysis of the lead-up to the Russian invasion. Additionally, All Sides presents the latest current events from multiple perspectives from news sources. Last, Common Sense Media provides tips on talking to kids of different ages about tough topics, and the American Psychological Association has some great tips for elementary students and teens about building resilience. 

Students can't learn if they don't feel safe—your School Counselors. Ms. Allie & Ms. Wendy are also here to help your students cope with their fears and anxiety. Please complete our Counselor Request Form, and we will reach out to you promptly. 

New Counseling Class
Donut Stress the Test (Grades 3-12): Starting March 18th
In this class, we will teach students test-taking skills and strategies to cope with test anxiety and give them the confidence they need to succeed. We will help students create an action plan or steps that they can follow to complete MISSION: CAASPP Test-Taking Success. Missions will help students recognize and learn about their worries, explore the symptoms, learn about the components of the CAASPP test, and how to manage their anxiety before and during a test. We want to help students shift their testing mindset from being something scary to a mission they can feel prepared to complete successfully. For more information about this class and to sign up, click the link below

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award 
We are in the last few months of the 2021-22 PVSA window so we wanted to take a moment to remind you to keep logging all your service hours. Our current serving window will close on Saturday, April 30th.

If you are looking for ways you can serve your community, check out these volunteer opportunities in Southern California. If you want to make a difference from home, consider one of these in-home serving opportunities.

As you find ways to serve, make sure you submit your hours using the survey below.
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Special Virtual Concert Opportunity
Join the San Diego Symphony for a special virtual viewing of the Berton Family Young People’s Concert performance of Peter and the Wolf. Click below to view the concert anytime between today and Friday, March 11thYou can also use this learning guide to enrich students’ understanding of the symphony and instruments.

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