to Apr 27

Spirit Week is this Week!

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Spirit Week

This week is SPIRIT WEEK!
Today, Monday, is Pajama Day
Tuesday Burrito Blanket Day
Wednesday is Meme’s Day
Thursday is Backwards Day
Friday is All Spirit Day - Wear orange and black!   

***In encouraging spirit week choices, we also remember to respect people’s space and participation during this week and every week.

POINT PERSON: Kelly Roja (rojak@sfusd.edu) 415-469-4520

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to May 25

Testing is Coming


SBAC Schedule - We are pushing back the timeline to give students as much time as possible to engage with the content. SBAC is supposed to measure learning for the year we need to capture that as much as possible.

  • 6th Grade Testing = April 30th through May 4th
  • 8the Grade Testing = May 7 - May 11
  • 7th Grade Testing = May 14 - May 18
  • Make-Up Testing = May 21 - June 1 (two weeks)


  • Nicole Trickett (trickettn@sfusd.edu)
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to Mar 9


Hello Aptos Community,


Our Career Day will be on March 9, 2018 from 9:30-11 AM and we need your support! Below is a sample e-mail that you can forward to your family, friends and colleagues that may be interested in presenting. Thank you for your support!



Counseling Team


We would like to invite you and your colleagues to serve as a Career Speaker at Aptos Middle School's Career Day. 


Career Day is an opportunity to inspire our students to think about future possibilities and the importance of their education. Speakers are industry professionals who are interested in introducing 6 to 8th grade students to different professions and helping students connect their studies to possible future careers.


The information for Career Day is as follows: CLICK HERE


When: Friday, March 9, 2018

          9 AM to 11 AM


Where: Aptos Middle School

           105 Aptos Ave. SF, CA 94127


Attached is the flyer. If you would like to be a speaker or have any questions about the event, please contact Jackie Vu at vuj@sfusd.edu or 415. 469.4520. Please RSVP for the event by February 15, 2018. Feel free to forward this to your colleagues as well!


Thank you so much for supporting our students in being college and career ready. We look forward to seeing you at Aptos Middle School Career Day!



Jackie Vu


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Aptos PTSA Presents: Screenagers
1:30 PM13:30

Aptos PTSA Presents: Screenagers

Details:       Tuesday February 13, 2018 6:00 - 6:30 pm:
                   Pizza & Light Refreshments

                        6:30 - 8:30 Screening followed by Guided Discussion
               (film will be shown in English, Spanish and Chinese)

Flyer for more Information: Check Here


  • Kelly Roja, Community Relations Specialist (rojak@sfusd.edu)


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11:30 AM11:30

3rd PTSA General Meeting Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 5:15 - 6:00 pm

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Join us on Tuesday February 13th from @ 5:15-6pm for our 3rd PTSA General Assembly Meeting of the year. Learn about the investments the PTSA will make in arts and electives, our engaging family events planned for the rest of the year, and ways you can get and stay connected to Aptos. Followed by pizza and light refreshments before a showing of the movie "Screenagers" from 6:30pm-8pm. Hope to see you there!



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to Mar 14


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Pi night is coming on Wed., March 14th. While the event is organized by the Math Department, we'd love to have lots of staff members join us. It is from 5:30 to 7:30 and you may request Prop A hours if you have any available. I am writing to ask you to consider participating, and to send me an email response if you would like to join us, or just to express potential interest.


Typically we run activities in teams of 2 staff members in a classroom. If you have an activity and/or person you would like to be teamed with in mind, please mention that in your email. We will offer some suggestions if you don't have an activity in mind yet.


The activities run until 7, and then we all move to the cafeteria for pizza and pie. It is usually a really fun evening, so I hope you consider joining us. We will have an organizational meeting on March 12th for those participating.

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to Feb 9

Valentine Dance Friday, February 9th 1:55 to 3:35 pm

Valentine's Dance Donations Needed PLEASE...


Hi Aptos Tiger Parents and Guardians, 

Our Student Body is hosting the Valentine's Dance, Game and Movie Day is next Friday, February 9, 2018. We would like to ask you for donations for the food booth. We would love to have donated items that are individually wrapped. Examples are Cookies, cupcakes, brownies, fruit, jerky, popcorn,  juice boxes, carpi suns, Gatorade, WATER etc. 

Students can purchase tickets to play games and win prizes, or they can watch the Free movie in the auditorium. Our dance is held from 1:50-3:30 and all students will be dismissed at the regular time of 3:45 pm. If you child doesn't want to participate that is okay. We will have alternative activities for them.

Funds raised by the All Student Body (ASB) will be used to help fund events to benefit all students. Field trips, activity days, and many other fun and exciting things. 

Please send your donations to the main office before noon on Friday, February 9th. We really appreciate your help in advance. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Roja in the main office 415-469-4520.

Thank you, 

Aptos Student Body

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to Feb 1

Family Science Fair Night!

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Science Fair Thursday, February 1, 2018

                     5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Schedule 5:30 pm : Event Starts in the Cafeteria.

                6:45 pm - 7:30 pm : Explore! Science Fair Projects: Room 144, 145 &311

                Animal Explore: Room  309




If possible, please bring a dessert to share! 

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to Jan 26

Ambrosia Bakery Fund Raiser Jan 25, 2018


Mark your Calendars! January 25th at Ambrosia Bakery on Ocean Avenue:

Why: 10% of all sales go to Aptos. You must mention APTOS.

About Ambrosia: Cozy bakery serving cakes, cookies, danishes, muffins, sandwiches & salads, with free WiFi.

Menu: ambrosiabakerysf.com

Address2605 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone(415) 334-5305


Open today · 6AM–6PM


See you there!

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to Dec 13

REMINDER PEN MEETING, Wednesday, December 13th, 2017


PEN San Francisco Meeting:

Anxiety, LD & Attention Issues at School
Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

 Sterne School, Downtown San Francisco


Dear Friends of PEN,  


It is my pleasure to invite you to a PEN San Francisco meeting! The PEN team at CHC would love to meet with you, provide an update on the status of PEN programs at CHC, and address any questions that PEN members may have.


This FREE meeting will also feature a 45-minute presentation on Anxiety, LD & Attention Issues at School by Chris Harris, Director of the Esther B. Clark School, plus time for Q&A at the end.


Location: Sterne School, 838 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA


We know anxiety can be a very debilitating condition for students at school. Their preoccupation with an inevitable social or academic disaster at some point during their school day is closely associated with emergent learning and attention issues.


Drawing on his 25 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in special education schools, Chris will discuss how important it is to coordinate academic accommodations with therapeutic interventions to mitigate this emotional hardship for our kids. He will also touch on depression, a close cousin to anxiety with both similar and unique effects on students in school.


I hope that you will join us to touch base with other PEN members and the PEN team at CHC, and to hear an expert presentation on this important topic. Space is limited, so be sure to register today!


Please join us and share with friends.




Michele White

PEN Program Manager, Community Education at CHC


CHC | 650.326.5530 | Email | Website


  Register free for December 13  

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to Dec 11

Teen Gender Identity Today

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Teen Gender Identity Today

A Panel Event with Lisa Kenney, Gender Spectrum; Dr. Ilana Scherer, Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic, UCSF; and Moderator Lyndsey Schlax, Ruth Asawa SOTA

Do you sometimes feel that you don't truly understand contemporary issues and topics around gender identity? Do you want to know more about the most recent understandings of gender, why it's changing, and how to best keep up to date? Or perhaps you want to know more in order to support someone in your life, including a gender expansive teen?

The Parents' Coalition has organized a panel of experts who will answer your questions about gender. The event will start with a "101" on the basics that clarifies the difference between identity, orientation, and expression, and gives an overview of the experiences and needs of gender expansive students. It will explain why some language, terms, and ways of thinking about gender are on their way out, and highlight key issues in today's politics of gender, particularly among high schools in the Bay Area.

By the end of the evening, audience members will know how to speak sensitively, intelligently, and currently about gender with their teens, and will have many resources they can use and share with people in their lives.


Monday, December 11, 2017

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Ruth Asawa SOTA

555 Portola Drive, San Francisco

Save now and buy online here

Tickets will also be available at the door

for $10 for people from member schools; $15 for others.

Limited parking available on SOTA campus. Location information here


For our newsletter,or to learn more, visit parentscoalition.net

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParentsCoalitionBayArea

Parents’ Coalition of Bay Area High Schools current member schools:

Archbishop Riordan High School, Bay School, Convent of the Sacred Heart and Stuart Hall High Schools, Drew School, International High School, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Lick-Wilmerding High School, Lowell High School, Lycée Français de San Francisco, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), SF Waldorf School, University High School, The Urban School.

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to Dec 15

Volunteers Needed for Teacher Appreciation Holiday Luncheon December 15th!

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FRIDAY December 15th!


We are looking for parents to volunteer for the Teacher Appreciation Holiday Lunch hosted by the PTSA on Friday December 15th.The PTSA provides lunch, drinks and paper goods for the teachers, but we need help with set up beginning at 10am, serving, cleanup as well as side dishes and desserts. Please have food items delivered to the school office by 11:30am on Friday December 15th. Sign up here if you are able to helphttps://tinyurl.com/AptosHolidayLunch2017  or email aptosptsa@gmail.com. Thank you in advance! 

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to Dec 12

PTSA General Assembly Meeting, Tuesday Night , December 12th at 6:00 -7:00 pm

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Please join us on Tuesday December 12 @ 6:00pm-7pm for the 2nd of only four PTSA General Assembly Meetings for the 2017-18 School Year.

 Learn about the investments the PTSA will make in arts and electives, our engaging family events planned for the year, and ways you can get and stay connected to Aptos. This your opportunity to participate in the decision-making to support our kids! 

Following the PTSA Meeting from 7pm-8:30pm is the Aptos Winter Band Concert in the auditorium.

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to Dec 6

The Aptos Middle School Craft Fair is Coming December 6th, 2017.... Please Join Us.....

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Please join us for the Aptos Middle School Craft Fair on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 3:45 to 7:00 pm in the cafeteria.  See the Flyer Here

he Aptos PTSA is looking for participants to host a “stall” at this event, where you’ll be able to sell items that you or your students have made.  We’re looking for food items including light “dinner” offerings, baked goods, handmade crafts, as well as craft demonstrations with “pay-to-make” elements that can be crafted right onsite, or taken home as a craft kit. 

Club sponsors, this is a great way to fundraise for your club as well as share your club spirit with the Aptos community!  Also great for small business owners. While we ask that 25% of all proceeds be donated back to your PTSA, the rest of the proceeds (minus costs, of course) are yours to keep!

When:  Wednesday, December 6 th, 3:45 - 7:00pm

Where:  in the Cafeteria.

Who:  Students, Parents, Teachers and Staff

If you are interested in hosting a "stall" at this event, please review the 2017 Sellers’ Guide:


And submit our online seller application by November 13:


We also need volunteers! Please sign up here:


Show us what YOU can make!

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12:00 PM12:00

Goat Hill Pizza Fundraiser is coming.... Wednesday, November 29th

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Support Aptos Middle School and Enjoy Goat Hill Pizza!

Don’t bother making dinner Wednesday—let Goat Hill Pizza take care of it, and raise funds for our Tiger kids! 

Our Aptos Restaurant Fundraiser is this Wednesday, November 29th, at the West Portal and Potrero Hill GOAT HILL PIZZA locations. Mention Aptos Middle School with your dine-in or takeout orders, and we will receive 20% of the gross sales! 

This offer is good all day (sorry, it is not available for delivery orders). 

West Portal: 170 West Portal Ave, (415) 242-4628

Potrero Hill: 300 Connecticut St(415) 641-1440


Thanks for supporting our students!

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to Dec 21

We are building a GIANT Rube Goldberg Machine

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Items needed for the Giant Rube Goldberg machine being made in the Aptos Library Learning Commons the week of December18-20th, 3 days of tinkering, making and watching how chain reactions work:


We would appreciate any of these items:


  •            Paper towel tubes, marbles, cereal boxes
  •            Markers, wooden blocks,dominoes, mousetraps, baskets, 
    • Toy cars, rubber balls, dominoes, marbles

    • Hot wheels Car track

    • Ping pong balls, pool balls,

    • K'Nex (construction toys)

    • paper towel tubes

    • Various types of tape: masking, scotch,

    • Tubes, piping

    • Playing cards, toaster, fans,

    • Paper cups, plastic cups, popsicle sticks, tongue depressers

    • Gyroscopes, bells, horns

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to Dec 1

Parent Teacher Conference Week is Coming November 27, 2017 to December 1, 2017

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  • MON., 27 NOV 2017 - FRI., 1 DEC 2017
  • Daily dismissal @ 2:45 PM including Monday
  • No block schedules or Monday early release this week
  • Teachers and counselors will contact parents/guardians of students who will be prioritized for a parent-teacher conference



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4:30 PM16:30

**UPDATE The Food Drive is Doing Well..... T.I.G.E.R Style......


The SF/Marin Food Bank canned food drive started November 1st as a classroom competition for 1st period classes. The 1st period class with the most cans per student average will win a PIZZA Party.

The kick off of the canned food drive went well. Ms. Cook's Class is in the lead followed closely by Mr. Pryor's class with many others right on their tails. We are still logging cans daily. Please help by sending even one can to support the drive. We will log them and put into the barrels. This will help the Families up north that have lost everything. Thanks for your support tigers!  

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5:30 PM17:30

Latino Heritage Night and PTSA General Meeting

Please join us on Thursday October 26 @ 5:30pm for the first of only four PTSA General Assembly Meetings for the 2017-18 School Year.

Learn about the investments the PTSA will make in arts and electives, our engaging family events planned for the year, and ways you can get and stay connected to Aptos. This your opportunity to participate in the decision-making to support our kids! 

Following the PTSA Meeting from 6pm-8pm is the Latino Heritage Night, which will be a night to celebrate the wonderful heritage of Latino culture and history.  Students will be giving a presentation and demonstrating some type of musical, theatrical or poetic expression. All this and great music to music to dance to. This will be a potluck style event, so please bring your favorite dish to share!

Also at the Latino Heritage event:  If you are a parent of an English Language Learner and want to get involved at Aptos, we will have an information table about our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).  Please come speak with Nicole Trickett, Assistant Principal, and Alicia Denton, EL Coordinator, and learn about how you can drive decision making in support of your kids and our Aptos community.

All are welcome!

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6:00 PM18:00

Pizza and Ice Cream Social

Celebrate the completion of the first week of school among students, teachers, and parents! Meet new friends and learn more about the PTSA, school activities, and volunteer opportunities. Pizza and ice cream will be provided; please bring an ice cream topping to share (fruit, candy, whipped cream, cookies, brownies, etc.)

Location: Aptos Dining Hall

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9:00 AM09:00

Parents Coffee Hour

Please join us in the Fitness Center for a first day of school welcome back coffee for parents and caregivers! This will be a great opportunity to catch up with friends, sign up for the PTA, volunteer for school events, and hear more about the PTSA and the school year ahead.

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