News for the Week of February 18th, 2013


The Principled Academy

  Weekly News
February 18, 2013
Presidents’ Day:  School will be closed in honor of Presidents’ Day tomorrow, Monday, Feb. 18th.
Parent Teacher Conference sign-up forms were sent home last week. Please turn in to  the office by Thursday, Feb. 21.  Letters should have gone home last week.  There are extras available in the office or you can click here to access the form.

Our in-school Book Fair continues this week through Thursday, Feb. 21.  Come visit before school, at lunch time or after school to browse and purchase books.  You can also visit the Online Book Fair by clicking here  and click on the Shop Now button. Online shopping is available   until Feb. 28.  The theme this year is “Story Laboratory: Reading Gives You Super Powers.”



Let’s get excited about Reading and Learning!
During 2013 Spirit Week students are invited to wear dress centered on the themes of the day!
Monday: Presidents’ Day, 2/18:
School is closed.
Tuesday, 2/19:  Super Reading

Genes Day – wear blue jeans and fun t-shirts (no offensive words or pictures please).

Wednesday, 2/20:  Reading Reaction -Drop Everything And Read – wear PJ’s and bring a favorite pillow or blanket, and your favorite books to read the day away.
Thursday, 2/21:  Weird Science &

Computer Geek Day – dress like Einstein, your favorite techie, or a super-smart person.

You and a friend are warmly invited to 
The Principled Academy 
Fourth Annual Friend Raising Breakfast
when:Tuesday, February 26, 8:30-9:30 am
where: San Leandro Main Library, Dave Karp Room, 300 Estudillo Ave., San Leandro. 
Click here for details. 
Are you not available for the morning event?
Join us at the evening Friend Raising Dessert and Coffee.
when: Friday, March 1, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. 
where: at The Principled Academy
childcare available on request
Come and enjoy delicious food and meet some of our outstanding students.

During the Program you will have an opportunity to support the school, but there is no obligation to do so. We want to share about the mission of the school with the greater community.

Please click here to reserve your spot at either of these events today!
RSVP to Nancy at or (510) 351-6400.
Field Trips this week: 
Tuesday, Feb. 19:  5th/6th grades go to the Food Bank, 9 a.m. – 12 noon
Friday, Feb. 22:  1st/2nd grades go to the Library, 8:30 – 10 a.m.

San Leandro Rotary Club member Bonnie Best, a published poet, shared with the 7th and 8th grades on Wednesday, February 13th. 

The class is starting a unit on poetry, and Ms. Best shared
about how she gets inspiration for her poems. The Rotary Club is one of The Principled Academy’s community partners.
T-shirt logoWe have some new Principled Academy t-shirts and sweatshirts in youth sizes available for purchase from the school office.   T-shirts are $15 each and sweatshirts are $25 each.

Clubs! Pumpkin Patch Preschool 2010

Club schedules and descriptions as well as sign-up sheets are here.


Mark Your Calendars:
Friday, March 8:  Teacher Work Day. School Holiday for K – 8 classes.
Preschool held as usual.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, March 13 – 15:  Half Day Classes for 1st – 8th grades;Parent Teacher Conferences for parents of Preschool – 8th grades.  Daycare will be available until 6:15 p.m.  Preschool and Kindergarten will be held as usual.
Friday, March 29:  Easter Egg Hunt – 11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Monday – Friday, April 1 – 5:  Spring Break! The school will be closed.
We hope you can meet with your child’s teacher in March.  Please contact the office if you have any questions.
We thank you for your constant support.  Have a great week!
Brenna Iredale
Feel free to give us a call at (510) 351-6400 or e-mail us with questions and comments.
2305 Washington Ave.
San Leandro, CA  94577
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