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Primary Years Academy of International Education is a K-5 International Baccalaureate World School. We are a public school using an inquiry model of teaching and learning. Our students learn how to question and explore the world around them while using the skills necessary to be a successful internationally-minded citizen in the 21st century. Students work in an environment which supports their academic, social, and physical needs through a rigorous program of study. Primary Years Academy is a community of students, parents, teachers, and administrators working together as a team.

 

It's Official! PYA is authorized as an IB World School

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 was a red-letter day for Primary Years Academy. We received notification that we have been authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School. This means we successfully met all IB standards and practices and PYA is being welcomed into the ranks of the global school network.

Thank you to all the parents, teachers, staff, and students who have worked tirelessly for the past three and a half years to build our school community from the ground up. It is through dedication and a willingess to strive for the best for our students that we have met this milestone.

We would also like to thank the SUSD Board of Trustees, Directors, and Dr. Steve Lowder for supporting us through the daunting process of building a world class program.

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Contacts

Primary Years Academy

1540 N. Lincoln Street

Stockton, CA 95204

 

(209) 933-7355

(209) 941-4580-fax

 

Jean Segura, Principal

Jeanne Ross, IB Coordinator

Kim Marlow, Secretary

Judy Melton, Account Clerk

Coordinator's Corner

March 31, 2014

Hello Families! Our next Parent Cafe Internacional is on Friday, April 11th at 8:15 a.m.  This is the SAME DAY as the Honor Roll Assembly so please plan on having a cup of coffee before it begins. Watch for more information in the next parent newsletter.

If you haven't already done so, go to ibo.org and check out the parent section. You have the opportunity to connect with other IB parents through the site.

Can you believe it's already the fourth quarter of the school year? The Learner Profile trait for April is REFLECTIVE. Please take some time to reflect on your child's accomplishments. This could lead to a great dinnertime conversation about successes and goals.

If you have questions or concerns please let me know. 

Thanks.

Ms. Ross, jross@stockton.k12.ca.us

 

 

 

 

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Teachers: We're hiring!

Please consider joining our dynamic community of PYA teachers, families, and staff.

Primary Years Academy of International Education is growing and we are looking for energetic SUSD teachers to join our staff in 2014-2015. We have a third grade teaching position open as well as a fifth grade position. Not a fifth grade teacher, but love fourth grade? We anticipate looping a fourth and fifth grade.

Not sure what IB is all about? You have several avenues of inquiry available:

  • Stop by for a tour. Call 933-7355 to arrange it.
  • Google Primary Years Academy and browse through our Schoolloop webpage.
  • Visit the International Baccalaureate webpage at ibo.org.

Here are a few other bits of information you may find helpful:

  • PYA is public school. We are a Magnet School so students must apply and go through the lottery process, and we don’t pick and choose who gets in.
  • PYA is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School. We serve Kindergarten through fifth grade students. The IB program continues with both the Middle Years Program (grades 6-10) and the Diploma Program (grades 11 and 12) at Franklin High School.
  • We require parent participation…and we get it.
  • Be prepared to collaborate with others if you join PYA; it’s an important aspect of IB teaching and learning. We have dedicated collaboration time during school hours every week.
  • Developing our Units, curricula, and assessments takes time and energy; plan on working hard, but plan on working together.
  • All students have music and Spanish language classes, as well as art and physical education.
  • IB training is required after being hired. If you want to know what training is all about, go to ibo.org and search for the workshop catalog. It gives a good overview of what IB is all about.
  • We are currently located on the same campus as El Dorado School. The district is looking for a permanent site for us, but we

If this sounds like a good match for you, please consider becoming a PYA team member.

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Parent News April 18, 2014

April’s Learner Profile Trait is Reflective

We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.

 

  • April 21st: Spring Holiday!  No school today.    Enjoy the day!
  • April 21- 25th:  PYA’s 5th grade goes to Science Camp!
  • April 24th:  PTA Association meeting- 6:00 p.m. in the library.  We need your votes for the election of new board members (we didn’t have a quorum at the last meeting).  Please join us!
  • April 28th: K classes go to the Micke Grove Zoo, 9:15am – 1:00.
  • State testing for grade 5, 4/29- 5/1 and 5/6 & 5/7
  • April 30th:  Free dress day. Please follow district guidelines for dress. No red please.
  • April 30th:  Spring Lifetouch Picture Day.  Order forms went home today. Only students who are buying pictures will have their picture taken today.

 

Additional notes and events:

 

  • Our 3rd and 4th grades did a wonderful job with the new state testing. The testing continues in 2 weeks for 5th grade.
  • A PTA fundraiser will be held on May 4th, from 11 am to closing at the Rubio’s on Pacific Avenue. We get 20% of the sales. The last Rubio’s fundraiser was a great success-raising over $200.00.  Take along the flyer so that we get credit. One was sent home last week and additional flyers will go home next week and are posted on the PTA board in the office. 
  • PYA Yearbook sales continue.  $20.00 Quantities are limited. Less than 10 remain- so order now.  Forms are in the office.
  • Remember that any parent who accompanies a class on a field trip must be cleared- fingerprinted and TB tested.  TB tests are in short supply, but are available at Dameron Occupational Health, 420 W. Acacia St., for $15. Walk in or call 209- 461-3196 for an appointment.   Other options are: Stockton Health Center, 1601 Hazelton Ave # 468-3830 and Lodi Health Center  at 300 West Oak St., Lodi, CA #209-331-7303 for $20.00.  Ask Kim or Judy for information on fingerprinting in the office.

May/June Calendar

May 7th: K field trip to the Haggin Museum

May 13th:  final SSC meeting 3:00

 May 14th:  Day of the Teacher

 May 14th:  3rd, 4th & 5th grades go to Franklin 9:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.

May 14th: 6:30- 8:00 pm:  IB Performing Arts Showcase. Performances by PYA’s 3rd grade drama, and our 4th & 5th grade music students along with Franklin IB students. SAVE THE DATE!

May 16th: 8:15:  PYA’s PTA’s Walk/Jog-a-Thon on the playground.

May 22nd:  6:00 PTA Association meeting

May 26th:  Memorial Day Holiday

May 28th:   8:15 to 4:30 1st grade field trip to Big Trees

May 28th:   5:30- 6:30 5th Grade IB Exhibitions

May 29th:   2:30- 3:00- PYA Yearbook Release and book signing in the courtyard

May 30th:   Honor Roll Assembly -9:30 -1st & 2nd grade

                                                       10:00- 3, 4th & 5th grade

June 3rd:  3rd, 4th & 5th go to the Tech Museum in San Jose via ACE

June 4th:  Last Day of the 2013-14 School Year   9:30:  5th grade promotion in the cafeteria

Posted by: Jeanne Ross
Published: 4/18/14

Boletín de padres del PYA 18/04/14

Aprendiz perfil rasgo de abril es reflexiva

Consideramos cuidadosamente el mundo y nuestras propias ideas y experiencia. Trabajamos para entender nuestras fortalezas y debilidades con el fin de apoyar el aprendizaje y el desarrollo personal.

 

  • El 21 de abril: vacaciones de primavera! Hoy no hay escuela. Disfruten del día!
  • El 21 de abril - 25th:5to grado de PYA va al campamento de Ciencias!
  • 24 de abril: reunión de PTA Asociación - 18:00 en la biblioteca. Necesitamos sus votos para la elección de nuevos miembros de la Junta (no teníamos un quórum en la última reunión). Por favor únase a nosotros!
  • 28 de abril: clases de K ir al zoológico Micke Grove.
  • Pruebas de estado para el grado 5, 4/29-5/1 y 5/6 y 5/7
  • El 30 de abril: día sin uniforme. Por favor siga las guías del distrito para el vestido. No de color rojo, por favor.
  • El 30 de abril: Fotos de la Lifetouch. Sólo los estudiantes que están comprando cuadros tendrán su foto sacada hoy.
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Notas adicionales y eventos:

 

  • Nuestros 3rd y 48vo grado hicieron un trabajo maravilloso con las nuevas pruebas de estado. La prueba continúa en 2 semanas para 5º grado.
  • 4th, de 11 a cierre en el Rubio’s de la avenida Pacific se celebrará un evento para recaudar fondos de PTA en mayo. Conseguimos un 20% de las ventas. Recaudación de fondos del último evento en Rubio’s fue un gran éxito más de $200,00. Llevar el flyer para que nos llegue el crédito. Uno fue enviado a casa la semana pasada y folletos adicionales se irán a casa la semana que viene y se han publicado en la Junta del PTA en la oficina.
  • Ventas de PYA anuario siguen. $20,00 Cantidades  limitadas. Menos de 10 permanecen - orden  ahora. Los formularios están en la oficina.
  • Recuerda que cualquier padre que acompaña a una clase en un viaje de campo debe ser despejado-toma de huellas dactilares y prueba de TB. Pruebas de TB son escasos, pero están disponibles en salud ocupacional Dameron, 420 W. Acacia St, por $15. Entrar o llame al 209-461-3196 para una cita. Otras opciones son: Centro de salud de Stockton, 1601 Hazelton Ave # 468-3830 y Lodi Health Center at 300 West Oak St, Lodi, CA #209-331-7303 por $20.00. Solicitar información sobre la toma de huellas dactilares en la oficina de Kim o Judy.

 

Calendario de mayo / junio

 

Mayo 7: K excursión al Museo Haggin

Mayo 13: final 3:00 reunión de SSC

14 de mayo: día del maestro

Mayo 14: 3er, 4o & 5o grado ir a Franklin 9 a 1:00

14 de mayo: 6 20:00: escaparate de artes escénicas de IB. Actuaciones de drama de PYA de 3er grado y nuestros 4o & 5o estudiantes de música junto con alumnos del IB Franklin. APARTEN LA FECHA!

Mayo 16: 8:15: a pie/Jog-a-Thon de la PTA de PYA en el patio.

22 de mayo: 6:00 reunión de PTA Asociación

26 de mayo: Memorial Day Holiday

Mayo 28: 8:15 a 4:30 1st grado excursión a grandes árboles

28 de mayo: 5:30-6:30 5o grado IB exposiciones

Mayo 29: 2:30-3:00-PYA Anuario lanzamiento y firma en el patio de libros

Mayo 30: Asamblea de Honor Roll -9:30 -1st & 2do grado

          10:00 3er, 4o & 5o grado

El 3 de junio: 3er, 4o & 5o acudir el Tech Museum en San José vía ACE

El 4 de junio: último día del año escolar 2013-14  9:30:5th promoción de grado en la cafetería

Posted by: Jeanne Ross
Published: 4/18/14