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					      Mark Keppel Parent Handbook
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              School Calendar 2010-2011


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Provided by your Mark Keppel PTA         Logo design by Keppel parent Bryan Thombs
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                                                                                                                                                                                    Personal Belongings.........................................................26
TABLE OF CONTENTS............................................ 1                          SUPPLY LISTS........................................................19                     Rainy Day Procedure........................................................26
 MESSAGE, MISSION AND FOCUS ........................ 2                                   SPECIAL EVENTS ..................................................20                        Social Promotion/Retention ..............................................26
                                                                                         First Day of School ........................................................... 20         Telephones .......................................................................26
DIRECTORY & FACULTY ........................................ 3                           Back-To-School Night....................................................... 20             Telephone Messages .......................................................26
                                                                                         Picture Day ....................................................................... 20     Textbooks .........................................................................26
HEALTH SERVICES................................................. 3
                                                                                         Reflections........................................................................ 20     Visitors ..........................................................................26
PARENT-SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS................. 4                                          Keppel Harvest Festival.................................................... 20             Volunteers.........................................................................26
Thursday Folder ................................................................. 4      Red Ribbon Week ........................................................... 20             School Site Council...........................................................27
Mark Keppel Newsletter ..................................................... 4           Arts Showcase.................................................................. 20         SPECIAL PROGRAMS & SERVICES .................... 27
Parent Handbook ............................................................... 4        Read Across America Week............................................. 20                   Chorus ..........................................................................27
                                                                                         Open House ..................................................................... 20        Technology/Media Lab ....................................................27
FOOD SERVICES ..................................................... 4
                                                                                         Spirit Day .......................................................................... 20   Conflict Resolution............................................................27
Breakfast .......................................................................... 4
                                                                                         Rockin for the Arts ............................................................ 20        Child Care Programs (RAP, CDP)....................................27
Lunch ............................................................................ 4
                                                                                         Field Trips......................................................................... 21    English Language Development Programs ......................27
Snacks ............................................................................ 4
                                                                                         Staff Development Days.................................................. 21                G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) ........................27
DAILY SCHEDULE PLUS MINIMUM DAYS &                                                                                                                                                  Instrumental Music........................................................... 27
                                                                                         SAFETY AND SECURITY .......................................21
HOLIDAYS ................................................................ 5              Campus Safety Policy ...................................................... 21             Insurance ......................................................................... 27
                                                                                         White Slips....................................................................... 21      Library ..........................................................................28
SCHOOL COMPACT ................................................ 6
                                                                                         After School Supervision ................................................. 21              Lost And Found ................................................................28
TESTING ................................................................... 6            Sexual Harassment ......................................................... 21             Physical Education Program.............................................28
                                                                                                                                                                                    School Psychologist..........................................................28
SCHOOL RULES ...................................................... 7                    EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS ......................21-22                                         Title I   ..........................................................................28
DISCIPLINE POLICY ............................................... 8                                                                                                                 School Based Coordinated Programs (SBCP) .................28
                                                                                         SCHOOL POLICIES................................................23
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fifth Grade Activities.........................................................28
                                                                                         Absence from School ....................................................... 23
SEPTEMBER 2010 ................................................... 9                                                                                                                Special Education Programs .......................................28-29
                                                                                         Tardiness.......................................................................... 23
                                                                                                                                                                                    Student Council ................................................................29
OCTOBER 2010...................................................... 10                    Arrival Time/Dismissal Time ............................................. 23
                                                                                                                                                                                    Substance Abuse Prevention Programs...........................29
                                                                                         Early Release of Students ................................................ 23
NOVEMBER 2010 ....................................................11                                                                                                                Mark Keppel's Single Plan For Student Achievement ......29
                                                                                         Keppel Cruisers/Fit Fridays .............................................. 23
                                                                                                                                                                                    Korean Immersion Program..............................................29
DECEMBER 2010 ................................................... 12                     Traffic & Parking ............................................................... 23
                                                                                         Banking of Instructional Minutes “Banking Day”............... 24
JANUARY 2011 ...................................................... 13                   Bicycles/Skateboards/Scooters/Rollerblades ................... 24                          ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS .................... 29-30
                                                                                         Birthday and Classroom Parties ....................................... 24                  PTA (Parent Teacher Association) ..................................29
FEBRUARY 2011.................................................... 14                     Classroom Interruptions ................................................... 24             Directory of PTA Contacts ................................................30
MARCH 2011 .......................................................... 15                 Uniform Policy .................................................................. 24       Make Keppel Special (MKS) ............................................30
                                                                                         Dress Code....................................................................... 24
APRIL 2011............................................................. 16               Homework ........................................................................ 25       DISASTER PREPAREDNESS................................ 31
                                                                                         Independent Study ........................................................... 26
MAY 2011................................................................ 17
                                                                                         Report Cards .................................................................... 26
JUNE 2011 .............................................................. 18              Parent Conferences.......................................................... 26



                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-1
                                                       Glendale Unified School District
                                                       Mark Keppel Elementary School
                                                            730 Glenwood Road
                                                         Glendale, California 91202
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Dear Keppel Families:

Welcome to Mark Keppel Elementary School! In an effort to increase communication between the school and your family, we have created the
Mark Keppel Parent Handbook. Inside you will find important information regarding schedules, school-wide behavior expectations, school
policies, parent support groups, and various student programs and activities.
Please take time to review this information and keep it on hand as a reference throughout the year. We hope you will find it useful in making
this a successful year for your children. Thank you to our PTA for providing this handbook to all Keppel families free of charge.
We all look forward to working together with you to create a quality educational program for each and every student at Mark Keppel School.

                                                    Sincerely,
                                                    D r. M ary A . M ason, Principal

                                                  Mark Keppel Elementary School
                                                        Mission Statement
  Mark Keppel Elementary School staff, administrators, parents, and community members share the responsibility for and are committed
  to creating a safe, stimulating academic environment. The integration of the arts across our curriculum empowers all students to reach
  their full cognitive, creative, and social potential. Keppel’s dynamic educational program fosters cooperative and independent learning
                            as well as critical thinking skills to promote a life-long love of learning and respect for all.


                                                      Mark Keppel Elementary School
                                                       Instructional Focus Statement
     With the knowledge that proficient reading comprehension skills effect achievement in all academic areas, all Mark Keppel students
     will comprehend grade level text as measured by:
           Site interim measures and classroom assessments with 75% of students scoring proficient or advanced.
           The California Standards Test (CST) with the percentage of students scoring proficient or advanced increasing by 5% on the
             English Language Arts CST.
           California Academic Performance Index (API) with the API of our socio-economic subgroup growing from 783 to 800, therefore
             closing the achievement gap.

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                                      Principal                       Dr. Mary A. Mason       FLAG Korean Coordinator       Mrs. Naehi Wong
                                      Assistant Principal             Mrs. Roxanne Ouweleen   Attendance Clerk              Mrs. Lorna St. Angel
    Keppel Team                       Administrative Secretary        Mrs. Kelarik Samkian    Health Clerk                  Mrs. Karen Marbach

     Kindergarten          Suzanne Buckhoff     3rd Grade               Laurie Duncan         Physical Education    Sandy Fink                Teacher Specialist     Ben Dionisio
     Kindergarten          Joanne Chung         3rd Grade               Jenny Hong            P.E. Assistant        Ryan Eder                 Special Ed Assistant   Rodina Elaysi
     Kindergarten          Julie Park           3rd Grade               Nvart Joboyan         RSP Assistant         Zhenya Shahbazyan         Special Ed Assistant   Marzieh Nahidi
     Kindergarten          Justine Baldwin      3rd Grade               Lynne Naeve           Speech Assistant      Sofia Manessarian         Special Ed Assistant   Hasmik Avakian
     Kindergarten/1st      Talisen Winder       3rd Grade               Cathy Scott           InterventionTeacher   Juliet Ainian             Special Ed Assistant   Nvard Zamanyan
     Kindergarten/FLAG     Hannah Cho           3rd Grade/FLAG          Jessie Shin           InterventionTeacher                             Special Ed Assistant   Bobbi Palmatary
     Kindergarten/FLAG     Darae Youn                                                         District Nurse        Kym Jarnot, R.N.          Special Ed Assistant   Suzanna Theorides
                                                4th Grade               Linda Cleverley       Library Assistant     Suzy Gharibian            Special Ed Assistant   Mary Lou Andrade
                                                                                                                                              EEELP Head Teacher
     1st Grade             Susan Hohensee       4th Grade               Ruwani Brohier        Computer Lab          Imelda Gomez                                     Diane Goncalves
     1st Grade             Kirsten Mason        4th Grade               Sherri LaCom
     1st Grade             Virginia Puccini     4th Grade               Michelle Pimenta      Clerk II              Kimberly Swan             Noon Aide              Diana Aghakhani
     1st Grade             Carolyn Williams                                                   FLAG Clerk            Soyen Sohn                Noon Aide              Rita Vartan
     1st Grade/FLAG        Unis Choi            5th Grade               April Faieta          Day Custodian         Joe Covarrubias           Noon Aide              Seda Matevosyan
     1st Grade/FLAG        Emily Sim            5th Grade               Ray Shelton           Night Custodians      Kevin Lorey               Noon Aide              Markrit Tahmasian
                                                5th Grade               Joanne Ward                                 Carlos Gutierrez          Noon Aide              Armine Ovsepyan
     2nd Grade             Suzanne Rosen        5th Grade               Michael Hewitt                                                        Noon Aide              Arax Bedrosian
     2nd Grade             Nancy Chefalo                                                      Keppel Chorus (3-5)   Hans Ludwig               Noon Aide              Stella Nazari
     2nd Grade             Rita Kenny           SDC 1st-3rd             Michelle Hershman     Orchestra (4-5)       Deneil Jurado             Noon Aide              Jasmine Hakopian
     2nd Grade             Ellyn Lee            SDC 4th-5th             Jennifer Burns        Dance/Drill Team      Cris Neel                 Noon Aide              Armine Khanbabayi
     2nd Grade             Cordula Specht       Psychologist            Dr. Tara Leufroy      Visual Arts           Joan Zierhut              Noon Aide              Eida Khanbabayi
     2nd Grade/FLAG        Kylie Hwang          Resource Specialist     Christine Moore       K-2 Drama             Cathy Gilbert             Cafeteria Supervisor   Armineh Hacopians
                                                Speech Therapist        Rachel Smith          Improvisation         Darin Toonder
                                                         Glendale Unified School District Information
                                 The District Office is located at 223 N. Jackson St., Glendale, CA 91206. The telephone number is (818) 241-3111.
                                                                   Dr. Richard Sheehan is Superintendent of Schools.
                                                                 Members of the Glendale Board of Education are:
                                                 President: Gregory S. Krikorian                       Vice President: Joylene Wagner
                                                 Clerk: Christine Walters                              Members: Mary W. Boger and Nayiri Nahabedian

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The school offers the following health services:                                                                       If a child requires medication during school hours, a special
• Basic First Aid - The school gives     • Maturation Program – Grade 5                                                form, available in the office, must be completed and signed
                                                                                                                       by a doctor and by the parents before such medication can
  first aid for injuries occurring at    • Parent notification-regarding                                               be given.
  school only. If care beyond              communicable disease control,
                                                                                                                      Pupils requiring the use of crutches, casts, or any other
  immediate first aid is required, the     problems related to physical defects,                                       appliance will need a note from the attending physician
  parent is called.                        and referral to community resources
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• Teacher notification-regarding         • Doctor-MUST sign administration
                                                                                                                       authorizing their use at school. The note should include the
                                                                                                                       physical limitations as well as the length of time involved.
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  students with special health problems    of medication - District form.                                              This note MUST accompany the child on the first day of
                                                                                                                       attendance using crutches or other appliances. A notice of
  that affect learning                   • Parent notification-regarding                                               authorization to attend school will be issued from the office
• Height and Weight/Vision &               required immunizations and physical                                         upon receipt of the note from the physician.
  Hearing Screening - Grades K, 2, 5       examination.
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                                                        Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from            
                                                        7:30 to 8:00 a.m. This is a great way to ensure that
Regular communication to parents is important so                                                                  It is our policy that all children
                                                        students have eaten a full healthy meal before
parents are kept informed about school activities.
                                                        instruction begins.
                                                                                                                  should eat lunch daily.
Notices, reminders, and other communications are                                                                  Students may bring their lunch to school or
distributed on Thursday and sent home in the                                                                      purchase a lunch in the
Thursday Folder, which is to be returned to school                                                     school cafeteria. It is
the following day. This folder will be used all              It’s the most important meal of the day!             important to your               BUY A LUNCH
                                                                                                                                                      CARD
year. The replacement cost is $1.00.                                                                              child’s growth and           Advanced payment of
                                                           Served every day in the Keppel cafeteria:              development to eat           lunches (20 full price
                                                                                                     a nutritious lunch.
                                                                                                                                               lunches for $40.00).

                                                                           7:30 - 8:00 a.m.                       Please do not include
Our Keppel PTA publishes a monthly newsletter
that goes home to all families and contains articles                  Monday through Friday                       candy or soft drinks in your student’s sack lunch.
of special interest to parents and a calendar of                     Breakfast: $1.25 per child                   Chips and other fatty items should not be included
events.                                                     Lunch also served daily: $2.00 per student
                                                                                                                  either. The good eating habits your child develops
                                                                                                                  now will remain with them for the rest of their
                               Reduced price and free breakfasts and lunches available   lives.
The Parent Handbook is produced and published                           to qualifying students.
by the Keppel PTA. It is provided free of charge to                                                               The cost of a full lunch including milk is $2.00.
                                                          Contact school office for more information and          For students who bring a sack lunch, milk or juice
all families at Mark Keppel and is sent home to
                                                                          application form.                       may be purchased separately for $.50. Glendale
each family in the Thursday Folder the first week
of school. The Handbook contains important                                                                        Unified School District participates in the National
information, including the school calendar, school                                                                School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Children from
rules and discipline policy, administrative policies,                                                             households that meet federal income guidelines are
a description of special programs and services                                                                    eligible for free meals or reduced price meals at
offered to students and their families and a                                                                     $.40 for lunch. Advance lunch prepay can be made
directory of school organizations and groups.           Snacks                                                 to the Cafeteria in the mornings. Prepays can be
Telephone numbers are to be used for school-            Snacks are optional but if your                           weekly, monthly or even for the entire school year.
related business only and are not to be used for        child gets hungry, you may send a                         We encourage all students to have at least one
solicitations of any other kind.                        small, nutritious snack in a plastic                      week of paid lunches so that forgotten lunches are
                                                        sandwich bag. Please make it small, as this snack         not a problem. The cafeteria will extend credit for
                                                        will be eaten during recess. Snack suggestions            10 lunches to each student at Keppel, but the total
                         include carrots, celery sticks, granola bars, fruit,      must be repaid before the student can continue to
                           and raisins. Do not send frozen water bottles.            buy lunch.

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                                                        allowed on the playground. Sports drinks or juice
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                                                                                                                    STUDENT HOLIDAYS
                                                                                 •   Sept. 6, 2010                      Labor Day
                                                                                 •   Nov. 1, 2010                       Student Holiday – Staff Development Day
     KINDERGARTEN                Start time     Dismissal                        •   Nov 11, 2010                       Veteran’s Day
                                                                                 •   Nov 24- 28, 2010                   Thanksgiving
 M – F /AM Kindergarten            8:00           12:30                          •   Nov. 29, 2010                      Student Holiday – Report Card Preparation Day
                                                                                 •   Dec 23, 2010-Jan 9, 2011           Winter Recess
 M -- F /PM Kindergarten           9:35            2:20                          •   Jan 17, 2011                       Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
 M -- F /FLAG Kindergarten         8:00            2:05                          •   Feb 14, 2011                       Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday
                                                                                 •   Feb 21, 2011                       George Washington’s Birthday
 THURSDAYS-PM Kinder               9:35            1:30                          •   Apr 4-8, 2011                      Spring Vacation
 THURSDAYS-FLAG Kinder             8:00            1:05                          •   April 11, 2011                     Student Holiday – Staff Development Day
                                                                                 •   May 30, 2011                       Memorial Day
 MINIMUM DAYS                      8:00           12:10

     GRADES 1, 2 & 3             Start time   Dismissal
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 THURSDAYS                         8:05            1:10                                                                                educational program, classroom
                                                                                                                                    interruptions are kept to a minimum.
 MINIMUM DAYS                      8:05           12:15                                                                            We ask that you plan ahead and assist
                                                                                                                                      students with the responsibility of
       GRADE 4 & 5               Start time     Dismissal          Current Information!                                            bringing their own lunches to school.
                                                                  Our school marquee, located on                                 Lunches or lunch money brought in late
 M-F                               8:05            2:30           Glenwood Rd., provides important                                 by parents may be left in the office for
 THURSDAYS                         8:05            1:30           current information to parents and                             students to pick up. Homework, library
                                                                  the community.                                                  books, projects, musical instruments,
 MINIMUM DAYS                      8:05           12:25
                                                                                                                                 etc., brought in by parents will be put
                                                                                                                                 in the teacher’s box to be picked up at
                                                                                                                                  recess time. Credit for late work is left
             LUNCH SCHEDULES                                                                                                             to the teacher’s discretion.
                                                            Students (Grades 1-5) are not allowed on
    PM Kinder                10:50-11:25
                                                            campus before 7:30 AM. Morning supervision
    FLAG Kinder              11:10-11:55                    does not begin until 7:30 AM. There is no
    Grades 1, 2, 3 & 4       11:25-12:08                    supervision before 7:30 AM! Do not drop off
    Grade 5                  11:45-12:28                                                                                                      MINIMUM DAYS
                                                            your child on campus before 7:30 AM. This is
    Minimum Days             None                           not safe! There is no before school supervision
                                                                                                                                 Dismissal for Kindergarten is 12:10 p.m.
                                                            for kindergarten.
                                                                 Students must be picked up at                                   Dismissal for Grades 1-3 is 12:15 p.m.
                                                                        dismissal time!
School Office Hours
                                                            If students have not been picked up by the                           Dismissal for Grades 4 and 5 is 12:25 p.m.
                                                            time the office closes for the day, Glendale
       7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday
                                                            Police Department will be contacted to pick up                       •   September 2, 2010 - Back To School Night
                                                            your child. Thank you for your cooperation in                        •   December 6, 2010 – Parent Conferences
        PHONE (818) 244-2113 FAX: (818) 507-6542                                                                                 •   March 11, 2010 - Report Card Prep
                                                            ensuring your child’s safety before and after
                                                                                                                                 •   May 26, 2010 - Open House
                                                            school hours.                                                        •   June 16, 2010 - Last Day of School

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The Keppel School Site Council, in compliance with Glendale Unified School District policy, has developed a School Compact. It explains how everyone can work together to insure that our students
are successful. It takes each of us – parents, teachers, and students – working together every single day to make this happen. Your child’s teacher will explain the School Compact in more detail at
Back-to-School Night.

     THE TEACHER PLEDGE:                                                                              THE PARENT PLEDGE:
     I understand the importance of the school experience to every student and my role as a           I understand that my participation in my child’s education will help his/her
     teacher and model. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities:               achievement and attitude. Therefore, I will continue to carry out the following
        ♦ Advance Keppel’s reading comprehension instructional focus                                  responsibilities:
        ♦ Integrate the arts into classroom activities                                                   ♦ Support my child in developing reading comprehension
        ♦ Teach state and district grade level content standards                                         ♦ Encourage my child to appreciate and learn about the arts
        ♦ Strive to meet the individual needs of each child and provide feedback in a                    ♦ Encourage my child to put forward his/her best effort every day
            timely manner                                                                                ♦ Provide support and a quiet place and time for my child to read and do
        ♦ Communicate with parents regarding student progress, and school and                                 homework
            classroom expectations                                                                       ♦ Review all school communications and return necessary paperwork
        ♦ Provide a safe, positive, and healthful learning environment                                   ♦ ATTEND Parent’s Night, conferences, Open House, and other school
        ♦ Support the school’s/district’s homework, discipline, and attendance policies                       events
        ♦ Encourage parent involvement                                                                   ♦ Make sure my child comes to school every day, on time, and ready to
                                                                                                              learn
     THE STUDENT PLEDGE:                                                                                 ♦ Make sure that my child gets ample sleep and physical activity, and eats
     I realize that my education is important. I know I am the one responsible for my own                     nutritious foods
     success. Therefore, I agree to carry out the following responsibilities:                            ♦ Limit time spent by my child on TV, computer, and video games
         ♦ Read every day for learning and pleasure                                                      ♦ Support the school’s/district’s homework, discipline, and attendance
         ♦ Work to develop my artistic talents and to appreciate the arts                                     policies
         ♦ Strive to do my best every day                                                                ♦ Communicate with my child’s teacher when I have questions or concerns
         ♦ Come to school every day, on time, and ready to learn                                         ♦ Observe all traffic safety rules
         ♦ Return completed homework and my Thursday folder on time and in good
              condition                                                                                                        Principal’s Expectations
         ♦ Treat all other students and adults with kindness and respect                                 !    Work Hard.
         ♦ Be responsible for my own behavior                                                            !    Be yourself.
         ♦ Ask for help when needed and offer to help others                                             !    Do the right thing.
         ♦ Respect school rules, school property, and the property of others                             !    Do your best!
         ♦ Observe all traffic safety rules


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     Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics                                                                                                 The California Standards Test has been adopted as the
     Assessments                                                                                                                           state mandated norm-referenced test for grades 2-5.
                                                                        District Testing
     The reading/language arts and mathematics assessments                                                                                 Students will take this test May 9-20, 2011.
                                                                        These assessments are used to determine whether
     are conducted in the classroom on an on-going basis in             students have met the standards for English Language
     order to determine how well students are learning the                                                                                 CELDT
                                                                        Arts, Math and, as appropriate, English Language                   The California English Language Development Test
     concepts needed to meet grade level standards. These               Development. These include the reading, writing, and
     tests include, but are not limited to, the STAR Reading                                                                               (CELDT) is an annual test given to students who are
                                                                        math benchmarks; end of unit tests in Language Arts,               English Language Learners. Students in K and 1st grade
     Inventory, and additional teacher-made tests.                      and Everyday Math, and the CELDT for English                       are assessed on their listening and speaking skills, while
                                                                        language learners.                                                 students in grades 2-5 are assessed in listening and
                                                                                                                                           speaking, reading, and writing. The CELDT test is
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                                                           Mark Keppel Elementary Parent Handbook – Page
administered in early fall and results are available to
parents several months later.                             Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-6
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                                                    
                                                                                                                     During Lunch
                        A primary purpose of education is to help students to develop self-discipline. The
                        goal includes three vital elements: the ability of the students to exercise self-control,    Good nutrition is necessary for your child’s health.
                                                                                                                     Our Cafeteria prepares a balanced meal for breakfast
                        the ability to pursue acceptable forms of behavior, and the ability to make good             and lunch daily. The following are the food area rules:
                        decisions and choices. Furthermore, an atmosphere of reasonable, firm, and positive
                        discipline develops acceptable behavior, concern for others, mutual respect, and             1.   Food is allowed only in designated eating areas.
                        assures the safety of all students and staff.                                                2.   No glass containers of any kind are allowed in
                                                                                                                          school.
                                                                                                 3.   If you wish to pack a lunch or snack, please do not
• Students will respect themselves and                                                              include food high in sugar content, candy, or soda.
                                                   Violations of the school rules will result in the following       4.   Food is not to be traded, shared, or collected.
  others.                                          actions:                                                          5.   Student will clean lunch area after eating.
• Students will obey school authorities                                                                              6.   The lunch shelter area is for sitting and/or eating
  promptly.                                        First Violation:                                                       only. Playing, running, etc. is not allowed.
                                                        Warning                                                      Playground Guidelines
• Students will respect school and
                                                   Second Violation:
  personal property.                                    White Slip. Benched 1 recess.                                1.   Always play safely and correctly.
• Students will always act in a safe way           Third Violation:                                                  2.   Do not play in the quiet zones.
  and demonstrate kindness to others.                                                                                3.   No chasing, playing tag, soccer, or wrestling.
                                                        White slip. Benched 1 day.
                                                                                                                     4.   No gum or candy allowed.
• Students will refrain from the use of            Additional violations and/or the severity of each violation
                                                                                                                     5.   Respect all school property.
  profanity or foul, racist or sexual                   will be dealt with on an individual basis.                   6.   Riding skateboards, rollerblades, scooters, or
  remarks.                                         Students may be referred to the school administrators for              bicycles on the playground is prohibited at all times.
                                                        severe or repeat violations.                                      No in-skate shoes are allowed.
• Students will walk in
                                                   Individual classrooms have their own rewards and                  7.   Games must be played in the designated areas.
  corridors/hallways and on the ramps.             consequences.                                                     8.   No playing/hanging out in the restrooms, in front of
  Students walking in hallways during                                                                                     classrooms, or on ramps.
  class time will remain silent and
  respectful of classes in session.                                                                                  Use of Playground Equipment
• Students will exhibit respectful                         Principal’s Schoolwide Rules                              1.   All equipment must be used safely and correctly.
                                               Every year on the first day of school, the Principal                  2.   Only school equipment is allowed.
  behavior during assemblies,
                                                                                                                     3.   Use slides, fireman poles, and bars one person at a
  presentations, school lunches, and           and Assistant Principal go into every classroom to                         time.
  recess.                                      remind students of the 3 Keppel Schoolwide Rules:
• Students will enter and leave the                                                                                  Bars and Dome
                                                    • Keep your hands to yourself                                    1.  Always keep one hand on bar
  Auditorium quietly and only when
  directed to do so by an adult.                    • Keep your feet to yourself                                     2.
                                                                                                                     3.
                                                                                                                         No flips to jump off
                                                                                                                         No hanging upside down
• Students may not possess any                      • Only use kind words                                            4.  No standing on top of bars
  dangerous objects or weapons,                                                                                      5.  No touching anyone who is hanging or playing on
  including look-alike replicas, toys or                                                                                 the bars
    
  laser pointers. Possession of such          Before and After School                                              6. Always travel in one direction.
                                                                                                                     7. No pulling anyone off a bar.
  objects is grounds for expulsion.
                                               •    All school rules continue to apply before and after school       8. If not on bars, stay outside the area. Do not travel on
• Students will choose carefully what is                                                                                 bars until the person ahead of you is at least half
                                               •    Students are not to engage in running, shouting, chasing,
  worn, what is said and done.                      teasing, hitting, or throwing things.                                way across.
• Students will be in school on time                                                                                 9. If there is a line, use the count to 100 rule
                                               •    Students may not go into the building or classrooms without
  every day.                                                                                                         10. No more than 8 students on the dome at one time.
                                                    teacher permission and supervision.          

All Keppel students are expected to            •    No balls or jump ropes on the grass or playground.
                                                                                                 

behave in a KIND and SAFE manner at            •    Unless enrolled in one of the childcare programs, students may
                all times.                          not play on the playground after school.

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                                                                                                   (p) Unlawfully offered, arranged to sell, negotiated to sell, or sold the prescription drug Soma.
                                                                                                              (q) A pupil may not be suspended or expelled for any of the acts enumerated unless that act is related
Students may be kept after school for no more than fifteen (15) minutes unless they have been
                                                                                                             to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school under the jurisdiction of the
permitted to call home first to notify their parents. Individual teachers may assign detention. The
                                                                                                             superintendent or principal or occurring within any other school district. A pupil may be suspended or
principal may assign detention for excessive absences, tardies, and/or as disciplinary action for
                                                                                                             expelled for acts that are enumerated in this section and related to school activity or attendance that
breaking school rules. If your child is not at the pick up gate due to a detention, the parent or guardian
                                                                                                             occur at any time, including, but not limited to, any of the following:
will need to park his/her car somewhere other than the traffic lane, and wait for release at the front
                                                                                                               (1) While on school grounds. (2) While going to or coming from school. (3) During the lunch period
lobby. Ed Code 44807.5 authorizes a classroom teacher to restrict for disciplinary purposes the time a
                                                                                                             whether on or off the campus. (4) During, or while going to or coming from, a school sponsored
pupil under his/her supervision is allowed for recess.
                                                                                                             activity.

                                                                                      (r) A pupil who aids or abets, as defined in Section 31 of the Penal Code, the infliction or attempted
                                                                                                             infliction of physical injury to another person may suffer suspension, but not expulsion, pursuant to
EDUCATION CODE SECTION 48900 - Reasons for Suspension (Effective January 1, 2003)
                                                                                                             the provisions of this section, except that a pupil who has been adjudged by a juvenile court to have
48900. A pupil may not be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion unless the                      committed, as an aider and abettor, a crime of physical violence in which the victim suffered great
superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil       bodily injury or serious bodily injury shall be subject to discipline pursuant to subdivision (a).
has committed an act as defined pursuant to one or more of subdivisions (a) to (p), inclusive:                 (s) As used in this section, "school property” includes, but is not limited to, electronic files and
                                                                                                             databases.
(1) Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury to another person.                      (t) A superintendent or principal may use their discretion to provide alternatives to suspension or
(2) Willfully used force or violence upon the person of another, except in self-defense.                     expulsion, including, but not limited to, counseling and an anger management program, for a pupil
  (b) Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object,      subject to discipline under this section.
unless, in the case of possession of any object of this type, the pupil had obtained written permission        (u) It is the intent of the Legislature that alternatives to suspensions or expulsion be imposed against
to possess the item from a certificated school employee, which is concurred in by the principal or the       any pupil who is truant, tardy, or otherwise absent from school activities.
designee of the principal.                                                                                   48900.2. In addition to the reasons specified in Section 48900, a pupil may be suspended from school
  (c) Unlawfully possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of, any          or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is
controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the               enrolled determines that the pupil has committed sexual harassment as defined in Section 212.5. For
Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind.                                 the purposes of this chapter, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a
  (d) Unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance listed in Chapter 2       reasonable person of the same gender as the victim to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a
(commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code, an alcoholic                   negative impact upon the individual's academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or
beverage, or an intoxicant of any kind, and then either sold, delivered, or otherwise furnished to any       offensive educational environment. This section shall not apply to pupils enrolled in kindergarten and
person another liquid, substance, or material and represented the liquid, substance, or material as a        grades 1 to 3, inclusive.
controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, or intoxicant.                                                     48900.3. In addition to the reasons set forth in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil in any of grades 4
  (e) Committed or attempted to commit robbery or extortion.                                                 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or
  (f) Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.                            the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has caused,
  (g) Stolen or attempted to steal school property or private property.                                      attempted to cause, threatened to cause, or participated in an act of, hate violence, as defined in
  (h) Possessed or used tobacco, or any products containing tobacco or nicotine products, including,         subdivision (e) of Section 233.
but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, miniature cigars, clove cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, snuff, chew   48900.4. In addition to the grounds specified in Sections 48900 and 48900.2, a pupil enrolled in any
packets, and betel. However, this section does not prohibit use or possession by a pupil of his or her       of grades 4 to 12, inclusive, may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the
own prescription products.                                                                                   superintendent or the principal of the school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil
  (i) Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.                                has intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation, directed against school district
  (j) Unlawfully possessed or unlawfully offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug                   personnel or pupils, that is sufficiently severe or pervasive to have the actual and reasonably expected
paraphernalia, as defined in Section11014.5 of the Health and Safety Code.                                   effect of materially disrupting class work, creating substantial disorder, and invading the rights of
  (k) Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority of supervisors,          either school personnel or pupils by creating an intimidating or hostile educational environment.
teachers, administrators, school officials, or other school personnel engaged in the performance of          48900.7. (a) In addition to the reasons specified in Sections 48900, 48900.2, 48900.3, and 48900.4, a pupil
their duties.                                                                                                may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the superintendent or the principal of the
  (l) Knowingly received stolen school property or private property.                                         school in which the pupil is enrolled determines that the pupil has made terroristic threats against school
  (m) Possessed an imitation firearm. As used in this section, "imitation firearm" means a replica of a      officials or school property, or both. (b) For the purposes of this section, "terroristic threat" shall include any
firearm that is so substantially similar in physical properties to an existing firearm as to lead a          statement, whether written or oral, by a person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in
reasonable person to conclude that the replica is a firearm.                                                 death, great bodily injury to another person, or property damage in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000),
  (n) Committed or attempted to commit a sexual assault as defined in Section 261, 266c, 286, 288,           with the specific intent that the statement is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually
288a, or 289 of the Penal Code or committed a sexual battery as defined in Section 243.4 of the Penal        carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal,
Code.                                                                                                        unconditional, immediate, and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an
                                                                                                             immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained
(o) Harassed, threatened, or intimidated a pupil who is a complaining witness or witness in a school
                                                                                                             fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family's safety, or for the protection of school
disciplinary proceeding for the purpose of either preventing that pupil from being a witness or
                                                                                                             district property, or the personal property of the person threatened or his or her immediate family.
retaliating against that pupil for being a witness, or both.

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                                          August/September 2010                                               Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                              subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                    # # # Responsibility # # #                                folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                                                              Kable regularly for up-to-date information.


     SUN         MON                       TUE                   WED                       THU                       FRI                   SAT
29          30                     31                       1                      2                            3                       4
                                                                                        Minimum Day
            First Day of School                                                         Back to School
                                                                                             Night!
                                                                                         Parents Only!
                                                                                         K-3-6:00-7:00
                                                                                         4-5-7:00-8:00
                                                            Domino’s Pizza Night   5th grade meeting-8:00
                                                                                       3rd level parking
5           6                      7                        8                      9       Banking Day          10                      11
                 Labor Day         PTA Executive Board
                 No School          Meeting in Library      Annual Schoolwide          Orchestra recruiting          PTA Gift Wrap
                                         6:30 pm             Rules Assemblies              assemblies                 Fundraiser
                                                                                                                      Assemblies
                                   MKS Meeting-7:30 pm
                                     (School Library)


12          13                     14                       15                     16       Banking Day         17                      18
                                                                                                                  Constitution Day
                                                                                                                    Schoolwide
                                                                                                                   Assembly-Front
                                                                 Keppel Kable           Toll Back-to-School      Lawn 8:30-9:00 am
                                   District Board Meeting          Deadline                Night 7:00 pm


                                  PTA Gift Wrap Fundraiser: September 13-24
19          20                     21                       22                     23       Banking Day         24                      25

                                        Hoover Back to
                                       School Night 5:30
                                                                                                                 PTA Welcome Back
                                                                                                                       Picnic
                                  PTA Gift Wrap Fundraiser: September 13-24                                         5:30-7:30 pm

                                                                                                                     Free Dress Day
26          27                     28                       29                     30       Banking Day

                                                                                   First Announced Fire
                                                                                         Drill 8:30 am
                                                            FLAG Korean Parent
                                                              Meeting 7:00 pm




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                                                      October 2010                                     Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                       subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                    # # # Cooperation # # #                            folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                                                       Kable regularly for up-to-date information.


        SUN         MON                     TUE                     WED                         THU                       FRI                       SAT
                                                                                                               1                          2




3             4                    5                        6                        7     Banking Day         8                          9
                PTA Reflections                                                      Superintendent’s State
                 Contest Begins                             International Walk-to-       of the Schools
              Theme: Together We                                 School Day!           Breakfast at Edison
                     Can                                                                      School
                                                                                             7:00 am

                                   District Board Meeting
                                                            Domino’s Pizza Night
10            11                   12                       13                       14     Banking Day        15                         16
                                                                                                               Cougar Pride
                                    PTA Executive Board          Picture Day                                   Assembly
                                     Meeting in Library-    Individual and Class                               8:30-9:30
                                          6:30 pm                   Photos
                                                                                                               am
                                                               Free Dress Day
                                   MKS Meeting-7:30 pm               K-5
                                     (School Library)                                    Progress Reports Go
                                                                                                Home             Keppel Kable Deadline

17            18                   19                       20                       21     Banking Day        22                         23




                                                                                         GREAT CALIFORNIA
                                                                                          SHAKE OUT DRILL        MKS Harvest Festival
                                                                                            (10:21 AM)             3:00-6:00 pm
                                   District Board Meeting
24/31         25                   26                       27                       28                        29                         30




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                                                                                                      Wear Red Day

------------------------------------ RED   RIBBON WEEK   ----------------------------------------
                                                                                                      Father/Son Dinner
                                                                       Chorus Concert
                                                                                                      6:30-8:30
                                                                      Hoover Auditorium
                                                                          6:00-7:30




                                                                                            Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-12
                                                         November 2010                                   Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                         subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                         folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                           # # # Citizenship # # #                       Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

     SUN             MON                       TUE                    WED                     THU                          FRI                     SAT
            1                        2                          3                      4    Banking Day              5                         6
                STUDENT HOLIDAY      Reflections Entries Due!                                                            Parent Visitation
                                                                                                                         Day 8:00-9:30 am
                                           PTA and Healthy Start Food Drive, November 2-5
                Staff Development
                       Day
                                                                Domino’s Pizza Night
                                            ELECTION DAY             District Board
                                                                        Meeting
7           8                        9                          10                     11     Banking Day            12                        13
                                         PTA Executive Board
                                         Meeting in Library –
                                                                                            STUDENT HOLIDAY
                                               6:30 pm
                                                                                             Veteran’s Day

                                                                                                                      Hoover Homecoming
                                                                                                                             BGD-
                                                                                                                       Beat Glendale Day
14          15                       16                         17                     18    Banking Day             19                        20
                  Keppel Kable                                  Picture Day Make-
                    Deadline                                            ups

                FLAG Korean Parent
                  Meeting 7:00 pm
                                                                PTA/MKS/Drill Team
                                      District Board Meeting       Group Photos                                           Free Dress Day
21          22                       23                         24                     25                            26                        27
                                         End of 1st Trimester    STUDENT HOLIDAY            STUDENT HOLIDAY           STUDENT HOLIDAY




                                                                                       HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
                                      PTA/MKS Barnes and
                                          Noble Night
28          29                       30
             STUDENT HOLIDAY
                  Report Card
                Preparation Day
                                                PTA Toy Drive, November 30-December 3


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                                                        December 2010                                             Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                                  subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                                  folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                       # # # Compassion # # #                                     Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

     SUN           MON                       TUE                       WED                     THU                        FRI                      SAT
                                                               1                          2    Banking Day          3                          4
                                                                                                                                                 Hoover PTA Tour of
                                                                                                                                                     Homes
                                           PTA Toy Drive, November 30-December 3
                                                                                                                                                    10:00-4:00

                                                                                                                                                    Drill Team
                                                                   Domino’s Pizza Night   1st Trimester Report                                  Montrose Christmas
                                                                                              Cards Go Home                                          Parade
                                                                                                                                                     6:00 pm

5           6                         7                        8                          9    Banking Day          10                         11
                 MINIMUM DAY!
            Parent Conferences
            Kinder Dismissal, 12:10
            1-3 Dismissal, 12:15
            4-5 Dismissal, 12:25


12          13                        14                       15                         16    Banking Day         17                         18

                                                                                          Orchestra Morning
                                      PTA Executive Board                                    Assemblies
                                        Meeting/Holiday                                      8:30-10:00
                                         Party 6:30 pm                                         Keppel Cafeteria
                                      MKS Meeting-7:30 pm
                                        (School Library)
                                                                                             Choral Concert              Free Dress Day
                                                               Keppel Kable Deadline       Hoover Auditorium
                                      District Board Meeting                                   6:00-8:00
19          20                        21                       22                         23                        24                         25
                                                               Cougar Pride
                                                               Assembly
                                                               8:30-9:30 am                     Winter Vacation 12/23/10-1/9/11
26          27                        28                       29                         30                        31



                                           Winter Vacation 12/23/09-1/9/11

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                                                                    January 2011                                             Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                                             subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                                             folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                 # # # Respect # # #                                         Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

         SUN             MON                       TUE                       WED                          THU                      FRI                       SAT
                                                                                                                                                   1
                                                                                                                                                          Happy New Year
                                                                                                                                                              2011!


2              3                        4                         5                         6                           7                          8




                                               Winter Vacation 12/23/10-1/9/11
9              10                       11                        12                        13        Banking Day       14                         15

                                              PTA Executive Board
                    SCHOOL RESUMES             Meeting in Library
                                                   6:30 p.m.
                                              MKS Meeting-7:30
                                                    p.m.
                                               (School Library)          Domino’s Pizza Night                                                                  Keppel Kable
                                                                                                                                                                 Deadline

16             17                       18                        19                        20        Banking Day       21                         22


                    Martin Luther King,                                  YELLOW RIBBON WEEK
                       Jr. Birthday

                                          District Board Meeting
                    STUDENT HOLIDAY                                                                 2nd Trimester Progress
                                                                                                      Reports go Home

23/30          24/31                    25                        26                        27        Banking Day       28                         29




                                               PTA Association                                                                     Free Dress Day
                                                Meeting 6:30



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                                                                                                                Please note that school event dates are
                                                               February 2011                                    subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                                folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                                                                Kable regularly for up-to-date information.
                                                               # # # Honesty # # #

        SUN                 MON                    TUE                    WED                     THU                       FRI                       SAT
                                           1                        2                      3    Banking Day           4                          5
                                                                                                                          ARTS SHOWCASE
                                                                                                                           5:00-8:00 pm




                                           District Board Meeting   Domino’s Pizza Night
6                  7                       8                        9                      10     Banking Day         11                         12
                                           PTA Executive Board
                                            Meeting in Library-
                                                 6:30 pm

                   District Elementary     MKS Meeting-7:30 p.m.
                   Spelling Bee 7:00pm        (School Library)



13                 14                      15                       16                     17     Banking Day         18                         19
                        STUDENT HOLIDAY
                         LINCOLN’S DAY
                                               Hoover Founder’s
                                                    Day


       Happy                                                                                                              PTA Founder’s Day
     Valentine’s                           District Board Meeting
        Day                                Keppel Kable Deadline
20                 21                      22                       23                     24                         25                         26



                                                                                                                          Book Fair Delivery

                                                                                               FLAG Korean Parent
                                                                                                                            After School
                        STUDENT HOLIDAY                                                          Meeting 7:00 pm
                         President’s Day
                                                                                                                            Free Dress Day




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                                                                                                           Please note that school event dates are
                                                           March 2011                                      subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                           folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                  # # # Trustworthiness # # #                              Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

         SUN            MON              TUE                      WED                     THU                       FRI                       SAT
27                  28            1                        2                         3    Banking Day         4                          5
                                                                                         MKS Read-a-thon
            Read Across America                                Dr. Seuss’ Birthday                             Rockin’ For the Arts
                                                                                                              Recruiting Afternoon
                  Week                                      FamilyReading Night                                 Assemblies at Toll
                                                                 6:00-8:00
    PTA Book Fair                 District Board Meeting

6                   7             8                        9                         10    Banking Day        11                         12
                                  PTA Executive Board                                                              Minimum Day
                                   Meeting in Library-                                                        Kinder Dismissal, 12:10
                                        6:30 pm                                                                 1-3 Dismissal, 12:15
                                     MKS Meeting-                                                               4-5 Dismissal, 12:25
                                        7:30 pm
                                    (School Library)                                                                End Of 2nd
                                                                                                                     Trimester
13                  14            15                       16                        17    Banking Day        18                         19


                                                                                        2nd Trimester
                                                                                      Report Cards Go
                                  District Board Meeting                                    Home
                                  Keppel Kable Deadline
                                                                                                               Elementary Honors
                                                                                                                   Orchestra

20                  21            22                       23                        24    Banking Day        25                         26
                                                                                                                   Free Dress Day



                                     PTA Association                                                                  PTA
                                  Meeting-CST Testing                                                          Mother/Daughter
                                         6:30 pm                                                              Dinner 6:30-8:30 pm
27                  28            29                       30                        31 Banking Day



                                  Second CST Testing
                                      Meeting
                                      7:00 pm

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                                                                        April 2011                                   Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                                     subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                                     folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                      # # # Loyalty # # #                            Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

      SUN                    MON                         TUE                       WED                         THU                          FRI                      SAT
                                                                                                                                  1                        2
                                                                                                                                  Cougar Pride
                                                                                                                                  Assembly
                                                                                                                                  8:30-9:30 am




3                   4                        5                          6                          7                              8                        9



                                                               Spring Vacation
10                  11                       12                         13                         14     Banking Day             15                       16
                        STUDENT HOLIDAY          PTA Executive Board
                                                  Meeting in Library-
                    Staff Development                  6:30 pm
                                                                        Hoover Open House                                              Hoover Film
                            Day                                                                                                          Festival
                                                                                 6:00-8:00
                                                                                                                                         7:00 pm               Block pARTy
                                             MKS Meeting-7:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                11:00-5:00
                                               (School Library)             Domino’s Pizza Night                                                            MKS Silent Auction
                                                                                                                                       Keppel Kable
                                                                                                                                         Deadline            Supports Keppel
                                                                                                                                                                 Students
17                  18                       19                         20                         21     Banking Day             22                       23



                                                                                                        FLAG Korean Parent
                                                                                                          Meeting 7:00 pm
                    District Board Meeting

24                  25                       26                         27                         28     Banking Day             29                       30
                                                                                                                                                             Elementary Math
                                                                            Spring Picture Day                                                                  Field Day
Armenian Genocide
Remembrance Day                                                              Individual Photos
                                                  PTA Association             Free Dress Day
                                                    Meeting Toll                    K-5                                           5th Grade Colonial
                                                                                                                                         Day
                                                 Principal Presents
                                                      7:00 pm                                                                          Free Dress Day


                                                                                                                                 Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-18
                                                                                                                    Please note that school event dates are
                                                                           May 2011                                 subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                                    folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                                  # # # Courtesy # # #                              Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

         SUN                MON                     TUE                    WED                        THU                         FRI                         SAT
1                   2                        3                         4                       5     Banking Day            6                          7
                                                                        National Teachers’         Orchestra Afternoon      3rd Trimester Progress
                                                                        Appreciation Day            Assemblies at Toll
                                                                                                                              Reports go Home
                        Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6                                            Orchestra Evening
                                                                                                     Performance                (Thursday May 5th)


                                                                                               Staff Appreciation
                                                                       Domino’s Pizza Night    Luncheon 1:45
                                             District Board Meeting
8                   9                        10                        11                      12     Banking Day           13                         14
                               STAR          PTA Executive Board
                         TESTING BEGINS        Meeting Library-
                                                   8:15 am

                                                    GRADES 2-5, NO HOMEWORK ON TESTING DAYS


15                  16                       17                        18                      19     Banking Day           20                         21


                                                                      STAR TESTING CONTINUES


     Keppel Kable                            MKS Meeting-7:30 pm                                    Toll Open House
       Deadline                                       Library                                            7:00 pm                                            Hoover Prom
                                             District Board Meeting
22                  23                       24                        25                      26     Banking Day           27                         28
                                                                                                      Minimum Day
                                                                                               Kinder Dismissal, 12:10
                                                                                               1-3 Dismissal, 12:15
                                                                                               4-5 Dismissal, 12:25

                                                                                               OPEN HOUSE!
                                                                                               6:30-7:30 pm
                                                                                               PTA Meeting 6:00 pm                Free Dress Day
                                                                                               3rd level parking
29                  30                       31
                         Memorial Day
                          Observed
                           Student Holiday




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                                                                    June 2011                                 Please note that school event dates are
                                                                                                              subject to change. Please check your Thursday
                                                                                                              folders, the school Marquee, and the Keppel
                                                           # # # Self-Discipline # # #                        Kable regularly for up-to-date information.

         SUN                  MON                    TUE                     WED                      THU                        FRI                          SAT
                                                                    1                     2      Banking Day            3                           4
                                                                                                                         MKS Rockin’ for the
                                                                                                                           Arts! 5:30 pm


                                                                                                 Rockin’ for the
                                                                         Domino’s Pizza          Arts Rehearsal
                                                                            Night
5                    6                     7                        8                     9     Banking Day             10                          11
        Hoover                                                                                                                SPIRIT DAY!!!
     Baccalaureate                              PTA Association                                                              1pm all- school
       St. Marks                                In and Out/MKS                                                                 assembly
                                                    Meeting

                          Choral Concert
                            6:00-8:00                                                                                     Evening show at 7pm
                                           District Board Meeting                                                          Hoover Auditorium
12                   13                    14                       15                    16 Banking Day                17                          18
                                                                                          LAST DAY OF SCHOOL              Student Free Day,
                     PTA Keppel Yearbook                            5th Grade Play Day        Cougar Pride                Teachers On Duty
                       Distribution Day!                                                     Assembly-8:30                 Record Keeping
                                                                    4th Grade Pioneer              Minimum Day
                                                                           Day                Kinder Dismissal, 12:10
                                                                                                1-3 Dismissal, 12:15
                                              5:30-6:30 pm                                      4-5 Dismissal, 12:25
                                                                                                                                                         Have a Nice
                                           Hoover Auditorium                                    Final Report Cards
                                                                        Toll Graduation                                                                   Summer!
                                                                                           Hoover Graduation
19                   20                    21                       22                    23                            24                          25




                     MKS Meeting-7:30 pm   District Board Meeting


26                   27                    28                       29                    30




                                                                                                                         Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-20
                                    
                                       Listed are school supplies recommended for your child’s use in their classroom. Please note: provision of these supplies is voluntary but
                                       highly recommended and greatly appreciated. Also note, classroom donation items are voluntary.
                                                                  FOURTH GRADE                                             •   1 mini stapler with staples
    KINDERGARTEN                                                                                                           •   1 protractor
                                                                  •    1 three-ring binder-1½ inch rings and inside
    •
    •
          1 box of large Crayola markers
          1 box of standard size Crayola crayons
                                                                       pockets on the cover (NO Trapper Keepers,           •   
                                                                                                                               1 paperback dictionary
                                                                                                                               NO BINDERS
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                       binders with zippers, or accordion pockets as       •
    •     1 package of Magic Rub erasers                               these are too big to fit in students’ desks)
    •     1 box of Crayola colored pencils                        •    White WIDE-RULED 3-ring notebook paper                      
    •     1 pkg. Play-doh                                              (put a supply in binder and keep extra at home)        Boxes of Kleenex
    •     1 pkg. glue sticks                                      •    1 box #2 pencils(Ticonderoga)–NO                       Glue sticks/White Glue Bottles
                                                                       MECHANICAL PENCILS!                                    Boxes of Crayons
    FIRST GRADE and SDC                                                Students must have 2 pencils at all times at           Boxes of #2 Pencils (Ticonderoga)
    •   2 packages of # 2 pencils (Ticonderoga)                        school!                                                Band-Aids
    •   2 erasers                                                 •    1 box of colored pencils – 12 or 24 pack –             Red pencils and red pens
    •   1 pair 5” Fiskar scissors                                      sharpened                                              Water based markers
    •   5 glue sticks                                             •    1 zipper pouch for pencils or erasers OR small         Scotch tape
    •   1 box of Crayola crayons (24 count)                            pencil box (@ 8” x 2” x 1”)                            Xerox Paper 3 reams per child
    •   1 pencil box 5” x 8” (plastic to hold supplies)           •    1 pencil sharpener with holder for shavings            Wide-ruled notebook paper – 3 hole punched
    •   1 white glue (one bottle)                                 •    1 Fiskar’s brand pointed scissors (student size)       Post-its (all sizes and colors)
                                                                  •    1 box of Crayola crayons-16 or 24 count                Highlighter pens – all colors
    SECOND GRADE                                                  •    2 “Magic Rub” erasers                                  Dry Erase Markers-Low Odor
    •   2 packages of # 2 pencils (Ticonderoga)                   •    2 highlighters for note taking – different colors      Baby Wipes
    •   2 erasers                                                 •    3 glue sticks                                          Colored Pencils
                                                                  •    3 dry erase markers (low odor) and dry erase           ZipLock bags-Snack, Sandwich, Quart, and
    •   1 box Colored Pencils
                                                                       eraser                                                  Gallon Size
    •   1 pair 5” Fiskar scissors
                                                                  •    1 12-inch ruler with centimeters                       White Paperbags-Lunch size (1st grade only)
    •   1 box of Crayola crayons (16 count)                       •    1 good quality compass
    •   1 pencil box 5” x 8” (plastic to hold supplies)           •    1 package of notebook dividers labeled as:
    •   Pencil Sharpener                                               Reading, Math, Spelling, Writing, Grammar,
    •   5 Glue Sticks                                                  Social Studies, Science/Health, and Homework
    THIRD GRADE                                                   FIFTH GRADE
    •     1-2 Dry Erase Markers (Thick and Thin) Low              •   1 box #2 pencils (Ticonderoga)
          odor                                                    •   1 box of colored pencils @ 24 count                               
    •     1 Spiral Notebook with pockets                          •   1 pair of Fiskar scissors- student size                          Trapper Keepers
    •     1 box of #2 pencils (Ticonderoga)                       •   1 package of colored markers                                     Mechanical Pencils
    •     2-3 glue sticks                                         •   1 12 inch ruler with centimeter – no holes                       Extra money
    •     2 red pens                                              •   2 erasers- large                                                 Any items that can be used as weapons
    •     Crayola Twistable Colored pencils (18)                  •   1 pencil sharpener with holder for shavings -A                   Toys of any kind
    •     Zippered pencil pouch                                       MUST!                                                            Food other than a nutritious snack and/or lunch
    •     1 16-count pkg. Crayola crayons                         •   5 composition notebooks for note taking                          Candy
    •     Post-it Notes (2 x 2, 4 x 4, and 4 x 6 sizes)           •   1 glue stick                                                     Chewing Gum
    •     Twist Up Crayons                                                                                                             Trading Cards
                                                                  •   1 package medium point ball point pens-blue or
    •     2” three-ring binder with pockets and dividers                                                                               Valuable or precious personal belongings
                                                                      black
                                                                                                                                       MP3s, iPods
                                                                  •   1 package highlighters for note taking–different
    •                                                                                                                                  White-Out
                                                                      colors
                                        •   1 pencil box
   Will be collected from the playground and                     •   Post-Its – different colors
    placed on the coat rack outside our school                    •   Small pencil box
    library. Please check it often!                               •   6-pocket accordion organizer
   Please write your child’s name with a
                                                                  •   1 Scotch tape package
    permanent marker on inside tags.
                                                                  •   1 good compass                                           
   It is the parent’s responsibility to sort through
    the clothing and find the articles that belong to                                                                                
    their children.                                                                                                                          Mark Keppel
                                                                                                                                   Reams of Xerox paper Elementary School Parent Handbook-21
   Several times a year, the unclaimed lost and                                                                                  Boxes of Kleenex
    found articles will be donated to a non-profit                    REMEMBER TO LABEL YOUR
    organization.
                                                            the PTA, Red Ribbon activities are intended to present a positive and visible
                                                                                     commitment toward a safe and drug-free America.

On the first day of school, class lists (1ST-5TH) are posted in the courtyard        
indicating the class assignments. Students line up on the playground or inside the   At our annual Arts Showcase, students will showcase what they have learned
main building beside the bright orange sign for their classroom. In addition, PTA    throughout the year participating in Keppel’s wonderful arts programs. There will
parents will be on campus to welcome families and give them the opportunity to       be performances in Dance, Theatre, Music, and Visual Arts. This year’s showcase
meet the PTA Executive Board. Parents may escort their children to class for the     is Friday, February 4th, 2011 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for all adults
first week of school only. After the first week, parents in grades 1-5 must remain   and non-performing students. All proceeds go directly to supporting the Keppel
outside the Virginia gate at drop-off and pick-up times.                             Arts programs.

                                                 
            nd
September 2 -Parents have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher and to       There are many special reading activities during this week. Our PTA sponsored
learn about the classroom program for the coming year. Presentations are: Grades     Book Fair is the week of March 1st-4th, 2011 in the school library. This is a great
K-3 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.; Grades 4-5 from 7:00-8:00 p.m., and 5th Grade Parent        opportunity to purchase quality children’s literature. MKS sponsors an annual
Meeting 8 p.m. in the cafeteria.                                                     read-a-thon on Thursday, March 3rd. This raises money for your child’s classroom.
                                                                                     Family Reading Night is Wednesday, March 2nd and celebrates great literature.

All students and staff have individual and class pictures taken by a photography     
company in the fall. Pictures can be purchased in various packages. Order forms      Families can come and celebrate the arts in a Keppel/Toll/Hoover event with food,
will be in Thursday folders. Picture day is Wednesday, October 13th. Make-up         games, and fun. Also bid on fabulous items donated by local businesses, teachers,
picture day is Wednesday, November 17th. Individual Spring photo day is              and Keppel classrooms. Funds raised support programs and activities for Keppel
Wednesday, April 27th. Students are not required to wear uniform colors on           students.
picture days.
                                                                                     
                                                                         This is a special evening for students to accompany their families on a visit to the
Reflections is an arts contest sponsored each year by the National PTA. Mark         classrooms. It gives the children an opportunity to explain what they have learned
Keppel students in grades K-5 are challenged to create a work of art that supports   and to display examples of their schoolwork. Everyone is invited to attend on
the 2010-2011 Reflections program. Students may submit one or more entries in        Thursday, May 26, 2011, from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
any of six art areas: literature, musical composition, dance/choreography,
photography, film/video production and/or visual arts. This year’s theme is          
“Together We Can” The Reflections contest is during the month of October. For        Our 4th Annual Rockin’ for the Arts concert will be Friday, June 3rd,
more information, contact Cathy Gilbert or Susan Deneen, Reflections Chairs.         2011. This MKS fundraiser for our Keppel Arts programs is produced in
                                                                                     cooperation with Burbank Music Academy. Any Keppel student may participate
                                                             and receive complimentary band coaching in order to perform on stage the night of
MKS plans a wonderful celebration each year for the students, parents, and           the show. Rock on!
community members. This annual school carnival is a fun event for all and a
fundraiser for special Keppel programs. Admission is free. Tickets for food and      
game booths and activities can be purchased at the event or during presale at a      This is our annual culminating event for our Drill Team and dance/theatre
reduced price. Check your Thursday folder for details. Please join us on Friday,     programs. Classroom dance performances highlight what students have learned all
October 22nd from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a wonderful evening of food and fun.         year. This year’s Spirit Day is Friday, June 10th, 2011. There is a 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                     assembly for the entire student body and a 7:00 evening performance for families
                                                                     and friends in the Hoover auditorium.
This year’s Red Ribbon Week is October 25 through October 29. Red Ribbon
Week is an annual event at schools throughout the United States. Coordinated by                                              Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-20



                                                                                                                                                                            22
    RECURRING EVENTS                                                                   •   A pupil shall not be detained in school for disciplinary or other reasons for
                                                                                           more than one hour after the close of the maximum school day (C.A.C. Title
                                                                                          5, Section 353). Detentions of 10 minutes or more will occur with parent
                                                                               communication.
Each classroom participates in a variety of field trips each year that supports the
curriculum for their grade level. Parent, MKS and PTA donations, and school            
funds support these field trips. An admission fee may be requested for certain field   We have NO after school playground supervision. Your child must go directly
trips. Parent signature on a school field trip permission form is required for all     home at the conclusion of the school day. If you are unable to pick up your
                                                                                       children on time, please advise them (in detail) of alternate ways to deal with this
field trips.
                                                                                       sometimes frightening reality. Tell them to go to the Office for help. If you have
                                                                                       an emergency, please notify the Office so we can be on the lookout for your child.
                                                                Unfortunately, if you call the Office after the dismissal time of your child, we do
In accordance with state guidelines, each school is allowed time for staff             not have the means to get a message to a child who might be waiting for you on
development purposes. These workshops are scheduled for August 26 and 27,              the sidewalk. Prepare your student for such an event. AFTER 3:00 PM
November 1, and April 11. There is no school for students on these days.               STUDENTS MAY USE THE OFFICE PHONE TO CALL HOME. S/HE
                                                                                       WILL BE REQUIRED TO WAIT IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE. After school
                                                                                      supervision is available for a fee. Parents in need of after school childcare can
                                                                                       contact the EEELP office at 818-241-7562.
           

In order to provide a safe instructional environment, Mark Keppel School has a
closed campus policy. This means that every person not enrolled in our school or       
not an employee of GUSD MUST register in the Front Office before going to any          The Board of Education prohibits sexual harassment of any student by any
part of the school grounds for any reason.                                             employee, student, or other person. Any student who engages in the sexual
                                                                                       harassment may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including
Parents, volunteers, and other visitors, once registered, will be given a badge to     suspension/expulsion. Students and staff are required immediately to report
wear that should be visible to everyone. Anyone without a badge will be directed       incidents or complaints of sexual harassment to the principal or appropriate
immediately to the Office.                                                             designee.



                                                                                       
“White Slips” and “Office Referrals” are issued to students for various infractions.   The goal of the Mark Keppel Emergency Preparedness Plan is the protection of
White slips are warnings or communications to the teacher and parent regarding         students and employees should a major emergency situation occur in the area. The
the child’s behavior. The teacher may choose to issue detention or another             plan identifies members of the school’s emergency teams and outlines
consequence. An excessive amount of white slips in one week/month may result           responsibilities. The plan is updated and revised annually. In accordance with
in an office referral to school site administration. Cumulative consequences for       Glendale Unified School District’s policy for the release of students during an
white slips require certain actions:                                                   emergency, parents can expect the following procedures to occur at Mark Keppel
                                                                                       School.
•    For safety reasons, students who repeatedly have difficulty adhering to school
     and classroom rules may be ineligible for field trips, special assemblies, or              
     other special activities and alternate assignments will be given.
                                                                                                
•    Saturday School requires students to attend a morning session at a local
     elementary school for two hours. This consequence is in lieu of suspension                 
     and available to 4th -5th graders only.                                                    
                                                                                                                               Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-21



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                                             These bags will be returned to you at the end of the school year. Please complete
When it is safe, teachers and students will evacuate the building and go directly to        and return these emergency comfort kits to your child’s teacher no later than the
their classroom line-up area on the third level playground. Teachers will take roll         first week in October.
call and report the names of the missing or injured to the school emergency center.         
School emergency teams will report to their stations. District employees will               We are deeply committed to maintaining a school that is safe and secure for
remain with and supervise students until they are picked up.                                your children. Considerable time, expertise, and funds have gone into
                                                                       strengthening safety and security measures on this campus and throughout the
                                                                                            school district.
In case of an emergency evacuation of Mark Keppel School, Glendale Police
                                                                                            Keeping our school safe is everyone’s responsibility. You are also an important
and/or Fire Department asked us to choose two to three areas where we would
                                                                                            part of our safety and security plan. You can help by:
walk with the students, teachers, and staff. Depending on the nature of the
                                                                                            • Emphasizing the importance of following school rules. A pupil may be
emergency, we may be directed to evacuate to a place as close as Hoover High
                                                                                            suspended and expelled from school if they possess, sell, or otherwise furnish
School or as far away as Jefferson Elementary School or Brand Park. Parents will
                                                                                            any firearm, knife, explosive, laser pointer, or other dangerous object. Please
be notified of the appropriate evacuation site by emergency phone call and release
                                                                                            remind your child not to bring toys or replicas that look like real guns or knives,
procedures at the site would be the same as the Student Release Procedures during
                                                                                            or anything else that looks like, or could be mistaken for or used as a weapon.
an emergency situation.
                                                                                            Possession of such objects is grounds for expulsion from school.
                                                                 • Working to solve problems with your children if they are having difficulties
1. Students will remain at their classroom line-up area on playground.                      in school. Teachers and other school professionals are available to assist you if
2. The parent or designated adult picking up student(s) must report to the lower            needed. Criminal activity in the Glendale Schools is very low. Sometimes
Virginia Ave. gate on 3rd level where designated school personnel will oversee the          isolated instances involving possession of weapons or replicas happen in or near
student release process. Parents will be allowed to enter campus a group at a time.         some of our schools. We do not tolerate these actions. Students who violate the
The staff member in charge will release a student to the parent or designee whose           law or District policies are subject to swift and decisive disciplinary action
name appears on the blue emergency ID tag. The parent/designee must sign the                including expulsion from school by the Board of Education.
back of the emergency ID tag and note the time the student is released to their             No one can guarantee absolute safety for your children in school, or in the
custody and their destination. At the student release gate staff will verify that all       community. But we want to reassure you once again that maintaining a safe
check-out procedures have been followed.                                                    campus is of utmost importance to everyone serving at this school.
Please make sure your child’s emergency card is current at all times. It is the
District’s policy to release students only to those adults listed on the
emergency card. Notify the school office immediately if there is a change in
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the home address or phone number.
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
It is expected that each child has his/her own Emergency Comfort kit brought from                               Please make sure...
home.
What to include:                                                                                                    that your child’s
Please use a 1-gallon heavy-duty Zip-lock bag with your child’s name and teacher                               emergency card is kept
written on the outside                                                                                        current at all times. Notify
1.      Non-perishable granola bar
2.      Emergency Mylar blanket
                                                                                                                   the school office
3.      2 pouches of emergency water (5-year shelf life)                                                       IMMEDIATELY if there is a
4.      Small package of tissue                                                                                 change of address or
5.      Small package of handi-wipes                                                                                phone number.
6.      A personal note from parents
7.      A family picture
8.      Travel size sunscreen                                                                                                     Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-22



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                                                                         
                                                                                         Students who need to leave school during the regular school day must be signed
                                                                     out and picked up in the school office. Students may only be released to the adults
School attendance is an essential part of a student’s educational record. Good           whose names are listed on the Emergency Student Information Card. The office
attendance and punctuality are skills that your child will need throughout his/her       will call the classroom for the student once this has been verified.
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lifetime in order to be successful in school and career. Regular & punctual
attendance by all students is necessary for the proper functioning of the entire         
school. It is the responsibility of each student to make up class work missed            We provide a walking fitness program at Keppel. Students may arrive at school at
during an excused absence. The principal or the principal’s designee reserves the        7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and walk or jog on the track on the 3rd level
right to determine if the absence is “excused” or “unexcused” in accordance with         playground. No playground equipment is allowed at this time. Students must walk
the policies of the school board. Work missed because of unexcused absence               or run in order to participate in this program. Music is played during this period.
cannot be made up or assigned (E.C. 48200) (C.A.C. Titles 5, 300).                       Classes that record the most mileage during a month earn an extra recess.
Every time a child is absent from school, we must have a note or phone call from
the parent stating the dates and exact illness (or reason for absence). Absences for     
reasons other than illness are discouraged. Children should understand that              We want all parents to please keep in mind the safety of the students as you drop
because of the State Law, the school day begins promptly at the established hour.        them off and pick them up. Students must use crosswalks and not cross in the
THERE SHOULD BE NO UNNECESSARY TARDINESS OR ABSENCE. A                                   middle of the street. Please use caution when driving in the vicinity of our
strict tardy policy is enforced according to district policy. Absences and tardies are   school, avoid double-parking, and observe parking restrictions.
documented on your child’s report card. This is a legal document that remains in
your child’s cumulative record. Parents may be referred to the district Student          In order to ensure the safety of all our students, a
Attendance and Review Board (SARB) for chronic absences. We will send                    procedure for drop-off and pick-up of students is in
students who show signs of illness home. If a child should come to school with a         effect. The curb lane on Virginia Ave. indicated by the
cast and/or crutches, we must have a written statement of release from the               bright orange traffic cones, is used for drop-off and
doctor.                                                                                  pick-up of students.

                                                                                   1.   Virginia Ave. is a NO WAITING/NO PARKING ZONE between the
                                                                                                  hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Consistent, on-time attendance is a priority at Mark Keppel
                                                                                             2.   During morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up, parents drive next to the
Elementary School. Students who arrive late must sign in at the
                                                                                                  curb between the cones and let their children off quickly, then reenter the
school office before entering the classroom. All tardies are
                                                                                                  traffic flow. Students will then enter through the Virginia gate.
recorded on the attendance register. If tardies become a serious
                                                                                             3.   There will be adults who will supervise students getting out of the
disruption, the school will contact parents for additional
                                                                                                  vehicles and entering the school, therefore, please do not hold up the lane
intervention. School administration recognizes students with perfect attendance.
                                                                                                  by waiting for your child to walk all the way into the school.
Students with perfect attendance have no absences or tardies during a given
trimester.                                                                               After school, students may wait for their ride by the Virginia Ave. gate. If there
                                                                                         are too many cars waiting and your child is not present, you may be asked to
                                                             drive around the block. There is no parent parking on campus or up the
            Consistent, on-time attendance is a priority. No child is permitted on       driveway between Toll and Keppel.
            the school grounds without supervision. Supervision begins at 7:30
            a.m. Children are not allowed on campus before this time. At                 In the front of school on Glenwood Road, parking and/or stopping is not allowed
            dismissal time, please expect to meet your child on Virginia Ave. if you     for any reason. This is a red zone indicated by a red painted curb. Violators risk
are driving or in front of the school if you are walking. There is no after school       being cited by the Glendale Police Department.
supervision (unless your child is enrolled in an after school program). Unattended       Traffic Patrol Parent volunteers are needed to assist with the drive through lane.
students will be required to wait in the office until a parent comes. We need your       For more information, contact the school office.
cooperation in this matter. No student will be permitted to leave school without
written permission from home and/or permission from the Principal. We want
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                                       If a conference is needed with a teacher, an appointment must be made. The
                                                                                        Office will be glad to take a message for your child’s teacher to return your call to
Additional instructional minutes are “banked” to create staff development
                                                                                        set up an appointment. The Office cannot make appointments for the teachers.
opportunities on Thursday afternoons each week. Students leave school early on
                                                                                        “Drop-in” meetings are not allowed. Please do not come before or after school
these days. Instructional minutes remain the same according to State mandates.
                                                                                        to meet with your child’s teacher without making an appointment first.
During this hour, the staff is involved in planning grade level curriculum and
                                                                                        Parents must check in at the office first and get a visitors’ pass.
receiving staff development to improve instruction.

                                             
                                                                                        Keppel has a mandatory uniform policy. Students must be in uniform Monday
                  With parent permission, students may ride bicycles to school at
                                                                                        through Friday. Please come to the office if you need assistance in obtaining
                  their own risk. State law mandates that bike riders wear a bicycle
                                                                                        school uniforms.
                  helmet. We encourage parents to familiarize students with
                  bicycle safety rules/laws and to plan with them the safest route to   White, navy, khaki, light blue, are Keppel uniform colors in any combination.
and from school to avoid potential hazards. Each bike must be secured with a lock
to the rack located inside the Virginia Gate or near the cafeteria. Students are to     The state of California allows for parents to opt not to conform to mandatory
walk their bikes on school grounds at all times. Children may not bring roller          school dress by making an appointment with one of the 2 school administrators to
skates, skateboards, scooters or roller blades inside school, or ride them on campus    discuss the nature of the objection and to sign a waiver. Waivers are valid for one
at any time.                                                                            school year only. It is important to note that a signed waiver does not exempt a
                                                                                        student from district dress code policy. Students without waivers are expected to
                                                         wear the Keppel uniform daily.
It is Mark Keppel’s policy to honor birthdays in the following manner: Birthdays
are a time for sharing and celebration. We suggest that parents donate their child’s    On Free Dress days, students may express themselves within the accepted
favorite book to the school. It will become a part of the child’s classroom or the      standards:
school library, whichever you decide. We feel that this furthers the child’s love
for learning, allows your child to experience the act of giving and sharing, and        
avoids any allergic reactions or ill effects from ingesting high levels of sugar. If    ACCEPTED STANDARDS OF DRESS:
treats are sent to the class they are handed out at dismissal. Prior arrangements       It is appropriate to wear clothing that fits; NO oversized shirts, tops, pants, or
must be made with the teacher. It is preferred that treats be provided in individual    jackets.
portions sizes for easy distribution. Invitations to birthday or other outside school   1.     Pants/shorts must fit at the student’s waist. Pants may not be wider than 9
parties are not to be handed out at school unless all children in the class are                inches at the knee. Pants may not be unhemmed, slit-legged or frayed
invited.                                                                                       trimmed.
                                                                                        2.     For grades 4 and 5, shorts, skirts, and dresses must be hemmed and no
According to Glendale Unified School District Board Policy, each classroom may                 shorter than mid-thigh.
have up to 2 classroom parties during the school day per year. The time and the         3.     No mid-riff length tops allowed. Blouses must not reveal bare mid-riff when
reason for the celebration is selected by each individual classroom. Please contact            arms are raised above the head. No spaghetti straps. Straps must be at least
your child’s teacher if you have any questions.                                                one inch wide in 4th and 5th grade. Low necklines, backless tops, or see-
                                                                                               through clothing are not allowed.
                                                                4.     NO logos with sexual, crude, profane, violent, drug, alcohol or tobacco
In fairness to the children and to support the instructional program, classroom                references are allowed. Sports logos are not allowed.
interruptions will be kept at a minimum. Please be sure your child has everything       5.     No open-toed/ backless or platform shoes. No in-skate shoes are allowed. All
he/she needs before leaving home in the morning. Unless there is an emergency,                 shoes worn on the playground must include ties or straps that are tied
the office will NOT relay a message to your child. Please plan ahead and let                   securely or buckled. All shoes must cover the foot. Flip-flops and other
your child know where he/she is to go after school. Take time now with your child              heel-less sandals are not allowed at any time. Shoes should cover the toes
to go over alternate plans that you have made in case you do not show up on time.              and heel, preferably with rubber soles for safety.
Also, if you have made plans for your child to go home with another adult, please       6.     Make-up is not allowed at any time unless necessary for a school activity or
discuss these details with your child.                                                         performance with permission from the Office.
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7.   Jewelry and pierced earrings are allowed. Studs are more appropriate as           Provide clear instructions on how to complete the homework assignments.
     loops and hanging earrings can create problems. During PE or other physical       Provide organizational tools for students to help them learn independent
     activities your child may be asked to remove any jewelry, hair decorations,       study habits.
     or other articles for safety reasons.                                             Check homework assignments daily and provide meaningful feedback to
In addition, make-up, jewelry, clothing, or extreme hairstyles/hair dye that are       students.
disruptive to the learning environment or might pose a safety hazard are not to be     Teachers will provide ample time in class to complete class assignments.
worn.                                                                                  Teachers will not give white slips as punishment for incomplete homework,
                                                                                       but will provide time during the day to make up assignments.
Consequences may be but are not limited to:                                            Homework should be work that a teacher feels students can accomplish on his
   1. Parent may be called to bring student a change of clothing.                      or her own.
   2. Student may be sent home to change/offered alternate apparel
   3. Disciplined for continued defiance                                               Parent/ Guardian Responsibilities
                                                                                       Make learning and school a priority.
To create a favorable climate for learning, all students are expected to be clean,     Provide a quiet study area for student.
neat in appearance, and dressed in presentable clothing. Clothing or general           Provide a specific homework folder to help child organize assignments
appearance should not create a distraction in the classroom or negatively affect the   Provide encouragement, support, and take an active interest in being aware
instructional program.
                                                                                       of child’s assignments.
                                                                              Ensure child gets an adequate amount of sleep and eats breakfast.
Purpose                                                                                Student responsibilities
Review material taught in class                                                        Consistently turn in homework on time.
Promote responsibility                                                                 Record assignments and understand directions given for the assignment
Develop study skills                                                                   before leaving school for the day.
Provide additional time to complete class work                                         Organize and take home necessary materials to complete homework
Types of Homework
                                                                                       assignments.
Nightly Reading
                                                                                       Complete homework with neatness and quality.
Review material (worksheets, practice workbook, etc.)
Studying & re-reading for tests                                                        
Projects and research (upper grades)                                                   
Class assignments not completed in class                                               When a child must be taken out of school for unavoidable personal reasons,
During extended vacations and weekends, homework may only be assigned on               parents may ask for schoolwork for their child. We have developed an
optional basis and will not count against student’s grade.                             Independent Study Program which is a voluntary program enabling students, who
Homework Time                                                                          will be out of school for a period of at least 5 days, to keep up with class work. In
K-2 10 to 30 minutes daily                                                             order to participate in an Independent Study Program the parent/guardian must
30 to 60 minutes daily                                                                 give the school a minimum of two weeks advance notice. Approval of a parent
   It is recommended that students read for pleasure every night.                      request for an Independent Study Program is based on evidence that the student
   Recommended reading time:                                                           can work independently and an indication that the student will complete assigned
K-2 10-20 minutes                                                                      work. The school is required to maintain records for each student participating in
20-30 minutes                                                                          this program including copies of all completed and evaluated student work. The
                                                                                       student, parent, teacher and principal must sign an agreement. Resource Specialist
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES                                                               Program (RSP) students may not participate in the Independent Study Program
Teacher Responsibilities                                                               unless his/her Individualized Education Program (IEP) specifically provides for
Communicate homework policy to parents and students at beginning of                    participation.
school year.
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Homework assignments will reinforce lessons, concepts taught in class. It
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                                                                        Students will not be called from class to talk to a parent on the telephone unless it
                                                                                     is an extreme emergency and then only at the discretion of an administrator.
Report Cards are given three times per year. The report card is based on progress
                                                                                     (Classes will not be interrupted during instruction for phone messages.) If you
toward the grade level standards. Progress reports are sent home six to seven
                                                                                     need to leave a message for your child, please try to do so before lunchtime. Be
weeks before the end of the grading period to notify parents if their child is not
                                                                                     aware that phone messages left after 12:30 p.m. may not be delivered before the
meeting grade level standards and may receive an unsatisfactory grade unless
                                                                                     end of the school day.
improvement is shown. A parent-teacher conference may be held any time to
discuss a student’s progress.
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                                                                  Textbooks are provided for all students. It is the responsibility of the student to
                                                                                     see that all books are treated with care. Textbooks that are lost or damaged must
A parent may schedule a conference with the teacher at any time by calling the
                                                                                     be replaced at the student’s expense.
school and leaving a message for the teacher. Kindergarten teachers hold
conferences with each parent at the end of the first trimester.
                                                                                     
                                                                 All visitors and volunteers are required to check in at the school office when
                                                                                     arriving on campus during instructional hours, 8:05 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A visitor’s
Toys, play equipment, money (other than lunch money), sports cards, Pokemon
                                                                                     pass must be clearly displayed and worn at all times while on campus. Parents/
cards, Game Boys, and other personal items are not to be brought to school. The
                                                                                     guests may make an appointment with the teacher and the principal to visit a
school does not assume responsibility for damage to or loss of such possessions.
                                                                                     classroom for up to 20 minutes. Generally, a staff person accompanies visitors
                                                                 while making an observation/visitation.
On rainy day mornings, students gather under the lunch shelter and are supervised    
by a school supervisor beginning at 7:30 a.m. During lunch, administrators and
                                                                                     All parents are welcome to become volunteers at Keppel. There are a variety of
noon aides continuously supervise students. Throughout the rest of the day,
                                                                                     ways in which parents can assist the school. Volunteers are asked to check in at
students are given classroom-based recess breaks as usual and opportunities to use
                                                                                     the office when arriving on campus. They will be given a visitor's pass that is to
the restrooms.
                                                                                     be clearly displayed while on campus. A current Tuberculosis test result must be
                                                          on file at the school before a volunteer may begin working with students. The
                                                                                     following are ways that parents can help at Keppel:
The State of California now mandates that students be retained if they are
                                                                                     • Copy Center: Parents are needed Monday-Friday to help with photocopying
performing at Below Basic level and are not making significant progress. The
                                                                                         and laminating.
Glendale Unified School District is currently targeting students who are not
meeting grade level standards in reading in grades 2, 3, 4 and 5, and in math in     • Parents may volunteer in classrooms by reading with students, tutoring students
grades 4 and 5.                                                                          in math, preparing materials for teachers in advance, or helping in Computer
                                                                                         Lab.
                                                                          • Helping in the library.
We discourage students from using the telephone during the school day except in      • Various School and District Committees: Parent representatives are elected to
the case of emergencies and with the teacher’s permission. Forgotten homework,           be members of various standing committees that meet monthly, trimesterly, or
musical instruments, lunches or lunch money do not constitute emergencies. Cell          a few times a year depending on the committee.
phones are allowed on campus, however must be turned off and must remain in          • Parents are always needed for Keppel Traffic Patrol (assist in the traffic lane in
the students’ backpacks at all times. Visible cell phones will be confiscated and        the morning from 7:45-8:10), Keppel Cruisers (assist with morning fitness
returned to parents only. Repeated confiscations of cell phones may result in            program supervision. 7:25-8:05), Playground Partners (assist with lunch recess
disciplinary consequences and/or return of the cell phone at the end of the year.        from 11:30-12:30).
                                                                                     • Mark Keppel Elementary encourages volunteers to be an active part in the
                                                                      school. Volunteers help in classrooms, the library, computer lab and work
Teachers have access to a telephone before and after school only. If you need to         directly with children. Please contact Kelarik Samkian, Administrative
speak with your child’s teacher, please call and leave a message or send a note          Secretary, at the school office (818-244-2113) for more information.
with your child asking the teacher to call you. Please leave both home and work
phone numbers and a time that may be convenient for the teacher to reach you.                                                Mark Keppel Elementary School Parent Handbook-26


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                                                                     Recreational Afterschool Program (RAP)
The Keppel School Site Council is composed of ten or more voting members: the           RAP provides supervised activities such as arts, crafts, table games, video movies,
principal, five parents elected by parents, and five school staff members elected by    physical activities, organized games, homework assistance and includes an anti-
school staff. The School Site Council meets almost every other month. Its               substance abuse and building self-esteem program. Nutritional snacks are
purpose is to help develop, recommend and implement the school plan and                 provided. RAP is available after school until 5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday when
monitor the school categorical budgets. All meetings of the School Site Council         school is in session. Fees need to be discussed at the EEELP office.
are open, and interested parents are encouraged to attend. Meeting dates and times
are posted in front of school 72 hours before the meeting takes place. Other related    
parent groups are the Mark Keppel Dual Immersion Committee, English Learner             An ELD (English Language Development) program is offered to students with
Advisory Council, District English Learner Advisory Council, and District Gifted        limited English proficiency. Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to
and Talented Education (GATE) Advisory Committee. For more information                  ensure that students learn English as quickly as possible while continuing to
contact: Juliet Ainian, Teacher Specialist at 818-244-2113.                             acquire information in content areas. Students are integrated with fluent English
                                                                                        students within their classroom throughout the day while being given instructional
                                                            opportunities to meet their individual needs. If you have any questions about the
                                                                                        ELD Program, please contact Naehi Wong at 818-244-2113.
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Chorus for students in grades 3-5 is directed and supervised by our                     G.A.T.E. is an enrichment program offered to students in grades 4-5 who have
choral director. Practices are held once a week.                                        scored in the high end of the advanced proficient range on the California Standards
                                                                                        Test (CST) and on the OLSAT. The Keppel G.A.T.E. program includes
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Every classroom is equipped with at least one computer that has Internet access         enrichment instruction opportunities.
and may be used for whole group instruction in the classroom. Classrooms with
more than one computer also use them for individual learning reinforcement. A           
computer lab, consisting of 40 iMacs, is available for use by classrooms.               An optional instrumental music program is available for students in grades 4-5.
Technology instruction is integrated with the math, history/social science, science,    The teacher instructs students on Thursdays during the regular school day. The
and language arts curricula. Mark Keppel has TV/DVD units installed in every            District and our school foundation (MKS) have a limited number of instruments
classroom. There is cable and Internet access throughout the school. An LCD             that may be rented; students may also rent from local music stores. There is a year-
player is available for Power Point presentations and projects.                         end performance, as well as a district honors orchestra for which top orchestra
                                                                                        students will be selected by audition.
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The conflict resolution curriculum is taught by teachers in grades K-5 to enable        
students to better handle everyday conflicts. An aspect of this program involves        A low-cost optional student insurance policy is available for all students. Parents
the training and development of student conflict managers who work to solve             are encouraged to study the application when it is sent home at the beginning of
conflicts on the playground. This is a program that entails special training and will   the school year. The cost of this program is minimal. Accidents and injuries that
resume during the 2010-2011 school year.                                                occur at school are the responsibility of the child’s parent/guardian.

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Early Education Extended Learning Program (EEELP)                                                 Each class at Keppel School is given an opportunity to visit the school
There are opportunities for individual and group experiences such as organized                      library each week. Grade 1-5 students may check out one book,
lessons, supervised homework, outdoor active play, indoor educational games and                      provided they have returned the book from the previous week. Lost
activities, cooking, special trips and events. Nutritional snacks are provided. This                  or damaged library books must be replaced at the student’s expense.
program is available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. throughout the year.                          Parent volunteers are always needed to supervise the library. If you
The before school program has been discontinued for the 2010-2011 school                would like to help in the library, please contact Suzy Gharibian at 818-244-2113.
year due to low numbers.
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The lost and found area is located just outside the school library. Please mark       Students must maintain good behavior to participate in the following activities.
children’s clothing and other articles with the name of the student so they           Fifth grade teachers use the “Yellow Slip” Point System to establish and monitor
may promptly be returned. Unclaimed items are donated to local charities at           standards for behavior.
Winter Break, Spring Break, and at the end of the school year.
                                                                                      Colonial Day-April 29, 2011
                                                                 This is a special culminating event for 5th graders’ year-long study of early
A credentialed physical education teacher provides a sequential,                      American history. Students wear period costumes. Special crafts and outdoor
balanced program for 120 minutes per week for all students in                         games are planned. Lunch consisting of historically accurate food is provided.
grades 4-5. In kindergarten through third grade, the classroom
teacher is responsible for the physical education program,                            Promotion Ceremony-June 14, 2011
averaging 20 minutes per day, throughout the school year. A                           Fifth grade students promoting to sixth grade may participate in the promotion
specific curriculum has been developed, and all teachers have                         ceremony on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Hoover.
been trained in its implementation. Physical education
equipment includes: hula hoops, cones, Frisbees, jump ropes, balls                    Play Day-June 15, 2011
in various sizes, volleyball nets, tennis rackets, hockey sticks,                     Fifth grade students have the privilege to participate in Play Day. The students go
pucks, and softball equipment. As with all outdoor activities, physical               to a special park for a full day of sports, water activities, and a special picnic
education classes are curtailed and moved indoors based upon inclement weather        lunch.
or unhealthy air alerts from air quality control authorities.
                                                                                      *A fifth grade committee plans and fundraises all year to provide funds and
                                                                  support for these special 5th grade activities. If you are interested in joining this
A school psychologist is assigned to Keppel three days per week (Mondays,             committee, please contact the school office or your child’s fifth grade teacher.
Tuesdays, and Thursdays) to perform testing and evaluation of students referred
by the Student Success Team.                                                          
                                                                                      Students identified as having special education needs may be served in a variety of
                                                                             ways. Placement is contingent upon the results of extensive testing, evaluation,
The federal government provides us with funds that allow us to provide additional     assessment, and observation by specially trained personnel, followed by an
services to the parents and students at Mark Keppel. This money is intended to        Individualized Education Program (IEP) team meeting with the parents.
provide resources to students who need extra support to meet state standards.
                                                                                      Resource Specialist Program
Decisions about how this money is to be used are made by school staff and the
School Site Council based on Federal Guidelines. This money may be used for           The Resource Specialist Program is designed for those students who have a specific
funding intervention teachers, afterschool intervention programs, parent education,   learning disability that may be affecting their achievement in one or more academic
a Teacher Specialist and clerk, and instructional and intervention supplies for the   areas and which may require special interventions for less than 50% of the school day.
classrooms.
                                                                                      Special Day Class (SDC)
                                            The Special Day Class is designed for those students whose learning disability affects
                                                                                      their overall academic achievement and requires special intervention for more than
The State of California, through the blending of G.A.T.E. and School
                                                                                      50% of the school day. These children are regularly mainstreamed into the general
Improvement monies, provides funds for many of our extra services and programs.
                                                                                      education program with the assistance of special education personnel as appropriate
This may include a Teacher Specialist, computer equipment and software, books         and as recommended by the IEP team.
and instructional supplies and materials, and staff development, among other
necessary items to enhance instruction. Parents, teachers, administrators, support    The Speech and Language Program
staff, and students participate in an on-going assessment evaluation, and
                                                                                      The Speech and Language Program is designed for those students who demonstrate a
improvement of instructional programs that serve all students. The School Site
                                                                                      significant delay or disorder in one or more of the following areas: articulation,
Council is the governing body.                                                        language, voice, and fluency.
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Mark Keppel is proud of its Student Council, which consists of one representative       
from each classroom in 4th-5th grade. Student Council meetings are held monthly
and provide an opportunity for students to be responsible, promote school spirit        The Mission of PTA:
and work toward the improvement of the school.
                                                                                               •   To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, in the
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The Glendale Unified School District uses the Too Good For Drugs and the                           make decisions affecting children;
Second Step Programs in K-5. These are designed to give strategies to cope in
situations like disagreements on the playground and to provide lessons on such                 •   To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect
topics as responsibility, honesty, courage, and respect.                                           their children;

                                                   •   To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this
Keppel School Plan 2010-11 is a strategic plan aligned with the Glendale Unified                   nation.
School District 2010-11 Plan. A planning team composed of teachers, staff,
parents, and principal reviews the school mission and develops a plan for each          The Purposes of PTA:
curricular area each year. School data is collected and analyzed to determine
successes and areas of concern. Strategies are designed to address school                      •   To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school,
improvement and growth in student achievement. The School Site Council is                          community, and place of worship.
responsible for ensuring that this plan is developed and implemented.
                                                                                               •   To raise the standards of home life.
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Mark Keppel continues its Korean Dual Immersion Program. Instruction is 50% in                 •   To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and
the Korean and 50% in English. The goals of the immersion program are for the                      youth.
students to become:
    1. Bilingual                                                                               •   To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and
    2. Biliterate, and                                                                             teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and
    3. Bicultural                                                                                  youth.
Why have fluency in more than one language?
    1. Higher Student Academic Achievement                                                     •   To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts
    2. More Employment Opportunities in a Global Economy for Students                              as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in
    3. Broader Cultural Understanding Among Students                                               physical, mental, social, and spiritual education
Please contact our FLAG Korean Coordinator, Naehi Wong, for additional
information: 818-244-2113, nwong@gusd.net.




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PTA is a great organization that supports all of the children at Keppel by providing assemblies, fund-raisers, and classroom/ school support. Even if you cannot
attend the meetings, we hope that you will support this wonderful organization!
                                                                     Please join the PTA!
PTA Board Meetings: usually second Tuesday of the month in school library at 6:30 p.m.
PTA Association Meetings: Usually fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria.
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                                                                                                   PTA Officers:
          The PTA at Keppel is active in many ways. PTA                                            President                                  Kathy Cuza
          members volunteer in the library, classroom, and as                                      Executive Vice President                   Maria Iezza
          room representatives and tutors. The PTA also sponsors                                   First Vice President- Programs             Erica Rowlands
                                                                                                   Second Vice President-Parent Involvement   Susanna Garamanoukian
          assemblies, fund-raisers, and the book fair. The PTA                                     Third Vice President- Fundraising          Kirsten Hersh
          finances shade, art classes, and donates funds for school                                Fourth Vice President-Communications       Anita Hacopian
          needs. For more information contact: Kathy Cuza, PTA                                     Fifth Vice President-Safety                Tony Iezza
                                                                                                   Recording Secretary                        Libby Carroll-Meltzer
          President at kathycuza@yahoo.com or Executive Vice
                                                                                                   Correspondence Secretary                   Terry Wang
          President Maria Iezza at iezzafamily@charter.net .                                       Treasurer                                  Ani Baltayan
                                                                                                   Financial Assistant                        Edna Fadalone
                                                                                                   Auditor                                    Vickie Knight
                                                                                                   Historian                                  Heather Victor
                                                                                                   Parliamentarian                            Raquel Greicius
                  Mark Keppel Integrated Arts Program 2010-2011                                    Red Ribbon Chair                           Kim Fedrick
                            “Your MKS Dollars at Work”                                             Reflection Chair                           Cathy Gilbert/Susan Deneen
                 Grade Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3                                         Hospitality                                Dawn Trier
                 Kinder Music         Visual Arts Drama                                            Year Book Editors                          Becky Frost
                                                                                                   Membership                                 Silvina Pezzini
                 1st     Drama        Visual Arts Music                                            Legislative Liason                         Marianna Clarizio
                 2nd     Dance        Music        Visual Arts                                     Keppel Kable                               Alfred Hacopian
                 3rd     Visual Arts Recorder      Recorder                                        5th Grade Chairperson                      Suzy Gharibian/ Lili Gonzalez
                 4th     Visual Arts Improv        Dance
                 5th     Improv       Dance        Visual Arts



                                                Make Keppel Special (MKS) Foundation
MKS (Make Keppel Special) Foundation is a non-profit community group formed by the parents and community members at Keppel to spearhead major fundraising efforts
for the school. The Foundation has done many exciting things in the past few years. Our biggest endeavor has been to support arts instruction during the school day for all
students K-5.

Recently, we've had some joint projects with the PTA: purchasing new playground equipment, new books for the library, and more Accelerated Reader tests. We are
always looking for opportunities to enhance the education of the students at Keppel. To raise money, fundraisers include the Back-to-School Night “Campaign for
Excellence” direct donation drive, Arts Showcase in February, Silent Auction in April, Rockin’ for the Arts concert in June, and the eScrip program.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the school library. All interested parents are invited to attend.

Chairpersons are Tony Iezza tonyiezza@charter.net, and Ted Rowlands, ted.rowlands@turner.com.

Information about MKS Foundation related events can be found both in fliers distributed in the Thursday folder as well as on the Foundation's page in the Keppel Kable
newsletter.

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                                                      Mark Keppel has its own Disaster Preparedness Plan which students and staff practice on a monthly basis. The goal
         Please make sure...                          of the Mark Keppel School Emergency Disaster Plan is for the protection of students and employees should a major
                                                      disaster occur in the area. The plan outlines the responsibilities of members of the school’s disaster teams and is
          Please make sure that your child’s
                                                      updated and revised annually by the school’s Safety and Disaster Committees. In accordance with Glendale Unified
         emergency card is kept current at all
                                                      School District policy for the release of students during an emergency, parents can expect the following procedures
      times; it is the District’s policy to release
                                                      to occur:
      students only to those adults listed on the
          emergency card or the Keppel blue           
        Emergency Identification Tag. Please          When it is safe, teachers and students will evacuate the building and go directly to their classroom line-up
      notify the school office IMMEDIATELY            area on the playground.
       if there is a change of address or phone       Teachers will take roll call and report the names of the missing or injured to the school emergency command
                        number.                       post.
                                                      District employees will remain with and supervise students until they are picked up.

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If safe, students will remain seated at their classroom line-up area on Keppel’s 3rd level playground.
Parents will go to the Virginia Ave. gate to request student release. Parents will then go to the Parking Lot gate between Toll and Keppel and wait for the student to
arrive.
The Keppel staff member at the request gate will complete the student request card.
Student runner will go to classroom teacher/student supervisor with the request card.                    In the event of an emergency:
Teacher will verify the release information and initial the request card.
The student will take the request card to the release gate.
                                                                                                         Student Request: Virginia Gate
A Keppel staff member will collect the blue emergency card.                                              Student Release: Parking Lot
Parents will sign their students off campus on the Student Release Sheet.
                                                                                                         Gate
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Tune in to radio station KRLA (AM 870) for emergency information.
DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
Follow Student Release Procedures.
Be assured that school personnel will remain with your child until someone comes for him/her, or s/he is released according to our Release Policy.
Students will be evacuated to the 3rd level playground and will be released (signed out) to parents or an authorized adult one at a time so that an accurate accounting
of students can be maintained.

Secondary Release: Brand Park




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