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Principal's Corner


Dear Friends,

Our school year has flown by!  There are so many fun events happening this spring.  For example, Movie Night, our Annual Auction, Art Night, Science Night, and more.  Thank you to all in our community who work hard to support our school!


Yours in education,
Michelle Chang 

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or diepr@sfusd.edu.  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request.


School Information

2550 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116

Tel: 615-8460
Fax: 242-2532
Michelle Chang, Principal

School Hours: 7:50am-1:50pm

Visitation Days: School tours will be given on Tuesday mornings from 10:30-11:15am, beginning in November and ending January 2017. Sign up for a tour.

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News and Announcements


As usual, Walk and Roll to School Day is the first Wednesday of the month. Please join in on Wednesday, March 1, and get some exercise on your way to school! For families who live too far away to walk or ride from home, meet at the southwest corner of Parkside Square Park to walk as a group at 7:40 AM.


We are excited to share that the district is transitioning from School Loop to Synergy’s Gradebook Family and Student Portals in August 2017. This transition to Synergy will provide SFUSD’s students, families, teachers, and district staff with a unified system for real-time information on classes, grades, assignments, and more. While we know change can be challenging, we firmly believe the transition to Synergy Gradebook will increase efficiency for teachers and improve access for our students and families.


What does this mean for students and families?
Starting in August 2017, students and families will log in to Synergy’s Family and Student Portals to access student information related to attendance, assignments and grading. Our transition to Synergy is a response to feedback we have heard from school communities about the need to streamline the number of online systems we use for school-family communications.  Our team will be reaching out to families via parent groups and advisory councils, email, School Messenger, school websites, and School Loop to inform them of the change and provide opportunities to learn more and prepare for the transition in August 2017.  


Why are we making this change?

  • One login for attendance and grades for teachers and district staff
  • One login per family, regardless of the number of children and which school they attend
  • Greater clarification and standardization of SFUSD grading practices and policies
  • Increased security and confidentiality of student and parent information
  • Actionable real-time student performance information
  • Improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities
  • Improved translation options

What will happen with School Loop?
School Loop will continue to be used for school websites next year. However, teachers, students and families will use Synergy instead of School Loop for other communications and  information about grades and assignments.


We are confident that Synergy Gradebook is another exciting step to leverage technology to increase engagement in our school communities, enhance data integrity and security, and better position us for 21st century learning, as outlined in Vision 2025 and our Digital District Plan.  


To learn more, check out the exciting G4A Launch Video, go to the Gradebook for All website (www.sfusd.edu/gradebook), or download the attached flier.


Do you know an SFUSD staff member who is doing great work? Nominate them for the Mayor's Educator of the Year Award by February 24 at www.sfmayor.org/education, or post a note of thanks to the teachers who have made a difference in your life at www.ThankATeacherToday.org.


Parent / Teacher Conferences will be scheduled February 27 through March 3. Your child’s teacher will be sending out information about how you can sign up for a slot to meet with them and discuss your child’s progress so far. Please make sure you make time to attend this important meeting as your partnership with us is important for your child’s growth and progress. School will be dismissed one hour early, at 12:50 pm, during Parent / Teacher Conference Week, please make sure you arrange for your child to be picked up early if they do not attend GLO.


YOU are cordially invited! Find the INVITATION HERE. Did you know you can also buy your tickets online? Please check out our new Auction website. Learn all about it at http://dfesauction.com/ 


This year's raffle prizes have the kids and grown ups, alike, ready for the chance to WIN! Check out the prizes and all the information in the links above. 

Deadline to advertise in AUCTION CATALOG: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017 

  • Celebrate your teacher, child, soccer coach, or other DFES staff member. Donate to the school through this fun opportunity to share your LION LOVE for someone you love.
  • SHOWCASE your small business with an Auction Catalog. It's so easy to contribute and help offset the costs of putting on our 2017 Annual Auction.
  • Sponsor this event or purchase an advertisement in our Auction Catalog. Please find the details in this OUTLINE HERE.

HOST A PARTY! Would you consider hosting a tea party for children or a cocktail party for adults? What about a "builder" party for kids? Get out the legos to inspire some new building direction with a playdate for five children. Our best Silent Auction offerings are community parties and playdates hosted by amazing parents and teachers. This is one of the ways we build community and benefit our school fundraising at the same time. Check out some ideas for grown up and children's party ideas:

  • Family Game Night
  • Family Yoga in the Park
  • Knit and Sip
  • Kickball, Carmel Corn and Cupcakes
  • Wine Blind Tasting Party
  • Aromatherapy Blending Party and Champagne Lunch
  • Kinder Pizza Party

SHARE YOUR TALENT FOR hosting a party or playdate and submit your COUNT ME IN DONOR FORM to the office today! 

  • REACH OUT to businesses you frequent. Let them know about the opportunity to donate items or gift certificates to support our school. Please find information at our web page HERE.

Links to all you need to solicit businesses, friends, and families: 


  • Volunteer Opportunities are abundant now. SIGN UP HERE. and find a place where you can contribute your energy for the kids!

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