Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

This week was our last week of the semester, 2011 is just around the corner. When we come back January 4th, 2011 many events will be accruing.

January 22, 2011 we have our campus beautification day, which will be at Fillmore High School. We will need help assembling and painting tables, scraping gum, picking up trash, and just a general clean up of the school. This event will also count as community service. Please mark your calendars, we need all the help we can get.

Another event we have coming up is Pennies For Patients. Each class will be trying to raise as much money as possible. ASB has also made this fundraiser into a contest. The 3rd period class that raises the most money for our Pennies For Patients fundraiser wins a BBQ for there class. Last year we raised about $350 and we hope to double or even triple that this year. So Students and Parents start saving your change now. When we get back from break the dates we

Last but not least we have our Winter Formal January 15, 2011. This years theme is "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?", which will be held at the Fillmore Memorial building. Prices on Tickets will be announced the week we get back from break.

May you all have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

 


 
Look who came to visit Mrs. Mitchell’s and Mrs. Capra’s 2nd grade class at San Cayetano!
Look who came to visit Mrs. Mitchell’s and Mrs. Capra’s 2nd grade class at San Cayetano!
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Mountain Vista School is proud to give back to the community during the holiday season. A food drive was sponsored by ASB and all classes had the opportunity to participate. All food collected will be donated to a family at Mountain Vista. Pictured are ASB members: President, Mishell Beylik; Vice President, Jasmine Ortiz; Sectetary, Ariana Schieferle; and Treasurer, Natalie Couse.
Mountain Vista School is proud to give back to the community during the holiday season. A food drive was sponsored by ASB and all classes had the opportunity to participate. All food collected will be donated to a family at Mountain Vista. Pictured are ASB members: President, Mishell Beylik; Vice President, Jasmine Ortiz; Sectetary, Ariana Schieferle; and Treasurer, Natalie Couse.
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Students from Mountain Vista School wrote letters to our soldiers serving overseas. Over five classes wrote letters, wishing our heroes a happy holiday and thanking them for all that they do for our country. Pictured are students from Mrs. Castro’s 3rd grade classroom posing with their holiday cards.
Students from Mountain Vista School wrote letters to our soldiers serving overseas. Over five classes wrote letters, wishing our heroes a happy holiday and thanking them for all that they do for our country. Pictured are students from Mrs. Castro’s 3rd grade classroom posing with their holiday cards.
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San Cayetano’s Perfect Attendance winner for the month of November is Alyssa Andrade from Ms. Swensen’s class.
San Cayetano’s Perfect Attendance winner for the month of November is Alyssa Andrade from Ms. Swensen’s class.
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Sespe Elementary School students participated in a fall fundraiser with Pacific Fundraiser company. Students who sold 20 items were rewarded with a trip to Chucke Cheese via a limousine ride. When students arrived at Chucke Cheese they were able to play in the arcade and have a pizza lunch. Students arrived back at Sespe at 1:30 in the afternoon after a fun day riding 1st class all the way back to Fillmore.
Sespe Elementary School students participated in a fall fundraiser with Pacific Fundraiser company. Students who sold 20 items were rewarded with a trip to Chucke Cheese via a limousine ride. When students arrived at Chucke Cheese they were able to play in the arcade and have a pizza lunch. Students arrived back at Sespe at 1:30 in the afternoon after a fun day riding 1st class all the way back to Fillmore.
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It’s that time of year when we want to make the holidays special for shut-in senior citizens in our community. The “S” Club of Fillmore High School is adopting local shut-in to present each one of them wit a special gift basket for Christmas. The “S” Club members will personally purchase, wrap and deliver the baskets to each shut-in senior citizen. More importantly, the “S” Club will sing Christmas Carols and visit with each senior citizen. This may be the only gift and guest they have for the holidays.

This is a community effort and we need everyone to help. We are asking the local business, organizations and individuals to help us with this project by adopting a grandparent for Christmas. Your $20. donation will sponsor a special gift basket for one senior citizen. To show you care about them, your business card will be attached to the gift basket. For more information please contact Oralia Herrera 805-794-1900.

 
Dick Diaz visited Mountain Vista Elementary during the week of Veteran’s Day. He spoke with students in Mrs. Butts’s Language class about his own experiences in the Marines, and the tradition of military service in his family. He answered students’ questions and collected cards the students wrote to thank veterans for their service.
Dick Diaz visited Mountain Vista Elementary during the week of Veteran’s Day. He spoke with students in Mrs. Butts’s Language class about his own experiences in the Marines, and the tradition of military service in his family. He answered students’ questions and collected cards the students wrote to thank veterans for their service.
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Mr. Diaz explaining to the class about his dog tags.
Mr. Diaz explaining to the class about his dog tags.
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Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2010
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
BOARD STUDY SESSION
8:30 A.M.
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.

8:30 a.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON NONAGENDA AND AGENDA ITEMS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLARIFICATION OF AGENDA AND TIME ALLOCATIONS FOR DISCUSSION ITEMS
V. BOARD STUDY SESSION ON BROWN ACT (Government Code Section 45950 et.seq.)
VI. FUTURE MEETINGS
January 4 5:30 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board Room
January 18 5:30 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board Room
February 1 5:30 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board Room
February 15 5:30 p.m. Closed Session – Board Room
6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting – Board Room
VII . BOARD CLOSING COMMENTS AND AGENDA BUILDING
12:00 p.m.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]

 
Sophomore bioengineering majors Josh Miller of Escondido and Zach Flagg of Meadow Vista display the solar panel and pipes the students put together for the fountain.
Sophomore bioengineering majors Josh Miller of Escondido and Zach Flagg of Meadow Vista display the solar panel and pipes the students put together for the fountain.
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Public invited to unveiling on Dec. 15

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. - The community is invited to the unveiling of a solar-powered fountain designed and built by California Lutheran University students.

The university’s first water fountain powered solely by solar energy will be dedicated from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, south of Memorial Parkway between the Ahmanson Science Center and E Building the Thousand Oaks campus.

Students in Robert Rumer’s Introduction to Engineering class designed and constructed the fountain, which features a handcrafted waterwheel that uses hydropower. Camarillo-based SolarWorld USA in Camarillo donated a top-of-the-line 245-watt module for the project.

The landscape fountain is the latest green project undertaken by the CLU community. Faculty, staff and students planted a community garden in November. In October, the university dedicated the Swenson Center for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, which was designed to meet the sustainability criteria in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. In 2009, CLU was named a Climate Action Leader for participating in the country’s most rigorous voluntary greenhouse gas reporting program. Other environmentally friendly projects include student campaigns to encourage classmates to reduce their carbon footprint, student research into sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, and the elimination of food trays and introduction of biodegradable packaging and organically grown food on campus.

For more information, contact Rumer at rrumer@callutheran.edu.

 

Camarillo, CA. - Once again this year, Student Government at CSU Channel Islands (CI) has organized a holiday gift drive to benefit 430 children who are residents at Casa Pacifica. Casa Pacifica provides a home, school and treatment facility for abused, neglected and severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents from the tri-county area of Southern California.

Several years ago CI’s Student Government approached Casa Pacifica, CI’s Camarillo neighbor, asking to participate in the Kids’ Holiday Wish List program. Casa Pacifica commits to fulfilling this personalized wish list for all 430 residents so they are very dependent on the University’s and community’s generosity.

Katrina Newcomb, a Student Government Senator, explained that Student Government received small, paper dove ornaments personalized by each child at Casa Pacifica. Each ornament had the name of the child, his or her age and the gift desired. Student Government representatives then hung the dove ornaments on trees throughout the campus. Students and the entire campus community were invited to select an ornament, purchase the requested gift and return it with the ornament taped to the gift so it could later be given to the correct child. Monetary gifts to purchase gifts were also accepted. The gifts are scheduled to be delivered to Casa Pacifica on December 14.

Carrie Hughes, Assistant Director of Development & Public Relations at Casa Pacifica, explained that the facility and CI have had a very warm relationship over the years. “CI’s President Rush is on our Board of Directors. We have partnered with CI students on projects over the years, such as tutoring some of our students. We value the partnership with the University and its generous support of our 430 students and their families.”

CSU Channel Islands is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CI Mission Statement
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

 
Fillmore Unified School District
Fillmore Unified School District

FILLMORE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
5:15 P.M. – CLOSED SESSION
6:00 P.M. - REGULAR MEETING
627 SESPE AVENUE, FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA

AGENDA
The public may review or request a copy of support materials provided to the Board Members where the word materials appears.

5:15 p.m.
I. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
II. ROLL CALL
III. PUBLIC COMMENT ON CLOSED SESSION AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the Board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IV. CLOSED SESSION
The Board of Education will meet from 5:15 to 6:00 p.m. to consider matters appropriate for Closed Session in accordance with Government Code Sections 3549.1, 54956.7 through 54957.7 and Education Code Section 35146. If the Board does not complete Closed Session discussions at this time, the Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the end of the regular meeting. DISCLOSURE OF ITEM(S) TO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION Conference With Real Property Negotiators (Government Code 54954.8)
707 First Street, Fillmore, CA Labor/Negotiations (Government Code 54957.6)
o Update; Direction to District Negotiators (Jeff Sweeney, Mike Bush, Todd Schieferle, Margaret Chidester) for negotiations with the Fillmore Unified Teachers Association (FUTA), the California School Employees Association (CSEA), Confidential Employees, and District Administration. Personnel Matters (Government Code 54957)
o Hiring, Evaluating, Discipline, Dismissal
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Superintendent's Office at (805) 524-6038. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the district to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. [In accordance with Government Code 54961 and Board Bylaw 9320(a).]

6:00 p.m.
V. RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION Any Action From Closed Session
VI. CALL TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG
VII. CLARIFICATION OF AGENDA AND TIME ALLOCATIONS FOR DISCUSSION ITEMS
VIII. PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS AND NONAGENDA ITEMS, PETITIONS
This is the time and place to address the school board. State law prohibits the Board from acting on issues not included on the agenda; however, requests may be made for discussion of specific topics at subsequent meetings.
IX. STUDENTS FIRST Michael Saviers Liz Wilde CONTINUED »

 
San Cayetano students who worked hard at fundraising earned the “Limo Lunch” Prize. They rode in the limousine to Valencia and enjoyed lunch and game playing at Chuck E Cheese.
San Cayetano students who worked hard at fundraising earned the “Limo Lunch” Prize. They rode in the limousine to Valencia and enjoyed lunch and game playing at Chuck E Cheese.
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December 3
Jeffrey Klein
Jeffrey Klein

Camarillo, CA. – The Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will host the final speaker for their fall 2010 speaker series. Jeffrey S. Klein, chairman and former CEO of 101 Communications, will be featured on Friday, Dec. 3, from 12 to 2 p.m. in Malibu Hall on the CI campus. Klein’s presentation will offer a unique and historical perspective from a media entrepreneur and former LA Times senior executive. The free program is open to the public and includes lunch.

The programs are sponsored by the MVS School of Business & Economics and the MVS Business Advisory Council. Please RSVP by visiting: https://csuci.wufoo.com/forms/fall-2010-speaker-series/

For additional information contact Merissa Stith at 805-437-8548 or merissa.stith@csuci.edu.

Free parking will be available on campus in lot A10 located off Ventura Street. Once on campus, follow the directional signs to parking lot A10. Shuttle service will be available between the campus parking lot and presentation room.

CSU Channel Islands is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

CI Mission Statement
Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

 
Mariah Perez
Mariah Perez

Last week was Renaissance week which was very successful. The theme this year was Masquerade "Unmask your potential". We had noontime activities, dress-up days and a rally. Our ASB was proud to see many people wearing renaissance shirts this year.

Coming up the boy’s basketball team has a game 11/29/10 home against Hueneme. Times are: frosh: 4p.m. JV: 5:30p.m. Varsity: 7:00p.m. Boys varsity basketball has a tournament away at Nordoff 12/1-4/10, time will be determined. Boys JV basketball will also have a tournament away at Carpinteria 12/1-4/10, time will be determined. Girls JV and Varsity basketball team will have a tournament home against Jolene Stethen. Times for both will be determined.

LET'S GO FLASHES!!!

 
Third grade students at San Cayetano host their yearly celebration of Plymouth Plantation for the whole school. Students rotate through various activities from that time period. The turkeys pictured (with San Cayetano students) come back to visit us each year for the Plantation event. They are owned by Timmy Klittich and family.
Third grade students at San Cayetano host their yearly celebration of Plymouth Plantation for the whole school. Students rotate through various activities from that time period. The turkeys pictured (with San Cayetano students) come back to visit us each year for the Plantation event. They are owned by Timmy Klittich and family.
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On November 5, the ASB of Fillmore Middle School went to Sespe to deliver a Fun Friday filled with activities. When we arrived, the Sespe kids were so excited with big smiles on their faces. Some of the activities included mini basketball, potato sack race, egg race, bubbles, tug of war, pin the tail on the donkey, Frisbee, and more. In the tug of war, the boys and girls challenged each other, and the funny thing is –sometimes the girls beat out the boys!! We also had prizes for the kids or teams that won the games. The kids had fun playing the games with their friends and we had fun playing with them too. This was the first time the FMS ASB delivered a Fun Friday to an elementary school.  We look forward to delivering more of these kinds of events to other schools as well.  Thank you to Ms. Hibler for giving us the opportunity to practice first hand our leadership skills with a group of wonderful students.
On November 5, the ASB of Fillmore Middle School went to Sespe to deliver a Fun Friday filled with activities. When we arrived, the Sespe kids were so excited with big smiles on their faces. Some of the activities included mini basketball, potato sack race, egg race, bubbles, tug of war, pin the tail on the donkey, Frisbee, and more. In the tug of war, the boys and girls challenged each other, and the funny thing is –sometimes the girls beat out the boys!! We also had prizes for the kids or teams that won the games. The kids had fun playing the games with their friends and we had fun playing with them too. This was the first time the FMS ASB delivered a Fun Friday to an elementary school. We look forward to delivering more of these kinds of events to other schools as well. Thank you to Ms. Hibler for giving us the opportunity to practice first hand our leadership skills with a group of wonderful students.
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Events include speakers, vigil, performances

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. - California Lutheran University will mark Ventura County’s World AIDS Day 2010 on Dec. 1 and 2 with a candlelight vigil, panel discussion and other events.

The commemoration will begin with “Portrayals of a Pandemic: Screening of HIV/AIDS Films” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Student Union Building on the Thousand Oaks campus. The movies focus on different aspects of the U.S. and global HIV/AIDS crisis.

The keynote event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, in rooms 101 and 102 of the Swenson Center for the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. John Prichard, medical director of the Immunology Clinic at the Ventura County Medical Center, will discuss prevention and care with a focus on access to HIV and AIDS services in Ventura County. County residents living with HIV/AIDS will then share their experiences and answer questions during “Positively Speaking – Local Voices of HIV/AIDS.”

As a service-learning project, students in CLU’s “Sexuality and Society” class will present “Stereotypes, Myths and Stigma” from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Dec. 2 in Swenson 101 and 102. The students designed the interactive performance based on training in reality improvisation and social change theatre techniques they received from Straight Up Ventura County.

The Dec. 2 activities will conclude with “Keeping the Faith: Candlelight Vigil” at 5:30 p.m. on the Swenson Center patio. Featured poet Jackson Wheeler of Oxnard, student poets Matt Soto of Oxnard and Stephanie Saindon of Cypress, and musicians will perform.

Participants are invited to bring non-perishable food items for AIDS Project Ventura County’s Necessities of Life Food Pantry to the Dec. 2 events.

The Student Union Building is located on the north side of Memorial Parkway between Pioneer and Regent avenues. The Swenson Center is located on the north side of Faculty Street between Regent and Pioneer.

CLU’s Center for Equality and Justice and Wellness Initiatives are sponsoring the free events. For more information, please contact Amanda Whealon at (805) 493-3950 or awhealo@callutheran.edu.

 
The classes decorated their doors for a contest on Monday. Tuesday the students wore their sports jerseys or shirts. Wednesday they wore red. Thursday was pajama day and to top off the week, Friday was their costume parade. We also had Smokey the Bear come visit our students this year. The kids enjoyed having Smokey on campus. Photos of Smokey taken by Christine Parrish.
The classes decorated their doors for a contest on Monday. Tuesday the students wore their sports jerseys or shirts. Wednesday they wore red. Thursday was pajama day and to top off the week, Friday was their costume parade. We also had Smokey the Bear come visit our students this year. The kids enjoyed having Smokey on campus. Photos of Smokey taken by Christine Parrish.
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The entire staff and student body at Sespe got together to form BOO!
The entire staff and student body at Sespe got together to form BOO!
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The theme this year was Say Boo! to Drugs. Photo by Bob Sube.
The theme this year was Say Boo! to Drugs. Photo by Bob Sube.
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