Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Bunker PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!
All visitors to the Bunker School Campus must stop by the office and sign in during the school day! This is for your child’s safety as well as yours. In case of an emergency situation all need to be accounted for. The sign-in binder is in the office on the counter along with our 'Apple' visitor stickers. If you need to get something to your child, let the office staff help you. We will contact your child’s teacher to get the item to them. Please do not disturb the classroom while they are in session.
If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was out. Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113) and can not be changed.
7th Grade Shots
Requirements for entrance to 7th grade:
1. The 3rd shot for Hep B
2. Tdap Immunization – (Whooping cough shot)
3. Proof of Immunization for both of these shots.
Rules from the junior high:
NO SHOTS – NO SCHOOL
If you have any questions,
please call the Jr. High
“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2014-2015 school year for vaccine and/or verification of injection. Bunker 6th graders can turn in the updated immunization records to Sandra in the Bunker office.”
Students, if you ride your bike to school, please walk your bike on the sidewalk if there are many cars driving on the street. We want you to be safe as you come to school each day.
In the interest of preserving instructional time, we do not interrupt classes for deliveries or messages during class. However, we realize that there are times that parents need to get a missing class assignment or lunch to their children.
We have a plan for lunches already; our campus monitors take the lunch to the cafeteria and deliver them to the students at lunch time.
For those other items (homework, backpacks, etc.) that you would appreciate being delivered to your child, we will place the item in your child’s teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up at recess or lunch.
Thank you for your understanding and helping us to make sure that instruction can go on uninterrupted during the day here at Bunker.
James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014
Minimum Day’s for Parent/Teacher Conferences are November 13, 17, 18, 19 & 20. Please be sure your student pick up plans are in order for dismissal at 1:05 for all K to 6th grade students!
November 2 Daylight Savings Time Ends – Set your Clock Back One Hour!
November 3-7 Book Fair is here!
November 3 SSC Meeting, 2:50-3:50
November 4 Make-up pictures today
November 6 Book Fair Family Night, 5:30 – 7:00 pm in Library
November 11 No School in observance of Veterans Day
November 12 PTC Meeting in Library, 6:30
November 13 Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences
November 17 Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences
November 18 Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences
November 19 Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences
November 20 Minimum Day, Parent/Teacher conferences
November 24 to 28 Thanksgiving Break, no school
December 1 SSC Meeting, 2:50-3:50
December 9 PTC Meeting in Library, 6:30
December 9-12 6th Grade Science Camp
December 22 to January 2 Winter Break, no school
Walk-a-Thon Thank You
Our Walk-a-thon was a great success. Thank you to all of you who came and participated in this family-oriented fundraiser. A very special thank you to the parents and teachers who volunteered their time to make this event so special by dedicating their endless time so our Bunker community could get together and enjoy our 23rd Walk-a-thon.
Viola Blythe Holiday Canned Food Drive has begun!
Bunker school will be collecting canned food again this year to support Viola Blythe. The Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark is a nonprofit, nonsectarian corporation organized to promote, support and advocate social and human services to any person who is in immediate need. This mission is accomplished by a variety of programs, including emergency food and clothing distribution, referrals to other agencies, special programs that address current community needs and holiday programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
From now until December 15, 2014, Bunker school will be collecting canned food (please be sure your canned food donations are not outdated) along with new, unwrapped toys for the holidays. Please send your donation to your child’s classroom. Our support helps this essential organization provide for our needy neighbors here in Newark all year around. Thank you in advance for your support.
LOST AND FOUND
Please remember to check the lost and found clothing hanging on the fence or rack by the cafeteria; it is full of your children’s LOST OR LEFT BEHIND CLOTHING! These lost items will be donated to Viola Blythe over the Winter Break so check early! THANKS SO MUCH.
Cold and flu season information for NUSD Nurse
October 3, 2014
As we enter the cold and flu season, we want to make sure that you have the information and support you need around children who may become ill. The single most important prevention strategy is to encourage hand washing. Seasonal flu vaccine is already available from your doctor or local pharmacy.
Students should continue to come to school, as long as they are not sick and do not have flu symptoms. Flu-like symptoms include:
• Coughs • headaches • diarrhea
• fevers above 100° • nausea • body aches
• sore throat • vomiting
All individuals with an influenza-like illness or symptoms should remain at home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications (like acetaminophen or ibuprofen).
We also wanted to provide a quick update about Enterovirus-D68, which you’ve probably heard about on the news:
It is important to teach your children how to reduce the risk of getting the flu and how to protect others from becoming infected. If we all practice good hygiene, health officials believe we can limit the spread of flu in our schools and child care centers.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our pupils and our schools healthy. If you have questions, please contact the District Nurse, Agnes Lopez at 818-4146 or your healthcare provider. You can also check the website (http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html or http://www.acphd.org/enterovirus.aspx ) for updates.
Agnes Lopez, R.N.
Newark Unified School District
How Do I Use The Phone?
In the office we have many children who ask or need to call their parents for various reasons. It is shocking to us how many students are confused at how to use the phone, and many do not even know their phone number. Due to our cell phone dependent society, we admit ourselves that we have very few numbers stored in our memory banks as they are just a click away in our “contact list.”
In taking a step back from this situation, we really feel that this is a safety issue for our students when away from school and don’t have their handy emergency card to pull from.
Please help your child with the following things so we can make sure we keep them safe at all times:
Thank you for your help and support with this very important matter.
BUNKER'S SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY REPORT CARD
2014-2015 School Year Calendar
Information For Families
Newark Junior High School 'Conversation with the Principal'
Mark E. Neal, Principal
‘Conversation with the Principal’
Friday November 21st at
Please come and join Mr. Mark Neal, Principal of Newark Junior High School, for ‘Conversation with the Principal’. He would like to take this time to meet Elementary School Parents and answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding the Junior High. We look forward to seeing you on the 21st.
6201 Lafayette Avenue, Newark, CA 94560 ~ phone 510-818-3050 ~ fax 510-794-2079
The Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:
The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visit http://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.
Tips for Going to and From School
* Develop a buddy system for walking to and from school.
* Students should never walk alone.
* Always walk in groups with at least two or three other students.
If possible, parents should walk their children to school.
* Students never take shortcuts or cut through alleys or across
* Students should try to avoid walking near abandoned houses.
Never enter or play near abandoned houses.
* Students should report anyone suspicious to school
personnel or the police.
* Parents and neighbors should turn on porch lights and
other outdoor Lights before dawn and at dusk.
* Students should be on time, everyday.
* Parents can talk to neighbors and local businesses
on the child's route to school and ask them if it is okay for
the child to stay there in case of an emergency.
* Parents should be sure children know their home phone
number and address, parents’ work and pager number and
The number of another trusted adult.Put a card with this
information in their backpack. Make sure
each child has Change for a phone call or carries a telephone
* If a parent works late, have children call as soon as they
arrive at home after school.
* Organize a “conditional carpool” of friends who live near you.