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
Here at Bunker we are working on making Walk-a-thon, our annual fundraiser, a huge
success by getting everyone involved in the fun. Here are the events for Spirit Week!
Monday, Oct. 6 is Sports Day
Represent your favorite team and wear a jersey or team shirt!
Tuesday, Oct. 7 is Pajama Day
It could be your favorite pajamas, robe, or comfy sweats.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 is Look Alike Day
Wear clothing that match your friends.
Thursday, Oct. 9 is Wacky Day
Wear a silly hat, crazy socks, or mismatch clothes/shoes.
Friday, Oct. 10 is Bunker Blue Day
This is the day of the Walk-a-thon! Wear your Bunker T-shirt or any other blue or yellow shirt.
We hope to see everyone at the Walk-a-thon!
October 3 Coffee with the Principal, 8:30-9:30 am in Library
October 6 SSC meeting in Library, 2:50-3:50
October 7 PTC meeting, 6:30-8:00
October 9 ELAC meeting, 5:30-6:30 in Library
October 10 Walk-a-thon, 1:15-4:30
October 13 No School-Columbus Day
October 20 6th grade fundraiser, ‘Take Over' at Round Table Pizza onThornton, 5:00-9:00
October 21 Hot Dog BBQ Day at Bunker
October 31 Halloween Parade, 8:30 am on blacktop
Dear Bunker Families,
One good parent is worth one thousand school masters. ~ Chinese Proverb
Administrators and teachers everywhere recognize the important contributions parents make toward a child’s success in school. There is no question about it- success at school begins at home. Parents are the single most important variable in a child’s schooling. Parents model both a silent and spoken language in front of their children daily. They have taught their children values through how they spend their time and money.
One of the most important components of a good school is the partnership between the school and the parents who work together for the best interest of children. The close partnership between home and school is one of the exceptional strengths of Bunker School.
Bunker has a strong tradition of supportive, hard-working parents. Throughout the year parents have the opportunity to develop that partnership in a wide variety of ways. Parents join the PTC, volunteer in the classroom, help at the Walkathon, are a member of School Site Council meetings, read to their children and help in many other ways. It is important to your children that you are involved in their education. It’s a way to let your child know that you think his or her school is important.
I appreciate all of our families here at Bunker, value their uniqueness, and am honored to be a part of the partnership toward student success. I am looking forward to another great school year this year as we are adjusting to new challenges and experiences together.
Our 2014-2015 School Site Council
Elections were held in late September for our 2014-2015 School Site Council. Thank you to all the wonderful parents who were in the running to fill the three open seats. New members Ruth Dalton, Paul Matharu and Shinae Moon will join our returning parent members Elizabeth Huffmaster, Joyce Jiawan and Lucir Schlickmann. Our current staff SSC members are Colleen Gainey and Paula Clevenger who will be joined by our new members Robin Kawabata, Binal Mistry, Cheri Villa and Dorene Kotake. Our first meeting will be held on Mon., Oct. 6 from 2:50-3:50 pm in room 28. The public is welcome.
Welcome to Science
Parents and Families,
I'm looking forward to another year of Science here at Bunker. I will be your child's lab teacher in
room 15. My name is Mr. Blattel. The Primary grades will come to the Science Lab once a week for
40 minutes, while the Upper grades will have two sessions for a total of 80 minutes each week.
There is much to learn this year, so please stress the importance of doing your best. Work that we
do in the lab should be turned in on time. Missing assignments and absences can be a major
contributor to underachievement.
Students also need to come to the Science Lab prepared and ready to learn. Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders should bring sharpened pencils, science books, and a notebook. Students will be doing both individual and group work, so proper behavior is to be expected.
Science instruction will be built around the FOSS Program, utilizing kits and a hands on approach.
I will be coordinating science instruction with the regular classroom teacher. The report card grade should be based on a combination on lab work and regular classroom science work.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Science donations are always welcome!
Suggested items are:
paper towels, dry erase markers, facial tissues,
disinfecting wipes, as well as any cash donations
You can contact me by my email
Mr. B. Blattel
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
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.