Colleen Gainey, Principal
Main Office Line:
To call in an absence:
Registration for Kindergarten and new 1st to 6th grade students for fall will begin on Tuesday, March 11. Please see registration requirements under the Parent Information tab for further information.
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.
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 2013-2014 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.”
The Newark Unified School District is offering child care for all our Newark families.
We have six sites with Lead 2 directors offering their services at: Bunker, Kennedy, Lincoln, Milani, Musick, and Snow.
We have different options for parents to enroll their children; from kindergarten to 6th grade, from prepaid drop off (twice monthly maximum) to 6, 12, 20, 30 and 40 hours monthly. We also have alternative payment program referral contact information from 4C’s, Child Care Links, and Child, Family and Community Services.
We have safe classrooms offering your children the opportunity to do their home work, play and socialize with other friends, eat healthy snacks, and be relaxed after a long day of school.
We are always looking for more families to serve in our Newark Community.
Child Care Coordinator
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
August dates for your calendar!
Summer Office Hours
Monday, 8/18/14 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closing for lunch from 11:00-1:00
Tuesday, 8/19/14 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 8/20/14 Walk-Through Registration in Cafeteria for enrolled students only. Office is closed.
Thursday, 8/21/14 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Friday, 8/22/14 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closing for lunch from 11:00-1:00
Hours are subject to change, we are sorry for any inconvenience. Please come back when we are open. If you have an emergency call the district office at 510-818-4103.
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.
Full Day Kindergarten Information
Newark Unified School District
Educational Services Department
To: Elementary Sites
From: Educational Services
Date: June 9, 2014
Re: Full Day Kindergarten
On May 20, 2014, the Newark Board of Education voted to approve full day kindergarten beginning in the Fall of 2014. As a District, we are excited about the opportunities this will bring to Newark’s students. By extending the day, we are fully aware that there are considerations for our students both academically and developmentally. Kindergarten teachers and District Leadership will carefully plan this increased time so as to serve the best interest of our children.
One very important consideration will be to help transition our kindergarten students into a full day. For the purpose of a successful transition, the implementation schedule will be as follows:
From August 25th (First day of school) through September 26th, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-12:10 Monday through Friday. Beginning on September 29th, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-2:32 Monday through Thursday and 8:10-1:05 on Fridays. This transition time will allow the teachers to build routines with their students, get to know each student’s strengths and needs, and assess students after school.
Thank you for your patience as we implement this new schedule. We look forward to this opportunity to better serve Newark’s kindergarten students.
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.