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Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal

cgainey@newarkunified.org

 

Main Office Line:

510-818-3100

 

To call in an absence:

510-818-3103

 

Fax Number:

510-792-5624

 

Child Care Facility:

510-818-3141

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday

7:45-3:30

Friday

7:45-3:00

Sangha App

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The folks at Sangha have just launched a new Parents Self Serve Signup.

Just click on this Signup link and enter our School Code: 738PR1

How it works
Once you sign up on the self serve page, you will receive an email invitation from Sangha with easy instructions.
 
If you don't see the email invite, check other places it might be in your Junk, Spam, Social, Promotions, or other email Folders.
 
(If you've signed up before and haven't seen the invitation from Sangha, they've been sent out twice this Fall, so check those folders.)

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Healthy Schools Act AB2260

The Healthy Schools Act establishes requirements for school districts when pesticide applications are made at California public K-12 schools. To view the California Healthy School Act and the Integrated Pest Management Plan (new requirement) for Newark Unified School District, go to http://nusd.ca.schoolloop.com. Click on the quick link , Healthy Schools Act. This information is also available for viewing at your school’s office.

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Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

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PTC Website

Bunker PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!

http://sites.google.com/site/bunkerptc

Visitors

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.

Absences

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

at 510-818-3005.

“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2015-2016 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.”

Safety First

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.

Deliveries

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 in place; 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.

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James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014

James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014

Kindergarten/Fall Registration

will begin on 

Tuesday, March 15

 

For more information on the requirements for enrollment please see the Registration Guidelines under the 'Parents' tab.

Campus Monitors Needed

 

NUSD is in desperate need of campus monitors district wide. Campus monitoring is a great way to make some extra money if you are available during the day. If you know a senior or stay at home parent, they may be perfect for this position!  If you are interested, please contact NUSD Human Resources department at 510-818-4103.

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PTC Sweetheart Dance

 

Thursday, February the 11th

6:00-7:30 PM Bunker Cafeteria 

Bunker/Milani students & families welcome! 

Children - $1.00 (under age 3 free) 

Adults - $2.00 

All food and drinks - $1.00 

Fun Photo opp.! 

 

 

A Cohesion Fundraiser Event

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Math Question Night for Families

 

When - Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Where - Cafeteria

Time - 6:00-7:00 pm

 

Have you ever wondered how to help your child with his or her math homework? Have your math problem-solving strategies been met with

argument from your child? Bunker School has planned an evening for families with questions and challenges surrounding  math.  Teachers will be available from different grade levels to help parents understanding how to help their  kids with math homework. Please download permission slip under 'Information for Families' on the right side of this page. 

 

Viola Blythe Canned Food and Toy Drive

 

Thank you to all our families for your generous donations to our annual toy and canned food drive.  Your generosity and compassion made it possible for many families to celebrate the holidays in traditional ways even though their lives have been impacted by unforeseen challenges.

 

 

Principals/President Award Meetings

 

It is that time of year for our 6th grade students who are interested in applying for the Principal's or President's Award to begin the process. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016. All the meetings are during lunch time, 11:45-12:10, in room 26.

Please download and print the Principal/President Award Packet under “Information for Families” to the right on this page and bring it with you to each and every meeting.

 

Thank you,

Mrs. Vilkins and Mrs. Nguyen

 

 

 Rising Star Variety Show is Coming

 

Bunker's talent show "Rising Star Variety Show" is coming on Thursday, March 3. The first student meeting is on Wednesday, February 3 at 2:45 in the cafeteria. Students who want to participate MUST attend this first meeting and all practices. For more information and a timeline please see Rising Star Variety Show Packet under 'Information for Families' to the right on this page. 

 

Bunkers Annual Spellathon is Coming!

 

In order to instill in our pupils the excitement and enjoyment of being a successful speller we are going to conduct a Spellathon which will begin January 12 and end on February 5 ( round 1). Our Spell-a-thon is a unique way of reviewing those words that children should master at their grade level as well as raising money for their class and school.  Students find sponsors to support them from their families, friends and neighbors - no door to door soliciting is allowed please. 

 

We urge you to support our efforts by encouraging your child to study the spelling list of words he/she will receive.  This is an important fundraiser for our school because all the money raised goes directly to support the classrooms. 

 

 

Young Author Books are due Thursday, February 18th

 

If your student has decided to create a Young Author book, that’s wonderful!  Students may turn in the book to their teacher, or directly to Mrs. Jackson in the library, anytime between now and Feb. 18th, at the latest.  Please, no crayon drawings if possible.  Crayon really gums up the copy machine.  Please do not staple the book together.   It will be bound and returned to your student at one of the Bunker Publishing Events:

 

·         Thursday, March 10th, 6:00pm, in the library, for 4th – 6th grades

·         Wednesday, March 16th, 6:00pm, in the multipurpose room, for K – 3rd grades

·         Newark Library Event for 4th – 6th grade level winners:  TBA

 

 

Health and Resource Expo

Lincoln Elementary School Health and Resource Expo

Lincoln Elementary School will be hosting its second Health/Resource Expo to the entire NUSD community.  The Expo is scheduled for Friday, January 22nd from 1:15- 3:30 pm and it will present over 30 resource agency booths, giving families an opportunity to learn about resources in our community. Items will be given away by agencies and prizes will be given to participating families who have completed and stamped their passbook by visiting each booth.  We hope to see NUSD students and families attend.  The event will be held in the multi-purpose room, if it does rain.

 

La Escuela Primaria Lincoln Expo De Salud y Recursos para la comunidad

La Escuela Primaria Lincoln llevará a cabo su segunda Expo de Salud/Recursos para toda la comunidad de NUSD.  La Expo está programada para el Viernes, 22 de enero de 1:15- 3:30 pm y presentará una variedad puestos de recursos, dándole a las familias la oportunidad de aprender sobre los recursos en nuestra comunidad.  Dándole a las familias la oportunidad para aprender sobre los recursos en nuestra comunidad.  Las agencias estarán dando regalitos y premios a las familias participando que hayan completado su libreta con sellos al visitar cada uno de los puestos.  Esperamos ver a todos los estudiantes y a las familias de NUSD participando.El evento se realizara en el salon Multi-usos si llueve.

Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests for the 2016-2017 School Year

 

If you would like to have your child attend a different elementary school for the 2016-2017 school year, you will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form. These forms can be picked up at the office of the school your child is currently attending, the district website, or at the front desk of the District Office. Space is always limited so it is extremely important to fill out and turn in the form as quickly as possible. All Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Requests should be turned in to the District Office between January 4, and January 29, 2016. Students who have been overflowed to a different school will need to complete an Open Enrollment (Intra-District Transfer) Request form if they wish to remain at their current school. If you have any questions, the school office should be able to help you. Thank you.

Communtiy Cafe

Newark Unified School District

Community Cafe

March 3, 2016

9:00 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.


 

Newark Unified School District would like your input on our three-year educational plan, called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The initial plan was written last year and we have drafted an update for the second of the three-years. We provide two opportunities for you to participate: March 3 at 9:00 A.M. ​at the district office in the Training Room or March 3 at Newark Junior High School at 7:00 P.M. ​in the school library. Translators will be available. We very much welcome your participation in our Community Cafe discussions. Childcare will be provided.  Please contact Janet Handley at (510) 818­4196 if you have any questions.


 

Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark

Community Cafe

(Café para la Comunidad)

3 de marzo 2016

9:00 A.M. o 7:00 P.M.


 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark quisiera saber su opinión sobre nuestro plan educativo de 3 años, que se llama el Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local (LCAP). El plan inicial fue escrito el año pasado y hemos redactado un borrador actualizado  para el segundo de los tres años. Hay dos oportunidades para su participación: el 3 de marzo a las 9:00 A.M. ​en la oficina del distrito en la sala de entrenamiento (Training Room ) o el 3 de marzo en Newark Junior High School a las 7:00 P.M. ​en la biblioteca de la escuela. Estarán disponibles  intérpretes y habrá cuidado de niños. Agradecemos su participación en nuestras conversaciones del Community Café. Si usted tiene preguntas, por favor  póngase en contacto con Janet Handley en (510) 818­4196.

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Community Cafe - March 3, 2016

9:00 A.M. or 7:00 P.M.

 

Newark Unified School District would like your input on our three-year educational plan, called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The initial plan was written last year and we have drafted an update for the second of the three-years. We provide two opportunities for you to participate: March 3 at 9:00 A.M. ​at the district office in the Training Room or March 3 at Newark Junior High School at 7:00 P.M. ​in the school library. Translators will be available. We very much welcome your participation in our Community Cafe discussions. Childcare will be provided.  Please contact Janet Handley at (510) 818­4196 if you have any questions.

 

Café para la Comunidad - 3 de marzo 2016

9:00 A.M. o 7:00 P.M.

 

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Newark quisiera saber su opinión sobre nuestro plan educativo de 3 años, que se llama el Plan de Control y Responsabilidad Local (LCAP). El plan inicial fue escrito el año pasado y hemos redactado un borrador actualizado  para el segundo de los tres años. Hay dos oportunidades para su participación: el 3 de marzo a las 9:00 A.M. ​en la oficina del distrito en la sala de entrenamiento (Training Room ) o el 3 de marzo en Newark Junior High School a las 7:00 P.M. ​en la biblioteca de la escuela. Estarán disponibles  intérpretes y habrá cuidado de niños. Agradecemos su participación en nuestras conversaciones del Community Café. Si usted tiene preguntas, por favor  póngase en contacto con Janet Handley en (510) 818­4196.

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Information For Families

Math Question Night Permission Slip
President's/Principal's Award Packet 2015-2016
Rising Star Variety Show Packet
Rising Star Variety Show Packet-Spanish
Young Authors Packet 2015-2016
Nov/Dec Newsletter-Spanish
Permit to Administer Medication Form
Bunker Student/Parent Handbook
Bunker Student/Parent Handbook-Spanish
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NJHS Parent Night

Incoming 7th Grade Parent Night

Wednesday March 2, 2016

7:00 to 8:00 pm

In the gym

Newark Library

Homework Express

Homework Express is a free afterschool location where students in grades K - 8 can get help with their homework questions. It is staffed by an adult coordinator and high school students, who are the homework helpers.

Drop-in Mondays - Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

from September 14, 2015 - May 26 2015. 

 

Closed on school holidays and teacher workdays. Closure dates for 2015-2016 school year:

October 12, 2015

November 11, 2015

December 21 - 31, 2015

January 18, 2016    

January 25, 2016

February 15, 2016

March 14, 2016      

March 28 - 31, 2016

For more information contact: Becky Machetta 510-284-0682 or Rmachetta@aclibrary.org

Newark Library

Newark Library Announces Change in Hours Beginning January 5, 2015

 

The Newark Library is pleased to announce new hours of service. Beginning January 5, 2015 the Library will be open Mondays rather than Fridays in order to better serve the residents of Newark.

 

Our new hours mean that we will be able to offer more programs to serve the school-age youth in our Homework Help Center, Homework Express.  Homework Express will be expanding its hours to include Monday programs in February.  Also, being open at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays will allow for more quiet study time for the public.

 

Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue in Newark. Its friendly staff may be reached by phone at 510-284-0675. The hours of operation are:

 

  • Monday:              12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday:             12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday:      10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday:           10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday:                 Closed
  • Saturday:            10:00 AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday:               Closed 

 

Information on the Library is also available on the Library’s website at www.aclibrary.org.

 

The Alameda County Library is proud to serve over 546,000 residents.  The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and over 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.

 

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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:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

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

vacant lots.

* 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

calling card.

* 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.