Women's History Month Assembly

March 31, 2016

Drama: "On The Rocks!"



Principal's Message

Mid-Year Reflection:

Hale Charter Academy Parents, Teachers, and Students,

I wanted to thank everyone for making my first semester as the principal of Hale enjoyable and productive. You have all been so welcoming and patient as I become acclimated to our amazing school community.

As we come to the close of the Fall semester, I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of the highlights of the past 6 months. Our teachers and students should be congratulated on their hard work in transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. We continue to work within our department and subject-alike teams to change our curriculum to meet these new expectations and prepare our students to be college and career ready. Part of this transition has included preparing our teachers to increase the use of technology in their classrooms to provide students with a 21st century learning experience.

We have some incredible new additions to our faculty. We’ve welcomed fifteen new hardworking employees to our team; eleven new teachers, Ms. Gurganus, Ms. Lieberman, Ms. Brodkin, Ms. Hauptman, Ms. Mailes, Mr. Muniz, Mr. Newborn, Ms. Nomura, Ms. Ozark, Ms. Harnish and Mr. Wells, 3 classified staff Mr. Nevarez, Ms. Vann and Ms. Aguilar and our new Plant Manager Mr. Bickham. We thank them for their hard work and are happy to have them as part of the Hale family.

With the support of our parents/PTSA we continue to offer our students tutoring after school and have been able to increase supervision to keep our students safe. In addition, PTSA funds will purchase new emergency supply packs for individual classrooms. We would not be able to do half of the things we do without the support of our parents. Thank you for your generous donations and participation in our vitally important fundraisers.

Our staff continues to work hard in keeping our school a safe place to be. Our teachers work daily to ensure that our students not only learn the curriculum but feel safe and secure in class. Our Student Service and Counseling staff continue to work overtime to make sure our students feel physically and emotionally well.  Our Safety committee keeps us prepared with safety drills: earthquake, lockdown, and evacuation.

I want to send out a special thanks to our staff for their work around the Breakfast in the Classroom Program. Although there have been many challenges, the implementation has been mostly a success. We will continue to improve the program, and always appreciate input from staff, students and parents.

Hale continues to excel in our co-curricular activities. Leadership with the guidance of Ms. Seligson and Mr. Sing continue to provide our students with fun and exciting experiences. Our incredibly talented music, choral, dance, drill, art and drama students showed their star quality in seven outstanding holiday shows, led by Mr. Taguchi, Ms. Lundy, Ms. Coleman, Ms. Ball, Mr. Amigo and Mr. Kositchek. Our Horticulture students designed our new xeriscape project and proudly represented Hale with 6 finalists in the 2015-2016 Imagine this… Story Writing Contest. Our Drill Team won first place for the second year straight at the Granada Hills Parade. Our Newspaper led by Mr. McCabe has modernized by releasing our online copy.

Although we achieved so much already, we still have much more to look forward to. We will be adding another teacher to our staff, a resource teacher. We are expecting 140 more Chromebooks to arrive shortly to increase student technology use. We have many exciting learning experiences coming up for our students, including, the Spring Concerts. And we look forward to our 8th grade culmination activities.

Thank you all for your hard work and support in making Hale the exceptional school that it is. I wish you all a Happy Holiday and New Year.

Mr. Perdigao



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A Camp for Young Writers 2016 by CSUN Writing Project

Monday-Friday, June 20-July 8, 2016 from 9-noon @ Hale Charter Academy. Cost: Current Hale Students ($300); Public ($450). See flyer and link for more information. Space is limited so register now by going to: www.csun.edu/writingproject

Down & Dirty Event

Get the answers to YOUR questions about drugs in OUR community. Stand up and be a part of the Drug Free Movement @ Hale.

Monday, MAY 2nd; 7:00-9:00pm
The Canyon Club & Special Events Center in Agoura Hills

Updated Visitor Policy & Procedure

In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and our staff, we will be requiring all visitors to present a photo identification when signing in at the front desk in the main office. Sign-in & sign-out time is required at all times.
This is to verify that the name being written in the sign-in chart matches the name on the photo identification.
This also applies to those who are "stopping by" to drop-off or pick-up items in the attendance office.
This is to ensure accurate record keeping of all visitors/visitations to the the school.



Proceed to the Attendance Office to:
Request your student.
Student's will only be released to an adult named on the emergency card. Proof of identity will be required by providing a valid photo identification.
Visit the nurse's office
Drop off an item for your student
The office staff is not responsible for pick up or delivery of personal items left for students

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