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Principal's Message


    March 2024



    Faubion Families,


    So far so good…an “uninterrupted” quarter of school! Woo hoo! Spring is nearly here and the days are about to get a little longer. And with that, we are cruising our way to spring break!


    Important Dates

    • March 5: Fundraiser at Oakshire Beer Hall
    • March 6: PTA 5:30pm
    • March 7: Hora de Café 9:00am
    • March 13: Spring Pictures
    • March 15: Pastries w/ Dr Williams 9:10am
    • March 19:  Hora de Cafe en la Vecindad 5pm
    • March 21: Literacy Night
    • March 25 – 29: Spring Break
    • April 2: Faubion Community School Advisory Board 5:15pm
    • April 3: PTA 5:30pm


    Staffing & Budget

    As you may be aware, 皇家华人 Public School District made substantial budget and staffing cuts to prepare for the 2024 – 2025 school year. At Faubion, this translated to a loss of 9 staff members. Our cuts to positions span a variety of areas from special education, counseling, classroom teachers, academic & building supports, and electives. This is concerning and frustrating on many fronts. It is my hope that the budget for next school year will be revised, and we are able to bring back staff and programming. We will 皇家华人 you updated this spring.


    Winter Assessments

    We are proud to announce that even though the second quarter of school was filled with major disruptions to the school calendar, we saw many areas of academic growth (per the district’s MAP Assessment). Most notably, we saw academic growth in 5th grade and above. Great job bulldogs!  


    Faubion Community School Advisory Board

    This winter, Faubion launched its first Advisory Board, tasked with advising and supporting the implementation and growth of our community school model. We have held two meetings where partners from a variety of organizations and spaces, as well as families were in attendance. So far, we have discussed Faubion’s community school efforts and moved forward with a Needs Assessment to inform next steps. Our next meeting is April 2nd at 5:15pm in room #186.  


    Thank you to our families and community for their continued assistance. The world of public education appears to increasingly more challenging, and it is your care and support that moves us forward, even in difficult times. At Faubion, we love our bulldogs!!!



    In partnership,


    Dr. Karmin Williams





    marzo 2024



    Faubion ,


    Hasta ahora todo bien… ¡un trimestre escolar “ininterrumpido”! ¡ Guau ! La primavera ya casi está aquí y los días están a punto de alargarse un poco. ¡Y con eso, nos dirigimos hacia las vacaciones de primavera!


    Fechas importantes

    • 5 de marzo: recaudación de fondos en Oakshire Beer Hall
    • 6 de marzo: PTA 5:30 p.m.
    • 7 de marzo: Hora de Café 9:00h
    • 13 de marzo: Fotos de primavera
    • 15 de marzo: Pasteles con el Dr. Williams 9:10 a. m.
    • 19 de marzo: Hora de Café en la Vecindad 5pm
    • 21 de marzo: Noche de Alfabetización
    • 25 al 29 de marzo: vacaciones de primavera
    • 2 de abril: Junta Asesora de la Escuela Comunitaria de Faubion 5:15 p.m.
    • 3 de abril: PTA 5:30 p.m.


    Dotación de personal y presupuesto

    Como ya sabrá, el Distrito de Escuelas Públicas de 皇家华人 realizó importantes recortes presupuestarios y de personal para prepararse para el año escolar 2024-2025. En Faubion , esto se tradujo en una pérdida de 9 empleados. Nuestros recortes de puestos abarcan una variedad de áreas, desde educación especial, asesoramiento, maestros de aula, apoyo académico y de construcción, y materias optativas. Esto es preocupante y frustrante en muchos frentes. Tengo la esperanza de que se revise el presupuesto para el próximo año escolar y podamos recuperar el personal y la programación. Lo mantendremos informado esta primavera.


    Evaluaciones de invierno

    Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que, aunque el segundo trimestre escolar estuvo lleno de interrupciones importantes en el calendario escolar, vimos muchas áreas de crecimiento académico (según la evaluación MAP del distrito). En particular, vimos un crecimiento académico en 5º grado y superiores. ¡Buen trabajo bulldogs!


    Junta Asesora de la Escuela Comunitaria de Faubion

    Este invierno, Faubion lanzó su primer Consejo Asesor, encargado de asesorar y apoyar la implementación y el crecimiento de nuestro modelo de escuela comunitaria. Hemos realizado dos reuniones donde asistieron socios de diversas organizaciones y espacios, así como familias. Hasta ahora, hemos discutido los esfuerzos de las escuelas comunitarias de Faubion y hemos avanzado con una Evaluación de Necesidades para informar los próximos pasos. Nuestra próxima reunión es el 2 de abril a las 5:15 pm en el salón #186.


    Gracias a nuestras familias y comunidad por su continua ayuda. El mundo de la educación pública parece cada vez más desafiante y es su cuidado y apoyo lo que nos hace avanzar, incluso en tiempos difíciles. ¡¡¡ En Faubion amamos a nuestros bulldogs!!!



    En asociación,


    Dr. Karmin Williams


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