Messages from the EG Staff

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Ms. Rosie – Office Manager

Hello Families and Learners!

This week marks my last highlight of inspiring Latinos/Hispanics in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. This week I want to highlight Roberto Clemente, who became the first Latino baseball player who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, the first hispanic to be MVP. Here are some updates for this week:

  • Learners, I want to remind you that completing work is mandatory. We want you to succeed, we are here to help you, but you have to do your part, too. If you need help, please ask!
  • Please remember that IDs are now required to check in and out of school. If you have not taken your picture and received your school ID, please come see.
  • There is no school November 1.

My email address is roselia.calderon@empowergenerations.org or by phone (661) 429-3264.

Mr. Moody – Guide

Please let everyone know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month and make bullying prevention a movement in every community.

As educators, we feel that it is very important to share information through websites, social media posts, blog articles, school newspapers, parent letters, magazines, and online publications. Traditionally held the first week in October, the event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness-building for the entire month. National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized in communities across the United States, with hundreds of schools and organizations signing on as partners.

Bullying is the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or aggressively impose domination over others. This behavior is often repeated and habitual. One essential prerequisite of bullying is the perception, by the bully or by others, of an imbalance of social or physical power. Bullying ranges from simple one-on-one bullying to more complex bullying in which the bully may have one or more lieutenants who may seem to be willing to assist the primary bully in his or her bullying activities.

Mr. Twigg – Education Specialist

As you are enjoying your week of no school, I ask you to take this time alone to reflect on your relationships with others. No matter the relationship, every relationship requires Respect to function, and respect can only be given intentionally, not by accident. What actions do you take to show respect to the different people in your life?

“There comes a day when you have to rectify who you are and who you want to be with.”

Ms. Kim – Guide

Happy Monday learners!

This past week in Advisory we talked about motivation vs discipline. Remember motivation comes and goes. What is really going to help you continue to word towards your goals is your discipline. Sometimes we don’t want to do something but we know we have to anyway because it will benefit us in the long run.

With that being said, please make sure you get rest this week off but also give yourself some time each day to work on any missing assignments you may have.

Let’s finish the first project cycle strong!

Ms. Marian – Guide

Happy Monday! Please use this time to rest and rejuvenate, but also use the time to complete and turn in assignments. I will be available through email some of the time, therefore if you need assistance or are not quite clear about your assignment please send me an email with details and maybe a screenshot so that when I respond I can be clear. When you come back, you will return to final tests and projects, I am certain that you will finish strong!

IF you know someone who has not been coming to school or workshops, take some time to encourage them to complete assignments.

Ms. Jeanette – Guide

Happy Monday!

Workshop Cycle 1 ends on October 21st. This will be your quarter grade and all quarter 1/workshop 1 work must be submitted by October 21st. Your classes will transition to the second half of the semester and late work for cycle 1 will no longer be accepted after October 25th. Please make sure you are caught up and ready to move forward.

As a reminder, I have issued a Kindness Quest! In order to participate in the Kindness Quest you will:

  • Click THIS LINK to access the quest
  • Click on a badge icon to see the instructions
  • Complete your Act of Kindness
  • Upload photographic evidence to THIS GOOGLE DOC (also available straight from the badges)
  • As you complete badges, their icons will be added to your name. Simply click your name to see which badges you have earned.
  • For every badge you earn, your name will be entered into a raffle. On October 31st I will draw two names for a prize.

Keep it kind!

Ms. Tanya – Guide

Hello! I would like to wish all of our learners and their families a restful and safe Fall Break! I hope that you will take this opportunity to relax, reconnect, and enjoy some time to do something that is meaningful to you! Reflect on how you can be more organized and productive upon your return to school on October 17th! See you all soon!

Ms. Dani – Care Team

Learners! Take advantage of this opportunity we call “Fall Break.” Look over your Google classes and complete any missing assignments you have yet to turn in. I hope you take this time to get organized and get prepared for the end of this 6-week workshop. Get ready to come back and present your POLs. See you all soon!

Ms. Jennifer – EPIC

Stay motivated and finish the first semester strong! If you have any missing assignments, please make sure to complete them. Keep in mind that motivation is not enough to drive us. Of course, motivation is the main reason we begin a task/goal, but discipline, the amount of effort and commitment you put into anything, contributes to your success. Own up to your actions — and your inactions. You must remain focused on what matters most while carrying out positive actions and behaviors that will help you achieve your goal. How badly do you want to succeed? What does that look like? The only person who can stop feeling like a failure is you. Start feeling confident in your ability to succeed. By doing so, you will develop self-efficacy and self-confidence skills. So, instead of saying what you’ll do, start doing it. It all starts with YOU.

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” — Napoleon Hill

Mr. Troy – Care Team

Hello everybody! Happy fall break week. I hope everyone has fun plans for this week. Use this week wisely as well, as it is basically a free week to catch up on missing work! Have a great week.

Mr. Jonathan – Care Team

“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” — Sigmund Freud


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