December 2014  
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   No School - Winter Break
   Dec 22 2014
   Teacher Work Day - No Students
   Jan 05 2015
   School Resumes for students.
   Jan 06 2015
   No School - MLK Day observed
   Jan 19 2015
   End of 1st Semester for AJHS
   Jan 23 2015
   No School - Lincoln's BD observed
   Feb 09 2015



    Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.


From Principal, Mrs. Lloyd, - "Dear Families,
We've had a successful beginning of the school year and we're looking forward to the two week winter break. During the break we will begin the first stage of the AJHS modernization project.This will include the relocation of the administration office. Also, in preparation for this move the AJHS front office will close at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19th.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy winter break."

New Construction Information The following activities will occur at Atascadero Junior High School between 12/10/14-01/04/15, between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 5:00p.m.
A) Building 500 (16B) – work to upgrade data infrastructure campus-wide.
B) Building 100 (Administration) move to Building 300, Interim Office  - move to start at onset of winter break. This work is the prelude to the construction of the new 
classroom/administration building, and modernization project that will begin in 2015.

Please contact AUSD Maintenance and Operations Staff at:
(805) 462-4204 for any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and support,
Atascadero Unified School District

December 22nd-January 5th, Winter Break - First day back for Students is Tuesday, January 6th.
January 5th - No School, Teacher Work Day
January 6th - Tuesday, first day back for students
January 19, No School, MLK Day observed
January 23 End of 1st Semester
February 9, No School, Lincoln's Day observed
February 16, No School, Washington's Day (observed)
March 16, No School, Teacher Professional Day
April 3, Minimum Day - Students released at 1:20
April 6-10, No School Spring Break.
May 25, No School Memorial Day
June 12, Last Day of School 

It's not too late to buy a yearbook! Cost is $45 and can be purchased at the office. Prices go up after Spring Break! 
Baby dedications for the yearbook can be purchased for $20 at the office. Please include a baby picture of your child and a message (up to 25 words.) As they turn the pages of their yearbook, students love to be surprised by a loving message from their family. DUE DATE for BABY DEDICATIONS is Wednesday, January 21.

6th Homework Club  is held Monday through Thursday in a credentialed teacher's classroom from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Mondays- Room 17
Tuesdays- Room 18
Wednesdays- Room 19
Thursdays- Room 20

7th and 8th Homework Club  
is held Monday through Thursday in a credentialed teacher's classroom from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Mondays- Room 16
Tuesdays- Room 28
Wednesdays- Room 21
Thursdays- Room 39

Previous but still relevant news

More Online Opportunities to Support AJHS! You may have noticed that the Amazon link on the school website now redirects you to the eScrip Online Mall. The Online Mall is a portal to a number of online stores, each of which will contribute a percentage of what you spend to our school without it costing you a penny. Please visit or click on the Escrip Button on the school website to complete a simple registration with eScrip to direct your contributions to AJHS and begin your online shopping at over 800 stores like Amazon (1.2%), Nordstrom (4.8%), Macy’s (4.2%), etc. (Many of you may already be registered with eScrip through your Vons’ registrations and should first try simply entering your email as an existing participant.)

Your Vons/eScrip contributions are being used for some special enrichment activities for your students this year. In March, we will be taking all three grades to PCPA in Santa Maria to see Peter and the Starcatcher. Also, the Lawrence Hall of Science from Berkeley will present dazzling assemblies for each grade. We continue to support Berney’s Book Bin and numerous classroom and grade level enrichment activities. Your ongoing support makes these activities possible.

The AJHS  Friday Night Live Club is doing a food drive for our  AJHS families for the holidays.  We are packing baskets with turkey dinner supplies.  We are asking for items such as canned veggies,  canned cranberries, dressing, canned or packaged gravy, boxed pie crust and pie fillers.  A box for these items is in the front office.  Please help make this holiday season a stomach filling one for our families.  Thank you.