Aeolian Parents and Students Head Back to School

Before the official program began parents were treated to an Aeolian PTC sponsored fundraising dinner of delicious taco plates, which featured rice and beans. The event was catered by two of our own parents Consuelo and Jesus Velasquez who own Sister’s Catering Service and Party Rentals.

Jolene Jocabo and Cristian Rojas started the official Back-to-School Program off right with leading a packed auditorium in the pledge of allegiance. These students were picked because of their outstanding performance and improvement on the 2011 STAR test. Los Nietos School Board President Nick Aquino greeted parents, thanked them for coming, and gave a construction update. About 85% of the construction work is complete. Over the summer we updated old facilities including plumbing and electrical to accommodate modernization such as Internet and air conditioning. Several items were added to the original plans because we have such an active parent group who advocated for upgraded facilities such as: new parking lot lights, new addition of trees and park benches next to kindergarten by the parking lot, and rose trees out front. The Kindergarten playground will get a brand new play set. It has shipped from back east. It will arrive, be installed and ready to play on by October 6th. Thank you to all of our parents, teachers, staff, and the community for their patience with all the noise and dust. By the end of all this work our school will be a better and more beautiful place because of voters who passed Measure M, and the support of our Board of Trustees and the district office.

Back-to-School night was a huge success and very well attended. Approximately 75% of our parents attended the evening to meet their child’s teacher and learn about the policies, procedures, expectations and programs at Aeolian. In addition to parents and other family members attending Back-to-School night, Superintendent Jonathan Vasquez and Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Mary McNeil also attended and visited classrooms. The quality of presentations they observed and the warm, inviting, and print rich room environments of the hard working teaching staff of Aeolian Elementary School impressed both Mr. Vasquez and Dr. McNeil.