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Bixby Elementary School

  • The Bixby Way

    Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success


    Upcoming Events at Florence Bixby Elementary School
    Date, Time, Location Event

    Monday, 10/8
    3-9 p.m.

    Pa’s Pumpkin Patch

    PTA family outing to Pa’s Pumpkin Patch (after school, in the evening).  Click HERE for flier.  

    JJ Conneally, PTA Ways and Means Chairperson
    JJConneallyBixbyPTA@gmail.com

    Tues., 10/9
    6:15-7:30 p.m.

    Cafeteria

    PTA Association Meeting.  All are welcome to attend and contribute to our collaborative work!

    Contact: Denice Klaus, PTA President
    DeniceRamage@yahoo.com

    Fri., Oct. 12

    Outdoor Lunch Benches Grass Area

    Come and enjoy lunch with your children at Florence Bixby! Families can either bring lunch or purchase one from the cafeteria.  It’s fun, and our children love seeing their family (aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents, etc.) on campus!

    Contact: Denice Klaus, PTA President
    DeniceRamage@yahoo.com

    Th., 10/18, 
    12pm-11pm

    PTA Dine for Dollars

    Come support our PTA by enjoying a tasty treat at Tutti Frutti.  Click HERE for flier.  

    JJ Conneally, PTA Ways and Means Chairperson
    JJConneallyBixbyPTA@gmail.com

    Fri, 10/26
    Time TBD

    PTA Harvest Festival

    Come enjoy Trunk-or-Treating, games, and fall-time fun! More details, including time of the event, to be shared by PTA shortly.

    JJ Conneally, PTA Ways and Means Chairperson
    DeniceRamage@yahoo.com

    11/5-11/13

    Parent/Guardian-Teacher Conferences

    Bixby Office
    (562) 498-7394

    Contact Info

    Address
    5251 E. Stearns Street
    Long Beach, CA. 90815

    Office: (562) 498-3794
    Fax: (562) 498-1711

    Principal:
    Mr. Sam Platis

    Office Hours:
    7:30 - 4:00, Mon - Fri


    Mr. Sam Platis


    Kindergarten - Are you ready?

    Here are some places to go to get information to help both you and your kindergartener get ready for the first day of school.

    Immunization Requirements

    LBUSD Parent Guidelines - English

    LBUSD Parent Guidelines - Spanish

    ABC - Ready to Read

    Literacy Activities: What Your Child Learns


    Weekly Principal's Update

    10/06/2018

    “Cliff Notes Version” of the Detailed Information for this Week

    1. Coach John Wooden Success Trait Quote of the Week.

    2. Please Tell Us How We’re Doing!  School-Wide Survey, Now Open, Through October 12.  Click HERE for Survey.

    3. Our Personal Best Shared Expectations for Academics and Behavior -- Click HERE

    4. Become a PTA Member TODAY!

    5. PTA Box Tops, Dine for Dollars and Pa’s Pumpkin Patch Family Night


    The Details of Items One Through Five Listed in the “Cliff Notes Version” Above

    Good Saturday Evening, Florence Bixby Elementary School Families and Staff,

    I hope this week’s Update finds you enjoying a wonderful weekend (and watching some great playoff baseball:)!  Here is some important information to support your good work as an actively involved family in your child’s/ren’s education at Florence Bixby Elementary School...

    1. Coach John Wooden Success Trait Quote of the Week -- “Help others... Make friendship a fine art.” ― John Wooden  If your child/ren memorize this quote and tell it to me this week, s/he/they will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a free pizza from Pieology Pizza!

    2. SURVEY CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12th!  Please Tell Us How We’re Doing and Click HERE for Our CONFIDENTIAL School-Wide Survey -- At the core of any great organization is the commitment to listening to those the organization serves.  At Florence Bixby Elementary School, not only do we value representative feedback, we use your input very purposefully and intentionally to become an even better school.  Your thoughts help to highlight our celebrations, identify opportunities for improvement, inspire us to take Action (a Coach Wooden Success Trait), and to study the results of the actions we take.  The survey window will remain open for a total of 16 days (through October 12).  Your CONFIDENTIAL responses will help to inform us of how we are doing in our work to develop, nurture and sustain a positive school climate and culture, including in our main office, our classrooms, with our support staff (including myself, specifically), and on the playground.  More importantly, the survey will help us to identify areas to celebrate, as well as opportunities for further development.  Thank you, in advance, for your CONFIDENTIAL honest, candid, and solutions-oriented feedback!

    3. Personal Best Shared Expectations Assemblies -- I thoroughly enjoyed following-through with our school’s shared commitment by presenting our second monthly Personal Best Shared Expectations assembly with our first through fifth grade classes last week.  Please click HERE for the Google Slide presentation that I shared with our students in the auditorium.  Everyone’s (families and teachers) review of the Slide Deck with all of our students throughout the month of October is imperative for working together on an on-going, proactive basis (as opposed to students merely coming to the auditorium to hear the principal speak about our Shared Expectations once a month).  I have also shared a copy of the Slide Deck with all of our classroom teachers so that we can all (families, teachers, counselor and principal) continue to work together to support the important work of maintaining a positive, appreciative school climate and culture.  I look forward to continuing to support our Personal Best Shared Behavior Expectations!

    4. Become a PTA Member TODAY! -- It's never too late to put your super powers to use! You can join the band of Bixby PTA superheroes for only $8 per person - open to anyone and everyone (parents, students, grandparents, neighbors, friends) throughout the duration of the school year. Sign up is easy and can be done online (click HERE for link) or by completing a PTA envelope and returning it to your child's teacher or the front office. Please don’t forget to include your child/ren’s classroom number on your membership envelope or online membership information.  Behind every super child is a team of superheroes! --Erin Suarez, PTA Membership Chairperson

    5. PTA Box Tops, Dine for Dollars and Pa’s Pumpkin Patch Family Night -- Box Tops Update: $90 (900 box tops) Thank you! Please continue clipping and if you want your child to receive a free popsicle, please put their name and teacher on the ziplock or envelope. Dine for Dollars has earned $261.93 for our PTA.   Pa’s Pumpkin Patch Family Night is 10/8. See flier (HERE) for more details. --JJ Conneally, PTA Ways and Means Chairperson

    With continued gratitude,

    --Sam Platis, Proud Principal, Florence Bixby Elementary School

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    Daily Affirmation

    This day has been given to me, fresh and new.
    I can learn from it, or throw it away.
    I will choose to do my best in thoughts, words, and actions.
    This day will be used, not lost.
    That’s the Bixby way!


    Daily Affirmation

    This day has been given to me, fresh and new.
    I can learn from it, or throw it away.
    I will choose to do my best in thoughts, words, and actions.
    This day will be used, not lost.
    That’s the Bixby way!


    Bixby Mission

    The Florence Bixby School Staff is a dedicated, highly qualified, caring, group of professionals.  We are committed to providing positive and challenging opportunities.  High expectations, academic excellence, parent and community involvement, and a safe learning environment provide students with the means to grow socially, emotionally, and academically on the path to becoming life-long learners.


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