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Walker Elementary

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Walker Elementary
9225 Hillery Drive
San Diego, CA 92126

Phone (858) 271-8050 Fax (858)-578-8364

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Walker Elementary Receives 2018 QSiEN Award for Positive School Environment, Culture and Climate. 

Every family should have confidence in and excitement about their neighborhood public school. For families living in the Walker area, their confidence is being echoed at the district level. For more information click here

A group of Authors, Illustrators, and Journalists (AIJ), led by second grade teacher Ms. Grace Nall, took on the challenge of making a short documentary.   Meeting weekly after school, the enrichment club orchestrated a story and employed newly aquired film/editing skills.  In the end, their cooking-show approach resulted in a nomination for an Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Award.

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The  will be at Walker in front of the K playground ALL summer long and EVERY Wednesday even during holidays and during throughout the school year. Anyone can access this clinic. Elementary, Middle School, High School And College students, parents, members of our community, Miramar College, CDC, Head Start, Klassic Kids, and all ages from unborn, newborn to senior citizens plus, etc. Medi-Cal and Covered CA accepted. You don’t need to have any insurance, documentation or social security numbers.

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The Family Health Centers of San Diego Medical Mobile Unit will be at Walker Elementary beginning Wednesday, March 9 from 8:30-noon and every Wednesday 8:30-noon. Parking is only available on RICKERT ROAD, adjacent streets, and across the street from the loading and unloading zones. Please do not park in the Walker parking lot.

These services are available to any families without insurance, with insurance under Covered CA, medi-CAL including undocumented familes/students and social security numbers are not needed. Nominal fees ($20-25 can be made in payments). Flyer English Spanish

Walker Elementary has a new website check it out at sandi.net/walker

Walker Elementary School Celebrates Read Across America with Books' Donation and Author Visits

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Walker News

22 March 2019

  • Exceptional Noon Duty Aide Wins Mission Federal Success Maker Award

    TheMission Federal Success Maker Award honors staff members who create conditions for students to experience success.  LuAnn Wherry creates conditions of success every single day. In her role, it looks like teaching a group of fifth graders to take leadership in safety at arrival and dismissal.  It looks like helping students in conflict find peaceful solutions on the playground. And it looks like helping scared or injured students find safety with the nurse or counselor.  

    LuAnn has worked at Walker for five years and loves what she does. LuAnn leads our recess and lunchtime playground supervision.  Additionally, she leads our morning and afternoon safety patrol team. In her words, “I like mentoring kids, especially 5th graders who do safety patrol. Kids are going to make a difference in the generation to come.”  LuAnn wants to be a part of positively shaping that next generation.

    LuAnn was nominated for this award by her colleagues who see her in action on a daily basis. One colleague, impressed with LuAnne’s dedication, shared about her extraordinary service on a day we hosted a BBQ on a rainy day. “I remember that this was one of our rainiest of days and accommodating the hundreds of visitors/diners presented a major challenge. LuAnn worked diligently for 7 1/2 consecutive hours, assisting with planning, seat and table arrangement, and safety considerations. Her effort was appreciated and extremely valuable.”

    When LuAnn is not crossing students or supervising whole playgrounds, she can be found working on herPampered Chefbusiness, cooking tasty meals, reading novels, and working on outreach missions at her church.

    In honor of LuAnn’s commitment to the success of students, she received $100 to purchase additional equipment for our student safety patrol.  Congratulations, LuAnn. Thank you for helping Walker students experience success!

     

  • Revisiting Read Across America 2019 at Walker

    Heading into Read Across America, a nationally observed week of celebrating reading, our vision was:

    • To see students grow in their love for reading;

    • To see students introduced to stories, authors, and community members whose love for reading/writing has transformed their lives/personal trajectories; and

    • To see students recognized for their growth in reading.

     With this vision in mind, we:

    Saw stories come alive!

    Our students were treated to interactive story-telling, theatrical performances of Dav Pilkey’s “Dog Breath” (Pre-K-2nd) and “The Paper Bag Princess" (3rd-5th). Walker's PTO sponsored this amazing experience, facilitated throughLiterature Comes to Life.

     

    Introduced students to authors

    Authors Scott Sussman and Henry Herz hosted separateauthor assembliesfor our students. They read aloud excerpts of their award winning stories and shared insights into the writing process.

     

    Brought in compelling community readers

    Each of our classrooms welcomed leaders from the community into their classrooms. San Diego’s District Attorney, a city council member, two police officers, and a team of news anchors were just some of the leaders our students got to meet.  Once in the classroom, community leaders shared about their personal connections to reading. Then they read aloud one of their favorites from childhood. What a treat!

     

    Capitalized on opportunities to bring in additional resources

    We celebrated two generous gifts that will fuel our love for reading.  Barnes & Noble Mira Mesa generously hosted a holiday book drive for our school, yielding over 1,000 new books for our libraries.  Additionally, City National Bank granted us $4,000 to purchase much-needed books for our classroom libraries. We are beyond thankful!

     

    Honored student growth

    Individual students were honored as Students of the Month at our monthly Walker Awards. This month, in light of Read Across America, many students were honored for recent growth in reading.

     

    Facilitated Reading Fun!

    This year we hosted activities that engaged our striving readers in good, old fashioned fun and competition. In two examples of fun, students burned calories and made memories at theReaders Only Dance Party.  Additionally,classrooms competed in a Dr. Seuss door-decorating contest.

     

    Reading isn’t just something we celebrate for one week at Walker.  Reading is a rewarding activity that we take on daily. What are you reading today?

  • Mission Federal Success Maker Award Goes to Kinder Teacher Candice Cisneros

    Candice Cisneros is being honored for her commitment to helping kindergarten students at Walker experience success.  While she is thriving as a teacher, she knows what it's like to struggle as a student.  In elementary, learning to read did not come easy for her.  As the academic years went by, Ms. Cisneros did enough to get by in school, but she did not feel especially successful.  In her words, "I remember the moment [as a student] when I decided 'I want to be the teacher that I would need.'"  Today, she is living that reality.

    Ms. Cisneros is in her fourth year of teaching and her second year at Walker.  Each year, she has been asked to teach a different grade.  And, while this makes her a well-rounded elementary teacher, she looks forward to growing roots in a particular grade level and mastering that curriculum.  Ms. Cisneros enjoys teaching at Walker because, "We have a positive learning environment here. Teachers and children here are friendly and positive." 

    Ms. Cisneros was nominated by colleagues who have witnessed her work with students.  According to one, "Candice is open to a variety of methods and strategies to reach all learners.  She is flexible and collaborative with a variety of staff.  She uses principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure access for all students."  

    As a Mission Federal Success Maker Award recipient, Ms. Cisneros will receive $100 in supplemental classrooms supplies of her choice.  Congratulations, Ms. Cisneros!