January 2010 Message from Dr. Yuen
Happy 2010! I hope
the New Year brings you great fortune and good luck.
We are at the halfway
mark of the school year and I would like to take you on a
mid-year check point and talk about some of the great things our
school has done and achieved so far. I also want to share with
you some of our goals for the remainder of the school year.
Before the Winter
Break, Towers was one of two schools left in the district that
had the old computer network infrastructure and equipment.
Thanks to the school gift from our PTA ($10,000) and a donation
from Kaiser Permanente ($2500), this long awaited project was
finally completed over the Winter Break. Towers now has an
upgraded network system, which means our internet connection
will be faster and more stable than before. Our next goal is to
go wireless so our teachers and students can have access to the
internet anywhere on campus.
Our teachers have also
done a great job in securing grants from Exxon Mobil for their
innovative lessons in math, science, and technology. This year,
Towers teachers received $6944.58 in grant monies to help fund
classroom projects in the areas of math and science. The
classroom projects include the purchasing of new technologies
for instruction, materials for science experiments, and field
trips for students.
Again, Towers has been
named a 2009 California Business for Education Excellence Honor
Roll School. We were selected for our efforts in raising
student academic achievement and closing persistent achievement
gaps. For more information, go to
Finally, we are trying
to make our morning drop off and after school pick up more safe
for our students. Soon, cars will no longer be allowed to park
on the side of the school (green curb area) from 7:30AM to
9:00AM and 1:30PM to 3:30PM. If any cars are parked during the
restricted times, citations will be issued. A police officer
does not need to be present to issue the ticket because they
will sometimes use video to capture violators. Practices such
as double parking, waving children to cross the street, or
leaving your car unattended (to name a few) will result in a
citation. Our goal is to make the parking lot area safe for our
students, as well as our parents.
We often read or hear
so many negative things on the media regarding the budget cuts
and how they affect schools. Although Towers is not immune to
these cuts, we remain focused on two things: student achievement
and student safety. Towers is continuing to see its test scores
improve and is continually working to make the campus safe.
Thank you all for supporting your children’s education and the
Dr. Kaivan Yuen