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Mrs. Colleen Gainey, Principal

cgainey@newarkunified.org

 

Main Office Line:

510-818-3100

 

To call in an absence:

510-818-3103

 

Fax Number:

510-792-5624

 

Child Care Facility:

510-818-3141

Sangha App

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With the new parent app you can stay connected with Bunker school and class messages, calendars and events. Please use the link below to sign up!

http://tinyurl.com/bunkerapp

SARC

Attention Parents!

An electronic version of our School Accountability Report Card (SARC) is available on Newark Unified School District's website hereIn addition, a paper copy is available in our school office for your review.

2015-2016

The 1st day of school for the 15-16 school year is August 27, 2015.

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PTC Website

Bunker PTC now has it's own website. Please click below to keep up with the PTC events!

http://sites.google.com/site/bunkerptc

Visitors

All visitors to the Bunker School Campus must stop by the office and sign in during the school day!  This is for your child’s safety as well as yours.  In case of an emergency situation all need to be accounted for.  The sign-in binder is in the office on the counter along with our 'Apple' visitor stickers.  If you need to get something to your child, let the office staff help you.  We will contact your child’s teacher to get the item to them.  Please do not disturb the classroom while they are in session.

Absences

If your child misses school, it is very important to either call or send a note indicating why your child was out.  Parents/Guardians will have three (3) school days to clear an absence. If proper verification is not provided within three (3) school days, the absence will be recorded as unexcused (NUSD AR 5113) and can not be changed.

7th Grade Shots

Requirements for entrance to 7th grade:

1.  The 3rd shot for Hep B

2.  Tdap Immunization – (Whooping cough shot)

3.  Proof of Immunization for both of these shots.

Rules from the junior high:

NO SHOTS – NO SCHOOL

If you have any questions,

please call the Jr. High

at 510-818-3005.

“To prevent delayed enrollment/class placement at the Jr. High, families should begin contacting their physicians prior to the end of the 2014-2015 school year for vaccine and/or verification of injection.  Bunker 6th graders can turn in the updated immunization records to Sandra in the Bunker office.”

Safety First

Students, if you ride your bike to school, please walk your bike on the sidewalk if there are many cars driving on the street. We want you to be safe as you come to school each day.

Deliveries

In the interest of preserving instructional time, we do not interrupt classes for deliveries or messages during class.  However, we realize that there are times that parents need to get a missing class assignment or lunch to their children.

 

We have a plan for lunches already; our campus monitors take the lunch to the cafeteria and deliver them to the students at lunch time.

 

For those other items (homework, backpacks, etc.) that you would appreciate being delivered to your child, we will place the item in your child’s teacher’s mailbox for them to pick up at recess or lunch.

 

Thank you for your understanding and helping us to make sure that instruction can go on uninterrupted during the day here at Bunker.

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James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014

James L. Bunker is a California Distinguished School for 2014
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Newark Library Summer Reading Game

Summer is coming soon!  Once again, the Alameda County Library is offering a special Summer Reading Game to encourage children to keep reading during summer vacation. This year’s game is READ TO THE RHYTHM!  In addition to the Summer Reading Game, all branches (Albany, Bookmobile, Castro Valley, Centerville, Dublin, Fremont Main, Irvington, Newark, Niles, San Lorenzo, Union City and the Ashland Community Center) will be hosting special programs (storytellers, puppeteers, magicians, etc.) throughout the summer. For more information on the special library programs, contact the branch or check our summer Blog, http://summereadingame.wordpress.com

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Date Change!

Walk-through Registration

 

Walk through registration will be held on

 

Thursday, August 20th

 

This is a date change from the packet you will be receiving in the summer.

Please make note of the date change.

 

 

 

Back to School Night

 

6th Grade Classes ONLY (both parents and students)

Tuesday, September 6th

6:00-7:30

6th grade families, please meet in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm

 

 

 

K-5 Grade Classes (parents only)

Wednesday, September 2

6:00-7:30 pm

Everyone please meet in the Cafeteria at 6:00 pm

 

Kindergarten Schedule for Fall

Newark Unified School District

Educational Services Department

 

Memorandum

 

 

In May of 2014, the Board of Education in Newark Unified School District voted to implement a full day kindergarten. The increased time with our kindergarten students has proven to be invaluable. One very important consideration that was addressed last year was the transitional period for our students. It is important for us to continue this practice as we take into consideration our youngest learners academic, social, and developmental needs. For the purpose of successful transition, the implementation schedule for full day kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year will be as follows:

From August 27th (First day of school) through September 18th, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-12:10 Monday through Friday. Beginning on September 21st, kindergarten students will come to school from 8:10-2:32 Monday through Thursday and 8:10-1:05 on Fridays. This transition time will allow the teachers to build routines with their students, get to know each student’s strengths and needs, and assess students after school.

Thank you for your patience as we implement this schedule. We look forward to this continued opportunity to better serve Newark’s kindergarten students.

News

Ohlone for Kids starts June 22 see flier for details!
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 5/14/15

KINDERGARTEN
The Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 1381) changed the required age to enter kindergarten. To enroll in Kindergarten:

For the 2015–16 school year, children must turn five by September 1st


   We will accept Kindergarten registration pa... Continue
Posted by: Liz Warren
Published: 3/1/15

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Information For Families

Kindergarten Schedule for Fall
2015-2016 Classroom Supply List
Report of Health Examination for School Entry Form
Oral Health Assessment Form
Common Core Parent Nignt Power Point
Permit to Administer Medication Form
Bunker Handbook-Spanish
Bunker Student/Parent Handbook
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Newark Library

Newark Library Announces Change in Hours Beginning January 5, 2015

 

The Newark Library is pleased to announce new hours of service. Beginning January 5, 2015 the Library will be open Mondays rather than Fridays in order to better serve the residents of Newark.

 

Our new hours mean that we will be able to offer more programs to serve the school-age youth in our Homework Help Center, Homework Express.  Homework Express will be expanding its hours to include Monday programs in February.  Also, being open at noon on Mondays and Tuesdays will allow for more quiet study time for the public.

 

Newark Library is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue in Newark. Its friendly staff may be reached by phone at 510-284-0675. The hours of operation are:

 

  • Monday:              12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Tuesday:             12:00 PM – 8:00PM
  • Wednesday:      10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Thursday:           10:00 AM – 6:00PM
  • Friday:                 Closed
  • Saturday:            10:00 AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday:               Closed 

 

Information on the Library is also available on the Library’s website at www.aclibrary.org.

 

The Alameda County Library is proud to serve over 546,000 residents.  The Library circulates over 6.7 million items annually, with more than 2.3 million visitors to our website and over 2.5 million visitors walking through our doors.

 

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The Newark Police Department has launched a new Community Notification Service called “Nixle” to help improve communication with people who live, work, and visit our community. The system provides a quick, efficient, and secure way to get neighborhood-level information out to community members who subscribe to the system. Through www.nixle.com, the department will be able to send text message (SMS) and e-mail alerts to subscribers. Notifications might be considered in the following instances:

  • A young child or adult with Alzheimer’s disease walks away from their home. The alert can include a picture of the child or vulnerable adult with a map identifying the area at which they were last seen.
  • A public safety emergency requires people to stay in or remain away from their homes. A Nixle alert can let residents with a registered address in the affected neighborhood know what’s happening, allowing residents to take a proactive role in their own safety.
  • A serious injury or fatal crash in which traffic investigators close down the intersection for several hours during the morning commute. This situation might warrant a notification to subscribers who live or work in the area, encouraging them to select a different route to work.
  • Other uses: Large-scale public works projects, traffic safety implications around large fire scenes, community events such as parades, fireworks, picnics, etc., details about a case of H1N1 (“swine flu”) in the area, city council meeting information, utility outage advisories/boil orders.

The information can be viewed at www.nixle.com but for notifications individuals must register. To register, visit http://local.nixle.com/newark-police-department-ca.

Tips for Going to and From School

* Develop a buddy system for walking to and from school.

* Students should never walk alone.

* Always walk in groups with at least two or three other students.

If possible, parents should walk their children to school.

* Students never take shortcuts or cut through alleys or across

vacant lots.

* Students should try to avoid walking near abandoned houses.

Never enter or play near abandoned houses.

* Students should report anyone suspicious to school

personnel or the police.

* Parents and neighbors should turn on porch lights and

other outdoor Lights before dawn and at dusk.

* Students should be on time, everyday.

* Parents can talk to neighbors and local businesses

on the child's route to school and ask them if it is okay for

the child to stay there in case of an emergency.

* Parents should be sure children know their home phone

number and address, parents’ work and pager number and

The number of another trusted adult.Put a card with this

information in their backpack. Make sure

each child has Change for a phone call or carries a telephone

calling card.

* If a parent works late, have children call as soon as they

arrive at home after school.

* Organize a “conditional carpool” of friends who live near you.