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Dates To Remember


12/20-1/8 Winter Recess

1/9 School Reconvenes

1/21 Martin Luther King Day (Pupil Free Day)

2/18 President’s Day (Pupil Free Day)

3/25-3/29 Spring Recess

4/19 Local Holiday (Good Friday)

5/27 Memorial Day

6/7 Last Day of School

Reading Suggestions

Opportunities to read are all around us.  Read with your child often as part of your daily or nightly routine.  Environmental print such as the names of stores, cereal boxes, recipes (such as a brownie box), even junk mail can be a fun way to read a few extra words each day.  Have fun with it, and improve your child's ability to understand the world around him/her.  Remember, reading by pictures is reading too!  


Ask your child's teacher for books suggestions.


Don't forget to visit our local Libraries!  

Gold Ribbon Award

Garden Grove IMPACT Academy has been recognized with a 2016 Gold Ribbon Award from the California Department of Education. Tom Torlakson, Superintendent of Public Instruction, announced the list of California’s 2016 Gold Ribbon Schools recently. "These schools shine as bright beacons for others, putting forth an exemplary effort to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers," Torlakson said. "California teachers are developing an education model for the nation, training the students of today to be the problem-solvers, inventors, and pioneers of tomorrow." 

 The Gold Ribbon Award celebrates the teamwork, a positive school culture, and a focus on student success, that are Garden Grove IMPACT Academy traditions.

IMPACT Academy's SDC Teachers

Mrs. Mikaela Hoolmaa K-1

Ms. Jennifer Diaz  2-3

Mrs. Jennifer Carpenter  4-6


SDC Grades K-1

Students in Mrs. H's class look forward to our Big Buddy time each week with Fifth Grade general education students. This month we are working on positive social interaction skills, reading skills and basic math number sense with our buddies.  

In art we will look for new plants budding outside or in the garden and use these in the classroom to make art while we learn about mixing colors to make new colors.





SDC Grades 2-3 Ms. Diaz

 While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education, and exposure to technology as well . We look forward each week to our visits with our upper grade  BIG BUDDIES who help us in all areas including science and art! 

This second quarter we will be looking at parts of plants, sequencing, identifying solids and shapes, and working on concepts of "greater than,"  "less than"  and "equal to" . 


Ms. Diaz

Student's Learning and Having Fun!

SDC Grades 4-6 Mrs. Carpenter Optional Homework

Pick any of the following tasks below to complete with your child each week.  Turn them in on Friday for a prize from our Treasure Chest.

1.  Read a story.  Write down the title, and author.  Draw a picture to tell about the story.  Answer who, what, and where questions using complete sentences.  Share it with the class.

2.  Cook something for your family.  Turn in the directions that you followed, what you made, and write down 3 sentences about it.

3.  Share something special about yourself in 3-5 sentences.  Include at least one picture to help you.  If possible, make a small poster sharing all about you.


4.  Unique Learning curriculum theme:   "Cultures of Change"


     Vocabulary Words this month:

        -culture, same, different, people, event, timeline, year, change, fair, law, school, brave.


       a.) Use each word in a sentence or story

       b.) Type them on the computer

       c.) Put the words in alphabetical order


5.  Career Focus:  Historian, librarian



Please be sure to pick your child up at 2:39 p.m.   (MTWF) and 1:05 on Thursday's.

Snacks need to be put in a bag please in order to help with organization.

Hot lunches need to be ordered in the morning by 9:00 if you would like your child to buy lunch.

Thank you for your help.



SDC Grades 4-6 Mrs. Carpenter

 Please check your student's Communication Book daily.  We begin  our Digital Citizenship lessons right away, to help reinforce safety while using technology. 

Our class will be learning about basic fractions, measurement, and of course number sense for mathematics. 

Language Arts focuses on reading, comprehension, writing and keyboarding skills. 

In Social Studies we will continue to learn about our community of Simi Valley, our state of California and the people who lived here and who came here, individual states that make up the United States, and some ancient history. 

Special Education is using the UNIQUE Learning Functional Skills Curriculum that includes monthly theme units that work towards the Common Core State Standards.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.   Optional homework activities can be found in the box below. 


Mrs. Carpenter

Helpful Links

Reading E-Word Game: Click Here

Science E-Word GamesClick Here

Tae Bo Click Here

HM Science connections Click Here