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This is my favorite quote.

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their
― Nikos Kazantzakis
"Los verdaderos maestros son aquellos que sirven de puente e invitan a los estudiantes a cruzar; después de haber facilitado el cruce, felizmente colapsan, motivando a sus estudiantes a crear su propio puente."
-Nikos Kazantzakis


Meet Mrs. Alcalá

Hi my name is Mrs. Alcalá and I Graduated from California State University of Fullerton. Volunteered for Head Start Programs for 3 years while my own children were enrolled in the program. I am Bilingual English/Spanish. I have  worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District since 2005. Worked at Saturn Street Elementary school for 5 years. I have taught Preschool, Kindergarten, First, Third  bilingual English/Spanish and Fourth grade Gifted. I am very patient with young children, perseverant, punctual, life-long learner.
Love to work with students and their families and work well under pressure.
Contact me through google voice (949)464-8839 or email me through Schoology, you are encouraged to make an appointment during office hours which are specified on the schedule posted on Schoology. This school year will be exciting and full of new experiences. I look forward meeting you soon.
Hola soy la señora Alcalá y me gradué de la Universidad Estatal de California en Fullerton. Fui voluntaria durante tres años en el Programa Head Start mientras que mis propios hijos atendían el programa. Soy bilingüe hablo Ingles y Español. He trabajado para el distrito Unificado de Los ángeles desde el 2005. He enseñado preescolar, kinder, primer grado, tercer grado bilingüe (Español) y cuarto grado a niños excepcionales. 
Soy muy paciente con niños en edad preescolar y de kinder, soy perseverante, puntual y me gusta aprender cosas nuevas. Me encanta trabajar con los estudiantes y sus familias y trabajo bien bajo estrés.
Pueden contactarme através de google voice (949) 464-8839, enviandome correo electrónico travez de Schoology, también les recomiendo que hagan cita durante el horario especificado en el horario que tenemos en Schoology.
Este año escolar estará lleno de nuevas y excitantes experiencias. Espero verlos a todos muy pronto.

Dear parent these are some websites that you can use to assist you with at home learning, I hope you will find them useful.
As we begin the new school year 2018-2019, I would like to share this awesome quote about integrating arts in education. I hope you like it:) This quote captured my attention because Saturn Elementary school is heading to a wonderful transformation. I am sure you will love this transformation.


Dear Parents,
Thank you for enrolling your children in my kinder classroom. I am looking forward meeting and talking to you all this coming Tuesday, September 10.
On this day, we will discuss my classroom routines, procedures, expectations as well as homework purpose, choices and procedures.
Look forward seeing you all.

Have a great summer!!

I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU for such an amazing year. I could not have asked for a better group of students than this group. We laughed,  sang,  explored,  created,  grew! I am so glad I was given the opportunity to get to know all of you students and parents as well.
Go now and enjoy your summer. Spend time with your future 1st grader, and keep up the great work! I can't wait to hear about all the amazing things you will all accomplish in the future.


Dear parents the following links will take you to websites that have free worksheet printables for kinders students to practice a variety of skills.
1. Teacher Planet
2. teAchnology
3. Easy teacher worksheets
4. Teachers Pay Teachers

Useful resources for Kindergarten

Dear parents the following links contain useful information about curriculum taught in Kindergarten as well as parent resources to reinforce CCSS taugh in the classroom some of these links provide free printables fpr your child to practice different skills.
CA New Generation Science Standards Kindergarten:
CA Visual and Performing Arts Standards:

Welcome parents to a new and exciting school year. Thank you for being part of our school community. I am looking forward meeting all of you and working together to make sure all our kindergarten students perform at grade level.
"Love is the force that helps teachers open theirs students' minds"


I am excited to be part of Saturn Street Elementary teaching staff! I am looking forward meeting my new students and their famylies. 
WELCOME to school year 2016-2017. I am here to help your child learn the foundational skills needed to be a productive citizen and successful scholar. Thank you for bringing your children to our school.

At Saturn Street Elementary our students just finished learning about Latin American Independence as teachers from all grade levels implemented a Module in which students learned the meaning of independence and the reasons why Latin American countries wanted to gain independence from Spain. Students explained their understanding of the topic writing at all different levels. On the picture above we see how kindergarten students from room 35 dictated a statement that reflects what independence means for them.

A Year in Kindergarten 2015-2016

Preparing students to conquer the challenges future will bring. Preparando estudiantes para conquistar el futuro.