Upcoming Events
  • GRADING PERIODS
    Trimester 1 • August 20 through November 21
    Trimester 2 • November 24 through March 13
    Trimester 3 • March 16 through June 12
  • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Last Day Before Winter Recess
  • December 19, 2014 through January 2, 2015
    WINTER RECESS
  • January 5, 2015
    Students return to school from Winter Recess
  • January 19, 2015
    NO SCHOOL • MLK BIRTHDAY
  • February 13-16, 2015
    PRESIDENTS’ DAY BREAK
  • March 23, 24, 25 • 2015
    Parent/Teacher Conferences
    (Teachers will schedule as needed)
  • March 30, 2015 through April 3, 2015
    SPRING RECESS
  • May 25, 2015
    NO SCHOOL MEMORIAL DAY
  • June 12, 2015
    LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
    FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION • 9AM
    MINIMUM DAY

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Welcome to El Crystal:

EL Crystal
a Fully Integrated STEM Magnet School

El Crystal has embarked on a bold and exciting journey to become a fully-integrated STEM Magnet School. As we begin our second year, El Crystal students continue to learn through integrated problem-based and hands-on activities that challenge them in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our integrated curriculum and highly-focused and well-planned project-based activities allow them to develop Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity skills.
Our students are prepared to be productive, digitally literate, and responsible citizens in the 21st Century.

WHY STEM?

• increases student engagement
• creates a child-centered learning environment
• promotes problem-solving and exploration
• teaches students to work in collaborative teams
• allows students to use technology for their learning and problem-solving needs
• builds confident, responsible citizens
• develops digital literacy skills and responsibility

 

STEM RESOURCES

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

http://goo.gl/pMqXKY


WHAT IS A MAGNET SCHOOL?

The California Department of Education's definition of a magnet school:
"A magnet program is a program in a public school that usually focuses on a special area of study, such as science, the performing arts, or career education. A magnet school is an entire school with a special focus. These programs and schools are designed to attract students from across a district. Students may choose to attend a magnet school instead of their local school."
Source: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/eo/mt

 

 

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