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Welcome to the Home of the Roadrunners 
 

                 500 W. Mt. Diablo Avenue, Tracy, California, 95376

(209) 830-3335

FRONT OF SCHOOL 
 
 

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SWP Announcements:
             
Roadrunner Folders ~Home/School Communication
Every Wednesday, your child will be given a 'Purple Folder' to take home. Inside you will find important communication from the school, corrected papers, forms that need to be completed by a parent, and even fun opportunities for your student and family. Please be sure to ask for the folder, if your child forgets to give it to you. By sending it right back the next day you can be sure to receive all communications that are sent on the next Wednesday.

 

 

 
 



 

 

 
 
 

 CURRENT EVENTS

 

  

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OCTOBER

Oct   3      Pre-K to 2nd GRADE PICTURE DAY
Anti-Bullying Posters Due to Office
                “Kindness Counts, it starts with me!“
Oct   4      S.W.P. Parent Club Meeting
at 4:15 p.m. in the Library
Oct   5      Kinder Fieldtrip to Dell’Osso Farms
                8:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
                Coffee with the Principal
8:40 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. in the Office
Oct   9      G.A.T.E. Testing for all 1st Grade Students at S.W.P.
                BMX Impact-Spokes of Character Assemblies
                (Bike Stunt Show teaching how strong character is
                needed to reach your goals!)
                                TK - 2nd Grade at 8:45 a.m.
                                3rd – 5th at 10:00 a.m.
                Bilingual Parent Program Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Oct 10     Sandia’s Lab Family Science Night
                6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Oct 12     MINIMUM DAY-12:30 P.M. DISMISSAL
                End of 1st Trimester
Oct 16     3rd – 5th GRADE PICTURE DAY
Oct 17     Spelling Bee 3:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Oct 18     The Great California Shakeout
                Earthquake Drill at 10:18 a.m.                             
Oct 19     TK Fieldtrip to Dell’Osso Farms
                9:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.
Oct 22-26 BOOK FAIR
Oct 22     NO SCHOOL-PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Oct 23     Regular School Schedule
Oct 24, 25, 26 - MINIMUM DAYS-12:30 P.M. DISMISSAL
                             PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Oct 24     S.S.C. Meeting at 4:00 p.m.
Oct 26     Family Dance Night at 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Oct 29     Trimester Assemblies
                1st Grade - 8:45 a.m.
                2nd Grade – 9:30 a.m.
                TK/K – 1:00 p.m.
Oct 30     Trimester Assemblies
                4th Grade – 8:45 a.m.
                3rd Grade – 9:30 a.m.
                5th Grade – 10:15 a.m.
Oct 31     Halloween Parade at 8:45 a.m. (Families are welcome.  Gate opens at 8:40 a.m.)
                Trimester Students eat lunch with Principal/AP
 
SCHOOL LUNCHES
 

 MEET THE PRINCIPAL

 

 

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Dear South/West Park School Families,

Welcome to South/West Park School! Home of the Roadrunners! My name is Ramona Soto-Barajas and I am your child’s principal.  Here are South/West Park we believe that a successful school experience can only result from a cooperative effort between you, your child, the Tracy Community, and our school.  We need your support and pledge you ours.  Family involvement is critical to your child’s success. Research shows when families are involved in schools; their children have a higher possibility of being successful academically and socially.
I am a firm supporter in providing options to our families.  South/West Park provides options and opportunities for families with different programs for our students. We are a magnet school for G.A.T.E and Bilingual Education (Spanish).  We are proud to promote Bilingualism at our school.  As a Bilingual administrator, I am proud to have our students speak more than one language.  We have a rich representation of several cultures at our school. 
I was born in Mexico and move to the United States as a six year old child.  I grew up as a Migrant student in Manteca and I am very proud of our Hispanic culture and family.  My parents never had the opportunity to finish elementary school and they instilled in their six children the importance of education.   I am very grateful for the wonderful opportunities my family provided us.  I attended elementary and High School in Manteca and went directly to The University of The Pacific as a 17 year old where I graduated as a Bilingual Educator in less than four years.  I taught for eight years at South/West Park School and then moved to Delta Island as their site principal. It was an honor when I could return to South/West Park as their new principal. I am now a mother of two beautiful children and live with a wonderful and loving husband in Manteca.
As a site leader, I enjoy working with our students, staff and families.  I am a firm supporter in developing leaders in our school community to provide additional support and resources for our families.  I thank you for your support and encouragement to your children and our school.  We are fortunate to have wonderful dedicated staff and families that do anything possible to support our students.  Stay involved and your children will excel in anything they do. 
Sincerely, 
Ramona Soto-Barajas
Principal