Handbook Amache Elementary School

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Handbook Amache Elementary School
Alternate Title:
Amache elementary school handbook
Granada Relocation Center
Place of Publication:
Amache, Colorado
Granada Relocation Center
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16 page booklet 6 x 9 inches stapled on left side / cover hinge broken / browning acidic paper / silkscreen cover


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Henry F. Halliday Collection carton 1 folder 4

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Auraria Library
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Auraria Library
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Full Text

1943 1944

--In this booklet- parents bsill find brief- notes on
certain matters concerning smiache.. Slementary School
about which questions are asked. No attempt is made
to present everything about the school, but we shall
be glad to enlarge "- :on'any point- about which further
information is desired# .
Enoch Dumas,-Principal

School Opening Sept. 7, 1943
Teachers Convention . . .
End of First Quarter. .........
Thanksgiving Vacation. .........
Christmas Vacation. . Dec* 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
End of. First Semester. ........
Washington1 s Birthday. . Feb. 21, 22
End of Third Quarter.
Easter. Vacation* A ..........
School Out.

An Advisory Softool Board ftas been aanointed by
the project director* Tftis_ group assists Superinten-
dent Paul J. Terry in establishing policies for the
Amache Schools*
Members of the Board are:
Dr. George Nagsmoto
Mrs. Hama Yamasaki
Dr. Takasfti Terami
Mr. Masa Uakeno
Mrs. Alyce Oftama
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Superintendent. Mr. Paul J. Terry
Principal. .............. Dr. Enoch Dumas
Pre-School Supervisor ..... Miss Martha Takeiriura
Librarian. .......................Mrs. Ruth Hirano
School Nurse. ......................
Office Secretary. ...................... Miss -Bessie Matsuoka
Head' Custodian............ Mr. Takashi Rawana

Principal............................. Dr. Enoch Dumas
(Office) 811-9 A
Office Hours: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
12:45 to 4:30 p.m.
'Miss Martha Takemura. ............. Pre-School Supervisor
. (Office) 8H-9B
7K Recreation Hall
Miss Chieko Moritani Mrs. Helen Iwasaki ....
9K Recreation Hall Miss Yuriko Yamamoto. . i Mrs. Rose Takahashi. . .
11F Recreation Hall Mrs. Eideko Tamura. . . < Mrs. Chiyoko Sugawara. . Assistant
11H Recreation Hall Miss Carol Tanaka. .... Miss Mary Inouye . .
Miss Nobuye Inouye
9E Recreation Hall
Miss Clara Abe. ............... Head Teacher
Mrs. Roberta Ishisaka..... Assistant
9E Recreation Hall
Ka and Kb Miss Irene Reiser. ........ Head Teacher
Miss Blanche Nimura. ................... . Assistant
9K Recreation Hall
Kc and Kd Mrs. Yone Sugahara (Morning) Head Teacher
Miss M. Takemura (Afternoon) Head Teacher
Miss Grace- Kitamura v . . . . Assistant,

Grades 1 to 6
IA Miss Helen Chase 8E-7E
IS Miss Rath Smith 8E-7D
IC Miss Jean Fraker 8H-7C
2A Miss Arlene Hicks 8H-3E
2B Miss Helen Osaka 8E-8D
SC Miss. Geneva Sparkman 8H-8C
3A Miss Madalyn Ellingson 1 8H-5B
3B Hiss Vera Thompson 8H-6B
SC Miss May Matsumoto 8H-6G
4A Miss Gwendolyn Collin 8E-11D
4B Mrs. Frances Root 8F-11E
4C. Mrs* Skinner 8H-11C
5A Mr. Saburo Toyama 8H-1EE
5B Hiss Beulah Strain 8H-12D
5C Mrs. Drummond 8E-12C
6A Miss Margaret ^ames 8E-10D
63 Miss 11a Mae Barth 8E-10B
&C Mrs. Elizabeth Bender 8E-11B
63- Mi ss Julia Andow 8E-12B
Mus f c
Mrs. Letha Griffith 8H-9E
Miss Patricia Sand 8H-9C
Mrs. Ruth Hirano, Librarian ,
Miss Teresa YosMno, Assistant Librarian

Four-year Olds
Three-year Olds
9E and 9K
8:15 - 9:45
10:00 11:30
9:00 11:00
2:00 4:00
2:00 4:00
1:00 3:00
Grade 1
8:45 11:00
1:00 3:00
Grade 2
8:45 11:15
1:00 3:00
Grade 3
8:45 11:30
1:00 3:15
Grade 4, 5, 6 8:45 11:45 1:00 3:30
Children are asked not to come to school before
8:30 in the mornings or 12:45 in the afternoons*..
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School attendance is compulsory for children in
the kindergarten and grades one through six. It is
not compulsory that pre-school children attend school.
uowever, the program for pre-school children is de-
signed to he valuable in the childs educational pro-
gress and parents are urged to send children of ages
three and four to pre-school.
A child who is to attend pre-school must reach
his third birthday before December 1. If he is to
attend kindergarten, a child should be five years old
before December 1, and for first grade he should be
six years of age before December 1.
There are no mid-year classes. All groups begin
with the opening of the school year.

At the end of each nine weeks period, a report on
each child's progress in school will be sent home.
The report periods end on the following dates: Novem-
ber, 5, 1345; January 14, 1944; March 17, 1944,and May
19,.1944. Parents are asked to look for these reports
and to request one from the teacher if none has reach-
ed home. The purpose of the report is to indioat to
parents the type of work which was carried on' during
the report period and the progress a child has made
with such work in terms of his individual ability. In
addition the teachers will report on each childs ad-
justment toward his school work and toward other
-phases of the school program. Occasionally teachers
Will ask for conferences with parents to discuss in
more detail some items which cannot be reported on
satisfactorily in the small space provided on the re-
port forms
The members of the education staff are anxious to
do all that they can to protect the childs health
both at school and elsewhere. To be mo-st successful
in this enterprise, the cooperation of parents and
pupils is necessary.
A child who has been at home because of illness
should report to the school nurse (81I-6F) before re-
turning to his classroom. After a quarantine for a
contagious disease a child should have a note from the
doctor indicating permission to return to school.
Any child who has been absent from school Or has
been tardy should bring a note explaining the Situa-
tion necessitating absence or tardiness.
In case a child becomes ill at school, he will be
sent to the school nurse for examination and recommen-
dation as to whether he should be sent home or other-
wise cared for. In case of accident, a child will bp
given first aid at school end if neceesarv,. will b e

taken to the hospital accompanied by the school'nurse.
Parents or. guardians will be notified at once. The
doctor will not perform any major oneration on the
child without permission 'from the parents. However*
in case of serious emergency "(profuse bleeding, for
example) the doctor will use his professional judgment
if the parent is delayed.
'A good deal of teaching is done at school to help
children understand the need of following various
health rules and practices, and... parents are urged to
help the child follow these health practices at home.
According to Colorado State Law, all communicable
diseases must be reported to the health authorities.
Failure to report communicable diseases subjects the
family to a fine. Cooperating with health authorities
.is important. If we are to prevent epidemics and in-
sure good health, we will need to have the full co-
operation of all, individuals.
Ne, the teachers and principal of the school, are
very much interested in each child who comes under our
care. That interest grows as wa become hotter' ae-
quainted with him. be realize of course' that parents
are also very interested in their childs welfare.
Therefore, in ~our planning for a childs education, we
shall include suggestions for'parents? participation.
" There is no doubt that a great deal of educa -
tion takes place-outside of school, hours. 3uch edu-
cation can be improved if more planning for out-of
school education is done. For example, teachers will
suggest from time to time the importance of reading
library books or other- suro.lementary home, or
other materials may be suggested. Parents can assist
with special problems and the building of good atti-
tudes toward school and sqhool problems. By working
together, parents and teacher can accomplish more than
either'could alone. This does not mean that the
school will expect or require a great deal of home
work at leisure times. Parents are invited to confer
with teachers fohefiever any questions arise about what
can be. dona at. home... to -assist, in childrens education....

The elementary school library is located at SH-
IR E and. F, and serves-the pre-schools^ kindergartens,
and grades one to six of the elementary school. The
library has about 1500- fiction and non-fiction books,
many of which have been donated or loaned from the
State Library. Due- to the large 'numbers'of children
and teachers who use the. library, only one book at a
time to a person may be checked out. The library has
subscriptions to several children's .magazines which
may be read in the library. >
The librarians ..are anxious to have parents know
the library better. Fathers and mothers are invited
to come in at any tame between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
Mrs. Ruth Birano and'Miss Teresa Yoshino are in charge.
Much practice in democratic A living and govern-
ment can be given to the children through partici-
pation In the 'student council. This group is made up
of representatives from each class from, the third
through the sixth grades.
A school newspaper will be published from time to
time. This paper will contain not only news regarding
activities in or about school, but also a large number
of articles and other materials written by children in
all school grades. Children look forward to seeing
their articles appear in the newspaper. This type of
motivation is desirable and cap be made more effective
If parents will look lor articles by children they
know and make a point of commenting to these children
about materials they have written.

Mc^ra education recognizes the value of having
real pi*5blems for children to learn from, rather than
the artificial problems so commonly used. The elemen-
tary school is therefore sponsoring a co-operative
store owned aid operated toy pupils. Experience is
given to children in store operation, elementary pro-
cedures in bookkeeping, making changes, and other busi-
ness problems.
So that youngsters may learn cooperation within a
group, self-expression in the medium of music, appreci-
ation of all types of music, and how to profitably make
use of leisure timo,, instrumental music is being offer-
ed ter all interested youngsters in school. Puuils may
enroll in any one of the three phases of this depart-
ment: (1) band or orchestra, (£?) class piano lessons,
and t3) Toilette band.
Band or Orchestra- A limited number of band and
orchestra instruments are available without, cost to
students who show special aptitude for this type of
musie. Those who have been loaned an instrument or who
own ono may than enroll (in addition to their regular
classes) in-a beginning band or orchestra class if they
have never played an instrument before, or in the in-
termediate band or orchestra if they are. players. These
classes meat four times a week and are recommended for
fifth and sixth grade children.
Class Piano Lessons- Classes are now oi
give pia
and f$*
instruction to six students hVIfii*
done on a facsimile- of a piano key
practice periods on the piano. Bi
te players may enroll in these clal
gular work. The classes meet onct
aded for fourth, fifth, and sixth grade

Tonette Band- A tonette is a small flute-like
instrument# Instruction will be given on the tonette
two or three times a week during the regular sche-
duled music period. The instruments will be furnish-
ed by the school. Practicing will be done only dur-
ing the Tonette band period and the pupils will not
be permitted to take the instrument home unless
special arrangements are made. Recommended for all
One of the best teaching devices next to actual-
ly doing or seeing something Is that of looking at
moving pictures. For this reason there will be a
number of educational films shown to children in the
elementary school from time to time.
Because many articles of clothing are lost by
children and. many found articles lie unclaimed,, we
feel it is desirable for children to have their names
on such clothing as might be taken off while at
school (caps, coats, sweaters, overshoes, etc.) .
Hames may be written in ink or adhesive tape or
cloth, or embroidered on the .article.
The Elementary School Parents* Council is com-
posed of one representative parent from each class
group. The Council is called to meet, whenever a
need arises, by the principal who acts as a chairman.
This group acts in an advisory capacity to the prin-
cipal on school problems and policies.

It is not the policy of the school to exploit
children, sorely for the entertainment of the public.
Opportunity will, however, be given to children to
take part in dramatization's or other activities before
an audience whenever- such opportunity contributes to
the educational development.of the children. Groups of
parents will be invited from tin to time to partici-
pate as audience. Each 'teacher in the elementary
school will sponsor some special event during the
school year.
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The following experiences will help your child's
With Plants: sage, cactus, yucca, flowers, grass*
^ With Animals: birds, snakes, kangaroo rats, dogs,
tortoises, cats
With Public Buildings: post office, fire depart -
ment, hospital, library,'- stores,
With Activities: visits, parties, Church, school ,
* making toys, making beds, caring
for pets, cleaning rooms, bringing:
in coal, caring for garden

in order fro sirke it uaneetaaafy for small chil-
dren to walk Icn^, di.otan.ces to school, %h$ pre-schools
for children ages throe and four fcuav-o togen placed in
various areas in town. The 'first map oh the following
pages is designed to show the areas sorted, by chela
pre-school. Kindergarten areas are' shown n the
second map. Sane changes may be necessary and parents
notified isfceaeyer 'such oranges sr- mda.
will be

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