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Welcome to Room 210!

I have been teaching at Little Lake since 2002, and have worn many "hats" in that time. I live in Idyllwild - so I drive down the mountain every day, and often have interesting stories to share about what I saw on the way. Besides spending time with my dogs, my great passion is reading - which I hope to share with all my students! 


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Parent Packets going home 9/9/16

It turns out that there are a few papers that must have parent signatures on file, rather than only in digital format. Envelopes with those papers, as well as PTA membership, are going home Friday. Please fill them out and return as quickly as possible! Thank you for your cooperation!!

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INTRODUCTION  We have a new team of teachers this year: Mrs. Alvarez is ELL, I am providing  intervention, Mr. Ax and Ms. Dunn are techno-teachers, Mrs. Noon is providing ELA enrichment, and Mrs. Easterling is RSP. Most students are working with at least one other teacher weekly.


ASSESSMENTS:    SBAC/CAASPP      MAPS  Have not finished yet                                                                                               

                               STAR/A.R.  see folder      50% Fiction 50% Non-Fiction


CALENDAR:         We now operate on a semester system that matches high school: 4 grading periods. 3 Field trips so far with first being Soboba Powwow 9-16; New: Change in Conference Week; Fall Festival; 5-day weekend for students in October


CURRICULUM:    Common Core Standards  We have to adapt older curriculum to new standards;  district created “RCD” units in ELA and Math by grade level; longer reading passages; 50/50 Fiction/Non-fiction; lots of fraction work!! Reading and writing in all subjects, with up to 5 paragraphs expected…


MUSIC PROGRAM   New teacher this year! Mr. Hoglund conducted chorus try-outs already;  band info letter went home


DIGITAL PROGRAMS:  Provide students skills at their level; School computer lab available for an hour after school as long as an adult is with them


CLASS DOJO?  I will try to keep up with this! So far students are behaving wonderfully!





Family Letter 8-19-16

Friday, 8/19/16

Dear Families,

            We’ve completed a second week of school, surviving the heat August usually brings our way. Mrs. West kindly allowed students to take out one library book this week – our library day is Friday, and we just visited her – so your child should have a book to read for next week. We are still waiting for homework packets to arrive.

            As you noticed with registration this year, Hemet Unified is committed to digital communication. If you have not already done so, you can visit the Little Lake website at where you can also access any of the digital programs the district has invested in. These are fantastic ways for your child to practice the skills necessary for success at their own level. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet at home, Mrs. West keeps the library open for one extra hour after dismissal daily and you may access the computer lab next to the library. Students using the school library must be accompanied by an adult! Please take advantage of this resource.

            Back-to-School Night is Thursday, August 25th. Classroom presentations by teachers will be held at 6:00 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Please try to attend so we can share important information with you.

            Picture Day is the following week, on August 30th. We also hope to send home PTA membership information soon. Please consider joining our PTA, which  provides many wonderful experiences for our students at Little Lake! PTA just launched the Box Top$ for Education coupon drive. Your participation is appreciated!

            I look forward to meeting you at Back-to-School Night. You can most easily reach me via the district email at

            Thank you for sending your child to school on time and ready to learn! We have a really sweet group of students.

Ms. Maywald         

Welcome Back 2016!

Can you believe we start on Monday, August 8th?
Be sure to come on time! New policy: first bell is at 7:40, and we will be in our seats by 7:45...
I look forward to meeting all of you!