JEFFERSON EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT ~~ DIVISION OF ADULT AND CAREER EDUCATION BULLETIN Week of May 2, 2011 #35 Approved by Ann L. Reed, PrincipalCALENDAR PREVIEWMay 7 Spring ConferenceMay 8 Mother’s DayMay 10 & 11 CAHSEEJune 15 JCAS GraduationASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTHMay is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders inthe United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continentand the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the SolomonIslands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru andthe Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma,Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia andEaster Island).Like most commemorative months, Asian-Pacific Heritage Month originated with a congressionalbill. In June 1977, Reps. Frank Horton of New York and Norman Y. Mineta of Californiaintroduced a House resolution that called upon the president to proclaim the first ten days ofMay as Asian-Pacific Heritage Week. The following month, senators Daniel Inouye and SparkMatsunaga introduced a similar bill in the Senate. Both were passed. On October 5, 1978,President Jimmy Carter signed a Joint Resolution designating the annual celebration. Twelveyears later, President George H.W. Bush signed an extension making the week-long celebrationinto a month-long celebration. In 1992, the official designation of May as Asian-PacificAmerican Heritage Month was signed into law.The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to theUnited States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of thetranscontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the trackswere Chinese immigrants. Check your mailbox for some great lesson plan ideas and the web sitehttp://www.loc.gov/topics/asianpacific.MOTHER’S DAYMothers Day is an annual holiday that recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds ingeneral, as well the positive contributions that they make to society. In the United States it iscelebrated on the second Sunday in May.
The first attempts to establish a "Mothers Day" in the U.S. were mostly marked by womenspeace groups. A common early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons hadfought or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War. In 1868 Ann Jarvis created acommittee to establish a "Mothers Friendship Day" whose purpose was "to reunite familiesthat had been divided during the Civil War". She also wanted to expand it into an annualmemorial for mothers, but died before the celebration became popular. Her daughter AnnaJarvis, continued her mothers efforts.On May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress passed a law designating the second Sunday in May asMothers Day. On May 9, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring thefirst national Mothers Day as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of thosemothers whose sons had died in war. The tradition has expanded over the decades to include acelebration of all motherhood which continues through today.HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!CINCO DE MAYOCinco de Mayo, or the "fifth of May" is a holiday that commemorates the Mexican armysunlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadershipof General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla, Mexicoand in the United States. It is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebrationof Mexican heritage and pride.Information at Your FingertipsWhile general class and school information is available at our website, adultinstruction.org; thisinformation may also be obtained by dialing 888-730-EARN from any telephone. A friendly voicewill assist you with finding the class you want at the location nearest you. Call now!Hours of Operation888-730-EARN operates Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m.until 5:00 p.m.CCAE/CAROCP CONFERENCEThe CCAE/CAROCP Spring Conference is this Saturday, May 7, 2011. The conference is atEmerson Community Adult School. Session one begins at 8:00am. Please join us in support of twoof our own who will be presenting at the conference. Ms. Cynthia Oliva, APACS, and Ms. ClaudiaJavier, Academic Teacher Adviser will be conducting a workshop, How to Identify MoreGraduates during session two. Let’s show our support!CELL PHONE USEA reminder to all teachers and staff that cell phone use is not permitted in the classroom.Students should be asked to turn off or mute their phones during class hours. Teachers, pleasebe especially mindful of your own cell phone use (this includes text messaging as well). You are arole model for your students and expected to adhere to the highest standards of professionaletiquette at all times.
PAYROLL PROCEDURESYour sign-in card is an official, legal document. It must bare the appropriate and currentsignature of the person named on the card. Time will not be submitted for pay if signatures aremissing from your timecard.Please be sure to fill out an absent form immediately upon returning from any absence. Time isentered daily and if there is no absent form given to Mr. Martinez, pay will not be entered.CALPRO ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE RESOURCEThere is a new online resource for adult educators called simply, The Video Library. The goal ofthe library is to increase individual educator’s access to professional development on emergingtopics. Current features include an orientation for new adult education administrators, videos ofbest practices, and college transitions. Visit the Library at http://www.calpro-online.org/onlinevideolibrary.asp CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS CCAE /CAROCP CONFERENCE Saturday Emerson Adult School May 7, 2011 CALPRO Thursday http://calpro-online.org Instructors Forum Webinar Series May 26, 2011 Learning to Achieve; Instructional 2:30-3:30pmStrategies to Support Adults with Learning Disabilities Facility Alert-Parking-High School Activities on Campus Policy Review- The LAUSD and all its employees are subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act of 1976. Unlawful copies of copyrighted materials may not be produced or used on district-owned equipment, within District-owned facilities, or at District-sponsored functions. Employees who knowingly and/or willingly violate the District’s copyright policies do so at their own risk and may be required to remunerate the District in the event of loss due to litigation. Please see Bulletin # 714 for more detail. Thought for the WeekThere’s a time when you have to explain to your children why they’re born, and it’s a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then. -Hazel Scott Trinidad-born American MusicianMISSION STATEMENTWe are an education and career center in south Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities toenhance students’ personal, academic, career, and social abilities, as well as facilitate participation in our culturallydiverse and technologically advancing society.Expected School wide Learning Results (ESLRs) 1.) JECC students will be able to use life skills learned as part of their education to improve their lives in a culturally diverse community. 2.) JECC students will be able to adapt to a changing world by setting personal, academic, and/or vocational
goals.3.) JECC students will be able to apply learned skills in their everyday lives such as technology, reading,writing, speaking, and listening.