Dear Mango Families,
I hope that you had a restful and rejuvenating summer. I am proud to continue to serve the students, teachers, support staff, parents and community of Mango Mountain Lion Academy, a No Excuses University School and twice honored California Distinguished School. Mango has an outstanding teaching staff dedicated to producing academically proficient students in a nurturing environment. I am confident that your child will leave Mango both college bound and equipped with 21st century skills. As we begin a new era in educational reform with Common Core State Standards, students will increasingly be required to reference information directly from informational text and to apply higher order thinking skills in solving math problems. We encourage you to join us in this endeavor at home by asking your child to explain to you what they have learned at school daily.
Also, Please make sure to exercise caution in the parking lots at arrival and dismissal so that our students can safely arrive and exit. Please do not have students walk across the parking lot - encourage them to use the sidewalks and crosswalks.
Lastly, our Mango Mountain Lion Parent/Student Handbook will provide you with general information about Mango's programs, policies and procedures. Mango holds high academic expectations and social standards for every student using the No Excuses University comprehensive model of college readiness. We anticipate that your child will experience a productive and fulfilling year with our dynamic teachers and support staff. Moreover, I am proud to serve as the principal of Mango and encourage you to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.
In closing, we look forward to seeing each of you on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:47 am. Thank you for your support and let's have a wonderful year at Mango!
Tonia Causey-Bush, Ph. D.