"Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and diligence." ~Abigail Adams
Your Computer Can Speak!
Help your child be more independent. Once you've set up these programs, your child would be able to do their work with the help of their own personal reader.
For Mac Users:
- click on System Preferences
- click on Speech
- click on Text to Speech
- click on Speak selected Text when key is Pressed
- click on Set Key
- click on option S
Highlight any text that you want to hear! Click on option S. Your computer will speak the text. Click on option S again to stop.
For PC Users: download "Natural Reader" at www.naturalreaders.com/index.htmThis is a Free Text to Speech reader. It's very easy to use! It turns words into speech.
If you have been fingerprinted at your previous school, please call the Pasadena school secretary, Michele Miller (575-2373), and give her your full legal name, your birth date, and the last four digits of your social security number.
Requirements for Volunteers
In Class Volunteers:
If you are interested in helping even for just an hour, please email me.
Chaperones for field trips:
To become a field trip volunteer, you must be fingerprinted per SJUSD Board Policy.
If you have never been fingerprinted with our district before, pick up a form from our office. Fingerprinting is free and can be done at our district office on Walnut Avenue daily. Once you are printed, your clearance is good as long as you have a student in the district (and commit no crimes).
Note: Fingerprint clearances are considered confidential information and thus are not transferred from school to school. So, as your child switches schools, you must contact each new school so they can request their own copy of the clearance.