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Juliette Low’s very own 5th grade student, Sharon Pacheco, is a contestant on “La Voz Kids” on Telemundo.  This Latin voice competition is similar to the English version of “The Voice”.  Sharon is featured here during the first phase of the competition known as The Blind Auditions.  Watch as all three coaches turn their chairs in awe to view this talented young 10 year old sing a complex folk song entitled “Cuando Sale La Luna” or “When the Moon Rises”. The Battle Rounds begin in June with intense coaching by professional artists, followed by the Final Phase, and take place at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  Magnolia School District is proud to support Sharon by watching this televised show on Telemundo and calling in to vote for this talented singer.


Glimmers of Broadway graced the Juliette Low stage as third through sixth grade actors performed in an original musical, “Bah, Humbug, Charlie Brown!” The comedy, written by second grade teacher Sherrie Todorovic and District TOSA Christina Fink-Manfre, explores the impact Charlie Brown’s Ghost of Christmas Past (young Charlie Brown), Ghost of Christmas Present (Michael Jackson), and Ghost of Christmas Future (Darth Vader) have on his outlook on life and ultimate happiness. The musical was performed on 7 occasions for other schools in the Magnolia School District, as well as Board Members Barbara Quintana, Esther Wallace, and Barbara Clendening; Superintendent, Dr. Frank Donavan; Assistant Superintendents Hanan Thornton and Annette Cleveland; Executive Directors Chad Hammitt and Lynda Wambaugh; parents; and community members.

Auditions were held in September, and student actors diligently participated in rehearsals 3 to 4 days per week until the first performance. The hard work and dedication of the students resulted in solid performances by the cast of 40 students. This theatrical experience is possible due to the commitment of a dynamic group of Juliette Low teachers: Sandy Jackson, Thuan Mai, Patti Park, Melissa Brakefield, Missy Hillon, Sherrie Todorovic, and Sonja Fehlmann.


On Friday, October 30, Juliette Low held Book-A-Ween! Students, staff, and parents dressed as a character from one of their favorite books to celebrate both Halloween and the culmination of Red Ribbon Week, when we pledge to say NO to drugs and YES to anti-drugs such as reading. Kindergarten teachers dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz; second grade teachers dressed as Pete the Cat; fifth grade teachers were Harry Potter characters, and sixth grade teachers represented The Three Little Pigs. The office, support, and cafeteria staff dressed as various colored crayons from the book, The Day the Crayons Quit. Participants displayed their costumes and books in a parade that was held during the weekly spirit rally.

Following the spirit rally, kindergarten students recited poems to their parents. Parents then joined students in their classrooms for an hour of reading enjoyment together.

There was something for everyone at the Juliette Low Harvest Carnival, which took place on October 16. Students and their families enjoyed playing numerous games, including Spider War, Miniature Golf, Ring the Pumpkin, Skiddle Skaddle, Spin it to Win It, Roll the Gourd, Bean Bag Toss, and Wishing Well. In addition to these exciting games, the Carnival offered craft opportunities in which students were able to engrave necklaces, create art with colored sand, and have their faces painted and balloons twisted into whimsical animals by local artists. Students also enjoyed a bounce obstacle course and a train ride, which transported them throughout the harvest grounds.

Celebrity guests included Mickey Mouse, who raced from Disneyland for a special engagement at Low and was welcomed with hugs and cheers. Representatives from the Anaheim Police Department greeted families, and students were able to climb onto a fire truck and receive hats from firefighters of the Anaheim Fire Department. Students had the option of wearing their Halloween costumes, and a professional photographer took photos in a harvest-themed setting.

Families savored scrumptious tacos, including walking tacos, and a variety of carnival snacks. Kona Ice provided refreshing snow cones. At the petting zoo, students enjoyed interacting with gentle farm animals, including a majestic alpaca, gregarious goats, fancy chickens, and mellow rabbits. A variety of prizes were won through the opportunity drawing, including tickets to Disneyland and a flat screen television.

The Low Harvest Carnival was truly a community endeavor. It was organized by Jenny Hoerner and Susan Swick, first grade teachers; Kristin Medel, third grade teacher; Kristin Shelby, kindergarten teacher; Esau Perez, Parent Involvement Liaison; and several parents and community members, including Dallas Finn, Marty Walter, Virgil Tatad, Job and Lety Jimenez, Dinah Semcheshen, Paula Blum, Shanna Zamfir, Jasmine Newcomb, and Shadia Jeha. Approximatley 50 parents, 24 Low staff members, and 10 Anaheim Achieves staff members volunteered their time to assure a successful event. Over 25 high school volunteers from both Savannah High School and Oxford Academy provided support throughout the evening.

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