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6th Grade (2018)

Welcome Jaguars!

Hello 6th grade students & families! Welcome to A.P. Giannini! 

Look forward to a rewarding three years with all of you! :)


Ms. Allyson Lau

6th Grade Counselor

415.759.2773 ext. 3131

Service Points Announcement

6th Graders - Please turn in your service point sheets to Ms. Lau by April 22, 2016 for tracking purposes.


AP Giannini Middle School Service Points


What are Service Points?

Students can earn Service Points for their service and participation at school in an activity outside of the classroom. You can earn points for being in a club, fundraising for your elective, being in Student Council, participating in the Science Fair, and more. Your teacher sponsor can issue points to you based on your level of involvement, the work that was required, and how well it was performed. For example, if you are a member of the Diversity Club, you would ask Ms. Lai or Mr. Rope to issue you points. If you were a cast member in the musical this year, you would ask Ms. Sunderland to issue you points. Please make sure to only go to your teacher sponsor during regularly scheduled meeting times, before school, lunch, or after school (not during your class time).

What is the purpose of tracking Service Points?

Students will have a running record of the activities they participated in throughout middle school. Also, a certificate of service will be awarded at the end of 8th grade for students who earn 350 points or more.


Can you earn Service Points for being in an elective?

You can earn points for participating in an activity sponsored by your elective. For example, if you are in the AVID elective and you helped out with the Jamba Juice fundraisers, you could earn points. You would not, however, earn points for being enrolled in the AVID elective.



AVID Elective Program

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is an elective program for students with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.5, and average to high standardized test scores.  AVID is looking for students with the individual determination to work for his or her own success. AVID is a stepping-stone to prepare students to become competitive for four-year colleges and universities, and provides support for academic courses. First year AVID includes the following: Cornell Notes; Notebook organization, calendars, assignment records; Writing; Costa’s Levels of Questioning; Collaborative tutorial support; Study skills; Field trips to local colleges, and more. If accepted to the AVID program, the AVID elective class will be programmed into the student’s schedule for the following school year. 


Applications for AVID 2016-2017 are due to Mr. Jang by March 4th.

Paper & Online application available on AVID page.

AIM High Summer Program

AIM High is accepting applications for their summer enrichment program until April 8th.

Program is not first come first serve.


"Aim High is a tuition-free five week program for middle school students. Students start the summer before 7th grade and participate for three consecutive summers until high school. Aim High will be celebrating our 31st summer this year serving over 2,000 students throughout the Bay Area. We have 16 sites total with 8 of our sites located throughout San Francisco. Our students participate in 4 classes every morning: math, science, humanities, and issues & choices. In the afternoon they participate in electives, sports and attend field trips. Aim High is an academic enrichment program aimed at preventing summer learning loss and helping to foster a mentality of life-long learners in our students. Our typical class size is 16-20 students with 2 to 3 teachers in the class. We typically have one lead teacher per class and an intern and teaching assistant which are high school and college students. This summer our dates will be June 20 to July 22 and our applications will be due on April 8th"


Contact: Terrance Riley, (415) 551-2320


Downloadable application is located in the Counseling Locker section on the right side of this page.


Come by the Counseling Office for copies in English, Chinese and Spanish!

SummerBridge @ University High School

SummerBridge San Francisco through SF University High School is accepting applications for their summer enrichment program. Students are required to attend this program for three consecutive summers and also attend their school year tutorial program. Please see website below for more detailed information or let Ms. Lau know if you are interested.


SummerBridge Lunch Presentation at Giannini on 1/20 in Room 112 for interested students!


Paper applications and Teacher Recommendation Forms are due on February 29. 


Contact: Deundra Hundon 

415-447-3126 or

Questions or Concerns?

Lau, Allyson
6th Grade Counselor

Attendance Information

If students are sick or missed school because of an appointment, please bring a note from your parents/guardian to the counseling office (Ms. Lai) when you return to school, so that we can excuse your absence.


1) Your Name, Grade, Homeroom

2) Dates and reason you were absent

3) Parent Signature


Parents are also encouraged to call Ms. Karen Lai if your child is absent (415) 759-2773. 

What's In Your Bag, Jag?!

6th Grade Lunchtime STUDY CLUB


Quiet homework, reading & study space!

Stay Organized!


Monday - Ms. Castro - Room 103

Tuesday - Ms. Momjian - Room 124

Wednesday - Mr. Birondo - Room 109

Thursday - Mrs. Chiu - Room 105

Friday - Mr. Chow - Room 110


-Starts December 2015-

Community Resources

Counseling Locker

PPT, Word, Excel Viewers [Go]
Acrobat Reader [Go]

APG Electives

6th graders have the option between the arts rotation (art, drama, choir), band or orchestra for their elective. 

Band and Orchestra are yearlong commitments with varying performances and practice requirements. 

Art, Drama and Choir are 12-week introductory classes with practices, performances and supplementary requirements. 

Please note: 

- Make your choice wisely as changing from band or orchestra to the arts rotation is not guaranteed or encouraged after students have been scheduled. 



JCHS Middle School Workshops

Open to 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students!

All student workshops are free of charge, but please register ahead of time as space is limited!


Program Contact: 

Rachel Buonaiuto
Admissions Associate
415.694.5772 x103


Creative Writing Workshop
March 6th 12:30-2:30pm

Exercise your creative writing skills through hands-on activities including working with imagery and figurative language; writing using art, movies and music as creative inspiration.
Register by February 29th.

Basketball Workshop 
March 13th 1:30-3:00 pm
at the Buchanan YMCA Gymnasium, 1530 Buchanan St.

Join JCHS Varsity Basketball Coach Jon Shogan, Athletics Director Gretchen Tallon and Wolves Varsity players to sharpen your basketball skills! Practice basketball fundamentals and play 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. 
Register by March 7th.


Studio Art Workshop
April 10th 12:30-2:30

Get creative in a hands-on studio art workshop with JCHS Visual Arts teacher, Jen Sturgill. Take your artistic talents to the next level and see the world in a new way as you learn fresh techniques and improve your skills. At the end of the day, you can go home with your newest inspiration.
Register by April 4th.