Teacher's Favorite Things 2017-18
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Teacher/Staff NameTell us about your work at GatesBirthdayFavorite RestaurantFavorite gift cards?What supplies do you need the most?When you are treating yourself, what is your favorite thing to do?Favorite Snacks?What are some of your favorite pastimes or hobbies?Tell us something about yourself!Room parents 2016-17
Aclaro, SocorroJuly 10thRuby's, Cheescake Factorytarget, Kohlscolored markers/large gluesticksManicure/PedicureAnything w/chocolatereading & going to movies
Anaya, Tanya1st grade teacherDec 5thLuna Grill, Sabroso Mexican Grill, ChipotleTarget, Amazon, Doller Tree books (spanish) for our class library, gift cards for class supplies (dollar tree, amazon, lakeshore learning center)Eatchocolate and fruittraveling and reading visited 3 of the 7 wonders of the world. Four more to go! :-)
Baker, AdrianaTWI Kinder Teacher, HW Club , ParentSept. 13thVilla RomaTarget, TJMaxLakeshore gift cardmassagesfruit, cheese, meats, salamirelaxing, family, reading, musicI don't drink coffee, so no starbucks please :-) Thank you!
Bunce, Grace5th/6th grade teacherJan. 2ndEl Torito, Spice Thai Cuisine, Cheesecake Factory, Wind&the Sea, Villa RomaNordstrom, Chico, Target, Bed Bath & Beyondtissues, baby wipes, paper towels, stapler, line, college ruled papermanicures and pedicures, massagechocolate chip cookiesLike to walk on the beach, read, and get together with friendsI like to dance, like to listen to music (cannot sing) and like to laugh
Castillo Jr, Marco3rd grade03/22Buffalo Wild Wings, Cheesecake Factory, In-N-Out, BJs, Chipotle, Chick-Fil-AAmazon, Target, Pac Sun, H&M, TargetPencils, post-its, highlighters, construction paper, glue stickssports, concerts traveling, hiking, dancingBananas or BerriesReading, going to beach, playing sports/working out
Davalos, Mayra10/19In N Out, Cheesecake Factory, StarbucksTarget, Amazon,Nordstrom, Macy'splastic sheet covers, lunch bag bi, seat cushions, alternative seating, comfy seating for kidshiking, reading, movies
Diaz Alondra3rd grade teacher1/23Urban Plates, Crave, Mother's MarketMother's Market, Target, Amazon, Trader JoesInk for HP Office Jet 4650, Mr. Stetch Markers, art supplies (water colors, canvas)Grab Pete's Coffee/Tea, workout & relax!Pete's Coffee, smoothies, clean protein bard, fruit/veggies, homemade food!workout, read & try new recipes/crafts/ideas from Pinterest!Well...I am very active. I enjoy/learning new things, love teaching and love spending time with my daughter, Eliana, & husband.
Docheff, Francia1st grade teacher, parent, and PTA board member,12/26Pete's Coffee, BJ's, PF Changs, Pei Wei, Chick-filA, Yogurtland, StarbucksOld Navy, Kohls, Target, Amazon, Macy's, Lakeshore, Trader Joe'sExpo markers (black), twisted Crayons, colored paperManicure and PedicureChocolate raisins, nuts, white chocolate cheese and crackersgardening, painting, art, cooking I love to watch football. My favorite team is the Broncos, I lovet o dance and zumba!
Flagstad, KallieTWI 4th gradeSept 7Islands, Cafe Rio, Bru, Native Foods, Target, Trader Joes, Sprouts, Mothers Marketkleenex, wipes, expo markers, tissuego to Disneyland with my kids!tamales, dark chocolategardening, reading
Flores, JulioMarch 23rdOlive GardenStarbucks, Coffee Bean & Yogurtlandsmall items for prize box (small toys, pens, pencils, markers, etc)dinner, movies & random drivesCOOKIES & nutsreading on Kindle & going to the movies
Fung, JacquelineSep 10thPieology, Bagels & Brew, PF ChangsThe Limited, Expressbooks in English and Spanish, colorful Expo dry erase markersmovie theater, watch musicals, bowlingfruitreading and hanging out with family
Gibbs, MeganTWI 1st grade teacher, home/hospital teacherAug 16thConer Bakery, Starbucks, Peet's Tea and Coffee, Eureka BurgerTarget, Nordstrom, Macy'scrayons & black felt tip pensmassage envycostco cookiessinging! beach volleyball, traveling, family time, bakingI studied in Spain for 1 year. I have a dog named Zoe. I LOVE tea.
Gomez, ElizabethTWI 5th grade teacher :-)9/2California Fish Grill, El Pollo LocoTarget, MarshallsStamps, Spanish books, colorful post-itsshop, massage, fine dine Red vines, Sour Candy, Almond Chocolateswimming, coffee with friends, Netflix binge watch (he he!)I enjoy being outdoors and connecting those adventures to anything I can in our content
Greenway, Alicia4th grade teacher3/26Starbucks, Costco, Macy'sdinner & walking, beach, moviesMilk Chocolatehiking, reading & travelingUSC Alumni
Gutierrez, Diana3rd grade teacher4/19Norms, Starbucks, In-N-OutOld Navy, TargetDry earse maeker, colored copy paper, pencilsmovies, hiking, gym, geing w/ my dog
Gutierrez, Nohemiteacher12/16Olive GardenTJ MaxxColored copy paper, card stockI attend a playhiking
Hickson, Bartonoutback, in and out, ruby'sApple Store, iTunes, StarbucksColored Penciles, Pencil Sharpener, white copier/printer papermovies, dinner, sushi, coffeeSmoothie, Jamba Juice, Cliff Bars, Chocolate CroissantSurfing, stand up paddling, guitar, ukelele
Jacome, GeraldineFeb. 14thTender Greens, Cafe Rio, Luna Grill, Villa RomaTarget, Starbucks, Macy'sBlack Markers, Glue Sticks, pencils of the brand TICONDEROGA Try new foods & trendy restaurants, dance (Latin music) & moviesalmonds, pretzels(chocolate covered), granoladancing, listening to music, reading, running, eating at trendy restaurants
Jaeger, Susan4th grade teacher, Science FairOct. 26thTaco Mesa, Veggie GrillTJ Maxx, Trader JoesKleenex, wipestravelanything sweet/saltyantiquing, running, traveling, gardening
Jones, Alejandra9/30Bluewater Grill, Cheescake Factory, El Torito, Chilis, Starbucks, Starbucks, RestaurantsElectric stapler, Pencil Sharpener, Clorox wipesEat, drink corree, movies, shoppingI like all sweetswalk, read, listen to music
Kohn, AmyKinder Teacher11/10Corner Bakery, Bru, Pnera, InNOut, Villa RomaTarget, Trader Joes, whole foods,Barnes & Noblespink erasers, tape, colored paper,stickers for incentivesmassages, eating out, yogafruit, cooiesmuseums, reading, yoga, cooking, travelingI am second generation Mexican-American
Lopez, Patricia1st grade teacher and leadApril 26thJavier's , Cucina Enoteca, StarbucksStarbucks, Target, Amazonglue sticks, black tracing markers, kleenex, treasure box itemsmovies, starbucks, dinner, Trimree Paint Studiochocolate covered pretzelsreading, music, ART! Painting and wine classes
Lopez, Alejandra4th grade teacher5/27Luna Grill, Veggie Grill, Corner BakeryForever 21, Old Navy, Gap, MichaelsFelt tip pensmeditate, hiking, painting
Magallon, HeidiTWI 3rdSept 10thAny, ChipotleAmazon, Trader Joe's, TargetInk for classroom printer (canon 211xl&210xl)eat, moviesany chocolates with nuts (any type of nuts)running, camping, photograph
Martinez, Claudia (Aguilera-Martinez)2nd grade TWISept. 15thLucille's, Chilis, Cafe Rio, Corner Bakery, Habit, In-n-OutLakeshore,Amazon, Target, Visa cardswide tip markers for charts, large chart paper (lined), color stock paper, black expo markersmassage, baking, readingmuffins, starbucks, fruit, nutsbaking, reading ,cooking, travelingThank you! I am allergic to cinammon please no candles or food with cinammon. I love to bake and my house is like a bakery during the holidays
drinking tea, reading
Mostert, Amy5th gradeDec 29thCPK, Subway, Starbucks, Pete's CoffeeTarget,Movies, Staples, Barnes & NobleDry erase markers, White Out Tape, markers, colored paperSpa, Movies, Lunch/DinnerChocolate, Chocolate & more ChocolateReading, Watch Movies, weekends
Menke (Nobles), Nissa6th grade teacherMarch 20thInNOut, The Habit, Chipotle, Elephant CafeThe walking sore, Anthropologie, Old Navy, AmazonWhiteboard Markers, markersDrink a nice sugary beverage (Boba, 7 leaves house coffee, Kona Loa, Starbucks) and watch Netflix/Hulu :-) bananas & applesreading, knitting, skiing, yoga, spin classI studied for a semester in Berlin, si Ich Kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen.
OBrien, BeverlyTWI 2nd grade teacher, TWI tour guide & presenter, ELT pm teacherSept 15thBJs, Chili's, Wood Ranch Grill Target, Kohl'skleenex, pink erasers, black expo markersreading, drinking chai tea lattechex mixreading, skiing, biking, glampingI love football!
Quiros, SamanthaKinderJune 29Trader Joes. Corner Bakery, StarbucksTarget, TJ Maxx,Homegoods, Amazonpencils, erasers, glue, glue sticks spanish storybooksgo out to dinner (sushi or steak)any fruit, croissantsreading, running, hiking, travel, the beachI am 2nd generation Cuban-American
Regueiro, MariaKinder and Grade Level LeadJuly 31stInNOut, Wahoo's, Cucina Romano, Corner Bakery, Calif. Fish Grill, The HabitKohl's, Target, Walmart, Lakeshorewhite cardstock (81/2 x 11)reading is a treat so I like to buy booksfruit, popcornreading/waling/travelingI was born in Cuba
Rohr, KevinOuback Steakhouse, PF changsStarbucks, Staples, Ice cream or frozen yogurtdry erase markersmoviescookies, rice krispy squares (don't really like chocolate)read - polotiexs, history, economics
Srta. RubalcavaKinder2/28Luina grill, Blaze Pizza,In-N-Out, StarbucksTarget, Wal-Mart, Trader Joespink erasers, staplers, laminating scotch thermal pouches (letter size)movies, out to eat, ice cream
Bianca Safaiteacher11/23Starbucks, sushi, Cafe riotarget, amazon, Nordstrombinders, notebooksReading, hiking, running, cooking
Silva, AnaTWI 4th grade teacher and parent09/03Lucille's, Cheescake Factory, StarbucksUlta, Sephora, Disney Storelarge chart apper from staples, clear tapego to Disneylandgoing to disneyland, read
Smith, Sharon5th grade teacher and leadMay 18thCPK, Inka Mama/SushiTarget, TJ Maxx, Ross Colored Copy Paper, Printer Ink, Chart Paperwalk on the beach, get a massage, get a facialpopcorn, reeses pb cups, trail mixscarpbooking, redingI am fluent in sign language. My parents are both deaf. We've had 3 foster kids over the years,. I have 3 grandchildren
Tosches, Anna3rd grade teacherMarch 28thBJ's, Corner Bakery, StarbucksTarget, MacysGo to spa and get a massageyoga, reading, traveling, movies, concertssee's CAndy, chocolate and nuts, homemade cookies,coffee cakesworking out,yoga, reading, traveling, ZumbaI appreciate all your support and am very grateful to have all of you in our commuity!
Von Aspen, Myuriel4th TeacherSept. 7thZinc Cafe, Laguna Grill, Cafe RioStapes (for class), Barnes and Nobles (for me)dry-earse markers, Thin felt-tip pens, color paper and cardstock paperreading, running, hiking, traveling, cookingNuts, dark chocolate fruitreading, running, traveling, yoga, hiking, moviesI am claustrophobic, so I'm not planning to live on Mars
Wessel, Courtneynew teacher, BTSA Teacher4/27yardhouse, Islands, LucillesForever 21/Windsor, Khols, Targetglue sticks, scissorsget a massage, go out to dinner, paintchips/cookies/cheezitssinging, dancing, playing piano, drawing, or reading I was in chamber choir and can Irish Dance
Wright, Adam3rd grade teacherFeb. 22ndMother's MarketMother's Markettape, pencils, markers (crayola)hike, walk, see playshealthysurfing, swimming, yoga
Front Office Staff
Alex PerezAssistant Principal12/20Tropical Smoothie, Fish Grill, El Pollo LocoTarget, Gamestop, AmazonPost-ItsFamily Life & Video Games
Margaret Nickel Office Manager??corner bakery, El Pollo Loco, Rose Canyon CantinaHome goods, Home Depot, Marshall's, TJ MaxxN/Aeat, go to moviesexercising, gardening, sewing, hiking
Aide GreenJune 22ndLone Star, Avila's & Kings Fish HouseTarget, Home Goods &JC PenniesPencil Traysenjoy the beach with family and friends and boating at Lake HavasuMile Chocolate w/ Almodswatching my son play baseball & reading
Toni Cuffarioffice clerkDec. 17thIslands, Urban Grill, Peppinos, CPK, Pei-Wei, FuddruckersTarget, Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxxwhite out tape, pop-up post-itsmovies, pedicurescheese/crackers, veggies/dip, bagels & cream cheesehiking, movies, readingI have huge feet! Size 13! I have two boys 14&16 and my little fur baby, Coco! I have been married for 22 years!
Daphne Brennanhealth aide, yoga instructor11/28I don't eat out much, I like to cookTJ Maxx, Home GoodsKleenex, hand sanitizerYoga, but I really like a good pie too!fruit and nutsI like to play dominos with friends and familyI encourage the kids to eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Sonia ArreolaParent Advocate (in office)5/19islands, buffalo wind wings, round tablewalmart, target, costco, Michaelscute pens (blue ink), post it notes, padsmovies, make-up, food, I love to eat, craftsHot tamales, gummy bearsmake-up, movies, cook, eat, color, paintI have 3 kids, been married for 23 years, I love working at Gates!! :-)
Sophia Maghyoffice clerkDec. 22ndRed Robin, Wood Ranch, PF Changs, Maggiano'sTarget, Marshall's, Hobby LobbyHand Sanitizer, hand soap, disinfecting wipes, pot-itsshopping, get nails donesweets, chips, fruittraveling, cookingMy youngest child goes to WSU! Go cougs!
Carol TardifApr. 27thBJ's, Elephant BArStarbucks, Target, Movie Theaternonegoing to beach, movies, and children's sporting events
Specialty Teachers/Assignments
Goda (literacy coach)Instructional CoachFeb. 20thLuna Grill, Cheesecake Factory, Steffanos, Baja FreshTarget, Staples, Dollar Tree, Michaelstissues, Sticky notes, Expo markersRead, Facialsreading, eatingI dream in 3 different languages
Gabriela EisenbergPsych11/4/2017Chipotle, Cafe Rio, Carmelita's, Luna GrillLoft, J Crew, Gap, Nordstromreading, hiking, family time, going to shows
Diana ClearwaterTitle 1 Resource9/10/2018Claim Jumper, Thai, Japanese, MexicanTJ Maxx, Target,small prises, sticker, pocket folderstraveling, bike riding, camping, sleeping
Cordaro, MarioRSP Teacher - grades K-57/5/2015Chick-Fil-A, In-N-OutCostco, Amazonticonderoga pencils and boxes of tissueget a cup of decaf coffee with an apple fritterdecaf coffeehiking/camping, footballmy wife and I are expectivng a new baby in March!
Bain, Kristinlibrary clerkAug12Red Robin, In-N-Out, Selma'sTJ Maxx, Target, Mission Mallcool bookmarksreading, gardening, shopping
Briana DelvaPE TeachersOct1Panera, cheescake factorytarget, walmartdeck of cards, whistles, sports equipment, pencils or pensrelax, go walking, sporting eventfruit and waterwalking, surfing, coloring, readingWe always want your child to enjoy Physical Education class and to get some exercise in the process
Mr DPE TeachersJan28Panera, cheescake factorytarget, walmartdeck of cards, whistles, sports equipment, pencils or pensrelax, go walking, sporting eventfruit and waterWe always want your child to enjoy Physical Education class and to get some exercise in the process
Mrs YoungPE TeachersJune 29Panera, cheescake factorytarget, walmartdeck of cards, whistles, sports equipment, pencils or pensrelax, go walking, sporting eventfruit and waterWe always want your child to enjoy Physical Education class and to get some exercise in the process
Veronica HufalarIA-ESLJuly 8Panera Bread, Lucille's, Olive GardenPier 1 Imports, Nordstrom Rackan electric pencil sharpenerstarbucks cup of coffeegardening, cookingI like camping
Sonia A.Community LiasionMay 19Canes, Islands, Wing Stop, Round Table, In-N-OutHobby Lobby, Walmart, target, TJ Maxxpens, markers, stickers, cute stuffmovies, eating , hanging out w/ friends
Campus Supervisors
Mrs HernandezJune 30thDenny'sTargetwalk to the park or browse storesStarbuckswatching movies
Graciela AvilaPlayground supervisor12-09Denny's/Corner Bakerytargetsticky notes/pens
Helai OlomiNov. 1stanywhereany kindplaygroud ballseatwalking
Bertha Camachoplayground supervisorJune 23rdI like them all!marshallssun hats with UV :-)skin/exerciseI like to play with my grandkidsI am easy going like to dance and have fun.
Cecilia Hernandezdplayground supervisorJune 30Denny's, sabrosada, corner bakerytargetsticky notes & pensany kindwatch tv, walk my dogs
Ellen Suseloplayground supervisor3/3Cheesecake Factory, Mission Viejo MallRead, music, movies
Ana Velazquezplayground supervisorNov. 14thDenny's, Cane'sSouth coast plaza, targetpens, sticky notesmassage, manicure, pedicureany kindwalk to the park
Support Staff
Alex Samala (plant foreman)Plant ForemanAug. 3rdTed's Place & Marie Callender'sany place my wife wants to gogo fishing, camping, bikingall of themfishing, camping, bikingI like to build fishing rods, tie flys, volunteer with DAV (Disables American Vets)
Vaso/Susan/Josey (Kitchen Staff)July 12
April 12
Jan 1st
El Torito, Corner Bakery, Habit, El Torito, INNOut, Olive GArden, ChipotleTarget and Moviespencils & sharpenersmoviesSee's Candywalking, yoga, zumba
TLC Staff
Thomas, HenryTLC Coordinator, Support, ParentMay 10thChipotle, StarbucksMac Store (Apple)Pens=Aerobal Pens, pencilsRelax and have a cup of coffeeBananasbaseball & photographyBorn in NYC, Love old school rap, love to eat, love to do digital design, love to travel
Nicole (Assist. Head)Asst Coordinator Feb 9thCucina Enoteca, Tender Greens, PF Changs, BJsExpress, Visa, Nordstrom, Lululemon, Macy'sMarkers, Pencils, Sticky Notes, ErasersMani/Pedi, masssage, shopping, yogapopcorn, trail mixtraveling, working out, discovering new restaurants, watching sports games (Yankees, Lakers, and FC Barcelona)I married my high school sweetheart, Nov 12th, 2015, My new last name is Mrs Folk. I love to travel all around the world. Love Mallorca, Spain
Nancy MarroquinSenior Leader6/11ChipotleForever 21pens & sharpiespainting, drawing
RobCafe RioAnyHandballsEat Sushianything and everythingWatch Movies
Samira (Kinder)ChipotleAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Sarita (4-6)Saddle RanchAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Amy (3rd)CPKAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Andrew (4-6)Porto'sAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Karen (k-1)El ToritoAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Cassidy (4-6)Corner BakeyAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Vanessa (k-1)In and OutAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Evan (2-3)PandaAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
Valeria (2-3)SushiAnyHandballsFriends and Familyanything and everythingWatch Movies
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