January 19, 2024
The Great Kindness Challenge is coming!
Our PBIS theme of the month for January is kindness. The Great Kindness Challenge will begin this Monday, January 22nd and continue through Friday, January 26th. SLVE students, teachers and staff will be participating in many acts of kindness activities throughout the month! We will be having our January PBIS Student Assembly on Monday which will be a great way to launch The Great Kindness Challenge.
Transportation School Messenger
The Transportation Department will be testing our ability to communicate changes to bus routes via text message. Over the next weeks, we will be encouraging families to confirm we have accurate phone numbers and encourage them to participate.
Recipients may “Opt-In” to receive text messages by texting “Y” to 67587 from each wireless device they wish to receive texts on. SLVUSD does not charge recipients for the text messages however certain wireless providers may charge for individual text messages, depending on the plan associated with the wireless device.
Recipients may “Opt-out” by not replying to the text or by texting “STOP” to 67587 at any time.
In order to receive text messages from SLV Transportation, cell phone numbers must be in PowerSchool.
SLVE Steam Expo
The STEAM Expo is just over 3 weeks away and we have had a strong turnout so far! The Expo runs Monday-Tuesday, February 12-13th and will be open to the public Monday, February 12 from 5:30-6:30 PM. More information is available on the SLVE Website. Last minute registration can still be done online here, though time is tight and keep in mind that some projects take more time than others.
We are looking for volunteers to help with setup and take down and to interview students about their work. If you can spare an hour or more on Monday morning, no expertise is needed! Here is a link to sign up.
Students who are registered can pick up a trifold board in the office or in room 29.
Feel free to email any questions to Hilde Largay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bobcat Club News
Mark your Calendars for the Events/Fundraisers for the Rest of the School Year!
January 22 – Feb 2: Read-a-Thon
February 3: SLVE at Santa Cruz Warriors
February 9 Science Night
March 12-13: STEAM Expo
March 28: Fun Run
April 12: We Belong Fair
April 15-19: Staff Appreciation Week
April 18: Open House
May 3: Art Night
May 17: Spring Auction
We still need Collaborative Class Art Pieces for SLE’s Spring Auction!
These classes need volunteers: Alves, Borgen, Brick, Friend, Hill, Sartain, Schiermeyer, and Slocumb.
Create a one of a kind piece of art with your child’s class that will be featured and auctioned off in the live auction portion of our Spring Auction on May 17th! These are super fun to create with the kids and is a way to be involved with your child’s class on your own timeline. We’ll have lots of ideas to share to help you out. Please email email@example.com if interested! Thank you!
Wild Roots Rewards!
Do you shop at Wild Roots? Earn rewards and support SLVE with your Wild Roots Rewards Account every time you shop. 5% of your purchase will go to our school. Check out how here: https://www.slvbobcatclub.com/donate
Share Your Photos!!
The Yearbook committee would love to see your photos from volunteering in class or field trips, Halloween, the holidays, and the talent Show! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to tell us the class if from a specific classroom.
Family Science Night
Mark your calendars! We are excited to invite SLVE families to join us for a night of science, technology, engineering and math fun! Hands-on activities for the whole family including rockets, slime, build a boat, catapults, and more! This will be an engaging event for the whole family to learn and have fun together! Sign up to help out and volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CAEA92CA3FBC70-46850716-slefamily
Spring Auction Needs Your Help!
Our Spring Auction committee needs your help to make this an amazing event. Do you have a business or work for a business that would be interested in donating an auction prize? You can also buy something and donate that! All donations are tax deductible! Contact email@example.com if you're interested!
We Belong Fair.
The We Belong Fair aims to bring representation and celebration of folks across cultures, neurodiversities, gender and sexual identities, and abilities. We are recruiting volunteers to help organize and participate in the We Belong Fair. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being involved.
Buy Bobcat Gear.
Visit our gear store and buy hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and more!
Bobcat Club Newsletter
We send out reminders about events, meetings, and information: https://www.slvbobcatclub.com/signup
Community Opportunities Website
The "Community Opportunities" website link is provided as a courtesy to parents and students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to enable you to receive information of current local events and opportunities for adults and/or children.
Reminders for Parents/Guardians when picking up students for appointments or early dismissal.
When excusing your student for an appointment or early pickup, please be sure to follow these important safety procedures and protocols. Parent/Guardian needs to check in with the front office. Front office staff will first verify the person is on the student’s Emergency Contact list and then call the student’s teacher. Parent/Guardian will need to remain in the office until the student arrives in the office. Parent/Guardian will then check out the student—date, name, exit time. If the student is returning, the student will need to check back in through the front office (enter time in) and return to class. It is not necessary for parents to walk their child to class, but if they do, they must follow Check-in procedures.
SLVE Parking Reminders
It is very important that when parking at SLVE, you are only parking in designated parking spots. Many people have been parking in the fire lane and other non designated parking spots. The SC County Sheriff's office has been ticketing any cars that are not parked in designated spots. Cars parked in non designated spots may be towed. Buses and cars need to be able to pass through the parking lot safely and with plenty of room to keep everyone safe. PLEASE follow these parking rules so that everyone stays safe and no one gets a ticket or gets towed. It is very important that handicapped parking spots are reserved for drivers who have a DMV issued handicapped placard and who benefit from using them. We thank you for your thoughtful cooperation concerning access to these parking spots.
Absences Matters~Every Day Counts......
We know people get sick, people get injured, and there can be family or life responsibilities and other issues that are reasonable and excused. But if your student can attend, they need to be in school. If your student is out for three or more consecutive days, we may request a doctor’s note to continue excusing the absences. Students who miss 3-5 days will receive a Chronic Absence letter. We will then meet with those families to attempt to support the student attending school. On the second Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet at the District Office to put a plan in place for the student’s attendance. On the third Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet with the County Office Student Attendance Review Board for truancy. Our goal is that nobody ever gets that far along with truancy. We are here to help and support, but it does start at home with the expectation that your student will attend school regularly.
Please remember that students who are absent 3 days or more should complete an independent study contract. Lisa Ghelardi, at email@example.com our SLVE Registrar, will work with families to get the paperwork and the missed classwork assignments needed to complete the contract.
January Triple P Parenting Classes
Triple P Positive Parenting topical workshop flyers for October 2023 are attached.
Información sobre programas en español disponibles en el sitio web.
Each flyer has its own unique link to register for each class, or go to https://www.first5scc.org/triple-p-classes and register on the website. All of these classes are on Zoom!
Workshops are all free, and grant funded by First Five of Santa Cruz.
Individual sessions are also available for free or sliding scale. If you are interested in a 1:1 session, please contact First Five of Santa Cruz at First 5 Santa Cruz County at (831) 465-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assign a practitioner that best meets your needs.
Cradle to Career
Cradle to Career Santa Cruz County (C2C) is a family advocacy organization and community connector that strives to uplift all families. Last year, C2C expanded from Live Oak School District to include four new school sites in SCCS, SUESD and SLVUSD. C2C staff are stationed at school sites to develop free programming including recreation activities, parent workshops, and advocacy opportunities for families. YOUR perspectives will help guide C2C’s plans for this academic year. Please complete the short 2-minute questionnaire below to share your input.
English Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2CFall23
Spanish Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2C_EspFall_23-23