Proctor Elementary

School Newsletter, January 2020

Welcome Back and Happy New Year!

I can't believe it's already 2020, and we are halfway through the school year! Hoping you all were able to spend time with family and friends over the holidays through the winter break. As we start a new decade and year, it is often a time to talk about New Year’s resolutions and goal setting. Many of our grade levels are having students work towards creating goals for themselves this new year. If you haven’t already, this is also a great opportunity to do this as a family. I encourage you to spend time discussing as a family what types of goals you want to reach for this year. For example, making a commitment to having no electronics at the dinner table to promote more face to face discussions as family!

Our character trait for the month of January is Positive Attitude. Please discuss the

importance of having a positive attitude with your child. Sometimes a positive

attitude can make all the difference in how we approach and tackle a problem or

difficult situation. Talk with your child about how they can turn something negative

into a positive and to be careful about the negative statements they sometimes will

make about their abilities. We will recognize those students who demonstrate this trait at our next Flag/Award Assembly Friday, February 7th.

Heather Ghereben, Principal

Proctor Elementary

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School Safety Refresher!

In an effort to keep all of our students safe, we implemented safety rules at the beginning of

this school year. Here is a refresher:

● Please keep all gates around campus closed. The main gate is closed, but

unlocked. That is the only way on campus during the school day.

● Please sign in at the office anytime you are on campus.

● If your child forgot something, please leave it in the office. This will minimize

classroom interruptions.

● Please remain off campus until 5 minutes before the bell rings at the end of the day.

● Students should not be on campus unsupervised until 7:50 am unless they

are eating breakfast, or with their parent. Students eating breakfast should not be on campus before 7:40am and they must stay in the cafeteria.

● Please pass this information on to any people picking up or dropping off your child,

including grandparents and caregivers.

● Anyone picking up your child from school must be listed on the Contacts page in

Aeries. Please make sure they bring ID with them to pick up, we will ask for it!

● If you are volunteering on campus, you must have a Megan’s Law form on file in the

office, you must sign-in, and wear a visitor/volunteer badge.

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Bay Area Children's Theater - Buy your tickets now!

Join us in supporting the Castro Valley Unified School District's afters-school musical program! This winter Proctor students will be performing Disney's Aristocats Kids!

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

Mark your calendars, and come out and support Proctor Elementary Students!

Upcoming Performances:

Thursday, February 6th @ 7:00pm

Saturday, February 8th @ 11:00am


Performed at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts

19501 Redwood Road

Castro Valley, CA 94546

Tickets will be available at the door or online!

For questions, please contact the Proctor PTA!

Marquee Community Discussion Meeting!

The PTA will be hosting two facilitated events separate from the PTA meeting that are designed to allow everyone an opportunity to express their thoughts about the marquee. Our first meeting was productive and extremely positive. We are excited to host the second event which will will be held on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:30-8:00 PM. Child care will be sponsored by the PTA; however, we will not be providing food. The second event has not been scheduled yet, but we do anticipate that it will happen in January.

Our collective goal is that the association can vote on the purchase of a new marquee for our school through a process where everyone has a voice and that will build and strengthen our community regardless of what the final decision or outcome may be.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, 1/21! @ 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Thank You,

Proctor PTA

2019-2020 Proctor School Calendar

This calendar of events will be available on the Proctor Website.

Click HERE to view or print!

This document is updated frequently, so please check our website calendar for any changes or additions. You can also subscribe using your laptop or home computer (see picture below) and link our Proctor calendar (click here!) to your own mobile device calendar.

Hopefully this calendar will help you plan and adjust your family events as the year goes by.

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School Newsletter Translations Available!

¡Traducciones de boletines escolares disponibles!


Just scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter, and choose the language you would like to have this newsletter translated to (see picture below).

只需向下滚动到时事通讯的底部,然 选择您希望将此时事通讯翻译成的语言(见下图).

Simplemente desplácese hasta la parte inferior del boletín y elija el idioma en el que desea que se traduzca este boletín (vea la imagen a continuación).

CVUSD Board of Education

Lavender Lee Whitaker, President

Monica Lee, Vice President/Clerk

Gary C. Howard

Jo A.S. Loss

Dot Theodore

Grace Boyd, 2019/2020 Student Member

Parvin Ahmadi, School Superintendent

Procter Elementary School

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Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal