Prestwood Connection

March 6, 2023

Hello Prestwood Families,

Last week, we celebrated Read Across America Week. Prestwood students sure LOVE to read! So far this school year, more than 6,000 books have been checked out from our school library. Last Wednesday, we had guest readers visit classrooms to read to students. So many fun memories from last week!

MPR - It was so great to have our first community event in the MPR! Students had the opportunity to tour the building last week. Students especially loved seeing the new stage. I am looking forward to our Prestwood Talent Show taking place on our new stage in April.

Breakfast & Lunch - Starting on Monday, breakfast and lunch will now be served in the MPR.

Staff Parking Lot - Staff will soon be parking behind the MPR building. While the finishing touches are put on the building, I ask that Prestwood families continue to use the main parking lot and reserve this lot for Prestwood staff members. Thank you for your understanding and respecting the staff parking lot.

Trustee Anne Ching Office Hour @ Prestwood - Prestwood parents and guardians are invited to meet with Trustee Ching on Monday morning from 8:30am - 9:30am in the library. She will be hosting monthly office hours. This is a time to ask questions and meet her in person at Prestwood.

Prestwood Community Meeting with Acting Superintendent - The next Prestwood Community meeting will take place on Monday, March 20th. I encourage all parents and guardians to attend this virtual meeting to learn more about the 2023 - 2025 school configuration planning. Also, please take a few minutes to complete a short survey to share your thoughts, idea, and concerns about school configuration plans.

Survey Link:

Have a great weekend,

Laura Thomas


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Read Across America Week

MPR Opening!

Sweetheart Dance

Important Dates:

March 6th - 10th - Conference Week & 1:15pm dismissal
March 6th
- Trustee Ching Office Hour - Prestwood Library 8:30am - 9:30am

- PTO Meeting @ 6:00pm - Library
March 7th - Talent Show Auditions for 1st - 5th graders 1:15pm - 3:00pm
March 8th - Middle School Tour at Adele (information below)
March 9th - SVUSD Board Meeting @ District Office and on Zoom

March 12th - Daylight Savings Time begins - clocks "Spring" forward 1 hour
March 13th -17th - SPRING BREAK!
March 20th @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Prestwood Community meeting with Acting Superintendent (Zoom meeting link below)

March 31st - School Assembly @ 8:30am

April 7th - Talent Show performances at 9:00am & 6:00pm

April 10th-14th - April Break - NO SCHOOL!

Trustee Ching Office Hour @ Prestwood

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Prestwood in the News!

Our 4th grade students had a wonderful time at Outdoor Ed. The Sonoma Index-Tribune Newspaper wrote about their field trip to Coloma.
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Prestwood Meeting with Acting Superintendent Kaufman

The Prestwood Community is invited to attend a meeting regarding the school portfolio optimization 2023 - 2025 school configuration planning. The meeting will be held on Zoom.

March 20th @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm Meeting Link:

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SVUSD Districtwide Planning - Video & Survey

Below is the link to watch the SVUSD Planning Video. Please take a few minutes to watch this short video and complete the survey that follows. For additional information, please review the Facilities Master Plan website linked below.

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Survey -

SVUSD Facilities Master Plan Website -

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Golden Ticket Winners!

Congratulations to this months Golden Ticket winners!

Donations Needed for the Maker Lab

We are looking for any of the following donations. If you have any supplies at home and would like to donate them, please drop them off in the bins located outside of the front office.

  • Toilet paper & paper towel rolls
  • Toothpicks
  • Pom Poms
  • Balloons
  • Cardboard - small/medium sized boxes (cereal boxes, snack bar boxes, pasta boxes, etc.)

March for Miles Challenge

This March, we challenge students to get outside and march - or roll - for miles! Choose a different place to travel on as many days as possible during the month of March, and record the destination & miles traveled on our March (& Roll) for Miles Tracking Sheet. All miles must have a specific destination such as a school, park, neighbor's house, store or more! Each submitted March (& Roll) for Miles Tracking Sheet is an entry for a drawing for a fabulous pair of sneakers!

Miles Tracking Sheet will be sent home with your student this week.

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March 2023 Commercial, March for Miles!

Talent Show!

We are so excited for the annual Prestwood Talent Show! This will be a great community event in the new MPR. Please see the flyer below for more information and important dates.

Talent Show Auditions will take place on Tuesday, March 7th from 1:15pm - 3:00pm in the MPR.

1st Grade - 5th Grade students are invited to participate in the Talent Show.

TK & Kindergarten students will perform together during the school performance.

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Talent Show Help Needed!

The Prestwood PTO is excited to put on the Talent Show this year, but they really need your help! There are many different opportunities available!

If you are interested in helping out, please email Jenna Coffey at

Sonoma Valley Library Event - Build Club

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Yearbooks are on Sale!

We are very excited that this year we will have a Prestwood School Yearbook! To purchase a yearbook online, please click the link below.

Yearbook Website:

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5th Grade - Middle School Tours @ Adele

The last 5th Grade tour will take place on Wednesday, March 8th.
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Breakfast & Lunch Menu

Monday 3/6

  • Breakfast: Breakfast Bar
  • Lunch: Calzones

Tuesday 3/7

  • Breakfast: Muffins
  • Lunch: Lasagna

Wednesday 3/8

  • Breakfast: Scones
  • Lunch: Chicken Nuggets

Thursday 3/9

  • Breakfast:
  • Lunch: Pizza Day!

Friday 3/10

  • Breakfast: Waffles
  • Lunch: Hot Dog

Blue Ticket Winners!


  • Chloe H, Charley N, Mary Claire R, Arthur R, Jace T, Valen V


  • Giselle A, Daisy B, Calder B, Carlos C, William F, Nellie N, Zach P, Hichi S, Aliah S, Amari S, Maddie T


  • Antonio C, Cruz G, Nicolai J, Dominic M, Cenzo P, Joey James R, Valentina S, Max W


  • Paige B, Jordyn B, Joel C, Natasha F, Kian G, Jacob G, Sully G, Tess H, Kiana H, Layla J, Abel M, Jacob M, Axel M, Scarlet R, Maya S, Jack S, Roman V


  • Alex M, Madeline N


  • Matisse A, Alex B, Max G, Mason M

2023 - 2024 New & Returning Student Registration

2023 - 2024 school registration is still open! If you have not already done so, please complete the online registration by clicking the link below. Registration will close on February 28th.

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Not sure of your plans for next year? - We understand that families might not be sure of their plans for the next school year. If you are unsure if your student will be returning to Prestwood next year, please complete the Google Form below to let us know.

Unsure/Not Returning Google Form -

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Regina at or 707-935-6030.

COVID Antigen Testing - Sign Up Link

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District will offer the K-12 School Antigen Testing Program for district students and staff. Participation in this program requires registration with the COLOR system in order to be tested. Unlike at-home testing, the school antigen testing is performed on test cards on school grounds and results are available in 15 minutes. Select district staff at every campus will be able to administer the school antigen testing and families are required to register their child to be tested. If you have a child at more than one school, you will need to register them through the unique link for each of the schools.

Prestwood Sign Up Link:

Join the SVUSD Team!

SVUSD Community: Have you ever been interested in the work of a school district employee? Do you have some time on your hands and wouldn't mind making a little extra money while serving our valley's youth?

We have two opportunities for you!

If you have a bachelor's degree and are interested in being a guest teacher, please contact Danielle Contreras at for details! Guest teachers can earn up to $209/day and the work is quite rewarding...and regular!

In addition to guest teachers, we are seeking hardworking, dedicated, and compassionate adults to serve as classified substitutes at this time. We have experienced an increasing need as an outcome of the Pandemic and could use support in clerical work, transportation, campus supervision, student support and so much more. If you are interested in being added to our classified employee sub-pool, please contact Ann Marie Paparelli at to begin the simple process of onboarding. These are paid positions and the compensation varies by the type of work completed.

Thank you!