Flowery Flyer

Week of October 17, 2016


Thank you ALL for a great week of learning!

I wish you a fantastic week of conferences! Conference time is a wonderful opportunity to establish positive connections with families early on in the year. As you enter into a dialogue with parents consider the following:

1. It's important that parents know you see their child as an individual with strengths in addition to knowing the areas for growth. Focus on the strengths first then link the areas for growth to the learning process.

2. Conferences can also be a time where parents can begin to feel like they aren't doing enough or may not be sure how to support their learner at home. Pick one or two areas you suggest they work with their kids outside of school.

3. Approach the dialogue with inquiry, curiosity, and positive intent. Let's remember that these parents entrust their most prized possession to us--their children. At the end of the conference, every parent wants to know that we care about helping their child succeed. Let them know you are on their side.

Also, remember the 4 agreements as you converse with parents, I guarantee it will help.

1. Be impeccable with your word

2. Always do you your best

3. Don't take anything personally

4. Don't make assumptions

Duty Reminders

Before School at 8:00:

Osvaldo-blacktop, Laura-big toy/ball wall

Carolina-Kindergarten playground

Armando/Esmeralda front of school drop off

AM Primary Recess: Juana (field), Kristina (blacktop), Juan Carlos (big toy)

AM Upper Recess: Christi (big toy) Lydia (blacktop/ball wall)

After School Duty: Bus: Carolina /Supervision of students: Juana Madrigal

Report Card Timeline

1st trimester ends on Friday, 11/4. Teachers print report cards and send home on Friday, November 18th.

Happenings This Week

Monday, 10/17

Early dismissal @ 1:09

Parent-teacher conferences

Tuesday, 10/18

Early dismissal @ 1:09

Parent-teacher conferences

Wednesday, 10/19

Early dismissal @ 1:09

Parent-teacher conferences

Thursday, 10/20

Earthquake/Fire Drill @ 10:20 am

Early dismissal @ 1:09

Parent-teacher conferences

PTO Mtg. @ 4:30 pm & ELAC @ 6:00 pm

Friday, 10/21

Bus Evacuation Drill Schedule:

9:40-10:00 Grades 2 & 3

10:10-10:30 Grades 4 & 5

10:40-11:00 Grades K-1

Please walk your class to the front of the school and transportation dept. will take each class through the drill. They will have 3 buses and take 2 classes at a time on each bus.

Early dismissal @ 1:09

Parent-teacher conferences

On the Horizon

10/24: District Grade Level Meeting @ Flowery 3:30-5:00 pm

Focus: Mathematics

10/28 Sing Along @ 9:15 am

Halloween Carnival @ 5:00-7:00 pm

10/31 PD Day @ Flowery

Focus will be Units of Study in Writing

11/4: End of first trimester

11/5: Parents Ropes Course 9:00-2:00 pm

11/7: District Grade Level Meeting 3:30-5:00 pm Site: TBD

11/7: DELAC Mtg. 6:00 pm

11/7: Paula returns to Flowery (she will be on campus on Mon/Tues/Thur)

11/9: FST Mtg. @ 2:00 pm

11/9: School Site Council @ 3:30 pm

11/10: No School/Veteran's Day

11/15: K/1 Parent Community Meeting 6:00-7:30 pm

11/17: CAC Mtg. @ 4:00 pm, PTO Mtg. @ 4:30 pm, ELAC Mtg. @ 6:00 pm

11/18: Report cards go home

11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving break

Lunch Helpers

Stump & Garibay: Please send 2 lunch helpers to cafeteria 3 minutes before scheduled lunch time.

Thank you!


Flowery is a Spanish/English dual immersion school, providing all students with the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Begun in 1998 with one kindergarten class and a $1,000,000 federal grant, dual immersion now spans grades K-5 at Flowery and grades 6-8 at Adele Harrison Middle School. We are proud to offer this high quality program of choice for Sonoma County families, and are committed to educating all children for success in a global society.