EV Mustang News

January 15, 2019

Happy New Year and Welcome Back!!

We are so happy to see everyone again! The year seems to go by so quickly. We have some exciting events and classes happening. We hope you are able to join us for some of these events. Please see the announcements in this news letter. I wanted to point out the Valentines Day Dance on Feb 8 at 6pm. This is sponsored by out PTO and ELAC!

Let your voice be heard! There are two opportunities to provide feedback to Sonoma Valley Unified School District. January 24 and January 29. See the flier in this newsletter.

As always it is a pleasure to work with you and your children. Please call us with any questions! We are here for you!! Maite

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Students of the Year!

Join me in congratulating Karina Chavez and Victoria Macias. Both students were honored at the January 15 Board Meeting. Both students earned this honor for their commitment to school, friendship and leadership. Both Karina and Victoria want to go to UCLA when they graduate from High School.
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Teachers College

This year EV is a "lab site" school by Teachers College at Columbia University in New York. What that means is that EV teachers receive in the moment professional development by Reading and Writing experts from Teachers College.

This is a great honor and benefit for our teachers. The teaching staff is committed to being EXCELLENT reading teachers. We get better by learning new strategies and receiving the support we need from professional development experts.

We have spent 7 days over the course of this school year learning what our students and teachers need to be the best they can be in reading and writing. Teachers are working in grade level groups planning, watching demo reasons and trying what they learn. Below are some pictures from the last few days.

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Parent Classes

Parenting Advanced Learners Classes: Is your child insatiably curious, a quick learner, intense, sensitive, creative, and perhaps idealistic and a divergent thinker? Children who are advanced learners often display temperamental traits that can challenge, puzzle, and tire out parents and teachers alike. “Parenting Advanced Learners” is a six-session series that provides parents with a comprehensive overview and concrete strategies for nurturing these children, who are sometimes referred to as "gifted." The class addresses intensity, asynchronous development, perfectionism, procrastination, motivation, peer relations, social/emotional needs, self-regulation, executive function skills, existential depression, idealism, frustration tolerance, twice exceptional (gifted plus other issues), and much more. Two series of classes, mornings and evenings, will begin February 5, 2019. Evening classes will take place at the Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School, and morning classes will take place at the Child Parent Institute on Standish Avenue in Santa Rosa. This class is appropriate for parents of children ages 4-18. For more information, please see the attached flyers, available in Spanish and English.

Cursos para la Crianza de Aprendices Avanzados: ¿Es su hijo (o hija) insaciablemente curioso, listo, intenso, sensitivo y posiblemente un pensador divergente? Los niños que son aprendices avanzados frecuentemente muestran características que pueden retar, confundir y agotar a tantos los padres como los alumnos. “Crianza de Aprendices Avanzados” es una serie de seis sesiones que les provee a los padres una revisión exhaustiva y estrategias específicas para criar a estos alumnos, quienes a veces se llaman “dotados”. La clase aborda cuestiones como la intensidad, desarrollo asincrónico, perfeccionismo, procrastinación, motivación, relaciones con los compañeros, necesidades socioemocionales, autorregulación, habilidades de función ejecutiva, depresión existencial, idealismos, tolerancia de frustración, doble excepcionales (dotados con otras condiciones) y mucho más. Hay dos series de clases, por las mañanas y por las tardes, que comenzarán el 5 de febrero de 2019. Las clases por la tarde tendrán lugar en Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School o las por la mañana tendrán lugar en el Child Parent Institute, ubicado en Standish Avenue en Santa Rosa. Esta clase es apropiada para padres de alumnos de las edades de 4-18 años. Para más información, véase, por favor, los folletos adjuntos, disponibles en español e inglés.

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Up Coming Events


Mon. 21 MLK Day- NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 24 Listening Circles 5pm at BGC

Fri. 25 ELAC 6pm and Movie Night 6pm

Tues. 29 Listening Circles 3:30pm at SVHS

Wed. 30 Staff Development - NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 31 Sing a Long 9am


Fri 8. Valentines Day Dance 6pm-7:30pm

Fri. 15 Staff Development (non stu day) - NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 28 Sing a long 9am


Thurs. 7 DELAC

Fri. 8 Bus Evacuation 9am

11 to 15 Parent Teacher Conferences

18 to 22 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL

Fri. 29 SSC 3:30 & ELAC 6pm


Thurs. 4 DELAC

Mon. 22 Golf Tourney

Thurs. 25 Sing a long 9am

Fri. 26 SSC 3:30pm & ELAC 6pm


Fri. 3 Cinco de Mayo and Talent Show 5pm

Thurs. 9 DELAC

Wed. 22 Open House

Fri. 24 SSC 3:30pm & ELAC 6pm

Mon. 27 holiday - NO SCHOOL

Thurs. 30 Sing a long 9am

Fri. 31 EV Field Day and BBQ


Tues. 4 Preschool Grad

Wed. 5 Awards Assembly

Thurs 6 Promotion