Evergreen Express

September 2022

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Principal's Message

Thank you to everyone that attended our Back to School BBQ and Back to School Night. We loved meeting new families and seeing familiar faces.

Our school year is off to a great start! Our students have been learning routines and expectations in the classroom and school community.

We had our Walk-a-thon Kick off assembly on Friday. Mr. Cutler did a great job getting our students motivated to raise money for our school.

Our new Media Center is almost finished! Our librarian and IT department are working hard to get all the pieces in place. We should be ready to open the computer lab later next week and will be looking for volunteers to help with the setup of the library side. It's beautiful!

Next week will be HOT! Please try to send your child with a water bottle that includes their name. We are making plans for indoor activities at lunchtime.


We have many exciting updates in this edition including outdoor education, afterschool program offerings in music and movement, the income verification survey, and attendance awareness.

Next Wednesday (9/7) is our District Kickoff Event for Outdoor Education at Sally Tomatoes. You don't want to miss it!

Remember there is NO SCHOOL on MONDAY (9/5). Enjoy the three-day weekend!

Sincerely,


Maya Nava, Principal

Outdoor Education Fundraising Kickoff

Join us on Wednesday, September 7th for our Kick-off Fundraiser at Sally Tomatoes! Proceeds go towards our 5th-grade outdoor education program. RSVP Here
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WALK-A-THON

We had our kickoff assembly this last Friday and our Walk-a-Thon is scheduled for Friday, September 23rd. Your child will be bringing home collection envelopes to start fundraising. We will have fun school-wide activities when we meet our $ goal—more information to come.

HELP EVERGREEN REACH OUR 100% GOAL!

The California Department of Education (CDE) funds school districts using a system called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Significant additional funding is allocated to school districts that have students who meet certain criteria, including being designated as low income. Please click the attachment below to fill out the income survey.

Our goal is 100% participation. We are currently at 42% participation.

If for any reason you are reluctant to complete the survey, please email me at maya_russellnava@crpusd.org


Survey Link

INCOME SURVEY

The information submitted on this form is a confidential educational record and is therefore protected by all relevant federal and state privacy laws that pertain to educational records.

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is very important to student achievement. It is our goal this year to increase attendance rates. The more school a student attends, the more they learn. Students learn best when they are at school. Here are some definitions of terms that you may here regarding attendance. Reach out to the school office if you are struggling to get your child to school!


ADA (Average Daily Attendance): The percent of enrolled students who attend school each day. It is used to allocate funding in a normal school year.


Truancy = Students who are missing school without permission. This refers to having 3 unexcused absences in California.


Chronically Absent: Students who are missing so much school they are academically at risk. Broadly means missing 10% of school for any reason - excused, unexcused, suspended, etc. Chronic absenteeism is a required reporting metric in ESSA and shown on each school’s dashboard.

PICTURE DAY(s) THIS WEEK THURSDAY (9/8) AND FRIDAY (9/9)

Picture day is this week on Thursday, September 8th, and Friday, September 9th. These are for individual pictures, we will do group pictures in the Spring. Once your child takes their picture you will receive an email from Mugsy Clicks to view and order. All orders will be done online.


Here is the schedule:

Thursday, September 8th:

Hilliard

Cutler

Lightfoot

Stansberry

Daniele

Lindeman

Finnegan

Honsvick

Kellett

Havstad

Harumi

Reeves

Pilar


Friday, September 9th

McCarthy- TK

Kepley

Heald

George

Uwins

Stainer

Bretag

Kelsey

Bernal

Connell

Navabpour

Bodlovich

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

We are excited to be able to offer a variety of afterschool programs this year. So far we are scheduling the following:

- Move Over Mozart: Piano lessons

- Taekwondo

- Study Buddies

- Girls on the Run

We are hoping to be able to schedule more as the year continues. See the flyer for Move over Mozart below. We will add fliers as sign ups start for the other programs

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Safe Routes to School

We are excited to participate in Safe Routes to School Again this year. This program helps our students learn how to walk and roll to school safely and follow traffic laws. PLEASE MODEL appropriate safety by only crossing at CROSSWALKS and completing U-turns only where it is legal.


CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER COMERCIAL AND CHALLENGE


We will have our first Walk and Roll to school day in October. Teachers will be tallying who walks and rolls to school this month to get our baseline data.


Our 4th graders will participate in a BIKE RODEO on October 20th.


We will post the monthly challenges in our SRTS corner every month.

Calling All Volunteers!

We have lots of different tasks at Evergreen for which we need parent/guardian (or RCHS students) help.


If you would like to volunteer at Evergreen including in your child's classroom or on field trips you will need to Register to Volunteer

- English Registration Link

- Spanish Registration Link


If you registered last year, which means you cleared fingerprinting, You are good to go and your'e cleared for this year!

PTA Corner

Welcome back Bobcat Families!! We are so excited to get back to normal and have a regular school year again. We can’t wait for all the fun events that the PTA puts on to get rolling. Our first event, the welcome back BBQ was a great success, we are so glad you could come and meet those in our Evergreen Community all while enjoying family fun.



Family Fun Nights are a monthly event put on by the PTA that is meant to be a free activity that you can enjoy with your family and friends.

Our next family fun night is Outdoor Movie Night on September 30th, @7:00pm.



The PTA is able to afford these events and help pay for other school needs by doing only one fundraiser, the Walk-A-Thon which will be held on September 23rd.


We hope you will consider joining the PTA, there is no obligation to attend meetings or to participate in activities but it does give you a vote when those things that do matter to you come up, our first meeting will be September 15th @6:30pm. We can’t wait to meet all of you that are new to the Evergreen community and those families that joined us during Covid and didn’t get to see an average school year.


Sincerely,


Erin Ballard, President

Box Tops and Amazon Smile Information

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Who You Gonna Call....

Office- 707-588-5715

Rebecca Aliotti- Office Manager: rebecca_aliotti@crpusd.org

Christine Tournahu- Office Assistant: Christine_tournahu@crpusd.org

Maya Nava- Principal: maya_russellnava@crpusd.org

Kristy Corbett- Assistant Principal: kristy_corbett@crpusd.org

Student Meals

Student meals will be free again this year. Students will NOT be charged for both snack and/or lunch. Teachers will ask students if they are receiving school lunch each day. Students will input their student ID number when they go through the lunch line. You can access the Menu on the Evergreen Website: https://evs.crpusd.org/

Important Dates

September 2022

September 5th- No School

September 2nd- Walk-a-Thon Kickoff Assembly

September 8th and 9th- Picture Day

September 15th- PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30

September 23rd- Walk-a-Thon

September 30th: Family Fun Night- Movie Night


October 2022

October 14th- Make Up Picture Day

October 20th- 4th grade Bike Rodeo

October 20th- PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm

October 24th- No School

October 31st- Halloween Parade


November 2022

November 9th- Trimester 1 ends

November 11th- No School

November 21-25th- Fall Break, No School


December 2022

December 2nd- Trimester 1 Report Cards Go Home

December 19th-January 3rd- Winter Break


January 2023

January 4th- School Resumes

January 16th- No School

January 17th- No School

January 19th- PTA Meeting


February 2023

Feb 6th-8th- 5th grade Outdoor Ed

February 13th - No School

February 16th- PTAMeeting 6:30-7:30pm

February 20th- No School


March 2023

March 3rd- Trimester 2 Ends

March 20th-24th Spring Break

March 27th- Trimester 2 report cards go home


April 2023

April 21st- Emergency Day #1


May 2023

May 26th- Emergency Day #2

May 29th- No School


June 2023

June 7th - Last Day of School, 5th grade Promotion, Minimum Day, Trimester 3 Report Cards Go Home

Evergreen Expectations

At Evergreen, we use restorative practices and positive behavior supports in schools to support students in following the school rules and expectations. We have three Evergreen Expectations that we review each day: Make Good Decisions, Show Respect to Others and Yourself, and Solve Problems. We teach these expectations and the positive behaviors that demonstrate these expectations heavily at the beginning of the school year and throughout. Students receive expectation tickets and specific positive praise for demonstrating the expectations in each area of the school. Below is an example of the general behavior matrix and the solution wheel we use for general conflict resolution on the playground. I will send out more information about restorative practices and PBIS in our Evergreen Handbook and in the monthly newsletters to come.
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Restorative Practices

We are excited to continue our work with Restorative Practices!


As we continue to refine our restorative approaches, you may hear your child talking about classroom circles and using affective language. We are hopeful that these Restorative Practices will continue to increase quality communication and a sense of belonging, as well as building relationships with others in the school community based on trust, respect, and authenticity. We plan to offer parent nights this year to provide more information about Restorative Practices, so stay tuned for those!


We will have a dedicated "Family Corner" section in the Evergreen Express. In this section, we will post a "Question/Topic of the Month" to inspire restorative conversations with your families. A great place to have restorative conversations is around the dinner table.


August Question of the Month: "What are the qualities that make you a good friend?"


Good luck!

Paid Ways to Help at Evergreen

Yard Duty:

We are still in need of 1-2 more people to help at lunchtime. We have a large campus and over 550 students. The more adult support we have at lunchtime the better equipped we are to support students with play/social skills and conflict resolution.

Days and Times: M, W, Th, F 11:30-1:30.

Pay: 15$ per hour

To apply, please call 707-588-5715 or email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org and let us know your availability.


Crossing Guards:

We are in need of crossing guards to help with the three crosswalks near campus. Hours are 8:00-8:20 and 2:55-3:15. Crossing guards are crucial to the safety of our students walking and rolling to school. To apply, please call 707-588-5715 or email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org


If you have any questions about these positions please email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org or call 707-588-5715.