Flowery Flyer

Week of 4/4/16


Last week's events certainly made for an interesting return from Spring break. Thank you all for your support of individual staff members impacted by the burglaries! I am grateful to the District, especially Tony Albini for all of the proactive measures taken to secure our site. Please send home the parent letter regarding the burglaries on Monday. Thank you!

Talent Show: Please include the following blurb in your weekly newsletter:

Attention parents of Talent Show Participants:

Dress rehearsal: Monday, 4/4 2:45-5:20 Flowery cafeteria. Participants must bring the clothing they will be wearing for the actual show.

Assembly for students: Tuesday, 4/5: Students will perform for the students and must bring their Talent Show clothing to school. The show begins at 9:00 a.m.

Talent Show @ Altimira: Wednesday, 4/6 6:00 p.m.: Students must arrive at 5:15 ready to perform with costumes on. The show starts at 6:00 p.m.

$5.00 donation at the door for adults and kids free

Atención padres con hijos/as en el Espectáculo de Talento:

lunes, 4 de abril 2:45-5:20: Ensayo en la cafeteria de Flowery usando el vestuario-los participantes necesitan ensayar en la ropa que van a usar para la presentación.

martes, 5 de abril: Asamblea para los estudiantes de Flowery a las 9:00 a.m. Los participantes necesitan traer su ropa/vestuario para presentar su acto a todos los estudiantes de la escuela.

miercoles, 6 de abril: Espectáculo de Talento en la escuela Altimira 6:00 p.m. Todos los participantes necesitan llegar a las 5:15 en Altimira listos en su vestuario para el espectáculo.

Donacion de $5.00 en la puerta para los adultos y la entrada es gratis para los estudiantes.

New changes to lunch procedures starting Monday, 4/4/16.

Students will enter cafeteria and go to the salad bar first to select pre-packaged fresh fruit and/or veggies. They will then proceed to pick up their main course and then approach the computer for check out. Cody Williams will be on site to help manage the new flow all week. These changes are being made to all elementary school sites. Thanks for your flexibility as food services continue to enhance the nutritional experiences for our kids.

I follow a number of blogs from educators across the country. I can't tell you how much digital writing through blogs can be a powerful method of finding voice and writing about our profession. I recently started my own principal blog. I was especially intrigued by a blog post from a kindergarten teacher out of Wisconsin. Click here to check it out. It's titled True for Us, True for Them.

What is Dyslexia?

One of our primary objectives in elementary school is teaching students to read. Unfortunately, it can be hard sometimes. Jason Sutter shared this video on Dyslexia, and I wanted to pass it along. It does a nice job of summarizing something we talk about often.

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley



Monday, 4/4: Parent Tour 8:30-9:30

Staff Meeting 3:15-4:30

Restorative Circle w/small group of 5th grade students 1:00-2:00 in counseling office

Restorative Somos Circles Parent orientation for SVUSD 5th grade parents (only for parents of 5th grade students participating in the program) 6:00 p.m. Flowery cafeteria

Tuesday,4/5 Talent Show Assembly 9:00-11:15 (recess intermission in between acts)

All classes must be seated and ready to go by 9:00 a.m. to ensure a prompt start to the show.

Wednesday, 4/6: Talent Show @ Altimira 6:00 p.m.

Cavins to Glen Oaks

Thursday, 4/7: Kindergarten enrollment meeting @ District (Esmeralda off campus)

Chavarria and Chavez to Sebastiani Theatre

Rubio to Sugarloaf

Caldron to Mission

Friday, 4/8: Chavarria to Sugarloaf

Duty Reminders

Before School: Christi(big toy/solar panels) Laura (blacktop) Mariana (front parking lot)

AM Primary: Wendy(big toy) Jenny (blacktop) Kristina (field and track area)

AM Upper: Lydia (big toy/blacktop) Greg (field/wall ball area)

PM Primary: Juana, (field & track area) Carolina, (blacktop) Edith (big toy)

Lunch Helpers for April

Rubio & Campbell: Please send 3 students to the cafeteria 3 minutes before lunch. Thank you!

On the Horizon

4/11: District Grade Level Mtg. 3:30

4/15: Zun Zun Water Assembly (bilingual) 12:45-1:30 gr. K-2/1:45-2:30 gr.3-5

SBA Testing for grades 3/5 starts week of 4/18

4/18: Be Your Best Assembly 1:05-1:30 grades K-2 & 2:15-2:45 grades 3-5

Leadership Mtg. 3:15

4/21: PTO 4:30/ELAC 6:00

4/22: Sing Along & DI Senior Recognition 9:00

4/25: Staff Mtg. 3:15

4/28: SSC Mtg. 3:30

4/29: Dia del Nino 5:00-8:00

5/5: PTO celebrates National Week of the Teacher with Java Wagon and morning treats in the staff room

Aprenda testing for grades 2-5 starts week of 5/9

5/11: CA Day of the Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by PTO

5/12: Open House 5:30-7:00

5/14 Zumba Dance Party 6:00-8:00 p.m. Flowery Cafeteria (hosted by Lauren Drinkhall)

5/16: Leadership Mtg. 3:15

5/18: Class Placements 1:45

5/19: PTO Mtg. 4:30

5/23: Staff Mtg. 3:15

5/27: 5th grade Fun Day

5/30: No School-Memorial Day

5/31: Sing Along & Volunteer Appreciation 9:00

4/5 Awards Assembly 1:00

6/1: 5th grade promotion & celebration 1:30

6/2: Field day 9-11 & last day of school

6/3: Teacher work day


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.