Crossland Connection for Families
Weekly Bulletin: January 30 - February 3rd, 2023
Every Child, Every Day! Whatever it takes!
Our mission is to build and inspire a community of successful scholars. We will support our diverse community with respect, equitable opportunities and culturally rich experiences.
We value diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging for all students!
Our Mission: Every Child, Every Day! Whatever it takes!
Equity, Unity and Opportunity for All #WEAREMDUSD
Happy Birthday To YOU!
Staff Birthdays This Week:
Jan. 30: Mrs. Sanchez (Grade 5)
Feb. 2: Mrs. McCall (Grade 4)
Student Birthdays This Week:
Jan. 28: Aliyah Moon (Childress), Camila Campos (Schoelkopf)
Jan. 30: Catherine West (Merletti)
Feb. 2: Pepper Chase (Bates K / Young)
Feb. 3: Remy Tardiff (Licht)
Feb. 4: Cameron Stephens (Thomas), Henry George (Farley), Emily Alvarado Ramirez (Salomone)
Feb. 5: Grant Beauregard (Farley)
Lunar New Year Parade and 100th Day of School
IMPORTANT!! No Nut Products at School Please!
I would like to remind you that we intend to be a nut free school (as much as possible) and nut products should not be an every day lunch item. It is understandable if a student needs a peanut butter/jelly sandwich occasionally, however, some students are bringing bags of shelled peanuts or trail mix (and sharing them which is NOT OK!) This puts our students at risk. Sun butter is OK and allowed.
Nut products that should not come to school include:
- peanut butter & Nutella
- granola bars with nuts and bags of nut products such as pretzels with peanut butter or trail mix
- Students should not be sharing nut products (or any lunch items) with others.
We have students with severe nut allergies and the more nut products in the cafeteria, the increased risk for students. PLEASE DO NOT send nut products daily!
Limited Tickets Available! Get yours today!
Taking the place of "Father/Daughter" dance, we are having a VIP dance. Each student needs to have an adult with them. We will have limited pairs of tickets!
We have only had 312 responses. We have over 600 families. Please respond!
IMPORTANT** Please complete this Intent to Return & Preferred Environment Feedback Form for each student in Gr. TK - 4th grade
Each year we have had a fluctuation in enrollment. When parents do not alert us that they will not be returning and we start the school year with less enrollment, we have to transfer a teacher to another school and collapse a class after they have started with students.
This year, we are asking you to provide us with information on your intent to return (or not) so that we can accurately plan for the students and teachers that will be at HVE.
We are also providing you with an opportunity to share what type of environment you feel your student needs to be successful. Please DO NOT request a teacher by name. We WILL NOT honor personal requests. A lot goes into balancing classes. We strongly believe that we have high quality teachers that do their absolute best to build relationships and teach our students and are confident that you will be pleased with any of our teachers.
Please take the time to complete this form - one for each student so we can start to prepare for next year.
CLICK HERE ------> https://forms.gle/Lc7Zo77KzaayYda96
Weekly Spirit Days at HVE
A note from the MDUSD African American Parent Advisory Committee
Here's the link for our latest video, we had an awesome turn out, and we are looking forward to expanding the African-American Parent Advisory council throughout Mount Diablo Unified. As we are rapidly approaching Black History Month, let us continue to remember the contributions of African people to the United States.
Our next event will be a districtwide Black History Month celebration on February 23 at 6 PM @ MDHS.
Important Dates to Remember:
- Black/African American History Month
- February 10 - Student Council Spirit Day: Favorite Sports Team Day
- February 14 - Student Council Spirit Day: Wear Red, White, Pink
- February 17 - NO SCHOOL
- February 20 - NO SCHOOL
March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month & Women’s History Month
March 8- Holi Festival of ColorsMach 13: NO SCHOOL - Teacher in-service day
- March 17: Student Council Spirit Day: Wear Green & Shamrocks
- March 18: 5-7:30pm VIP Dance (one student/one adult) @ HVE Cafeteria
March 22 – April 21 Ramadan
March 24: Kindergarten Field Trip
March 31: NO SCHOOL - Cesar Chavez Day
- April 3 - 7: NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
April 5 – 13 Passover
- April 9 - Easter
- April 14: Student Council Spirit Day: Wear Blue for Autism Awareness
- April 21 -22 Eid al-Fitr
- April 21 6-8pm: Multicultural Celebration @ HVE
- April 22 - Earth Day
- April 28: NO SCHOOL
May: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
- May 5: Student Council Spirit Day: Cinco de Mayo- Wear red, white & green
May 10- Mexican Mother’s Day
- May 12: Student Council Dance 5 - 7pm
May 14 - Mother’s Day
- May 16: Open House Grades TK - 2: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
- May 16: Open House Grades 3-5: 6:30 - 7:15 pm
- May 26: Student Council Spirit Day: "Anything but a backpack"
- May 29: NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
- May 31: Kindergarten Promotion 8:30 Hutcheson/McClane & 10:00 Oscamou/Licht
June: Pride Month
- June 1: 5th Grade Promotion 8:30 Sanchez/Thomas & 10:00 Merletti/Burns
- June 1: Student Council HVE Pride Spirit Day: Wear HVE shirts
- June 2: Student Council Spirit Day: Moving on up Day: TK wear Red, Grade 1 wear yellow, Grade 2 wear green, Grade 3 wear blue, Grade 4 wear purple, Grade 5 wear white
- June 2: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Dismissal @ 12:30
June 19 - Juneteenth
June 18 - Father’s Day
Current TK students at HVE don't need to reregister at the Enrollment Ctr.
Centralized Enrollment for NEW TK AND NEW Kindergarten for 23-24 School Year at Willow Creek Center- HVE Dates = Feb. 13 & 14th
The new Enrollment Center (previously Diablo Community Day School) attached to Willow Creek Center (1026 Mohr Ln, Concord, CA 94519) will be where parents go to register TK/K students.
ALL TK & Kindergarten Registration will take place at the new Enrollment Center on Feb. 13 & 14th (for HVE families).
If you have a TK or Kindergarten age student attending HVE in the 2023-2024 school year, our HVE registration dates at the new Enrollment Center are Feb. 13 & 14th.
HVE Is an AVID School!
We will continue to teach students strategies for Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization and Reading (WICOR) in order to help them be college and career ready.
Thursdays are "Wear College Gear" days. If your child has any college gear, have them wear it to class.
Happy Birthday messages on our school marquees
Get your dates booked while they are still available!
HVE Spirit Wear
It’s starting to get cold in the mornings again (Yay!!!! Fall!!!! 🍁 ). Grab yourself and your kiddos some HVE sweatshirts. The gray pullovers this year are the BEST quality, super soft and warm. Orders are pulled on Thursdays and Friday for delivery to your student’s classroom.
Parent Liaison~ Cynthia Duarte Bishop
Cynthia is bilingual, Spanish and English.
Her hours are M-F 8:00 - 11:00 am