Crossland Connection for Families
Weekly Bulletin: March 27 - 30th, 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:
Apr. 5: Mrs. Sara Young (Grade 1)
Student Birthdays This Week:
Mar. 26: Christopher Page (Littig), Eleanor Katz (Bates / Young)
Mar. 27: Emilia Ventura (Bates / Young)
Mar. 29: Ella Neil (Merletti), Dominic Rawski (Maher), Fiona Cismowski (Sullivan), Madison Moldrem (Littig)
Mar. 31: Jason Anthony Salera (Sanchez), Owen Garcia Morgado (Farley), Angeline Quintanilla (Ralls)
April 2: Isabella Ruan (Merletti), Benjamin Matthews (Anaman), Leila Paniagua (Voorhees), Cristo Navarro Rojas (McClane), Katalyna Niemeth (McClane)
Apr. 3: Caden Stephens (Littig), Zeppelin Johnson (Maher), Ella Cecil (Licht)
Apr. 4: Ellie Nash (Young)
Apr. 5: James Martinez II (Salomone), Dylan Icabalceta (Voorhees)
Apr. 6: Lizeth Parada Munoz (McCall), Anabel Hernandez (Levy)
Apr. 7: Sophie Carter (Campbell), August Hagge (Salomone), Ellie Kuzio (Bates/Young), Grayson Bogni (Voorhees), Samuel Eggertsen (Voorhees)
Apr. 8: Jaxson Jardine-Lewis (Campos), Louis Kloster (Childress), Maximilian Rydel (Farley)
Apr. 9: Calvin Le (Littig), Zachary Russo (Licht)
HVE Online Auction Closes at 9PM March 26th (Tonight!) Click the Button Below
Parents and supporters of Hidden Valley Elementary!
VIP Parking at school. Front-row seats at 5th grade graduation. Parent’s night out with entertainment for kiddos included. Do we have your attention?
The highly-anticipated online school auction is open now, and we have an exciting lineup of items up for bid!
First up, we have a Kinder's BBQ basket that's perfect for those who love to grill and enjoy a good BBQ. It includes all the essentials you need to have a successful outdoor cookout!
For the Disney fans out there, we have a selection of Disney merchandise and gift cards up for grabs. From plush toys to clothing, there's something for everyone who loves Mickey and his friends.
For the coffee connoisseurs, we have a range of items that will help you brew the perfect cup of coffee. Whether you prefer a French press or a pour-over, we have all the accessories you need to take your coffee game to the next level.
But that's not all! We have plenty of other exciting items on offer, including sports memorabilia, care detailing, and more. So make sure you visit the auction website and start placing your bids today. Be sure to add your bid by Sunday at 9 PM, when the event closes.
Remember, all proceeds from the auction go towards supporting Hidden Valley Elementary, so not only will you be getting some great items, but you'll also be helping out a worthy cause. Feel free to spread the word to your family and friends.
The PFC is providing lunch for all HVE staff on Thursday, March 30.
PFC is asking for your help to bring sides, desserts, drinks and more!
Perishable foods may be dropped off in the A-Pod refrigerator on Wednesday, March 29 or delivered to the A Pod by 10AM on Thursday. Non-perishable items may be dropped off in the parent volunteer room (A1) any time marked Teacher
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We are asking for your input regarding opportunities for TK-6 grade students to participate in FREE expanded learning programs across the district. Your responses to this Parent/Guardian survey will help inform and guide program development and expansion. Your input is very important and we appreciate your time in completing the survey.
Click HERE for the survey.
Why do we celebrate and honor Cesar Chavez?
Cesar Chavez made a major contribution to the way in which farm labor and migrant workers were treated in the United States. His nonviolent methods of protest became a banner cry across the country for all workers that were forced to work for low wages and in poor conditions.
Cesar Chavez learned about the prejudice against the Hispanic community in America very early in life. His family home and land in Yuma, Arizona was stolen with an illegal deal from white businessmen. His family, now poverty stricken, relocated to California and lived in a ‘barrio’ (slum) and his father set the goal to try to send his children to college so that they could escape a poor life.
They all worked up and down the California coast as farm and migrant workers and Cesar attended thirty seven different schools that were taught by white teachers. Cesar grew up learning to live with horrible racial comments by both the teachers and students as well as some schools that separated the Hispanic children from the white children. He was forced to drop out of school in the eighth grade and work the fields full time when his father was involved in an accident.
After two years in the Navy, which was segregated for minorities, he married and returned to San Jose, California where he met Father Donald McDonnell. He became involved in discussions about farm worker rights and strikes. It was during this time that he also became involved in the philosophy of nonviolence through reading about Gandhi and St. Francis. Cesar started an organization called the Community Service Organization (CSO) that started a focus on voter registration for the workers.
2022-2023 Yearbooks The LAST DAY TO ORDER IS March 31st!
Order your student a yearbook~ Use school code: 17613
CARES EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES SUMMER PROGRAM (ELOP)
Keep your eyes out for future communication about Summer and Intersession opportunities for students here! We will also post them on the MDUSD Expanded Learning Opportunities Webpage
CARES Expanded Learning Summer Program Dates: June 5 - July 30, 2023
At the 2023 CARES Expanded Learning Summer Program, your student can experience science, sports, field trips, festivals, garden education, art, class competitions, spirit weeks, Quest Camp, service learning activities, Girl Scouts, youth development and so much more!
Complimentary breakfast and lunch served for all children and teens 18 years and younger.
We will have Summer School & CARES Expanded Learning program at HVE.
Parenting Classes & Resources from the Adult Education Center in MDUSD
Adult Education has resources for MDUSD families, for example, workshops for parenting and anger management. Please see the flyers in English and Spanish below.
Certificate Parenting In-Person Jan-June 2023.docx
Clase Para la Crianza de los Hijos April-June 2023 docx.docx
Certificate Parenting Flyer Winter Online January-March 2023.docx
Anger Management Flyer-In-Person January-June 2023.docx
Clase Para el Control de la Ira April-June 2023(Repaired).docx
Anger Management Flyer- Winter Online Class January-March 2023..docx
Interdistrict Transfers **NEW INFORMATION
Interdistrict (between two districts) transfer applications for the 23-24 school year will be available online at mdusd.org/interdistricttransfers, beginning March 15th.
Beginning this year we will only require students changing school levels to apply for their transfer. Current, approved inters, in good academic, behavioral, and attendance standing do not need to submit a renewal to continue to the next school year.
Remember to keep students home if they are sick even if it is not COVID.
Colds & Flu are still around. If they have symptoms, they need to stay home.
Updated Guidance for COVID Symptoms per CCHS:
Updated COVID Guidelines
Please note that individuals who test positive may return to the workplace or school after day 5 if: Symptoms are not present, or are mild and improving, AND fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
Anyone that tests positive for COVID must remain home for a minimum of 5 days.
Anyone that has symptoms, needs to test for COVID and return when symptoms improve and they are NEGATIVE when tested.
Weekly Spirit Days at HVE
Important Dates to Remember:
March: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month & Women’s History Month
March 22 - April 21 Ramadan
March 23 - 26 - HVE Online Auction
March 28 - 6:30 pm 5th Grade Honor Choir Festival at Pleasant Hill Middle School
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 Gr. 1 & 2 (4 - 5pm), Grades 3-5 (6:00 - 7:30pm)
May 14 - Mother’s Day
- May 16 - Open House Student Last Names A - K - 5:00 - 5:45 PM
- May 16 - Open House Student Last Names L - Z - 5:45 - 6:30 PM
- May 26 - Student Council Spirit Day: "Anything but a backpack"
- May 29 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
- May 30 - 5th Grade Field Day & BBQ
- May 31 - Kindergarten Promotion 8:30 Hutcheson/McClane & 10:00 Oscamou/Licht
June: Pride Month
- June 1 - 5th Grade Promotion 10:00 (all together)
- 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
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
Hidden Valley Elementary
Location: 500 Glacier Drive, Martinez, CA, USA
Phone: (925) 228-9530