EV Staff News

Feb 11, 2019

Monday Agenda

ELPAC testing

Mindfulness for staff and students

Peer to Peer Work

District Survey (bring your laptop)

Planning for your PLC

PD Day on Feb 15

Greetings SVUSD,

We are pleased to welcome you to our third professional learning day for the 2018-19 school year. Using feedback from the professional development survey you completed in September, November and following the January 30 professional learning day, we have crafted a catalog of sessions for your participation and engagement.

We are continuing the format of full day sessions and repeating 100 minute sessions. Full day sessions should be attended all day. The 100 minute sessions are structured so that you can participate in a variety of session of interest.

The Professional Learning Catalog provides session descriptions, intended audience, and the locations of each session. New sessions are marked with an asterisk. Sessions CPM Math and NGSS Science are secondary sessions that are continuing on from November 2, January 30 and February 15. Most of our sessions have a maximum capacity of 30 participants so if a session is full when you arrive, please find another session. A map of SVHS is also included for your reference.

This is a reminder that February 15th is a classified holiday. If any classified would like to participate in another three sessions day, you may do so on a time sheet as Overtime (OT). Remember, to sign in and out with your site administrator on February 15 if you decide to attend and complete a time sheet and turn into your supervisor before February 22.

If your room is being used to host sessions, please leave a note for the presenter if there are any specifics as to how you would like your room left. All room assignments are on the agenda.

Pastries and coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be on your own.

Please note that many sessions will repeat across all three days so that participants who are unable to attend sessions of interest in November can attend in January and February. We hope that these offerings support you in continuing your outstanding work and helps us all to reach and teach each and every student in our district.


Your Educational Services Team

PL Day Agenda 2/15/19


The following Wednesdays are on your own. All other Wednesdays will begin at 1:55 for PLC work.

Feb 27

March 6

April 17

May 15

May 22

After School Intervention

We have two jobs posted for after school intervention in the area of math. If you are interested please let me know.

Rainy Day Lunch

We will no longer be using the rainy day schedule. It simply causes too much confusion for Noon Duty and staff.

Please follow the regular schedule everyday. If it is raining you will pick up the students after your 30 minute lunch. If it isn’t raining they will go outside.

The one major adjustment will be that is it is raining or the potential for rain - K and first will eat together.

Hope this makes sense?

Our School Community

Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed something always brings me back to hope and joy! This week was a challenge for a couple of reasons. Miscommunication, lock down, not being able to be in classrooms, sub shortage, suspension.... just to name a few...

And when I think "oh dear how are we going to get out of this one?"... All of you step up and make it happen! Thank you for taking responsibility and leadership in making sure all our students were taken care of this week!!

Parents also make me hopeful! This week I got to interact with parents at kinder registration, Valentines Day Dance and a listening circle. We have amazing parents at our school who will do whatever they can to help their children and our school!

Thank you all! EV is a great place to be!


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Mindfulness & You

This Project will address the continued adversity, loss, and trauma that have taken a devastating toll on many Latino families and children in the wake of the October 2017 wildfires. Many Latinos who were living on the edge before the fires are struggling to recover from the emotional, financial, and physical impacts of the disaster and are not able to locate and access culturally appropriate wellness supports. Unfortunately, disparities in mental health care for Latinos are severe, persistent, and well documented. Latinos in Napa and Sonoma Counties have less access to mental health services than do Whites, are less likely to receive needed care, and are more likely to receive poor quality care when treated.(Community-Defined Solutions for Latino Mental Health Care. UC Davis, 2012)

Now that the wildfires have faded from the headlines and attention has turned elsewhere, too many people are feeling left alone to deal with the “second disaster” of continued adversity, loss, conflict and further trauma.

The Thriving Schools Wellness Initiative in Napa and Sonoma Valley will create cultures of wellness at high need elementary schools by supporting school staff to implement self-care, peer-to-peer support and classroom wellness activities for students and by offering parent education, family wellness events and support activities to help Latino parents manage stress and promote children’s well-being. On The Move brings together community leaders and partner organizations to create a Tapestry of Wellness that involves a collection of “strands” that create multiple culturally based paths to wellness:

Art Expression: Art, dance, music, theater and writing allow for articulation of feelings.

Healthy Living: Gardening, exercise, healthy cooking and eating together enhance the mind and body experience.

Spiritual Healing: Meditation and other spiritual practices quiet the mind, body and soul.

Social Connections: Conversation groups, parent cafes and celebrations nurture needed relationships.

Today, more than ever, mental health support is critical to keeping our communities safe and well. As a community, we must find solutions for providing low-cost, effective, resilience-focused mental health services that meet the unique cultural needs of our Latino children, youth, and families.

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Drill Feedback (repeat)

Hi All

Let me know if you have any feedback or needs that arose as a result of Friday's drill. For example we now know that room 26 doesn't lock from the inside.

Feedback form

Employee of the Year (repeat)

Anyone you know deserve a nomination?

Google Form

Math Promise Standards (Repeat)

Based on my recent principal meeting we will need to be ready to talk about promise standards in math by April 30. The documents you have created will help with this conversation. In addition, the Napa standards will help inform this work.

There will be a release day in May and we will need grade level representation at a district grade level meeting. Please let me know who will represent your grade level.

Sign up for your grade rep.

IAB Testing & Hand Scoring 3rd, 4th and 5th (Repeat)

Link to tests and items to be hand scored

Please see the items in red as to the tests you need to administer and hand score. We will find a collaboration day to hand score the ELA items.

ELA IAB Window: Feb. 11-Feb. 22

Madison: Feb. 11 - 12:35-1:40

Markham: Feb. 19 - 12:35-1:40

Important Dates (repeat)

Feb 12, 13 and March 7 - book your own sub (optional)

ELA CORE Training

Feb 14

Rebecca Cronin K-2 - we book subs

Feb 15

PD - no students

Feb 19

Hareem Atif 3-5 - we book subs

Feb 22

Restructuring Team - book your own sub

Feb 27

*Peer to Peer - we book subs

March 26 &

K-1 Math Bridges Training - book your own subs

March 27 (you attend one day)

2nd Math Bridges Training - book your own subs

March 28 & 29 (you attend one day)

3-5 Math Bridges Training - book your own subs

March 28 & 29

Rebecca Cronin K-2 - we book subs

May 22

K-2 Math Promise Standards - book your own sub (One per grade level)

May 23

3-5 Math Promise Standards - book your own sub (One per grade level)

*additional Peer to Peer in the works

Up Coming Events

February - Coffee Cart on V-Day, Scavenger Hunt and 100 Day Celebration!

Fri. 8 V-Day Dance 6pm

Mon. 11 Staff meeting (peer to peer)

Wed. 13 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -19

Thurs. 14 Coffee Day & Principals TK-12 & Rebecca from TC

Fri. 15 Staff Development (non stu day)

Tues. 19 District Grade Level Meeting, Hareem TC 3-5, Socorro at EV 10am

Wed. 20 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 20, Enrichment Session 2

Thurs. 21 Elementary Principals

Fri. 22 Restructuring Team & SSC & ELAC

Mon 25 Staff meeting, PTO Executive Board 6pm

Wed. 27 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 21

Thurs. 28 Sing a long 9am

March - Project Rainbow

Tues. 5 Principal Walk Throughs 9am

Wed. 6 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -22

Thurs. 7 DELAC

Fri. 8 Bus Evacuation 9am

11 to 15 Parent Teacher Conferences

Fri. 15 Principals TK-12

18 to 22 Spring Break

Mon. 25 Staff meeting, PTO General Assembly 6pm

Wed. 27 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 23

Thurs. 28 Elementary Principals & Rebecca from TC

Fri. 29 SSC & ELAC & Rebecca from TC


Wed. 3 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 24

Thurs. 4 DELAC

Fri. 5 Leadership Meeting

Mon. 8 Staff meeting

Wed. 10 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 25

Fri. 12 Principals TK-12

Mon. 15 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 17 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 26

Thurs. 18 Elementary Principals

Fri. 19 Restructuring Team

Mon. 22 Golf Tourney

Tues. 23 Santa Rosa Symphony - 1:00-1:30pm & 1:45-2:15pm

Wed. 24 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 27

Thurs. 25 Sing a long 9am

Fri. 26 SSC & ELAC

Mon 29 Staff meeting


Wed. 1 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 28

Fri. 3 Purple Pinkie and Cinco de Mayo

Mon Staff meeting

Wed. 8 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 29

Thurs. 9 DELAC

Fri. 10 Restructuring Team

Wed. 15 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 30

Thurs. 16 Elementary Principals

Fri. 17 Principals TK-12

Mon. 20 Staff Meeting

Wed. 22 On your own for Open House

Wed. 22 Open House

Thurs. 23 Coffee Day

Fri. 24 Senior Walk About, SSC & ELAC

Mon. 27 holiday

Wed. 29 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 31

Thurs. 30 Sing a long 9am

Fri. 31 EV Field Day and BBQ


Tues. 4 Preschool Grad

Wed. 5 On your own

Wed. 5 Awards Assembly

Thurs 6 Promotion

Fri. 7 Teacher Work day

Thurs. 13 Elementary Principals

Fri. 14 Principals TK-12

Fri. 21 Leadership Meeting for maite