Wildcat Weekly November 13, 2023
from: Ms. Piezas
A Message from Ms. Piezas
Yesterday was Diwali. This holiday is full of light and color. In my research for this holiday I learned "It symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance". What a beautiful thought. I also learned that Diwali is primarily a Hindu festival, variations of Diwali are also celebrated by other faiths.
Our Fall Break is coming up.
Thanksgiving can be upsetting to our Native American, Indigenous, American Indian families. At Corvallis, we will be focusing on the spirit of gratitude and thankfulness.
In honor of our families here is a little history/information about the Ohlone tribe who shaped this land.
Ohlone Tribe in San Lorenzo
The land of San Lorenzo is on the homeland of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe. In Chochenyo, Muwekma means “the People.” Ohlone cultures changed over time in the thousands of years that Ohlone people have lived in the area, responding to changes and new arrivals. Ohlone people still live and work in San Lorenzo today. Some continue traditional ways of harvesting and basketry passed down by their ancestors, just as all families remember and continue family and cultural traditions.
I am grateful for the many differnt cultures we have at Corvallis. Our students have rich cultures that we are encouraging them to share. We are also working to ensure that all of our students see themselves in their reading, history, science by diversifying our lessons and curriculum.
This Week's Schedule
Tuesday: 1:50 (TK & K) 3:05 (1st-5th)
Thursday: 1:50 (TK & K) 3:05 (1st-5th)
11/17 1:30 dismissal & Movie Night
11/20-11/24 Thanksgiving Break
Absences and Tardies
Students entering the building from 8:35-8:45 will be greeted by our staff and given a tardy slip to take to class. After 8:45 students will report to the office to obtain a tardy slip.
If your child will not attend school on a particular day you may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-317-4999. Please leave a voice mail. Our office checks it several times a day.
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