Cordelia Hills Staff Update

Believe, 3/1/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: I am so incredibly impressed with the growth in the writing I am seeing when I walk classrooms. Clearly, strong effort is being put into the instruction and planning and it shows. A huge thank you to Amos and custodial staff for taking on so many large events over the last couple of weeks. It is noticed and appreciated =)

Grow: With instruction (and not intervention) in mind, what is one area that you think you could target for small group instruction?

Morning PE

I just wanted to take a second to review the purpose of morning PE. Remember, the primary purpose of the time is to get students moving and to get blood flowing. It is a fantastic way to get all of our 1st-5th students together each day as a school. Additionally, it does help us fulfill the state requirement for PE minutes.

With that in mind, please remember we need all teachers on deck. That means we are interacting with students, participating, supervising, etc. I know it is a great time to chat with your colleagues, especially the ones you don't see as often, but we really need all of the help we can get in making it the best possible time possible.

Thanks so much for your help!

Cordelia Hills Multicultural Faire

Wednesday, April 17th, 6pm

4770 Canyon Hills Drive

Fairfield, CA

Join us at the Cordelia Hills Elementary Multicultural Night. All students, classes, and families are welcome as we celebrate the many cultures that make up our school and community. Participants can display cultural diversity in a variety of ways and we welcome a multitude of presentation types and displays.

Check out our webpage and registration link at:

Multicultural Night at Cordelia Hills

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Upcoming Dates/Events

3/1: Visit by GVMS Band for Grades 4/5 (9:00 am) and Student of the Month Lunch

3/5: Staff Meeting

3/8: No Students, Teacher Work Day

3/13: PTA elections in library at 6:15

3/14: March SOM Names Due

3/19: Report Cards go Live in Illuminate for parents to see

3/20-3/22: Report Card Conferences, Minimum Days

3/25-3/29: No School, Spring Break

Pay it Forward

A message from PTA on Pay it Forward:

PTA is running a donation drive in partnership with Disney's Points of Light NOW through next Thursday, March 7th!! We are looking for new items to donate to local charities and hospitals to benefit children and families in need during times of sickness.

We are attempting to collect at least 200 of the following items:

- NEW stuffed animals

- NEW baby blankets

- NEW baby clothes

- Knitted or crocheted baby hats

- Knitted or crocheted child size hats

- NEW kids books

- NEW kids toys

- Diapers and NEW baby supplies

All of these items can be brought into your child's classroom and PTA will collect them through next Thursday, March 7th.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Kanen Latora at


I hope you were able to check out the Mind Up books that I placed in MOST mailboxes. Be sure to check out the pull out brain poster in the back.

New link:

Links on mindfulness/trauma/brain science:

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks

Stop, Breathe, and Think Video

Link on mindfulness and kindness , kid friendly hip hop music with a mindful message., kid friendly art and mindful activities.


I will continue to leave this link as a resource for you to check out to get that overall view of our school. We were green in all areas and blue in suspension. Let me know if you have any questions.