Proctor Elementary

Distance Learning Announcements and Updates, 9/25/20

A Message from Principal Ghereben

Dear Proctor Community,

We have made it through yet another week in Distance Learning. Thank you to all the families who were able to meet with your classroom teacher this week during parent/family conferences. It is important that we continue to partner together through this time of virtual learning. Only together can we make this time as successful as it can be.

As many of you know, this week Alameda County announced that the county has moved from the purple tier to the red tier according to the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As indicated by the California Department of Public Health, counties must remain in the new tier for two weeks before they consider loosening restrictions imposed in the previous tier. The reopening of schools continues to require significant planning and preparation by all districts in Alameda County as stated in Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Monroe’s statement released this week.

Before schools are allowed to re-open, each district is responsible for developing and implementing its re-opening plan, based on State and county requirements. Schools must establish and post a comprehensive re-opening plan which must be publically available to students, staff and community.

In the Superintendent's message this week, she shared that CVUSD will follow a phased in approach and will plan thoughtfully and carefully to ensure a successful implementation of any change to the type of instruction and support students receive. Do know that the health and safety of our students and staff will always be the top priority throughout this planning process.

Thank you again for all that you are doing to support your teacher and your child's learning during this time away in distance learning.


Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

Tech tip of the Week!

How to Turn off Google Classroom Notifications!

I know that many students and parents may be overwhelmed with the amount of email notifications you are receiving from all the Google Classrooms your child in enrolled in. Receiving notifications from classroom teachers and specialists (PE, Science, Music, etc) can be a lot!

To prevent his overload of info being sent to your child, please view the Google Tutorial Video below that will walk you through how to turn off these Google Classroom Notifications.

Don't forget! If you have any Desktop monitors that you are not using anymore, or would like to upgrade your current computer system with new equipment/hardware, we would be happy to accept any donation you could provide.

How to Turn Off Email Notifications in Google Classroom

Picture Days Next Week!

Here are the dates and times School Pictures will be taken:

Wednesday, September 30th, (Last Names A-M) - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, October 1st, (Last Names N-Z) - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Pre-ordering is not required and parents never need to bring anything to picture day! .Attached below is a digital flyer with a pre-ordering code, or use this email link.

On your picture day you simply show up with your child, tell Lifetouch their name, they will select their name on a tablet, they take their portrait and on your on your way. It will be an easy and fast process!

Lifetouch will set up in the School Cafeteria to utilize it's large space. Students will enter through one set of doors near Room 21, and exit the cafeteria through the doors near the staff parking lot. Signs will also be posted on campus to provide direction to students and families.

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Let's continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic American Contributions to American Culture

CVUSD Elementary Padres Unidos Virtual Meeting!

Join us for our first CVUSD Elementary Padres Unidos Virtual Meeting!

Monday, October 12, 2020

6:00 - 7:30 pm

Use this LINK to join

MeetingID: 947 944 5280

This is a wonderful opportunity to build a deeper partnership with our families and discuss how we can better support our schools and students. We would also like to create a robust resource page for families, students and CVUSD staff.

If you have any questions please email:

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Elementary African American Advisory Council (EAAPAC)

We wanted to invite you to our first Elementary African American Advisory Council (EAAPAC) meeting on Thursday, October 8th from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

We will be discussing the purpose of the Council, collecting topics of interest from council members, building relationships between our families, and determining how we might partner to enhance the educational experience of our African American students in CVUSD.

The meeting will be online at this link: EAAPAC Meeting

Meeting ID: 819 0890 2639
Passcode: Nqh5Ae

We hope you will be able to attend.

If you have questions before then, please let us know.

Looking forward to "seeing" you soon!

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Please Join the Black Minds Matter Fall Cohort!

Black Minds Matter

Fall Cohort

LINK to flyer information

LINK to interest form, please fill out if interested!

(also included in the flyer)

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Free Tutoring

Please see the attached flyer for a free tutoring opportunity being offered to your students from some of our CVHS students!

Here is the Google form parents need to fill out to register their students for this free tutoring opportunity:

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News from Ms. Bremer, Proctor Librarian!

It was wonderful to see so many eager faces this week as you came to pick up books. 196 permission slips have been received, 290 books have been placed on hold and 153 books were checked out and taken home for reading enjoyment.

The library will have extended pick-up hours next week:

  • Wednesday 9/30 1:00-5:00
  • Thursday 10/1 1:00-5:00

Students can place their hold requests by logging into Destiny Discover, directions and links are in their Library Google Classroom. They will receive an e-mail when their books are ready.

Happy Reading,

Mrs. Bremer

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Proctor’s 9th Annual Battle of the Books will be April 16!

We’re so excited to host this year’s Battle of the Books!

It’s time to start reading and sending in those summaries!

We will be holding a virtual Battle of the Books on April 16, 2021.

Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th Grade Proctor student can participate. By participating in the Battle of the Books, students have the opportunity to further improve their reading skills. This enrichment program opens the door for students to become familiar with writing styles and develop their personal interests as readers. The day of the Battle is filled with game-style, friendly competitions set in a team atmosphere.

Click the Link for more details!

Your Battle of the Books Team:

Sandhya Scott (

& Neepa Gupta (

Farwell, We will Miss You!!

Laura Caistor, RTI Instructional Aide

We are sad to announce that our very talented Laura Caistor will be leaving Proctor Elementary. Ms. Casistor has provided intervention services to Proctor students for the past six years. She has impacted students in multiple ways and we are deeply saddened to see her go. As we wish Ms. Caistor the very best in her future endeavors, she will be missed by many here in the Proctor Community!

Thank You Ms. Caistor for that you have done for our Proctor students and staff!

John Rosa, Proctor Custodian

Many of you know that John Rosa has been the Lead custodian and part of the CVUSD community for almost 20 years! This month, Mr. Rosa announced his retirement! We are sad to see him go, but know that he will enjoy living the retired life in Sonora where he will be moving! We wish Mr. Rosa all the best, and thank him for his years of service and dedication to the staff and students of the Proctor Community!
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Proctor Elementary School

Home of the Patriots

Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal