EV Staff News

March 1, 2019

Our vision is to be a Healthy and Literate Community!

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Technology and misuses

There has been a lot of talk about Momo. The way i have heard it, is that a scary image pops up in the middle of games and other apps etc.. The Momo thing appears to be a hoax. Although it is causing hysteria and could give folks ideas.

There have been several other on line issues this week. I am working on a response to this in two ways.

1. general information to parents about on line bullying and inappropriate apps etc..

2. A night of technology for parents.

I will not address apps or you tube by name but general information about on line safety.

For more information

Momo Challenge

CNN - on line concerns

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Youth Truth Survey

The District is launching a new survey for students, parents, and staff called Youth Truth. Youth Truth is a national non profit organization that designs research-based surveys asking practical questions on the topics that matter most to student outcomes. Check out their website if you want more information. https://youthtruthsurvey.org

Youth Truth will compile all of the data and provide reports to each school site and District generated from each stakeholder survey. Survey themes for each stakeholder group are as follows:

Upper elementary (grades 3-5)


Academic rigor


Instructional methods


School safety

Staff Survey




Professional development & support

Parent Survey




Communication & feedback

School safety


We will launch the parent survey during conference week with a goal of 75% response rate from our families. I will provide a hand-out about the survey for you to give to each parent. The computer lab will also be open during parent-teacher conferences to ensure parents have access to a computer if they need one. I will have access to the hand-out on Monday, 3/4. I will print and place them in your boxes by Wednesday, 3/6 so you are all set for conference week.

I am still working on dates for the student (grades 3-5) and staff survey.

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.

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Important Dates

March 26

K-1 Math Bridges Training - book your own subs

March 27

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

April 1 & 2

Hareem Atif 3-5 - we book subs

April 3, 10, 17 and 24

Peer to Peer - 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)

Up Coming Events

March - Project Rainbow

Tues. 5 Principal Walk Throughs 9am

Wed. 6 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm -22 (on your own)

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 6pm

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

Thurs. 28 Elementary Principals & Rebecca from TC

Fri. 29 SSC & ELAC & Rebecca from TC


Mon & Tues 1 & 2 - Hareem for 3rd-5th grades

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 (on your own)

Thurs. 18 Elementary Principals

Fri. 19 Restructuring Team

Mon. 22 Golf Tourney

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 (on your own)

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 (on your own)

Thurs. 23 Coffee Day

Fri. 24 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