Cordelia Hills Staff Update

Believe, 4/12/2019

Glows and Grows

Glows: A congratulations and thank you to Ms. Hansen and Mrs. Byland for a tremendous show yesterday. The students were terrific and the message on character was positive and strong. Terrific work is an understatement. Thank you to Ms. Carnahan and Mr. Suarez for handling difficult student behavior issues so well this past week. Your calm approach is appreciated.

Grows: As we enter spring time, let's commit to making sure we are reinforcing positive behavior across the school with our Tier One efforts (positive language, Paw Prides, Good News Referrals, positive phone calls home, simple good jobs). Also, continue to remind students of our expectations and enlist extra practice for those that need it.

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Academic Conversations

As I spend endless hours preparing the SPSA draft (thank you kindly for your input), one area I noticed in the data metric section is the drastic drop off in academic conversations during the second half of the year. I am including the data below. Please plan for opportunities for meaningful academic exchanges between students. It makes a difference!

Aug/Sept: 54.2% (not observed), 45.8% (Level 1), 0% (Level 2 or 3)

October: 68.2% (not observed), 18.2% (Level 1), 13.5% (Level 2 or 3)

Nov/Dec: 56% (not observed), 32% (Level 1), 12% (Level 2 or 3)

January: 42.9% (not observed), 39.3% (Level 1), 17.9% (Level 2 or 3)

February: 69.2% (not observed), 23.1% (Level 1), 7.7% (Level 2 or 3)

March: 71.4% (not observed), 25% (Level 1), 3.6% (Level 2 or 3)

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.

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CAASPP Preparation

Don't leave your students unprepared for the CAASPP platform. Take advantage of the practice and training tests at:

Also, please be sure to notify parents of your grade level testing schedule so they are aware. If you have any questions or NEED ANY ASSISTANCE, don't hesitate to reach out for help.

Student Morning Welcome

Let's welcome students to school in the morning on Monday, April 29th at 8:10 when the main gate comes up. I hope you can join me as pump our students as we head into the testing window. Come ready to dance and make some noise.

Upcoming Dates/Events

4/12: Student of the Month Lunch, April SOM names due

4/12: PTA Build NIght and Movie Night (5:00 and 6:00)

4/16: Reclassification Ceremony at 6:30 (Willow Hall)----SEE EMAIL from Ms. Baker

4/17: Multicultural Night

4/19 and 4/22: No School, Earth Day --April 22

4/24: Secretary's Day, Zun Zun Assembly (9 am and 10 am)

4/26: Mother Son Glow Dance, End of Progress Report Period


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.