Cloverdale Elementary News

Week Of May 3, 2021

Principal's Den

Hello Cloverdale Family,

I hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. Can you believe that we are already in the month of May? What a journey. Not too long ago we were just starting distance learning in August and now look at all that you have been able to learn and accomplish using technology in a very different way. I am very proud of all of you for your perseverance and willingness to adapt during these difficult times.

May is celebrated as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. I encourage you to take the time to research some of the inspirational Asian American and Pacific Islander figures today and in our past that have contributed greatly to our country's history.

This Friday we celebrate our next Spirit Day which is Book Character Day. If you are able to, dress up like a favorite book character, take a picture, and share it with your teachers. We are also sharing applications for our Superintendent's Summer Expanded Learning Academy. You can find the link to the application on our school website, App, and in this newsletter. It will be wonderful to see you back at the school along with teachers and staff this summer. I hope you'll consider signing up.

STAR students of the week - Congratulations to our STAR students of the week: Yoni Funes Cano from Ms. Bitetto's class and Paul Goette from Ms. Cordova's class. We have many other outstanding nominees for this special award and I will proudly read their names in the morning announcements. Please make sure that your students continue to stay engaged and participate in their classes daily.

Employees of the Month: We are recognizing a certificated teacher and a classified educator for the month of May. Our teacher of the month is Ms. Sharkey and our classified educator of the month is our EL Instructional Assistant Ms. Minnie Guerrero.

Thank you,

At Cloverdale we strive to be Leaders by Example. As I mention to our students during announcements, this means that we always try to do the right thing even when no one is looking.

As part of our school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), we also learn to ROAR. This is a matrix that exemplifies our core values of being Respectful, Organized, Accountable, and Responsible.

Our goal is to be college ready once we graduate from High School and that starts today!


Genaro García


STAR Students Of The Week

Employees Of The Month-May

Certificated Teacher-Mrs. Sharkey

This is Mrs. Sharkey's third year at Cloverdale Elementary School and working in the Moreno Valley Unified School District. She shares that she loves working at Cloverdale and the staff is like family. She appreciates that everyone at Cloverdale cares deeply for the children we serve and we appreciate that she is a great example of this.

Classified Employee-Mrs. Guerrero

Mrs. Guerrero has worked as an EL instructional assistant for the district for 10 years.She was also a substitute for 3 years before becoming permanent employee. We are glad to have you Mrs. Guerrero !

Employees Of The Year

Certificated Educator Of The Year:

Congratulations to Mrs. Richards who is a first grade teacher here at Cloverdale! Mrs. Richards knew she wanted to be a teacher as a child, in her words “ this is my dream job.” She has been teaching for 32 years. She has spent the majority of her career at Cloverdale, this marks her 24th year here. We are so lucky to have her on our team!

Classified Employee Of The Year:

Congratulations to Kim Sharp our evening custodian. Kim started working for MVUSD as a sub custodian in October of 2014. She worked at a few different sites before she was offered a long term assignment at Armada elementary, where she remained worked through August 2015. Kim decided to apply for a permanent position with the district after realizing how much she truly enjoyed the job. In August of 2015 she was offered a spot at Cloverdale Elementary and lucky for us, she accepted. We have been so fortunate to have her hard-working, and friendly personality as a part of our Cloverdale family since then.

Upcoming Dates To Remember

Cloverdale Spirit Days

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Cloverdale ELAC Meeting-May 6th

Please join us on May 6th for our ELAC Meeting. We appreciate all parents and their participation.

Open House-May 6th

Please stop by your child's zoom between 5:30pm-7:00pm to check-in and connect to their teachers.
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Book Character Day-May 7th

Join us and show your school spirit by dressing up as your favorite book character.
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Teacher Appreciation Week-May 3rd-May 7th

Please help us in thanking our awesome Cloverdale teachers for all of their hard work, and dedication to our students. They always go above and beyond to ensure that they are doing their very best to serve each and every one of our students.
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Summer Learning Academy

Registration is open for Summer Learning Academy which will be in session from June 21-July 22. Registration closes May 4th

Community Photo Album

Grab-N-Go Lunches Are Back!

Drive by and pick up your school lunches daily at Cloverdale between 11am and 1pm.
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Rent Assistance

Riverside Salvation Army

If you need assistance with your rent, the Riverside Salvation Army may be able to assist with funds that do not have to be paid back. They may also be able to provide funding for utilities. Call 951-784-4490; ext. 113 for rental or mortgage assistance, ext. 115 for utilities assistance.

The United Lift Renters Assistance Program

Available aid per family: $3500.00

What you need to know:

· You do not have to be behind in your rent

· You can apply this aid to future rent

· Once approved the aid goes directly to your landlord or property manager

· This aid is not taxable and does not have to be paid back

· You are not eligible to receive this aid if you are related to the landlord or have already applied for and received assistance

What you need to qualify:

· New: Total income less than $62,000. (Proof of income-paystubs, bank statement)

· Rental Agreement

· Valid ID

· Proof of Loss of Income due to Covid-19

· Copy of W-9 form provided by your landlord or property manager Landlord W9 link:

* Please note: all documents must be scanned and uploaded to the


Parent Workshop-May 19th -Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds

Low Cost or Free Internet Access

If you are looking for low- or no-cost internet access, here are three resources:

  • SBX Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services such as hotspots.
  • is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
  • The California Department of Education has compiled a list of low- and no-cost internet access plans.

Did you know you could also check out one of the nearly 100 more mobile hotspots from the city's three libraries? Locations and operating hours of Moreno Valley Public Libraries are available here.

Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is now open by appointment only. They are here to help you in any way they can. Please feel free to call Andrea Chavez (ELL Parent Resource Specialist) and Rose Moreno (bilingual clerk) at (951) 571- 7831 or (951) 571-7500 ext. 17344 from the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Think Together After School Program

See link below for instructions on enrolling your child in the Think Together Program.

Free WiFi Spots In Moreno Valley

MVUSD WiFi Busses

Library Books

See details below for checking out library books.

Virtual Recess

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Order your yearbooks now !

See information below to order your copy before the deadline-May 12th.

Fatherhood Program

Free Online Tutoring Grades 4--12

MVUSD is proud to provide *free* online tutoring for our students in grades 4-12 through PAPER. Students can access a tutor live via chat, 24/7! Learn how to get started today:
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Parent Committees and Volunteers

School Site Council

This committee is an important committee that is involved in making decisions regarding categorical programs (i.e. Title I, LCFF) that affect your student's education. Parents will be notified of meetings periodically. The School Site Council meets once per month.


ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee)- This committee is for parents of students who are learning English as a second language (ELL students). Please come and join in on making recommendations regarding your student's education.


AAPAC- (African American Parent Advisory Council )-This committee is for parents of students who are African American. Join us in working together to support the academic and social-emotional growth of our students.

Cloverdale PTA

Cloverdale PTA- Our PTA members are involved in organizing and participating in school activities for students and parents (Family Reading and Math Nights, Promotions, Dances, Fundraisers, Picture Day, etc.)

Weekly Announcements

Week Of May,3-English
Week Of May,3 -Spanish

School Focuses Of The Week


Career Highlight of the Week



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College Highlight of the Week

Virginia State University


Read more about VSU Here

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Let's Explore our college and career options starting with the letter "V"

SEL Focus Of The Week

Tk/k-Handling Waiting

The Calming-Down Steps can help you manage feeling excited or impatient while waiting.

Finding quiet things to do that won’t distract others also helps you wait

1st Grade-2nd Grade-Calming Down Anger

Belly breathing calms down strong feelings.

Belly breathing pushes the belly out when you breathe in.

Being mean or hurting others when you are angry is not okay.

3rd Grade-Problem Solving Pt. 1

Calming down helps you think so you can solve problems.

Following steps can help you solve problems.

Saying the problem without blame is respectful.

4th Grade-Perseverance

Staying with the task and not giving up.

Showing commitment, pride and a positive attitude in completing tasks.

Trying again and again and again.

Being patient and willing to work hard

5th Grade-Dealing With Peer Pressure

It is okay to say no to others, and it is okay for them to say no to you.

Negative emotions like guilt and remorse can be reasons not to go along with peer pressure.