Cloverdale Elementary News

Week Of June 7, 2021

Principal's Den

Hello Cloverdale Family,

I hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy. Welcome to our last Cloverdale Elementary News of the 2020-21 school year! What a journey it has been. This past week we had a special drive thru promotion celebration for our 5th graders and our virtual awards assemblies. It is such a pleasure for our staff to serve our students and community. It made my day to be able to see our kids in person and to celebrate them virtually. The success that we've experienced happens when our school and community work well together. Thank you for all of your support and we look forward to your continued support next school year. We have several staff members retiring this school year. They include: Ms. Ayala, Ms. Carroll, Ms. Niles, Ms. Bitetto, Ms. Dohoney, and Ms. Stewart. We also have two other teachers that are moving to other opportunities outside the classroom within our school district. They are Ms. Scranton and Ms. Lee. They are all dedicated professional educators and we will miss them tremendously.

I hope to see you all soon as we will have distribution of summer reading books and other items next week. Check with your teacher for more information. Many others of you will be attending summer academy at our site and I hope to see you then. The registration window is still open if you are still considering this opportunity.

Please stay safe during this summer and enjoy your friends, family, and hopefully some beautiful weather.

June is celebrated as National LGBTQIA Pride Month. Let's use this month to reflect and recognize leaders and prominent figures in the LGBTQIA community that have overcome various prejudices and obstacles to accomplish positive change in our world. We also celebrate National PTSD awareness month. Let us also take a moment to remember and honor all of our veterans on this Memorial Day Holiday. Because of their sacrifices we are able to live in freedom in the great country of the United States of America.

STAR students of the week - Congratulations to our STAR students of the week: Kamaree Boone from Ms. Willet's class and Nathan Hoffman from Ms. Norwood'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 June. Our teacher of the month is Ms. LaNitta Lee and our classified educator of the month is our EL Instructional Assistant Ms. Carmela Carroll.

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

Congratulations to Ms. Hoffman on being recognized by the Los Angeles Clippers for being an outstanding educator.

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Employees Of The Month-June

Certificated Teacher

Ms. LaNitta Lee, 3rd Grade

Classified Employee

Ms. Carmela Carroll, EL IA

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

Summer Virtual Cyber Security Camp for 4th and 5th Graders

Two Sessions to Choose From June 21st-22nd or June 23rd-24th 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Included will be:

• Introduction to safe computer practices

• Introduction to Cyber Hygiene

• Lots of games and interactive activities


Grab-N-Go Lunches

Moreno Valley Unified School District

Message From Superintendent

Dear Staff:

On behalf of the board of education, we hope you had a great week. Can you believe we only have five days left of the school year?

This week, we had our graduation ceremony for our Adult Education program. On Monday, March Mountain High School, Moreno Valley Online Academy and Bayside Community Day School, will lead off our high school student graduations. This is a time of great joy for our seniors and their families. It’s a time for our community to be proud of and support them as well. Our younger students can look up to them and picture themselves graduating in a few or even 11 years from now.

Graduation always makes me excited about the future as I know we have prepared our students for success. With our COVID-19 cases at the lowest levels and state opening up, I am even more excited this year. Our students and our schools made it through a very tough year. With determination and dedication, they proved they could overcome the many challenges they faced. I am very proud of them all.

I hope you have a good, safe weekend!


Dr. Martinrex Kedziora

Superintendent of Schools

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New Updates

Professional Development

Supporting a Trauma Sensitive School

June 7-10; 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Via Zoom

Audience: Classified Office Staff

This is a four-day training, 1.5 hours each day. Participants will gain understanding of what trauma is, its prevalence and how to create a trauma-sensitive learning environment.

View flyer for more information or to register.

Summer Grab ‘n’ Go Lunch

Free summer meals for all children and teens

June 16 - August 6, 2021

Monday - Friday

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Available at the following schools:

  • Vista Del Lago High

  • Badger Springs Middle

  • Landmark Middle

  • Mountain View Middle

  • Palm Middle

  • Sunnymead Middle

  • Vista Heights Middle

  • Edgemont Elementary

  • Armada Elementary

  • Moreno Valley Library

No meals on July 5

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 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.

Free WiFi Spots In Moreno Valley

Fatherhood Program

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.


AAAC- (African American 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

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