Cordelia Hills Update

3/4/2019

Message from the Principal

Good morning and welcome to another week at Cordelia Hills. We are close to wrapping up our second trimester. Grades will be available Tuesday, March 19th on Illuminate. Conferences follow that with minimum days on March 20-22 (dismissal at 11:40 for all students except preschool).


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Please remember that the daycare area near the baseball fields is for daycare buses only. Please avoid that area. The vans are trying to make it to other schools. Additionally, there is a ton of foot traffic in that area and we want to reduce the number of vehicles in that area. I KNOW it is incredibly difficult to find street parking but please put safety first.

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District Calendar: The 2019-2020 calendar is out. Check it out here. Please do your best to plan vacations, appointments, times away from school around the school calendar. We need every student here everyday that they are healthy.

Internet Safety

With the "MOMO Challenge" rumors popping up in school, a small snippet of information that I borrowed from a colleague.


MOMO has been around for over a year, but is popping up again. Most teachers have been talking to students about internet safety and responsibility and not to bring any of the “MoMo Challenge” language to school.


Thoughts to consider: Are you monitoring your child’s internet/phone usage? If not, you need to be. Each day there is something new out that is targeting children: drugs, sex, gaming, predators, you name it. Please be a safety advocate and talk to your child about responsible use. When students use the FSUSD district accounts at home or at school, we can see everything they do. Remember, the best safeguard is to talk with your child often about your expectations, rules and the permanence of what is online. Here are some great resources to help you: Parental App Controls, Internet Monitoring, Being Smart.

Multicultural Night

Multicultural Night is Wednesday, April 17th. If for some reason, you still can't access the links, please email me directly and I will include you on the registration/interest list.


Our Event website: https://sites.google.com/fsusd.org/multicultural-night/home


Specific registration/interest link: https://sites.google.com/fsusd.org/multicultural-night/registration


A Save the Date Flyer is here


We look forward to the event and evening and hope you can participate! Please note that a family can represent culture in many ways. It doesn't have to be based in a country/region and we are open to working with families to best represent the cultural traditions of as many families as possible.

Pay it Forward

A message from PTA on Pay it Forward:


PTA is running a donation drive in partnership with Disney's Points of Light NOW through next Thursday, March 7th!! We are looking for new items to donate to local charities and hospitals to benefit children and families in need during times of sickness.




We are attempting to collect at least 200 of the following items:


- NEW stuffed animals

- NEW baby blankets

- NEW baby clothes

- Knitted or crocheted baby hats

- Knitted or crocheted child size hats

- NEW kids books

- NEW kids toys

- Diapers and NEW baby supplies


All of these items can be brought into your child's classroom and PTA will collect them through next Thursday, March 7th.


If you have any questions, please contact Karen Kanen Latora at kjlatora@gmail.com.

Upcoming Dates/Events

3/4-3/15: Mixed Bag Fundraisers (www.mixedbags.com ID# 90266)

3/5: Multicultural Night PLANNING meeting, Library @ 4:30

3/8: NO Students: Teacher work day

3/20-3/22: 2nd Trimester Conferences

3/18-3/22: Spring Spirit Week

3/25-3/29: Spring Break, NO School

4/1: School Resumes



STAND UP to Bullying Day: Every Wednesday, Wear BLUE!

ALL SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS are on FRIDAYS! Show your Coyote love and wear your CHE Swag!

WATCHDOGS

Calling out dads (and other male figures) serving the Cordelia Community. We are looking for more WATCHDOGS (DADS of Great Students) to help our school. If you are interested and have questions, please email me at stevetr@fsusd.org.

Staying Up-to-date with our Cordelia Hills PTA

Membership drive is on. Check out the details below!


PTA Webpage: www.cordeliahillspta.org


PTA Calendar: https://goo.gl/vc3vW9

Cordelia Public Library--Did you know!

The Cordelia Public library is a wealth of resources. They include tutoring and sensory reading time for students with more intense sensory need. Check out the website!


Upcoming Library Events


http://www.solanolibrary.com/cordelia/

Additional Resources for Parents