Evergreen Express

Back to School August 2022

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Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!


I would like to welcome your family to Evergreen Elementary School! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer spending time with family and friends. We look forward to your child's outstanding year of learning and growth!


I am thrilled to be back at Evergreen for my second year as Principal. Our community of teachers is innovative and student-centered, and working with them to support your children is an incredible experience.


We are excited to welcome your child back to school on Tuesday, August 16th. Supervision for students starts at 8:10 am. Please note that if you drop your student off prior to 8:10 am, they will be unsupervised. Our supervised morning walk starts at 8:10am. The warning bell will ring at 8:17 at which time students will walk to the cone with their teacher's name. Teachers will meet students at their cones to walk them into class.


Teacher/Class assignments will go out on Monday the 15th via email, with a reminder phone call.

Please note that dismissal will be at 12:00 pm on the first day of school (8/16) for all students. Dismissal for TK/K only will also be 12:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (8/17-8/19) the first week of school


Warm regards,


Maya Nava

Principal

2022-2023 School Staff

Administration

Ms. Nava ~ Principal

Ms. Corbett ~ Assistant Principal

Ms. Rebecca Aliotti ~ Office Manager

Ms. Christine Tournahu ~ Office Assistant


TK

Mrs. McCarthy


Kindergarten

Mr. Cutler

Ms. Lightfoot

Mrs. Hilliard

Mrs. Kepley


First Grade

Ms. Stansberry

Mrs. Finnegan

Mrs. Lindeman

Ms. Daniele


Second Grade

Ms. Uwins

Mrs. Heald


Second/Third Grade Combo

Ms. George


Third Grade

Mrs. Bretag

Mrs. Stainer

Mrs. Kelsey


Fourth Grade

Mrs. Honsvick

Ms. Kellett

Mr. Bernal


Fifth Grade

Mr. Connell

Mrs. Bodlovich

Mrs. Navabpour


Special Education

Ms. Havstad ~ K-2nd Special Day Class

Mrs. Harumi - 3rd-5th Special Day Class

Ms. Reeves ~ K-2nd Special Day Class

Mrs. Pilar ~ 3rd-5th BEST

Mr. Hoyt ~ School Psychologist

Mrs. Epstein ~ School Counselor (Part-Time)

Mrs. Imhoff ~ Learning Center

Mrs. Mahlstedt ~ Speech Pathologist


Other

Mr. Turner ~ Physical Education

Mrs. Winship ~ Media Teacher


Families will be notified about their child's class placement for the 2022-2023 school via email on Monday, August 15th. Kindergarten families will be notified via email on Sunday, August 14th. Due to student confidentiality, we do not post physical class lists at Evergreen.

AN IMPORTANT TO-DO ITEM FOR PARENTS: Power Schools Parent Portal

**This is for new and existing families**.

The district has made many forms electronic through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please use the following link for instructions on How to Create or Log-in to the Powerschool Parent Portal Account


New Parents/Guardians: This is how you complete registration for your child, you can upload all the supporting documents such as birth certificate, proof of residency and immunizations. Please refer to the email sent from PowerSchool for your child's Access ID and Access Password. You can also call the office to get this information.


Existing Parents/Guardians: You may have created an account when Powerschool first came out and never touched it again, or can't remember if you did or not. No Problem! Either use the forgot my password link or create an account! You will need your child's Access ID and Access Password. The district also sent out this information via email to all guardians last week. You can also call the office to get this information.


Once you have logged in or created an account, please update all the forms.

- Click on the arrow on top left area of the page to get to the navigation bar

- once in the navigation bar, click on forms

- Please review each section to make sure your information is correct and update or add if new information is needed.

Drop Off ~ Pick Up ~ Parking Lot Procedures

We have made many positive improvements to our Drop Off and Pick Up procedures. As all students are arriving and departing at about the same time, traffic in front of the school and in the north parking lot can be very heavy. Please allow extra time for drop-off and pick-up, especially during the first weeks of school. We encourage you to walk or roll to school or park in the neighborhood and walk your child onto campus. Please be respectful to our E section neighbors by not parking in front of driveways or moving trash cans.


Drop Off and Pick Up:

There are different options for Drop off and Pick up. Parents/Guardians can:


  • Park and walk your child into school: The north parking lot is available for parents to park. The parking lot by the MU is staff parking only
  • Use the Drop-off and Pick-up line in the front of the school: please do not exit your car, we will have adults out front helping children get in and out of vehicles. Please be sure to pull forward as far as possible to speed up the drop-off and pick-up process.


Drop Off and Pick up Line Safety

Last year, we received complaints from neighbors and Rohnert Park Police from cars waiting on Emily Avenue to access the pickup line after school. This year, we will not permit cars waiting on Emily Avenue that are not directly in our pickup zone, directly in front of the school. Cars will need to circulate through the neighborhood until there is space in the pick-up line. You may want to plan your pick up time until after 3:05pm to allow the line to clear a bit. PLEASE understand that this is for SAFTEY reasons. Emergency vehicles CANNOT access Emily Avenue when cars are double parked or lining up. This is a safety issue for our neighbors and for instances of emergency on campus!



South Parking lot (by MU): The south parking lot is for staff parking, daycare vans, busses, and SPED parents only (SPED parents, placards will be distributed by your teacher).



We really appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding of our Evergreen community during pick-up and drop-off times.

School Schedule and Calendar

School Year Calendar


Office Hours

8:00am to 3:30pm - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

8:00am to 3:00pm - Tuesday


Student Schedule

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

8:10am Supervision and Morning Walk Begins

8:17am Warning Bell Rings

8:20am Class Begins for all students K-5

2:00pm Dismissal for Kindergarten

3:00pm Dismissal for Students in Grades 1-5


Tuesday

8:20am - 12:00pm All Grades (K-5)


Recess and Lunch Times

9:45 am-10:05 am 4th/5th Grade Recess

9:40am-10:20am Kindergarten Recess

10:10am-10:30am 1st/2nd/3rd Recess

11:30 am-12:15 pm Kindergarten Lunch and Recess

12:15pm-1:00pm 1st-5th Lunch and Recess



Adult supervision begins at 8:10 a.m. every day. There is no adult supervision on campus for your child prior to this time. At 8:10 a.m., all children and parents are invited to start their day in a healthy way with our school-wide morning walk around the blacktop.


Please send your child directly to class if they arrive between 8:20am-8:30am. Your child’s teacher will be able to mark them tardy in class during that time period. If your child arrives after 8:30am, they will need to check in at the office first. We understand that life happens, but please make every attempt to have your child here on time, every day. It is disruptive to the learning environment when students arrive late to class. We appreciate your support!


Children should go home promptly upon dismissal. Children cannot remain unsupervised on the playground for any reason after school. Children found on the playground will be brought to the office to wait for their ride. Thank you for working with us to ensure that your child is safely supervised.

Calling All Volunteers!

We have lots of different tasks at Evergreen for which we need parent/guardian (or RCHS students) help.


If you would like to volunteer at Evergreen including in your child's classroom or on field trips you will need to Register to Volunteer

- English Registration Link

- Spanish Registration Link


If you registered last year, which means you cleared fingerprinting, You are good to go and your'e cleared for this year!

1st Week of School- Minimum Day Schedule for TK and K ONLY

ALL Kindergarten and TK classes will follow a minimum day schedule for the 1st week of school.

The first day of school is August 16th with school from 8:20-12:00pm

August 17th-19th: TK and Kindergarten ONLY will be dismissed at 12:00pm


1st-5th grade students will only have a minimum day on the 1st day of school, August 16th (a regular tiny Tuesday). The 17th -19th will be regular dismissal (3:00 pm) for 1st-5th grade.

Student Meals

Student meals will be free again this year. Students will NOT be charged for both snack and/or lunch. Teachers will ask students if they are receiving school lunch each day. Students will input their student ID number when they go through the lunch line. You can access the Menu on the Evergreen Website: https://evs.crpusd.org/

1st Day Packets/Green Folders

First Day Packets will be coming home in your student’s green folders on the first day of school. The information contained in these packets is critical for your child’s safety and must be completed/returned to school by Friday, August 19th. We know that filling out this paperwork is a big job, especially if you have multiple children, so we appreciate your efforts!

Who You Gonna Call....

Office- 707-588-5715

Rebecca Aliotti- Office Manager: rebecca_aliotti@crpusd.org

Christine Tournahu- Office Assistant: Christine_tournahu@crpusd.org

Maya Nava- Principal: maya_russellnava@crpusd.org

Kristy Corbett- Assistant Principal: kristy_corbett@crpusd.org

More Ways to Communicate

We will utilize several methods to communicate with families: Parent Messaging through our student information system PowerSchool, Facebook, the Evergreen Elementary website, and our Evergreen Express newsletter. Here is how to access all of that information:


Powerschool: See the above directions (at beginning of the newsletter) on how to access the Powerschool Parent Portal Account.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRPUSDEvergreen/ This is our public Facebook page where updates will be posted.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/evergreen.crpusd/ This is a closed Facebook group for Evergreen families and staff only. Please request to join this group if you have not done so already. You can also click the button below


Website: https://evs.crpusd.org/


Evergreen Express Newsletter: The Evergreen Express will be sent twice a month.

Supply Lists By Grade Level

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Before and After School Care

Many daycare's pick up students from Evergreen including Redwood, Boys and Girls Club, and Little One's. We also have the YMCA on campus.


YMCA @ Evergreen:

The YMCA is our current option for before and after-school care at Evergreen. The fee for the YMCA is explained in the Fee explanation form available for download below. The district office will send more information about how to apply for financial assistance.


What are the options available?

Before School: The program opens at 7AM and covers care until school starts (8:20).


Kindergarten Time: Y staff will pick up your kinder from their classroom at Kindergarten dismissal time and walk them to the Y program. This option covers the time from Kindergarten dismissal until all grades are dismissed at the end of the school day. If you need care from the end of the school day for all grades please register for the Afterschool option as well.


Afterschool: The program covers care from when school is dismissed for grades 1-6 and is open until 6PM.


Download and read the Fee Explanation for more details. Also below are the registration form and financial agreements.

PTA Corner

Family Fun Night: Back to School BBQ

Join us for a fun, free event on Thursday, August 25th from 5:30-7:00. Meet other parents or reconnect with parents after summer!


When: Thursday August 25th

Where: Evergreen

Time: 5:30-7:00

Box Tops and Amazon Smile Information

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Important Dates

August 2022

August 15th- Kindergarten Meet and Greet 2-3pm

August 16th- 1st day of school (12:00 dismissal)

August 17th-19th- minimum days for TK/K ONLY (8:20-12:00)

August 25th- Back to School BBQ 5:30-7:00 pm

August 30th- Back to school night


September 2022

September 5th- No School

September 2nd- Walk-a-Thon Kickoff Assembly

September 8th and 9th- Picture Day

September 15th- PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30

September 23rd- Walk-a-Thon


October 2022

October 14th- Make Up Picture Day

October 20th- 4th grade Bike Rodeo

October 20th- PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 pm

October 24th- No School

October 31st- Halloween Parade


November 2022

November 9th- Trimester 1 ends

November 11th- No School

November 21-25th- Fall Break, No School


December 2022

December 2nd- Trimester 1 Report Cards Go Home

December 19th-January 3rd- Winter Break


January 2023

January 4th- School Resumes

January 16th- No School

January 17th- No School

January 19th- PTA Meeting


February 2023

Feb 6th-8th- 5th grade Outdoor Ed (Tentative Dates)

February 13th - No School

February 16th- PTAMeeting 6:30-7:30pm

February 20th- No School


March 2023

March 3rd- Trimester 2 Ends

March 20th-24th Spring Break

March 27th- Trimester 2 report cards go home


April 2023

April 21st- Emergency Day #1


May 2023

May 26th- Emergency Day #2

May 29th- No School


June 2023

June 7th - Last Day of School, 5th grade Promotion, Minimum Day, Trimester 3 Report Cards Go Home

Evergreen Expectations

At Evergreen, we use restorative practices and positive behavior supports in schools to support students in following the school rules and expectations. We have three Evergreen Expectations that we review each day: Make Good Decisions, Show Respect to Others and Yourself, and Solve Problems. We teach these expectations and the positive behaviors that demonstrate these expectations heavily at the beginning of the school year and throughout. Students receive expectation tickets and specific positive praise for demonstrating the expectations in each area of the school. Below is an example of the general behavior matrix and the solution wheel we use for general conflict resolution on the playground. I will send out more information about restorative practices and PBIS in our Evergreen Handbook and in the monthly newsletters to come.
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Restorative Practices

We are excited to continue our work with Restorative Practices!


As we continue to refine our restorative approaches, you may hear your child talking about classroom circles and using affective language. We are hopeful that these Restorative Practices will continue to increase quality communication and a sense of belonging, as well as building relationships with others in the school community based on trust, respect, and authenticity. We plan to offer parent nights this year to provide more information about Restorative Practices, so stay tuned for those!


We will have a dedicated "Family Corner" section in the Evergreen Express. In this section, we will post a "Question/Topic of the Month" to inspire restorative conversations with your families. A great place to have restorative conversations is around the dinner table.


August Question of the Month: "What are the qualities that make you a good friend?"


Good luck!

Paid Ways to Help at Evergreen

Yard Duty:

We are still in need of 1-2 more people to help at lunchtime. We have a large campus and over 550 students. The more adult support we have at lunchtime the better equipped we are to support students with play/social skills and conflict resolution.

Days and Times: M, W, Th, F 11:30-1:30.

Pay: 15$ per hour

To apply, please call 707-588-5715 or email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org and let us know your availability.


Crossing Guards:

We are in need of crossing guards to help with the three crosswalks near campus. Hours are 8:00-8:20 and 2:55-3:15. Crossing guards are crucial to the safety of our students walking and rolling to school. To apply, please call 707-588-5715 or email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org


If you have any questions about these positions please email maya_russellnava@crpusd.org or call 707-588-5715.