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School Newsletter, Edition III, September 24, 2018

Fall is in the Air!

It is that time of season again, my favorite season, Fall!!

There are so many wonderful events approaching that your whole family can get involved with, and I look forward in meeting you at many of them.

Timely and effective communication, and parent engagement is one of my top priorities, so please read through this entire newsletter to stay up to date on all things Proctor!

A Successful Proctor Beautification Day!

As you can see, we had a great turn out for our first Proctor Beautification Day of the 2018-2019 school year. Over 60 parent, student, and community volunteers came to help make Proctor look and feel more beautiful. A big thank you to Karen Canady, for taking the lead with the planning and organizing of this parent/community initiative. It was such a great day to be part of, and I hope you can all join us for our next beautification day coming sometime in November, weather permitting. Stay tuned for more detailed info to come!
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Join the Proctor Green Team!

For those who have a passion for recycling, and making or community more Green, we would love to have you join our teacher's to be part of Proctor's Green Team. Every year. we partner with CV Sanitation Department, to qualify for our district Green Ribbon Award. This is a very rewarding program, but a lot of work for just a few teachers to take on. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Amina Perez ( ) , one of Proctor's Kindergarten teachers to get started.

This is a great way to get involved at Proctor that doesn't require a lot of hands-on time. Many of the responsibilities involves paperwork, creating schedules, and organizing. Some tasks are already put in place. For more information, click on the link below!

Our Most Successful Book Fair Yet!

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Last week we concluded our first Scholastic Book Fair. Based on our latest calculations, we sold over $11,000 in book sales! This means Proctor students love reading books, and that Proctor teachers will have Scholastic Book dollars to purchase additional books for their classroom libraries.

A big shout out to Josie Ramos, and Laura Garcia for organizing and chairing this event, and to all the parent volunteers who helped. And our Librarian, Jennifer Bremer for organizing out student volunteers, running the All for Books donations, as well as the prize wheel for those families who donated books. Without you, successful events like this would not be possible. If you are interested in helping or chairing the next Book Fair in the spring, please contact the PTA.

The Walkathon is Next Week!!!!

I am so excited for next week's Walk-a-thon! This is such a fun event to be a part, and is one of Proctor's biggest fundraisers. This event supports the purchase of technology, field trips, school assemblies, instructional materials and support, and teacher supplies, and much more!

Last week to get your pledges in!

The Walk-a-Thon is Friday, September 28th from 2pm - 4pm

  • Permission Slips are due Tuesday, 9/25
  • Tons of incentive prizes to win!
  • Healthy Fitness Walk, 9/25 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Check your child's backpack for the Walk-a-thon packet that was sent home!

Healthy Fitness Walk” during the school day does not require a permission slip or chaperone in attendance as all classes will all participate in the Healthy Fitness walk during the school day.

Proctor PTA Walkathon on Friday, September 28th from 2:00pm-4:00pm is after school hours, therefore a parent/guardian or chaperone must be present to participate.

If a parent/guardian cannot attend/supervise, then arrangements for an alternate chaperone must be designated (grandparent, another Proctor parent, etc). If an alternate chaperone is required, please indicate their information on the permission slip. All chaperones must be 18 years or older.

Please make sure your child has sun protection (sunblock, hat, visor, sunglasses, refillable water bottle). PTA will provide water during the event.

Proctor Calendar of events!

This calendar is available on the Proctor Website, and is updated frequently. Check our website for any changes or additions. Hopefully this calendar will help you plan and adjust your family events as the year goes by.

Please make sure you have scheduled your parent/teacher conference !

Fall Conference Days are as follows......

Please add these dates to your calendar, and note the following minimum days:

10/2 Early Release Kindergarten @12:22, Grades 1-5@1:37pm, SDC classes @ 1:47

10/3 Early Release Kindergarten @12:22, Grades 1-5@1:37pm, SDC classes @ 1:47
10/4 Early Release Kindergarten @12:22, Grades 1-5@1:37pm, SDC classes @ 1:47

10/5 No School - Conferences Only

Proctor School Site Council (SSC) Starts this Week!

Our first School Site Council Meeting will be this Thursday, September 27th at 3:00 - 4:15 in the school Library.

The Agenda, will be posted in the school office, and added to this Newsletter on Monday.

Measure G Updates!

As you can see, no work has begun on the upper playground. Delays out of our control continue to change the timeline of when things begin. With that being said, I will refrain from making any other announcements about the projects until I'm 100% it's going to happen.

To receive more detailed information about the scope of the work to be done at Proctor, please attend the PTA meeting on October 2nd. The district will be present to share updates and answer questions from our school community.

As always, you can find Measure G updates on our districts website!

School Volunteer Policies

As we dive into the new school year, a few parents have asked for clarifications regarding our volunteer policies stated in the Student/Parent Handbook.

Visitors and Volunteers:

Parents are invited to visit and help in classrooms. Arrangements are to be made in advance through the classroom teacher and the office.

  • All visitors must report to the main office when arriving on campus.
  • Sign in & obtain a visitor badge before going to a classroom. Plan your time so you do not bring preschool children when visiting or volunteering.
  • All volunteers are welcome at Proctor
  • All volunteers must be cleared through the Sheriff’s Department under Megan’s Law.

Proctor Elementary encourages parents/guardians and other members of our community to share their time, knowledge, and abilities with our teachers and student body.

Proctor volunteers enrich our school’s educational programs, strengthen our home/school connection, and help us build relationships with outside businesses and public agencies. Teachers, staff, students, and families all benefit from volunteers being present in the school.

With that being said, our school and district policies concerning classroom volunteers are created and developed to ensure the safety of all students, and staff, as well as to protect the school and district from various liabilities, and minimize distractions to the instruction of students, and the interruption of the schools instructional program.

Moving forward, we will continue to welcome all families to attend our school wide events, and holiday activities, including classroom parties held on these days. I acknowledge that the volunteers of Proctor Elementary help foster our positive school community, and I look forward in continuing to develop more ways we can strengthen this partnership to better support the learning of our students.

Please feel free to reach out and share your ideas with me or the PTA, on how we can support and create more avenues for community and parent involvement. Thank you for all you do!

Lost and Found

Lost & Found clothing items can be located outside the office, across from the front door in the large brown LOST & FOUND deck box,

Please NOTE all items without legible names will be donated when the bin is full, please see the photo below for location reference :

More Lost and Found!

Lost & Found water bottles, lunch boxes and food storage items can be found between rooms 3 & 4 near the student restrooms, at the base of the wall that says Lost & Found, near the blue and green Waste bins- please see photo for location reference:

Music for Minors II - Training Opportunity!

MFMII is holding a training class in Castro Valley at the Castro Valley School of Music. The last night to join the class is this Monday, Sept 24. If you have any person interested in learning how to teach music to grade school children please have them come to the CVSOM at 6:45 pm.

The flyer with all the information is attached here: - English - Spanish