EV Staff News

August 9, 2019

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Welcome Back


Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!! Welcome to El Verano, Savannah and Lulu!!

This has been a summer full of reflection and thought for me. My thinking has been informed by a number of authors and literature that focused primarily on "the why," equity, inclusion and creating conditions for ALL to succeed.

Our work with Teachers College Readers and Writers is a giant step in creating equitable conditions with high expectations for student achievement. You are all pioneers in this work! All of you have changed your teaching practices to better meet the needs of our students. This is admirable and commendable! Change is not easy and you are leaders in this work!

In addition, our work to support families is identified in research as best practice. We have a welcoming and inclusive environment. Parent University, The FRC and the office staff are all here to support parents. We have mental health support and parent education available through the FRC and Parent University. If you need help communicating or supporting a family let us know.

It is an absolute honor to work with all of you in creating conditions for success. I look forward to an amazing year of learning.


Great Book Source

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Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)

The K-5 principals have been hard at work alining our behavior systems. We developed several new forms and systems to better support your work in the classroom and students needs. The Restructuring Team is reviewing the documents and you will see them at our meeting on August 16.

Goals for 2019-2020

My goals for next year are the following:

Focus on EL and RSP students academic achievement

Providing self care options for staff

Focus on positive support for behavior for students

Offer in class mindful support for students

Provide a systematic process for referrals to mental health providers

Please make sure you....

1. Check if your classroom phone is operable and the number is correct

2. Confirm your car make and color and that you have a parking pass

3. An EV tee shirt for Friday, August 17th meeting at the high school and photo at EV

4. Sign up for Remind texting: number: 81010 message: @evstaf

5. Communicate, communicate, communicate with me about concerns, comments, questions.

6. Check the schedules in the handbook

Art and Art Escape

Art Escape will be continuing with the after school Mosaic Art project. There are 15 spaces, which is equal to 3 spaces per class. Classes will begin in September. Be on the look out for students you think would benefit from some art classes after school.

K, 1 and 2 - the Plein Air grant will focus on K, 1, 2 and 3 this year. We will be doing sculptures in the Magical Garden area in-between the 30s and 40s wing. This will being in February during school. about 5 hours for each class. A combination of in class and out of class small group work. More later!!

What a few teachers think about EV

Strong community based

Many things happening her for the community

We are a larger part of the community

Strong ELA curriculum

Parents are involved

Parents support their children

I ahve grown as an educator at EV

Opportunities here that aren't available elsewhere

Expectations are clear

Kids are awesome

Feels like hime

Second family

Welcoming and warm

Staff caring and supportive

We have a What ever it takes attitude

We have each others backs!


Back to School Night

I need help!!!! I need some ideas and suggestions on how to make this better!


Thank you!!!!

Up Coming Events


Mon 5 & 6 District Admin Retreat

Fri. 9 New Teacher Orientation and EV Restructuring Team

Mon. 12 PBIS at District (Maite, Gen, April, Missy, Gabi and Catherine)

Tues. 13 PBIS at District (Maite, Gen, April, Missy, Gabi and Catherine)

Wed. 14 Staff Development

Wed. 14 Welcome BBQ for Families – 6pm

Thurs. 15 Teacher Work Day & Lunch

Fri. 16 All Employee Welcome & Lunch

Mon. 19 First Day of School

Mon. 19 Staff Check in 2pm

Wed. 21 On your Own Wed

Fri. 23 Staff Party 4pm

Sat. 24 Red and White Ball

Mon. 26 Staff meeting 4pm

Wed. 28 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 1

Fri. 30 EV Family Lunch BBQ & ELAC 6pm


Mon. 2 Holiday

Wed. 4 On your own for BTSN

Wed. 4 BTSN 6pm

Wed. 11 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 2

Sat. 14 Plein Air in the Park

Mon. 16 Principals TK-12

Wed. 18 Grd Level Meeting 1:55pm -3, District Grade Level Meeting 3pm-4:30pm

Thurs. 19 Ed Tech Coaches 3:45pm

Mon. 23 Staff meeting (90 minutes)

Wed. 25 Picture Day, Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 4

Thur. 26 District Academic Senate 8:30-3:30pm

Fri. 27 Restructuring Team, SSC 3:30 & ELAC 6pm

Sat. 28 Vintage Festival Parade


Wed. 2 Jog a Thon & Level meeting 1:55pm - 5

Thurs. 3 DELAC 6pm, LCAP 6pm

Fri. 4 District EL/Intervention 8:30-2:30pm

Mon. 7 Staff meeting

Wed. 9 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 6

Thurs. 10 Principal TK-12, Ed Tech Coaches 3:45pm

14 to 18 Parent Teacher Conferences

Wed. 23 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 7

Thurs. 24 Elementary Principals, Curriculum Advisory Committee 3:45

Fri. 25 Restructuring Team & Fall Festival Dance

Mon. 28 Staff meeting

Wed. 30 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 8


Fri. 1 Staff Development (non stu day)

Mon. 4 Staff meeting

Wed. 6 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 9

Thurs. 7 DELAC 6pm, LCAP 6pm

Fri. 8 A-Z For Parents 8:30am

Mon. 11 Holiday

Wed. 13 Grd. Level meeting 1:55pm 10

Fri. 15 Principals TK-12

Mon. 18 District Grade Level Planning TK-2, Staff Meeting

Tues. 19 District Grade Level Planning 3-5

Wed. 20 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 11, District Grade Level Meeting 3pm-4:30pm

Thurs. 21 Ed Tech Coaches 3:45pm

Fri. 2 2Restructuring Team, SSC 3:30 & ELAC 6pm

25-29 Holiday


Mon. 2 Staff meeting

Wed. 4 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 12

Fri. 6 District EL/Intervention 8:30-2:30pm

Fri. 6 Wreaths, Family Celebration 6pm

Wed. 11 Grd Level meeting 1:55pm - 13

12 & 13 Holiday Fair

Fri. 13 Staff Party

Mon. 16 Principals TK-12

Wed. 18 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 14

Fri. 20 Coffee Day

23-3 Holiday

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