Prestwood Connection

May 22, 2023

Hello Prestwood Families,

We are in the homestretch of our school year! 12 more school days remain in the 2022-2023 school year. It was so great to see so many students and families attend Open House last week. Open House is one of my favorite end of year events where students' hard work and learning is showcased.

Lunch Menu Change: Monday and Tuesday will be switched this week.

Monday - Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Tuesday - Calzones

Field Day - Prestwood's Field Day is scheduled for June 1st. We are in need of volunteers to run stations. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up using the link below.

Field Day Sign up:

While the end of the school year is full on many fun and exciting moments, it is also a time where students need an extra reminder or two to continue to make good choices at school. At home, I encourage you talk with your students about what it means to "Be safe, respectful and responsible" while they are at school. Each day, I see so many moments where students are making excellent choices, being kind to one another, and following our school expectations. Occasionally, there are choices that do not follow our school expectations. We are so close to summer! Thank you for all that you do to support your Prestwood Panthers to make positive choices at school.

Please remember there is no school on Friday, May 26th and Monday, May 29th.

Have a wonderful week,

Laura Thomas


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Important Dates:


May 26th - NO SCHOOL! (Staff Professional Development Day)

May 29th - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL!


June 2nd:

  • Last School Assembly @ 8:30am
  • Kindergarten & TK Sing Along @ 2:15pm

June 7th - 5th Grade Field Day

June 8th:

  • 5th Grade Promotion @ 8:45am
  • Last Day of School! - Dismissal @ 1:15pm

Golden Tickets Winners

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Santa Rosa Symphony Vists Prestwood

Last week, we had the Santa Rosa Symphony perform for Prestwood students. Our new MPR was filled with wonderful music and the opportunity to learn about new instruments. Students loved this assembly!
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Safe Routes to School - Calendar Winner

Congratulations to Jocelyn for her art work being selected for the Safe Routes to School calendar contest!
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Principal for the Day!

Field Day - June 1st

Prestwood's Field Day is scheduled for June 1st. We are in need of volunteers to run stations. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up using the link below. Our PE Teachers have a fun day planned for our Prestwood Students!

Field Day Sign up:

TK & Kindergarten Sing Along

Our TK & Kindergarten classes will be performing in the MPR on Friday, June 2nd at 2:15pm.

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Yearbooks are available for purchase online here:

Yearbooks will be delivered to students the last week of school.

Library Books are due!

Please return all library books by May 25th. Thank you!

Parking & Drop Off Area

Even though it is the end of the school year, it is important that we continue to follow the parking lot and drop off area rules to keep everyone safe:

  • Please park in designated parking spots only.
  • Handicapped spots are reserved for vehicles with handicapped placards.
  • Slowly pull forward in the pick up area when you are dropping off or picking up your student.

Thank you for your help and assistance to keep all members of our Prestwood Community safe!

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Parent Survey: Safe Routes to School

Whether you walk, bike, or drive to school, improving Safe Routes to School makes our streets safer for all road users! This important survey will inform future Safe Routes to School programming and projects (including potential infrastructure improvements such as bike lanes, crosswalks, etc) to facilitate safer transportation. This year, local public works/planning departments in every jurisdiction are working on their Active Transportation Plan updates. An infrastructure project typically needs to be in a Transportation Plan in order for it to be funded. Parent (and school staff) voices are critical for identifying potential projects and priority routes in the vicinity of schools.

Survey link (English):

Survey Link (Spanish):

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The Prestwood PTO is looking for a Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Develop annual PTO budget with PTO cabinet and members.
  • Manage event payments and deposits (write checks/use debit card, make bank deposits).
  • Enter transactions into Quickbooks and reconcile monthly (current treasurer can train).
  • Provide documents to tax accountant annually.
  • Other misc. annual tasks.
  • 1-2 hours (average) per week.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is helpful but not required. (Current treasurer was trained on QB by previous treasurer.)

If you are interested or have additional questions, please contact the front office for more information!

Trustee Ching Office Hour @ Prestwood - June 5th

Prestwood parents and guardians are invited to meet with Trustee Ching on Monday, June 5th from 8:30am - 9:30am in the library. She will be hosting monthly office hours. This is a time to ask questions, share concerns or ideas.
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2023 - 2024 New & Returning Student Registration

2023 - 2024 school registration is still open! If you have not already done so, please complete the online registration here:

Not sure of your plans for next year? - We understand that families might not be sure of their plans for the next school year. If you are unsure if your student will be returning to Prestwood next year, please complete the Google Form below to let us know.

Unsure/Not Returning Google Form -

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Regina at or 707-935-6030.

Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Blue Ticket Winners!


  • Sofia A, Tony D, Cecilia E, Finn M, Lily M, Michael M, Levi W, Kyler W


  • Catalina C, Zariah C, Jimena E, Ariana G, Chloe H, Bradley J, Irving R, Tshering S, Linnea W


  • Jackson B, Camden E, Cleo H, Nellie N


  • Maxime A, Luke B, Maya F, Luke H, Jack H, Ruby M, Fiona M, Lucas O, Andrew R, Iylie V, Blakley W


  • Jesus A, Paige B, Tito C, Natasha F, Sully G, Layla J, Landry L, Kellan M, Abril M, Axel M, Max P, Emily P, Kelly R, Abel R, Maya S, Jack S, Nils W, Cezanne Z


  • Austin B, James G, Travis R, Roland S


  • Blake A, Alex B, Isla B, Van B, Trey B, Gavin B, Cotter F, Nico L, Shaela M, Koby M, Emiliano O, Lily R, Desmond R, Nathan S, Sebastian Z

COVID Antigen Testing - Sign Up Link

The Sonoma Valley Unified School District will offer the K-12 School Antigen Testing Program for district students and staff. Participation in this program requires registration with the COLOR system in order to be tested. Unlike at-home testing, the school antigen testing is performed on test cards on school grounds and results are available in 15 minutes. Select district staff at every campus will be able to administer the school antigen testing and families are required to register their child to be tested. If you have a child at more than one school, you will need to register them through the unique link for each of the schools.

Prestwood Sign Up Link:

Join the SVUSD Team!

SVUSD Community - Substitute daily rate increase!

Through the remainder of this school year, the daily rate for certificated substitutes will be $250/day! A long-term rate for work in the same position for 20+ days will be a whopping $307/day.

Have you ever been interested in the work of a school district employee? Do you have some time on your hands and wouldn't mind making a little extra money while serving our valley's youth?

We have two opportunities for you!

If you have a bachelor's degree and are interested in being a guest teacher, please contact Danielle Contreras at for details!

In addition to guest teachers, we are seeking hardworking, dedicated, and compassionate adults to serve as classified substitutes at this time. We have experienced an increasing need as an outcome of the Pandemic and could use support in clerical work, transportation, campus supervision, student support and so much more.

If you are interested in being added to our classified employee sub-pool, please contact Ann Marie Paparelli at to begin the simple process of onboarding.

These are paid positions and the compensation varies by the type of work completed.
Thank you!