Parent Memo February 27, 2023

St. Helena Primary School


Principal's Message

Dear Parents,

What an exciting day at SHPS with the snow and rain! We hope you have a wonderful weekend! Please sign up for Math and Muffins on March 17th! Paper copies are going home as well!

Math and Muffins Morning Event!

School Website

This Week

3.2: Read Across America Day, Pajama Day

Upcoming Events/Breaks

3.6-3.10: Wine Round-Up for Give Big! Drop off wine donations in the school office!

3.7: Family Reading Night (wear pajamas!) at the St. Helena Public Library, 5:30pm

3.10 Parent Coffee Chat at SHES, 8:40

3.17: Math and Muffins in the Morning (Family Math), 7:45-9:20am (sign up to come for all or part of this fun event)

3.21 SHPS Bike Rodeo

3.21 TKK Tour 4:00 Pre-register by calling 967-2772

3.29: SHPS Open House and Spring Concert, 6pm

3.30 123 Andres Assembly for students

3.31: Messy Hair and Crazy Sock Day

Run Big Event! All students dismissed at 12:15pm (see below for details)

4.3 - 4.10: Spring Break

Tuesday, 4.11: Return from Spring Break

4.27: DÍa del Niño (Day of the Child) Celebration, 6pm

Run Big!

A modified version of Run Big! is back! On Friday, March 31st, all 1st and 2nd graders will be running to the Elementary school for an all-district rally. TK and Kinder students will enjoy running at SHPS and cheering on the older students as they start their run. 1st and 2nd graders will be dismissed from the Elementary School to the Boys and Girls Club, and those getting picked up by parents will have a designated spot for pick up. All B & G Club students will eat lunch at the Elementary school. All students will be dismissed from the Elementary school at 12:15pm. TK/K students will be dismissed from SHPS at 12:15pm. More details to come soon!

TK/Kindergarten Registration

Starting February 13th, we will be accepting application packets for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten for the 23.24 school year. You can access the pre-registration packet on our school website or come into the office for a paper packet.

We ask that all registration packets be returned by April 28th.

Children turning five between September 2, 2023 - April 2, 2024, are eligible for TK.

Any child turning five on or before September 1, 2023, is eligible for Kindergarten. We also invite you to attend a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6pm in the Barn. We'll also be holding Campus Tours on Friday, February 24th at 3:15pm and on Tuesday, March 21st at 4pm. Please call the office to register for a tour, 967-2772.

SHPS Angel News

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) at SHPS

Our schoolwide focus for this month is Empathy. Students have been learning about empathy and being kind during their SEL time each week. During the week of 2/21, we'll be having a Kindness Week at SHPS. Student will participate in various kindness activities in their classrooms and throughout the school. Ask your child to tell you about how they are kind at school!

Current COVID Protocol

If your child tests positive for COVID-19...

  • They need to stay home for at least 5 days.
  • Day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day a positive test was performed, whichever comes first.
  • After day 5 you can retest every day. Your student may return once they are negative (we will need a photo of neg test before returning). If you decided not to test, the student/staff can return after 10 days.
  • Any student who has had a fever must be fever free for at least 24 hrs with improving symptoms. They can return to school if this is the case.

St. Helena Little League - Needs more Kindergarten students!

If you need help signing your child up for baseball, please stop by the office and ask to speak with Ms. Rocha or you can use the i-Pad to sign your child up. Scholarships are available! Boys and girls can play baseball! You can also sign up on their website below!

Baseball/Softball Drive

If you have any used baseball/softball equipment (cleats, helmets, gloves, etc), please drop off in the office. In a few weeks, we'll host a "shopping day" for parents to come to get items for their children who are playing!

Shop & Donate! Note the Date Change!

Latino Family Summit at Sonoma State University

English as a Second Language Classes for Adults

Technology Support Classes for Parents