December 15, 2023
This week at SLVE
This was a busy week at SLVE. We kicked the week off with another amazing Talent Show. Thank you to Mrs. Gale for being our incredible Talent Show teacher coordinator. It was fun to see so many students participate!
Last Friday, we had our first Mini Math Night of the year. Ms. Lanctot and Ms. Jen set up fun math games and activities in the library during the Bingo Night. We had great participation and students got a glimpse of what our February 2nd official Math Night will look like. Remember to mark your calendars for our next SLVE Math Night, February 2nd at 5:00.
Just 4 more days until Winter Break. Please remember, Thursday December 21st is our last day of school. Our first day of Winter Break is Friday, December 22nd.
SLVE Talent Show
Congratulations to all of our Talent Show participants! We loved watching your acts from
guitars and keyboards, to jokes and singing, along with dancing moves, gymnastics, and martial arts .
What great talent! A giant shout out to our 5th grade MC's who took us on our journey through three shows and to the 5th grade stagehands for helping with props and microphones. Many thanks to our parent volunteers too! SLE's got talent!!
SLVE Students Art Presentation at Board Meeting
SLVE students had the opportunity to use their student voice to make a heartfelt presentation about the SLVE art program at this week's Board Meeting. Students shared various art projects and explained the process they used to create their art pieces. They also were able to share what they loved best about art at SLVE this year. Students and teachers feel so fortunate to have such an incredible art program taught by our amazing art teachers Nadja and Kelli.
A Message from Valley Churches United~ Food Drive at SLVE
Valley Churches United is a year-round food pantry serving local people in need throughout San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Bonny Doon. This is our 41st year of providing supplemental food and other services for qualified local residents-in-need and we couldn't do it without community support!
We have always enjoyed our partnership with our local schools, businesses and community members during our annual food drive. Together we can keep our pantry full of food to help our neighbors when they need this extra support.
Thank you so much for helping us collect food that we can put in our food bags week after week throughout the year. Your efforts make such a positive difference for so many local people and we are very grateful! SLVE students can bring food donations in now through December 19th.
Transportation School Messenger
The Transportation Department will be testing our ability to communicate changes to bus routes via text message. Over the next weeks, we will be encouraging families to confirm we have accurate phone numbers and encourage them to participate.
Recipients may “Opt-In” to receive text messages by texting “Y” to 67587 from each wireless device they wish to receive texts on. SLVUSD does not charge recipients for the text messages however certain wireless providers may charge for individual text messages, depending on the plan associated with the wireless device.
Recipients may “Opt-out” by not replying to the text or by texting “STOP” to 67587 at any time.
In order to receive text messages from SLV Transportation, cell phone numbers must be in PowerSchool.
SLVE Steam Expo
This year's SLVE STEAM Expo (formerly the Science and Engineering Fair) will be held on February 12-13, 2024. This is open to all students, TK-5. Projects can include science experiments, engineering projects, inventions, or other creative STEAM related activities (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). More information is available on the SLVE Website.
Register online here. Registration is currently open and the deadline to register is December 20, 2023.
Bobcat Club News
Mark your Calendars for the Events/Fundraisers for the Rest of the School Year!
January 22 – Feb 2: Read-a-Thon
February 3: SLVE at Santa Cruz Warriors
February 9 Science Night
March 12-13: STEAM Expo
March 28: Fun Run
April 12: We Belong Fair
April 15-19: Staff Appreciation Week
April 18: Open House
May 3: Art Night
May 17: Spring Auction
Wild roots Rewards!
Do you shop at Wild Roots? Earn rewards and support SLVE with your Wild Roots Rewards Account every time you shop. 5% of your purchase will go to our school. Check out how here: https://www.slvbobcatclub.com/donate
Share Your Photos!!
The Yearbook committee would love to see your photos from volunteering in class or field trips, Halloween, the holidays, and the talent Show! Email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to tell us the class if from a specific classroom.
Family Science Night
Mark your calendars! We are excited to invite SLVE families to join us for a night of science, technology, engineering and math fun! Hands-on activities for the whole family including rockets, slime, build a boat, catapults, and more! This will be an engaging event for the whole family to learn and have fun together! Sign up to help out and volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CAEA92CA3FBC70-46850716-slefamily
Spring Auction Needs Your Help!
Our Spring Auction committee needs your help to make this an amazing event. Do you have a business or work for a business that would be interested in donating an auction prize? You can also buy something and donate that! All donations are tax deductible! Contact email@example.com if you're interested!
We Belong Fair.
The We Belong Fair aims to bring representation and celebration of folks across cultures, neurodiversities, gender and sexual identities, and abilities. We are recruiting volunteers to help organize and participate in the We Belong Fair. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being involved.
Buy Bobcat Gear.
Visit our gear store and buy hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and more!
Bobcat Club Newsletter
We send out reminders about events, meetings, and information: https://www.slvbobcatclub.com/signup
Community Opportunities Website
The "Community Opportunities" website link is provided as a courtesy to parents and students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to enable you to receive information of current local events and opportunities for adults and/or children.
No Toys or Glass Containers at School
Teachers and staff have noticed that students are bringing many little toys, Pokemon cards, jewelry and other special items to school. These items have the tendency to get lost, or misplaced and students then are quite sad and upset when they go missing. Items brought to school can also serve as a huge distraction in the classroom. Please, remind your students that items such as these are to be kept at home. We have also been noticing an increase in students having phones out of their backpacks, especially while they are waiting in the car pick up areas. Phones are not allowed out of backpacks during school hours, which includes at pick up time. Thank you again for supporting our SLVE school rules.
We would also like to remind families to please NOT SEND glass water bottles or lunch containers to school with your students. We have had several instances of dropped bottles and containers which can cause a big safety issue. Please send ONLY NON BREAKABLE items in lunches and backpacks.
SLVE Parking Reminders
It is very important that when parking at SLVE, you are only parking in designated parking spots. Many people have been parking in the fire lane and other non designated parking spots. The SC County Sheriff's office has been ticketing any cars that are not parked in designated spots. Cars parked in non designated spots may be towed. Buses and cars need to be able to pass through the parking lot safely and with plenty of room to keep everyone safe. PLEASE follow these parking rules so that everyone stays safe and no one gets a ticket or gets towed. It is very important that handicapped parking spots are reserved for drivers who have a DMV issued handicapped placard and who benefit from using them. We thank you for your thoughtful cooperation concerning access to these parking spots.
Absences Matters~Every Day Counts......
We know people get sick, people get injured, and there can be family or life responsibilities and other issues that are reasonable and excused. But if your student can attend, they need to be in school. If your student is out for three or more consecutive days, we may request a doctor’s note to continue excusing the absences. Students who miss 3-5 days will receive a Chronic Absence letter. We will then meet with those families to attempt to support the student attending school. On the second Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet at the District Office to put a plan in place for the student’s attendance. On the third Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet with the County Office Student Attendance Review Board for truancy. Our goal is that nobody ever gets that far along with truancy. We are here to help and support, but it does start at home with the expectation that your student will attend school regularly.
Please remember that students who are absent 3 days or more should complete an independent study contract. Lisa Ghelardi, at email@example.com our SLVE Registrar, will work with families to get the paperwork and the missed classwork assignments needed to complete the contract.
December Triple P Parenting Classes
Triple P Positive Parenting topical workshop flyers for October 2023 are attached.
Información sobre programas en español disponibles en el sitio web.
Each flyer has its own unique link to register for each class, or go to https://www.first5scc.org/triple-p-classes and register on the website. All of these classes are on Zoom!
Workshops are all free, and grant funded by First Five of Santa Cruz.
Individual sessions are also available for free or sliding scale. If you are interested in a 1:1 session, please contact First Five of Santa Cruz at First 5 Santa Cruz County at (831) 465-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assign a practitioner that best meets your needs.
Cradle to Career Santa Cruz County
Cradle to Career Santa Cruz County (C2C) is a family advocacy organization and community connector that strives to uplift all families. Last year, C2C expanded from Live Oak School District to include four new school sites in SCCS, SUESD and SLVUSD. C2C staff are stationed at school sites to develop free programming including recreation activities, parent workshops, and advocacy opportunities for families. YOUR perspectives will help guide C2C’s plans for this academic year. Please complete the short 2-minute questionnaire below to share your input.
English Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2CFall23
Spanish Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C2C_EspFall_23-23