Proctor Elementary

Distance Learning Announcements and Updates, 10/16/20

A message from Principal Ghereben

Greetings Proctor Community!

Thank you for your continued support as we persevere through our time in Distance Learning! We are already in the middle of October, and the fall season is moving right along WARMER than ever!

Please read about the upcoming events and activities happening in the next few weeks.

As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns that I can address. Our staff, teachers and myself are here to help guide you through this time of "school online".


Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

CVUSD Distance Learning Family Survey

Per Superintendent Ahmadi's email message this week, we are asking for your feedback about distance learning and ideas on how we may further support students and families.
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Proctor Halloween Car Parade, Friday, October 30th!

We are excited to announce that we have been given the approval to host a Halloween Car Parade in our large lower parking lot, on Friday, October 30th! Save the date and adjust your schedule so we can all come together (safely and socially distanced of course), for some community and family fun!

When: Friday, October 30th

1:30pm - 1:45pm - For last names (A-G)

1:45pm - 2:00pm - For last names (H-M)

2:00pm - 2:15pm - For last names (N-S)

2:15pm - 2:30pm - For last names (T-Z)

Families can come in costume and decorate their cars with a fun Halloween theme (please no scary/gory decor - Family Friendly themes only). Teachers will also be in costume as we greet you all through the parade route!

More information about the logistics of the parade will be sent out on Friday, October 23rd's Smore communication, but we wanted you to have the dates and times to plan your day accordingly.

Halloween Parade Route

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NEW LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday & Thursday 12:00-3:30 Every other Friday 12-3:00 (10/16, 10/30 11/13..)

Place your holds for a quick pick-up or stop by during our open hours and let us find you the perfect book, perhaps a Halloween or Día de Muertos selection.

Please give us 24hrs. to process your hold requests

Jennifer Bremer, Librarian
Proctor Elementary
(510) 537-0630 X4560
(510) 432-8368 (cell/text)

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New Updated Newsletter by our Counseling Team!!

Welcome to the Counseling Corner! Here you will find updated information and resources on social/emotional learning and wellness, as well as general community resources. We will focus on informative tips on a different social emotional learning skill each trimester, and bring you up to date information on community resources throughout the year.

I also look forward in seeing you all at the next Parent Academy event that I will be leading on Thursday, October 22nd @6:00pm, on how can we support our children’s mental health and well-being during COVID-19? How can we take care of ourselves?

The event is also located on the School website and calendar!

Join Zoom Meeting: pwd=U052Q2YwZ2FmeitUOXo3UThFQVlpUT09


Julie Fisher ~ School Counselor Website and

Jennifer Hughes ~ School Psychologist

Collections will continue in front of the Proctor office until October 18th!

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PTA Halloween Costume Contest!!

Show off your Hauntingly FUN Halloween Costumes in our Slideshow

We would love to see your scariest, silliest, prettiest, magical costumes for halloween.

Click this link to post your costume into a google drive folder from Oct 21-25.

All submissions will be put into a slide show and will be shared on Oct 29.

We have a bunch of fun themes for you so bring on your creativity and participate.

Here are some fun themes:


Superheroes and villains


Video Games




Original And Creative

Proctor Art Collaborative (PAC)

Proctor Art Collaborative (PAC)

This is an amazing program that is run solely by parent volunteers. Our Proctor kids have always enjoyed this program where they get to learn about a new artist, their inspirations and styles and then get to work on an art project while exploring new mediums such as paint, charcoal, pastels etc.

We are pleased to present to you a lesson on the artist Degas taught by our parent volunteer, Sarah Rees

Degas lesson link -

The art from all these lessons have often been featured in our Proctor Art Show.

So please check out this lesson and share your project with us on TRIBE -

If you are interested to know more about this program, please contact Sarah Rees at

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In partnership – Proctor Elementary PTA with the Castro Valley Outreach Board

For more information:,

PDF Flyer attached below!

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Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Proctor Elementary School

Home of the Patriots

Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal