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Valle Verde Elementary - Going the Distance! November, 2020

Hello Valle Verde Community,

Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, it is appropriate to layer up and break out the sweaters for the fall weather. The month of November is a time for self-care and gratitude. While on social media, I observe quite a bit but my hat goes off to those that are taking the time to show gratitude everyday during the month of November. I am thankful for the school community. Our school community has consistently brought normalcy to the lives of our students during distance learning. My office staff continues to show parents that Valle Verde is still open and we embrace all of our families during distance learning. They also fully support the work that we do collectively. Teachers are working diligently to engage students on many levels. I appreciate the collaborative conversations between buddy classes. The buddy classes pair up the lower grade students with upper grade students. It is amazing to see the connection that students make through conversations and lessons. I have also observed parents making sure to allow space for their child to work independently during daily live interaction. We all have observed PTA keeping us engaged with activities that promote creativity, collaboration and community. Thank you PTA for ensuring Halloween activities and promoting fun and fitness! Let’s not forget about the students because they remind us that we can continue to learn and show spirit simultaneously. Thank you to our Student Council for planning a successful Red Ribbon Week! What are you thankful for? The research suggests that people that show gratitude tend to be happier. Make sure to create a gratitude jar or maybe plan for dinner conversations around gratitude. It makes a difference!

Report Cards Go Live on November 20, 2020

The end of the first trimester is today, November 6, 2020. Report cards will be available in Homelink starting on Friday, November 20, 2020. Most of our parents are on Homelink already. To accommodate the small group of parents that are not on Homelink, we will print the report card for pick up in the office on November 20th. Parents that need additional support should notify the school or your child's teacher. Thank you.

Friday Letter from the Office of the Superintendent

Good Afternoon MDUSD Community,

I want you to know I have published this week's with the following headlines:

  • Erin McFerrin and Keisha Nzewi Win MDUSD Board Seats
  • Superintendent Floats Detailed Hybrid Schedule Drafts for Review
  • Superintendent Answers General Questions about Reopening - Written FAQ Available
  • For Your Review: Our District Organizational Update
  • "ParentSquare" to Serve as District-Wide Communications Tool
  • Many are Finding Relief with Mindfulness - Free Virtual Sessions Available to You
  • Advisory: District-Wide Systems Improvement Outage Scheduled
  • COVID-19 Testing and Free Flu Shots

Wishing all of you a stress-free weekend,

Austin Breidenthal
Communications Specialist
Mt. Diablo Unified School District

Community Meeting

Friday, Nov. 13th, 9am

This is an online event.

Please join me on November 13th at 9:00am for our community meeting. We will discuss the following topics:

2020-2021 Single Plan for Student Achievement

Reopening Plan - Hybrid Phase

I hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 823 3931 9807

Passcode: Community