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Week of 10/19/15

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Weekly Recap

We are one week away from fall conferences. As you know, conferences are wonderful opportunities to highlight progress and areas for growth based on the first 10 weeks of school. I know all of you provide flexible scheduling and spend a lot of time preparing for these conferences. Please let me know if I can be of assistance or if you would like me to attend any specific conferences as a support.

My goal is to spend at least 4 hours a week in classrooms. I am part of a principal support group called principals in action and we challenged ourselves to slap a sign on our door and spend the entire day out on campus and away from our desk. I find this time the most rewarding! Being in classrooms observing, working with kids and experiencing the environment better informs how I can support and connect with students and staff. Thank you to all for communicating with me via email, weekly grade level minutes, texts, or in person. My goal is for our staff to feel connected and supported. There are dilemmas to face in our work and our plates are very full as we navigate many things! Please remember to take care of yourself and know I am here to support you.


GARDEN WEEK: Fried green tomatoes-no need to bring anything

Monday, 10/19

  • No staff meeting--(calendar glitch)

Tuesday, 10/20

  • 2nd grade to Wells Fargo Center

Wednesday, 10/21

  • Grade level collaboration 1:45

Thursday, 10/22

  • ELAC Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Duty Reminders

Before School: Laura/Mariana

AM Primary Recess: Lilia, Lucia, Juan Carlos

AM Upper Recess: Justina, Dora-Aldina

PM Primary Recess: Wendy, Carolina, Edith

Cafeteria helpers: Please send 3 students to cafeteria 3 minutes before lunch begins.

2/3 Lunch: Vega

4/5 Lunch: Rubio

Spotlight On

  • 4th and 5th grade teachers are integrating a new ELD curriculum called Accelerated Language. Thanks for your energy and hard work in planning the lessons for your students!
  • 3rd grade is gearing up to teach their first GLAD unit! Thanks to Matt and Katie for working with Jenny and Wendy on GLAD strategies and starting the first unit.
  • Thanks to Lucia, Juan Carlos, Lydia and Matt for piloting the new 21st century furniture!


Library: Our projected start date for library visits is Monday, 10/26. Gayleen is working next week to get the library ready for class visits. We made some changes to the schedule to allow for more before and after school access for students and parents. Class visit times remain the same with a couple of exceptions since it will be closed on Wednesday. Please review the library hours below:

Monday: 7:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Tuesday: 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 7:45 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

School operations:

I did hear your feedback about the importance of needing all systems such as copiers, toner, paper, laminators, etc. in working order with plenty of supplies in reserve. We have developed an office google calendar with tasks in place to ensure these items are being checked frequently. I know it's a show stopper when things breakdown or supplies run out. I have drawn attention to these matters and we have developed systems to support the smoother flow of operations. Thank you for your feedback and ideas in grade level meeting minutes!

In the Weeks Ahead

10/26-10/30 Conference Week

10/30 Sing Along 9:15

Halloween Carnival 5-7

11/02 Garden Week

District Grade Level Mtg. 3:30-5:00

11/04 Kinder, first, second and 5th to WFC 8:30-11:30

11/06 Kristina and Juan Carlos to Sonoma Library & Plaza 9:45-12:30

Week of 11/9 Art Week for grades K-3

Leadership Mtg. 3:15

11/11 Veteran’s Day/No School

11/13 Juana to Sonoma Library & Plaza 9:45-12:30

11/16 Garden Week

Staff Mtg. 3:15


Flowery is a Spanish/English dual immersion school, providing all students with the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Begun in 1998 with one kindergarten class and a $1,000,000 federal grant, dual immersion now spans grades K-5 at Flowery and grades 6-8 at Adele Harrison Middle School. We are proud to offer this high quality program of choice for Sonoma County families, and are committed to educating all children for success in a global society.