January 26, 2024
A Week of Kindness at SLVE
Our SLVE K-5th grade students participated in our Kindness Challenge Kick-off assemblies on Monday, January 22nd. Students made beautiful posters and presented what it means to be kind. It was a great way to start the week. After the assembly, posters were hung up in the office for all to enjoy. Thank you Ms. Frederikson's K/1st grade class, Ms. Smith's 3rd grade and Mrs. Lasher's 5th grade class for your wonderful presentations.
SLVE TK and Kindergarten Registration
1. Prepare for Registration. SLVE opens new TK and Kinder student registration on January 29th. Please review the registration page to determine if your child is eligible for TK or Kindergarten and all the documents needed to complete the Enrollment Process.
2. Plan to attend our TK/Kindergarten Meet/Greet: As we move into Spring, we will announce a date for our Annual Meet and Greet for incoming students . It’s an opportunity for adults to meet the Principal, Teachers, inquire about our Transportation and Nutrition Programs, and get to know more about our school and our TK/ kindergarten program.
SLVE Math Night
Come to Math Night on Friday, February 2nd. There will be lots of math games, activities, and raffle prizes. In order to get a head count, please click on the RSVP Link to SLVE Math Game Night to let us know you are coming! Looking forward to seeing you there for a fun night of Math!
SLVE School Site Council
Our school is in need of three parents/guardians who would like to serve on School Site Council (SSC). SSC is a group of parents/guardians and school staff who are charged with authorizing and monitoring the safety plans for the school and School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) for SLVE. The SPSA is a document that is required by the State that lays out what the school plans to do for the year and where we spend our money. If you are interested in serving, please send Mrs. Ponza an email with a short bio/statement of interest. There are 3 meetings scheduled this year, and they are from 3-4 PM. Please consider helping out.
The tentative meeting dates are:
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
The STEAM Expo is just over 2 weeks away!! If your child is registered, an email was sent to the parent/guardian email on that registration. If you did not receive an email and think you should have, please email me ASAP. I will be send more detailed info and updates as needed to these addresses.
The Expo runs Monday-Tuesday, February 12-13th and will be open to the public Monday, February 12 from 5:30-6:30 PM. More information is available on the SLVE Website. Last minute registration can still be done online here, though time is tight and keep in mind that some projects take more time than others.
We still need volunteers to help interview students about their work. If you can spare an hour or more on Monday morning, no expertise is needed! Here is a link to sign up.
Students who are registered can pick up a trifold board in the office or in room 29.
Feel free to email any questions to Hilde Largay at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Read-A-Thon is Here! We're thrilled to announce that our Read-A-Thon is underway! We're counting on you to make it a success. If you haven't already, please take a moment to activate your child’s personal reader page by clicking on the following link: SLVE Read-a-ThonIt only takes a minute or two, and your support will greatly assist us in meeting our financial goals. Thank you for your help in reaching our goal.
Family Science Night is Coming Up on February 9th!
Mark your calendars! We are excited to invite SLVE families 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! See the attached flyer! RSVP at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CAEA92CA3FBC70-47158755-slve
Call for Collaborative Class Art Pieces for Spring Auction!
Sign up to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art with your child’s class that will be featured and auctioned off in the live auction portion of our Spring Auction! We’ll have lots of ideas to share to help you out. We still need project creators for the following classes: Brick and Friend. Please email email@example.com if interested! Thank you!
5th Grade Baby Dedication Ads for the Yearbook. It's time to buy an ad for your graduating 5th grader. This year, you get to create your own in the new easy yearbook software and share up to 3 photos!
- To purchase, you must first log in or create an account at Treering (our yearbook company).
- Once logged in, you will see your child's name and school at the top of your homepage. Select the correct child in the side navigation bar if you have more than one child at the school.
- Scroll down on the main area of your homepage to the Celebrate With An Ad section and select Buy a Yearbook Ad.
- See the attachment for further instructions or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and be sure to tell us the class if from a specific classroom.
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.
Reminders for Parents/Guardians when picking up students for appointments or early dismissal.
When excusing your student for an appointment or early pickup, please be sure to follow these important safety procedures and protocols. Parent/Guardian needs to check in with the front office. Front office staff will first verify the person is on the student’s Emergency Contact list and then call the student’s teacher. Parent/Guardian will need to remain in the office until the student arrives in the office. Parent/Guardian will then check out the student—date, name, exit time. If the student is returning, the student will need to check back in through the front office (enter time in) and return to class. It is not necessary for parents to walk their child to class, but if they do, they must follow Check-in procedures.
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.
Just a heads up from the SLVE Health Office....
We have had a few cases of head lice at school this week. Please be sure to check your child's head on a regular basis. Here is a link with more information and what to look for. We ask that you inform the office right away if you do find any lice (bugs) or nits (eggs) and keep your child home. They can be back at school after treatment and when there are no live bugs found. Please note that your kiddo must be cleared through the health office with a quick scalp check when returning to school after treatment. Thank you!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org our SLVE Registrar, will work with families to get the paperwork and the missed classwork assignments needed to complete the contract.
January 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 email@example.com and they will assign a practitioner that best meets your needs.
Cradle to Career
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