Evergreen Express

December 2019 - Issue 32

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Principal's Message

Dear Evergreen Elementary Families,


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break with your families. We have three short weeks until Winter Break, and time is going to fly by! Please note that we do not have school on Friday, December 20th. School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2020. If you will be taking a vacation for 5 days or longer on either side of the break, please visit the office to obtain an independent study packet from Ms. Linda.


Holiday Shop


We are really hoping to have our annual Holiday Shop open for our students this year. Last year, we struggled with filling all of our volunteer slots and the shop was a bit hectic. If we don't fill all slots, we will either need to modify the amount of days we can be open or cancel all of the days. Please sign up to volunteer using this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4ba9ae22a7fa7-evergreen


Safe School Ambassadors Program


I am very pleased to announce that Evergreen has been awarded with a $6,000 grant from Community Matters to implement the Safe School Ambassadors program! Implementing this program was a recommendation from the Evergreen Whole School Climate 360 team that consisted of staff members and parents. This program with tie in perfectly with our Restorative Culture and Evergreen Expectations. In February 2020, we will be training a group of 4th and 5th grade students to become our first Safe School Ambassadors. Here is more information about the Safe School Ambassadors program:

https://community-matters.org/programs-services/youth-empowerment-programs/safe-school-ambassadors/


Open Enrollment Window/Evergreen School Tours


CRPUSD's Open Enrollment Window is from January 6th-February 28th, 2020. If your child is currently attending Evergreen and you wish to continue at Evergreen for 2020-2021, you don't need to do anything during Open Enrollment. You will fill out an Intent to Return form in early Spring 2020.


Here are some other Frequently Asked Questions about Open Enrollment and registration for the 2020-2021 school year:


What if I have another child to enroll at Evergreen for 2020-2021?

Please enroll during the Open Enrollment Window. If you live out of the CRPUSD attendance boundaries, you will need to visit our Student Services Offices at 7165 Burton Avenue to obtain an Inter-District Transfer Form.


What do I need to bring to register my child for TK or Kindergarten?

Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate, proof of residency (utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage bill), and vaccination record to the Evergreen office. Ms. Rochelle will begin accepting TK/Kindergarten enrollment applications at 8:30am on Monday, January 6, 2020.


What are the birthdates for TK?

Students with a September 2-December 2, 2015 birthdate will be enrolled in TK for the 2020-2021 school year.


Evergreen did not have TK this year. Will you have TK for 2020-2021?

We are hoping to have TK at Evergreen next year, but it all depends on how many TK eligible students enroll during the Open Enrollment period. If we have enough students to fill a full class, we will have TK at Evergreen for 2020-2021.


When are School Tours with Mrs. Hansen?

Tuesday, January 7th at 9:00am

Wednesday, January 15th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, January 28th at 9:00am

Open House Showcase - Tuesday, February 4th - Incoming TK/K 5:00-5:45pm, All Classrooms 6:30-7:30pm

Thursday, February 10th at 1:00pm

Thursday, February 20th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, March 3rd at 9:00am

Thursday, April 9th at 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 5 at 9:00am


Do I need to sign up for School Tours?

No, just show up to the Evergreen Office a few minutes before the tour begins.


Walk-a-Thon Updates

We raised an unbelievable amount of money this year for our Walk-a-Thon. Our school goal was $35,000 and we have raised $47,111.25 to date! All of these donations will go directly back to our Evergreen students. I want to personally thank our Walk-a-Thon Coordinator Denise Miller and our entire PTA Board for their endless work in coordinating both our Walk-a-Thon, as well as our Walk-a-Thon Reward Party. Both events were huge successes and we are so thankful for all of their efforts!


Warm regards,


Jen Hansen

Principal

Bobcat Box of Brilliant Ideas

As part of our Whole School Climate 360 recommendations, our team felt that it was important for students, families, and community members to have a way to communicate suggestions and ideas to make Evergreen an even better place. We asked our students to name the box because "Comment Box" seemed a little boring :) Congratulations to fourth grade Scout Nelson for coming up with the very appropriate name "Bobcat Box of Brilliant Ideas." It is located in the office hallway by the PTA board. We encourage you to fill out a comment or talk to us in person... we love your ideas and feedback!

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Evergreen PTA Corner

President's Message:


Happy December Bobcats! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and you were all able to spend time with family and loved ones during the week off from school. We have a short month in front of us with the Winter Break coming up. I hope to see a lot of you at Bingo night on December 12th from 6pm-7pm and features local celebrity Mr. Cutler calling numbers for us all night.


Michael Ahern

PTA President

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Communication


Communicating effectively with families is incredibly important to our school. We will utilize several methods to communicate with families: Parent Messaging through our student information system PowerSchool, Facebook, the Evergreen Elementary website, and our Evergreen Express newsletter. Here is how to access all of that information:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRPUSDEvergreen/ This is our public Facebook page where updates will be posted.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/evergreen.crpusd/ This is a closed Facebook group for Evergreen families and staff only. Please request to join this group if you have not done so already.


Website: https://evs.crpusd.org/


Evergreen Express Newsletter: The Evergreen Express will be sent on a monthly basis.

Restorative Room

At Evergreen Elementary, we implement Restorative Practices. When we remodeled our office two years ago, it was important for us to have a space where we can problem solve with students using Restorative Circles. We also use this area as a space for students who benefit from timed breaks during the school day. Our Restorative Room is a special part of Evergreen, and if you are in the office for any reason, we encourage you to check it out!
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Restorative Practices Family Corner

It is our goal to inspire Evergreen families to implement Restorative Practices at home. A great place to have restorative conversations is around the dinner table.


December Question of the Month: "If you could have a face to face conversation with anyone, who would it be and why?"


Good luck!

Food Service

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Digital Citizenship

Each month, we will provide an article regarding Digital Citizenship and your elementary school student. December focuses on Privacy and Security. Here are a few articles and a video on the topic.


Step by Step Tips to Set Up your Kid's iPhone

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/step-by-step-tips-to-set-up-your-kids-iphone


How Can I Check to See if My Kid Signed Up for Something Online?

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety/how-can-i-check-to-see-if-my-kid-signed-up-for-something-online


Help Kids Make Friends and Interact Safely Online

https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-relationships-and-communication


Help Boost Kids' Safety, Privacy, and Security

https://www.commonsense.org/education/family-tips/k-5-privacy-and-security


Internet Traffic Light (video)

https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/education/InternetTrafficLight_WM_added.mp4

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Evergreen Donation Programs

As a parent, I love when purchases can contribute money back to Evergreen. Here are some of programs that support our school.

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Important Dates

Please mark your calendar for these important upcoming events:


December


Monday, December 2 - School Resumes from Thanksgiving Break


Tuesday, December 3rd - Walk and Roll to School Day


Wednesday, December 4th @ 6:00-8:00pm - Skate Night at Cal Skate


Friday, December 6th - Spirit Day/Twin Day (or wear your Walk-a-Thon t-shirt)


Monday, December 9th @ 3:00-5:00pm - Evergreen Holiday Shop in Room D1


Tuesday, December 10th @ 3:00-5:00pm - Evergreen Holiday Shop in Room D1


Wednesday, December 11th @ 3:00-5:00pm - Evergreen Holiday Shop in Room D1


Thursday, December 12th @ 8:30am - Digital Citizenship Parent Information Session with Ms. Juhola in MU


Thursday, December 12th @ 3:00-8:00pm - Evergreen Holiday Shop in Room D1


Thursday, December 12th @ 6:00-7:00pm - Family Fun Night/Bingo Night in MU


Friday, December 13th @ 3:00-5:00pm - Evergreen Holiday Shop in Room D1


Thursday, December 19th (Last Day of School of 2019!) - Spirit Day/Pajama and Read In Day


Friday, December 20-Sunday, January 5th - Winter Break


January


Monday, January 6th - School Resumes


Monday, January 6th - Open Enrollment for CRPUSD Begins


Tuesday, January 7th - Walk and Roll to School Day


Tuesday, January 7th @ 9:00am - Evergreen School Tour with Mrs. Hansen


Wednesday, January 15th @ 1:00pm - Evergreen School Tour with Mrs. Hansen


Thursday, January 16th @ 6:30pm - PTA Member Meeting in Staff Room (Dinner and Childcare provided!)


Friday, January 17th - Spirit Day/Crazy Hair and Crazy Hat Day


Monday, January 20th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day/No School


Wednesday, January 22nd @ 6:00-7:30 - PTA Family Fun Night/Project Night in MU


Tuesday, January 28th @ 9:00am - Evergreen School Tour with Mrs. Hansen


Thursday, January 30th @ 8:30am-12:00pm - Whole School Field Trip to TAG Building to Watch Peter Pan Play


Friday, January 31st @ 5:00pm - Peter Pan Jr. Performance (Cast A) at RCHS TAG Building


February


Saturday, February 1st @ 1:30pm - Peter Pan Jr. Performance (Cast B) at RCHS TAG Building


Tuesday, February 4th - Evergreen Elementary Open House Showcase (5:00-5:45 Incoming TK/K, 5:45-6:30 Dinner/Band Performance in MU, 6:30-7:30 All Classrooms Open)


Wednesday, February 5th @ 3:15 - ELAC Meeting in Staff Room


Wednesday, February 5th @ 6:00-8:00pm - Skate Night at Cal Skate


Friday, February 7th - 100th Day of School Celebrations


Monday, February 10th - Lincoln's Birthday/No School


Friday, February 14th - Valentine's Day


Monday, February 17th - President's Day/No School


Thursday, February 20th @ 1:00 - Evergreen School Tour with Mrs. Hansen


Thursday, February 20th @ 6:30pm - PTA Member Meeting in Staff Room (Dinner and Childcare provided!)


Thursday, February 27th @ 6:00-7:30pm - PTA Family Fun Night/Science Night


Friday, February 28th - End of Winter Trimester


Friday, February 28th - Spirit Day/Celebrity Day

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