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Week of 1/18/16


I hope everyone has enjoyed the glorious and much needed rain! I am taking a moment today to reflect on our work as educators in relation to MLK's vision for our society. I am grateful for his work and inspired by his call for all of us to work together to reach true equality.

Thanks to all staff for attending last week's viewing of Most Likely to Succeed at Sebastiani Theatre. It was fun to pause, breathe, and experience the film together as an elementary staff. Please take a few minutes to reflect on the film with your colleague's at this week's grade level collaboration meeting. Please include the responses to these questions in your grade level meeting notes. We don't have a staff meeting until February and I would love to know your thoughts and reflections.


  1. What were your biggest takeaways from the movie?

  2. How can this impact your day to day practice?

I have enjoyed reflecting with some staff members one on one. One staff member shared she held a discussion with her class and told them to not raise their hand. The kids were a little perplexed at first, but went with it. Instead, she began exploring with the concept of socratic seminar and having kids learn to insert themselves into a conversation in a more natural way. Powerful stuff!

Lucia has placed a card for Shelley Dorr in her box for all staff members to sign. A Celebration of Life for Sophia Dorr has been scheduled for Saturday, February 6th at Sebastiani Theatre. More details to come.

Please send home ELAC flyers with your English learners on Tuesday. Krista McAtee will be doing a presentation about math at this week's ELAC meeting on Thursday, 1/21.

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Please bring broccoli for the week of January 18th and February 1st:

Week of January 18th: stir fry

Week of February 1st: breaded broccoli

Monday, 1/18: No School; MLK Day

Tuesday, 1/12: Units of Study in Writing Training @ DO grades 3-5

Esmeralda @ writing training (Lucia is teacher in charge)

5th grade chorus dress rehearsal @ 11:25

Wednesday, 1/20: 2nd grade to WFC

5th grade chorus dress rehearsal @ 11:25

FST Mtg. 2:00 p.m.

District Kinder Info Night @ Altimira

Thursday, 1/21: Units of Study in Writing Training @ DO grades K-2

PTO Mtg. 4:30 p.m.

ELAC Mtg. 6:00 p.m. (Krista McAtee presents about CCSS math)

Friday, 1/22: Louann visits Flowery 8-10 a.m.

4/5 Spelling Bee 1:00 p.m.

Chavez to Montini

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Duty Reminders

Before School: Greg, Mariana & Laura

AM Primary: Matt, Juana, Nancy

AM Upper: Justina, Dora-Aldina

PM Primary: Kristina, Carolina, Edith

Lunch Helpers for January

Pope & Calderon: Please remember to send 3 students to the cafeteria 3 minutes before lunch. Thank you!

On the Horizon

Week of 1/25: Art week for grades K-3

1/25: District Grade Level Mtg. @ Dunbar 3:30-5:00 p.m.

1/27: Dual Immersion Kindergarten Information Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.

1/28: Tabor to Montini

1/28: School Site Council Mtg. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

2/1: Leadership Mtg. @ 3:15 p.m.

2/1: Units of Study Writing Training @ Flowery (grades K-5)

2/1: Kindergarten Registration Night 4-7 p.m.

2/8: Staff Mtg. @ 3:15 p.m.

2/8: Be Your Best Assembly

2/8: Oral Language Fair (K-2) 1:45

2/12: Professional Development Day: No School

2/15: No School; President's Day

2/18: PTO 4:30 p.m. ELAC 6:00 p.m.

2/19: Sing Along 9:15 a.m.

2/22: Staff Mtg. @ 3:15 p.m.

2/25: School Site Council Mtg. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

2/29: Professional Development Day: No School (2nd trimester ends)


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.