EV Staff News

August 31, 2018

Off to a Great Start - And its only been 10 days!

Thank you all for a very smooth start!

-Grade Level Teams meeting to discuss student placement for FL, ELD

-Intervention is ready to go! We will be serving close to 50 students in the first session

-Students are coming better prepared for Readers and Writers. Their stamina and knowledge of the work is evident. THANK YOU!!

-K-1 has a new phonics program

-TC will be on site this year

-The Restructuring Team is including Social Emotional work this year

-Successful EV BBQs times two!

-Classrooms look amazing!

-Kids are happy

-ELAC met and identified areas of focus: student inclusion and diversity and reclassification are top priorities

-PTO provided staff with a warm welcome.

-Families are receiving mental health services through the FRC

-ViVO has been playing in the community at a variety of events

-Preschool is full and there is a waiting list. Sonya will be incorporating some UoS work into preschool

-We have a Special Ed Team and they are working together

-ArtEscape is planning on helping with our bathroom transformation

-Max and Martin are keeping the school bright and shiny

$100.00 for Teachers!

It is with great news that through reorganization savings, the District has been able to identify one-time monies to provide you for classroom supplies.

All certificated (non-management) employees will be receiving $100 each for classroom supplies through an online order from either Amazon or Office Depot. The $100 must be spent at either or, and cannot be split.

The $100 must be spent by April 30, 2019.

Office Managers have received information on how to process your request so please reach out to them for next steps.

Digital Citizenship

Remember the Digital Citizenship lessons that we need to teach at each grade level? I have added them to the handbook. You can also find them at the Common Sense Media website if you want to see the additional resources they have. Each lesson has a student activity, family tip sheet, and student assessment if you visit the web page. Some lessons even have videos.


ieSonoma Innovation Fund Grants

ieSonoma Innovation Fund is announcing a second round of funding for this grant. The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to support the implementation of innovative ideas and approaches to teaching and learning. Schools, districts, individual teachers, and/or nonprofit organizations working with school-age youth are eligible to apply for grants of up to $2,500. Find more information and apply here.

Teacher's Wishes

A mini-grant program for Sonoma County teachers
The John Jordan Foundation is offering Pre-K–12 Sonoma County teachers mini grants up to $300. Teachers are encouraged to submit an application for a project, field trip, training tool or any idea that would help in the classroom
Applications are available September 1–September 30, 2018 at johnjordanfoundation.org.
For more information or questions not answered on the website, please email lisa@johnjordanfoundation.org.

Halloween Update

Halloween at School

The happy medium is costumes and pajamas. Now that we have found away to include all students I am more comfortable with the costumes at school idea. The plan is as follows:

-students will be invited to wear pajamas or costumes to school on October 31

-they can wear them all day

-no blood or scary masks

-parade will happen at upper grade lunch (i need help organizing)

Fall Festival Dance or Carnival

The ELAC voted and decided to try a dance instead of the carnival. The dance will be held on Friday, October 26. We will sell food, a few games, DJ and face painting. Costumes are optional. More on this later.

Back to School Night Video


Up Coming


Wed. 5 BTSN 6pm

Wed. 5 On your own for BTSN

Mon. 10 Staff meeting

Wed. 12 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm – 2

Fri. 14 Principals TK-12

Sat. 15 Plein Air in the Park

Tues. 18 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 19 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 3

Thurs. 20 Elementary Principals

Mon. 24 Mighty Mouth (TK-2) & Staff meeting

Wed. 26 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - 4

Fri. 28 Restructuring Team to Oakland for TC & ELAC

Sat. 29 Vintage Festival Parade


Wed. 3 Jog a Thon & Level meeting 1:40pm - #6

Thurs. 4 Leadership Meeting & DELAC

Wed. 10 Maite, Chris and Gen at UCD & Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #7

Fri. 12 Principal TK-12

15 to 19 Parent Teacher Conferences

Tues. 23 District Grade Level Meeting

Wed. 24 Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #8

Thurs. 25 Elementary Principals

Fri. 26 Restructuring Team & SSC & Fall Festival Dance 6pm

Mon. 29 Staff meeting

Wed. 31 PAJAMA DAY & Halloween Costumes and Grd Level meeting 1:40pm - #9