Home of the Dragons, May 27, 2022
Duveneck Staff for the 22/23 School Year
For me, the best part of the school year happened after Spring Break when we were able to open up and allow parents and family members back onto campus. The last trimester of school felt like the rhythm of an elementary school experience was coming back to life. Because of this, we were were able to hold a Book Faire, the theatre production,The Jungle Book, a Talent Show, Field Day, Musical Performances and the upcoming 5th grade Promotion Ceremony on June 2.
Thank you Duveneck Dragons for an incredible 2021/22 school year. Your belief in our school community and your resiliency, dedication and commitment will never be forgotten.
As we begin to prepare for next year, I would like to share with you the staffing for the 2022/23 school year:
Transitional Kindergarten: Mrs. Grace Porras
Kindergarten: Mrs. Jen Tai/Mrs. Amy Hansen & Mrs. Kathy Thibault
First Grade: Mrs. Ching Wen Miron & Mrs. Lisa Schmidt
Second Grade: Mrs. Anne Gerfen, Ms. Krista Velasquez & Ms. Jennifer Rabanal
Third Grade: Ms. Kim Marrujo, Ms. Melissa Hauer & Mr. Jim Holbrook
Fourth Grade: Ms. Jodi Gutierrez & Mrs. Silvia Meinke
Fifth Grade: Ms. Sophie Ali, Ms. Judy Peng & Mr. Matthew Keith
TS 3-5: Mr. Steven Jue
Speech: Ms. Kara Brahana
Education Specialist: Ms. Erin Hurd
Occupational Therapist: TBD
We are also saying good-bye and thank you to the following faculty members that will be leaving us at the end of this school year:
Jessie Chen (current Speech Therapist) who is moving to Seattle, Washington to be closer to family.
Stacey Myers (current Education Specialist) who will be the new Reading Specialist at Walter Hays School next year.
Erin Finley (current Occupational Therapist) who is relocating to Idaho.
Finally, I want to let you know that Mrs. Therese Walls will be taking a leave of absence for the 22/23 school year to spend time with her new baby and family.
As the end of the school year comes to a close, the excitement for what is to come in the new school year begins to build. As Denise Witmer states, "A new school year means new beginnings, new adventures, new friendships, and new challenges. The slate is clean and anything can happen."
On behalf of the entire Duveneck Faculty, we wish you all a wonderful summer vacation! We look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, August 11th, at 8:05 AM.
With Gratitude and Love,
5th Grade Promotion - June 2
We will have three entry points for your convenience, the 4/5 Gate facing Channing Ave, the K/1 Gate facing Alester Ave and the main hallway of the school in front of the office. At the end of the ceremony the 4th grade families and students will be hosting a cookie reception on the picnic tables by our Multi Purpose Room.
We are very proud of our 5th grade students and this celebration is not to be missed!!