Cordelia Hills Update


Message from the Principal

Welcome back! Thanks for all that you do for our school. We appreciate it. This past week, Cordelia Hills hosted a one day Scholastic Book Fair as well as a PTA Build and Movie Night. Thank you to all of the PTA members and volunteers who assisted.

STATE Summative Assessments are nearly here. 4th grade starts at the end of this month. Please see the links and information below for more information!

Thank you to all of the parents and drivers who are trying to help us out in the back gate area of the school. We appreciate the reduced driving and encourage you to continue to help us be good neighbors.

District Calendar: The 2019-2020 calendar is out. Check it out here. Please do your best to plan vacations, appointments, times away from school around the school calendar. We need every student here everyday that they are healthy.

Multicultural Night

Multicultural Night is THIS WEDNESDAY, April 17th starting at 6:00 P.M. in the MPR. Everyone is welcome to attend and we always have room for more participants!

Our Event website:

Specific registration/interest link:

  • Dress in special attire
  • Prepare food, providing samples
  • Demonstrate instruments
  • Play/teach games
  • Speak your language
  • Share holiday traditions
  • Document history of culture/country/region/etc.
  • Provide facts on your culture on a poster board
  • Setup crafts for students/children to do
  • Share interesting photos
  • Share maps of your country
  • Display sports information/equipment
  • Family interviews
  • Tell stories
  • Share art

Proposed Kinder and Grades 1-5 Collaboration

For the 2019-2020 school term, the Cordelia HIlls staff is proposing the following changes to allow for additional teacher collaboration! Additionally, kindergarten is proposing additional instructional minutes. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to reach out anytime!

Kindergarten Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday--

AM: 8:20 am-1:20 pm

PM: 9:20 am-2:20 pm

1st-5th Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday--

8:20 -2:55

ALL students in grades K-5 on Teacher Collaboration Wednesday:

8:20 a.m.-12:20 p.m.


CAASPP is a California State Summative Assessment for all students starting in 3rd grade. Students test in English-Language Arts and Math. 5th grade students are also assessed in science. PLEASE AVOID HAVING YOUR STUDENT OUT OF SCHOOL during the testing dates. The opportunity to focus and test with the class is imperative to their success.

You can find information about testing below (including a guide for parents):

Cordelia Hills Testing

Testing Schedule

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Upcoming Dates/Events

4/16: English Learner Reclassification Ceremony, Willow Hall, 6:30

4/17: Multicultural Night (6:00 MPR)

4/19 and 4/22: No School, Students and Teachers

4/26: Mother Son Glow Dance (see above)

4/29: Fourth Grade starts state testing

STAND UP to Bullying Day: Every Wednesday, Wear BLUE!

ALL SCHOOL SPIRIT DAYS are on FRIDAYS! Show your Coyote love and wear your CHE Swag!


Calling out dads (and other male figures) serving the Cordelia Community. We are looking for more WATCHDOGS (DADS of Great Students) to help our school. If you are interested and have questions, please email me at

Staying Up-to-date with our Cordelia Hills PTA

Membership drive is on. Check out the details below!

PTA Webpage:

PTA Calendar:

Cordelia Public Library--Did you know!

The Cordelia Public library is a wealth of resources. They include tutoring and sensory reading time for students with more intense sensory need. Check out the website!

Upcoming Library Events

Additional Resources for Parents