EV Mustang News

May 15, 2019

Our Vision is to be a Healthy and Literate Community

Final Newsletter of the Year!

Thank you all for a wonderful year of learning. Thank you all for your on going support. This year we accomplished many things together. Here is a list of a few things! Happy Summer!


1. All students are being instructed using Readers and Writers Workshop and Bridges Math,

2. All students are being monitored in reading progress using the A-Z assessment & ON Demand Writing Prompts,

3. We ran 5,000 laps in the jog a thon,

4. We donated 45 turkeys from the Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa to families,

5. Teachers are receiving excellent professional development in the teaching of reading from Teachers College in NYC and our own EV staff,

5. Plein Air donated $10,000 for art classes and supplies this year,

6. Teachers are working together doing peer to peer observations and talking about instruction in their grade levels,

7. The EV Family Resource Center are serving families with case management, leadership and education. We offer over 20 classes for parents,

8. Children are reading more than ever and want to talk to their friends about the books they are reading,

9. Valley Vibes Orchestra is AMAZING!

10. After school enrichment classes including: art, Zumba, athletic club happen every week,

11. Our preschool serves 48 tiny learners preparing them for kindergarten,

12. EV showed its community strength by showing up in the Vintage Festival Parade.. 100 strong,

13. Families attended Back to School Night because they are interested and fully supportive of their children's education,

14. Redwood Food Bank now offers a Food Pantry at EV on Fridays at 8am,

15. Opera a la Carte performed for the third, fourth and fifth graders,

16. First Congregational Church planted plants for the school on the field

17. Altimira teachers and admin visited EV for learning and collaboration,

18. We launched Breakfast and Books for children and parents to read in the morning,

19. We served 600 lunches at our Welcome Back to School BBQ,

20. EV has over 200 volunteers on campus, at events and most importantly supporting their children's learning,

21. Parents requested and learned about LGBTQ communities and Adverse Childhood Effects,

22. We hosted our first every before school BBQ for families,

23. Our students designed bathroom art for a safer feeling,

24. We opened our Wellness Center and Meditation Room,

25. Ballet Folklorico is providing classes to students once a week,

26. Our PTO and ELAC groups are collaborating together on events and fund raising,

27. Local businesses donated gifts for over 100 families during the holidays,

28. Cinco de mayo brought in $3,965 in fund raising,

29. The Golf Tournament raised 20,000 for our programming next year,

30. Valentines Day dance was AWESOME!

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2019-2020 School Year - Important Dates

Wed. August 14 - Welcome Back BBQ - 6pm

Mon. August 19 - minimum day - 1:06 dismissal

Tues. August 20 - minimum day - 1:06 dismissal

Wed. August 21 - minimum day - 1:06 dismissal

Fri. August 30 - Family Lunch

Mon. September 2 - Labor Day - No School

Wed. September 4 - Back to School Night 6pm

October 14 - 18 Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 1 - Staff Development - No School

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - No School

Nov 25 - 29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Dec. 23 - Jan 3 - Winter Break - No School

School Site Council at 3:30pm

Fri. Sept 27

Fri. Nov. 22

Fri. Jan 31

Fri. Feb 28

Fri. March 27

Fri. April 24

Fri. May 22

English Language Advisory Committee at 6:00pm

Fri. Aug. 30

Fri. Sept 27

Fri. Oct 25 - Fall Dance

Fri. Nov. 22

Fri. Jan 31

Fri. Feb 28

Fri. March 27

Fri. April 24

Fri. May 22

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Up Coming Events


Wed. 22 Open House 6pm

Fri. 24 Middle School Transition 6pm

Mon. 27 holiday - No school

Wed. 29 ELAC - Equity and Inclusion Report 6pm

Thurs. 30 Sing a long 9am and Social Media for Parents 6pm

Fri. 31 EV Field Day 9am and BBQ 11am, SSC 3:30 & ELAC 6pm


Tues. 4 Preschool Grad 5pm

Wed. 5 Awards Assembly 9am

Thurs 6 Promotion 9am