Proctor Patriots

School Newsletter, May 2019

Proctor's Mutli-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

The month of May is upon us, and I can hardly believe that we are already in the last month of the 2018 -2019 school year.

With the end of the school year approaching, we are already planning for the year ahead. One of Proctor's biggest goals is designing programs to support ALL students.

Every learner is important, and with equitable access to a great education, CVUSD believes that EVERY child will learn and be successful. We can reach this goal with careful and intentional structuring of our educational systems, and when necessary, changing the way we deliver instruction and supports.

Proctor Elementary is committed to this vision to providing the highest quality of education for every student, and has implemented a Multi-tiered System of Supports to ensure we are meeting the needs of ALL students academically, behaviorally, and social-emotionally.

Response to Intervention (RtI) is part of this multi-tiered approach which provides differentiated supports to all students, including enrichment for those students who are meeting or exceeding standards.

The Proctor RtI model uses a three-tier approach to instruction/intervention/enrichment:

  • Tier 1- Classroom teachers will use a variety of strategies and supports within the core curriculum teaching the Essential Standards to address students individual instructional and behavioral needs.

  • Tier 2- Based on assessment data from Common Formative Assessments (CFA'S), students who are unsuccessful in Tier 1 will be provided additional research-based interventions and curriculum, through Tier 2 supports (small group instruction). This is in addition to the regular classroom instruction, not a replacement for it.

  • Tier 3- Students who continue to struggle in Tier 1 and Tier 2 will receive more intensive and targeted interventions through Tier 3 supports (one-on-one intervention). This typically should only be about 5% of our school population.

On May 7th, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM before the PTA meeting, Proctor Staff will be presenting our RTI implementation plan for the 2019-2020 school year. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our school community to learn more about how we will be supporting the success of ALL students. Parents will also have a chance to visit our After School Program Fair. We will have vendor representatives for Coding, Spanish Instruction, Robotics,Youth Yoga and Mindfulness, Speech and Debate, Chess, and Spectrum of Science for fall sign-ups, and to answer any questions you may have. Additionally, Proctor will be adding a Homework Help Club after school.

Hope to see you there!

Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

CAASPP Testing Begins This Week!!

Parents, please make note that we will will begin state testing this coming week, May 6th through May 17th for 3rd through 5th grade! Please do your best to get your student to school on time as we will be testing in the morning hours. Also, please avoid scheduling Doctor's appointments, or having unexcused absences during this time so they can participate in the assessment window with consistency.

Also, ensure your child gets enough sleep - to bed early, and is able to eat a healthy breakfast. Remember, we offer before school breakfast in the cafeteria!

Thank you for your support during this assessment window!

Mrs. Ghereben

Proctor Student Citizen of the Year

Each year the Eden Area Chamber of Conference honors a "Student Citizen of the Year" from each area school. All 5th grade students were encouraged to submit an essay about how they can show Proctor Pride in school and in their community, and why they should be considered for this award. Essays were reviewed and six student finalists were interviewed by Ms. Dugan, Ms. Utsumi, and Mrs. Ghereben. This year's 5th grade finalists from Proctor Elementary were: Lana, Maggie, Rylie, Anna, Isabella, and Valeria– all of them wrote very impressive essays and the panel thought they showed lots of Proctor Pride during their interviews. acknowledged at our May Flag/Award Assembly. They will all be Congratulations to the 2019 Proctor Student of the Year – Valeria Iniguez!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week - May 6th - 10th!

Contact your PTA Classroom Parent to see how you can participate in honoring your child's teacher, and feel free to participate in the activities below!

Monday - Each student brings a flower (room rep has a vase to put flowers in a present to teacher)

Tuesday - Each student bring a snack (fruit, granola bar, almonds, gum, candy bar, cookies, popcorn, etc)

Wednesday - Each student brings a class supply item

Thursday - Create a handmade card by each student

Friday - Bring a gift card and/or any other gifts

Important Dates to Remember!

May 6th - 17th - CAASPP State Testing Window, 3rd - 5th Grade

May 7th, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM- MTSS Family Night/After-School Program Fair

May 17th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM - Proctor Volunteer Tea hosted by the Proctor Teachers and Staff

May 28 - 8:30 - 9:30 - Music for Minors School Concert, 1st-3rd Grade, Lower Playground

Talent Show Timeline: May 6-9th: Sign-up for a preview time slot outside of the office

May 15th and May 16th 3:00-4:00: Previews held in the Art Center (please sign up for one time slot).

May 24th, 8:15 - 9:15 AM - Memorial Day Assembly

May 27th - No School, Memorial Day observed

May 28th, 8:30 - 9:30 AM - Music for Minors II school concert, lower playground

May 29th, 8:15 - 10:00AM - School Wide Awards/Happy Feet Performance

May 31st - The Talent Show Performance starting at 9:00 AM, lower playground

June 3rd - Field Day - Please think about volunteering!

June 4th - 5th grade Field Trip/BBQ

June 5th - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM- 5th Grade Promotion

June 6th - Kindergarten Celebration, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, lower playground

(Early release Day)

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The Lower Playground is Completed!

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If you were unable to attend this month's PTA meeting, here is the slideshow that was presented. The architect drawings were presented to both teachers and parents for input. We will provide communication about construction timelines soon.

You can also read about the work that has been completed, and work that is scheduled for Proctor here:

Or visit the District website for more information about everything Measure G related!

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Lego Engineering, Robotics, STEM, Actors Studio, Art, Dino Digging, and much more!

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Dear CVUSD Families,

In order to assist our families who may experience food insecurity, the CVUSD is partnering with the Alameda County Community Food Bank in providing food bags (referred to as “backpacks”) to any CVUSD family in need of this service. These “backpacks” will contain non-perishable items such as dry rice, pinto beans, canned food, whole grains, etc. The designated distribution sites are Marshall Elementary and Stanton Elementary schools.

Our CVUSD families can pick up a “backpack” beginning on Friday, April 19th and continuing on May 3, May 17, and the final distribution on May 31.

Marshall Elementary School - Cafeteria 11:45am to 12:30pm

Stanton Elementary School - Cafeteria 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Nancy Nodal Parent/Community Liaison Castro Valley Unified School District 510/537-3000 ext. 1224

Notice from the Attendance Office

Friendly Reminder from the Attendance office

Please do not forget to report ANY student absence by calling the attendance line at

510-537-0630 Press 1. An absence must be verified within 48 hours, otherwise student will be

marked as unexcused.

*Vacations are unexcused

-Independent Studies can no longer be requested for 18/19

- Independent Studies can not be requested for the first 10 days of the new school year.

- If you know your child will be absent on the first day of school, 8/13, please let the office know

by email

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Save the Date!

You must participate in Walk-Through Registration to maintain your spot at Proctor!


Wednesday, August 7th

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM


3:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Where: Held in the Multipurpose Room at Proctor Elementary School!

More details will be sent by email in July!

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Teacher your child about Digital Citizenship!

Student Digital Citizenship is about students learning and understanding safe, respectful, and responsible use of the Internet and devices. This includes password protection, social media use, cyber-bullying prevention, and understanding internet information fake or real. You can have your students take the free course for learning about safe Internet use. It is game-based learning about essential elements for Internet Use - Password safety, Fake or Real, Sharing information, and Be Kind.

Play it here:

Google's Be Internet Awesome is free tool for families and students.

CVUSD Instruction Calendar for 2019 - 2020 School Year

For your planning needs, here is the link to the 2019 - 2020 school calendar.
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School Newsletter Translations!

¡Traducciones de boletines escolares disponibles! 学校通讯翻译可用!

Just scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter, and choose the language you would like to have this newsletter translated to (see picture below).

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CVUSD Board of Education

Dot Theodore, President

Gary Howard, Vice President/Clerk

Monica Lee

Jo A.S. Loss

Lavender Lee Whitaker


Parvin Ahmadi

Proctor Elementary School

Home of the Patriots

Hilda Kwan, School Secretary

Heather Ghereben, School Principal