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Week of May 2, 2016

May- we have arrived!!!!

This video is absolutely awesome! Kid President speaks some truths like recommending we all get high 5's just for getting out of bed. Sure feels like that in the month of May. Wouldn't you all agree? At any rate, enjoy a little Kid President to kick off the first week of May!
Kid President's Letter To A Person On Their First Day Here



Kudos to 3rd-5th grade teachers, Christi, Veronica, and Justina for completing the official window of SBA testing! You did it!

A huge shout out to the entire teaching staff for preparing and executing fabulous dia del niño performances last Friday! Many parents came up to me and commented on what a lovely celebration it was for the Flowery community. Thanks to all staff and grade levels who ran a game or sold food. Special thanks to Lucia for being in charge of logistics and the set up! I also appreciate Matt for leading the performances with his fabulous MC talent! I am extremely grateful for our staff's leadership ability and knowing that I can be away and all will be just fine if not BETTER! Flowery rocks!

Congratulations to Heidy Garibay! Heidy is the recipient of the F. George Elliott Exemplary Student Teacher Scholarship Award for 2016. The review committee was exceedingly impressed with her dedication, passion, and accomplishments. The F. George Elliott Scholarship is one of the most prestigious honors in the School of Education at Sonoma State University. Awesome work Heidy!

Staff Meetings

There seems to be some calendar confusion with the dates of staff meetings in May. The paper calendar reads staff meeting for tomorrow, 5/2 and google staff calendar reads 5/9. Guess what...you can delete both dates! In honor of national teacher appreciation week I am gifting you the gift of time tomorrow, 5/2 and 5/9. We have one final leadership meeting on Monday, 5/16 and one final staff meeting on 5/23. Enjoy the next two Mondays getting caught up, preparing for Open House or just going home early and doing something to take care of yourself!

Parent Survey & May RAP

We are conducting a parent survey in the month of May. Hard copies of the survey along with the May RAP are ready to go in your box. Please distribute both of these items on Monday, 5/2. Parents will complete one survey per family NOT per child. Parents may go online to complete the survey or complete the hard copy and return it to you or to the office. I am shooting for a 75% response rate!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WCSPPT8 Here is the link to the parent survey online. Please feel free to include it in your newsletter this week. Thank you!

School climate student survey

Students in grades 3-5 will complete a social-emotional school climate survey the week of 5/16. I will be sending out the link via email. Please plan on having students take the survey during their computer lab time the week of 5/16 or schedule a time to take it in your classroom. Thank you for your assistance!

Bright Bytes Survey This anonymous technology survey is for students in grades 3-5 as well as teachers. It surveys the use of technology and is being used by the tech committee to plan next steps with training, purchase of devices etc. Please be sure you and your students complete this survey before May 15th.

http://www.BByt.es/QY4KL (link to survey for students)

http://www.BByt.es/QY4KT (link to survey for teachers)


SBA make up


Monday, 5/2: Parent tour 8:30-9:30 Chavarria & Rubio to Sonoma Museum of Art

Tuesday, 5/3: 2nd grade to WFC

Wednesday, 5/4: Early Dismissal/Grade level collaboration

Thursday, 5/5: Java Wagon & morning treats hosted by PTO in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week

Chavarria to Ropes Course

Friday, 5/6: Rubio to Ropes Course

Duty Reminders

Before School: Lydia (big toy/solar panels) Laura (blacktop)

AM Primary: Lilia (big toy) Lucia (blacktop) Nancy(field and track area)

AM Upper: Osvaldo (big toy/blacktop) Dora-Aldina (field/wall ball area)

PM Primary: Juan Carlos (field & track area) Carolina, (blacktop) Edith (big toy)

Lunch Helpers for May

Chavarria & Vega: Please send 3 students to the cafeteria 3 minutes before lunch. Thank you!

On the Horizon

Week of 5/9: Aprenda testing grades 2-5

5/11: CA Day of the Teacher & Staff Appreciation Luncheon hosted by PTO

Drop off mounted art work to cafeteria on Wedneday, 5/11.

5/12: Open House 5:30-7:00 (band performs at 6:15)

5/13: Grade 2-5 Zumba Dance Party 6:00-8:00 p.m. Flowery Cafeteria (hosted by Lauren Drinkhall)

5/16: Leadership Mtg. 3:15

5/18: Class Placements 1:45

5/19: PTO Mtg. 4:30 & ELAC Meeting 6:00 pm

5/20: Flowery Family BBQ (parents may come have a BBQ lunch with students during regular lunch periods)

5/23: Staff Mtg. 3:15

5/24: Band Concert for K-5 9:00 am

District Oral Language Fair @ SVHS 6:00 pm

5/27: 5th grade vs. staff basketball game @ 8:45 am & 5th grade Fun Day

5/30: No School-Memorial Day

5/31: Sing Along & Volunteer Appreciation 9:00

4/5 Awards Assembly 1:00

6/1: 5th grade promotion & celebration 1:30

6/2: Field day 9-11 & last day of school

6/3: Teacher work day


Flowery is a Spanish/English dual immersion school, providing all students with the opportunity to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural. Begun in 1998 with one kindergarten class and a $1,000,000 federal grant, dual immersion now spans grades K-5 at Flowery and grades 6-8 at Adele Harrison Middle School. We are proud to offer this high quality program of choice for Sonoma County families, and are committed to educating all children for success in a global society.