Flowery Flyer

Week of May 9, 2016

WE HAVE 18 DAYS LEFT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OUR STUDENTS!

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Updates

The Flowery oak tree is saved!

Louann Carlomagno shared the good news on Friday that the District will make every effort to save the oak tree in the parking lot. We anticipate losing 4 parking spots based on the arborist's review that took place last week. The arborist will be on site when excavation begins in order to adequately assess the roots. In addition, there will be some significant pruning to the tree. Thank you to Kristina Reguero Garrison and all staff, parents, and community members who mobilized in leading the advocacy and organization of a community wide response to the proposed removal of the tree. Upon hearing staff's concern, the District moved quickly to assess and find a win-win solution. I am very pleased with the outcome and appreciate the staff advocacy and professionalism in handling the situation. It was a great learning experience for all as we move into more of these facilities improvements District-wide. Bravo and go Flowery!


Bell Schedule

I will be visiting grade level meetings on Wednesday, 5/11 to receive more input on the revised bell schedule for 2016-2017. I need feedback by grade level spans K/1, 2/3, and 4/5. In addition, I'm working on an 8:15 start time to build in more minutes at the start of the day instead of the end. The goal is to have a set schedule before we leave on summer break. Schedule for Wednesday: 4th/5th- 1:45, 2nd/3rd-2:15 and 2:45-K/1


Parent Survey:

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!


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)


APRENDA Testing Week Grades 2-5 PLEASE REVIEW

Click on Aprenda Testing Schedule to review the schedule for grades 2-5.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

1. All testing materials can be found in the conference room. Each teacher has a labeled box.

2. Please have students write their name on their test booklet or answer document. We didn't have time to hand write student names.

3. Be sure to review how the reading comprehension test is divided by stories. The list of stories per section can be found in your testing box.

4. Please list students who are absent on the Aprenda testing make-up sheet. This sheet is also located in your testing box.

5. Testing administrators: 2nd grade RSP will test with Christi and Veronica. 3rd grade RSP will test with Esmeralda in Falcon's Nest. 4th and 5th grade RSP will test with Christi and Veronica.


THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ENSURING A SMOOTH TESTING WEEK!

Happenings

Art Week for grades K-3

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

Monday, 5/9: Regular day

Tuesday, 5/10: Regular day

Wednesday, 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 and Carrenne Purtell)

Duty Reminders

Before School: Greg (big toy/solar panels) Laura (blacktop) Mariana (parking lot)

AM Primary: Juan Carlos (big toy) Wendy (blacktop) Jenny (field and track area)

AM Upper: Justina (big toy/blacktop) Christi (field/wall ball area)

PM Primary: Matt (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

Aprenda make-ups week of 5/16

5/16: Leadership Mtg. 3:15

5/18: Class Placements 1:45 in library

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 SCHOOL

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.