Bobcat Bulletin

October 8, 2021

Mark Your Calendars:

  • October 11 & 12: Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
  • 10/15: 3:30 Dismissal Day
  • October 15: Movie Night! FREE PTSA Event!
  • October 18: PTSA Meeting @ 6:30pm w/Guest Speaker, Danna Evans, from All Things EQ
  • October 21 & 22: HALF DAYS: 12:05 pm Dismissal (starts at 11:50am for Kinder)

Keeping our community healthy....

Bobcat Families:

Don't forget to visit the DVUSD website and click on the Covid-19 Updates link on the left. Visit the Operational Safety Plan for detailed information on low-threshold for illness, as well as the process for returning to school after covid or other illness.

Thank you so much for your continued patience, kindness, and respect.

We are thankful for a community focused on working together during these unique times.

Bobcats...The Book Fair is Coming!

Our much anticipated book fair arrives next week! Classroom previews will be 10/14 and 10/15, with Monday, 10/18 as needed. For the remainder of the fair, teachers have blocks of time to send students who wish to make a purchase. There will be a limit of 10 per time slot, with sanitation protocols in place. Complete details about our Fall Book Fair can be found at

eWallets are available to make shopping the fair easy and safe! Parents may sign up/reactivate eWallets for their child. This is a secure, cash-free way for your child to shop at the fair! There is no charge to set up an eWallet. Visit

Please note: Printed materials feature different dates for the online portion of the book fair. Scholastic Book Fairs changed when online fairs would begin and end in conjunction with the in-person fair after materials were printed. The new dates are October 22-27 for the online side of the book fair.

Join us for ZOOTOPIA!

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 15th!

Grab your blankets and lawn chairs, then join us on the field

for a FREE PTSA Movie Night event.

Snacks will be available for purchase

and you're welcome to bring your own dinner to enjoy a picnic style meal.

Meet our PLC Teams

Kindergarten with Mrs. Schmitt, Mrs. Wolfenden, Mrs. Downey, and Mrs. DeRuiter!

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All Things EQ Message (from the founder Danna Evans):

The motto next week is:

I pay attention to what I tell myself.

This quarter we are going to pay attention to how we talk to ourselves. What we tell ourselves is very important because our self-talk can either build us up, or tear us down. Using encouraging self-talk, is probably one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and we can start today! Our motto for this week: I pay attention to what I tell myself.

A motto is a belief, or a way of speaking to yourself, that you tend to repeat over and over again. Making sure your motto helps you is important. The motto I am bad at math is not helpful. The motto I never give up is much better. Your motto matters. Make a motto that will help you do well, like: I always do my best.

How we speak to ourselves is important. People can judge themselves very harshly and hold unkind thoughts about themselves. When we do this, we are not helping ourselves. Be kind to yourself.

Author and researcher Brene Brown said,

“Speak to yourself like you would a friend.”


There is one more training in November...

Please select the date that will work best for you and complete the sign up form. All trainings will be at 3pm and should only last 30 minutes. The Zoom Login information will be emailed to you the day before the training. After the training has been completed, you will be emailed the paperwork to complete. If you have any questions, please email

November 10th:

The Silver Apple Award...

Does your child have a teacher this year that he/she just can't stop raving about? Well, consider nominating him/her for the Silver Apple Award recognition. More details can be found at:

Thank you for keeping our community safe & healthy...

  • Keep your child home if he/she has covid like symptoms, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid.
  • Use the reporting button below to notify our school if your child has covid, or has been in close contact with someone testing positive for covid. Thank you!

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In partnership with students, families, and community members, Sonoran Foothills School seeks to create a challenging and diverse learning environment through engaging instruction allowing for individual differences in an atmosphere of cooperation and respect.