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Week of 12/14/15

Weekly Recap

Happy week before winter vacation!

In the spirit of the holiday season I am kicking off the 5 days before winter break. What ever does that mean, you ask? It's my way of spreading a little joy, fun, and appreciation as we countdown to winter break.


Day 1: Monday, December 14th:

Having a case of the Mondays? Never fear, Erica Dardon's Java Wagon is here! Don't turn on the coffee pot or stop at your local coffee shop! Instead come to the staff lounge, place your order and a little elf will come by and drop off your coffee to your classroom. Thank you to PTO for sponsoring the visit.

The fun doesn't stop there.....it's 2 for 1 Monday! Are you feeling a little pressed for time? I am giving you the gift of time by canceling the staff meeting for Monday, 12/14. Take the time to do whatever you need to take care of yourself!

Day 2: Tuesday, December 15th:

Wear your favorite holiday/winter colors to school and enjoy a special chocolate treat in your box.

Day 3: Wednesday, December 16th:

Come to the staff room for a sweet scone, morning bun, or muffin made by one of our parents. Enjoy some relaxing music courtesy of the new disco speaker!

Day 4: Thursday, December 17th:

Special handwritten note just for you in your box.
Day 5: Friday, December 18th:

Come to the staff holiday party at Hanna Boys Center at 2:00-5:00!

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Updates

BEST Days coming in January

Please mark your calendar for January BEST rotations.

Thursday, January 7th 8:30-9:50 grades 3-5

Friday, January 8th 8:30-9:50 grades 1-2

We will follow the same format as we did in the fall. I will send the rotation schedule and review of lesson plan next week.


Flowery Teamwork Shines Bright!
I am deeply grateful for the amazing teamwork at Flowery! Last week was a perfect example of the way we all work collaboratively to support one another. Thanks to Dora-Aldina for presenting the Students of the Year Award at the board meeting. I'm also thankful to Maestro Rubio and Justina for being in attendance and supporting our award recipients. We had a rock star team represent Flowery by presenting at CMC over the weekend. Kristina, Juan Carlos, Juana, Lucia and Lilia were all in attendance sharing their knowledge and expertise with teachers throughout the state. Finally, thanks to Justina, Laura and Mary for holding down the office on Friday while I hosted District admin for a great morning of learning. Administrators were impressed with our learning environment and had an overall great day at our school!

Happenings

ART WEEK FOR GRADES K-3

Monday, 12/14: No Staff Meeting

Tuesday, 12/15: Regular Day

Wednesday, 12/16: Early Dismissal/Grade level collaboration

Congrats to Jenny Cavins on her graduation from SSU credential program!

Thursday, 12/17: Fiesta Decembrina 6:00-8:00 @ Altimira

Students should arrive at 5:45 to ensure we start at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, 12/18: 9:15-10:00 a.m. Sing Along/Early Dismissal @ 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 12/30 Happy Birthday Brenda Kracke!

Duty Reminders

Before School: Mariana & Laura

AM Primary: Kristina, Matt, Juana

AM Upper: Justina, Christi

PM Primary: Jenny, Carolina, Edith

Lunch Helpers for December

Pope & Calderon: Please remember to send 3 students to the cafeteria 3 minutes before lunch. Thank you!

In 2016

1/4: School resumes

1/11: Staff Mtg. 3:30-5:00 @ Sebastiani Theater ( more info to come!)

1/18: MLK Day- No School

1/22: 4/5 Spelling Bee 1:00 p.m.

1/25: District Grade Level Mtg. @ Dunbar 3:30-5:00 p.m.

1/27: Dual Immersion Kindergarten Information Night 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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.