Proctor Elementary

Distance Learning Announcements and Updates, 11/20/20

A Message from Principal Ghereben

Greetings Proctor Community!

We have finally made it to our Thanksgiving Break! We are fortunate to have time to be with family over this holiday break. Though this Thanksgiving may look and feel very different than what we are used to, we still have so much to be Thankful for. I am personally very grateful for our incredible teachers and staff who work tirelessly everyday teaching and supporting our students. I am also grateful to our parent community who continue to partner with us as we remain in Distance Learning together. Take time this break to stop, rest, and unplug to recover from our power outage issues, the hustle and bustle of online learning, and reflect on all that we are grateful for.

This week, Governor Newsom announced that Alameda County, along with 27 other counties, will move back into the Purple Tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan. The Alameda County Public Health Department (ACPHD) and Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) issued statements as well. We pray and hope that the infection rate will be minimized even during this holiday season.

Please note that our Support Hubs will continue to be open with all safety precautions in place. While we wait for conditions to improve, we will continue to do our very best to support our students, work on our site specific reopening plans, put in place the necessary measures, and practice so that we are prepared. I will be holding a few community Town Halls in the coming months as we solidify our reopening plans in February. Of course reopening in February is completely dependent on conditions improving, and the status of current mandated health orders. My goal though is that we are prepared and informed for whatever February brings us!

Please continue to read on about more distance learning announcements and updates.

I wish you and your family a very safe and blessed Thanksgiving holiday together.


Heather Ghereben

Proctor Principal

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Here are some Resources for you to use!

Native American Heritage Month has evolved from its beginnings as a week-long celebration in 1986, when President Reagan proclaimed the week of November 23-30, 1986 as "American Indian Week." Every President since 1995 has issued annual proclamations designating the month of November as the time to celebrate the culture, accomplishments, and contributions of people who were the first inhabitants of the United States.

Through dance, family traditions, and music, these stories show the diversity and long history of Indigenous people across the United States. Celebrate the history, culture, and traditions of American Indians and Alaska Natives in a special collection of films, short stories, and resources from Public Television, and other online resources.

PTA Announcements and Updates!

PTA Meeting - Tuesday, December 1st @ 6:30

The PTA wants to remind you that the next Association meeting will be Tuesday, December 1st. We know it's likely to sneak up on you right after Thanksgiving, so add it to your calendars now! Also, the PTA meetings are shifting from Google Meet to Zoom, so be sure to use this Zoom link:

Information is also located on Proctor School Calendar and on the PTA Website

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Get an early start to your holiday shopping, stock up on the books your child will love reading, and raise money for our school! The Scholastic Online Book Fair opens next week on BLACK FRIDAY for two weeks (November 27 – December 10)!

Make sure to use only this link to make your purchases:

· All orders ship direct to home

· FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25

· All purchases support our school and earn 25% in rewards

· Order as early as possible to ensure delivery by Christmas!

Check out the virtual book flyer to see what’s new at the fair:


Happy reading!

No School 11/23 - 11/27

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Proctor Elementary School

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Hilda Kwan

School Secretary

Vicki Dugan

Attendance Secretary

Heather Ghereben

School Principal