Cloverdale Elementary News

Week Of November 9, 2020

Principal's Den

Dear Cloverdale Families,

I hope you are all healthy and staying safe. Our teachers and staff have been working hard in preparing our classrooms for a possible return to school. We are all excited at the prospect of being able to see you all soon. Report cards are being mailed and you will be receiving them soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher.

This week we continue with our virtual recesses. You can access these at your designated time through Clever. I like to join the virtual recesses along with Ms. Dahlman. We are having our monthly virtual recognition event this Friday. All of our students that have earned the student of the month, AVID, and PBIS awards for the month of October will be invited to a special recognition and activity in their honor.

This Wednesday we pay our respects to all of our servicewomen and men who have served in our armed forces. November 11 is Veterans Day and we will not have classes this day. As always, if we can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

Shoutout to Trevor Gorman, a first grade student in Ms. Scranton's class for being selected as our Shining Brighter student of the week for the week of October 26th. Our students are outstanding and there were many that were nominated by their teachers for this special recognition and I will continue to recognize them during our morning announcements.

This week we will continue to distribute a special art kit to all of our students during Grab n Go lunch. We will also have the practice book packets available during that time.

Thank you,

At Cloverdale we strive to be Leaders by Example. As I mention to our students during announcements, this means that we always try to do the right thing even when no one is looking.

As part of our school's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), we also learn to ROAR. This is a matrix that exemplifies our core values of being Respectful, Organized, Accountable, and Responsible.

We also know that a FAIL is only a First Attempt in Learning and that we learn best from our mistakes. When someone makes a mistake we say "It's Cool!"


Genaro García


Shining Brighter Students Of The Week

STAR Teacher Of The Week

Congratulations to Mrs. Richards who is a first grade teacher here at Cloverdale! Mrs. Richards knew she wanted to be a teacher as a child, in her words “ this is my dream job.” She has been teaching for 32 years. She has spent the majority of her career at Cloverdale, this marks her 24th year here. We are so lucky to have her on our team!
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Upcoming Dates To Remember

Veteran's Day- November 11th-NO SCHOOL

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Carol Addiss Poster Contest

This year's theme is "Be Happy,Be Brave, Be Drug Free." Students can pick up an 11x7 paper during Grab and Go Lunch during Red Ribbon Week to use for their contest entry. See contest rules below.

Bountiful Harvest

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Cloverdale Spirit Days

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November 13th-Mismatch Day

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Rent Assistance

If you need assistance with your rent, the Riverside Salvation Army may be able to assist with funds that do not have to be paid back. They may also be able to provide funding for utilities. Call 951-784-4490; ext. 113 for rental or mortgage assistance, ext. 115 for utilities assistance.

Low Cost or Free Internet Access

If you are looking for low- or no-cost internet access, here are three resources:

  • SBX Youth and Family Services is a local Inland Empire community-based organization working with families to connect affordable home internet and other valuable services such as hotspots.
  • is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.
  • The California Department of Education has compiled a list of low- and no-cost internet access plans.

Did you know you could also check out one of the nearly 100 more mobile hotspots from the city's three libraries? Locations and operating hours of Moreno Valley Public Libraries are available here.

Parent Resource Center

The Parent Resource Center is now open by appointment only. They are here to help you in any way they can. Please feel free to call Andrea Chavez (ELL Parent Resource Specialist) and Rose Moreno (bilingual clerk) at (951) 571- 7831 or (951) 571-7500 ext. 17344 from the hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Think Together Program

See link below for instructions on enrolling your child in the Think Together Program.

Fifth Grade Band

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Pandemic Financial Assistance Program

Riverside County residents whose employment was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may receive up to $800 in assistance thanks to a state grant received by the Riverside County Workforce Development Division.

Type of Assistance Available:

  • One-time assistance between $400 and $800, depending on participant's income

  • Funds may be used to pay for

    • Costs to return to work; including telework equipment (e.g., computer), childcare, or transportation

    • Housing expenses

    • Utility expenses

Please view flyer for eligibility and application information.

Free WiFi Spots In Moreno Valley

Library Books

See details below for checking out library books.
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Virtual Recess

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Grab and Go Lunches

We are now serving lunches to any child ages 1-18. No ID necessary. Drive Thru and pick up everyday from 11am-1pm.
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Parent Committees and Volunteers

School Site Council

This committee is an important committee that is involved in making decisions regarding categorical programs (i.e. Title I, LCFF) that affect your student's education. Parents will be notified of meetings periodically. The School Site Council meets once per month.

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ELAC (English Learner Advisory Committee)- This committee is for parents of students who are learning English as a second language (ELL students). Please come and join in on making recommendations regarding your student's education.


AAPAC- (African American Parent Advisory Council )-This committee is for parents of students who are African American. Join us in working together to support the academic and social-emotional growth of our students.

Cloverdale PTA

Cloverdale PTA- Our PTA members are involved in organizing and participating in school activities for students and parents (Family Reading and Math Nights, Promotions, Dances, Fundraisers, Picture Day, etc.)

Weekly Announcements

Week Of 11/09- English
Week Of 11/9 -Spanish

School Focuses Of The Week


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Let's Explore our college and career options starting with the letter "C"

Career Highlight of the Week

Construction Worker


Read more about a construction worker here:

College Highlight of the Week

California Baptist University


Read more about CBU Here:

SEL Focus Of The Week

TK-2nd Understanding That People Can Change

People can change.

It is important to work hard and keep trying to learn new things.

3rd- Collaboration In Action

Avoiding Communication Bloopers and using Communication Boosters can be difficult.

It is important to practice avoiding Communication Bloopers and using Communication Boosters.

4th-Communication In The Environment

Avoiding Communication Bloopers and using Communication Boosters can be difficult.

It is important to take time to practice avoiding Communication Bloopers and using Communication Boosters.

5th-Communication In The Media

Everyone uses Communication Bloopers and Boosters.

It is important to recognize when others bloop or boost in our environment.

Communication Bloopers and Boosters influence how we think, feel, and behave.