Week of 2/15/16
I hope Friday's staff development day went well for everyone and you had a super three-day weekend! I learned a lot working with 3rd grade on Friday and appreciated looking at student work. Thanks to all Valentine's Day potluck contributors. It was a yummy lunch!
Talent Show: Please send home the Talent Show flyer to all students in grades 1-5 on Tuesday, 2/16. Auditions will be held on 2/24 at 1:15. Flyers are in your boxes and ready to go. Info is also being advertised in weekly parent email and Facebook.
Yard Supervision: In order to make sure all areas of the playground are covered, I have assigned each person on duty a specific area. Here are some reminders about active supervision in large census lightly staffed areas like recess as outlined by BEST (Building Effective Schools Together).
1. Movement-constantly move in the area you are assigned to be sure you are observing all student activity.
2. Scanning-constantly scan the play area and pay attention to noise like whining, crying, aggression, etc.
3. Positive contact-this is a great time to positively connect with high 5's, greeting kids, smiles, etc.
4. Positive reinforcement: "Great job being safe on the big toy by taking turns on the monkey bars. It makes for a fun recess when we all follow the rules."
5. Instructional responses to problem behavior-"I noticed you went down on your tummy on the slide. What's the rule for the slide? Please show me how we safely down the slide."
While I know recess can be a good time to find someone and ask a question, please refrain from long conversations that take you away from the supervision of the students. I am the first one that needs to work on this! Thanks for your attention to these important safety reminders!
Sonoma Fit Discount for SVUSD employees:
My name is Savannah and I am the assistant general manager at Sonoma Fit,Sonoma’s new and largest functional fitness facility opening in late February! We want to offer Teachers and Employees of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District a discounted membership rate to Sonoma Fit.
We would like to offer the teachers and employees of the Sonoma Valley Unified School District the following discounted rate:
-$99 Processing Fee (one time fee, regularly $199)
-$69 Per Month (monthly fee, no contract, regularly $89)
-Total saving of almost $300
With this membership members receive full access to the facility as well as ALL our group fitness classes such as, TRX, Yoga, Zumba, Mat Pilates, Indoor Cycle, Sculpt, Senior Fitness and many more. Teachers and employees will be able to put partners and children on their membership for $50 processing and $49 per month, per person.
Garden Week: Chris will be providing all ingredients for garden menu for remainder of school year. Thanks to PTO for their continued support of the garden!
Monday, 2/15: No School
Tuesday, 2/16: Esmeralda @ Prestwood for Admin Council & Elementary Principals Mtg.
(Lucia is teacher in charge)
Wednesday, 2/17: 8:30-9:30 Parent Tour
Early Dismissal & grade level collaboration
Happy Birthday Jose de Haro
Thursday, 2/18: GATE Symposium for grades 4-5 8:30-12:15 in Falcon's Nest
GATE Testing for nominated students in grades 3-5 1:00-2:45 in Falcon's Nest
PTO 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 2/19: 9:00 Sing Along & Jogathon kick-off assembly
The jogathon parent info and sponsor sheets will be ready to send home on Monday, 2/22. Please be sure to send home the info with students on Monday, 2/22 so they have exactly 4 weeks to obtain sponsors. Thank you!
Paula's baby shower @ Kristina's house after school
AM Primary: Lucia,(big toy) Wendy, (blacktop) Juan Carlos (field and track area)
AM Upper: Lydia (big toy/blacktop) Greg (field/wall ball area)
PM Primary: Nancy, (field & track area) Carolina, (blacktop) Edith (big toy)
Lunch Helpers for February
On the Horizon
2/20: Happy Birthday Karina Pulido!
2/22: Staff Mtg. @ 3:15 p.m.
2/23: 5th grade to WFC
2/25: School Site Council Mtg. 3:30-4:30 p.m.
2/29: Professional Development Day: No School (2nd trimester ends)
3/7: Units of Study in Writing Training w/Kevin Coates @ Flowery
3/8: Oral Language Fair grades 3-5 1:00 p.m.
3/17: PTO 4:30 p.m/ELAC Mtg. 6:00 p.m.
3/14-3/18: Parent/teacher conferences/early dismissal days
3/14-3/18: Copperfields Book Fair in the Library 10-5 p.m.
3/18: Jogathon 9-11 a.m.
3/21-3/28: Spring Break
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.