Tuesday mail 060215 - Alexander Valley Elementary

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Tuesday mail 060215 - Alexander Valley Elementary
Th e Tue sday M ail
For AVS
Families
Call Us
433-1375
Fax Us
431-0102
E-mail
[email protected]
June 2, 2015
Well, we’ve finally arrived, the last
week of the school year. We’ve got the usual end of the year activities this week; field
trips, parties, play day, and promotion. It’s
going to be a full week.
It’s a challenge, you know, to finish
the year out strong, while keeping in mind
all the events milestones along the way that
brought us to this point. But a big part of this
last week of school is celebrating all the victories on our way.
Back in August, Charlie Johnson
began his fifth (or maybe it’s his sixth) year
as AVSPC president. With daughters in first
grade and sixth, as well as having been an
AVS student himself, he has a unique perspective on our school. He is stepping down
after all those years, and a review of the
year’s highlights couldn’t be complete without mentioning his service to us all.
A big moment this
past year took place at the
Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Led by Gianna Smart
and whole crew of hard
working volunteers, the Dinner set new levels of success. Thanks, in no small
part, to our auctioneer, Mike
McGuire, and to all the parents who helped with class projects, pouring
wine, serving spaghetti, and, of course, all
those folks who raised their numbers to
support our kids.
Our All-School Field Trip to the
Charles Schultz Museum and Snoopy’s
Home Ice was another highlight. We had a
great time, learning about Mr. Schultz’ genius, learning to cartoon, and flying around
on the ice (well, most of us, anyway!). There
is something special about a school community that can get all out on the ice together.
And we had our first AVS float in the
Healdsburg FFA Twilight Parade, too. The
kids on the float had a great time, as did the
folks in band.
Those were all highlights, to be sure,
and all worthy of mention. There were a lot
of events that might not have even gotten
on most folks’ radar this year, that were the
moments that many of our students will
never forget.
If you were around the kindergarten
any time in May, you probably heard about
their eggs and chicks. There were caterpil-
lars becoming butterflies, too. Silk worms
and tadpoles took up residence in second
grade, and we had steelhead in third grade.
All those classes were alive with excited
chatter whenever anyone came near.
But that doesn’t tell the whole story.
Over in first grade, there were six-year-olds
suddenly discovering that they could read.
They were picking up text that they’ve never
seen before, and making sense of it. In
fourth grade, a young man who had struggled with responsibility all year, who couldn’t
tell you what was due or when, suddenly
(with a lot of support here at school and at
home) discovered that he could keep track
of it all, and, more importantly, he could do it
all. In fifth grade, a group of students, again
with a lot of support from home and school,
realized that they could forget about real
and perceived slights and come together to
really communicate and cooperate. And I
can’t do justice in this space about the
breakthroughs experienced by the sixth
graders as they discovered what their
friendships really mean to each other.
This sort of thing took place in every
class this year. There were so many underthe-radar life-making moments that I
couldn’t begin to list them all here.
So much has taken place this year,
and I haven’t even mentioned the Hundred
Mile Club, our School Garden, and many,
many more. Next year is already stacking
up to be something special, too. One-toone, new ideas for reading intervention,
changes to our lunch program, and more,
are all on the agenda for next year.
That’s what AVS is all about; building
for the future, rooted deeply in tradition. And
we’ll keep making a great program better
and better. It’s all because your children deserve it.
Thanks
Bob Raines
Mark Your Calendar!
Citizen Awards Assembly 6/4 9:30 AM
Play Day 6/4 10:00 AM
6th Grade Promotion 6/5 9:00 AM
Early Release 6/5 12:20 PM
Board of Trustees Meeting 6/15 5:30 PM
Back to School Night 8/17
Check out our website at www.alexandervalleyusd.org Follow us on Twitter @AValleySchool
El Cor reo de Ma rte s
Para Familias AVS
¡llamanos!
433-1375
¡Envíenos por fax!
431-0102
E-mail
[email protected]
el 2 de junio de 2015
Bueno, hemos llegado finalmente a la
última semana del año escolar. Tenemos las
actividades habituales del fin de año esta semana; excursiones, fiestas, días de juego, y
graduación. Va a ser una semana completa.
Ya saben, es un desafío terminar el año
en grande, mientras que mantenemos en
cuenta todos los proyectos de eventos a lo
largo del camino que nos trajeron a este punto. Pero una gran parte de esta última semana de clases es celebrar todas las victorias.
En Agosto, Charlie Johnson comenzó
su quinto (o tal vez es su sexto) año como
presidente del Club de Padres de Familia.
Con hijas en el primer y sexto grados,
además de haber sido él mismo un estudiante
de la escuela, tiene una perspectiva única
sobre la escuela. Él dejará el cargo después
de todos esos años, y una revisión de lo más
destacado del año no podía completarse sin
mencionar su servicio para todos.
Un gran momento este año pasado se
llevó a cabo en la Cena de
Spaghetti y Subasta. Dirigida
por Gianna Smart y todo el
equipo de voluntarios que trabajaron duro, la Cena estableció nuevos niveles de éxito.
Gracias, en gran parte, al
subastador, Mike McGuire, y a
todos los padres de familia
que ayudaron con los proyectos de clase, a verter vino, a servir espagueti,
y, por supuesto, todas esas personas que participaron en la subasta para apoyar a los
niños.
La Excursión de Toda la Escuela al
Museo Charles Schultz y Snoopy’s Home Ice
fue otro punto culminante. Nos la pasamos
muy bien, aprendiendo sobre la genialidad del
Sr. Schultz, aprendiendo a dibuja caricaturas,
y patinando en el hielo (¡bueno, la mayoría de
nosotros!). Hay algo especial sobre de una
comunidad escolar que puede ir a patinar juntos al hielo.
También, tuvimos un primer carro
alegórico de la escuela en el desfile Twilight
de la FFA de Healdsburg. Los niños en el carro se la pasaron muy bien, al igual que los de
la banda.
Esos fueron eventos destacados, sin
lugar a dudas, y todos dignos de mención.
Hubo muchos eventos que tal vez no se mencionaron mucho por mayoría de la gente este
año; hubo momentos que muchos estudiantes
nunca olvidarán.
Si estuvieron alrededor del kínder en
cualquier momento en Mayo, probablemente
escucharon sobre sus huevos y polluelos.
También, hubo gusanos transformándose en
mariposas. Gusanos de seda y renacuajos
tomaron residencia en el segundo grado, y
tuvimos truchas plateadas en el tercer grado.
Todas las clases estaban vivas con charla
entusiasmadas cada vez que alguien se acercaba.
Pero eso no cuenta toda la historia. En
el primer grado, había niños de seis años de
edad descubriendo de repente que podían
leer. Estaban recogiendo textos que nunca
habían visto antes, y hacían sentido de ellos.
En el cuarto grado, un niño había batallado
con la responsabilidad durante todo el año,
quien no podía decir lo que debía o cuando,
de repente (con mucho apoyo aquí en la escuela y en casa) descubrió que podía llevar
un registro de todo, y, más importante, podía
hacerlo todo. En el quinto grado, un grupo de
estudiantes, también con un gran apoyo de la
escuela y casa, se dieron cuenta de que
podían olvidarse de desaires reales y
percibidos y unirse para realmente comunicarse y cooperar. Y, yo no puedo hacer justicia en este espacio, si no menciono los adelantos experimentados por los estudiantes del
sexto grado, ya que descubrieron lo que sus
amistades significan realmente.
Este tipo de cosas se llevaron a cabo
en todas las clases de este año. Hubo tantos
momentos diarios que pasaron desapercibidos que no podía empezar a enumerarlos todos aquí.
Muchas cosas se han llevado a cabo
este año, y ni siquiera he mencionado el Club
de Cien Millas, el Jardín de la Escuela, y
muchas, muchas más.
También, el año que viene ya está
acoplando para ser algo especial. Uno-a-uno,
nuevas ideas para la intervención de la lectura, cambios al programa de comida, y más;
están todos en la agenda para el próximo
año.
De eso es lo que se trata en la escuela; desarrollar el futuro, arraigado profundamente en la tradición. Y, vamos a seguir
mejorando un gran programa más y más. Es
todo porque sus hijos se lo merecen.
Gracias,
Bob Raines
¡Marque Su Calendario!
Academia de Premios Cívicos 6/4 9:30 AM
Día de Juego 6/4 10:00 AM
Graduación del 6t0 Grado 6/5 9:00 AM
Salida Temprana 6/5 12:20 PM
Junta de la Mesa Directiva 6/15 5:30 PM
Noche de Regreso de la Escuela 8/17
Visite nuestro sitio web www.alexandervalleyusd.org Signenos en Twitter @AValleySchool
ALEXANDER VALLEY SCHOOL PARENTS’ CLUB
MAY 20, 2015
CALLED TO ORDER 6:05PM
PARENT MEMBERS PRESENT: Kim Bernard, Dan Bowen, Olav Van Zilj, Gianna
Smart, Olga Bowen, Jenny Morgan, Mindy Kreck, Annie Holden, Conrad Smart
GUEST/TEACHERS PRESENT: None
EXECUTIVE BOARD PRESENT: Charlie Johnson, President; Briana Herrod,
Treasurer; Beth Johnson, Secretary
EXECUTIVE BOARD ABSENT: Nicte Peline, Vice President
TEACHER REPORT: As reported by Bob Raines.
Multicultural day went very well as did All-School to Snoopy Ice Arena and Schulz
Museum. Finishing Smarter Balance assessments. Thank you for attending Open
House.
6th grade visited HJH; will be going to Camp next week; then Alcatraz. Working on
speeches.
3rd grade released Salmon (fry) into Mill Creek.
K- Butterflies released, chicks went to new home (just in time). Writing and very well!
PRESIDENT REPORT: Thank you to all who helping with the staff appreciation
luncheon and Multicultural day.
SECRETARY REPORT: Motion to approve April minutes (Bob Raines); 2nd (Gianna
Smart)
TREASURER REPORT: Checking: $144,633.23
Savings: $121,686.76
Total
combined: $266,319.99. Garden fund: $22,344.78 includes $5000 Lowe’s Grant
received. Remaining class funds being requested.
ADDITIONS TO AGENDA: Spaghetti Dinner- Hoot Owl event. Scholastic funds from
book fair.
OLD BUSINESSMulticultural Day- Food was not in classrooms, more relaxed and streamlined. Not
sure if stayed within budgeted funds. Dancing as large groups (upper, lower, then all)
was good. Some 6th graders commented on not feeling like they learned as much
because they studied the States in 5th. Folks talking about revisiting the Cinco de
Mayo theme next year.
Appreciation week/Spring Staff Luncheon- Went well. Plenty of food brought in.
AVS Twilight Parade float- Finishing decorating tomorrow; then to staging area. All
students are welcomed but younger ones on the float. Add this task to the committee
lists.
Playground Committee- Olga Bowen tallied surveys she was given at the last meeting
into charts and presented requests. Felt guidance needed to come from school/SCOE
on what was appropriate to purchase, if a large purchase. What is budget for this
project? (Discussed funds already raised $18,000+) Long discussion about
choices/requests. Will ask Coach Tiffany what she needs/wants now that her 1st year
is nearing completion. No official meeting. Olga will reach out to other interested
parents.
Garden- Ann Loarie not present to report updated. Bob Raines reports they have been
talking with the architect and looks as though prep station will be designed so that it
is not an involved process and hopefully will be built over the summer. Gianna Smart
reports that as a weekly volunteer she has observed all grades enjoying the garden and
tasks.
2015-2016 AVSPC executive board vacancies- No nominations or volunteers for
Vice President or Secretary. Jenny Lopez posted on Facebook she’d consider being
secretary but can only do AM meetings. (Meeting day(s)/time(s) are not set for 20152016.)
2015-2016 Budget draft proposal- No meeting or committee formation to present
draft budget. Briana Herrod submitted a flyer into Tuesday mail for interested parents
to form a committee.
Spaghetti Dinner- Annie Holden reminds us that the Hoot Owl family buy-in dinner
event needs 1-2 chairs to organize food, decorations, contact the band (already
booked)
Book Fair (Scholastic Funds)- Briana Herrod reports co-chair Cally Puckett issued a
total of 10 credits for $150/ea to each grade, office, library, RSP.
NEW BUSINESSNo New Business
BOARD OF TRUSTEE REPORT: Meeting last night. Trustee Smit via Skype.
**Preliminary budget. **Discussing transitional kindergarten for 2015-2016; two
interested in-District students. AVUSD talking with Westside District about
combining since they have a program and funding (Westside is State funded; AVUSD
is community funded). **Lunch program trial run of “Offer not Serve” next week as we
prepare for the upcoming school year. Will have a salad bar (part of a grant Anne
Loarie received). Hoping to increase lunch program profits. **Enrichment: Tweaking
schedule to accommodate enrichment/aides/ intervention. **Going ahead with solar
(Prop 39). **Bob Raines met with Kristen Munselle re: capital campaign for funding a
multipurpose room. More to come. **Received $450 donation from Cooper Education
Foundation/Gift of Education (founded by former AVS students Briana and Michael
Thompson) Charlie Johnson reported to Dan Bowen that he forwarded Dan’s contact
info to Briana so she could set up a time to meet with him about setting AVS(PC) up as
a donation recipient for reoccurring donations (monthly, yearly, etc.)
PRINCIPAL REPORT: **Planning playday; notes went home for “potluck” items.
**Volunteer Appreciation event was today. New “menu”. **Will be doing some facility
improvements over the summer. **District of Choice will be going from state senate to
Assembly. **60 Chromebooks have arrived (for 4th-6th) will be stored in a locked
charging cabinet. 2nd-3rd will be getting Chromebook Flips and existing iPads to K-1.
Looking for right cases. These items will be saving transition time to/from computer
lab and provides more teaching time. 4th will be finishing Smarter Balance on
Chromebooks.
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Curriculum: Setting next year’s goals
Emergency Prep: Organize container. Send back some of the glove order. Still need
items from list.
Facility: See Principal and Board reports.
Site Council: LCAP.
Technology: Dan Bowen thanked the board and Bob for going forward with
Chromebooks. He also reports there’s a 1-yr subscription “Hapara” that allows
teachers complete oversight from their MacBook. There’s also a parent portal.
AVSPC RESPONSIBILITIES:
Birthday/community board (ongoing)
Book Fair (spring)
Costco shopper (ongoing)
E-script/box tops/Amazon Prime (ongoing)
Garden Committee (ongoing)
Halloween Carnival (October)
Hot Dog Day (1st & 3rd Fridays)
Luncheons- Winter (3rd)/Spring (4th)
Multicultural Day (spring)
Playground Committee (FORMING!)
Spaghetti Dinner/Auction (March)
Tuesday mail/Facebook (ongoing)
Yearbook (primarily January-May): GOING TO PRINT!!
OPEN DISCUSSION: **Conrad Smart suggests inviting those who give so kindly at the
auction event to other events, such as the opening of the garden classroom.
**Gianna Smart commented on having worked in the kitchen recently how worrisome
the environment and how inadequate it is for Maria to prepare/serve there (not
enough storage, inefficient, flies, heating/cooling complaints).
ADJOURNED: 7:21PM
NEXT MEETING- TO BE DETERMINED
HELP!
(AVSPC) HOOT OWL FAMILY BUY-IN DINNER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th
When we return from summer break we will have just one
month to get ready. The location is set. The band,
“Boomerang” (AVS alumni), is booked. The main course will
be ready to serve.
WHAT’S NEEDED: 1-2 LEAD people are needed to direct a
group of volunteers to set-up, serve (buffet), and clean up.
If you want more information, want to sign-up to help out, or
take the lead then please contact Nicte: 695-7034 or
[email protected]
Thank you!
We are forming a budget committee to provide
input for our Parent’s Club budget for the 20152016 School Year.
The budget committee will decide how our
funds are spent on enrichment, playground,
garden, etc.
Please contact Briana Herrod if you would like
to participate.
[email protected] or 707/235-1244
Santa Rosa Junior College
www.santarosa.edu
ENGLISH-AS-A-SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)
CLASSES
COME AND LEARN ENGLISH! FREE!
 Venga y aprende Ingles! Gratis! 
Summer 2015 Classes (Clases del Verano)
Conversation and Pronunciation
40 W. Grant Street, Community Room
Please Park beside Rite Aid
MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 6:30-9:30 P.M. June 15 to Aug. 5
High Beginning ESL 714CP and Advanced ESL 716 CP
6:00-9:00 P.M. June 16 to Aug. 6
(Martes y Jueves) Hi Beginning ESL 714CP (Principiantes Altos)
TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
Ruth Stadnik, Instructor
For more information call SRJC ESL Dept. (707) 527-4229 Se Habla Español
Ask to leave a message for Vanessa: Your name, phone number, and say “Healdsburg”
Messaje para Vanessa: Su nombre, numero de telefono, y dice “Healdsburg”
-OR- Apply & Register online at www.santarosa.edu
(See Section #’s below)
Section #’s: Mon-Wed 714CP is 9289; Mon-Wed. 716 CP is 8107; and Tues-Thurs 714CP is 8499
-OR- You may apply and register at your first class meeting.
AIKIDO CLASSES
Sponsored by The Healdsburg Parks & Recreation Department
This will be a 6-session class starting on June 23rd and ending on July 9th. Aikido
“The Way of Harmony” is a martial and self-defense art developed in Japan in the early
1900’s. It is non-violent, dynamic and fun! Aikido teaches how to find a peaceful
resolution to any kind of attack.
This class will introduce basic movements, exercises and games of Aikido. Students
learn to develop self-discipline, focus and self-esteem while also improving balance,
coordination and confidence. In addition to Aikido instruction we will address issues of
personal safety and bullying.
The class is open to children of all sizes and abilities ages 6 to 14 years old. Colored
belts are earned as students progress and new students are welcome to join each session.
Dates: Tuesday, Thursday – June 23 – July 9
Cost: $56
Beginning Class 3:30 – 4:15 pm (Principiantes)
Interm./Advanced Class 4:15 – 5:00 pm (Clase Intermedia/Avanzada)
Location: Healdsburg Community Center
1557 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg 431-3301
REGISTRATION
For more information or to register visit the Healdsburg Recreation Department
(the former Foss Creek School) at 1557 Healdsburg Ave. or call 431-3301.
Register @: https://apm.activecommunities.com/healdsburgparksandrecreation
Patrocinado por el Departamento de Parques y Recreación de la Ciudad
de Healdsburg
Esta será una sesion de 6 clases empezando el 23 de junio y terminando el
9 de mayo. Aikido “El Camino de la Armonía” es una arte marcial y de autodefensa que fué desarrollada alrededor de los años 1900. Es una arte dinámica,
pacífica, y divertida. Aikido enseña como encontrar una resolución para cualquier
tipo de conflito.
Estas clases presentarán los movimientos básicos, ejercicios y juegos de
Aikido. También los niños aprenderán como desarollar su disciplina propia, su
concentración y su auto-estima. Estas clases están ofrecidas para niños de
cualquier tamaño y habilidad de 6 a 14 años de edad. También los niños pueden
ganar cintas de varios colores cuando progresan y los pricipiantes son bienvenidos
en cada curso.
¡Registré pronto! Para más información o para registrar visite el Departamento de
Recreación de la Ciudad de Healdsburg (está ubicado en Foss Creek Elementary) 1557
Healdsburg Ave. o llame al 431-3301.
Puede inscribirse www.healdsburgparksandrec.com
Alexander Valley Union School District
June 2015
Lunch $4.00
Monday
1
Hamburger
Lettuce/Tomato
Veggie
Fresh Fruit
8
Tuesday
Wednesday
2
3
Chicken Garlic Pasta
Baby Carrots
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Fruit
Hot Ham and Cheese
Bean Salad
Fruit
Cucumber Slices
9
10
Thursday
4
Friday
5 Minimum Day
Play Day
11
PB&J Sandwich
String Cheese
Fruit
Veggies
12
Have a great
summer.....
15
16
18
SUMMER
VACATION
19
HAVE FUN!
All Meals served with choice of nonfat or 1% milk. We serve nonfat chocolate milk on Fridays only. Our
sandwiches are served on 100% Whole Wheat Bread. Our menus are designed to appeal to students, at the same
time staying within the National School Lunch Guidelines.
Eligible students may receive meals for Free or at a Reduced Price.
Check with Miss Jackie for additional information or call 707 433-1375 ext. 100
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal,
and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in
employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of
discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also
write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue,
S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected] Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at
(800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). “USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
Free Lunch beginning in June at sites throughout
Sonoma County for children 18 years old and under.
Call for more information 2-1-1 or 523-7900
Fitch Mountain
Breakfast/Desayuno 8:30-9:00 | Lunch/Lonche 12:15-12:45
Lonche gratis y diversión empezando en Junio en lugares por todo
El Condado de Sonoma para todos los niños 18 años y menores
Para más información llame al 2-1-1 o 523-7900.
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Este es un programa de oportunidades iguales para proveedores y empleados.
Free Lunch beginning in June at sites throughout Sonoma County
for children 18 years old and under.
Call for more information 2-1-1 or 523-7900
Fitch Mountain
Breakfast/Desayuno 8:30-9:00 | Lunch/Lonche 12:15-12:45
Lonche gratis y diversión empezando en Junio en la escuela Lincoln y lugares
por todo El Condado de Sonoma para todos los niños 18 años y menores
Para más información llame al 2-1-1 o 523-7900.
This Institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Este es un programa de oportunidades iguales para proveedores y empleados.