Information for the Week of February 13th through February 16th

First, a reminder that Thursday, February 16th is a minimum day. Dismissal is at 1:40 for K-3 grades and 2:00 4-6 grades.

Friday, February 17th and Monday, February 20th are holidays for President’s Day. There is no school!

Our heart is a muscle and needs to be exercised in many ways. Either through physical exercise and/or through emotional exercise.  We are doing both this week.  First, we are asking your offering for this Valentine’s Day to be an emotional exercise of giving of the heart.  We are asking families to bring in new socks which we will donate to the homeless in our community.  There will be a bin in the office and we hope to fill it up with donations of big love on Tuesday, February 21st.  Second, we will exercise our heart physically as we Jump for Heart on Thursday, February 16.  In order for your child to jump, they must have a signed permission slip.  There is also an opportunity to donate to the American Heart Association either by cash, check or on-line but it is not necessary for your child to jump.  Information is on the permission slip.

Our District had so much fun learning and sharing with parents at our inaugural Parent Academy that we decided to do it again! The 2nd Annual CVESD Parent Academy will be held at Hedenkamp Elementary on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The Parent Academy consists of a series of inspirational workshops covering a wide variety of topics—from how to help your children in reading and math to bullying prevention and improving student health and wellness. Please see the Allen School blog which has information on how to register.

I would like to ask you again to please share your thoughts with us via ‘Thoughtexchange,’ an on-line learning process to help us better understand what is important to you. Our dialogue through Thoughtexchange enables us to hear more about your concerns as well as the things you appreciate about our schools and District. Please prioritize a few moments of your time to contribute to the success of our educational system by providing feedback that will better inform our decision-making. Here is the link if you have not received an email from CVESD ThoughtExchange

I will be having a short presentation and a school tour for prospective students on February 21st at 5:30-6:00 in the auditorium. If you know families that are ready to register their kindergartners or other students, pass the word on to them.

And last but not least, I had a blast getting down and dirty with our 6th graders who were up at camp last week.  We hope they are all rested up and we look forward to welcoming them all back tomorrow morning.

Have a great week,

Ms. Garcia

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