October 6, 2023
Fire Prevention Week at SLVE
Fire Prevention Week at SLVE was a big success! TK-K grades received a basic overview of the terms of fire safety and prevention. They also watched “The ABCs of Fire Safety” video. 1st-3rd grade students visited the fire trailer which was located on the playground. Firefighters led the students through a tour of the trailer which is known as the "Safety House' and includes a kitchen, living room and upstairs bedroom. 4th graders stayed in the classroom, reviewing safety and prevention at home, which included a video and 5th graders were trained in proper use of a fire extinguisher, under supervision of fire safety personnel. The week culminated with a Fire Drill Extravaganza. Fire trucks came onto campus with sirens on and lights flashing. Firefighters unrolled their firehoses and sprayed the rooftops of our school buildings and the students. It was the perfect day for a little spray! It was all very exciting. We thank the Felton, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, and Zayante Fire Protection District firefighters who did a great job teaching Fire Prevention Safety training to our students at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary school this week.
Parent Teacher Conferences Monday October 16th-Friday October 20th
Parent Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching. Teachers have emailed sign ups out to families. If you have not had the opportunity to sign up for a conference time, please do that soon. Conferences are a great time to connect with your student's teacher, discuss progress, and set goals for their future success.Student dismissal will be at 12:00 every day during Conference Week. Students will not be eating lunch at school. The cafeteria will be sending home bagged lunches with students who order lunch that week. Please be sure to send a snack with your student each day.
SLVE Talent Show Auditions
Can your student sing, dance, play an instrument, tell jokes, or do they have another talent to share? Permission slips came home last week. Have your student bring the signed permission slip to their teacher or the office by Thursday, October 12th, Last minute exceptions will not be made. All students who wish to perform must have a signed permission slip and audition. Auditions will be held during school hours on Tuesday, October 24th. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bottle Caps and Toilet Paper Rolls Needed for Art Classes
Our art teacher, Nadja, is asking families to collect and send in bottle caps for a future art project.The bottle caps need to be clean, all plastic, all sizes and all colors. Our ceramics teacher, Kelli, is asking families to collect and send in toilet paper rolls for a future ceramic project.
Community Opportunities Website
The "Community Opportunities" website link is provided as a courtesy to parents and students, by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District, to enable you to receive information of current local events and opportunities for adults and/or children.
DINE OUT FOR SLVHS Grad Night FUNDRAISER
Time for some PIZZA! On Thursday, October 12th feed yourself and your family and your friends some pizza. Order extra for packed lunches (or breakfast?) the next day. From 4-9 pm Pizza My Heart on Pacific Avenue will donate a whopping 30% of dine in/delivery/take out sales to our SLVHS Grad Night. Good for online and phone orders as well!!! BUT (here is the important part) you HAVE to say it's for the SLVHS Grad Night BEFORE you pay. For online orders use code SLV1012 at check out.
SLVE Parking Reminders
It has been brought to our attention that people who do not have handicapped placards are parking in the handicapped parking spots or in the space between the parking spots (for van access) on campus. It is very important that these parking spots are reserved for drivers who have a DMV issued handicapped placard and who benefit from using them. We thank you for your thoughtful cooperation concerning access to these parking spots.
One more reminder, please be sure to put your student name placard in your dashboard during pick up time. It really does make the pick up process go more smoothly. Thanks for your cooperation!
Bobcat Club News ~Drive For Schools is Happening!
It's the time of year again!! Drive 4 Schools hosted by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the only fundraiser at SLVE that DIRECTLY BENEFITS your child's classroom. Every family should be getting one pack of tickets in a homework folder this week or next.
- Fill out the Raffle Stubs, and tear them off
- Put them in an envelope with payment (cash or check made out to SLVE Bobcat club) and send them back to school to your teacher!
- Raffle Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25
- Final stubs and payments are due back to your classroom on OCTOBER 20.
Next Bobcat Club Meeting: Tuesday, October 10th in the SLVE Library
The Boardwalk Raffle is Oct 29 and you do NOT need to be present to win! Learn about the amazing prizes here: https://beachboardwalk.com/drive-for-schools/
Buy Bobcat Gear. Visit our gear store and buy hats, sweatshirts, t-shirts and more!
Volunteer Opportunities! Sign up today for one of our fun committees! We can't hold fun events without help!
Sign up for our Newsletter - We send out reminders about events, meetings, and information.
Attendance~Something to think about....
We know people get sick, people get injured, and there can be family or life responsibilities and other issues that are reasonable and excused. But if your student can attend, they need to be in school. If your student is out for three or more consecutive days, we may request a doctor’s note to continue excusing the absences. Students who miss 3-5 days will receive a Chronic Absence letter. We will then meet with those families to attempt to support the student attending school. On the second Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet at the District Office to put a plan in place for the student’s attendance. On the third Chronic Absence Letter, families may be required to meet with the County Office Student Attendance Review Board for truancy. Our goal is that nobody ever gets that far along with truancy. We are here to help and support, but it does start at home with the expectation that your student will attend school regularly.
Please remember that students who are absent 3 days or more should complete an independent study contract. Lisa Ghilardi, our SLVE Registrar, will work with families to get the paperwork and the missed classwork assignments needed to complete the contract.
Triple P Parenting Classes
Triple P Positive Parenting topical workshop flyers for October 2023 are attached.
Información sobre programas en español disponibles en el sitio web.
Each flyer has its own unique link to register for each class, or go to https://www.first5scc.org/triple-p-classes and register on the website. All of these classes are on Zoom!
Workshops are all free, and grant funded by First Five of Santa Cruz.
Individual sessions are also available for free or sliding scale. If you are interested in a 1:1 session, please contact First Five of Santa Cruz at First 5 Santa Cruz County at (831) 465-2217 or email@example.com and they will assign a practitioner that best meets your needs.