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Principal's Message

We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, they will need computer skills and the ability to know HOW technology works. For this reason, every child at Dove Hill participated in "The Hour of Code" on Monday, December 12th. Every student from TK to 6th grade learned how to 'code' a program on the computer. It is a skill that all can learn. Go to the website: www.hourofcode.com  For more information and to have fun learning a new skill. Dove Hill is committed to teaching 21st Century skills to every child.

Dove Hill Christmas Craft Night

Thanks to all the families who attended our annual Christmas Craft Night. It was great to see all our students having so much fun making Christmas crafts and waiting so eagerly to take a picture with Santa Claus. We want to thank our Home and School Club and volunteers for hosting such an AMAZING EVENT! Your hard work and dedication makes Dove Hill a great school. Also a HUGE THANK YOU to the 'YMCA' Santa Claus who took time from his busy schedule to come and take pictures with our Dove Hill students and listen to their wish lists.

Student Pride for December is RESPECT

The December character trait is Respect. Treat others with respect. Follow the Golden Rule. Be tolerant of differences. Use good manners, and not bad language. Be considerate of the feelings of others. Do not threaten, hit or hurt anyone. Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

Dove Hill December Pride Students

Jordan Juarez, Ace Acibon, Makayla Ho, Kyden Nguyen, Jacqueline Hernandez, Swati Raichand, Jehannah Seegmiller, Ivy Luong, Nolan Huynh, John Carlo Argonza, Amy Rivero, Addison Huynh, Alyssa Pimentel, Kasey Nguyen, Hailey Nguyen, Yahir Prenger, Britney Escobar, Isaiah Espinoza, Heidi Ngo, Eugeni Prenger, Hillary Dang, Amber Robles, Johnny Nguyen, Autumn Guiam, Jasmine Espinoza, Manuel Avila, Angel Alvarez.

Peach Jar Flyers

Peachjar is an electronic online flyer distribution company. They will post school-approved flyers online and email them directly to parent's inboxes. Peachjar manages flyer distribution on behalf of Dove Hill and works directly with outside organizations so you don't have to. Their award winning service saves schools tons of paper, reduces copy costs and removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers. For those parents who have not yet registered with parent portal , this is one more reason to register. We encourage all parents to register on Parent Portal at www.eesd.org

https://www.peachjar.com/index.php?a=28&b=138®ion=49632

Adult English Classes Here At Dove Hill School

Want to learn English?

Want to improve your knowledge of English?

Beginning Thursday, October 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the Evergreen School District Parent University Program will sponsor classes for adults wishing to learn English. Please come to Room 27 at Dove Hill School, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 to register.

Mr. Cobillas will be your instructor.

Sick? Stay Home or Go to School?

Deciding when to keep a sick child at home from school is not always easy. It is important for children to attend school and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others. Please keep the school office up to date and make sure we have your current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child becomes ill or injured.

Attendance

It is very important that your child comes to school every day. Good attendance directly correlates to academic achievement for you child. Every day of instruction is crucial to your child's success in school. If your child is absent, please remember to call the office every day your son or daughter is absent.  (408) 270-4964. All students not picked up on any day must wait in the office and parents will be required to sign them out.

Emergency Cards

Emergency cards for each of your children were sent home. It is critical that these cards be completed with current information. The staff uses these cards to contact parents in the event of an emergency. Moreover, students will only be released to the people listed on the emergency card. If your phone numbers or addresses change, please notify the office immediately. (408) 270-4964. If you have already registered with "Parent Portal" and have updated your contact information, we thank you. We encourage all parents to register on "Parent Portal" at www.eesd.org

Minimum Day Reminder

Please be advised that every Thursday will be a minimum day unless otherwise noted. Minimum Days are utilized for teacher preparation and staff development training. All students in grades 1st through 6th will be dismissed at 1:04 pm on Thursdays. It is very important that students are picked on time. Thank you!

Get Involved! Become a Volunteer Reader

How do we let our children know they are important and valued? Project Cornerstone is an exciting new program focused on supporting the healthy development of our children. We want to ensure our children have the necessary building blocks to become successful, caring and responsible. Spending an hour in your child's class can make a world of difference! It's a great opportunity for moms, dads, grandparents, nannies and family friends to support your children in a meaningful way. Training, books, discussion topics, and classroom activities are provided. Volunteer commitment is approximately 2 hours @ month during the school year. All volunteers must attend a one-time Assets 101 training session on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:30 at Dove Hill. Please sign up to be a reader for your child's classroom at Back to School Night or contact Mrs. Keller for more information. Thank you for making a difference at Dove Hill.

Fridays are Spirit Days at Dove Hill!

Fridays are our spirit days at Dove Hill. We encourage our students and staff to wear Purple and Black with a touch of white/grey/silver. We will have special days where we will have spirit assemblies to make the connection of school being a fun learning place. We will also have some special "silly" days such as crazy socks day and others. We want to keep your child motivated and wanting to learn and to feel connected to school!

Parking Lot Safety

The safety of all our students is of utmost importance to us.

* Parking Lot Speed is 5 miles per hour or slower for student safety.

* Students need to be escorted through the crosswalks in the parking lot.

   The drive-through lane is ONLY for drop-off and pick-up of students in the designated white curb area. Parking is not permitted.

* Buses receive priority in the drive through lane.

* RED CURB- It is unlawful to stand, or park a vehicle whether the vehicle is attended or unattended. EMERGENCY vehicles need access .

* Disabled Parking- It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing any vehicle in a stall designated for disabled persons without proper   

  authorization.

Secure Campus

Our Secure campus procedures have had overwhelming support. Parents want to feel that their child is protected and safe at school. Teachers have reported a calmer and smoother opening of their day and a sense of security in their rooms. We appreciate that the change was an adjustment for families but want you to know that the children have adjusted well and are safe. Our dismissal has had some challenges and we are working on making necessary improvements. Here are a few areas we could use your support.

* Be sure that whom ever picks up your child waits back from the gate so that all students may exit.

* Be sure to pull-forward and NOT STOP in the bus lane.

* If you have to speak to a teacher, please report to the office and the teacher will be notified.

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