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Principal's Message

CAASPP is the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress. All students in grades 3rd through 6th will take a computer based test in English Language Arts and Math. Science will be tested in 5th grade using a paper and pencil assessment. Each English Language Arts and Math test will have the following three components:

* Computer Adaptive Test - Students are tested using the computer to answer questions and/or respond with short answers

* Classroom Activity - Students are not tested but are given a prescribed lesson by the teacher to prepare for the following Performance Task

* Performance Task - Students are tested using the computer on a problem or a common theme and then given a small set of questions to answer

This year, families will receive a report of each student's overall scores. To see examples of the types of question that will be on the texts, go the the California Department of Education website at:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp

Dove Hill Testing Window May 4th - May 22nd

Dove Hill's Testing Window is May 4th through May 22nd.

As always, please be sure your child is rested and prepared. Students need to come to school every day and only stay home if ill. It is a challenge to make-up tests and replicate the classroom setting. Students need to make every effort to be present daily, which will help him or her to do their best work.

Thank you in advance for supporting your child during testing days!

Sixth Grade Math Readiness Assessments

As we begin to prepare for the start of a new school year, all Evergreen 6th grade students will participate in two mathematics readiness assessments this spring during the May 11th - May 22nd testing window. Both diagnostic assessments assess a broad range of skills and help us gauge potential mathematical success in middle school. The results of these assessments will be utilized in conjunction with results received from state assessments for placement in 7th grade mathematics. More importantly, besides a tool for mathematics placement, these diagnostic tests will also assist teachers to determine student's mathematical strengths and challenges and allow them to adjust instruction to increase student success.

Honor Roll Students

GOLD: Sarah Son, Linette Santa Cruz, Laura Lam, James Nguyen, Kasey Nguyen, Diego Sanchez, Hailey Ngo, Dylan Quach, Jeannie Pham, Johnny Nguyen, Nhi Huynh, Christine Nguyen, Heidi Ngo, Asia Truong, Vincent Chen, Phuong Nguyen, Angela Huynh, Sally Nguyen, Andrew Tran, Pearl Tran

SILVER: Jazlyn Canton, Felicity Cervantes, Janine Guiam, Andrea Lopez, Amy Rivera, Davina Ngo, Antonio Perez, Lesly Rodriguez, Prabhjyot Singh, Christan Truong, Kim Bailey, Kristen Nguyen, Navid Thi, Ellen Vo, Angelina Castro, Alana Nguyen, Brian Nguyen, Dorothy Le, Estrella Alvarez, Gabrielle Garlejo, Henry Ngo, Huy Tran, Jenice Heng, Joel Martinez, Justina Maldanado, Mary Tong, Michelle Tran, Hope Tran, Arlene Vasquez, Aaron Nguyen, Ly Nguyen, Kaitlyn Nguyen, Lillian Tran, Richard Pham, Serena Nunez, Autumn Guiam, Diane Giang, Donna Wong, Julianne Beach, Nhien Nguyen, Quintina Pham, Lesley Pham,Amethyst Zuniga, Kelly Bailey, Eric Do, Vicky Huynh, Michelle YU, Javier Alvarez, Tu Hoang, Eric Mai, Aastha Nayyar, Truong Nguyen, Matthew Cagatao, Diana Hernandez, Giselle Leon

BRONZE: Harleen Mand, Addison Huynh, Nishil Jaiswal, Jenny Nguyen, Alyssa Pimentel, Jeremiah Galvez,Kaleigha Sabathia, Nick Marcaida, Nicole Wu, Andres Ruelas, Jordan Kelly, Koriza Warren, Crystal Nguyen, Vincent Nguyen, Johnny Pham, Amber Robles, JessicaSon, Alexia Torres, Arlene Robles, Eva Dang, Johnson Lam, Dominic Le, Gen a Son, Kaitlyn Duong, Britney Escobar, Guillermo Garcia, Mia Heredia, Nhu Huynh, Willis Huynh. Cristina Looez, Jamarr Morris, Nathaniel Rogers

6th Grade Bull Dog Tech Opportunity

Bull Dog Tech, the first New Tech Network School in Silicon Valley, is now accepting applications for 7th Grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. We are a part of Evergreen School District and a school within a school model housed on the far east side of LeyVa Middle School campus. As featured on NBC's Today Show, Bull Dog Tech uses a pro-instructional model that combines a rigorous curriculum, solving real world problems, providing every student with an IPad to use all day during classes, and by nurturing a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility.  We bring the 21st Century into education by partnering with the community and high-tech companies for resources, exhibitions, and field trips. If this opportunity interests you or your student, find out more, including how to apply, by attending one of our parent information meetings at Bull Dog Tech,1865 Monrovia Drive. We are off the east parking lot, in the back ear the soccer field. The meeting is March 23,2015 at 6:30 pm

Courtesy Cubs Winners

Helen Ngo, Raul Carrera, Elijah McClenton, Bailey Mossely, Hersimar Kaur, Nevaeh Lugo, Michelle Tran, Mike Nguyen, Marlena Olazaba, Nailea Ramirez, Alexia Torres, Jessica Pham, Valerie Nguyen, Amethyst Zuniga, Tiffany Nguyen, Alexis Avalos, Nhi Pham, Jazzlyn Chen, Jehannah Seegmiller, Richard Gallegos, Julian Noguera, Arianna Yanez, Kyron Nguyen, Johncarlo Argonza, Autumn Guiam, Felicity Cervantes, Natalie Garcia, James Pham, Cecila Rivera, Jessica Galicia, Erik Rodriguez, Karen Bui, Asia Truong, Ruby Marcial, Navistky Aguilar, Jeremy Damian, Angelique Donaldson, Jaden Blackmen, Lauryn Hernandez, Juliana Tran, Darlene Nguyen, Cindy Sandoval, Harleen Mand, Jessica Martinez, Natasha Mulenga, Kimberly Regalado, Maricela Galicia, Julianne Beach, Daniel Nguyen, Pearl Tran, Tyena Lugo, Leonardo Dimas, Isabella Munoz, Jason Chan, Prabhjyot Singh, Aastha Nayyar, Cassandra Garcia.

2015 Kindergarten Registration Packets

Beginning February 10, 2015, Parents may pick up 2015 Kindergarten Registration Packets in the school office. If your child turns 5 on or before September 1st, 2015, it is time to register for kindergarten. Registration packets will be available in the school office February 10th, 2015. Completed registration packets will be accepted in the school office beginning March 2, 2015. (Office hours for Registration 9:00-3:00 M-F)

Please note that in addition to the registration packet, parents must have the following items:

* Proof of residence (Three pieces of documentation are required. Acceptable items include PG&E bill, San Jose Water Company bill, etc.)

* Original birth certificate or other legal document showing date of birth (i.e. passport, or baptismal certificate.)

* Immunization record (California schools enforce a "no shots, no school policy")

Got Tdap?

Parents of 6th Graders - you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot given on or after 7 years old. Our goal is to have ALL 6th grade students provide this documentation before the end of May. If you haven't done so already, check your child's immunization record or call your physician to find out when they last had a Tdap vaccination. Once the shot is completed, bring in the immunization record to Dove Hill School so we can document that the requirement has been completed. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL SUMMER TO COMPLETE THIS REQUIREMENT. Your child will not get his/her class schedule the first day of school.

Tips for taking care of children with the flu

Stay home if you or your child is sick until at least 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever (without the use of fever-reducing medicine.) Keeping sick students home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather then sharing them with others. Stay home even if taking antiviral medicines. Cover your mouth when you cough, and sneeze. Clean hands with soap and water or an alcohol based hand rub often and especially after coughing or sneezing.

Please remember that if you child is ill to notify the office of your child's absence by calling 270-4964

Parent Safety Survey

Dear Parents: Please take this survey about our school safety.

It is important for all of the students, parents and staff to feel safe at Dove Hill! Thank You!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HLVKTNN

 

Child Nutrition Reminder

Please keep your child's lunch account up to date. You may put money on to your child's account at any time. This is a safe, efficient way to safeguard your money (so students don't have to carry it around) It will also get them through the line faster than using cash. You can put money on your account online @www.myschoolbucks.com or by dropping off cash or checks to the school office. Please make checks payable to CNS and not the school. Lunch applications are still available in the office. If your child brings lunch, please assist the office and the classroom by having your child bring it to school in the morning. We really want to minimize the interruptions in the classroom that interrupt or take away student learning. Thank you!

Parent University Mini Conference 2015

Highlights:

Hear about the new and exciting classes and be the first to register.

Engaging general session for parents on Common Core Math

Visit booths to receive valuable info from the community agencies

Receive resource filled tote bags

Opportunities to win huge book baskets and prizes

Chances to win a NOOK and/or Barnes and Noble Gift Cards

Hear about the Spring Tech Expo

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.

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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