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Principal's Message

Dear Dove Hill Families:

Home and School Club organizes a yearly fundraiser to meet our extra-curricular goals. This year, we are conducting a Sees Candy Drive. We hope you will find the selections appealing and want to purchase some delicious treats. Because of your generous support, you have made it possible to have additional fun and educational assemblies, purchased AR prizes and books, supplied teachers with extra materials, provided signage and enhanced our technology - AND SO MUCH MORE!!

Please look at the Sees Candy order form that went home with your student this week. It is a pre-order, pre-payment sale. We will accept cash or checks made payable to Dove Hill Home and School Club. Order a little or a lot! Every little bit helps in our efforts to maintain the high level of programming we offer our great students! The Top Five Sellers will receive a 25$ Gift certificate to our Scholastic Book Fair! orders will be delivered on March 27th, 2015 before Spring Break. Thank you Very Much!

Student Pride for February - RESPECT

The Student Pride for February is Respect: Treat others with respect, follow the Golden Rule, be honest, don't deceive, cheat or steal. Be reliable, do what you say you'll do. Have the courage to do the right thing, build a good reputation, be loyal - stand by your family, friends and country.

SCIENCE FAIR THANK YOU'S and ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you to our principal, Roberta Ortega, for allowing me to run the Science Fair again this year.

Thank you to our twelve judges who volunteered their time and expertise to help make the science fair an educational and inspiring undertaking for our students. Dr. John Ladasky, Mrs. Charlene Mello, Mrs. Jasmin Distura, Mr. Joshua Marsh, Mr. Ron Tanikawa, Mr. Vinicio Rubalcava, Mrs. Diane Cooper, Mrs. Gracie Ramos, Mrs. Diane Fontaine, Mrs. Gale Costanza, Mrs. Beach, and Ms. Vanessa Sepulveda.

Mr. Vinicio Rubalcava and his YMCA team and students who made posters for our
science fair.

Mr. Mike Cobillas who made it possible for us to get free coffee donations from
Starbucks. Ms. Debbie Chong for helping to pick up our coffee for the judges from
Starbucks in the wee hours of the morning. Ms.Cindi Handa for helping me with last minute copying.
copying. Mrs. Marsh for the use of our ever-busy library during during the site fair and
housing the finalists' science projects until the district fair on the 19th. Mr. Daniel, our custodian for getting the tables ready for the fair. Our Front Office staff for the collection of money from the board sales.
Our own Dove Hill teachers who tirelessly, year after year, made this possible by helping the students push themselves, and involve themselves, in science fair projects.

Finally, Dove Hill parents who helped their children see the value and interest in committing time to science and technology.

Irene Ladasky
Science Fair Coordinator
Dove Hill Elementary School

 

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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