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A Note from the Principal

 The first full week of school has gone very smoothly. I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to those of you I have not yet had the pleasure to meet. I am delighted to be the newly appointed principal to Dove Hill School. I have had the opportunity to meet many of you and am looking forward to meeting and working with all of you. I possess multiple years of K-12 experience serving as a special education teacher, school advisor, high school associate principal with East Side Union High School District and most recently 13 years as administrator/principal with Evergreen School District.

 I look forward to sharing my ideas, skills and talents with the Dove Hill Community and working as a partner with all of you.

 I anticipate a fun filled year that focuses on high academic achievement implementing 21st Century skills of collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication. We will continue to work on character development skills with the support of Soul Shoppe strategies. Together, with you as our partner, I look forward to watching your children soar academically, socially and emotionally.

 My door is always open. Please feel free to stop by and/or make an appointment with me to discuss your ideas or just to introduce yourself.

Linda Mora, Principal

Back to School Curriculum Night

Back To School / Curriculum Night

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 @ 5:50 pm to 7:30 pm

4:30 Nothing Bundt Cakes

5:30 Food Trucks will arrive

5:50-6:00 Parent Welcome in the Multipurpose Room

6:00 - 6:45 Grades 1 - 3

6:45 - 7:30 Grades 4 - 6


Parents are invited and encouraged to attend our Back To School/Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 3, 2015. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher and gain a better understanding of grade level expectations. Goals for the year, curriculum used, assessments, homework expectations, communication procedures, and classroom norms will be discussed.

Unfortunately, there will not be time at Back To School Night for your teacher to conference with you about your child's progress, however we invite ou to make an appointment with the teacher for a private conference at a different time. Bring your calendars. You will have the opportunity to sign up for your Parent/Teacher conference on November 18th. We look forward to seeing you there!

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A Message from Child Nutrition Services

School lunch applications were mailed out August 6th. This is a reminder that the 2014-2015 School Lunch Application will expire on October 1, 2015. Submit your application EARLY to avoid a lapse in benefits and incur charges. You will receive a letter when your application has been processed. Families are encouraged to complete their application online. The process is fast and your data is transmitted safely and securely to the CNS office for quicker processing. Apply online anytime at : http://evergreen.heartlandapps.com

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!



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


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

Measure H Citizen's Oversight Committee

The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling 3 vacancy positions on Measure H Citizen's Oversight Committee. This committee will oversee the expenditure of Measure H Parcel Tax funds, ensuring they are spent as approved by the voters. It is expected that the committee will meet twice a year, with the first meeting taking place on Monday, September 21, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to:

Evergreen School District

3188 Quimby Road

San Jose, Ca 95148

ATTN: Dan Deguara

Your letter should include a brief introduction of yourself, your contact information, and an overview as to why you are interested in serving on the committee. All letters must be received at the District Office by 4:00 p.m. on September 11, 2015. Applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Dan Deguara, Assistant Superintendent at 408 270-6827

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!

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   


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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