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Principal's Message

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of great intelligence. He wanted to change a nation and he wanted to do so in a non-violent manner. he succeeded in many ways but he also knew that his work needed to be reinforced and practiced by all people and integrated into our schools. We know that tolerance and understanding is not something that you do once and forget about it. In school, our work is to help students develop understanding, compassion and problem solving skills. Every year we have programs that assist students in thinking about their interactions with others and help them demonstrate respect for one another.

Last year, the Kaiser Foundation helped us build student's social skills and this year we have Soul Shoppe. Soul Shoppe concentrates on creating bully-free communities and providing concrete and successful ways of helping students practice positive communication. If your child comes home saying, "Empty your Balloon" that is code for letting anger or frustration go and using strategies like talking about feelings. Also just pausing to "Stop and Breathe" helps calm people who are upset. We promote the following strategies if confronted with bullying behavior:

Walk Away (Go Play), Do Something Else, Stop and Breathe, Ask an Adult or Friend for Help, Empty Your Balloon and remember..F.R.E.E.

F=Flow: Don't let it bother you

R=Radar: Find a way to stay safe

E=Express: Stand your ground and speak up

E=Enough: Know when its time to ask for help.

In honor of Dr. King, we must continue to strive for the best in ourselves and in others to make this a better place for all.

Progress Reports

This is a good time to talk with your children about his/her progress report. This can be a positive, productive experience. The following tips may help:

*Plan to talk in a quiet place

*Start with the good news. Talk about your child's successes first

*For disappointing marks, ask questions so you and your child understand how grades are earned. For example:

How difficult was the work?

Was work completed and turned in on time?

Was extra help needed?

Would more participation or effort made a difference?

Then set realistic goals and make a plan for improvement and work together and follow through on your plan. Please sign and return the progress report on Monday. If you have any questions or concerns, please call your child's teacher for an appointment.

 

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

 

Student Pride for December

The Student Pride for December is RESPECT: Do what you are supposed to do, Persevere and keep on trying, Always do your best, Use self-control, Be self-disciplined, Think before you act-consider the consequences, Be accountable for your choices.

Dove Hill Pride Students for December are:

Rohan Sadhra, Jennifer Vu, Alex Garcia, Ngoc Tran, Jose Magana, An Lam, Areli Rivero, Thien Tran, Trustin Tran, Dayla Luong, Linda Son, Sara Son, Lesly Rodriguez, Alyssa Pimentel, Ellen Vo, Alana Nguyen, Justina Maldonado, Giselle Leon, Willis Huynh, Genna Son, Eva Dang, Quintina Phan, Jessica Son, Donna Wong, Koriza Warren, Diana Hernandez, Vincent Chen.

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.

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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