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Staffing News:

Staffing News:

Welcome to Ms. Jennifer Chavez, our new Health Clerk. She is a long time community member and volunteer. Ms. Chavez was recently our office clerk and we are fortunate to have her continue to provide support to our Dove Hill Family.

Teaching assignments have also changed for the following teachers:

Mr. Miyasaki - 5th/6th combo

Ms. Mackey -  5th Grade

Ms. Chong -   4th Grade

Ms. Hanson - 2nd Grade

Ms. Thomson has moved to Millbrook School.

Dove Hill Transitional Kindergarten Orientation 2014-15

Dear Transitional Kindergarten Parents:

Welcome to the 2014-15 school year. If your child will turn 5 years old between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014, they are eligible for Dove Hill's Transitional Kindergarten Program. This is a great way to instill a love of school and learning and give your child a strong foundation for Kindergarten next year. "TK" provides a year of developmentally appropriate early education, so that students begin traditional Kindergarten with the academic, social, physical, and emotional skills that they need for success through the rest of their educational careers.

                                            Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                                              11:00 a.m.


Sincerely, Mrs. Wilkins

                  Mrs. Fannin

Dove Hill Elementary School Kindergarten Orientation Day 2014

Dear Kindergarten Parents,

Welcome to Dove Hill and to Kindergarten. We are very excited to be working with you and your child. Every year we provide a very important Kindergarten Orientation class. It will acquaint you and your child to Dove Hill and provide an opportunity to meet our teachers. We will also discuss academic goals, school procedures and routines. Additionally, we will answer any questions you may have about the first days of school.

Your child's education is important. We want your child to have a love of learning. This is the beginning of his or her formal education and we want your child to feel welcomed and comfortable. It takes positive motivation to develop the skills of reading, writing, and mathematics. Your child will also learn to work cooperatively in a group setting. To achieve these goals, we need your support at home and school.

Let us work together to create the best possible learning environment for your child. We hope to see you on:

                                                                               Tuesday, August 19, 2014

                                                                                From 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

                                                                                     Rms. K-1 and K-2

Sincerely, The Kindergarten Teachers:

Ms. Garner, Ms. Rodrigues and Ms. Satake

Principal Ortega

Welcome Back Letters Links in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese

2014-2015 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

It is now time to register for Kindergarten if your child will be five years old on or before September 1, 2014. If your child turns 5 between September 2, 2014 and December 2, 2014 you can register for Transitional Kindergarten. Registration packets are now available in the school office. Completed registration packets are now being accepted in the school office.

Evergreen School District Transfer Process

As we begin planning for 2014-2015 enrollments, the following dates are important to keep in mind:


Renewal of Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Through Thursday, May 29, 2014

                                        If your child is currently attending an Evergreen School District school on an Interdistrict Transfer (i.e. you reside in another school district), you will need to begin the renewal process at your resident district office. Interdistrict Transfers must be renewed yearly. If your child has not been approved for an Interdistrict Transfer by your resident school district and Evergreen School District, he/she will not be placed in a class. We will begin the review of renewals for the 2014-2015 school year during this time frame.


School Choice Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, April 28 – Thursday, May 22, 2014

If you are a resident of the Evergreen School District but wish for your child to attend an Evergreen school other than your home school, you must complete a School Choice Transfer Request form.  “School Choice” placements are dependent on space availability and are offered on a lottery system. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent and will not be provided by the district.  Forms will be available at your neighborhood school and at the Evergreen School District Office at 3188 Quimby Road after Monday, March 3, 2014.  Completed requests will be accepted at the District Office during the request window: Monday, April 28 through Thursday, May 22, 2014. Requests received after Thursday, May 22, 2014 will not be included in the lottery. These requests will be put on a waiting list.


New Interdistrict Transfer Requests Accepted Monday, March 3 – Thursday, May 29, 2014

  If you live outside the Evergreen School District attendance area, are planning to have your child enrolled at one of our schools, and have not requested an Interdistrict Transfer from your resident school district, you must start the process of requesting an Interdistrict Transfer at your resident district office. Approved transfers from your resident district office should be received by the Evergreen School District Office (3188 Quimby Road San Jose, CA 95148) within this window of time.

Safety in The Crosswalks

The crosswalks next to Dove Hill on Colt Way are designated as "Safe Zones." Pedestrians, children and adults are given the 'right of way.' The 'right of way' means the driver must STOP and allow the people in the crosswalks to pass safely. The school does not monitor the crosswalks. Please support our efforts to keep everyone safe by adhering to all Traffic Laws. To report unsafe driving, please call: (408) 534-2900.

Principal Ortega's Message

Homework and the Common Core Standards

As teachers begin to implement the new strategies for learning, there may be some changes in what you see for homework. The Common Core Standards ask students to ...more


* Assist your child, but don't do the work for them. Don't answer the question for your child. Homework is a way to help your child learn to be independent.

* Stay in touch with your child's teacher.  Ask their teacher what you can do to help your child.

* Help your child learn to manage their time. Set a regular time for homework each day.

* Have your child read aloud to you every night. As you read together, stop and ask questions.



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