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6th Grade Promotion

Dove Hill's 6th Grade Promotion ceremony will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 9:00 am on the playgrounds black top. Open seating will be available.

Dove Hill Science Fair Finalists

Congratulations to the following students who will represent Dove Hill at the District Science Fair at Quimby Oak Middle School on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 @ 10:00 a.m.

Thien Tran, Kim Le, Tiffany Nguyen, Jadelyn Chen, Kasey Nguyen, Hailey Ngo, Lillian Tran, Sarah Son, Aashta Nayyar, Linette Santa Cruz, Dylan Quach, Diana Hernandez, Vijayshankar Gowda, Zane Rodriguez, DeLaine Dao, Allen Nguyen


The warmer weather is here and it is a good time to review expectations for student dress. Please be advised that spaghetti strap, crop tops, and short-shorts (above finger tip length) are not acceptable for school. Also, no open toed shoes or sandals.

Moving This Summer?

Please let the Dove Hill Office know if you will be moving this summer. The office staff can assist you in making the transition to the new school a smooth experience by preparing a transfer packet just for you.

Dove Hill Student Pride/May- Honesty

The character trait for May is Honesty. Tell the truth, use straightforward conduct, and be sincere. Be the kind of person who wants the best for your classmates and teacher. Express yourself positively. Share and show your feelings for others.

Students showing this characteristics are:

Kinder: Evelyn Franco, Julian Noguera, Ariana Lozano

First: Kelly Martinez, Kim Le, Isaiah Kelly

Second: Kayla Luong, David Tran, Jerry Dang

Third: Alyssa Pimentel, Francis De Veyra, Jason Dang

Fourth: Leonardo Dimas, Tu Hoang, Kiara De La Riva, Flora Talavera, Quintina Phan, Tan Nguyen

Fifth: Julianne Beach, Marcus Anderson, Austin Bittner, Thomas Ngo, Allan Gudino

Sixth: Alec Saure, Carlos Galicia, Minh Pham, Andy Vo, My Nguyen, David Norn, Michelle Yu

Career Day Success!

On behalf of the faculty and the students at Dove Hill School, we offer our sincere thanks to the community members who presented at our Career Day on May 13th, 2014. They shared their personal and business stories with our students. Students and teachers alike commented on how interactive the professionals were and how much students learned. A very special Thank You to Hilda Keller, Project Specialist and the following presenters:

Ellen Segal, RN, Deputy Camarena, Jen Constantin, Wildlife Center, Kaya Aquirre, Actress, Susie Castaneda, Business Owner, Christopher Cobillas, Firefighter, Jay Aguirre, Producer, Ray Aguirre, Tesla, David Burnham, Software Engineer, Brad Fannin, Construction Project Manager, Kevin Page, General Manager, Wesley Chan, Dentist, Alison Lam, M.D., David A. Dudek, PhD, and Frank Carbajal, CEO and Founder at El Tiempo.

Dove Hill is truly grateful to "Our Partners in Education"

Dove Hill's Got Talent

Dove Hill had an entertaining evening on May 9th with our Annual Talent Show. We had singing, piano playing, dancing and magicians. What amazing talents demonstrated by Dove Hill Students! Thank you for the following students for a job well done.

Jackson Jung, Jayden Martinez, Joel Martinez, Josiah Salinas, Alyssa Pimentel, Cashmere Dimabuyu, Angela Ramos, Jasmine Salinas, Koriza Warren, Hailey Hgo, Lillian Tran, Prabhyot Sohal, Hope Tran, Nicole, Wu, Autumn Guiam, Andrea Lopez, Kim Bailey, Jasmine Espinoza, Milani Pazarin, Marlena Olazaba, Alexander Torres, Jonathan Pimentel, Arlene Vasquez, Kiara De La Riva, Marianne Tran, Dania McKenzie, Kaleigha Sabathia, Valarie Cuesta, Makayla Tauaefa, Marinna Torres and Khoa Ngo. A BIG THANK YOU to Vinicio Rubacalba, Hilda Keller, Jennifer Chavez, and other parents for all their hard work to make this a special event.


Yearbooks that were pre-ordered by students will be distributed the week of June 2nd. Students may still purchase yearbooks,but there is a limited quantity. They may be purchased in the school office for $18.00 - cash only.


As the school year draws to a close, it is important to remember students need to come to school on time and ready to learn each day. Also, students are expected to continue to follow the school rules. Please support the entire school community by reminding your children the importance of appropriate school behavior. Treat others like you want to be treated.

It is in your child's best interest to make their doctor's and dentist's appointments after school hours so that they do not miss important learning. Your cooperation is sincerely appreciated!

Growth and Development

Parents of 5th and 6th Grade students:

The Growth and Development curriculum will be presented to the 5th and 6th graders at Dove Hill Elementary the week of May 27-30. If you do not wish your child to participate in this class, please write a note or email your child's teacher with your request. Alternative study time will be available to these students.

Measure H Funds

Measure H Funds would be used to enhance student achievement and maintain low class sizes.

1. Advance science, technology, and math instruction to give Evergreen students the solid academic background needed to thrive in the future>

2. Improve teacher quality and training so students benefit from highly skilled teachers in the classroom.

3. Maintain low class sizes at Evergreen schools ensuring that students benefit from the individual attention they receive in small classes.

4. Protect art and music programs so students get the creative problem solving skills they need in today's global economy.

5. Improved school safety through enhanced student supervision and safety at all schools.

6. Protect school libraries, keeping them open throughout the school day.

Measure H includes Accountability and Taxpayer Protections

1. Measure H requires annual financial reports and citizens oversight committee.

2. No money can be used for district administrator's salaries.

3. Measure H expires in 5 years and will not increase over time.

4. Measure H allows for an exemption for senior citizens.

5. All money generated by Measure H will go directly to Evergreen Schools.

Got T-DAP?

Parents of 6th grader you will need to provide documentation that your child had a Tdap (whooping cough) booster shots 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 the immunization record to your child’s school so we can document that the requirement has been completed.  Do not wait until the summer to complete this requirement.

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


The office receives many calls from parents wanting to tell their children who will pick them up or whether they should walk home. We are committed to protecting instructional classroom time. The office staff will take your message, but will not put your call through to your child's classroom. Teachers usually pick up their messages at recess or lunch. Please have a standard plan with your children upon what they should do upon their dismissal. Please make every attempt to discuss after school arrangements with your child, before they come to school. Thank you!

Note from the Nurse

This is a reminder that all Kindergarten students are required to have an oral health assessment (dental exam) completed by May 31st and a physical exam prior to First Grade dated March 2013. If your child has not had either one of these exams yet, please make the necessary appointments so that your child can be cleared from these requirements.

1:  Please be sure your child gets a good night sleep and eats breakfast.

2:  Do not send medication in your child’s backpack. All medication whether over the counter or prescription must have a written authorization from your physician.

3: If your child wears glasses, make sure they bring them everyday to school and the prescription is as current as it can be. Let your child’s teacher know if they need special placement in the classroom.

4: Do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100 or greater. Children recovering from an illness should be fever free for at least 24 hours without medication before returning to school. Students taking antibiotics should be on the medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

5: If your child has a specific health concern please be sure to contact the School Nurse assigned to your school so that the proper accommodations can be made to insure your child’s safety.

6: If you haven’t already, completed your 6th grade T-Dap immunization now is a good time to do so and please bring a copy to the school office. Remember – Healthy Children Learn Better. We look forward to a great year!

Chris Quick, RN Ellen Segal, RN Evergreen School District Nurses


* 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.

School Accountability Report Cards Now Available

Through School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), California public schools annually provide information about themselves to the community allowing the public to evaluate and compare schools for student achievement, environment, resources and demographics. School Accountability Report Cards for all Evergreen Schools can be found at www.eesd.org under the "Schools" tab. A copy may be requested by contacting the school office.

Important Notice Regarding End of Year Charging Procedure and Negative Lunch Account Balances

The Evergreen Child Nutrition Services Department takes pride in serving nutritious meals daily to our students. We are firm believers that hungry students cannot learn. Under no circumstances do we want a child to go without lunch. We understand that parents are busy and may occasionally forget to pack a lunch or send in money, however the number of students with a negative balance has grown significantly over the past couple of years. As you know, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to provide students with lunch or a means to pay for meals. Beginning June 2nd, there will be no charging for Breakfast or Lunch through the last day of school. This will hopefully cut down on the amount of money owed at the end of the school year. Also, if your student has an outstanding balance, please send in your payment before Friday, June 6th, 2014 to ensure your proper credit is applied to your student's account. If you have any questions please contact the Child Nutrition Services Department at 408 223-4500

Thank you

Lida E. Gaines, Supervisor - Child Nutrition



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