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SUN VALLEY PTO 

SUN VALLEY SCHOOL PTO is an active group of parents, teachers and staff dedicated to enriching children's education and building community. PTO fundraising enables Sun Valley to offer ART, MUSIC, P.E., SCIENCE, POETRY and MORE. We sponsor field trips, class supplies, book fairs, author visits, career assemblies, garden club and family events. If you have a kid at SV, you're a member!

A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL

Dear Sun Valley Families,

Thank you for your efforts to support your children with a smooth transition back to school after the mid-winter break. Tuesday was a little sleepy, but the sunshine brought forth fresh ideas and enthusiasm for learning.

Picture Day - Tuesday, March 2nd!!!
Please make sure to order school portraits online through https://www.dorianstudio.com/. All orders must be placed by Friday, March 5th.

HeadsUp Enrichment
This week’s art lesson for Tk-2nd grade will focus on feelings and emotions; 3rd -5th grade will focus on Kente cloth and weaving. In music, TK-2nd graders will go on a scavenger hunt at home for some items to make beats with and play along with Ms. Lenz; 3rd-5th graders will join Ms. Amanda to explore string instruments and learn to make your own string instrument with items you have at home.  HeadsUp virtual enrichment offers your child an opportunity to participate in art, music and movement. Visit www.headsupsr.org/enrichment with links to contact us if you need help. If your child needs more paper or other art materials please email Kelsey for help kelsey@youthinarts.org March Webinar details coming soon.

 

In appreciation,


Kim Evans

Heads Up Enrichment

HeadsUp is excited to launch the second half of the virtual enrichment program with updates and a few surprises.  WATCH THE VIDEO HERE!

 

Please also note that we are holding a webinar on Monday, February 1 at 6pm for parents. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available. Zoom link will be shared on Monday. 

Queridas familias de Sun Valley,

Gracias por sus esfuerzos para apoyar a sus hijos con una transición suave de regreso a la escuela después de las vacaciones de mitad de invierno. El martes unos tuvieron sueño, pero el sol trajo nuevas ideas y entusiasmo por aprender.

Dia de Fotos - Martes, Marzo 2!!!!

Por favor ordene sus fotos en linia por: https://www.dorianstudio.com/.

Todas las fotos deben de ser ordenadas antes del Viernes, Marzo 5. 

 

HeadsUp Enriquecimiento 

La lección de arte de esta semana para Tk-2do grado se enfocará en sentimientos y emociones; 3º-5º grado se enfocará en tejido y tela Kente. En música, los estudiantes de TK-2do grado irán en una  búsqueda del tesoro en casa y buscarán algunos artículos para hacer ritmos y tocar con la Sra. Lenz; Los estudiantes de 3º a 5º grado se unirán a la Sra. Amanda para explorar instrumentos de cuerda y aprender a hacer su propio instrumento de cuerda con artículos que tiene en casa. El enriquecimiento virtual de HeadsUp ofrece a su hijo la oportunidad de participar en el arte, la música y el movimiento. Visite www.headsupsr.org/enrichment con enlaces para contactarnos si necesita ayuda. Si su hijo necesita más papel u otros materiales de arte, envíe un correo electrónico a Kelsey si necesita ayuda 

kelsey@youthinarts.org.  Los detalles del seminario

web de marzo estarán disponibles pronto.

Con agradecimiento,


Kim Evans

FECHAS IMPORTANTES: 

Martes Marzo 2 - Dia de fotos Picture Day

Martes, Marzo 9 - "Dia Modificado" Noche de Padres 5 to 6 pm (Habrá traducción al español)

Miércoles, Marzo 10 - Orientación Virtual de Padres de 5to año 6 to 7 pm

Jueves, Marzo 11 - Noche de Clase Comb (Martinez, Robello) "Dia Modificado" 5 a 6 pm (Habrá traducción al Español)

Lunes, Marzo 15 - Conferencias de Maestros/Padres (No hay clase) 

Martes Marzo 16 - Viernes, Marzo 19 - Escuela en persona (No Días Mínimos) 

Martes, 23 de marzo - Noche de Padres Sobre Estrategias de Lectura para el Éxito de 5:30 a 6:30 pm (habrá traducción al Español)

Lunes, Marzo 29 - Último Día Para Entregar Formas de Electivos de DMS

Martes, 30 de marzo - '21 -'22 Noche de orientación para padres de kindergarten de 5 a 6 pm (habrá traducción al español disponible)

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IMPORTANT DATES:  

Tuesday, March 2 Picture Day

Tuesday, March 9 - "Modified Day" Parent Night 5 to 6 pm (Spanish translation will be available)

Wednesday, March 10 - Davidson Middle School Fifth Grade Virtual Parent Orientation 6 to 7 pm

Thursday, March 11 - Combination class (Martinez, Robello) "Modified Day" Parent Night 5 to 6 pm (Spanish translation will be available)

Monday, March 15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No remote learning)

Tuesday, March 16 - Friday, March 19 - In-Person Learning (No Minimum Days)

Tuesday, March 23 - Reading Strategies for Success Parent Night 5:30 to 6:30 pm (Spanish translation will be available)

Tuesday, March 30 - '21-'22 Kindergarten Orientation Parent Night 5 to 6 pm (Spanish translation will be available)

GUIDING PRINCIPLES & GOALS

​1.  Students will be guided to develop to their fullest academic potential.

2.  Students will be recognized in their classrooms, school, and community for demonstrating academic achievement, cooperative behavior, and responsibility.  

3.  Students will be valued for individual contributions to the class, school and community.

 

4.  Students will engage in active learning where new concepts are introduced and/or reinforced with hands-on experiences.  

5.  Students will experience a variety of instructional strategies including whole group directed instruction, cooperative learning, individual and small group instruction.  

6.  Students will be encouraged to develop divergent and critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies.  

7.  Students will be stimulated to develop a love of learning based on their home, school and community experiences.

8.  Students will develop respect for cultural and individual differences in our community.

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UPCOMING DATES

SCHOOL IS OPEN!

As of November 17th, Sun Valley is back on campus!  Below are the entrance and exit times and locations for each grade.  We are so excited to see you! 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Front of School

AM - 8:30 - 11:00

PM - 12:30 - 3:00

2nd & 3rd Grades

Garden Gate

AM - 8:40 - 11:10

PM - 12:40 - 3:10

4th & 5th Grades

River Oaks Gate

AM - 8:45 - 11:15

PM - 12:45 - 3:15

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

By joining our team of dedicated volunteers!  Sun Valley parents and community members log over 2,500 hours a year to help our students.  That's no small potatoes.  And we could use your help!  

 

Contact volunteer co-coordinators Ariel Gutierrez and Bethany Womack with any questions, ideas, offerings of your time...

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75 Happy Lane

San Rafael, CA 94901

PTO General Meetings

Every other Wednesday @ 5pm

SRCS District Meetings 

Every other Monday @ 6pm