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important items from previous newsletters

Character Trait of the Month:  We are proud to have a character trait we focus on every month.  Teachers do activities and I visit classes to discuss the trait.  Our Character Traits for the 19 - 20 School Year are:

AUGUST: Diversity

SEPTEMBER:  Identity

OCTOBER:  Innovation/Perseverance

NOVEMBER:  Resilience

DECEMBER:  Gratitude

JANUARY:  Courage

FEBRUARY:  Citizenship/Be Kind

MARCH:  Self Reliance/Independence

APRIL:  Inclusion

MAY:  Fairness/Equity

Book of the Month:  We are proud to partner with our PTA and Bulldog Fund to purchase a school-wide book of the month to go along with our monthly character traits.  Ask your child what this month's Book of the Month is!

Inclusion:  We are fortunate to be the home of our district's Intensive Special Day Class program.  We have 7 classes of students who have needs ranging from severe autism to fragile medical needs.  The opportunities our general education students receive from working with their peers with special needs is beyond words.  The inclusion opportunities we have at Bollinger Canyon include weekly PE, music, library, lunch/recess and science lab for our upper grade students.

CAASPP Results for Grades 3 – 5:  If you are interested in learning more about our state testing results, here is a website with more information.

Changes in Traffic Rule:  Cars are NO LONGER ABLE TO MAKE A LEFT-HAND TURN INTO THE SCHOOL PARKING LOT when coming from Bollinger Canyon Road.

Gender Equity and Inclusion:  We have a Teacher on Special Assignment (TSA) who works to educate our schools about The Fair Act and the importance of making sure we are inclusive of all students, including LGBTQ students.  While most of her work happens at the secondary level, acceptance and inclusion starts at the elementary level.  Here is a link to our district’s page on Equity.

Medications/Inhalers at School:  We’ve had a few instances where students are in possession of their own medicine and/or inhalers.  These students did not have doctor’s orders on file with our office, which is against our ‘medications at school’ policy.  Please make sure doctor’s orders are on file with us.  Thank you!

Sick Child Policy:  Some students are being sent to school with fevers and this is a big no-no.  Children with a temperature of 100 or higher cannot be at school and must be fever-free WITHOUT the use of medicine for 24 hours before they can return to school.  Thank you!

Twitter:  We’re up to 233 followers on Twitter!  That’s more than most elementary schools in our district!  Check out our page and get connected!  School Tweets

Noon Duty Help:  If you would ever like to assist at lunch, we'd love to have you! You can check in at the office, get your volunteer badge, put on a yellow vest and head into the MPR!  Our 1st - 3rd grade lunch is 11:35am - 12:20pm and our 4th/5th grade lunch is 12:20pm - 1pm.

Parking, Drop Off and Pick Up:  I am super proud of the majority of our families who are at school on time, driving slow and parking in appropriate areas.  I continue to receive comments from the community on the following:

  • Kid’s Country Driveway:  This is not a drop-off area.  The only cars who should pull in should be staff members before 7:45am and families parking at Kid’s Country.  Otherwise, this driveway should be totally clear.
  • 8:00am:  This is the time INSTRUCTION starts, meaning students are to be in classrooms and in their seats at the 8am bell. 
  • Accommodations for Preschool, CEIA and Rooms 401, 408-410:  These families are given parking passes and designated parking around the corner of the MPR in order to support our students with special needs.  

Emergency Cards:  As we think about disaster preparation, this is a great time to make sure your Emergency Card is up to date.  Hopefully you did that during Registration, but if your information ever changes, you can ALWAYS update it through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  The link to the Portal is on our website.

Balls (and toys) from home:  We are seeing an increase in students bringing their own balls to school to use at recess.  We do not allow this because of the tension it creates among peers (it’s my ball, so I create the rules and choose who can play).  Thank you for working with our students to leave balls and other toys at home. 

Spirit Wear:  We’ve had some issues with spirit wear that we are working on, but please know that WEDNESDAYS are always blue and yellow days!

Barton Program Volunteers:  We have a reading intervention program at school called Barton.  It was originally developed for students with dyslexia, but helps students who struggle with both reading and spelling.  Our program is run solely on volunteers.  The more volunteers we have, the most students we are able to help.  Suzanne Lyons is our Barton coordinator and would love to work with you on training and scheduling.  If you’d like to learn more about the Barton program, visit:  Barton Reading.  If you would like to contact Suzanne, she can be reached at Suzanne Lyons

Computer Lab Volunteers:  Our computer lab assistant is looking for extra adult hands, especially in grades K – 2.  Helping students log in and assisting with headphones are the only requirements.  :)  Please reach out to your child’s teacher to help in our computer lab! 

Dropping Off in the Drive Thru:  Adults should NEVER get out of their car and students should ALWAYS exit the car from the right side only when in our drop-off lane.

Staff Parking Lot:  Unfortunately, our staff parking lot is off limits for two reasons:  1) There is no community parking and 2) the extra cars create traffic to the entrance of our school.  Please park on the streets instead.  Thank you!

Clothes for Office:  If you would like to donate any shirts, shorts, underwear and/or pants to our office, we are running low in all sizes.  We use these clothes for students who have the occasional accident, spill, rip, etc.

Composting at Lunch:  Students are expected to compost their left over lunch every day.  We have a GREEN can for food waste and a BLACK can for everything else.  Please take a minute to ask your child how they composte at lunch and review what can be composted and what cannot.

Spirit and Extra Recess!  Wednesdays are Spirit Days and we want to see everyone is a sea of blue and yellow!  Fridays are Extra Recess days!  All students received their PAWS shirts last week and for every student who receives 10 Bulldog Bucks, they get a stamp on their shirts and are given an extra 10 minutes of recess on Fridays.  Thank you for encouraging your child to participate in Spirit Days and Extra Recess!

Student/Parent Handbook:  Student, Parent Handbook 

PTA Meetings:  Our first PTA meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month.  Please see this link for all things PTA related:  Bollinger Canyon PTA

Bulldog Fund Meetings:  Our Bulldog Fund meets the 2nd Tuesday evening of every month at 6:30pm.  All things Fund related can be found here:  Bulldog Fund

Site Council Meetings:  Our Site Council meetings are (mostly) the 3rd Thursday of every month from 3pm - 4pm in our Conference Room. Specific dates and information about Site Council can be found here:  Site Council.

Future Fund is an on-line system that allows you access to critical information about our school.  It will explain activities such as classroom donations, field trips, spirit wear, yearbooks, volunteer information and much more.  The system is a secure website that accepts credit cards, will allow you to set up payment plans, and will keep track of how you want to be involved in our school.  This is also how we solicit donations for the many programs we offer.  I’m sure you’ve heard it many times, but we just can’t provide the kind of education our students deserve without donations.  It is true that every dollar counts!

Registration takes place at this link:  Bollinger Registration Page.  

SRVUSD Annual Update:  You should have received a separate communication from our school district about their required Annual Update.  It’s important to note that “registration” is a two-step process which includes the district’s Annual Update AND Bollinger’s school-specific Future Fund.  You will find yourself providing similar information for both, but they are equally important!

SRVUSD Parent Portal:  Here is the link to access our district portal, which is where you will be able to update all information about your child/family/emergency information, see your child's teacher and receive other information. SRVUSD Parent Portal.

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Contact Information

Email:  cofferman@srvusd.net

Phone:  (925) 242-3200

Lunch with the Principal!
lunch with principal
Family Reading Night with Mayor Bill Clarkson!
family reading night
spirt wear!!
spirt wear
Superintendent Visit
Superintendent visit
Meet the PTA Event:  Sept. 2018
Meet the PTA Event!

Combination Classes

Please see this link for information regarding our combo classes:

 

Combo Class letter 2018.docx

 

 

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