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VH Bear Byte:

Students at Vine Hill enjoyed this year’s Career Cafe speakers.  The Bears welcomed a variety of adults to come talk about their professions during lunch sessions.  The 5th grade students had an amazing week of outdoor adventures at Science Camp.  CAASPP testing begins April 29th for 3rd through 5th grades. Staff is working on planning for extended day kindergarten, and meeting with the middle school to help transition 5th graders in a few short weeks!

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

We are doing a lot of reading between April 29th and May 10th for our annual Read-A-Thon fundraiser! This is always a fun time on campus and students will be enjoying special guest readers in their classrooms.

Ms. Johnson’s 5th grade class participated in the Invention Convention this year with two of her students qualifying all the way to the National Invention Convention to be held later this month in Michigan!

5th grade students will be heading to the middle school for their orientation/tour field trip and the parents are invited to attend the SVMS 5th Grade Parent Night on May 9th.

Spring Sing for all students happens in May!  The parent club at Brook Knoll completely funds our tremendous music program and the families are treated to an annual music concert put on by their students and organized by the fabulous Ms. Coleen. 

Open House, Book Fair, and many field trips are making this an exciting spring at Brook Knoll.

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

The Color Run was Awesome!  Thank you to our fabulous PTA for organizing this great fundraising event. We had a great time and are thankful for the generous contributions of so many.  We look forward to updating and upgrading our PE athletic equipment to meet the needs of our students within our new facilities.

Good luck Owen!! Owen will be representing SVMS and Santa Cruz County in Marin at the State Spelling Bee Championships.  To us, Owen is already a W-I-N-N-E-R! 

History/Social Studies Textbook Adoption:  our history department has been actively engaged in the textbook adoption process throughout the school year. The teachers have piloted a variety of options and will be making their final selection in the next few weeks. The public preview opportunity will be scheduled shortly.

New Electives Selection Process:  SVMS is trying something new to add flexibility and greater choice for students for the 19.20 school year.  All students, 5th-7th, were given the opportunity to review our Elective Classes Descriptors for next year and select their top 5 preferences.  We will use this information as we build student schedules in the next few months. 

Thank you to our Classified Employees!!  We had the opportunity to thank our awesome, essential classified employees at a lovely luncheon.  We enjoyed a delicious meal and employees were offered the opportunity to participate in some professional development.  

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the SVHS spring musical of Guys and Dolls.  The performance stretched over three weekends and was outstanding.  We are so proud of Ms. Kendra Kannegaard, the producer/director, and her team.  Once again they have put on a wonderful show.  Special thanks to the parents and community who support this program, it brings purpose, joy, and a place of belonging to so many of our students.  If you missed the show, there will always be next year.  We can't wait to see what comes next!