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VH Bear Byte:

The Vine Hill community was busy the last few weeks of the school year. The end of trimester three brought grade level Spring Sings, Open House, a Wildlife Assembly, Talent Show, and the final Kindness Assembly of the year! Fourth and Fifth grades presented plays related to their social studies curriculum, and Mrs. Neilsen had two “Principal for a Day” student leaders helping her out.  The Bears wrapped up the year with the 5th grade promotion ceremony on June 6th. We look forward to returning in August!

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

Our annual Read-A-Thon Fundraiser was a huge success, raising over $25,000 for our PTO! 

Our students enjoyed several field trips to celebrate the end of another successful school year.  Destinations included the beach, O’Neill Sea Odyssey, roller rink, Natural History Museum, Simpkins Swim Center, and more.

Our 5th grade students were treated to an exceptionally lovely 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony to honor their time here at Brook Knoll before they begin the next chapter of their schooling in Middle School.  The Superintendent and several School Board Trustees were our distinguished guests for this special event.

Our school office will be open to the public until Friday, June 14th.  First Day Packet pick-up will begin on Tuesday, August 1st and ReEagle Days will be on Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th.

Wishing all of our families a safe and fun summer break!

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

What a busy time of year!  We wrapped up our state testing in early May, and began all of our preparations for the end of the year festivities and beyond.  

Aristeo is the National Cintas Custodian of the Year!!!  He won!  And we had a wonderful celebration in his honor.  With many Cintas representatives from all over the country, the Flores family, our students and staff, we had the pleasure of honoring Aristeo Flores for all his hard work and dedication.  Aristeo received a check for $5000 and the school will receive $5000 in Cintas products. What a wonderful day!

Our Talent Show was a Hit!  With over fifteen quality acts, including a dog with new tricks, we enjoyed seeing SVMS students share their special talents with us.  Our Teacher Coordinators did a wonderful job organizing the student and our performers were excellent and entertaining. 

Thank You to Zinnia’s Boutique!  Zinnia’s Boutique in Scotts Valley generously provided gift cards to all of our full-time staff. This thoughtful and kind gesture is greatly appreciated by all!

Once Again, our Fabulous PTA Outdoes Themselves!  The PTA did a fabulous job of helping us celebrate the promotion of our 8th graders.  From the delicious rehearsal barbeque, to the gorgeous ceremony and the Luau Dance Finale, the parent volunteers thought of every detail. We are grateful for the donations to support these events and the volunteer hours that go into these-thank you so much for making these events so special for our 8th graders.

And...on to the 19.20 School Year!  Here are some important notes for you all:

Monday, August 5th:  SVMS Office Opens

Wednesday, August 7-Friday, August 9, 9am-3pm:  Packet Pick-up.  Completed packets and completed online registration are required for participation in WEB and Reg day activities.  It is okay for others to pick up Registration Packet materials.

Monday, August 12: WEB Day for Incoming 6th Graders and Students New to SVMS.

 A-L: 11am-12:45pm  M-Z:  1:30pm-3pm

WEB day is a great day for your student to get ready for the first day of school. Students will turn in completed registration packets, buy their PE uniform, take their school picture, buy a Binder Reminder and get their school schedule.  We strongly encourage your child’s attendance at this important and fun event.  No one but you or child may pick up your child’s schedule once all materials are submitted.

Tuesday, August 13: Reg Day for Returning 7th and 8th Graders: Reg Day is a great way for your student to get all set for the school year.  Students will turn in completed registration packets, buy their PE uniform, take their school picture, buy a Binder Reminder and get their school schedule.  We strongly encourage your child’s attendance at this important event.

Monday, August 19:  First Day of the 19.20 School Year!

Changes to the Academic Program for 19.20: Next year, we have expanded the elective opportunities for students and allowed them to indicate their top five preferences.  Many electives will be multi-grade and will allow for more flexibility with scheduling.  Doing so will provide for greater consistency of core subject area teacher assignment. Our goal is that students remain with the same teacher for core subjects although not necessarily during the same period throughout the year.  Further, we have adjusted the Wednesday bell schedule to create Extended Learning Time at the end of the day. Essentially, students will have a double 6th period, with the extension allowing students and teachers time for remediation, make up work, test completion, etc.  This WILL NOT change the 12:30pm dismissal time.

Site Council Survey:  Thank you to the 146 parents that participated in our annual Site Council Survey.  A summary of the results will be posted on our website, under the Site Council button, by the end of the week. Our survey provides our Council with valuable input on a variety of subjects.  

Again, thank you all for your continued support. It has been quite a year and I wish you all a restful and relaxing summer.

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

Class of 2019 finishes strong!

Congratulations to this years graduates.  At the senior award ceremony we found that the class collectively earned nearly $2 million in university scholarships and awards.  At the graduation ceremony itself we learned that for the first time in years SVHS graduated 100% of its seniors.  Thanks to perseverance of these seniors and the addition of the K Street Academy and credit recovery programs the school is better fit to see that all of its students thrive.  Well done to the students and staff!  Now time to relax into summer, ahhh!