Principal's Newsletter 3-7-2014
Happy Valley Happenings
Dr. Seuss & Reading
Our Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration was outstanding. Just this picture of our kindergartners with their hats on modeled after Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat is priceless and speaks volumes.
Accelerated Reader Challenge
All classrooms celebrated in different ways, Cindy Fisher organized the Accelerated Reader challenge “Read the Most from Coast to Coast” and our 2nd through 5th graders rose to the challenge and read more and took more AR tests than ever before.
The Read-A-Thon was a huge success in terms of students reading. I think the pledges are still being collected, so we don’t have the final on how much was raised, but judging from the reading going on during the two week period we should do quite well.
Focus on Reading
From my viewpoint of being a former Reading Specialist, just to have a two week period where the whole school is focusing on reading, is of great benefit to our students. Reading is the foundation for understanding every other subject.
On a different note I know many of you are aware that we had an incident after school this week. A cyclist, driving down Happy Valley Road in front of the school, had a twig or branch thrown at him. Understandably he was not happy, luckily he was not hurt. We would like to ask all of you to speak with your children about the dangers of throwing anything at a cyclist or a moving vehicle and to walk safely on their way home from school. We will be doing the same in our classrooms.
On a roll
Everything else is on a nice roll here at Happy Valley. I continue to enjoy working together with the teachers and getting to know your students.
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this weekend.
-- Jane Blomstrand
J. Blomstrand, Interim Principal
3855 Happy Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
Office: (925) 927-3560
Attendance Line: 927-3568
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