Bulletin for the Week of April 18Th, 2017

Bulletin for the Week of April 18Th, 2017

Bulletin for the Week of April 18th, 2017

Monday, April 17

Easter Monday – No School

Tuesday, April 18

Wednesday, April 19

Baseball/Softball: FV at Sequoia

Thursday, April 20

Social Media Presentation from District Attorney Office during PE

League Meet at GHHS

Friday, April 21


1. Good luck to our Sequoia Hawk Athletes participating in softball, baseball, and track and field this week!

2. Special presentation for students during PE on Thursday.

3. Transition meetings for incoming 7th grade students on IEPs this week

4. Student tours for incoming 7th grade students continue.


~ Students begin state testing with the new Science Test (CAST) next week

~ Monday, May 1st begins ELA CAASPP

Professional Development: Just Bee… -H.B.

They say that variety is the spice of life, and it is very true that if we, as professionals, do nothing but work, our work will eventually no longer feel as rewarding as it once did. We all have things we enjoy doing: running, cooking, playing sports, gardening, or just relaxing with a good book. I am so fortunate in that I work with each of you, and I love to hear about the amazing and fun things you do when you are not lesson planning. These four days were packed with some of my favorite things beginning with rushing home after the Board Meeting on Thursday for just enough daylight left to suit up in my new hooded suit and install over 20,000 bees in the hives my husband built. Thankfully, the suits worked perfectly with no stings!

My creative side was piqued in dyeing 54 eggs; we go all out with taping off areas, double or even triple coloring them, and then adding details with acrylic pens. I am always painting and designing and carefully drying Easter eggs at the table long after everyone else’s attention has waned. To me, it is relaxing and enjoyable. I also put together a cabinet. Building things, remodeling, or tinkering with something to rebuild it is relaxing. The more intensely I need to concentrate, the better I feel when I have completed the task because my mind cannot wander to all the things I need to do at work. I can just bee…

As we move towards the end of the year and the unavoidable “testing season”, do not forget to give yourself over to something that inspires and renews you. Give yourself time to just bee…

On Thursday, the District Attorney’s Office will be presenting to each period of PE on how to stay safe on the internet and use social media in responsible ways. This is an important step we are taking to educate our students about the dangers of having such a public forum for what they believe is private. If you have a prep period, and are interested, please feel free to come by the cafeteria to hear the presentation.