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A California Distinguished School

CARMEL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

Parent and Student Newsletter

Volume 12, Issue 4 February/March 2011

nary. Once a student makes a declaration for the upcoming school year, it may not be changed. I am excited for our eighth graders as they anticipate the next exciting school career milestone of their life!

and key concepts. This supports systemic implementation of the very best practices in all classrooms at CVMS!

Principal's Message

Laurie B. Francis Welcome to the new semester! Surely the start of the spring semester has been filled with excitement and a sentiment of how quickly the school year is flying by! We are pleased to report very few schedule changes for our students. Please be sure to pick up your student's MID-YEAR PROGESS REPORT on the AERIES Portal. High School Choice for Current 8th Graders

Our eighth graders truly have their eye on the future as they recently worked through the process of informed decision making and completed the high school selection process. CVMS students are truly in an enviable position as they select from four of the TOP high schools in the state...two of which (TPHS and CCA) are right here in the Carmel Valley neighborhood. Ah, to be young and embarking upon the high school years! The high school selection process is truly one of the many great aspects of the San Dieguito Union High School District. The amount of choice our students are offered when thinking about their high school careers is extraordi-

This time also provides for opportunity to discuss immediate intervention and re-teach options for those students who are in need of additional support. I Budget Update We continue to hear much speculation appreciate the dedication and profesregarding the current state budget as it sionalism of our teaching staff. Thank relates to funding for public education. you to all of our CVMS families for CVMS is exercising great prudence and your support of our late start and minimum day teacher collaboration caution with any expenditure for the time! remainder of the school year. Please know that the staff and I have greatly SDUHSD Facilities Task Force appreciated the support of our PTSA in Please see Page 9 for information on subsidizing programs at CVMS, spethe SDUHSD Long Range Facilities cifically our Saturday Seminar and Be- Action Plan. This is an exciting time fore School Enrichment programs. We for our district as we plan for state of also appreciate the generous gifts that the art schools that will launch us well have gone directly to our teachers and into the 21st century. I am honored to students through the PTSA sponsored be a part of this important work. If you Apple-Tree Program. Thank you to are interested in serving on CVMS' ASB for support of many student pro- Facilities Task Force Committee, grams here at CVMS---especially our please contact me. morning math tutorials. Please keep I look forward to all of the promise your eye opened for information held in the start of the spring semester. regarding our first ever (sign of the times) spring ASB fundraiser. Despite This is a great opportunity to revisit budget cuts and anxiety, we are confi- organizational skills and home study habits with your student. It is also a dent that we will continue to deliver great time to plan forward for balancthe most innovative programs to our ing spring sports schedules and acastudents. demic demands. As always, you can Late Start / Minimum Days/Staff continue to monitor progress on AERDevelopment Days IES (which I am sure you have bookLate start days are integral to the suc- marked!). Please remind your student cessful academic program at CVMS. that the semester starts a "fresh slate." During this time, each department has Grades are not cumulative. This prothe opportunity to collaborate and share vides all students with the opportunity best teaching practices. These Profes- to move forward with their best persion Learning Community (PLC) meet- formance. ings are driven by reviewing results from common formative and summaThank you tive assessment data. Teachers are able for all that you do to hone in on those classroom strategies to make CVMS that proved most successful in student such a great place! mastery of essential learning outcomes

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OPEN DOOR POLICY

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Dear Parents: Please know that the doors of the Administration are ALWAYS wide open if you have any questions or need to get accurate information. Oftentimes, word of mouth (especially from teenagers) results in exaggerated information out in the community. We truly appreciate the opportunity to clarify and answer any questions that you may have. Sometimes we are perplexed by rumors that get back to us compared to the reality of a situation. Please know that your confidentiality and that of your student will always be upheld and respected. We look forward to hearing from you.

AROUND THE CORNER . . .

Feb. 18 & 21 February 28 March 1 March 3 March 21 March 21­25 April 8 April 11--15 April 21 April 21 April 25 May 2--6 May 4--7 May 10--13 May 23 May 30 June 2 June 7 June 8 June 13 June 14 June 14 June 16 June 17 NO School / Presidents' Holidays LATE START DAY-- 10:05 a.m. 7th Gr. CA State Writing test/Pg 7 8th Gr. Panoramic Picture/PAW LATE START DAY-- 10:05 a.m. Spirit Week (new dates) 3rd QUARTER Ends Spring Break School dance / 4:30-6:30 PAC PTSA Gen. mtg / 4:30-6:30 / MC LATE START DAY-- 10:05 a.m. PTSA Staff Appreciation Week Spring Play *STAR Testing (Tues--Friday)* Career Faire NO School / Memorial Day Awards/Talent Show Night / 5-8 p.m. Orchestra Concert / 6:30-9:00 / PAC Band Concert / 5:30-9:00 / PAC 8th Gr. Yearbook distribution party 7th Gr. Yearbook distribution 8th gr. Dance / 6:00--8:00 pm / PAC 8th Grade Disneyland trip Last Day of School

Minimum Day / 7th Gr. dismissed 10:00 am

8th Gr. Promotion Day / 10:30--11:30 a.m.

Bobcat Court/Bring low back chairs & blankets. MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW **(7th graders will be dismissed at 10:00 am unless

they have a sibling promoting. Bus service will be provided. More details TBA.)**

Dates/times subject to change.

Jeff Copeland, A.P.; Laurie Francis, Principal; Adam Camacho, A.P.

PARENTS:

PLEASE BE AWARE AND . . .

BE Courteous to our Neighbors

Before and after school, numerous parents are using Pell Place property as a drop off/pick up point. Not only are they congesting the traffic for the owners, the children are walking through their landscape to reach their parents parked in the cul-de-sac in their community. As a result they are spending a great deal of money on security to monitor this issue and replacing plants on a regular basis. Cars will be subject to citations if illegally parked.

COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL

8:45--9:45 a.m.

Conference Room

(Meetings on Thursday mornings.)

March 3 April 28

Please do not use Pell Place as a pick up or drop off location!!!

THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION!!!

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Feb/Mar 2011

COUNSELING

NEWS

Toni Zurcher A-H Lisa Curry I-Mf Karen Infantino Mg-Z

Second semester begins a fresh start for all of our students. Please help your child be consistent with homework and continue to develop effective study habits. If your child is not meeting academic expectations, the article, "A Parent's Troubleshooting Guide To Improving Your Child's Grades," on our website, contains helpful ideas for solving the problem(s) you may encounter while helping your child become academically successful. (http://teachers.sduhsd.net/tzurcher/ ImprovingGrades.html)

Mrs. Zurcher, Mrs. Curry, and Mrs. Infantino will be meeting with our current 7th graders in late March to help them select their 8th grade electives. Although this process will be done on line, Course Registration Contracts will go home to parents to be signed and returned. Please assist your child in returning it on time. Students not already participating in Honors math or English are encouraged to read the course profiles on our web site and email counselors if they are interested in honors classes for next year.

Family Dialogue: Students in middle school are generally very kind and compassionate, but there are times when even good kids can be cruel or thoughtless. Please talk to your child about bullying, teasing and gossip. Remind your son or daughter about the golden rule. No one likes to be the subject of rumors and gossip, and the best way to stop it is to choose not to listen to th it or pass it on. 8 graders should have gone online If your child has a problem with and declared their high school choice. another student, advise him/her not After the SDA and CCA lotteries have to involve other friends. It is best been held, high school counselors will to find a way to talk to the person begin the class registration process.

privately or ask for help from a counselor. Caution your child about what is written, or sent on email, IM or web pages. He/she will be taken literally, and threats can have serious consequences, including legal charges. If your child sees someone harassing a student, encourage him to stand up for what is right and tell the bully to stop. If he is not comfortable speaking out, he should get an adult to help. It is never OK to put others down or tease. We are very proud of our students at Carmel Valley. Please help us reinforce these values with your discussions at home. It is often very difficult for kids to violate their friends' confidences and seek adult help, but moral choices do challenge us to act according to our values. Your children deserve to attend a school that is safe, both physically and emotionally.

Have a GREAT second semester everyone!!!

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HIGH SCHOOL SELECTION

2011­ 2012 School Year

For further information go to: (1) www2.sduhsd.net/cv/ (2) Click on SDUHSD/ Quick Links (3) Click on Parents/Students (4) Click on: High School Selection More information to follow!

KEY DATES

CLOSED. Lottery (if necessary) Student Lists to Sites Letters go out to students from D. O. Enrollment Deadline

February 7, 2011 (4:00 p.m.) February 24, 2011 March 2, 2011 March 4, 2011 April 1, 2011

GET YOUR YEARBOOK NOW ! ! !

Parents can purchase yearbook online.

Go to school website. Go to Quick Links Click on ASB Webstore If you need assistance call Ms. Saenz, x3004.

PRICE: $55

A $10 DEPOSIT NOW WITH BALANCE PAID BEFORE MAY 13 WILL RESERVE YOUR COPY. HURRY AND RESERVE YOUR COPY NOW. DON'T BE LEFT WITHOUT A BOOK FOR 10-11.

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Feb/Mar 2011

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY BEE

Sally Hackworth & History Dept.

Congratulations to our Geography Bee winners. Students participated in our school-wide Geography Bee held on Thursday, Dec. 9. In order to reach finals, students won the preliminary round conducted in their History classrooms. Our school-wide winners are:

Super Job . . . Bobcats!!!

First Place Anna Lee Second Place Philippe Guy Third Placde Eric Tang

7th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade

Anna Lee will go on to compete at the state level.

Thank you PTSA for providing gifts and prizes to the winners.

SPELLING BEE AT CVMS

Angela Halpin, Kim Bullock & the English Department Congratulations to our Spelling Bee winners

On January 20 we held our school-wide spelling bee. Forty-three classroom finalists competed in six rounds of competition at lunch. Spelling Bee winners are:

First Place Vienna Kuhn Second Place Ben Hyun Third Place Adrienne Rozells 8th Grade 8th Grade 7th Grade

Fantastic job . . . Bobcats!!!

Vienna Kuhn will represent CVMS at the county-wide Spelling Bee.

Forty-three students participated in this year's CVMS Spelling Bee. These students had already won their class spelling bee, held during English period. At lunch on Thursday, January 20, these 43 participants were presented with words ranging from arpeggio to obloquy. We are so proud of each student. Thank you PTSA for the gifts and prizes for the top three winners.

VIENNA CHAN VIENNA KUHN VARUN BHAVE KELSIE STONE EMILY REEVES ZINA GORIN AMIR HURST MEGAN LIN VERONICA ROMINES JENNA MCALLISTER HAYLEY POGUE SUSMEETHA SANUGULA BEN JEON JENNIFER PAYNE ACACIA WANG OLIVIA ROKEMAN ADRIENNE ROZELLS BRIAN TRUONG CHRIS LU JASON KE TIMMY JAFEK POOJA BISRAYA RAY SKAGGS HANNAH GREEN MICHELLE FAN LYNELLE ROHE DYLAN GARGAS ROCKY MAAS JAEHEE YUU LENA ALTAFFER SIMON KUANG ALLISON LANE AMANDA MATHESON KELLY HUPPERT ZACH CHEUNG ANDREW GARTON JOHN STUCKEY REBECCA ROSENTHAL CHARLES YU LASHON WILLIAMS JONATHON KIM DANIELLE EMMA CARTER LYNN

CONGRATULATIONS ALL-STATE HONOR BAND! The following students made the All-State Honor Band being held Feb., 17-20 in Fresno. Jennifer Lee, 8th Gr. Zach Siegel, 8th Gr. Janine Yang, 8th Gr. Luis Vidaurri, 8th Gr.

Good luck in Fresno and TERRIFIC job . . . BOBCATS!!!

ABSENT TODAY? Call: 481-8221 x3011

(preferably before school starts)

A parent reminder: if your student is out more than 3 days with illness a doctor's note is required!

Please post this information on your fridge! Thank you.

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Feb/Mar 2011

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD'S ARE OFF TO STATE COMPETITION

Bryan & Amanda Chin, PTSA Coordinators

The CVMS Science Olympiad team competed in the San Diego Regional Competition on Saturday, February 5th. The San Diego regional is the largest Science Olympiad competition in the country with 85 teams from 27 schools competing this year. The CVMS team finished in second place and earned a spot in the state competition to be held on April 9th in Anaheim. For the second year in a row, CVMS fielded six teams of 15 students. Each team competed in 23 science-related events. The students have been attending 3 or 4 weekly practices since October to prepare for the event. As a result of their hard work, our school received a first, second, or third place medal in sixteen of the 23 events. The CVMS PTSA sponsors the Science Olympiad team. This year's team was coordinated by Bryan and Amanda Chin. Volunteer coaches from the CVMS community train the students for the individual events. This year's group of dedicated coaches include Tadimeti Rao, Tudor Hughes, Charles Shim, Ken Kuang, Chaitan Baru, Kang Lee, Qun Wei, Rajesh Gupta, Djamal Bouzida, Weilin Wang, Xiaohong Chen, Ki Seok Lee, Ketan Gajiwala, Alex Guo, Xing Ouyang, Sanjay Nichani, Jian-nong Ma, Jesse Shao, Colman Cheung, Cari Hanson, Chozhan Jayachandran, Joe Gleeson, Prasad Kota, Alexey and Lioubov Kabalnov, Ed Schweiger, Kelly Hughes, Weichao Chen, Reena Malangone, Reinhold Pollner, Lijun Jin, Karl Francis, Lianggui Chen, and Nadya Valieava. Parent volunteers assisting with team included Tong Tang, Cindy Zhan, Purvi Gajiwala, Chun Qian, Li Liu, Manoharan Rangaswamy, Jukay Lu and Yu Yu Lim. In addition to our school trophy, many students received individual medals and ribbons at the competition. Each event had as many as 85 competitors, so placing in the top 20 was quite challenging.

First Place Medals

Nammi Baru, Kelsey Chen, Robert Francis (2), Geraint Hughes, Sonia Kapil, Alice Schweiger, Julia Yang

Second Place Medals

Eric Chen (2), Grace Chen, Nathan Chen, Tracy Chin, Kevin Ding, Geraint Hughes, Ryan Hund, Jane Lee, Seung Lee, Chris Lu, Vincent Ma, Victoria Ouyang, Andrew Plewe, Tanvi Shah, Neil Wang, Ryan Zhan

Road Scholars

Crime Busters

Third Place Medals

Minho Bae, Grace Chen (3), Zachary Cheung, Jerry Jin, Alexander Kabalnov, Jane Lee, Razina Pathan (2), Hyewon Seong, Kevin Shim, Eric Tang, Louie Zhong

Fourth Place Medals

Zachary Cheung, Tracy Chin, Jerry Jin, Jason Ke, Lois Kim, Dane Malangone, Eshaan Nichani, Yuhong Sun, Akihiro Uno, Wesley Wang, Jessica Williams

Fifth Place Medals

Chris Butler (2), Bryan Chen, Kelsey Chen, Tracy Chin, Ashish Israni, Sonia Kapil, Aisiri Murulidar, Eshaan Nichani (2), Samarpita Patra, Alice Qu, Alice Schweiger, Kevin Shim, Yuhong Sun, Ivan Valiaev, Neil Wang, Rebecca Wang

Trebuchet

Banner Parade

WAY TO GO . . . BOBCATS!!!

Good luck at the state on April 9.

Sixth through Tenth Place Medals

Kenan Bouzida, Kelsey Chen, Carolyn Chu, Kevin Ding, Robert Francis, Isaac Fu, Erica Guo (2), Hersh Gupta, Lynne Ji (2), Alexander Kabalnov, Seung Lee, Vincent Ma, Dane Malangone, Daria Malangone, Sreeganesh Manoharan, Victoria Ouyang (2), Arun Paturi, Andrew Plewe, Alice Qu, Maya Rao (2), Eric Tang, Aakansha Tyagi, Vasudev Vikram, Neil Wang, Wesley Wang (2), Yisen Wang, Jessica Williams, Ryan Zhan

Eleventh through 20th Place Ribbons

Nammi Baru (2), Eric Chen, Tracy Chin, Abishek Chozhan (2), Jessica Dong (2), Robert Francis, Madhur Gajiwala, Matthew Gleeson (3), Erica Guo, Jong Han (3), Geraint Hughes, Ryan Hund, Jerry Jin, Ashraya Kalavakunta (2), Jason Ke, Joo Young Kim, Meera Kota (2), Nithin Krishnamurthi, Simon Kuang (2), Jane Lee, Seung Lee, Kathie Li, Vincent Ma, Dane Malangone, Daria Malangone, Aisiri Murulidhar, Victoria Ouyang, Priyanka Paintal, Elizabeth Park, Samarpita Patra, Tristan Pollner, Alice Qu, Alice Schweiger, Hyewon Seong (2), Tanvi Shah (2), Samantha Shao, Yuhong Sun, Keshav Tadimeti, Saraaga Tamirisa, EricTang, Ivan Valieav, Pratik Varade, Angelina Wang (2), , Rebecca Wang (2), Kevin Xiong (2), Julia Yang (2), Jacqueline Yau, Stephanie Yuan, Louie Zhong (2)

Bottle Rockets

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Feb/Mar 2011

FIFTH

ANNUAL

APE Basketball Tournament Kasey Galik, APE/P.E. Teacher Carmel Valley Middle School & Earl Warran Middle School Carmel Valley Middle School hosted the 5th Annual Adapted PE Sports League Basketball tournament on January 14!

Carmel Valley MS, Earl Warren MS, Oak Crest MS, Torrey Pines HS, and La Costa HS Adapted Physical Education programs/ Sports team attended the exciting event. The CV Band played the National Anthem, directed by Scott Drechsel. Melissa Griffen's dance students from CV performed a hip-hop routine for the opening ceremony. The CV and EW APE students with the help of their buddies all played with success in the tournament. All players from all schools received medals. For the closing ceremony, Lena Vincent sang, Fire Works by Kate Perry and the CV and EW Buddies Club performed a dance. Thank you to everyone who participated in making this event so special and dynamic! It was an inspirational moment for all who attended the tournament.

TS BOBCA

ILS!!! PREVA PIRIT

ASB NEWS

(Associated Student Body)

Hey . . . Bobcats!

The Season of love has begun and Valentine's Day is coming up soon. ASB sold Valentine's Day grams at lunch on February 7--8. They were $1 per gram.

Our next school dance is Thursday, April 21!!!

These grams will be delivered to students on Monday, February 14 during 5th period. These nice gifts are perfect for your friends or someone special. Our next event will be "Spirit Week" in March. ASB students will be informing students on what the events will be very soon. Please note the date change for Spirit Week: **From March 14--18 March 21--25** Lastly, ASB will be holding another round of "Minute to Win It" games on March 25 at lunch time. Look around campus for posters informing you on what the games will be. Don't forget, practice makes perfect in these games. We hope to see you participating in these events and showing your school spirit!!!

BOBCATS ROCK. . .GRRR!

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Feb/Mar 2011

7TH GRADE CA State Test--Writing

BELL SCHEDULE

Cut out and post on refrigerator.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

7th Grade Students begin school at the regular time: 8:30 a.m.--3:05 p.m. ** 8th GRADE STUDENTS BEGIN SCHOOL THIS DAY AT 10:00 A.M.--3:05 P.M.** Passing Check-In Test / 7th gr ONLY Passing Period 1-- *8th Gr. Begins school! Lunch Passing Period 3 Passing Period 5 8:25 - 8:30 8:30 ­ 8:40 8:40 ­ 9:55 9:55 ­ 10:00 10:00 - 11:25 11:25 ­ 12:05 12:05 ­ 12:10 12:10 ­ 1:35 1:35 ­ 1:40 1:40 ­ 3:05 5 minutes 10 minutes 75 minutes 5 minutes 85 minutes 40 minutes 5 minutes 85 minutes 5 minutes 85 minutes 8th Graders begin school at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1. Late bus service for 8th graders will be provided. Please check the Transportation schedule on line at the district website. Late start keeps the campus quiet and conducive to student achievement while the 7th graders are taking their CA State Testing Writing Exam. Supervision will be available in our Gym for 8th grade students that report to school before 9:55 a.m.

Seventh graders are preparing for the California State Testing Writing Examination coming up in March. (See "Bell Schedule" above.) This timed exam could be a summary, persuasive essay, response to literature, or a short story/narrative. Please discuss this exam with your child and consider helping him or her to review the basic formats of each of these writing types. With the practice students will be doing in class, they have a great opportunity to be quite successful. Good luck . . . Bobcats! ! !

LIFE EDUCATION PARENT PREVIEW EVENT 2010-2011

WHO: Parents of students enrolled in 7th grade science. WHEN: Monday, April 25th at 5:30 pm WHERE: CVMS Media Center WHAT: Curriculum presentation, materials available for preview, questions about curriculum addressed.

For parents who are interested in attending, please join the life science teachers for an informative presentation of the life education curriculum that will be used in the 7th grade science classes. Life education includes human reproductive biology (Prentice Hall text ch. 16) as well as the American Red Cross curriculum: Positive Prevention: HIV/STD Prevention Education for California Youth. Materials will be available for preview and your questions about the curriculum will be addressed.

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Feb/Mar 2011

PTSA

The membership drive continues!!!

Thank you to our many new families who have answered the call and joined the Carmel Valley Middle School PTSA. Every membership continues to support our awesome, hardworking students and staff.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Teri Naftalin

Also, we are still looking for a Spirit Week liaison, a person who can be the eyes and ears of the PTSA as we support the ASB's presentation of Spirit Week. Please contact me if you can help us out! Helping our kids is our #1 priority! A heartfelt "Thank You" to all of our families who have joined and those who continue to join PTSA. Keep up the good work!!! (www.cvmsptsa.com) for a list of jobs and job descriptions. Please contact Cindy Marks [email protected] if you are interested. We have many different opportunities, many different ways to get involved, and many ways to meet and work with some wonderful people. If you have some time to help out our PTSA with these upcoming events and next year's board positions, please check out the "Call for HELP" below. Remember, to make our second semester run smoothly, we need all the support we can get. . . please help!!!

And to continue with helping our kids, we are still looking for someone (or a couple of people) to chair the Talent We have begun the process of putting Show. This activity is great fun for the together next year's executive board. kids and you will have help from our Please check out our website at fantastic administrative staff!

Best wishes for a great second semester!

TRAFFIC SAFETY ALERTS

PTSA NEEDS. . .YOU ! ! !

The Nominating Committee has been hard at work in search of people interested in serving on the CVMS PTSA Executive Board for the 2011-2012 school year. Positions which remain available are: Recording Secretary, VP Ways & Means, VP Technology, VP Legislation, VP Volunteers, Parliamentarian, Historian and EBlast. This is a great way to get involved in your children's education and make a difference in your community. Please contact us to let us know you are interested in serving on the Board. (Cindy Marks at [email protected] or www.cvmsptsa.com.) Thank you.

Descriptions of duties:

Recording Secretary: Attend all monthly board meetings and record minutes. Keep written record of PTSA board activities. VP Ways & Means: VP Technology: VP Legislation: VP Volunteers: Parlimentarian: Historian: Eblast: Coordinate Escrip Program. Oversee PTSA website. Keep us informed of National/State PTA legislation and laws/budget issues impacting PTA. Keep track of all parent volunteers, coordinate commnication with volunteers. Keeper of the Rules! Coordinate by-law updates. Recording monthly volunteer hours. Collect information for weekly eblasts, responsible for making sure the Eblast is published weekly.

Students who cross at the intersection of Mykonos and Carmel Creek roads before or after school need to be mindful of traffic and should cross only when the traffic lights permit. It is important that students obey these rules in order to ensure their personal safety as well as the safety of others. If your student crosses this intersection, or any other intersection on the way to school or home from school, please remind him/her of these rules. Also, if any parent is interested in volunteering as a crossing guard at one of the intersections near our school, please contact Jeff Copeland, AP, at [email protected] Some parents are ignoring the No Parking Any Time signs on south bound Carmel Valley Rd near the east walkway between condominiums that lead to school. Students riding bikes have to use the sidewalk to avoid ILLEGALLY parked cars dropping off kids. This puts bicyclists at risk. This is NOT a drop off for students and cars can be subject to a citation. Thank you!

CV PARENTS If you are not sure you have joined PTSA? Please check out the Membership List by going to the school website: http://www2.sduhsd.net/cv/ Click on Quick Links Click on PTSA Click on Join PTSA Click on PTSA Members (10-11) If your name is not on the list Click on the Membership Form

It shall be the policy of the San Dieguito Union High School District to prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital or parental status, or physical or mental disability, or any other unlawful consideration in the educational programs and activities which it operates.

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Feb/Mar 2011

EXCITING UPDATE!!! Long-Range Facilities Action Plan

Phase Two: School Site Facilities Steering Committees

BACKGROUND

Beginning in 2008, the District embarked on an 18 month review of its long-range facilities needs. A Long Range Facilities Task Force was convened, with representation from parents, students, teachers, Board Members, administrators, business leaders, community groups, classified staff, and others. The task force worked with architects to identify site-by-site needs, using various standards. At the end of the process, a list of recommendations was prepared along with the estimated costs of the projects, which totaled over $300 million. At a March, 2010 workshop, the Board of Trustees reviewed the results of the task force's work and financing options to pay for the projects. It was agreed that there was not enough time to put together an effective bond campaign, so further planning was delayed. In the interim, a District-level steering committee was formed to focus on the 21 st Century Learning Environment and to gauge the public's interest in supporting a bond measure. A public opinion poll was conducted in December, 2010, which indicates that there is enough support with the likely voters in our District to pass such a bond. In January, 2011, the Board of Trustees gave staff the go-ahead to begin a planning process which would culminate in a General Obligation measure on the ballot in November, 2012. In late 2011, there will be a Board update on the planning process and the Steering Committee will seek official approval for the bond measure.

The Next Nine Months:

The Steering Committee now needs to further refine the District-wide vision created by the Long-Range Facilities Task Force into more specific site-based plans. Each principal will convene a School Site Facilities Committee to: Review the needs and projects identified by the Task Force for the school site Validate those needs and prioritize the projects Identify site-specific issues the Task Force might not have considered in its recommendations Determine how those future projects would fit into specific campus issues (size, location, etc) Work with the District architect to draft conceptual drawings The committee will be composed of: Principal 3-5 visionary teachers representing various disciplines (academic, arts, athletics, science, career technology, etc) 2 Parents Non-Parent community Member Russ Thornton, John Addleman, or Eric Dill will also attend the meetings to represent the District vision and act as liaisons to the Superintendent, Steering Committee, and architects. They will also work with Technology, Special Education, Adult Ed, and other specialty areas. Timeline: 5 Months ­ Site Committee Work 2 Months ­ Facilities Work 2 Months ­ Review Board Workshop End of June July/August September/October October/November

Next Steps:

Committees are forming at each school site in the SDUHSD now. There will be a Long-Range Facilities Planning Summit with the Principals and 2-3 key members of each site committee. The summit will result in a lay out of the work that needs to be accomplished in the next five months. This will provide guidelines to the site committees. Finally, we will be remodeling three areas this summer as prototype classrooms to show off the 21 st Century Learning Environment at SDA, TPHS, and CCA.

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Feb/Mar 2011

S? OTO PE PH IS

YEARBOOK WANTS TO KNOW . . .

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL HOBBY?

BAN D OR ORCH ESTR A PHOT OS?

Is there something cool that you do? Bring a CD with a picture of yourself doing your special

hobby/activity to the office. There is a box in the school office for pictures for yearbook. PARENTS DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL PHOTOS? Please label everything so we know who you are and what you are doing. The yearbook class will be accepting photos on CD's (they will be returned). Due by March 1! Thank you!

Give to the and Be your Teacher's Valentine!!!

What is "Apple Tree?" Each year, the CV PTSA asks the staff to make a "Wish List" of items that they feel will help enhance and expand your child's educational environment. This year, the departments have compiled a "Wish List" that can be viewed at www2.sduhsd.net/cv/. How to Give Parents can make a tax-deductible donation to "CVMS PTSA/Apple Tree" or purchase from the "Wish List" item(s) - or both! Monetary donations may be designated to a specific department(s) or non-designated for the school's general priorities and programs. A minimum cash donation of $50 is suggested. Parents do not need to be members of the PTSA to give to the Apple Tree Project. "Thank you" for a Successful Holiday Apple Tree Campaign! The PTSA would like to thank all CVMS families and friends for participating in the Holiday Apple Tree campaign. It was a phenomenal success! The teachers and staff appreciate your generosity during the Holidays and throughout the year.

If you would like to make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE, CASH DONATION to the Apple Tree Project, please complete this form and return it with your payment, checks payable to "CVMS PTSA/Apple Tree": Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________ Student name: _________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________ Email: ______________________________________________________ Amount enclosed: $_______________________

If you wish to designate your gift, write your designation(s) below with the amount intended for each dept.: ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________

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Feb/Mar 2011

CARMEL VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL

January 20, 2011

PT ON 8th Gr. BOYS I AND PRESCRI on Mar. 24 & 25 TEE)N)S Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s), DR nurse ABUSE State legislation requires spinal screening in the middle school. The schoolUG will be screening seventh grade girls on

SPINAL SCREENING PROGRAM

(English & Spanish)

7th Gr. GIRLS on Mar. 17 & 18

March 17 and 18, 2011 and eighth grade boys on March 24 and 25, 2011. Students will be screened for possible curvature of the spine (scoliosis). Scoliosis is a term that means lateral curvature of the spine. It occurs most frequently in girls; however, boys may also be affected. Spinal problems may begin in the pre-adolescent years and progress during the period of rapid growth. Its cause is unknown. If the condition is detected early and appropriately treated, surgery and progressive spine deformity can be prevented. The spinal screening will be done during your student's physical education class. Since it will be necessary to have the student partially undress to accomplish the screening, privacy will be maintained. You will be notified only if the screening indicates the need for further screening. Please sign below if you DO NOT WANT YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER SCREENED. Screening will be done if this form is not returned by March 1, 2011. You may also access this form on our school web site http://www2.sduhsd.net/cv/. Sincerely, Laurie Francis, Principal PROGRAMA DE REVISION DE SCOLIOSIS Estimados Padres de Familia: La legislación del Estado de California requiere que se haga un examen de la columna vertebral a cada alumno en la escuela secundaria. La enfermera de la escuela revisará a los alumnos por alguna posible curvatura de la espina o columna vertebral (scoliosis) el 17 y 18 de marzo 2011 para los estudiantes del grado 7 (niñas solamente) y el 24 y 25 de marzo 2011 para los estudiantes del octavo grado (niños solamente). Scoliosis es el termino que significa curvatura lateral del la espina. Ocurre más frecuentemente en muchachas aunque los muchachos también pueden ser afectados. Los problemas de la columna pueden empezar en los años de pre-adolescencia y progresar durante los años de crecimiento rápido. Su causa es desconocida. Si la curvatura se detecta pronto se puede tratar apropiadamente ya que así se impedirá una operación o deformidad espinal. El examen de la columna vertebral será hecha durante la clase de Educación Física. Ya que es necesario tener al niño parcialmente desvestido, el examen se llevará a cabo en privado. A ud. se le notificará solamente si es necesaria otra revisión. Favor de firmar abajo si ud. NO QUIERE que su hijo o hija sea examinado. Si esta hoja de permiso no se devuelve a la escuela antes del 01 de marzo 2011, el examen se llevará a cabo.

Complete form and return by March 1 if you DO NOT want your child screened for Scoliosis. Return to your school health office. (Please print your name.)

___________________________________ Student's Name / Nombre del alumno __________________________________ ________________________ PE Teacher / Maestro de Ed. Fisica PE Class Period / Período

I DO NOT want my son/daughter to participate in the Spinal Screening Program. NO QUIERO que mi hijo o hija participle en el programa del examen de Scoliosis. ________________________________________________________

Parent-Guardian Signature / Firma del Padre o Tutor

_______________________________

Date / Fecha

CVMS Newsletter

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Feb/Mar 2011

FEBRUARY 2011

Sun Mon

1 NO SCHOOL District Inservice Day 8 1-3-5 PAW

Tue

2

Wed

Single PAW 2-4-6 PAW 3

Thu

1-3-5 PAW 1-3-5 PAW 4

Fri

2-4-6 PAW 5

Report Cards available on Aeroes.

Sat

6

7

Single PAW

9

10

11 2-4-6 PAW

12 (Lincoln's BD)

13

14

1-3-5 PAW

15

2-4-6 PAW

16

1-3-5 PAW

17

2-4-6 PAW

18 NO SCHOOL PRESIDENTS WEEKEND 25 2-4-6 PAW

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21 NO SCHOOL PRESIDENTS WEEKEND 28 Single PAW LATE START DAY 10:05 am-3:05 pm

22

1-3-5 PAW

23

2-4-6 PAW

24

1-3-5 PAW

(Washington's BD)

26 Saturday Academic Seminar 10-12

27

MARCH 2011

Sun Mon

1

Tue

1-3-5 PAW 2 7th Grade CA State Test WRITING exam

Pg 7 for details

Wed

2-4-6 PAW 3

Thu

1-3-5 PAW 4

Fri

2-4-6 PAW 5

Sat

6

7

Single PAW Single PAW

8

1-3-5 PAW 1-3-5 PAW

9

2-4-6 PAW 2-4-6 PAW

10

1-3-5 PAW 1-3-5 PAW

11

2-4-6 PAW 2-4-6 PAW

12

13 Daylight Savings Time Begins 20

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21

Single PAW

22

1-3-5 PAW

23

2-4-6 PAW

24

1-3-5 PAW

25

2-4-6 PAW

LATE START DAY

10:05 am-3:05 pm

SPIRIT

29 1-3-5 PAW 30 2-4-6 PAW

WEEK

26 CVMS Saturday Academic Seminar 8:00--10:00 am

27

28

Single PAW

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