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November: Newsletter
SABRINA GRANT

Hello PVEA!

October is gone and November is going to fly!  

Wellness Event is THIS WEEK!!! I am so incredibly excited to hold a Wellness Event this week at PVEA.  The event will be structured in two sections: one for parents in the cafeteria and one for children Kindergarten through 12th grade in the admin building (center pod).  Please ensure to register asap so that we can ensure enough items for all that will be coming.  Register here.

Hello PVEA!

October is gone and November is going to fly!  

Wellness Event is THIS WEEK!!! I am so incredibly excited to hold a Wellness Event this week at PVEA.  The event will be structured in two sections: one for parents in the cafeteria and one for children Kindergarten through 12th grade in the admin building (center pod).  Please ensure to register asap so that we can ensure enough items for all that will be coming.  Register here.

Drop Off/Pick Up
We have received several complaints in the past week from our neighbors.  Please remember the following: do not block driveways, stop when the bus stop sign is on (that includes oncoming traffic), slow and watch for pedestrians in the crosswalk, and never leave your car in a drop off/pick up area unattended.  At pick up please do not block the street.  We will not dismiss kids until 2:05 on regular days so please do not come more than 10 minutes early as folks are complaining about parents blocking the street for over 30 minutes before we let students out.  

Parent Square
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Great News!

  • The playground is being replaced completely!  You read that correctly… we are getting a new playground!!! The best part is that we are not paying for it at the site!  More info to come as we plan out the timelines.


The Relaxation Room for students is open and is being used daily.  It has been an amazing resource for kids and we are seeing a significant change in the emotional needs of the kids. If you would like to donate to the room please see the Amazon Wish List here.

Girls On The Run: Help empower the girls at Paradise Valley Elementary! We're looking for 3 Girls on the Run coaches for the Spring 2022 (March 14-May 22) season. As a coach, you'll lead a small team of 3rd-5th grade girls through social-emotional lessons on friendship, emotions, conflict-resolution, and community-building, while training to complete a 5K at the end of the season. You don't need to be a runner/athlete nor have coaching experience; anyone 18 years or older is eligible to coach. To sign up for a virtual information session or more details about coaching, go to www.gotrsv.org or contact Program Manager Amy Flaskerud at amy.flaskerud@gotrsv.org. Girls on the Run is so much fun!
If you would like to volunteer please contact me at andradea@mhusd.org.

Covid Testing Letter which includes the information on how to register your child for testing at our school site.    


Upcoming Events:

11/9/21:    Family Dinner Night at Trail Dust 11am-9pm, see flyer for details
11/11/21:  Veterans Day- Thank you Veterans!  No school
11/15/21:  No school, Parent Conference Day
11/18/21:  HSA / Principal Chat 7:45am-8:45am, in person.
11/16-11/19: Conference week: Minimum days all week, early dismissal, 12:50pm
11/22-11/26: No School, Holiday break

Enrollment Dates
SABRINA GRANT

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"Be Seen & Heard" Program
LANAE BAYS

 

Be Seen and Heard

 

The Morgan Hill Unified School District will be presenting the “Be Seen and Heard” program to all TK-12 students. This program is presented in the interest of student safety and seeks to provide children an awareness and understanding of sexual abuse in age appropriate ways--and more importantly, how to respond.

 

The program is about an hour lesson with 4 brief follow up reminders throughout the rest of the year. Each school will be scheduling their initial presentations in November and will communicate those dates with their individual school communities. 

 

The program is scaled appropriately to different grade levels to broach this sensitive topic. Links to previews of the age span topics can be found below. Parents are also encouraged to watch a brief video message from the author, Victor Pacini, regarding the program. 

 

The “Be Seen and Heard” presenters have expanded their safety message to include age appropriate gun accidents and violence designed to provide students with awareness and “what to do if'' strategies. The messages are tailored to those circumstances most likely to affect young children, such as finding a gun that is improperly stored, or older students who might observe red flags in behaviors or online postings. That information is presented in a separate video in a program they call “Handle with Care.” Likewise, Sex-Trafficking Awareness and Prevention information is presented to middle and high school students as required. 

 

The Be Seen and Heard program has been used in our district for a few years and parents with concerns, questions, or seeking more information are encouraged to speak with their principals or Glen Webb, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (webbgl@mhusd.org). Parents may “opt out” their children prior to the program being delivered by providing a note or email to their school. To help inform that decision, please view the video and look through the program overviews linked below. (“Opt outs” need to be renewed annually). 


 

The link to the parent video title “Peace of Mind for Parents” can be found at: 

https://www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind/

 

Here is a link to “Keeping my Family Safe”:  A workbook for parents on recognizing and responding to abuse.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQQ3VUamhXNWhhZVU/view

 

The program overviews can be found at: 

 

For K-2:  https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190714-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-K-1-2.pdf

 

For 3-4

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190712-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-3-4.pdf

 

For 5-6

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190710-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-5-6.pdf

 

For 7-8

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190708-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-7-8.pdf

 

For High School 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQaW85YUhENWphZzQ/view

 

For High School and Middle School, Additional information about School Safety

 

Gun Violence Facts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5Cia46ed1RC8t0cqznh8M_UUboWnKBd5tdvFCxhcE0/edit

 

Know the Signs:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ytpIzK6Dgx9Lw3LAIRA0HWxYKUT6x2wllqf_FXpHs_w/edit

 

Be Seen and Heard

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Morgan Hill presentará el programa “Be Seen and Heard" (sea visto y escuchado) a todos los estudiantes de TK-12. Este programa se presenta en el interés de la seguridad de los estudiantes y busca brindarles a los niños conciencia y comprensión del abuso sexual en formas apropiadas para su edad y, lo más importante, cómo responder.

 

El programa es de una hora de lección con 4 breves recordatorios de seguimiento durante el resto del año. Cada escuela programará sus presentaciones iniciales en noviembre y comunicará esas fechas con sus comunidades escolares individuales.

 

El programa se escala de manera apropiada a diferentes niveles de grado para abordar este tema delicado. Los enlaces a las vistas previas de los temas de edad se pueden encontrar a continuación. También se anima a los padres a mirar un breve mensaje en video del autor, Victor Pacini, con respecto al programa. 

 

Los presentadores de “Sea visto y escuchado” han ampliado su mensaje de seguridad para incluir accidentes con armas de fuego y violencia apropiados para la edad, diseñados para brindarles a los estudiantes conciencia y estrategias de “qué hacer si”. Los mensajes se adaptan a las circunstancias que tienen más probabilidades de afectar a los niños pequeños, por ejemplo encontrar un arma que no está guardada correctamente o estudiantes mayores que pueden observar señales de alerta en comportamientos o publicaciones en línea. Esa información se presenta en un video separado en un programa al que llaman "Manejar con cuidado". Asimismo, se presenta información sobre prevención y concientización sobre el tráfico sexual a los estudiantes de secundaria y preparatoria según sea necesario.

 

El programa “Sea visto y escuchado”  se ha utilizado en nuestro distrito durante algunos años y se anima a los padres con inquietudes, preguntas o que buscan más información a hablar con sus directores o con Glen Webb, Director de Currículo, Instrucción y Evaluación (webbgl@mhusd.org). Los padres pueden "optar por no participar" a sus hijos proporcionando una nota o correo electrónico a su escuela antes de que se entregue el programa. Para ayudar a informar esa decisión, vea el video y revise las descripciones generales del programa que se vinculan a continuación. (Las “exclusiones” deben renovarse anualmente).

 

El enlace al título del vídeo principal "Tranquilidad para los padres" se puede encontrar en: 

https://www.victorpacini.com/peace-of-mind/

Aquí hay un enlace a “Manteniendo mi familia segura” (Keeping my Family Safe): un libro de trabajo para que los padres reconozcan y respondan al abuso sexual

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4fB-VUPlFWQQ3VUamhXNWhhZVU/view

 

Las descripciones generales del programa se pueden encontrar en: 

 

Para K-2:  https: //dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190714-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-K-1-2.pdf

 

Para 3-4

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06 /20160609-190712-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-3-4.pdf

 

Para 5-6

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190710-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-5-6. pdf

 

Para 7-8

https://dta0yqvfnusiq.cloudfront.net/victorpacini/2016/06/20160609-190708-CURRICULUM-ROADMAP-QUESTIONS-7-8.pdf

 

Para High School 

https://drive.google.com/file / d / 0B4fB-VUPlFWQaW85YUhENWphZzQ / view


 

Para escuela secundaria y preparatoria, información adicional sobre la Seguridad Escolar. 

 

Hechos sobre la violencia de armas: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y5Cia46ed1RC8t0cqznh8M_UUboWnKBd5tdvFCxhcE0/edit

 

Conoce los señales:  

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ytpIzK6Dgx9Lw3LAIRA0HWxYKUT6x2wllqf_FXpHs_w/edit

 

ParentSquare is Launching Soon!
LANAE BAYS

In preparation for our September 20 ParentSquare launch, invitations to the platform for our parents and guardians will be sent out today. Parents are able to view the Communications link and can now link to ParentSquare through their Aeries portal account. Watch your email for an invitation! 

Meanwhile, parents are invited to download the ParentSquare app. We're excited to utilize this platform to improve parent engagement.