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VH Bear Byte:

The Vine Hill Casino Royale Auction was held on Saturday, February 23rd at the Dream Inn in Santa Cruz.  It was a huge success, and the Vine Hill PTA did an amazing job.  Students had a kindness assembly on Friday, February 22nd to honor student acts of kindness on campus.  Vine Hill staff has started a 'postcard home' campaign as part of PBIS.  Parents will be getting postcards in the mail to celebrate their students' good work and choices.  Fifth graders completed the California Healthy Kids Survey, and the 3 Snap Productions after school drama program delighted the Vine Hill community with a sassy performance of "King Arthur".

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

Saturday, March 9th, Brook Knoll’s PTO (BKEC) will hold its annual fundraising auction at the Cocoanut Grove.  This year’s theme is Super Hero Soiree! 

The Santa Cruz Symphony visited all of the 4th and 5th grade classes. 

5th grade participated in Cookie Court…who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?

Our site’s Invention Convention was amazing and 4 of our students will compete at the County Invention Convention. 

This month, BK is proud to offer as after-school enrichment:  Sports Camp, Hip Hop, Lego Robotics, Drawn2Art, Challenge Island, and Skate Dogs.

More than four hundred students participated in the County Science Fair sponsored by Plantronics this year. The following students from Brook Knoll won award recognition and some advanced to the State competition in April:  Lincoln V., Robert S., Gianna F., Leila J., Vikram S.  Congratulations, Scientists!

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

Neon Nights Dance was a great success!!  Our first dance in our new gym was well attended and very fun!  Over 300 students enjoyed dancing to the DJ and snacks provided by our generous parents.  Snacks and water on the Plaza were easily accessible and plentiful.  Drop off and pick up went smoothly and our well-lit parking lot made it all much easier.  

Report Cards and Trimester 3  As Trimester 2 comes to a close, students received their Trimester 3 schedules on Thursday 2.28.19.  Report cards for Trimester 2 will be hand-carried home on Friday, March 8. Honor Roll and Principals’ List certificates will follow the next Thursday, March 14.  There is no school on Friday, March 15.


7th Graders went to CSUMB!  Our 7th graders, as part of the College and Career Initiative, travelled by bus to Cal State Monterey Bay.  They were treated to small group sessions, led by current college students, to ask questions and gain better understanding about college.  They also toured the campus and enjoyed a beautiful day in the Monterey Bay.

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

SVHS goes international in athletics.  Scotts Valley junior swimmer Sara Clementi, our Falcon of the Week and an Italian exchange student, was a triple winner in Scotts Valley win over Santa Cruz. She won the 500 Free in 5:46.24 and the 100 Back in 1:09.74; she also swam the lead off leg in the winning 4x100 Freestyle Relay.  Congrats Sara!