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VH Bear Byte:

Vine Hill PTA held this year's auction "A Night in Havana" on Saturday, February 22nd, and a great time was had by all!  Thank you to all the Vine Hill parents who worked so hard to make it a success.

Ecology in Action presented BikeSmart to Vine Hill 5th graders, and 2nd graders are participating in WalkSmart field trips.

The second Kindness Assembly of the year will be held on March 6th.

The Bears enjoyed the Santa Cruz Warriors pre-game against some Brook Knoll Eagles!

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From the Eagle’s Roost:

Brook Knoll, in partnership with Triple P, held a very well attended parenting class with a focus on children with attention deficit.  Thank you Cori Burt for sharing your expertise and experience with our families.

BK’s library aide, Ms. Swilley, is starting a book club for parents.  The club will meet the first Thursday of every month with the intended start date of April 2nd @ 7pm at the BK Library.  “Wolf Hollow” has been tentatively chosen for the first book.  More details to come, check the BKEC Facebook page and/or website for updates.

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The Dolphin’s Dish:

As we change the clocks to “spring forward” this month, SVMS faculty and staff are working diligently to prepare students for a busy Spring while looking ahead in our planning for 20.21.  

*Thank you to the SVEF for presenting the movie, “Like” this past month.  It was a well-attended event with important information to share.  A notable point was that once distracted, it takes a person 23 minutes to refocus after distraction.  For our students, a text, snap, IG post or a DM could be one of those many distractions they face as they try to complete homework and focus on tasks at home.  For more information, please check out the NY Times article linked here: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/05/opinion/sunday/a-focus-on-distraction.html

*Thank you to the amazing parents and PTA that provide us with wonderful monthly luncheons.  You all outdo yourselves each time and we are so grateful for the delicious meals and special treats!  Thank you so much!! 

*Trimester 2 ends on Friday, March 6th.  Trimester 3 schedules will be distributed on Thursday, March 5th at the end of the day.  Your child will hand-carry their report card home on Thursday, March 12th.  Honor Roll and Principals’ List certificates will come home with your child on Friday, March 20th. 

*It’s A Pajama Party!!!  Friday, March 6th from 7-9 is our next school dance. Tickets will be on sale in the Plaza this week during lunch (M, T, Th and F).  Students must have signed permission slip and $5 to purchase a dance ticket.  

*The SVMS Drama class presents:  The Crazy Cowgirls of Pemberley Ranch on Saturday, March 7th, shows at 4pm and 7pm.  $3.00/adults, students free with their ID.  Mosey on down and join us! 

*Friday, March 13th is a non-student day. SVUSD faculty will be participating in professional development.  

*TESTING SCHEDULE:  May 4-8 is our CAASPP testing week.  Students will be engaged in daily testing sessions, beginning at 8:10am each morning.  Each day is a Minimum Day and students will be released at 12:30pm daily.  Please make every effort to have your student to school on time each day that week!!  Please avoid making appointments for your child during the school day as we cannot interrupt testing sessions to retrieve a student. 

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From the Falcon’s Nest:

SVHS is teaming up with UCLA to provide a new math course for senior students called Introduction to Data Science.  With financial support from Looker, a Santa Cruz based data analytics firm, SVHS has had its application approved and we are set to train teachers and roll out the course next year.  This class will provide students real world applications and experiences in data science and includes introductory computer programming for statistical analysis.  Data Science is one of the fastest growing fields of business and we are so happy to be on the front edge of this movement.