December 2018 ~ Issue 22
Dear Evergreen Elementary Families,

Happy December! November was a bit of a challenging month for us with school being closed a few days due to the air quality. Unfortunately, this is a new situation for us in California, and we appreciate you bearing with us regarding school being closed. I'm happy to report that all of Evergreen's air filters were changed last week and we are crossing our fingers for clean air for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year.

We are still looking for a parent volunteer to run our Book Fair in April 2019. If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hansen at jennifer_hansen@crpusd.org.
Construction Update

Our construction plans for the a new parking lot behind the G Wing and the new Multi Use Building in the existing parking lot area have been put on hold. Due to the district’s constraints in selling the voter approved bonds, we won’t have the necessary funding available until next year. This means these projects are now scheduled to begin in early 2020. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Hansen at  Jennifer_hansen@crpusd.org  or stop by the Evergreen office.
Evergreen Restorative Practices Parent Implementation Team
We are looking for Evergreen family members to serve on our Restorative Practices Parent Implementation Team. Since we are in our second year of implementing Restorative Practices at Evergreen, we would like to bring in a team of parents to further our efforts in this area.

In our end of the year survey last year, a handful of parents expressed interest in being a part of this team in the future. Mrs. Hansen will be reaching out to those parents in January, but we welcome any parents that would like to be involved. Our first meeting will be on Thursday, February 7 at 3:15pm, so please mark your calendar!

If you would like more information about Restorative Practices, or the Parent Implementation Team, please contact Mrs. Hansen at jennifer_hansen@crpusd.org or stop by the Evergreen office.
CRPUSD Job Postings
Communication

CRPUSD has adopted a new student information system for the 2018-2019 school year, called PowerSchool. We are no longer utilizing the Quick Schools student information system. Parents should have received an email from PowerSchool with logon information. Please contact Ms. Rochelle at rochelle_gregori@crpusd.org if you did not receive a logon email.

Communicating effectively with families on a regular basis is very important to me. I will utilize several methods to communicate with families: Facebook, the Evergreen Elementary website, Parent Messaging through PowerSchool, and our Evergreen Express newsletter. Here is how to access all of that information:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CRPUSDEvergreen/ This is a closed group for Evergreen families and staff only.


PowerSchool
Information emailed to parents - Contact Ms. Rochelle at rochelle_gregori@crpusd.org if you did not receive a logon email

Evergreen Express Newsletter: The Evergreen Express will be sent on a monthly basis.
Powerschool Text Message Opt-In Instructions
PTA Corner

Happy Holidays Team Evergreen!

We are excited to announce that the Holiday Shop will be coming back this year for all our students to have the opportunity to buy gifts for their family and friends, even on a small budget. Unlike most recent years, this year we will be holding the holiday shop after school for three days only. We wanted to make it easier for our children to be able to shop without missing important class time, and also so it would be easier for our volunteers. The Holiday Shop will be held on Monday December 17 from 3-7pm, Tuesday December 18 from 12-7pm, and Wednesday December 19 from 3-7pm in the PTA Room (Room M1).

We will be holding our PTA Association Meeting on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm with child care and dinner provided. We hope that this holiday season brings you lots of joy and all the happiness for the new year. 

Erin Ballard
Evergreen PTA President

Amazon Smile

Who doesn't like free money? Amazon Smile is a great way to earn money for Evergreen Elementary. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. I'm sure many of you shop via Amazon as well, and all of those purchases can add up to a LOT of free money for our school!

Here's how you can sign up:
On your first visit to AmazonSmile (www.smile.amazon.com), you are prompted to select a charitable organization from our list of eligible organizations. Please select "Evergreen Elementary PTA" in Rohnert Park. In order for Evergreen to receive funding, you must logon to www.smile.amazon.com instead of the regular amazon.com website each time you shop at Amazon. Thank you for your support!
  Important Dates
December

Monday, December 6 - Report Cards Go Home

Thursday, December 6 @6:30pm - PTA Member Meeting Rescheduled from November (Childcare and dinner provided)

Friday, December 7 - Walk and Roll To School Day

Monday, December 17 @3-7pm - Holiday Shop Day 1 in Room M1

Tuesday, December 18 - Dine and Donate at Chipotle

Tuesday, December 18 @12-7pm - Holiday Shop Day 2 in Room M1

Wednesday, December 19 @3-7pm - Holiday Shop Day 3 in Room M1

Friday, December 21-Friday, January 4 - Winter Break

January

Monday, January 7 - School Resumes for 2019

Friday, January 11 - Walk and Roll to School Day

Monday, January 14-Friday, January 18 - Restorative Parent Engagement Week

Tuesday, January 15 @8:30am - Evergreen School Tour for New Families

Tuesday, January 15 - Dine and Donate at Mary's Pizza Shack

Thursday, January 17 @6:30 - PTA Member Meeting (Childcare and dinner provided)

Monday, January 21 - No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 23 @ 6:00pm - PTA Family Fun Night

Thursday, January 31 @8:30am - Evergreen School Tour for New Families

February

Friday, February 1 - Walk and Roll to School Day

Thursday, February 7 @3:15pm - Restorative Parent Implementation Team Meeting

Monday, February 11 - No School, Lincoln's Day

Thursday, February 14 - Valentine's Day Celebrations

Monday, February 18 - No School, President's Day

Tuesday, February 19 @8:30am - Evergreen School Tour for New Families

Thursday, February 21 @6:30pm - PTA Member Meeting (Childcare and dinner provided)

Thursday, February 28 @6-7:30pm - PTA Family Fun Night/Science Night
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