Superintendent's Update
Volume III : Issue VIII
April 6, 2017
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Upcoming Events
4.11: District Art Show
4.13:  Board Meeting, 7pm
4.17-4.21:  Spring Recess
4.29:  Taste of Fountain Valley
5.4:  Open House TK-5
5.11:  Open House 6-8
5.18:  Board Meeting, 7pm
5.29:  Memorial Day
6.15:  Board Meeting, 7pm
6.23:  Last Day of School
6.27:  School Offices Close to the Public
Taste of Fountain Valley 4/29

The 13th Annual Taste of Fountain Valley will showcase a selection of some of the best eateries, caterers, bakeries and food trucks from and within the local areas of Fountain Valley.  Join us on Saturday, April 29th at Los Caballeros Raquet & Sports Club. Learn more.

Click here for more information about a discount being offered to the community on April 11th, the day of the District Art Show.  
Peachjar eFlyers

On  February 1, FVSD began utilizing an electronic flyer distribution system, Peachjar, in an effort to improve communication, ensure a strong link between home and school, and to enhance community support and involvement in our schools. Every school, the District Office, and outside organizations uses Peachjar to distribute district-approved e-flyers to families district wide .  We are excited about the addition of Peachjar and look forward to this means of communication! Learn more.

District staff, parents, Trustees, community leaders, and even students have worked together with LPA Architects, Inc. to create a detailed Facilities Master Plan (FMP).  The District's newly developed FMP identifies a vision for the next 10 to 15 years and provides a road map to coordinate short and long-range goals for our school buildings.
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As we move further into spring, FVSD continues to make strides in many areas.  Professional development remains a top priority and all staff members are working hard to bring the finest instructional strategies and programs to our students. In addition, our work with facilities is progressing rapidly. We have hired an architect, are working on a construction delivery method and are moving forward with our first Measure O bond issuance of approximately $20 million in May.  These are exciting times and I am extremely proud of our commitment toward continuous improvement!

As always, thank you for everything you do to support teaching and learning in our District! 
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

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UPDATE: FVSD Hires Architectural Firm, Rachlin Partners

After a rigorous and competitive process, the FVSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to hire Rachlin Partners, a well respected and experienced architect firm, to implement the District's Facilities Master Plan. We are excited to be able to work with a firm like Rachlin Partners and we look forward to improved learning environments for our students and staff.  Please join me in welcoming Rachlin to the FVSD Family!

Click  here to learn more about Rachlin Partners.
JOIN US:  15th Annual District Art Show April 11th from 4-7PM
Please join us for the District Art Show on April 11th!  We had over 1,500 attendees last year and we are trying to break that record. We promise you'll absolutely love it! Click here for more information.  

In addition, click here to learn about a special discount for the Taste of FV on April 11th!
FOCUS:  Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Demo Lessons

Over the last several weeks, our elementary teachers and Ed Services Division have been busy hosting numerous demonstration lessons in Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI), the District's current PreK - 5th grade math initiative.  Fourteen teachers opened their classroom doors to let their colleagues in to observe their craft!  We are extremely grateful to all of our teachers for their ongoing efforts to build our students' math skills.  
CELEBRATE: ACSA State Administrator of the Year, Dr. Hoefer
It is with great excitement that we announce that Dr. Julianne Hoefer, Director of Educational Services for Fountain Valley School District, has been named the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) State Administrator of the Year (AOY) for Curriculum and Instruction. Earlier this year, Dr. Hoefer was named FVSD's AOY, which allowed her to move to the county level competition. After being honored at the county level, Dr. Hoefer qualified to move on to the state level, where she has been honored, as well.  We are all thrilled for Julianne, as this award recognizes her years of service and dedication to our students, staff, parents and community.  Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hoefer on this well deserved honor!
HIGHLIGHT: Board Honors Oka & Tamura Students and Parents
The FVSD Board of Trustees had the honor of recognizing six outstanding students from both Tamura and Oka Schools at their meeting on March 9th.  From Tamura School, the Board honored: Mackenzie James-Wong (K), Rubygrace Fauscette (1st), James Hatcher (2nd), Suri Le (3rd), Kelly Zebarth (4th), and Amberlyn Stone (5th).  And from Oka School, the Board honored: Jesus Rojas (K), Ethan Hayes (1st), Avery Williams (2nd), Shalimar Aaron (3rd), Ilona Vivanco (4th), and Hieu Nguyen (5th).  The Board was joined by family, staff and community members in celebrating the amazing accomplishments of these students.
In addition, the Board thanked some outstanding parent volunteers from these schools.  From Tamura School, the Board recognized and thanked Christine Santana and Veronica Tran.  And from Oka School, the Board recognized and thanked Diana Vanovereem and Alexis DeVries.
Moreover, Boy Scout Troop 1226 did a wonderful job leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  It was an amazing evening celebrating our students and volunteers
IMPACT: Hyundai Roadtrip for Girls!

On Friday, March 13th, 45 middle school girls, fifteen from each middle school, Fulton, Masuda and Talbert, spent the day at Hyundai Motor America headquarters for a unique opportunity to learn more about the automotive industry.   The Hyundai Roadtrip for Girls! surely had an impact on these young women as they experienced a behind the scenes look at Hyundai's world class facility. While there, the students learned more about engineering, design, advertising, sales, and market research.  We are grateful to partnerships with community leaders, like Hyundai Motor America, for their generous support of our students! 
TAG IT!: #myFVSDImpact
Our theme for 2016-17 is The FVSD IMPACT, as we focus our efforts to IMPACT ALL students in the Fountain Valley School District.  We hope that you will join us in documenting your IMPACT on students and the amazing moments happening in our schools by tagging your photos on social media #myFVSDImpact.
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