Superintendent's Update
Volume II : Issue V
March 18, 2016
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Upcoming Events
3.28-4.1:  Spring Break
4.14: Board Meeting at 7pm, FVSD Board Room
4.19: District Art Show
4.23: Taste of Fountain Valley
5.3: Monster Concert
5.5:   Board Meeting at 7pm FVSD Board Room
5.12:   Open House (K-5)
5.19:   Open House (6-8)
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 14th Annual District Art Show

Mark your calendars and join us at the 14th Annual District Art Show on Tuesday, April 19th.  The evening promises food trucks, performances by our middle school band, make and take art projects and more!
JOIN US: Taste of Fountain Valley

Join us for the Fountain Valley Schools Foundation's Taste of Fountain Valley at Mile Square Park on Saturday, April 23.  Proceeds will benefit STEM, music and arts in our schools.  Learn more  here. 
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Things continue to move forward at a rapid pace in FVSD and we are extremely proud of the work that is taking place at each of our school sites, as well as throughout our entire district.  There is tremendous progress in the areas of professional development, teacher collaboration, technology, facilities, parent engagement and communication.

As we approach Spring Break (March 28 - April 1), it continues to be an exciting time for our students and staff.  And, I hope everyone has a safe, happy and relaxing time with family and friends.

Once again, t hank you for all that you do to support teaching and learning in our District!  


Mark Johnson, Ed.D.
HIGHLIGHT: FVSD Names Lisa Diecidue Teacher of the Year 2016!

We are proud to announce that Mrs. Lisa Diecidue, 3rd-5th grade Ed. Specialist at Oka Elementary, has been named Fountain Valley School District's Teacher of the Year for 2016! Congratulations, Lisa!
FOCUS: Dr. Sandra Kaplan Comes to FVSD!

In true FVSD style, we are extremely pleased to announce the beginning of a long-term relationship with Dr. Sandra Kaplan, national expert on Depth and Complexity and GATE education, and her extraordinary colleague, Dr. Jessica Manzone.  Recently, over 40 elementary teachers participated in training with Dr. Kaplan and we have plans to bring her back for a second day of training later this spring.  Dr. Kaplan is the developer/creator of the Prompts (Icons) of Depth and Complexity and has studied rigor and giftedness for most of her career.  We are highly confident that this relationship with Dr. Kaplan will allow FVSD to continue its long-standing tradition of excellence!  

We want to send a special THANK YOU to the Tamura Elementary Staff for their energy in bringing Dr. Kaplan to FVSD! 

Click   here to learn more about Depth and Complexity.
UPDATE: LPA, Inc., Architectural Firm, Begins Facilities Master Plan in FVSD.
At the March 10th meeting, the Board of Trustees participated in a Board Workshop to receive an update on the Facilities Master Plan.  Architectural firm, LPA, Inc., provided the presentation to the Board, which has been included below for your convenience and reading pleasure.  

For more information on the development of the District's Facilities Master Plan and updates from the Facilities Committee, please visit our web site  here.
SURVEY: Have an Opinion?  Share It!

We want to hear what you think!  Share your feedback and let us know your thoughts about our programs and services through our parent survey.  Please take a moment and complete the survey here.  We will be accepting input through March 25th.  
FOUNDATION NEWS: Summer Enrichment Academy coming to FVSD July 2016!
We are pleased to announce that the Fountain Valley Schools  Foundation (FVSF)  is developing a summer enrichment program for our students. The Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA) is scheduled to begin in July, 2016.

To get the latest news and updates regarding the Summer Enrichment Academy, please register here to receive future updates from FVSF.
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