Superintendent's Update
Volume V : Issue VII
March 27, 2019
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3.28:  Special Board Meeting @ District Office
4.4:  6-8 Open House
4.6:  Taste of Fountain Valley @ Los Cab
4.10: Middle School Basketball Tournament @ Masuda
4.11:  TK-5 Open House
4.15-4.19: Spring Recess
4.23:  17th Annual District Art Show @ District Office
4.25:  Board Meeting @ District Office
5.1:  Monster Concert @ FVHS
5.6-5.10:  Teacher Appreciation Week
5.14: Board Meeting @ District Office
5.20-5.24:  Classified School Employee Week
5.27:  Memorial Day
2019-20 School Year Calendar
2019-20 Tentative School Year Calendar
The 2019-20 School Year Calendar was approved by the Board of Trustees at its March 14th meeting and is available on our site.  Click here to see the dates for next year. 
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Happy Wednesday!!

With the beginning of spring last week, our district and schools continue to progress at an amazing pace.  And, as part of our annual process, spring continues to be one of the most exciting and busiest times of the year. Please read below for additional details on some of the major items/events happening in our District.  

In this issue, we...
  • Celebrate Fulton, Masuda and Talbert as California Distinguished Schools
  • Highlight Every Student Succeeding
  • Invite You to The Taste of Fountain Valley
  • Share an Update on the Moiola Property
  • Celebrate Students and Parents from Fulton, Masuda and Talbert - The Middle School Extravaganza
  • Promote the District's Art Show
  • Solicit Input - Parent LCAP Survey
As always, thank you for all you do to support teaching and learning.  
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

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SPOTLIGHT: All Three FVSD Middle Schools Named CA Distinguished Schools
All Three Middle Schools Named CA Distinguished Schools
Congratulations to all three of our middle schools recently honored with the California Distinguished School  recognition.  Fulton, Masuda and Talbert are part of select number of campuses, only 25 in the County and 162 secondary schools statewide, to receive the designation this year. This is a remarkable achievement and it celebrates the work of our students, teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and community!
HIGHLIGHT: FV Rotary Celebrates Rock Star Students at Every Student Succeeding Breakfast
FV Rotary Every Student Succeeding Breakfast
On March 5th, Fountain Valley Rotary celebrated some very special rock star students at the Every Student Succeeding breakfast.  Honoring one student from each of our schools, the event's Grammy theme recognized ten outstanding students whose character, grit and perseverance in the face of often extraordinary challenges is truly off the charts!  Fountain Valley Rotary joined family, District staff and the community is celebrating Evan Noble (5th/Courreges), Aidan Franklin (5th/Cox), Hanna Lewis (8th/Fulton), Ava Perry (4th/Gisler), Alexandria Tran (8th/Masuda), Marin Greathouse (4th/Newland), Ryan Bustamante (K/Oka), Michael Baca (5th/Plavan), Alan Martinez (8th/Talbert) and Mackenzie James-Wong (1st/Tamura).  Each of these students was presented with a generous scholarship from Dave Osborn and the Kelly Osborn Foundation in honor of their achievements.  It was a wonderful morning spent highlighting some truly remarkable students and we are grateful to Fountain Valley Rotary and the Kelly Osborn Foundation for their continued support of our District.  For more photos from the morning, please visit our Facebook page.
JOIN US: Taste of Fountain Valley April 6th at Los Cab
Taste of FV 2019
The Taste of Fountain Valley is the Fountain Valley Schools Foundation's signature fundraising event.  Join us as we enjoy tastings from over 40 local restaurants, wineries and breweries.  Proceeds from the evening benefit the Foundation and its mission to support all FVSD students.  The event will take place at Los Cab Sports Village from 5:30-9:00PM on Saturday, April 6th.  For more information and to purchase tickets,  click here
UPDATE: Special Board Meeting March 28th to Include Presentation on Property Formerly Known as Fred Moiola School
Moiola Map
Since it issued a Request for Proposals for the purchase or lease of the District surplus real property, formerly known as Moiola School, the District has received a number of responses.  At a special meeting this Thursday, March 28th, proposals will be presented to the Board of Trustees and the Board will receive an update on the RFP process.  This meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity for public comment. Please click here to see additional details on the meeting or here to see the posted Board Agenda.  
HIGHLIGHT: Trustees Honor Middle School Students and Parents at March Board Meeting
Middle School Extravaganza
At their March meeting, the Board of Trustees had the opportunity to celebrate some outstanding students and dedicated volunteers from all three of our middle schools, in an evening that was truly an extravaganza!  The meeting began with  Girl Scout Troop 2247 leading the Pledge of Allegiance.   Following this, the Board honored and thanked from Fulton Middle School, parents Shelby Mirrotto  and Marisa Liu .  And  from Masuda Middle School, parents Elizabeth Curtis and Rosalia Escutia.  And from Talbert Middle School, parents Sherri Whitcher and Susan Castellanos.  

In addition, the Board celebrated the accomplishments and outstanding efforts of some very special students. From Fulton Middle School, the Board celebrated Malea Zisko (6th), Ethan Surjana (6th), Hannah Park (7th), Joshua Merrill (7th), Ashley T. Do (8th), and Donovan Doan (8th).  From Masuda Middle School, the Board celebrated Rosxel Ludovice (6th), Jessica Hay (6th), Andrew Hseieh (7th), Bailey Curtis (7th), Daniel Cunneen (8th), and Brisa Perez-Garcia (8th).  And from Talbert Middle School, the Board celebrated Tyler Josephson (6th), Carson Schmidt (6th), Riley Lockwood (7th), Ian Rangel (7th), Aidan Espinoza (8th) and Sydney Nguyen (8th).  Staff, family and the community joined the Board in celebrating the achievements of these incredible students.   For more photos from the evening, visit our Facebook page .
JOIN US: 17th Annual District Art Show on April 23rd
17th Annual District Art Show Save the Date

On April 23rd, the FVSD Family will come together in celebration of the visual and performing arts at the 17th Annual District Art Show. Join us from 4-7PM at the District Office for exhibit of student artwork from all ten of our schools.  In addition, there will be performances by our Vocal Choir program; interactive art stations; a cookie creation station; display of winners from our jewelry design contest; photo booth; food trucks; and, so much more!  This is an event your whole family will enjoy.  We hope to see you on April 23rd!

LCAP Survey

In 2013, the State of California changed the way education is funded. School districts are required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that includes input from students, teachers, parents, and community members on the goals, actions, and budget priorities. Please take a few moments to assist us with this important process. Your input matters!  You can access the survey through Monday, April 8th in English or in Vietnamese  
We have put together a brief infographic in English and Vietnamese that includes an update on various metrics we use to measure performance.  It is a great way to learn more about the progress we continue to make toward our District's Goals.
TAG IT!:  #FVSDDriven #WeHeartFVSD
FVSD Driven
As noted above, our theme for 2018-19 is FVSD Driven!   We hope that you will join us in documenting how you are "FVSD Driven" by capturing the amazing moments in our schools and tagging your photos on social media  #FVSDDriven #WeHeartFVSD.
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