Superintendent's Update
Volume III : Issue X
June 27, 2017
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Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA)

The Fountain Valley Schools Foundation is pleased to once again offer the Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA)!  Join us for two sessions with courses including: woodshop, summer sports and fit camp, and film as literature for students entering grades 6-8.  In addition, we are pleased to offer STEAM, creative writing, jump start courses for students entering 2nd and 4th grades, robotics, Spanish, Chinese and so much more!   Learn more and find details regarding registration here
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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Happy Summer!

From recognitions, to promotions and parades, the last few weeks have offered us multiple opportunities to celebrate why we truly heart FVSD!  We hope that the summer break provides you the chance to spend time relaxing with family and loved ones, and we look forward to hitting the ground running when school begins in September. 

On behalf of our Board of Trustees and the entire FVSD Family,  thank you for everything you do to support teaching and learning in our District.  
Mark Johnson, Ed.D.

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SPOTLIGHT: Board Honors Students and Parent Volunteers from Newland and Plavan Schools at May Meeting
The FVSD Board of Trustees had the honor to recognize six outstanding students from Newland and Plavan Schools at the May 18th meeting.  From Newland School, the Board honored: Addison Tolin (K), Jackson Saleman (1st), Adalyn McDiarmid (2nd), Sydney Kuns (3rd), Gavin Rush (4th) and Kiera Warren (5th).  From Plavan School, the Board honored: Chase Wight (K), Muhammad Said Shafoat (1st), Macey Tuiolosega (2nd), Nathaniel VanAuken (3rd), Hannah Hile (4th), and Audrey Chow (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 Newland School, the Board recognized and thanked Jeanine Galitski and Elena MacDonald.  And from Plavan School, the Board recognized and thanked  Jamie Yeung and Tina Leroux.
HIGHLIGHT:  FVSD Honors Classified Stars at Classified Employee Recognition Night

Recently, the FVSD Personnel Commission joined the Board, staff and the community in celebrating some of our outstanding classified staff at the Classified Employee Recognition Night.  With over 150 in attendance, the Personnel Commission honored staff with milestone years of service.  In addition, each site recognized the following Classified Employees of the Year: Donna Lightbody (Courreges), Anthony Duenas (Cox), Thao Nguyen (Fulton), Beth Birch (Gisler), Jennifer Garland (Masuda), Betsy Camacho (Newland), Corinne Franzoy (Oka), Kathy Baran (Plavan), Kristen Johnson (Talbert), Helen Moreno (Tamura), Reatte Gunagan (District Office), Mechele Layman (ESP), and Walter Krichesky (M&O).  Moreover, Wally Krichesky was selected as the District Classified Employee of the Year.  
Lastly, there was an opportunity to celebrate and thank our retiring classified staff including: Ha Nguyen, Joan Tyner, Marie Taylor, Susan Mandzik and Gary Ron.  To see more photos from the evening's event, please click here
HIGHLIGHT:  Amazing Educators Honored by FVEA and FVSD 
In May, the Fountain Valley Education Association, along with FVSD, honored certificated staff reaching milestone years in service.  We were pleased to honor the following teachers for their dedication to our profession, teaching and learning and the students and families of FVSD: Richelle Clifford (15 years), Kellie Smith (15 years), Malia Gharios (15 years), Bridget Gersi (20 years), Jennifer Hopkins (20 years), Debra Sankey (20 years), Staci Flores (20 years), Robert Hood (20 years), Tiffany Laird (20 years), Michael Brunner (20 years), Jeanne Davis (20 years), Jennifer Brown-Edmondson (20 years), Cynthia Harrell (20 years), Aaron Robertson (20 years), Jane DeSota (20 years), Heather Lopez (20 years), Steve Sakelios (20 years), Ethel Parson (25 years), Ed Eldridge (25 years), Jennifer Moore (25 years), and Charlene Bosl (45 years).
In addition, we were honored to celebrate and thank our retiring teachers including: Joan Hersch (Newland), Debra Keefer (Plavan),  Susan Haukness (Tamura), KC Fockler (Talbert), Eric Morton (Plavan) and Charlene Bosl (Masuda).  For more photos from the event, please click here.
HIGHLIGHT: Fountain Valley Rotary Celebrates Top Teachers
In June, Fountain Valley Rotary celebrated one teacher from each of our sites, in addition to one teacher from Fountain Valley High School, Los Amigos High School and Valley Vista High School, selected as their Teacher of the Year. These 13 educators set the standard for excellence in education and we were thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate them along with Rotary.  Teachers honored include: Tiffini Workman (Courreges), Nancy Raymond (Cox), Janet Marquez (FVHS), Beth Fockler (Fulton), Allison Vamvas (Gisler), Erin Chase (LAHS), Dawn O'Neal (Masuda), Melissa Kim (Newland), Jill Doyle (Oka), Jessica Craig (Plavan), Linda Woo (Talbert), Jennifer Moore (Tamura), and Shaun Lopez (VVHS).  Thank you for truly being our Fountain Valley All Stars!  For more photos from the morning's event, please click here.
CELEBRATE: Middle Schools Celebrate Promoting Class of 2017!
On June 23, Fulton Middle School, Masuda Middle School and Talbert Middle School bid a bittersweet farewell to the promoting Class of 2017.  The entire FVSD Family is so proud of these students and will watch eagerly to see their future successes in high school and beyond.  Way to go Class of 2017!  For more photos from our promotion ceremonies, please click here
HIGHLIGHT: Fountain Valley Celebrates 60th Anniversary!
What better way to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the City of Fountain Valley than with a parade!  All ten sites, along with members of the Board of Trustees, District Office staff and M&O staff participated in this wonderful event celebrating the City of Fountain Valley on June 24th.  Our marching bands shined and our students, parents and staff beamed.  It was a fabulous morning and a great celebration of Fountain Valley, in addition to being a perfect start to the summer!
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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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