Sunday, October 21, 2018
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SRVHS Office News
Candace Molano

Unauthorized Parking
On behalf of Danville Police Department, we would like to advise SRVHS students, parents, and guardians that you are not allowed to park in permit-only zones. The streets in particular are Glen Road and Las Barrancas Drive. In these areas you are only allowed to load/unload. Violators will be given a verbal warning, and consequences will increase for multiple offenders. If you have any questions, please contact Danville PD.

Community Parking
Danville Square (Trader Joe's center) has requested that parents refrain from dropping off and/or picking up students in the shopping center parking lot and that students refrain from parking at the center during school hours. Those in violation may be subject to tow. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Social Media Survey
Megan Keefer, Assistant Principal

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,
 
This letter is intended to inform you of a survey we are asking our students to complete during next week's (10/23/18) Homeroom period. As you may know, SRVHS is partnering with the 
C hallenge Success initiative through Stanford University
, whose mission is to explore ways to minimize student stress and empower them to pursue avenues to ensure a balance of sleep, homework, extracurricular activities, family, and a healthy social life.  To that end, the Team is interested in exploring our students' social media use and the correlation to their well-being and sense of connectedness.
 
The survey guarantees anonymity and does not delve deeply into mental health issues. The purpose is to gather data and provide resources to support our students and community. The survey has been constructed in the same vein as other similar studies within the field based on a literature review of similar published work and is in conjunction with the school district's initiative to address the use of social media and bullying.
 
The Challenge Success Team is excited to offer our community, including students, teachers, and parents feedback on their social media habits. Additionally, we are partnering with our Leadership classes, where students have had the opportunity to voluntarily pledge to refrain from using social media for 36 hours then voluntarily and anonymously report their experience with this social media "blackout".
 
If you do not wish for your student to participate, please send an email to me before Monday, October 22nd opting your child out of the survey.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at mkeefer@srvusd.net.
 
To view the survey, please follow the link provided below. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Megan Keefer
Assistant Principal


PTSA Sister School Costume Donations
Bring to Attendance Office until 10/25

PTSA Sister School Program
There are a few ways you can be involved with our Sister School-Peres Elementary for Halloween!

Halloween Costume Donations
Gently-used Halloween costumes are needed for our sister school - Peres Elementary! Between now and 10/25, please have your student drop off in the Sister School bin in the attendance office. Elementary school aged costumes only, no adult-theme items please!  Costumes should be clean and separated in Ziploc or grocery bags.

Parent Drivers
Parents, we need your help so we can transport our students to our Sister school in Richmond on Halloween to help with the elementary parade! 8:45am-12:30pm on October 31. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ABAD2CA64-peres2

Student Volunteers
Students, Peres (our sister school in Richmond) needs your help with the annual Children's Parade on Halloween! 8:45AM-12:30PM on Wednesday, October 31 st. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49ABAD2CA64-20182

Leadership News
Janet Willford, Leadership Teacher

Pizza Guys Fundraiser
October 22-26
It's Rivalry Week -- MV vs SRV! Eat at Pizza Guys Danville 121 Hartz  Ave. #125 and 30%  goes back to the winning  school  and  20% goes  to other school! Help SRVHS BEAT MV! Call for orders or deliveries: (925)  837-3500

Red Ribbon Week
October 22-26
If you are already missing having some fun, spirited dress up days- don't fear! Red Ribbon Week is 10/22-10/26! Here are some fun activities and themes for the upcoming week:

Monday 10/22: Wear red to school to support the cause and kick off Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is dedicated to Special Agent Camarena, who gave his life while investigating drug cartels in Mexico. Today we continue to bring awareness and prevention to the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Join Americans all over the country supporting this cause and showing your opposition to drugs. Join us in the quad during lunch to pledge yourself to live a drug-free lifestyle.


Tuesday 10/23: Wear flower crowns and tie-dye to peace out drugs! Share the love and look for the wall love at lunch in the quad to help encourage others to continue living a drug-free lifestyle.

Wednesday 10/24: Wear Hawaiian themed outfits to "Lei Off Drugs"! Come to the quad during lunch to play spike ball, corn hole, and hula hoop with your friends to help support a drug-free lifestyle.

Thursday 10/25: Check yourself, and wear checked and plaid clothing to show your support of a drug-free world. Journey to the quad at lunch and come to play Jenga and take part in arts and crafts to ease the mind and check drugs out of your life.

During Access on Thursday 10/25, Jeff Davis will be speaking in the Main Gym as part of Red Ribbon Week.  All are welcome. For students who want to attend, they don't need an Access pass; Leadership will take attendance at the door.  Jeff Davis will be speaking about, "Why are drugs like Halloween?" If we as a community hope to successfully address the issue of teen drug abuse, we have to understand why teens turn to drugs.  It is the same reason why they dress up on Halloween, but with potentially more serious consequences. Speaking from the experience of his family, SRVHS teacher Jeff Davis will try to give students a way to talk more openly about the problems they face so we can help them to stop running away from themselves and to stop running toward self-injuring behavior.

Friday 10/26: Beat MV, Beat Drugs ! Wear your all out GREEN and GOLD to show your SRV spirit. Enjoy the music, spike ball, and corn hole in the quad at lunch and play to win!

College & Career Center
Jill Schratz and Mary Hazle

College & Career Center Hours
Monday - Thursday - 8:45am to 3:30pm
Drop-in hours for students: brunch, lunch, after-school.

The SRVHS College and Career Center is partially-funded by your Academic Boosters donations and we appreciate your continued support!


CALENDAR
Students and Parents:  Be sure to view your SchoolLoop Portal daily because we post updates there as we receive them.  
  • College Visits Week of Oct. 22 - Northern Arizona U, Louisiana State U, U of Rochester, Washington U of St. Louis, Rutgers U, Soka U of America, Sacred Heart U, Northwestern U, American U of Paris, U of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, U of Minn. Twin Cities, U of Hawaii at Manoa, Concordia U - Irvine, Biola U, U of Portland, Pepperdine U, St. Lawrence U, and Butler U.(check Naviance for updates / additions). *Please note: Students need to pre-register for college visits on Naviance and some visits have limited capacity due to facilities.  Sign up early; cancel if you know you cannot make it
  • Wed., Oct. 24- 6:30-8:30pm - 31st Annual SRVUSD College Fair at MVHS. Over 135 college reps plus military reps will be present.  See list of participants on School Loop or the school website.   NO RSVP necessary.  Plan ahead to maximize your time there (i.e. make a list of college tables to visit).  We are hosting two presentations for parents: one is regarding Community College - Vocational and transfer opportunities, and the other is regarding Collegiate Athletics.  Both will be at 7-8 p.m.  See the flyer on the website and school loop for presentation locations and details.

SENIORS
  • Wed., Oct. 24, Access period - College Application Workshop for seniors. Sign up on Naviance.
  • CSU (California State University) Application OPENED on Oct. 1st. Students should take time to verify their entries, before submitting to intended campuses by Nov. 30th.   The Cal State Apply helpline number is: 857.304.2087.  We recommend you contact Cal State Apply OR the college you are applying to, if you have questions before submitting.  Cal State Apply website: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply

COLLEGE FINANCES
  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):  This application is OPEN now! Completing this application is necessary in order for college applicants to be considered for federal or state financial aid. https://fafsa.ed.gov/
  • CSS Profile: Some private colleges require this CSS Profile application to be submitted for a student to be considered for their institutional financial aid.  https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

SCHOLARSHIPS (for college bound seniors)

  • Be sure to check for scholarship postings on Naviance, utilize the Naviance scholarship search tool, and look for scholarships on the college websites.

TESTING AND TEST PREP
  • SRVHS Academic Boosters sponsors a test preparation program to assist students with 'mock' ACT/SAT test preparation, senior college essay writing workshops and test prep boot camps.  A calendar of all offerings for the year can be found on the Academic Boosters webpage. Proceeds from these sessions benefit Academic Boosters programs at SRVHS.

JOB & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Our job and volunteer boards are growing rapidly!  We have postings for lifeguards, restaurant workers, grocery stores, local retail, voting support and more.  Students stop by and view the postings near the Attendance office.


 

PARENTS & STUDENTS
Need help logging into Naviance?  Please contact one of us or your student's counselor for assistance.  We are happy to help you each get access to this valuable college/career search and college application support program.  There are many great features to explore...don't miss out! Freshmen students a will be introduced to Naviance in Dec./Jan. during their Health classes.


C&CC ADVISORS
  • Mrs. Schratz, jschratz@srvusd.net
  • Mrs. Hazle, mhazle@srvusd.net


Wolf-Tones News
Linda Dalenberg and Katherine Hanze

We have several ongoing fundraising opportunities:

 

CORPORATE MATCHING

Please submit for corporate match if you haven't already done so. The Tax ID # for Wolf-Tones/SRVHS Instrumental Music Boosters is 90-0624887.

 

SEE's CANDIES SALES

Our students will be selling See's Candies through 10/26: Please visit our website if you don't know a musician and would like to place an order. Check out the Order Form here. Thank you! 

 

IKE's DANVILLE FUNDRAISER

On TUESDAY 10/23, Ike's Love & Sandwiches will donate 50% of all sales between 2-7pm to our music program! Pick up a sandwich or 2 for a late lunch or dinner at the Danville location and show this flyer.  


 

All of this information is available on our Wolf-Tones website! Thank you for supporting Instrumental Music at SRVHS! 


Athletic Boosters
Jeff Romrell, President

SRV Athletic Boosters Funding for SRV Sports is at a 10  Year Low!  
SRV Athletic Boosters needs your help to close the gap to fund SRV Sports so that our kids can continue to have superior coaching, equipment, and facilities. The SRV Athletic Boosters organization is the largest contributor to the SRV Athletic Dept. Budget for the 24 sports teams. This year, SRV Athletic Boosters has raised only $30,000 out of a targeted $70,000 that we give to the SRV Athletic Dept... that's a $40K gap.
 
Please use the link below to contribute any amount. Thank you!
Donate here - $50 / $100 / $150 / Other
 
Double your donation with corporate matching
SRVHS Athletic Boosters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax exempt organization. Your contribution may be tax deductible. Tax ID# 94-3024536


Academic Boosters
Nancy Daetz, President

Want to volunteer for Academic Boosters?
Come to our next meeting on October 22, at 10AM in the College and Career Center and see what we're all about. Email: ndaetz@gmail.com for more information.

This Holiday Season, Give While You Shop at Amazon!
Amazon Smile will give to Academic Boosters if you designate us as your charity of choice! Visit:  www.smile.amazon.com  and designate: "San Ramon Valley High School Academic Boosters" as your charity. Watch this 30 second video to learn more:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwB7UcsG0A

Support SRV Classrooms through DonorsChoose.org!
Art and English teachers have classroom supply and library needs and would like your support. You can h elp our SRV teachers by going to  https://www.donorschoose.org. C lick on "Find A Classroom to Support" and search "San Ramon Valley High" to find the SRV teacher looking to fill their class with supplies and books!

What is Donor's Choose?   View this short video to find out

Does your employer match non profit donations?
Now is the time to submit your forms to your corporate matching/benefits department along with your Academic Booster's donation receipt from Future Fund. When submitting for your match, the following information will be helpful to have on hand:

San Ramon Valley High School (SRVHS) Academic Boosters
Attn. Corp. Match
PO Box 1004 Danville, CA 94526
Phone: 925-552-3000 (ph) and 925-838-7802 (fax)
Tax ID Number (TIN)  68-0398728

How do I print a receipt of my donations on Future Fund?
Log into to your Future Fund account, click on "view your orders."  You will see a list of dates, depending on how many orders you placed, find the date of the transaction for Academic Boosters donation and click on it. If you need further information please contact us by email: srvhscorpmatch@gmail.com

Did you forget to donate to Academic Boosters during Registration?
Thanks to the support of many families, we added 18 EXTRA CLASSES to the master schedule this year!  HOWEVER, 50% of families still have not donated to help effect class size reduction, expand elective choices,  make the college and career center possible and support the test prep programs that our volunteers manage. All kids at SRV benefit from Academic Booster programs!

We can do better!
Any donation is appreciated.  Installment payments are welcome. DONATE NOW THROUGH THE FUTURE FUND STORE:   CLICK HERE TO DONATE Click "View Store" then click "Academic Boosters".


Athletics News
Peter Scarpelli, Athletic Director

WINTER SPORTS CLEARANCE
Winter sports clearance window now open and here is some important info to make note of...
  1. All athletes that want to try out for a winter sport must go through this process, even those who are currently playing a fall 2019 sport at SRVHS.
  2. You must have a valid and up to date physical.
  3. The final step before being declared as cleared - you must turn in two items; 1. your physical and 2. the confirmation page - which is the last page in the online clearance process.
  4. Both items are to be turned in to the black "in basket" in the main office (by Candace Molano's desk). You will receive an email letting you know your son/daughter is cleared.
Go to https://athleticclearance.com/ to start the clearance process!
 
MEN'S SOCCER
To sign up for Men's Soccer tryouts join the Men's Soccer page on Google classroom. Code is: gnqcz8. Please follow instructions and meet each deadline to be eligible for Men's Soccer tryouts.

WRESTLING TEAM
The San Ramon Valley Wrestling Team is now accepting sign-ups for both male and female athletes. New this year for wrestling is the MMA style athletes (board shorts and compression top). Wrestling is a "no-cut" sport. Come join a winning program that promotes a positive attitude. Practices begin October 29. For more information contact Billy Ramos at 925-594-0651 or Mr Lee in R37.



PTSA Parent Education Events
Ceal Barlett and Wendy Sula

DADS ON CAMPUS - NOVEMBER 6
Tuesday, November 6th, "Teens, Families, and Pornography" from 7p-9p in the Library. The session is covering the associated problems with pornography for teens and families, how these problems are created, and what parents can do to help both their teenagers and perhaps themselves. There will be a Q&A session in the last half hour.

MOM's NIGHT - NOVEMBER 13
Join us on Tuesday, November 13th in the Culinary classroom, above the Commons, next to the Library, starting at 7:00pm. We have the privilege on having Personal Chef, Karen Norton! She will be showing us a couple of appetizer recipes to "wow" your guests this holiday season!

Chef Karen has a been a personal chef for 6 years and most recently was a chef at Auburn James in downtown Danville.  More details about Chef Karen can be found here  www.personalchefkaren.com

Space is very limited and only the first 25 ladies will be admitted.
Kindly RSVP to Ceal Barlett


PTSA Health & Wellness
Lisa Levy 

As we enter into college application season, we thought we would share with you a new white paper published  by challenge success on what a "good" college really is. In summary, challenge success found that college students are more successful after college when they have gone to a school that is a good fit for them. "A good fit is a college where a student will be engaged - in class and out - by what the college has to offer. With over 4,500 colleges in the United States, there are many schools from which to choose. We encourage students and families to look beyond rankings in the college search process, and instead to seek a school where students can participate fully in academic, civic, and social life in order to thrive both during the college years and beyond."



Student Clubs & Service Opportunities at SRV

Need to contact a club? Use this SRV Student Club List 2018-19 to see everything our students offer!

Pledge to Humanity Club
Sock/Glove & Hat Drive For The Homeless
During the months of Sept & October the Pledge To Humanity Club will be collecting new socks and new (or gently used) warm hats and gloves in the attendance office bins. During the winter months the homeless need these critical items to survive. Visit our webpage to find more about our club!
NEW Athletic Shoes Donation Drive
Please help collect 25 pairs of athletic shoes in support of the nonprofit, My New Red Shoes. My New Red Shoes exists to improve the educational experience and quality of life of our com munity's most vulnerable homeless and low-income students by providing them with a pair of brand new athletic shoes. Your gift of a pair of new shoes will provide these children with the comfort of knowing the community cares. Your donations are tax deductible. This shoe drive will take place October 16-26. A box for donations has been placed in the attendance office. We are looking for donations of brand new athletic shoes from children's size 8 up to adults' size 12. Please consider making a donation of a pair of solid black or white athletic shoes (patterned shoes are acceptable, but please no used, open-toed, dress, slip-ons, cleats, or boots will be accepted). Donations of solid red or blues shoes are discouraged. For more information feel free to contact Lilly Guthrie (Class of 2021) at ljguthca@gmail.com.


SRV Wish Fairies
Know someone, a staff member or student, who deserves affirmation or some kindness? Maybe they have a lot of school spirit, maybe they are just a really good friend, or maybe they need encouragement!  Fill out this form:  https://goo.gl/forms/dWkvqRWhPeUSIo8G3  a nd let the SRV Wish Fairies work their magic and fulfill your wishes!


Make-A-Wish
This year, the students of San Ramon Valley High School came together with the goal of raising money to support Make-A-Wish Bay Area, in order to put on a 'Wish Week' at SRV and sponsor a wish. Wish Week is a one-week-long event where we partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to sponsor a child with a life-threatening medical condition. As a school, we will hold several events throughout the week in order to raise money to grant wishes.

This year, we aim to hold Wish Week February 5-9, 2019, wrapping up the week with a rally. In order to sponsor a wish we must raise $10,000 by December of 2018. If we reach our goal to sponsor our wish kid, we'll host the reveal of their wish, and show them what SRV spirit looks like at the rally.

Regarding the $10,000 needed by December, there's a link below where you can donate directly. We'll also have some events and fundraisers in early 2019 during which we will be pairing with local businesses. Any and all donations are highly appreciated, and we cannot wait for the word to spread throughout the community about this life-changing event. Be sure to check out SRV Media, who is helping grant a wish. Be sure to stay tuned via Instagram ( @srvhswolfpack) and Twitter ( @WERSR). Donate here:  http://site.wish.org/goto/SRVHSWishWeek18

PTSA 2019 Grad Night - May 31
Committee Chairs: 
Laura Morrison
Deborah Rockey
Charlyene Swierstra


GRAD NIGHT TICKETS
Hey Senior Wolves! Now that we are into the swing of things, don't forget to purchase your Grad Night ticket. Many of your friends have already done so and they've taken advantage of the lower price. Tickets to this amazing all-night event, that is just for you, will increase to $200 in January, so  use this link and get your paws on your ticket! Not sure if you've already paid at registration? CLICK HERE to login to your SRV Future Fund profile to check your purchases. Please contact Charlyene Swierstra at  swierstra4@gmail.com if you have questions about tickets.


GRAD NIGHT BUILD SITE
Our PTSA Grad Night 2019 Committee is searching for a warehouse/office space/build site. Ideally, the space would be 5000-8000 sq ft, and have electricity and plumbing. We will need access to this build site from January/February - May 31st, 2019. This donation would likely qualify as a write-off because PTSA is a 501(c)3 non-profit. If you have any suggestions that we can follow up with, please contact Carrie Shapiro at  ca_shap@yahoo.com


GRAD NIGHT COMMITTEE
Planning for Grad Night 2019 is well underway, and we are having a great time so far! We need a few more enthusiastic SRV class of 2019 parents because... if we all do a little, no one does a lot. We are organized, communicative, we all get along beautifully, and we have yummy snacks at our meetings. Come join us!


SIGN UP GENIUS & JOB DESCRIPTIONS 
Check out the  Sign Up Genius and  Grad Night Committee Job Descriptions to peruse the many ways you can help make this night happen. 


CONSTRUCTION CHAIR
The most urgent position we need filled is Construction Chair. This job will oversee all aspects of constructing the facade. Organization and communication skills are essential. Construction skills are preferred, but not necessary. 


SMALLER JOBS
If you would like to help, but are not interested in taking a leadership role, that's cool too. There are several smaller jobs that support committee chairs which also need to be filled. Do it for our awesome SENIORS who have worked so hard and deserve this celebration!


QUESTIONS 
For questions, please email us at  srvgradnighteventchair@gmail.com. We will respond within one day.


Thank you and GO WOLVES!

Grad Night Event Chairs,
Laura Morrison
Deborah Rockey
Charlyene Swierstra



Class of 2019 News
Class Parent Reps

SAVE THESE DATES
November 14:  The Cashmere Sale, 3pm-7pm, 413 Railroad Avenue, Danville, 10% of all sales will go back to Grad Night 2019!  
December 8: Winter Boutique in the SRV Commons


YEARBOOK ADS
It is yearbook ad time at San Ramon Valley High School. Tribute ads in the yearbook are available and can include photos alongside a personal message to your son or daughter. There are a limited number of pages available in the yearbook. Every year we reach our maximum capacity, so be sure to submit your ad by  NOVEMBER 1 DEADLINE ! This will be the final date to submit due to yearbook deadlines!!

Click  HERE to see what options are available. Or go to  www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter school code 6258.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact our yearbook adviser Jill Orozco at  jorozco2@srvusd.net.


YEARBOOK PICTURES
SENIOR PORTRAITS must be taken by January 4, 2019, in order to appear in the yearbook.  Contact Studio One to schedule your appointment.

STUDIO ONE PHOTOGRAPHY
(925) 361-0430
6515 Sierra Lane
Dublin, CA. 94568


HOMECOMING THANK YOU
A HUGE thank you to all the students and parents who worked on the very last Homecoming float build for the CLASS OF 2019! We are so proud of the kids that design and build 99% of the float and grateful for the parents that feed and supervise them! We are so appreciative of all of the monetary donations that were made at registration- WOW!  We thank the Young family for giving up their backyard, garage and trashcans for 2 very fun weeks! A special heartfelt thank you to Mr. McKenna who every year, attaches everything to the float so that our kids can ride safely!  And finally a big thank you to ASHBY LUMBER who has generously donated a truck, wood, and drivers for 4 years! The Homecoming parade is an awesome SRVHS tradition, and we thank each of you for the part you played in making it happen!



Class of 2020 News
Class Parent Reps

Thank you to all the students and parents  who helped with the Junior Class "Home Alone" Float! Cunningham Family - Thank you for hosting the students and float build!  
 
Special Homecoming Shout Out  to the McElroy, Swiestra, Madsen, Glantz, Geist, Senaldi, Liao, Bode, Perry, Machado, Harris, Vorous, Dodd & Wong Families.
 
Junior Prom
Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland.   
The Class of 2020 needs Decorating Coordinators and Committee members.  Please visit the link below to see where we need help:  
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aaea62f4-class1



Class of 2021 News
Class Parent Reps

Thank you to all of the students and parents who worked to make the Class of 2021 Homecoming float look amazing!  A huge shout out to W endy and Mike Sula  and 
Dena Protenic  for countless hours helping design and build with the students.  Also, thank you to  John   Doherty  for his tools and building help and  John Taufe r  and Sebring Transportation for supplying the flatbed truck and driver to make it happen!  The  Donaldson  family opened their home for 2 weeks of crazy building mess and welcomed it all with a smile! Thank you Gina and David. The students could not have done this all without such wonderful support.  Go Wolves!


Class of 2022 News
Class Parent Reps

What a memorable week for our FRESHMEN's first Homecoming! Thank you to all 89 students and families who worked so hard to create the amazing HOME RUN float. A special shout out to this dream team for leading the project:

Elizabeth Hill
Tanya Economos
Jennifer French
Carrie Shapiro
Melissa Candy
Dave Meyers
Steve Glover
and MANY other parent volunteers who came to our rescue for dismantle ��



SRV Social Media

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Text Reminders
SRV Leadership Students are using the Remind App this year to send out text messages for Class News. Use these links to sign up:
Class Social Media
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