May 2019 ~ Issue 27
Dear Evergreen Elementary Families,

We are winding down the 2018-2019 school year with only 19 school days to go! We have a lot of exciting events planned for the month of May.

Appreciation Weeks

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Let's honor our outstanding teachers for all of their hard work. Here is an outline of ways your child can appreciate their teacher:
Monday, May 6th - Homemade Card
Tuesday, May 7th - Smiles
Wednesday, May 8th - School Supplies
Thursday, May 9th - Flowers
Friday, May 10th - Compliments

We will honor our outstanding paraprofessionals/aides during Classified Appreciation Week on May 20-24.

Paint Night Dine and Donate

Join us in an evening of painting, food, and fun for our first Parents Night Out Dine and Donate! This event will be held at Sally Tomatoes on Wednesday, May 22nd from 6-7:30pm. Our school PTA gets $15 of every ticket purchased donated back to us. We need to sell 25 tickets 2 weeks before the paint night in order to keep our date so purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Invite your friends and family to join you. This is an adult only event and no childcare will be provided. We hope to see you there! Click on the link below to purchase your ticket.
Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! Please stop by the Lost and Found rack outside the MU and check for lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated after the last day of school.
End of the Year Carnival

We hope that all of our Bobcat families can join us for the End of the Year Carnival on Tuesday, May 28th from 6-7:30pm. We need volunteers to make this event happen, so please sign up at the link below. Volunteer time slots will be short so you can enjoy the Carnival with your kids!
Volunteer Needed

Do your kids like earning Walk and Roll to School/Green Sneaker Challenge prizes? We are looking for a parent to be our coordinator for the 2019-2020 school year. This is a volunteer opportunity that doesn't take much time, but has a big impact on all of our students! It has been done on Fridays this year, but we can be flexible on the day depending on the parent volunteer's availability. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Hansen at
Online Safety

With Summer on it's way, students may spend more time on devices. Here is the " Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Smart Devices". If you have questions about digital citizenship or your child's safety online, please email our Assistant Principal Ms. Juhola at

2019-2020 School Year Calendar
PTA Corner

Happy May Team Evergreen! We have finally approached the end of the school year and are preparing for the summer ahead.

Our last Family Fun Night, the Glow Dance Party, was an great success and we are getting ready for our amazing End of the Year Carnival. The carnival is a wonderful event to cap off the year and hope everyone can come and enjoy all the games, food and fun. We would love to have help to work at the carnival in any shift or position. Here is the link to sign up to volunteer:
It’s never too early to ask for donations or sponsorships for next year's Walk-A-Thon. We will be distributing sponsorship forms before the end of the year so our students can start getting those sponsorships over the summer!

I would like to thank the 2018-2019 PTA Board for all of their support. Denise Miller did so much work for our school as Walk-A-Thon chair / Vice President. Thank you to Mike Ahern for serving as our Secretary, and Crystal Chang for keeping our finances organized as Treasurer. Thank you also to Kiersten Hill for supporting us as Parliamentarian, Tracy Uwins for organizing all of our Family Fun Nights, and Meghan Heald for serving as Teacher Representative.

I am so grateful and proud to have been your President this year and know that Mike Ahern will do a great job next year. 


Erin Ballard,
Evergreen PTA President
Restorative Practices Family Corner
As we continue our journey with Restorative Practices, we thought it would be a good idea to have a dedicated "Family Corner" section in the Evergreen Express. In this section, we will post a "Question/Topic of the Month" to inspire restorative conversations with your families. A great place to have restorative conversations is around the dinner table.

May Question of the Month: "Name two things or people who always make you laugh ."

Good luck!
Rohnert Park-Cotati Library Events
The Sonoma County Library offers a summer reading program for  children ,   teens  and adults. The program begins June 1 and runs through August 10. Click on the link below for more information.

Sports Basement "Basementeer" Program

Become a Basementeer!  Sports Basement, is spinning the traditional “loyalty”
program into a win-win for their loyal customers and our community. Basementeer’s receive 10% and give 10%.

10% off every item every day
10% of our annual profits back to various charities and schools, including Evergreen Elementary
Please watch
this one minute video to get the idea. 

On your next visit to Sports Basement, register as a Basementeer and select
Evergreen Elementary
as your beneficiary!
OR sign-up now by
Information on Lexia

Facebook: This is a closed group for Evergreen families and staff only.

Information emailed to parents - Contact Ms. Rochelle at if you did not receive a logon email. Also, follow the directions below for Powerschool Text Message Opt-In Instructions.

Evergreen Express Newsletter: The Evergreen Express will be sent on a monthly basis.
Boys and Girls Club Summer Opportunities
Safe Routes to School

There will be a Family Bicycling Workshop at our Rohnert Park-Cotati Library on Saturday, May 11th from 10am-12:30pm! This workshop is FREE, but families must pre-register online to be guaranteed a space – and they can fill up fast! The Bike Coalition’s Safe Routes to School Program has developed these workshops (which have taken place all around the county) to teach families how to ride together safely and confidently; they include both skill/safety drills and an instructional ride. Appropriate for Grade K-8. For more information and to register, visit:   
Toolbox Social Emotional Curriculum

We have adopted the Toolbox Social Emotional Curriculum this year. Here is information about the tools so you can support your children at home! If you have questions about Toolbox, you may email our Counselor Mrs. Epstein at
  Important Dates
You can also access Important Dates on the Evergreen website calendar!


Monday, May 6-Friday May 10th - Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 7 @9:00am - Whole School Lifeskill Assembly/Volunteer Recognition/Staff Tricycle Race for Meeting Walk-a-Thon Goal

Wednesday, May 8 @6:00pm - End of Year Band Performance in MU

Wednesday, May 15 @3:15pm - English Language Advisory Council (ELAC) Meeting

Friday, May 17 - Spirit Day/Music Day

Monday, May 20-Friday, May 24 - Classified Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 22 @6:00-7:30 - Paint Night @ Sally Tomatoes (Adults Only)

Friday, May 24 - Spirit Day/Hawaiian Day

Monday, May 27 - No School/Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28 - Field Day

Tuesday, May 28 @6:00-7:30pm - PTA Family Fun Night ~ End of the Year Carnival

Thursday, May 30 @1:00pm - Kindergarten Promotion

Friday, May 31 @8:30am - 5th Grade Promotion in MU

Friday, May 31 - Last Day of School! End of Spring 2019 Trimester. Report Cards Sent Home. Dismissal at 12:00pm.


Saturday, June 1-Monday, August 12 - Summer Vacation :)

Tuesday, August 13 - First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year!

Monday, September 2 - No School/Labor Day Holiday

Monday, September 16-Friday, September 20 - 5th Grade Outdoor Education Overnight Field Trip @Clem Miller/Point Reyes (Students will attend either M-W or W-F based on their class)
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