Sunday, December 2, 2018
Table of Contents
SRVHS Links
Class Webpages



Booster Groups







Upcoming Events



Tue, Dec 4

Wed, Dec 5
SRV Men's Lacrosse Meeting, Lunch period, D-206

Wed, Dec 5

Thu, Dec 6

Fri, Dec 7

Sat, Dec 8
SRVHS Invitational Jazz Festival, 9am-4pm

Sat, Dec 8

Sat, Dec 8
NCS Division 1 Football CHAMPIONSHIP game vs. Freedom HS at Heritage HS, 7pm -- Go Wolves!

Tue, Dec 11
Winter Symphonic Concert (Instrumental Music), SRVHS PAC, 7pm

Wed, Dec 12

Thu, Dec 13

Mon, Dec 17 -
Thu, Dec 20

Finals Week - Finals Schedule
Mon, Dec 17
Leadership Packets Released


Minimum Day - Tues 12/4

Bell Schedule for 12/4

Period A 7:50 AM 8:25 AM 35 min
Period 1 8:30 AM 9:05 AM 35 min
Period 2 9:10 AM 9:45 AM 35 min
Period 3 9:50 AM 10:25 AM 35 min
Brunch 10:25 AM 10:35 AM 10 min
Period 4 10:40 AM 11:15 AM 35 min
Period 5 11:20 AM 11:55 AM 35 min
Period 6 12:00 PM 12:35 PM 35 min

SRV Health & Safety Form


Maintaining a safe, friendly, and educational climate at San Ramon Valley High School is the top priority of the entire staff and administration team. Do you have questions or concerns that you would like to share about student health and safety, facilities, and/or campus climate? Please use this form to let the SRV administrators know about your questions and concerns.

Men's Lacrosse Meeting
December 5


SRV Men's Lacrosse team meeting on Wednesday, 12/5 in room D-206 at lunch.  This is for returning players as well as new players interested in coming out.  Coach Watson will be leading this meeting and discussing details about the upcoming season.

PTSA Meeting & Holiday Brunch
December 7, 8:45am

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You're invited to our December PTSA meeting!

Please join us for our next PTSA Meeting on Friday, December 7th, from 8:45am-10:00am in the College & Career Center. We'll enjoy a holiday brunch potluck and the vocal stylings of our very own SAN RAMON VOICES STUDENT CHOIR! Elections for our 2019 Nominating Committee will be held at this meeting. Volunteers needed! Mr. K will be there to give us all the latest SRV updates and campus news. Hope you can make it!

Winter Boutique - Grad Night 2019 Fundraiser
December 8, 10am-3pm

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2018 WINTER BOUTIQUE ( FLYER)
Saturday, December 8th
10am - 3pm
SRVHS Commons
 
  • Over 50 Local Crafters, Artists and Vendors
  • Come support the local students, teachers and community member's artwork and crafts at this event.
  • FREE Admission and FREE Parking
  • Toys for Tots Drop Off Location
  • Still Accepting Vendors
  • For more information contact Helga Glasson, Class of 2019 parent volunteer, at 925-212-0986, or srvhswinterboutique@gmail.com

Come Shopping on 12/8!
The Class of 2019 is hosting San Ramon Valley High School's 7th annual Winter Boutique on Saturday, December 8th in the Commons (cafeteria) at San Ramon Valley High School.  All donations from this event will go towards Grad Night 2019.


Volunteers Needed!
We are looking for volunteers to help with hanging up flyers ASAP (Already have flyers, can arrange to get them to you or pick up from my porch) and on the day of the event to help with set up and clean up and working the raffle event.  Please  use this link to sign up !


Vendor Spots Available!
We have room for additional vendors. For more information, please contact Helga Glasson (Class of 2019 parent volunteer) at  srvhswinterboutique@gmail.com.

College and Career Center


Monday - Thursday
8:45am to 3:30pm

Drop-In Hours for Students
brunch, lunch, after-school


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


CALENDAR
  • Dec. 4 - Las Positas College Disability Resource Center Open House @ the LPC campus.  Learn about the department and how they serve students.  Reserve your spot at https://lpcdrcopenhouse.eventbrite.com
  • Dec. 5 & 6 - Introducing Naviance & C&CC to freshmen in Health classes.
  • Dec. 11 - College 101 for parents of Juniors - 11-12:30pm in the College & Career Center.  Session is full!  Please email jschratz@srvusd.net to get on a waiting list or to cancel your participation.  We plan to host another session in early Feb and we will notify you when the date is posted.

SENIORS
Sending SAT/ACT Scores to colleges...
  • Check each school's website to learn if you need to send official ACT/SAT scores at the time you apply.  Some may say that you just need to self-report and others will require you to send them officially from the ACT or SAT (College Board) websites.
  • UC:  Send official ACT and/or SAT scores to ONE campus and every campus will have access to view them.  (this saves you lots of $$)
  • CSU:  Send official SAT scores to the code "3594" for distribution to all 23 campuses.  For ACT, send the score(s) to one CSU campus and they will all be able to receive them.
  • All other schools...check their websites and follow their instructions!  Meet all deadlines for receiving scores.

JUNIORS & SOPHMORES  

10th and 11th graders: Did you take the PSAT in October? PSAT scores are due to be released on Dec. 12.  If you provided an email on PSAT test day, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up a College Board account and view your scores.  (hint: you can set up the CB account now, and link it to your scores, when you they are posted).  See school loop for some helpful hints! 


 

ALL STUDENTS

Constitutional Oratorical Contest -- American Legion Mt. Diablo Post 246 in Danville will be conducting a constitutional oratorical contest the week of Jan. 14, 2019.  Contest includes an 8-10 minute speech on an aspect of the constitution with brief follow up questions on one of four amendments.  No notes or visual aids are allowed.  Visit the website for more information at https://www.legion.org/oratorical.  Further questions can be directed to: Eric Ardell, Commander at 925-984-3184 


 

JOB / VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Our job and volunteer boards are growing rapidly!  Here are some new opportunities. Check SchoolLoop or our volunteer board (near Attendance) for details.

  • Food Drive Volunteers Needed-Dec. 8 & 9, and Dec. 17th

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES
As we receive the brochures, we put them in a basket on the front table in our center. Stop by to peruse this basket for a selection as the year goes on!


NAVIANCE
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 in Health class will be introduced to Naviance on Dec. 5 and 6 and the rest of the class will be introduced in early Feb. 2019.


WEBSITE
Our SRVHS College & Career Center website   is packed with important information for students and parents. Please visit our site frequently for updates!


SCHOOLLOOP PORTAL
Be sure to view the SchoolLoop portal for more details on these announcements and more.  We post to the SchoolLoop portal daily and update timely information as we receive it: https://srvhs.schoolloop.com/


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



Instrumental Music News & Events


11th Annual Invitational Jazz Festival
December 8, 9am-4pm
Please join us in the PAC  on Saturday, December 8th  for a day of jazz at the 11th annual Invitational Jazz Festival between  9am- 4pm. This free event is open to the public and will feature area middle schools in the morning, and several top Bay Area high school jazz bands in the afternoon, including our award winning SRVHS Jazz Ensemble at 3:30.  Take a break from shopping in the commons to enjoy some great music!


SRVHS Winter Concert
December 11, 7pm
Additionally, the Winter Concert featuring the SRVHS Concert Band, Orchestra, and Symphonic Band will take place on Tuesday, December 11th in the PAC at 7pm.  Come hear an evening of terrific music, purchase original crafted holiday ornaments, and try your luck on some awesome silent auction items.  General admission $10, seniors $5, students $1, and as always, Wolf-Tones members enter for free.  Thank you for supporting Instrumental Music!


Contra Costa Honors Band
SRVHS had the pleasure (once again) of hosting the auditions for the Contra Costa County Honor Band today. Starting early this morning, our students, and very dedicated parents, helped to check-in, guide, and give directions to 160 students (representing 16 different high schools). Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent our school:
  • Amelia Danko, Bassoon
  • Dom Dalenberg, String Bass
  • Andrew Hanze, Trombone
  • Ashley Jackson, Bassoon
  • Roger Jia, Oboe & English Horn
  • Evan Lacey, Trumpet (& Euphonium)
  • Kathy Shi, Piano
  • Surya Shultes, Clarinet
  • Samantha Snow, Tuba
  • Kristen Vallejo, Bass Clarinet
  • Ryan Wisser, Bass Clarinet

And, while the honor band continued with an evening rehearsal at 7 PM, the rest of the Marching Wolves carried on without their comrades to support our Football Team at the NCS Playoff Game!  We are truly blessed with very talented and dedicated students.  Go Wolves!


Athletic Boosters


SRV Varsity Football is headed to the NCS Division 1 Championship Game!
SRV Athletic Boosters would like to congratulate SRV Varsity Football for advancing to the championships by defeating Vintage HS in the CIF North Coast Section Division 1 Football Semifinals Game on December 1. NCS Division 1 Football championship game will be held on Saturday, December 8 vs. Freedom HS from Oakley at Heritage HS in Brentwood. Kickoff is at 7pm -- Go Wolves!

Thank you Toyota Walnut Creek!
We'd also like to thank everyone including Toyota of Walnut Creek for supporting our fundraiser at the 11/24 game. Freshman Chase Salisbury had a winning raffle ticket and successfully kicked a field goal to win a brand new Toyota Tacoma truck! 

Athletic Boosters Funding Update
This year, SRV Athletic Boosters has raised only $36,000 out of a targeted $70,000 that we give to the SRV Athletic Dept... that's a $34K gap. We need 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.

Please use the link below to contribute any amount. Thank you!
Donate here - $50 / $100 / $150 / Other

Corporate Matching
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


This Holiday Season, Give Back to SRVHS ACADEMIC BOOSTERS While You Shop at Amazon!

Go to: www.smile.amazon.com and designate: "San Ramon Valley High School Academic Boosters" as your charity. Be sure to bookmark and use the link: www.smile.amazon.com every time you shop Amazon. A portion of every eligible purchase will be donated to SRV Academic Boosters!  Same prices, same Amazon.

Watch this 30 second video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnwB7UcsG0A

Thank you and Happy Holidays from SRVHS Academic Boostes!


PTSA Sister School Holiday Gift Drive
ends December 12


Sister School Board Game & Story Book Drive 
Please consider purchasing a gift (or 3!) for a student at our sister school, Peres Elementary School in Richmond.  We need over 600 gifts by Wednesday December 12th! An Amazon wish list is set up, there are many options under $10 which we hope will inspire you to purchase more than one gift. CLICK HERE FOR THE AMAZON WISHLIST

Please bring UNWRAPPED gifts to the attendance office before December 12

Do you prefer to make a monetary donation to help buy items for our sister school students? Use this link to donate online

PTSA Health & Wellness


"Thirty percent of freshmen [college students] won't return for their sophomore year," reports a piece in The New York Times.  For many, the leave-taking represents an inability to cope with college life and independence, write William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, the authors of "The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives"

Here's a brief article from award-winning author and former Stanford Dean of Freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims that provides four simple steps for us, as parents, to facilitate raising adults: 



SRV Adopt-A-Family
ends December 14


The holidays are a time to give thanks for all we've been blessed with, as well as helping others. In the spirit of the season, the SRV Leadership program needs your help in adopting a few SRV families who have had extra challenges (a few young women and one young man). We want to help them have an extra special Holiday! 

If you can help, please sign up here: 
SRV Food Club Food Bank Drive 
ends December 14


The SRV Food Club is collecting non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. Items needed include:
  • Canned Meat, Fish & Soups
  • Canned Ready to Eat Meals
  • Canned Vegetables & Tomato Products
  • Peanut Butter (plastic container)
  • Iron Rich Cereal (45% or more of daily value)
  • 100% Fruit Juice (48 oz. or less plastic bottles)
  • Canned Fruit (in juice)
  • Dry Beans (any type)
  • Enriched Rice or Pasta
  • Powdered Milk

If you can help, please bring donations to the collection bin in the attendance office. Thank you for supporting our student philanthropic project!

SRVHS Pledge To Humanity Club Donation Drive
ends December 19


Our SRVHS  Pledge To Humanity  student club will be  collecting  gift cards  to aid the victims of the Butte County Camp Fire. Gift cards to Target, Walmart, grocery  chains, fast food, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. of any amount are needed. An envelope will be in the attendance office through Wednesday, December 19.  Thank you for your support!

Yearbook: Upload Your Photos

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YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED!
Our SRV student yearbook editors are asking students, parents, teachers and staff to upload their photos for the 2018-2019 yearbook. Download the Herff Jones eShare app from the App Store or Google Play. You can also upload photos onl ine at www.hjeshare.comUse school code: srvwolves.

Please use this link for more information about yearbook photos:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LKszh-2iqsvmva-kloun2Zd54gyjZ-faauK2WEC6-TsFor questions, please email our SRV Yearbook Teacher  Jill Orozco,  jorozco2@srvusd.net.

Also, don't forget to buy your yearbook for your child! We will sell out. If you're unsure whether or not you purchased a yearbook at registration please contact Ms. Bellamy at mbellamy@srvusd.net.

SRV NEWS on Social Media


Do you have a Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account? You can get SRV NEWS there too!


Twitter
@WERSR  


Instagram


Facebook

PTSA Grad Night 2019

Committee Chairs: 
Laura Morrison
Deborah Rockey
Charlyene Swierstra



GRAD NIGHT TICKETS
Hey Senior Wolves -- 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! 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. 


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


Don't forget the Winter Boutique! Click on the link below for more information and volunteer needs!

Link to Class of 2019 webpage