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Principal’s Message: 1/31/17

Hello Falcon Families- I hope the new year is finding you all happy and healthy. 

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RVMS STPC Tomatina Dine and Donate – Join Rincon Valley Middle School STPC, for a Dine & Donate fundraising event sponsored by Tomatina in Santa Rosa on February 21st, 2017, located at

2323 Sonoma Ave.| Santa Rosa, CA 95405 | (707) 583-0035

Tomatina will generously donate 15% of food and

beverage sales from lunch, dinner and takeout on the above

date to Rincon Valley Middle School STPC from any customer

that presents the attached flyer.

Spread the word! Invite your family and friends to join you.

Please present the attached flyer to your server with your payment for

Rincon Valley Middle School STPC to receive credit.

Rincon_Valley_Middle_School_STPC_dine_and_donate.pdf (646.9 KB)

jack sherman

Congratulations to Jack Sherman who was selected by our staff as our RVMS Student of the month. Jack was honored at the Jan. 11th school board meeting where he was presented with a certificate from the board of education.

Student Drop off and Pick up etiquette – Parents, please adhere to the school expectations when picking up and dropping off students.

  • When in the front driveway, please pull all the way up, thus allowing more vehicles to enter
  • If the car in front of you leaves, please move forward.
  • If you are picking your student up from school prior to the end of the school day, you must come in to the office and check the student out. It is not permitted to honk in front of the school and have your student get in your vehicle without properly checking out.

Students should not be texting parents to have them come pick them up.  These exchanges should always take place in the front office so we, as a staff, can be kept informed of the situation.

Homework club- This is just a reminder that we offer homework club ever Tuesday and Thursday from 3:10-4:10 in our library.  There are always teachers available to assist your students with any homework they may have. 

Traveling during the school year? – If so, and if you are planning on requesting class/homework, please be advised that you should email your student’s teachers directly.  They will gladly give you the work upon the students return.  The student will have as many days to make up the work as they were away.  Please be advised that teachers cannot be expected to give the work beforehand.

Showcase Wednesday Feb. 15th @ 6:00 -7:30– “Open House” for the future 7th and 8th Grade students and parents. Please pass this information along to anyone you think might benefit from this information. This is not a night for you, if your child already attends RVMS.  This is a night designed to show our new incoming students the electives available as well an opportunity to turn in registration packets. Carpool if you can; parking space is limited.

Rincon Valley Career Day March 29- Social Advocates for Youth is contracted with Santa Rosa City School District to provide work-based learning at all Santa Rosa City Schools high schools. They are now expanding their efforts to include middle schools to coordinate a career day for all 8th grade students.  This day is going consist of a keynote speaker, a career fair with businesses tabling, and breakout sessions.   The purpose of this day is to expose students to potential career paths, share academic opportunities available, connect students with parents and community partners, and provide resources that support career goals and attainment.

WHAT WE NEED

Businesses to Table: People interested in representing their business and tabling at the Career Fair. Since our audience is 8th graders, we would love for you to be as interactive as possible.  Does your company make a product; bring it in all stages of productions.  Are you working with blueprints, bring them as well.  Anything students can see or even hold is encouraged.

Guest Speakers–  Do you work in the sports or medical industries?  Are you willing to come in and speak to a class about your profession? We would love to have speakers from all professions come in to share their stories. If you are available, please contact Assistant Principal, Amy Sather at 528-5038.

ADDITIONAL WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Volunteer: If you do not have a business to represent or you would just like to take part in the Career Day, you are welcome to volunteer for the day to ensure everything runs as smooth as possible.

Mock Interviews: Are you an HR professional or do you have experience in hiring? Assist in conducting one on one mock interviews for students.  You will be given a pool a questions to choose from.  You are welcome to give feedback to students.

To get involved, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044eaea82fa5fa7-rincon

For any questions or trouble signing up, please contact Jodi Porter at jporter@saysc.org. ​

 Thank you,

Ed Navarro

Principal

Rincon Valley Middle School

Principal’s Message 12/2/16

Hello Falcon Families

We have had a wonderful week back.  The weather is chilly, the leaves are turning colors, and the students have had the opportunity to show what they know about writing persuasive paragraphs.  What could be better than that?

Writing assessment:

On Thursday of this week, a school-wide writing assessment was given to our might Falcons in their science classes so they could show all that they know about writing persuasive paragraphs.  As we work towards meeting our school goal of preparing our students for all types of writing, we wanted to assess how they are doing at this point of the school year.  They will again be assessed in the 3rd quarter to allow us to measure growth in this area.  I am proud of our staff who are all working hard to create the expectation that great writing happens in all classes, not just in English classes.

Screenagers the movie:

Last night, many parents came to preview the movie Screenagers which we showed to the entire student body today.  I am hopeful that it will spark conversations at home about being a teenager in the midst of the digital age.  Our kids are dealing with a social issue that we as teenagers never had to learn to navigate.  Please talk to your student about the movie Screenagers. Start that dialogue.  If you are interested in discussion questions to help start the conversation, some are available on screenagersmovie.com .

 

School site council:

Are you looking for a way to be involved but don’t have a lot of time to commit? Have I got the thing for you! I am looking for 2 parents to be representatives on our school site council.  We meet once a month from 3:15 – 4:30 to discuss many school wide issues such as, but not limited to, looking at school academic data, advising on school budget, setting school wide goals and much, much more.  If you are interested in helping out, please let me know.

enavarro@srcs.k12.ca.us

California League of Middle Schools (CLMS) teacher of the year nominee

Jay Meyer, our amazing leadership and P.E. teacher, has been nominated for the CLMS Teacher of the Year Award.  He, along with the other nominees,  will be honored tonight at a banquet.  We are lucky to have Jay as a member of our fantastic teaching staff.  Mr. Meyer, win or lose, you are an RVMS superstar.  Thanks for all you do!

 

Boys’ Basketball

Come support our teams this coming week. They have home games on Thursday against Santa Rosa Middle School.

Volleyball –

Support out volleyball team.  They will be home on Tues. battling against Kenilworth Junior High.

 

Cross Country Team

I was remiss in acknowledging the amazing season our league champion Cross Country team had. They worked hard all season and easily took dominated the season.  Way to go Falcons!

Wrestling Season is right around the corner

Wrestling tryout are being held on Jan. 11th. Talk to Coach Heald if you have any questions.

Happy Friday!

Ed Navarro

Principal

Principal’s Message 11/29/16

Hello Falcon Families – I am hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! 

I would like to personally invite you to a screening of a very important movie titled Screenagers. As a father of a high school freshman and a 6th grader, I know how all-consuming the digital screen can be for our children.

Thanks to the R.V.M.S. Leadership class and our S.T.P.C. (Student, Teacher, Parent, Council) we will be showing this film to ALL our students on Friday Dec. 2nd.

 As an added bonus, we would like to share this film with you, the parents, so as to assist in opening the worthwhile conversation about growing up in the digital age. We hope you can make it.  Immediately following the film, we will begin our monthly STPC meeting.  We hope you will stick around and contribute to our Student, Teacher, Parent Council.

 Screenagers – The Movie

 

ABOUT THE FILM (Runtime: 68 minutes. Directed by: Delaney Ruston, M.D.)

Screenagers is about the impact of the digital age on children and how to help them minimize harmful effects and find balance. After seeing the film, people tell us that they feel more confident and better equipped to establish balance around screen time. (See Poster Attached)

Parent Showing:

            When : Thursday, Dec. 1st  @ 6:00 PM

            Where: Rincon Valley Middle School Library

            Cost:  Free of Charge

            Sponsored by: RVMS Leadership and RVMS STPC

Principal’s Message   11-5-16

Hello Parents – What a wonderful week it has been.  It is not every year we get to celebrate Halloween on a Monday (thank goodness). We started the week with our Halloween festivities which included our RVMS costume parade.  I was thrilled to see so many student and staff dressed-up in such fun and imaginative costumes.  I have attached some pictures below.

Congratulations to our many Falcons who tried out and made our volleyball and basketball teams.  As I walked through the tryouts, I saw hard work and commitment exuding from the participants.  I know that the fortunate ones who made the teams really had to rally hard and perform strongly to have made the cut because the completion was very fierce.  Way to Go Mighty Falcons.  You will represent us well during your upcoming seasons.

Oral grades week is next week.  Your students should be getting his/her mid-quarter grades in all classes. Be sure to check in to see how he/she is doing. Progress reports will be mailed home the following week.

Trees, Trees, Beautiful Trees.   I am proud to say that we have one of the most beautiful middle school campuses around. With our green lawns and our fully grown trees in the quad, our students get to rejuvenate during breaks in the fresh air within our green surroundings. I am hoping to add to this beauty by adding more trees.  In the front block of our quad, we have two empty planters where trees once lived.  I am seeking a donation of two trees to plant in these spots.  If you, or someone you know, might be willing to provide the RVMS community with a tree or two, please let me know. I would gladly talk to you about this.

Road safety – Please be careful out there.  After school, we have several hundreds of kids exiting the area all at one time.  As you drive on Middle Rincon or Badger Road, be extra cautious and keep an eye out for students, either walking, riding scooter or bikes, or on skateboards.  I would hate to see one of our Falcons get hurt. I appreciate the extra effort to ensure our students’ safety.

Attendance Office Notes – If your child is arriving to school after 8:30, a parent must accompany them to the office to sign them in.  Failing to do so will result in an unexcused cut.

Are you going on vacation and your student is going to miss school?  If so, it is the student’s responsibility to ask the teacher for the work they will miss.  As much advanced notice as possible is tremendously helpful. Our teachers will try to get the student the work, but they are not required to do so before the student leaves.  The student is responsible for completing the work and will be given a reasonable amount of time to do so upon his/her return.

Have a great weekend!

Ed Navarro

RVMS Principal