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Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 9/7/16

Audience: Aaron Brengard, Homepage, Administration, Common Core, K. Smith Habits, Our Reinvention and Staff


   The 4th annual Exhibition Night is in the books. Over 600 students presented work to at least 2,000 guests.  With the food vendors and variety of activities, this night of project sharing is like a carnival of learning.

  In transitional kindergarten, students  read and learned about nutrition as they built “colorful plates” and built well-balanced meals.

 Kindergartners performed “Mr. Rhythm's Zoo Holiday” to a packed house. The musical was the final performance on a project focused on story elements. Students learned about characters, setting, and more. 

   In the library, our first graders hosted a mix between performances and demonstrations of 2-D and 3-D shape knowledge. Throughout the campus, visitors were seen carrying mini-piñatas built with the first grade students. 

  Economics was the focus for our second graders.  For a project entitled “Goods R Us,” they gained an understanding of how goods are manufactured, and for Exhibition sold items that required multiple steps and multiple team members to make.  They sold ice cream sandwiches, smoothies, and nachos.  They are donating the money earned to their favorite charities.

   Third graders also did a project with an economic focus - “The Shark Tank.”

With an understanding of supply and demand, student groups created original  products and sold them to Exhibition guests.  They used these sales to test the products, get feedback and get ready for their presentations this coming week.

   We went back in time with the 4th graders with some historical reenactments from California history.  Small groups focused on key parts of history related to California statehood, the transcontinental railroad, and the Gold Rush. The scenery and acting made for a realistic experience for the audience.  These same performances will be done for 4th graders from other schools in the coming weeks.

   Comics, superheroes, and the Periodic Table were combined to make for a fun and interactive display for our fifth graders.  Students made an incredible display of art representing the elements. Be sure to come see it. The “Comicon-like” event even included a fashion show. 

   For our sixth graders, they tackled overconsumption by using design thinking to come up with some creative solutions to environmental problems.  A solar shower or car, “up-cycled” works of art and even a recycle bin made from recycled materials were on display.  

  It began months ago with the project launches and the project origin question. From transitional kindergarten to sixth grade, every student went through the stages of a project taking on meaningful work, researching and gathering knowledge, working together, persisting through challenges, reading, writing, speaking, thinking critically, and being creative.   

  Thank you to all of the friends and family who came out to our Exhibition Night.  Every year it gets better.  Can’t wait to see what’s to come next year.

Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 5/26/16

Audience: Aaron Brengard, Homepage, Administration, Common Core, K. Smith Habits, Our Reinvention and Staff

Dear Parents/Guardians,


We’re excited to share the news that Evergreen School District is making some changes to our Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programming. For the first time, Evergreen will be piloting full-day Kindergarten (K) and Transitional Kindergarten (TK) at five of our schools. While half day kindergarten and the terrific teachers that have worked with Evergreen kids have served our families well for many years, a full-day kindergarten program can also provide social, emotional and intellectual benefits to kindergarteners, giving them more time to focus and reflect on activities and transition between them. We have also heard from many parents that this is an option that would best serve their families’ needs. On April 14, the Board of Trustees approved the changes, which will take effect in the 2016/17 school year. As things are moving quickly, we wanted to let you know as soon as possible, that as the parent or guardian of an incoming Evergreen TK or K student you may have the option of being one of the first families to take advantage of this choice.


The first schools to offer this option will be Montgomery (K), K. Smith (K&TK), Laurelwood (K), Cadwallader (K), and Silver Oak (K). If you are registered to attend any of these schools your child will now have access to full day programming. If your child is registered to attend another school in the District but you wish to access this programming, you can apply for School Choice. The School Choice Transfer Application Period will run Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 20, followed by a lottery for the limited number of available spaces, of those who submit their applications to District Office (3188 Quimby Rd.) in that window. Requests submitted after the initial lottery will be placed on a waiting list and processed in a timely manner.


We’re thrilled to launch this new option for our families and will work toward expanding the program to other schools in the near future.




Dan Deguara

Assistant Superintendent

Estimados padres y tutores:


Nos emociona compartir las noticias sobre los cambios a nuestro programa de kínder y kínder de transición. Por primera vez probaremos un modelo de clase de kínder y kínder de transición de jornada completa en cinco de nuestras escuelas. Con la aprobación formal de la Mesa Directiva y con fecha 14 de abril de 2016, les informamos a los padres de familia y tutores de nuestros futuros estudiantes que tienen la opción de ser una de las primeras familias en aprovechar la disponibilidad de este programa nuevo.


Las primeras escuelas en ofrecer esta opción de jornada completa serán Cadwallader, Katherine R.Smith, Laurelwood, Montgomery y Silver Oak. Si una de estas escuelas es su “escuela de residencia”, su hijo ahora tendrá acceso al programa de jornada completa. No es necesario que haga nada más. Si su hijo está inscrito para asistir a otra escuela del distrito y quiere que participe en este programa, puede solicitar una transferencia de opción de escuela en base a un sorteo entre el 2 de mayo de 2016 y el viernes 20 de mayo de 2016. Vea la información adjunta para conocer más detalles.


Nos emociona el lanzamiento de este programa nuevo de kínder y kínder de transición de jornada completa para nuestras familias y trabajaremos para expandir el programa a otras escuelas en el futuro cercano.



Dan Deguara

Asistente del superintendente


Kính gửi Quý Phụ Huynh/Người Giám Hộ:

Chúng tôi rất vui mừng được chia sẻ tin tức về những thay đổi trong chương trình Mẫu Giáo và Mẫu Giáo Chuyển Tiếp của chúng tôi. Đầu tiên, chúng tôi sẽ tổ chức thử nghiệm mô hình lớp mẫu giáo và mẫu giáo chuyển tiếp trọn ngày ở năm trường học của chúng tôi. Với sự phê duyệt chính thức của Hội Đồng Quản Trị vào ngày 14 tháng 4 năm 2016, chúng tôi xin thông báo tới quý phụ huynh /người giám hộ của những học sinh tương lai của chúng tôi rằng chúng tôi đã sẵn sàng tạo cơ hội cho quý vị lựa chọn trở thành một trong những gia đình đầu tiên có thể tận dụng lợi thế của chương trình mới này.

Những trường đầu tiên cung cấp lựa chọn học trọn ngày này sẽ là Cadwallader, Katherine R. Smith, Laurelwood, Montgomery và Silver Oak. Nếu một trong các trường này là "trường học sở tại" của quý vị, thì bây giờ con của quý vị sẽ có quyền tiếp cận với chương trình học trọn ngày. Quý vị không cần phải làm thêm bất cứ điều gì. Nếu con của quý vị được đăng ký theo học ở một trường khác trong học khu và quý vị muốn con mình tham gia vào chương trình này, quý vị có thể nộp Đơn Xin Chuyển Đổi Lựa Chọn Trường Học dựa vào kết quả bốc thăm từ ngày 2 tháng 5 năm 2016 đến Thứ Sáu, ngày 20 tháng 5 năm 2016. Xin hãy xem tài liệu kèm theo để biết thêm chi tiết.

Chúng tôi rất phấn khởi được giới thiệu Chương Trình Mẫu Giáo và Mẫu Giáo Chuyển Tiếp trọn ngày mới này cho các gia đình và sẽ hướng tới việc mở rộng chương trình đến các trường học khác trong tương lai gần.

Trân trọng,


Dan Deguara

Trợ Lý Tổng Giám Đốc

Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 4/23/16

Audience: Homepage

A Note from the District Nurses:

Under a new law known as SB277, beginning January 1, 2016 exemptions based on personal beliefs will no longer be an option for the vaccines that are currently required for entry into child care or school in California.  Most families will not be affected by the new law because their children have received all required vaccination.  Personal beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at Kindergarten (including Transitional Kindergarten) or 7th grade.


For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at, or contact your local health department Immunization Education and Planning Program 408-937-2271. 

Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 1/25/16