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Message from Principal Stibich
Dear Hidden Hills Families,
My name is Melodie Stibich and I am thrilled to be joining the Hidden Hills community as your new principal! I am so looking forward to getting to know each of you and your children. I would like to thank everyone for your extraordinary patience these past few weeks as the transition process unfolded. Moving from one school district to another mid-year required that our two districts strategically plan the timeline. Monday, March 3rd will be my first official day at Hidden Hills!
As I am sure that you must be very curious about my background and experience, I thought I would take this opportunity to share a little information about myself. In 1997, I moved to California from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. For the past 17 years, I have worked in the Castro Valley Unified School District. I began as a Special Day Class teacher at Castro Valley High School, and then moved to Jensen Ranch Elementary to teach Fifth Grade. I served in this role for eight years before becoming principal of Palomares Elementary. While at Palomares, I also worked as a Curriculum Coordinator at our District Office. After five amazing years in this capacity, I began a double-duty assignment as the principal of both Jensen Ranch and Palomares simultaneously. For the past two years, after our state and district budget improved, I was able to focus my attention solely on Jensen Ranch.
As you get to know me, you will see that I have very high expectations for myself. Having been the principal of two very high performing schools, both California Distinguished Schools and National Blue Ribbon Award winners, I understand the commitment that it takes for all students to reach their highest potential. I believe that every student can and will succeed if provided the right supports and opportunities to be challenged. I see it as my responsibility as the principal to oversee this process, guiding the staff and allocating the resources and supports to make it happen.
You will also soon discover that I am very much a believer in the power of collaboration. Whether between home and school, teacher to teacher, or parent to parent, we all work better, accomplish more, and feel more effective, when we set our sights on a common goal and pour all of our efforts into reaching our vision. My belief has always been that excellence is never an accident, and we can only get there if we work as a team. As part of this process, I have always maintained an open door policy and, even though I will not always be able to fix every problem or make every person happy, I will always take the time to listen and help problem-solve.
Lastly, you should know that while I take my role as principal very seriously, I also believe that school should be fun! I also know that the best schools are those where every single person feels valued, safe, and welcomed. It is my top priority to ensure that everyone who sets foot on our campus feels like part of the Hidden Hills Family. When we take the time to strategically plan, forge positive relationships, celebrate our achievements, and build on past successes, we can create a learning environment where everyone thrives.
Hidden Hills has developed a reputation for academic excellence; it is a place where exceptional teaching and learning is the norm. I am truly honored to have been selected as your new principal! I look forward to seeing you all bright and early on Monday, March 3rd.
Hidden Hills Elementary Principal
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Before & Afterschool Day Care
Hidden Hills Elementary School has an onsite day care provider "The Growing Room". The Growing Room is a privately operated day care provider. Please stop by The Growing Room if you will be needing before or afterschool care.
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Missing Last Ten Days of School for 2013-14
Please see the attached link for important information regarding the last 10 days of school and missing the first 3 days of school 2014-15. Continue
March 3, 2014
Message from Principal Stibich:
Please see our school website to view Mrs. Stibich's welcome letter to the HH community!
Read Across America
Read Across America Day is a national day celebrating reading--this year on Monday, March 3, 2014. Here in the San Ramon Valley we have added our own flair that captures the spirit of Dr. Seuss. Community members signed up to be a guest reader at Hidden Hills Elementary School so "Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat." This year's selected book for Read Across America is, The Day the Crayons Quit, written by Drew Daywalt and beautifully illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Soul Shoppe Parent Training
Join our own Daniel Bruno from SOUL SHOPPE for a very special presentation on powerful communication tools to help resolve conflicts on Tuesday, March 4th from 7:00-8:00 pm in the MPR at Live Oak Elementary.
This would be perfect for those parents that missed our Parent Night in the fall or those of you who would like to continue to reinforce the soul shoppe strategies your students are learning here at Hidden Hills!
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Soaring Hawk Winners
Congratulations to these students have been honored for demonstrating one or more of our six character traits this week: Citizenship, Empathy, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Trustworthiness!
For week ending 2/28/14:
Student Google Portal
SARC (School Accountability Report Card)
2nd Grade CogAT Testing Week : February 24-28
2nd grade students will be taking the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). This assessment is used to identify students for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in our district. Please do your best to not schedule appointments for your grade 2 students during that week.
For information about the CogAT test, please go to our district website at www.srvusd.net/GATE.
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