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   Forestville School & Academy    

Viking Bulletin

September 12-16, 2016 


“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

Forestville Vikings Get Your Spirit Wear On!!

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The deadline to order is Wednesday, September 14th

Congratulations to Kind, Safe, Responsible Winners!    TK/K – Brayden Alberigi. 

1st – Daana Alvarez, Cameron Del Drago, & Jason Caulfield.  4th – Ama Doumani.  5th – Elaine Cortes 

September is Attendance Awareness Month…Going to school regularly matters!

We want your child to be successful in school!  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they can show up for school on time every day.   If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us. 

7-8 Sports news:  Cross Country has started!  There will be practice today and Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:00. Please bring your jogging clothes, jogging shoes, and water bottle.  We’ll meet on the soccer field.  See you there! Mrs. Thomasson.

Forestville 4-H Open House:  Come check out our local Forestville 4-H Club.  They offer quite a variety of projects; from archery to sewing, from goats to cattle for children from age seven (7)!  Their Open House is tonight, Monday, September 12th from 6:00-7:00, followed by their monthly club meeting from 7:00-8:00.  It will be at the Forestville Methodist Church at 6550 Covey Road. 

Picture Days:  Picture days are tomorrow, Tuesday, for TK-2nd grades, Wednesday for Preschool and 3rd-5th grades, and Thursday for 6th-8th grades.  Envelope Order Forms were sent home with students.  Cash, VISA, and checks (payable to Hawkes Photography) are acceptable. 

Jump-A-Thon & Move-A-Thon:  TK-8th grade students will be collecting money for the Jump-A-Thon (K-1st) and Move-A-Thon (2nd-8th) which is on Friday morning, September 23rd.  Donation envelopes were given to students to use for turning in donated money on the day of the event.  Money will be used for classroom supplies, activities, projects, guest speakers, and field trips, etc.  Parent volunteers and donations of healthy snacks, waters, and juice boxes are needed; see information/sign-up sheet sent home.  This event is a joint effort of teachers and the Forestville Education Foundation. 

Toolbox:  Empathy Tool.  I care for others. I care for myself.   Concept: Empathy is noticing how another person is feeling and being able to understand what they might be feeling. Empathy is caring about someone else. Empathy is the root of tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness. Turned inward, this becomes care and understanding for oneself.  Hand Gesture:  Place hands in front of you palms up, as if holding an imaginary level. Slowly raise the left hand, as you slowly lower the right hand. Reverse the motions repeatedly (like a “see-saw”).

Lunch Menu: 

Monday – chicken taco trio, veggie pepperoni calzoni pizza, baby carrots.

Tuesday – crispy chicken sandwich, taco dip & whole gain flatbread, coleslaw.

Wednesday – chicken bites, cheese enchiladas, pinto beans, grape tomatoes.

Thursday – “new” kickin chicken parm pasta, bean & cheese burrito, broccoli florets.

Friday – hot dog, southwest veggie wrap, turkey & cheddar sandwich, seasoned corn.


Visitor/Volunteer Sign-in:  All parents, visitors, and volunteers must check in at Main office and also wear badges/stickers for identification while on school campus.    

Student Safety:  There is a “Zero Tolerance” policy for any teasing, bullying, or harassing.  If anyone feels unsafe, we want to know about it by students reporting to any staff member, by calling the school at 887-2279, or by leaving a note in a Suggestion Box at either office. 



Mon., 9/12       7/8 Cross Country practice 3:00-4:00

7/8 Basketball game @ Home, 7th 4:00 & 8th 5:00


Tues., 9/13      TK-2nd Picture Day

                        TK-6 Faculty meeting, Library 2:15

                        7/8 Basketball game @ Tech Middle School, 7th 4:15 & 8th 5:15

                        7/8 Football practice 4:30-5:30


Wed., 9/14       Deadline to order Viking Wear

PreK & 3rd-5th Picture Day

                        7/8 Cross Country practice 3:00-4:00

                        7/8 Basketball practice 3:00-4:30

                        Washington DC Parent meeting, Audi 6:00


Thurs., 9/15     6th-8th Picture Day

                        7/8 Basketball practice 3:00-4:30

                        7/8 Football game @ Home 4:00

                        School Board meeting, Main staff room 6:00


Fri., 9/16          8th Basketball game @ Home 4:00


Save the Dates

9/20                 Foundation meeting

9/23                 K-8 Jump/Move-A-Thon

9/30                 K-3 Recognition Assembly




CalFresh Information to the Families of Students in

AB 402 CalFresh Partnership Districts




CalFresh is a nutrition program that helps parents to be able to buy healthy foods so that all family members have enough to eat. Parents can apply for CalFresh benefits for their children even if everyone in the family may not qualify. Healthy food and good nutrition supports student learning and success in school!

The Sonoma County Human Services Department and Catholic Charities, an independent non-profit, are partners with schools to ensure that the greatest number of students and their families have access to CalFresh benefits. We would like to work with you! Apply now to be eligible for food access this summer. We are available in several locations five days a week to help applicants complete the application and in many cases have it approved the same day.

For detail and more information, contact Fabiola Vasquez (707) 284-3850.

Información de CalFresh (estampillas de comida) a las familias de estudiantes

CalFresh (estampillas de comida) es un programa de nutrición que ayuda a los padres a ser capaz de comprar alimentos saludables para que todos los miembros de la familia tengan suficiente para comer. Los padres pueden solicitar beneficios de estampillas de comida para sus hijos, incluso si no todos en la familia sean elegibles. La comida sana y una buena nutrición ayudan el aprendizaje y el éxito de los estudiantes en la escuela.

El Departamento de Servicios Humanos del Condado de Sonoma y Caridades Católica, una agencia independiente sin fines de lucro, son socios de las escuelas para asegurar que el mayor número de estudiantes y sus familias tengan acceso a los beneficios de estampillas de comida. ¡Nos gustaría trabajar con usted! Aplique hoy para ser elegible para el acceso a los alimentos este verano. Estamos a su disposición en varias ubicaciones cinco días a la semana para ayudar a los solicitantes completar la solicitud y en muchos casos su aplicación puede ser aprobada el mismo día.

Para detalles y más
información, póngase en contacto con

Fabiola Vásquez (707) 284-3850 ext. 174.


Healthy Kids Survey Info

/home/forestville_usd/CHKS_Elementary%20quest._2015-16.pdf CHKS_Elementary quest._2015-16.pdf 

/home/forestville_usd/CHKS-elem-Spanish-1516.pdf CHKS-elem-Spanish-1516.pdf  
/home/forestville_usd/CHKS_Middle%20Sch%20quest._2015-16_Core.pdf CHKS_Middle Sch quest._2015-16_Core.pdf  
/home/forestville_usd/CHKS_MS_Span_2014-15_Core.pdf CHKS_MS_Span_2014-15_Core.pdf

7/8 Charter News

Timeline 7-8.pdf  

Grade 7-8 Ed Options Study 2015 (1).pdf  

R Lazarus Oct 2015 Bd .pptx