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Principal's Update 11/29/22
Posted 11/29/22

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

I hope everyone had a safe and restful Thanksgiving Break with family and friends.  Here are the latest updates for our Hidden Valley school community.

English Learner Advisory Committee December 6th!

  • The meeting of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) will be held on Tuesday, December 6th from 6:00 to 7:00pm via ZOOM.   

Student Leadership- NEW Students will be in Safe School Ambassador training on Dec. 1st and 2nd.  Thank you to Student Leadership for our successful Food Drive!  All of the food collected goes to our Hidden Valley Food Pantry to help families in need.


PFO Events:

  • Family Fun Night at Snoopy’s Home Ice, December 2nd from 7:30-9pm.  Please see flyer below.

  • Movie Night December 9th!  Please see the flyer below for our indoor movie night on December 9th. Here is the link to purchase tickets:    Ticket sales will be closed once we reach 100 sold. 


  • Parents must show proof of a negative COVID test before their child returns to school.

  • Hidden Valley has FREE Covid Rapid Test kits for families. 


Child Care at Hidden Valley

Child Care will be OPEN from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,  December 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, and 29. 

Child Care will be CLOSED the following dates: December 23, 26, 27, 30, Jan. 2 & 3.


Calendar for December/January:   

Dec. 1st: PFO Meeting, 6pm over Zoom Rescheduled to Dec. 15th!

Dec. 1st: District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) over zoom

Dec. 2nd:  Family Fun Night at Snoopy’s Home Ice, 7:30-9pm

Dec. 7th: Walk & Roll to School Day

Dec. 9th:  Family Fun Movie Night, Indoors in MPR.  Limited seats available!

Dec. 15th:  Food Pantry and Holiday Toy Distribution 9-11am and 3-4pm.

Dec. 15th:  PFO meeting, 6pm over zoom

Dec. 18th: Hanukkah begins

Dec. 19th- Jan 3rd: No School, Winter Break

Dec. 25th: Christmas Day

Dec. 26th: Kwanzaa begins

Jan. 4th: School resumes! (Yes, on a Wednesday!)

Jan. 12th:  District English Language Advisory Committee (DELAC) 6pm.

Jan. 16th:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday.  School Closed

Jan. 27th:  District-wide Professional Development Day.  School Closed



December Safe Routes to School

This December, we are holding our 3rd annual "Walk & Roll for Wheels Month", to focus on noticing what's around us when walking or rolling, keeping us safe, and making our routes interesting and beautiful. To help students do that, we've created an updated, fun Scavenger Hunt Challenge that they can do on their route to school or anywhere during the month of December.  And we already have our December Challenge Video Commercial ready for you to share to help promote the challenge! 


Students who complete our December Walk & Roll for Wheels Challenge and submit their Scavenger Hunts SRTS by Monday January 9th will be entered into a drawing to win a scooter or roller skates!  

Christmas Lights Bike Parade  Petaluma!




Brad Coscarelli

Principal, Hidden Valley Elementary