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SCHOOLS AND DISTRICT OFFICE CLOSED FOR WINTER HOLIDAYS

All Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District schools and offices will be closed for winter break from Friday, December 19, to Friday, January 2. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Happy Holidays!

District News

To see the latest edition of the Grapevine. click here.

ELECTRONIC FLYER DELIVERY STARTS DECEMBER 9TH Peachjar.jpg
With the new Peachjar eflyer program, paper flyers that in the past were sent home will now be delivered electronically to parents' email inboxes.  Click HERE to learn more.

PLTW TEACHER CAROL KINNARD FEATURED
Granada High School teacher Carol Kinnard was recently featured on the Project Lead the Way website as a Computer Science Education Week Teacher.  Click HERE to read about her efforts to inspire and motivate students.

LIVERMORE VALLEY EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER
The December issue of the Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) newsletter is now available. Click HERE to view and read about upcoming events and ways to support the students and teachers in LVJUSD.

LVJUSD WEATHER SAFETY ADVISORIES
Student safety and security is our top priority.   We would like to pass along the following weather safety advisories. Please remember to:

  • Send your children to school in appropriate rain attire.
  • Allow extra time to transport your children to school and schedule extra time to arrive at schools sites in anticipation of dismissal times.
  • Reduce your speeds as you travel through our streets and keep a close eye out for pedestrians. Also, remember to drive with your headlights on.
  • Reinforce safe-driving practices with your student driver(s).
  • Remind students walking to school to be extra cautious and aware of traffic and their surroundings.

WANTED:  VOLUNTEERS FOR PARCEL TAX OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District invites the Livermore community to apply for three positions on the Measure M Citizens' Oversight Committee.  Members serve a two-year term.  Press Release & Application

LVEF LOGO DESIGN CONTEST
Livermore Valley Education Foundation (LVEF) is conducting a logo design contest for Del Valle, Granada, Livermore and Vineyard High School students. Entries must be received no later than January 31, 2015.  Download the contest flyer.

LIVERMORE HIGH NOMINATED FOR BEST PRODUCTION
Livermore High School's production of Thoroughly Modern Mille was nominated for the 2014 Broadway World San Francisco Award for Best Production Performed by Youth. Winner is selected based on an online vote. Learn more and how to vote.

MATHCOUNTS MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TOURNAMENT - JANUARY 10
This year's city-wide middle school MathCounts competition will take place Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Granada High School Student Union. Informational Flyer & Logo Design Contest - Entries due 12-1-14

SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR PERRY OUTREACH PROGRAM
The Perry Outreach Program is a day long, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Apply by December 17th to participate in the free program on January 24th at UCSF.

UPDATE FROM LVJUSD NURSES
We continue to monitor information from Alameda County Public Health regarding communicable diseases. In addition to seasonal flu, we are also tracking updates and recommendations regarding Enterovirus D-68 and Ebola. For additional information, please visit http://www.acphd.org/

SUPPORT LIVERMORE SCHOOLS WITH EMPLOYER GIVING CAMPAIGN
Employees at Bay Area corporations like LLNL and Sandia will soon designate their favorite charities as beneficiaries during annual corporate giving campaigns. Please consider supporting the Livermore Valley Education Foundation who maintain and enrich critically important programs for students in Livermore Schools.  More Info

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
Click the link to the right to start enrolling your child for next school year. Any questions, contact Student Services at 606-3206 or 606-3207.  Welcome!

 

PARENT RESOURCES

California Career Center

Help middle school and high school students explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers. http://www.calcareercenter.org/

Additional online resources for parents can be found at the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District Website  or click on the Parent Resources Quick Link on the Christensen homepage.

LVEF Company Matching Grant Programs

Many companies offer Matching Donation Programs for employees. It’s like a matching 401K for donations! PG&E recently launched their Community Investment Program which contributed $19 million in 2010 ...more

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Today: 12/19/14
All Day: Winter Break, December 19, 2014 through January 2, 2015

Calendar of Events

December
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          December 19 -
                      January 2, 2015

January
5        School Resumes
10      MathCounts District
          Competition,8:30 a.m.,
          Granada High School
13      English Learners Parent
          Meeting, 7 p.m., Room 601
14      CMS Winter Orchestra and
          Choir Concert, 7 p.m., Gym
15      CMS Winter Band Concert,
          7 p.m., Gym
19      Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
          (No School)
21      PTA Meeting, 7 p.m.,
          Library
29      8th Gr. Promotion  Committee
          Meeting, 7 p.m., Library
 

Call In Your Child's Absence

Please remember to call in an absence to the attendance line, 925-606-4702, ext. 2.

Students who have perfect attendance (no absences and no tardies) will receive a perfect attendance award at the end of the school year.

Beeb's Cash Back Program

You can help CMS earn cash rewards each time you dine at Beeb's Sports Grill. This is a year-round fundraiser. They will donate 10% of your guest check to CMS each time you dine at Beeb's and ...more

Introducing School Loop

School Loop is an exciting tool for communicating with all members of the learning community.  It is a web-based service that provides a direct link to published class assignments, students’ grades, and other school information.  If you have not already done so, please register.  All registered members will receive periodic emails providing them with specific information relating to their student and the school. 

STEM Open House

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Livermorium Scientists Visit CMS

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists, Mark and Nancy Stoyer, spoke to students at CMS in the STEM 2 class as well as during lunch time.  They are part of the team credited with discovering Livermorium.

For more information, please click HERE to see the Independent News artcle.

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