Panther Newsletter

January 20 - 24, 2020


Principal’s Message

from Terry Redfern


Welcome back to the new semester Panthers.  This week is the opportunity to start fresh and make academic success your goal.  Last Friday students with high grades in their classes were rewarded with activities.  These included field activities, art, games and maker space.  Here are a few photos of students from the day. image.png





In Mrs. Stockton's class students finished up their projects on an issue of interest. image.png


Schedule for the Week of  Jan. 20 - 24.



Jan. 20


NO School MLK day


Jan. 21


PERIODS 1, 3, 5 release at 2:25

  After School Hw Help available


Jan. 22


PERIODS 2, 4, 6 release at 2:25



Jan. 23


PERIODS 1, 3, 5 release at 2:25

  After School Hw Help available


Jan. 24


PERIODS 2, 4, 6 release at 2:25


CSUMB 7th field trip on March 19

Parents we need your help with transportation.  We will need 7th grade parents to chaperone our visit to CSUMB on March 19th.  Please contact the academic counselor, Mrs. Zilge, to confirm that you will be available.  


8th grade parent night at SLVHS is Feb. 5th, 2020 in the MPR

Come meet counselors and administrators and learn about our high school programs and campus activities. See the attached flyer.



Please read the attached message regarding the 2020 Census.


PE lost and found to be donated on Jan 24

The bins are overflowing.  Please check the lost and found in PE before this Friday for your missing clothes.




Support SLVMS afterschool sports & events, join us for

“Aladdin” Movie Matinee

Friday, January 24

2:30 – 4:30 SLVMS Gym Afterschool

Tickets available $5 in office or $8 at door suggested donation

Permission slip required/available in office

See the attached flyer

*Snacks for Sale*

Parent volunteers needed:



SLVMS Panther Club 

The Panther Club is the SLVMS Parent Club dedicated to supporting the students, staff and teachers at SLVMS. All parents and guardians of our middle school students are welcome as members of our nonprofit parent/teacher organization. Throughout the year we provide support to these various groups by providing much needed assistance. If you would like to get involved please join us at our monthly meetings. 

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Ways To Help Support Panther Club & SLVMS


If you have any questions please contact the Panther club at

  • Volunteer - Come to a meeting or email us --
  • Make a donation ($50/family/year is requested) -- Donate
  • Shop Amazon using Amazon Smile -- Click hereto help Panther Club & SLVMS!
  • Classroom Donations -- Handwipes, hand sanitizer and Kleenex are always welcome. Please drop your donations off in the office.
  • Boxtops -- Now you can receive bonus box tops credits to our school directly when you shop at Safeway! Visit www.2ways2earn.comfor more details and be sure to sign up for more special offers at Our school ID# 310911. Contact for more info. Keep on clippin’!

Panther Pantry - Ongoing. The Pantry sells snacks at after school sports events. While only a few years running, it has already been very successful! The money raised helps to fund PE class supplies and after school sports (pays for officials & prevents us from becoming a “Pay to Play” sports program). The Pantry can always use cash donations for supplies, a person to assist the coordinator in the stores operation (opening & closing for home games) and volunteers to run the pantry during games. The Panther Pantry raises THOUSANDS of dollars to keep after school sports free for SLVMS students. This can’t be done without the help of parent volunteers.

SLVUSD Student Nutrition Services - TITAN

New  for 2019/20 school year: Student Nutrition Services online payments can be made through Titan School Solutions. Please visit to create your account to make payments and view transactionsIf you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (831) 335-5384 or 




New School Photo Policy for Spring Pictures from Life Touch

Coming this Spring, we will continue to have great variety and vivid Spring seasonal backgrounds for all your families.


One change that will take place this coming Spring is the way the packages are being sold to the families. Currently, all students that get photographed, all get a photo package, then families return the unwanted photos/packages or keep the package and return the money to the school. The teachers gather them and ultimately return them to Lifetouch. This program has been in place for years. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of push back from the State of California the past years on the waste in paper/photo packages.


Starting this coming Spring (2020) and going forward, the Spring program will now be like our Fall program, where all students get photographed and they can either prepay or wait for the photo proofs to order their package. This means there will be no need for the school/teachers to gather photo packages or money after picture day, like in the past. We strongly feel this will be a better program going forward for all and will help us be more green for the environment.




The Community Opportunity Link is provided as a courtesy for parents and students by the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District to receive information of current local events and other student opportunities. These opportunities range from scouting, sports, arts/drama, local community events, as well as other parent resources.

In an effort to reduce paper, flyers will not be sent home to students; all approved flyers will be posted to this District-created website.




Parents who still need schoology codes can contact Mr. Redfern at  If you need help accessing your child's records, we can assist you.  Here is a link to instructions for parents to create schoology accounts with their students' code.

Safe Routes to School

Click HERE for more information on some alternate ways to walk/ride to and from the Felton Tri-Campus.



Below are some helpful links and contact information for SLV Middle School students and parents:


7179 Hacienda Way, Felton, CA.

Phone Numbers:

24 Hour Attendance Line:(831) 335-3812

Office (831) 335-4452  

Fax: (831) 335-7001


SLV Middle School Website


SLV Middle School Safety Plan


SLV Middle School Bell Schedule


SLVUSD 2019-20 School Year Calendar    




Best Regards,


Terry Redfern

Principal SLVMS

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