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Panther Newsletter

Dec. 9th, 2019


Principal’s Message

from Terry Redfern

The PBIS PAWS rollout continues this week.  Last week our word of the week was Wise.  This week we are focusing on being Safe.   Remind your student(s) of the importance of being safe both physically and emotionally by making good choices.  Last week students engaged in hands on learning in our maker space in tech class.  



This past Friday our musical Seussical opened.  Below are some photos from the performance





Schedule for the Week of  Dec. 9 - 13 


Dec. 9

ERA Periods 1 - 6 all and release at 1:40


Dec. 10


PERIODS 1,3,5  After School Hw Help available


Dec. 11




Dec. 12


PERIODS 1,3,5 After School Hw Help available


Dec. 13


 PERIODS 2,4,6

Seusical The Musical - Don't Miss it. - This is the Last week

Dec. 13th - 15th.  Friday and Saturday night at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Come join the fun with 50 San Lorenzo Valley Middle School students as they bring joy, laughter, and heartfelt family fun to the Dr. Seuss story of Horton Hears a Who through the wonderful music celebrated in "Seussical Jr."

$15 - General
$10 - Staff/Students/Seniors

Please click this link for tickets

See the attached flyer for more details. 


  • This Holiday season when you shop Amazon use Amazon Smile 

 Click here to help Panther Club & SLVMS!



It's not just the holiday season, it's flu season.  

Our district nurse has written an important letter to all families.  It is attached to this newletter.  Please take time to read it carefully.  We need your help to keep our students healthy.





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.


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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Upcoming Panther Club Meeting dates 2019-20:

  • Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - 6pm SLVMS library 

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.


 Do you know someone looking to complete their GED?  

Free classes to prepare for the GED!

*Convenient after work individual and small group instruction in Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

*Every Tuesday and Wednesday, drop in hours between 4-8.

Same day registration at:

San Lorenzo Valley High School

7105 Highway 9

Felton, CA 95018

Room #J1

Contact Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult education at Green Valley Center (831) 786-2160.



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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