Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Message from Mr. Allen


27800 Longhill Drive

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 

"a place in the sun"

Dear Soleado Families,

It is with genuinely mixed emotions that I notify you that I have accepted the position of Principal at Miraleste Intermediate School. The new position presents me with new challenges and professional growth for which I am ready.

While I am excited about my new position, I have a heavy heart as I leave Soleado after 8 years of service to this community. Over those eight years, together, we have taken our school from the lowest performing in the district to one of the highest. We have earned recognition for being a California Distinguished School, spoken to astronauts and made our campus a more beautiful place to work, learn and grow. 

Together, we have created a school culture which recognizes and rewards kindness and good citizenship in children. We have restructured the learning community to include all students in the general education setting and set the wheels of collaboration in motion to ensure that they are supported. As a community, we worked to transform our parent support group into one that includes a Booster Club in addition to our PTA, allowing parents an option when seeking ways to become involved in the school. 

I have been blessed to have worked with so many wonderful families and children during my time at Soleado. I leave the school knowing that the parent community supports are strong and united, the teaching staff is dynamic and on target toward transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards. Soleado is an outstanding school and I am sure that it will continue to be so in the future. 

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District will be making announcements in the very near future as to who will be taking over as the Principal at Soleado. Please be assured that I will be close and present in the transition and that I am only a phone call away. 

Thank you for all of the support you have provided over the past eight years. It has been my honor and pleasure to be a part of the Soleado community and village.


Kevin Allen

Video Night Pictures Available

Dear Soleado Parents/Guardians,
Just a reminder, Soleado parents, that if you would like to purchase a DVD of all of the photos shown at last Friday's Slideshow Night, you can fill out an order form in the front office today.  DVDs are $10 each, payable by cash or a check made out to "Soleado Booster Club." 

DVDs will be delivered to your child's classroom tomorrow morning, with your child's name written on it.  Extra copies will be available for purchase in the front office tomorrow morning.

And if you ordered a DVD but have not paid for it, please leave your payment in the Booster Club Box in the front office in order to receive your DVD.

Thank you!
Your Soleado Booster Club

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Our calendar for the last few days of this year

Dear Soleado Parent/Guardian,
The year is quickly coming to a close and, as I look at the calendar, I realize there is an awful lot coming up in the next 5 days of school. In an effort to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of the fun, I am providing you a “calendar at a glance” with all of the important dates and times for everything.
Friday, May 31
            Soleado Field Day, 9:15 – 1:00
Field Day will be from 9:15 – 12:00 on the field and lunch is from 12 – 1. Parents are invited to come out and cheer their child on and then stay on campus for lunch. Please look for the letter that was sent home earlier this week for all of the details.
            Soleado Slide Show, 6:30 - @8:45
The end of the year “Video Yearbook” held in the Soleado Quad. Parents are encouraged to bring out lawn chairs and blankets and make an evening of it. Dinner can be purchased at The Appetizer and a portion of the proceeds will be donated back to Soleado. Just bring your food, lawn chairs, blankets and smiles and have a great Friday evening with the Soleado family.
Tuesday, June 4
            First Grade Jump Rope Show, 11:15 in the Amphitheater
Wednesday, June 5
            Fifth Grade Maturation Films
All 5th grade parents should have received a permission slip for this. Please sign and return ASAP. If you should have any questions, contact Mr. Allen.
Thursday, June 6
            Last Day of School – MINIMUM DAY – School dismissed at 12:45
                        Fifth Grade Culmination Ceremony, 9:00, MPR
                        Fifth Grade Field Day - @10:00 – 12:45
                        Various Classroom End of Year Parties