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  • Spirited Days--There is a conventional wisdom that "nothing gets done" the week before the holiday.  We would beg to differ.  Firstly, there is the reality of the fact that we only have 40 weeks together; we are not in a place for ourselves or our students to just dismiss one or more of the weeks as a zero. The truth is sometimes some of our best work happens when facing a deadline.  We expect work done and done to standard.  We see labs planned, exams in the queue and projects and classwork on the lesson plans ahead for this week.  There is no conflict between holiday season approaching and school.  We work while dressed in costume and task students to take notes while munching on cookies and sparkling juice.  The "distractions" can easily be ways to augment and promote habits that we hope last a lifetime.  Just because your teacher is wearing antlers doesn't mean that she can't task you to solve for x.  Just because the band is playing is no reason not to figure out whether the financial panics of the 19th century could have been avoided.  We still hold PTSA meetings (see you Monday!) we play sports (and quite well thank you!) and we assess our students and assign work to complete before we leave for the holiday.  So celebrate with us this week--come see a show and raise a cup of cheer, and bring your tablet.  There's work and play ahead!

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School out for the holidays from December 16--January 1

     Inside Pinole Valley-December 11-15

    Monday, December 11

    • Spirit Week begins—Pajama Day!
    • PTSA meeting tonight with our Builders 6:30 p.m. in the Library
    • Boys basketball at St. Mary’s
    • Singing telegrams all this week
    • Holiday snowman is asking for your snowy wishes
    • Holiday Candy Jars from Senior Class $5 while they last
    • Certified Nursing Assistant graduation from CCC with select Spartan students tonight
    • LGBT support group today at lunch in the health center
    • Tutoring after school in the Library and starting today in Spanish at lunch in #83

    Tuesday, December 12

    • Spirit Day—ugly sweaters!
    • Pinole Valley winter choir show at DeAnza tonight
    • Josten’s here today for seniors
    • VOCA welcomes guest Speaker Devin Lars today at lunch
    • Boys basketball home vs. San Rafael, girls soccer tries for perfect in league travels to St. Mary’s
    • Lit Mag wants your submissions, every Tuesday in the Library
    • Deadline of CSU East Bay extended to this week
    • PVHS welcomes KQED-radio today, special meeting with Spartan Ink at lunch in #37
    • Culinary Club in the Blue Room after school. Indo Pak, Latino Club, Forensics, Math Club, MESA, K-Pop, Mock Trial, Fashion Club
    • PLATO today after school—only 5 school days remain for catch up this quarter.  Also detention

     Wednesday, December 13

    • Spirit Day—Holiday gear and accessories
    • Collaboration Day Schedule—Adjunct committees meet
    • Concert and Show Choir perform at the Pinole Senior Village
    • Social Innovation Lunch happening today
    • Girls Basketball home vs. Drake High, Girls Soccer home vs. Alhambra
    • Last day for Engineering students to get sweatshirts for the holidays, see Ms. Johnson for details
    • Yearbook only $85 get it before it goes up

    Thursday, December 14

    • Spirit Day—Family Photo Day
    • Badminton first meeting of the year—in #30 at lunch
    • Band plays the Pinole holiday show at DeAnza High School
    • Band Festival for the Pinole families tonight at Pinole Middle
    • Book Club:  Ask the Passengers
    • Friendsgiving at lunch
    • Girls Basketball at San Rafael.  Girls Soccer home vs. Salesian

    Friday, December 15

    • Spirit Day—Class Colors:  Freshmen—gold.  Sophomores—white.  Juniors—green.  Seniors—red
    • Minimum Day Schedule
    • Boys soccer home vs. Salesian
    • Kwanza celebration at Richmond 4:00 today
    • Holiday greetings to all from Weekly Bulletin headquarters, spend your holiday with friends, family and books.  We will have games and events over break and stay in touch on our website for details.  Happiest of holidays, newest of years, back at work on Tuesday January 2, 2018
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    Pinole Valley High School will provide for every student an academic challenge to prepare them for college and career and to develop, for students, the confidence to become lifelong learners

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