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9/26/16

CORRECTION TO FRIDAY NIGHT'S EVENT (only 1 of the events is free) 

PVUSD’s Extended Learning Program is pleased to support this year’s 5th Watsonville Film Festival!  The Watsonville Film Festival committee has taken over the Fox Theatre in downtown Watsonville and they are bringing many beautiful, informative, and inspiring educational films (many in Spanish too per the list below) to our community. It starts this Thursday and runs through Sunday.  Friday night is free for the following event: 

Friday September 30, 5:30PM - GRATIS 

Viernes 30 de septiembre, 5;30 PM

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Here’s a general description of the Festival. 

 

5th Annual Watsonville Film Festival marks the Re-Opening of the Historic Fox Theater

The WFF Team is proud to present a lineup of more than 40 films in four days at the newly reopened Fox Theater, with a majority of filmmakers attending, from local rising stars to directors from New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City and the Bay Area. The festival will present a variety of independent fiction and documentary films from the Monterey Bay, Mexico, Japan, Spain, China, Paraguay, Cuba/Ireland, and Brazil.

WHAT: Transformation: The 5th Annual Watsonville Film Festival marks the Re-Opening of the Historic Fox Theater

WHEN: Sept. 29 - Oct. 2

WHERE: Fox Theater, 15 Maple Ave., Watsonville. 

COST: $7 Advance / $8 Door / Students-Youth $5; Opening Night $20, Passes: $15, $25 & $70. Festival Passes & individual tickets available in advance at Eventbrite. Tickets at the door, based on availability. Student discount tickets (21-under with ID) available only at the door. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

El 5º Festival de Cine de Watsonville marca la Reapertura del Teatro Fox en el Centro de Watsonville

El equipo del Festival de Cine de Watsonville se enorgullece en presentar más de 40 películas en cuatro días en el Teatro Fox, con muchos de los directores en asistencia, desde nuevo talento local hasta cineastas de Nueva York, Ciudad de México, Chicago, Los Angeles y el Área de la Bahía. El Festival presentará películas documentales y de ficción de nuestra región así como de México, Japón, España, China, Paraguay, Cuba/Irlanda y Brasil.

CUANDO: Del 29 de septiembre al 2 de octubre, 2016 

DONDE: Teatro Fox, 15 Maple Ave., Watsonville. 

COSTO: $7 Boletos por adelantado / $8 En la puerta / Estudiantes-Jóvenes $5; Noche Inaugural $20, Pases: $15, $25 & $70. Pases y boletos individuales disponibles en Eventbrite. Boletos en la puerta, dependiendo de su disponibilidad. Boletos con descuento para estudiantes (menores de 21 con identificación) disponibles sólo en la puerta. Falta de recursos no es impedimento. 


FILM DESCRIPTIONS / DESCRIPCIONES DE PELICULAS 

 

Friday September 30, 5:30PM - GRATIS 

Viernes 30 de septiembre, 5;30 PM

 

Latino Americans in the Pájaro Valley

Digital NEST filmmakers - Directors Attending

The Digital NEST, Watsonville Public Library & WFF present a series of short oral histories of Latino Americans living & working in the Pájaro Valley. [45 min. English & Spanish with English subtitles. All ages]

 

Latinoamericanos en el Valle del Pájaro

Miembros de Digital NEST – Proyección con presencia de Directores

Digital NEST, La Biblioteca Pública  de Watsonville y WFF presentan una serie de cortometrajes sobre los latinoamericanos que viven y trabajan en el Valle del Pájaro. [45 min. Inglés y español con subtítulos en inglés. Apto para todo público]

 

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Friday September 30, 7PM  

Viernes 7 de septiembre, 7PM

 

Landfill Harmonic

Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley

Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan youth musical group whose families live and work near a dump — and they play instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. But when a natural disaster strikes their region, musical director Favio Chávez must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testament to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit.

[84 min. Spanish with English subtitles. All ages]

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/122542602

 

Basurero Armónico

(Landfill Harmonic)

Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley

[84 min. Español con subtítulos en inglés. Apto para todo público.]

Documental sobre la Orquesta Reciclados de Cateura, un grupo de jóvenes del Paraguay cuyas familias viven y trabajan cerca de un basurero. Utilizan instrumentos construidos de deshechos, y gracias a que su historia se hace viral en los medios sociales, la fama de la Orquesta se catapulta a nivel mundial. Los problemas llegan cuando un desastre natural golpea su región, es entonces que el director musical Favio Chávez lucha por encontrar la manera de mantener la orquesta y proporcionar una fuente de esperanza para su pueblo.

La película es un testimonio del poder transformador de la música y la resistencia del espíritu humano.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/122542602

 

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Sunday October 2, 12:00 PM 

Domingo 2 de octubre, 12:00 PM 

 

El Canto del Colibrí

Marco Castro-Bojorquez - Director Attending

El Canto del Colibrí is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues of immigration, faith, marriage equality, machismo, culture, and the process of their LGBTQ children coming out. Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard in addressing LGBTQ issues. This film aims to amplify their voices, seeking to fight isolation and build bridges of hope and solidarity among our Latino fathers, their families and community activists.

[53 min. All Ages. Bilingual Spanish/English]

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/147961547

 

El Canto del Colibrí

Marco Castro-Bojórquez – Proyección con presencia del Director

[53 min. Apto para todo público. Bilingüe Español / Inglés]

El Canto del Colibrí es una historia de padres de familia latinos enfrentando problemas de inmigración, fe, igualdad en el matrimonio, machismo, cultura y el proceso de aceptar a sus hijos LGBTQ.

Pocas veces se escucha el canto del colibrí, de igual forma las voces de los padres latinos varones rara vez se escucha en lo que respecta a cuestiones LGBTQ. Esta película pretende difundir sus voces, luchar contra el aislamiento, construir puentes de esperanza y solidaridad entre nuestros padres latinos, sus familias y activistas de la comunidad.

 

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/147961547

 

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Sunday October 2, 2:00 PM

Domingo 2 de octubre, 2:00 PM

 

Indivisible

Hilary Linder - Director Attending

Renata, Evelyn and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life. They were teenagers when their mothers, fathers, and siblings were deported. Indivisible follows these three DREAMers as they fight for a pathway to citizenship and a chance to be reunited with their loved ones. An emotional & inspiring film about the young people at the heart of our nation’s immigration debate.

[80 min. English, Spanish, Portuguese with English subtitles. All ages]

 

Indivisible

Hilary Linder – Proyección con la presencia de la Directora

[80 min. Inglés, español, portugués con subtítulos en inglés. Apto para todo público]

 

Renata, Evelyn y Antonio eran pequeños cuando sus padres los trajeron a Estados Unidos en búsqueda de una vida mejor. Cuando eran adolescentes sufrieron la  deportación de sus madres, padres y hermanos. Indivisibles son estos tres soñadores en su lucha por obtener la ciudadanía  americana y tener la oportunidad de reunirse con sus seres queridos. Una película emotiva e inspiradora acerca de los jóvenes que se encuentran en el centro del debate sobre inmigración en nuestra nación.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/80306250

 

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Sunday October 2, 4:00 PM

Domingo 2 de octubre, 4:00 PM

 

 

Boy & the World / O Menino e o Mundo

Alê Abreu

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry – the film’s stunning visuals becoming more complex as his small world expands. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village & city, nature & industry, rich & poor – and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song. 2015 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Film.

[80 min. No dialogue. All ages]

Trailer: https://youtu.be/-rHgiSMiHhs

 

El niño y el mundo

(Boy & the World / O Menino e o Mundo)

Alê Abreu

[Brasil. 80 min. Sin diálogos. Apto para todo público]

La tranquila vida de Cuca se deshace cuando su padre se va a la ciudad. Decidido a reunir a su familia, Cuca emprende un viaje que se desarrolla entre impresionantes efectos visuales cada vez más espectaculares ya que su pequeño mundo se expande.

La historia de un mundo cambiante a través de los ojos de un niño curioso. El niño y el mundo representa un encuentro entre la vida de pueblo y la gran ciudad, la naturaleza y la industria, ricos y pobres —y pese a todo, el corazón y el alma de las personas laten como una canción.

Nominada en 2015 al Oscar a la Mejor Película de Animación.

 

Consuelo Alba, Executive Director

Watsonville Film Festival

(831) 325-8724

consuelo@watsonvillefilmfest.org

Website • Facebook • Twitter

 

5th Annual Watsonville Film Festival | September 29 - October 2, 2016 at the Historic Fox Theater! 

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9/13/16

Evento Familiar: Conozca al Astronauta Jose Hernandez el 11 de octubre en la escuela Watsonville High. 

 

To learn more about Mr. Hernandez, here is a video that highlights his journey in education.  Be prepared to be inspired!

Para aprender más sobre el Sr. Hernández , aquí hay un vídeo que pone de relieve su viaje en la educación . ¡Esté preparado para ser inspirado! 

 

Published on Jul 5, 2016

When Jose Hernandez was born, many people thought his life was mapped out for him. He was the son of migrant farm workers and it was assumed he would continue working in the fields. But Jose defied those expectations by dreaming big, working hard and believing he would one day reach for the stars as an astronaut for NASA. This is the story of his amazing journey. Producer, Hector Perez, Rocket Productions,Inc, Chicago, IL www.rocketchicago.com hector@rocketchicago.com

 

Publicado el 5 jul, el año 2016

Cuando nació José Hernández, mucha gente pensaba que su vida se ha trazado para él. Él era el hijo de trabajadores agrícolas migrantes y se asumió que seguiría trabajando en el campo . Pero José desafió esas expectativas soñando en grande, trabajando duro y con la certeza que llegaría un día a las estrellas como astronauta para NASA . Esta es la historia de su viaje asombroso.

Productor , Héctor Pérez , Producciones Rocket , Inc., Chicago , IL www.rocketchicago.com hector@rocketchicago.com

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbQjb4HsOM   video in English

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aRBR2_bJUo  video in Spanish w/Eng. subtitles

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9/13/16

AUTHOR ISABEL ALLENDE GRACES PVUSD ON NOVEMBER 17th 

The Pajaro Valley Unified District’s Extended Learning Department proudly announces our 11th annual ON THE SAME PAGE community reads program.  This event brings the work of inspirational California authors, and their award-winning stories to our community.  The program is in collaboration with the Family Literacy Project, On the Same Page founder George Ow Jr., and the Migrant Education Department.  High school students, district parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to participate.

 

This year we have accomplished a longtime goal of bringing the leading Latina author of our time, Isabel Allende, to our community.  Ms.  Allende is a prolific author who has written 21 literary works including her first published book, House of the Spirits, which originally won her critical acclaim. Her other notable works include Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, Stories of Eva Luna, The Infinite Plan, Daughter of Fortune, Portrait in Sepia, a trilogy for young readers (City of Beasts, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, and Forest of Pygmies), Zorro, Ines of  My Soul, Island Beneath the Sea, Maya’s Notebook, Ripper and her latest book, The Japanese Lover. Her nonfiction titles include Aphrodite, a humorous collection of recipes and essays, and three memoirs: My Invented Country, Paula (a bestseller that documents her daughter’s illness and death, as well as her own life), and The Sum of Our Days.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

WHAT:          2016 On the Same Page community reads featuring best-selling author Isabel Allende’s international best seller Maya’s Notebook.

WHEN:          Kick-off  October 3rd with reading continuing through December 2016

WHO:             Open to PVUSD High School teachers and their students, parents, staff and community members.  Parental Authorization forms are required for each participating student under the age of 18.     

BOOKS:         Distributed on September 24, 2016 at no cost to district-sponsored book club participants and classroom teachers upon receipt of the On The Same Page Participation Form on a priority bases as follows: 

  1. Family Literacy Project Parent Book Club participants
  2. English/LA teachers
  3. Social Studies teachers
  4. SSL & ESL Teachers

            Books will also be available for check-out at Watsonville Public Library, the

Freedom Branch Library, and, for purchase at Kelly’s Books in Watsonville via email at kelly@watsonvillebooks.com

 

CURRICULUM:  Developed by Dr. Janet R. Johns and adapted for parents by Teresa Rodriguez.  To be distributed via email to participating teachers & book club facilitators.

PARENT BOOK CLUBS:  Commencing October 31st and open to all district parents and their high school students, and adult community members. 

 

AUTHOR PRESENTATION: Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30 PM-8:30 P.M.

                        Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts, 250 E. Beach St. Watsonville

PLEASE NOTE:  Ms. Allende is not available for the annual school site assemblies; participating students and staff will have priority access to this presentation.  

CONTACT:    Teresa Rodríguez, 786-2100 Ext. 2597, teresa_rodriguez@pvusd.net

                        Dr. Janet R. Johns, 786-2100 Ext. 2679, janet_johns@pvusd.net

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9/13/16

If you are a California resident and at least one person in your household is a SNAP participant or receives SSI benefits you may qualify for Internet for $10 a month through AT&T. Visit att.com/access for complete information and to apply, or call 1-855-220-5211.

 

Si al menos una persona en tu hogar participa en SNAP o recibe los beneficios del SSI es posible que reúnas los requisitos para obtener el servicio de Internet residencial con una tarifa reducida de $10 por AT&T.  Visita att.com/access para obtener la información completa y solicitar el servicio, o llama al 1-855-220-5225.

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9/13/16

Pajaro Valley Unified School District is pleased to offer its community FAMILY EVENTS intended to further support students' academic achievement: join us at our Family Math Nights; meet Astronaut Jose Hernandez during Family Science Night; participate in the School Smarts Parent Academy; be inspired by Isabel Allende at this year's On the Same Page Event!  Parents/Guardians and students are encouraged to attend. Let's learn together!

 

 

El Distrito Unificado del Valle de Pajaro se complace en ofrecer a su comunidad EVENTOS FAMILIARES destinados a apoyar aún más el logro académico de los estudiantes: acompañenos en nuestras Noches de Matemáticas en familia; conozca al astronauta José Hernández durante la Noche de Ciencias en Familia; participe en la Academia de Padres "Smarts Academy"; sea inspirado por la autora Isabel Allende en el evento anual En la Misma Página!  Padres/Tutores y estudiantes estan invitados. ¡Vamos a aprender juntos!

 

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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Local Educational Agency) has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The policy includes the following: a) A statement that it applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district. b) Requirement that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
(Ed. Code (EC) §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, and 260; Gov. Code (GC) § 11135; Pen. Code (PC) § 422.55; Cal. Code of Regs., Title 5 (5 CCR) §§ 4900, 4902, and 4960)

Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to: 

  • The following person is designated as District Coordinator for Nondiscrimination and Title IX Coordinator – Assistant Superintendent in charge of Human Resources, Ian MacGregor.   Contact information is:  Email – ian_macgregor@pvusd.net Phone – 831 786-2145  
  • District 504 Coordination – Director of Special Education, Heather Gorman.  Contact information is:  Email – Heather_Gorman@pvusd.net.   Phone – 831 786-2130
  • A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint Policy is available at our website in Board Policy and Regulation 1312.3, (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation)  Nondiscrimination 4030 (PDF Policy) Sexual Harassment Board Policy 4119.11(a) (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation), It is also found in our Parents Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 13. (PDF click here)  For the Spanish version, click here
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District Calendar

Today: 9/29/16

Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, 100 Day Plan

Our incoming Superintendent has a plan to get to know our district and the community.  Find out what she will be doing in the first 100 days: 

Dr. Rodriguez's 100 Day Plan 

 

Nuestra nueva Superintendente tiene un gran plan para conocer nuestro distrito y la comunidad.  Enterese que es lo que estara haciendo sus primeros 100 dias por medio de su plan:

Plan de 100 Días de la Dra. Rodriguez  

Bond Measure L Information

Payment/Donations to PVUSD

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Calendar 2016-17:

WEDNESDAYS: remain as early dismissal days for 2016-17. Exception August 17th and June 7th are regular days

 

NOTE TO ALL:

Last Day of School, Friday June 9th, is an Early Dismissal Day.

 

 

Calendar 2017-18

(Wednesdays remain as early dismissal days for 2017-18. Exceptions: August 18th and June 6th - they are a regular day!)

 

 

 

School Accountability Report Cards  - English 

http://pps-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com/SARC2015

School Accountability Report Cards  - Spanish 

http://pps-pajaro-ca.schoolloop.com/SARC2015Spanish