1. CalSERVES Makes a Difference: RL Stevens

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    Over the next 4 days, we will be highlighting the amazing efforts of CalSERVES Programs in their Make a Difference Day projects. Each project involved a host of AmeriCorps members and volunteers and provided needed services to the communities in which are programs are hosted. There is work to do...
  2. Literacy Tutoring Theme Week

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    Ms. Martin and students get in to the spirit of Spring! In March we had a Theme Week at R.L. Stevens Elementary and we incorporated Spring! Everyone  really got into the spirit. Ms. Martin is taught lyrics and showing off her dance moves with her second grade group. Not only...
  3. Cool Sports Challenge – Always a Success!

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    RL Stevens students had a BALL at the Cool Sports Basketball Challenge in March. Coaches Mr. Rockey and Ms. Kladar couldn’t stop smiling the entire time! They were so proud of their team who had worked so hard during practice. RL students cheered on not only their team, but the...
  4. Science is Cool!

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    My students were hiding their noses behind any piece of cloth available and making dramatic fanning motions when I realized I probably should have refrigerated the cabbage juice. It must be STEM theme week at R.L Stevens! Ms. Gold and her tutoring students  Let me back up. I was demonstrating...
  5. Meet the Team Leaders: Allison Hunter

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    Allison Hunter, CalSERVES Team Leader at RL Stevens My name is Allison Hunter and I’m 23 years old. I was raised in Petaluma by my mother and father and have always loved the country life. I speak four languages and have a deep passion for travel, culture, and of course,...
  6. Make a Difference Day Part 3: RL Stevens and Wright Schools

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    Make a Difference Day, October 27th, 2012, saw some amazing projects around the CalSERVES school sites as AmeriCorps members joined together to provide a day of service. What follows is the third post in series of 3 outlining the projects competed by CalSERVES AmeriCorps members. Each post is written by...
  7. Poetry Café at R.L. Stevens

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    On Friday, April 13th the Jaguars, the second grade after school class lead by Diana Sharkawy and Eddie Castañeda, hosted a poetry café at R.L. Stevens School. The recital came after a class study of Jamaican Dub Poetry, and a poetry writing workshop experience. The event began with an invocation...
  8. RL’s Irreplaceable Volunteers

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    This year, I have been consistently impressed with the volunteers at our RL Stevens CalSERVES program. They consistently have a great attitude, and are friendly with all of our kids. We regularly have volunteers stay after 6PM (when our program ends) in order to make sure the mentors have everything...
  9. RL Stevens Super Class

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    While I, without a doubt or a blink, love each and every student in RL Stevens Cool School, I have as of late been greatly impressed by the tenacious and spirited 4th grade class. Under the nurturing and yet diligent care of Ms. Jimenez and Ms. Latta, 4th grade has...
  10. Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.

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    While the motto “Passion. Potential. Power” may be emblazoned on our t-shirts, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” is the dictum to which I truly subscribe. Reading is the foundation of building knowledge, and the...