Katherine Smith Newsroom
Posted 02/16/2018 09:44AM
If you are at least age 65 or will be age 65 by June 30, 2019, you may file for exemption from the annual $100 Evergreen School District parcel tax on your principal residence.
Posted 02/16/2018 09:28AM
The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents or community members interested in filling one vacant position on the Budget Advisory Committee.
Posted 02/09/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message Does your child love to read? Why? If the answer is, "yes," he or she probably does it every day. We asked students this question and some of the answers may surprise you. [read more]
Posted 02/08/2018 10:25AM
Watch a recording of the 2/7 webinar discussing the 2018 LCAP and providing a budget update with Superintendent Gomez and Assistant Superintendent Deguara.
Posted 02/06/2018 03:55PM
Our next budget discussions with Superintendent Gomez and CBO Yang - Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m.; again at 6:30 p.m.
Posted 02/06/2018 10:02AM
The global public art initiative, Portals, has arrived in Evergreen.
Posted 02/05/2018 06:00AM
Please note, change of location. Meeting will be held at Dove Hill Elementary School.
Posted 02/02/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message You know by now I want your child at school every day. To understand why, you need to understand the difference between truancy, chronic absenteeism, and being late. There are different problems with each.
Posted 01/26/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message The San Jose Police Department has a new community outreach effort called Coffee with a Cop. These community meetings make local connections with the SJPD officers. For Sgt. Donohue, coffee was not enough.
Posted 01/26/2018 10:44AM
A summary of the ESD budget process and where we stand at this point in time.
Posted 01/19/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message We have a serious attendance problem. One in five of our students are on track to be labeled chronically absent. This number has grown since I first wrote about it in December.
Posted 01/12/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message Imagine a small fire. I'm sure you've gone camping and sat by a cozy fire under the stars. Putting out that fire is relatively easy. Add a little water. Maybe toss on some dirt, but overall, after some small effort, the fire is out. However,...
Posted 12/22/2017 08:00PM
Principal's message Each year the K. Smith School staff helps about 25 families with a staff Giving Tree. Our health clerk, Maggie Rodriguez, works to identify what each person in the family would like for Christmas. The staff then shops and wraps those gifts bringing a little joy to those who need some extra support.
Posted 12/15/2017 08:00PM
Principal's message This week in connection with our weekly Parent Pride meeting, parents and community members participated in a safety hearing. As part of our annual safety plan, we talked about the previous plan and brainstormed ideas moving forward.
Posted 12/13/2017 03:23PM
In recent weeks eight Evergreen schools have hosted the Google Expeditions AR Pioneer Program.
Posted 12/11/2017 09:00PM
I have the courage to do the "right" thing. The Courage Tool is the last of the 12 Tools. Courage comes from the Latin cor meaning "heart" and the Courage Tool is about speaking the truth of what is in your heart and standing up for what you believe.
Posted 12/08/2017 09:00PM
Principal's message Being at school on time everyday is the only way to ensure your child's success. While we love sharing great data, we are not doing well with chronic absenteeism.
Posted 12/04/2017 09:00PM
I am strong enough to wait. This week we are learning about the Patience Tool. Here are 5 important ideas to keep in mind:...
Posted 12/01/2017 09:00PM
Principal's message Parent Pride - our weekly parent meeting- happens on Wednesdays at 8 am in the library. This meeting is so much more than just a parent meeting - it's a community event.
Posted 11/13/2017 09:00AM
"I treat others with kindness and appreciation." Saying "please" and "thank you" seems simple enough, but we all know how much reminding...
Posted 11/06/2017 09:00AM
"I take time-in and time-away." In the heat of the moment, during or after an argument, when you're feeling really frustrated... The taking time tool can help.
Posted 10/21/2017 12:17PM
Every year, Santa Clara County holds a one day focus on college - it was today! Although everyday is College Day to us, we love to participate.
Posted 10/18/2017 10:40AM
Evergreen stakeholders have worked collaboratively to develop a "draft" profile of a learner.
Posted 10/16/2017 12:00PM
Using Our Words Tool is about how we communicate with others and to ourselves. It is important to be able to communicate clearly.
Posted 10/13/2017 12:00PM
One of the most important things you can do for your child is to ensure they get enough sleep. As it turns out, it's also one of the most important things you can do for yourself as well.