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    Dear Wildcat Community,


    As we head into the final push of the school year, I want to give a shout out to the staff and programs that would not be at Cipriani School without parents' donations. Some folks think the dollars that are donated to SchoolForce do not STAY at Cipriani. Let me assure THEY DO and are extremely impactful to the Wildcat Community. 


    SchoolForce invests about $400,000 a year at Cipriani and funds the following amazing people and programs that support our students and our teachers


    • LEAP Arts program at every grade level with Teaching Artists Alison Baxley, Andrea Gerola and Bree Prince;

    • Ms. Jean Sternke, the school counselor, who also comes to the classroom to teach social-emotional learning & work with teachers and students on social skills and regulation for long-term academic success;

    • Ms. Nannette Mahar, keeping the library open and working with our teachers and students to understand the useful resource a library can be;

    • Keep classes small in K-3 classrooms;

    • Ms. Julie Levonian, as a Learning Intervention Specialist, by assisting classroom teachers in supporting differentiated learning;

    • Credentialed science instruction in grades 4 & 5 by Ms. Mia Fanourgiakis preparing students for middle school science;

    • Credentialed music instruction in grades 3, 4 & 5 provided by Dr. Chris Della Pietra, Mr. Luke Barnes, and Ms. Alexis Flores - allowing students to explore choral, wind and string instruments;

    • Physical Education Coaches Jag Twigg & Kai Deardorff  from Legarza & Footsteps who also help during noon lunch recess engage kids and help them engage in safe, connected play;

    • Bus transportation for field trips for all grades and outdoor education for 5th grade students;

    • Innovation Grants for teachers to provide exciting ways of engaging students;

    • Classroom Technology, both hardware and software; and

    • Teacher Training and development to keep the professional skills of our staff top notch. 

    Without these critical staff at Cipriani next year, the day would look and feel very different. SchoolForce has an additional $550,000 to raise to continue the work of these amazing people and programs. I want to encourage you to support Cipriani, your students, and our staff by  donating to SchoolForce , ensuring the impact of our education foundation is maximized here at Cipriani. 

    Gwendolyn De Wees


    24 HR Attendance Line

    Please report your child's absence by calling (650) 620-2811.
    Please be sure to include the reason for the absence! See the attendance section for more details.

    Growth Mindset