May 20, 2013
On April 23 and May 7, I notified you regarding creating an ABI Aeries parent
portal account. To date,
our records show you still have not set up an account. Your student may have
already set up an account
but it is a student account and not a parent account. It is vital for you to
set up a parent account in order
to re-enroll your student for the next school year. We ask that you create an
account as soon as
possible. Please create a parent account by going to the
https://cvportal.cv.k12.ca.us/abinet or the
Canyon website at http://www.canyon.cv.k12.ca.us and select parent portal. If
you do not have access to
a computer you are welcome to go to the Castro Valley library or the Canyon
library and we can assist
May 17 and 22, 2013
Good evening Canyon Community,
This is Canyon Middle School with an invitation to come meet and greet next
year’s new principal Mr. Alex Harp on Thursday May 23rd between 7:30am through
3:15pm in the Canyon Library.
Parents, students, staff and community members are welcome to stop by for a
visit. Visiting guests please remember to stop by the front office to sign in
and get a visitor’s pass before heading to the library.
Mr. Harp is looking forward to meeting the Canyon Community. We hope that you
are able to stop by to visit Mr. Harp on Thursday May 23rd.
May 1, 2013
1. The CVUSD Science Fair is this Saturday at CVHS from 10 am-3 pm
2. STAR testing begins next week Monday to Friday. The testing Schedule is
posted on the Canyon Web
Please try to not schedule appointments before noon on testing days.
April 23, 2013 2 messages went out tonight
Message 1- only sent to select families
Our records indicate that you have not signed up for an Aeries Parent Portal
ABI account. ABI is a website
that parents can access to view their child's academic and attendance
information. You must be
connected to the the ABI Parent Portal by Monday, May 13, 2013 in order to
re-register your student for
the 2013-14 school year. Please ask your student for the letter and
instructions that were distributed
today. If you have any difficulty signing on or have questions, please contact
Susanna Lum in scheduling
for assistance at (510)538-8833, ext. 6010
Ride the Bus to Open House this Thursday-Every 15 min starting at 5 pm from
CVHS Redwood Rd
Open house Thurs April 25 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Food Fare
Open House 6:30-8 pm
Book Fair in the Library
Your student is bringing home a program of events Wednesday
See you this Thurs at Open House
April 19 2013
- 8th grade students should have received Great America permission slips as
well as an End-of-the-Year
Reminder sheet in their English classes today.
- 7th grade students should have received City Beach permission slips in their
Advisory classes today.
Please be on the look-out for these important papers.
April 11 2013
Today Superintendent Jim Negri made an all call informing parents that tonight
at the CVUSD Board
Meeting at 7 pm the new principal for Canyon for the 2013-14 school year will
February 21, 2013
Two messages went out tonight
1st to 8th grade parents letting you know we sent home a form with your 8th
grader today outlining the
Castro Valley High 8th grade parent Night Feb 28 at Castro Valley High School
2nd sent to all grades
Tomorrow a team for the California Department of Education will be conducting
a site visit to Canyon to
determine if we are selected as a 2013 California Distinguished School. This
is a great honor
Tonight is the student vs staff basketball game starting at 6:30 pm
January 14, 2013
This is a reminder that we are having a PTA meeting tomorrow evening at 7 in
the Canyon Library
Our featured topic will be a presentation on the Common Core Standards. This
will be a very informative topic.
We will also have a presentation from our Video Journalism Class about their
program featuring a video highlight.
We hope to see you tomorrow evening
Friday January 11,2013
1st Message - January 2012
Hello this is Traci Cross the director of Castro Valley Youth to Youth.
I want to announce an exciting an opportunity for your child. All middle
schoolers are invited to attend our annual Youth to Youth conference on
Saturday March 2nd . The students will experience a full day of fun activities
with a guest speaker, lunch and dinner, team challenges, a dance, workshops
and finally an opportunity to meet new people. What is also so amazing about
this is that the entire day it is facilitated by high school students. The
ultimate goal of this conference is for your child to increase their
leadership skills, develop social skills, and enhance their self-esteem.
This year our registration process is completely online including the ability
to pay via paypal. You will find the registration link at www.cvcan.net. If
you have any questions about this event, or cannot register online please call
me at 538.8833 x6108.
Make sure to register early, the early bird discount will expire on February
January 8, 2013
Happy New Year and welcome back to school.
This message is to clear up some confusion about some incorrect dates as well
a reminder for some other dates listed in the January Communiqué.
Tuesday January 15th there will be a PTA meeting at 7:00pm in the school library.
Monday January 21st there will no school due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The following dates will be minimum school days-
Thursday January 24th, Friday January 25th and Tuesday January 29th. On these
dates, all students will be released from school at 12:35pm. School buses will
be running on the minimum day schedule for students who ride the bus. All
students must be off campus by 1:00pm.
Don’t forget that you can check our daily bulletins on our school website for
the latest information regarding school events. Our school website is
November 26, 2012
This is Canyon Middle School with a friendly reminder. Tomorrow Tuesday
November 27th will be a minimum school day. All students will be released at
12:35 pm and must be off campus by 1:00 pm. School buses will run on a
minimum day schedule for those students who ride the school bus.
October 9, 2012
I am requesting that you speak with you student about safety on and around
campus. My concerns are
Use crosswalks safely
Do not walk in street -stay on sidewalks
Ride bikes safely wearing helmets at all times
I have heard from several parents today about students riding their backs very
fast down our back hill weaving in and out of cars. Today one of the riders
hit the back of a car- braking the car tail light- and crashing off their bike
into a ditch. The driver was very shaken and when she got out to ask the
student if he was ok the student yes yes riding away darting between cars and
crossing Cull Canyon Road in an unsafe manner.
Students that demonstrate this reckless behavior will not be allowed to bring
their bikes on campus.
If you know your child rides their bike please ask them about this incident
and other unsafe includes of bike riders on campus. If you know who the
reckless bike riders are please let us know
September 17, 2012
Hello Canyon Community,
This is a friendly reminder from Canyon Middle School that tomorrow Tuesday
September 18, 2012 will be a minimum school day. All students will be released
from school at 12:35 pm and are to be off campus no later than 1:00 pm. School
buses will be available for the early release time for those students who ride
the school bus.
Also due to the power outage last week, the first PTA meeting of the year will
be held tomorrow Tuesday September 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Canyon Middle
Thank you and have a good evening.
September 12 2012 6pm
At this time we still do not have phone service to Canyon. ATT is estimating
the problem will be corrected at 8 PM this evening
Tomorrow Night is Back to School Night.
This is a parents only evening-
Parking on campus will be limited Please consider riding the school bus. The
bus will leave every 15 minutes from CVHS by the stadium arch starting at 5:45 pm
Boosters will be selling pizza and other snacks beginning at 5 pm
The book fair will be in the library
We hope to see you at this fun informative evening
September 12, 2012
The very good news is that power was restored to our campus in the early
We are experiencing some equipment issues as a result of the outage
We currently cannot receive incoming phone calls to Canyon. ATT is working on
In an emergency call the District office at 510 537-3000 and they will contact us
I will let you know when our phone system is operational
September 11, 2012
At about 1:15 pm today we lost power to the school. Several power lines on
Crow Canyon road came down and ignited small fires between Cull Canyon Road
and Cull Canyon Reservoir. We experienced some smoke on campus and We had the
students remain in their 6th period classes. PE classes moved to the football
field to avoid the smoke. CHP responded to assist with traffic and the
Sheriff's department responded to assist us.
I appreciate how everyone adjusted to picking up students at the end of the day
At this time the campus is still without power and PGE feels it will be
several hours before power is restored.
We have decided to cancel our scheduled PTA meeting for this evening
I will contact you when we have determined a new date for our first PTA meeting
Again the PTA meeting for this evening is canceled.
September 8, 2012
From Mark Croghan
This week at Canyon
Tomorrow is a district wide staff Development Day- This is a non attendance
day for students
Tuesday is our First PTA meeting of the Year. The meeting will be held in
D-11 and begins at 7 PM and ends at 8:30 PM
Thursday is Back to School Night
Please consider riding the bus as there is limited parking on Campus
The bus leaves at 5:45 from Castro Valley High School The pick up point is by
the arch at the football field. The will make round trips every 15 minutes
Remember to bring your students schedule. We will rotate classes every 15 minutes
We hope to see you at these events this week
August 28, 2012
We have had two great days of school so far- thank you for all you have done
to prepare your child for this year.
When driving on campus drive slowly and cautiously
Only park in designated areas - never in the red zones.
Walking up or down the fire road from Crow Canyon Road is a good alternative
to driving on campus. If you are picking up your student on Cull Canyon Road
have them use the cross walk and do not park in no parking zones
We have been asked by the owners of Cafe Rumi on Center Street to not have our
students hang out there after school. We again today had rude behavior
towards the workers of Cafe Rumi by middle school students. Please advise your
students to avoid this area and do use this as a pick up area for your child.
I look forward to seeing you at back to school night- plan to ride the bus and
avoid the traffic and limited parking on campus.
August 22, 2012
Hello Canyon Community!
We’re hoping you enjoyed your summer break. We are calling with a fun,
international opportunity for you. Last year, we hosted 37 students from the
15th Middle School in Hangzhou, China. This fall, another group of students
will visit Canyon. These students will stay with Canyon families for 4 nights
from October 2nd through October 6th.
ALL THE GIRLS HAVE ALREADY BEEN PLACED, BUT if you are willing to host two
BOYS during their stay in Castro Valley, please contact Assistant Principal,
Annie Flores-Aikey at
(510) 538-8833 extension 6006. Students will spend 2 ½ days attending classes
with their host family’s child. These students have taken English classes in
China and are here to experience American culture and to practice their English.
We think this international experience will continue to be rewarding for our
Canyon community and for our Chinese visitors. We look forward to your