Our grandson has flourished at Flowery school. We are so impressed when he reads us a book in Spanish and the fact that he reads just as well in English is amazing. Have said before that the atmosphere at Flowery is truly a sunny one and we always look forward to a visit when we are in town. This school model is needed everywhere. Hope to be back in the fall this year and am sure we will stop by.
What a great school! What a great principal! I love the teachers! This is the view I know from right now, but the best proof is the other volunteer job I do once a year when I participate in the judging process for the Senior Projects at the high school. Those graduating seniors who went to Flowery always talk about how important it was to them to now be totally bi-lingual. If you are fortunate enough to get your children in this school - jump at the chance! I'm only sorry I couldn't do my Schools of Hope volunteering here, but my Spanish is not good enough to read with a becoming bi-lingual 1st grader. This is a school that feels like home, like a family. Good people teaching energized smart students, many of whom are English language learners. Great job Flowery! I hope you win this $5000. You deserve it!
My children received the best education I could hope for at Flowery School! I only wish this type of opportunity was available to all Sonoma County children and beyond. Our society would be much stronger if all children had the opportunity to learn and grow as bilingual, bicultural citizens!
My children are in 4th and 5th grades and are now bilingual, biliterate and bicultural due to Flowery's great program. What's not to like?!
It is a Spanish Dual Immersion School and teaches kids the importants of bilingualism‎ in a global world.
It has a wonderful sense of community, it has stellar teachers, its former students flock to all its events, demonstrating time and again their love for their old school, and its focus on Spanish Dual Immersion prepares students more effectively for being active members of the global community and economy.
My kids both went to Flowery about 20 years ago and it has only become better since then! The Dual Immersion program prepares Flowery students to contribute fully in our community.
My son went to Flowery school starting Kindergarten in 1979. He went on to middle school in 1986 and I never left. I am still involved with the school and my grandchildren went through the immersion program.
Flowery has a great bi-lingual curriculum and teachers that go the extra mile for their students.
Choosing Flowery School has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have one son who graduated from Flowery a few years ago and one in fourth grade. The warm family feeling of this school and the excellent staff have enriched my children beyond my expectations. I'm so very proud to be a part of Flowery and I highly recommend this school to anyone who values the development of a more Global and bilingual child.
It is a bilingual school, the Only one in Sonoma for elementary children. It is very crucial and rare public school to go learn both English And Spanish. Because of Flowery, children don't have to fully depend on Spanish/English Camps and other programs of that nature. With more money, supplies would no longer be scarce and more teachers would be required to create a better atmosphere of education.
It has a wonderful dual immersion program. I great school garden. The parents are really active in supporting the school. It has the best 5th grade yearly talent show.
Flowery Elementary School began its dual immersion program in 1998 with a $1,000,000 federal grant. Then in 2006 it won a $500,000 FLAP grant. By the fall of 2010, all classes at Flowery will be dual immersion classes. This program is fortunate because it has had the funding and expert staff to get it started and established. It is well supported by district and site administration as well as parents. My oldest child is now in our local middle school dual immersion program, while my youngest is a 5th grader at Flowery. Spanish is their 2nd language. The way they speak it amazes me. They sound like native Spanish speakers. They don't think about what they're going to say in English and then translate it into Spanish. When they are about to say something in Spanish, they just think in Spanish!
Part 2 Raising my kids to become bilingual is what attracted me to this program. I don t speak Spanish, so I wasn t equipped to offer them that. I was delighted to have a dual immersion program nearby that could provide what I couldn t. Now that I ve been involved with this program for over 7 years, I have to say that the bilingual factor continues to be great, but the Flowery community is just as valuable. The parents and staff are like a second family. I feel that together we are truly a village raising our children together. Because of Flowery School, the future of my children is bright and full of opportunity. Muchas gracias, Flowery!
Flowery is a excelent school! my daughter is in the first graduating class of dual imersion and my son is in 1st grade. the school offers a program that gives the children many opprtunities and opens up their range of knowledge. Also staff are very helpful and they have great teachers.
Good academic quality, lots of parent involvment. No music, or art, some sports
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