Village Elementary Families
Week of August 29th-September 2nd
Birthday Treats: Many families love to bring in treats for their child's birthday. If interested in bringing in something for your child's birthday, it must be non-edible (no food allowed). Speak to your child's teacher about options and their preferences. Need ideas? Search non-food birthday treats. Many cool ideas pop up!
Snacks: Your child will have an opportunity each day for snack. Please send one if interested.
Refillable Water Bottles: We have refillable water stations throughout campus. We are trying to be environmentally friendly and are encouraging students to bring a water bottle to use throughout the day. Please label the water bottle with their name and room number, so that if lost, we can return to the student's room promptly. No glass bottles, please.
Please label your child's lunch box, water bottles and sweatshirts.
Classroom Concerns: Please bring all classroom concerns to your child's teacher before bringing it to administration. Open communication is key to your student's success. We have many ideas about solving conflicts and resolving concerns which help us grow together. Thank you for being your our partner in your child's education.
Gates for Arrival and Dismissal: Thank you all for being understanding and flexible as we are working through the kinks at arrival and dismissal. We are continuing to work out the kinks with staff to keep our students safe. It will get better soon...it always does.
Animals: Pets/dogs are not permitted on school grounds for reasons of health and safety, unless they are part of a prearranged instructional program. We encourage everyone to leave their dogs at home when coming to and from school.
*** If you choose to walk your dog to school, please be mindful that some children are allergic and/or fearful of pets. Pets also run the risk of encountering little hands and encroachment of space that is not wanted and react adversely. For the safety of all of our families, we ask that you stand away from the crowds and other animals when you are with your pet.
Library: Library will be starting this week. Students will learn about the library and how to navigate searching for books of interest. Student check outs will begin soon.
Classroom Environments: It was warm last week and we made adjustments to our recess and PE schedules to help us keep cool. We also had all of our doors and windows open and fans circulating air. We will continue to modify PE and recess activites while it is so warm. For information on heat days, please see the following CUSD policy: http://gamutonline.net/district/coronado/DisplayPolicy/865708/3
Computers: Student computers will be districuted in the upcoming weeks. More information will be forthcoming. Please consider computer insurance for $20/year, per student.
Recess/PE: Our team spent a lot of time learning about the rules of 4-square other games this past week. For this reason, not everyone got a turn in the given amout of time at recess. As we get better at understanding the rules, and our team is confident that our students are ready for play, more students will get many more opportunities to play. Thank you for helping our students process this - it's not always easy when we don't get a turn.
Village Homework Policy
9/1: Back-to-School Night, in person, 4:00-5:00PM
9/5: Labor Day-No School
9/6: K-5 Benchmark Advance Interim Assessment/Baseline Begins
9/7: PTO Meeting- Village Hall (Details: TBD)
9/12: Superintendent Mueller Site Visit and Number Corner/Benchmark 1st Assessments Begin (These assessments will be used to guide instruction and small group learning in WIN time)
9/15: CUSD Governing Board Meeting, 4:00 pm
9/19: Superintendent Mueller Site Visit
9/21: VES Picture Day **Save the Date**
9/26: 1st School Site Council SSC Meeting (Approval for Safety Plan)
9/28: Superintendent Mueller Site Visit
9/30: Teacher/Staff Workday-No School for Students
10/10: District Holiday-No School
10/12: Picture Make-Up Day
10/24-28: Fall Family Conferences; Dismissal at 1:40 pm all week for grades K-5
11/11: Veterans Day--No School
11/21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School
12/19 -1/2: Winter Holiday-No School
1/16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-No School
1/27: Teacher Workday-No School
2/13: Presidents Day-No School
2/20: Presidents Day-No School
3/2: Read Across America
3/27 through 3/31: Spring Break Holiday-No School
4/10: District Holiday-No School
4/12-14: Family Conferences by Invitation; School Dismissal at 1:40 pm for Grades K-5 W-F.
5/1-5: Certificated (Teacher) Appreciation Week
5/22-27: Classified Employee Appreciation Week
5/29: Memorial Day-No School
6/15: Last Day of School; NOON dismissal for grades K-5, Promotion @ 8:30 am
Village Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Village Behavior Expections-
Each week at Village, we will work together to reinforce expectation for our campus. This week, we will concentrate on classroom expectations and practice lining up. It always helps when home and school are on the same page, so I am hoping that you will take time to review and help support our students with reminders and encouragement.
Weekly Campus Expectation Review:
At the end of each month, we will celebrate students through our ACE Assemblies. More details to come on when and where those celebration will take place. If your child is being recognized, you will know at least a week in advance.
A: Academic Achievement
C: Character Focus of the Month: September-Citizenship
E: Effort: Perserverence, Grit and Growth Mindset
Students earn superhero tickets for making good choices at school. Students can choose to use their superhero tickets to cash in on prizes (Monday and Friday After School in the office) or save them for bigger rewards.
Community Opportunities- Not Sponsored by CUSD
Medical Forms and Medications at School
If your child will require medication at school, please remember to bring in medication authorization forms, (see attached link for specific forms and information) and medications, on 8/23 and 8/24 from 8:00-11:30 am and 12:30-3 pm. Thank you for bringing your child's authorization forms and medications prior to the 1st day in order to help us prepare for a smooth transition and the 1st day of school.
Questions? Please email our school health clerk at:
Arrival and Dismissal: For Staff and Parents
Arrival and Dismissal Gates
Grades TK, K, 1st, 3rd- Enter at 6th Street Gates, near lower playground
Grades 2, 5: Enter at H St Gates, near Flag Pole and Village Hall
Grade 4: Enter on upper playground, near Village Hall
Staggered Arrival Times:
Gates Open 8:00 am
Staggered Dismissal Times M, T, TH, F:
2:50: 1st, 4th, 5th
Staggered Dismissal Times Early Release Wednesday:
Students are escorted out of the gates by their classroom teacher and students stay with their teacher until an adult has picked them up. If headed to Champions after school program, students are released to Champions staff near their classroom and are escorted from their classroom, to Village Hall with Champions supervision.
Students are escorted out of the gates by their classroom teacher, and are to either walk home by parent or alone, depending on parent preference. Please communicate with your child before the 1st day of school as to your individual preference.
- We know the first 2 weeks are always more hectic at dismissal time and thus, takes much more time, and is chaotic. As we get to know faces and names, it will take much less time at dismissal, but this generally takes the first two weeks to see a change. We ask for your patience as we iron out details and ensure all of our students are connected with the right people after school.
- After you pick up your student, we ask that you leave the dismissal area to help the congestion.
- Please monitor your student's behavior in front of school (no running on grass, playing tag, climbing trees, etc.) This is especially important for the preschool and TK pick up times, when playing/loud voices outside take away from the learning inside the classroom.
- Students who ride bikes or scooters, etc. need to walk their equipment while on the sidewalk in front of school on H and 6th streets.
- Please discuss pick up plans with your child before they leave to school each day. Relaying messages to students throughout the day causes disruptions and can not be guaranteed and should be avoided.
- Please follow the safest and most direct route to and from school (using crosswalks!) and follow directions of the school crossing guard.
- Safety helmets are required for biking/scootering/skating to school.
IN CASE OF RAIN OR INCLEMENT WEATHER, students will enter gates and report directly to classrooms between 8:00 and 8:10. Students will also be dismissed at their normal gates and times if raining.
Pets/dogs are not permitted on school grounds for reasons of health and safety, unless they are part of a prearranged instructional program. We encourage everyone to leave their dogs at home when coming to and from school. If you choose to walk your dog to school, please be mindful that some children are allergic and/or fearful of pets. Pets also run the risk of encountering little hands and encroachment of space that is not wanted and react adversely. For the safety of all of our families, we ask that you stand away from the crowds when you are with your pet.
Important Information about Village Elementary: Get Involved!
Village Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO):
Please, please become a member of PTO! Without the generous membership donations of time and money, Village would not be the incredible school that it is today! PTO pays for field trips, assemblies and presentations, grade level and teacher funding and school culture building. They host several events throughout the year like the Jog-a-thon, Bingo for Books, and Movie nights! Please check out our Village PTO page for more information and announcements.
Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF):
CSF is the Coronado Schools Foundation and is separate from our Village PTO. CSF raises money for special programs and pathways at Village. Our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), Innovation Lab (ILAB), Band and Choir are all paid for by CSF. Without your generous donations, our students would not be provided these opportunities. Please consider signing up for Hive365 to help keep our programs alive and thriving for our students.
Volunteering will be in full swing. In order to volunteer you must complete the volunteer application. This includes a negative TB test within the last 4 years, no exceptions. Good News: We will have a volunteer TB survey on August 15th from 1-3 pm, at Village Hall. If you plan to volunteer, please come to this event! If you do not come to the event, and plan to volunteer, you will need to have a Dr.'s office prove your negative TB test or have a new negative TB test verification. Please be patient with us as we try to get volunteers on campus ASAP, all the while, following state and county mandates.
Link to Information: https://coronadousd.net/Parents--Students-/Volunteers/index.html
CUSD and Village Communication
We are committed to providing you with pertinent and timely information throughout the year. The Village website and Facebook are updated regularly, and you’ll receive a weekly principal email with a link to our Village Family Newsletter (every Sunday at 5:00pm). Please take time to read through this important information and reminders.
Please connect directly with Village Elementary regarding questions and concerns. It is our district protocol/policy that site administrators and school staff DO NOT monitor local Coronado social media sites (ie: Coronado Moms and Dads, Coronado 92118, Coronado Happenings and Crown Talk). Dr. Bergener and office will only monitor posts made by us to the Village Facebook Site and our Village Instagram page. We will try to respond in a timely manner. We highly encourage you to contact Dr. Bergener, Ms. White, your child's teacher or office staff per email or phone, if you have a question or concern.
Our social media motto:
We lift people up, bring people together and celebrate the greatness of our Coronado Village community!
Our district has partnered with Care Solace to help staff, students, and their families quickly connect to verified mental health and substance use treatment providers in our community. Our counselors can help connect you directly to their support, you can call them at 888-515-0595, or search anonymously at www.caresolace.com/coronadousd.
Their Care Companion team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language. Your Care Companion will make phone calls on your behalf to find and book appointments with providers who are matched to your needs. Care Solace has access to thousands of providers or programs that work with all insurances, Medicaid, or offer sliding scale or private payment options. For more information or questions please reach out to Jennifer Slusher at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Kasney at email@example.com.
Champions Childcare at Village (for Preschool through 5th grade!)
Champions Childcare at Village for Preschool through 5th grade!
Coronado Unified School District has an agreement with outside care provider Champions to provide before- and after-care for Village Elementary School students at our school site (note that Champions is an outside contractor using our facilities).
NEW! Plans to provide before and aftercare for preschool and TK to accommodate care before and after half-day programs.
Ms. Alexi and Ms. Mary, our site leaders, will be happy to answer any questions that you might have!
Please see the Champions website for more information, or call 619-865-1577. Family Support Line: 1-800-246-2154.