Village Family News BLAST OFF!

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Upcoming Important Dates and Information

**Student Supplies- Update

Our Math Maniplative Kits have been on backorder. As soon as those math kits are ready for pickup, we will let you all know!

Monday, September 7th:

Labor Day- No School

Tuesday, September 8th:

Meal Distribution 4-6 PM -Details, See Below

Thursday, September 10th:

The Coronado Unified School District Regular Governing Board Meeting is available on the District Website: Click Here.

Friday, September 18th:

All Schools Movie

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All Schools Movie and Back to School Bash

You’re invited to snuggle in with your family, get cozy, and savor an iconic movie under the stars! The “All Schools Movie and Back to School Bash” is happening on Friday, September 18th at two locations: the Coronado High School Football field, and Silver Strand Elementary. The film? None other than Steven Spielberg’s 1982 blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Gates at both locations open at 6:30pm, and the film starts at 7:30pm.

Buy your tickets at now before they sell out—no tickets will be sold the day of the film due to social distancing regulations. (Scholarships available for families in need.)

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Coronado Historical Association- "The Time of Covid" Exhibit Update

This past spring, some of our many talented Village artists submitted their Visual or Performing Art to the Coronado Historical Association for an exhibition with the theme "The Time of Covid". While CHA is still closed, they have been working hard to plan for an exhibit, with continuing hope that there may be an in-person exhibition. They are also working out how to safely implement the 25% capacity rule. CHA will be sure to share with us an opening date when we have one, and instructions on how students and their families can come to enjoy the exhibit. We can't wait to showcase our amazing VAPA students!

Welcome Back from Specials!

Check out these new links from your Specials Teachers

Mrs. Trinidad- Innovation Lab :

Ms. Fuhrmann VAPA: ***Updated Link***

Mr. Sawi PE:

Students and Parents:

Join their Google Classrooms!

Students can join the specials page- Code luupsjl

or via this invite link:

VAPA Artists are BACK!

VAPA started with Visual Art and the students of Village Elementary. I am so proud of their creativity and imagination. Thank you to all the parents who have the time to help our youngest artists. In the lower grades we created Heart Maps. These maps showed things that are special to us, people, places and things. In 4th and 5th grade the students designed flags that represented their own unique selves. Things such as special talents, interests in cultures, ideas from country of origin or even quotes or words that represent their mindset. I can't wait to work with all the students as we travel virtually around the world exploring dance music, theater and visual art with our new Passport to the Arts program - first stop HAWAII!

I Lab with Mrs. Trinidad is in full swing! Join in the Fun!

Students and Parents:

Join the Google Classrooms!

Students can join the specials page- Code luupsjl

Welcome Back Information from PTO

PTO Meeting Recording

Share recording with viewers:

Passcode: N%sc7ac+

Highlights with Time Stamps:

@ 0:00-13:20 Welcome by Principal Mellina

@ 14:14 -37:00 Superintendent Mueller's Announcements

@ 37:00-1:00:00 Community Updates (CSF, Coronado Rec Center, Coronado Library, Coronado SAFE, INCLUSIONado)

@1:00:00 -1:39:00 PTO Meeting with Updated from Dr. Bergener

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Dear Families,

We are reaching out with more exciting news from the State. We have confirmed our licensing application has reached the final stage of review, and are on track to receive our inspection by Friday of next week.

As long as final steps go as planned, we anticipate an updatedopening date of September 16th

Those who have confirmed a spot with me (and enrolled online with paid registration) will continue to have their space reserved. Billing will not begin until our program officially opens. Those who have enrolled will soon receive further information about our virtual orientation (date TBA), and paperwork to clear your child for their first day of attendance.

We will update you on our progress with opening no later than next Wednesday, September 9th.

Please reach out to me or my area manager, Robyn Clark, if you have any questions.

We are so excited to be with your little ones soon!

Mayra, Site Director – Champions @ Silver Strand Elementary

Phone: 619-865-1504,

Marissa, Site Director – Champions @ Village Elementary

Phone: 619-865-1577,

Robyn Clark, Area Manager – Champions, Greater San Diego Area

Phone 619-746-9178,

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Coffee Talk: Youth & Anxiety

Monday, September 14, 2020


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Learn ways to transform your family:

  • Recognize Anxiety in Youth
  • Real Strategies for Helping Youth Cope
  • Issues related to the impact of COVID-19
  • Interactive Q&A

Guest Speaker: Tana Luo, PhD

Tana Luo, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders and eating disorders. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the UCSD. She has previously sat on a panel to discuss anxiety in children for SAFE and is back to dive deeper into this topic.

Sponsored by Mullins Orthodontics

*In order to continue providing coffee talk events with qualified and dynamic presenters who incite dialogue about important issues in our community, we are asking for a suggested donation of $10.

If you'd like to apply for scholarship to this event click here.
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As each district begins the 2020/2021 school year, I encourage you to continue monitoring your district and school site websites to stay up-to-date.

- Coronado Unified School District:

o Read the latest communication from Superintendent Mueller, sent 9/4/20, highlighting:

-First week of school successes

-Phased approach to reopening schools along with notification cycle information

-All Schools Movie Under the Stars details

- “Caught Being Awesome” shout outs and more!

o Champions childcare link (opening soon!):

o Online registration for new and continuing CUSD students is on the district website:

o Grab-And-Go Meal Service – Every Monday (except holidays), 4-6 pm, at Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools. Open to all children, 1-18 years, regardless of meal status (free/reduced/paid). Children are not required to be students of CUSD. See full details at

o Coronado SAFE Aloha Club Welcome Baskets - To welcome new military families to Coronado, the NBC School Liaison Program partners with an amazing local organization called Coronado SAFE. Through their Aloha Club, they connect new families with existing ones in the community to serve as a resource and help build connections throughout the year. They also offer a "Welcome Basket" delivered to your door. To sign up visit

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Coronado Public Library Announcements!

Look out for new enrichment offerings at Coronado Public Library, which is reopening on Thursday, September 10. Beloved programs, such as Tinker Tuesday, are now virtual and will be shifting to 4 p.m. in order to accommodate the schedule of the new school year. In addition, the library is proud to support our students with a new student library card, which will provide students with access to all of its premium subscription services that are freely available with a library card.

Thank you for your time! Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Where: Village Elementary and Silver Strand Elementary
When: Tuesday, September 8th
Location: Multi-Purpose Rooms at VES (H Street) and Silver Strand Elementary
Distribution Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM (while supplies last)

Meal distribution will continue every Monday (except on holidays) while students are in a distance learning environment. The USDA has now approved universal feeding for all children between the ages of 1-18 years through December 31, 2020. They have recognized the need for this around the country and have decided to move forward with it. All children will get free meals regardless of meal status (free/reduced/paid). Children are also not required to be students of Coronado Unified School District.

Our next distribution day is tomorrow beginning at 4PM. All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one bag that contains 5 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). District and school staff will start "Grab and Go Distribution" of meal bags at 4PM, and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car or during the scheduled distribution time, please email on or before Monday at 2 pm and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.

Meals may not be distributed to students. Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting the meal pick-up form at the time of pick-up each week. No meals will be distributed to parents/guardians without a child present or a form submitted at time of pick up due to state regulations.

For more information or for a meal pick-up form, please email:

Charity Campbell, MS, RD, SNS

Director, Child Nutrition Services

619-522-8907 x 2085