Village Elementary Families
Week of September 5th-9th
Village Updates and Reminders
Our first in person meeting is this WEDNESDAY! Come and see what PTO is all about!
September 7th, 8:15-9:30 am, Village Hall (Enter on H St. -No need to check into office first since we will only be in the cafeteria and the campus will be closed off to PTO members/attendees)
Check out our new INCREDIBLE website! www.villagepto.org
Our goal is 100% participation in our PTO Membership! Join today! It's SOOO easy!! https://villagepto.org/membership/
Recess Games of the Week:
Every week, we offer two "spotlight" games for students in order to spark new interest in games and learn new skils. We introduce games during PE time the week before and then the games are showcased at recess the following week.
Games of the Week:
Grades TK-3 Disco Tiggy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RArZ94ltQTA
Grades 4-5 Whiffle Baseball
Curbside Host Starts this Week:
What is it? Curbside Host is a program for 5th graders at Village. Hosts help with arrival each morning, in front of Village on 6th Street and in the turnabout in H St, in front of Village Hall. Curbside hosts stand on the curb wearing orange vests. Hosts wait for your car to drive up, help open the door, say hello to your family and assist your student(s) from the car, then help shut the car door.
When: Curbside hosts volunteer from 7:40-8:00 am each morning, begining their shift at 7:45 am. They finish their shift in time to be ready to learn at 8:10 am, when school starts. Schedules are designed to rotate through all interested students. If your student has a shift, please help remind them of when they work, so we have enough students volunteering to make our program successful. Students who do not show up regularly or show up late, will be taken off their shift.
In order to help us make the dropoff smooth, please have your student ready to exit the car upon arrival to school. Please make sure that shoes are on, homework is signed, hair is done before arriving to school. Our hosts thank you for your help in getting the program up and running. The front of Village is a drop and go zone. No parking please!
Questions about Curbside Hosts? Please email Rachel Lozano email@example.com
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.
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
Social Media- Follow Us on Instagram/Facebook!
Village Elementary School on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coronado_village_elementary/?hl=en
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Weekly Newsletters: Please ask around to help us reach all of our families! If you or your spouse, or a friend is not receiving our weekly newsletter, please have them contact Melinda Clay in the front office. Her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org She will help you get situated and your information up-to-date in our system. Once we have the system updated with your contact preferences, it will take 24-48 hours for the systems to sync up, and you should be receiving regular communications on Sunday night with our family newsletter.
ELPAC: Any NEW student who has indicated on their registration form that they speak English as a second language on the language survey form, will be tested using the ELPAC. ELPAC testing start last week and will continue until all new students are tested. If interested in seeing your students score from last year, or new testing results, see the instructions for parents to access student ELPAC scores. English Language Proficiency Assessments for California ELPAC
Village Choir Registration 22-23
Beginning the week of September 12th, students in grades 2-5 will have the opportunity to sign up and participate in a before-school vocal music program taught by long-time CUSD arts teacher Ms. Linda Kullmann.
Village Elementary School is excited to bring back the Village Choir opportunity to approximately 50 dedicated students. There will be performance opportunities throughout the 2022-23 school year. Proper vocal pedagogy will be taught through exciting curriculum.
Village Choir will meet every Tuesday/Wednesday before school 7:00-8:00 am in Granzer Hall at Coronado Middle School. Ms. Kullmann will walk the class across the street to Village Elementary each morning.
Participation involves a strong commitment to rehearsal and performance.
Students are expected to:
Be on time for class. 3 tardies will equal as an absence.
Participate in rehearsals and performances.
Stay focused during class.
Attend all classes:
*Due to the limited number of students that will participate, attendance is crucial.
Only 2 absences will be allowed.
Canvas is the best way to communicate. I will send group emails through this platform, the performance calendar will be updated, and rehearsal music will be posted on this site. Be sure you and your child are able to log on.
Confirmed Performance dates: (Please mark your calendars now!)
October 9: 12-3pm (exact time TBD). Fire station performance
December TBA: 4:30pm Hotel Del Holiday
December 3: 8am-noon (exact time TBD) Artisan’s Alley
December 15: 6:00pm Holiday Concert at CHS
March 3: 5pm- (exact time TBD) Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
March 22: 5pm-7pm (exact time TBD) CSF Telethon
April (TBD): 3:45pm School Board Meeting
May 4: 6pm Spring Concert
Register Here: Village Choir
Take a look at how Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) helps Village Elementary and the rest of the Coronado Unified School District! The link is here!
Everyone a Reader Volunteer Opportunity
Looking for volunteer reading tutors:
Village Elementary Everyone A Reader Team!!
Do you have a passion for reading? We have a wonderful volunteer opportunity for anyone who would love to share their time with a child. Our reading tutors receive 2+ hour training and then work 1 hour per week with “their” students on developing confidence and fluency in reading.
Everyone A Reader is a program designed and overseen by the San Diego County Office of Education and has proven to be a highly successful and positive way of supporting children in the process of learning to read.
Our mission is to fill the present need for additional tutors, and we are inviting you to consider becoming part of our wonderful team of moms, dads, grandparents and members of our community who are all giving the gift of reading to a child.
EAR volunteers must attend a 2+ hour training. If you have been trained previously, you do not need to attend. Training day and time information coming soon.
Please contact Lindsey Cummins 619-522-8915 x5201, or return the bottom portion (Link below) to the office/classroom teacher, if you are interested in tutoring.
Welcome 2022-2023 Village Elementary Counseling Interns: Nubia Velasco and Madelyn Porras
SCHOOL-BASED MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELORS (MFLC)
SCHOOL-BASED MILITARY FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR
Your school-based MFLC is here and ready to listen and provide feedback to support military students and parents through short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling sessions. Start your conversation today! Complete the MFLC Parent Acknowledgement Form attached and return it to your school site front office or classroom teacher.
· Village Elementary (TK-5th Grade), Kimberly La Sala – 619-816-0320
Link to Permission Slip: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bz3qxn_BuyvasPVGh6AP7mM0KWwK37zs6OJBwMco6u8/edit
**Every Wedensday is Early Dismissal at 1:40 pm**
Monday, 9/5: Labor Day-No School
Tuesday, 9/6: K-5 Benchmark Advance Interim Assessment/Baseline Begins
Wednesday, 9/7: PTO Meeting- Village Hall, 8:15-9:30 am, enter through Village Hall on H Ave.
Early Dismissal @1:40 am
Upcoming in September:
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
Please review information in the handbook. Important information regarding absences, technology, school expectations and much, much more!
Village Behavior Expectations-
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:
Superhero Character Monthly Focus
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.
Village Homework Policy
Village Breakfast and Lunch Menus
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.email@example.com or Michelle Kasney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.