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November 11th- Veteran's Day Holiday- No School
November 13th, 20th -Parent Teacher Conferences
November 15th-December 4th VES Virtual BookFair with Follett
November 20th- VES PTO Movie Night -See Below- Limited Availability ( Must Register for a "ticket" on Konstella.
Parent Teacher Conferences
School for Students- 8:00 -9:30 am per Bridge
Conferences: 9:30-11:30 and 12:15-3:00 pm
Teachers will be sending out emails for sign ups for a ZOOM conference.
SPEACIALs are mandatory... if you have not already signed in to the Google Page, please do so ASAP
Each student needs to submit a participation log for VAPA, ILAB and PE, EACH FRIDAY.
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CUSD Committee Opportunity: Equity Committee Interest Form for CUSD
Equity Committee Interest Form:
The Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) is committed to creating a safe, caring, and mutually respectful environment within our school community so that all students, families, and staff feel valued, supported, and welcome.
CUSD's Equity Committee will serve as an advisory to the School Board and Superintendent and advocate for the Coronado school community at large. We are seeking 3 parent representatives from each school site. If you are interested in participating, please complete the Equity Committee Interest Form.
Mathematic Talk at Home: The 4 C's
In this article in Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12, Anastasia Betts and Ji-Won Son (Age of Learning and State University of New York/Buffalo) say that school experiences with mathematics aren’t enough to overcome “wide disparities in students’ mathematical achievement.” They suggest the Four Cs strategy – Converse, Count, Compare, Categorize – as a way to involve parents and boost the frequency and quality of family math experiences. Here are their ideas for a menu of prompts to get parents involved:
• Converse – “Children are likely to be more engaged in activities that are related to their everyday experience and get more out of them than more formal mathematics experiences such as workbooks, handouts, or flashcards,” say Betts and Son.
- Talk about time: How long is it until we leave for school? How long can we play in the park?
- Talk about numbers: What numbers are in front of that house? What numbers are on that license plate? What’s our phone number?
- Talk about patterns: What patterns do you notice when you are out for a walk? On a drive? Are there patterns with those address numbers? Are there patterns with the traffic lights?
- Talk about shapes: What shapes do you see around you? How do you know what shapes they are? How can you describe them? How many sides? Corners?
• Count – “Number words are tricky,” say Betts and Son, “because they are used not only in the count sequence or to label the quantity in a set but also as the labels for numerals and as labels for order of position.” The more concrete and familiar the setting, the better children will understand these distinctions.
- Sing songs with numbers and counting: Five Little Monkeys, This Old Man, Buckle My Shoe.
- Play board games; role two dice to promote counting up to and past ten.
- Play hide and seek with the seeker counting backwards from ten, then twenty.
- Count on from one group of items to another. I have five grapes; if we add your grapes to mine, how many do we have? Six, seven, eight…
• Compare – Noticing objects (and groups of objects) with distinct characteristics is a foundational concept in spatial reasoning, geometry, measurement, data, and patterns.
- What makes a rectangle a rectangle? What makes a square a square? How are squares and rectangles the same? How are they different?
- Give clues to where a hidden object can be found, using words like above, below, in front of, behind, next to, bigger than, smaller than, higher or lower than.
- Help children learn the meaning of more, less, and the same when sharing snacks – Who has more? Who has less? Line them up and compare.
- Count the money saved in a piggy bank or a jar of loose change. Are there more quarters or dimes? Are there fewer pennies or nickels? Are quarters more money than pennies? Why?
• Categorize – Soon after young children notice distinct attributes of objects, they can begin to sort them into groups.
- Loading and unloading the dishwasher presents great opportunities for sorting: Where do the forks go? Where do the spoons go?
- So does folding laundry by attributes – shirts with shirts, socks with socks, etc. – discussing the attributes that distinguish them.
- Get help organizing food in the fridge or cupboards. Where does this item go? Why?
- Sort money saved in a piggy bank or loose change jar, discussing how coins differ or are the same. How do you know a quarter is a quarter, or a penny is a penny? Sort them.
“Fostering Parent-Child Math Talk with the 4Cs” by Anastasia Betts and Ji-Won Son in Mathematics Teacher: Learning & Teaching PK-12, October 2020 (Vol. 113, #10, pp. 791-799); the authors can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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We are very excited to announce that our first meeting will be held on November 17th. If you or your child are on the committee, you should have received an email with the details. If you are on the committee and haven’t received an email, please contact the Clinical Counselor, Jennifer Slusher LCSW at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Monarch Halloween Drive...a HUGE Success! Thank you!
THANK YOU CORONADO for your generosity donating to the Monarch Halloween Drive! We delivered 300 goodie bags to the Monarch School this year!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated, both Venmo cash and physical items. We raised $720 through Venmo! $457.55 was spent to buy items for the goodie bags, and we sent the extra $262.45 as a check to the Monarch School to supplement their immediate needs. The school sent us a thank you note, which is included below.
Coronado Girl Scout Troop 5548
Our distribution this week went well, and the goodie bags were a hit! Each month we host an on-campus resource distribution for Monarch families to come pick up school supplies, grocery gift cards, basic need items like hygiene products, lunch, and more. This month, distribution was a little more fun because of your goodie bags! We had a special Halloween table set up with the bags, and every family was able to take home goodies for all of their children (and sometimes even parents!). THANK YOU for bringing a little bit of joy and celebration to an otherwise serious space, and for providing goodies for our students! I’ve attached a few pictures of our kiddos enjoying picking up the treats.
Warmly, Sarah Krueger
Arrival and Dismisal Traffic Routes and Gates
Covid-19 Symptom Decision Tree** Updated 10/9/2020
20th Parent Teacher Conferences (Details above)
11/15-12/4 Virtual Bookfair
11/23-27: Thanksgiving Holiday
12/21-1/4: Winter Holiday
Mon 1/18/21: Dr. MLK Jr. Holiday
1/28: End of 1st Semester
Fri 1/29: Teacher Workday/No Students
Mon 2/8: President's Holiday
Mon 2/15: President's Holiday
3/29-4/5: Spring Break
4/14-16: Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release
5/31: Memorial Day Holiday
6/17: Last Day of School