Village and ECDC Family Newsletter

December 16th-19th

Upcoming Dates


December

12/16

Last Day of San Diego Food Bank Food Drive


12/18

PTO Sponsored Teacher Holiday Event for Teachers

Grade Level Holiday Parties

4th Grade Fiesta Day


12/19

ECDC Nutcracker Performance

4th Grade Movie Experience: Polar Express

Grade Level Holiday Parties

Kona Ice


12/20- (Friday) No School- Begin Holiday Break


12/20-1/5/20 Winter Break


January

1/6/20 Welcome Back!!

1/8/20 PTO Meeting 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM

VES Tours: For New to Village and Incoming K and 1st Grade Parent Only Tour 9:30-10:00 AM and 5:00 PM

1/10/20: ACE Assembly in Village Hall

1/13/20: SSC- Approval of VES Safety Plan

1/17/20: Teachers Only Work Day- No Students

1/20/20: MLK Holiday- No School

1/23/20: Fire Drill @ ECDC and Village

1/24/20: Kona Ice Day

1/28/20: Map Testing Begins

1/30/20: Late Start Thursday -School Begins at 10:00am

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Parent Reminders

1)Please remind your child not to bring Pokemon Cards and BayBlabes to school. Students should be reminded that we do not allow toys to be brought to school, or the trading or selling of items.


2)We need parent cooperation and support in regards to concerns we are having with the arrival traffic on H Street. Please remember that each child's safety relies on you to follow the city traffic laws and our school's safe route for arrival and dismissal. Please do stop your vehicle alongside read zones to drop off your child. Please pull all the way up to the white drop-off and loading zone.

Village PTO Fall 2019 Calendar of Events and Activities

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Dear Parents,

Beginning the week of January 27th through February 10th, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer. We give students MAP Growth tests to determine their instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Mathematics and Reading for grades 2nd-5th and for Kindergarten and 1st grades, in math.


MAP Growth tests are unique in that they adapt to your child’s level of learning. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This results in a detailed picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.


Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject, and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade take the tests. Following each testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s growth, which you can review with your child’s teacher for more insight.


We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.


Please see the Village and ECDC schedule below.

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Bridges Math Resources for Families

Many ask about how our Bridges math program enriches and extends our students. Please see the PowerPoint below to learn how our teachers are enriching and extending our students in mathematics. Village Elementary will host a parent education night in the Spring with our Bridges Math company representatives, but I wanted to share this timely and important information with you now. Thank you to all of our parents who work so hard with us as partners in your child's education. We strive each day to empower our children to make their dreams a reality and we know that we could not do our important work alone. Thank you for being OUR champions in your child's learning!
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