Village Family News BLAST OFF!
August 24th, 2020
Upcoming Important Dates and Information
**Student Supplies- If you have not already picked up supplies, please do so ASAP, from the front office. Our Math Maniplative Kits have been on backorder. As soon as those math kits are ready for pickup, we will let you all know!
Modified Schedule this Week: Until Friday 9/4, our live instruction will stop at 11:30 am to allow teachers to complete assessments and meet with parents and students in conferences to get to know our students better.
Wednesday, September 2nd:
1st PTO Zoom-
7:00-7:30PM Community Partners: Superintendent Karl Mueller, School Board, Coronado SAFE, CSF, Coronado Community Center, Coronado Public Library, MFLAC
7:30-8:00PM Village Elementary School PTO Meeting (published times 7:00-8:00PM)
Join Konstella for the Zoom Link!
Monday, September 7th:
Labor Day- No School
Welcome Back from Specials!
Check out these new links from your Specials Teachers
Mrs. Trinidad- Innovation Lab : https://youtu.be/UAVq7JFALwc
Ms. Fuhrmann VAPA: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_zIYn4gqjx6zbAuSQfCSyTtlM01mUlzG/view
Mr. Sawi PE: https://youtu.be/DL0mVFtZd5k
Students and Parents:
Join their Google Classrooms!
Students can join the specials page- Code luupsjl
or via this invite link:
Welcome Back Information from PTO
Hello Village Families and welcome back to school.
Next week (Sept 2 at 7:00pm) is our first PTO meeting. The Zoom link will be available on Konstella (this is the name of our PTO platform/app for the year).
We, The Village PTO, need you to join us to help support the school! We will invest $50/student this year and most of that will go back to the classrooms to provide grade level teams with money to do extra projects! One year, the first grade team hatched chickens! (That was lots of fun!). This year it may look a little different, but we still want to provide teachers with the funds so that they can dream big and make learning come alive for our kids.
Likely we won't be able to do fundraisers this year (Lucky you, you are off the hook for volunteering?!?) but that means that more than ever, we need you to join PTO and make a donation because you value giving teachers support to dream up ways to make learning fun.
You likely saw a PURPLE cardstock flyer in your back to school supply bag- it has information about PTO!
How do you join?
1) Join Konstella (download the app, use the code L39A6R, put your kids into their classrooms for this year)
2) "JOIN PTO" on Konstella!
3) make a donation to PTO on Konstella!
Then, please join us on Wednesday September 2 at 7:00 pm for the first PTO meeting of the year on zoom!
Student and Parent Technology Information
1. Link into All Accounts and Log-ins
2. How to Use Zoom as a participant
3. How to Sign into Class Link
Elementary is NOT using Powerschool -only Google Classroom and SeeSaw
Link to Instructional Slides- Created For Parents
Student Zoom Expectations-For Families/Parents
Now, you only need ONE Log-in...yep..that's right! See here: ClassLink instructions
Zoom Links will be sent, per email, by assigned classroom teachers by Wednesday at noon. In order to be accepted into ANY ZOOM calls/class meetings/BTSN, your phone/device must be named for verification and safety purposes. If your device says "iPhone' without a person's name (student/parent name is okay) your family will not be accepted into the meeting.
NBC School Liaison Weekly Wrap-Up
- Coronado Unified School District: www.coronadousd.net
o Read the latest communication from Superintendent Mueller, sent 8/26/20, https://www.smore.com/2hwkp highlighting:
o Champions childcare link: https://coronadousd.net/departments/preschool-child-care/
o Online registration for new and continuing CUSD students is on the district website: https://coronadousd.net/parents-students/online-registration-for-2020-2021-school-year/
o Grab-And-Go Meal Service – Meal service is available every Monday (except holidays), 4-6 pm, while students are in a distance learning environment at Silver Strand and Village Elementary Schools. Open to enrolled CUSD students and based on the current meal eligibility. See full details at https://coronadousd.net/departments/food-services-student-nutrition/.
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 https://coronadosafe.org/new-to-coronado.
Chromebook Check Out Process is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
Chromebook Check Out Process is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
1. Fill out the Technology Device Check Out Form online at: https://bit.ly/3lfk2FM
2. Print and sign the Chromebook Protection Plan Form. You must either accept (and pay) or decline coverage and sign the form: https://bit.ly/32dE22C
3. You will be contacted via the email provided on the Check Out Form with the date, time, and location to pick up the Chromebook. Please bring the completed Chromebook Protection Plan Form.
For 4-6 year olds:Turtle Time: The social emotional program that increases impulse control and emotional regulation that we brought to each TK/Kinder class last year is available for check out at the Library. For those parents and kids who would like additional support beyond DIY, beginning in September, SAFE is offering small virtual groups for parents and their kids to learn Turtle Time together.
7-10:Virtual Art and Expression Group:
Small counseling groups for elementary youth who benefit from expressing their feelings around the pandemic, distance learning, and missing those they haven't see in person through drawing, painting, music and more. This group will begin in October and incorporate Red Ribbon Week activities to promote healthy minds and bodies!
As always, please don't hesitate to contact me about referrals for individual and family counseling.
VES Attendance and Engagement
Daily Attendance will be taken based on student participation in zooms and communication with teachers (based on Google Classroom and daily lesson expectations- more information to come at BTSN)
Engagement data will be collected and reported, based on work completion and (think of a teacher's grade book).
If your student comes to zoom meetings, communicates with their classroom teacher daily, and attempts their daily work to the best of their abilities, they will get counted for their daily attendance and engagement. If your child is NOT present, you will receive an attendance call, like previous absences, and be asked to call us back to verify their absences.