Bobier Bronco Blast

News You Can Use - May 2, 2021

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Good Evening Bobier Bronco Families,

Community Update

For your information, we have included Dr. Doyle’s most recent Community Updates which went out to families on April 28.

Upcoming Announcements and Events

Hello Bobier Bronco Families,

This coming week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week and we have planned a fun series of themed days to celebrate our outstanding teachers who work tirelessly to ensure our students have an amazing education!


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Fifth Grade Promotion Update:

Save the Date! We are excited to announce the parent fifth grade promotion survey results are in. The majority of our parents completed the survey and the majority have chosen a drive-through promotion celebration. Promotion will be held on June 16th. Additional information will be shared soon with our fifth grade families. We are so proud of our 5th grade students and we look forward to celebrating our promoting Broncos as they head off to middle school!


Don’t Forget Your Water Bottles!

The temperatures in Vista are warming up and we want to ensure that students stay hydrated. Please make sure to send your child to school with a refillable water bottle. Our drinking fountains have all been tuned into filling stations so it is important all students come prepared with reusable bottles to refill. Please clean the water bottles daily. We will also continue to accept water bottle donations. We want to ensure our students stay safe, healthy, and hydrated!


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We are excited to collaborate with UCSD on the Safer at School Early Alert Pilot, also known as SASEA. SASEA is an early alert monitoring system for COVID-19 through daily surface samples from the classrooms. All of our Classic students brought home an informational letter and Opt-in forms for responsive COVID testing for the SASEA project. We had a great parent information session with the UCSD SASEA (Safer at School Early Alert Pilot) team this past Friday. Thanks to all who attended and asked great questions. To participate in this important project, please return the Opt-In forms as soon as possible. Please view the informational video below.


SASEA English

Student Pick Up Important Information

If you are having anyone pick up your son or daughter from Bobier Elementary School office please make sure you add them to your emergency card online through your parent portal account or come update your contacts in the front office. Please call the office in advance to inform us if someone other than parent or guardian will be picking up your child from the office.


We are required to check ID for all adults who pick up students from school. Thank you for helping us keep all of our students safe.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

  • May 31, 2021 - Memorial Day, no school

  • June 18, 2021 - Last Day of school, minimum day

PTA

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PTA Spirit Wear Orders

We are excited about the new design! Please find ordering forms below, print them, fill them out, and drop them off in our office.

Order Form for T-Shirts

English: Pre-Order Form Eng

Spanish: Pre-Order Form


Congratulations!

At the April 26th PTA Association Meeting, the following Bronco Parents were elected to the 2021-2022 PTA Executive Board!

President: Amanda Lahey

Vice President-Membership: Andenise Moss

Treasurer: Beatriz Mendez

Secretary: Alexis Alloche

Historian: Yuleni Prado


THANK YOU to these wonderful parents who were willing to step into these positions in order to volunteer their time and help for our Bronco students and families.


If anyone would like to volunteer with the PTA, you can get information from Amanda Lahey at: bobierptapresident@gmail.com


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Join PTA!

We invite all parents to become members of the Parent teacher Association. This membership does not commit you to any time. It is simply a way for you to make a small donation to our school and gives you the pleasure of being a part of our school PTA community! Click on the link below to join online!

https://jointotem.com/ca/vista/bobier-elementary-pta/join


ASES / Bronco Bunch

2021-22 A.S.E.S. Application for Enrollment Available ONLINE NOW!

Bobier Elementary is able to offer the After School Education and Safety (ASES) Grant Program, both before and after school. The grant program will begin on the first day of school and will continue through the end of the school year. This is a cost-free grant program providing homework assistance, tutorials and enrichment activities for your child. The ASES grant is based on student attendance. To accomplish grant goals participating students are expected to attend the full duration of the program hours (beginning at 6:30 AM before school and until 6:00 PM for Elementary Programs/ 6:08 PM for Middle School Programs after school). Enrollment in the grant program comes with the understanding that your child(ren) will attend every school day.


If you agree that this grant program is something that will benefit your child, please fill out the ONLINE application at: https://forms.gle/Yx9cnZiG4EEfZE1s9 or request a paper copy from the site leader.


Due to the unforeseen circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, acceptance and registration for the 2021-22 ASES Program will be postponed until further guidance is received regarding future health and safety protocols. At this time we are uncertain of the school structure of the upcoming school year. Prior to enrolling students into the ASES program we need to ensure that our programs are able to comply with the county health orders. Updated information will be provided to you no later than August 9th. Acceptance letters will go out in early August; but in order to plan, we would appreciate your prompt return of the application. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

After School Enrichment, Homework Assistance and More!

The Vista Unified ASES team has put together virtual afterschool programs meeting on Zoom everyday from now until the end of the school year. Please let the learners know about these resources.

  • From 2:30-3:15pm, there is an enrichment activity to enhance learning. Click HERE for a list of enrichment activities for this upcoming week. ZOOM Link

  • From 3:30-5:30pm, there is live homework help in a breakout room. The students do not need to attend the entire session and can pop in and out as needed. ZOOM Link

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FREE Virtual Saturday Programs

The Vista Unified ASES team has put together FREE Saturday programs for students kindergarten through 8th grade. If your students are looking for something fun to do on Saturdays (whether they are virtual or classic), please let the learners know about this resource. Click HERE for more information.

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Family and Community Resources

Virtual Office Hours with our Community Liaison

Parents please join our community Liaison Nancy Ramirez in her virtual office hour with any questions, concerns, or just to meet other parents every Thursday from 9am-10am. Please see flyer for more details.


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Registration Updates

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Elementary Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten Registration Process / Intradistrict Transfer application

TK & Kindergarten Parents:

Spread the Word! Starting the week of March 1, 2021, parents may begin to register TK & Kindergarten students at their elementary school of residence. Please view the flyers for details in regards to qualifying birth dates. If you have any questions please contact our school office.

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Please stop by the office to pick up a registration packet.


Paperwork drop off by appointment only


Mondays 9:00-11:00am or 2:00-2:45pm


Tuesday through Friday 9:00-11:00am or 1:00-1:30pm



**** Fill out the Pre-Registration Here

Health and Safety

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Community COVID Testing Centers - Updated Hours

Please note the change in hours to the following COVID testing centers:

Linda Rhodes Community Center will no longer be offering COVID Testing (Saturday, March 27th is the last day at this location.)


CSUSM COVID Testing Hours - Sunday - Thursday 9:30-4:00

New COVID Decision Tree

The COVID Decision Tree has been recently updated HERE. There are a couple significant changes:


1. Under the old guidance, an individual who received a negative COVID test had to wait 72 hours after symptoms improved to return to work. Under the new guidance, an individual who received a negative COVID test needs to wait 24 hours after symptoms have improved to return to school.


2. The COVID Decision Tree still applies even if an individual has received the COVID vaccine.


Families, please keep us informed about the following:


  1. If you notice any symptoms, please keep your child at home. Notify the school immediately.

  2. If you have taken a test and it is positive, please inform the school immediately.

  3. If you have taken a test and are awaiting the results, please keep your child at home until you receive the results.

  4. If you child has taken a test and is awaiting the results, please keep your child home until you receive the results.

  5. If you have been exposed to someone who tested positive, please keep your child at home and inform the school immediately.


Thank you for your communication in helping to keep our learning community safe.

Counseling

Thank you to everyone who participated in April’s SEL Theme: COURAGE.

All of our students learned the importance of doing the right thing, no matter what. Bobier students learned that courage is more than just being brave, but actively choosing to face your fears in an effort to make lasting change. Rainbow Fish to the Rescue (Kinder-1st), A Little Spot of Courage (2nd-3rd), Courageous People Throughout History (4th-5th).

SEL Theme for May- HONESTY


This month, Bobier students will be receiving lessons on how honesty can help them not only tell the truth, but become a more respected and trusted individual. Bobier students will learn that being honest can help them improve their self management, build positive relationships with their peers and help with their decision making process. Honesty has the potential to build students’ character to do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Our motto this month:

Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Hello Bronco Families! This is your school counselor Mr. Espinoza, or better known as, Mr. E. I am here to support the students, families and community of Bobier Elementary regarding the areas of attendance, academics, and social emotional learning. I support students with social skills classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling lessons if needed. I can also assist with referrals to outside agencies and other district resources.


Please feel free to reach out and request my services at any time through email or by phone. My door (physically and virtually) is always open.


My email:

christopherespinoz@vistausd.org

Phone:

(760) 724-8501 ext. 55136

Middle School Information

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School Lunches

Classic:

Spring 2021 Menu: Bobier


Virtual:

Spring 2021 Virtual Menu


Virtual Meals are distributed on Wednesdays at these times & locations:

Spring 2021 Virtual Meal Days & Times – English

Respectfully,


Melanie Paliotti

Principal

Bobier Elementary School