Village FAMILY News BLAST OFF!
October 13th -16th
It would be a CRIME to miss the first-ever Coronado Schools Foundation Virtual Benefit Auction on October 17th!
Order your Mystery Kit or Super Sleuth VIP Package Online at csfkids.org/auction!
A $100+ donation gets you a Mystery Kit, program, entry into photo contest & entry to bid on LIVE items & Fund A Need
A $500+ donation gets you a Super Sleuth VIP Package, which includes the Mystery Kit plus a delicious Whodunnit Dinner for four & complimentary bottle of wine to sharpen your critical thinking skills. Names and donations will also be read live in recognition.
LAST CHANCE! ORDER TODAY!
4:00-6:00 PM VES Food Distribution with Free Ice Cream for Students
6:30-8:00 PM Coronado Safe Coffee Talk- Details Below
6:00-7:30 PM CUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum- Details Below
Stock the Staff Lounge- See Konstella for Details
10:15 AM and 2:30 PM- Great American Shake Out
Parents: See Details Below
5:30-8:30 PM CSF Sponosored "Who Dunnit?" Mystery Night/Auction
Don't Miss It!
5:30 PM. Virtual Halloween Community Bingo-Details to Come
Nobember 15th-December 4th VES Virtual BookFair with Follett
**Due to higher temperatures this week, we will be closely monitoring temperatures in the classrooms. Our CUSD Heat Day Policy is attached below. We will give families as much advanced notice as possible (will be called in advance and not the day of the heat day). To help increase ventailation, doors and windows will be kept open and HVAC systems running throughout the day.
Candidate Forum for prospective Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Governing School Board
The Coronado Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) of Silver Strand Elementary, Coronado Village Elementary, Coronado Middle, and Coronado High School will host a Candidate Forum for prospective Coronado Unified School District (CUSD) Governing School Board members on Tuesday, October 13, 6-7:30 p.m.
Two open seats have been created by the conclusion of Board Members Julie Russell and Maria Simon’s terms of service. Whitney Antrim, Kenneth “Mike” Canada, Nick Kato, Stacy Keszei, and Alexia Palacios-Peters are running for the positions and all are expected to attend the forum.
The event will be live-streamed for constituents to view via: https://coronadousd.net/about/board-dept/ (scroll down for the live-stream link) and hopefully carried live on Coronado TV (Spectrum Channel 19 and AT&T 99).
The Boardroom will be sanitized prior to the event and all safety precautions, including social distancing, will be enforced. As such, the public will NOT be in attendance. A moderator will ask questions on behalf of CUSD students and families.
Parents...Don't forget! Weekly Specials are Mandatory
Enrichment opportunities will be put in place as soon as they are allowed.
Kids, Screens, and Coronavirus Talk
What impact is all that screen time having on your children these days? Dr. Katherine Williams of Rady Children’s Hospital and the Dr. Kat Show will discuss why it’s not all bad. Join her and family therapist Julia Allen for a virtual lecture on Tuesday, October 13, at 7 p.m. Sign up for the Zoom link through the library's online calendar at cplevents.org.
Coding Adventures with Python at Coronado Library
Hands-on Technology is partnering with Coronado Library for a most-excellent Coding Adventure. Kids can learn the basics of Python programming via puzzles, games, animations, challenges, & engaging STEM activities! "Coding Adventures" classes are perfect for beginner-to-intermediate virtual students in 4th through 8th grade.
In the "Intro to Coding" class on Wednesday, October 21, at 4 p.m., we will cover the concepts of "Algorithms" and "Input+Output" as students learn to code their very own Python programs! Class will also feature a "Careers & Innovations" component where the group will explore how coding is used to produce today's most interesting technology trends. We look forward to seeing you for this awesome adventure opportunity!
Please register at cplevents.org to reserve a spot and receive the Zoom link.
Great Americal Shake Out- October 15th at 10:15 AM and 2:30 PM
Here's a great aritcle to our annual event- The Great American Shake Out!
Teachers will be prompted to begin the drill via school intercom/reminder via email for those on Bridge learning. The teacher will end the drill with his/her class after 1 minute of students and staff being securely sheltered in their spot. After the 1 minute, please have students/staff come out from underneath tables/desks/doorways and spend a few minutes providing feedback to the students, addressing any questions or concerns they may have.
Below are a few resources for teachers and parents:
(website with resources)
If You're Near a Sturdy Desk or Table (Earthquake Safety Video Series)
If You're NOT Near a Sturdy Desk or Table (Earthquake Safety Video Series)
Village Elementary Committee Members Needed
Questions about a Positive COVID-19 Test? See Below
CUSD COVID-19 Reopening Plan and Health and Safety Protocols
Village Elementary Military Family Life Counseling (MFLC)
Arrival and Dismisal Traffic Routes and Gates
Covid-19 Symptom Decision Tree
Wed 11/11: Veterans' Day Holiday
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
Spreading Cheer on A Friday for Staff! Thank you Village PTO!
Thanks to all who came to the PTO Meeting! Great Information!
Nov 15th - Dec. 4th Virtual Book Fair -Save the Date
CUSD Grab-and-Go Meal Service
CUSD Grab-and-Go Meal Service: Celebrating “World Student's Day” with free ice cream!
All children will get free meals regardless of meal status (free/reduce/paid). Children are also not required to be students of CUSD.
Meals will be distributed from 4pm - 6pm (while supplies last) at Village Hall on H Street.
We will be celebrating "World Student's Day" and free ice cream to be given to all families that come to pick up meals on 10/13 in celebration of our AMAZING students.
Meal distribution will continue every Monday while students are in a distance learning environment. The USDA has now approved universal feeding for all children between the ages of 1-18 years through December 31, 2020. They have recognized the need for this around the country and have decided to move forward with it. All children will get free meals regardless of meal status (free/reduced/paid). Children are not required to be students of the Coronado Unified School District.
All families with children 18 and under will be able to pick up free breakfast and lunch meals via curb-side pick-up. Each child will receive one bag that contains 7 days’ worth of meals for breakfast and lunch. Meals may consist of packaged, refrigerated, and/or frozen items (heating instructions will be provided). District and school staff will start "Grab and Go Distribution" of meal bags at 4 PM, and will stop once all bags are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
All meals will be distributed curb-side to decrease the risk of exposure. Bags will be placed into automobile trunks-they will not be handed through the vehicle window for the protection of both our staff and vehicle occupants. Only those in cars will be served meals during this pick-up window, no walk-ups or bicycles are allowed in order to maintain social distancing protocols. If you are unable to pick-up meals by car or during the scheduled distribution time, please email Charity.Campbell@coronadousd.net on Mondays before 2:00 PM and we will schedule an alternative window to pick-up a meal.
Meals may not be distributed to students. Students who are receiving meals are encouraged to be physically present at the time of pick-up. Additionally, adults may pick up meals for students not present by printing and submitting this form at the time of pick-up. No meals will be distributed to parents/guardians without a child present or a form submitted at time of pick up due to state regulations.
Meals are available for all children aged 18 and under. Children are not required to be students of the Coronado Unified School District. Our incredible Child Nutrition Service team members and volunteers have served over 162,000 meals since this program began. We are prepared to serve meals weekly to over 830 children (11,620 meals in total). As demands increase, we will continue to increase the number of meals we prepare in order to accommodate the needs of our entire school community. This is free for all children, regardless of meal status - please spread the word!
Nado Halloween Costume Drive by Girl Scout Troop #5548
Dear VES Families,
Please help us make it a fun Halloween for underprivileged kids at the Monarch School! There will be no Halloween costumes this year due to COVID-19; instead the school would like to distribute goodie bags to all 300 of their students. Please consider donating cash or picking up extra items when you go Halloween shopping for your own kids!
The Halloween goodie bags will include the following types of items:
- Face paint kit (example 1, example 2, example 3)
- Fun size Halloween candy
- Small Halloween trinkets, toys, and activities
- Halloween temporary tattoos, small activity books, stickers, bouncy balls, etc.
- Halloween theme goodie bags to hold items
There are two ways for you to support this year:
1. Donate cash to Venmo account @Nado-HalloweenDrive (and we’ll shop for you)
2. Drop off goodie bag items to bins at the following addresses
Village-217 B Ave
Cays-45 Bridgetown Bend (Port Royale)
If you have any questions, please email NadoHalloweenCostumeDrive@gmail.com. Thank you, Coronado, for your continued support all these years! The deadline to donate is Tuesday, October 20.
💚 Girl Scout Troop #5548
CUSD Heat Day Procedures
As stated in the policy, we use NOAA website: