Bulldog Bulletin Weekly eNews
Here's what's on top for August 30, 2023
Back to School Night Tonight!
Back to School Night Tonight -August 30th from 5:30-7:10.
This event is for parents only!
Please read below for a schedule of events.
- 5:30-6:45- -Plans for Measure J Campus Improvements will be available for all families to preview in the Breezeway. Please drop by the tables and look at the ideas boards to share your thoughts and feedback with the design team.
- 6:00-6:30pm Grades 1-3 and SDC teacher classroom presentations
- 6:40-7:10pm Grades 4-5 teacher classroom presentations
- 6:00-7:00 Learning Center Open House
From your Principal
Dear Buena Vista Parents,
We have been busy working and learning at Buena Vista. Please join us for Back to School Night this evening. Come hear from your child's classroom teacher about what to expect this year.
This week was I able to go into Ms. Mes' transitional kindergarten class and watch as our youngest learners learned about the days of the week and important parts of the calendar. Mrs. Butler's kindergarten class was learning about their numbers and counting to five. They were practicing counting visually in a quick flash and then replicating the number they saw onto at tens frames with colored counters. There was no tricking them, they were reading the numbers so fast!
Mrs. Bockser's 5th grade class was busy during math building models and finding surface area. They were working collaboratively on this high thinking concept. Once they built the model using connecting cubes, they then had to show their work on how to solve the problem using their math knowledge. It was hard but they kept working at it.
In first grade, Mrs. Thompson's class was practicing their reading. They were choral reading books with familiar words and tracking with their fingers. They were reading the classic Eric Carle book, Brown Bear, Brown Bear. When they were finished with this familiar book, they read an adaptation about sandwiches. They used their knowledge about the word and sentence patterns in the familiar story to help them predict what was coming in the adaptation.
Mrs. Sumnicht's second grade class is learning about the physical properties of matter and thinking about all of the ways they can describe those properties. They worked collaboratively in science lab to think about how an eraser, pom-pom, a bag of water, a basketball, a bottle of vinegar, a magnifying lens and a plastic spoon are alike and how they are different. This lesson concentrated on solid and liquid matter. Students worked together with Mr. Cooper and Mrs. Sumnicht to come up with descriptive ideas and record them.
Buena Vista is a closed campus. That means that during the school day, you must check in at the office and get a visitor's pass to come onto school grounds. If you are picking up or dropping of a late start TK or Kinder student we ask that you wait with your child in the pick up and drop off area (where the students line up.)
There are no dogs allowed on campus unless they are a registered service dog. All visitors with a registered service dog must check in at the office. We appreciate your support in keeping your pets at home during drop off and pick up!
To help you and your child get off to a good start for the school year, please mark your calendar with these important dates:
Wednesday, August 30: Back to School Night (Grades 1-3 and SDC) 6:00-6:30 p.m. and (Grades 4-5) 6:40-7:10pm. No children please. Report to your child’s classroom.
Friday, Sept 1: Short Day—Grades 1-5 - 8:10am - 12:25pm. TK/Kindergarten---ALL TK/K STUDENTS - 8:10am - 11:30am
Monday, Sept 4th- Labor Day- NO SCHOOL.
It's a great day to be a Bulldog!
Buena Vista Elementary Principal
After School Enrichment Starts Next Week- Register for classes tonight!
Fall ASE will open registration Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 8:00pm after Back to School Night. Classes will start next Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Please go to www.Homeroom.com to register for classes.
Extended Learning Opportunity Program
Walnut Creek School District is pleased to announce the launch of the Extended Learning Opportunity Program. This program is available at each of our school sites and offers enriching opportunities for students from school dismissal until 6:00 pm. Please visit our Extended Learning website here to learn about the program. If you click on your children's school(s) on the right hand side, you will learn more about the provider at that particular site. You will also be able to view the recorded parent information session, which answers most questions. Enrollment is open to all students. Some families qualify for free tuition based on income. If you believe your family may qualify, please complete the free/reduced meal application here. You will then be notified if you qualify for free tuition. To register for the program, please visit the provider's website.
Buena Vista PTA is looking for a volunteer to chair the Reflections Art Program for this year!
This is a fun volunteering opportunity and helps to support our wonderful student artists through film production, music composition, visual arts, dance choreography, literature, and photography. The time commitment is attending a zoom meeting, collecting art pieces, and helping to set up the showcase which usually happens in the beginning of December. It is a great way to volunteer, and is not too time consuming. If interested, please email Katie McSherry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Missed Back to School Night?
Sing-along to Mamma Mia with Town Hall Theater to support WCEF
Calling all dancing queens and super troupers! Mark your calendars for a Mamma Mia Sing-along on September 8 at Town Hall Theater to support WCEF. This event will also feature a signature cocktail, trivia AND a portion of each ticket sold will benefit WCEF.
Be a G.E.M. and Give Every Month!
Did you know you can spread out your WCEF donation monthly, or even quarterly? Set up a monthly donation (starting at $10 a month) at wcefk12.org/donate, funds are automatically charged each month, and you support our amazing schools and students in a BIG way.
Your donation ensures that programs not funded by the state—like weekly art, music, science lab; our libraries; electives in middle and high school; the Las Lomas Wellness Center—will continue to be available at the Walnut Creek School District and Las Lomas. Become a monthly donor today!
Girl Scouts NorCal
Girl Scouts NorCal is hosting a Girl Scouts exploration day for new girls and their families in Lafayette in September. BV has troops forming at all grade levels and we would love to have new members join us!