Principal Orellana's Message

Ygnacio Valley Parent Newsletter October 23rd, 2020

Dear YVE Families and School Community,

Today more than ever we are #StrongerTogether! Thank you for your efforts to support your child during distance Learning.

See the news below on Distance Learning Expectations, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Picture Days, NEW Food Services Times, and Red Ribbon Week!

PTA Membership Drive and Donations:

We need your SUPPORT: Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is doing their membership drive. The membership costs $10 dollars for ONE person or $12 per family. The membership is a donation to support all students at YVE.

We need each family to donate at least $10 dollars for membership so the PTA has funding to provide assistance for our children at YVE. We thank you ahead of time for any donation you can provide our PTA. You still have time to give your donation (cash or check, OK) during the upcoming Picture Days and the October Distribution of Materials day.

PTA is also selling 2019-2020 Yearbooks at REDUCED PRICE OF $15. They are available for sale in the office, during Picture Days and the October Distribution of Materials Day.

Remember to follow us on:

Twitter: @sbomobil and @yveeagles

Instagram: ygnacio_valley_eagles


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Parent-Teacher Conferences are in October!

This school year we are holding the Parent-Teacher Conferences in October. They will be from October 19th-30th.

Teachers will hold their conferences before school, after school, during Flex Time (8-9) in the morning and during the Virtual Office hours from 2:20-3:00. For this reason, teachers won't be available during Virtual Office Hours for consultation.

On Wednesdays, teachers are available from 12:00-3:00pm for Parent-Teacher conferences.

Due to the fact that teachers will be holding the conferences, they will have up to 48 hours to return emails and communications.

Each Parent - Teacher Conference is about 20 minutes long. The main objective of this conference is goal-setting based on assessment results. Together parents and teachers partner up to support the success of your child! #strongertogether

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Picture Days at YVE

Dear Families,

We will do our Picture Day differently this school year. We will have them on THREE separate dates by CLASSROOM to ensure safety for all. If you have more than one child, you may choose ONE of the classes spots to come for picture day. These pictures are school pictures and you may purchase them if you'd like. You will receive an email from LifeTouch for purchasing options. You are not obligated to purchase any pictures.

We need you bring your children so we have updated pictures in our database.

We will do PICTURE DAYS on Tuesday, October 27th, Wednesday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 29th from 4:00-7:00 pm in the cafeteria.

To allow for better safety precautions:

  • Come at the assigned time
  • Wear your mask. Have your child/ren wear a mask as well.
  • Maintain Social Distance (6 feet apart)
  • No more than 8 people will be allowed in the cafeteria.
  • Parents are allowed to come on stage with their child.
  • Children do NOT need to wear a uniform.


Tuesday, October 27 for Kinder and 1st grade students

Romano from 4 to 4:30 pm

Christiansen from 4:30 to 5 pm

Casarrubias and Stutzman from 5:00 to 5:45 pm

Jatoft and Gregory from 5:45 to 6:30 pm

Quinn from 6:30 to 7 pm

Wednesday, October 28 for 2nd and 3rd grade students

Ortega from 4 to 4:30 pm

Benninghoven from 4:30 to 5 pm

Haupt from 5 to 5:30 pm

Loaiza from 5:30 to 6 pm

Grafft from 6 to 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 29 for 4th and 5th grade students

Lopes from 4 to 4:30 pm

Monterrosa from 4:30 to 5 pm

Contreras from 5 to 5:30 pm

Navarro from 5:30 to 6 pm

Leyden from 6 – 6:30 pm

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Red Ribbon Week from October 26-30

Dear Families,

Help us celebrate Red Ribbon Week. This is the week we stand up to drugs and pledge to lead a healthy and positive lifestyle. For this reason, each day we have an activity. Please, encourage your children to participate each day and show their support during zoom classes. We will work on a message a day and an activity. See below.

Monday, October 26

We are proud that we are drug free!
Wear YVE colors: Navy and Gold (or Yellow) #yvepride

Tuesday, October 27

We don’t get mixed up in drugs!
Wear mismatched socks

Wednesday, October 28

We commit to healthy habits

Fill this out!

Thursday, October 29

We’re a team against drugs!
Wear clothes from your favorite sports team

Friday, October 30

We can scare drugs away!

Wear your Halloween costume to class

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PTA Halloween Hangout Celebration

PTA is organizing a Hangout to celebrate Halloween virtually. Send Mrs. Orellana the picture of your child wearing a costume anytime from Monday to Thursday via email at for a slide show for the PTA Halloween Hangout.

PTA and Mrs. Orellana are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Halloween Hangout

Come to the zoom meeting. Wear your Halloween costume!

Time: Oct 30, 2020 04:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Distance Learning Expectations

1. Students are expected to attend ALL daily live instructional time via zoom meetings. If you have a doctor's appointment, please call the office. Do not interrupt the teacher's class.

2. Students are also expected to do their Independent Work time as assigned in the Class Schedule. See the class schedule in our school website under YVE Distance Learning.

3. Students need to have a space to work that is free from distractions during Daily Live Instruction (zoom meetings). Please, help your child have a quiet work space and limit conversations around your child. TV and radio should be off. They are big distractions for the children while in class.

4. Organization is KEY. Please, have your child have all materials ready to work. They may put the materials in a container, a bag, or a backpack so they are easily accessible during class time.

Food Services EXTENDED times!

Food Services

Our Food Services Department has EXTENDED their times and services to reach all members of our district community.

Meals will be served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm, AND from 3:30-5:00 pm at Meadow Homes Elementary, Cambridge Elementary and Ygnacio Valley High School. These are the three schools closer to our school.

NEW!!! NEW!! NEW!!

A Food Services BUS will be coming to YVE on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 to deliver meals to our school community. The bus comes to the site for 10 minutes to deliver food. They also bring food to nearby locations. See the flyer with the bus route below.

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FREE Flu Shots Clinic/ Vacunas contra el Resfrio GRATIS

On 10/24/2020 there will be FREE Flue Shots available from 10am -2:00pm at Mt. Diablo Adult Education/ Loma Vista. They will be provided by the Contra costa Health Services Department.

Materials Distribution and Homework Return

We will do Distribution of Materials and Homework Return twice a month. Distribution of materials will be done at the Cafeteria Door. There will be a Teacher's Box for return of homework.

We have EXTENDED the time from 9am-4pm.

Safety Rules:

-Follow social distancing (6 feet apart)

-Wear a mask

-One person per family (No children, please)

-Wait outside the Cafeteria

Mark your calendar for the date:

Friday, October 30th.9:00am -4:00pm

Next day: November 20th from 9:00am-4:00 pm. (Report cards will be given on this day)

Location: Cafeteria.

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