Village Elementary Families

Week of October 17th-21st, 2022

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Village Updates and Reminders

Village Families- We have a lot going on this week!

New Village Nutrition Services Menues:

New lunch and breakfast menus for last two weeks of October, November and December are here!! Please see the bottom of this newsletter for new menus. Your help in prepping your child to make a choice for lunch is always appreciated. Choices for our littlest ones can sometimes take a LONG time when new options are introduced. Thank you again for your help!

Great American Shake-Out is October 20, 2022 at 10:20 am.

“Drop, Cover, and Hold on” is the method Village uses when conducting Earthquake Drills at school. Here are some of the resources that we use to teach and practice earthquake drills and wanted to share with parents. We want to help make this process (with alarms that last about 20 seconds) is a normaized process of protection, however if there are particular needs beyond the normal, please reach out to your child's teacher. If your student has an IEP with accomodations for sounds, we will make sure we follow the IEP as previously indicated.

Home Safety Videos for Preschool-2nd Grade Students:

Pedro the Penguin (Kid-Friendly Preparedness Video) 8:24 min

Staying Safe in an Earthquake Video 5:41 min

The Earthquake plan Video 3:42 min

Great Movement Break (Dance Video) to teach students about Earthquake Safety Procedures:

#SHAKEmob Earthquake Safety Dance 3:34 min

Home Safety Videos for 3rd-5th Grade Students

Kids Earthquake Safety Video 2:56 min


Simple Activities and Games

Prepare with Pedro Activities

October is Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

Village Elementary School has the unique and incredible opportunity to know and love three individuals with such a rare disorder in one school.

Rett Syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls. It is estimated that one in 10,000 girls is born with Rett Syndrome. After birth, girls with Rett syndrome have 6 to 18 months of apparently normal development before experiencing severe, rapid regression of skills learned resulting in problems with language and communication, learning, coordination, eating and other brain functions. Girls can ultimately lose the use of their hands, walking ability and speech. Other signs and symptoms that can develop include breathing abnormalities, seizures, scoliosis, and sleep disturbances. Rett syndrome can be characterized as having Cerebal Palsy, Autism, Parkinson’s and anxiety disorders all rolled into one. It is a neurological disorder that affects all motor functions in the individual causing many challenges in everyday living.

All challenges aside, these individuals have the determination and resiliency to live their lives to their fullest extent, seizing every opportunity to find joy and spread love amidst the obstacles that they face. They are very social, curious, and respond favorably to touch and interactions through body language and vocalization. We appreciate your understanding and grace, your inclusion and hope that we share for all that lies ahead.

To celebrate these individuals and the beautiful qualities they possess is our honor and for this we wear purple. 💜 Join us Friday, October 21st, to unite together and wear purple to celebrate and support our three beautiful Village friends who have been diagnosed with Rett Syndrome.

For more information about Rett Syndrome and to see how they are actively working for a cure, please visit

Can you believe it? Village Running Club is BACK!

Thank you to PTO for supporting and sponsoring this before school club for students in grades K-5th! Thank you to Kathy Shady and all of the teacher volunteers who are making this awesome program happen again, after a 2 1/2 year stretch!

Beginning on Tuesday, November 1st and going through May11th (tentatively), Village Elementary will begin the Village Explorer's Running Club for Kinder-5th graders. It will take place before school on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-8:00 am. We will be running on the Coronado High School track. Students will enter the track through the gate between Village and the CHS track off of 6th Street. Permission Slips are due by Wednesday, October 26th.

Benefits of a running club:

  • Strengthen your heart and build endurance

  • Exercise your body and mind

  • Sense of accomplishment and pride by making and accomplishing running goals

  • Meet new friends with a common interest

If you have any questions please contact Kathy Shady at

Interested in signing your student up? See Permision Slip Link and fill our completely by October 26th.

Village Weekly Updates on Recess Games and MTSS Behavior Review :

Every week, we offer two "spotlight" games for students in order to spark new interest in games and learn new skills. We introduce games during PE time the week before and then the games are showcased at recess the following week.

Recess Games of the Week:

Grades K-3:

Keeper of the Castle


Grades 4-5

6-line Soccer


Weekly Campus Expectation Review: Classroom Expectations (See poster below)

Superhero Character Monthly Focus: October-Responsibility

Superhero Ticket Protocol:

  • Prizes will be distributed on Wednesday and Friday, afterschool, in front of the office.
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Village PTO News

See our October PTO Newsletter!
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Visit our PTO Website!

Become a Member-Click Below! Our goal is 100%

Welcome Village Preschool to Village PTO!
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Village Parents: TK/K and 1st Grade:

Safe Harbor Coronado is excited to once again partner with Village Elementary to support your child's social/emotional learning through our interactive and research-based program Turtle Time. Starting in the next few weeks, Safe Harbor Coronado will be coming to your 1st graders' class for 20 minute sessions once a week for four weeks to tell the story of Tucker Turtle 🐢 and what he learns to do with BIG feelings. The purpose of this program is to increase your child's impulse control, emotional management, and healthy decision making. Additionally, we tailor the program according to the specific needs of your child's class.

If you are interested in learning about Turtle Time and partnering with Safe Harbor Coronado to implement the strategies taught during this program and provide additional support at home, please attend our brief (~30 minute) presentation on October 21st at 8:10am at Village Elementary. We hope you can make it!

Safe Harbor Coronado is a local nonprofit that helps youth and families in our community prevent or overcome challenges such as:Self Esteem, Bullying, Divorce, Social Connection, Drug Use, Suicide, Grief and Loss, Communication Barriers, Mental Illness, Behavior Difficulties, and more. We provide low-cost counseling, youth & parenting programs, and community education. For more information go to, sign up for the parenting e-newsletter, and follow-on social media @SafeHarborCoronado to make sure you never miss a Safe Harbor event.

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Village is welcoming our students to wear seasonal tee shirts, outfits or simple costumes, making a connection to their favorite book character or superhero on Monday, October 31st.


No masks, scary makeup, stained hair dye, props, or scary/gore.

If your child has the book at home that mirrors their favorite character outfit/costume, please have them bring the book in with them to share. It is not mandatory for students to come dressed in character, but are welcomed to participate. Dressing up is optional.

We also do not expect that parents to go out and purchase an additional costume. If you celebrate Halloween and are going to dress up, search online and make the connection to a book character. We are sure you will be able to find any pre-determined costume meet the character connection requirement.

If costume is deemed inappropriate by admin, students will be asked to change. We are using this opportunity to connect to literature in a fun and spirited manner. Thank you for your help in making sure all outfits worn are elementary school age appropriate.

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Girl Scout Troop 6561 is collecting old but gently used and new Halloween costumes. Take this opportunity to clean out your closets and make a child's Halloween special! The costumes will be donated to the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego. We encourage you or your child to bring in costumes and drop them off in the bin in your school's office. The drive will begin on Friday, October 14th and end on Monday, November 7th, giving you the opportunity to give old costumes for this Halloween, and then donate your recent costumes for the kids next year. If you have any questions, please contact Thank you for your support!

New Village Breakfast and Lunch Menu 10/17/2022 -12/16/2022

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Don't miss the Coronado Schools Foundation Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Hold on to your hats, we are back in the saddle for the CSF Annual Gala and Auction! This year’s event promises to be a two-steppin' good time with the adults blinged out in “Denim & Diamonds” to raise money for the kids, with proceeds benefitting Coronado’s public schools through CSF. Plus, don't miss the chance to be among the first to see the Hotel Del's gorgeous new Southpointe Ballroom!

Tickets on Sale Now!

This popular event WILL sell out so grab your tickets now! Early-bird pricing ends September 30th.


Thank you for being supporting CSF and the Islander families! If you want to learn more about what who we are and what CSF funds at your site, please visit:

Social Media Links



Your school-based MFLC is here and ready to listen and provide feedback to support military students and parents through short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling sessions. Start your conversation today! Complete the MFLC Parent Acknowledgement Form attached and return it to your school site front office or classroom teacher.

· Village Elementary (TK-5th Grade), Kimberly La Sala – 619-816-0320

Link to Permission Slip:

Village Elementary Handbook

Please review information in the handbook. Important information regarding absences, technology, school expectations and much, much more!

Key Links

Key Links and Resources

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Important Information about Village Elementary: Get Involved!

Village Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO):

Please, please become a member of PTO! Without the generous membership donations of time and money, Village would not be the incredible school that it is today! PTO pays for field trips, assemblies and presentations, grade level and teacher funding and school culture building. They host several events throughout the year like the Jog-a-thon, Bingo for Books, and Movie nights! Please check out our Village PTO page for more information and announcements.

Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF):

CSF is the Coronado Schools Foundation and is separate from our Village PTO. CSF raises money for special programs and pathways at Village. Our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA), Innovation Lab (ILAB), Band and Choir are all paid for by CSF. Without your generous donations, our students would not be provided these opportunities. Please consider signing up for Hive365 to help keep our programs alive and thriving for our students.


Volunteering will be in full swing. In order to volunteer you must complete the volunteer application. This includes a negative TB test within the last 4 years, no exceptions. Good News: We will have a volunteer TB survey on August 15th from 1-3 pm, at Village Hall. If you plan to volunteer, please come to this event! If you do not come to the event, and plan to volunteer, you will need to have a Dr.'s office prove your negative TB test or have a new negative TB test verification. Please be patient with us as we try to get volunteers on campus ASAP, all the while, following state and county mandates.

Link to Information:

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CUSD and Village Communication

We are committed to providing you with pertinent and timely information throughout the year. The Village website and Facebook are updated regularly, and you’ll receive a weekly principal email with a link to our Village Family Newsletter (every Sunday at 5:00pm). Please take time to read through this important information and reminders.

Social Media:

Please connect directly with Village Elementary regarding questions and concerns. It is our district protocol/policy that site administrators and school staff DO NOT monitor local Coronado social media sites (ie: Coronado Moms and Dads, Coronado 92118, Coronado Happenings and Crown Talk). Dr. Bergener and office will only monitor posts made by us to the Village Facebook Site and our Village Instagram page. We will try to respond in a timely manner. We highly encourage you to contact Dr. Bergener, Ms. White, your child's teacher or office staff per email or phone, if you have a question or concern.

Our social media motto:

We lift people up, bring people together and celebrate the greatness of our Coronado Village community!

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Care Solace

Care Solace

Our district has partnered with Care Solace to help staff, students, and their families quickly connect to verified mental health and substance use treatment providers in our community. Our counselors can help connect you directly to their support, you can call them at 888-515-0595, or search anonymously at

Their Care Companion team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language. Your Care Companion will make phone calls on your behalf to find and book appointments with providers who are matched to your needs. Care Solace has access to thousands of providers or programs that work with all insurances, Medicaid, or offer sliding scale or private payment options. For more information or questions please reach out to Jennifer Slusher at or Michelle Kasney at

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Champions Childcare at Village (for Preschool through 5th grade!)

Champions Childcare at Village for Preschool through 5th grade!

Coronado Unified School District has an agreement with outside care provider Champions to provide before- and after-care for Village Elementary School students at our school site (note that Champions is an outside contractor using our facilities).

NEW! Plans to provide before and aftercare for preschool and TK to accommodate care before and after half-day programs.

Ms. Alexi and Ms. Mary, our site leaders, will be happy to answer any questions that you might have!

Please see the Champions website for more information, or call 619-865-1577. Family Support Line: 1-800-246-2154.

Important Dates

**Every Wednesday is Early Dismissal at 1:40 pm**


This Week:

Monday, 10/17:

1. Supt. Mueller Site Visit in AM

2. Gently Used Books Collections for Bingo for Books- Deliver to Front Office

Tuesday, 10/18:

1. Gently Used Books Collections for Bingo for Books- Deliver to Front Office

Wednesday, 10/19:

1. Gently Used Books Collections for Bingo for Books- Deliver to Front Office

2. PTO Sponsored Bingo for Books 6:30-7:30, Village Hall

See details above in newsletter

Thursday, 10/20:

  1. Great American Shakeout at 10:20 am (See resources above)
  2. CUSD Board Meeting at 4:00 pm, District Office

Friday, 10/21

  1. Spirit Day: Wear Purple for Rett's Syndrom Awareness- Wear Purple
  2. Parent Workshop for Turtle Time. 8:15 am in Village Hall (See information below)

Upcoming Weeks:

10/24-28: Fall Family Conferences; Dismissal at 1:40 pm all week for grades K-5

10/31: Book Character Dress Up Day


11/11: Veterans Day--No School

11/12: CSF Gala: Denim and Diamonds at the Hotel Del! Save the date!

11/21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School

12/3: Artisian Alley- Fall Craft Fair benefiting Coronado Band and Choir

12/15: Band and Choir Holiday Concert at CHS 6:00pm

12/19 -1/2: Winter Holiday-No School

1/16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-No School

1/27: Teacher Workday-No School

2/13: Presidents Day-No School

2/20: Presidents Day-No School

3/2: Read Across America

3/3: Band and Choir Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

3/22: CSF Telethon- Band and Choir Participates- More Information to come

3/27 through 3/31: Spring Break Holiday-No School

4/10: District Holiday-No School

4/12-14: Family Conferences by Invitation; School Dismissal at 1:40 pm for Grades K-5 W-F.

5/1-5: Certificated (Teacher) Appreciation Week

5/4: Choir Spring Concert (Details to come!)

5/22-27: Classified Employee Appreciation Week

5/29: Memorial Day-No School

6/15: Last Day of School; NOON dismissal for grades K-5, Promotion @ 8:30 am