March 3, 2023
Our Read-a-Thon is going Great!
Thank you for supporting EPAF's Read-A-Thon! Empresa has read 30,000 minutes in a few days. Mr. Cook has already dyed his beard purple and shaved part of it off to encourage the students. Monday he will show up with part 2 shaved. Keep logging those minutes and sharing the page for more rewards. See our progress and prizes here: https://www.read-a-thon.com/school/Empresa-Performing-Arts-Foundation_53393
It's not too late to register and log reading minutes (even past days) at https://www.read-a-thon.com/readers. Read-a-Thon continues until Wednesday, March 8th.
Glow Golf Today and Tomorrow
Please arrive at Emerald Isle Golf Course (660 S El Camino Real, Oceanside) promptly at your selected time. There is no need for a physical ticket, or to bring anything with you. If you purchased a spot, you'll be on the list! Golf clubs, and dinner will be provided at the course.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intermediate Choir Auditions on March 8th - 4th Grade Only
The Intermediate Choir is opening for new members! Fourth Graders (not currently enrolled) can audition with Mr. Cook on March 8th during 4th grade lunch in room 1. Please help your child choose a song with a duration of 1-1:30 minutes. Audition results will be provided by Mr. Cook the following day.
New members will join the class starting Thursday, April 6th. Meets every Thursday from 2:21-3:05. Class cost is $35 for the remaining 8 sessions. All choir students have the option to sing the National Anthem at the Padres game on April 15th.
Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment Opens March 1st for 2023-2024
Parents and guardians can reach out to any VUSD elementary school for assistance with the pre-enrollment process. Click here for information about the TK/K Enrollment process, and click here for frequently asked questions about TK/K Enrollment. Enroll early to secure your spot!
Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfer Priority Application Window for 2023-2024 closes March 15th
Families living in VUSD boundaries who would like to apply to attend a school other than their neighborhood school for the 2023-2024 school year can apply using this linked process for Intradistrict Transfers.
Families living outside of VUSD boundaries who would like to attend a VUSD school or families living in VUSD boundaries who would like to apply to attend school in another district can apply using this linked process for Interdistrict Transfers.
Contact the Student Support Services Department for more information.
Kimochi Keys to Communication
Review The Keys
Why this review is important: When students become fluent using the Kimochis® Keys to Communication in social and emotional moments, they are more able to communicate with respect, responsibility, kindness, and compassion. Students who use the Keys can be counted on to handle challenging social-emotional situations with character.
Children will understand that using the Kimochis® Keys to Communication can contribute to positive social-emotional moments. The Kimochis® Keys to Communication form the foundation of this Social-Emotional Communication Program. The Keys teach children how to use their tone of voice, body language, and appropriate words and actions when in emotional moments. We hope that you are beginning to see your child becoming more aware of their feelings and communicating in more positive ways.
Kimochis® Family Challenge: Take turns sharing which Kimochis® Key you are most proud of being able to use in the “heat of the moment” and one Key you will actively practice improving. For example, “I am more aware of not yelling or using a Fighting Voice when I feel stressed, but I want to work on not speaking until I get your eye contact.” You can also have each family member give one another one compliment and a wish. “I appreciate that you (describe what you know they are working on to improve their communication). I would like you to consider (describe something you would like them to work on).”