Village Elementary Families
January 30th-February 3rd
Village Updates and Reminders
1/30 2nd Semester Begins
2/1: Minimum Day- 1:40 Dismissal
2/3: Report Cards Sent Home with Students
Recess Games of the Week:
Weekly Campus Expectation Review: Arrival and Dismissal
Superhero Character Monthly Focus: February: Kindness (Continuation of Kindness Week)
We need EGGS! Our 4th and 5th graders will be testing their vehicle modifications for absorbing energy during a collision. Their passengers will be eggs! Ilab is in need of 160 eggs for all teams to be able to run their tests. We are in search of standard non-organic white eggs. We will starting trials by mid-to-end of next week. Please drop off eggs to the office.
Calling All Interested (and cleared) Volunteers! ILAB needs support. If you are interested in volunteering in the ILAB, please contact Jacqueline Hardt at email@example.com. She will then send you the sign-up link with more information.
See Volunteer Information and Clearance Details.
Please make sure you call the office EACH day that your chilld is absent. If you do not connect with Mrs. Melinda Clay within 24 hours of the absence, you run the risk of having an unexcused absence.
Here is CUSD's Attendance Policy.
If your child will be absent more than 5 days, you will need to fill out an Independent Contract for Study. Please review procedures here.
Progress Reoprts Coming Home... See Important Information Below!
In CUSD, grades TK-5th, 1st Semester Report Cards are a mid-year snapshot of a student’s learning in preparation for the final report of grade-level learning at the end of the year in June. Semester 1 Report Cards will be sent home with students in their backpacks on Friday, February 3rd, and Final Report Cards are sent home in June. Our Report Cards are set up to reflect a WHOLE year of learning standards, and this reporting period is designed to show how your student is progressing towards end-of-year standards. In June, you will be able to compare your child's second semester growth in each standard with where they are performing now.
It's important to approach this report card and your child's achievement through a lens of "work in progress" and celebrate what you already know are your child's unique strengths and talents (not always captured on a school report card!).
Looking at Report Cards can be confusing and even cause parents distress, especially if you see areas where your child is currently "developing standard" or "below standard." California State Standards are complex and are made up of many skills. We have not taught all skills in the standards at this point in the year, and where this is the case, most students can be expected to be "developing." From the "growth mindset" perspective, we often say "we are not there YET." We have another round of progress reporting in April, and if your student is below or developing toward standards, our teachers will reach out and schedule a conference to discuss progress, strengths, challenges, and next steps.
At Village we offer supports for students at their levels in the following ways:
1. Village provides daily WIN (What I Need) time for 45 minutes. During this special targeted learning time, we use assessment data (formal and informal)to guide our small group instruction in the areas of Language Arts (Reading and Writing) and Math. Our small groups are flexible and can change daily, depending on student need.
2. We provide embedded interventions in the areas of ELA (reading and writing) and in math. These interventions are built into our curriculum and accessed daily by our teachers.
3. For students who qualify (based on assessment data), we provide pull out interventions in the area of English Language Arts and math.
4. Our Student Success Team convenes as a meeting of teachers and families of students we believe need additional support to meet their academic or social-emotional goals. We discuss student strengths, areas of growth, assessment data, and work together to determine supports and next steps.
If you have questions about your child's progress and/or which resources will best support your student's practice at home, please reach out to your child's classroom teacher.
5. Encourage all students to be at school and on time, each day.
6. Encourage home support for academic strengths and challenges.
If you feel that your student is unexpectedly behind where they should be at this time, this is not a cause for alarm. Please reach out to your child's teacher. We are SO PROUD of each Explorer's growth and successes. We look forward to another semester of progress and appreciate your partnership with us in support of your child!
2/6-2/13 National School Counselor's Week
2/7: 7:45-8:10am: PTO Meet and Greet (In front of school)
2/7: Coronado Band and Choir Boosters meeting at 5pm at the Coronado Middle School library.
2/13: Presidents Day-No School
2/14: Valentines Day- Check with your classroom teacher for information- Wear Red, Pink and White!
2/20: Presidents Day-No School
2/23: School Tour 1 for Presepective Families
2/24: Stock the Lounge for Village Staff
3/1: 8:15-9:30am: PTO All Members Meeting (Village Hall)
3/2: Read Across America
3/3: Band and Choir Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
3/16: School Tour 2 for Presepective Families
3/22: CSF Telethon- Band and Choir Participates- More Information to come
3/24: Stock the Lounge for Village Staff
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.
4/19: Jog-a-thon (Save the Date!)
4/27: School Tour 3 for Presepective Families
5/1-5: Certificated (Teacher) Appreciation Week
5/3: 8:15-9:30am: PTO All Members Meeting (Village Hall)
5/4: Choir Spring Concert (Details to come!)
5/22-27: Classified Employee Appreciation Week
5/25: School Tour 4 for Presepective Families
5/29: Memorial Day-No School
6/15: Last Day of School; NOON dismissal for grades K-5, Promotion @ 8:30 am
Outside VES Opportunities
Visit our PTO Website!
We are parents, teachers, grandparents, staff, and community members who are invested in making Village Elementary a better place for our children. The PTO is a non-profit organization and relies on volunteers and donations to do what we do for our community, school, and children. Your $35/ family membership goes directly to your student.
Become a Member-Click Below! Our goal is 100%
Welcome Village Preschool to Village PTO!
Social Media Links
Key Links and Resources
- Village Bell Schedule 2022
- CUSD Student Calendar 2022-2023
- CUSD Grading Period 2022 Link
CUSD App: Please download our new CUSD app, which consolidates school communications for staff and families:
Care Solace: www.caresolace.com/coronadousd.