Village and ECDC Family Newsletter

October 14th-18th

Important Dates

October Dates

Upcoming Events

Monday, 10/14 Fall Holiday- No School

National School Lunch Week- See Special Menu Items Below

Bring in Your Box Tops!!


English Language Acquisition Committee (ELAC) Meeting, 8:30 AM


CUSD Board Meeting @ District Office, 4:00 pm


CHS Homecoming Parade 3:30pm

VES Fall Festival 4:00-7:00 PM (See Information for Ticket Sales/Details below)

Homecoming Game 7:00 PM

10/19 CSF Gala



Red Ribbon Week (Details to Come-ie: Spirit Week) Sponsored by Student Council

Principal's Tea

PTO Sponsored Soup and Salad Bar for the Teachers (Thank you PTO!)


Lambs Theater Presentation


Book Character Dress Up


1st- Trash Pick Up Day Around Coronado

Pick Up a piece of trash on your way to school and get a Super Hero Ticket upon entering school. (Trash Cans will be at school gates to trade in your trash for a Super Hero Ticket)

4th-8th Parent-Teacher Conferences

Wednesday Release Time- All Week

Look Out for Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Ups

8th-Take a Vet to School Day

Before School- Breakfast

8:15-9:15 am- Classroom Presentations

11th- Veterans Day -No School

15th- PTO Membership Drive Ends

Grade level classes with the most percentage of memberships will get an extra recess!

Get your PTO Membership in today!

16th- Movie Night at Village -Angry Birds 2

Time: 5:15 PM

Location: On the Upper Playground (Play Equipment will be off limits)

Cost: Free to All Families

What to Bring: Chairs and Blankets, $ for Concessions, Dress Warm

Great California Shake Out: 10/17/2019 at 10:17 a.m.

Great California Shake Out: 10/17/2019 at 10:17 a.m. On Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 a.m. our school, along with thousands of others, will participate in “The Great California Shake-Out” drill. This practice drill will give our students & staff an opportunity to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake. When the alarm sounds on Oct. 17th, teachers will give directions to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an action that can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. After the drill, teachers may follow-up with their individual classrooms about earthquake safety. Please discuss your earthquake readiness plans at home as well. Please visit: for more information.

Caught Being Awesome Program for CUSD Staff, Volunteers, and Parents

Parents, We need YOUR help!

To honor our staff, volunteers, and parents who work so hard to make a difference, we have created a "Caught Being Awesome" Google Form. If you recognize someone through this form, the honoree will receive an email from our Superintendent and a "Caught Being Awesome" window decal that can be displayed to encourage others to spread even more love and appreciation.

Click HERE to access the Google Form to nominate someone! - A link to this form is also available on our District web site.

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Visual and Performing Arts News (VAPA)

Visual and Performing Arts News (VAPA)

from Cyndi Fuhrmann VAPA Instructor K-5th grade

Kindergarten at ECDC and all Village classes have had a great start to a year! I have seen every student every week and we are excited to switch our next 7 week rotation Oct 15-Dec 6th (those band students who missed some of VAPA for the past 7 weeks will rotate to a new day). This also means all classes will have a shorter VAPA Wednesday for one rotation throughout the year.


For the past weeks students learned about elements of dance and tried different kinds of LINE DANCE - from the electric slide and cupid shuffle to the makarena! We will play some of the line dance songs at the FALL FESTIVAL if students and parents want to join the fun!


AMAZING PTO volunteers have brought such a fun energy to our Meet the Masters art lessons! Grades 1-5 learned about Henri Rousseau and his love for painting jungle scenes even though he never left Paris. Artwork in on display in the Village hallways up and downstairs for classes 105, 205, 305 , 405 and 505. Kindergarten students made beautiful palm trees after learning about the colorful Tahitian artwork of Paul Gauguin.

A huge thank you to PTO MTM Facilitator Kim Huang who creates the sign-up-genius schedules for volunteers who want to participate in the MTM lessons.

Next MTM lessons we will learn about the history and culture of Southwest Pueblo Native American potter Maria Martinez . Students will shape and decorate their own pottery!

We truly value each and every one of you and the preparation, dedication and excitement you bring to our art lessons! This is going to another incredible year of art at our school!

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Volunteers Needed! Please Consider Volunteering!

Fall Festival volunteers needed!

The Fall Festival is looking for additional volunteers for Friday's event. Please take a look at the SignUpGenius and lend a hand. Thank you!

Fall Festival Tickets

Buy your Fall Festival tickets now for a fun filled event, 4pm-7pm,

Friday October 18. Check your student's folder or return the ticket

order form below to your teacher or the Village front office. Ticket

prices increase after pre-sale ends, October 11. With any questions,

email Thank you!

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Box Tops Needed!

Box Tops News!

We are continuing to raise money using the Box Top program. Once collected we count them and send them in for money which goes directly back to our school! Last year we were able to purchase much needed PE equipment.

Box Tops will be collected twice a year. Box Tops for Fall will be collected by October 15Th! Please send in counted and unexpired Box Tops in a plastic bag to either the front office or in with your student.

New this can now scan your receipt using a mobile app under Coronado Village Elementary. You’ll see some participating brands begin to change their packaging from a physical Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops icon. Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. Please note not every brand has changed to digital yet. The best part of going digital is family and friends from near and far are able to participate. Please see attachment for product list.

Thank you in advance for helping our school!

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School Lunch Links


Needing information about school lunches?

Child Nutrition Services Link

ECDC Kinder Menu- August

Village Menu-August

Digital Downloads for the Menus- Nutritional Information

Meal Applications

Apply online for free and reduced-price meals. Click on this link to get started (link will take you away from CUSD site)

Online Payments

Click here to make payments to your lunch account, check your balance, and view your lunch activity. (link will take you away from CUSD site)

REVISION TO USE OF STUDENT LUNCH CARDS As of school year 2019-20, we will no longer have student lunch cards for all grades at the elementary school level. Due to the time available for lunch, frequency of lost cards, and cost of supplies, all students in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will now be required to enter their student ID number into a pin pad to make purchases from the cafeteria. Students in preschool, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade will still receive and use a student lunch card to make purchases from the cafeteria.

You can obtain the student ID number by calling the CNS office at the number

Charity Campbell, MS, RD, SNS
Director, Child Nutrition Services (619) 522-8907 x2085

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Coronado Schools Foundation Online Auction Leaves the Gate October 10th and Gala Guests Call to Post October 19th!

Coronado Schools Foundation Online Auction Leaves the Gate October 10th and Gala Guests Call to Post October 19th!

The popular Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Online Auction launches Thursday, October 10th at noon and will remain open for bidding until Monday, October 28th.

This year’s Online Auction which features more than 200 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

The Benefit Gala A Day at the Races will be held on Saturday, October 19th in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado with limited seating still available.

This year’s Live Auction and Raise your Paddle portion of the evening will generate funds to “Stock the iLabs” at all 4 CUSD campuses. The new iLabs, short for Innovation Lab, are creative spaces that provide students the opportunity to solve real world problems and watch their projects come to life through collaboration and innovation.

Volunteers, Tickets, and Donations

To reserve a ticket or table, to volunteer, make a donation to the auctions (Live or Online) or make a donation to sponsor a Coronado Unified staff member, please visit or call Development Coordinator Jennifer Stein at 619-437-8059, ext. 5. For those who can’t attend, donations of $500+ will have their names read aloud at the event. Find out more at


This year’s Online Auction which features more than 250 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at

All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

Volunteers Needed:

If you’d like to volunteer for the Oct 19th Gala, please sign up here! Job descriptions and times are listed.

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Volunteering at Village and ECDC

Parents who volunteer at Village hold immense responsibility. Please know that if you volunteer or substitute teach at Village you are held to the same high standards that our teachers hold for confidentiality and professionalism. We will not tolerate violations of this policy, as our students safety and welfare is at stake. If you have any questions or concerns about a student that you are working with, please see the classroom teacher or administration to address your concerns.

All CUSD volunteers are required to:

· Complete a Volunteer Application

· Provide a current photo ID

· Present verification of a negative TB Test within the last 4 years.

· Volunteers who will be supervising students "Out of the line of sight" of the teacher require fingerprinting.

If you have not already submitted your volunteer application and documents, please do so as soon as possible.

Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment for our students.

Please submit your volunteer application and required documents to Kelley Englehart at the District Office located 201 6th St.

Here is the link to the CUSD Volunteer Information Page

Halloween -Character Connections -October 31st

1st Year Trial -Character Connections Dress Up at Halloween

For Halloween this year, Village and ECDC are welcoming our students to wear seasonal tee shirts, outfits or simple costumes (no masks, makeup, hair dye, props, or scary/gore please) making a connection to their favorite book character. If your child has the book at home that mirrors their favorite character 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 do so, if they so choose. 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.

Although we have made some plans to recognize Halloween, we also respect the importance of learning time, safety, and our students who do not participate in Halloween activities.

All costumes will be subject to Admin discretion and removal. Parents will be notified and students will need to change clothes.

Let's make this character connection dress up trial year a success!

Need Ideas? Here are some below!

Take A Vet to School Day - Speakers Needed:

Take A Vet to School Day - Speakers Needed: November 8, 2019 7:30 am – 10:00 am

We love all veterans -- those who serve or have served.

2-3 veterans will be assigned to a classroom to speak for 5-10 minutes.

Veterans may bring photographs or artifacts. Active duty is asked to wear their uniform. Speakers are invited to join us for breakfast and a presentation at 7:00 am in Village Hall AND a musical presentation at 7:40 AM. Please email your child's classroom teacher if you or someone you know would like to speak in a classroom. Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address. We will connect with them.


Girl Scout Troop 5548 is collecting old and gently used Halloween costumes to be donated to the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego. The drive will begin on Monday, October 5th and end on Friday, November 8th. Please drop off in the Village Main Office. Click here for more info Girl Scouts-costumes-link

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