Bobier Bronco Blast

News You can Use-October 10, 2021

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Community Update

For your information, we have included Dr. Doyle’s most recent Community Updates which went out to families on October 7th.

Bobier Vision & Mission

Vision

Our school’s vision is to provide student-centered experiences that inspire all students socially and challenge them academically to perform at their highest potential.


Mission

The Bobier Elementary School community inspires learners to be mindful citizens who actively collaborate in the creation of interdisciplinary projects. Our reflective students are empowered to take action and solve real world problems, fostering both community and global involvement.


School Policy Reminders

Hello Bobier Bronco Community,


Thank you to those parents who attended our Coffee with the Principal and Community Liaison on Friday. There are lots of ways for parents and families to become involved at Bobier and we want to partner with you. Please join our PTA or ELAC.


Playground Changes Beginning Tomorrow

Since the beginning of the school year, we have maintained stable groups on the playground. Students were only allowed to play with friends in their own class. Starting Monday, October 11, 2021, we will start allowing students to play on the playground in mixed groups. This means that students may be mixed with students in their grade level but outside their own class. Masks will remain optional on the playground since it is an outdoor space. Should we have a positive COVID case, we will conduct the necessary contact tracing.


Red Ribbon Week: We will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 25th-29th and we will focus on making good, healthy choices. We will have a spirit week with a different dress up day each day. On October 29th, students may choose to wear costumes but must still wear masks that cover their nose and mouth when inside. No facial painting or scary/gory costumes or weapons of any kind. Please send your student to school with a change of clothes if their costume will be uncomfortable to wear all day.


Healthy Food Policy - We would like to remind parents about our district wellness policy in regards to snacks and treats coming in for birthdays, class parties etc. If you would like to donate something to the class, we are requesting non food items or individual packaged items that are healthy snacks.

Please also see below about ensuring your student is not marked absent when they are home on quarantine or cannot be in school because they have cold symptoms. These students can now be considered on Independent Study. Your signature is needed on an email that was sent to you.


We are excited to collaborate with UCSD on the Safer at School Early Alert System, also known as SASEA. SASEA is an early alert monitoring system for COVID-19 through daily wastewater and surface samples. In order to keep our community informed and working together to prevent the spread of Covid, we will be sending out a weekly summary of the study findings as part of our S’More. In addition, students and staff that are identified as being inside the room where the positive surface swab was taken will receive an additional notification.

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What Does a Positive Wastewater or Surface Sample Mean?

A positive surface or wastewater swab might indicate that an individual may be shedding the virus on campus. This means that we should take a closer look by doing nasal swab testing.


What Are the Next Steps?

The UCSD team will return on Monday, October 11, 2021 to do nasal swabs on all consenting participants. If you would like your child to join the SASEA project, you can consent here: https://redcap.link/saseaconsenteng. The more students and staff who join the study, the more accurate our efforts become to keep our school safe from the virus. UCSD will continue to collect daily wastewater and surface samples. Response testing will happen:

1. When only wastewater is positive, we will come to the school/childcare to test all consenting staff and students.

2. When a surface swab is positive, we will come to the school/childcare to test all consenting staff and students in the room with the positive swab


The UCSD SASEA Study is an opportunity for our community to take a proactive approach to preventing the spread of Covid-19 and safely reopening schools. As a reminder to all of our community, please continue to stay safe by maintaining physical distance from others, wearing a mask, and checking daily for symptoms. Any student who is experiencing symptoms, should not come to school.

We all need to work together to keep all of our students safe. If you or your family is under quarantine orders through the county, please STAY HOME and do not come into a school office to advise your child is absent. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Vista Unified will be moving to a modified quarantine process over the next month, similar to surrounding districts. The modified quarantine will allow students to remain in school as long as they are tested a couple times a week for COVID. As more information is shared, we will inform our Bobier families.

The COVID Decision Tree has been updated 10/7/21 and is here in ENGLISH. The update also includes the latest information regarding quarantine options for persons exposed to COVID-19.

We will continue to ensure that safety is a top priority at Bobier Elementary. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


COVID Notification Update

We will no longer be notifying the entire school with COVID notification letters and phone messages. Only classes with direct exposure or close contacts to a COVID positive will be notified. We will provide a weekly update on the number of new cases each week in this update in the health and safety section. For this past week we had 0 Covid positive cases impacting our campus.

Please refer to Dr. Doyle’s latest community update and daily updates on districtwide COVID cases will be listed by school on the COVID dashboard.

Recurring Info:



  • Attendance - Teachers will be taking attendance each day. School starts promptly at 8am. Please arrive between 7:40 and 7:55 a.m. To report an absence please call Martha (760) 724-8501 extension 55009.

  • Office Hours - To ensure all staff are supporting with arrival and dismissal our office will be closed and available by phone only during the following times:

  • Front office will be closed daily 7:30-8:10am

  • Front office will be closed Mondays 12:45-1:20pm

  • Front office will be closed Tuesday-Friday 1:55-2:30pm

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are here to help in any way we can. Most school business can be made in a contactless manner via phone or email. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call or email.

Phone: (760)724-8501

Registration/General Questions: rebecaalvarez@vistausd.org(front office)

Registration/Health Concerns: marthaorduna@vistausd.org (health/attendance)

Anything at all: melaniepaliotti@vistausd.org (principal) or kellyurena@vistausd.org (assistant principal)

  • Bell Schedule - Please note every Monday is minimum day and student dismissal is at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday through Friday dismissal is at 2:18. TK and Kindergarten students begin dismissal 10 minutes early. If you are picking up a TK / Kindergarten student, please arrive at 2:08. If you have a 1st-5th grade student, please arrive later as they do not dismiss until 2:18. This will help with our traffic congestion. If your students are in 3rd-4th or 5th, grade and don’t have any younger siblings, please drive down to the lower parking lot to pick them up from there.

  • Late Pickup: Students that are not picked up by 2:40 p.m. will be moved to an outdoor area inside of the school to wait for their families. Parents/guardians must go through the front office to fill out the late-pickup sheet and show ID.

Please note: Students who are absent, out sick, or quarantined:

While your student is learning from home, he/she/they may check in with a Bobier teacher every day from 8 to 9 am with any questions on assigned work from the classroom teacher.

Look for this button on your teacher’s Canvas page. Click to connect with Ms. Walker through Zoom.

Students in Grades K to 2 should check in from 8 to 8:30 am, and students in Grades 3 to 5 should check in between 8:30 and 9 am.

We are here to help!! Contact Ms. Walker at tammywalker@vistausd.org with any questions.


Please mark you calendars for the following upcoming dates:



Important Health & Safety Information

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*Updated Hours
Please click the link below to read more about UCSD's Safer at School Early Alert System that will be implemented in our school. If you would like your child to participate in SASEA, fill out the consent form provided.

PTA

Parent involvement has been proven to be the greatest predictor of student success!!! We are asking all parents to join our PTA this year and get involved - the more help we have, the better we can support our teachers, students and staff!!


You can join our PTA online through Totem HERE . Membership is $8 for the whole year. Cash payments can be made in the front office. Use a PTA envelope, fill in the information, and place the envelope in the PTA mailbox.


Spirit wear order forms, for Bobier shirts and other merchandise, are available in the front office. Cash and checks are accepted. After filling out the form and attaching your payment, you can place it inside the PTA mailbox.

English Learners


Hello Bobier Families!


I wanted to introduce myself. I am Kimberly Constantino Bobier’s English Language Development Resource Teacher. My focus is to ensure that the students here at Bobier are receiving rigorous, explicit, high-quality language instruction that prepares them to be productive members of the community and achieve high social and academic success. Prior to my arrival at Bobier, I have been teaching kindergarten and first grade for the past four years as a dual immersion teacher in Escondido. I have been living in North County for the past 13 years, I moved here from the Coachella Valley to attend Cal State San Marcos. I recently returned to my alma mater to earn my Master’s degree in Reading, Language, and Literacy and love being able to apply what I have learned with the students I serve. I am very excited to be a part of the Vista Unified School District and having the privilege to serve the Bobier community. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me via email or a phone call. kimberlyconstantino@vistausd.org (760)724-8501 Ext. 55234



October 15th Concludes National Hispanic Heritage Month. I wanted to share a list of book recommendations that you can find on Youtube or your local library. One of my favorites is listed here, “Alma and how she got her name” by Juana Martinez-Neal. It’s about the beauty and history of why she has so many names.

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Are you a parent of an English learner? If so, we would love for you to join our ELAC! (English Language Advisory Committee). ELAC meets about 4-5 times a year and is an important group of parents that help advise the school community. No experience necessary- just a caring heart for students! Click here if you are interested in joining. We look forward to meeting you!


Counselor's Corner

Thank you to everyone who helped make September’s Capturing Kids Hearts theme of Respect a success. Bobier students learned how to “Treat others how they want to be treated”. Students practiced taking care of their personal belongings, cleaned up their classrooms daily, and made sure their classmates had what they needed to succeed.

October’s Social Emotional Theme: Say No to Bullying. Bobier students will learn how to identify a bully, help classmates who may be targeted by a bully, and how to be an “upstander”. These skills will help students keep others safe on campus as well as making sure they are treating everyone with respect. The social skills that students will be learning over the next two months will help ensure they have the words, plans and actions for how to address and resolve a bullying situation.

Our motto this month: “Don’t Stand By. Stand Up, Stand Strong, Stand Together.”

Please reach out to our school counselor, Mr. Espinoza, with any concerns regarding attendance, academics, and social-emotional learning.

Email : christopherespinoz@vistausd.org

Mr. E supports students with social skills classroom lessons, small groups, and 1:1 if needed. He can also refer to outside agencies or resources if needed.


VUSD Social & Emotional Support

ASES / Bronco Bunch

ASES is accepting applications for Bronco Bunch year round! Applications can be found online (Bobier website), or paper applications are available at the front office

CNS

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Family & Community Resources

Holiday Baskets

Unlike previous years, community liaisons/school personnel do not have access to the registration form. You have to sign up through CRC's 2021 partner organization events or directly through the Community Resource Center.


If you missed the Mira Costa registration event, Community Resource Center workers said that families may sign up by calling 760-753-8300. (*Try extension 1301) Their telephone line appears to be very busy, so you may have to leave a voicemail or try again at a later time.


Registration closes October 15.

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Employment Opportunity - Noon Duty / Instructional Aides

The district is still in need of more Noon Duties and Instructional Aides at elementary schools. We currently have openings for Bobier Elementary School if you would like to work for a few hours daily supervising our on campus students for recess and lunch. The Noon Duty Application can be found HERE.

Instructional Aide applications can be found here

INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT-BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION, Permanent & Substitutes


INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT II-LH/CH/RSP - Permanent

Donations

We accept donations! We are currently in need of:


General Donations for the classroom


  • Ask your child's teacher what she/he needs most (some ideas below)
  • water bottles
  • pencils


For our Bobier Closet:

  • boys shorts/pants for older grades (lightly used or new clothing accepted)
  • girls shorts/pants for older grades (lightly used or new clothing accepted)
  • Jackets or sweaters (all sizes-lightly used or new)
  • shoes (lightly used or new)


For our Food Programs

  • snacks
  • non-perishable food items
  • plastic bags
  • plastic treat bags



Donations can be dropped off at the front office. Any help is appreciated!! All donations benefit fellow Broncos. Please let our front office staff know if the donation is for the school or a specific classroom.

Parent Room/Emergency Food Pantry

Parent Room/Emergency Food Pantry


Our school has a parent room that houses our Bobier Closet and our new Emergency Food Pantry.

Non-perishable food will be available for family emergencies. Parents can submit a Google Form (link below) or come to the office to submit a request. This is for immediate need as families are working toward finding other resources. Our goal is to avoid any student from going hungry. Link to open a new window: Pantry Form

We will try our best to fulfill your order. We are always on the lookout for additional partners/donors. Please be patient while we work out the logistics.

**Due to the pantry's small size and district guidelines, please do not use the order form more than once a month.

**If the form is unavailable, that means that we have reached capacity. It should reopen once we have the resources. Orders are accepted throughout the week. You will receive a text when your bag is ready in the front office.


Whether it's a temporary or ongoing situation, if your family has a need for food, hygiene items, school supplies, and/or clothing, the school will do its best to provide some help. Please contact our community liaison, Olga - olgaguzman@vistausd.org, if you need assistance.

Food4Kids

This year, two "family pack" style menus are to be distributed on alternating weeks. Due to the weight of the grouped items, the following schedule has been set up:


Food is delivered to K-2 classrooms on Thursday. Teachers have the option to send some or all items home on Thursday and/or Friday. *Some younger students will have their packs delivered to an older sibling at the request of the teacher or parent.


Food is delivered to 3rd-5th grade classrooms on Friday


If your student would like to use the backpack they received every week, please have them return their backpack to class in a timely manner. If they do not bring it back to class, then the food pack/items will have to be put in their regular school backpack or carried.


**If your student is quarantined. You have the option of picking up their food pack in the office. Just call ahead and let us know if you will be doing so.


If you are interested in the program or have questions, you can email me at olgaguzman@vistausd.org

Community Events

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Youth Basketball (K-12)-Vista

Registration Dates and Times Wednesday, Oct. 6, 6 - 8 pm: Vista Residents Wednesday, Oct. 13, 6 - 8 pm: Open Registration Thursday, Oct. 14, 6 - 8 pm: Late Registration (open to all) Jim Porter Recreation Center 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Kids Free in October Program in San Diego

October is Kids Free month in San Diego at more than 100 participating attractions, restaurants and hotels. That means free gifts, meals, and admission to theme parks, museums and more. Click to read the news article for more information

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are here to help!! Thank you for your continued support.



Respectfully,


Melanie Paliotti

Principal

Bobier Elementary School