Village Family News BLAST OFF!

February 15th-19th

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Upcoming Events

February:

Monday, 2/15:

President's Holiday- No School


Tuesday, 2/16:

11:30am COVID19 Testing- Signups -See Below


Thursday, 2/18 @ 4:00PM

CUSD Board Meeting


Friday, 2/19 11AM -12:30 PM and 1:30 PM -3:00 PM

COVID Testing Clinic @ Village Sign-ups Below


Tuesday, 2/23 @6:00 PM

Sign Ups for Ruby Bridges Read Across America Read Aloud Visit


March:

March 1st-5th

Village Elementary Read Across America Read Aloud Visits and Celebration per Zoom

**Save the Dates**

3/1: Nationally Renownd Author Kate Hosford, 5:00 -5:45 PM

3/2: Civil Rights Icon, Activist, Author and Speaker Ruby Bridges

4:30 PM (Read Aloud Focus on Grades TK-2)

5:45 PM (Read Aloud Focus on Grades 3-5 and above)

***Limited Space***

3/3: Local Author and Coronado SAFE Counselor Lauren Oppenheimer 5:00-5:45 PM

3/4: Local Celebrity Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey 5:00 -5:45 PM

3/5: Dr. Suess Tribute by Mrs. Statezy and Katia Graham


3/22, 3/23, 3/24: Village Picture Days (Details to Come)

3/24: Telethon

3/29: Spring Break


April:

4/14-4/16 Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release

4/16-4/29 PTO Sponsored Virtual Jog-a-Thon


May:

5/31: Memorial Day Holiday-No School


June:

6/17: Last Day of School


****We had 45 new followers on Instagram this week...Join in on celebrating our learning fun!****

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Appointment dates/times will be made available

every week on Tuesday mornings at 11:30am

Schedule your appointment at: https://www.primarybio.com/r/coronado

Please Review Decision Tree: Play it safe and keep loved ones at home, when in doubt!

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Coronado Unified School District Regular Governing Board Meeting Notification- Thursday, February 18th @ 4:00 PM

The Coronado Unified School District Regular Governing Board Meeting is available: Click Here.


In response to the Shelter in Place Order given to the State of California, the Coronado Unified School District will be conducting its Governing Board meeting at the regular time, in the Board Room with limited seating. The meeting will be televised on Spectrum Cable, Channel 19 and on the Internet at https://coronadousd.net/about/board-dept/


The Governing Board of Education is interested in hearing your comments on any Agenda Item. In the interest of reducing the spread of COVID-19, members of the public are encouraged to submit their comments in one of two ways. First, by calling and leaving a message at (619) 522-8900 ext. 1025 (not to exceed three (3) minutes). Second, submit a written comment for the meeting (not to exceed 250 words) by clicking here.

CHS ASB is working incredibly hard to keep spirits and connection up on and off campus. Let’s rally behind them with a great CUSD and community turnout.


We’d love to have a BIG crowd of supporters lining the route (map and description below) to cheer the Islanders as the Homecoming Court and class car floats (Enchanted Forest theme) parade through Coronado this Friday, February 19 at 4:30pm. The Homecoming Court (6 boys and 6 girls, voted by their peers) will be in separate cars with their families.



The crowning ceremony for Homecoming King and Queen will take place on the High School field right after the parade. Students and community members won't be allowed to watch the ceremony in person (due to Covid restrictions), but the ceremony will be livestreamed on @coronadoasb 's instagram and filmed professionally to watch later.


Also Coronado ASB has a "TV Special" for the entire community to watch live Friday, February 19, 6pm on the website coronadotv.me . The special will feature videos of the Homecoming Court, a special "hot ones" style video from ASB, and pictures and videos from our Homecoming spirit week and class competitions.



Let’s do as much as we can to show our Islanders how greatly they are loved and bring your students, colleagues, friends and neighbors!


Many thanks and GO ISLANDERS!

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Follow Village Elementary on Instagram!

Click the hot pink button above: https://www.instagram.com/coronado_village_elementary/

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No Place for Hate

We are very excited to share what our NPFH committee has been working on. Please click the link to the “Village Counselor’s Office” website to view a picture montage of the posters that were made and a video, starring a few of our very own NPFH committee members.

https://sites.google.com/view/villagecounselorsoffice/no-place-for-hate



A special thanks to: Grant McGuire, Caroline Foster, Santiago Zavala, Tyler Garson, Ellie King, and Keanna Prentissfor making beautiful and inspiring posters to help bring awareness to our students and community.

Additionally, I would like to thank> Vice Principal: Tanya White, Village Parents: Marely Ramirez, Danielle Rossetto, and Kristina Cook, and Village Students: Audrey Roberts, Grant McGuire, Caroline Foster, Santiago Zavala, Ellie King, and Gillian Griffin. Last but not least, I would like to thank my 2 amazing Masters Level interns for their work behind the scenes: Emily Elliott and Jed Herron 😊


Ongoing Links for Access:

Video of Posters made by our very own Village students! So Proud!

https://youtu.be/_Ax0Zfp3Tow

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HAPPY MINUTE UPDATE AND INFORMATION:

HAPPY MINUTE UPDATE AND INFORMATION:

We are excited that students are able to go back to in person learning!


Don’t forget that we are offering Happy Minute for grades 4th and 5th. (Due to little or no attendance, Happy Minute for 2nd and 3rd grade will be put on hold until future notice.)


Happy Minute is a semi structured peer cyber social weekly event. The kids will engage in socializing activities and just get to know each other in a low stress, monitored environment. We have organized a few games, but will also let the students set the pace and conversation topics.


We are adjusting the Happy Minute schedule to accommodate our Bridge and in-person students at the same time. Therefore, the Happy Minute schedule will be changed to 11:30-12:15 on Tuesdays starting on February 9th! Below is the link 😊


Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/92901196598?pwd=LzJ3TEVYSnYyazNrVkJtbjluRTNhdz09

Meeting ID: 929 0119 6598

Passcode: 3VNKex

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English Language Learner February Newsletter

Hello Families,

I hope that your February is off to an amazing start! Please take a moment to note the revised workshop schedule, as well as, read through some important details regarding the ELPAC administration including needing to download a secure browser if your student uses a personal device. CUSD issued devices have this browser already installed.

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

  • March 24, 2021 – Seal of Biliteracy & High School Schedule Introduction (Grades 8-12)
  • April 14, 2021 – Benchmark Advance Deeper Dive & Early Literacy Development (TK-5)
  • May 19, 2021 – Improving Communication with our Children (TK-12)

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ELPAC SCHEDULE

  • CHS – February
  • CMS – March
  • Village & Strand– March – May

PARENTE WEBSITES

Spring Administration Information for Parents/Guardians

Starting Smarter - ELPAC

For the 2021 spring administration of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), students will be able to take their assigned tests remotely and in person. Our priority is to keep our students and educators safe by following state, county, and local health and safety requirements associated with the current pandemic. Your child might take portions of the assessment remotely even if your student attend class in person.

You will be physically sent home a letter & index card that includes your student’s schedule, SSID number, and individual speaking appointment. Please keep the card in a safe place and destroy it once testing is completed.

BEFORE YOUR STUDENT IS ASSESSED

  1. If you use a personal device (not CUSD issued), download the secure browser onto the student device: Link to Download Secure Browser
  2. Confirm your student has the index card included in the letter sent home with them for the day of testing. This card includes your student’s SSID which is a secure number and should not be shared with others.
  3. Make sure your student is in a QUIET space for testing.
  4. Confirm your student is on time for the testing session.

To make sure that each student receives the most accurate score, we are providing the following guidelines for student testing:

  1. You may assist your child with setting up the technology used to enter the test session.
  2. To keep the test fair for all students, we ask that you do not talk about the questions on the test or any materials for the test with anyone before, during, or after the test.
  3. No one may record the test, or use a camera or another device to take pictures of the test questions or of your child taking the test. This helps to keep the questions confidential.
  4. We need to know that the test is being completed by your child without any help. To verify compliance, a web camera and microphone will be used to observe your child while taking the test. The camera is only used to observe your child and the surroundings during the test and will not record the session.
  5. Please follow all instructions given by the test administrator or examiner to place the camera where your child and the child's immediate surroundings can be observed.

Thank you for making sure your child is ready to test. With your help, we can ensure that your child, as well as all students in California, are provided with the best opportunity to succeed and show what they know.

PLEASE REACH OUT TO ME WITH QUESTIONS!

Julia Braga

English Language Arts & Development TOSA

CELL - 619-995-8331

Curriculum Slide Show

Benchmark Advance Google Drive

ELA PowerSchool Page

Coronado Unified School District

CONNECT * CHALLENGE * CHAMPION

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PTO Meeting Highlights from PTO Meeting on 2/3/2021

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CSF News

Want to Win a Golf Cart?

The very popular Telethon Opportunity Drawing is back! Enter to win a brand-new 2021 Icon 6 Passenger Lifted Golf Cart valued at $14,000! All proceeds benefit CSF.


The winner will be drawn LIVE on air, March 24th at 8:55pm at the 34th annual Telethon. Be sure to join in at csfkids.org/telethon.

3 Ways to Enter:

1. Click here to get a printable ticket. Print, complete and mail to 201 Sixth Street, Coronado, CA 92118 with payment.


2. Click here to get a printable ticket. Complete and email to csf@csfkids.org.


3. Call 619.437.8059 and leave a voicemail. A CSF staff member will return your call and take information and payment over the phone.

More details can be found on our website!


Save the Date! CSF Telethon 2021: Wednesday, March 24th 5-9pm

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Village MFLC

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MFLC Updates 2.8.2021

Michele and Kim wanted to remind you of the MFLC program as we enter back into in-campus learning and in case you have parents reaching out for support or notice students appearing more nervous or irritable. MFLCs provide free, non-medical, confidential counseling to active-duty military families. At this time, we can provide telephone sessions, video sessions through Zoom, and socially distanced sessions in the park for individuals and families. For all video and in-person contact, a parent or guardian must attend each session.


In addition to individual and family counseling, Michele Alexander and Kimberly Badt are hosting Military Kids Club both virtually through Zoom and socially distanced in the park. This is a great opportunity for students to develop and practice coping skills, learn appropriate emotional expression, use friendship skills, explore topics of deployment/moving/military stressors and more all while doing arts/crafts, reading books, and playing games. Military Kids Club is offered before and after school to accommodate both AM and PM cohorts.

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Coronado Safe Resources

See the flyer below for resources on navigating physical distancing.


Visit Coronado SAFE's website for more resources and info on activities in the community:


Programs and Resources

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https://www.coronado.ca.us/government/departments_divisions/library_services/children_s_services/grab-n-go_book_bundles_for_children

Important Links

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