Village and ECDC Family Newsletter

October 21st-25th

Important Dates

October Dates

Upcoming Events

10/21 TK/K Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch (Thank you PTO for funding this trip!)

10/22 TK/K Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch (Thank you PTO for funding this trip!)

10/25 Kona Ice Day Afterschool

Next Week

REd Ribbon Week

Monday: “Your Future is Key, Be Drug Free” You will be getting coloring sheets for the kids, and then student council members will display them around the school.

Tuesday: Tie a red ribbon to a tree. Ribbons will be put in your boxes for students to tie to a tree on their way to Specials or lunch.

Wednesday: Lamb’s Player Assembly.

Thursday: Halloween- Character Dress Up

Friday: “Sporting the Drug Free Lifestyle” Wear your favorite team’s sports jersey or tshirt/hat/socks/etc.


Red Ribbon Week

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

Library Volunteers Needed

Thank you to all the volunteers who have been helping at Village Library! If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, visit our SignUpGenius:

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.” - Sidney Sheldon

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!

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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