Village Elementary Families

Week of November 14th-18th

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Village Updates and Reminders

Take a Vet to School Appreciation:
We are grateful for PTO President Doreen Genmark and Mindy Hayes, our School Liaison Officer, for facilitating our Veterans Day experiences for us and our students. Thank you also to all of the volunteers that came together to make the magic happen for our students and special military-connected guests that we had during our breakfast and assembly. We are proud to serve a school community with so many Service Members and Veterans!

Village Elementary Volunteers:

We want to begin by thanking each of you for your continued support of our students, staff, and school community. We could not do what we do without the collective support of our VES families and community. We are attaching the Code of Conduct (pictured below) as a mere reminder that it is imperative that we maintain the integrity of our volunteer program by ensuring that each visitor on campus abide by the same expectations we have of our staff and students. Our students are counting on us to show up and be at our best, which also means that we are maintaining student and staff privacy. There is so much that happens in a school environment that requires us to be mindful that we support children, and each child is part of someone’s family. It is with that respect and understanding that I ask all volunteers to refrain from speaking about children or their behaviors with anyone besides the teacher.

Village Campus Arrival

  • Village campus gates will be open each school day beginning at 8:00 am for grades TK-5th. Please do not drop your child off prior to that time. There will be no supervision for students until the gates open at 8:00 am.
  • Only students may come onto campus.
  • Students may not enter through the front office unless they are arriving late.
  • Students who ride bikes or scooters are to park at their grade-specific bike rack area.
  • Once on campus, students must go directly to their classrooms.
  • They must walk to class using the designated grade level walking/staircase routes.
  • Students are not permitted to play on the playground equipment during this time.
  • At 8:10 am, the school day and instruction officially begin. Students are expected to be in their classrooms ready to learn.
  • Village will be closing our morning gates at 8:10 am sharp. Please know we must do this because gate supervision staff need to be in their classroom at 8:10 am to support students. Asking staff to keep the gates open for late entries impacts our classroom supports and supervision.
  • Students coming to school after 8:10 am need to enter school through the office.
  • Starting routines off the same way each day is extremely important for our students. It sets them up for success in an organized, calm and nurturing manner. Thank you for getting your student to school on time, each day.

LOCKDOWN DRILL: Thursday, 11/17 at 10:30 am

Lockdown drills are a specific safety drill to prepare students and staff to achieve maximum safety in the event of an internal threat such as intruder on campus, or external threat, including community violence or disaster.

Village will hold a lockdown drill on Thursday at 10:30 am. We will be reviweing the lockdown protocol with our students prior to Thursday and will practice together as a whole school on Thursday at 10:30 am. We broach this subject with sensitivity and understand the need to practice through age/grade appropriate discussions and practices.

Lockdown Expectations:

1 Lock the doors.

2 Close and lock windows and all window coverings/blinds.

3 Turn off lights.

4 Hide out of sight of doors and windows

5 Get down close to the floor and spread out within the classroom

6 Barricade doors and windows (will not complete this during the drill, but will discuss the possible need to do this)

7 Remain absolutely quiet and still.


Thank you everyone for working together for a safe arrival and departure to school. Please do not let your students exit the car if you are not in a loading zone. Letting students our of the car or golf cart in the middle of the street or at the crosswalk is unsafe.

Village Weekly Updates on Recess Games and MTSS Behavior Review :

Every week, we offer two "spotlight" games for students in order to spark new interest in games and learn new skills. We introduce games during PE time the week before and then the games are showcased at recess the following week.

Recess Games of the Week:

Lower Playground Grades K-3

Turkeys & Farmers

Upper Playground Grades 4-5

Wiffle Ball

Weekly Campus Expectation Review: Lines

Superhero Character Monthly Focus: November: Caring

Coronado Schools Foundation Online Auction: Let’s Bid for our Kids!

Lots of great deals and steals Annual Auction

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Village Volunteer Code of Conduct

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E-Bike Safety Campaign- We need your help!

Coronado has launched a new e-bike safety campaign designed to educate the community on safety, preparedness and accident prevention. The “E-bike & B-safe Coronado!” campaign will be an ongoing initiative. We need your help keeping everyone safe!

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Important Dates


This Week:

11/16: Minimum Day- 1:40 pm Dismissal

11/17 Field Trip for all 2nd-3rd grade students to Balboa Theater Downtown to see a Mariachi Performance. (Students have been learning about Mariachi in VAPA to prepare for the visit.) Leave campus @10:15 am , Performance 11:30-12:30 pm , and return to school for lunch.

4:00 pm CUSD Governing Board Meeting


Live Stream Link:


Field Trip for all 4th/5th grade students to Balboa Theater Downtown to see a Mariachi Performance. Students have been learning about Mariachi in VAPA to prepare for the visit.) Leave campus @10:15 am, Performance 11:30-12:30 pm , and return to school for lunch.

11/18 PTO Stock the Lounge Event

Next Week:

11/21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday-No School


12/3: Artisian Alley- Fall Craft Fair benefiting Coronado Band and Choir

12/5-12/9: Book Fair on Campus-Library

12/7 : PTO Meet and Greet Membership Event (In front of school)


6:00 pm Band and Choir Holiday Concert at CHS

5:00 pm Holidays Around the World Craft Night (Sponsored by PTO) in Village Hall

12/16: Stock the Lounge for Village Staff

12/19 -1/2: Winter Holiday-No School

1/4: 8:15-9:30am: PTO All Members Meeting (Village Hall)

1/16: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday-No School

1/26: 6:00-8:30pm: PTO Sponsored Movie Night

1/27: Teacher Workday-No School

2/7: 7:45-8:10am: PTO Meet and Greet (In front of school)

2/13: Presidents Day-No School

2/20: Presidents Day-No School

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

3/22: 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!)

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

5/29: Memorial Day-No School

6/15: Last Day of School; NOON dismissal for grades K-5, Promotion @ 8:30 am

Village PTO News

Visit our PTO Website!

Become a Member-Click Below! Our goal is 100%

We currently have 35% Membership- Please help us get to 100%! Join Today!!

Welcome Village Preschool to Village PTO!

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Dear Parents,

This year, we will be awarding two new world language awards to students. Please read below to see how your student may qualify for these awards:


FIRST AWARD: Biliteracy Program Participation Recognition

All K-5 students currently enrolled in Spanish will be automatically eligible and will receive their certificate of participation during their Spanish class.


SECOND AWARD: Home Language Development Recognition

Promoting 5th grade students who speak a language other than English at home and who practice it consistently will receive this recognition during one of their Flagpole Assembly (Silver Strand) or ACE Assembly (Village) in the month of May.

To earn this award you have two options:

Option 1: Keep a reading log of sources read in the target language- must have reached a total of at least 20 hours of reading and you must complete a brief reflection on page 2 of the Reading log. Submit your reading log to Ms. Rafuls via email at


Option 2: Parent email to Ms. Rafuls certifying what the student did to maintain and grow the home language. Please click on the Parent Email Link to see guidelines of what the email should say.

How to submit evidence:


These awards are evidence of your student being on the Path to Biliteracy! Once your student reaches high school, they can work to earn the Seal of Biliteracy, a special recognition on their high school diploma.

To learn more about any of these awards, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Rafuls at

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New Village Breakfast and Lunch Menu 10/17/2022 -12/16/2022

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Don't miss the Coronado Schools Foundation Annual Gala and Benefit Auction

Hold on to your hats, we are back in the saddle for the CSF Annual Gala and Auction! This year’s event promises to be a two-steppin' good time with the adults blinged out in “Denim & Diamonds” to raise money for the kids, with proceeds benefitting Coronado’s public schools through CSF. Plus, don't miss the chance to be among the first to see the Hotel Del's gorgeous new Southpointe Ballroom!

Tickets on Sale Now!

This popular event WILL sell out so grab your tickets now! Early-bird pricing ends September 30th.


Thank you for being supporting CSF and the Islander families! If you want to learn more about what who we are and what CSF funds at your site, please visit:

Social Media Links



Your school-based MFLC is here and ready to listen and provide feedback to support military students and parents through short-term, situational, problem-solving counseling sessions. Start your conversation today! Complete the MFLC Parent Acknowledgement Form attached and return it to your school site front office or classroom teacher.

· Village Elementary (TK-5th Grade), Kimberly La Sala – 619-816-0320

Link to Permission Slip:

Village Elementary Handbook

Please review information in the handbook. Important information regarding absences, technology, school expectations and much, much more!

Key Links

Key Links and Resources

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CUSD and Village Communication

We are committed to providing you with pertinent and timely information throughout the year. The Village website and Facebook are updated regularly, and you’ll receive a weekly principal email with a link to our Village Family Newsletter (every Sunday at 5:00pm). Please take time to read through this important information and reminders.

Social Media:

Please connect directly with Village Elementary regarding questions and concerns. It is our district protocol/policy that site administrators and school staff DO NOT monitor local Coronado social media sites (ie: Coronado Moms and Dads, Coronado 92118, Coronado Happenings and Crown Talk). Dr. Bergener and office will only monitor posts made by us to the Village Facebook Site and our Village Instagram page. We will try to respond in a timely manner. We highly encourage you to contact Dr. Bergener, Ms. White, your child's teacher or office staff per email or phone, if you have a question or concern.

Our social media motto:

We lift people up, bring people together and celebrate the greatness of our Coronado Village community!

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Care Solace

Care Solace

Our district has partnered with Care Solace to help staff, students, and their families quickly connect to verified mental health and substance use treatment providers in our community. Our counselors can help connect you directly to their support, you can call them at 888-515-0595, or search anonymously at

Their Care Companion team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language. Your Care Companion will make phone calls on your behalf to find and book appointments with providers who are matched to your needs. Care Solace has access to thousands of providers or programs that work with all insurances, Medicaid, or offer sliding scale or private payment options. For more information or questions please reach out to Jennifer Slusher at or Michelle Kasney at

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