Village Family News BLAST OFF!

April 12th-16th

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COVID 19 Testing

Appointment dates/times will be made available

every week on Tuesday mornings at 11:30am

Schedule your appointment at:

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 12th: Wear your hat!

MFLC Kindness Tree- Look for your name in the Kindness Trees out in front of Village

PTO Jog a Thon: Information on the Virtual Jog a Thon to be distributed to students! Check out the handout in your child's backpack for more information!

Tuesday, April 13th: Wear red!

Happy Minute Returns

Wednesday, April 14th: Wear yellow or orange

Thursday, April 15th: PURPLE UP! Wear purple!

Goodie Bags Sent Home to all of our Village students- Donated by MFLC

4:00 CUSD Board Meeting-

Log in to help up celebrate our Classified Staff Member of the Year- Rachel Lozano!

Friday, April 16th : Wear Fun Socks

Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release

**Teachers will reach out for a conference if your student is struggling to meet grade level standards. NOT all families will be contacted for a conference. If you have a concerns about this, please reach out to your child's teacher. **

8:00-9:30 Synchronous Instruction

9:30-3:00 Students have Asynchronous Work/Parent Teacher Conferences

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


5/31: Memorial Day Holiday-No School


6/17: Last Day of School

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No Place for Hate (NPFH) Committee Update for April

Village Families,

The No Place for Hate (NPFH) committee has a message regarding our April theme of being an Upstander: Someone who stands up and speaks up for others.

Please click the link to hear our message 😊

For the month of April, our No Place for Hate (NPFH) theme is to Be an Upstander. An Upstander is someone who speaks up and stands up for others. Upstander activities that we have planned for April are listed below:

· Every Thursday in April Activity sheets will be given to students to facilitate discussions at home.

· April 8thstudents will receive coloring sheets introducing the topic of standing up and speaking up for others. A copy of these sheets will be included in the weekly SMORE in case you would like to print your own copy.

Upstander Spirit Week April 12th-16th

to show our commitment and what it takes to be an upstander.

Monday, April 12th: Wear your hat to send the message that we are tipping our hats to kindness. Part of being kind is standing up and speaking up to include others.

Tuesday, April 13th: Wear red! We will be wearing Red to represent that we care and have courage. Red signifies danger, courage, strength and power. We want to show that we have courage to speak up and stand up to make others feel welcome. Red is also used to represent a heart. We want to display that we have a caring heart that shows our compassion for others.

Wednesday, April 14th: Wear yellow or orange to represent the positive light that you shine on others when you speak up and take-action which makes people feel good.

Thursday, April 15th: PURPLE UP! Wear purple! Purple is the color that represents the military child. We want to show that we stand up to include our fellow peers whose families are in the military. When they are new to our school, we especially want to be mindful to stand up by making them feel welcome.

Friday, April 16th: Wear your fun socks! The world would be a boring place if we were all the same! Wearing fun socks will represent that we are standing and speaking up to embrace everyone's uniqueness and differences.

Families are encouraged to participate and have discussions on the topics introduced each month.

Discussion questions for the coloring sheet for Grades TK-2

· How do you think the student who is getting made fun of feels?

o Sad, embarrassed, lonely, worried, confused, angry

· How do you think it made him feel after someone stood up for him?

o Relieved, included, happy, safe, calm, good, important

We can all do our part to make everyone feel good by being an upstander; someone who stands up and speaks up for others.

Grade 3-5 Students have 2 coloring sheets to consider.

Discussion Guide for “Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest people stand up for others.”

· What does the statement mean to you?

o Discuss why it can be challenging to stand up for both ourselves and others

§ Because we don’t’ want to make others mad at us

§ We fear that they may be mean to us

§ We worry that they may not like us

Make the point: Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, which is why doing something that is hard and uncomfortable, makes us stronger.

Ask: Why is it important to be, and what is the benefit of being an Upstander; someone who stands up and speaks up for others.

Discussion Guide for “Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine any brighter.”

· What does the statement mean to you?

ASK: Can you give me some examples of what this actually looks like?

· Making a joke about someone

· Talking behind someone’s back

· Being mean to someone

· Laughing at someone

Make the point: When people do these things to other people it may make them feel good because they feel popular or cool, but it makes the person that they are doing it too feel bad (or depressed, lonely, angry, embarrassed, worried, etc.).

It is important to think about other people’s feelings and stand up for someone who is not being treated kindly.

*Feel free to take a picture of your child’s coloring sheet with their name on it and email it to Ms. Slusher at and she will display it at the NPFH page on the Village Counselor’s Website or drop your pictures off and we will display them around the school. If students feel extra creative, they can always make their own picture to turn in as well *

NPFH committee thanks everyone for participating 😊

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Celebrating Month of the Military Child

Celebrating Month of the Military Child

Village Elementary, in partnership with our Navy School Liaison Officer and Military and Family Life Counselors, is proud to recognize all military-connected children this April during Month of the Military Child. On Monday, April 12, all students are encouraged to keep a look out for a table at the entrance gates to complete a special Kindness Tree decoration. Then on Thursday, April 15, everyone is encouraged to “Purple Up” by dressing in your favorite purple gear to show your support. All students will receive a special goodie bag to celebrate the strength, flexibility, kindness, and world-wide experiences military kids bring to our community.

To keep the recognition going, check out the events planned by the Coronado Library to honor our military kids!

· Community Action Mural at Coronado Public Library
All month long in the children's area, come add to the giant bulletin board, replete with a purple backdrop and huge world map. Add your favorite place where you and/or your parent have been stationed and what you enjoyed most from that experience. Art supplies provided.

· Big-Hearted Charlie Story Time - Thursday, April 15, 4:30 pm via Zoom

Meet Gold Star mom and author Krista Keating-Joseph as she reads one of her favorite books from her popular Big-Hearted Charlie series of children's books! Keating-Joseph will also answer questions from children in the audience. Geared to children and families. Attendees are invited to wear purple for the event in support of Month of the Military Child!


· Month of the Military Child Poetry Submissions Due Friday, April 16

Children in 2nd through 5th grade are invited to write a poem in honor of the Month of the Military Child. Maybe you belong to a military family. Or maybe your good friend belongs to a military family. Maybe you just want to show your appreciation for what it means to be a military child. All entries will be displayed in the Children's Library and winners in each grade will be announced by Silver Strand Elementary School principal, Jenny Moore, Village Elementary principal, Dr. Heidi Bergener, and Naval Base Coronado School Liaison, Mindy Hayes, during a Facebook ceremony the following week. Medals will be distributed to the winners! Email submissions to by April 16.

· Month of the Military Child Poetry Awards Ceremony - Tuesday, April 27, 5 pm via Zoom

Winners of the Month of the Military Child Poetry Contest in each grade will be announced live! Winners will have the opportunity to read their poem and "receive" their medal. Event geared toward children and families.


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Online Practice Tests for CAASPP

Even though this year has not been a normal school year, our state as asked that we continue with state testing in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math in grades 3rd-5th grades. Our 5th grade Science tests have not yet been decided upon.

Details on how our in person and BRIDGE students in 3rd-5th grade students will take the CAASPP will come out soon, but we wanted to get the general schedule out to families as soon as possible! Since Spring Break is upon us, we also felt that now is a great time to get started practicing for our CAASPP testing.

Please see links below for Practice Tests:

CAASPP Practice Tests

Parents: Preparing for State Testing

Understanding the CAASPP Score

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MFLC is Increasing their On Campus Services at Village

MFLC will be increasing their presence on campus! Anyone who sees the MFLC in a group during snack, between cohorts, or during class ,will need to have a permission slip on file. If your child is seeing an MFLC, please print and sign this form, and return to Melinda Clay in the front office.

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Interested in checking out a Book from the Village Library? Check it out Here!!

Library Check Out Now Available! New Regulations Lifted this Week! Let's Check Out Books!!

Are you interested in checking out a library book from the school library? Here's how it works!

1. Place a Library Book on Hold (If you don't know how to do this, please see the tutorial above)

2. Mrs. Statezny will see the hold and deliver it to the classroom within 48 hours.

3. If you are an online BRIDGE student, the books will be placed in the office for pick-up within 48 hours. You can come between office hours to pic up.

4. After one week, please return the book to the office (if on BRIDGE) or in the library if in-person hybrid.

5. Books will be placed in quarantine and disinfected before being put back into circulation and available for students to request on hold.

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2020-2021 YEARBOOK- On Sale NOW!

2020-2021 YEARBOOK. $25

Please purchase your 20-21 yearbook online

Through the following link:

Any questions please email

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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

Meeting ID: 929 0119 6598

Passcode: 3VNKex

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