Bobcat Family Newsletter

Week of August 21, 2023

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Our Office Staff is here to support you

Principal: Martha Arceo

Office Manager: Sandra Brown

Attendance Clerk: Andrea Ayala

Health Clerk: Marion Sistrunk

Main Office: 714-997-6281

To Report an Absence: 714-538-9710

Data Confirmation - We are almost 100% complete

Please complete the data confirmation process if you haven't done so.

Step 1: Please log into the parent portal through the district website at

Complete all data confirmation sections.

Confirm and continue after each section.

Finish and submit.

Print 2 emergency cards and the Over the Counter Products Authorization Form (if you don't submit online).

Step 2: Please read through our Parent/Student Handbook

Print and sign the last page.

Turn in signed pages to your child's teacher.

Please call our office if you need assistance.

Back to School Night - August 22

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Let's "Attend and Achieve" in 2023

Help your child succeed in school and build a habit of good attendance.

Remember to call our absence line by 9:00 a.m. when your child is absent. 714-538-9710 or email

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Section 5 of Article IX of the State of California Constitution guarantees students a "free public education." The State Supreme Court concluded in the 1984 case of Hartzell v. Connell, "that all educational activities carried on by public school districts, extra-curricular as well as curricula, must be without cost to the students who participate in such activities." This same ruling found that "mandatory fees for participating in such extra-curricular activities as drama, music, and athletic competition were illegal under the State Constitution." Furthermore, they also rejected the argument that "fees could be charged so long as the district waived fees for students who were financially unable to pay." Recent proposed legislation includes reimbursement with interest for any illegally-collected fees as well as a district sanction.

We are extremely fortunate to have such generous Villa Park families who donate supplies, funds, and time in order to provide so many wonderful programs and activities for our students. No student will be denied participation in an activity due to an inability to make a donation. Please contact the principal should you have any questions.

Birthday Marquee

Parents, Announce your child’s birthday on our school marquee for the week of their birthday!

Each birthday message is $25 and can be paid via cash or check made payable to VPE H&SL. Birthday forms are due to the front office three weeks prior to the date of the birthday. Link to form: Birthday Marquee Form

Villa Park Elementary School

Villa Park Elementary serves students in grades TK - 6th.