Vannoy Cougar Trails
Info About Us:
Superintendent: Parvin Ahmadi
Principal: Greg Ko
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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
We are excited for the Art Walk event coming up with our new date of April 11th 6-8pm. This is going to be an event you do not want to miss. There will be over 200 pieces of student and class art pieces on display as well as activities to support artistic development and fun for students and adults. Mark your calendars and see you there! Thanks to Jasmin Bush and Jennifer Chauvin for their hours of organizing and planning.
We all appreciate that Vannoy is such a good school. Having your child attend school every day is important for your child to receive consistent instruction and practice. We do appreciate those of you that keep your child(ren) at home when they are sick, but please make sure to schedule appointments, vacations – trips to Disneyland, etc… during non-school days. Your child will benefit from going to a good school only if you bring them to school.
Family Vacations and Independent Study
Independent Study is for trips that are 5 days or more. These need to be submitted to the office at least 10 days before you plan to leave. Please contact the office or your child’s teacher regarding your trip.
Words of the Month – Do Your Best
Try your hardest! Don’t give up!
Have a conversation with your child about how important it is for them to “Do your best!” Progress not perfection.
SBAC – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Assessment Window May 1 - May 19
The SBAC is our state standardized assessment for our 3rd - 5th grade students. This assessment will be given on Chrome books. Students will be given questions based on their correct/incorrect answers to help provide a more accuracy level of measurement.
Our teachers have been preparing for these assessments through their instruction in the classroom. This includes a shift in the way that students think, create thoughtful answers, and apply concepts. Please do not schedule appointments or trips during these dates.
CVEF Grant Recipient
Congratulations to our 2nd grade teacher Marya Wesner who received a CVEF grant for a chicken coop! She is our sponsoring teacher to add a chicken coop back near the garden. If you have any expertise – construction/building skills, please let us know. We are anticipating construction this summer in time for September chickens and eggs! Thank you to the Castro Valley Education Foundation for supporting our schools.
Vannoy Art Walk
Tuesday, April 11th, 6-8pm
5100 Vannoy Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
Vannoy's Teacher of the Year
Do you find that your child is rushing through their homework? Or maybe you have the opposite problem, you child is taking too long. Often times, students (and adults) struggle when there are not clear boundaries or end points. Setting time limits will help provide some structure for you. It will also create an end time and a target for students to reach. Depending upon the age of your child, decide together how much time they need to do their homework (daily reading will be a different time). When you decide the amount of time, set your timer for half the amount and work towards quality homework time until the timer goes off. Give your child a 5-10 minute break, and then you can start back up again – set the timer. Or maybe you can do half before dinner and half after dinner. If your child cannot finish at the end of the designated time, simply write your teacher a note.
The timer ultimately becomes your friend, because the timer is what starts, stops, and guides the homework session. It also helps you avoid entering a power struggle with your child that is frustrating for both parent and child. If needed, create a sticker or star chart where you can keep track of their successful sessions and they can earn a prize!
Lego Robotics - We need volunteers!
Earth Day/Vannoy Campus Beautification Day
Saturday, April 29th, 9am-12pm
5100 Vannoy Avenue
Castro Valley, CA
Come ready to get "dirty" and bring your gardening tools along. If you have any questions, please contact our Vannoy President Tina Mitchell at email@example.com
Attn: 4th Grade Parents - Re: Instrumental Music Classes for 2017-2018
The music staff needs to estimate how many instruments are needed and this will be your student's ONLY opportunity to sign up for instrumental music classes held during 5th grade in the fall. We offer band and string orchestra classes. The sign up packets for available instruments and other information have been sent home.
The forms are to be completed and returned as soon as possible - no later than 5/12/2017. Thank you.
Oakland A's v. Boston Red Sox Vannoy Night -May 18th, 7PM
Please pick up your ticket form in the Vannoy Office and return the form and payment prior to the deadline of Thursday, April 20th. Quantities are limited. Tickets are sold first come first serve. Your tickets and instructions will be delivered prior to game day.
Please make checks payable to the Vannoy Parent Club. If you have any questions, please contact Andy Eberhard at 650-269-8065 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidentiality at Vannoy
You may acknowledge them by saying 'hi' or 'I hope you feel better' but please do not offer advice on what they should do. Everyone means well but it can send mixed emotions and messages to a student.
We also ask that you refrain from texting/calling a parent to let them know that their child is sitting in the office. Thank you for your understanding.
California Accountability Model and School Dashboard
If you would like to have more information, please go to www.cv.k12.ca.us and then click on Accountability . . . it will then take you to the following link: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/cm/index.asp to read more about this.
Enrollment for 1st-12th Graders
Once you have gathered all of the required information and have completed the online enrollment, please contact our Vannoy Office at 510-537-1832 to set up an appointment to complete enrollment. We are taking appointments Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. through 11:30 a.m.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
Measure G Update
Following the passage of Measure G, a Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) was formed on September 22, 2016. The CBOC meetings will be held at least quarterly and are open to the public.
Take Your Child to Work Day
2017-2018 School Calendar
Please note that the first day of school for students is Tuesday, August 22nd and we anticipate having our Vannoy Walk Thru Registration a week or two prior to the start of school. Please make your summer plans accordingly.
Castro Valley Unified School District Education Job Fair - We're Hiring!
Saturday, April 29th
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
at Castro Valley High School
Please come to our job fair to learn how you can be a member of the CVUSD team! Apply online BEFORE the job fair at https://www.edjoin.org/Home/Jobs?districtID=37&catID=o
CVUSD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the site administrator(s) at District Schools. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Student Services, 4400 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley CA 94546, 510-537-3000 x 1257