Village and ECDC Family Newsletter

May 4th-8th

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Week At A Glance

5/4-5/8 National Teacher Appreciation Week


See PTO celebration suggestions below

5/5-Tuesday: National Teacher Appreciation Day

5/6-Wednesday: CSF Telethon 5-9 PM (information and viewing link below)

5/8-Friday: VES/ECDC Car Parade 2:00 pm (map and info below)

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PTO Update

Weekly Updates:

Please vote for the PTO Executive Board- Voting ends soon!

Please share your preference for how we invest our money for next year- We will present a budget for 2020-21 at our next PTO meeting 5/13 7:00pm

Please provide feedback on anything - we will sort it and get it to the right person!

Save the Date for our next PTO meeting 5/13 7:00pm

Please join Konstella (use the code: L39A6R) and register your students in their classes. Please make this site work for you! My suggestion- change the notifications to only a weekly email and then you can go to the site/app and look for what you want when you want it.

PTO Celebrations for Teachers:

Monday- Flower

Tuesday- Snack

Wednesday- PTO Recognition for teachers

Thursday- Note from your student

Friday- Gift Card

**** Most teachers are stopping by the school on a semi regular basis, so if you would like to drop things off at the school, you may. If it works, please minimize the number of people coming to campus, maybe you could designate a single delivery person per class.

Bingo for Books Wrap-Up:

Virtual Bingo was a huge success!

Thank you to the families who joined in on the fun- we had over 60 families playing!

Congratulations to the game winners: Nico T.(1st grade), Bennett L. (1st grade), Jonathan P.(2nd grade), Grace H. (3rd grade)

Congratulations to all of the High Tide Pizza and MooTime Gift cards! You (should) have been contacted by email to connect and claim your prize.

Thank you to our Celebrity BINGO callers: Jenny Rogale, Jennifer Vernallis, Kerri Ramirez, Michael Connor, Kelly Fortson, Heidi Bergener!

Thank you to Annelie Randall and Tori Calisch for doing the legwork to make this night happen!

Purchase your Village Elementary Yearbook!

You can purchase the yearbook online through the above link.

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Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon May 6th 5:00-9:00 PM

Missing your teachers, classmates, and friends? You'll have a chance to reconnect with many of them during the virtual broadcast of Telethon on Wednesday, May 6th from 5-9 pm. Four full hours of homegrown fun featuring prerecorded performances that will amuse and entertain!

Tune your TV to ATT Channel 99 or Spectrum Channel 19 on Wednesday, May 6th at 5 pm sharp! Or watch online at or! You'll literally see hundreds of faces so familiar from school, plus a few surprise celebrity guests!

Telethon is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Swinerton and Swinerton Renewable Energy, pivotal partners in the $125 million Hotel Del Coronado renovation project, along with Producing Partner Mullins Orthodontics and Golf Cart Opportunity Sponsor Willis Allen Real Estate of Coronado. Block Partners for each of the hours include the Hotel Del Coronado, Buona Forchetta, Alan Kinzel from Douglas Elliman Realty, and Dr. Natalie Bailey from Advanced Dentistry in Coronado.

Underwriting Partners for the production are la mer on Orange Avenue, Spiro’s Greek Café, the Chisholm Mickel Team from Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton’s Coffee Shop, CMG Mortgage, Nicolls Design, Navy Federal Credit Union, and Blue Bridge Hospitality.

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Join us for the Car Parade!! Friday, May 8th at 2:00 pm

Friday, May 8th at 2:00 pm, VES/ECDC staff are going to drive through Coronado

to say hello to you!!

ALL VES and ECDC students and families are invited to be along the parade route

to kick off celebrating our promoting 5th graders and wave/say hi to ALL of our Village Superheroes, grades Preschool-5th Grade.

Promoting Class of 2020, we can't wait to celebrate you!

Social Distancing in REQUIRED:

Please do not get within 6 feet of anyone you do not live with.

IT IS HIGHLY recommended that masks be worn!

All participants must remain safely on the sidewalks as this parade route does not have police escort and/or barriers for your protection. Do not block intersections and follow social distancing guidelines - Have fun and BE SMART! All roads will still be open for regular traffic.

If you live south of Coronado (Cays, etc.) or East/North (over the bridge) we encourage you to drive to Coronado and be along the parade route so we can see you!

The parade starts at 2:00 pm at Tidelands Park/Marriott and will take about 30 to 45 minutes before we come to the end of our route over by Glorietta Bay.


All of 2nd Street

Most of Alameda Blvd

Most of 10th between J and C

I between 10th and 5th

5th between I-F

Palm between 5th and 6th

D in front of the school

Most of Olive Ave

Most of 10th between J and C

C between 10th and 5th

5th between C-A

All of Margarita Ave

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Library Book Drop Offs- and Lost and Found Pick Up

May 11th-12th

Village Library Book -Drop Offs

9-2 pm daily

Front of School

Come drop off your book so that we can process the books!

Lost and Found Pick Up

9-2 pm daily

Front of School ECDC/Village

Come pick up your Lost and Found items

Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing protocols

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Don't Forget About Specials! PE, VAPA and I LAB

A Message From Mrs. Trinidad-ILAB Teacher

A Message From Mr. Sawi and the PE Team

A Message From Mrs. Fuhrmann- VAPA Teacher

See some works of art below! We will be featuring art in each week's family Newsletter!

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A Message from Karin Mellina- CMS Principal

Applications for Yearbook- Deadline Extended to Monday, May 11th.

Questions? Connect with your child's 5th grade teacher.

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Zoom Etiquette

Dear Families,

You may have begun using Zoom as a way to connect with friends and family groups via video/app. Some teachers may use this feature to connect with your child.

We have some suggestions for safely/appropriately using this tool:

  • Your child should not be alone with an adult in an online meetup platform. If your child benefits from one-to-one support from a teacher, counselor, or (other role), plan to be present and available throughout the session.
  • Ensure your child and anyone else in the home who may appear on video is appropriately attired.
  • Choose a place in the home that is relatively distraction-free and quiet. Discourage pets and other family members from participating unless it's appropriate to do so.
  • Have all supplies your child may need readily available.
  • If the meeting is academic in nature, please refrain from eating on screen.
  • Take the opportunity to teach your child camera/video conference ettiquette--maintain attentiveness and eye contact, remain in view, refrain from entertaining/distracting others.

Additionally, due to privacy policies, please do not take pictures of Zoom meeting screens that show other students and post it to your pages, newsletters, Facebook, etc. Any type of posting needs to have permission from all parties involved for our minors.

Minors (under 18) should not create a Zoom account. But important to know is that they don’t need a Zoom account to JOIN a meeting. Therefore, if teachers invite students to a meeting, they will provide the Zoom invite code, and if a teacher wants to hold office hours, they will provide students with the Zoom invite code.

Great video: Joining a Zoom Meeting - 1 min video link

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Konstella-We have almost ALL PTO parents enrolled on Konstella!

Konstella is the new online place for everything happening at Village Elementary. Please log on and place your students in their classes, it takes less than 3 minutes!

Download today to avoid missing new information!

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As our educators, parents, and community come together to connect, challenge and champion our students during our district closure, we are humbled by the outpouring of compliments during these trying times. What a positive testament to our CUSD family!

Click here to recognize an employee or volunteer who goes above and beyond to make a difference. Those who are "caught" will receive a copy of the positive words that were shared about them and a "Caught Being Awesome" decal. Please take a minute or two to brighten someone else's day!
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A Message from Coronado Safe

Coronado SAFE is here and available to support Village families. Here are a few things we are doing, please let us know how else we can help during this time:

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FREE Workout Options for Kids in 4th and 5th Grades!

Ben Merrill, a 6th grade student at CMS, is leading workouts for kids!

It’s free Or donating tips to PAWS ❤️

4:00-4:30 PM (See schedule in link!)

Lazló Györi: Workouts Options for Kids

See the Lazló Györi's YouTube Channel Work Outs... these are great free options-NOT sponsored by CUSD

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