Quail Summit Elementary Newsletter!

The School With A Heart!


23330 Quail Summit Drive•Diamond Bar, CA 91765

March 23, 2020

Beginning back on Monday, March 16, and now continuing through Tuesday, May 5, all schools and the District Office will be CLOSED. If deemed safe by Public Health and LACOE, schools and the District Office are tentatively scheduled to resume normal operations on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Spring Break continues to be recognized as April 10 – April 17.

From the Desk of Frances Weissenberger

Hi Quail Summit Parents,

During this time I want to make myself available to our families. I will be working at home planning for when we are all back together.

Please feel free to email me at fweissenberger@wvusd.k12.ca.us with your questions. If I don't have the answers, I will do my best to find them for you.

We are in this together and when we come out the other side I want you to know our Quail Summit staff will be here ready to step in and help your children catch up on lost learning.


Mrs. Weissenberger

Message from Mrs. Weissenberger

Grade Level Learning and Enrichment during school closure

Superintendent Dr. Taylor on our district-wide Learning Enrichment And Resource Network.

Dr. Taylor Video

Here is a link to our WVUSD Learning and Enrichment Resources website. I encourage you to check it out as it has a wealth of information that may be helpful to you.


Reading Tips for Parents

Parent Friendly Tips on Read Alouds by Frances Weissenberger


Tips for Monitoring Reading by Mary Wendland, principal of Collegewood

Thinking About Reading

After Reading Extensions by Westoff principal Sandra Lee

March 21, 2020


This week we will focus on supporting student reading at home. I have partnered with a few colleagues to create some videos to model reading strategies for you and your children. When parents and children read together at home, it is usually for pleasure. At school, we use read-alouds and literature to guide critical thinking and teach supporting reading skills. This looks different across grade levels. Take a peek at these videos from some reinforcement or new strategies to help your children tackle daily reading.

Free Access to books for 30 days through Epic

Access to books for free through public library

Access to books

Reading Skill Building

Non-fiction articles

Listening Comprehension have your child close their eyes and listen while pausing to check for understanding. Ask them if they can imagine the story unfolding in their mind.

Benchmark Advance is our district adopted Language Arts program for elementary students. Follow these steps below to get the online program complete with reading material and consumable pages to print and use at home.

1. go to myportal.wvusd.org (clicking will give you log-in directions)

2. Click on the tab for APPLICATIONS

3. Click on App for BENCHMARK ADVANCE

4. Use your child's log-in information


5. Go to MY LIBRARY which will list all the unit books where students can read articles or listen to articles being read

6. Students should select their grade level library

**YOUR CHILD WILL BENEFIT MOST FROM UNITS 1-6 as review. This is also where essential, critical skills are taught and practiced**

Grade level material your child uses at school will show under MY LIBRARY

Link to QS March School Closure Newsletter with links to additional online resources

Click Here to revisit March Newsletter with online resources

This includes grade level resources created by our Quail Summit teachers.

Possible Schedules

Figuring out a schedule that works for your family will take time. Here are a couple of sample schedules that have been shared with me. You might find them helpful.
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Storytime with Mrs. Weissenberger (Will Continue as planned)

Students can join me via Facebook (with parent supervision) to hear me read a story live from my home to theirs. I absolutely love reading to children and this is my way of sharing my love of reading with all our kiddos.

Please join me on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm for our Facebook Live story time. If you have not done so yet, please join Quail Summit Facebook Group prior to March , as your friend request may need to be approved.

FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450184219094148/

Grumpy Monkey

The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them.

Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?

Water Dept. Art Contest 3r-5th graders

“Water Is Life” Student Poster Art Contest.

Here is a fun opportunity for your 3rd-5th grade students. Click on the link below for more information.


Pleae note: One main change is that we now require entries to be mailed to the District office at 271 S Brea Canyon Rd., Walnut, CA 91789. Due to the District offices being closed to the public, we no longer allow entries to be dropped off.

Both contest deadlines will be postponed until all schools are back in session to give time for the entries to be mailed.

Community Club News!

Hello Quail Summit Families,

The book fair has been postponed. Please feel free to click on the flyer below. There is a link to Scholastic eWallet. You can still support our school by purchasing books from Scholastic online. Books will be sent directly to your homes.

Book Fair Flyer

Thank You,

Amy Bustamonte

Support Quail Summit Community Club- Amazon Smile

It's Easy...Shop at Amazon and we will receive a % of the proceeds. To sign up just:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select a new charitable organization to support: Quail Summit Community Club

Or Click on the link below and use your QR Reader to sign on to Amazon Smile and link to Quail Summit


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