Eagle Update March 2023

For the families of YVES

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Principal's Message

Dear YVES Families,

March is a wonderful month!

As we leave winter into spring, we are planning for next year.

Next school year, YVES is moving toward full-day kindergarten. In 2023-2024, all students will be dismissed at the same time.

Kindergarten registration for YVES will be March 28 and March 29 at Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane in Concord, Room A2.

Sincerely Yours,

Gil Armenta



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Coffee with the Principal and the PTA

Please join us on Friday, March 24 from 7:50-8:50 (Room 13).

This will be an opportunity to share any questions or concerns you may have in a public forum.

If you have immediate questions and concerns please come to the main office any time or contact Mr. Armenta at armentag@mdusd.org.

Parent Resources

Please find below Adult Education and resources for parents.

  • Fliers -Free tutoring Afghan students on Saturdays! classes and workshops for our Afghan community that take place at the Noor Islamic & Cultural Community Center

  • Contra Costa County libraries are offering a free tutoring service linked Here. They have math and E/LA tutoring in Spanish.

Elementary English Language Development resources and Secondary Newcomer resources

The Mt. Diablo Adult Education Lifelong Learning program is offering several new classes this month. Check out the list of March classes, along with information about community classes including a Spanish Book Club, here. More information is at mdae.mdusd.org. For questions, call (925) 937-1530 or email lifelonged@mdusd.org.

Every Student Succeeds Act: Parents’ Right to Know

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Your child is attending a school which is receiving Title I federal funds through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

Local educational agencies receiving Title I funds are required to notify parents whose student(s) attend a Title I school that they may request, and the agency will provide the parents on request (and in a timely manner), information regarding the professional qualifications of the student’s classroom teachers, including at a minimum:

1. Whether the student’s teacher:

• Has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;

• Is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and

• Is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

If you would like this information, please contact me at armentag@mdusd.org.


Gil Armenta


Ygnacio Valley Elementary School

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March is Women’s History Month and Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month

The MDUSD School Board has proclaimed March as Women's History Month. Women's History Month provides an opportunity for schools to focus on the historical role and accomplishments of women.

Please find below some resources we would like to share:

National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Alliance

History Channel

The White House

Little Known Women's History Month Figures

Video- PBS, Women’s History Month

March 6-10 is National School Breakfast Week

The MDUSD School Board has proclaimed March 6-10 as National School Breakfast Week. "More than 900,000 school breakfasts were served annually to students, at more than 47 sites in Mt. Diablo Unified School District," according to the resolution. "The Mt. Diablo Unified School District Board of Education continues to recognize and take great pleasure in commending the men and women who accept and meet the daily challenge of providing breakfasts to our children." Click here to see MDUSD's elementary, middle school and high school breakfast and lunch menus for March.
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Centralized Enrollment for TK/Kindergarten students in 2023-24 continues

Registration for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten students in 2023-24 includes a preliminary online registration application followed by in-person registration at the District's Centralized Enrollment Center at the Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane in Concord, Room A2.
TK is open to students born between September 2, 2018 - April 2, 2019. Kindergarten registration is available to students born between Sept. 2, 2017 – Sept. 1, 2018. In-person registration continues next week from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. according to the calendar here.

March 28 and March 29- Kindergarten Registration for Ygnacio Valley Elementary, Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Lane in Concord, Room A2.

Drop-in dates are available for students whose registration dates have passed.

To better serve Pittsburg/Bay Point families, we will host registration at Gateway HS, 235 Pacifica Ave. in Bay Point on March 8-9 for Rio Vista and Shore Acres elementary students.

Ygnacio Valley Elementary School Attendance Hotline

YVES Attendance Hotline

Mirna Madrazo, Attendance


Ext 85502

Ygnacio Valley Elementary Contact Information

Thank you to our office staff:

  • Gil Armenta, Principal (Ext 85500)
  • Renee Terry, Office Manager (Ext 85501
  • Mirna Madrazo, Secretary (Ext 85502)
  • Connie Humphrey, Community Liaison (Ext 85504)

We could not operate without you!