Armada Elementary School Newsletter

Week of October 22, 2020

Hello Armada Elementary Parents & Students!

As communicated last week our Distance Learning program has been extended until January. The Board of Education will meet on January 12 to evaluate the conditions to determine whether it is safe to move forward to a hybrid model. Our school is busy preparing classrooms to align with the CDC guidelines for when students return. Please be assured student and staff safety is a priority and our District is taking the necessary measures for when our schools open in a Hybrid Model. A friendly reminder to continue receiving District and school information, please make sure we have your most recent contact information in Q Parent Portal. Families can make changes and update their information by opening their Q Parent Portal account.


Important Update for November 5-6, 2021 - These two days were originally scheduled in the elementary school calendar as non-student days for Parent Teacher Conference days. Although the days will continue to be non-student days, the Parent Teacher Conferences on these days will no longer take place. This means there will not be synchronous virtual instruction for our elementary students on November 5-6, 2020. I encourage you to contact your children’s teachers during their daily scheduled Office Hours. If you would like to request a parent-teacher conference, please let them know.


I am including our school website link with all our grade level Distance Learning virtual schedules and our Staff Directory which include our teachers’ email links.



Thank you, Armada Families!


Until next week, please stay safe, wear a mask, practice social distance, and wash hands regularly.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Arreola Proud Armada Elementary Principal mearreola@mvusd.net

Ms. Crystal Thomas Assistant Principal cthomas2@mvusd.net

Mrs. Muriel Vega AAIIAC Administrator mavega@mvusd.net

Weekly Video Announcements

Week 9 Video
Weekly Video 8

Red Ribbon Week!

Ms. Arroyo, School Counselor

Did you know our new school counselor, Ms. Arroyo, has a Google Classroom for all our Armada students? When our students log on to Clever and select the Google Classroom icon, they will see a minimum of three classrooms: their teacher, school administrators, and counselor. Please login to our school counselor’s Google Classroom weekly for new postings. In this classroom, students will find interactive lessons for anti-bullying, social emotional learning guidance lessons, read alouds, school spirit day activities, resources for both students and parents and so much more! Currently Ms. Arroyo is posting weekly Second Steps SEL lessons for students by grade level to view videos and complete a quick learning activity. Her Google Classroom Code is fd52iif. Visit the Counselor’s Corner page on our school website for contact information and referrals


Counselor’s Corner

Think Together After School Program

Virtual Format: Armada Elementary continues to have our Think Together providing services to our students in virtual format from 2:05 pm to 4:35pm. We still have room available so register your students to attend virtual instruction in Art, STEM, Social Emotional Learning lessons, Healthy Living and Homework Support. Please visit our website for the registration links and contact information of our Program Coordinator, Raul Gonzalez. You can find it by selecting the Parent Tab and clicking Think Together from the drop down menu. The link is provided in my email as well.


Armada ES * Think Together [webpage]

Shout out to our Amazing Nutrition Staff led by our Cafeteria Manager Miss April!

These amazing ladies along with our Campus Support Aides have been “rocking” our Grab and Go Meals program daily.

🎉Congratulations to Sebastian in Mrs. LaBrie’s 3rd grade DLI class! He is our MVUSD S.T.A.R. Award Recipient of the week!🌟🏅

From Mrs. M. Labrie: “This student has been so dedicated every single day and participating in class everyday. He has also been completing his work everyday! Great Job!”

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ARMADA 🐾 FAMILY SPOTLIGHT 🌟 Mrs. Bramucci -1st/2nd grade Combo. Teacher 📚

Our Armada Family Spotlight of the week is our amazing 1st/2nd grade Combo teacher Mrs. Bramucci! Check out our social media accounts to learn more about her!

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Distance Learning Attendance

Parents, as always school attendance is very important and now more than ever students attending their virtual synchronous instruction with Zoom is paramount. Please encourage your child to attend all scheduled daily virtual instructional sessions and complete assignments in Google Classroom. We will be addressing attendance in our October 23, 2020, virtual ELAC meeting and October 16, 2020, virtual Coffee Chat with Principal meetings.


Armada Attendance Webpage: https://bit.ly/AES_Attn

Technology Resources * Updating Chromebooks & Clearing the History

Two measures that have been taken to troubleshoot inaccessibility to synchronous instruction is to clear the history of Chromebooks and update them to the newest version of Google Chrome's Operating System.


Clearing the history of a Chromebook works very similarly to clearing the pages of a cell phone. Having too many pages open on a cell phone affects the processing and functionality of a phone. Similarly, a Chromebook needs to be cleared of its history often. Otherwise, it starts affecting all programs and especially, entry into zoom.

Updating the Chromebook is crucial because it will start to cause issues for students.


Armada PTA Membership/Membresía

PTA Registration Form http://bit.ly/PTA_AES_MF


Whether you are a new PTA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contribution, time and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly our STUDENTS!


Armada PTA’s priority is to help make the school year fun and educational as possible, and this year will not be an exception! PTA is a Parent teacher Association composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in the school. PTA raises money to fund special programs and events throughout the year, and this year PTA plans to raise and fund for special incentives for academic progress and drive-thru events for Armada students.


As a member of Armada PTA, you are a voice for our students and part of the largest child advocacy program in the world! It’s such a rewarding experience. We are encouraging you to become a member ! If you are interested, please fill out the Membership form below and pay the annual dues of $7 per member through Zelle to ArmadaPTA@yahoo.com.

Armada School Virtual Spirit Days & Spirit Wear

Every Friday is Armada Green Spirit Day and we encourage all of our students to show your Armada Bulldog pride by joining your Zoom instruction or coming to Grab & Go Meal time in Bulldog Green! In continuing with the PTA tradition of giving our students a Friday treat for showing school spirit, we are giving out chips to our students wearing green during Grab & Go on Fridays between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. If you would like to purchase Armada PTA Spirit wear please use the link in my email and text. http://bit.ly/AES_SWear


Send us your photos in Armada green and we will give you a shout out on our social media accounts. Come on Bulldogs, let’s show our Armada Pride!


  • Facebook - @ArmadaElementary
  • Instagram - @armada_elementary
  • Twitter - @ArmadaElem

2019-20 Yearbooks

Armada families, we have the pre-paid 2019-20 Yearbooks available for pick-up. Please contact our Community Liaison Nancy at 951-571-4500 to set up a date and time. We also have a limited quantity of yearbooks available for sale, $20 each, please see the link included in email and text to order: http://bit.ly/19_20YB

🏈 🏐 Sports for Learning 🏀📚

🏀📚 Families, Sports for Learning activities are available!‼️


Sports for Learning ▪️ School Partnerships Sports for Learning

Blending Social Emotional Learning & Physical Education: The purpose of the Sports For Learning curriculum is to use fun, physically active games and sports as a vehicle to engage students in social & emotional learning.


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Save The Date * Event Calendar

Events Calendar

If you are using your cell phone to join Zoom meetings, we highly encourage our parents to download the Zoom app on their phone for easier access. Events Calendar Webpage


  • Today, Thursday, 10/22/20 PTA Meeting 6:00-7:00 pm

    • Zoom Link provided in my email

  • Tomorrow, Friday, 10/23/20 ELAC Meeting 2:00-3:00pm

    • Zoom Link provided in my email

  • Week of 10/26-31st is Red Ribbon Week

    • Join the Red Ribbon Week mission to help keep kids drug-free!

    • Check our school website, social media, or Google Classroom for each day’s activities!

  • Friday, 10/30/20 is Halloween Spirit Day

    • Come to Grab & Go Meal time 11am-1pm for a candy goody bag compliments of PTA

    • Armada Staff will be in costume and our students are welcome to dress up!

    • Drive-thru only, please stay in vehicles

  • Wednesday, 10/28/20 we have an Imagine Learning Program Parent Meeting

    • Presentation by Jenna Dirkswagger from Imagine Learning

    • Zoom Link provided in my email

  • Thursday, 10/29/20 Coffee Chat with Principal Meeting 2:00-3:00pm

    • Zoom Link provided at the end of my email.

  • All month is Anti-bullying Month

    • Because everyday is a good day to Stand Up Against Bullying!

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Imagine Learning Parent Meeting [10/28/20]

Parents, please join us on Wednesday, 10/28 from 1-2:00 pm to learn how to support your child’s use of Imagine Learning programs.

Virtual Coffee Chat with Principal

WHEN: THURSDAY, OCT. 29TH, 2 PM

WHERE: ZOOM MEETING

MORE INFORMATION: For Zoom Meeting Details Refer to M.Arreola’s Q Communication Email or the Site Google Classroom

Community Resources

Click here for our Moreno Valley Unified School District Community Resources Directory, which provides contact information for helpful resources ranging from alcohol and drug assistance to suicide prevention.


Safe Family Justice Centers of Riverside County can help if you are or know the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, or child or elder abuse. For more information in English or Spanish, click here.

City of Moreno Valley * Parks & Community Services * Fall Events

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Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for the Moreno Valley Unified School District. Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!


The Mission and Vision Statements of any organization are the driving force behind everything they do!


Take a moment to review and select the potential mission and vision statement for MVUSD. Thank you for all your hard work and collaboration in this planning!


Link: https://tinyurl.com/MVStatements20


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