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Vallecito News
Posted 5/13/22

 

Mark Your Calendars

 

 

  • May 15 : Blackstone Canyon Community Hike (10:00-1:00) Details below.
  • May 15: AAPI Community Event (2:00-4:00)
  • May 17: Site English Learner Advisory Committee (5:30) In person
  • May 16-27: 3rd-5th CAASPP Testing
  • May 23: Community Book Talk at Lucas Valley Elementary School, (6:00-7:00)
  • May 23-24: Kindergarten Preview Appointments
  • June 1: End of the Year & Volunteer Appreciation Assembly (8:30)
  • June 3: Vallecito Dance Party (6-8:00 pm)
  • June 7: Field Day
  • June 9: 5th Grade Promotion (10:00) in Val Gym
  • June 9: Last Day of School: Dismissal at 1:50

 

 


Open House 

What a fabulous community event! Thank you for joining us and celebrating the school year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Health Update

 

We are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Several of our classrooms are required to wear masks again in order to mitigate the spread and reduce the transmission at school.  We are united in our desire to keep school safely open for our students and ask that you support our staff and students in the following ways:

  • Wear a mask when inside on campus. Masks are required for school community events that are indoors and will have more than 50 people present.
  • Continue to watch your child for symptoms and keep sick students home. Contact the front office with questions.

Thank you for your support and partnership. 

 

Click the links below for a Covid update from the Department of Health and Human Services. 

ENGLISH

SPANISH


 

 

May 16- May 27 (3rd-5th Grade)

 

Here is the website that is provided for families by the state with information about the CAASPP and CAST tests. Parents can find sample test questions and more detailed information about the tests, score reports, and additional resources to support their child with testing. There's no need to log in to anything and the site is translated into multiple languages. It's very user friendly for those families wanting to learn more about the tests.


 

 

Adopt a Family of Marin is running their 4th annual Backpack Open House! Give back to our amazing Marin community by donating new backpacks and school supplies to prepare students for next year. Purchase directly from our Val Adopt a Family Amazon Wishlist, or see the attached flyer for additional options.


 

 

 


 

One Book

One Community

 

Join Us!

 

Community Book Talk at Lucas Valley Elementary School

 (6:00-7:00)

May 23

 

 

Click HERE to hear Willodeen read by Miller Creek School District staff.  Enjoy!

 


 

Thank You Can Do! for Supporting the Vallecito Garden

 


Save the date for our End of Year dance party on Friday, June 3rd from 6 pm to 8 pm in the Vallecito Quad. All kids and families are welcome to this free event. We'll have music for all ages and lots of fun surprises. More info to come!

 


 

🌺  Happy AAPI Heritage Month! 🌺

 

The DEI committees across the three MCSD elementary schools are hosting an event on Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm at Lucas Valley Elementary School that will include Lion Dance and Taiko Drum performances. 🦁🏮

 

Please join us for this day of family fun! ☀️

 

 

 


Health Update

 

We are experiencing an increase in COVID-19 positive cases. Several of our classrooms are required to wear masks again in order to mitigate the spread and reduce the transmission at school.  We are united in our desire to keep school safely open for our students and ask that you support our staff and students in the following ways:

  • Wear a mask when inside on campus. Masks are required for school community events that are indoors and will have more than 50 people present.
  • Continue to watch your child for symptoms and keep sick students home. Contact the front office with questions.

Thank you for your support and partnership. 

 

 


 

To all volunteers who came out to help with Art Show set up…

 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

I am truly grateful to all of you. I’m blown away by the way you all rallied and made the magic happen. This is a wonderful community!

 

Mr. Newman 

 


 

 

CAN DO! WANTS YOU! 

Looking for a rewarding and fun volunteer opportunity? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at Can Do!? We are now recruiting new board members for the 2022-23 school year. Contact us at info@cando4schools.org to find out more. 

 

FEEL THE POWER OF COMMUNITY 

& DONATE TODAY

 

 HELP US RAISE ANOTHER $90K 

BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR! 

WE HAVE NOT REACHED OUR GOAL

                                

    Please donate today!

      

 

 

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FIFTH GRADE FAMILIES!!

5th grade Promotion is just 4 weeks away! Please SIGN UP if you can help us set up, clean up, or join in the fun on Thursday, June 9th and please consider a $10 donation to cover the costs for the party and luncheon for the Class of 2022. Contact Lanie King @ 415.747.9933 for more information.

 


 

2022-2023 Class Placement Process

Final Day for Input: May 13th 

 

Staff and I are beginning the process of planning for next year and will soon begin designing classes based on enrollment projections. 

 

As per Board Policy, the teaching staff and principal share the responsibility for student placement. The teachers meet by grade levels before the end of the year to develop classes. Classes will be designed based upon the following criteria: 

 

 

➢Learning styles

➢ Second language learners 

➢ Students with special needs

➢ Social/Emotional needs

➢ Citizenship 

 

Parent input will be considered if the input is based upon clear-cut educational or developmental needs (per board policy). All input must be received between April 25th and May 13th and be in writing to the principal. Accommodations will not be made to place your student in a class with a particular teacher or with friends and we ask that you do not include specific teacher names in your correspondence.  A family may have had a sibling in a class with a particular teacher previously but this is not considered a valid educational reason for placement. Each child’s needs are unique and because a brother or sister liked or disliked a teacher does not mean the sibling will have the same experience. The key ingredient to this process is trust. You need to trust that we will do the best job possible in placing your student with all the information at our disposal. We do the best job we can because it is important to us that each child has the optimum chance for success.

 


 

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Now Open.

The office is now accepting registration for new students and incoming TK and Kindergarteners for the 2022-2023 school year.  Registration packets are available now in the front office.  

 

Universal TK Update

We are eagerly planning for the return of TK for the 2022-2023 school year.  TK will be open to four-year-olds whose 5th birthday occurs between September 2 and February 2nd. 

Contact Ms. Denise in the office for more information or to pick up a registration packet. 

 

 

 

2022-2023 Student Calendar

Click HERE for the MCSD district calendar for the next school year. 

 



 

Click HERE for a full class listing and registration details. 

 

 

 


Our Vallecito 2021-2022 yearbook is at the printers!

A limited number of yearbooks are for sale.

Order yours today!

Go to: yearbookforever.com

 

 


 

Community Resources

 

Parents can access community flyers by visiting the Community Resources page on the Miller Creek School District website. New flyers this week:

  • SummerCrest 2022
  • BandWorks Summer Camp 2022

Vallecito Elementary

50 Nova Albion Way

San Rafael, CA. 94903

Office: (415) 492-3750