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2016-17 Kindergarten and TK Registration

Registration for transitional kindergarten (TK) and regular kindergarten will begin on Monday, March 7. View details and forms on the VUSD Enrollment Page.

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Today: 5/31/16
8:25 AM All Kinders on AM schedule
9:00 AM Variety Show
11:00 AM Kinder Awards
12:00 PM Early Dismissal

SCRIP

Parents - don't forget to purchase SCRIP.  We have over 50 gift cards available in the office from local stores.  There are Lucky's SCRIP cards available in the office when can be swiped every time you purchase something at Lucky's.  Don't forget that Alamo is collecting Westfield receipts also.  Thank you for supporting Alamo.

See the Scrip page for the latest list of vendors. 

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Alamo is once again collecting Box Tops for Education and Campbell Soup Labels.  

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News

5/27/16

Vacaville PD is now hiring crossing guards. Contact (707) 449-5434.

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5/26/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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5/26/16

This morning Will C Wood seniors shared the message with elementary students that it's not if you will graduate, it's when. CBS, Good Day Sacramento covered the celebration.

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Seniors celebrate success- Part 1

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5/25/16

 

This pre-qualification is for maintenance projects only. For Measure A pre-qualification please go to the Measure A tab on the top right of the page. The Measure A prequalification packet is under the Contractor Info and Bidding tab.

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5/24/16

Continuing on the 13 things parents do to raise successful children:

 

Social Skills

This one is an easy one but for many of you reading this, you might think it's too late. Research shows that a kindergarten student's social skills and success as an adult are related. So, chatty Cathy or Ted the Talker sitting there on the kinder playground...those are your doctors and lawyers in MANY years. 

 

On this point, the article is pretty straightforward and doesn't need much explanation. A social kindergartner knows how to work with others without prompting, be helpful to others, understand their feelings, and solve problems on their own...all traits of successful adults. I keep saying it...we don't raise children, we raise adults. 

 

But, I hate to end a blog so easily, so let's talk about one part of this quickly. As a parent myself, the hardest thing I ever have to do is stand back and let my child solve their own problem. Then, when do I step in and help them with their problem if they can't solve it? It's a fine line and is different for every parent/child. With 700 children on campus, it's missed on both sides every day...parents rushing in to solve problems that the child really needs to own and solve on their own...and parents letting children try to solve problems that are beginning to fester into full-blown drama. No solution from this office, but keep plugging away parents and aim for independence and support when necessary. It's a tough mix. 

 

Again, here's the link to the article references above. 

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5/20/16

Vacaville PAL and Vacaville Community Services can help!

   
 

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5/19/16

Hello Kinder Eagle Parents:

 

Starting Monday, May 23rd, ALL Kinder classes will begin at 8:25am and end at 11:45am. On May 31st, starting at 11:00am will be the kindergarten awards ceremony on the primary playground. June 2nd, the last day of school, kindergarten will start at 8:25am and end at 11:25am. Please look for a flier that will be sent out in their homework folders.

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5/18/16

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Teacher Melanie Pope was given the only 2016 Rising Star Award by the UC Davis Education Department. This honor recognizes the contributions and dedication of outstanding educators and advocates. Congrats on this well-deserved distinction Melanie! 

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5/16/16

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Congratulations to Willis Jepson students and staff for this remarkable distinction. Jepson staff have been asked to travel to Washington DC to teach other educators about practices used at Jepson.

 

Willis Jepson has been selected as on of 56 middles school nationwide to be added to the 2016 National Forum Schools To WatchTM list. The National Forum considers three criteria: 1) academic excellence, specifically schools that challenge all students to use their minds well; 2) developmental responsiveness, schools that are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence; and 3) social equity, schools that are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.

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School Hours

 Kindergarten:     

  AM 8:25 - 11:45 (M-F)  

  PM 11:25 - 2:45  (M,T,Th,F)

  PM 8:25 - 11:45 (Wed) 

First through Third Grade:      

  8:40 - 2:45 (M,T,Th,F)

  8:40 - 1:25 (Wed)

Fourth through Sixth Grade: 

8:40 - 2:50 (M,T,Th,F)

  8:40 - 1:25 (Wed)

Miniimum & Conference Days
8:40 - 12:50