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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: 5/25/16
All Day: Walking School Bus

Reading on the Lawn

READING ON THE LAWN

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BROWNS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

IS PROUD TO PRESENT

Reading on the Lawn

MAY 25, 1016

9:15 AM – 9:45 AM

 

WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT WITH US. 

 

BE SURE TO SIGN IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE!!

 

YOU MAY WANT TO BRING A BLANKET, WATER AND A FAVORITE BOOK OF YOUR OWN TO READ WITH YOUR STUDENT(S). 

 

 

 

 

Field Day

Volunteers Needed for Field Days!  We will need SEVERAL volunteers on both days.  

Grades 1-3 will have their field day on Tuesday, May 31st.  

Grades 4-6 will have their field day on Wednesday, June 1st.  

 

We have many different activities for the students and we need a lot of parent help.  Please consider volunteering on one or both of these days. Below is the link to sign up.  If you have any questions, please contact us at brownsvalleypto@gmail.com.  Thank You!!

 

 

Browns Valley Elementary Field Days

MINIMUM DAYS

 

 

 

MINIMUM DAYS

May 31st- Dismissal time 12:45 P.M.

June 1st-   Dismissal time 12:45 P.M.

ALL K 8:20 A.M. - 11:40 A.M.

 

Last day of school June 2nd - Dismissal time 11:45 A.M.

ALL K 8:20 A.M. - 11:40 A.M. 

 

 

 

KONA ICE

Kona Ice is scheduled for every Friday through the end of the School Year (weather permitting)

INFORMATION FROM THE PTO

Tuesday night Dan Banowetz, Director of Facilities for VUSD and Sergeant Dye of the Vacaville Police Dept met with teachers, parents, the Principal and Vice Principal here at Browns Valley Elementary.

Mr Banowetz explained that the District is researching the possibility of fencing three schools all at once: Browns Valley, Cooper and Callison (their fence line needs to be moved by a few feet). That being said, he mentioned that he was going to recommend having at least one additional "Community Meeting" for all Browns Valley residents.

After that meeting, he would make his recommendation to the School Board.   Ultimately, the School Board will make the decision on whether or not to proceed with fencing our schools. No PTO money or Measure A money would be used. Mr.Banowetz has a separate fund for financing the fences.

He did say that all School Board meetings are open to the public, so you are welcome to attend. You can also email him at the following email address DBanowetz@vacavilleusd.org.

Sergeant Dye of the Vacaville Police Dept., also spoke and shared the ever changing challenges schools have faced since the 90's.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration will begin March 7th @9:00am-11:00am in the MP room. Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1st. Kindergarten packet will be provided to you. 

 

We will only be registering Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten at this time. 

 

Eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten program...the district's transitional kindergarten program shall admit children whose fifth birthday lies between September 2 through December 2. 

 

 

NEW WALKING SCHOOL BUS DAYS!!!

In an effort to ease traffic congestion as well as promote student safety and wellness, Browns Valley is partnering with the Solano Transportation Authority's Safe Routes 2 School program to start the Walking School Bus. The Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to and from school to a designated location with a trained staff person. 

 

 

ATTENTION!!! DAYS ADDED!!!                 Routes Currently Available                                               

 

Route 1: Woodcrest & Wrentham- MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY!!!!

  • My child will leave from one of the following locations at the following time(s):
    Woodcrest Dr./Wrentham Dr.  8:05 am (arrive at school at 8:20 am) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
    After school return (Leaving from BV flagpole): 2:45 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
     1:15 pm on Wednesday

 I understand that if my child misses the Walking School Bus, I am responsible for my child’s transportation to/from school.
 I understand that participation is completely voluntary and that participation is at “my own risk”. I understand that measures will be taken to provide for my child’s safety; however, I will not hold the members of Browns Valley Elementary, the district, its board members, its employees, Solano Transportation Authority employees, Solano Public Health employees and any volunteer for this program liable should any incident occur.

 Children not picked up at the WSB stop by 3 pm on Mon, Tues, Thurs, or Fri or by 1:35 pm on Wednesdays will be walked back to school and a parent will be called.

 

 

 

The "Walking School Bus' program is open to students and families. NEW Parent permission is needed before students may join/AND OR ADD ADDITIONAL DAYS.  Families may sign up at any time throughout the year. Permission slips are available in the school office.

 

YEARBOOKS ON SALE NOW!!


It's not too late to order your 2015-2016 Yearbook at the Pre-Sale price.

Yearbooks On Sale Now! Online only. Presale = $20/book http://ybpay.lifetouch.com Yearbook 

ID Code: 12620816

 

**Pre-Sale ends February 12, 2016.

 

Beginning February 13th, the price goes up to $25/book.


 

Dancing with the Bears!

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Browns Valley is proud to promote wellness for our Bears. Tuesdays/Thursdays we have Bear Fit Runners. On Wednesdays we have the Walking School Bus…NOW…on Fridays, we are adding Dancing with the Bears!! Dancing with the Bears is an optional recess choice that will take place during morning recess on the blacktop behind Mrs. Koenigsberg's room. It will be run by our Wellness Advisor- Kimberly Fullard. Prepare to have lots of fun while also being heart healthy!  

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REMINDER ABOUT LUNCH MONEY

Very important message from Browns Valley Cafeteria...

When dropping off money for your students lunch, it is imperative that we have money (cash or check) put in an envelope and that First and Last name of the student is on the envelope. We always have envelopes in the office if needed. We are currently having a serious problem with money not being credited to accounts because there is not enough information to identify it. If your child is the one dropping off money, please make sure they are aware of the above. Should you have any questions or problems, with your lunch account please contact Tanya Tuck. TTuck@vusd.solanocoe.k2.ca.us 

Please contact the front office if you have any additional questions.

Thank you in advance for your help! 

 

Kimberly Fullard

Office Secretary

BOX TOPS

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Box Tops- Deadline Friday May 20th

First, second, and third place prizes will be rewarded to the classes that collect the most Box Tops EACH collection period. In order to count for your class you need to have your teacher's name on the bag of Box Tops. 

 

First Place--Class Party or Marshmallow Dodgeball 

Second Place--Extra recess

Third Place--Extra Recess
 


ZBest Dining & Entertainment Books on Sale. $15/book. Contact PTO at brownsvalleypto@gmail.com 
 

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Hello families! The Child Nutrition staff is happy to announce that we are GOING GREEN!! Starting in January, we will no longer have paper menus, but will have menu access ONLINE!! The fastest and easiest way to receive the menu electronically is to sign-up for our automated email at www.vacavilleusd.org. Click on lunch menus, and then GOING GREEN MENUS, and you can enter your information for a menu to be sent to you every month. Also, on the menu page are links to all of our Elementary, Middle and High school menus. You may also download the 'Web Menus' app from your smart phone's play-store and find our menu under Vacaville Unified School District. Any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Corina Boylen in Child Nutrition at 707 453-6157, or you can email Corinab@vacavilleusd.org. 

eScrip!

You're ONE CLICK away from supporting Browns Valley Elementary School when you shop online! The eScript Online Mall is the ticket! It's easy, no cards to register and it can mean hundreds of dollars to us. 

See how easy this is! View the video at http://bitly.com/escrip-olm

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News

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

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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5/23/16

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Social Media class for parents: Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30 PM at Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Rd. Vacaville in the Board room.

VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department are hosting a free class to help parents learn about current trends, aps, devices capabilities and dangers that face our kids. 

RECENT  NEWS: A New York state man was arrested by federal authorities following an investigation by Vacaville police that included a then 12-year-old victim in Vacaville. Homeland Security agents arrested Robert J. Garneau, 21, of Warwick, New York on charges of online child exploitation.

As social media trends change day to day and technology advancements do the same, keeping up with devices and social media can be challenging for parents. Even parents who are up on social media might be surprised about what aps are now available and what kids can be exposed to.

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5/20/16

Vacaville PAL and Vacaville Community Services can help!

   
 

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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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5/3/16

Ana_betty_2016.jpgCongratulations to Betty Bradanini, Solano County Classified Educator of the Year, and Ana Farina, Solano County Certificated Educator of the Year! We are proud of you both and appreciate your remarkable efforts for VUSD students.

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4/22/16

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              KCRA 3, Sacramento                 ABC 7, San Francisco

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3/6/16

VUSD has an active Facebook page designed to help parents keep tabs on what's happening around the district. Find out more about programs, news, events and more. Like us at Vacaville Unified School District

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3/1/16

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Sierra Vista K-8 school still has space available in all grades for the 2016-2017 school year. The school will offer a small school community environment with a focus on academic rigor and higher education after high school. 

Sierra Vista K-8 is open to all Vacaville students. VUSD hopes to enroll a minimum of twenty 8th grade students to fill a class.

Sierra Vista K-8 enrollment applications may be downloaded here or picked up at Educational Services Center (ESC) at 401 Nut Tree Rd. All packets should be returned to ESC. Enrollment applications will be date stamped and processed in the order in which they are received until school capacity is met.

 

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Dollars 4 Scholar$ Update

Every time you shop at Vacaville Commons, turn in your receipts! We have a special place for them in the front office.

Your receipts so far have us in FIRST PLACE!! Keep up the great job of bringing ...more

Contact Us:

333 Wrentham Drive

Vacaville, CA 95688

Phone  707 453-6205

Fax      707 447-5307

Important Reminders

  • Please remember to always sign in and get a visitors sticker at the office when you enter our campus.  
  • Student restrooms are for students only. Should you need an adult restroom or need to assist a young child in the restroom, please come to the school office. Restrooms are available there are all adults. 

Thank you! 

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