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Today: 9/24/17

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Cafeteria News

Breakfast is served daily in the Cafeteria from: 7:45 am to 8:25 am. Come in and join us! Served daily are freshly baked muffins, bagels, oatmeal, fresh fruit and now on Every Friday, Pancakes and sausage! Delicious!

 

Our Cafeteria is open daily for Breakfast and Lunch. Breakfast is $1.50 and lunch is $3.00 

When sending in money to go on student accounts: cash or check, please make sure it is in an envelope marked with student's name and teacher. This will ensure the money goes to the correct student. Thank you. 

 

If you have any questions and need to talk with the Cafeteria Manager you may email her at: ttuck@vacavilleusd.org  or if you would like to look at the Elementary menu go to the nutrition site.

Dollars 4 Scholar$ Update


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Dollars 4 Scholars - Like us on Vacaville Commons Facebook and help us earn more points

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Click on Facebook and then like us from Browns Valley Elementary school. Parents and staff can comment the name of our school one time per day. For every like/comment we earn 500 points. Please go on this website everyday and help us earn as many points as possible. We are currently in first place and we would like to keep it that way! Thank you to everyone who helps us out. We greatly appreciate it. 

Letter from Superintendent to parents

Informational Meetings About Year-Round Scheduling Proposal

Join us for information as well as Q&A about the year-round school schedule proposal. Community input is instrumental in researching this idea and your feedback is important to us!

Wednesday, September 13th or Monday September 18th at 6:00 PM in the BV Multipurpose room.

Information will be repeated at each meeting. More meetings will be offered as needed or requested.

Letter Regarding Year-Round Proposal

Good Afternoon Browns Valley Families,
I wanted to provide some clarification around the consideration of a year-round schedule for Browns Valley. First and foremost, adopting a year-round schedule is only an idea at this point. There are several steps in the process for vetting this idea that I would like to outline for you.

Step 1- Understanding Parent Concerns and Priorities

Last school year, parents shared concerns about traffic, parking, and time available to students in school facilities such as the library and multipurpose room. We recently placed a survey online to get a better understanding of how widespread these concerns might be amongst our families.

Step 2- Information About Year-Round as a Possible Solution

Step 2 is to present information to parents about year-round scheduling as a possible solution to reduce the number of students on campus at any given time. The detailed proposal on our website gives parents a better understanding of how a year-round schedule might look, and how that would actually impact families.

Step 3- Host Informational Meeting for Parents

We will host meetings for parents to hear information about the year-round proposal and answer any questions parents may have. These meetings will be held on Wednesday, September 13th and Monday, September 18th at 6:00 PM in the multipurpose room. The same information will be repeated at the second meeting.

Step 4- Parent Survey For Every Student

A paper survey will be sent home with every Browns Valley Student soliciting direct feedback from every family.

Step 5- Present Findings to the VUSD School Board in October

The VUSD School Board Trustees will be presented with parent feedback in October. The discussion of year-round scheduling is not on the Board agenda until October. The Board will not vote on any proposal until November or December.

I understand that a change in the school schedule is not a minor change for families. Please know that your input is an integral part to considering this idea. Every household will have an opportunity to weigh in on this important topic, and that feedback will be made public.

Thank you for taking the time to consider information about the idea of year-round scheduling and the process behind evaluating this option. I hope to see you at one of our upcoming parent meetings either September 13th or Monday, September 18th at 6:00 PM in the multipurpose room.

Jennifer Austin
Principal
Browns Valley
453-62jaustin@vacavilleusd.org

News

9/22/17

Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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9/22/17

special education night
Join us at Special Education Parent Night Wednesday, September 27th from 6:00-7:30 PM at Orchard Elementary. Meet other families, the special education leadership team and our special needs parent liaison.

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9/22/17

Hello Browns Valley Families, 

 

Recently we have noticed an increase in full voicemail boxes. When this happens we are unable to leave messages for families regarding sick students, or missed rides home, and that can make it difficult for us to help your child in a timely manner. In addition, remember to update us when you change your number or if you want a different number to be our primary call number. 

 

Thank you all for you help with this matter. 

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9/20/17


Come support our 6th graders by getting your car washed! The funds will be going into our 6th grade Activity Fund. You may buy tickets in Ms. Rowley's room # 18 and Ms. Craig's room # 20. The cost of the tickets are $5.00. If you can't make it to either classroom, you may pay cash or with a check made out to Browns Valley Elementary School on the day of the event. The fundraiser will be on:

 

Saturday, September 30th from 9 am to 1 pm in the Browns Valley's Parking lot. 
 

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9/20/17

Picture Day is Coming! Flyers will be sent home soon. The dates for Picture day will be: 

 

September 26th for: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Fien, Villanueva, Annuzzi and Alvarez

 

September 27th for: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Nash, and Coleman
 

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9/7/17

Friday November 17th

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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. 

Student Activities

Our site has new pages about the great programs going on here at Browns Valley. Click the Student Activities drop-down above to check them out!

Contact Us:

333 Wrentham Drive

Vacaville, CA 95688

Phone  707 453-6205

Fax      707 447-5307

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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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KONA ICE

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

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 ...more