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NEW SCHOOL HOURS FOR 18/19!!

 

AM Kindergarten 8:05 - 11:25

PM Kindergarten 11:30-2:50 (Wednesday 9:40-1:00)

 

Grades 1-3           8:15 - 2:20  (Wednesday 12:55)

Grades 4-6            8:15 - 2:25 (Wednesday 1:00)

 

 

Remember:  Attendance counts.  Please make every effort to be at school on time each day.

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Posted by: Laurie Hicks
Published: 6/20/18




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Don't miss out on free lunches this summer! For all children ages 0-18/ para todos los niños de 0-18 años 

LOCATIONS/LUGARES AND DATES/Y LAS FECHAS: 

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville 

6/11 - 8/10 12:00pm – 1:00pm 

MARKHAM ELEMENTARY 101 Markham Ave, Vacaville 

6/11 – 7/5 11:00am – 12:00pm 

MARIPOSA CENTER 1625 Alamo Dr, Vacaville 

6/11 - 8/10 12:30pm – 1:00pm 

HEMLOCK ELEMENTARY 400 Hemlock St, Vacaville 

6/18 – 7/13 10:00am – 10:30am 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 100 Holly Ln, Vacaville 

6/18 - 8/10 12:00pm – 1:00pm 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/19/18




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Browns Valley's Office Closes for Summer

June 20 to August 6

Office Open for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

August 7, 2018 through June 18, 2019

Office Hours:

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

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Posted by: Laurie Hicks
Published: 6/15/18




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The LCAP describes VUSD’s overall vision for students, annual goals, expenditures tied to the goals, and specific actions the district will take to achieve the best educational experience possible for VUSD students. VUSD' plan focuses on student achievement and academic rigor, closing the achievement gap, school environments. View the current LCAP proposal here. Your input is important and can be submitted at PIO@VacavilleUSD.org

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/7/18




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plant 1000 flowers representing kindness and respect
Vacaville Unified students and staff are focusing attention May 18-25th on making intentional efforts of kindness, respect and understanding both with those around us and online. We will be planting, drawing creating flowers to represent the actions we take to be a positive influence our community. 

Will C Wood students will be joined by Buckingham and Vaca High students in downtown Vacaville this Saturday, May 19th to share the symbols of kindness with community members.

Country High, Alamo, Sierra Vista K-8, Padan, Markham, Hemlock/ACE, Jepson, Ernest Kimme Charter, Cooper, Fairmont Charter, Browns Valley and Educational Services Center will also be hosting activities on campus next week to engage students in deliberate acts of positivity.

Join us this week! Plant your seeds of positivity with those around you and create a flower that represents it.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/16/18




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Come and have dinner at Chipotle and also raise funds for your School. Just bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or just say you are supporting this fundraiser for Browns Valley and 50 % of the Proceeds will be donated to our school! 



 

 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 5/15/18




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Hello VUSD Families,

 

Area media has recently shared security video from February depicting an incident involving a district bus driver and a student. This is the same video that led to the arrest of the driver on February 14th of this year. In an effort to continue to be communicative and transparent, we are providing the following summary of actions that Vacaville Unified employees took in response to this incident.

 

On Tuesday, February 6th, an employee who was waiting outside of a bus witnessed the incident involving the bus driver and the student. Once the student was off the bus, the employee immediately escorted the student to the principal to report the event. The principal immediately started an investigation. That same day, VUSD removed the driver from further routes, contacted Child Protective Services and filed a report with the Vacaville Police Department. Police were also notified about the surveillance video.

 

The Vacaville Police Department concluded their investigation the following week. VUSD then presented the video to the victim’s parents. We contacted each family with students who ride district busses to notify them of the arrest of the bus driver and to answer any questions. A letter from Superintendent Jane Shamieh about the incident was also placed on social media. Community members were invited to attend a public meeting to address any concerns or answer questions for parents.  Approximately thirty parents, employees and administrators attended the meeting. Television media was present as well.

 

The bus driver received hundreds of hours of professional development beyond required certifications and trainings during her employment. These trainings included a wide variety of topics including but not limited to driver safety and special education issues. We will continue to provide trainings, professional development and support for all of our employees serving students.

 

Please know that we take this matter very seriously and will continue to be forthcoming and collaborative with our families.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/10/18




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Preventing suicide takes an entire community. All VUSD families are invited to hear award winning author Kevin Hines present on the important topic of suicide awareness and prevention. Kevin is a motivational speaker, mental health advocate and an attempted suicide survivor who is known for his passionate support of mental health causes and prevention. This presentation is FREE, and all VUSD families are invited to attend.

The presentation will be held:

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

Catwalk Theater at Will C Wood High,
998 Marshall Road, Vacaville

6:30-7:30 PM

More information about Kevin Hines at http://www.kevinhinesstory.com/

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/4/18




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The Mad Crew Leaders wanted to let you all know, that The Mad Crew meeting scheduled for this week has been cancelled. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 5/1/18




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        DreamBox is available for your student to access

                                  ALL Summer!!

 

Link to DreamBoxhttps://play.dreambox.com/play/login?requested_url=%2F

 

Dream Box Learning promotes the highest-quality, research-based K-8 math lessons that empower students to master key math concepts. With the power to deliver millions of individualized learning paths, DreamBox individually tailors every math lesson and ensures that students work in their optimal learning zone. A math learning curriculum that connects to coming assessments, it effectively builds conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and college and career readiness.

 

The link is also located on our main School Loop website in the Quick Links section. 

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Posted by: Traci White
Published: 4/30/18




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Browns Valley Bears!

 

   May 9th   

 

National Bike to

School Day!

 

Ride your bike, scooter or skateboard to school and receive prizes. Make sure to wear a helmet too!

  




 

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Posted by: Traci White
Published: 4/26/18




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Hello VUSD Families,
 

On Friday, April 20th educators across the country will participate in bringing attention to school safety.  The Vacaville Teachers Association will also be participating in this effort by distributing stickers and posting signs with the message "Safe Schools for All.”  This participation is made in solidarity with educators nationwide and is in no way made as a protest of our district safety or any political positions. We simply encourage families (and students) to continue to consider and discuss the safety of all of our students. If you have any questions or thoughts, please contact VTA at: tracys@vacavilleusd.org.
 

Sincerely,

Vacaville Teacher's Association

 

 

Hola familias de VUSD,

El viernes, 20 de April, educadores a través del país van a participar en llamando atención a la seguridad escolar.  El asociación de profesores de Vacaville también participaran en este esfuerzo por distribuiendo etiquetas y colocando cartels con el mensaje “escuelas seguras para todos!” Este participación se hace en solidaridad con educadores a escala nacional y de ninguna manera está hecho como una protesta de la seguridad de nuestro distrito o cualquier posición politica. Simplemente alentamos a las familias (y estudiantes) que continuan considerando y discutan el seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes.  Si tienes alguna pregunta o pensamientos, por favor póngase en contacto con VTA a: tracys@vacavilleusd.org

Sinceramente,

Asociación de Maestros Vacaville

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/18/18




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Spring Pictures are coming in April! Order online before Picture Day at: Platinumphotography.us Picture Dates: April 16th and 17th. 

 

Monday, April 16th are for: K, 1st and 2nd

 

8:30 am: Cooper and Webb    10:30 am: Oberg and Panattoni

9:00 am: Bubak and Chiang    11:00 am: Fien and Villanueva

9:30 am: Kasler and Lyons      11:15 am: Yackzan

10:00 am: Ariza and Bond       11:30 am: Alvarez and Annuzzi

                                                 11:45 am: Novello and Lee

 

Tuesday, April 17th are for: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th.

 

8:30 am: Cheshier and Nixon    9:45 am: Koenigsberg and Neuland

8:45 am: Rogers and Stine      10:00 am: Williams and Nash

9:00 am: Vito and Beeby          10:15 am: Bracken and Craig

9:15 am: Berry and Leonardo   10:30 am: Herrera and Keller

9:30 am: Rinker and Arreola     10:45 am: Rowley and Coleman

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 3/29/18




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Look what's Back!! Yummy! Come on Friday's and enjoy Buttermilk Pancakes with Sausage in our Cafeteria made by our Cafeteria Manager Tanya Tuck. Also coming is our new and exciting Menu  for April. Check it out and see what you may want to try when we get back form break.

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 3/27/18




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Parent and guardian feedback helps VUSD determine goals and priorities for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is an educational plan that maps expenditures to actions and student outcomes.

Take the survey here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/20/18




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Check out VUSD's Community Bulletin Board featuring sports, events, activities and more for kids and families.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/19/18




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Loop the Lagoon fundraiser April 28th
The 15th Annual Loop the Lagoon fundraiser for Vacaville schools is right around the corner. This fun-filled community event features kids races, running/ walking events and a fair. 50% of every entry fee goes directly back to your school. Help raise money for your school and have a great time doing it! Register to participate or volunteer here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/16/18




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see something say something, lockdown icon
VUSD schools will be performing lockdown drills (locks, lights, out of sight) today. The drill schedule for VUSD is set before the school year begins. Today's classroom conversation that accompanies the drill is the See Something, Say Something mantra that pertains to reporting threats, being kind, and offering help for those who may need it.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/15/18




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Walk UP and extend kindness March 14th
Tomorrow is the national "Walk Out" movement, from 10:00 AM to 10:17 AM. As a district, we recognize that recent violent events weigh heavily on VUSD parents, staff and students. While VUSD is not promoting participation in the event, we will support students in middle or high school who feel compelled to express themselves in a respectful way during this time. Some student groups have organized voter registration efforts (non-partisan) and similar activities tomorrow. Teachers will remain in classrooms for students who do not wish to participate as well. 
"Walk Up" is another movement that encourages students and adults alike to extend kindness and support to others. Efforts of kindness is something we can all do today that can have immediate impact in our daily lives.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/13/18




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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 3/2/18




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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 2/27/18




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Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/16/18




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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/15/18




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Published: 2/14/18




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Published: 2/14/18




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Posted by: Andrew Hyland - ESC
Published: 2/14/18




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6th Grade Strings - Northside String Festival - Feb 15

Good morning, 

 

I wanted to send everyone the information for the Northside String Festival coming up this week. 

 

WHO: All Northside 6th grade string players (violin, viola, cello)

 

WHAT: This is a collaborative concert featuring all of the string students (Jepson and Vaca High included!) on the Vacaville Northside. Sixth grade students will be playing songs from page 13 of Strictly Strings and “Rustic Dance”

 

WHEN: February 15, 2018-please be at the theater between 6 pm and 6:15 pm to tune and warm-up. The concert will begin at 7pm.

 

WHERE: Vacaville Performing Arts Theater, 1010 Ulatis Drive

WEAR: Dress nicely!       

 

Have a good week! 

 

Samantha Wilde

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 2/13/18




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LCAP logo Survey
 

Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


clap logo encuesta espa ol
 

Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 2/9/18




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   If you were unable to attend Coffee with the Principal this morning, please check out the attached presentation. It was nice to see the parent involvement and participation at Browns Valley. We hope to meet more parents at our next meeting scheduled for April 11, 2018 from 8:30-9:30a in the Library. Please mark your calendars.


 

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Posted by: Traci White
Published: 2/7/18




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Super Saturday!!!

Vacaville Unified School District

Browns Valley Elementary School

Academic Enrichment & Attendance Recovery Program

 

Super Saturday Dates 2018

**Each date listed below has a link to the permission slip**

 

February 10, 2018

March 10. 2018

April 14, 2018

May 19, 2018

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Posted by: Andrew Hyland - ESC
Published: 2/1/18




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Parent Meeting- the puzzle project
 

Join the January Special Education Parent Meeting supporting student success through equitable access, collaboration and empowerment. 

 

Come and listen to information from guest speaker officer Jeremy Johnson of the Vacaville Police Department regarding the “Puzzle Project”. This project started by officer Johnson is slated to strengthen ties between the police and the special needs community. 

 

Wednesday, January 31st 

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm 

Orchard Elementary School Library 805 Orchard Ave. 


Questions? Call or email: 

Angel Giroux-Greber 

Special Needs Parent Liaison 

(707)453– 6172 

AngelG@vacavilleusd.org 


Child Care provided by district paraprofessionals 

Light refreshments served.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/30/18




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Starting February 2nd, 2018 we will be serving French Toast with Sausage for Breakfast in the Cafeteria! Yummy!! Come check it out and enjoy! 


 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/29/18




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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/25/18




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Opioid Class header
Gill Van Attenhoven, an attorney and the Director of Training for the California Narcotic Officers Association will be giving a “don't miss “presentation about opioids and other drugs. Vacaville Police Sergeant Todd Dye, will also be speaking about opioid and drug use in Vacaville.
High school students, parents and community members are encouraged to attend to help raise awareness regarding opioids and other drugs that are killing children.

VUSD PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION EVENT

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/22/18




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Kindergartners will need to turn age 5 on or before 9/1/2018

 

Transitional Kindergartners will be turning 5 between 9/2/2018 and 12/2/2018

 

Schools that have TK programs are:

Markham, Hemlock, Padan and Fairmont 

 

TK, Kindergarten and older student Registration will begin on March 6th at 9 am in the Office. Please have your Proof of Residence ready for  us to check prior to getting packet. Packets will be released at the time of registration and the days after but no sooner. We have a limited amount of seats we can fill, so please come prepared with everything you need. Packets will be time and date stamped and students placed on a first come first serve basis upon completion of packet, as well as balancing for each class. No requests for AM vs PM Kindergarten will be taken. Please come with:

 

Certified copy of a Birth Certificateor A duly attested Baptism Certificate or Passport

 

Immunization Record - Must be up to date - not excepting Religious exemptions anymore, only Medical exemptions but Medical Exemption form must be filled out and signed by Physician. 

 

Entrance into School Physical: For TK, Kindergarten and 1st grades only. Students must be over the age of 4 years and 3 months at the time of Physical for it to count (This will come in Packet or can be picked up early in the office or printed from the Browns Valley Schoolloop) - Must be filled out and signed off by Physician. (Kaiser has there own form for this that they can print off with the Physician's electronic signature.) Otherwise you can use the form we provide and return to us with the completed packet paperwork. 

 

Oral Exam: For TK, Kindergarten and 1st grades only. (This will come in Packet or can be picked up early in office or printed off from the Browns Valley Schoolloop) - Must be filled out and completed by your Dentist returned with the completed packet paperwork.  

 

Proof of Residency - We will be checking this first to make sure you are within our school boundary before releasing packets. Utility Bill with Parents name and address on it. (PG&E, Telephone, Loan/Lease agreement, etc) 

 

You will be filling out paperwork for us as well. Be prepared with Medical Ins. card number, Doctor's name and telephone number, and Dentist name and telephone number. We will need names and numbers of other people who will be allowed to come and pick up your child in case we cannot reach you. Until we get everything from you we need, as well as everything we give you filled out, your packet will not be considered complete. 

 

If your child needs to take any type of medication or needs an EPI Pen at school, please let us know so that we may give you all the proper paperwork for this as well. Paperwork will need to be filled out and signed by Physician. Medication will need to come to school labeled from Pharmacy with student's name and dosage on it, in order for us to keep it here at school.  Bring in paperwork and medication right before school starts back.

 

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Posted by: Andrew Hyland - ESC
Published: 1/16/18




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Sierra Vista K-8 Logo
Sierra Vista K-8 will be hosting an informational meeting Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30 PM in the school multipurpose room located at 301 Bel Air Drive, Vacaville.  It will be a great opportunity to meet and ask questions of staff, current students and parents. Enrollment packets will be available at the informational meeting.

 

Tours of Sierra Vista K-8 are also available for interested families on February 9th beginning at 9:00 AM. More information about Sierra Vista K-8 can be found on their website at http://sierravista.schoolloop.com/ or you can reach the school office at 707-453-6260.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/16/18




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Browns Valley will be participating in Pennies for Patients again this year. Please help us collect as much money for this wonderful cause. No amount is too small. Every little bit can make a huge difference! 

 

Collection will begin: January 16th thru February 16th

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/12/18




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Wednesday, January 24th will be Browns Valley Twin Or Red Spirit Day! Come dressed alike or just wear some Red!! Can't wait to see everyone and feel the Browns Valley Spirit!! 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/11/18




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Hello All, 

 

We are in great need for New or Gently used sweat pants for both Boys and Girls grades K - 6th. If you want to donate to our health office it would be greatly appreciated. We have lots of need during the wet and rainy months when students fall down and need a change of clothing. 

 


 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/11/18




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Hello Browns Valley Family. Exciting news! The Scholastic Winter Holiday Book Fair is coming! The Online Fair will start Dec. 3rd thru Dec. 8th. You can even purchase online and have the items delivered to the school and then passed out to your child/children. Just click here.

 

The Book Fair will be open: 

 

Dates: Monday, Dec. 11th thru Friday, Dec. 15th

 

Time: 8 am to 3 pm 

 

Place: Library

 

Parent Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help out, please sign up here.  

 

 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 12/11/17




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Mrs. Fein
Randi Fien teaches the TK-2 functional academics class at Browns Valley Elementary. Mrs. Fien is an exceptional teacher who goes above and beyond for her students every day. Despite being a second year teacher, she excels at creating a warm and positive classroom environment where students can grow and learn while feeling safe and supported. She collaborates with her special education colleagues to ensure that students receive a rigorous academic program. Randi recognizes and honors her students as unique learners and strives to create lessons that allow students to meet their potential. Mrs. Fien is a shining example of what great teaching can do. Thank you for all you do to support the students at BV Randi!

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/8/17




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Hello Bear Family, 

Browns Valley will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart again this school year. We will kick the event off with an assembly on Thursday, February 1st and student will be participating in the jumping event on Friday, February 16th during their IPE time. Packets about the event will go home with students on February 1st and will be due back to school on Friday, February 16th. Below are the times of assemblies.

 

8:45 – 9:15          5th & 6th

9:20 – 9:50          3rd & 4th

9:55 – 10:25       1st & 2nd

 

Lynn Benevides

Assistant Principal

Browns Valley Elementary School

707-453-6205

Lynnb@vacavilleusd.org

 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 12/1/17




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VPEF  100 Savings contribution offer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 12/1/17




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PTO is having a Holiday Shop for students. It's a place for students to come and purchase Christmas gifts for friends and family members for less than $11.00. 

 

When: Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Place: Multi-Purpose Room

Time: 9 am to 2 pm

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 11/29/17




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Come dance the night away with friends and family! Have your picture taken at the Photo Booth. Enjoy music, games, and refreshments! All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.(1 adult per 4 children) All proceeds go to the 6th grade Activities Fund. 

 

When: Friday, December 15

Time: 6 pm to 9 pm

Who: All students grades K - 6th

Cost: $5.00 per child ( Adults are free*)

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 11/29/17




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Hello Browns Valley Family. Exciting news! The Scholastic Winter Holiday Book Fair is coming! The Online Fair will start Dec. 3rd thru Dec. 8th. You can even purchase online and have the items delivered to the school and then passed out to your child/children. Just click here.

 

The Book Fair will be open: 

 

Dates: Monday, Dec. 11th thru Friday, Dec. 15th

 

Time: 8 am to 3 pm 

 

Place: Library

 

Parent Volunteers are needed. If you would like to help out, please sign up here.  
 

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Posted by: Dawn Marsh
Published: 11/28/17




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Our Mad Crew Elves are working hard again to make this holiday season, Happy and Merry for as many children as they can!!  Please bring in a new toy,wrapped or unwrapped for some lucky child and make this a Holiday to Remember!! 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 11/27/17




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Healthy Kids Survey Logo
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Students in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11 will be participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey between November 27 - December 21, 2017.  Parent information and consent forms will be sent home in November.  Click here for more information.

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Posted by: Rae Ann Quinata, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/16/17




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It's that time of year when we all need to remember that there are families in our area that need a little help. Let's work together to make this one of our best canned food drives EVER! Let's give these families a huge Browns Valley Bear Hug by giving them some much needed food!! 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 11/16/17




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Hello Browns Valley Bears!

Good News. Our wonderful students have raised $603.67 to go to 2 schools in Napa to help families affected by the recent fires. Way to go!! 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 11/16/17




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As a follow up and response to the concerning incident this morning involving the arrest of a near a bus transit station, please see the update below. As always, we encourage parents to help students understand how to be aware of their surroundings, not engage with strangers and immediately tell adults about strange or threatening incidents. We appreciate the immediate action and support from Vacaville PD, and are glad that the suspect was identified.

 

THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE HAS BEEN POSTED BY THE VACAVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT:

Two teenaged girls are to be commended for their quick thinking and actions yesterday, which have now led to the arrest of 29-year-old Vacaville resident Newton Payeah.

Yesterday morning while waiting for a bus at the Vacaville Transit Center on E. Monte Vista Avenue, Payeah approached two girls who were waiting for a bus to take them to school. He asked them if they would like to smoke marijuana with him and offered to give them a ride, identifying himself as an Uber driver. These brave young ladies did the right thing by not engaging him further and got on their bus when it arrived. They then reported what happened to an adult which resulted in police being called.

Our children's safety is extremely important to us and we immediately launched an investigation as to what occurred. Information was being shared on other social media platforms that in some situations was not correct. We want you to know we are committed to providing you information that is timely, accurate, and direct from the source on our social media platforms and sometimes that takes a little longer than we all may want, however this ensures accuracy in what's shared. Officers from our Youth Services Section were actively following up on the case when we learned Payeah returned to the transit center this morning. Officers immediately responded and safely took Payeah into custody. We were able to determine he does not work for Uber as a driver. Payeah was arrested for annoying a child under the age of 18 and booked into Solano County Jail. Below is a picture of Payeah at the time of his arrest and the car he arrived in.

This situation could have ended much different if not for the excellent decisions made by the girls. Please use this event to have those important conversations with your children about how to handle themselves should they ever be in similar circumstances.

Anyone with information regarding Payeah's actions is asked to contact Officer Erwin Ramirez at (707) 449-5200. Media inquiries can be directed to Lt. Mark Donaldson at (707) 449-5260.

Vacaville PD arrest Picture

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/15/17




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bag and apple
VUSD Elementary schools will have bagged lunches for students to eat at school or take home during minimum days Nov. 9th & 13-17th. Lunch is $3.00. Free and reduced rates also apply.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 11/6/17




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Check out upcoming events, classes, clubs and more!

link to community bulletin

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/24/17




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duck cover and hold diagram
Duck, cover and hold. All VUSD schools will be practicing earthquake drills at 10:19 AM today. This is a great opportunity for families to review their emergency supplies and plans too. What's your family plan? http://www.earthquakecountry.org/step5/

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/19/17




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As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

Air Quality Index
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/17/17




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Vacaville may experience poor air quality in coming days. View information about air quality measures here.

Based upon information available Sunday, October 15th, all VUSD schools and offices will be open on a regular schedule Monday, October 16th. 

Currently, there are no plans to make up days for school closures. However, Super Saturdays are a great way for students to get additional help. The next Super Saturday is October 21st. Details are available at your school. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/15/17




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ALL VUSD SCHOOLS WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, OCT. 12th and FRIDAY OCT. 13th.

 

Hello VUSD Families,

We hope this message finds your families safe and well. Our hearts go out to those who have been evacuated or have lost loved ones, pets and homes in this tragedy. Thank you for your support as we work through the challenges of this disaster.

Because the evacuation areas in Solano County have increased, affecting even more VUSD families and staff and the air quality is now at hazardous levels, all VUSD schools and offices will be closed on Thursday October 12th and Friday October 13th. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate this emergency. Take care and stay safe.

 

 

Saludos a las familias de VUSD,

Es nuestra esperanza que este mensaje encuentre a sus familias seguras y bien.  Nuestros corazones están con quienes han sido evacuado o ha perdido seres queridos, mascotas y hogares en esta tragedia.  Gracias por su apoyo mientras trabajamos para enfrentar este desastre lo mejor que podemos.

Debido a la que las áreas de evacuación en el Condado de Solano han aumentado, afectando aún más familias y personal de VUSD y que la calidad del aire esta ahora a niveles peligrosos, todas las escuelas y las oficinas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves, 12 de octubre y el viernes, 13 de octubre.  Gracias por su comprensión mientras sobre pasamos esta emergencia.  Cuídense y permanezcan seguros. 

Las áreas de evacuación y los niveles de humo han aumentado significativamente.  Las escuelas de VUSD estarán cerradas el jueves y viernes. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/11/17




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School will be in session today.

 

VUSD schools will be open today with measures being taken to reduce smoke exposure for staff and students. Students who stay home with parental permission due to poor air quality will have excused absences.

 

“Our thoughts go out to our Fairfield/Napa/Sonoma neighbors and staff who are dealing with evacuations and tragedy. We understand that many VUSD parents cannot get time off for poor air quality and cancelling school creates childcare and income challenges for many. Keeping schools open, but excusing absences for those who choose to keep students home is the best way we can support our families during this tragedy while maintaining educational continuity.” VUSD Superintendent Jane Shamieh.

 

All VUSD schools will be collecting donations for fire victims today.

 

VUSD will follow data and guidelines from the Spare the Air Current Conditions table and the Air Quality Index. The following are measures that VUSD staff will take to ensure minimal exposure to unhealthy air.

 

 See more information about measures we will take to minimize smoke exposure for staff and students.

air quality index

index- spanish
 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 10/10/17




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Hello Browns Valley Parents,           

 

We need your help. Due to the overwhelming amount of instruments being dropped off on Thursday for Band classes, we are not able to call into classrooms to let students know they are here. Educational time is extremely important and we don’t want to interrupt classrooms and learning with this frequency. Please let your child/children know that if they forget their instruments for Band Class, to just come by the office before their class begins and check to see if it has been dropped off. We thank you so much for your help with this matter. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 10/5/17




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Hi Parents, 

 

Please make sure that you are here to pick up  your children once the Club lets out at 3:45 pm or 2:20 pm on Wednesdays. The people in charge have to see you in person picking up your child before they can let them go. They have asked me to please advise you all of this. Thank you so much for you help in this matter. The Clubs end on November 6th, 7th and 8th. 

 

Spanish Club meets in the Library on Mondays from 2:45-3:45 pm.

 

Chess Club meets in the Library on Tuesdays from 2:45-3:45 pm.

 

Engineering Club meets in the Library on Wednesdays from 1:20-2:20 pm. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 10/2/17




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Starting October 1st there will be new items on our Cafeteria Menu! Go to the Districts Child Nutrition Department and check it out to see what the new items will be. 

 


 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 9/27/17




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Greeting Browns Valley Bears!                       
 

 

Next week is International Walk to School Day 2017. Wednesday, October 4, 2017!

International Walk to School Day is a global event that involves communities from more than 40 countries walking and biking to school on the same day. It began in 1997 as a one-day event. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school and a celebration – with record breaking participation – each October. Today, thousands of schools across America – from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico – participate every October.

 

We need volunteers for the morning of October 4. Volunteers need to arrive about 30 minutes before student arrival and position themselves at the major entrances of the school to give prize tickets to the students walking to school. Please let me know if you would be willing to volunteer on Wednesday. I have attached a flyer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Thank you for your help!!!

 

Lynn Benevides

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 9/26/17




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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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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




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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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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/22/17




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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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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 9/22/17




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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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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 9/20/17




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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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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 9/20/17




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VUSD works with community partners to keep kids safe. This month we are helping to shed light on human trafficking that can happen to kids in our city too.

Hear from a trafficking survivor at the Human Trafficking Awareness & Prevention seminar Wednesday, September 13th at 6:00 PM in the Will C. Wood Theater located at 998 Marshall Road. More info here

Human trafficking awareness flier
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/8/17




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City to open two cooling centers beginning Friday evening. Excessive heat warning issued by National Weather Service. With temperatures expected to reach well into the 100s over this Labor Day weekend, the City of Vacaville will be opening cooling centers at two of its community centers.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area and other parts of Northern California. As a result, the Three Oaks Community Center will have a cooling center in one of its assembly rooms. Three Oaks, which is located at 1100 Alamo Drive, will be open until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/1/17




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female students smiling
As the north side of Vacaville continues to grow, Vacaville Unified is exploring ways to keep campuses safe and inclusive for all students. Browns Valley Elementary is currently home to nearly 900 students, however, the school was built in 1991 for approximately 600 students. 

In order to best accomodate our current student population, VUSD is carefully considering returning Browns Valley to a Multi-Track-Year-Round schedule (MTYR). The MTYR schedule would likely include four tracks, reducing the student population on campus at any time by 1/4. This reduced number would better align with the maximum capacities of facilities like the library, multipurpose room and restrooms. The MTYR schedule would also offer Browns Valley families an even better learning environment by:

  • Reducing the number of students at recess
  • Providing more time for students to use library resources
  • Allowing students more time to eat in the multipurpose room
  • Less traffic during drop off and pick up times
  • A better opportunity for students to retain educational information with shorter seasonal breaks

If the Multi-Track-Year-Round schedule is adopted, the change would not take effect until the 2018-2019 school year. VUSD would attempt to coordinate with after school programs as well as align siblings attending Browns Valley with the same track schedules. 

 

See more information here

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard
Published: 8/30/17




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Welcome back Browns Valley Bears! We will be having our Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 30th starting at 5:30 pm in the Multi-Purpose room. You will be released to attend two 20 minute sessions. This will be for Parents only. Can't wait to see you all there. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 8/29/17




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Starting this Friday and every Friday after, Pancakes and sausage will be served in the Cafeteria due to it's large success when on the menu! Yummy! Please come on in and enjoy our new Pancake Fridays! Looking forward to seeing you all there. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 8/24/17




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August 21 Eclipse Resources!

On August 21 all of America will experience a solar eclipse. Some areas will witness a total eclipse (when the moon entirely covers the sun); other regions will witness a partial eclipse.

The Bay Area will experience a 76% eclipse, with the moon beginning to cover the sun at 9:01 am, reaching maximum coverage at 10:15 am, and then moving away from the sun at 11:37 am.  

Some schools have made plans for students to go outside and watch the eclipse using special solar eclipse glasses and/or cards for pinhole viewing. Please check your school's website to see what kinds of activities are planned.  

If you want to send your child to school with glasses for viewing the eclipse, please be sure to provide designated solar eclipse glasses. Staring at even a sliver of the sun without adequate protection can cause permanent eye damage. (You can find more information about choosing safe glasses on the American Astronomical Society's website.)

The following websites have lots of layperson-friendly eclipse information to share with your families and friends:

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/15/17




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Community Heath and Sports Fair August 5th
Kaiser Permanente in Vacaville is hosting a Community Health and Sport Fair August 5th, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm at 1 Quality DR., Vacaville. The event hosts sports exams and immunizations for Kaiser members as well as community activities for parents, students and coaches. Admission is free.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/27/17




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kids eating lunch
Kids can keep in touch with friends this summer with Free Lunch With Friends. Kids 0-18 years can enjoy complimentary lunches all summer. No registration is needed. 

 

Dates M-F/Fechas

Time/Hora

Location/Lugares

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

11:45am – 12:30pm

DOWNTOWN LIBRARY- 1 Town Square Pl, Vacaville         

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:00pm – 12:45pm

MARKHAM ELEMENTARY- 101 Markham Ave, Vacaville

     

6/12 thru 8/11/2017

12:30pm – 1:00pm

MARIPOSA CENTER- 1625 Alamo Dr, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru 7/14/2017

11:00am – 11:45am

HEMLOCK ELEMENTARY- 400 Hemlock St, Vacaville

     

6/19 thru  8/4/2017

1:30pm – 2:00pm

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB- 100 Holly Lane, Vacaville

 

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/26/17




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Kaiser Sports and Health Fair flyer
 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 6/5/17




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Please take a few moments to watch this video and share it. Our friends with Autism, like all people, need support and understanding. Helping students understand Autism is a great place to start.

screen shot of Amazing Things Happen video

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/15/17