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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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Published: 2/15/18




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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


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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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Published: 2/7/18




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MAD Crew and PTO are working together on selling Candy Grams! They will be selling them next week starting on Wednesday in front of the school. Come and purchase as many as you want and have them delivered to those special friends! 

 

Selling dates: Wednesday, February 7th - Tuesday, February 13th

Where: In front of School

Price: $ .50

 

To help with the speed of selling candy grams, exact change would be helpful. 

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Published: 2/2/18




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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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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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Published: 1/29/18




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Published: 1/25/18




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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. 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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Published: 1/16/18




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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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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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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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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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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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VPEF  100 Savings contribution offer
 

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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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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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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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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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Published: 11/27/17




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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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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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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.

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




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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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Published: 11/6/17




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Check out upcoming events, classes, clubs and more!

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Published: 10/24/17




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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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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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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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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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All Kindergartner's are coming to school in the morning together. They have a fun filled morning planned on Wednesday, June 7th

BEACH DAY!! How fun!

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Published: 6/5/17




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Field Day is Coming!! The days and times for grade levels are below:

 

Grades 1,2 and 3 are on Tuesday, June 6th - 10:30 to 12:30 PM

 

Grades 4,5, and 6 are on Wednesday, June 7th - 10:30 to 12:30 PM

 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 5/30/17




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2016-2017 Browns Valley School yearbooks will be on sale starting Monday, June 5th after school.

 

We will continue to sell them before and after school Tuesday June 6th through Thursday June 8th.

 

The cost is $25.00 per book. We are accepting cash only. No checks.


 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 5/24/17




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suicide prevention ribbon
 

May is Mental Health Month. The intent of this observance is to bring awareness to growing mental health needs within our culture, and to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.  The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has brought national and local attention to issues related to mental illness and suicide.  Please take an opportunity to discuss the attached talking points with your children.  We need to work together to spread the message to our children that help is always available.

 

Click here for Discussion Points regarding "13 Reasons Why"

 

 

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/18/17




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KCRA 3 news reportCBS 13 news story
Dear Parents,

We can never be too careful when it comes to protecting our children.  A dangerous “game” surfaced on social media a while back, particularly with students in other countries. The game is being talked about by student in our schools. 

The “Blue Whale Challenge” app involves the enticement of students into risky behavior that could result in the final challenge of taking one’s life. While we do not know of any VUSD students who are playing it, we want to make sure that you are aware of it.

Evidently, it has been removed from the app store.  We are appreciative of members of the community who brought this to our attention; our children benefit when we work together to protect them.

Sincerely, 

Kim Forrest

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




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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




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Race registration and packet pickup today at Fleet Feet Vacaville from 12-6 PM, and tomorrow from 6:30-8:00AM at Lagoon Valley! Remember half of your registration fee goes back to the school of choice.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/12/17




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Loop the Lagoon May 13th

The Loop the Lagoon Run/Walk fundraiser for the Vacaville Public Education Foundation (VPEF) is May 13th. 50% of your registration fee will go directly back to your school of choice! 

 

So, rally your coworkers, friends and family and join this fantastic fundraising event for schools in beautiful Lagoon Valley!

 

Register at: http://www.loopthelagoon.com

 

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




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Papa Roach
Papa Roach -- a world-touring, Grammy-nominated, triple-platinum rock band with members who originally hail from Vacaville – will break away from their album promotion schedule on May 3 to come home to deliver a message to Solano County children: Be fearless, dream big, aim high to develop your full creative potential.

Members of the band will return to their hometown for a special dedication ceremony at Imagine That!  – Vacaville’s newly opened hands-on learning Exploratorium for children of all ages and abilities. Exhibits at the center encourage children to be free to imagine, create, and welcome sciences and art into their lives.

The highlight of this special ceremony will be Vacaville Mayor Len Augustine proclaiming May 3 as Papa Roach Day in Vacaville. In honor of Papa Roach’s generous support of our community, organizers have created a special exhibit at the center that celebrates their musical success. One portion of the exhibit invites youngsters to play out their rock dreams and musical talents.

Papa Roach formed in 1993, with Jacoby Shaddix, a student at Vacaville High, and Jerry Horton of Vanden High, since that time and with Members Tobin Esperance and Tony Palermo, Papa Roach have achieved critical and commercial acclaim selling over 25 million albums worldwide. 

The dedication will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3 at Vacaville’s Imagine That!, 848-B Alamo Drive.

For local information, contact Lauren Runow of Imagine That!, (707) 474-5317.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/2/17




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Hello Browns Valley Families. PTO would like to invite you to take part in their Pastries for Parents Event. Come have a little something yummy to eat with you child on Thursday, May 11th. 

 

Where: Outside eating area (weather permitting)

When: 8:00 am to 8:30 am 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 5/1/17




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All Kindergarten classes are going to the Zoo on Friday, May 5th

 

8:20 am to 2 pm. 

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Published: 5/1/17




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Date: Wednesday, April 12th
Where: Multi-Purpose Room

Time: 8:45 am - 9:15 am

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 4/10/17




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This message is for families who are attending Browns Valley now on Intra-District Agreement (you belong to another school from within our District but are allowed  to come here on this agreement) or Choice (a Program no longer offered, but that allowed you to become one of our resident families, even though your school of boundaries is a different school from within our District). I have sent home in the mail, the forms needed to reapply again to our School on an Intra-District Agreement for the 2017/18 school year. Please fill out and return as soon as possible so that we may include your children in our numbers for next year. If you have an incoming Kindergartner and would like for them to attend here as well, you may add them to the Intra-District form. We are allowing siblings of students already attending Browns Valley to apply but no new families as of yet.

For families here on Choice, you may also apply for an Intra-District Agreement so that your new Kindergartner may attend here as well with your other children. 

A new Proof of Residence is also required to be turned in with the form. Please send in a Utility bill or Mortgage or lease paperwork. Thank you, and we are looking forward to getting everyone settled in for next year. 

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Published: 4/5/17




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Kim Academy Open House April 6th
The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning will be hosting an open house April 6th at 6:00 PM. The evening will include tours, food, raffle prizes, virtual reality demonstrations and more! The Ernest Kimme Charter Academy for Independent Learning offers students makerspace, service learning in the community, online courses, electives and more. Come see for yourself!

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 4/4/17




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When : Friday, April 7th

Where: Multi-Purpose Room

Time   : 6 pm - 8 pm 

Ice-Cream Social will go from 6 to 7 pm

Basket Raffle will go from 6 to 8 pm with the winners starting to be announced at 7:30 pm. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 4/3/17




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Join us this month for Autism Awareness. Learn more about Autism and get a better understanding of those who have Autism. Click the image below for videos and more.

Autism Awareness, accept, understand, love

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/31/17




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For future Jepson Parents, please view attachment below:

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Published: 3/31/17




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Tell us what matters most to you! Community input is an important part of quality education for all VUSD students. Your feedback through the second part of a brief parent survey is greatly appreciated.
LCAP Survey

http://www.vacavilleusd.org/lcap

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 3/22/17




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Hello Browns Valley Bears. Our
Spring Pictures for all grades will be on: 

Friday, April 7th 

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Published: 3/14/17




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This is our Browns Valley Update on our Dollars 4 Scholars standings. We have gone down to 4th place but if you like us on the Vacaville Commons Facebook post for Dollars for Scholars we will receive 500 points per day per parent or staff member post. Please be sure to comment the name of our School so we get the Credit. 

 

Don't forget to keep the receipts coming in and to comment the name of our school when you go to the link below and post. Let's get back into First Place. Thanks to all that have been turning in receipts to either the office, Once Upon A Child or Tropical Looks Day Spa. Look for the flyer coming home for our Triple Points stores for January - May!! They are: Brows Bar, Coldstone Creamery, Family Christian Stores, Little Madfish, Paradise Nails, Site for Sore Eyes, Sylvan Learning, UPS Store, Vacaville Dental and WingStop.

 

View this news on Browns Valley School Loop to see the Facebook link: Check this out at the Vacaville Commons

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Published: 3/13/17




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PM Kindergarten will be attending school with the AM Class on Friday, March 3rd. Please remember that school will start at: 

 

8:20 am and go to 11:40 am for all Kinder classes on this day.

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 3/1/17




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Hello Browns Valley Bears. Please mark your calendar for these Minimum Days that will be coming up soon. It is report card time! 

Friday, March 3rd

Tuesday, March 7th

Wednesday, March 8th

Thursday, March 9th 

Friday, March 10th

 

NOTE: Monday, March 6th is a REGULAR FULL DAY. Students will be getting out at their regular times. 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 3/1/17




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Bring the whole family in for another wonderful Pancake Breakfast in our Cafeteria. 

Date: Friday, March 3rd

Time: 8:00 -8:30 am 

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




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Kindergartners will need to turn age 5 on or before 9/1/2012

 

Transitional Kindergartners will be turning 5 between 9/2/2012 and 12/2/2012

 

Schools that have TK programs are:

Markham, Hemlock, Padan and Fairmont 

 

TK and Kindergarten Registration will begin on March 7th at 9:00 am in the Multi Purpose Room.  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. Please come with:

 

Certified copy of a Birth Certificate, or 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 (This will come in Packet and can be picked up early in the office) - Must be done, 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 it to us as soon as possible. 

 

Oral Exam (This will come in Packet and can be picked up early in office) - Must be filled out and completed by your Dentist as soon as possible and returned with packet.  

 

Proof of Residency - Utility Bill with Parents name and address on it. (PG&E, Telephone, 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. 

 

 

 

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Published: 2/1/17




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Hello Browns Valley families. Please take a look at he attachment below to learn more about the California Academic Standards Testing schedule that will be coming up in May. 

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Published: 1/27/17




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Wash your hands often with soap and water.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and rub your hands together until dry.

Cover your coughs and sneezes.  Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and always throw the used tissue in the trash.  Remember to wash your hands after you cough or sneeze.  You can also cover your cough and sneezes with your sleeves if you do not have a tissue available.

Stay home when you are ill to avoid spreading the virus to other people.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age or older.

Source:  Solano County Public Health Department

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 1/26/17




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Hello Browns Valley Bears! Our annual Novel Knowledge Competition Testing dates have been set for our School. Your Students should be trying to read as many of the titles as possible to be prepared for the testing questions. The dates for testing are as follows:

Monday, March 27th - After School, in the Multi Purpose Room 2:45-3:15 pm

Tuesday, March 28th - During School, in the Multi Purpose Room 2 - 2:30 pm 

Thursday, March 30th - During School, in the Multi Purpose Room 2- 2:30 pm

Friday, March 31st - During School, in the Multi Purpose Room 2-2:30 pm 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 1/18/17




Audience: Julie Gove, Homepage, Information, Our School, PTO and Staff

We wanted to take a moment to share some community concerns regarding unattended students in the park before school. We are being told by neighbors that a large number of students are going to the park in the morning to play while they wait for the bell. While there they are playing in an unsafe manner and using bad language. The park is public property and cannot be monitored by school staff. If your child is playing in the park before school, they are doing so without adult supervision - at their own risk. Please help us keep our bears safe by remaining with your children and reminding them about being good neighbors and playing safely. We don't want to see anyone get hurt!

 

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Posted by: Julie Gove
Published: 10/6/16