Family Picnic Friday, February 17, 2017 from 12:00-12:40 p.m.
President's Day observed Monday, February 20, 2017, No School
6th grade parent meeting on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 @4:30 in the school auditorium
After school dance on Thursday, February 23, 2017
Parent Teacher Conferences Monday, February 27th - Friday, March 3, 2017 with dismissal at 1:53 everyday except for Tuesday dismissal at 1:28 p.m.
Read Across America spirit week February 27th - March 3rd
Student of the month
February 24, 2017 at 8:05
Student of the month recipients will receive parent notification on Friday, February 17, 2017. On Friday, February 24, 2017, Student of the month recipients are allowed "Free Dress"
February pillar: Fairness
Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly • Treat all people fairly
Early dismissal @ 1:28 pm
Vernon City is a uniform implementation school
Students will wear uniforms everyday
Khaki or navy blue bottom
White, navy blue, or light blue top
November 15, 2016
December 13, 2016
In 2017 we'll continue to support and achieve academic success for all! Our Transitional Kindergarten-2nd grade students will begin implementation of Literacy Academies. Students will be moving to classes for 45 minutes to target literacy. Our 3rd-6th grade classes will continue small group instruction in their classes to target literacy as well. It is essential that students read at home daily. This is a great time to build the love of reading as a family. We have several books on campus that can be checked out. If you have any questions, please communicate with your child’s teacher, Ms. Carranza, or myself. We're here to support you.
I would like to encourage all families to become active volunteers at our school site. Collaboration is key to success. Stop by to pick up an application with our parent representative, Mrs. Mora. I look forward to working with all families to provide students at Vernon with a successful and memorable year. Wishing all families a safe and enjoyable holiday season.
News & Announcements
Please submit the school experience survey. The last day to submit surveys is on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
The survey provides important information to guide next steps. Thank you for your participation.
This event will take place rain or shine. In the event of rain, parents will be invited into the classrooms to enjoy lunch with their children. If you have more than one child, your children will be invited into the auditorium to have lunch with you.
Students expectations include being safe, respectful, and responsible. Students who are "Caught" following the school rules are awarded a blue ticket, which is entered into our monthly prize drawing during the student of the month assembly.
Please be on the look out for the District Parent and Family Engagement Policy (BUL-6336.0), it will be distributed on November 28, 2016. Be sure to check your mailbox for the Vernon City ES Parent and Family Engagement Policy and School-Parent Compact. It will be mailed out on the 12th of December 2016. It has information on how our school is committed to being partners with you in supporting your child’s education.If you have any questions please call (323) 582-3727.
Monday, 10/24-Shade out drugs, Wear sunglasses
Vernon City Students support Red Ribbon Week!
Wednesday, 10/26- Team up against drugs, Wear your favorite jersey
Safe Parking for Drop Off and Pick Up
Please walk your children onto campus daily for their safety and well-being. Also, please pick up your children on campus after dismissal. Do not have your child/ren run to the parking lot without supervision. Vernon and Santa Fe are busy streets and we would like to ensure safety for all students. Parents are NOT allowed to drop off children in front of school entrance, which is in the middle of a busy street. Cars and trucks drive very fast this is very dangerous and can result in injury. Please take the time to walk students safely to campus. We again ask you to please not use our personnel parking lot to park or drop off your child at school. The parking lot entrance is only for cars and not for pedestrians. Please use the main gate to enter the school. Please help us avoid any accidents by following our recommendations and requests.
The gate on Santa Fe for vehicles will open daily at 7:30 a.m. and close at 7:50 a.m.
Attendance is vital in the academic success of our students. It is very important that your student arrive to school on time every day, unless they are sick. Please send a note stating the reason for the absence the following day. The bell rings at 8:05 a.m. and the students must be in line and ready at that time. If a student is tardy or picked up early it counts against perfect attendance.
Congratulations to Mr. Rodriguez' class for having the best attendance percentage of 98.7% for the month of September and October!
Congratulations to our students in the Woodcraft Rangers program for winning 3rd place in the Kickball tournament!
School Uniform Policy
We are a uniform school. Students are to wear navy blue or khaki bottoms with a white, navy blue, or baby blue top Monday through Thursday. Friday is college t-shirt day! Students are allowed to wear appropriate clothing paired with college attire, If students are NOT participating in "College t-shirt day" they must wear their school uniform. Friday is NOT free dress. Let’s remind our students that the purpose of school is to learn not to be concerned with their physical appearance. Let’s also remember that our students are still very young and Mohawks, dyed hair, short shorts, and piercings on boys are a distraction.
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Morning Drop Off All students that are dropped off in the playground in the morning must follow the drop-off rules. Vehicles must drive onto campus in an orderly manner and in a single file. DO NOT go around cars that are still pulled over dropping off students.
Staff Parking Lot is for staff only. DO NOT use it to drop students off. If you are dropping off the students through the front, you must use the parking lot on Vernon Ave a couple of houses down the street from the school. Cars are not to stop on Vernon Ave or Santa Fe to drop off.
Healthy Snacks Students may bring healthy snacks to school; no fast food, sugary drinks or junk food. With the excessive heat, water is best.
If your child has any medical conditions, you must notify the school immediately. If your child needs medication we need to have a district form filled out by their doctor. Your child may not carry any medication on their person. All medications must be housed in the nurse’s office. Our school nurse is here every Tuesday to consult on any type of medication your child may require during the school day.
It is often difficult for parents to know whether their children are too sick to attend school. Please keep your child at home if he/she has any of these symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees F or above, constant cough, sneezing, or the flu. Students can return to school after being free of their symptoms for 24 hours. Rashes of an unknown origin require a doctor's note indicating the diagnosis and releasing your child to return to school. Students who have contracted conjunctivitis (pink eye) and strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of doctor-prescribed medications. Please call the office at (323) 582-3727 whenever your child is out ill. Also, please send a written note with your child's name, teacher, date of absence and why the student was out upon your child's return. Thank you for following these guidelines.
Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment
Enrollment packets for Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten are ready and can be picked up. To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, your child must turn 5 on or before September 2nd. For Transitional Kindergarten the child must turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd. Transitional kindergarten is a program where students complete one year of transitional kindergarten and the next year go into a regular. It is designed for students who are almost kindergarten age to have an opportunity to better prepare for kindergarten. If you know of anyone who works in the area with kindergarten age students please let them know.
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Beyond the Bell Programs:
Ready, Set, Go…
6:30 a.m.-8:05 a.m.
2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Contact: Jerry Garcia
2:29 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Contact: Ana Toscano
Diana Espino (323)582-3727
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Our Parent Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Our community representative, Mrs. A. Mora is available to assist or answer any questions you may have. We have many opportunities for parent involvement throughout the school year.
We are in need of volunteers to help with supervision in the morning and throughout the day. If you are interested please contact Mrs. Mora, our Community Representative at (323) 582-3727.
We need help during the drop off time out on the yard and at the front door. If you are available and interested please see our parent representative Mrs. Mora.
Vernon City Elementary Master Calendar