ELAC Meeting

Hello Wolf Pack! We are excited to host our next English Learner Advisory Committee meeting next week.

If interested, feel free to join us this upcoming Monday. The event will be in person from 9:00-9:45 in the school’s MPR.

The meeting dates and agendas can be viewed in the glass showcase right outside the front office.

Thank you,

Wolf Canyon

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Dogs on Campus

Over the last few months, there has been an increase in the number of dogs seen on campus (on campus is defined as everything from the sidewalks surrounding the perimeter of the school and in).

Unfortunately, last week, a student of ours sustained a bite by a dog brought on school grounds. While the student was not severely harmed, it was a traumatic experience for them. We understand that most dogs do an amazing job around others, however, schools are a place with lots of smells, different people, and unique items that can all cause an animal to act unpredictably.

We wanted to send along a friendly reminder that all schools in CVESD follow the state and federal guidelines for animals on campus that allows for only certified service animals to be on school grounds at any time.

AR 6163.2

SERVICE ANIMALS IN SCHOOLS
This regulation is designed to provide guidance regarding the use of service animals by students with disabilities enrolled in schools within the Chula Vista Elementary School District, as well as the use of such animals by school staff and visitors on District property and at school-sponsored programs and activities.

  1. Definitions
    a. Individual with a disability: As defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments of 2008. (29 U.S.C. Section 705 (20), 42 U.S.C. Section 12101) b. Service animal: Any dog that is individually trained to do work or
    perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. (28 C.F.R. Sections 35.104, 35.136)

Below is the link to the full five pages of Board Policy and Administrative Regulations outlining this topic.

CHULA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT (sharpschool.com)

With this in mind, we respectfully ask that you bring only approved service animals onto school grounds, and that those animals be in their approved service animal vests/harnesses. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Wolf Canyon

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Birthday Book Club

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Bingo Night at Wolf

Hello Wolf Canyon families! We are excited to bring back our annual Wolf Canyon Family Bingo Night! Please join us this evening for an amazing evening of bingo and food!

While we can’t share the prize list with you, we promise that you will not be disappointed!

Doors open at 4:30 and the first game will begin promptly at 5:00.

See you then!

Wolf Canyon

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No School Monday, Jan. 16!

Just a reminder that there is NO school this Monday, January 16th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will see everyone on Tuesday, Jan. 17th. Tuesday will be a regular dismissal.

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Wolf Canyon Soccer Team

The Wolf Canyon Coed Soccer Team tryouts will be on Tuesday, January 17th from 3:30 – 4:30 after school. 

It is open to all 4th – 6th graders.  Proper athletic clothing, cleats and shin guards are mandatory.  *It is important that students realize that this is a competitive league.  We will have over 30 students try out for a roster of up to only 15 players. 

Students can pick up a permission slip and more details from Mr. Nixon in room 302 or Mrs. Simmons in room 306.

Thank you

Wolf Canyon

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2022/23 Yearbooks On Sale Jan. 10th! Online Only!

Our 22/23 Yearbooks will go on sale starting January 10th for $36 until Feb. 28. The price will increase to $50 after that date. All sales end on March 18th and must be placed online.

Please visit buytheyearbook.pictavo.com and enter School ID: 710724

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School Resumes Tomorrow, Jan. 10th – Minimum Day!

Welcome back, Timberwolves! We hope you had a restful Winter Break.

Just a reminder that school resumes tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th and it is a minimum day dismissal! TK and Kindergarten will dismiss at 1:30pm and 1st – 6th grade will dismiss at 1:45pm.

Please make appropriate transportation and child care arrangements. We look forward to an amazing second quarter!

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Save the Date! First PTA Meeting of 2023!

Hello Timberwolf Parents!

I hope you all enjoy winter break with your Timberwolves.

PTA has been busy this first half of the year and we are excited to go into 2023 with more exciting events.

The first PTA meeting of the New Year will be January 10th at 6pm via Zoom (link will be sent January 8th or 9th). This coincides with the first day back for our kiddos as well. This is an important meeting so I’m asking that all attend that can in order to reach quorum. We will be picking the nominating committee for the 2023/2024 school year board, if you’re interested in being on the board or the committee please attend. We have already received some interest in the nominating committee so for those that have reached out thank you and please be there to volunteer.

Thanks for all the support and see you in the new year.

Awooooooooo

Lisa Gomez

WCEPTA President 2022/2023

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New CVESD Progress Report/Report Card

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The purpose of the following letter is to provide clarity regarding the new CVESD Progress Report (formerly titled report card).   Let me begin by saying, we are incredibly proud of the progress our students have demonstrated thus far and look forward to seeing their continued growth.   

The purpose of the progress report is:

  • To communicate a student’s academic achievement/progress toward established year-end District Learning Targets/State Standards.
  • To communicate a student’s use of key learning skills which are critical to student success.
  • To indicate a student’s learning progress.  This helps to establish areas of strength and areas where additional time and effort would be beneficial.

Below you will find the breakdown of the many indicators embedded within the progress report itself.

Citizenship and Learning Skills

This section of the progress report addresses classroom behaviors such as following school rules and expectations, managing responsibilities, and communicating with others. 

A student will receive a C, U, or I to indicate current performance in each area:

        C–Consistently

        U–Usually

        I–Inconsistently

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

This section of the progress report provides information on your student’s current level of performance in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, Language, Foundational Skills, Mathematics (all aligned to the Common Core State Standards), Science, and Social Studies.  

A student will receive a 4, 3, 2, or 1 to indicate current performance in each area.  It is important to remember that these numerical values are based on student progress toward end-of-the-year grade-level expectations.  The scoring guide or rubric, which provides a description of each level (1-4) for each learning target is embedded directly below this paragraph, can be viewed on the district website, and will be sent home at the same time as progress reports.

TK Addendum English.pdfKindergarten Addendum English (1).pdf1st Grade Addendum English.pdf,   2nd Grade Addendum English.pdf,   3rd Grade Addendum English.pdf4th Grade Addendum English.pdf5th Grade Addendum English.pdf6th Grade Addendum English.pdfNew Progress Report Flyer_linked.pdf (more information for parents), LAYOUT for PROGRESS REPORT.pdf 

The main difference with the progress report is the qualification that accompanies each number, ex: 4 (met/exceed).  At this point in the year, many of the standards have still not been taught.

Ex:  In writing, there are three main genres taught; informative, opinion, and narrative.  These types of writing are not all taught at the same time.  If your child’s grade level teaches narrative writing in Q3, then they will not be able to earn a 4 in Q2 because not all standards have been taught yet.  At the point it has been taught, a student could then earn a 4.

As a result, you will see many 2s or 3s, which is to be expected because scores are based on mastery of end-of-year standards. The new scoring indicators also leave a lot of room with respect to students meeting/exceeding.  It your child is exceeding, not just meeting in an area, you may receive additional information in the comment section outlining their success.  

        4–Met/Exceed

        3–Nearly Met

        2–Approaching

        1–Not Met

An NA is used when an area has not been assessed or when there is not enough information. 

Respectfully,

Casey Lange

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