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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of September 21st

School Site Council Elections

Parents and community members: Please cast your vote for our 2020-21 School Site Council Election by clicking HERE

Please read below to learn more about each candidate.

Nominees are:

Claire Saetia

Why you would like to be an SSC member?
As a SSC member, it would be my honor to support student success by ensuring funding is equitable for students of varying levels. It is critical that support be dispersed among all students to promote engagement, growth, and the joy of learning.

A little about yourself:
I am a local high science teacher (16 years) that has previously served on the SSC at my school site. As a resident of the WCE neighborhood since 2007, I can provide insight from a parent and neighbor point of view. My daughter started TK this year and my son will be a Timberwolf next year.

Jane Atienza-Morgan

Why you would like to be an SSC member?
Like many parents, my husband and I try to balance raising kids, working full time jobs, and navigating through life, especially during trying times like the current year. We are far from perfect and sometimes just learn as we go. We do however, as individuals and as parents, find support through other families and couples throughout the community and also offer support to others. And having a son who has been diagnosed with ASD we have connected to such a diverse community both on a personal and professional level. Personally, I would like to serve as an SSC member to represent and help those families who I have connected with and others who I have not connected with because I have experienced how important it is to be involved and to have the support of a community.

A little about yourself:
I was born and raised in San Diego and my parents migrated to the US through the military. Both of my kids have been attending school in the Chula Vista community since preschool. My husband and I are parents to an amazing daughter in fourth grade at Wolf Canyon and an amazing son who is a freshman at Olympian. I have worked for the same non-profit Institute for 21 years who supports scientific research at major Universities throughout the country. There, I have worn many hats through the years from working in a research lab, to procurement, finance and now supporting our business systems training and support (mostly remotely).

Michael Hall

Why you would like to be an SSC member?
I have enjoyed being a classroom volunteer for the past couple of years because it has been a way to support the staff and kids directly. 2020 has presented some unique challenges with in-person learning, so the opportunity to serve in this capacity has also shifted. So, I was intrigued when I saw the listing for school site council because it’s another way to serve and support the common goal of student achievement. As an entrepreneur, I believe I can bring a unique set of skills and perspective to this position. I’m also involved with my kids’ education on a daily basis, so I have firsthand knowledge of their curriculum.

A little about yourself:
Growing up, I never thought I would have made San Diego my home. But, I’m so glad that I have. I love our community and neighborhood in Chula Vista. It’s wonderfully diverse and truly supportive. Because of this, I feel compelled to give back and serve in whatever capacity I can. I would describe myself as a husband and father first. I just celebrated my 15th year anniversary with my wife, Jorgina, who is a biology teacher at Otay Ranch High School. We have two wonderful kids, Kaitlyn and Liam. And we live in the best darn neighborhood which has literally become our second family. I’ve had the good fortune of starting, running, and selling a profitable I.T. services company. During this span of 10 years, I served as president of the company. In addition to my leadership role and guiding a team, I was heavily involved in the finances. Upon selling the company, I chose to stay at home with my kids while they were young (my daughter was 1 at the time). I wanted to be fully present with them in their formative years and I’m so glad that I have. As they have become more self-sufficient, I have shifted my time to help others as a financial coach. Essentially, I help people to get “unstuck” with their money and get them on the fast track to financial freedom. It is my hope and intention that my experience and circumstances can strongly support this role within the school site council. Thanks for the consideration and I hope to be able to serve with you here.

-Week at a Glance-

Monday, 09/21

  • 6pm – Grade 6 Curriculum Night

Wednesday, 09/23

  • 3pm – Financial Literacy meeting, Zoom

Thursday, 09/24

  • 12pm – Breakfast and Lunch Meal Distribution, Drop-Off Circle
  • 6pm – Gr. 3 Curriculum Night

Parent Teacher Conferences 10/10-10/21

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Curriculum Night

Thank you to the 140 families who viewed the Curriculum Night presentation. I apologize for not having the option for Questions and Answers. If you have a question, please click the link below and I will get an answer to you ASAP.

https://forms.gle/PXPx7F3Zx3zbBX9FA

If you missed the Curriculum Night presentation, feel free to view the video recording below.

 
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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of September 14th

Welcome Back/Curriculum Nights

Mr. Shy will be welcoming back parents on Monday, September 14th at 5:30pm. The meeting will be broadcast using Teams Live. The broadcast will conclude with a Questions and Answers time. If you aren’t able to make the meeting, it will be recored and posted on the blog later in the week.

To access the meeting please click HERE at 5:30pm tomorrow.

Grade 1 – Grade 6 general education classrooms will have curriculum night’s on the following dates and times:

GradeDateTimeLink
Gr. OneThurs. 09/17/205:00pmTeacher will share the link
Gr. TwoTues. 09/22/206:00pmStudents will sign into Teams
Gr. ThreeThurs. 09/24/206:00pmTeacher will share the link
Gr. FourTues. 09/15/205:00pmStudents will sign into Teams
Gr. FiveWed. 09/17/206:00pmTeacher will share the link
Gr. SixMon. 09/21/206:00pmTeacher will share the link

School Site Council Elections

SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL (SSC) is comprised of 5 elected parent/community representatives and 5 elected staff representatives. The role of the SSC is to develop, approve and monitor the Single Plan for Student Achievement, and the school’s budget. Regular meetings take place on Mondays (once a month) beginning at 3:30pm. All parents and staff are welcome to attend.

There are 3 vacancies for the 2020-2021 school year; council seats serve 2 years.
The top 3 candidates will have a council seat, and 2 runner-up candidates will be alternates.

Nominations Deadline: Friday, September 18th
Elections will take place the week of September 21st

Feel free to e-mail mathew.shy@cvesd.org with any questions.

Please use the link below if you are interested in serving on SSC.

https://forms.gle/Pj2h3ZkL2ysMQXnz8

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Internet Safety in a Distance Learning Environment

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of September 7th

The Wolf Canyon staff and I loved having our Timberwolves back with us for Distance Learning. We are so proud of the grit and grace students, teachers, and parents showcased as we adjusted to a new teaching and learning environment. It sure is great to be a Timerwolf!!

School Meal Program

Please take a few minutes to complete the free and reduced lunch application; it helps our school receive funding and your child receive free or reduced price lunch. If you cannot complete the form online, you can pick one up in front of the main office.

Click here for Application.

All Timberwolves will be able to receive meals for the week each Thursday at Wolf Canyon between the hours of 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Students will receive five breakfast and lunch meals.

Beginning-of-the-Year Assessments 

Over the next several weeks, teachers will be administering assessments in the areas of reading and mathematics to identify beginning levels for students in order to address their needs and guide instruction and learning.  The assessment schedule is as follows: 

Assessment  Grade Level Testing Window 
iReady (Math)   Grades K – 6 Kindergarten:  October 5 –October 30  
Grades 1-6:  September 8 – October 2 
SmartAnts (Reading) Grades K – 2 August 31 – October 2 
Achieve3000LevelSet (Reading) Grades 2 – 6 September 2 –October 2 

In this Distance Learning model, we will need your support to accomplish this task. If you haven’t done so already, please take a few minutes to watch the video linked below that explains the support we will need from our parents throughout this process.  

https://www.curriculumassociates.com/teaching-learning-2020/home-assessment-family-support

Your child’s teacher will be providing you more specifics about dates and expectations for Beginning-of-the-Year Assessments.

Technology 

If you borrowed a laptop from Wolf Canyon and are experiencing technical difficulties that have yet to be resolved, please bring the laptop and charger to the Wolf Canyon main office between the hours of 9:00-3:00pm to exchange your laptop. Please understand that we have a limited supply of laptops and there is a possibility that we will run out of devices.

If you are having trouble with technology, please call the parent help line at (619) 409-6638. When you leave a message, please be sure you leave a phone number that can reach you at.

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WELCOME BACK!!!!

Our virtual version of our Welcome Back Tunnel:-)

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Welcome Back to the 2020-2021 School Year!

Preparation for August 31st

As we prepare for the first day of school, please take some time to help your child designate a quiet space for Distance Learning. Also, please help your child test out their technology and login information prior to the first day school. Students will need a functioning camera, microphone, and audio. Headphones would also be helpful. All students at Wolf Canyon have an email account on Office 365. If you have any technical difficulties with a device you borrowed from the school or Office365 issues, you may contact the parent help line at (619) 409-6638.

  • Student Logins
    • TK – Gr. 1:
      • Username: ID#@live.cvesd.org
      • Password: PW: lowercase first initial, lowercase last initial Student ID# and =
        • Example: rc12345=
    • Gr. 2 – Gr. 6:
      • Username: ID#@live.cvesd.org
      • Password: Uppercase first initial, lowercase last initial, 8 digit birthdate
        • Example: Rc01282000

For the first week of school (August 31st – September 4th) students will only be participating in live instruction for the first 2 hours of the school day. Teachers will spend the afternoons in professional development and grade level collaboration.

School Lunch Application

It is very important to complete a lunch application each year. It helps our school receive funding and may result in your child receiving free or reduced lunch.

Click here for Application

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)

Our VAPA teachers are very excited to begin classes with your students beginning the week of September 8th.

Art with Mrs. Adamos

For each art lesson, you will need a few basic supplies: crayons, markers, white plain paper, pencils, a glue stick, and scissors.  I also recommend a few other art supplies to enhance your art experience (but these are not required): permanent black marker, colored pencils, recycled magazines, and colored construction paper.

Music with Ms. Casimiro

For music, you will soon receive information about materials specific to your grade level. I will be in contact with your classroom teacher, who will send that information to you via e-mail.   

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Grades 4-6 Pick-Up Parties

Hi Timberwolves! 

We are so excited for the start of the 2020-2021 school year!  Your teachers have prepared instructional materials and school supplies for you! We will be holding Pick-Up Parties this week! 

Here is the schedule: 
Fourth  Grade: Tuesday, September 1st from 3:30-4:30

Fifth Grade and Mrs. Morton’s SDC class: Friday, September 4th from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sixth Grade: Wednesday, September 2nd from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Mrs. Gersten’s SDC class: Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00-6:30 p.m.

  • If you have a child in grades TK – Gr. 3 and were not able to pick-up up materials last week, please feel free to come to the school on any of the dates and times above.

All materials will be distributed in the front school parking lot.  Please follow the signs upon arrival.  Students and families will remain in their cars and please wear a mask!  Teachers and staff will provide you with your bag and a wave!  If you are not able to pick-up the student material bag during your designated time, you are welcome to pick up during a different grade level distribution time.  


Please write the following on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper and place on your car dashboard.                                              

Student Last Name, First Name

Grade and Teacher

We look forward to seeing you this week! 

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Pick-up Parties

It was AWESOME to see all of the students and families who were able to stop by the school over the past couple of days to pick up school supplies and instructional materials. A special thank you to the Bugarin and Agustin families for dropping off treats for staff to enjoy.

If you are in grades TK, K, 1, 2 or 3 and you were not able to come pick up your supplies and materials, don’t worry.

We will be distributing TK-Gr. 3 materials again tomorrow, Saturday, August 29th from 9:00-11:00am.

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