Join the Wolf Canyon ELAC

ENGLISH LEARNER COMMITTEE PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

2018-19

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On August 7, 2018 elections will be held for Parent Representatives to the Wolf Canyon Elementary School English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) for the 2018-19 school year. ELAC is a committee consisting of teachers, staff members and parents of students whose first language is not English. It is a meeting place where parents can participate and provide input for programs and services for English Learners.

The Wolf Canyon School English Learner Committee Bylaws specify that parent representatives, who are voting members, serve a one year term.  We have openings for this year’s committee for parent member or representatives.  Any parent/guardian whose child attends our school is eligible to be an ELAC member or representative.  ELAC meets at least four times a year.  If you would like to place your name on the ballot for Parent member or Representative, please complete the lower portion of this flyer and include one paragraph (optional) about why you would like to be part of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Return both the lower portion of this flyer and paragraph to the school office by 3:15PM, Monday, April 23th.

If you have any questions regarding ELAC, please contact the school office.  Your participation can help make our school even better.

 

Sincerely,

 

ELAC Nomination Committee

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I’d like to have my name placed on the ballot for Parent Representative to the English Learner Advisory Committee:

Name: ___________________________________________  Phone: _________________________________

Address: __________________________________________________________________________________________

Child(ren) attending Wolf Canyon Elementary School:  ______________________________________________________

In one paragraph, please include your name, your child’s/children’s name(s) and why you would like to be part of the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC).

 

PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM TO THE WOLF CANYON SCHOOL OFFICE BY

Monday, April 23, 2018.

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Welcome Back

Dear Wolf Canyon Elementary Families,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  My name is Mathew Shy and I am extremely excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Wolf Canyon.  Wolf Canyon enjoys a rich history of academic and cultural excellence, and I’m so happy to be part of its future.

As I make this transition to Wolf Canyon, I’m aware of the anticipation and eagerness that accompanies new leadership in any organization. I know change can provoke both excitement and anxiety. It’s my goal to spend the first several months learning about our school and all of the moving parts that make it flourish.

I will be making extended visits to each classroom to introduce myself and find out what makes each child so special. Additionally, I will be taking the time to hold meaningful sessions with each staff member to understand their interests and how I can best support their work with our children. In that same spirit, I would like to get to know every parent. Besides meeting you at drop off and pick up, I look forward to meeting you all at future coffee chats, PTA events, School Site Council meetings, English Learner Advisory Committee meetings, and other amazing activities and events on campus!

Once again, I am honored to serve as the instructional leader of Wolf Canyon. I look forward to meeting each of you.

We have a great year ahead of us!

Regards,

Mathew Shy

Announcements 

Our office opens on Thursday, July 12Office hours are from 8:00-4:00pmPlease feel free to call or stop by if you have any questions.

Class lists will be posted on the wall ball courts (playground) on  Friday, July 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Please join us from 6:00 – 7:00pm for the annual “Meet the Teacher” event.

The first day of school is Monday, July 23.  School will begin at 8:45 a.m.  You may want to plan to walk or ride bikes to school with your children on the first day as parking is always limited. Also, please remember that it is a minimum day with all 1st-6th students dismissed at 1:45 p.m.

Kindergarten Students will have a modified first day schedule for Kindergarten Orientation.  Parents will need to stay with their child on the 23rd from 9:00 – 11:00am.  Kindergarten Orientation will be held in the auditorium.

 

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Hanover Survey! Last 2 Days!

Thursday, May 31 is the last day to take the Hanover Survey and let us know how we are doing.  This Survey information can impact our school funding and programs!   Thank you in advance for completing the Survey!

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May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28– No school in observance of Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29 ELAC Meeting 9:00 am

Tuesday, May 29 Volunteer Tea 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 30 Chalkwalk 9:00 am – 1:30 pm- We are still in need donations of Blue Painter’s tape and Canopies.

Wednesday, May 30 Piano Dedication Ceremony 2:00 pm

Thursday, May 31 will be the Wolf Canyon Barbeque.  Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their child(ren).  Siblings are welcome but must be supervised as this is during our recess.  We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.

We will have a handful of Yearbooks on sale in the front office on May 31. Sales will begin at 8:00 for $50.00 cash only. Please have exact change as the office will not have any cash on hand. Thank you!

Summer math tutoring is available for the months of June or July for grades 3-7.  Retired teacher Diane Hirakawa has spots available to review previous grade level concepts and prepare for the upcoming year.

LOOKING AHEAD:
Friday, June 1 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 13 Last Day the School Office will be open

IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2018 – 2019
Thursday, July 12 the school office opens
Friday, July 20 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Meet the Teacher Night
Monday, July 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day) Grades 1-6
Monday, July 23 9:00 am – 11:00 am Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, July 31 9:00 am – 10:00 am Volunteer Inservice
Wednesday, August 1 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Parent Academy

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

 

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May 21, 2018

This week  We salute our TEACHERS, OFFICE PERSONNEL, CUSTODIANS, AIDES, CAFETERIA, NOON DUTY SUPERVISORS, BUS DRIVERS, YMCA/DASH, PSYCHOLOGIST,  MILITARY COUNSELOR, LANDSCAPE, COMPUTER TECHNICIAN, AND ADMINISTRATORS!!!  Please see the note from PTA regarding the special items suggested for each day of the week to show appreciation.

Wednesday, May 23 we have our Day of the Teacher celebration.  If you can volunteer your time from 11:30 to 1:00 pm that day to help with lunch time supervision we would be very appreciative.

Also, Wednesday May 23 Residency verification begins in the school office 8:00 am to 9:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm with extended hours Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 until 7:00 pm.  For details on what to bring click here Residency Verification for 2018-2019.  Students will NOT be placed on a class roster unless Residency has been verified.

Thursday, May 24- 4th Grade Play 6:30 pm–7:30 pm

Friday, May 25  Awards Assemblies 9:00 am K-2 and 10:00 am 3-6

PTA and the Chalk Walk committee are in need of canopies.  If you have a canopy we can use, please drop it off at the school office labeled with your name by May 22nd. You can pick up your canopy after the Chalk Walk event on May 30th. Thank you!

Thursday, May 31 will be the Wolf Canyon Barbeque.  Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their child(ren).  Siblings are welcome but must be supervised as this is during our recess.  We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.

Congratulations and thank you to all who joined the Birthday Book Club this year. We had 169 members and raised $2000 for new books for the library.  A special thank you to Mrs. Lines and Mrs. Zavala who were our first staff members ever to join the Birthday Book Club.  Grade 1 had the highest participation with 32 books club members and January was the most enthusiastic month with 20 members.  Be sure to look for your picture on the bulletin board in the library or in the yearbook if you joined before 4th quarter.

LOOKING AHEAD:
Monday, May 28 NO SCHOOL in honor of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 29 ELAC Meeting 9:00 am
Tuesday, May 29 Volunteer Tea 6:30 pm
Wednesday, May 30 Chalkwalk 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wednesday, May 30 Piano Dedication Ceremony 2:00 pm
Thursday, May 31 Yearbooks Delivered and School Picnic
Friday, June 1 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Wednesday, June 13 Last Day the School Office will be open

IMPORTANT DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR 2018 – 2019
Thursday, July 12 the school office opens
Friday, July 20 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Meet the Teacher Night
Monday, July 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL (Minimum Day) Grades 1-6
Monday, July 23 9:00 am – 11:00 am Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, July 31 9:00 am – 10:00 am Volunteer Inservice
Wednesday, August 1 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Parent Academy

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

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May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14 –State Wide CAASPP testing continues until Friday May 18   for 3rd and 5th graders.  Your child will not have homework during the duration of the CAASPP test. Please make sure your child:

*Is at school everyday, on time
*Gets plenty of Rest
*Eats a healthy breakfast

Monday, May 14-18– 6th Grade camp

Friday, May 18 6-8pm– Wolf Canyon PTA will be sponsoring Paints Uncorked.  A professional artist will lead our group to recreate the events featured painting while we eat and socialize to raise funds for our school.  The price is $35.  To register, see the link on our blog.

Thanks again to those who supported our APEX Fun Run.  PTA has created a survey to get the communities input on how the money should be spent.  Take a moment to share your thoughts.

As you are aware, our school community recently took part in an online learning process called Thoughtexchange to help inform our academic priorities. We’ve reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the results with you. We will continue to use this information to inform our decisions. Again, thank you so much for contributing to the success of our schools and District. Your participation in the process was invaluable.

Wednesday, May 23 is Day Of The Teacher.  We are looking for volunteers between 11:30 and 1:00pm with student supervision on the playground.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Residency verification will begin on May 23rd from  8:00 am to 9:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the school office. Extended hours are on Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 only until 7:00 pm. Please look for the pink flyer that will be going home with your student on Monday for more information. For details on what to bring click here Residency Verification for 2018-2019.  Students will NOT be placed on a class roster unless Residency has been verified.

Chalkwalk Volunteers are needed.  If you can help with this year’s Chalkwalk please leave your name and contact number with the school office. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. There is a Chalk Walk Volunteer Training on Thursday, May 17th at 3:30 in room 501.  If you are unable to attend, please e-mail Mrs. Adamos at Joanne.adamos@cvesd.org. The Chalkwalk event takes place on May 30.

Museums are fun and educational.  Museums foster creativity and curiosity. Museums are
safe places for families to spend time together, learn, and explore! Find our here how to get free admission to the San Diego History Museum.

The California School Dashboard is now available for parents.  This is an online tool that shows how schools and districts are performing on local and state indicators.  Please be sure to check the link on our blog.

Please save the date!  Thursday, May 31 will be the Wolf Canyon Barbeque.
Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their child(ren).  Siblings are welcome but must be supervised as this is during our recess.  We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.  Hope to see you there!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
21-25-Staff Appreciation Week
21-Reclassification Ceremony
23- Day of the Teacher
24- 4th Grade Play 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
25 Awards Assemblies 9:00 am K-6
28 NO SCHOOL–Memorial Day

District Workshops:
Special Education Parent Workshops Parent Comm – Invite Flyer (2017-18)

Parent Intervention Classes PIP FREE every Monday and Wednesday at Greg Rogers Elementary located at 510 East Naples. Sessions are 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 12:00 pm –
2:30 pm. For more information call 619-425-9600 ext. 6478.

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

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May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7 –State Wide CAASPP testing continues until Wednesday May 9 for 4th and 6th graders.

Thursday, May 10 – Friday May 18– CAASPP testing for 3rd and 5th graders.  Your child will not have homework during the duration of the CAASPP test. Please make sure your child:

*Is at school everyday, on time
*Gets plenty of Rest
*Eats a healthy breakfast

We do have headphones at school, but we have found that students are more comfortable using their own ear buds/ headphones.  Please consider having your child bring their own for testing.
Also, Please note that the grade level testing schedule is linked to the blog.  Please check to insure your child will be at school on time, each day for testing.

Monday, May 7– SSC Meeting 3:30 pm

Tuesday, May 8– PTA General meeting 6:00 pm

Thursday, May 10 – Spring Music Showcase in the auditorium 6:30pm

Friday, May 11 – Animal Spirit Day, sponsored by the Student

Friday, May 18 6-8pm– Please save the date!  Wolf Canyon PTA will be sponsoring Paints Uncorked, a night out of dinner and painting.  A professional artist will lead our group to recreate the events featured painting while we eat and socialize to raise funds for our school.  The price is $35.  To register, see the link on our blog.

Thanks again to those who supported our APEX Fun Run.  PTA will be sending out a survey soon to ask how you would like to see the money spent.

If you would like to be a voting member of our English Language Advisory Committee, please fill out a return this form to the school office by Friday, May 11

Wednesday, May 23 is Day Of The Teacher.  We are looking for volunteers between 11:30 and 1:00pm with student supervision on the playground.  Please contact the school office if you are interested.

Residency verification will begin on May 23rd from  8:00 am to 9:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm in the school office. Extended hours are on Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 only until 7:00 pm. Please look for the pink flyer that will be going home with your student on Monday for more information. For details on what to bring click here Residency Verification for 2018-2019.  Students will NOT be placed on a class roster unless Residency has been verified.

Chalkwalk Volunteers are needed.  If you can help with this year’s Chalkwalk please leave your name and contact number with the school office. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers. The Chalkwalk event takes place on May 30.

The California School Dashboard is now available for parents.  This is an online tool that shows how schools and districts are performing on local and state indicators.  Please be sure to check the link on our blog.

Please save the date!  Thursday, May 31 will be the Wolf Canyon Barbeque.
Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their child(ren).  Siblings are welcome but must be supervised as this is during our recess.  We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.  Hope to see you there!

UPCOMING EVENTS:
21-25-Staff Appreciation Week
21-Reclassification Ceremony
23- Day of the Teacher
24- 4th Grade Play 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
25 Awards Assemblies 9:00 am K-6
28 NO SCHOOL–Memorial Day

District Workshops:
Special Education Parent Workshops Parent Comm – Invite Flyer (2017-18)

Parent Intervention Classes PIP FREE every Monday and Wednesday at Greg Rogers Elementary located at 510 East Naples. Sessions are 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 12:00 pm –
2:30 pm. For more information call 619-425-9600 ext. 6478.

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

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April 30, 2018

Tuesday, May 1State Wide CAASPP testing begins Tuesday, May 1 – Wednesday May 9 for 4th and 6th graders.  Also, 5th grade will be taking the CAASPP science test on Thursday May 3, and Friday May 4.  Your child will not have homework during the duration of the CAASPP test. Please make sure your child:

*Is at school everyday, on time
*Gets plenty of Rest
*Eats a healthy breakfast

We do have headphones at school, but we have found that students are more comfortable using their own ear buds/ headphones.  Please consider having your child bring their own for testing.
Also, Please note that the grade level testing schedule is linked to the blog.  Please check to insure your child will be at school on time, each day for testing.

Thursday, May 3– Kinder Musical  6:30 pm in auditorium

Thank you to Apex and all the volunteers and parents who supported this fundraiser.  We will announce soon, the amount of money that was raised for our school.

A big thank you to the Apex title sponsor Home Bay!  They donated $1,000 to Wolf Canyon.  Please check out their link on our blog.

Chalkwalk Volunteers are needed.  If you can help with this year’s Chalkwalk please leave your name and contact number with the school office. The Chalkwalk event takes place on May 30.

The California School Dashboard is now available for parents.  This is an online tool that shows how schools and districts are performing on local and state indicators.  Please be sure to check the link on our blog.

Please save the date!  Thursday, May 31 will be the Wolf Canyon Barbeque.
Parents are welcome to come eat lunch with their child(ren).  Siblings are welcome but must be supervised as this is during our recess.  We will be serving hamburgers and hot dogs.  Hope to see you there!

If you have not completed the enrollment survey that was sent home with your child please complete and give to your child’s teacher or the school office.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated! Enrollment Survey 2018-2019 School Year

Parent classes for preparing your children for learning to read have begun at Wolf Canyon.  They meet in room 508 9:00 am to 10:30 am. To register contact Hilda Rosalas at 619-425-9600 x1763 or pick up the flyer in the school office.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 7- SSC Meeting 3:30 pm
May 8- PTA General meeting 6:00 pm
May 10- 3rd and 5th grade CAASPP Testing begins

District Workshops:
Special Education Parent Workshops Parent Comm – Invite Flyer (2017-18)

Parent Intervention Classes PIP FREE every Monday and Wednesday at Greg Rogers Elementary located at 510 East Naples. Sessions are 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 12:00 pm –
2:30 pm. For more information call 619-425-9600 ext. 6478.

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

 

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April 23, 2018

Tues. April 24 – 9:00 am ELAC Meeting

Thur. April 26 – 6:30 pm Film Festival in the auditorium
Film Festival Flyer

Thur. April 26 – APEX Fun Run

Sat. April 28Day of the Child– 11am-3pm at Memorial Park

The Apex Team has been on on campus teaching the students leadership lessons.  Ask your child what they have been learning about.  The Apex Jog-a-thon is Thursday.  Students are getting pledges to raise money for the school.  To donate, please check your students lanyard they brought home.  All instructions are inside.  To donate, go to http://www.apexfunrun.com.  Use the special access code printed on their lanyards.

A big thank you to the Apex title sponsor Home Bay!  They donated $1,000 to Wolf Canyon.  Please check out their link on our blog.

Chalkwalk Volunteers are needed.  If you can help with this year’s Chalkwalk please leave your name and contact number with the school office. The Chalkwalk event takes place on May 30.

Congratulations to Kara Santos and Aubree Antoine won a drawing contest sponsored by the City of Chula Vista.  Their art work will  be recognized at the May 1st City Council Meeting. They won Sky Zone and Living Coast Discovery Center tickets.

To assist us in planning next year’s classes, please take a few moments to  complete the enrollment survey that was sent home with your child and return the bottom portion to your child’s teacher or the school office.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated! Enrollment Survey 2018-2019 School Year

As the State Wide CAASPP testing approaches we wanted to let you know of an option for your child (ren).  We do have headphones at school, but we have found that students are more comfortable using their own ear buds/ headphones.  Please consider having your child bring their own for testing.
Also, Please note that the grade level testing schedule is linked to the blog.  Please check to insure your child will be at school on time, each day for testing.

Parent classes for preparing your children for learning to read will be offered at Wolf Canyon beginning April 16 in room 508 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Only 15 spaces available. To register contact Hilda Rosalas at 619-425-9600 x1763 or pick up the flyer in the school office.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 1 – 4th and 6th grade CAASPP testing begins
May 3- Kinder Musical  6:30 pm in auditorium
May 3- 5th Grade CAASPP Science test
May 7- SSC Meeting 3:30 pm
May 8- PTA General meeting 6:00 pm
May 10- 3rd and 5th grade CAASPP Testing begins

District Workshops:
Special Education Parent Workshops Parent Comm – Invite Flyer (2017-18)

Parent Intervention Classes PIP FREE every Monday and Wednesday at Greg Rogers Elementary located at 510 East Naples. Sessions are 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 12:00 pm –
2:30 pm. For more information call 619-425-9600 ext. 6478.

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

 

 

 

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April 16, 2018

Thursday, April 19 – 6:30 pm 2nd Grade Musical

Friday, April 20 – Spirit Day – Duo Day

PTA is looking for volunteers to help with our Apex Fun Run on April 26th. Volunteers will be marking the shirts of our runners as they complete each lap. Our generous PTA will be providing lunch for the volunteers at our lunch break, but no one needs to feel obligated to stay the whole time. Parents are also welcome to stay and watch their athletes too, of course. If you have any interested parents, please have them contact the school office or email the PTA at…wolfcanyonpta@gmail.com

Chalkwalk Volunteers are needed.  If you can help with this year’s Chalkwalk please leave your name and contact number with the school office. The Chalkwalk event takes place on May 30.

Final Call for Birthday Book Club! This is your last chance to become a Birthday Book Club member this school year. Forms and money are due no later than Monday, April 16th! There are forms available in the library and school office. The final presentation of books will be Friday, April 20th!

Sixth grade students: Commemorate your time at Wolf Canyon and join the Book Club! Forms and money are due no later than Monday, April 16th!

To assist us in planning next year’s classes, please take a few moments to  complete the enrollment survey that was sent home with your child and return the bottom portion to your child’s teacher or the school office by Friday, April 20th.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated! Enrollment Survey 2018-2019 School Year

As the State Wide CAASPP testing approaches we wanted to let you know of an option for your child (ren).  We do have headphones at school, but we have found that students are more comfortable using their own ear buds/ headphones.  Please consider having your child bring their own for testing.
Also, Please note that the grade level testing schedule is linked to the blog.  Please check to insure your child will be at school on time, each day for testing.

Parent classes for preparing your children for learning to read will be offered at Wolf Canyon beginning April 16 in room 508 9:00 am to 10:30 am. Only 15 spaces available. To register contact Hilda Rosalas at 619-425-9600 x1763 or pick up the flyer in the school office.

The Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Bike Rodeo at Castle Park on Saturday, April 21st from 10am-2pm. They will be providing free bicycle maintenance, free helmets and free food for all CVESD students. 2018 Bike Rode Flyer

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
April 24 – 9:00 am ELAC Meeting
April 26 – 6:30 pm Film Festival
April 26 – APEX Fun Run
April 28- Day of the Child– 11am-3pm at Memorial Park

District Workshops:
Special Education Parent Workshops Parent Comm – Invite Flyer (2017-18)

Parent Intervention Classes PIP FREE every Monday and Wednesday at Greg Rogers Elementary located at 510 East Naples. Sessions are 8:30 am – 10:30 am and 12:00 pm –
2:30 pm. For more information call 619-425-9600 ext. 6478.

*2017-2018 School Calendar

*2018-19 School Calendar Year Round – Board Approved

 

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