Red Ribbon Week

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of October 19th

Parent Teacher Conferences this week.

During the conference dates, the school will be on a minimum day schedule.

From Oct. 19 – Oct. 22, students will engage in synchronous learning (teacher directed) for the first two hours of the instructional day. The remainder of the time will be asynchronous learning (independent work).

On Oct. 23, the school day will resume to our regular Distance Learning Schedule.

2021 PTA Reflections Art Contest

Calling all Timberwolf artists, musicians, film makers, dancers, writers, and photographers!Join us for an informative meeting about the 2021 Reflections Art Contest.  You can join any one of the 2 meeting sessions.  See you then!For more information contact Mrs. Adamos (Joanne.Adamos@cvesd.org).

Monday, Oct. 19th 2:00-2:30

Wednesday, Oct. 21st 2:00-2:30

PTA Association Meeting

Wolf Canyon PTA would like to invite you to join us at our first virtual Association meeting on Tuesday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m.

Digital details to come. (https://wolfcanyontimberwolvespta.com/2020/10/17/pta-association-meeting-tuesday-27-march/)

Character Trait of the week: Motivation

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of October 12th

Parent Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendars: Virtual Parent / Teacher conferences will take place from Oct. 15 – Oct. 22.

Your child’s teacher will be contacting you to schedule your individual parent teacher conference. The purpose of the fall parent/teacher conference is for the teacher to inform you of your child’s progress, baseline data and goals. It is also an opportunity for you to share additional information on your child’s strengths, goals and interests. student participation program.

During the fall reporting period, students will not receive an official report card; they will only receive a Fall Parent Conference Form that will have a citizenship grade, goals and baseline assessment data. You will also receive a Student Summary report that will include attendance data, past yearly assessments and information on any program participation (Dual Immersion, English learner, GATE….)

During the conference dates, the school will be on a minimum day schedule.

From Oct. 15 – Oct. 22, students will engage in synchronous learning (teacher directed) for the first two hours of the instructional day. The remainder of the time will be asynchronous learning (independent work).

On Oct. 23, the school day will resume to our regular Distance Learning Schedule:

Military Connected Families

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of October 5th

School Reopening Information: 

  • Our Superintendent, Dr. Escobedo will be hosting a Town Hall on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.  Please join to hear more about plans for a proposed phased reopening of schools to in-person instruction.  Click here for more information about the upcoming meeting.

  • If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to review the letter sent last week from Superintendent, Dr. Escobedo regarding the district’s plan for reopening (click here to access the letter).

  • As a friendly reminder, parents/guardians will need to complete the Commitment FormThe form must be completed by Friday, October 9, 2020.  Again, this will help us as we continue to develop our plan for Wolf Canyon.

  • For your reference, click here for the district’s Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Technology:  If you are experiencing issues with school issued laptops, please stop by the office between 8:00-3:00pm M-F.

Attendance: Please ensure your child is up and ready for their assigned graded level distance learning schedule for the day. If you are not sure what the specific schedule is for your child, please contact the classroom teacher.

Parent Teacher Conferences: Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences are from October 15th – 22nd

  • During parent teacher conferences, teachers will deliver synchronous instruction for the first 2 hours of the day.  The rest of the instructional time will be assigned asynchronous work. 

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Commitment Form

I know many of you have questions regarding the Commitment Form that was shared on our blog yesterday. Please see the response to two frequently asked question.

Question: Can we wait until after the Town Hall on October 8th to respond?

Answer: We will absolutely extend the deadline through October 9th so you have the opportunity to attend the Superintendent’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting on October 8th at 6:00 pm. If you already submitted your commitment form and would like to revise your response after the Town Hall, you may do that.

Question: Why are we being asked to fill out a commitment form for the rest of the school year? Why not for just the quarter? 

Answer: Thank you for the feedback. Dr. Escobedo agrees that the commitment should be for the quarter. A similar survey would be sent out each quarter. Again, we want to reiterate that any opening is based on transmission rate data that will be continuously examined. Please tune in to the October 8 District Virtual Town Hall meeting for more details.

Please click the link below for additional questions and answers.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Commitment Form

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WEEKLY UPDATE: Week of September 28th

Proposed Phased Expansion to In Person Instruction

Please be sure to read our Superintendent’s latest update for important information about a phased expansion to in person instruction:

Superintendent’s Newsletter

We need input from all our families as soon as possible to help us plan for possible in person instruction. Please complete the form for each child you have attending Wolf Canyon Elementary School. Please be sure to complete the form by October 3rd:

Commitment Form

School Meal Program

It is very important to fill out the free and reduced lunch application, it helps our school receive funding and your child receive free or reduced price lunch.

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.

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Curbside Library

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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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