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August 18 

  • First Day of School!

August 30

Back-to-School Night

  • 6:00 - 6:45 PM: TK-5 Classroom Presentations
  • 6:45 - 7:15 PM: All Staff Welcome & Introductions
  • 7:15 - 8:00 PM: 6-8 Presentation in the MPR 

September 5

  • Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)

September 13

  • 8:15-9:15 AM - Charla Cafe, Family Center

September 14

  • PTA Kick-Off & Potluck, MPR

September 23

  • HeadsUp Summerfest, San Rafael High School

September 27

  • Picture Day

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PTA MEETINGS/ JUNTAS DE PTA

Please join us at the PTA meetings. All meetings are in the library from 6:30-8:00: May 4, and June 1

 

Por favor, únase a nosotros en las reuniones de PTA. Todas las reuniones serán en la biblioteca de 6:30-8:00: 4 de mayo, y 1 de junio

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PE MINUTES

1st grade: (2 x 40 min) + (1 x 15 min) + (1 X 15 min) = 110 minutes per week

2nd grade: (2 x 35 min) + (1 x 15 min) + (1 X 15 min) = 100 minutes per week

3rd grade: (2 x 35 min) + (1 x 15 min) + (1 X ...more

School Site Council/Consejo Directivo Escolar (SSC)

NEXT MEETING: 7:45 AM in the Family Center (prior to Charla Cafe)

Each school must have an elected School Site Council (SSC) to represent parents, students, community members, and school staff in the school governance process. The SSC has a number of important responsibilities, including:

  • Reviewing and analyzing student achievement data,
  • gathering community input,
  • helping develop the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and the school site budget,
  • and monitoring the implementation of the plan and budget.

PROXIMA JUNTA: 7:45 AM, en la Centro Familial (antes de la Charla Cafe)

Cada escuela debe tener un Consejo Directivo Escolar (SSC) que represente a los padres de familia, estudiantes, miembros de la comunidad y al personal de la escuela durante el proceso administrativo escolar. El SSC tiene un número importante de responsabilidades, que incluyen:

  • Revisar y analizar los datos acerca del rendimiento académico del estudiante,
  • recopilar las opiniones de la comunidad,
  • ayudar con el desarrollo del presupuesto del plantel escolar,
  • y supervisar la implementación y el presupuesto.

SSC Members/Miembros

Juan Rodriguez, Principal

Mari Kernan, Assistant Principal

Erica Wheeler, Teacher

John Seligman, Teacher

Kim Press, Teacher

Roxana Guzman, Staff

Renee O'Hare, Parent

Maria Elena Guevera, Parent

Evelyn Diaz, Parent

Patricia Gonzalez, Parent

 

 

LEARN HOW TO RUN FARTHER FASTER SAFER

 

The Dipsea Kidz is a distinctive youth development running program established by The Dipsea Race Foundation. It is available this fall to students grades 4th to 8th grade FREE of charge. It is coached by experienced, dedicated coaches.

 

Dipsea Kidz Days: We meet 15 min after school dismissal, on Tuesday & Thursday.

 

Our mission:

  1. Provide a safe, non-competitive environment to students.
  2. Promote, the benefits of physical activity, stretching and healthy eating.
  3. Experience pride in goal setting and personal accomplishment.
  4. Most importantly, teach life long positive habits while having fun!

Dipsea Kidz is partnering with Venetia Valley teachers Freddy Dominguez & Allie Kegley in order to prepare the Middle School students to participate in the fall Marin Cross Country Season.

 

We will have an informational meeting Tuesday, August 23 after school dismissal in Ms. Kegley's room.

Tdap Booster Shot for Incoming 7th graders in 2016-17 / Vacuna de refuerzo Tdap para los estudiantes que entrarán al 7 grado en 2016-17

The Tdap booster shot protects children from whooping cough and is mandated by state law. Students entering the seventh grade in the 2016-17 school year must have submitted a record of the Tdap booster shot to the school office before the first day of school (August 18, 2016) in order to avoid exclusion from school. Please be advised that Personal Belief Exemptions may not be submitted, per state law. For more information on the Tdap booster shot and school vaccination requirements in general, please visit www.shotsforschool.org.

 

La vacuna de refuerzo de Tdap protege a su hijo de tos ferina y es requerida por la ley.  Si su hijo entrará al 7o grado en el curso escolar 2016-17, asegúrese de traer a la escuela el comprobante de la vacuna de refuerzo Tdap antes del primer día de clases (18 de agosto, 2016) para evitar que su hijo sea excluido de clases.  Se les recuerda que no se aceptan excepciones por creencias personales, según la ley.  Para más información sobre la vacuna de refuerzo Tdap y sobre los requisitos de vacunación para las escuelas en general, visite www.shotsforschool.org

California Gold Ribbon School


Tremendous news!  The Marin County Office of Education has sent official word that the California Department of Education has concluded their evaluation process and determined that Venetia Valley School is worthy of recognition as a California Gold Ribbon School!!! 

Of the 6,000 schools for which applications were submitted, ours is amongst a select group of 600 to earn this honor.  Venetia Valley School recognition is based on our outstanding programs, collaborations, parent engagement and literacy work.  

Congratulations to our students, staff, families, and community members who work in partnership to achieve such an exceptional learning community.  Let's look for ways to celebrate as a school.  Please share your ideas.  

Sincerely, 

 

Juan Rodriguez                            Mari Kernan

Principal                                        Vice Principal

 

For more information click here

ESCUELA DE LA CINTA DE ORO DE CALIFORNIA


¡Excelentes noticias!  La Oficina de Educación del Condado de Marín ha enviado un mensaje 
oficial que el Departamento de Educación de California ha concluido su proceso de evaluación 
y determinó que ¡la Escuela Venetia Valley es digna de reconocimiento como una Escuela 
de la Cinta de Oro de California!
De las 6000 escuelas que presentaron solicitudes, nuestra escuela está en un grupo 
selecto de 600 que ha Ganado este honor.  El reconocimiento de Venetia Valley  está basado 
en nuestros programas excelentes, colaboraciones,  participación de los padres y trabajo en 
alfabetización.    
Felicidades a nuestros estudiantes, personal, familias, y miembros de la comunidad que
colaboran con la escuela para lograr una comunidad de aprendizaje excelente. 
Vamos a pensar en maneras de celebrar en la escuela. Por favor, comparta sus ideas. 
Sinceramente, 

Juan Rodriguez                            Mari Kernan

Director                                        Subdirectora

 

Para má s información haga click aquí

Kindergarten Teachers AT Professional Development

 Yesterday, I had the honor to take part in an end of the year celebration with our Kindergarten team.  Deirdre, Sheila and Kristen completed the first year of a 3 year commitment to participate in a math and science county wide collaborative called IGNITE lead by Eileen Smith.  (This is following the end of an  intensive 3 year commitment  of SEAL P.D.) The focus of this years professional development has been on teaching students how to participate in productive math and science discourse. Our team shared their first year findings and  experience via a power point presentation to a room filled of Marin teachers. Deirdre shared with me that she feels like she is a better teacher every year. IMG_5642.JPG
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Our students are very lucky  and I am  proud to be part of the team.     

 

Story Time at Venetia Valley

 

See dates and location on Mark Your Calendar to the left.

School Tours

School tours for both Elementary and Middle School will be offered on the dates below. Tours begin at 9:00 a.m. and will end at 10:00 a.m. Please check in at the main office. If you have any questions regarding Venetia Valley school tours, please call the main office at (415) 492-3150.

NEXT TOUR:

March 11, 2016

Juan Rodriguez, Principal

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Juan Rodriguez is proud to be entering his fifth year as principal of Venetia Valley K-8 School. A veteran administrator of San Rafael City Schools, he is well known in the county for his former ...more

VENETIA VALLEY FAMILY CENTER

Our Family Center Vision

We foster strong partnerships between teachers, parents, administrators, students and community members through open ...more

Please Support the Venetia Valley Family Center

The Venetia Valley Family Center is dedicated to helping support the parents and families of the Venetia Valley community to reduce any barriers to student success. The Family Center connects families to local resources – nutrition, housing, medical, dental, or vision care, health insurance access, counseling, tutoring, employment support, clothing, parenting education and leadership programs, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, childcare, enrichment, extended learning programs, and more. Family Center staff provide advocacy and referrals for individual families, as well as offer a comprehensive family literacy program, including home-visits, parenting classes, literacy workshops, special events, volunteer training, and capacity-building leadership opportunities. The goals of the Venetia Valley Family Center are to empower families to become full partners in the education of their children and to support the long-term goals of children and their families.

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Mission Statement

Venetia Valley School's TK-8 I CAN University mission is to: build a professional student culture; strengthen student and community engagement; and offer a rigorous college, career, and community ...more

Declaración de la Misión

La misión de la Escuela Venetia Valley TK-8 YoPuedo Universidad es: forjar una cultura de estudiante profesional; fortaleciendo al estudiante y el compromiso de la comunidad; y ofreciendo un riguroso ...more

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California Common Core Standards

Now available!  Follow the links below to access the complete California Common Core State Standards (CaCSS) for Literacy and Mathematics in both English and Spanish. The English and Spanish text is included in the same document. The side-by-side format is a very user-friendly!  

https://commoncore-espanol.sdcoe.net/CaCCSS-en-Espa%C3%B1ol/SLA-Literacy

https://commoncore-espanol.sdcoe.net/CaCCSS-en-Espa%C3%B1ol/Mathematics