VAPA Weekly Announcements 7.22.2019

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Good Evening Falcons! Tomorrow 1170 Falcons will walk through our gates ready for the 2019 – 2020 school year! Your rooms look fantastic and welcoming and our kiddos are going to be so excited when they meet you tomorrow. Wishing you all a great first day and a great year!

Additional Information:

  • Student AUP: 

    please make sure that you go over the Acceptable Use Policy with your students. It really helps them take better care of their devices when they understand the consequences of having to repair a break – including a minimum of $80 to repair the device and loss of the device until the repair is paid for.

  • iPad Insurance: please make sure that you share the insurance information with students…the insurance will cover the cost of one break for the entire year.
  • Media Release Forms: in your welcome back packets, you will see a Media Release Form for your students. This form tells you who should not have their pictures taken or posted. Please keep these in your classroom for your records! Some teachers place a small sticker on the student’s nametag so that they know who should not have pictures shared publicly. This information is really helpful to us as we post pictures of school events on brochures and social media.
  • Portable Speaker Inventory: We will be doing inventory on the portable speakers that the school has purchased. If you have a portable speaker on wheels, please bring it to the Media Center (903) no later than Thursday, July 25th at 3:00. These will be returned to you once we have updated the condition and information on our inventory list.
  • TAC Link (Attendance): The attendance system works best on Chrome, not Safari, you can log in by going to the CVESD webpage or by using this link. Please make sure that you bookmark the page so that you have easy daily access!

Week at a Glance

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 7.23 EduAbroad Students Arrive
  • 7.29 1st Trimester, Electives & Mindlabs begin! & AVID SI SD
  • 7.29 – 7. 31 AVID Summer Institute San Diego 2
  • 7.29 Audition Week for Aladdin Jr.
  • 7.30 Fire Drill @ 9:30 (please review fire drill procedures with your students)
  • 7.31 After-School Club Fair & Back to School Night
  • 08.02 Wear College T-Shirt

VAPA Weekly Announcements 2.24.2019

● We have a Growth Mindset ● We Keep all Staff & Every Student in Mind ● We Commit & Follow Through

WINGS ● We Include everyone ● Never Give Up, have a ● Growth Mindset to ● Soar off to college

Shout Outs:

  • Shout out to Mr. Benitez for committing and following through, by for organizing all of our wonderful dance recitals! Our students did a great job performing!
  • Shout out to our students Emilee Abarca, Andrea Nolasco, Said Camacho, Julian Avita, and Monica Law for having a growth mindset. These students will compete at CVESD’s speech contest this week! If you see them around campus, wish them luck 😉!

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📸Pictures: (1) MS Ss staying active during PE (2) Thank you Ms. Acuna for organizing the Bell Uniform Program (3) AVID Ss presenting at the board

Additional Information:

  • Cell Phone Policy: Recently there have been some questions regarding our cell phone policy. As a reminder, homeroom teachers must collect all students’ cell phones and store them in a secure location. Students can pick up their cell phones at the end of the school day. Students should not have their cell phones in their backpacks during the day. Thank you for your support with this policy.
  • Shrek Jr. Tickets:
    • Shrek Jr. Tickets are being sold before and after-school in front of the main office! Stop by to buy your tickets and support our theater program!
    • Playbill: In order to help fund some of the costs of the Shrek Jr play, we are selling space in the playbill where parents and community members can leave a note for their child or an advertisement for their local business. Please help us promote this opportunity by sharing the information with your parents on Class Dojo.

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  • #FeasterStaysFit
    • Did you know that exercising on a regular basis could help rid your airway of bacteria that lead to colds, or make your body produce more antibodies that fight sickness? (source: )
    • We know how busy educators are and how important it is for us to make time to exercise. To help us stay healthy, we have partnered with Teresa Mazzarella to offer fitness classes to our staff for an affordable price. If you are interested in learning more and trying out a FREE class, join us this Wednesday at 3:15 near the PE building. We hope to see you there!
  • Clearing Cache: if your students are having any trouble accessing any of the programs through the CVESD student webpage, please have them try clearing the cache on their iPad.

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  • Career Fair: Friday, April 12th is our 6th Annual Career Fair! We are looking for local professionals to volunteer and share more information about their careers. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please share the attached “6th Annual Career Fair” flyer with them or share their contact information with us so we can get in touch with them.

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  • Insurance Reminder: You and your students can still purchase insurance to cover the cost of damage to your devices. For MacBooks, the insurance is $50 and for iPads, it is $25.
  • Yearbook Pictures: We have started importing pictures for this year’s yearbook! Please email any pictures that you would like included to by 3/17/2019. We are hoping to have everything in before we leave for spring break on 3/22/2019!
  • Backing up Your Files: The deletion of the committee’s folder was a definite reminder to back-up your files! You can use your OneNote or your OneDrive to do this. You can see a video link showing you how to do this by clicking this link.
  • On the Blog This Week: This week’s blog post is focusing on the different features of Benchmark! We encourage you all to share how you are using this curriculum in your classrooms!
  • Social Media: We love to use social media to showcase all the great things teachers are doing! Please take a moment and follow us on our social media accounts:

Week at a Glance

  • After-School Duty: 6th Grade
  • Q3: Zest & Gratitude

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Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • 3.7.19 Jazz Assemblies

STEM Week 28 Announcements

Shout Outs

  • Shout Out to our 6th grade team for having a growth mindset as they begin to implement student-led conferences this quarter! Students have taken an active role in their education by preparing a Keynote presentation that they are presenting at their conferences. Students are taking responsibility for their learning and setting personal goals for 4th quarter!
  • Shout Out to Ms. Hildt for having a growth mindset and preserving through several difficult situations that have occurred with a student this year. You are making a difference in this student’s life!



  • Congratulations to our 7th grader, Monica Law for presenting her speech on bully prevention at the CVESD District finals! We are so proud of her hard work and the social intelligence she used when discussing such a complex and widely discussed concern.
  • PIQE GRADUATION – Almost 70 parents are eligible to graduate from the Parent Institute of Quality Education (PIQE). The graduation ceremony will be on March 14th at 5:00 in the middle school area. If you are interested in attending, please let us know so that we can reserve a seat for you. I know our parents would appreciate you support.
  • Imagine Learning – Students took a middle of the year assessment. You can view the report by logging onto IL and looking at their Language and Literacy report. On 4.1.18 the end-of-the-year testing window will open.
  • Yearbook – Please remind parents that they can purchase yearbooks online at using code 12722418
  • iPads: iPads should not leave the classroom for students in elementary school unless requested by RSP, this includes students working outside on the ramps with iPads. We have had a significant increase in broken and lost iPads, please help by remaindering your students.
    • When we return from spring break, all classrooms will need tor eview routine sand procedures for safely handling the iPad devices. During this time, we are asking all teachers to review the AUP (attached) and hold conversations during morning meetings about each section of the AUP. The tech team has also created an Infographic for you to refer to as needed. We would really appreciate all of your help in ensuring that devices are used appropriately, meaning that:
      • iPad devices are handled safely
      • Personal login information is not entered
      • Profiles that have been installed by the school are lft on the devices and not removed
  • Tutoring: If you are interested in tutoring after-school there is an opportunity to get paid! Please see the coaches for the form, you’ll need to fill it out and turn in regular attendance.
  • Donors Choose: Last week, we had several emails with Donors Choose requests! A school wide project will be put up on the site this week using your requests. If you have other flexible seating supples you would like added, please send Heather a link!
  • Instagram: You can now follow Feaster Charter on Instagram at @FeasterCharter and @Feasterathletics
  • Twitter: On Tuesdays, Apple will host an educator twitter chat at 6:00 PM using #AppleEDUchat
  • We are still offering iPad insurance! With the large number of devices that have been broken, now would be a great time to remind parents that this is an option as long as their device is not already damaged.


Week at a Glance

RSP/SPED After-School Duty ** Q3 Zest & Gratitude** Annie Jr. Tickets on Sale after-school!






Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum day)

Jump Rope for Heart (playground)

7:30-8:00 K/1 8:00-8:30 2nd 8:30-9:00 3rd 9:00-9:30 4th 9:30-10:00 6th 10:00-10:30 5th

Field Trips:

– Calvadores – Living Coast

Annie Rehearsal

Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum day)

PTO Meeting:

8:00 Room 201

Field Trips:

Cerda – Living Coast

Annie Jr. Opening Night
6:00 pm (Auditorium)

Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum day)

PIQE Graduation

71 parents on track to graduate!

Field Trips:

  • –  8th grade “Wrinkle in Time”
  • –  M.Lopez – Living CoastTesting:7th Grade ELA


    Soccer Feaster vs. CVLCC @4:00 (away)

    Annie Jr.

    6:00 pm (Auditorium)

Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum day)


7th Grade: Math 8th Grade: ELA

Field Trips:

– S.Lopez – Living Coast

Achieve 3K Pizza Party 1:30 blue tables

Annie Jr. Closing Night
6:00 pm (Auditorium)

Parent Teacher Conferences (minimum day)

PE minutes 1st-6th Due

Field Trips:

– Broyles – Living Coast

Looking Ahead & Other Information:

  • –  Spring Break 3.19-4.1
  • –  4.1 ALL SBAC Interim data due to OneNote Folder
  • –  4.2 Students & Teachers Return to School –