Valencia Elementary School

Poetry Break!

Recite the poem The Test by Ms. Capitola Lane.

Check the Calendar

Be sure to check our calendar for Room 18/211 events, and the Valencia calendar for school wide events.

Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot

Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot

Rocky, the Santa Cruz Sea Lion

Our class mascot is Rocky, the Sea Lion.  Rocky will be racing home each Friday, with a student from our class, to announce that he/she will be the class Super Sea Star.  Rocky is looking forward to meeting all of our Room 18 families this year.

Rocky enjoyed his time with these Super Sea Stars!

Lizanne Wise

A Day at the Santa Cruz Mission

Wise Words

We finished our State Testing last Thursday. The children came to school "Test Ready" and did their best on the test. A special thank you to all of the families who sent in healthy snacks to share with the class over the last two weeks. The children appreciated having them. Test results will be mailed to your homes when they are available. 


We have been rehearsing for our Marionette Puppet Show. The children have learned how to move the puppets on and off the stage, worked with the strings for moving arms and legs, and practiced reciting their lines with their puppet groups. We will be taping scripts this week. We are looking forward to our evening performance on June 6th at 7:00 p.m. We are also looking forward to performing for the 1st through 3rd grade classes over the next few weeks.


Our Beach Day field trip is coming up soon. Please be sure to return all forms, along with the $10 donation, no later than Friday, May 26th. We need to pay for the life guards and food ahead of time. If you would like to sponsor an additional child, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to those of you who have volunteered to help out with this special end of year event. We are looking forward to a great day at the beach!


Ohlone Projects are due on Friday. May 26th. The students have had three weeks to research their topics, write paragraphs, and make special projects to share. They will be giving an oral presentation, sharing what they learned with their classmates. Be sure your child practices his/her oral presentation. We are looking forward to learning more about the Ohlone people.


There will be no school on Monday, May 29th. I hope you all enjoy Memorial Day weekend.


Please talk to your child about the following:

1. Who is this week's Super Sea Star?

2. What are you working on in your Art Class?

3. How did you get "Test Ready" at home?

4. How did you show you were "Test Ready" at school?

5. Recite the Positive Affirmations  you did before beginning the test each day.

6. Tell me about your Relaxation Pond.

7. Which part of the test did you like best?

8. What was easy? What was hard?

9. Tell me about Mrs. Wise's Worm Challenge.

10. Did you like eating dirt and worms?


Important Dates:

May 26th- Ohlone Projects Due, Last Library Check Out

May 29th- No School, Memorial Day

May 31st- Valencia Gathering at Valencia from 5:00 to 7:00

June 2nd- Seacliff Beach Day, End of Last AR Marking Period

June 6th- Marionette Puppet Show, 7:00 p.m. at Cabrillo College

June 7th-9th- Minimum Days, 10:50 Dismissal

June 9th- End of the Year Auction, Last Day of School




*The blue Homework Folder needs to be returned to school each day.  

*Our Library Day is Friday. Be sure to return your book on time.

*The Weekly Work folder will be sent home each Friday.  Please look at the work, clear out the folder, date and sign, make comments, and return on Monday.





Current Assignments

Contact Information for Mrs. Wise

The best way to contact me is through email. My email address is  You can also send a written note with your child.  Thanks!

We're Riding the Reading Wave in Room 18!

SURF's Up in Room 18!  Students need to read for 30 minutes at their AR Level each night. Once they finish reading an AR book, they need to take an AR Test in class, or at the computer lab. If they pass the test with a score of 80% or higher, they will receive a sticker on their AR Surfboard. When they have 15 stickers on their boards, they will receive a special award. Students also need to work toward their AR Point Goals for each marking period. The sixth marking period is from  April 14th to June 2nd.  

Students read in class each morning at their AR Level.  They are able to check out books from our class library daily.  If your child needs something to read, remind him/her to check out a book or two. It's Super Uninterrupted Reading Fun! Let's all try to reach our goals! 



The Secret Word

This week's Secret Words are Marionette Puppet Show. Write the words on a piece of paper along with your child's name and parent signature.  Have your child hand me the paper, and he/she will receive a special prize.  Ssshhh!  Be sure to keep it a secret.  I am trying to find out how many people are checking our web page each week. 

Don't Forget to Clip and Save Box Tops for Education

Don't Forget to Clip and Save Box Tops for Education