Valencia Elementary School

Top Selling Class!

Sell Your Tickets!

Poetry Break!

Recite the poem The Ferris Wheel by Josephine Pease.

Our First Field Trip to the Fair

Our First Field Trip to the Fair

Check the Calendar

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

Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot

Meet Rocky, Our Class Mascot

Rocky, the Santa Cruz Harbor Seal

Our class mascot is Rocky, the Harbor Seal.  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.

Room 18's Super Sea Stars

Mrs. Wise and Mrs. Stonebloom

Harvest Festival Fun!

Wise Words

Valencia's Drive For Schools fundraiser has come to a very successful end! We did it! Our school goal was $25,000 and together we raised $28,376. As a school we sold 6,618 tickets! Our class was the Top Seller, with a total of 973 tickets. We have earned a class party for this accomplishment. We also will receive an award for 100% Participation, and of course take part in the School-Wide Party. Twelve students from Room 18 met or beat my goal of selling 30 tickets (I actually sold 72!). I will be taking them out to lunch. Please watch for permission slips over the next few weeks. Thank you to all of our families for helping to make this a very successful fundraiser for Valencia School. A special thank you to Yasmine's mom, Darcy, for all the time and effort she put in to organizing this event.


Our Harvest Festival was also a very successful event and well attended. It was nice to see so many of our Room 18 students and their families having fun. Thanks to all of our parents that helped to man our booth, and to those families who donated items for the festival. It looked like the children really enjoyed all of the Harry Potter activities. I look forward to seeing our students in their costumes again on Halloween!


This year, Valencia will have a special "Spirit Day" on Halloween. Children will be allowed to wear their costumes. There will be a Halloween Parade from 10:55 to 11:25 on the basketball courts. We will have some special Halloween Stations in our classroom in the afternoon from 1:15 to 2:00. If you would like to stop by for either of these events, we'd be happy to have you join us. A special thank you to Jordan's mom, Lydia, for organizing our special Bats and Hats Treat Station.


Campaign Time is underway in Room 18. This week children are sharing their Campaign Speeches and Posters. A few students will share each day throughout the week. We will finish up our campaign time next Monday, and be ready to vote on Election Day, November 7th. Good luck to all of our Candidates.


Parent Conference Week will be the week of November 13th through the 17th. Thank you to all of our families for returning the sign up sheet. All conferences have been scheduled. A reminder with days and times went home in the Weekly Work Folder last Friday. I look forward to meeting with each of you to discuss your child's progress, and to set goals for the rest of the year.


Our next field trip has been scheduled for Thursday, November 30th. We will be going to the Aptos History Museum and Marianne's Ice Cream. The cost for the trip will be $3.75 per child, $2.75 for the ice cream and a $1 donation for the museum. We will leave Valencia at 8:30 and return in time for lunch. We will need parent drivers and chaperones. Please check your schedules to see if you can join us. Watch for a note and permission slip in this week's Weekly Work Folder. Please complete the forms and return them no later than Friday, November 17th.


This week, students received a note regarding our special Santa Cruz County Research Project. Students need to pick three places in Santa Cruz County that they would like to learn more about, and return their selections by Friday, November 3rd. They will then be given an assignment to complete. Please do not begin any research until the assignment has been given. We look forward to learning more information about our wonderful county and all that it has to offer those who live here, and the many tourists that visit each day.


Be sure to look for the Secret Word on this page and follow the directions, so your child can receive a special award.


Please ask your child to tell you about the following:

1. Who was the class Super Star?

2. Tell me the difference between parallel and intersecting lines. (Show me the hand movements.)

3. If I am a shape with three sides, all acute angles, and have two sides that are the same size, what am I? (Say the chant: I saw 2 sides the same...)

4. If you need to add 8+9, how can you make a ten fact to help you solve this equation.

5. Who are your new team members?

6. Show me your best cursive Ll though Vv.

7. Have you met your AR Goal for the second marking period?

8. Recite the poem The House at the Corner by Myra Livingston.

9. What did you do with your 5/6th grade buddy last week?

10. What story did Mrs. Karz read to you during her special story time?


Important Dates:

October 31st-Valencia School Spirit Day, Halloween!

November 9th-End of the Trimester, Last Day for AR Goals

November 10th-No School, Veterans Day Observed

November 13th-17th-Parent Conference Week


*Please make sure your child brings his/her Homework Folder to school each day. The folder is used for important communication between home and school. Teams earn points when all team members come to school prepared.     


*Our Library Day is on Friday.  Please make sure your child returns his/her book on time each week.




House at the Corner Buddy Time



Thank you for donating socks for Socktober! We collected over 1,000 pairs of socks for our local homeless agencies.

Room 18's Wish List

Room 18's Wish List

Current Assignments

Contact Information for Mrs. Wise and Mrs. Stonebloom

The best way to contact us is through email: (Monday-Thursday) or (Friday).  We will do our best to get back to you within 24 hours. You can also send a written note with your child.  Thanks!


Ride the Reading Wave!

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 during our daily SURF Time, or on Fridays during our Computer Time. 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 second marking period is from September 25 to November 9th.  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 Parent Conferences. Write the word 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