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Chaperones & Drivers

If you just want to volunteer in the classroom, you do NOT have to get fingerprinted. You WILL have to still get a TB test, and fill out forms from the front office.
 
If you want to be a chaperone on a field trip and/or a driver (who is driving with students in your car), you have to do these steps:
 
1) Fill out Volunteer Driver Forms, from Valencia's front office. You MUST DO THIS EACH NEW YEAR, even if last year your forms had the same information on them. It's just district policy to make sure everyone stays safe.
 
2) Get fingerprinted and cleared at the District Office (call them to make an appointment. NOT NECESSARY if you're staying in the classroom or campus!)
 
3) Give the front office a copy of your vehicle insurance (showing coverage and dates), and a copy of your driver's license.
 
Thanks!

Lynnelle Wing

News from Class 19: August 21 - 25: WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!

        Yay! Welcome back, Valencia Seastars! We are all so happy to be back at our "real" campus, and so happy that the temporary bridge is open! I am happy to start this new year, and excited to get to know all the kids in my class.

 

        We are all looking forward to "Solar Eclipse Day" this Monday, Aug. 21. Even if we can't see the eclipse because of fog, we will be watching it online on the NASA website, and doing lots of projects and learning about it! The whole school will be on indoor recesses on Monday, to make sure no one "accidentally" looks at the eclipse and damages their eyes.

 

        Parents, please try to fill out and return the yellow Emergency Slip and other forms this week! Also, we have our first field trip happening soon, on Thursday, Sept. 14, to the Santa Cruz County Fair, and we will need lots of drivers and chaperones! If you want to be a driver or chaperone, you need to have been fingerprinted at our District Office, and you need to fill out the Volunteer form from our office. If you have been fingerprinted by our office in the past, you don't need to do it again this year, but we do need you to fill out a new Volunteer form, with driver's license copy and copy of proof of insurance, each year! Thank you!!!

 

        Thank you also, to all the WONDERFUL donations of paper, notebooks, hand sanitizer, fun prizes, and kleenex that you have been dropping off!! You parents are so AMAZING and kind!! The kids will really use these things, and we all thank you for taking care of us.

 

        This second week of school we will be getting used to our daily schedule, which usually starts with the "Daily Bite" warm-up questions that students write answers to in their notebooks, then we go on to math. Next is recess, and students are trying to remember to use the bathroom, to get drinks of water, and to remember to put trash in trash cans during their break. After recess is reading, where we have been reading articles and writing about the eclipse, and the moon, Earth, and sun. Next comes social science, where we are learning about Santa Cruz County. After lunch, we usually have DEAR time (Drop Everything And Read) where students can read about anything they want. Then is writing, or art, science, or a "Class Challenge", where students are given real-life tasks to do that teach them about teamwork, about themselves, and about using patience, kindness, and compassion. At the end of the day we take 15 minutes to write on our "Homework Agendas" what homework there is, and what to remember for tomorrow. This week we will be starting daily homework, which is a Reading Log and Fluency Page. Each day, students are to read anything, for at least 30 minutes, and note down the title and time on their log. Each day, students are also to read aloud their Fluency Page (a story) to an adult, who notes how many words the child has read in a minute, and writes it in a box at the top of the page. These pieces of homework are to improve reading, and to improve smoothness and comprehension in reading aloud (fluency).

 

         On this page, I will give short updates about what we've been doing in class, and reminders and notices of upcoming events. This first week, the most important thing is to be excited about getting to know your new classmates and teacher, and getting comfortable with the new rules and methods in your new classroom. Much of the first few weeks will focus on getting to know each other, learning how the classroom works, and learning how to work with each other. We will have little homework, besides filling out and returning the very important Emergency Cards! Please look for these bright yellow cards, and return them by Monday, August 21. Because students will need to work hard both in school and at home to succeed this year, they will need all the support we can give them - which means parents will be working hard as well! In addition to making sure they are well-rested, fed, and arrive to school on time, they'll need encouragement to complete homework and to remember school materials every day. Please let me know what else I can do to help your child succeed.

   

         Keep an eye on this page for each week's homework, announcements, and other information this year!

 

         WISH LIST: If you can/want to donate, we ALWAYS need lots of:

          * Spiral bound notebooks

          * Kleenex, napkins, hand sanitizer, paper towels (for our messes and dribbly noses)

          * Any kind of paper: colored, lined, unlined, scratch, all sizes

          * Microwave popcorn or Goldfish crackers, and stickers, for rewards

          * Any kind of typical school supplies, like gluesticks, pencils, lined paper, color pencils, stickers

 

THANKS SO MUCH!- Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

 

Mrs. Wing's Homeroom Weekly Schedule

                        Mon              Tues           Wed           Thurs           Fri

 

8:00 - 8:15    Jobs, pledge  Daily Bite    Daily Bite     Daily Bite     Daily Bite

8:15 – 9:20    Math/Writing Math/Wrtg   Math/Wrtg    Math/Wrtg   Math/Wrtg

9:20 – 9:35    RECESS       RECESS    RECESS      RECESS     RECESS

9:35–10:40    RTI (Reading)RTI                RTI            RTI              Art/PE   

10:40-11:20   Math              Math             Math          Math            Math     

11:20–11:55  LUNCH         LUNCH         LUNCH      LUNCH       LUNCH 

11:55–1:00    V.A.P.A         PE/Soc. Sci  12:15 Dis.   V.A.P.A       Class Mtg.

1:00–1:45      PE/Soc./Sci. Library                             PE/Soc./Sci. PE/Sci. 

1:45–2:00      Handwriting  Handwrtg                         Handwrtg     Hndwrtg

2:00–2:15      End of Day   End of Day                       End of Day   End___

 

Classroom Management:

 

Classroom Rules:

  1. Treat others like you want to be treated. (Respect them and their things).
  2. Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  3. Listen when it’s other’s turn to talk.

 

Consequences:

  1. Verbal reminder
  2. Warning (move clip down)
  3. Benched during recess, fill out Behavior Form, get it signed by parent, return it the next day
  4. Benched for another recess, sit out of next fun activity
  5. Principal’s office and/or call parents

 

Positive Rewards:

  1. Lots of positive attention!
  2. “Caught Being Good” tickets, exchanged for prizes at end-of-the-month class auction.
  3. Valencia Victories tickets (possibility of a prize each Friday)
  4. Team points. When a team gets 20 points, they get microwave popcorn or crackers.
  5. Homework Heroes: students get a prize on Friday if they turn in all their homework for the week (Reading Log, Fluency Page, and signed Homework Agenda.) If homework is complete and signed, they get to choose a prize from the small prize box.

Other Rules:

Water: students are allowed and encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to sip on during class.  They may bring water, but not any other liquid, as those are difficult to clean if they spill.

Homework:

We have homework every day except for Friday. Every day, children should practice out loud their fluency page, and have someone record how many words they read in 1 minute. They also read for at least 30 minutes daily (they fill out a portion of the Reading Log, which is due, completed and signed, each Friday). Occasionally we have math, social science, writing, or science homework. Every day the students write the required homework on their "Homework Agenda", and I sign it to make sure they copy it correctly, so this is where you and students can go to see what homework is required. In addition, every Monday I give out a Homework Agenda giving the homework and notices about the week. Also, the whole week's homework is listed on this webpage. Each Friday, we collect the week's Reading Logs, Fluency Pages, and Homework Agendas, and kids who completed and got their Reading Logs and Homework Agendas signed get a small prize.

 

Thank you, and looking forward to a great year!

Mrs. Lynnelle Wing

Lynnelle_wing@pvusd.net / (831) 728-7836 ext. 3019

Homework: Week of Aug. 21-25: SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL

MONDAY  8/21/17

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log.

Writing: 0

Science: 0

Math: 0

Other: Get Emergency Card filled out and returned! All forms due by this Friday, Aug. 25!

 

TUESDAY  8/22/17

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log.

Writing: 0

Science: 0

Math: 0

Other: Get Emergency Card filled out and returned! All forms due by this Friday, Aug. 25!

 

WEDNESDAY  8/23/17 MINIMUM DAY:  Dismiss at 12:15 pm

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log.

Writing: 0

Science: 0

Math: 0

Other: Get Emergency Card filled out and returned! All forms due by this Friday, Aug. 25!

 

THURSDAY 8/24/17

Fluency: Read aloud your Fluency Page to an adult. Adult times you for 1 minute and writes how many words you read correctly, at top of the page.

Reading: Read at least 30 minutes, and write the title and time in your Reading Log.

Writing: 0

Science: 0

Math: 0

Other: Get Emergency Card filled out and returned! All forms due by this Friday, Aug. 25!

 

FRIDAY  8/25/17

No homework on Fridays!