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What's Going On At Callison

 

Picture Make Ups

Monday, October 23, 2017.

RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES

October 23  - 27


Monday: Sticker Day (and Make Up Picture Day)

Tuesday: Turn Callison RED; wear as much RED as possible

Wednesday: Be your most colorful self!; wear colorful attire

Thursday: Crazy Sock Day 

Friday: Team Up Against Drugs; wear your favorite team jersey or T-shirt! 

Don't have a favorite sports team.... make up your own team, be a twin, triplet, quadruplet, etc...

Hoot ~ N ~ Howl

Is Coming!

October 27

4 - 6 PM

 

Donations of bags of candy or small prizes are being requested.  Please send them to school with your child and have them tell their teacher it is for Hoot-N-Howl.


 

Information from the District Office

10/17/17

As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

Air Quality Index
 

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10/17/17

A Johnson
Our Teacher Tuesday star this week is Allegra Johnson who teaches at Callison Elementary. Her dynamic instruction keeps her 5th grade students consistently engaged in learning. Beyond her classroom, Allegra serves on Callison’s Leadership Team, the district IMAP (Integrating Mathematics and Pedagogy) team, and helps support Callison’s Safe School Ambassador program. Thank you for all you do for staff and students Allegra!

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9/22/17

Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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9/15/17

If your students are out of school please send a note, call the school, or email Carla at carlaw@vacavilleusd.org. We have over 60 uncleared absences already and they are considered truant if they are left uncleared. If you have any questions please give the office a call at 453-6250.

 

Thank you.

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Just 20 Minutes of Reading A Day Makes a Big Difference!

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Front Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily

707-453-6250 Office

707-446-3729 Fax


Unattended children should not be on campus outside of these hours as they will be unsupervised. 

Our School Mission

Welcome! The Mission of Callison Elementary School, in partnership with staff, families and community, is to empower all students to excel in elementary school and prepare for middle school through immersion in an environment that provides a challenging, standards-based curriculum, promotes a desire for learning, builds self-confidence and instills compassion for others.

Our Wonderful Callison Staff

2017-2018 Bell Schedule

Attendance is important to learning. Please be on time every day.
If your child is absent, contact the Callison office at 453-6250 during office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or email carlaw@vusd.org

Kindergarten

Morning Kindergarten:

8:45-12:05 a.m. (M, T, TH, F) 

   8:45 - 12:05 (W)


Afternoon Kindergarten: 

11:30-2:50 p.m. (M, T, TH, F)
    8:45 - 12:05 (W)

 

Grades 1-3

8:45 - 2:50 -  (M, T, TH, F)
 8:45 - 1:30 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)

 

Grades 4-6

8:45 - 2:55 -  (M, T, TH, F)
    8:45 - 1:30 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)