There is an exciting green movement happening all around us. It’s called Trash Free Tuesdays! The concept is simple. We want kids to bring lunches that don’t generate any trash. It’s a way to get us all thinking twice about how much trash we toss and a great way to save you and the school money! How about using a thermos or reusable water bottle in lieu of juice boxes or disposable water bottles? Forget the Ziploc bags. Buy things like raisins,pretzels, and yogurt in bulk instead of individually wrapped packages and send them to school in a reusable Tupperware or Glad container. Send your child with a cloth napkin as opposed to a paper napkin and silverware that can be washed and reused. And don’t stop at Tuesdays, challenge yourself to pack a trash-free lunch for your child everyday of the week!
This year students in grades 4, 5, and 6 will participate in our Invention Convention. Students will brainstorm, design, and create an invention of their own. This is a long term project that requires planning and we ask that you begin talking to your child about this project now. Students will have to come up with an idea, sketch what it will look like, identify the materials needed, build the invention, and make a tri-fold presentation board to present the invention. This project requires a great deal of time, thinking, and presentation skills (written, verbal, and creative). Please ask your child for his or her invention project packet and review the timeline and due dates. The Vista Invention Convention takes place on March 2nd. While this seems like a long way off, it is important that your child get to work on this right away. The Invention Student Packet is attached and available for download from our website in the Newsletter Folder.
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VISTA becomes AVID Showcase School!
Beginning this Fall, Vista del Valle students in Grades 3-6 were recognized as a "Showcase" school for the accelerated learning and effective instruction that is occurring as a result of using the AVI ...more
CBEE selects Vista as a 2014 Honor Roll School for the 3rd straight year!
(June 5, 2015 ) – Cl aremont Unified School District announced today that Vista del Valle Elementary School has been selected by Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as one of 1851 ...more
At Vista del Valle we inspire a community of
leaders and learners to achieve their highest potential
in an academically rigorous and joyful learning environment that
celebrates our cultural diversity.
In an effort to better serve our students this year, parents are now able to complete their Free and Reduce application on line by going to https://fsonline.cusd.claremont.edu. The process is very simple and takes about 5 minutes to complete. We will still receive paper applications in person or by mail at Central Kitchen (699 N Mountain Ave) or by e-mail to email@example.com.
School Accountability Report Cards Are Available
7:57 a.m. Welcome Bell
8:00 a.m. School Begins
9:45-10:05 a.m. Primary Recess
10:10-10:27 a.m. Upper Recess
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. 1st Grade Lunch
11:30 -12:15 p.m. 2/3 Grade Lunch
12:00-12:45 p.m. Upper Grade Lunch
2:15 p.m. Primary Dismissal
2:30 p.m. Upper Dismissal
(MINIMUM DAYS/CONFERENCE DAYS)
1:00 P.M. DISMISSAL
August –February 17
8:00 a.m. School Begins
1:00 p.m. Dismissal
February 21– End of Year
2:15 p.m. Dismissal