Office Hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
In 2014-15 school will start at 9:00. Wednesdays are minimums days with dismissal at 1:00. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, school dismissal will be at 3:40.
Attendance Rules Summary
It is important for parents to understand the rules on attendance. Children can only be absent for three reasons: illness, doctor's appointment, or bereavement for immediate family. If a student is not in school for any other reason, they are marked as truant. Parents must call the school or write a note to verify an absence. It is also a truancy if a child is late by more than 30 minutes or picked up early by more than 30 minutes without a valid reason.
Please do not plan vacations on school days or to extend a weekend. This is not legal. Your child misses school and learns that schoolwork is not important. We very much want to improve our attendance and our student achievement -- both go together.
September 25 — Picture Day
October 16 Walk-a-Thon and Health Night (6:30)
Welcome to the Glen Cove Elementary School Website. We hope that you will find and be able to access useful information about the school. As a reminder, each week we publish a newsletter that all children bring home. This is and will continue to be our primary means of regular communication. We post the content of the Newsletter below each week.
Hawk's Eye Weekly Parent Newsletter
PTA Cookie Dough Fund-Raiser Orders Due Tomorrow September 18th!
The PTA is sponsoring a cookie dough fund-raiser this year. Please turn in orders and money by tomorrow, September 18th. Checks payable to the PTA.
Western Fence Lizards at the School
Last week students found a baby Western Fence Lizard that was shown to students in classes and at chorus. These lizards are quite numerous this year. Students know them as “blue-bellies” because there is blue coloration on their undersides. The lizard we found was missing its tail. Lizards when attacked by a predator will split off the end of their tails as a distraction while they escape. The tail grows back quickly. Lizards can be kept as pets for couple days and then should be returned to where they came from. (Adults legally need to have a fishing license if they take a Western Fence Lizard from nature for any reason.)
Campanelli Children’s Choir
On Monday nights from 5:45 to 6:45 the Vallejo Choral Society is sponsoring a children’s choir for students aged 7-14. The location of the rehearsals is the Community Presbyterian Church 2800 Georgia Street next to Steffan Manor School. There is a fee of $25 per month but financial assistance can be available. We very much want to encourage Glen Cove students to participate as we have students who are amazing singers! For more information call 653-6827. (The VCUSD has not evaluated or approved the program or service. Parents and guardians are encouraged to make their own evaluation of the program if it interests them.)
Substitute and Full Time Positions Available in VCUSD!!!
The Vallejo School District and Glen Cove need substitutes for different positions. We very much need para-educator substitutes to work in our special education classes. We also need substitute teachers, secretaries, and noon duty supervisors. If you are interested, go to www.edjoin.org and complete the application process. There are different requirements for each position. You can call the school or our HR department for assistance and information. There are also, lots of full time positions available for teaching both general education and special education classes. Again, go to www.edjoin.org to see open positions and to apply.
Vallejo Symphony Concert Sunday, 3:00 at Hogan
There will be a great program on Sunday with Night on Bald Mountain, Ravel’s Pavane and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. Children under 12 are free with paying adult ($40).
Spiritwear Flyer on the Back of the Newsletter
If you would like to buy Glen Cove Spiritwear, there is an order form on the back of the Newsletter.
Parent Volunteers Needed in Library!!!!
We need parent volunteers to help supervise our students in the library during Accelerated Reader check-out times. If you can help, WE NEED YOU! We very much need volunteers in the afternoons from 1:40 to 3:15. If you can help, even if it is only one day a week, call the school office. There will be other parent volunteer needs that will be discussed in the next newsletter.
Let’s Not Do Cupcakes at School Please
This year we seem to be having lots of birthday celebrations in classes with cupcakes. It is important to celebrate our children’s birthdays. Each teacher has their own way of doing this that respects the instructional time of the class and is equitable. When parents bring cupcakes this can be awkward for the children who don’t have parents who are bringing cupcakes. We also cannot stop instruction for cupcake parties. Lastly, cupcakes are not good for children. We are trying as a school and a nation to fight childhood obesity. Cupcakes are filled with sugar, fat, refined flour, etc. As a matter of policy, it is not allowed for parents to give students homemade food products at school. If you want to celebrate your child’s birthday at school by bringing food, please be sure your child’s teacher knows this ahead of time and is OK with it. Please accept “no” as an answer. How about a nice Honey Crisp Apple instead of a cupcake if you are bringing food.
Inventor’s Lab at the Library
The Lawrence Hall of Science Inventor’s Lab will be at the JFK Library on September 16 from 4:00 to 5:00. It will be at the Springstowne Library on September 17 from 4-5:00. The Inventor’s Lab is a free program with hands-on science and engineering experiences designed to engage the whole family. Please take advantage of these presentations!
Picture Day Order Form Coming Home Today. Pictures next Thursday, September 25.
Great ADA for Third Week 96.6%!!!!!
We had 90 students absent last week which is an Average Daily Attendance (ADA) of 96.6%. This is very good!!!Keep it up! There were 22 students who were truant which is half of last week! That is much better. There were 65 students late for school last week. This is an area to improve.
Spiritwear on Fridays
For school spirit, students are to wear spiritwear T-shirts or our school colors, blue and grey, on Fridays.
In order to register your child at school you must bring your child's birth certificate, shot records, and proof that you reside within our school boundaries. Before the start of the school year, come to the office any time between 8:00 and 3:00. After the start of the year, please avoid coming between 8:45 and 9:30 and 3:10 to 3:40 as these are very busy times for the office.
Kindergarten Parent Guide - English
Kindergarten Parents Guide - Spanish