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.
October 16 Walk-a-Thon and Health Night (6:00)
October 30 -- Picture Make-ups
October 31 -- Costume Parade at 9:30; MINIMUM DAY
November 10 & 11 -- No School
November 12-21 -- Parent Conferences -- Minimum Days with 1:00 Dismissal
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
Importance of Talking to Children
There have been years of research studies indicating the importance of parents talking with their children. We hope and suggest that all families have time together to talk. Usually this would be dinner time where children are also taught eating manners. We would like to suggest asking children what they think about different topics. The focus of Common Core Curriculum is thinking critically about various topics and for students to explain their thinking based on what they have read in a given selection. As a parent, you can respond to your child’s thinking by repeating back the basic ideas your children are saying. Summarizing is a great skill you can practice at home.
Students Listen to Chamber Music on Friday
Last Friday students at Glen Cove heard John Bennett play cello with his wife Karen Balabanian on piano. When small groups of musicians play it is called chamber music. Students were taught how to be a great audience and when to clap appropriately. They did a great job. Thank you to the PTA for funding our local musicians to perform at Glen Cove.
Developing an Audience for Classical Music/Jazz
Recently there is controversy regarding the Vallejo Symphony’s board decision to hire a new musical director with the idea of increasing the size of the audience. This is a dilemma throughout the nation where we see an aging and declining audience for classical music and jazz. The research on listening habits indicates that our tastes for music are largely formed from early ages through adolescence through repetition. It is important on a number of levels to expose your children to lots of different kinds of music with multiple repetitions. The local public libraries have great collections of CDs that can be borrowed. Has your child listened to Beethoven’s 5th or 9th symphonies? Have they listened to Kind of Blue with Miles Davis? These are CDs that need to be heard many times for a deep sense of enjoyment. At Glen Cove many teachers play classical music and jazz in the background because research indicates it improves cognitive function and tends to calm students.
Costume Parade on Friday, October 31, 9:30 AM -- Minimum Day Dismissal on the 31st -- 1:00
On Friday, October 31st starting at 9:30 we will have our annual costume parade. Students are either to come to school in their costumes with a change of clothing in a bag for after the parade or have the costume in a bag to change into. The parade will be at 9:30. Students are to change out of their costumes into their school clothes after the parade.
Accelerated Reader Congratulations
Each week we publish the names of students who have earned different levels of points in our Accelerated Reading program. STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED POINT LEVELS AT 85% COMPREHENSION OR MORE WILL HAVE A STAR BY THEIR NAMES. Please encourage your child to earn points and to read at their correct level of difficulty. The following students have earned 10 points: Nizere Lochin* Erica Libut, Amaya Espinosa*, Zoe Nunez Brandao*, Noah Lacy*, Katelyn Yu*, David Bernstine*, Ajha Ali Lewis*, Heshua Crayton*, U-Gene Jackson, Devin McGhee*, Finley McVeigh*, and Bryan Zamora. Congratulations to the following students for earing 25 points: Hung Vo, Arianna Mahowald*, Michael Pierce*, and Raina Sarmiento. Congratulations to Jorge Bertulfo for earning 100 points.
Thank You PTA and Parents -- Great Walk-a-Thon and Family Health Night!
We wanted to thank our PTA and all the parent volunteers for a great Walk-a-Thon last Thursday. Also, thank you J.R. Matulac for coordinating our Family Health Night, teachers for volunteering and parents and families for coming and learning lots from our presenters.
ADA For Last Week 94.2%
We had 137 students absent last week giving us an ADA of 94.2%. There were 45 students who were truant. This is a lot of truant students! There were 100 students late for school last week. We have to do better in all of these areas! Please be sure your child is in school everyday and on time.
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
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