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Register Now for the 2014-2015 School Year!

PLEASE Bring the following to register your child:

*Certified Original Birth Certificate
*Immunization Record
*Two of the Following:



* Gas, Water, Disposal or Cable Bill
* Escrow Papers (Certified, Original Documents)
* Homeowners/Renters Insurance Policy
* 2013 W-2 Form

A new grade level for 4 year olds called Transitional Kindergarten is Coming to Terra Vista! All students born between July 1, 2009 and December 2, 2009 are eligible. If your child has a birthdate in this range they are ready for Transitional Kindergarten and we strongly encourage enrollment in this amazing, no-cost program!





Message from the Principal

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2014/2015 school year! Our theme this year is Terra Vista: A Universe of Possibilities! Join us as we soar to heights! Our first day of school is Monday, August 4th.

Tentative class lists will be posted on Friday, August 1st at 4:00 p.m. on the office windows. These lists will be posted through the weekend, so you can come any time to view them. If you have an ESPRI account, you can access your child’s information on line at 4:00 p.m.

Our School Hours remain the same as last year:

Kindergarten - A.M. Session 8:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Monday - Friday
Kindergarten - P.M. Session 11:25 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Monday - Friday
Grades 1 – 5 8:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

Minimum Day each Monday 8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. for Grades 1 – 5

**Please Note: The 1st day of school is Minimum Day for Grades 1 – 5 with Dismissal @ 1:15

We strongly encourage that parents prepay for lunches so that students don’t have to worry about daily lunch money. You may use your prepay lunches any time during the year. You may prepay lunches at www.EZSchoolPay.com. Information about lunch prices can be found on this website: www.ESDChildNutrition.com. Students will use their ID number to type into the keypad each time that they buy lunch. ID numbers from last year remain the same. Memorizing the lunch number is especially important for 1st graders who are new to this system and new students to our school. Lunch menus are available on our district website. It is highly recommended that students bring a lunch from home on the first day of school if at all possible.

Morning supervision begins at 7:50 a.m. 1st-5th Grade students are to enter through the gate adjacent to the office. To be "on time" and not tardy, students should be in line on the playground by 8:10 a.m. Please see the enclosed safety Procedures for detailed information. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten procedures will be outlined during orientation on August 1st.

On the first day of school, students will receive a Timberwolf Homework Folder filled with important information for parents and students and several items to be signed and returned. Teachers will use these folders regularly to send correspondence and homework back and forth from school to home.

As you do your “back to school” shopping, remember that basic supplies needed by students at school
will be purchased with district and school funds. Click on the link Supply List to view the entire School Supply List.
Students are required to cover all textbooks. The jumbo size stretchy covers are the most convenient. You can also use brown grocery bags or a paper cover. Do not use any type of peel and stick, sticky or adhesive covers. Also do not tape cover the book as it damages the book upon removal, and you will be charged for replacement. When using tape, tape cover to cover, not cover to book.

Thousands of dollars of “lost and found” clothing was given to charity last year. We urge you to label your child’s clothing, and to remind them to check the lost and found area frequently. It is much easier for us to get items back to their rightful owners if they are labeled.

To assist you in selecting appropriate clothing items, please review our District Dress Code on our district website: www.etiwanda.k12.ca.us/district/dresscode.pdf
Some specific reminders from the Dress Code are:
-Girl’s tops should be long enough and pant waists should be high enough so that when your daughter raises her arms above her head, her midriff skin is not showing.
-Girl’s shorts, skorts and skirts should be long enough to reach her fingertip length.
-Girl’s tops must include straps at least 2 inches wide. Undergarments must be covered.
-Boy’s pants and shorts should fit at the waist without a belt. Your son should be able to run and play PE activities without impeding movement. Undergarments must be covered.
-Tennis shoes are the best choice for shoe attire. Laces must be tied.
-Shoes must have covered toes and include a heel strap.

Though the media is full of advertising campaigns about cell phones for kids and “family minutes”, we remind you that the Etiwanda School District has a policy that prohibits student use of cell phones on campus and on school property. Students have adults at school in the classroom and office that can assist them in the event that they need to use a phone at school. Cell phones, if brought to school, must remain off and put away at all times on school premises, which includes parking lots and pick up/drop off zones. Your cooperation in keeping cell phones at home is much appreciated.

This year the E3 Foundation is offering some after school programs that will take place on Mondays from 1:15-2:45 p.m. and are open to all Terra Vista 1st-5th graders. Please click on the link Afterschool Programs to view the flyer regarding our first session. These sessions do fill quickly, so if you’re interested please stop by our office to register right away.

A key ingredient to student success is parental involvement at school. One of the best ways to stay up to date on current school events is to frequently visit our website. You can link to our school’s page through the district site at www.etiwanda.org. Save us to your favorites! You can also follow me on twitter at Mrs.Tavolazzi@TerraVista1994. Additionally, there are many opportunities to get involved. A great place to start is by joining our Terra Vista PTA or becoming a Parent Volunteer. Our first PTA General Association Meeting will take place at Back to School Night.

The staff at Terra Vista looks forward to welcoming you on August 4th and working with your family throughout the year. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school office. The office staff includes Mrs. Salazar, our Secretary; Mrs. Cohen, our Clerk; Mrs. Aguilar, our Health Clerk and Mrs. Pollock, our Assistant Principal. You will find them kind, efficient, and helpful. On behalf of the entire staff, welcome to the 2014/2015 school year! We look forward to an exciting and productive year!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Tavolazzi,
Principal

Back To School Night is Thursday, August 14th

Mark your calendar to attend this important event – a special night for parents to come to school, meet the teacher, and learn about your child’s curriculum.
A flyer will be sent home in the First Day Packet with details.


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LATEST NEWS

Achievement News

California Business for Education Excellence has recognized Terra Vista as a 2013 Honor Roll Recipient!

CBEE identifies and recognizes higher performing schools in the state, particularly those schools that are closing achievement gaps. The CBEE Honor Roll is the only school recognition program in the state using only student achievement outcomes as the criteria and is a growing resource for all schools to learn about best practices that increase student achievement. CBEE utilizes data from the non-profit Educational Results Partnership, the largest longitudinally-linked, actionable school data system in the country.

Way to go Timberwolves! We are so proud of all of your hard work and accomplishments. We know that you will keep soaring to success!
 

ATTENDANCE

Attendance Reminder:
Each day your child is absent you must notify the school. Please call our 24 hour attendance line at 803-3010. All absences not cleared within 3 days will be considered unexcused.
 

Spirit Days

Remember Timberwolves every Friday is Spirit Day! Show your Timberwolf Spirit and wear Navy and Gray.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

July 23rd

Office Opens for Registration

August 1, 2014

9:00 AM Kindergarten Orientation
10:00 Transitional Kindergarten Orientation
11:00 PM Kindergarten Orientation
1:00 PM Pre School Orientation

August 4, 2014

First day of school!

August Minimum Days

4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

August 11, 2014

Spanish Academy

August 15, 2014

100 Boxtops Due for Summer Challenge

August 18, 2014

Spanish Academy

August 18, 2014

Library Opens for Check Out

August 19, 2014

7:30 a.m. Winter Chorus Rehearsals Begin

August 19, 2014

6:00 Watch D.O.G. Dad Pizza Launch

August 25, 2015

Spanish Academy

Terra Vista Elementary School 7497 Mountain View Drive (909) 945-5715
Last Modified: Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014