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Accelerated Reader

These students are leading their class in Accelerated Reader!  The 100 Grand Club is for K-3 students.  The Million Word Club is for K-6 students.

100 Grand Club

*New 100 Grand Club Member

 

1st-3rd Grade

*New Class Leader

 

Million Word Club

*New Million Word Club Member

4th-6th Grade

*New Class Leader

 

The students at Callison are college bound!

Our students are hard working cougars, who put their best effort in all they do!  Our goal is for our students to be college and career ready. All students graduating from high school must have the skills and knowledge necessary to assume their positions in the 21st century global economy.  We believe all students have the potential to attend college therefore, it is extremely important that every student receives the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares him or her for college if he or she chooses to attend.  Today's students need to be prepared wtih communication, collaboration, creativity, leadership, global citizenship and critical thinking skills. We will be incorporating these skills in our lessons on a daily basis.  We are creating a college readiness culture by each classroom adopting a different college. Each classroom will adopt colleges in various ways.

K-6 School Focus for 2014-2015

  • College Readiness:  Every student receives the opportunity to be educated in a way that prepares him or her for college if he or she chooses to attend.
  • Writing Across the Curriculum:  We realize the importance of writing on a daily basis.  The more students write the better they are as critical thinkers.  Writing is an essential skill they will need as they enter adulthood.  Special note:  Check out the writing wall in every teacher's classroom.
  • Data Notebooks:  Students take ownership of their learning in kindergarten through 6th grade.  They set goals and track their progress over time.
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math): There has been a noticeable change in jobs requiring people to have experience and skills in the area of math, science, technology and engineering.  Our students need to be prepared globally for jobs which haven't even been created in order to live successful and meaningful lives in the 21st century.

School News

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List at... Continue
Posted by: Donna Suchoski
Published: 8/29/14

Yearbooks On Sale Now
The easiest way to order a Callison Yearbook is to order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com  You will use the Yearbook ID code, 9989315.  Order now and save. The price of 25 dollars will go up after October 31.   Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 8/28/14

A fun and easy fundraiser, SHOPAROO
Shoparoo is an app that is available for your smart phone.  Download the app and select Callison School to support.  You will take snapshots of every grocery receipt you get from Walmart, CVS, Safeway, Costco or almost any other store. &... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 8/26/14

School Site Council Seeking Parent Nominations
Our School Site Council (SSC) provides both guidance and oversight for the school in our use of specific budgets. The SSC s role is important. The council has the responsibility to develop and approve our Single Plan for Student Achievement that g... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 8/26/14

Accelerated Reader Good News!
Well that did not take long at all!  We have our first Million Word Club member.  Tanner D. in Mrs. Greenlees room.   Also our first 100 Grand Club member is Elizabeth Y. in Cherrys class.  Congratualions Tanner and Elizab... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 8/26/14

Moby Max
Moby Max is complete on line website which all our students have access to help build academic skills.  Teachers will be reviewing this at Back to School.  Click on link for more information. Continue
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Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 8/26/14

2014-2015 School Hours

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, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Kindergarten

8:30-11:50 a.m. (morning K every day)
11:50-3:10 p.m. (afternoon K)
9:35-12:55 p.m. (Wednesdays and Minimum Days afternoon K)
8:30-11:30 a.m. All Kindergarten on last day of school June 4, 2015

Grades 1-3

8:45 - 2:50 -  (M, T, TH, F)
 8:45 - 1:25 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)

8:45-11:45 a.m.  1st- 6th grade on last day of school June 4, 2015

Grades 4-6

8:45 - 2:55 -  (M, T, TH, F)
    8:45 - 1:25 -  (Wednesdays)
8:45 - 12:55 - Grades 1-6 (Minimum days & conferences)

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

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Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily

ELAC Meetings 2014-2015

Location: Library

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

September 15, 2014

October 13, 2014

February 9, 2015

May 4, 2015

School Site Council Meetings 2014-2015

Location:  School Library

Times:  3:15 PM to 4:15 PM

September 22, 2014

October 20, 2014

February 16, 2015

May 11, 2015

 

These meetings are open to the public.

Student Council Officers 2013-2014

Student Council Officers

President: Kaylani Dacanay

Vice President: Alexa Bolton

Secretary: Lindsey Malaney

Treasurer: Julia Singh

 

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Coffee with the Principal

These casual meetings are an opportunity for parents, guardians and community members to join in a conversation with Mrs. Bozzini, principal of Callison.  Topics include academics, school goals/focus, special events, and PTC information.  Parents have the opportunity to have questions and to bring other topics to the conversation.  The meetings take place in the school library from 8:45 AM -9:30 AM on the following dates:

August 20, 2014

October 15, 2014

December 10, 2014

February 18, 2015

April 22, 2015

Computer Lab on Wheels (COW)

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This year Callison's goal was to improve our student access to technology. Our amazing PTC purchased a Computer Lab on Wheels (COW) for our students.

Today: 9/1/14

Our 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.