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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

Picture Make-Up Day
Picture make up day is November 5.  This is the time to get your picture taken if you were absent last time.  Or, students can get their picture taken again if you are not happy with the original picture.  They must bring their pict... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 10/24/14

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: 10/22/14

Saturday School This Week- Oct. 25
Saturday School forms were sent home last week.  If you would like your child to participate, we are still accepting permission slips. Print the attached forms and return to the school office by Thursday, Oct. 23rd.  We will have enrichm... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 10/21/14

Accelerated Reader News!
We have a new school leader this week- Roman Vasilyev leads the school by reading over 2 million words.  We have new class leaders this week as well.  Zackary Skiles in Martins class. Amanda Izquierdo in Bleess class. For a list of all t... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 10/21/14

Red Ribbon Week Activities Start on Thurs. Oct. 23
Red Ribbon Week activities remind students to remain drug, alcohol and tobacco free.  We also want to express kindness towards one another.  Students are encouraged to show their support by participating in the following activities. ... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 10/21/14

Halloween and Spirit Day Oct. 31st
Kindergarten and 1st grade will have the option for costumes or wear their school spirit shirts.  There will be a 1st grade parade at 9 AM on the playground.  2nd through 6th grade will be having a spirit contest.  2nd graders can w... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 10/21/14

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 Meeting Dates

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

Callison New Staff Members

Callison New Staff Members

Kimberly Gunn (K), Nikki Etchieson (6th), Sarah Houston (4th), Lori Lawn (Rti Coordinator), Jennifer Austin (AP), Carol Johnson (1st), Sharon Gross (Para), Karen Nickolette (library) and Joel Meier (5th)

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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: 10/24/14

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.