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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

CANNED FOOD DRIVE DECEMBER 9
Students please bring canned food to Callison the morning of December 9.  We will fill up the Vaca Fish food bank, to assist the less fortunate in our city this holiday season.  Students who bring at least 3 cans of food will receive Hol... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 11/20/14

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: 11/19/14

ATTENTION 6TH GRADE PARENTS
California State law requires that students entering 7th grade for 2015/2016, are required to show proof of receiving a Tdap booster.  Students who do not show proof of a Tdap booster will not be able to start 7th grade.  All students wh... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 11/19/14

No School Mon. Nov. 24th through Nov. 28th
Students return to a regular school day on Monday, Dec. 1st.  Nov. 17th - 21st- Minimum days this week.  Students released at 12 55 PM.   Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 11/18/14

THANKSGIVING BOX TOP DAY
Students will want to bring Box Tops on Thursday, November 20.  Open the attachment and learn about our game. Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 11/13/14

Will C Wood Junior Basketball Program
The goal of this league is to introduce boys and girls to basic offensive and defensive fundamentals, while also helping to develop an enthusiasm for the game of basketball, good sportsmanship, and a positive attitude. All participants will r... Continue
Posted by: Catherine Bozzini
Published: 11/11/14

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

Wellness Club Recipe of the Month

Click to see recipe by 4th grader Tyler Prettyman  Pumpkin Spice Granola.pdf

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: 11/22/14

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.

Wellness Club Recipe of the Month