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Callison Students 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 ...more

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

6TH GRADE DANCE
ATTENTION 6TH GRADERS  The Callison PTC is organizing a dance just for you.  It is scheduled for Monday evening, June 1 but parent volunteers are needed first.  As long as we get 10 parent volunteers, the dance will be in our MP roo... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 5/21/15

6TH GRADE PROMOTION CEREMONY
Our 6th grade promotion ceremony is on Wednesday, June 3rd at 9 00 AM. The ceremony will take place on the blacktop behind room 14. Students are encouraged to dress casually for the event. The PTC is selling raffle tickets for 2 premium seats... Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 5/20/15

MINIMUM DAY SCHEDULE
Monday, June 1 is a regular day for all students. Tuesday and Wednesday June 2-3, students will be released at 12 55PM.  Thursday, June 4 is the last day of school.  Students will be released at 11:45AM.  

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Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 5/20/15

KINDERGARTEN SCHEDULE
Please open the attached file for the Kindergarten schedule during the last week of school.   Continue
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Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 5/20/15

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: 5/19/15

SPIRIT WEEK
Student Council announces Spirit Week, May 26 - 29.  

Tuesday, 80 s Day

Wednesday - Mis Match Day

Thursday - Character Day (T-shirt with a favorite character on it)

Friday - Tourist Day Continue
Posted by: Heidi Tafarella
Published: 5/12/15

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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SBAC Testing in VUSD

This Spring, VUSD Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC) in English Language Arts and Math. In addition, students in grades 5, 8 and 10 will take the California Standards Test in Science. For more, please read our full document explaining Spring Testing 2015.

2015-16 Kindergarten and TK Registration

Registration for transitional kindergarten (TK) and regular kindergarten will begin on Tuesday, March 3. Please check your residence attendance boundary by clicking on the link on this page, “School ...more

On the Calendar

Front Office Hours:

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Daily


Site Council Meetings

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015


ELAC Meetings

(Library, 5-6 p.m.)

February 9, 2015

May 4, 2015


Coffee With the Principal

February 18, 2015

April 22, 2015

Wellness Club Recipe of the Month

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:

February 18, 2015

April 22, 2015

Computer Lab on Wheels (COW)

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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.