Star Wars Day
New Wellness and Classroom Food Policy
Food and treats for birthdays, holidays, and other events will no longer be permitted at schools in the Fountain Valley School District. Due to an increasing number of students with a variety of food allergies and aligning with a greater focus on Health & Wellness, food items for student birthdays, holidays, and other events will NOT be permitted to be brought to school. This means: Please DO NOT bring store bought and/or homemade cupcakes, cookies, candy, or other food items to celebrate your child's birthday or other events.
If you wish to celebrate your child's birthday or other events recognized in class, you must check with the teacher at least 48 hours in advance, and could include any of the following suggestions:
Give a bookmark, pencil, stickers, etc.
Donate a book to the teacher’s classroom library
Or any appropriate activity approved by the teacher.
Thank You for your support with this policy change.
Veterans Day Flag Ceremony
The Fountain Valley School District would like to invite you to our First Annual Polar Day Celebration on from . Hosted at Talbert Middle School, the event has been a dream of Talbert teacher John Wood, who has conducted research in Antarctica and even “Skyped” his students during expeditions! Polar Day will offer a variety of experiences from talks by guest speaking scientists, fun polar-themed games, science experiments, food trucks, and more! The event will cost $10 for a family of up to 4 people, and $3 for individuals. Please register online at http://goo.gl/forms/qxrzqgNKFo , and bring a check payable to “Talbert PTO.” Checks can be delivered to the Courreges office.
We hope you can join us!
Common Core Math and CGI...What does this all mean?
Here is a great article that will show you why Common Core Math and CGI (Cognitively Guided Instruction) will better prepare our students for the future.
Join the 97% club!
We want all Courreges students to join the 97% club. What is the 97% club? Well, this year at Courreges it is our goal to have students attend school everyday and maintain an attendance rate of at least 97%. According to the FVSD, Proficient/Advanced attendance means missing no more than one day for every 25 days of instruction, and having no more than 7 TOTAL absences in the school year. That's 96%, but here at Courreges we would like to aim for 97%. Last year, we were below the district average for school attendance, so we need your help in improving our attendance rate for the 2015-2016 school year.
Please remember, our school receives approx. $36 per day for each child who attends school. Therefore, each % drop in attendance equates to a $43,416 loss to our school. Last year alone, we lost $173.664 in attendance funding, so we can definitely do better.
Lastly, great attendance isn't all about money. Students who attend school regularly perform better in school, feel more connected to school, and on average, have greater self-esteem.
Mr. Christensen "Mr. C"
The NED Show
School Rules, Policies and Procedures
The link below is an updated copy of our school rules, policies, and procedures handbook. Feel free to review this material with your child in the coming weeks or keep it handy, as needed, when questions arise regarding our general school rules, policies, and procedures.