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VUSD Parent Involvement Survey

An annual Title I program requirement  is for parents to evaluate the content and effectiveness of the district's parent involvement policy.  The policy applies to both Title I and Non-Title I schools.  This year the evaluation will be collected via an online survey process.

This year's online survey is now live, in both English and Spanish, on the VUSD Parent Website.  It will remain posted through mid-June.

We thank you in advance for your participation in this very important survey!

California Assessment for Grades 3-5

This is an exciting time for everyone at Breeze Hill Elementary School.

As you may already know, we, along with thousands of schools across California, are participating in a field test of a modern assessment system designed to help shape teaching and learning in the classroom. Known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress – or CAASPP – these computer-based tests replace the STAR program.

These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for English and math, which California adopted in 2010 to describe what knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for college and careers, no matter where they come from or where they live.

Part of the goal of the field test this year is to determine how well individual questions allow students to demonstrate what they know and still need to learn. We are also taking this opportunity to see how well our technical capabilities meet the demands of computer-based assessments and to see what resources our teachers and school may yet need.

Finally and importantly, this year also gives your student an opportunity to try out the new system without consequences. All of this combined means that we will not be capturing scores this year. Instead, we will use what we learn from this field test to help ensure a successful full launch of the system in the 2014-15 school year.

Our next step in that transition is to administer the field test to students in Grades 3-5 from April 28 through May 16, 2014 If you want to see what types of questions students will be asked or how the test will be presented, there is a practice test available online at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.

If you would like more information, please visit the California Department of Education Smarter Balanced Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/smarterfieldtest.asp. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Mr. Green at 760-945-2373.

Recycling Update and Help Requested

Thank you to those who have sent in, and especially sorted, recycling items!  

We are making great progress in our recycling efforts and now need volunteers to help us expand our efforts. If you are able to help us sort the recycling three days per week, or have a truck to help transport our recycling to Quality Recycling (less than a mile away) we would greatly appreciate your help.  We will supply gloves and bags if you can supply a little bit of your time.


Thank you again for your support and we hope you will consider volunteering for this wonderful opportunity!

Welcome To Breeze Hill Elementary School

Breeze Hill sets the highest possible academic and personal expectations for our students. Staff members are role models of courtesy, respect, hard work, and personal achievement. We work collaboratively with families to ensure a strong community connection. Our goal is for each student to experience a sense of pride through positive accomplishments, mastery of grade-level standards, and development of valuable relationships as we prepare them for a successful future in the 21st century.

Computers to Families!

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, sixty Breeze Hill families purchased refurbished computers through a partnership with the Computers to San Diego Kids Program.  At the event, families also signed up with Cox Cable to get home Internet access.  Partnership with community based organizations are a key component of the outreach that Breeze Hill is striving to coordinate.  During the event, parents expressed their gratitude and excitement at the opportunity to purchase a home computer with Internet access.  One parent stated that, “this will make a huge difference in our child’s life!”

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THANK YOU!

Breeze Hill School thanks all of the students, parents and staff who participated in our Garden Clean-up Day.  In just three hours the garden was completely transformed and we are now prepared for Fall.  Once again the Coyote "Can Do" team spirit was evident in the attitudes of everyone who took part in the weekend.  Thank you Ms. Edwards, Mrs. Huyett and Ms. Sharp for coordinating this event!

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OUR SCHOOL IS GOING GREEN!

The paper flyers we have been sending home will now be sent electronically. Each year, our school will save approximately 2-3 tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.  

School-approved e-flyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And our children's backpacks will be a little bit lighter! You will receive a welcome email from the service provider, Peachjar, that includes a username and password. To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, please add school@peachjar.com to your email contacts. 

Thank you for helping us save time, money, and lots of trees!

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VUSD Transportation Update

Home-to-School Transportation services for Breeze Hill for the 2013-14 school year have been changed.  

Based on the recent VUSD Board of Trustees decision: Service for Breeze Hill Elementary School will be provided for students who reside in the 
attendance area of Citrus Avenue. Approximately 160 Seats will be assigned upon approval of the “Bus Pass” application which is currently under development.

For additional information, please visit VUSD Transportation.

Breeze Hill Alumni Selected as Valedictorian and Salutatorian at RBVHS

As we begin our state testing for 2013, we here at Breeze Hill Elementary School have something to be very proud of.  On Friday, April 12th, the announcement for this year's highest academic, achieving students was made at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Both of these amazing students are alumni of Breeze Hill Elementary.

Rancho's valedictorian is Shabnam Eghbali. She will be attending MIT in the fall.  The salutatorian is Thomas Neikirk III who was accepted to Cal Berkeley. Congratulations to both of these amazing students and families.  We remember you well and we are so proud of you both!

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Breeze Hill Teachers Receive Generous Donation

The United Methodist Church of Vista has recently reached out to Breeze Hill and is donating $100 to every teacher to purchase classroom supplies and materials.  Breeze Hill and the church have a history of collaboration, dating back to when the church used the school's multi-purpose room while their church was being built.  The staff at Breeze Hill are extremely grateful for this generous donation and look forward to using the money to support teaching and learning at school.

Nolan's 105.7 Cool School Visit

 

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On Tuesday, March 19, Nolan from Radio 105.7 visted Breeze Hill to read to students in Mrs. Felong's second grade class.  This is part of the "Cool School" segment that Nolan hosts on Friday mornings. 

Nolan began this program in Washington D.C. when he worked there, and has brought the segment to San Diego when he relocated a couple of years ago. 

The purpose of the "Cool School" program is to promote reading throughout the county.  Nolan visits schools all over southern California and records the segments which air on Friday mornings at 7:10am.  

The Breeze Hill visit will be on the radio on Friday, March 22.  Please tune your radio's to 105.7 at 7:10am this Friday to hear all about his visit with our students!

About Breeze Hill

Breeze Hill Elementary School opened in 1992 in southern Vista with a vision of setting the highest possible academic and personal expectations for students. The goal of educators there is for each student to experience a sense of pride through positive accomplishments, mastery of grade-level standards, and development of valuable relationships as we prepare them for a successful future in the 21st century. The school was awarded the California Distinguished School Award in 2000 and 2004.

The school staff works collaboratively with families to ensure a strong community connection. Parents participate in a variety of ways, including through the PTA, School Site Council, English Learner Advisory Committee and by volunteering in the classroom. Throughout the year the PTA raises money and hosts events which help strengthen the programs and community at the school. Some of these events include the annual fall carnival, family movie nights, book fair and literacy night, school talent show and Jog-a-Thon.

The Breeze Hill school community takes pride in the numerous opportunities provided for students.  The Breeze Hill Garden Learning Center has been recognized by the National Wildlife Foundation as a “Schoolyard Habitat” and by MonarchWatch.org as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation.  Our garden is a valuable and scenic venue for teaching students about the wonders of our natural environment, as well as the life cycles of native flora and fauna.

Breeze Hill serves a diverse population of 870 students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  There are 33 classroom teachers, and a number of certificated staff who work collaboratively to educate all students. Staff members are role models of courtesy, respect, hard work, and personal achievement.

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