Edwin Markham Elementary

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OFFICE HOURS

8AM-4PM

SCHOOL HOURS

A.M. KINDER 

Monday-Friday

8:30 A.M. to 11:50 A.M.

P.M. KINDER 

 M, T, Th, F  12:10 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.

 *WED* 11:00-2:20 P.M.

*ALL TRANSITIONAL KINDER* (TK)

Monday-Friday 12:10-3:30 P.M.

Grades 1-3

M,T,Th,F

8:40-2:45PM

Grades 4-6

M,T,Th,F

8:40-2:50PM

*EVERY WED.* Grades 1-6 attend 8:40-1:20    
 

2018-19

 Registration

Season Opens 3/6/18

Registration forms for new incoming students will be be available on Tuesday, Mar. 6th at 9 a.m. for the 2018-2019 school year. For families residing in the Markham attendance area, we are accepting applications for students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through 6th grade.   

Children are eligible for next year's regular kindergarten class if they will turn 5 by Sept. 1 of 2018. Those turning 5 between Sept. 2 and December 2, 2018, may be registered in Transitional Kindergarten

The following information is needed to enroll a student:

  • Current Proof of Residence (PG&E statement, cable bill, mortgage statement, or rental receipt in your name) 
  • birth certificate (with seal) showing the child will turn 5 by one of the dates listed above for either traditional or transitional kindergarten.
  • immunization record
  • Entrance Into Kindergarten Physical exam after your child was 4 years, 3 months old or written proof of an appointment for a physical exam
  • Dental Oral exam for TK & Kindergarten

Completed enrollment packets will be date stamped and accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.  Incomplete enrollment packets will be marked as to what requirements are needed, with parent acknowledging what forms are incomplete.  Once all requirements are met, those packets will be date stamped.  No requests for individual teachers, AM vs. PM will be taken.

ATTENTION PARENTS ATTENCION PADRES

Good Afternoon Parents,

 

I wanted to let our school community know that earlier this week a man allegedly approached a student on Wrentham Dr. and exposed hims self. This was reported to police. The school district is working closely with the Vacaville Police Department on identify the suspect. There will be an increase of police presence around our schools for the next few days. Please remember to be vigilant and report any suspicious behavior to the school or the police department. Thank you!  Mr. Soler 

 

Buenas tardes padres,

 

Quería hacerle saber a nuestra comunidad escolar que a principios de esta semana un hombre supuestamente se acercó a un estudiante de Wrentham Dr. y se expuso a sí mismo. Esto fue reportado a la policía. El distrito escolar está trabajando estrechamente con el Departamento de Policía de Vacaville para identificar al sospechoso. Habrá un aumento de la presencia policial alrededor de nuestras escuelas durante los próximos días. Por favor, recuerde estar alerta e informar cualquier comportamiento sospechoso a la escuela o al departamento de policía. ¡Gracias! Mr. Soler 

 

 

What is Coming Up This Week

ARTSMART Continues Tuesdays 3PM

 

Choir practices every Wednesday 8AM in the 2nd grade hallway.

 

February Recess   February 19-23  No School

 

Spring Conferences March 2, 6-10

Markham Calendar of Events

News

2/16/18

Hello VUSD Families,

 

The recent school shooting in Florida is a horrible reminder that our worst nightmare is happening more and more. As we move forward through our fear for our own children and grief for families at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I wanted to share what VUSD has and will continue to do to address school safety.

 

School violence is a complex issue. As a district we have worked to identify the aspects of school violence beyond legislation that we can directly control and impact in our schools.

 

As adults, the action that we can take today which serves as the foundation for a positive school climate is helping students understand the importance of respect, compassion, understanding and support of each other; face to face, on social media, at school and at home. We can model this behavior and help students look for understanding of each other. Our schools serve students with a wide range of emotional, physical and intellectual needs and it is important that we foster a culture that is inclusive of everyone. Sometimes behaviors we witness are misunderstood or present an opportunity to provide a student with needed support. However, consistent and understood consequences for students who choose to threaten, demean or bully others at school or online is also key.

 

A consistent and clear emergency response plan is also vital in keeping our students safe and addressing any potential threat on campus. We are in our fourth year of practicing the Standard Response Protocols (Lockdown, Lockout, Evacuate, Shelter). This plan was developed with guidance from the Vacaville Police Department. Vacaville PD is at the center of all our emergency responses and their expertise and support has been invaluable. A police sergeant and four school resource police officers are based on school campuses and serve all of our schools with safety and crime issues. Our emergency plan also includes monthly drills for students and staff as well as trainings for parents. I invite you to attend our next parent-training event on February 27th at 5:30 PM at 401 Nut Tree Road.

 

Our 2017-18 educational plan (LCAP) has also included funding and programing to systemically address social and emotional wellness for students. Each school has adopted systems of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) that include teaching positive behaviors and offering a wide range of supports to fit each individual student’s needs. This includes sixteen mental health clinicians, therapists, and interns, school counselors, deans at secondary schools and school administration. The City of Vacaville also has a community service officer, two master social workers, family support workers and program managers who work to serve and support VUSD students as well.

 

Positive school climate and safety is an ongoing effort that must be the highest priority for the school district, parents, students, city and our community. Supporting students positively as they grow not only effects our school environment but our city as a whole.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about safety, please reach out to your school principal, district administration listed below or myself.

 

Director of Student Attendance and Welfare- Ramiro Barron (707) 453-7126 ext. 226

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services- Kim Forrest (707) 453-7201

Director of Community Engagement (emergency response)- Jennifer Leonard (707) 453-6155

 

Sincerely,

Jane Shamieh

Superintendent

Vacaville Unified School District

(707)453-6101

janes@vacavilleusd.org

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2/15/18

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School shootings are a terrifying thought for every parent and educator. Student safety is always in the forefront for us as a community. Given yesterday's tragic events in Florida, we thought we would share the following upcoming events that are part of our annual calendar to address school safety. 
The first is our district wide Emergency Operations Center Training on February 27th that includes all of our schools and departments in executing an EOC with the focus on the logistics of keeping our students safe and accounted for in a disaster. 

The second is an informational meeting for parents, reviewing our Standard Response Protocols as well as our Standard Reunification Method Protocols, also on February 27th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the Educational Services Center Board Room at 401 Nut Tree Road. 

Finally, March 15th is our annual district-wide school Lockdown Drill. The drills will be happening throughout the day at every school site. Each site creates a different scenario to practice each year, for example a school might elect to trigger the drill during passing period or recess rather than in the classroom so that students can practice the procedures under various circumstances. 

The Vacaville Police Department is an integral partner in keeping our kids safe. All of our protocols are created in collaboration with VPD. More information about VUSD's emergency response protocols can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/SRP. Please feel free to contact Jennifer Leonard at (707)453-6155 with any questions or comments.

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2/9/18

LCAP logo Survey
 

Hello VUSD Parents and Guardians,

The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) connects the funding we receive to the goals we’ve established, and it outlines the ways we measure progress. Parent/guardian input is a critical component to the plan. Academic success for each student requires a collaborative partnership between parents/guardians and schools.

Please take a few moments to share your feedback and priorities with us by completing one survey for each school your student(s) attend(s).  (2 surveys for 2 different schools, etc.)

SURVEY AT: https://goo.gl/forms/2SovZX O9KAH0PjXv1
Thank you for partnering with us in your student’s education.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent
Jane Shamieh


clap logo encuesta espa ol
 

Saludos a nuestros Padres/Guardianes de VUSD,

El Plan de Control Local de Responsabilidad (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés) conecta los fondos que recibimos a los objetivos que hemos establecidos y describe las maneras en que medimos el progreso.  El aporte de los padres/guardianes es un componente crítico del plan. El éxito académico de cada estudiante requiere una asociación colaborativa entre los padres/guardianes y las escuelas.

Por favor tómese unos momentos para compartir su retroalimentación y prioridades con nosotros completando una encuesta para cada escuela a la que su alumno(os) asista.  (2 encuestas para 2 escuelas diferentes, etc.)

Gracias por ser parte de la educación de su estudiante.  

https://goo.gl/forms/WfAm3aGHNj1wenwB2

Gracias por asociarse con nosotros en la educación de su hijo.

 

Sinceramente,

Superintendente 
Jane Shamieh

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Markham Building Committee Notes

Markham Family

Markham Elementary SPSA-Safety Plan

Bell Schedule

* GRADES -1-3 -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:40am-2:45pm

* GRADES -1-3 -- Wednesdays 8:40am-1:20pm

* GRADES -4-6 -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:40am-2:50pm

* GRADES -4-6-- Wednesdays 8:40am-1:20pm

* AM KINDERS -- Regular Day Schedule 8:30am-11:50am

* PM KINDERS --Regular Day Schedule  12:10pm-3:30Pm

Our Pledge

Edwin Markham School will be a safe place where all students achieve a core of knowledge, responsibility and inspiration to develop a lifelong ability and desire to learn.
The school staff, parents and community are dedicated to providing a nurturing school environment in which all students can feel safe, secure and successful.
All students will be provided the curriculum in a way that meets their individual learning styles to enable them to best meet the high academic standards set forth by the district.
Furthermore, it is the mission of all Markham Staff to encourage students to be proud of their heritage, culture, and respectful of diversity and to embrace the world at large as their global community.