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    
 

2017-18 Registration Season Opens 2/7/17

School starts Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 for all schools in Vacaville Unified. (view calendar details.) Parents may contact the VUSD District Office for registration information. Forms are also available on the district web site in English or Spanish.

Children are eligible for next year's regular kindergarten class if they will turn 5 by Sept. 1 of 2017. Those turning 5 between Sept. 2 and December 2, 2017, may be registered in Transitional Kindergarten, our two-year program for younger students.

The following information is needed to enroll a student:

  • birth certificate showing the child will turn 5 by one of the dates listed above for either traditional or transitional kindergarten.
  • immunization record and proof of a physical exam after your child was 4 years, 3 months old or written proof of an appointment for a physical exam
  • proof of residence such as a current PG&E bill or current cable bill

Weekly Update of Events

 

ARTSMART Every Tuesday (except 10/31)-3PM-4PM all students should be picked up promptly at 4 p.m. at their art classrooms:

 

CLAY--Rm 16

ARTSPLOSION--Multi-Purpose Room

THEATRE--Rm 28

 

Markham Choir meets every Wednesday at 8AM in the 2nd grade hallway.

 

Band Wednesdays for 5th and 6th graders from 1:15PM to 2:10pm



 

Markham Calendar of Events

News

10/17/17

As we continue to deal with poor air quality that potentially changes hour by hour due to fires, we will continue to take steps to minimize exposure to smoke for staff and students. 

VIEW AIR QUALITY MEASURES HERE

Air Quality Index
 

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9/25/17
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9/22/17

Hello VUSD Families,

As you probably remember, VUSD has been evaluating our school start times with the intent to create optimal learning environments for our students. Significant research shows that the circadian rhythm (or sleep cycle) for humans changes during the adolescent years. While young children typically are naturally wide awake early in the morning, teens biologically struggle with waking early, regardless of the time they go to sleep. Research shows that aligning school start times to better fit students' biological rhythms results in improved student performance and success.

VUSD has been evaluating school start times for over two years. This evaluation included: 

  • reviewing extensive research
  • recommendations from health organizations like the National Sleep Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the American Academy of Pediatrics 
  • school district transportation 
  • cost analysis
  • feedback from principals
  • polls for students, parents and teachers

The VUSD Board of Trustees have taken all of these into careful consideration and have voted to adjust school start times for the 2018-19 school year. In the year to come, we will work with VUSD staff, City Coach, athletics, Vacaville Police and Fire and other community organizations in preparation of these new times. We understand that this positive change for student learning requires some adjustments for our families and community partners. We appreciate your willingness to work with us in fitting our educational system to meet students' needs.

More information about school schedules for 2018-19, research, articles, legislation, health tips and news on later school start time can been found here.

 

Hola VUSD Familias,

 Tal vez recordará que nuestro distrito ha estado evaluando los horarios de inicio de nuestras clases con la intención de crear ambientes de aprendizaje óptimos para nuestros estudiantes. Ha bastante investigación que muestra que el ritmo circadiano (o ciclo del sueño) para los seres humanos cambia durante los años de la adolescencia. Mientras que los niños pequeños suelen estar naturalmente despiertos temprano en la mañana, los adolescentes biológicamente luchan con despertar temprano, independientemente de la hora que se van a dormir. Las investigaciones demuestran que la alineación de las horas de inicio de la escuela para adaptarse mejor a los ritmos biológicos de los estudiantes mejora el éxito de los estudiantes.

El Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha estado evaluando las horas de inicio de clases por más de dos años. Esta evaluación incluyó:

• revisar extensas investigaciones

• las recomendaciones de organizaciones de salud como la National Sleep Foundation, los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades y la Academia Americana de Pediatría

• transporte del distrito escolar

• análisis del costo

• comentarios de los directores

• encuestas para estudiantes, padres y maestros

La Mesa Directiva del Distrito Escorar de Vacaville (VUSD) ha tomado todas estas consideraciones y ha votado para ajustar las horas de inicio de la escuela para el año escolar 2018-19. En el próximo año, trabajaremos con el personal de VUSD, el autobús de la ciudad (City Coach), el atletismo, la Policía y los Bomberos de Vacaville y otras organizaciones comunitarias en preparación de estos nuevos horarios. Entendemos que este cambio positivo para el aprendizaje de los estudiantes requiere algunos ajustes para nuestras familias y socios comunitarios. Agradecemos su disposición a trabajar con nosotros para adaptar nuestro sistema educativo a las necesidades de los estudiantes.

 Más información sobre los horarios escolares para 2018-19, la investigación, los artículos, la legislación, los consejos de salud y las noticias sobre la hora de inicio de la escuela más tarde se puede encontrar en: http://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

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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.