HOW DO YOU LEARN?

At Acacia, we believe in the strengths, passions, talents, and interests of our students. In the 2015-16 school year we started to implement an approach called Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) that is grounded in 39 years of research and practice. It stems from best practices in Gifted and Talented Education and brings a student-driven focus to high level learning for all students. At parent conferences in October 2015, parents saw the start of their child's Total Talent Portfolio that will go with them throughout their elementary school career to record their interests, strengths, and pursuits. Also in October 2015, we launched our Enrichment Clusters. These are small groups of students and a facilitator with common interests who come together to create an authentic product or service for the community by working collaboratively using advanced content and methods. Far more than electives or mini-courses, Genius Hour aims to channel students' interests and passions into truly JOYFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCES that enhance overall achievement and self-confidence for all students. We ran 3 rounds of enrichment clusters last year. 

In the 2016-17 school year, with all classroom teachers trained in SEM, we will bring ENRICHED LEARNING to all students throughout the school day in their classrooms as well as through our Genius Hour Enrichment Clusters. With a focus on the individual student, we aim to challenge and enrich every child's education by facilitating both academic and affective learning opportunities to build a foundation for critical thinking, achievement, innovation, and success. Through the 3 E's of ENJOYMENT, ENTHUSIASM, and ENGAGEMENT all students can learn at high levels. How do you learn?

Check out the slideshow of choices students had for the Fall 2015 round of Genius Hour by clicking the image below. Enrichment clusters for this school year will begin on 10/14. What are your child's interests & passions? 

Click here for the December article in The Acorn about our "Little Geniuses"!

Acacia Elementary Video

Dates to Remember

Check out the Calendar Tab for future events

REMEMBER - ALL WEDNESDAYS ARE EARLY WEDNESDAYS!

TK/K Dismissal @ 1:00

Grades 1-5 Dismissal @ 1:30

Mon. 8/8

Office Opens

Mon. 8/22

Kinder 101 - Important Parent Mtg with K Teachers

6:30 pm in MPR

Tues. 8/23

New Cubbers Info & Tour for NEW students in grades 1-5 @ 10:00 in MPR

Mandatory TK/K Orientations for Students & Parents @ 11:00 in Classrooms

PTA CUB KICKOFF & Class Lists Posted 4:30-6:30 pm

Wed. 8/24

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL - Early Dismissal @ 1:00 for TK/K & 1:30 Grades 1-5

8:15 PTA Welcome Coffee for all parents

Fri. 8/26

Spirit Assembly on Blacktop

Thurs. 9/1

Back to School Night for Grades 1-5

Parents are welcome to bring students to attend with you.

Grades 1-3 & Learning Center 6:15-6:50 pm in classrooms

PTA Intro & Principal's Welcome 6:55-7:15 in MPR

Grade 4-5 & Learning Center 7:20-7:55 in classrooms

Mon. 9/5

NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY

Wed. 9/7

Band & Strings Intro Assembly for grades 3-5

Fri. 9/23

PTA Movie Night

Thurs. 9/29

School Picture Day

CLICK THE CALENDAR TAB FOR MORE DATES IN  FUTURE MONTHS.

REMEMBER FRIDAYS ARE ACACIA SPIRIT DAYS SO WEAR AN ACACIA SHIRT OR GREEN!!

  

Parking Lot

Please observe the DROP OFF & PICK UP ZONE. The line will be busy from 8:05 on so come earlier. Remember to pull forward and get out/in QUICKLY. Parents should not get out of their cars in the quick line. If you need to get out of your car, please park elsewhere so we can keep the line moving quickly.

Keep our kids safe. Drive SLOWLY and NO CELL PHONES.

CVUSD Discipline Handbook

The CVUSD Annual Discipline Handbook and Notice of Rights and Responsibilities is again available online. Please click the picture above to open it. Hard copies are available in the office in English and Spanish upon request. Thank you for reviewing it along with our School Guidelines that you received in your first day packet for K-2 or Assignment Notebook for 3-5.

 

Absence Reporting

Please remember to call the school to report your child's absence. CALL THE OFFICE IN THE MORNING PLEASE (805) 495-5550 ext. 300.

If your student has a fever and any other flu like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat, body aches, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please include this information in your message to the office. It is also important that you report Lice to us so that we can notify and check other students. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you and remember keep up the hand washing.

 

School Headlines

We are pleased to announce that Acacia has been named a 

California Gold Ribbon School! 

We are very proud! Our application scored so high that we did not even require a validation visit! GO ACACIA! 

NEWSFLASH - Our Confratute Team had an amazing time learning about Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) and best practices in gifted education at University of Connecticut July 10-15 - Be ready for more ENRICHED LEARNING for all students this school year...


Our Makerspace is in need of DONATIONS:

Legos, K'nex, All kinds of Tape, Yarn, Toothpicks, Basic Tools, Mini Marshmallows, and Empty Toilet Paper Tubes

EVERY WEDNESDAY IS AN EARLY WEDNESDAY

K/TK Dismissal @ 1:00 pm

Grades 1-5 Dismissal @ 1:30 pm


Follow Mrs. Walker & Acacia on Twitter @AcaciaMrsWalker

Registration Information

NEW STUDENT & KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 

Round Up Time for the 2016-17 school year has begun!

Documentation required - an original birth certificate, immunization records, 2 current utility bills, a vaild driver's license or ID card

Info Sessions and Tours - Please contact the office

Come learn about TK and Kinder as well as our Schoolwide Enrichment Model, Genius Hour, and more!! 

CLICK HERE for CVUSD Kinder options & requirements

General School Information


Office Hours are 7:30-4:00

Grades 1-5 Instructional Hours M, Tu, Th, F 8:15-2:40

Early Release for Teacher Common Planning Time EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 1:30 pm

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten 8:15-1:30

Early Release for Teacher Common Planning Time EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 1:00 pm

Student Supervision begins at 7:55 am - We recommend students arrive between 7:55 am and 8:05 am.

Even a little late is too late - Thanks for arriving at school on time!

PTA Page

Acacia Elementary School is a diverse campus community of approximately 340 students that is committed to providing the best possible education for every student through a program that follows the mission of the Conejo Valley Unified School District to provide a quality education in an environment where every child matters. 

At Acacia we aim to provide a safe and supportive school where all of us can be successful, lifelong 21st century learners who embrace the 4 C’s of Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Our school theme for the 2015-2016 school year is “Shine!" because we strive to bring out the individual strengths, talents, and passions in all of our students to help them truly SHINE. 

We want our students to:

  • Be enthusiastic and active learners who take pride in themselves and our school.
  • Reach high expectations through hard work and perseverance.
  • Express themselves clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Read, think critically and problem solve.
  • Reason, compute, and communicate mathematically.
  • Develop an appreciation for the visual and performing arts.
  • Build healthy life habits and a sense of physical well-being.
  • Utilize technology to support and enhance their learning.
  • Take advantage of the intervention and challenge opportunities our school provides according to their individual needs.
  • Embrace and respect diversity in all its forms.
  • Be responsible.
  • Collaborate effectively and see the value of working together in school, home and community.


We are proud of our students and our school!

This elected group of 5 parents and 5 staff members meets generally the 4th Monday of the month from 2:45-3:45 to build and monitor our School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) and helps provide input for certain school budgets to help us meet our annual school goals. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas and Minutes are available in the office.

Next meeting is Monday, 5/23

We are looking for 2 new parent members for the 16-17 school year. Contact Mrs. Walker if you are interested.

CVUSD Links

Title IX and 504 Coordinator:
Kirsten Walker

 

LUNCH 

  • Students select their entree each morning for a class lunch count. 
  • Add money to your child's account through Parent Connect using Pay Pal. 

Visit the Child Nutrition website for more infomation.

School Quality Snapshot (SQS)

School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 

LEA Accountability Report Card (LARC)

Hard copies of SARC and LARC always available in the front office

 

WEDNESDAY PACKET INFORMATION

go to our GREEN INFORMATION page

Thank you for "Going GREEN"