SCHOOLWIDE ENRICHMENT MODEL SCHOOL

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"!

Check out our Mission Statement & Homework Philosophy.

MORE PROGRAM INFORMATION COMING SOON...

Acacia School 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

Tues. 9/20

CRPD Classes Begin

Wed. 9/21

Senior Chorus Begins 1:35-3:00 in Music Lab

Thurs. 9/22

Title I Parent Information Meeting @ 8:20 OR 6:30 pm

ELAC Meeting @ 9:00 am

Junior Chorus Begins 2:40-3:30 in Music Lab

Fri. 9/23

PTA Family Movie Night

Tues. 9/27

After School Math Intervention begins for designated students in grades 3-5 2:40-3:30 in Lab 17

SSC Meeting 2:50 pm in Staff Lounge

Thurs. 9/29

School Picture Day

PTA Association Mtg @ 8:20 am in Rm 6

Fri. 9/30

Spirit Assembly in Blacktop @ 8:25 am

Mon. 10/3

NO SCHOOL - Board Holiday

Wed. 10/12

NO SCHOOL - Board Holiday

10/17-10/21

Parent Conference Week

Dismissal at 12:30 ALL WEEK FOR ALL STUDENTS

Wed. 10/26

PTA Harvest Festival 1:30-3:30

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

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

Thank you PTA for a wonderful

HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT ACACIA'S NEW HOMEWORK PHILOSOPHY?

Check out the Thousand Oaks Acorn Article too. What passions and needs is your child working on at home? 


Mark the dates you see on the website, and check out the NEW CVUSD APP! Search in your app store on your phone for Conejo Valley USD and download the app for easy information right at your fingertips from both the district and individual schools. And follow Acacia and CVUSD on facebook & twitter...

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 REGISTRATION 

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

Gold Ribbon School

Acacia was 1 of 5 CVUSD Elementary Schools to receive the Gold Ribbon Award in 2016. This statewide distinction recognizes the strong and effective programs that Acacia provides students. Go Acacia!!

School Picture Day

Dress your best for School Picture Day on THURSDAY, 9/29.

Click the image to order online. School code is F16Acacia.

This elected group of 5 parents and 5 staff members meets generally the 4th Tuesday 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.

First meeting is Tuesday, 9/27

Be sure you VOTE for the 3 new parent members for the 16-17 school year - ballots sent home in the September Newsletter that went home to ALL students on 8/31/16. Ballots due to the office by 9/9/16. Thank you!

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"