I am honored to have been a part of the TVCS team since 2000. This school is unique; with a family feel like no other. Here teachers embrace collaboration and cross-curricular instruction. Instruction is truly child-centered. The multitude of field trips, events and activities often combine grade levels and focus on teamwork, fun and family while maintaining academic rigor. I have worked at other elementary schools. There is no place I would rather be than here.
Forces beyond our control influence educational programs and can affect our programs. Charters are public schools and must implement Common Core. TVCS is adopting new Common Core aligned curriculum for Language Arts to implement in 2016-2017 school wide. We will also complete our math curriculum adoption this year. Laws have changed regarding Volunteering, and although we may no longer have requirements for volunteering, we continue to welcome parental involvement in a wide variety of ways. You might not be able to work in the classroom, but perhaps you can participate on a committee, drive on a field trip or provide input for the LCAP. There is significant research to prove that parental involvement directly and positively impacts student achievement.
There is so much to communicate. I will work hard to get the necessary information to you. Please be your own advocate and check the website often, email, call and meet regularly with your teacher(s), school administration and the board members. Subscribe to each teacher's page and check Infinite Campus (middle school) grades regularly. Make sure your voice is heard and your questions are answered. Learn how to navigate the Parent Portal and find out how to support your children in their academic endeavors.
Let's work together to make 2016-2017 the best yet! Keep an eye on Temecula Valley Charter School- good things are happening!