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2016-17 Kindergarten and TK Registration

Registration for transitional kindergarten (TK) and regular kindergarten will begin on Monday, March 7. View details and forms on the VUSD Enrollment Page.

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5/24/16

Flyers from nonprofit groups that provide services, programs, and activities which benefit VUSD students and parents are posted on the Community Bulletin Board.  You can view a list of posted flyers by clicking the Bulletin Board List attachment below.  You can also view each individual flyer in the Index of Community Bulletin Board Items box below under Elementary Events, Secondary Events, and Parent/Community Resources.

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5/23/16

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Social Media class for parents: Wednesday, June 1st, 6:30 PM at Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Rd. Vacaville in the Board room.

VUSD and the Vacaville Police Department are hosting a free class to help parents learn about current trends, aps, devices capabilities and dangers that face our kids. 

RECENT  NEWS: A New York state man was arrested by federal authorities following an investigation by Vacaville police that included a then 12-year-old victim in Vacaville. Homeland Security agents arrested Robert J. Garneau, 21, of Warwick, New York on charges of online child exploitation.

As social media trends change day to day and technology advancements do the same, keeping up with devices and social media can be challenging for parents. Even parents who are up on social media might be surprised about what aps are now available and what kids can be exposed to.

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5/20/16

Vacaville PAL and Vacaville Community Services can help!

   
 

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5/19/16

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VUSD Board of Education members welcomed seasoned educator Ramon Cusi as the new Principal at Vaca Pena Middle School.

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Rafael Soler was also welcomed as the new Principal at Edwin Markham Elementary. VUSD looks forward to seeing both leaders share their experience and knowledge with our schools.

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5/18/16

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Teacher Melanie Pope was given the only 2016 Rising Star Award by the UC Davis Education Department. This honor recognizes the contributions and dedication of outstanding educators and advocates. Congrats on this well-deserved distinction Melanie! 

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5/16/16

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Congratulations to Willis Jepson students and staff for this remarkable distinction. Jepson staff have been asked to travel to Washington DC to teach other educators about practices used at Jepson.

 

Willis Jepson has been selected as on of 56 middles school nationwide to be added to the 2016 National Forum Schools To WatchTM list. The National Forum considers three criteria: 1) academic excellence, specifically schools that challenge all students to use their minds well; 2) developmental responsiveness, schools that are sensitive to the unique developmental challenges of early adolescence; and 3) social equity, schools that are democratic and fair, providing every student with high-quality teachers, resources, and supports.

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School Hours

Please be on time to school. If your child is absent, please call the Markham attendance office at 453-6230.

All 1-6th Grade students

are released early every Wednesday!

 

MARKHAM SCHOOL HAS SOME NEW HOURS!

PLEASE CHECK FOR YOUR GRADE:


  A.M. KINDERGARTENERS attend Monday-Friday

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

P.M. KINDERGARTENERS attend M, T, Th, F

12:10 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. *WED* 11:00-2:20 P.M.
 

*ALL TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTENERS* (TK) attend

Monday-Friday 12:10-3:30 P.M.

 

All 1ST--6TH GRADE STUDENTS start class at 8:40 A.M. daily

Grades 1-6   8:40 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. M, T, Th., F

    (8:40-1:20 every  WED.)           
 

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.

S. P. I. C. E. Parent Information Meeting for Potential New Families

Markham's Two-Way Immersion Program has been developing bilingual children for more than 20 years. If you are the parent of an incoming kindergartener and are considering giving your child the gift of a second language, plan on attending this vital informational meeting held by SPICE Coordinator Luci Del Rio and Principal Manolo Garcia, TUESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 6 P.M. at Markham Elementary School.  Our program offers children in Vacaville the opportunity to learn to read, write, and communicate fluently in both Spanish and English.  Children that complete seven years in the program become bilingual and biliterate in a rigorous academic environment that challenges all learners.