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Principal's Message

Mrs. Carbonell's Monthly Message

November is a great time to begin reflecting on the areas of our lives where we have felt successful during the past year.  It is also a time to consider how to make changes in areas where we would like to improve.  Here are some tips to help students finish out 2017 on a positive note.  

· Get plenty of sleep – 8 1/2 hours at least.  Scientists have found that students who do not get enough sleep have difficulty paying attention in class.

· Eat healthy.  Eat more fruits, nuts, vegetables.  Drink more water.

· Exercise daily

· Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Kind

· Complete all assignments.  As, questions if you do not understand.  Keep trying, even when the work is difficult.  Do your personal best at school every day.

· Read, read, and read.  Read for fun about things you like.

Come to school daily and on time.  School starts at 8:30AM on the dot.

Did You Know?

· Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.

· Missing just 10 percent or about 18 days of school can make it  harder to learn to read.

· Students can still fall behind if they miss just one day or two days every few weeks.

· Being late to school may lead to poor attendance.

· Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves.  Stat building this habit in preschool so they learn right away that going to school on time, everyday is important.  Good attendance will help children to do well in high school, college, and at work. 

Everyone has Time For School!!

School starts at 8:30AM everyday.  It is unfortunately too common for students to be brought to school well after 8:30.  While we are glad to have your child at school, tardy and late students disrupt instruction.  They require the teacher to stop what she or he is doing to reteach what she has already taught, often more than once depending on the number of student who arrive late.  Tardiness has a negative impact on learning outcomes for every student in class. 

Students who arrive late receive fewer hour of instruction than student who are in class when the bell sounds.  Consistently arriving late to school establishes bad punctuality habits, tardiness also disrupts the learning of ALL students already in class.  Students who are late to school often miss out on important opening announcements a academic activities  BE ON TIME!

Volunteers Process—For the Safety of All Students

Federal Terrace welcomes any member of the student’s family, caring adults in the student’s life, as well as members of our local community to volunteer. For the safety of all our students, all volunteers working on the school grounds on a regular, ongoing basis, or want to attend field trips need to have their fingerprints and tuberculosis test results on file at the Vallejo City Unified School District office.

All interested applicants interested in volunteering at a school within Vallejo City Unified School District are encouraged to apply via our online application. The application form will ask you to indicate the school at which you would like to volunteer.

The complete process and online application can be found on the VCUSD web site, or if you’d like you can get a paper application in our main office. 

Classroom Supplies- We appreciate any classroom supplies that you provide for your child’s classroom teacher!!    If you can find it in your budget, and heart, I know your child’s classroom teacher would appreciate donations of some or all of the following: 


2 boxes of Kleenex

A ream of copy paper

4 glue sticks

 College Ruled Lined paper

A large bottle of Hand Sanitizer

A box of #2 pencils

A box of dry erase markers

A Box Band Aids


We gratefully accept any donations that you wish to make to your child’s classroom teacher.