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Students watching presentation in multipurpose room

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Victoria students were visited by a group of students from Australia! This is an annual treat for our students to learn about life in Australia - and to find out some of the things that we share in common with our friends from down under. Special thanks to Linda Tenno for helping plan and coordinate this event each year!

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 1/24/18




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Parent-Teacher Conference Week

November 13-17, 2017

 

Modified Dismissal: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Tk-3 1:39 p.m.

4-6 1:50 p.m.

 

Wednesday - NO CLASSES

 

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 11/9/17




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Please join us in making a difference in our community by bringing in canned foods for the holidays! A box is available in the front office for your donation... our goal is 1,000 cans!

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 11/9/17




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Everyone had a great time at our annual fall festival! We hope you enjoy these photos of the festivities.

 

Child with dia de los muertas make-up
Fall festival decor
Fall Festival Decor
Fall Festival Decor
Child wearing costume
Principal with adult in costume
Veronica Menendez holding festival tickets
Judi Chimits with adult in costume
Decorated PumpkinsPumpkins decorated for Halloween
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/30/17




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Photo of studnets with transportaiton department staff

Ms. Gordon's class was excited to attend a Bus Safety Presentation today. Special thanks to NMUSD's Transportation Department for coming out and helping our students learn what to do on a bus!

 

The students now know to stay 12 steps back from the bus, to wear their seatbelts and that the bus is not a place to have a dance party!

 


 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/27/17




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Dia De Los Muertos Sugar Skull
Tonight is Victoria's much-anticipated Fall Festival. This year, the theme is Dia De Los Muertos - and you'll be in awe of the amazing décor, activities and food! This morning our amazing P2P parent crew is on site preparing handmade tamales.

 

We know the World Series is on tonight - but why watch the Dodgers when you can be eating amazing hand-made fresh tamales? Go Dodger Blue - and go YOU to the Victoria Annual Fall Festival... tonight from 4-8 p.m.

Volunteers making tamales
 

Pork Tamales!
Chicken Tamales!
P2P Parent Preparing Tamales
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/27/17




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Thursday, October 19th at 10:19 a.m., Victoria staff and students participated in the California Shake Out. We practiced drop and cover, and how to safely evacuate the buildings. The staff also practiced search and rescue, utility shut-off, heath and safety, and hazardous materials containment among several other drills. We're ready... are you? Do you have a plan in place in the event of an emergency? Are your emergency contacts up-to-date in the Aeries Parent Portal? Are you curious about how you can prepare? Visit https://www.shakeout.org/california/ for more information!Dr. Peralta and staff in safety gear
Sandee and Maria checking attendance sheets
Erin Gordon in a safety hat
Melissa Gramata with safety hat, hammer, and goggles
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/19/17




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Today we hosted our first ELAC parent meeting of the school term. What an amazing turn out and excellent sharing of information!Parents at ELAC meetingA parent at ELAC preparing decorative flowers

Parent asks a question of Dr. Robert Redding
 

 

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/13/17




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Students voted this week for Student Council. Prior to voting, students had an opportunity to hear from each candidate. Students on stage after giving speeches
Students listening to speeches
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/13/17




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October 21, 2017

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

Estancia High School Parking Lot

2323 Placentia Avenue

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

For more information, please view the flyer in English or Spanish.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/12/17




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We are very excited that Walk to School Day has returned to Victoria! Please join our group of parents and students to


For more information, check out the announcement flyers in English and Spanish.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 10/2/17




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Dr. Peralta did make a call-out today in English and Spanish explaining more about this important subject. For more details, visit the District website.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 9/14/17




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Clip art of students holding banner that says Back to School

You are cordially invited to Victoria Elementary's

Back-to-School-Night

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Early Dismissal Times:

TK-3 - 1:39

4-6 - 1:50 p.m.

 

Schedule for the Evening:

 

6:00 p.m. - General meeting in the multi-purpose room (MPR) with introductions and announcements

 

6:30 - 7 p.m.

All classrooms open for #1 presentations

 

7 - 7:30 p.m.

All classrooms open for #2 presentations

 

Various clubs and organizations will be on campus to provide information about after-school enrichment program opportunities.

 

Please note:

Children should remain with their parents for the duration of the evening. No supervision is provided and children may not play unattended on the playground unless a parent is present providing supervision.

 

ESTÁS CORDIALMENTE INVITADO A LA

NOCHE DE REGRESO A

LA ESCUELA VICTORIA

 

Jueves 21 de septiembre de 2017

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 pm.

 

Tiempos de Salida Temprano: TK-3 1:39 p.m. | 4-6, 1:50 p.m.

 

Programa para la noche:

6:oo p.m.

Reunión General en la Sala Multiusos (MPR) con Presentaciones de Maestros y Anuncios Escolares

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.

 Todas las aulas abiertas para presentaciones # 1

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Todas las aulas abiertas para presentaciones # 2

 

Varios clubes y organizaciones estarán en el campus para proveer información sobre las oportunidades del programa de enriquecimiento después de la escuela.

 

Nota: Los niños deben permanecer con sus padres durante la noche. No se proporciona supervisión y los niños no pueden jugar desatendidos en el patio de recreo a menos que un padre esté presente proporcionando supervision.

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 9/14/17




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Three staff wearing solar glasses looking at the sky

Three of our team watched today's solar eclipse. Thanks to Mystery Science for the cool viewing shades! We can't wait to see all of our Voyagers on September 5th!

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 8/21/17




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Do you follow @vicscholars1 on Twitter? If not, you should! We posted photos today from Kindergarten promotion, Character Education Awards, and celebrating students who attained a new level of English language proficiency. Check out Victoria on Twitter ... it's a whole new world!

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 6/21/17




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Today we recognized our students with accelerated reader points. To qualify, students in first grade needed to have 75 points or more, and second through sixth grades needed 100 points. Many thanks to our dedicated librarian Denise Masciale who tracked student progress and made reading recommendations. We are excited to say that we had 105 students who received recognition this morning. Way to Go Voyagers!

Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 6/16/17




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Are you curious what the first day of school will be in September? Want to know when Winter Break will happen? The 2017-18 school term calendar is now available.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 6/12/17




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Today, the Exchange Club of Newport Harbor presented awards to students who participated in the Young Citizenship Essay Writing Contest. The grand prize winners each received a Kindle Fire! Many thanks to the Exchange Club for this amazing opportunity for our students!Students holding certificates and or Kindle Fire, group image of students with adults

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 6/7/17




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Open House Clip art of a red school house with children holding letters OPEN HOUSE
                             

Thursday, June 8

5pm – 8pm

 

Please come meet our dedicated staff, see our classrooms, learn what our students are doing. You’ll also have a chance to participate in our School Site Council Election and visit our Book Fair!

 

June 8th – Schedule of Events:

 

5:00 p.m.              Gate Showcase (MPR)

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.    Open House Meeting and School Site Council Election (Quad/Courtyard)

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Classroom Visits and Book Fair

                              (in the Library)

 

Book Fair

Please note that our Book Fair begins on Monday, June 5th and ends Friday, June 9th. The Book Fair is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. except Thursday, when it closes at 12:00 p.m. Visitors, please sign-in at the Office when visiting the Book Fair during the school day.

 

Minimum Day

Thursday June 8 is a Minimum Day – please note these important dismissal times:

 

TK/K – 3rd grade – 1:39 p.m. 4th – 6th Grades – 1:50 p.m.Rocks and Project Success will be on site until 6 p.m. If your child does not attend one of these programs, please plan to pick-up at the early dismissal time indicated above.

 

 

Usted está cordialmente invitado

a la Escuela Primaria Victoria

Casa abierta

Jueves 8 de junio, 5pm - 8pm

 

Por favor venga a conocer a nuestro personal dedicado, vea nuestras aulas, aprenda lo que nuestros estudiantes están haciendo. También tendrá la oportunidad de participar en nuestra Elección del Consejo Escolar y visitar nuestra Feria del Libro!

 

8 de junio - Calendario de Eventos:

 

5:00 p.m. - ¡Exhibición GATE! (MPR)

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. - Reunión de la Casa Abierta y Elección del Consejo Escolar (Patio)

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Visitas a las aulas y feria del libro (en la biblioteca)

 

Feria de Libros

Tenga en cuenta que nuestra Feria del Libro comienza el lunes 5 de junio y termina el viernes 9 de junio. La Feria del Libro está abierta diariamente de 8:00 a 2:30, excepto el jueves, cuando cierra a las 12:00 pm Visitantes, por favor firme en la Oficina cuando visite la Feria del Libro durante el día escolar.

 

Día Mínimo

El jueves 8 de junio es un Día Mínimo - tenga en cuenta estos importantes tiempos de despido:

 

TK / K - 3er grado - 1:39 p.m.4º - 6º Grado - 1:50 p.m.Rocks and Project Success estará en el lugar hasta las 6 pm Si su hijo no asiste a uno de estos programas, por favor planee recogerlo a la hora de salida temprana indicada arriba. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 6/5/17




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Soccer Ball in grass

Boys Grade 4 (Victoria B/Bronze)

Game #1: May 31st at 3:45 P.M. @ CMHS #4

Victoria B vs. Kaiser D

Game #2: June 1st at 4:45 P.M. @ Davis 1a

Eastbluff B vs. Victoria B

 

Boys Grade 4 (Victoria A/Silver)

Game #1: May 30th at 3:45 P.M. @ CMHS #4

Victoria A vs. Whittier B

Game #2: May 31st at 7:30 P.M. @ Farm 2a

Harbor Day B vs. Victoria A

 

Boys Grades 5/6 (Victoria A/Silver)

Game #1: June 1st at 4:45 P.M. @ CMHS #2

Mariners B vs. Victoria A

Game #2: June 2nd at 6:45 P.M. @ CMHS #2

Victoria A vs. Davis B

 

Boys Grades 5/6 (Victoria B/Bronze)

Game #1: May 30th at 5:30 P.M. @ Farm 6

St. John B vs. Victoria B

Game #2: May 31st at 5:30 P.M. @ Farm 6

Eastbluff B vs. Victoria B

Game #3: June 3rd at 3:15 P.M. @ CMHS #2

Victoria B vs. Wilson B

 

Girls Grades 4/5/6

Coach Ivy and Coach Amanda

Game #1: May 30th at 5:45 P.M. @ CMHS #1

Adams vs. Victoria

Game #2: May 31st at 6:45 P.M. @ CMHS #1

College Park vs. Victoria

Game #3: June 3rd at 2:00 P.M. @ Farm 6

Victoria vs. California

 

*Please wear your shirts, cleats and shin guards to the game! Try and arrive 15 minutes early and let’s have fun!

 

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 5/26/17




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Costa Mesa Sanitation District Representative with studdents and Dr, Peralta with check for  300 from battery recycling
Way to go Voyagers for recycling batteries! We were the recipients of $300 from the Costa Mesa Sanitation District. Our little school was in the top ten of recyclers participating in this program.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 5/19/17




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Today our top three fundraisers from the Jog-A-Thon enjoyed lunch with Dr. Peralta in his office. In & Out was on the menu and everyone had a great time!Three students enjoying lunch with Dr. Peralta
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 5/17/17




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Friday was a day to celebrate our amazing parent volunteers with our annual "We appreciate you a WAFFLE lot" event. Many thanks to the parents who volunteer and make Victoria great.
You A Waffle lot banner, thank you, you rock, and all parents who were recognized.
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 5/15/17




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This morning Victoria School was visited by Mike Nguyen with The Coffee Bean. He brought us coffee for today... and a stash of coffee and tea for the future (yay!) Thank you Coffee Bean for your support!

Dr. Peralta and Mike Nguyen  from Coffee Bean  holding packages of coffee and tea
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 5/10/17




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We have some dedicated athletes who have great team spirit and today we recognized them at Flag Deck. Way to go Voyagers!Students holding certificates

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 4/28/17




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Four bus drivers standing in front of their busses.


Did you wonder why there were busses parked in front of Victoria for so long this morning? It's because today is Bus Driver Appreciation Day! We are so thankful to have a great team of dedicated bus drivers who take amazing care of our students. Today we provided them with donuts and coffee for breakfast. If you see your child's bus driver today, be sure to give them a smile and high five!

Bus drivers enjoying coffee and donuts.
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 4/25/17




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Thursday, April 20, 2017 was "National High Five Day". Students spent the day taking the time to give one another high-fives for sportsmanship, academic accomplishments, and just for fun. Dr. Peralta led the charge and gave more than 250 high fives throughout the day. Way to go Voyagers!Victoria Students giving each other high-fives.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 4/21/17




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Image of parents and teachers with certificates and flowers from PTA.Congratulations to the PTA Honorary Service Award Recipients!

This year, Guadalupe Santana, Teri Kurzen, and Amy Meunier were recognized for their unwavering dedication to our PTA community and student body. We appreciate you!

 


 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 4/19/17




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Congratulations to our students who received character education awards on Friday, March 31st for showing consistent "Determination". Way to go Voyagers!

Photos of individual students holding their certificates.

Group photo of students holding certificates




 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 4/3/17




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Welcome to Kindergarten

Do you have a child entering Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten in the Fall?

Do you know anyone who will have a child entering

Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten in the Fall?

Spread the word!!

 

Victoria Elementary Presents:

Kindergarten Parent Preview Night

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

6:00-6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room

 

Please Join us for an information meeting about our 2017-2018

Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Program!

 

Highlights Include:

Meet the Teachers and Principal

What do Kindergartners Learn?

Health Information

Registration Guidelines

 

For More Information Please Call 949-515-6985.

 

¿Tiene un hijo(a) que va entrar al Kínder o Kínder de transición en el otoño?

¿Conoce a alguien que tiene un hijo(a) que va entrar al Kínder o Kínder de transición?

¡Pase la voz!

 

Escuela Primaria Victoria Presenta:

Noche de Información sobre el Kínder

Miércoles, 3 de mayo

6:00-6:30 pm en el salón de multiusos

 

Acompáñenos a una junta de información sobre nuestro programa de kínder del 2017-2018

 

Temas de Interés:

Conozca a los Maestros y Director

¿Que aprenden los niños de Kínder?

Información de Salud

Guía para la Inscripción

 

Para más información favor de llamar al 949-515-6985.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 3/20/17




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 Image of the cover of Tragedy on the Mountain   Image of the cover of Playground Lessons

Author & paralympian (Brent Poppen), of the children’s book series “Playground Lessons; Friendship and Forgiveness” & his autobiography “Tragedy on the Mountain; from Paralysis to Paralympics” shared his message of hope, kindness and overcoming adversity, at our school 3/09/17 and 3/10/17. Students may purchase his books – please drop by the office for an order form. The deadline for orders is Friday, 3/24/17. The cost is $15 for Playground Lessons and $10 for Tragedy on the Mountain.

 

Autor y paralimpico (Brent Poppen), de la serie de libros para ninos “Playground Lessons; Friendship and Forgiveness” y su autobiografia  “Tragedy on the Mountain; from Paralysis to Paralympics” comparte su mensage de esperanza, bondad y superar la Adversidad,  en nuestra escuela el dia 3/9/17 y 3/10/17. Los estudiantes pueden comprar sus libros – venga a la oficinia por un formulario.  Favor regresar este formulario a su maestro a los mas tardar el viernes 3/24/17. El libro “Playground Lessons”:  $15.00 dolares “Tragedy on the Mountain”:  $10.00 dolares.

 

For more information, visit Brent's website: www.hugsbybrent.com

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 3/20/17




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Friday, March 17, 2017, Victoria Elementary School received a generous donation of soccer balls from Soccer6 and their founder, Mac Thompson. We're so thankful for their generosity!


 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 3/17/17




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Team Victoria members made a strong showing at the Spirit Run this Sunday. We are so proud that you gave your best.  

John Uchytil finished 1st place in the 9-10 year old age group at the Spirit Run. John had an amazing time of 5:59 in the mile. Congratulations on your win John! We’re so proud of your determination!!

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 3/13/17




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Congratulations to our students who received the Character Education Award for "Alertness and Action". Way to GO VOYAGERS!Students Received Awards for Alertness and Action - February s Character Education Traits
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/28/17




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Our sixth grade students arrived safely at the school today and were greeted by their parents and family members. We're excited to have them home and we can't wait to hear all about their adventures at Arrowhead Ranch.





 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/17/17




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We want to take a moment to offer heartfelt congratulations to Victoria's Teacher of the Year Lisa Burrows. Lisa is an amazing teacher and we're so excited to see her efforts recognized!



In addition to Teacher of the Year - several other teachers were recognized for the Grants that they applied for and were awarded. All together, these teachers received $3,330 in grant monies! Way to go Team Victoria!



Congratulations to:

Erin Gordon

Anita Peacock

Tracy Scofield

Nikki Lee

Ivy Harwick and
Patty Poveda

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/12/17




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Suitcase Image with stamps of numerous countries

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE

 

–

VICTORIA ELMENTARY SCHOOL

CLASS ACT CONCERT

—

 

You will be delighted to hear

the music of Mozart

Performed by the pacific symphony

class act musicians

 

Wednesday, march 29, 2017

7:00 p.m.

 

Victoria elementary school

Multi-purpose room

1025 victoria street, costa mesa, ca 92627

 

Reception immediately following

the performance

 

Please rsvp via email: jchimits@nmusd.us

For reserved parking and seating

 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/12/17




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The Costa Mesa Fire Department visited Victoria Elementary on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  Students Ms. Barone and Ms. Glass' classrooms learned what to do in the event of a fire, and got to see several pieces of equipment on the fire truck. Many thanks to the fire fighters for making this special visit to our campus.

Firefighters and Truck in front of Victoria Elementary
A student has his heart rate and oxygen level checked as a demonstration by the firefighters

Students observe firefighters displaying their truck s features
Firefighter Displays Equipment for students

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/7/17




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Team Victoria began training today for the Spirit Run. Altogether we have twenty students in grades 2-6 participating in the training taking place every Monday and Wednesday morning before school. The Spirit Run will take place on Sunday, March 12. If you're interested in supporting Team Victoria or participating in the Spirit Run, please stop by the office for more information.

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 2/1/17




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Congratulations to our students who received the Character Education Award for "Poise and Confidence". Way to GO VOYAGERS!

Students Receive Character Education Awards
 

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Posted by: Judi Chimits
Published: 1/31/17