Week of May 26, 2014

May 27th, 2014

Dear COES Families,

There are many school and classroom events taking place these last two weeks of school.

Please check with your child’s teacher for any classroom activities taking place.

Please mark your calendars for the following events:

Wednesday, May 28 - Incoming Kindergarten Parent Information Night, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

      LEGO MOVIE – 1:45 – 3:30 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room

Thursday, May 29 – School Site Council, 3 p.m. in Room 24

Friday, May 30 – BEST Assembly, 8:25 a.m. (K-2) & 8:45 a.m. (3-5)

4th & 5th Grade Band Performance, 11:30 a.m. in Multi-Use Room

5th Grade DARE Culmination Ceremony, 1:05 p.m.

If you have not done so, please complete the 2013-2014 Parent Survey.

Click on the survey tab from the home page and a link will take you to the brief survey.

Students of parents who complete the survey will earn an extra recess period during the last week of school.

Thank you for your participation!

Have a great week!


2013-2014 Parent Survey

May 20th, 2014

Dear Canyon Oaks Families,

Please take a moment to complete this year’s Parent Survey by clicking here.

Your feedback is important!

Students of parents who complete the survey by next Wednesday, May 28th will receive a free recess pass.

Results will be reviewed and analyzed at the May 29th School Site Council meeting, and published on the school website.

Thank you for your participation!

Week of April 28, 2014

April 27th, 2014

Dear COES Families,

This Wednesday, April 30th is the 3rd Annual Science Fair Extravaganza for 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room.

Families are welcome to attend and view a variety of science experiments on display.

Congratulations to those students who will be participating!

This Saturday, May 3rd will be our last Saturday School session for the year.

All students will at least one recorded absence received an invitation in last week’s Friday envelope.

Attendance at Saturday school is optional.

Our next PTO meeting is Tuesday, May 6th at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room.

This meeting will include PTO Board elections for the 2014-2015 school year.

A call for nominations letter went home last week.

If you or another parent you know would be interested in running for one of the four offices (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), please submit your nomination in writing to Principal Knox by next Monday, May 5th.

PTO members in attendance will vote in the new Board at next Tuesday’s meeting.

Have a great week!

Week of April 21, 2014

April 21st, 2014

Dear COES Families,

Please join us for the Spring Dance taking place this Friday, April 25th from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room.

All COES families are invited!

Admission is $3 and snacks will be available for sale.

We looking forward to seeing you and your spectacular dance moves this Friday!

This Friday is also Twin Day.

Students are encouraged to dress the same as another friend.

Students who wear their Canyon Oaks t-shirt will also be recognized for showing school spirit!

Our next Saturday School session takes place this Saturday, April 26th.

Students who received an invitation are encouraged to submit the parent permission slip by tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22nd.

Students who attend Saturday School will have one previous absence removed from their attendance record.

Participation in Saturday School is optional.

Please mark these upcoming events on your calendar:

4/23 – Secretary’s Day

4/24 – School Site Council, 3:30 p.m. (note time change) in Room 24

4/25 – BEST Assembly, 8: 25 a.m. (K-2) and 8:45 a.m. (3-5)

4/26 – Saturday School, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

4/30 – Science Fair Extravaganza, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Have a great week!

Week of April 14, 2014

April 14th, 2014

Dear COES Families,

There is no school this Friday, April 18th.  School resumes on Monday, April 21st.

A nomination letter to serve on the PTO Board for the 2014-2015 school year will go home this Thursday.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the PTO, please submit your nomination form prior to our next PTO meeting.

All offices are up for election: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

The election will take place during our next PTO meeting, and only PTO members may vote.

Please mark your calendar for the following upcoming events:

Thursday, April 24: School Site Council, 3 p.m.

Friday, April 25: BEST Assembly, Fun-Friday Recess, Twin Day, Spring Dance, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 26: Saturday School, 8:15 – 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 30: Science Fair Extravaganza, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Have a great week!


Week of February 10, 2014

February 11th, 2014

Dear COES Families,

This week, we honor parent volunteers with an Ice Cream Social taking place this Wednesday, February 12th at 1:45 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room.

Parent volunteers are essential in making a good school a great school.

We appreciate all the support our volunteers give to help make our students shine!

Please note there is no school this Friday, February 14th and next Monday, February 17th.

School resumes Tuesday, February 18th.

 The next  Boxtops deadline in March 1st

Please turn in your Boxtops over the next few weeks.  Canyon Oaks has already earned over $900 this year!

Also, we have collected over $300 from families using the Amazon link located on our home page.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

 We are still in need of volunteer crossing guards!

We are very grateful for the support of Mr. Ponce, a Canyon Oaks parent who has been monitoring the crosswalk at Silver Oak and White Oak during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up.

We still need more volunteers to ensure crosswalk safety occurs all week long!

If you can support any morning or afternoon – one or more days a week, please contact Mr. Knox.

Have a great week!


Week of January 27, 2014

January 27th, 2014

Dear Canyon Oaks Families,

We have our Best Assembly taking place this Friday morning, January 31st.

Our 5th graders will be presenting a BEST behavior presentation for our students.

The K-2 Assembly takes place from 8:25 – 8:40 a.m.

The 3-5 Assembly takes place from 8:45 – 9:00 a.m.

Parents are welcome to attend!

 Parent meetings this week:

English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting (E.L.A.C.) – Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 8:30 a.m. in the Multi-Use Room

School Site Council Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 30 at 3:00 p.m.

 Facilities Master Plan Community Workshop

Please join District Administration and NTD Architects for a discussion of current and future school facility needs in American Canyon.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 4th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: American Canyon High School Library

 Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration begins next Monday, February 3rd at 9:00 a.m. in the Multi-Use Room.

Parents will be asked to form a line outside the side gate near the Multi-Use Room along White Oak Drive.

Historically, Kindergarten spots fill quickly. Families are placed in order when they register.

Please note that your registration spot is not confirmed until your registration packet is completed.

For details on what is required for registration, please click here.

Have a great week!


Parent Survey Results

December 13th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

Please follow the link below to view the results of the Parent Survey given last spring.

We received a total of 226 surveys.  Thanks to all the families who participated!

The School Site Council recently reviewed the results to determine which areas to focus on during the 2013-2014 school year.  

School to Home Communications, PE, Art, and Music, along with increased technology are all viewed as areas needing improvement.  

We have already begun to address some of these areas and we will continue to make improvements in 2014.  

When viewing the results, please keep in mind that the numerical values in questions 3 and 4 are average scores of all responses.

Individual written responses for questions 5 through 8 are also included.  All written feedback was anonymous.  

2012 2013 Canyon Oaks Elementary School Survey

If you have any questions regarding survey results, please contact Mr. Knox. 

Week of November 18, 2013

November 16th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

Trimester 1 Report Cards were sent home last Friday.  

If you did not receive your child’s report card, please contact your child’s teacher or the school office.

The 2nd Annual Holiday Showcase will take place on Friday, December 20th.

Click here to view the parent information letter sent home last Friday.  

Participation in the event is optional.

Holiday Showcase letter (Spanish)

There will be a parent volunteer planning meeting for the Holiday Showcase taking place Tuesday, November 19th at 12:00 noon in the school office.  

Like last year, this will be a collaborative event with our Boys & Girls Club.

The 5th Grade Cookie Dough & Soup Fundraiser begins this Week

The 5th grade class is raising money to help offset the cost of charter bus transportation and student scholarships for their Outdoor Education trip to Walker Creek Ranch next spring.

Fundraiser packets were sent home last Friday.

Thank you for your support with this fundraiser!

We are collecting monetary donations for emergency food and water supplies.

Please consider donating $1 per student to provide emergency classroom bottled water and rice krispy bars.  

These provisions will be available to students in the event students are to remain in classrooms for an extended period due to a natural disaster or a school lock down.

Events taking place this week:

Tuesday, Nov. 19: Holiday Showcase Planning meeting, 12:00 p.m. in school office

                          Student Council, 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20: E.L.A.C. meeting, 8:30 a.m. following student drop-off in the Multi-Use Room

Thursday, Nov. 21: School Site Council, 3:00 p.m. in Room 24

Friday, Nov. 22: BEST Assembly, 8:25 a.m. & 8:45 a.m.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Break!

November 25 – 29



Week of November 12, 2013

November 12th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

Trimester 1 officially ended on Friday, November 1st.

Report cards will be sent home this Friday, November 15th.

Please be sure to review your report card with your child and return the acknowledgment slip and/or envelope next week.

As always, please contact your child’s teacher should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s academic or social growth.

Our next Saturday School session takes place on Saturday, November 16th.

All students with a recorded absence this year will be given an invitation letter to attend Saturday School.

Saturday School takes place once or twice a month, from 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Participation in Saturday School is voluntary.

Students who attend will have their previous absence removed from their attendance record.

Our next Saturday School session takes place on December 14th.

If you have any questions regarding the Saturday School program, please contact the school office.

Canned Food Drive Continues through Monday, November 18th

Canyon Oaks is joining the American Canyon Kiwanis Club in collecting canned food donations for the Napa Food Bank Holiday Food Drive.

Students who donate two non-perishable food items will be award an acorn award for their generosity.

Thank you for your participation!

This Week’s Events:

Thursday, November 14th: PTO Meeting, 6 p.m. in Multi-Use Room

Friday, November 15th: Grade 2 Multi-Cultural Feast, 1:15 p.m. in Multi-Use Room

Saturday, November 16th: Saturday School, 8:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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