This Week at COES

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.


Week of September 9, 2013

September 6th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

This Wednesday, September 11th, is Picture Day.

Photo package envelopes went home in Friday envelopes. If you did not receive one, please stop by the office.

You can pay for photo packages by sending a check in the payment envelope on Wednesday, or you may pay for photos by visiting

Enter the school ID code (KB203689Y0), and select the package you wish to purchase. 

Bring the receipt and give to the photographer on Picture Day.

A make-up Picture Day will be announced soon.

PTO Wrapping Paper & Gifts Fundraiser

Our kick-off assembly will take place on Monday, September 9th.

Fundraiser packets will be sent home on Monday.  Please support Canyon Oaks by participating in this fundraiser! 

To shop online, go to


Follow the steps that forwards email requests to family and friends.  All items will be shipped to the buyer’s home.

PTO Meeting Thursday, September 12th

Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year. It will take place at 6 p.m. in the Mutli-Use Room.

The Parent Teacher Organiztion is instrumental in raising funds for a wide variety of school events, activities, and supplemental instructional materials. 

We look forward to seeing you this Thursday.

Have a great week!

Summer News

August 1st, 2013

Dear Canyon Oaks Families,

School will be starting in just a few short weeks! 

Wednesday, August 14th is the 1st day of school.

We look forward to seeing you at Residency Verification Day on Friday, August 9th from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please click on the links below to preview summer news which was mailed out recently. 

 School Supply List 2013-2014

Canyon Oaks Summer Newsletter 2013

Canyon Oaks Summer Newsletter 2013 (Spanish)


Week of March 11, 2013

March 13th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

Our next PTO meeting takes place this Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 22. 

Please join us as we will be planning for our Spring Arts Festival taking place on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you are interested in serving on the planning committee for our Science Fair taking place in April, please join us prior to the PTO meeting at 5 p.m. in the Library.

A general information night for the Science Fair will take place next Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Use Room. 

Have a great week!

Week of February 11, 2013

February 10th, 2013

Dear COES Families,

The next two weeks will be short weeks due to Lincoln’s Birthday this Friday, and President’s Day next Monday. 

The Read-a-Thon is currently under way. Thank you for your support in helping solicit pledges for your child’s participation.

If you do not have a pledge sheet, you may pick one up in the office.

We are proud to recognize the many students (K-5) who have started completing ST Math (“Jiji Math”), Gr. 3-5 students who have completed System  44 (our upper grade reading intervention program), and individual grade levels for achieving teacher-created SMART goals in language arts and math. 

All throughout our school, students are demonstrating mastery of new concepts and skills, and we are honored to recognize their success during daily morning messages. 

Have a great week! 

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