Welcome to Valle del Sol Elementary School

We are extremely excited to have your student with us this year. We look forward to establishing a partnership with you so that we can ensure that your student is building an academic foundation for college, career and citizenship.

November 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Thank you all for your continued partnership in your student’s education! We have had great turnouts for our Kinder and First Grade Parent Workshops and a tremendous crowd for our Fall Festival. During November, we will have various informative and exciting activities at the school that you will be able to participate in as well.

One of the greatest determinants of student success is parental involvement. That is why the entire VDS staff would like to invite you to attend our parent teacher conferences on November 15 and 16. This will give you an opportunity to discover your student’s strengths and techniques for strengthening their academic skills. Be sure to ask your student’s teacher what you can do to enhance your student’s proficiencies and help prepare them for college and career readiness. We had tremendous turnouts at our conferences last year, where over 85% of our parents attended, and we hope to exceed that number this year. Read more

CAASPP Celebration

On Friday, we had our CAASPP Celebration for students in 4th – 6th grades that Met the Standard, Exceeded the Standard, or Improved on the Smarter Balanced Assessments.  The students received lanyards and pins during the assembly and we had a party at the end of the day to further celebrate their accomplishments.


The NED Show

On Thursday afternoon, the NED Show came to VDS.  This motivational program teaches the students to Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the program and are ready to implement the NED philosophy.

Fall Festival

On Friday, we had our Fall Festival for the VDS school community. We had a tremendous crowd in attendance and they were all treated to an afternoon of exciting games and delicious food.

On Friday, we had our Fall Festival for the VDS school community. We had a tremendous crowd in attendance and they were all treated to an afternoon of exciting games and delicious food. It was great seeing all of the grade levels participating in this outstanding event for the students and their families. Thank you team!

Red Ribbon Week

"Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free!"

The students and staff at Valle Del Sol have shown tremendous spirit while celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Each day the students and staff members have dressed up in the different attire in order to remain drug free. Additionally, the students participated in a door decorating contest, art contest, and signed the “Stay Drug Free” Pledge Banner in the quad. Friday Night Live was also present on Friday and the students were able to participate in some fun events during lunch.

Family Science Night

Family Science Night brought students, parents and teacher together to explore the world of science.It was an evening full of exploration, experimentation, and hands-on science activities  for all who attended.

C.V.U.S.D. Events

News & Media

Flying Doctors

The Flying Doctors & CV Medical Volunteers host the Free Health Fair forFamilies without insurance. They provide free medical services such as; mammograms, Chiropractic services, physical therapy, dental and vision &hearing services.

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Coffee with the Principal

On Thursday, September 14th we held an event giving members of the community the opportunity to speak with the principal about issues impacting the school. This time was used to have a conversation about what it means to have a positive school culture.

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Back to School Night VDS

Valle del Sol Elementary School held their Back to School Night on Thursday, August 31 and it was well attended by numerous members of the VDS community. The parents first met the VDS staff in the cafeteria and then proceeded to the teachers' classrooms where they became familiar with the academic and behavioral expectations for the students.

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Back to School Night TCMS

Toro Canyon Middle School held its Back to School Night. Over 300 families were in attendance. The evening began with a presentation from Principal Charlie Housewright on the power of family relationships in learning. Toro Canyon is a home for the students of the community where care and love go hand-in-hand with learning.

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Positive Choices

On September 19, 2017 Fifth and Sixth Grade students at Mountain Vista Elementary had a presentation from District Attorney Mike Tripp along with representatives from Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The topic of the presentation was "Making Good Choices". Students were presented with information about appropriate behaviors in and out of school, bullying, cyberbullying, appropriate use of technology and the consequences that could occur if bad choices are made. Follow up visits to individuals occurred for a question and answer session. Students and staff found the presentation to be very informative. Our Bobcats vowed to follow the "Bobcat Code of Honor".

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Student Elections

Students at Mecca Elementary School had the opportunity to participate in running for a student council position. Prior to delivering the speeches, the participants learned about civic responsibilities, which included leading by example and the right to vote. Both fifth and sixth grade students were required to demonstrate eligibility to participate by turning in a petition that clearly indicated they met the requirements of being a student who was academically sound, exhibited positive signs of good citizenship, and expressed their goals for the position of their interest in an essay. The speeches were top notch and our attending audience listened attentively. The ASB election process proved to be a learning experience for all students involved and those elected to represent their peers will have multiple opportunities throughout the year to develop their leadership skills.

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Read Like A Pirate

One of the best parts of a site administrators job is sharing the gift of reading and literacy. This particular day was 'Read like a Pirate' day. I was lucky enough to be able to read a book about pirates searching for all of the letters in the alphabet. Of course, we began with "aRe"

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Red Cross Event

On Monday, September 18th, John Kelley students Omar Perez, Maycon Velasquez, Giselle Valencia, Nohely Angel-Segoviano, Rosario Ibarra and Judith Perez represented the school's student body as they presented Mr. Brian Daly and Linda Cott from the American Red Cross with $556.00 dollars. John Kelley Blazers participated in a coin drive to raise funds to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. This is a testament to the care and compassion of our students for those who lost their homes, personal belongings and security. Our Blazers were happy to help with the relief effort for those affected in Texas.

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Teacher Recognition

The Educational Service Department came to recognize teachers that scored in the top 10% of their respective grades on the spring 2017 English Language Arts and Math State Test. Teachers were very happy to be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Many of them stated this was also a personal challenge to continue to improve as they educate the awesome students at CMA. We look forward to working with our school parents in improving student achievement.

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Teacher of the Year

A film crew from RCOE visited all day to document thoughts and reflections on our Teacher of the County, Mr. DeToya. The crew interviewed Mr. DeToya, colleagues, students and me. They will edit the footage into a four-minute montage to be presented during the May awards ceremony for County recognitions. Go Mr. DeToya! We wish him the best as he competes for State Teacher of the Year.

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Mobility Assistants
The Coachella Valley Unified School District Health Mobility Assistants are seen here geared up for the new school year to support the health needs of student's all across CVUSD! Right from day one of the school year, they were prepared to support the health needs of our students.
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