Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Will students be able to use the district-issued Chromebook during the summer? Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. Consider a Protection Plan to reduce or eliminate potential fees (chargers are not covered by the protection plan) from accidental loss or damage. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. Returning your Chromebook Think... Continue reading Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Parent Survey

Each year we do a parent survey at all of our Eastern Carver County Schools. Please take a few minutes to fill out our Victoria Elementary survey. Data from our survey is utilized to build goals for the next year. If there is a critical issue you would like addressed, please schedule a time to come in and see Mrs. VeLure or Mr. Engebretson. The survey will close on Tuesday, May 1. Thank you for your time!... Continue reading Parent Survey

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is at VES! All students will visit the Book Fair with their classrooms during the week. Here are the book fair hours: Monday, 10/23 – 9:30-3:30 Tuesday, 10/24 – 9:30 – 3:30 and during conferences from 4:00 – 7:30pm Wednesday, 10/25 – 9:30 – 3:30 Thursday, 10/26 9:30 – 3:30 and during conferences from 4:00 –... Continue reading Scholastic Book Fair

Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Velure

Once each month students who have a birthday that month are invited to join Mrs. Velure for lunch. It is a great time for students to make a special connection with their principal and gives Mrs. Velure the chance to get to know those students a little better. The students with birthdays that month are presented with a certificate, sticker and a birthday... Continue reading Birthday Lunch with Mrs. Velure

Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... Continue reading Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal