March 6, 2014 By Gaby Ruvalcaba
VanBuren will have a Principal of the Day on Wednesday, March 19th.
Teryl Payne (Realtor)
February 23, 2014 By Karin Robertson
The latest version of the Roadrunner News is here! Read it online or catch it in your child’s Thursday mailbag on February 27, 2014!
February 20, 2014 By Gaby Ruvalcaba
On Valentine’s Day, with the leadership of Mr. Ken Valburg, Mrs. Makiko Shibata-Ellis, and Mr. Kevin Kwan, our 4th to 6th grade Student Service Organization (SSO) students harvested our community garden. Our organic produce which included romaine and iceberg lettuce, bok choy, spinach, peas, carrots, radish, and beets were donated to the Homeless Intervention and Shelter House (H.I.S. House) which is located in Placentia.
H.I.S. House is a transitional shelter to homeless individuals while they find employment and gain financial independence. According to its director, Ms. Teri Niebuhr, most of the residents at the shelter are domestic violence victims. She said, “We get food donations from around the community, but these vegetables are probably the healthiest of them all.” Our students agreed as they sampled the tasty peas and carrots.
For spring, Mr. Kevin Kwan is planning to plant tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplants, watermelon, pumpkins, and lemons. Maybe in the future, we can even have a lemonade stand with our harvest! Stay tuned and volunteer to help in planting and harvesting.
February 3, 2014 By Karin Robertson
Congratulations to the newly selected All-District Elementary Honor Band members. These Roadrunners will be performing with the Honor Band on March 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at El Dorado High School located at 1651 Valencia Avenue in Placentia.
January 30, 2014 By Karin Robertson
The Van Buren Elementary 5th and 6th grade strings and band will perform two concerts as a part of the national celebration of Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM). All 5th and 6th grade musicians (beginning and advanced) will participate in the concerts.
Beginning/Advanced Bands Winter Concert
Thursday, March 6th in MPR at 6:00PM
Beginning/Advanced Strings Winter Program
Thursday, March 6th in MPR at 7:15PM
Please make every effort to attend – These students have been working very hard and are excited to perform! For more information on MIOSM, visit their website.
January 22, 2014 By VanBurenAdmin
Official sales of the 2013-14 YB will take place in March. Flyers will be sent home with your students. If you don’t want to wait though, you can download the order form HERE, (or go to PTA Forms tab) and submit it along with your payment. Yearbooks are $20. Prices WILL NOT INCREASE. Cash or check (made payable to VBE PTA) is accepted. Please label envelope with Yearbook Order and drop in the PTA mailbox or send to school with your student.
Roadrunner Recognitions (student dedications) are also available for purchase. See the order form HERE, (or go to PTA Forms tab). Recognitions are only $5.00. Please view the order form for instructions on submission. Forms must be turned in NO LATER THAN March 7th, 2014.
December 18, 2013 By VanBurenAdmin
First Trimester Award Winners!
We presented our first trimester awards to these Roadrunners at Assemblies on Tuesday, December 17th. Congratulations on your achievements, and keep up the good work!
|Mrs. Adams||Mark Shimizu, Sophie Tovar, Keani Hartano, Alain Areces, Julian Talavera, Dane Abbott, Natalie Valladares|
|Mrs. Bastieri||Julian Espericueta, Grady Shaffer, Bella Viele, Zayeem Asghar, Peyton Richey, Michael Olynyk, Alex Cheng|
|Mrs. Bless||Jacob Terry, Kaylynn Yune, Marissa Joseph, Heaven Barbee, Kimberley Jeves, Jonathan Dang, Alair Abad|
|Mrs. Carl||Gavin Abbott, Jason Van Ginkel, Elio Al-Raheb, Chloe Castro, Matthew Johnson, Logan Roh, Lucas Mallars|
|Mrs. Chadez||Carlie Colman, Mason Poulsen, Jack Doerr, Abel Gutierrez, Owen Peters, Logan Saucedo|
|Mrs. Gabriel||Ashley Seifen, Alana Viray, Matthew Nelson, Riley Landero, Toby Tanamal, Ali Diaz, Aaliyah Rembao|
|Mrs. Gomez||Quyen Nguyen, Jocelyn Wells, Gavin Ta, Nathaniel Isbell, Sam Wener, Xavier Davis, Gabrielle Rodet|
|Miss Gotovac||Ethan Goodman, Mahi Patel, Jordyn Nguyen, Lana Hernandez, Samantha Becker, Katie Brodowski, Maxim Ramshaw, Cody Al-Raheb, Daniel Scott, Raylee Frenzel|
|Mrs. Johnson||Samantha Peters, Isabella Aguirre, Brandon Vasquez, Devon Goosby, Garrett McMahon, Jonathan Brennan, Sarah Rebensdorf|
|Mrs. Laporte||Jackson Frenzel, James Infante, Kainoa Word, Taylor Kline, Jessica Cherms, Sophia Herrera, Brayden Elliott|
|Mrs. Lewis||Olivia Ruvalcaba, Katelyn Trombly, Hunter Waldman, Serah Eakins, Evan Winkler, Stephen Yun, Abbey Hatch|
|Mrs. Nguyen||Rachel Kasbohm, Troy Quach, Julia Vasquez, Jeffrey Nicholson, Faith Ortiz, Michael Agresti, Nadine Faher|
|Miss O’Rouke & Mrs. “B”||April Amanna, Noah Cortez, Bryant Nguyen, Jovanny Luna, Omar Cheriff, Justin Ritchie, Christopher Hurteau|
|Mrs. Page||Landen Sylvester, Hrutva Patel, Nicole Eazell, Alexandra Areces, Kayden Taylor, Abigail Scafidi, Brysen Lew|
|Mrs. Pang||Sophia Lyman, Audrey Ju, Kaylee Whipkey, Sarah Irwin-Schwartz, Kody Preiser, Mia Anderson, Rianna Carreon|
|Mrs. Paradis||Cynthia Villa, Kingsley Holmes, Nathan Do, Adriana Escobedo, John Aran, Tiana Hartono, Brennan Furey|
|Mrs. Radicelli||Anthony Perez-Fernandez, Joslynne Van Ginkel, Haley Juarez, Dakota Gleason, Israel Solis, Jacob Varela, Nicholas Zuniga|
|Mrs. San Roman||Chloe Aguirre, Cayden Chung, Owen Bernardo, Kevin Huang, Amani Harnett, Sydney McAmis, Haylee Heredia, Nicholas Good, Zoe Brown, Ethan Huynh,, Denize Querikiol|
|Mrs. Shibata-Ellis||Brissa Barrera, Kyle Graham, Vanessa Jackle, Brooklyn Brown, Emily Codispoti, Cleadie Heredia Barreto, Austin Wickoff|
|Mrs. Shipe||Isaiah Lleras, Ariana Latham, Lani Haina, Skyler Gutierrez, Xander Musso, Daniel Esparza, Messiah Todd, Ethan Villegas, Chloe Spence, Charlotte Bunker|
|Mr. Ukes||Ryan Goode, Hunter Sawyer, Ava Suarez, Caleb Taylor, Samiyah Deculit, Cesar Larios, Cristian Martinez-Luna|
|Mrs. Vale||Robbie Martin, Isha Arora, Brooke Yanek, Nathan Becker, Alex Winkler, E.J. Otero, Julia Perfili|
|Mrs. Willey||Luke Malkemus, Hudson Phelps, Alyssa Baranick, Nisreen Al-Kahtib, Gavin Smith, Phoenix Baltazar, Christopher Herrera, Jacob McKee, Brandon Nagel|