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In March of 2019, VUSD purchased a Foamstream weed abatement system that uses only biodegradable and non-toxic compounds in combination with steam to kill unwanted plants. The system will be piloted this summer in hopes of stepping away from chemical use for a multitude of applications. 

Two local news stories from February discussed the technology and included VUSD:

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loop the lagoon April 27, 2019

Don't miss the 16th Annual Loop the Lagoon run/walk fundraiser for all Vacaville Unified schools, Saturday, April 27, 2019! This iconic event offers challenging courses for serious runners, fun runs and walks for young kids and families, and a 5k for people who are in between. 

 

50% of every registration fees goes directly to the school of your choice. So sign up today, join in the fun, and help your school! Register at: https://www.loopthelagoon.com.

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Find out about what's happening around VUSD in the Vacaville Unified March Newsletter!

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community conference 2019

Join us on Tuesday, March 19th from 5:00-8:00pm at Vacaville High School for our first Community Conference. Don't miss this great event for parents and guardians with free sessions taught by the Vacaville Police Department, NorthBay Healthcare, Kaiser Permanente, Solano County Office of Education and more! Topics will include Career Exploration, E-Cigarettes & Vaping, Gang Awareness, Coping with ADHD, Emerging Drug Trends and much more.  Please join us for an informative and educational evening on topics important to every parent and guardian. View the Conference Guidebook.

 

Free childcare will be available upon parent/guardian registration.  Transportation for parents to and from Markham Elementary and Padan Elementary may be provided if sufficient interest is received with parent/guardian registrations.

 

Click here to reserve your seat, request childcare and transportation and receive additional information.

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e-cigarette and vaping session

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is addictive. Nicotine exposure can also harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s. 

Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) Youth Development Services staff and members of the Solano Youth Coalition and will lead a one-hour informational session on current trends in tobacco products such as vape pens and e-cigarettes, the health effects, how students access the products, what the products look like, and current laws pertaining to tobacco products.

This session will be held in the VHS Library, and is open to all VUSD parents and members of the community.

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The Solano County Committee comprised of the Solano County Office of Education School Board Trustees is hosting a public hearing, Wednesday, December 19th in the Catwalk Theater at Will C Wood High School located at 998 Marshal Road in Vacaville at 6:00 PM. The committee will be reviewing the VUSD Board of Trustee's recommendation to adopt map 101 (Blue map) as part of the transition to trustee-area elections in 2020. The public is invited to attend and provide input to the committee. Background information and the proposed map can be found at http://vusd-ca.schoolloop.com/CVRA

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The public surveys asking the Vacaville residents to indicate which proposed trustee-area map is preferred, closed on November 29, 2018.
297 responses were received with 45% of the responses choosing the BLUE map 101 as the top choice. After reviewing the responses from the public, the VUSD Board of Trustees selected map 101 as the map that will be recommended to the County Committee for approval and adoption in early December 2018. 

 

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Hello VUSD Families,

We have decided to close schools and the district office tomorrow due to another forecast of air quality in the “unhealthy” range.  Please know that we do not take closing schools lightly, and we understand that this can have significant financial impact on our families. 

Under normal circumstances, we would remain open at AQI levels of 151-200, however we have concerns about the prolonged exposure to staff and students occurring this week.

I want to extend my love and support to our families, and I wish you all a peaceful holiday break.

Take Care,

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Schools are in session today. At "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" levels, elementary students will be kept indoors as much as possible. Middle and high schools will have indoor lunch space available for students who would prefer to be inside.

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VUSD schools are open today. We will continue to keep students indoors and limit physical activity if air quality reaches AQI ratings above 150. Current air quality conditions can be found at www.AirNow.gov

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All schools are in session today. If smoke worsens throughout the day, students will be kept indoors as much as possible. Physical activity for PE will be limited and kept indoors as well. 


11-13-2018- Conditions as of 5:00 AM.

5 00 AM air quality index at 103
For current air conditions and recommendations, visit www.Airnow.gov.

 

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On November 15th, the VUSD Board of Trustees will host a public hearing during the regularly scheduled board meeting located at 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville. The intention of this public hearing is to present the proposed trustee area map options being considered by the Board of Trustees, and to solicit public input.

 

View the currently proposed maps and more information.

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As we learned with last year's fires, air quality can change significantly from hour-to-hour. VUSD will be looking to air quality resources for status updates and guidance about activity levels and exposure for staff and students.
We recognize that school closures have significant financial impact on many families, and will keep schools open whenever possible. Outdoor activities such as recess or PE may be held indoors.

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Attached is an internship with a scholarship opportunity through the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs  Solano Chapter.  APAPA is a  national non-profit and non-partisan organization with a diverse membership representing all communities.  Through their efforts, APAPA is able to inspire, engage and empower the public about public policy.  We foster future leaders from minority communities to serve at federal, state, and local levels in the government.  Please share with your graduating seniors.  Application deadline is February 22, 2019.  For more information, please contact Amy Fabi at (707) 439-1371 or by email at apapasoc@gmail.com. 

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We will be hosting a Mental Health Summit on Thursday, November 15th at 6:15 pm.

 

The schedule can be found here, but please be aware that we are still confirming their assignments and some times/rooms may change.

 

Please click here to RSVP!

 

 

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Vacaville residents can view two currently proposed maps and more information about VUSD's transition to by-trustee are voting districts. View the maps

Community members can provide input and suggestions about the mapping process in a variety of ways:
 

COMMUNITY FORUMS

Thursday, October 25th – 6:00-7:30pm 

at Vaca Pena Middle School Library, 200 Keith Way

Saturday, October 27th – 9:00-10:30am 

at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place – Coffee and donuts will be served

Monday, October 29th – 6:00-7:00 pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in Spanish

Monday, October 29th – 7:00-8:00pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
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EMAIL: PIO@VacavilleUSD.org
MAIL: 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA 95687
PHONE: (707)453-6155

 

Why are maps being drawn?
Board members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, where all board members are elected by voters throughout the entire school district. On September 20, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution No. 3, 2018-2019, in response to a letter, threatening to sue the district under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). VUSD intends to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. Voters would only vote for one seat on the school board. View more info about the transition to by-trustee area voting districts.

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Join in at a community forum!

Community forums provide a comfortable and informal setting for Vacaville residents to share ideas and feedback about how we develop the trustee-area voting boundaries. The community forum meetings are:
 

Thursday, October 25th – 6:00-7:30pm 

at Vaca Pena Middle School Library, 200 Keith Way
 

Saturday, October 27th – 9:00-10:30am 

at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Place – Coffee and donuts will be served
 

Monday, October 29th – 6:00-7:00 pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in Spanish
 

Monday, October 29th – 7:00-8:00pm

at Markham Elementary School MP Room, 101 Markham Avenue
Discussion in English
 

 

The public is invited to attend and make public comment during the public hearings and community forums. Residents can also provide comments to PIO@VacavilleUSD.org.  More information about the transition to a Trustee-Area election system can be found at http://www.vacavilleusd.org/CVRA.

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Public Hearing A: To Seek Input Regarding a Waiver from the State Board of Education in Lieu of an Election

Public Hearing B: To Seek Public Input Prior to Drafting By-Trustee Area Maps


Both public hearings will be held:

DATE: Thursday, October 4, 2018

TIME: 6:30 PM

LOCATION: Educational Services Center, 401 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville, CA

 

Public Hearing A

Vacaville Unified School District Board of Trustee members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, whereby voters throughout the entire school district elect each trustee member.  On September 20, 2018, the VUSD Board adopted Resolution #3, 2018/2019, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections. A by-trustee area election system would require each Board member to reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and would be elected only by the voters in that trustee area.  

 

A school district seeking to transition to a by-trustee area election system must submit an application to the local County Committee on School District Reorganization (“County Committee”) for approval. If the County Committee approves the school district’s application, California Education Code section 5020 would require an election to approve the transition to by-trustee area elections.  

 

To avoid the costs associated with an election and to ensure timely implementation, the VUSD Board will consider seeking a waiver from the State Board of Education of this election requirement, as well as certain other Education Code sections related to the election requirement.  If the waiver is granted by the State Board of Education, no election to approve the change to by-trustee area elections will take place, and the County Committee’s decision on the District’s proposal will be final.

  

Pursuant to Education Code sections 5019 and 33050, the Board invites community input on the proposed waiver request.  Any member of the public or representatives of the school district will be provided the opportunity to offer oral or written comments on the matter. Community members who wish to provide input, but who cannot attend may submit remarks to PIO@Vacavilleusd.org or by mail to VUSD Public Information Office, 401 Nut Tree Rd., Vacaville, CA 95687.

View more about the transition to by-trustee are election system here.

 

Public Hearing B

Board members are currently elected in “at-large” elections, where each member is elected by voters throughout the entire District.  On September 20, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution # 3, 2018/2019, declaring its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections, where each Board member must reside within the designated trustee area boundary, and is elected only by the voters in that trustee area. 

 

The District’s demographers, the National Demographics Corporation, will present information on the process and criteria for drawing the trustee-area boundary maps.  Following the presentation, the Board will hold the first of two statutorily required public hearings to receive community input on the trustee-area map creation process, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, subdivision (a)(1).    

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On September 20, 2018 the VUSD Board of Education Considered the Adoption of Resolution No. 3, 2018-19, declaring the intent to transition from at-large elections to trustee-area board elections. 


Lozano Smith Attorney Ryan Tung provided an overview of the process for transitioning from At-Large Board elections to Trustee-Area Board elections.

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teen leadership summit
 

Don't miss this yea's Teen Leadership Summit October 13th! The summit is is for middle and high school student leaders who want to see and affect change in their community. This year's guest speaker is Jose Cordon helping teen find strength in spoken word.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/18/18




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Published: 9/17/18




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The Vacaville Unified School District Board of Trustees will consider a resolution declaring the intent to transition from an at-large election system to a by-trustee area election system for the members of the governing board. The public meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Educational Services Center located at 401 Nut Tree Road in Vacaville.

 

Currently, the seven members of the VUSD Board of Trustees are elected under an “at-large” election system, in which all voters residing within school district boundaries vote for each member. In August 2018, the District received a demand letter from the law firm Shenkman & Hughes, demanding that the District change its method of election to a by-district (or by-trustee) system in compliance with the California Voting Rights Act (Elec. Code, § 14025, et seq.) (“CVRA”) or risk being sued by the firm. This is the same law firm that challenged the City of Vacaville’s election system, which led the City Council to vote unanimously to move away from at-large elections.

 

Under the CVRA, at-large elections are impermissible if they result in racially polarized voting or cause disenfranchisement of voters from a protected class. The only election system that provides VUSD complete protection from a CVRA claim is a “by-trustee area” election system. A by-trustee election system would require that voting districts be established within the Vacaville Unified School District boundaries. Each trustee must then reside within the designated voting district boundary, and trustees would then be elected only by the voters from the voting district in which the trustee resides. 

 

When a public agency receives this type of demand letter, the agency is given 45 days to demonstrate its intent to transition to by-trustee area elections.  If the VUSD does not adopt a resolution signaling its intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area board elections within this 45 day “safe harbor window,” the law firm, or any other plaintiff, may file a lawsuit against the District under the CVRA. 

 

Superintendent Jane Shamieh commented, “Valid and reasonable points can be made on both sides of the discussion for at-large versus by-trustee area elections systems. However, a CVRA claim is very difficult to defend against and can result in extensive legal expenses. We do all that we can to preserve funds so that they can be used for students.  These are some of the reasons that the Board will be considering adopting the resolution of intention to change election systems.” 

 

The Vacaville Unified board will hear from the public and consider whether or not to adopt a resolution declaring the intent to transition from at-large to by-trustee area Board elections on September 20th. The public is invited to attend and make public comment during the meeting. Residents can also provide comments to PIO@VacavilleUSD.org.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 9/17/18




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There's still room in fall sessions of Parent Project Junior (Loving Solutions) and Parent Project Senior.  These classes are offered as part of our ongoing partnership with the Vacaville Police Department/FIRST division. Join the more than 500,000 parents who've attended these classes nationwide.  For parents by parents!   

 

Each 10-week class is specifically geared towards parents of challenging, strong-willed and/or destructive children.  While there is an upfront cost, there are scholarships available and for parents completing the courses, we have a surprise in store for you!  Please feel free to post, share and distribute these flyers to anyone who might be interested.

 

Parent Project Jr (Loving Solutions) is specifically for parents of children ages 5-10 years old.  Strategies can be adapted to children younger than 5.  Monday Nights 6-8:30pm starting Sept 10th.  Topics covered include: 

  • Parenting the Strong-Willed Child
  • Parental Influence
  • Encouraging Positive Choices
  • Redirecting Negative Choices
  • Structuring for Success
  • Improving School Performance
  • Concrete Solutions for Tough Kids
  • Sleep, Diet & Behavior
  • Staying the Course
  • Recognizing and Supporting Success

Parent Project Sr is specifically for parents of children ages 10+.  This is perfect for parents of pre-teens and teens (and maybe even our adult children).  Tuesday nights from 6-9pm starting Sept 11th.  Topics include:

  • Understand our Children
  • Addressing Problematic Behavior
  • A Parent's Formula for Success
  • Adolescent Drug Use
  • The Out-of-Control Child
  • Cornering Relationships & Developing Action Plans
  • Finding Help & Support
  • The Dynamics of Change
  • Managing Conflict in the Home
  • Active Listening

Dinner is provided on week 1 and week 10 in both classes.  The remaining weeks, participants get creative with our dining options.

 

We hope to see you out to these nationally acclaimed classes and appreciate you sharing this information with the community.  These classes are open to any interested parents in the community and they do not have to reside in Vacaville or be foster/adoptive/relative caregivers.

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Posted by: Christy Ireland - Web Admin
Published: 9/14/18




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Published: 9/13/18




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Published: 9/11/18




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Published: 8/22/18




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Published: 8/21/18




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2018 VUSD Annual Update
VUSD invites parents and guardians to the 2018 Annual Update presentation, Tuesday, September 11th at 6:00 PM at the VUSD Educational Services Center located at 401 Nut Tree Rd, Vacaville.
Come hear about actions that VUSD is taking toward early learning foundations, school safety, kindness and respect at school, multicultural education, workplace/career and technical education, soft skill development, college readiness opportunities,
Measure A projects and more. RSVP here

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 8/21/18




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Published: 8/20/18




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Published: 8/17/18




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Posted by: Tina McKenzie
Published: 8/16/18




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AERIES Parent Portal

Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, Vacaville Unified School District will use AERIES Parent Portal for all students.  The parent portal will offer a secure and convenient way to access and update your child’s information online.

 

The parent portal allows parents to:

  • View and update their child’s emergency contact information
  • Update student medical information
  • View standardized test scores and elementary report cards
  • View attendance information in real time
  • View the VUSD Annual Parent Notification
  • Complete the annual release acknowledgment and permission requirements

The parent portal system is self-registering.  Each family will receive an email in August with information to create your account. To set up your portal, visit https://aw.vusd.solanocoe.k12.ca.us/aeries.net/LoginParent.aspx  with the following information (your email will include your unique log-in needs): 

  • A valid email address
  • Your student's ID number
  • Your primary telephone number registered with the school
  • A verification code

IMPORTANT: Parents must complete emergency contact and student health information annually.  In an effort to reduce paper waste and save time for parents, VUSD is eliminating the use of the emergency cards to capture this information.  Parents must utilize Aeries Parent Portal to update this critical information that is needed in the event of an emergency. Annual release acknowledgments and permission requirements will also need to be completed through the parent portal. If The school's office staff can provide you with the information needed to create an account.

 

How to Create a Parent Portal Account

Parent Portal Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted by: Christy Ireland - Web Admin
Published: 8/16/18




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Picture Days will be Wednesday and Thursday 8/22 & 8/23.

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Posted by: Christy Ireland - Web Admin
Published: 8/13/18




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Hello Buckingham Knights!

We are excited you will be joining us for the 2018-2019 school year. Here is the PE flyer with information on ordering athletic apparel for the Physical Education class. You may turn in the completed order form either to the Buckingham Main Office or directly to Ad Special T’s located at 202 Bella Vista Rd, Vacaville (next to the Buckingham 196 Fishbowl building). You can charge your order if you go into the store. For special requests on ordering, please call Ad Special T's at (707)452-7272 or you can also visit them in the store to see sample sizes.

Your completed order form may be turned beginning August 1, but no later than August 15. As a reminder, August 15 is your first Freshmen Forum and New Student Orientation.

Please see this link to download the order form: https://buckingham.schoolloop.com/athletics

We look forward to seeing you in PE class!

Physical Education Department

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Posted by: Christy Ireland - Web Admin
Published: 8/6/18




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online portal for reduced lunch
To apply online for free or reduced meals for the 2018-2019 school year, please click here.  Paper applications are also available at the Educational Services Center, located at 401 Nut Tree Road. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Student Nutrition Department at 707.453.6157. 

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 7/25/18




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Published: 6/4/18




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Published: 5/31/18




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Posted by: Tina McKenzie
Published: 5/30/18




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Survey summary of 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students
See what VUSD 7th, 9th and 11th grade students said about bullying at school, suicide, drug use and more. 
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide student survey in the nation asking kids about their school environment and inclusiveness, drug use, suicide and other issues that effect learning. We use this survey to get a better understanding of what students are experiencing. This survey is a component of school improvement efforts to help guide the development of systemic health, prevention, and school environment (kindness) programs and curriculum. 
See a summary of the results attached here.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/30/18




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Published: 5/29/18




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Published: 5/24/18




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Published: 5/22/18




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plant 1000 flowers representing kindness and respect
Vacaville Unified students and staff are focusing attention May 18-25th on making intentional efforts of kindness, respect and understanding both with those around us and online. We will be planting, drawing creating flowers to represent the actions we take to be a positive influence our community. 

Will C Wood students will be joined by Buckingham and Vaca High students in downtown Vacaville this Saturday, May 19th to share the symbols of kindness with community members.

Country High, Alamo, Sierra Vista K-8, Padan, Markham, Hemlock/ACE, Jepson, Ernest Kimme Charter, Cooper, Fairmont Charter, Browns Valley and Educational Services Center will also be hosting activities on campus next week to engage students in deliberate acts of positivity.

Join us this week! Plant your seeds of positivity with those around you and create a flower that represents it.

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Posted by: Jennifer Leonard, District Admin, Vacaville Unified School District
Published: 5/16/18