Welcome to our school!
17160 Van Gogh St.
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Office hours: 7:30am-4:30pm
Principal: Pamela Merloni
SAA: Raquel Acosta
Office Tech: Nancy Zweben
Title lX Complaint Manager: Pamela Merloni
Important School Holidays
8/16: School Starts
9/2: Admissions Day
9/5: Labor Day
10/3: Unassigned Holiday
10/12: Unassigned Holiday
11/11: Veteran's Day
11/21-23: Unassigned Days
11/24-25: Thanksgiving Break
12/19/16-1/6/17: Winter Break
1/16: M.L.King Jr. Day
2/20: President's Day
3/31: Cesar E. Chavez Day
4/10-4/14: Spring Break
5/29: Memorial Day
6/9: Last Day of School
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Opening Message from Principal Merloni
Click here to view Principal Merloni's newsletter message for the opening school year.
Dear Van Gogh Staff and Families,
We start this week off with our annual Scholastic Book Fair in the auditorium. All students with 96% attendance and above will receive a $5.00 gift certificate for our Book Fair and all of our classrooms with 96% attendance for February and/or March will receive $25 classroom gift certificate for each month. This week our valet volunteers are from Ms. Reinhart's class. Please help us ensure the safety of our students at morning drop-off. On Thursday, April 27th we will have our spectacular Open House from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a special night to celebrate student learning and acknowledge all of our teachers and students hard work during the school year. At Open House please be sure to stop by the Book Fair, purchase a yearbook, and enjoy Kona Ice. On Friday, we will start the day with our PTO meeting at 8:30 a.m. On Friday evening we will have our magnificent Dinner/Magic Show at 6:00 p.m.. This is an exciting family event and we hope that everyone can make it!! On that note I hope that you have a wonderful evening and I look forward to seeing all of you at tomorrow's Monday assembly.
Smarter Balanced Testing
More Than a Meal
We reached 98% completed applications!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Click here for the online application
APRIL 2017– Pillar: Respect Song: Home on the Range
04/05-05/18-CST – 5th grade Science Test
04/07 -Student of the Month Celebration for March- 8:00 a.m.
04/10-04/14- Spring Break
04/15-05/19- CST Science Test for 5th grade
04/18- Standing Committees Meet at 1:45 p.m.
04/24 -04/28 - Book Fair (Auditorium Closed )
04/21 -Principal’s Chat -8:10 a.m.
04/25 –Governance Council-2:45 p.m. postponed
04/26-Field Trip – 4th grade to Science Cube
04/27--Take Sons and Daughters to Work
04/ 27-Open House 6:00-8:00 p.m.
04/28-PTO Meeting 8:30 a.m.
04/29 - Student of the Month Celebration- 8:00 a.m.
MAY 2017- Pillar: Perseverance Song: Star Spangled Banner
05/08--05/12 –Staff Appreciation
05/05-Student of the Month Celebration for April- 8:00 a.m.
05/08-2nd Grade to Museum of Natural History
05/12 -5th Grade Trip to Riley’s Farm
05/16 -Standing Committees Meet-1:45 p.m.
05/23 – Governance Council-2:45 p.m.
05/25-PTO Meeting 8:30 a.m.
05/26 -Principal’s Chat -8:10 a.m.
05/29-No School- Memorial Day
05/31- Enrollment Lottery – 9:00 a.m. Auditorium
JUNE 2017 Pillar: Perseverance Song: Star Spangled Banner
06/02 -Student of the Month Celebration for May- 8:00 a.m.
06/05-Shortened Day- Dismissal at 1:35 p.m.
06/07 -Shortened Day- Dismissal at 1:35 p.m.
06/08- Shortened Day- Dismissal at 1:35 p.m.
06/08- 5th Grade Culmination
Shortened Day- Dismissal at 1:35 p.m.
-5th Grade Picnic
-Report cards home
06/09-Last Day of Instruction-Minimum Day-
Dismissal at 12:30 p.m.
A HUGE THANK YOU !
Van Gogh expresses a HUGE THANKS to:
The Patriot Oil Community Benefit Trust Fund for providing Kadima Conservatory Scholarships and their continued support for our computer lab and our technological needs.
The Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council for their generous contribution for library books and physical education equipment!
Councilman Mitch Englander's office for his generous contribution to our school. Funds will support our students in a variety of ways.
Calling All Volunteers!!!
Our school needs YOUR HELP! Volunteers are needed for our MORNING DROP-OFF VALET. Student safety is a priority, and the more support we have, the safer our students will be. Please see the main office to help.
LOST AND FOUND
Please label your student's jackets, backpacks, and lunch boxes with their name. This will help ensure that lost items may be found. Our collection of unclaimed items grows rapidly and is donated to charity at the end of each month.
Please support us......Due to students with severe peanut allergies, we request that snacks and lunches stay PEANUT FREE!
We would appreciate your support in avoiding sending foods that contain peanuts or any other form of tree nuts, such as sandwich crackers filled with peanut butter, granola bars, and trail mix.
Some healthy & nutritional alternatives include: ham, roast beef, tuna, egg salad, cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, fruit salad, yogurt & fruit, fruit rollups, apples with caramel, hummus, celery & carrot sticks, animal crackers, popcorn, pudding or Jell-o, and Rice Krispie Treats. Thank you for your cooperation!
Students Recognized for Character
Students Recognized for Classroom Achievements
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