G.A.T.E. Calendar

Proposed Activities Calendar for Val Verde Elementary

GATE/High Achiever Program 2013-2014


Pending Board Approval

In order to better utilize our budget, and insure greater program access for our students, we will continue to include our enrichment academies as a part of our minimum day classroom schedule. The academies address art, drama, music, writing, history/social studies, math and science. 


Trimester 1:  Focus Art & Poetry



5th                                         Gate BTS Grades 3-5, 5:30-6:30pm

TBA                                        Art 2 Go

On Going                            Mural Paintings (Ball Walls)

9/2013 to 1/15/2014        First Fundraiser – World’s Finest Chocolates



17th                                       VVES Art & Poetry Gala:  Gallery Completion Celebration


Trimester 2:  Focus Math & Science


18th to Dec. 2nd                  Second Fundraiser:  Red Apple Promotional Items

On Going                             Creative Competition Team Project



TBA                                        Peak Energy Assembly



16th                                        Living History Day

29th                                       Aquarium of the Pacific - 4th grade overnight fieldtrip



1st week                               Star of India – 3rd Grade Day trip

TBA                                        GATE Testing

TBA                                        Ocean Institute – Fieldtrip 3 nights -6th Grade


Trimester 3:  Focus Performance


TBA                                        6th Grade Play: Greece

17th, 18th, 19th                   Astro Camp Fieldtrip – 2 nights 5th grade

20th                                       3rd Grade Play:  Westward Movement



11th                                        4th Grade Play:  Missions and More



8th                                           Magic Finger Play (based on Dahl book) at Lewis Play House, 3rd -6th grade

Mid May TBA                     San Diego Zoo Overnight Field Trip 3rd grade

15th                                       Open House and End of Year Celebration

22nd                                         5th Grade Play:  13 Colonies