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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 wi 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. 


Proposed Activities Calendar for Val Verde Elementary

GATE/High Achiever Program 2017-2018 Grades 3rd thru 5th


Trimester 1:  Focus Art & Poetry



1st /2nd week                     Art 2 Go for Grades 3rd thru 5th

                                             Art Focus in classes

On Going                           Chalk Board Design Mural



1st /2nd week                     Poetry Focus

27th                                      Riverside Art Museum Fieldtrip for Grades 3-5th

End                                      Publish Poetry by Class


Trimester 2:  Focus STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math)


On Going                           Coding Lessons with Sparki the Robot

On Going                           STEM Activites/STEM Bus



7th & 8th                              Science Lab Assemblies - Science Education Center of California

18-22nd                                Start Stem Science Fair Topic & Research



On Going                           Stem Science Fair

TBA                                      Apple Store Field Trip (coding) for Grades 3rd thru 5th



On Going                           Robotic Unit

                                             Spaki – 3rd Grade

                                             Lego Robots – 4th & 5th

26-3/2                                 Battle of the Bots 3rd thru 5th


Trimester 3:  Focus Community Sevice/Performance


1st week                             Students research community service projects

27th                                      5th Grade Play- 13 Colonies



7th                                       4th Grade Play:  Missions and More

Ongoing                             Implement Community Service Project

TBA                                      Lewis Play Field Trip for Grades 3rd to 5th

26th                                      4th Grade Play- Missions and More



2nd                                        3rd Grade Play:  Westward Movement  

11th                                     Open House and End of Year Celebration for Grades 3rd thru 5th


(All Calendar Activities and Plans are Pending Board Approval)    



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