Principal's Welcome

Village Elementary Principal


Dear Village Elementary Families,


Welcome to the 2016-17 school year at Village Elementary School in the Coronado Unified School

District. At Village Elementary, our professional educators provide every student a real world,

rigorous learning experience which will prepare them to excel in higher education and into their

future careers.


Through a combination of Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) funding and the Village

Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO), students at Village participate in classroom activities and

projects focused on state Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) standards, and the integration of

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) components. These classes

include: Computer Lab, Library Digital Media Research, and Hands-on Science Lab Discovery with

California standards aligned Engineering units of study at every grade level. During the year, we

also offer many before and after school enrichment opportunities for students which include:

foreign language classes, band, chorus, acting, dance, chess, yoga, robotics classes, tennis, and Math

Olympiads for 4th and 5th graders.


With a continuous focus on teaching and learning, we provide innovative programs for enrichment

and support to meet the needs of each individual learner at Village throughout the instructional

school day both in the classroom and in small groups with the support of our Academic Support and

Enrichment (ASE) teachers. In addition, our teachers participate in joint professional development

with Silver Strand Elementary teachers, to discuss best practices and research based strategies to

foster the academic success of every student.


I encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to be involved at Village Elementary

throughout the school year. Please join our PTO to work as a collaborative group and support our

educational programs. As partners with the City of Coronado, Coronado Police Department,

Optimist’s Club, Rotary Club, Coronado Recreation Center, Coronado SAFE (Student and Family

Enrichment), Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF), Islander Sports Foundation (ISF), Military Parent

Group, Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC), and the United States Navy, we take

great pride in our involvement with the community as part of our student education and together

we participate in many activities with these organizations throughout the year.


I welcome any comments or questions you may have in regard to your child’s education.

Remember, we are partners in your child’s education and it takes a Village to raise a child.


Whitney DeSantis, Ed.D