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Measure J Bond
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The Hope Elementary School District Planning and Construction Management oversees new construction and modernization of all district facilities. The department is responsible for the district’s short and long-term facility needs, including enrollment and staffing projections to identify facility needs.

Through careful planning and support from the community, Hope Elementary School District has prepared well to accommodate the current needs of our students, staff, and community.  In March 2020, the Hope School District community voters passed Measure J. This $47.4 million bond will provide funding for the modernization of our facilities, including new construction at Hope Elementary School, Monte Vista Elementary School, and Vieja Valley Elementary School.

The first series of $12 million was sold in May 2020, received in June 2020, and deposited in Fund 22 (Bonds). The district must spend 85% of those proceeds within three years. Staff predicts all $47.4 million proceeds will be spent by 2025. Closing out the bond program requirements by June 2026.

For more information, please see additional sections on the webpage to review the school site project list, timeline, and status.

Current projects include:

Vieja Valley Elementary School Multi-Purpose Building Modernization – Substantially Completed November 2022 – Closeout Phase

Vieja Valley Elementary School Alterations – November 2024

Monte Vista Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Bid Phase

Hope Elementary School Alterations and New Classroom Building – Planning Phases

Vieja Valley Mission Statement

We provide a learning-oriented, safe environment for children of all ages. In doing so, our mission is to develop in children the knowledge, skills and attitudes to instill a lifelong love of learning and to become productive and contributing individuals in a changing society.

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What's New at VV?
What's new at VV?
  • Science Night at VV is coming! It's going to happen Thursday, April 18th. This is an annual tradition at Vieja Valley and a night you won't want to miss with your family. More details to come.
  • The GALA is set! Here are details: the theme is Rio Carnival and it's being held at the La Cumbre Country Club on Saturday, April 27th. Ticket sales are open now. Please go to the PTA site to find more info.
  • Work continues to move along with our bond money! Check out the pod of classrooms near the back of the school, kindergarten yard, 5th grade pod, and our front office for improvements on our roofs, new air conditioning units, and new windows. The next pod (current 2nd and 6th grade classrooms) started work and will last a few months.
  • The 21st Annual Winter Bazaar was on Wednesday, December 13th! Students had fun buying and selling items around the quad and a GOOD TIME was had by all.
  • The Jog-A-Thon was a HUGE SUCCESS! With all of our community support we were able to hit our goal of $55,000 raised! Great job, Chargers!
VV Character Building

Our third assembly for Character Trait Building focused on RESPONSIBILITY. Ms. Aragon, Mrs. Hicks, and Ms. Griers' classes helped us think about this great trait and got us smiling! We also honored 30 students in the school from TK to 6th grade that exemplified this quality. Go VV!

Check It Out: Principal St. Peter's News (read below!)
Mr. St. Peter

Click here to read Mr. St. Peter's news and information. This March newsletter focuses on his encouragement for us as a community to embrace the motto for the year: "Building a Better World" by living our VV5 character traits (Honesty, Cooperation, Respect, Responsibility, and Kindness). Thanks to Mr. St. Peter for his inspiration and positive outlook for our students and families!

TK/K Registration is NOW!

Do you or someone you know have a child turning 4 by June 2, 2024 or 5 by September 2, 2024...and they live in the Hope School District?

Then it's time to for them to register for school next year ! Please use this link: and be prepared with necessary documents (birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization records, oral health exam, report of physical exam). If there are any questions, please call our VV School Office at 805-967-1239 and they will be happy to help!

Update from ELAC

Here is a good resource to help understand and support your child with upcoming English Language Proficiency testing that will occur in April.

Most recent events:

Our April meeting had discussion around: money raised from Tamale sales used for new bilingual books in our school library and pizza provided at ELAC meetings, encouragement for various cultural celebrations on campus that includes families, and ways to encourage further engagement.

Our February meeting was very informative as we discussed upcoming testing for our children. Here are the notes from the meeting (February Meeting Notes).

Our annual Tamale Sale is over! It ran ONLINE from Friday, December 1st through Friday, December 8th. The money generated will be used to support VV students and further ELAC goals for community building!

Cascada de Flores Assembly - click here

Dia de los Muertos ofrenda was in the VV MPR from Oct 30-Nov 3. Families brought pictures of loved ones who have passed to honor them as a community! Here is a link to learn more about this important celebration.

****MEETINGS 2023-2024

October 17, 2023

February 6, 2024

April 6, 2024

All ELAC meetings will be at 5pm in the Vieja Valley Library. **** Translation provided for both English/Spanish speakers.