Welcome to our Parent's Page. We would like to thank our parents as they are
an integral part of our program. In addition to planning for their own children,
they share their knowledge of effective resources and are available to parents
who are new to our program. Open communication is vital to our success!
We are excited to start another year and look forward in keeping in close communication with all of you. Remember the motto, "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success." Let us all have a wonderful, successful, and safe 2012-2013 school year!
NOVA ELEMENTARY PROGRAM
We the people, in order to form an ideal classroom and establish attentive listening, mutual respect, appreciation, no put downs, participation, the right to pass and safety, do ordain this Constitution forour class
Article I: Attentive Listening
We will listen with our ears, eyes and hearts.
Article II: Mutual Respect
We will treat others the way we want to be treated.
Article III: Appreciation/No Putdowns
We will speak kindly to others and think of other people's feelings.
Article IV: Right to Participate/Pass
We have the right to pass in certain activities, but know that the more we participate, the more we gain.
Article V: Safety
We will always think of safety first.
NOVA ELEMENTARY’s Collaboration with Villano
The NOVA Elementary staff works closely with the Emerson staff to acclimate our students into the student body in both academic and social areas. This year the school is focusing on encouraging positive behavior which is being accomplished in a variety of ways. Each day begins with singing the Villano School song, “The Villano Way” and reciting,
“The Villano Promise: The Learner’s Creed
I believe in myself and my ability to do my best at all times. Because I am responsible for my life and for all of my actions:
I will listen, I will see, I will speak, I will feel, I will think, I will reason, I will read, I will write.
I will do all these things with one purpose in mind: To do my best and not to waste this day,
for this day will come no more.
Opportunities to do the right thing are modeled for our students every day, by their families, by their classmates, and by their teachers. We remind them every day in every way how doing the right thing is a choice. The choice to have strong character and help others is the teachable gift we give to our youngsters. The great thing about this is they can carry this gift with them at all times. As we enter another fantastic learning year, we’d like to invite you and your children to participate with the staff at Patrick M. Villano Elementary School in an activity to promote good character traits and school wide unity. Please encourage your child to wear the below listed colors on the first and last Tuesdays of each academic month to show that Villano school is filled with students of good character:
- September:Wear CAVO colors to represent “BEING AN UPSTANDER”
- October: Wear pink to represent “RESPECT”
- November: Wear brown to represent “THANKFULNESS”
- December: Wear yellow or orange to represent “ACCEPTING DIFFERENCES”
- January: Wear blue to represent “KINDNESS”
- February: Wear red to represent “BEING AN UPSTANDER/COURAGE”
- March: Wear green to represent “MANNERS”
- April : Wear white or your favorite sports team jersey to represent “BEING A TEAM PLAYER”
- May: Wear purple to represent “OPEN MINDEDNESS”
- June: Wear tie dye to represent our “CELEBRATION OF CHARACTER”
Nova Elementary Parent/Student Testimonials
An Email recently received from a former student.....................
Hey, Mr. Clifford
Granted, compared to some of the students you've had, I suppose I'm not that old of a student, heh. Anyway, long time no talk! I'm emailing you with some good news! As you might be able to tell from my email address, I've been accepted into the Carnegie Mellon University class of 2017!
I just thought that I owed you and everyone else at NOVA a lifetime of thanks. I was honestly quite a mess when I first entered the program from Brownstone, but through the three years I was at NOVA I really believe that I was able to mature and allow myself the opportunity to get where I am today. So yeah, thank you!
But that aside, I was also wondering if you were free at 6pm on the 18th of May. For the past year, I've been attending the Juilliard Pre-College music program and I have my senior recital on that date. If you were available, I thought it would be really cool if you could make it. It's been a while since we've last met. (Four year? Has it really
been that long?) I've attached the flyer/poster that I've been handing to people.
Again, thank you so much and everyone else at NOVA..
We are pleased with the quality and level of communication regarding our son's academic and social behavior.
The school program and staff have helped my son and are very supportive.