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Dear Dan Mini Families,

            Welcome to the 2015 – 2016 school year!  I am looking forward to this new school year, and I am certain that we will continue to build on the success of the past to create an environment where EVERY child meets or exceeds the academic standards that are preparing our students to be college or career ready.  To meet our goals, students are provided with challenging curriculum and exceptional teachers and staff who are committed to their academic and social growth.   We continue our focus on the three expectations of all members of the Dan Mini Community:




I look forward to meeting all of you on the first day of school, August 19th, and at the Back-to-School Night on September 10th, 2015, beginning at 6:15 p.m.  Should you have questions or concerns of any kind, feel free to call 556-8570, or email me directly at htopacio@vallejo.k12.ca.us. You will receive a response within 24 hours.


Heather Topacio, Principal

2015 - 2016 School Year

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We are all looking forward to the new school year!  Our first day back is August 19th. 

Bell Schedule - 2015-2016

Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten

Monday - Friday               8:30am - 12:30 pm

Grades 1-5
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday     8:30am-3:00pm

    Wednesdays                      8:30am-1:30pm

Our kindergarten teachers will host an orientation on Tuesday, August 18th @ 1:00 pm.  They will provide more information about the kindergarten schedule at that time.  School begins Wednesday, August 19th at 8:30 am.  Since we are starting on a Wednesday, the first day will be a minimum day with dismissal at 1:30 pm for grades 1 – 5.  Yard supervision and breakfast begins at 8:00 am.  Please make sure your child arrives no earlier than 8:00 am.  Thursday, August 20th and Friday, August 21st are also minimum days with a release time of 1:30pm.

Dan Mini Elementary is now a

Full-Service Community School

Want to know more? Please click below.

A Full-Service Community School
*Updated 4/17/15*

Bearly News

Bearly News April/May 2015 In English / In Spanish


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Staff Parking Lot

Parents are asked to park on the street when they come to school for any reason.  The staff parking lots at either end of the school are for employees of the school district only.  There are not enough spaces for all the employees so when parents use the spaces it causes a problem.  Please respect  the needs of the staff and do not park or use the parking lots for student drop off or pick up.

Boxtops and Labels for Education

Help our school earn money by turning in Boxtops for Education and Labels for Education to the office or your child's teacher. Click below to find out more.




When Your Child Should Stay Home

Your child is too ill to go to school if he or she has any of these signs.

- Seems VERY tired and needs bed rest (this is common with flu symptoms)

- Has vomiting or diarrhea

- Has a cough that disrupts normal activity

- Has a temperature of 100 or above

- Has pain from earache, headache, sore throat or recent injury

- Has yellow or green drainage from eye(s)

- Breaks out in a rash

Fever: Your child should not go to school if his or her temperature is above 100F. When your child has been free of fever for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol), is feeling better, and has no other symptoms, he or she may return to school.

Contagious Disease: Your child should stay home from school if he or she has a contagious disease to keep it from spreading to others. A contagious disease is one that can be spread by close contact with a person or object. Examples are: chicken pox, the flue with vomiting or diarrhea, colds, "runny nose", strep throat, lice and scabies, impetigo and "pinkeye". A disease is most often contagious 24 hours before the child shows signs of illness. It is very hard to prevent the spread of some germs, especially in the classroom. Good hand washing will help prevent the spread of germs. If an antibiotic medicine is prescribed for your child, be sure he or she has taken the medicine for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Ask your doctor when you are not sure about keeping your child home.


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VPD Traffic Tips

  • Never park, stop, or drop off children in a red zone or in the middle of the street
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended in a white zone.
  • Do not make U-turns or drive on the wrong side of the road to drop off or pick up children (especially on Lorenzo Dr.)
  • Use the buddy system.
  • Find alternative locations to drop off or pick up children (Elliot, Roleen, etc).
  • Do not pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.
  • Obey all adult crossing guards and junior safety patrol officers.
  • Have patience! Ninety percent of the problem is the few minutes just before and after school starts. Plan on dropping children off a few minutes earlier to avoid the rush!