The mission of Valle Verde Elementary is for our students to achieve competency and technological proficiency as demonstrated by meeting grade level standards. We commit to supporting all students through a variety of teaching strategies and data driven supports to assure this outcome. We strive to inspire academic excellence, a passion for learning, and civic responsibility in an environment where everyone feels physically and emotionally safe.
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The Viking Voice
The Viking Voice
December 9-13, 2013
9-20 Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early Dismissal
9-13 Book Fair; MUR
17 Chorus Concert; 7:00pm; MUR
18 Gingerbread Man Musical; 6:30pm; MUR
23-Jan3 Winter Recess-No School
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parent/Teacher conferences will be held from December 9 through December 20. We will have Wednesday dismissal for this period. There will be no change to the kindergarten schedule. Grades 1-3 will be dismissed at 1:30 and grades 4 and 5 will be dismissed at 1:37.
BOOK FAIR: Book Fair is coming December 9-13. We will need lots of help to set up, run the fair, and tear down. Please click on the link to sign up.
BOOK FAIR HOURS: The Book Fair will be held in the MUR. The hours are: 1:30-3pm, Monday through Thursday. 6:00-8pm on Tuesday and 11:30-12:45 on Friday.
LOST AND FOUND: Our lost and found box is overflowing!!! Please come and search for your lost jackets, lunch boxes, etc. Lost and found is now located by the MUR. Any items unclaimed will be donated in December over the holiday break.
PEP: Attention Parents! We need PEP instructors! The Parent Education Program is a great program that encourages parents to connect with children at Valle Verde. You will have the opportunity to teach confident building skills like drug and alcohol resistance, and communication between peers. Kids love PEP and you will love it too! The initial training will include seven short three hour classes over a seven week period. A small commitment for such an impacting role. If you’re interested please contact me, Alfonso Munoz or Heidi Brown. Alfonso Munoz firstname.lastname@example.org (925) 367-4095; Heidi 239-682-7418
GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER After a successful first round of gift card sales, with over $2,000 raised, we've heard that you want more. Order gift cards this week for last minute holiday gifts and don't forget to get some for yourself for gas, groceries and daily needs. Orders are due by 3:00 this Friday, December 13. Forms are available in the school office and at the Children's Center for families who drop off/pick up there. Completed forms and checks made out to Valle Verde PTA should be returned to the school office or the Children's Center. Gift cards will be distributed next week. There are LOTS of retailers that are not on the flyer. To see a list of them and find out the percentages they donate to Valle Verde go to Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. clik on the "Retailer List" link on the right hand side. If you'd like to order gift cards from one of those retailers, simply write them in on your form. Questions? E-mail email@example.com Thanks for your support and happy shopping!
VIKING PRIDE FRIDAY Mr. Yen and Ms. Philips class tied this week. In a drawing, Mr. Yen will host our Viking Bear this week. Awesome!
VIKING REWARDS: Congratulations to our Viking Reward winners for this week!! Nilesh D., Katie C., Tim J., Jaxon D., Natalie B., David H., Mariah K., Reagan T., Matt C., Zoe B., Emma A., Amanda D., Logan P., Elise G. and Jacob U. Great job, Vikings!!
PARENT/ TEACHER CONFERENCES: Parent/Teacher Conferences will be from December 9-20. We will have Wednesday schedule during this time. Dismissal will be 1:30 for Grades 1-3 and 1:37 for Grades 4 and 5.
VIKING REWARDS: The Viking Reward winners for this week are: Ashley P., Kaitlyn C., Moli V., Sonny C., Andrew K., Jorge G., Rebecca R., John W., Spencer L., Emma V., Isabella B., Ryan A., Kaden M. and Savannah B. Great Job, Vikings!!
VIKING PRIDE: Congratulations Mrs. McCargar/Reed’s class for showing awesome school spirit. Remember every Friday is a Gold and Blue Friday. Wear gold/blue or spiritwear to show off your Viking Pride!
TRANSFER The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is currently accepting Intradistrict Transfers (transfers within the Mt. Diablo Unified School District). Applications are available on the web site, www.mdusd.org, at your child’s school of attendance and at the District Office in Student Services, Wing D, 1936 Carlotta Drive, Concord, CA 94519. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday.
Please visit the district web site at www.mdusd.org for complete information on the different types of transfers. Completed applications for grades 1-12 must be submitted between October 1, 2013 and January 15, 2014 for the following school year. No applications will be accepted after the January 15, 2014 deadline.
Incoming Kindergarteners: Intradistrict Transfer applications may be requested on or after the student is registered at his/her school of residence on kindergarten registration day, February 4, 2014. These applications should be submitted no later than February 28, 2014.
BUMPER STICKERS: Reminder! We have VVES bumper stickers for sale in the office. Get yours for $4 while they last!!!
6 Return to School from Winter Recess
7 Student Council Meeting
7 PTA Meeting
7 School Site Council Meeting
10 Geography Bee
16 PTA Fundraiser at Rubio’s Mexican Grill
20 Martin Luther King Day-No School
21 Spelling Bee
27 Teacher In Service Day-No School for Students
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OUR MISSION: The mission of Valle Verde Elementary is for our students to achieve academic competency and technological proficiency as demonstrated by meeting grade level standards. We commit to supporting all students through a variety of teaching strategies and data driven supports to assure this outcome. We strive to inspire academic excellence, a passion for learning, and civic responsibility in an environment where everyone feels physically and emotionally safe.
OUR VISION: As a collaborative Valle Verde community of staff, students, and parents, we commit to fostering an environment that supports strong character, creativity, independence, and critical thinking for all of our members. Every student will receive core instruction with targeted learning opportunities, utilizing technology and multiple learning approaches. Our students’ educational experience will be enriched through the visual and performing arts. Collectively, we strive to embrace all individuals in a supportive environment that encourages different opinions and ideas, self-reflection, and on-going growth. Parents, students, and staff will take an active role in becoming a successful 21st century learning community.