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.
May 11-May 29th students in grades third through fifth will take part in the first statewide administration of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). For more information please click here.
Please schedule dental and doctor appointments accordingly, and ensure students have plenty of sleep and a good breakfast.
Our district is going green with our flyers. From now on all the school approved flyers will be available electronically for you to download by clicking on the Peachjar button to the right.
The Viking Voice
The Viking Voice
May 25-29, 2015
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
11-29 State Testing 3rd-5th grade (CAASPP)
25 Memorial Day Holiday-No School
26 Open House (in classrooms) and Art Show (MUR) 6pm-8pm (Classrooms open 6:15-7:30)
27 Chorus Concert; MUR; 7-8:30pm
28 Spring Concert: MUR; 7-9pm
28 Ice Cream Retirement Social; MUR; 3-4pm
29 Last Day to order school supplies for next year online
29 Fourth Grade 49er Day
29 Fifth Graders to California Academy of Sciences
31 Last day to get discount on morning Spanish classes next year
1-5 Fifth Grade Survivor Week
1-3 Viking Store Open
1 Mrs. Rattaro/Gould’s class to SF Aquarium of the Bay
1 Mrs. Galanter’s and Mrs. LaDue’s classes to Heather Farms
2 Dine Around-Guanatos Ice Cream
2 Fourth Graders to Sacramento
3 Mrs. Smith’s and Mrs. LaDue’s classes to Heather Farms
4 Mrs. Swimme’s and Mrs. LaDue’s classes to SF Aquarium of the Bay
4 Viking Popcorn Party
5 Viking Quizno’s Lunch
9 Dine Around-Guanatos Ice Cream
10 Kindergarten Fairytale Festival
10 First Grade Field Day
10 Transitional Kindergarten Field Day
11 Last Day of School; Report cards mailed home
11 Fifth Grade Promotion; MUR; 8:30am
OPEN HOUSE AND ART SHOW: Valle Verde Open House and Art Show is TONIGHT, May 26. Classrooms will be open from 6:15-7:30pm, while the Art Show (in the MUR) will be open from 6:00-8:00pm.
DISMISSAL TIMES FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 11 is our last day of school. Kindergarteners will be dismissed at 11:15am. Grades 1-5 will be dismissed at noon.
FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION: The promotion ceremony will be June 11 at 8:30am in the MUR. The ceremony is followed by a short reception. All visitors, please sign in at the office.
WE ARE NOW ON TWITTER Follow us on Twitter @VVES1966
STATE TESTING is continuing through May 29th for 3rd through 5th grade. Please avoid scheduling outside appointments for your child during the testing window. Thanks!
MUSIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Our Spring concert is Thursday, May 28th (with assemblies during the school day), the day after the chorus concert, and the week of Open House/Art Show. Some students may be performing on all three evenings. This is a very busy week for our musicians.
VIKING REWARDS: This week, our Viking Reward winners are: Eman T., Lauren H., Nico C., Sadie S., Samara S., David H., Nicholas O., Akash A., Lauren B., Doan N., Leah O., Decker O., Julia S., Jaden F. and Sydney W. Great job, Vikings!!
VIKING PRIDE: Congratulations to Mrs. Philips class for showing their pride! Our Viking Bear will reside in A5 this week. Way to go, Vikings!!
SUMMER VACATIONS: In an effort to help you plan your summer vacations, here are some upcoming dates:
June 11 Last Day of School
Aug 6 Kindergarten Screening
Aug 17 Drive-Through Packet Pick Up
Aug 19 Walk Through Registration (Pick up your child’s class assignment)
Aug 25 First Day of School
Sep 8 Back To School Night
PTA NEWS: Questions, email email@example.com
PEAK Education Foundation: At its recent Annual Stakeholders Meeting, PEAK Education Foundation donated $4,490 to the Valle Verde Elementary School PTA. In total PEAK donated $42,000 to the six Northgate Feeder Pattern schools they support, which represents the combined proceeds from key fundraising events including the Turkey Trot. See attached letter for more details.
ART SHOW & OPEN HOUSE, Tues May 26th 6-8pm: Congratulations to 3rd grader, Brady Foster for winning the poster design contest this year! His beautiful lollipop trees (see attached) are the perfect creative statement for this year's show. Before or after you visit your child’s classroom to see what they have been working on this year, come by the MUR to see artwork from every class, including the beautiful 5th grade collective art piece from the school auction!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES: You can order next year’s school supplies online at www.shopttkits.com (account #80388) until May 29th. Supplies will be delivered to Valle Verde and ready for your child on the first day of school.
NEW! SPANISH ENRICHMENT: 30 weeks of daily morning Spanish classes are coming this Fall! Discount if you register by May 31st – with $175 deposit required (bring a check, payable to Valle Verde PTA, to the office with student name and Viva el Espanol in the memo). 12 students maximum. 1st-5th grades. For more information, see attached flyer or contact Viva el Español at (925) 962-9177. Or, check out their website www.vivaelespanol.org.
VOLUNEERS NEEDED FOR “STEAM”: To reinforce Valle Verde’s commitment to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) education, we’re taking on an exciting new program. We already have 8 classes, instructed by parent volunteers in STEAM fields, scheduled before school gets out (a geologist, a surgeon, a drone engineer & more)! We’re looking for more VV parents, family members or friends, who work in STEAM fields to volunteer their time next year in the classrooms to help get our kids excited about STEAM fields.
If you’re interested in becoming a STEAM presenter, or have family members or friends who may be interested, please contact Jill & Matt Waterman at firstname.lastname@example.org
VALLE VERDE PARK: Come to a summer BBQ at Valle Verde Park (backside of our elementary school) on Saturday, June 13th from 11am-3pm. The Woodlands Association will be providing hot dogs & hamburgers and people are invited to bring side dishes (and family & friends) to socialize with friends and neighbors, new and old.
VALLE VERDE WEBSITE: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
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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.
When your child is late for school, please make sure to come through the office for a late pass, to ensure the attendance is marked properly. An excused tardy is an appointment with a doctor, dentist, orthodontist. Illness in the morning is also considered excused.