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.
VVE Spring Enrichment Classes
We are extremely excited to launch Valle Verde’s Spring after school enrichment schedule as there are many NEW classes (i.e., DJ’ing for Kids, Secret Agent Lab, Wizardbots, and many more). Most classes will start during the week of March 24, 2014 and end before Memorial Day. Registration starts NOW!! Turn in your form and check(s) to the office by Friday 3/21 by 3:30pm to receive early bird pricing! Look out for two columns of pricing next to each class (EB for early bird and RG for regular) on the registration form. So sign up now as class size is limited. We look forward to seeing you. To attain your class schedule and registration form, click here or you may pick up a copy from the office. If you have any questions or comments, please email: email@example.com
Also, if you like the VVE Enrichment Program and would like to help out. There is a position open to start in August 2014.
The Viking Voice
The Viking Voice
March 10-14, 2014
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
9 Daylight Savings Ends
10 Transitional Kindergarten Meeting; Highlands Elementary
12 Transitional Kindergarten Meeting; Hidden Valley Elementary
12 Fifth Grade Parent Night—Foothill Middle School
18 Distinguished School Validation Visit
DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL VISIT The Validation team will be at Valle Verde on Tuesday, March 18th. We are asking that all of students wear spirit wear or blue and gold that day. Way to go Vikings!
PARENT EDUCATION-SOUL SHOPPE It was great to see so many parents come out for our parent education night on Soul Shoppe. If you want to learn more about this character education program and what we are doing at Valle Verde, please check out http://soulshoppe.com. You will even find links to videos.
CONGRATULATIONS VALLE VERDE!!- The California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE), has recognized Valle Verde for the outstanding success our school has made in raising
student academic achievement. After an extensive analysis of student
achievement data for every public school in California, our school stood well
above the rest in getting our students to grade-level proficiency and beyond.
It is for that reason we have been named on the California Business for Education
Excellence Honor Roll School for 2013. Way to go Vikings!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS: Daylight Savings ends on March 9, 2014. Remember to spring ahead one hour!!
REMINDER: Reminder to our Kindergarten parents. When you pick your children up early, please respect the learning going on the campus. The white top area in the center of campus is a designated “quiet zone.” Classes are in session until 2:40 daily. Thank you.
MUSIC: The following students did a fine job of representing our school at the Solo/Ensemble Festival Performance: Alisa K., Eric W., Kate M., Anna R., Samantha C. and Sierra K. Special congratulations to Anna R., who received a “Superior-Command Performance” rating.
VALLE VERDE PLAY: Valle Verde will soon be alive with 'The Sound of Music'. The 4th and 5th grade production will be performing 4 shows in the Valle Verde MUR: Thurs., March 20th @ 7:00pm; Fri., March 21st @ 7:00pm: and Sat., March 22nd @ 2:00pm and 6:00pm. Tickets for the evening performances are $8.00, and the matinee performance on Sat. is $6.00. Tickets are available through the ticket order forms in the Valle Verde office, during the sale times in the quad, or at the door (provided we are not SOLD OUT).
PEP: 5th grade PEP starts up in March!!!! PEP messages will hit on topics like tobacco and alcohol awareness, social interactions and confidence building. For more information please contact Alfonso Munoz or Heidi Brown."
VIKING REWARDS: Congratulations to our Viking Reward recipients! Elizabeth M., Liam V., Olivia J., Jazz J., Teddy N., Matthew L., Adam T., Ryan D., Emma M., Jessica W., Anastasia M., Eric W., Regan J., Sammy C., and Riley H. Great job, Vikings!
VIKING PRIDE: Congratulations Mrs. Phillips class for bringing the Viking Bear back to your classroom by showing your school pride. Congratulations Mrs. Swimme’s class for earning the Golden Lunchbox and to Mrs. Cuneo’s class for taking home the Viking Bee. Awesome!
SPRING FLING: Mini Fling TICKETS (Fri 4/11): You can still buy your child a ticket online https://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2014/register/checkout
Spring Fling TICKETS (Sat 3/29): Buy at a discount this week (by Friday 3/14 or online by 3/17) http://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2014/ Click Tickets to purchase. Click Catalog for the auction items (and this week's auction highlights letter is attached)! There are a few special auction items online right now that anyone can purchase. You will even be able to bid on the Classroom Art! Can't go? You can still support the school: https://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2014/register/checkout
1). Make a donation. You can sponsor a teacher's ticket or donate to the Fund-A-Need (for mobile computer lab, see attached letter). And send the link above to grandparents, family & friends. Amazing how many people want to support our schools. We just need to ask.
2). Online auction items: There are a few special auction items online right now that anyone can purchase. You can even bid on the Classroom Art! https://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2014/online_auction/browse
Spring Fling Hotel reservations: The Marriott hotel is offering a special group rate for the weekend of 3/29 of $99/night. Click here for reservations: Valle Verde Elementary School Auction
FUND-A-NEED At the auction this year, we will be asking for donations to fund a special project to support and enhance the educational programs at Valle Verde. Successful twenty-first century learners must be able to use technology as a tool to research, organize, evaluate and communicate information. We are putting together a mobile lab of laptops, so that we are able to bring additional technology directly into the classroom to support our focus on 21st century learning. Through site funding, we have procured 12 laptops as well as a secured cart. We are asking parents to help us purchase 22 more (at approximately $700 each) so that an entire class can use the lab at the same time.
SPRING FLING VOLUNTEERS Are you considering attending the Spring Fling, but not sure what it's all about? Maybe your date is out of town and you'd rather help instead.....
We are in need of a few volunteers to help make the Spring Fling run smoothly. Please take a look at the Sign Up and consider taking a slot. Training will be provided as needed. You can help for as short or as long as you like.
Any questions, email Betty Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The PTA is looking for construction savvy adults to help out with a project in the MUR. Our annual PTA sponsored musical uses a stage extension every year to add performance space. The school district recently helped us reinforce the structure. We need parents who are able to help us mark the stage before we take it down so that future parents can more easily build it without district assistance. Can you help? Please e-mail Kathy Wallrath email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
ATTENDANCE The attendance letters mailed out have been approved by our Student Services Department and are sent to all grade levels. If you receive a letter referring to Saturday School or Driver’s Licenses, please be aware that elementary school students receive the same letters as high school students. The State requires that we send out these letters. If you receive a letter please note the following:
Unexcused Absence (U) Vacation or out of town absence.
Excused Absence (L) Medical appointments and funeral services for immediate family
members, personal illness or injury.
If you need any further clarification, please do not hesitate to call the office.Laura Curtis, Secretary
Valle Verde Elementary
STUDENT COUNCIL’S COLOR SPIRIT DAY Wear your grade level’s color to show your school spirit. You may also wear your Viking Wear. Kindergarten and First Grade, wear Black and/or White. Second grade, yellow, Third grade, green, Fourth grade, red and Fifth grade, blue. Show your spirit, Vikings!
BOX TOPS Congratulations to Mrs. Galanter's 1st/2nd graders for earning their first popcorn party of the year and joining the 500 Club. We have about 2 weeks left for the Winter Contest. All Box Tops must be turned into the office by March 14 to count for this contest. Mrs. Fuller still holds a comfortable lead over Mrs. Reed, but anything can happen. Top individual collector will receive four tickets to the school play.
WE DID IT VIKINGS! We are on our way to earning the distinction as a 2014 Distinguished School. Our next step is a Validation Visit. We will be visited on March 18th. Thank you for all you do to support Valle Verde!
The nominating committee will meet on Friday, March 14th to consider all nominations.
PTA FUNDRAISER Our next dining out fundraiser will be held at Deneca’s on Saturday, March 22. You must let them know you are there for Valle Verde. The fundraiser will be held from 7am to 4pm.
TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN PARENT MEETINGS Transitional Kindergarten Parent Meetings will be as follows: March 5 at Fair Oaks Elementary; March 6 at Delta View Elementary; March 10 at Highlands Elementary; and March 12 at Hidden Valley Elementary. For more information, please visit our website.
FIFTH GRADE PARENT NIGHT Foothill Middle School will be hosting a Parent Information Night on March 12, 2014 at 7pm in the Multi Use Room. Parents of fifth graders are encouraged to attend.
Mark your calendars:
March 7: Registration at the Sports Basement, 6-8pm
April 14: Swim Team and Kermit’s Pals Begin!
All practices and home meets take place at the Woodlands Cabana Club. As the only club in the area with two practice pools, a wading pool and beautiful grounds with plenty of grilling and picnic space, our team is proud to call the Cabana Club our home!
Kermit’s Pals is a swim instruction program designed for children, ages 3 and older, who may want to join the swim team, but haven't yet developed the swimming skills they need. Kermit's Pals offers the stroke instruction and conditioning needed to help with the transition to the team!
To learn more and to find out about our wonderful program, visit our website: https://woodlands.swimtopia.com
RANCHO SAN MIGUEL SWIM CLUB: The Rancho San Miguel Swim Club wants you..to have fun in the sun all summer long! Come and join The Rancho San Miguel Swim Club this summer and be prepared for fulltime family fun! From kids to seniors, we have social events that have a little something for everyone. The Rancho San Miguel Swim Club is a fun, family-oriented community recreation pool and home to the Polar Bears and Polar Cubs swim teams. To learn more about our club, please visit us at http://www.rsmswimclub.org/.
WALNUT CREEK SOCCER CLUB-Walnut Creek Soccer Club...House Registration is NOW OPEN for the Fall 2014 league.
Registration will close on April 10th...Please visit our website at WWW.WCSC.ORG...
Be Safe J Be Respectful J Be Responsible
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
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.