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.
Professional Planning Day
Click the link and see what our teachers were up to on Professional Planning Day!!
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
March 23-27, 2015
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
23 Water Molecules Incredible Journey; B pod
23 Tiny Tech Demo @ lunch; picnic tables
27 Spirit Assembly - Responsibility
28 Spring Fling, dinner/auction/dance, starting at 6pm
1 Kindergarten Bunny Brunch
1 Walk Through the American Revolution
3 Walk Through California
3 Mini Fling (it’s the kids’ turn!), 5-8:30pm in the MUR
CINDERELLA Thank you to all the students and parents who worked so hard to make this year’s play absolutely fabulous! We are so fortunate to be able to bring the performing arts to Valle Verde.
UC VISION SCREENING: We are having our Vision Screening here on April 14. We are requesting two parent volunteers from 8:30-1pm. If you can help, please contact Debi at 925-939-5700. Thank you.
REMINDER: Please remember, there are no dogs allowed on campus. Thank you.
RECYCLING: This spring, recycling will become a lot easier for kids and adults alike. Recycling, organics and landfill carts will be the same color at home as they are at school! Late March through May, Republic Services (formerly Allied Waste) will be exchanging your old recycling, organics and landfill carts for brand new ones that will correlate with the same colors as the containers students use in the classroom. You will be provided the same cart sizes you have now. Republic Services will send you more information in the mail. If you have questions, you can call (925) 685-4711.
PEACHJAR: Mt. Diablo Unified School District uses an electronic flyer distribution program called Peachjar. Peachjar replaces paper flyers. Through Peachjar, each school can send e-flyers to its families, and outside organizations can send approved e-flyers to families in the district. These e-flyers are also posted on each school’s website for at least one month. Look for the Peachjar link on your school’s website.
REMINDER Kindergarten-third grade 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.
VIKING REWARDS: This week, our Viking Reward winners are: Bryce K., Jayden H., Carter O., Tyler E., Luke M., Eti L., Karlina M., Nicholas O., Shayde D., Isis B., Ryan D., Benjamin F., Julia T., Caleb P., Ethan G. and Makena R. Great job, Vikings!!
PTA NEWS: Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA NEWS: Find agendas & minutes at https://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com. The Valle Verde Elementary School PTA tax ID is 68-0259821. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or need a donation letter.
YEARBOOKS: Last chance to buy yearbooks!! If you haven’t purchased one already, you may leave a check in the office for $25 made out to Valle Verde PTA by Tuesday, 3/31!! (Please put your child's name & teacher in the memo section)
SCHOOL PLAY: Valle Verde Elementary presents: Cinderella, Countdown To Midnight
(Performed by some 4th and 5th graders). Remaining performances…
Friday March 20th @ 7PM - Performers
Saturday March 21st @ 2PM – Performers
Evening Tickets are $8. Matinee Tickets are $6. Also available at the door.
SPRING FLING (3/28) & MINI FLING (4/3):
The Spring Fling (our biggest fundraiser of the year) is this coming Saturday, 3/28! A fun Mardi Gras themed evening from 6pm-midnight at the Walnut Creek Marriott. Whether you are attending or not, you can bid online this week for some great auction items (including the adorable classroom art), sign up for some fun social events (called Buy-In Parties), like a Woodlands Progressive party, or make a 100% tax deductible donation to the PTA or specifically for the Collaboratve Learning Centers for each pod (see the “Fund-A-Need” letter that came home with your child this week from our principal, Mrs Tom). http://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2015/homepages/show
Last week to sign the kids up for the Mini Fling on Friday 4/3 from 5pm-8:30pm! $35 per student. Order forms are in the office. Checks can be written to the Valle Verde PTA (We need your name, child’s grade & your email address). Or, purchase your tickets at the Spring Fling or online at: https://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2015/tickets/ticket_entry_form
To ensure that the Mini Fling is a safe and fun experience, we will need about 50 adult volunteers on Friday, April 3rd (including set up, clean up and station volunteers to rotate with your child’s group). Please take a moment and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C49ABA72AAA8-valle
Mini Fling - Friday, April 3 from 5-8:30 pm MUR
ENRICHMENT (after school activities): A new Spanish Program by "Viva el Español" is coming to Valle Verde! Want to find out more? Join us at Parent Information Night & FREE Trial Class for kids on Tuesday, April 14th from 6:15 - 7:00pm at the Children’s Center at Valle Verde. Space is limited. Look for the sign up link in next week’s Viking Voice.
¡Viva el Español! is proud to provide Valle Verde elementary with a Spanish language program with a proven track record of excellence in neighboring communities.
PTA OFFICERS 2015-2016: At the April 14th PTA meeting, we will be voting in our 2015/2016 officers. If you are interested in a position, please email the (firstname.lastname@example.org). The executive Board Slate currently stands as follows;
Northgate Parent Education Night
Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30pm in the Northgate High School Little Theatre
425 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek
Sponsored by the Northgate Support Counselors and the Northgate Parent Faculty Club
The Pleasure Trap: A Continued Look at Motivating Kids to Make Good Choices
Facilitated by Abby Medcalf, PhD
Have you ever asked your son to stop playing his video game and put away the dishes? Have you ever tried to get your daughter to turn off the TV and set the table? (If they didn’t ignore you completely, the answer to both these requests was probably “in a minute”). Have you ever tried to get your kids to try new foods or spend more time on their homework? If you’ve had difficulty with any of these attempts, you’re probably someone trying to parent in the 21st century. Come find out what makes your kids tick and how to motivate them to make healthy choices (a bonus is finding out how to motivate yourself too)! With humor and the latest research Abby will help you get everyone off the couch and in the game.
Build on your conversation with Abby when she was at Northgate last spring or come to add “new tricks” to your parenting toolkit in handling teens.
All parents in the community are welcome.
WOODLANDS CABANA CLUB The Woodlands Cabana Club and WST invite you to our Registration and Information Day B-B-Q on Sunday, March 8th from 3-5. The event will be held at the club, 111 Longleaf Dr. Walnut Creek. WST registration opens at 1:00 pm with a parent Q & A from 1:00-3:00. There will be a B-B-Q from 3-5. Membership forms will be available and the pool will be open, weather permitting. The Cabana Club would also like to invite all runners and fun seekers to the 3rd annual Woodlands 5K Family Fun Run and pancake breakfast. It will be held on Sunday, March 22nd. Registration forms will be available at the registration B-B-Q.
VALLEY VISTA SWIM TEAM: 3737 Valley Vista Road, VVST.com Valley Vista Swim Team is a family friendly swim team located at the beautiful Club Sport Valley Vista! Pre - Season starts April 13th! Our award winning swim team members enjoy many benefits such as: Great coaches, Preseason learn-to-swim Cuda Program, Accommodation for swimmers of all abilities and Lots of fun social events for the whole family. We are proud to offer our Cudas learn-to-swim program for kids not yet ready for swim team. Please come by for a free assessment at Club Sport Valley Vista on Monday, March 25th from 3:30 - 5:30 or March 26th from 3:30 - 4:30. The Cudas’ program runs from April 13th through May 15th. Our program includes everything for a fun summer: swim meets, games, breakfasts, barbecues, group outings, children’s activities, family functions, awards and incentives. We look forward to seeing you! Check out our web site vvst.com <http://vvst.com/> for more information about our team.
VALLE VERDE WEBSITE: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Be Safe J Be Respectful JBe Responsible
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.