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925-682-8000  x7505

Principal~

Mignon Perkins                                  

perkinsm@mdusd.org

 

Office Manager~

Debi Massey                            

masseyd@mdusd.org

 

Secretary~

Laura Curtis                                       

curtisl@mdusd.org

All Volunteers, classroom or field trip, must be fingerprinted and TB tested. Please click here for more information.

The Viking voice

The Viking Voice

November 20-Dec 1, 2017

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

~Principal’s Message

The Single Plan for Student Achievement Goals were approved on November 15, 2017 by the School Site Council.  At Valle Verde, we will focus on goals that will allow us to further develop our Safe, Respectful and Responsible Community. 

Goal #1- Staff, students, and parents will collectively build an inclusive environment that supports diversity, creativity, independence, and critical thinking for all stakeholders, while developing skills that will support college and career readiness.  

Goal #2- Every Student will receive core instruction with targeted learning opportunities, utilizing multiple learning strategies while supporting understanding of new concepts and the connection to "real life experiences".   

Goal #3- Every Student, Staff and Parents will have the opportunity to explore and expand knowledge using technology to connect background knowledge to new learning and experiences through project-based learning, research and various presentations.

 

As we prepare for Thanksgiving break, make sure to rest, share family time and remember to have collaborative conversations around thankfulness!  Enjoy the break and I will see you all next week! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER

 

20th-24th            Thanksgiving Recess-No School

 

27th                   Fourth Graders experience The Gardens at Heather Farm presentation

 

30th                   Valle Verde Jr. Choir Concert at 6:30pm in the MUR

 

DECEMBER

 

1st                     D4 Heritage Feast

 

1st                     Box Tops Collection

 

5th                    PTA Meeting (7-8:30pm In The C6)

 

7th                    School Site Council Meeting at 3pm in C6

 

11th-15th            Scholastic Book Fair in A3; Times to follow

 

11th-22nd            Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early release-see below

 

12th                   Dine Around – Burger Lounge (All Day)

 

14th                   Kindergarten-Gingerbread Man Musical

 

15th                   Science Fair packets go home

 

15th                   Kindergarten-Gingerbread Man Cast party

 

20th                   Ugly Sweater Day

 

20th                   TK-Holiday Stations

 

21st                   DELAC Meeting at 5:30pm at Willow Creek Center

 

23rd-Jan 7th       Winter Recess-No School

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFFICE HOURS: Our office is open M-F, from 7:30am to 3:00pm. You can reach us at 925-939-5700. Our attendance hotline is 925-682.8000 x7505.  The attendance email is valleverdeattendance@mdusd.org.

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HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY: Please take the California Healthy Kids survey by clicking on the following link:

California Healthy Kids Survey

THANKSGIVING RECESS: Thanksgiving recess is from November 20-24. Please take some time to enjoy and appreciate your families and loved ones. Get plenty of rest and reflect on how much we have to be thankful for. J

FOURTH GRADERS EXPERIENCE THE GARDENS AT HEATHER FARM PRESENTATION: The Heather Farms presentation is on 11/27, The Power of Pollinators, to support our Life Science Unit.

"THE POWER OF POLLINATORS~ Learn about the insects and animals that help plants create seeds and fruit by moving pollen from plant to plant. Find out how pollinators and plants communicate with each other as you learn about bees, butterflies, and more."

B5 will have the presentation in B3 from 9-10

B1 will have the presentation in B3 from 1040-1140.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE/EARLY RELEASE: Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Dec 11 through Dec 22. Kindergarten schedule will not be affected. First through third graders will be dismissed at 1:30, M-F and Fourth and Fifth graders will be dismissed at 1:40, M-F. Any questions, please call the office at 925-939-5700.

KINDERGARTEN-GINGERBREAD MAN MUSICAL: On Thursday, December 14th kindergarten students will be performing the Gingerbread Man Musical.  Students are to arrive in the MUR at 6:10 and the performance starts at 6:30.

Kindergarten families will receive additional details next month.

UGLY SWEATER DAY: Get those ugly sweaters ready! Staff and students are encouraged to have a fun-filled day wearing your holiday ugly sweater! Let’s have some fun!! Please be sure sweaters are elementary appropriate. Ugly sweater day will be December 20.

LOVING SOLUTIONS: Loving Solutions is back! This ten week course takes the successful principles used in Parent Project, Sr. and adapts them to the needs of younger children. Free for all MDUSD parents. Please see attached flyer and mention to your friends.

PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

GIFTCARD FUNDRAISER HAPPENING NOW! - As promised, tis the season for our giftcard fundraiser. A percentage of all purchases will be returned to the PTA to support our school. It’s all ONLINE this year and ordering is simple. Directions went home with the students but if they got lost in the shuffle, here they are again: Thanks for your support! 

1.    Create a login as a “new user” and register at: www.scripzone.com

2.    Note our group name is valleverde

3.    Select “Start a new order” Options for payment are preset to credit card

4.    Select “Shop Giftcard mall” & shop from 100’s of retailers (if you want to see all percentage returns, see the “Retailer” tab at the top & select by percentage)

5.    When you are done shopping complete “checkout” (will default to mailing to your home)

6.    FEEL GREAT about supporting our Valle Verde PTA

 

TURKEY TROT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – PEAK is looking for volunteers to help during the Race Day. Specifically, the organizers need volunteers on race day to act as Race Course Ambassadors, hand out water to the runners, cheer runners on at the finish line and help with timing, parking and breakdown. If you are not available to run or walk in the race, please consider volunteering to ensure the success of this event. Sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius. com/go/10c0b4da9ad29a1fe3- turkey1

For more information regarding the Turkey Trot visit  http://formaturkeytrot.com/  

  

BOX TOPS -  Next collection for Box Tops is December 1st. Put Box Tops in a plastic bag or envelope with your child’s name and teacher listed on it and place in the Box Top drawer in the office or give to your child’s teacher. What are Box Tops? Look for the “Box Tops for Education” logo on many food products that you likely already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer. For every Box Top you clip, your school receives 10 Cents!

 

NEXT DINE AROUND AT BURGER LOUNGE -  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12th. Eat in or order out at Burger Lounge in the Orchards Shopping Center and a portion of your bill will go back to Valle Verde PTA.

 

SHOP WITH AMAZON SMILE: When you shop, Amazon gives back to Valle Verde PTA. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations of your choice. Support Valle Verde PTA by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com

 

PTA MEMBER DISCOUNT TO CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES: PTA Members can save time and money by purchasing discount tickets online at www.calacademy.org. Just use sales code CAPTA. Sales codes are space and case sensitive and first time users must set up a profile before ordering. Check out blackout dates before you visit.

 

 

PTA QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS: Contact Catherine Foster at vvptaprez@gmail.com

VALLE VERDE WEBSITE: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/

 

Be Safe J Be Respectful J Be 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.