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Attendance

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

May 29~June 2, 2017

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY

 

29th                   Memorial Day Holiday-No School

 

30th                   Survivor Week starts!!

 

31st                   Online Order Deadline for School Supplies

 

JUNE

 

2nd                    Third Grade Square Dance!!

 

2nd                    Vikings Quizno’s Lunch with Mrs. Perkins

 

6th                     49er Day for Fourth Graders

 

7th                     Viking-Popcorn & Movie with Mrs. Perkins

 

7th                     Mrs. Swimme’s End of year Concert

 

8th                     Apple Valley Graduation

 

9th                     Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony at 8:30am in the MUR

 

9th                     Last Day of School

 

AUGUST

 

7th                     Kindergarten Screening Day

 

14th                   Drive Through packet pick up at Valle Verde

 

16th                   Walk Through at Valle Verde

 

16th                   Kindergarten Parent Orientation Night

 

21st                   Kindergarteners: Meet the Teacher

 

22nd                  First Day of School

 

31st                   Back To School Night for grades TK, 1-5

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

MUSIC: We had some great concerts this past week with Band and Orchestra and our Vocals!! Great job!! If your child has borrowed an instrument from school, please return it by Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

 

FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION: Fifth grade promotion will be on Friday, June 9 at 8:30am in the MUR. Visitors should sign in at the office and get a Visitor badge. Thank you.

 

FIFTH GRADE CAMP FORMS: Fifth grade camp forms are coming home today. It is very important for us to get an accurate count of students planning to attend camp. Please get your signed form in to your teacher as soon as possible. The form only, is due by June 5.

 

DISMISSAL FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: The last day of school is June 9. Our kindergarten friends will be dismissed at 11:15am and Grades 1-5 will be dismissed at noon.

 

LUNCH FOR LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: If you would like to purchase a bag lunch for your child for the last day of school, you will need to put your order in to the cafeteria by May 26. Please call the office and we can transfer you to the cafeteria. Also, if you have an outstanding balance with the lunch room, it needs to be settled now. Thank you.

 

LOST AND FOUND:  Please take the time to stop by and look through the Lost and Found. The bin is located outside the MUR. The items that are left after June 9 will be donated.

 

NOON SUPERVISORS: Interested in making a few extra bucks? Interested in spending lunch time at your child’s school? We are looking for noon supervisors for next school year. This is a paid employee position. Anyone interested should contact Laura Curtis in the office for an application.

STEAM STORIES: As part of your participation in the STEAM Industry Partners Program (SIPP), we email out interesting "STEAM Stories" every other week for your students. These short videos are intended to be watched in the classroom or you can place it in your school's on-line newsletter so parents & children can watch along together at home.  The goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire our children to think big!  This will be our last video for the 2016/17 school year and it comes from This is Statistics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wV0Ks7aS7YI and OWN: Apricot Lane Farms, Biodiversity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evRZx-YSBSc

 

PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

ATTENTION FOURTH GRADE PARENTS: Fourth Grade 49er Day is a long standing Valle Verde tradition. Please sign up to volunteer and/or bring part of our meal for that day. Lunch will be provided for all 4th grade students. If you have any questions regarding 49ers day, please contact Betty Huang @ betty_huang@hotmail.com or Heather Munoz @ munoz_family@sbcglobal.net Questions about the luncheon can be directed to Sarah Marks @ mrssarahmarks@gmail.com

Sign-Up Here

 

4th GRADE PARENT MEETING: If you missed the meeting last night, the agenda/information is attached.

 

ATTENTION FIFTH GRADE PARENTS: A lot of fun events are happening for the year-end to celebrate. Please help with volunteering for Survivor Week: Sign-Up Here to help

Also, remember to sign-up for the Year-End Pool Party. You will need to turn in the waiver and $10. Sign-Up Here For Pool Party

 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Last chance! Order your school supplies for next year (with a 10% discount!) through School Kidz and they will be delivered right to the school and ready for your child on the first day of school. You can order online now at www.shopttkits.com, use 80388 for our account number. Online ordering is open until May 31st. The supply kits will be delivered to the school and available for pick up during walk through registration in August.

 

THANK YOU: Thank you to Corinne McKeown for managing the Art Show. What a beautiful gallery full of everyone’s artwork. A special thanks to everyone that helped with setup and takedown too. Open House was so much fun and the food trucks made it even better this year. Thank you Brandi Klintworth for organizing them. Thank you to Sarah Marks and Betty Huang for organizing the popsicle party and all who helped distribute them.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

Be Safe    Be Respectful  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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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.