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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.

The Viking Voice

The Viking Voice

October 27-October 31, 2014

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

OCTOBER

 

 

26        Fall Carnival and Haunted House

 

28        Picture ReTakes!

 

30        Dine Around-Mooyah!

 

31        Halloween Parade 8:20AM

 

NOVEMBER

 

3          Fourth Graders to John Muir House

 

3          Play Auditions

 

3          Kindergarten 50’s Day

 

4          Election Day

 

4          Play Auditions

 

5          Play Auditions

 

5          Dine Around-Guantanos Ice Cream

 

6          Play Auditions

 

7          BBQ Lunch

 

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

VALLE VERDE CARNIVAL We hope you will join us on Sunday for our annual fall carnival.

DROP OFF/PICK UP Please remember that the white zone in front of the school is for loading and unloading students only. Leaving your car unattended may result in a ticket.

HALLOWEEN PARADE Our Halloween parade will include all grades and start at 8:20am on the field, Friday, October 31st. Parents are welcome to come, stand on the inside of the parade route, and take pictures. Please be aware of our costume criteria:

  • Students may only wear masks during the parade.
  • Students are to wear street clothes under their costume.
  • Students bring bags to put costumes in following the parade.
  • Students change out of costumes following the parade.
  • Students leave accessories such as stuffed animals, toy weapons, light sabers, etc. at home.

STAY HEALTHY The flu and cold season is upon us. Remember that students are to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. We can also reduce the risk of getting the flu and other respiratory illnesses by remembering to:

·        Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.

·        Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

·        Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.

·        Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.

·        Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys and doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.

·        Keep your child home when he/she is sick.

 

VIKING REWARDS: The Viking Reward winners for this week are: Rili W., Max B., Joey W., Kiya K., Nilesh D., Ashley P., Tristen A., Teddy N., Graham B., Romi N., Luke M., Dagny S., Malina S., Mushgan B., Zahra D. and Lauren M.  Great job, Vikings!!

 

VIKING PRIDE: This week the Viking Bear will reside in Mrs. Liberatore’s class!! B-2 had an astounding 100% participation!! Way to go, Vikings!!

 

PTA NEWS:  Questions, email vvptaprez@gmail.com 

PTA MEETING: The next PTA meeting is Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm in the Bpod.  Included on the agenda, we will be discussing the school’s strategic plan and PTA reserves set aside to meet these needs.

SPIRIT WEAR: The last date to order spiritwear for this year is Friday, November 7th-all orders must be in the office by 8:15am.  Thank you! 

DINE AROUND TOWN: Mooyah on Thursday, October 30th from 11am to 9pm. Enjoy a USDA fresh burger (never frozen). Meat not your thing? Try their veggie burgers and/or a salad. They offer wheat & white buns, baked fresh daily, hand-cut Idaho potato french fries and 100% real ice cream shakes. When was the last time you enjoyed a delicious shake? Mooyah will donate a % of all sales to Valle Verde, so be sure to mention our school name when ordering or bring your flyer.  Watch for the flyer to come home with your children on Friday! 

Coming up in November… Panda Express on Wednesday, November 12th and Guanatos Ice Cream every Wednesday for the entire month!!!  

GIFT CARDS:  We will be doing the United Scrip gift card sales again this year!  Start to think about who needs a Holiday gift or Birthday present.  Better yet start your own Holiday shopping with gift cards on Black Friday! Get your list ready!  More info to come after Fall Carnival.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS: To everyone who will be volunteering at the Fall Carnival, THANK YOU! We have filled all of the shifts!  Looking forward to seeing everyone for a fun-filled family day on Sunday.  In addition, we have two people who have volunteered to “save” the enrichment program.  Thank you! It takes a village!

COMMUNITY NEWS:

Cub Scout Pack 464 at Valle Verde:  We would like to invite any families who are interested in joining Cub Scouts (first grade through fifth grade) to our Pumpkin Carving Celebration on Thursday, October 30th. It starts at 6:30 PM at Tenvolds Hall at the Seven Hills School (behind Heather Farms Park).  New first grade dens are forming now! If you have any questions, please contact the Cubmaster, Sean O'Steen at (925) 691-1201 or cubmaster@pack464walnutcreek.org

TURKEY TROT 22nd Annual Turkey Trot. Runners and Volunteers Needed! Have fun and help your school! The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot, is coming soon and we need you to join in the fun, either as a runner or as a race-day volunteer.  Last year this event raised over $12,000 for PEAK schools and this year, with your help, we can raise even more! The race is Thanksgiving Morning, Nov. 27th, 8am at Civic Park. There will be a 5K and 10K, costume contest, plus a 1/4 & 1/2 mile Fun Run and a 100 Yard Dash for the kids.  Run, walk, or jog, whichever you like! 

All the beneficiary schools throughout Walnut Creek are asked to have 20 volunteers per school so if you don't plan to run, please consider volunteering.  Shifts available Mon-Wed prior to race and race day. Students 15 and older may also volunteer and received community service hours.

Register to Run -
click here

Volunteer Sign Up - click here

Additional Race Information - click here

Fast & Sweet – you’re home in time for football, turkey and pumpkin pie!

PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

RED RIBBON WEEK: Red Ribbon week is October 20-24. The Red Ribbon events:

 

Monday: Neon Day-Shining bright by being drug free.

Tuesday: Disco Day-Dance to the drug free beat.

Wednesday: Mustache Day- I mustache you to be smart, don’t start. (Students will be given red mustaches on Monday to put on Wednesday.)

Thursday: Dress up like an adult-It’s a grown up decision to say no.

Friday: Patriotic Day

Students can wear red in lieu of the themed day anytime during the week.

 

VIKING REWARDS: Our Viking Reward winners for this week are: Baron B., Lily S., Izzy S., Stevie O., Chloe P., Cameron M., Toshi R., Brandon K., Chloe P., Maddie R., Ryan D., Christopher R., Emma M., Ethan A., Lexy D. and Dylan G. Great job, Vikings!!

 

GOLDEN LUNCHBOX Congratulations Mrs. Gamez’s and Mrs. Miller’s classes for earning the Golden Lunchbox!

 

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.