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Valle Verde Elementary School

Dear Mt. Diablo Unified School District Families:


All schools in Mt. Diablo Unified will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 16, 2018, due to air quality conditions. The forecasted air quality for tomorrow is projected to be at a more hazardous level; we also are concerned with the cumulative effect of poor air quality.  


We thank you and your families for your patience during what has been a very difficult time for our Northern California communities, and wish you a restful Thanksgiving. 


Mt. Diablo Unified School District



Queridas familias del Distrito Unificado Escolar de Mt. Diablo:


Todas las escuelas en el distrito unificado de Mt. Diablo estarán cerradas mañana, 16 de noviembre de 2018, dadas las condiciones de la calidad del aire. El pronóstico para mañana es a un nivel más peligroso, y estamos preocupados por los efectos de la mala calidad del aire.


Les agradecemos a usted y a sus familias por su paciencia en estos tiempos difíciles de nuestras comunidades del Norte de California, y les deseamos un feliz Día de Acción de Gracias.


Distrito Unificado Escolar de Mt. Diablo 


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925-682-8000  x7505

Good afternoon, 


Mt. Diablo Unified will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 16, 2018, due to air quality conditions. The forecasted air quality for tomorrow is projected to be at a more hazardous level; we also are concerned with the cumulative effect of poor air quality.  Employees are asked not to attend tomorrow with the exception of site administrators, cabinet, and emergency services.


Dr. Nellie Meyer


The Viking Voice

November 19-30, 2018

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.


Character Trait: Respect



15th                               Spirit Wear Fall Order Deadline


19-23rd              Thanksgiving Recess-No School


26th                   “Do the Rot Thing” presentations for Fourth Grade


28th                   Mom’s Shopping Night Out (5-8pm at Wish)


30th                   Heritage Feast for Mrs. Swimme’s class




11th                               Dine Around at Heritage Eat’s in Broadway Plaza from 4-8pm




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. 


GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER:  It’s that time again!! Our Gift Card fundraiser kicked  off on November 14! You have the option of ordering online or hard copy. For more information, click here.


SISTER SCHOOL FUNDRAISER:  Our Sister School, Wren Avenue Elementary is having a Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraiser. Please see below for details. Any orders placed will be delivered to Debi Massey in the office. $6 from each order will go to Wren Avenue.

Go to
Click on Products, then Shop
Select your preferred Shipping Method
Enter the Fundraiser ID# (360566) and place your order!


FIELD TRIPS: We love our volunteers!! If you are driving on a field trip, you should have your fingerprints and TB test on file with the district. Also, we are required to have chaperone and insurance information on file. Our files must be renewed every year. The chaperone/driving form has the minimum requirements listed. We also need your Declarations page, listing the coverages. Please be sure to list your last name as well as your students’ last name on the form. Thank you for helping us stream line this process.


FAMILY LIFE MATERIALS: Parents of Fifth grade students are invited to preview the materials at Willow Creek Center (1026 Mohr Lane, Concord) Room C-2. The available dates and times are January 28- February 1, 2019 from 8am to 8pm.


VOLUNTEERING:  For volunteering instructions, please click here.





SPIRIT WEAR IS BACK!  TODAY IS THE DEADLINE! Orders are re-open for Spirit Wear.  New merchandise is available for winter such as a long-sleeve raglan tee and zip up youth hoodies!  Click Here to Order Spirit Wear   Please use the link below to place your order by TODAY Thursday, November 15, 2018.  This is your last opportunity to purchase Spirit Wear this school year.  We do not order extra.  Delivery of items will be during early December.   


DINE AROUND Thank you for joining us at Rocco’s this week! December’s Dine Around is at Heritage Eat’s on 12/11 from 4-8pm and 20% will be donated back to VVE. No need to bring a flyer.


FALL BUY-IN PARTIES We still have some fun and exciting parties planned for all grade levels, as well as for the adults too. See link here for all the events:


MOMS SHOPPING NIGHT OUT Moms' Night Out at Wish - Walnut Creek (2333 Boulevard Cir, Walnut Creek, CA 94595). Join your fellow VVE Moms at Wish for a night of Holiday Shopping! Wednesday, November 28th from 5-8PM. VVPTA will receive 15% from all purchases. Snacks & Wine for our loyal VVE Mom Shoppers (Dads, Grandmas, Staff and everyone else welcome too) 


NEW SISTER SCHOOL FOR VALLE VERDE! We have the opportunity to participate in the sister school program that partners schools like ours with another school in the area that has great needs and not as many resources. We have a partnership with an elementary school in our district called Wren Avenue Elementary School. Wren Ave is located in Concord and serves many families who are in need. Wren Ave's administration is thrilled that we are going to partner with them to share some of our many resources. Some areas that they have asked for help in are donations of food, clothing, and books/small toys to use as rewards for their students who work hard in school and earn good character awards, and equipment for their playground(balls, hula hoops, etc.)Throughout this school year, we plan on having a food drive, book drive, and clothes donation(in past years we have cleaned and donated nice lost and found items after deadline of pickup by VVE families), and playground equipment donations. We hope you and your students will get involved and be a part of helping others in our community! Please look for information coming soon about first event!

DONOR’S CHOOSE PROJECT Our Reading Lab’s Donor Choose Project is still available. Please follow this link to donate.

Additionally, Ms. Philips has a Donor Choose Project.

EMPLOYEE MATCHING Does your employer match PTA Donations? It is definitely worth asking them. Thank you to Salesforce, Wells Fargo, Gap, Novartis and more for contributing back to our school. If you have any questions or need assistance with the employer matching process, please contact

CONGRATS TO MRS.PFAFF’S CLASS Your class had the most volunteer turnout for the carnival! The class will get a Amazon gift card for classroom supplies.

PTA FUNDING FOR OCTOBER/NOVEMBER This month PTA has paid quarterly invoices for our support staff, we have purchased owl pellets for 3rd graders to dissect and we renewed the AR/Star Subscription for our school. Without the community’s support, this funding would not be possible. Thanks Valle Verde Parents!

COPYCAT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Join our Copy Cat Club and help make copies for teachers and staff. You will be trained to use the copy machines and can select a specific shift during the week. The only restriction is no young children are allowed in the copy. Please contact Amber Woodard @ if you are interested in helping.

AMAZONSMILE DONATES BACK TO VALLE VERDE Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to Valle Verde Elementary PTA when you do holiday shopping at

GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER The Gift Card Fundraiser came home this week. Take a look at the attached flyer for a sneak peak. Happy Shopping.

TURKEY TROT TO BENEFIT PEAK Join us on Thanksgiving morning to run in the Turkey Trot that helps benefit PEAK, which is a non-profit education foundation that helps provide funding for the six schools that feed into Northgate High School (including Valle Verde). Register here:









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