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 5-October 9, 2015
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
6th PTA Meeting (MDUSD guest speaker) 7pm in the Bpod
6th Outdoor Ed (Camp Loma Mar) Parent Meeting at Bancroft Elementary
8th Mr. Yen’s class to John Muir House
10th Community Service Day / Campus Beautification 9am-1pm
15th First Graders to Lawrence Hall of Science
15th Mrs. Reed/McCargar and Miss Wehrlie’s classes to John Muir House
15th Mr. Yen’s class-California Cookies
16th All Teacher In Service Day-No school for students
19th Mrs. Reed/McCargar’s class-California Cookies
19-23rd Red Ribbon Week
20th Mrs. Swimme’s class to Rock City-Mt. Diablo
20th Mrs. Smith’s class to the Gardens at Heather Farms
21st Mrs. LaDue’s class to the Gardens at Heather Farms
22nd Mrs. Gould/Mullin’s class to Rock City-Mt. Diablo
22nd Mrs. Galanter’s class to the Gardens at Heather Farms
22nd Miss Wehrlie’s class-California Cookies
22nd School Site Council Meeting
25th Fall Carnival 11am-3pm. Fun for the whole family at Valle Verde!
27th Picture Make Up Day
28th Peace Maker Training Meeting
29th Soul Shoppe Workshops “Check In”
30th Peace Maker Training Meeting
30th Kindergarten Halloween Parade
CONTRA COSTA FOOD BANK BARREL: As part of the Walnut Creek Community Service day, Contra Costa Food Bank has a barrel outside of the office. The food drive will run until Monday, October 12th.
STEAM: As part of the STEAM Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) and Valle Verde's commitment to STEAM education, we'll be posting "STEAM Stories" every other week. The video stories are intended to be watched by VV students (TK - 5) and parents are encouraged to watch with their children. The goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire our children to think big! This week's STEAM Story comes from The Collective Project: Printing 3D Miracles for Kids. We hope you and your children enjoy.
PARKING-For the safety of our children, it is imperative that we all follow the rules of parking. There is NO PARKING in the white zone during drop off and pick up. If you must leave your car, you must find parking in the neighboring streets. There is no public parking in the Staff parking lots. Please follow the rules of the crossing guard and only allow children to cross in the crosswalk.
VIKING REWARDS: Our Viking Reward winners this week are: Marcus G., Gabriella H., Alex P., Illari M., Emily G., Andrew R., Gala F., Gavin M., Noah L., Sebastian C., Josh S., Sonny C., Zayn C., Avery M., Gigi D., Emiko M. and Zoe B. Great job, Vikings!!
VIKING PRIDE: Congratulations to Mrs. Philips’classroom for showing their Viking Pride! Our Viking Bear will reside in A5 this week!!
PTA NEWS: Questions, please contact email@example.com
PTA NEWS: The next PTA meeting is Tuesday 10/6 at 7pm in the Bpod. We are excited that Brian Lawrence (MDUSD Board of Supervisors) will be our guest speaker. He will talk about the results of the CAASP testing, the proposed Northgate feeder pattern district, what’s going on at the district and anything else you want to know.
For the PTA budget, minutes, agendas & more, click on the PTA tab on the school website: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY: - Valle Verde Campus Beautification on Saturday 10/10
Join us for a morning of fun while sprucing up the Valle Verde campus on Saturday, October 10th, between 9am-1pm. We will weed, pick up litter, plant and give the school some landscaping and TLC. All ages are welcome. (Kids are especially good at picking up trash – and they really seem to have fun doing it! Gloves will be provided. J) Children under 12 must be chaperoned by an adult. You do not need to commit to the entire 4 hours. Just show up when you can! Let’s show our Viking pride and make a difference together!
FALL CARNIVAL: The Valle Verde Fall Carnival is fast approaching! Mark Sunday, October 25th from 11am-3pm on your calendar. You don’t want to miss out on all of the fun! Obstacle courses, a train, Barn Yard bingo-buy a square and earn $$$$, bbq, games, raffle, candy corn alley, costume contest and the always popular cupcake walk. Information was sent home today with your children so please make sure to read all about it. Over the next week we will be sending home raffle tickets to sell and Ellen Martin will be sending an email to sign up for a volunteer spot on sign up genius. We request at least one shift per family. This is the best family run event in town and we can’t do it without your help. Thanks so much! -Kim Moore and Julie Rattaro
RED RIBBON WEEK: Hello Valle Verde parents! Red Ribbon week is coming! The week of October 19th-23rd we, at Valle Verde, will celebrate a drug free life! Each day of the week will be represented by a theme. Participation would really show our school spirit.
Monday, Oct 19th: “Red Ribbon week is here!” We will hand out pencils as a reminder for the rest of the week’s events.
Tuesday, Oct 20th: I 'mustache' you, "Wouldn’t you love to be drug free?” We will hand out red mustaches for the kids to wear.
Wednesday (Oct 21st): “It’s no sweat living the drug free life” Red sweat bands will be distributed to the kids.
Thursday (Oct 22nd): “It’s cool to be drug free” Kids wear their favorite pair of sunglasses
Friday (Oct 23rd): "We are drug free super heroes!” We encourage kids to wear super hero themed shirts.
SCHOOL PLAY: Auditions for the March 17-19th production of Shrek, the Musical Jr. are coming up the week of November 2nd! (4th and 5th graders are invited to participate, but everyone is welcome to watch!) For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENRICHMENT (After School Classes for Kids): Fall Enrichment classes have begun! Thank you so much Erin Klein for making it happen! You can still sign up for classes this weekend. Follow this link to register: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ValleVerdeElementarySchoolPTA
For general Enrichment questions, please e-mail email@example.com.
VALLE VERDE WEBSITE: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
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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.
School Office Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm
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.