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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

May 23 – May 27, 2016

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY

23                    “Go With the Flow” CCWD Water Assemblies

23                    Chorus Rehearsal

23                    MDUSD Board Meeting

24                    Mrs. Swimme’s Class to SF Aquarium of the Bay

24                    Chorus Concert

26                    Mrs. Gould/Mullin’s Class to SF Aquarium of the Bay

26                                 End of Year Social (MUR from 2:35-3:30pm)

26                    Instrumental Music Concert at 5:30 in the MUR

27                    Fifth Grade Family Life class

27                    Instrumental Music Field Trip to Carlton Senior Living

27                    Song Flute Concert at 9:15 in the MUR

30                    Memorial Day-School Holiday

31                    Start of Fifth Grade Survivor Week

31                                 Fall morning Spanish Enrichment classes (last day for discount)

31                    Open House (classrooms) and Art Show (MUR) 6-8pm

JUNE

1                      Viking-Popcorn and Movie with the Principal in the MUR

2                      Fourth Grade-Walk Through California Presentation in the MUR

3                      Viking-Quizno’s Luncheon with Principal

3                                     Last day of the Boxtops contest.  Get them in!!!

10                    Last day of school! Promotion ceremony at 8:30am in the MUR.

AUGUST

 

5                      Kindergarten Screening and Lemonade Stand

 

22                    First Day of School!!

 

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

T-SHIRT CONTEST: The winner of our T-shirt design contest is Doan Nguyen!! Great job, Doan!! We can’t wait to see our Vikings wearing your design next school year.

REMINDER: Students are starting to bring small bouncing balls to school from home.  Please remind your child that playground equipment is provided by the school.  Students should not bring their outdoor equipment or toys from home. 

 

VALLE VERDE PARENTS:

 

WE ARE IN NEED OF A NOON SUPERVISOR. IT WOULD BE FOR MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS NEXT YEAR 2016-2017;  THE HOURS ARE: 11:00 TO 12:30.

WE ARE ALSO IN NEED OF NOON SUPERVISOR SUBSTITUTES FOR THE 2016 – 2017 SCHOOL YEAR!!!!

If you would like to enjoy the company of our student population and spend time with your student during lunch then being a noon supervisor is the way to go!  It is a paid position through MDUSD.  If interested, please see Laura in the office.

 

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL: June 10th is the last day of school. Dismissal time is 12:30pm for grades 1-5. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten friends will all be early and dismissed at 11:15am. Fifth grade promotion will be at 8:30am in the MUR.

 

STEAM STORIES: As part of  the STEAM Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) and Valle Verde's commitment to STEAM education, we post "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 "Vet Set Go" https://www.vetsetgo.com/become-a-vet/meet-an-equine-veterinarian Enjoy!
 

KINDERGARTEN SCREENING AND LEMONADE STAND: If your child is a new incoming Kindergartener (not TK), we will have our screening on Friday, August 5, 2016 in the Kindergarten playground area. Please be sure you have a completed registration packet before the screening. Come and enjoy our lemonade stand and meet some new families! We will be here from 8-11am and 2-4pm. Please note: We will not be screening incoming Transitional Kindergarteners.

 VIKING REWARDS: Our Viking Reward winners this week are:  Tyler C., Owen M., Ian L., Soren Z., Desiree W., Dylan K., Jenna L., Ella F., Olivia W., Brooke K., Sammy W., Maddy S. and Will F. Great job, Vikings!!

VIKING PRIDE: Our Viking Pride winner this week is Mrs. LaDue’s class. Our Viking Bear will reside in D6 for the week! Congratulations, Vikings! Way to show that school spirit!

 

PTA NEWS:  Minutes, agendas, budget and more can be found at: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.comQuestions? Email vvptaprez@gmail.com.

 

END OF YEAR SOCIAL: Come to the MUR after school on Thursday, May 26th (2:35-until 3:30) for a treat and end of year celebration. The PTA will bring the icy treats, you just need to show up and hang out with friends! 

 

ENRICHMENT, DAILY, FULL-IMMERSION SPANISH CLASSES: Join Viva el Español to learn Spanish through games, songs, stories and art projects.  This full-immersion approach is offered before school every school day, which assists in reinforcing lessons learned.  Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases.  They will also learn about various traditions of different Spanish speaking countries.  Curriculum for continuing students builds on what they learned in the first year of our program, further expanding to new subject areas and more complex phrases. Click here to download the flyer:

http://www.vivaelespanol.org/documents/ValleVerdeElementarySpanishRegistrationForm2016-2017May31discount.pdf

 

1st - 5th Grades for Fall 2016

7:25-7:55AM, Monday – Friday (following the MDUSD calendar for holidays)

October 3rd, 2016 - May 26th, 2017

 

OPEN HOUSE and ART SHOW: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 31st from 6-8pm.  In addition to seeing your child’s work in the classroom, you can also visit the MUR for special art pieces from each class.

 

NEW! Introducing the Made By Me: Kid Craft Sale and Entrepreneurial Experience at the 2016 Art Show!!!!  Do you have amazingly crafty kids with an equally amazing entrepreneurial spirit? Want a place for your kids to explore the work behind building and running a business?? This year we are introducing a brand new opportunity for your monkeys (some refer to the little creatures as children)!!! This May 31st, at the Valle Verde Open House & Art Show, kids will have a chance to market, display and sell their ware. The minimal entry fee of $5 (gotta pay your overhead) includes the following: table space for brilliant displays, Art Show visitors & shoppers, and a number pro to handle the money exchange. Rules: 1 type of item per kid store, pre-registration required, and items must not exceed $5.

 

Art Show Call for Entries!!  We are calling all of our VVE artists to submit personal art works again this year to the Art Show. This is a chance to show off your skill with a pencil, pen, crayon or paint brush... Finger painting is cool too! Please limit show entries to 2 per student.

 

Art Show Poster Contest!!  Mr. Brady Foster won last year! Can't wait to see whose artwork will grace our posters and marketing materials this year!!!!! Think of it as your first professional art commission (and bragging rights!). Title: 2016 Valle Verde Art Show Go to this link to print this year's form and get creative!!:

 

BOX TOPS: Get your box tops in before June 3rd!  There will be a popcorn party and prizes for the top classes, as well as prizes for the top individuals.  At $0.10 each, these little coupons (from cereal and other boxes/bags) can make a huge difference!

 

THANK YOU! Thank you to Cathy Huang for organizing the school supply ordering for next year (they will be available at walk through registration in August just before school starts). What a convenience! Also, a big thank you to Sarah Ramos for organizing this year’s Dine Around events. 

 

ESCRIP & LOCAL SPONSORS:

SPORTS BASEMENT:  Don't forget! 10% off at Sports Basement, and 10% of profits back to our local schools like Valle Verde Elementary. Even during summer break! Are you a Basementeer? Sign up in-store! See the attached flyer.

BENEFIT MOBILE: Sign up for the app now! A simple way to contribute funds to Valle Verde at www.benefit-mobile.com. Benefit Mobile gives between 3-20% of your everyday transactions to Valle Verde.  Please download the free app today and start contributing to our school.  Retailers include Amazon, eBay, Target, Home Depot, Zappos, Whole Foods, Gap, Starbucks, American Airlines, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Hotels.com, and many more.  You can use the app for purchases in store or online.  It’s an easy way to contribute money you are already spending straight to the Valle Verde PTA. 

You can also make online purchases through the eScrip online mall and Valle Verde will receive a percentage of all of your spending.  https://shopping.escrip.com/…/s1a137587885%7CValle%20…/ref=g

 

 

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.

Valle Verde Art Show

Introducing the Made By Me: Kid Craft Sale and Entrepreneurial Experience at the 2016 Art Show!!!!

Do you have amazingly crafty kids with an equally amazing entrepreneurial spirit? Want a place for your kids to explore the work behind building and running a business?? This year we are introducing a brand new opportunity for your children! This May 31st, at the Valle Verde Open House & Art Show, kids will have a chance to market, display and sell their ware. The minimal entry fee of $5 (gotta pay your overhead) includes the following: table space for brilliant displays, Art Show visitors & shoppers, and a number pro to handle the money exchange. Rules: 1 type of item per kid store, pre-registration required, and items must not exceed $5. Find some crafty inspiration here: Child Craft Fair Ideas Here is a link to the signup and additional information: Made By Me

 

Art Show Call for Entries!!

We are calling all of our VVE artists to submit personal art works again this year to the Art Show. This is a chance to show off your skill with a pencil, pen, crayon or paint brush... Finger painting is cool too! Please limit show entries to 2 per student. Due to the office May 29th! And use the tags at this link to mark your work for display: Art Show Labels

 

Art Show Poster Contest!!!!!!!!

A Mr. Brady Foster won last year! Can't wait to see whose artwork will grace our posters and marketing materials this year!!!!! Think of it as your first professional art commission (and bragging rights!). Title: 2016 Valle Verde Art Show Go to this link to print this year's form and get creative!!: Art Show Poster Entry

 

Contact Alexis Burdick with questions regarding this year's Art Show: alexistmb@yahoo.com

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010

AGE APPROPRIATE GRADE PLACEMENT FOR 2016-17
The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 changes the entry date for students enrolling in Kindergarten and First Grade. For the 2016-17 school year we will be adhering to the following for placement in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade.
 Transitional Kindergarten
o Student turns 5 years old between 9/2/2016 – 12/2/2016
 Kindergarten
o Student turns 5 years old on or before 9/1/2016
 First Grade
o Student turns 6 years old on or before 9/1/2016
This is designed merely as a guide for placement for grades 2nd – 12th. Schools are urged to consider other background factors, such as previous grades completed, in making a final decision on appropriate grade placement.
Date of Birth Grade
9/2/11-12/2/11 Transitional K
09/2/10 – 9/1/11 K
10/2/09 – 09/1/10 1
11/2/08 – 10/1/09 2
12/3/07 – 11/1/08 3
12/3/06 – 12/2/07 4
12/3/05 – 12/2/06 5
12/3/04 – 12/2/05 6
12/3/03 – 12/2/04 7
12/3/02 – 12/2/03 8
12/3/01 – 12/2/02 9
12/3/00 – 12/2/01 10
12/3/99 – 12/2/00 11
12/3/98 – 12/2/99 12

School Office Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm

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Tardies

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.