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
September 29-October 3, 2014
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
29 Mrs. Smith’s class to Los Vaqueros
1 All School Spirit Assembly
7 California Cookies
7 Site Council Meeting
7 PTA Meeting
8 Camp Loma Mar Parent Meeting; Bancroft Elementary
11 Fall Clean Up
13 Mrs. Galanter’s class to Los Vaqueros
15 Dine Around-Rocco’s Pizza
17 Teacher In Service Day-No School for Students
PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT Want to learn more about Soul Shoppe, our peace path, the “I” message and the “Cleanup.” Please join us for our parent education night on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:15-7:15 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
HALLOWEEN PARADE Yes! We are bringing it back this year. Students are encouraged to dress up and join the parade on Friday, October 31st. Parent are invited to take pictures. Watch for more information to follow.
STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS: Our Student Council nominees did a wonderful job on their speeches this week! Our elected members this year are: Lauren P. for Secretary, Laura B. for Treasurer, Owen P. for Vice President and Kate H. for President! Awesome Vikings!
GOLDEN LUNCH BOX WINNERS: The winners of the Golden Lunch Box this week were Ms. Miller’s class, Mrs. Swimme’s class and Mrs. Philips’ class. Great job, Vikings!
MR. BILL: Not only is he our school custodian, but he’s also a children’s author helping out our local schools. Visit is site at http://mrwilliamsawyers.weebly.com/ for more information.
DOGS: Please remember: For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed on our campus. Thank you.
VIKING PRIDE: Our Viking Bear will be in A5, Mrs. Philips’ class with an astounding 100% showing their school spirit! Way to go, Vikings!!
VIKING REWARDS: Our Viking Reward winners for this week are: Naeyli R., Olivia J., Carter O., Tyler E., Sammy C., Jenna L., Sofia C., Devayani B., Adam O., Ellie V., Sienna S., Prithivi S., Emiko M., Alyssa U., Sofia K. and Spencer M. Excellent, Vikings!
NOON SUPERVISORS NEEDED We need Noon Supervisor Substitutes for the 2014-2015 school year. It is a paid position, only 90 minutes during the student’s lunch. As a substitute, you would work only when our regular Noon Supervisors need time off. If interested, please see Laura in the office.
SALAD BAR Did you know that we offer a salad bar on Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunchtime? We need help keeping this healthy option for our children. Sign up here for day/s that you can help out. (Must be fingerprinted). http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba5aa2ea2fa7-salad
FIELD TRIPS In order to drive on a field trip, the District requires a “Transportation of Students in Privately-Owned Vehicle” form to be filled out. Along with the form you MUST include an INSURANCE DECLARATION or it may be called CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE which sets out the amounts of insurance you have for each separate action (i.e. bodily injury). The amounts necessary for you to drive students are indicated on the front of the Transportation Form mentioned above. For your convenience you may also have your insurance company fax us at 925-930-7508 with the Declaration. On the back of the Transportation form is a “Chaperone Agreement” that Must be signed to go on a field trip with students. This form must be completed within 48 hours of field trip.
BOX TOPS: Congratulations to Mrs. Reed's and Mrs. McCargar's 4th graders for being the first class to earn a popcorn party for this school year. We'll get that scheduled soon since I know there will be many more to come.
Great job! Mrs. LaDue's, Mrs. Swimme's, and Mrs. Philips classes are all doing some heavy collecting and I expect to serve them some popcorn very soon. Remember, get your Box Tops in by October 23 to count for this round.
RECYCLE YOUR SMALL ELECTRONICS: We need your help in raising money for our fifth grade camp. Bring in your small electronics for recycling.
PTA NEWS: Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA MEETING: Our next meeting is Tuesday, Oct 11th in the Bpod starting at 6:15pm for Soul Shoppe and continuing into the regular PTA meeting at 7:15pm. We will review the semi-annual auditor’s report, discuss Safety (looking for a team to identify & prioritize), hear about the Carnival & Haunted House (Oct 26th), the Fall Clean Up (Oct 11th) and more.
CARNIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE, Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 11:00-3:00: Have you "herd" the news? Cow Pie Bingo is coming to the carnival! Buy squares for your chance to win up to $3,000! If the cow drops his "pie" in your square, you're the winner. Look for more details soon! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors to Valle Verde for a fun filled day of games, food, raffles, a petting zoo, and sweets. Take a ride on the train, check out our amazing cakes and vote for your favorite in our cake decorating contest and much more. Don't forget to check out our new photo booth and take a picture with all of your friends! Everyone is welcome! It's the event you don't want to miss this Fall. Various types of food, drinks, and snacks available all day at the Carnival. Be sure to check out our amazing Sweet Tooth Booth, always a crowd pleaser! Remember to wear your costumes - grown ups too! There will be a costume contest to kick off the event at 11.
FALL CLEAN UP: Saturday October 11th is our fall clean up. We will be working on the vegetable garden behind the CPod and spreading some mulch and planting if we can get enough helpers. Come anytime between 9am-12pm. Just let us know you're coming by signing up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054ba5aa2ea2fa7-fall. Questions? Contact Brian at email@example.com
VOLUNTEER NEEDS: We are in need of the following helpers (if you have questions or you can help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Enrichment - Help to coordinate these fun after school activities (mostly at home).
School Supplies coordinator: Want an option to have your school supplies shipped to you next year? We have a company lined up to do it all for our school, but I need some help coordinating it by Spring time (at home).
TUTTI FRUITTI: Anytime you you enjoy yogurt here on a Monday or Wednesday, Tutti Fruitti will donate a percentage of profit back to our school. Just remember to say you are with Valle Verde!
DINE AROUND TOWN is back this year! Our first restaurant will be ROCCO's on Wednesday, October 15th! Rocco will give back 25% of all purchases to Valle Verde for dine in and take out orders at lunch and dinner on this day! Be sure to mention you are with Valle Verde!
ESCRIP: Thank you to everyone who signed up last year, bringing in over $5,000!! Don’t forget to log on to escrip.com to renew your commitment for this school year, or sign up if you haven't done so yet! Our school is Valle Verde Elementary School and the Group#137587885. Please do so by Nov 1st so there is no lapse in contributions.
Here's How It Works: You register any one or all of your existing grocery loyalty, debit and credit cards for use in the program. Participating merchants will make contributions to our school, based on your purchases, just by using the cards you have registered. Contact Amy Vieira with questions! email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL VALLE VERDE FAMILIES~As an effort to support the Walnut Creek Community Service Day (Saturday 9/27) I have asked Joan Tomasini, the food drive administrator to deliver a donation barrel to Valle Verde so our Vikings can show their support. This is a great way for our children to get involved and give to their community. Have fun with it! Take them shopping or clean out the cupboards. Have them choose the food they would like to donate. Donations will be accepted until Friday 9/26. Thank you for your support!
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.