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 20-October 24, 2014
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
21 Rock City Field Trip-Mrs. Rattaro/Gould
22 Lawrence Hall of Science presents Slime! (first grade)
23 Rock City Field Trip-Mrs. Swimme
26 Fall Carnival and Haunted House
28 Picture ReTakes!
31 Halloween Parade 8:20AM
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.
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:
Parent volunteers, thank you for all you do!! Please keep in mind that Halloween snacks should be healthy, (fruits, etc.). Have fun!!
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: 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!
THANK YOU! To all of parents and students who came out for our Fall Clean up. A special thank you to Mr. Eby for rebuilding our planter box. Check out the area between the D pod and C pod (kindergarten and second/third grade pods). It looks fabulous! Thank you… thank you…. thank you.
IMPORTANCE OF ATTENDANCE Did you know that for every day of missed school, it takes three days to make up what was missed? Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. The earlier these habits start, the more likely they are to continue, which leads to greater success in school and career. We encourage you to make school attendance a priority and to talk with your children about the importance of showing up to school every day. Thank you!
ZOMBIE WALK-A-THON On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 5th Graders will be participating in a Walk-a-thon to raise money to go to Camp Loma Mar. The Walk-a-thon will take place during regular P.E. Class. Each student will have 30 minutes to jog or walk as many laps as possible. We need to raise $3,000.00. Our goal is to have each 5th grader raise $40.00. Each participant will raise funds by asking family and friends to sponsor them based on the number of laps they walk. Sponsors can pledge per lap, or with a flat donation. Pledge form attached. (Also can be found on our website under flyers.)
INTRADISTRICT TRANSFERS: The Intra District Transfer process will be October 15th through January 15th. The process begins on October 15th from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. It will take place in the new Student Services office at the front of the Dent Center, just to the right of the reception area. The new forms will be on line as of October 15.
BOX TOPS UPDATE: Congratulations to Mrs. Fedotoff's 5th graders for being the second class to earn a popcorn party for this school year. Everyone is doing a great job, but we're still off the mark from last year. Remember; get your Box Tops in by October 23 to count for this round and for your chance to win tickets to the school carnival. First place winner will be notified ahead of time so they do not purchase a bracelet for the Carnival.
PTA NEWS: Questions, email email@example.com
HELP NEEDED: Help save the enrichment program! (after school activities for kids). We need a volunteer to manage the vendors who provide these wonderful programs. If we don’t get another volunteer, we will have to stop providing these amazing activities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information as soon as possible.
CARNIVAL AND HAUNTED HOUSE; Sunday, October 26th 11:00am-3:00pm at the school: Purchase your discounted tickets in the quad after school Monday, Wednesday and Friday (Oct 20, 22, 24). Or, complete the forms sent home on Thursday (should be in your child’s backpack). Also, we need more help! (If we don’t get enough volunteers, we will have to reduce the # of games we are offering.) Sign-up for one hour shifts here (no fingerprinting needed, siblings welcome): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054BA5AA2EA2FA7-volunteers/825021
CALLING ALL CONTRACTORS:. The carnival is looking for vinyl fencing to borrow next weekend for Cow Pie Bingo. We are looking for someone to come and place the fencing around the Bingo grid Saturday morning and take it down Sunday afternoon. We will need about 200 ft. If you would like to help, please contact Julie Rattaro: email@example.com. Thank You!
SPIRIT WEAR: The last date to order spirit wear (Viking logo t shirts & sweatshirts) for this year is Friday, November 7th. All orders must be in the office by 8:15am on November 7th. Thank you!
FALL CLEAN UP: THANK YOU to everyone who helped on Saturday at our landscaping and clean up. It looks so good! Come check it out! (Behind kinder playground by the Children’s Center)
DINE AROUND TOWN: Thank you everyone who came to Roccos & the Yogurt Station on Wednesday! What a great success, and so much fun too! Next, is 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 Nov 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.
Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Saturday, October 25th @ Valle Verde Neighborhood Park (adjacent to the school on Banyan Circle)! Bring your own supplies to paint, carve, draw - be creative! Nob Hill Foods is generously donating the pumpkins and the all-ages event is being coordinated by The Woodlands Association to celebrate the park getting some great TLC this year. Decorating begins at 10 a.m. and Judging begins at 11 a.m. Mrs. Tom, our Principal, will be one of the judges!
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
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.