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.
2015-2016 Enrollment Information
Packets for enrollment for grades 1-5 are now available in the office.
Our office is still accepting Kindergarten registration packets.
Please click on the link below for more information.
Our district is going green with our flyers. From now on all the school approved flyers will be available electronically for you to download by clicking on the Peachjar button to the right.
The Viking Voice
The Viking Voice
February 23-27, 2015
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
24 Mr. Beeps Traffic Safety Assemblies
25 Chinese New Year Activities
27 Kindergarten Family Art Day
28 District Science Fair
3 PTA Meeting, 7pm in the Bpod
4 Foothill Middle School Parent Information Night; 7pm in the Foothill MUR
19-21 School Play, Cinderella, in the MUR
28 Spring Fling, dinner/auction/dance, starting at 6pm
SCIENCE FAIR: Congratulations to our six projects going forward to the district science fair. The district fair will be held at 9am on February 28 at Willow Creek Center. Come out and support our students: Ava H. and Emma V., Lucas L., Vinnie M., Neil S., Kimi A. and Decker O. Way to go, young scientists!!
TARDIES: When your child is late for school, please make sure they come through the office for a late pass to ensure the attendance is marked properly. An excused tardy is when you have an appointment with a doctor, dentist, orthodontist or if your child was sick in the morning and you feel they can make it to the end of day.
SAFETY: Please remember that there is no parking in the bus circle at any time. Buses come and go all day, so there is never any parking in the bus circle. Also, we have limited spaces for our staff to park, so please do not park in staff parking either.
KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND Please remember that the Kindergarteners are in school until 2PM on Wednesdays. Students are not to be on the playground until after kindergarteners have been dismissed for the day. Thank you.
VIKING REWARDS: This week, our Viking Reward winners are: Marco D., Matthew G., Nico C., Ralph G., Jayden L., Kaitlyn C., J.D. M., Katelyn R., Sebastian C., Lauren B., Bradley H., Prithivi S., Paige R., Breanna F., Samara W. and Valerie H. Great job, Vikings!!
PTA NEWS: Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA NEWS, MEETING: The next meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm in the BPod. Agendas and minutes for PTA meetings can be found on the school website at http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com.
TAXES, CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS: The Valle Verde Elementary School PTA tax ID is 68-0259821. Address is 3275 Peachwillow Lane, Walnut Creek CA 94598. Please contact email@example.com if you need a donation letter or have any questions.
We need volunteers to help during the Spring Fling on Saturday, March 28th, for set up, check out & more. See options & sign up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090445a8ac29a31-spring3
We also need help with the classroom art. If you enjoy using your creative side, we can use your help. Please contact Betty Huang at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS: It’s time to nominate your fellow parent volunteers for one of our Honorary Service Awards. Consider those who work behind the scenes, quietly and efficiently serving youth. If you would like to nominate someone for an award, please send an email to Betty Huang at email@example.com by Friday, March 6th. Please include the Award Category (see below); Name of Recipient; brief Reason for Nomination; and Your Name.
2015/2016 PTA Positions: The nomination committee is looking to fill three officer positions that will be open for the 2015/2016 school year including; Historian, Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in learning more about these positions, or other positions on the executive board, please contact the nomination committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Play: Show times for Cinderella will be Thurs. March 19th at 7pm, Fri. March 20th at 7pm, and Sat. March 21st at 2pm and 6pm in the MUR. Come out and support the performance arts and our talented 4th and 5th graders at Valle Verde. Ticket information is coming soon!!!
Spring Fling: Purchase tickets now for the Spring Fling (auction, dinner & dance) on Saturday, March 28th from 6pm-midnight! With the sales packets that came home last week (or online at http://valleverde.schoolauction.net/springfling2015/), you can purchase a table for 10 people or purchase individual tickets to the event. Plus, you can purchase raffle tickets, sponsor a teacher to attend, make a donation and even purchase tickets for the kids’ Mini Fling on Friday, April 3rd from 5-8:30pm. The committees still need donations for our live auction items. Hotel stays, sports memorabilia or event tickets, restaurants and so much more would be great! If you have any contacts / ideas, please let us know email@example.com.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT Christy Alexander is a mother in our community who has been battling ALS since 2002. She is often seen in the Woodlands in her motorized wheelchair. As Christy's disease has progressed, she has found herself more and more isolated without the ability to get around without her wheelchair. We, as her family and friends, would like to try to grant her wish of a van that would accommodate her motorized wheelchair and allow her every opportunity to participate in her children's lives. In order to accomplish this, we need your help. The Ellen DeGeneres Show currently has a promotion asking “Do you know someone who needs a new car?” We are asking anyone willing to write a quick email describing how you know/or have seen Christy, what you understand about her journey or ALS and why you think she deserves a van. We are asking that you write this email for Christy by February 23rd. We have also started a gofundme page to try to raise some of the money. However we understand a brand new converted van would cost $50,000 and a used, $20,000. Thank you in advance for helping Christy.Tammy Hurst & Carol Carter. Links: http://www.ellentv.com/be-on-the-show/441/ http://www.gofundme.com/christyalexander
Free Bus: Thanks to the property owners in the Shadelands Business Park, County Connection’s Rt. 7 buses will be free to all passengers beginning Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Route 7 operates between the Pleasant Hill BART station and the Shadelands Business Park via Treat Blvd. and Oak Grove Road. Route 7 runs Monday – Friday every 15 minutes between approximately 6:30 – 10:00 AM, and 3:00 – 7:30 PM. To view the schedule and route map, click here.
WOODLANDS SWIM TEAM: Mark your calendars: March 8: Registration at the Woodlands Cabana Club, 1-3pm; March 30: Kermit's Pals Begin; April 13: Swim Team NOW PART OF THE WALNUT CREEK SWIM CONFERENCE. All practices and home meets take place at the Woodlands Cabana Club. As the only club in the area with two practice pools, a wading pool and beautiful grounds with plenty of grilling and picnic space, our team is proud to call the Cabana Club our home! Kermit’s Pals is a swim instruction program designed for children, ages 3 and older, who may want to join the swim team, but haven't yet developed the swimming skills they need. Kermit's Pals offers the stroke instruction and conditioning needed to help with the transition to the team!
To learn more and to find out about our wonderful program, visit our website:
Woodlands Cabana Club:
The Woodlands Cabana Club and WST invite you to our Registration and Information Day B-B-Q on Sunday, March 8th from 3-5. The event will be held at the club, 111 Longleaf Dr. Walnut Creek. WST registration opens at 1:00 pm with a parent Q & A from 1:00-3:00. There will be a B-B-Q from 3-5. Membership forms will be available and the pool will be open, weather permitting.
The Cabana Club would also like to invite all runners and fun seekers to the 3rd annual Woodlands 5K Family Fun Run and pancake breakfast. It will be held on Sunday, March 22nd. Registration forms will be available at the registration B-B-Q.
VALLEY VISTA SWIM TEAM: 3737 Valley Vista Road, VVST.com
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.
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.