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 REGISTRATION INFORMATION & IMPORTANT DATES
Please mark your calendars for these very important dates, times, and special events.
8/6: Kindergarten Screening & Lemonade Stand
On Thursday, August 6th, from 8am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm, we will have a drop in Kindergarten screening day. If you are a new, incoming Kindergartener (not a returning Transitional Kindergartener), please bring your child. The screening takes about ten minutes and provides information to better place your student. Our PTA will be hosting a Lemonade stand to welcome new families to Valle Verde, answer any questions you may have and give casual tours around the school, including the library, computer lab, MUR and shared spaces for classes (called “pods”).
8/17: Drive through registration
On Monday, August 17th, ALL families may pick up a registration packet. Simply drive through the bus circle anytime between 7-10am or 5:30-6:30pm (you don’t even have to get out of your car). In your packet, you will find an emergency card for each of you children and some very important school and PTA information, including a “save the date” magnet with key dates, phone numbers and addresses. Please review the emergency contact card carefully to make sure the information is correct. Make corrections in red and sign the back of the sheet.
8/19: Walk through registration
On Wednesday, August 19th, ALL families may come to Valle Verde anytime from 10am to 12pm or 5pm to 6:30pm with your registration packet. Please make sure you have the signed emergency card(s). Come through the office. There will be two lines by last name, A-L and M-Z. Trade your emergency card for your student(s) class assignment. From there, exit down the office hallway into the Staff lounge and pick up additional school information. As you exit into the quad, PTA will have several booths set up. You will be able to purchase a yearbook, talk to our cafeteria manager, purchase spirit wear, explore volunteer opportunities, and learn about our onsite daycare and more.
8/24: Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Meet Your Teacher
Come to your child's classroom from 9:00 to 10:00am and meet your teacher!
8/25: First Day of School & Coffee Social
Tuesday, August 25th is the first day of school. After you settle your child into class, stop by the PTA sponsored Coffee Social in the MUR. Have a treat, catch up with old friends and meet new families. We will be on the regular Tuesday schedule for the first day of school.
8/27: Ice-Cream Social
On Thursday, August 27th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, the PTA is sponsoring a (free) ice-cream social behind the MUR. Bring the entire family and enjoy a treat, while the kids have fun re-connecting with friends and so will parents!
At Valle Verde, it takes Every Viking to Sail Our Ship!
We look forward to a wonderful year! -Valle Verde Office Team and PTA
The Viking Voice
The Viking Voice
It takes every Viking to sail our ship.
6th Kindergarten screening & Lemonade Stand welcome (8-11am and 2-4pm)
17th Drive through registration (7-10am and 5:30-6:30pm)
19th Walk through registration (10am-12pm and 5-6:30pm)
24th Kindergarten Meet the Teacher (9:00-10:00am)
25th First day of school and Coffee Social (8:15am in the MUR)
27th Ice Cream Social (5:30-7:30pm behind the MUR)
1st Parent Teacher Association meeting (7pm in the MUR)
7th Labor Day holiday
8th Back to School Night (for parents)
HELP PLEASE……..We need help with noon supervision. The position is 1.5 hours daily. If you are interested, please come to the office and pick up an application or email Debi Massey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
PTA NEWS Questions, email email@example.com
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT YEAR!: Thank you all for supporting our school, our teachers and the PTA. See the attached June 2015 Newsletter (a summary of our year and look ahead). Have a great summer!
SURVEY - PLANNING FOR 2015/2016: Please take this short, four question survey to help us plan for programs and fundraisers next year. What do you think we should be focusing on? (It will take less than 5 minutes of your time. Attached Financial Tree is for your reference). Go To:
DINE AROUND: Every Tuesday this June, Guanatos Ice Cream (in the Countrywood Shopping Center) will donate a percentage of their sales to Valle Verde. June 16th, 23rd and 30th. Come visit, cool down and support the school!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR “STEAM”: It will never be too late to join the STEAM team. To reinforce Valle Verde’s commitment to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) education, we’re taking on an exciting new program. We already held 8 classes this spring, instructed by parent volunteers in STEAM fields (a geologist, a surgeon, a drone engineer & more). If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Jill & Matt Waterman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.