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925-682-8000  x7505

Principal~

Mignon Perkins                                  

perkinsm@mdusd.org

 

Office Manager~

Debi Massey                            

masseyd@mdusd.org

 

Secretary~

Laura Curtis                                       

curtisl@mdusd.org

All Volunteers, classroom or field trip, must be fingerprinted and TB tested. Please click here for more information.

The Viking Voice

The Viking Voice

January 15-January 19, 2018

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

~Principal’s Message

I recently read an article about creating the ultimate school culture.  School culture is typically divided into two groups, positive and negative.  At Valle Verde Elementary, we are all active members of the school community.  We work together to create positive outcomes for our students.  On any given day, there are parent volunteers supporting classrooms or parents asking about how they can help us in other areas.   

The school community fosters relationships that impact the overall culture of the school.  As a team, we are responsible for communicating around what is working, or not...  As the principal, I am committed to maintaining a positive school culture.  I also understand that we have to work together and have conversations in order to achieve this goal.  Feel free to email me or speak with me at the school. Your feedback is necessary and is always welcome.  

It is 2018, and as you can see one of my goals is to ensure that we continue to focus on doing what is right for the Valle Verde Community.   It really does take a village!  Happy New Year! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JANUARY  

15th                   Martin Luther King Day~No School

16th                   Soul Shoppe Assemblies-“Stop and Breathe-Taming Your Inner Dragon”

17th                   Kindergarten packets available in office

17th                   Loving Solutions-Parent Project Jr. class in the library at 6:30pm

18th                   DELAC Meeting at 5:30pm at Willow Creek Center

19th                   Kindergarten Pajama Jam

22nd                  Fifth graders take the Delta Discovery Voyage

24th                   Fourth graders going to Blackhawk Museum

25th                   School Site Council Meeting at 3pm in C6

26th                   Family Fun STEAM Night (6:30-8pm in the MUR)

 

FEBRUARY

5th                    Kindergarten Readiness Meeting

2/5-2/8              Dine Around Fundraiser at Dos Coyotes (11am-9pm) attached flyer

 

6th                    Kindergarten Registration Kick-off Day

9th                    Valle Verde Spelling Bee

12th                   Teacher In-Service Day~No School

19th                   President’s Day~No School

22nd                  Valle Verde Science Fair

MARCH

2nd                    End of Second Trimester

8th                    Dine Around Fundraiser at Rocco’s

10th                   MDUSD STEM Fair Showcase

15th -17th           Wizard of Oz Production

19th                   Teacher In-Service Day~No School

24th                   42nd Annual East Bay Times County Spelling Bee

24th                   Spring Fling

30th                   Cesar Chavez Day~No School

APRIL

2nd-6th               Spring Recess~No School

27th                   Mini Fling

MAY

7th-11th              Staff Appreciation and Book Fair

28th                   Memorial Day~No School

29th-Jun 1st       Fifth Grade Survivor Week

JUNE

7th                    Fifth Grade promotion

7th                    Last Day of School

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

OFFICE HOURS: Our office is open M-F, from 7:30am to 3:00pm. You can reach us at 925-939-5700. Our attendance hotline is 925-682.8000 x7505.  The attendance email is valleverdeattendance@mdusd.org.

 

CCCOE: Congratulations! Sutter O'Steen, Grade 5 was selected as winner in the CCOE 2017 Attendance Awareness Poster Contest.  His poster will be included in this year's calendar. 

 

IREADY: The MDUSD iReady Diagnostic #2 window is scheduled for January 22-February 16, 2018.  Grade levels will administer the test at their scheduled time during the testing window.  

 

 

LOVING SOLUTIONS: Loving Solutions is back! This ten week course takes the successful principles used in Parent Project, Sr. and adapts them to the needs of younger children. Free for all MDUSD parents. Please see attached flyer and mention to your friends. Please call Debi in the office at 925-939-5700 to register.

FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION: Instruction in this subject is included in the curriculum in Grade 5. Materials being used are available for inspection and preview at the District Instructional Media Center, C-2, Willow Creek Center, 1026 Mohr Ln., Concord, Ca. Monday-Friday, January 22-January 26, 2018; 8:00am to 4:30pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm.

TROOP 810 OPEN HOUSE WALNUT CREEK:     Boy Scouts Troop 810 invites all interested 5th graders and their parents to attend our Open House on Tuesday, January 23 from 7:30 - 8:30 pm.  The Open House will take place at Foothill Middle School  at 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek.  Our scouts will be showing you how to put up a tent that stays up, how to pack a backpack and not make it so heavy you can't carry it up a mountain, and how to tie knots.  Games and snacks will also be provided.  Come learn about the many things Troop 810 has to offer - monthly overnight camping trips, ziplining, snow camping, canoeing, just to name a few.  This year we will be going to Emerald Bay and Wolfeboro for our summer camps.

Troop 810 is a boy led troop that values and promotes leadership development, community service, scout skills, fun and adventure. We were established in 1966 and have over 150 Eagle Scouts. We meet most Tuesdays evenings at Foothill Middle School.   For more information and to RSVP, please contact Dorene Soe at dalouie8@yahoo.com or 925-932-0733.  We look forward to meeting you.   You can also check out our website at http://www.bsa810.org/
 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION: Kindergarten registration packets will be available in the office on January 17, 2018. The best time to pick up is after 8:30am. Registration is by appointment on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. If you have pre-registered online, you still should attend the Kindergarten Readiness meeting on Feb. 5. This is how you get your appointment for registration. Please bring your printed information to your appointment.  Remember to bring your child’s original birth certificate and immunizations records. Appointments will be available from 8am to 2:30pm in the Multi Use Room. If your child is currently attending Transitional Kindergarten, you do NOT need to pick up a registration packet for Kindergarten. Your child will automatically be enrolled.

If you enroll through AIR online registration, please note that your process IS NOT complete until you visit the office for additional documents. You still have to attend the Kindergarten Readiness Meeting and Kindergarten Registration Day. Any questions, please contact the office at 925-939-5700.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS MEETING: If you are registering a new Transitional Kindergartener or Kindergartener to Valle Verde for the 2018-19 school year, please come to our Kindergarten Readiness meeting on Monday, February 5, 2018, from 5:30-6:30.  We have a wonderful speaker scheduled. You will receive some great tips for getting your child ready to start school in August. At the conclusion of the meeting, you will receive your appointment card for Kindergarten Registration.

SCIENCE FAIR: Our Valle Verde Science Fair will be on Feb 22, 2018. We are looking for 4 Science Fair judges. The judging will take place on Feb 22 from 8-10am. If you are interested in helping out, please call Debi in the office,  at 925-939-5700.

INTRADISTRICT TRANSFERS: For families who submitted Intradistrict transfers, the district will conduct their Elementary lottery on April 11, 2018 and notify families by May 31, 2018.

 PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

DINE AROUND DOS COYOTES – Join us at Dos Coyotes for the next Dine Around fundraiser from February 5th – 8th from 11am-9pm for lunch or dinner.  Please bring the attached flyer to present at check-out and 20% of your bill will go back to Valle Verde. Dos Coyotes is located in the Willows Shopping Center at 1975 Diamond Blvd. in Concord.

 

FAMILY FUN STEAM NIGHT – Join us in the MUR for Family Fun STEAM Night on January 26th from 6:30-8pm. We are looking for volunteers to help out. If interested in helping, please contact Catherine Foster @ vvptaprez@gmail.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE SPRING FLING “VIVA LAS VEGAS” – This is an event you don’t want to miss. The Spring Fling’s theme this year is VIVA LAS VEGAS and will be taking place on March 24th at Boundary Oaks. This is an adult only evening of dinner, dancing, auction and fun. Please join us for a great evening out to raise money for the kids.

 

SAVE THE DATE MINI FLING “VALLE VERDE OLYMPICS” – This event is just for the kids and is a blast. We serve dinner, play games and have a dance party. Mark your calendar for Friday, April 27th from 5-8:30pm.

 

 

PTA QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS: Contact Catherine Foster at vvptaprez@gmail.com

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.