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MDUSD has discontinued the use of MySchoolBucks for payments to students’ meal accounts. Please sign up on the new website Titan School Solutions to continue managing your student’s account.

All prior year’s meal account balances were transferred to Titan on Jul. 23, 2018. Please check your Titan account to see the transfer, not MySchoolBucks.  MSB does not show the transfer nor does it have the correct current balance for your account.

If you have a student who has graduated or moved out of district and would like a refund or transfer balance to a sibling, please email William Chong your student’s name, ID number (both students for transfers) and mailing address (for refunds).

The Viking Voice

April 22-April 26, 2019

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

Principal Message~

Thank you for coming out to the Pastries with Perkins this morning.  Our time together is very informative and it really does support the overall school climate when we are able to have conversations using the academic data.  Today, the conversation titled, "CAASPP Data Chat"  will support our understanding of the CAASPP data in general and how to use it to inform decision making around curriculum and RTI in our classrooms.  Shannon Ortland will return in May to continue the dialogue.  Have a good weekend.

 

Below are the links with the requested information from this morning's meeting.

 

https://www.caschooldashboard.org  This is the link to the Dashboard https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca This is the CDE link for CAASPP information https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbac17techrpt.pd This is the technical guide, page 19 is where parents can find information on the vertical scales and the methods used to determine the ranges. (VERY technical) https://www.mdusd.org/caasppresources This is the link to the A,R &E website (this includes sample score reports, videos, a link to the state website results page, etc.) https://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/sb2018/Search State Results link where parents can search for district, county and site level results.

 

I have also attached the scaled score ranges for the both Math and ELA here.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Character Trait: Sense of Humor

 

APRIL

23                     Spring Picture Day

 

24                     Ms. Pfaff’s class to Bancroft Gardens

 

25                     Mrs. Swimme’s class to the Aquarium of the Bay

 

25                     Ms. Wehrlie’s class to the Pond

 

26                     Mini Fling~Spring Fling for the kids!!

 

29                     Walk Through the Revolution-5th Grade

 

30                     UC Best Vision Screening for TK, K and 2nd Graders

 

MAY

 

1                      Principal for the Day/Teacher for the Day

 

3                      49er Day-4th Grade

 

3                      Mrs. LaDue’s class to El Monte Elementary for Pen Pals

 

6-10                  Spring Book Fair

 

6-10                  Staff Appreciation Week

 

17                     Pastries with Perkins~8:15-9:15am in the MUR

 

23                     Open House and Art Show (5-8pm)

 

 

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. 

 

STUDENT INFORMATION FORM

Watch for the Pink Return Status forms to come home. Please return this form as soon as possible. We need to calculate our population for 2019-2020. Also, in the office, are the Student Information Forms. Providing your child with the most appropriate classroom placement in order to maximize learning opportunities is values at Valle Verde Elementary. Parents are an important source of information and a part of this process. Therefore, parents are being provided the opportunity to give the staff information regarding their child. You may pick up the “green sheet” in the office. These forms will not be sent home.

 

CAASPP TESTING:

Valle Verde Students in grade levels 3rd- 5th grade will begin the CAASPP Testing on April 29, 2019.  Students in the 5th grade classes are scheduled to take the CAST/Science Testing on April 29-30, 2019. 

 

Every spring, students in grades three through eight and grade eleven take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. These assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents, and students understand how well a student is meeting the grade-level expectations. Students do well when we support them during testing. 

 

- Make sure that your child gets adequate rest before testing. 

- Make sure that your child eats breakfast before school.

- Encourage your child to do their very best!

 

BOOK FAIR

DINO-MITE Book Fair!!! 

Rawring your way May6-May10

•Monday May6

     Shop 2:30-4pm

•Tuesday May7

     Shop 2:30-4pm 

     Shop 5:30-7pm, perfect time for our VVCC parents, parents going to the PTA Awards, and anyone else who wants to do some night shopping!

•Wednesday

     Shop 1:30-3pm

•Thursday

     Shop 2:30-4pm

•Friday

     Shop after Mother’s Day Tea, 10am

     Shop Lunch 11-12:30pm 

 

Please volunteer for this FUNdraiser here: 

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0e4eaea62aa4fd0-dinomite

 

Check out our Scholastic website for info on e-wallet or to shop online while still benefiting our school! Online bookstore will be available 04/28 until 05/11 http://www.scholastic.com/bf/valleverdeelemschool    

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Our last day of school is Wednesday, June 5. Our TK/Kindergarten friends are all early friends with dismissal time at 11:30am. Grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 12:00. Our Fifth Grade promotion will be at 8:30am in the MUR.

 

COPY CAT CLUB

We are in need of volunteers willing to help out with making copies. If you are interested, training on the machines will be provided. Please contact the office. Thank you!!

 

NEW PROCEDURE

If you have to pick your child up early from school, please go to the front office and sign your student out. The office ladies will call the classroom and let the teacher know you are coming. Please go to the classroom, knock on the door and wait for your child to come out. Please do not disturb the class at this time. Thank you.

 

DROP OFF PROCEDURES

Our continued goal at Valle Verde is to keep every student happy, productive and safe on this campus. Please revisit the procedures for our drop off and pick up areas at the front of the school.

  • Remember that during school hours parking lots are only for staff, school buses and handicapped drivers only. These areas are not drop off/pick up zones.
  • Please follow California driving laws. No U-turn should occur at any point along Peachwillow in front of the school. Drive the appropriate speed limit. Slow down and be mindful of pedestrians when passing the front of the school. Do not block the parking lot driveways at any time.
  • Do not park in red zones (red curb) at any time.
  • Use the designated crosswalk when crossing the street, including when you are escorting your child(ren) across the street. When you are driving, please stop for pedestrians in the crosswalks, and remain stopped until all pedestrians are safely out of the crosswalk.
  • Follow the white zone (white curb) procedures. These areas have been designated for the specific purpose of dropping off/picking up students. These designated areas are designed for you to pull as far forward as possible, allow your child to safely enter or exit your vehicle, (preferably on the sidewalk side of your vehicle) then carefully move back out into the flow of traffic on Peachwillow. These areas are not meant for you to park and leave your vehicle. The driver should be at the wheel of the car at all times. If you feel the need to park, leave your car, or walk onto campus, please park on one of the side neighborhood streets away from the white zones.
  • Please note that there are time constrictions on the street signs at the white zones. Although not posted on the signs, the rules apply for early Wednesday release times. Please do not park in these areas during early release on Wednesdays.

Most importantly, model following the law and safety procedures. Practice the life skills of patience, responsibility and cooperation. Walking is good for all of us and may be an enjoyable special time with your child.

VALLE VERDE CHILDREN’S CENTER: Need before and/or after school care?  Valle Verde Children’s Center (VVCC) is a private, non-profit, before and after school program on Valle Verde Elementary School grounds.

We provide your child with a safe, fun and nurturing environment in which to explore many areas such as art, music, sports, science, cooking and computers. We also provide a quiet environment for homework.

We have both full and part-time spots available for children in TK/Kindergarten through 5th grade. We are open from 7 AM - 6 PM, Monday - Friday. We are also open during winter break, spring break, and some holidays. We are closed on major holidays. We also provide an awesome full-day summer program. As a non-profit organization, all of our tuition goes to support our wonderful program.

Call or stop by and see us!

(925) 944-5255

3275 Peachwillow Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

 

 

FIELD TRIPS: We love our volunteers!! If you are driving on a field trip, you should have your fingerprints and TB test on file with the district. Also, we are required to have chaperone and insurance information on file. Our files must be renewed every year. The chaperone/driving form has the minimum requirements listed. We also need your Declarations page, listing the coverages. Please be sure to list your last name as well as your students’ last name on the form. Thank you for helping us stream line this process.

 

 

VOLUNTEERING:  For volunteering instructions, please click here.

 

 

PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

TYPO

In the Student/Parent Handbook, there is a typo on the PTA calendar. The last day of school is Wednesday, June 5.

 

PLAY CO-CHAIR(S) NEEDED  We are looking to divide up the Play Chair Position between at least two to three individuals.  If you are interested in serving in this rewarding role, please email vvptaprez@gmail.com.  If you'd like to learn more about this position, please contact Brandi Klintworth at klintworthbv@yahoo.com

 

BOOK FAIR Our Spring Book Fair will take place May 6th through May 10th.  More information will be coming soon. 

 

OPEN HOUSE & ART SHOW Save the date Valle Verde's Open House will take place on May 23, 2019 from 5PM to 8PM. Mini Street Burgers, 3 Brother's Kitchen - Asian Fusion and Izzy A's Frozen Custard will be there.  See flyer here for Art Show.

 

MINI FLING 2019 “NEVER GROW UP” VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS NEEDED! Friday, April 26th 5-8:30pm in the MUR. We need a lot of parent volunteers to ensure Mini Fling will be a fun and safe night. Please consider signing up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080d4aadaa2da20-mini 

We also need donations. Looking for new or gently used toys and items for the raffle. Please leave any donations in the office marked Mini Fling Donations. Questions? Email Natalie Ivankovich, Mini Fling Chair @ nataliekaras@hotmail.com

 

THANK YOU to Ellen Martin for submitting our Yearbook!  We can't wait to see the final product.  We appreciate all you do for our school.

 

 

PTA QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS: Contact Sarah Marks at vvptaprez@gmail.com

 

 

VALLE VERDE WEBSITE: http://vves-mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/

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