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Mignon Perkins                                  



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Debi Massey                            




Laura Curtis                                       


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 22-January 26, 2018

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

~Principal’s Message

This year, we started the "Wellness Wednesdays".  I can see the positive impact of family time, games, play dates and relaxation.  This week, I witnessed students getting ready for play dates and conversations about their plans for the afternoon.  We all need balance, in order to keep up with the demands of busy schedules including homework and extra-curricular activities.  Make sure to use this time to play games at home or host a play date.  This day was designated for social-emotional well-being.  I hope that you all are enjoying the time together in the Valle Verde Community!




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                   Viking Store open in B3 after school

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



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


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


2nd-6th               Spring Recess~No School

27th                   Mini Fling


7th-11th              Staff Appreciation and Book Fair

28th                   Memorial Day~No School

29th-Jun 1st       Fifth Grade Survivor Week


7th                    Fifth Grade promotion

7th                    Last Day of School


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.

VALLE VERDE STEAM DAY is January 26th. We have about 15 stations of fun hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities. Each grade level will rotate through at various times of the day. They'll get to discover and explore lots of fun activities. The whole family is invited back for STEAM Family Night sponsored by the PTA. It's from 6:30 to 8:00 in the MUR. Please join us and experience what your children get to explore earlier that day in our school wide STEAM Day. We do need volunteers for both the day and evening- please check Konstella for the sign up. 


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.  


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.


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.


STEAM FAMILY NIGHT – Join us in the MUR for STEAM Family Night on January 26th from 6:30-8pm. STEAM is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Students will have a STEAM Day exploring various hands-on activities. Everyone is invited to try them out in the evening. We are looking for volunteers to help out both during the day and in the evening. Please sign up on Konstella.  


NEWSPAPERS NEEDED: We have a fun activity planned for STEAM Night but need some paper. Please leave in the bin outside the office if you have some. Thanks!


YEARBOOK ORDERS – There is still time to order a yearbook before prices go up. The cost is $30 until February 1st. After the 1st it will increase to $40. Please place checks made payable to VVPTA in the yearbook drawer in the office.


YEARBOOK PHOTOS- Please send any photos of any school events to valleverdeyearbook@gmail.com. We love having as many things represented as possible!


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.