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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

May 21~May 25, 2018

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

Principal’s Message~

I am proud to announce that we acknowledged Classified Staff for their hard work and support this week. They thought that we had celebrated them last week and that is fine.  Staff acknowledgement helps us during the last weeks of school because this is definitely the busiest time of the year. 

Valle Verde Open House and Art Show is next week, and we look forward to seeing you all there.  Students are completing projects and putting the finishing touches on their rooms to show off what they have learned.  On the other hand, we are also down to the final days of testing.  Most of the students have completed CAASPP testing and are moving on to iReady testing.  Continue to promote a healthy breakfast at the start of the day and at least 8 hours of rest at night. 

Rick Abbott directed his last Chorus Performance this week and it was amazing!  He will be retiring at the end of this academic year and we will truly miss him because he has a way of bringing out the best in the students.  I understand that he started working at Valle Verde Elementary in 1995.  Wow! Working with children has been a true commitment and we appreciate all that he has done.  We will celebrate him with a retirement celebration on June 1st and you are invited to attend.  We hope to see you all there!




19th                   Macy’s Make Life Brighter Walnut Creek Student Showcase-flyer

21st                   Mrs. Gould/Ware’s class to Aquarium of the Bay

22nd                  Viking Rewards:  Popcorn and Movie with Mrs. Perkins

24th                   DELAC Meeting at 5:30 at Willow Creek Center

24th                   Art Fair/Open House 6:30-7:30 (food trucks from 5pm-8pm)

25th                   Order due date for school supply kits

25th                   Song Flute concert assemblies

25th                   Mrs. LaDue’s class to El Monte Elementary to meet pen pals

28th                   Memorial Day~No School

29th-Jun 1st       Fifth Grade Survivor Week

30th                   Volunteer Appreciation Brunch (9:40am – 10:40am)

31st                   School Site Council Meeting


1st                    Viking Rewards: Quiznos luncheon with Mrs. Perkins

1st                    Retirement Celebration for Mr. Abbott

7th                    Fifth Grade promotion and party

7th                    Last Day of School; All TK/K students are early friends and are dismissed at 11:15am and Grades 1-5 are dismissed at 12:30pm

7th                    5th Grade Promotion Party


6th                    Kindergarten Screening (9-12:30 in the C pod)

10th                   Drive Through Packet Pick Up (7-9am and 5-6:30pm in the Bus circle)

14th                   Walk Through Registration (10-noon and 5-6:30pm on the campus)

15th                   TK and K students meet their teachers (10-11am in the classrooms)

16th                   First day of School!!

22nd                  Back To School Night~ Grades TK-2; 6:30-7:15; Grades 3-5; 7:15-8:00



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.

CONGRATULATIONS MR. ABBOTT: Mr. Abbott is retiring!! Join us for Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 1 at 3pm in the MUR.


Check out our amazing  Summer Program on our web site. 


 All children are welcome,  TK- through 12 years old. All the information is on our web site. 

We offer activities such as STEAM, cooking, weekly field trips, Ultimate Field House Friday, 

bike and scooter day, special events and so much more.

                              We are a private non profit 503C. 

                            For more information call 925-944-5255


SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS FOR SUMMER: Our office will be open until June 28, from 7:30-3:00 daily and will reopen on August 1.


KINDERGARTEN SCREENING DAY: If you have a new, incoming Kindergartener, please stop by on August 6, between 9am and 12:30pm, for a short screening for your child. This will help with class placement. Parents can enjoy meeting with other parents and have some lemonade while your child is being screened.


DRIVE THROUGH PACKET PICK UP: All Valle Verde families, new and returning, please drive through our bus circle on August 10. Pick up your packet between 7 and 9am or 5:00-6:30pm. Inside the packet you will find your Parent/Student handbook, bell schedule, map, event magnet, and other documents. Your child’s emergency card will be included. Please edit where necessary (in red, if possible) and return emergency card at Walk Through. Class assignments will be exchanged for the emergency card.


WALK THROUGH: Walk Through is scheduled for August 14th. From 10am to noon, and 5-6:30pm. Please edit your emergency card (in red, if possible) and return at Walk Through in the office. Class assignments are given out at Walk Through with exchange of emergency card only. If your child needs ANY medication at school, (including Over the Counter) please pick up Medical Authorization Form in office. No medication is allowed to be administered, (by staff or student) without this form.


TK/KINDERGARTEN: TK and Kindergarten families, come and meet your teacher on August 15, between 10 and 11 am in their classrooms.


FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL: First Day of School is August 16.


BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT: Back to School Night is August 22. Grades TK-2 will be from 6:30-7:15pm and Grades 3-5 will be from 7:15-8:00pm. Watch for more information from your teacher.




  • Kindergarten: Working on blends in reading, plant life/Smith Family Farm field trip, numbers 0-30! Upcoming events: Mother’s Day Tea on May 11th, End of Year fun!!
  • First Grade: Looking forward to Open House, silkworms are getting ready to spin their cocoons. Upcoming events: Animal reports almost finished, Field Day is June 6th!
  • Second Grade: We are eager to see our butterflies emerge We had a great Mt. Diablo Pond field trip. Upcoming events: We are excited about our Aquarium field trip.
  • Third Grade: Our Shadelands field trip was awesome!! Testing is going well. We are looking forward to the puppet show at Lesher Center on Wednesday. Upcoming events: Apple Valley starts Thursday, May 17th.
  • Fourth Grade: Bancroft Gardens field trip was great!! Working on CA Historical site reports, Canned Food Drive until 5/11, CAASPP practice test, begin testing next week. Upcoming events: 49er Day this Friday, Food Bank field trip 5/15, CA reports 5/16-5/18: Mrs. Reed and 5/21-5/23: Ms. Nakashima.
  • Fifth Grade: We had a great Colonial Day. Thanks to all the parents for your help. State reports are coming along. CAASPP testing going on. Upcoming events: State Float parade and pot luck luncheon on 5/11. Academy of Science field trip on 5/10.



SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS ORDERS DUE BY 5/25/18 - Purchase your School Supply Kits today for the 2018-2019 school year.  Online sales are open, please use code 80388.  Paper order forms are going home this week.  Parents may fill out paper forms and return with check to the drawer labeled "School Supplies" in the front office. Through online orders, you may purchase an extra kit to be donated to an at need family at Valle Verde. If you have any questions, please contact Kate Long at katefitz38@hotmail.com
Click here to order


MACY’S MAKE LIFE SHINE BRIGHTER EVENT THAT BENEFITS PEAK – Join us at Macy’s on Sunday, May 19th from 10am – 6pm at Macy’s Downtown Walnut Creek for the Student Showcase. This event will benefit PEAK Education Foundation and The Walnut Creek Education Foundation.

Here is a list of events:

11:00am Student & Teacher Fashion Show Limited seating, RSVP for this free event at
https://tinyurl.com/ MacyFashionShow

12:00pm Foothill Middle School Jazz Ensemble and Bancroft Elementary School Choir

12:30pm Foothill Middle School Choir

1:00pm Encore Student & Teacher Fashion Show
2:00pm Bancroft Elementary School Choir
4:00pm Additional performances TBD

See flyer attached for more information.


OPEN HOUSE FOOD TRUCKS– Save time from cooking dinner and join us before open house begins for Food Trucks on the blacktop. We will have Cheese Zombies, Emmilito’s Mexican Food and Ginger’s Gelato. Food trucks will be there from 5-8pm. Art Show runs from 6-7:30pm and Open House from 6:30-7:30pm.


ART SHOW UPDATES– We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday May 24th from 6pm - 7:30pm in the MUR. Come see what wonderful artists we have at VVE. If you have an individual submission, remember that those will be collected in the quad on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, with a return after the show on Thursday or Friday morning. 


OPEN COMMITTEE POSITIONS FOR PTA - We really appreciate all our volunteers who make our wonderful events and programs possible. We know our families have lots going on so we are happy to try to accommodate needs. Most positions can be split or events/programs can be reimagined to make things doable. Please consider one of the following and email vvptaprez@gmail.com

-Spring Fling Coordinators - plan and organize our annual auction event. 

-PEAK Representative - attend PEAK meetings as representative of Valle Verde. Report back to PTA.

-Hospitality jobs - One person to coordinate each event - Back-to-School Teacher Luncheon, First Day Pastries with Principal, Ice Cream Social, Staff Appreciation

-Yearbook co-coordinator - work with current coordinator to help gather photographs and organize pages.


SPRING FLING 2019 - Spring Fling 2019 Planning has started and we need your help!  We are looking for people to join our Spring Fling Planning Committee.  Large and small roles are in the sign-up.  If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Marks at mrssarahmarks@gmail.com   

Sign-Up Here


FOOTHILL PFA POSITIONS OPEN FOR NEXT YEAR: Foothill needs some parent help for their committees next year- please consider (info below):

PFA Positions Still Open:

Health Fair Chair and committee (February event) - Day-long health fair needs 3-4 person team to coordinate getting local health professionals to come participate at the event.


Staff Appreciation Week Coordinator

Please email president.foothillpfa@gmail.com if interested in any positions.


FOOTHILL OPEN HOUSE: Join us for Foothill’s Open House on May 23rd. 5:30pm will be the Garden Dedication and Food Trucks and the classrooms will be open from 7-8pm.


PEAK AND FORMA GYM JOIN FORCES TO GET YOU FIT Forma Gym is continuing to help support Valle Verde via PEAK Education Foundation by offering a special gym membership initiation rate of just $49 (normally $199) and they are then donating this $49 back to PEAK.  As the host of the annual Walnut Creek Turkey Trot, Forma Gym has been supporting PEAK Education Foundation for many years.  At it's March meeting, Forma Gym presented PEAK with a check from the 2017 Turkey Trot for $15,000!  
Forma gym offers over 100 classes a week, has an outdoor swimming pool with water aerobics plus excellent childcare services.   See the attached flyer for more information



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.