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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.

Intradistrict Transfer Information~New Procedure

INTRADISTRICT TRANSFERS: Mt. Diablo Unified School District is going online for Intradistrict Transfer requests for the 2018-19 school year. Beginning October 17, 2017, the online application can be found here.

For students currently enrolled in grades K-11, online applications must be submitted between October 17, 2017 and November 17, 2017 for the 2018-19 school year. No applications will be accepted after the November 17, 2017 deadline.

Incoming Kindergarteners for the 2018-19 school year, parents/guardians must complete enrollment in their home school. Online applications will be accepted February 9, 2018 through March 9, 2018. Students MUST be enrolled at their school of residence prior to submitting a transfer request.

Special attention to current 5th grade and 8th grade students on a current Intradistrict Transfers: If you would like to attend a middle or high school other than your school of residence, you must apply for the Intradistrict Transfer.

The Viking Voice

The Viking Voice

October 23-October 27, 2017

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER

 

23RD-27TH          Red Ribbon Week

 

24th                   Mrs. Liberatore’s class walking field trip to ARF

 

25th                   Celebration of Success at 5:30pm at Concord High School-flyer

 

26th                   Fourth Graders making California Cookies

 

26th                   Fourth Graders going to John Muir House

 

26th                   School Site Council Meeting at 3pm in C6

 

26th                   Online Presale Carnival Tickets will close at 5pm

 

26th                   Parent Meeting for Fifth grade camp in the B pod at 6pm

 

27th                   Haunted House, 6-9 pm (6-7pm lights on for little ones)

 

28th                   Valle Verde Fall Carnival and Haunted House, 12-4pm

 

31st                   5th Grade Baby Photos Due

 

31st                   Halloween Parade-Please see rules and procedures attached.

 

NOVEMBER

 

1ST                    Peacemaker Training for Peacemakers

 

2nd                    Peacemaker Training for Peacemakers

 

 

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.

RED RIBBON WEEK: Red Ribbon Week will be October 23rd-27th.  There will be fun ways all week for our school community to show support for healthy choices.  

Monday, October 23rd: Wear your team shirt. Team up against bad choices!

Tuesday, October 24th: Wear your crazy socks. We are crazy about being drug free!

Wednesday, October 25th: Wear neon colors. I'm too bright to make bad choices!

Thursday, October 26th: Wear your hat. Hats off to being drug free!

Friday, October 27th: Wear your Hawaiian shirts. We will also have leis to hand out. Lei off drugs!

SCHOLASTIC RECALL: Please click here to view the flyer regarding a Scholastic recall.

STUDENT COUNCIL: Kids and teachers are starting to collect any extra school items they think our sister school Shore Acres could use. Look for collection boxes in the pod.
Our first Spirit Day is Friday, Nov 3, Stuffed Animal Day. Bring your furry friend to school so they can learn too! 

Next student council meeting is Wednesday, Nov 1 at 7:35am. 

SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE: We cannot stress the importance of signing in at the office. District policy requires that all visitors report to the school office in order to secure a visitor’s pass prior to each visitation.  School staff has been instructed to ask to see the pass from anyone on campus if the visitor’s pass is not readily visible.  If there is no pass, the visitor will be directed to the office or the staff member will call the office.  Thank you.

FIFTH GRADE PANORAMIC PHOTO: Parents wishing to order the Fifth Grade Panoramic photo, please click the link: http://www.orderschoolportraits.com/Valle-Verde-Elementary-School-C2810.aspx

SIPP PRESENTATIONS: "As part of Valle Verde Elementary's participation in the STEM Industry Partners Program (SIPP), we post interesting STEM-related stories & videos on our website at: sipp.xyz/blog/ . These are intended to be watched in the classroom or at home with students and their parents.  The goal is to ignite curiosity and inspire our children. Check it out!"

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY ATTENDANCE AWARENESS POSTER CONTEST

Let’s have some students from MDUSD enter this poster contest!  Last year’s winners had their artwork displayed on county buses for all to see. 

  • Here is an opportunity for students to use their creativity to tell us why “Every School Day Counts: Attend today, achieve for a lifetime!” Students fall behind when they miss too much school, even if it is just a day or two every few weeks. School success goes hand-in-hand with good attendance. Enter today!
  • For more information go to http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/attn/contest_winners.html
  • First Place Winner: $75 and artwork will appear on the Every School Day Counts! Calendar Cover. 12 Runners-up: $20 each and Feature in Calendar.  All winners will receive a copy of the Every School Day Counts! Calendar.
  • Students in Grades K-5 • Deadline: Friday October 27, 2017, 5:00 p.m.  (if delivered to County Office)

VOLUNTEERING:  All volunteers must have a negative TB test and pass fingerprint clearance. The summer is a perfect time to get this done. Effective July 1, 2009, there will be a $32.00 ($49.00 if you have lived in California less than one year) fingerprinting charge payable in Cash (exact cash please), Money Order or Cashier’s Check made payable to Mt. Diablo Unified School District. No personal checks will be accepted. Evidence of medical clearance from tuberculosis obtained within the last 60 days must be provided at the time of your scheduled fingerprint appointment. TB clearance remains valid for 4 years and fingerprints do not have an expiration date. Please schedule your fingerprint appointment through our online appointment system accessed via our Parent Portal page from our District website-mdusd.org.

PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

FALL CARNIVAL INFORMATION

2017 Carnival Flier

CARNIVAL TICKETS: Fall Carnival is quickly approaching. Join us Saturday, October 28th from noon-4pm for a day of family fun. Tickets (along with raffle and Spider Hatch) are now on sale at

http://valleverde.schoolauction.net/fallcarnival2017                       VVE Outside Sales

Presale tickets will close at 5pm on Thursday, 10/26. Prices will go up on wristbands and sweet deal. Tickets will be sold in the quad on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. See forms attached for presale ticket pricing, witch pitch, spider drop and raffle tickets. 

Presale Ticket Pricing                Witch Pitch                   Spider Drop                   Raffle

CARNIVAL VOLUNTEERS: For this event, we need the help of all our Valle Verde Viking families. Below are the links for the Volunteer sign-ups, equipment needs and Candy Corn Alley requests. Please sign-up to help.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Candy Corn Alley Sign-Up

 

CARNIVAL BUY-IN PARTIES: Buy-In Parties are open and will sell out. Teachers are hosting fun parties with their students to support our PTA. Each grade level has their own buy-in party, which you can view on the ticket sales website.

Buy-In Parties

 

CARNIVAL FAQ: Got a question about the carnival. Check out our FAQ on Facebook or Konstella.

 

HAUNTED WONDERLAND: The 5th Grade Class invites you to come explore the Haunted Wonderland next weekend. Visit on Friday, 10/27 6-9pm (6-7pm lights are on for the little ones). They will have concessions and proceeds go to the 5th Grade Activity Fund. You can also visit on Saturday from 12-4pm (during the carnival). Tickets are $3 and sold at the door! Please come out and support the 5th grade students. See Flyer Attached.  

                                                Haunted House Flyer

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY AT VALLE VERDE –This Saturday, 10/21 from 9-12 come to school to help clean-up the campus. We will be working on some projects to help Valle Verde campus. Even if you are available for an hour, stop by to help. 

Any questions, contact Amy Bartolotta @ amy.bartolotta@gmail.com 

Community Service Day Registration

 

5TH GRADE BABY PHOTOGRAPHS DUE OCTOBER 31st -  5th Grade Parents don't forget to submit your child's baby photographs by October 31, 2017. Please see flyer attached for further details.  If you need more information or have any questions, please contact Heather Munoz at munoz_family@sbcglobal.net.  

 

Baby Photos

 

25th ANNUAL TURKEY TROT TO RAISE MONEY FOR PEAK – The 25th Annual Turkey Trot will take place on Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 23rd at 8am at Civic Park. Registration is now open and this family fun event is a great way to show support for our school. Last year the Turkey Trot raised over $15,000 for PEAK Education Foundation schools (Northgate, Foothill, Valle Verde, Bancroft and Walnut Acres) and this year we hope to raise even more by having lots of students and parents participate.

For more information visit: http://formaturkeytrot.com

 

BOX TOPS -  Next collection for Box Tops is December 1st. Put Box Tops in a plastic bag or envelope with your child’s name and teacher listed on it and place in the Box Top drawer in the office or give to your child’s teacher. What are Box Tops? Look for the “Box Tops for Education” logo on many food products that you likely already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer. For every Box Top you clip, your school receives 10 Cents!

 

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.