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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.

Healthy Kids Survey

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The Viking Voice

The Viking Voice

December 11-December 15, 2017

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

~Principal’s Message

Principal's Message:

During the Holiday Season we usually marvel at our children and the shift that happens around their attitude and behavior.  It's like a Winter Wonderland! All is well because there is a list that is checked twice!  Students are generally in a super mood at school!  They talk about the "Elf on the Shelf",  gifts, and decorations around town.  The Gingerbread Musical and other performances are also appreciated on the Valle Verde campus. 

During this time of year the students also await the conversation around report cards.  Over the next couple of weeks, students will receive their first trimester report card and there will also be minimum days for grade levels 1st - 5th.  As we approach the new year, students can benefit from setting New Year's Resolutions in academic areas, as well.  Let's close out the year with collaboration in the Valle Verde Community!

 

The California School Parent Survey Deadline is December 22, 2017.  We need at least 70% of our parent population to participate. Thank you! 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

DECEMBER

 

10th                   Sports Basement – 20% off

 

11th – 14th         BOOK FAIR (A3)

                        Monday – Thursday 1:30pm – 3:30pm

                        Thursday evening, 6pm-8pm

                        Friday, 11am-12:45pm

 

11th – 15th         Warm Coat and Shoe Drive (drop-off in Quad)

 

11th-22nd            Parent/Teacher Conferences; Early release-see below

 

12th                   Dine Around – Burger Lounge (All Day)

 

13th                   Parent workshop on note-taking for Fourth grade students

 

14th                   Kindergarten-Gingerbread Man Musical

 

15th                   Science Fair packets go home

 

15th                   Kindergarten-Gingerbread Man Cast party

 

17h                   BREAKFAST WITH SANTA (9am-11am)

 

20th                   Ugly Sweater Day

 

20th                   TK-Holiday Stations

 

20th                   D4’s Holiday Concert at 7pm in the Dpod

 

21st                   DELAC Meeting at 5:30pm at Willow Creek Center

 

23rd-Jan 7th       Winter Recess-No School

                                                                                                                                                          JANUARY      

12TH                  Student Council Career/Future Me Day                                                                                                                                                                                   

15th                   Martin Luther King Day~No School

17th                   Kindergarten packets available in office

FEBRUARY

5th                    Kindergarten Readiness Meeting

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

10th                   MDUSD STEM Fair Showcase

13th-17th            School Play performances

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.

MEDICATION AT SCHOOL: The administration of medication to students may be done in exceptional circumstances wherein the child’s health may be jeopardized without it, and when a written request using a district authorization form has been submitted by the parent and approved by the principal.  The parent and the student’s physician must sign this form.

Only medication that is required by a physician to be taken during school hours will be administered by designated school personnel.  The authorization form includes a physician verification of this requirement.  All medication must be provided in the original container with labels listing the student’s name, name and number of pharmacy, physician’s name and the dosage to be administered.

 

Students may not carry any medication without consent from the doctor.  All medications carried by students without consent will be confiscated and held for parents.  Parents will be notified in a timely manner if such a circumstance occurs.  Under no circumstances may school personnel provide aspirin or any other over-the-counter medicine to students without a completed authorization form. Medication includes aspirin, cough syrups/cough drops, etc. 

 

HEALTHY KIDS SURVEY: Please take the California Healthy Kids survey by clicking on the following link:

California Healthy Kids Survey

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE/EARLY RELEASE: Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Dec 11 through Dec 22. Kindergarten schedule will not be affected. First through third graders will be dismissed at 1:30, M-F and Fourth and Fifth graders will be dismissed at 1:40, M-F. Any questions, please call the office at 925-939-5700.

KINDERGARTEN-GINGERBREAD MAN MUSICAL: On Thursday, December 14th kindergarten students will be performing the Gingerbread Man Musical.  Students are to arrive in the MUR at 6:10 and the performance starts at 6:30.

Kindergarten families will receive additional details next month.

UGLY SWEATER DAY: Get those ugly sweaters ready! Staff and students are encouraged to have a fun-filled day wearing your holiday ugly sweater! Let’s have some fun!! Please be sure sweaters are elementary appropriate. Ugly sweater day will be December 20.

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.

STUDENT COUNCIL CAREER/FUTURE DAY: Dress up like your future self. What career will you be? Student Council's Career / Future Day is on Friday, January 12.

TROOP 810 WALNUT CREEK:   In 5th grade and interested in joining the Boy Scouts?  Did you know that Troop 810 meets at Foothill Middle School?  Come meet our scouts. We are hosting a bowling and pizza night on Tuesday, Dec. 12th from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 G Monument Blvd., Concord.  Please RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Dorene Soe, Recruitment Chair, (925) 932-0733 or dalouie8@yahoo.com by Friday, Dec. 8, so that we can reserve enough lanes and pizza for everybody.

Troop 810 scouts enjoy weekly troop meetings, monthly camp outs that include canoeing, hiking, snow camping, and zip-lining.  We also offer a rigorous merit badge program, and numerous activities towards achieving the BSA’s objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness training. Troop 810 has been around since 1966 and has over 150 Eagle Scouts. We meet most Tuesdays at Foothill Middle School at 7:30 pm.

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.

 PTA NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

GIFTCARD FUNDRAISER HAPPENING NOW! - As promised, tis the season for our giftcard fundraiser. A percentage of all purchases will be returned to the PTA to support our school. It’s all ONLINE this year and ordering is simple. Directions went home with the students but if they got lost in the shuffle, here they are again: Thanks for your support! 

1.    Create a login as a “new user” and register at: www.scripzone.com

2.    Note our group name is valleverde

3.    Select “Start a new order” Options for payment are preset to credit card

4.    Select “Shop Giftcard mall” & shop from 100’s of retailers (if you want to see all percentage returns, see the “Retailer” tab at the top & select by percentage)

5.    When you are done shopping complete “checkout” (will default to mailing to your home)

6.    FEEL GREAT about supporting our Valle Verde PTA

  

BOOK FAIR THIS WEEK – The Wild West Book Fair is coming this week, December 11th – 15th in Room A3. This is such a fun event that the kids look forward to every year. Please consider volunteering to help make this year’s Book Fair a success.

Here are the dates and times for the Book Fair that will be held in A3

Monday – Thursday (December 11th – 14th) from 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Thursday evening (December 14th) from 6-8pm.

Friday (December 15th) from 11am-12:45pm

There will not be any fair hours after school on Friday.

Sign-Up to Volunteer here:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4 EAFAB2AABFA7-scholastic
 

NEXT DINE AROUND AT BURGER LOUNGE -  Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 12th. Eat in or order out at Burger Lounge in the Orchards Shopping Center and a portion of your bill will go back to Valle Verde PTA. See flyer attached.

 

WARM COAT AND SHOE DRIVE TO BENEFIT OUR SISTER SCHOOL – This the Season for Giving. We will be having a warm coat and shoe drive to benefit our sister school, Shore Acres. Please bring your gently used items to Valle Verde the week of December 11th – 15th. There will be a box in the quad for collections. See flyer attached.

 

SPORTS BASEMENT FUNDRAISER – This Sunday, December 10th stop at Sports Basement all day long and receive 20% off your purchase with Valle Verde flyer. Also mention your Basementeer account, so your purchase can directly support Valle Verde. See flyer attached

 

LOST & FOUND – Please check the lost and found collection to make sure your child hasn’t forgotten anything at school this year. There are a LOT of items and they will all be donated at Winter break.

 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – Come have breakfast with Santa at Boundary Oaks on Sunday, December 17th from 9am-11am to support the Northgate High School Athletic Department. Includes a picture with Santa. See flyer attached.

 

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.

 

SHOP WITH AMAZON SMILE: When you shop, Amazon gives back to Valle Verde PTA. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organizations of your choice. Support Valle Verde PTA by starting your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com

 

 

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.