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05/13/24-05/17/24

Coming Up…

 

 

May 21 - Happy Birthday Ms. Ihaddadene!

May 23 - Happy Birthday Miss Myers!

May 23 - Open House / Art Show / Yearbook signing party

May 27 - Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

May 30 - Happy Birthday Mrs. O’Steen!

May 31 - Color Blast the Office Staff!! (2:15 on the blacktop)

Jun 3 - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 8:30 a.m.

Jun 4 - Last day of school (TK/K dismissed 11:15/1st-5th dismissed 12:30) 

 

 

Principal’s Message:

 

Welcome to May and all the excitement that comes with celebrations!  This month, we are excited to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage, Jewish American Heritage, and National Foster Care Month! We also know that Sunday is an extraordinary day on the calendar. Happy Mother's Day! From the pregnant first-time mother to the nurturing community member, we are grateful for all you do! It might seem like a thankless job, but oh no! That is not it!!! Mothers do it all, and our children are better because of that! Let's celebrate the Caretaker/Mom on Mother's Day and recognize that Mother's Day is every day! Love you very much! 

I have to say that we ended our week on a very positive note, and I want to share a little more about it. First of all, our Valle Verde PTA continues to inspire and spoil our VV Team. This year, we will remember that our parents are responsible for our blooming season. We are grateful for your generosity, and we always feel loved. We want you to know that we appreciate your kindness.  

Valle Verde Elementary has a beautiful team dedicated to our community's well-being. Collectively, we have established a well-rounded program that focuses on overall health and academics. I would be remiss if I didn't thank Debi Massey for going above and beyond to facilitate a successful Kids Healthy Heart Challenge. The goal was to raise $15,000, and Valle Verde raised $15,924.73 for the Kids Healthy Heart Challenge! Students completed the "Be Active, Be Kind, Move More and Hands-on CPR" challenge. They were encouraged with an incentive of "color blasting" the Admin Team at Valle Verde, and the top class received a Popcorn Party! They met their goal, so the Color Blast and Popcorn Party will happen on May 31st! 

During May, we are focusing on mental health, and I recognize that our school is a hub for balancing overall mental health for our students. From the time students get to school to the time they go home, we work as a team to ensure that all students feel good about their learning experience and themselves. Our school has goals to support our plans for the best overall experience at Valle Verde. Please take a moment to respond to our School Plan for Student Achievement Survey , and feel free to leave feedback for next year's planning. Keep in mind we are a team, and I thank you for your partnership this year. 

I also want to communicate with parents regarding summer school. Summer school will be held at Bancroft Elementary School for students attending Bancroft, Valle Verde, and Walnut Acres Elementary Schools. The Summer School Program will begin on Wednesday, June 10, 2024, and end on Friday, July 3, 2024, from 8:00 am until 12:15 pm. They will serve "Second Chance" breakfast and lunch daily.  If you were invited and submitted your Summer School Application, your child is already in the Bancroft Elementary system for summer school enrollment. It is the perfect opportunity for students to support their learning of grade-level standards with continuity. I believe that summer school supports preparation for the next grade level by reinforcing the standards again, with a shorter gap between the next academic year. I appreciate your interest. Students will have the best summer experience at Bancroft Elementary.  

Pastries with Perkins will occur next Friday, May 17, 2024 at 8:30 am. We will have an opportunity to discuss the school plans and the Resources provided by Cheer SF. Please plan to attend. Thank you. 

Mignon Perkins is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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New info:

 

Thank you!!

Thank you so much to the PTA and the community for all the wonderful goodies, treats, cards, lunches, and surprises this week. We all felt the love, and we are very grateful. 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date - 1st-5th 24-25 Back to School Night

Mark your calendars for back to school night for the 24-25 school year. This is an ADULT only event. Grades 3-5 will be 6:30-7:15 and Grades 1-2 will be 7:15-8:00 on 8/13/24. Please note that TK/K will have back to school night on 8/6/24 (details below). 

 

 

 

Previous Info:

 

Save the Date - TK/K 24-25 Back to School Night

For the 24-25 school year, we will be doing back to school night a little differently. All TK/K parents are invited to join their teachers in their classrooms for Back to School Night on August 6th from 6:00-7:00. This is an adult only event and this night is ONLY for TK/K families. All other grade levels will have Back to School Night at a later date in August to be determined. We will share that date as soon as it is on the calendar. We are hoping that doing it this way will help alleviate some of the parent anxiety about their children starting at the school, and answer all of your questions. 

 

24-25 TK/Kinder Enrollment

If you need to enroll for TK/Kinder for the 24-25 school year, you need to submit online registration and then go to the enrollment center to complete your registration.  Please have all required paperwork on hand for visit. If your student is in TK and VVE is your home school, you do not need to register them for kindergarten. 

 

Chromebook Insurance

Chromebook insurance is being offered again this year. It is good for one year, and is recommended for everyone, but not mandatory. If you do not have insurance and your child’s chromebook is broken/lost, you will have to pay for it. This includes missing chargers. Please use this link to purchase insurance.

 

Absences

Just a reminder that all absences need to be cleared within 72 hours or they will be marked as truant. You can clear an absence by emailing valleverdeattendance@mdusd.org, calling the attendance hotline at 925-682-8000 ext 7505, calling the office at 925-939-5700, or by sending an attendance note if you get a Parent Square absence notification. If you get a Parent Square absence notification and the absence is an error (i.e. student was tardy and did not get a tardy slip) you must still send a note explaining that so we can fix it. If you email or call after hours, you will still get the Parent Square notice but we can fix it the next day.  Thank you. 

 

Staff Parking Lots

We have had a dramatic increase lately in the number of parents using the staff parking lots during the day to drop off/pick up children for appointments, or drop off lunches or other forgotten items. Please note that parents may not use the staff lots at any time. You may not use the auction winner spot in the staff lot at any time. You may park in the white zones in the front of the school during the school day for these needs. We have increased staff on our site this year and we need all of our spots, so we would very much appreciate your cooperation. 

 



 


 

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