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  • STUDENT ENROLLMENT FOR GRADES TK-12: TK/Kindergarten enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year begins January 1, 2020. Click here for enrollment process. (Please note: If your child is currently enrolled, you do not need to complete this process.)
  • SAVE THE DATE: February 3, 2020 is Kinder Parent Information night.  Registration is by appointment on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Remember to bring your child’s original  birth certificate and immunizations records. Appointments will be available from 8am to 2:30pm in A2 If your child is currently attending Transitional Kindergarten in MDUSD, you do NOT need to register your child for Kindergarten.  Your child will automatically be enrolled.
  • KINDERGARTEN PARENT INFORMATION MEETING: If you are registering a new Transitional Kindergartener or Kindergartener to Valle Verde for the 2020-21 school year, please come to our Kindergarten Parent Information meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 5:30-6:30 in the MUR. 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. (Parents Only)

Elementary Intradistrict Transfers 2020-2021:

All Elementary Intradistrict Transfer applications will be available at the same time. Therefore, the online application for Intradistrict transfers (new TK/K and current K-4) will now be available at mdusd.org/transfers February 10, 2020 – March 10, 2020.  For more information please visit mdusd.org/transfers.

Notice for Online Lunch Payments:

MDUSD has discontinued the use of MySchoolBucks for payments to students’ meal accounts. Please sign up on the new website Titan School Solutions to continue managing your student’s account.

All prior year’s meal account balances were transferred to Titan on Jul. 23, 2018. Please check your Titan account to see the transfer, not MySchoolBucks.  MSB does not show the transfer nor does it have the correct current balance for your account.

If you have a student who has graduated or moved out of district and would like a refund or transfer balance to a sibling, please email William Chong your student’s name, ID number (both students for transfers) and mailing address (for refunds).

The Viking Voice

January 27-January 31, 2020

It takes every Viking to sail our ship.

Principal Message:

Gung Hay Fat Choy!  2020 is the year of the rat, an animal that symbolises wealth and the beginning of a new day.  The Chinese New Year begins on January 25, 2020 and ends February 11, 2020.  At Valle Verde Elementary our First Grade classes celebrated Chinese New Year with stations that taught them about the celebration.  Fourth grade students read about Chinese New Year in the scholastic publication.  We honor the Chinese culture through our celebration of Chinese New Year 2020, the year of the rat!  

 

Our next School Site Council Meeting is a public input meeting for our site safety plan.  We will hold our next meeting on February 13, 2020 at 3:00pm in Room C-6.  You are invited to attend.  

 

It takes a village to create positive outcomes and that is what is happening, right here, right now!  Please join me for "Pastries with Perkins" on February 21, 2020 at 8:10am in the MUR.  During the "Pastries with Perkins" we will discuss academic data trends, attendance, safety and the California School Climate, Health and Learning Survey.  Save the Date so that you can join us!  

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

JANUARY

 

29           Mrs. Swimme’s class to Bedford Gallery

 

31           STEAM Day; STEAM Night

 

FEBRUARY

 

3             Kindergarten Readiness Meeting

 

4             Kindergarten Registration

 

4             Student Council Meeting

 

6             Family Life Parent Meeting

 

7             Spelling Bee

 

10-3/10   Elementary Transfer Window

 

10           Teacher In Service Day-No School for Students

 

12           PTA Meeting

 

13           Fourth Graders to Sacramento Capitol and Sutter’s Fort

 

14           School Recess-No School

 

17           President’s Day Holiday-No School

 

 

 

*For future events, please visit our website and click on the calendar.

 

 

SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

OFFICE HOURS: Our office is open M-F, from 7:30am to 3:30pm. You can reach us at 925-939-5700. Our attendance hotline is 925-682.8000 x7505. 

 

  • NEW ENROLLMENT: If you are new to Valle Verde, please click here for enrollment.
  • FAMILY LIFE: The Family Life materials will be available to preview on January 27-31, 2020 at Willow Creek Center.
  • MRS. SWIMME’S CLASS TO BEDFORD GALLERY:  This Field trip is scheduled for January 29, from 9-11am.
  • SAVE THE DATE: February 3, 2020 is Kinder Parent Information night.  Registration is by appointment on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Remember to bring your child’s original  birth certificate and immunizations records. Appointments will be available from 8am to 2:30pm in A2. If your child is currently attending Transitional Kindergarten in MDUSD, you do NOT need to register your child for Kindergarten.  Your child will automatically be enrolled.
  • KINDERGARTEN READINESS MEETING: If you are registering a new Transitional Kindergartener or Kindergartener to Valle Verde for the 2020-21 school year, please come to our Kindergarten Parent Information meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, from 5:30-6:30. 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. (This meeting is for parents only).
  • REPORTING ABSENCES Please call the Attendance Hotline (682-8000 x 7505) before 8:00 a.m. if your child is absent.  A phone verification or written note is required within 72 hours to excuse an absence.  If attendance is not excused within 72 hours, it will be considered truant. You may also e-mail: valleverdeattendance@mdusd.org.  Make sure to include the following information regarding attendance:  1) Student’s name, 2) Teacher or room number, 3) Reason for absence, 4) Homework if needed-a note will be given to the teacher. Please remember that all absences must be cleared through the office within 72 hours or the district will change them to truant. Even if you notify the teacher, you must notify the office as well. Thank you.
  • Elementary Intradistrict Transfers (February 10, 2020 – March 10, 2020):

Please note the following changes to the Elementary Intradistrict transfers timeline:

All Elementary Intradistrict Transfer applications will be available at the same time. Therefore, the online application for Intradistrict transfers (new TK/K and current K-4) will now be available at mdusd.org/transfers, February 10, 2020 – March 10, 2020. 

  • If a parent is going to pick up a student, please come to the office to sign out your student. The Office will call the classroom and notify the teacher. The parent will sign in as a visitor and go get the student.  We ask that the parent wait patiently at the door, as the teacher will have the student get their things together. Because of various schedules in the classrooms, please notify the office and the teacher of your intent to pick up early for a smooth transition. For your child’s protection, he/she will only be released to those designated on the Student Emergency Card.
  • VALLE VERDE CHILDREN’S CENTER: Valle Verde Children's is the private nonprofit on-site Before and After School Program at Valle Verde Elementary School. We are located behind the Kindergarten playground. We offer full-time, part-time and drop-in care for all children at VVE. Our hours of operation are 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. We are open most school holidays, Thanksgiving and Winter break, teacher in-service days, we are closed most federal holidays.We offer a wide variety of activities for your TK, K and 1st-5th Grader like sport, art, science, engineering, group activities, yoga, music and homework help.For more information regarding the enrollment process, the fee schedule and our holiday schedule go to our website at www.valleverdechildrenscenter.org

"It is a great place to be if you are a kid"

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR STEAM DAY/EVENING FRIDAY, JAN 31:  STEAM Day/Evening is coming next Friday, January 31st and we need volunteers to help setup, run stations and cleanup. This is a fun opportunity for the kids to play and explore and for our community to come together in the evening to do the same. Siblings are welcome in the evening. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Please sign-up to volunteer here.

 

SPRING FLING AUCTION SATURDAY, MARCH 28: Our wonderful Spring Fling Auction planning committee needs your help to make this year’s event a success. For those of you new to Valle Verde or who haven’t attended the event in the past, the Spring Fling Auction is the biggest fundraising event of the year. We've GONE COUNTRY this year and you're sure to have a boot scootin' good time raising money for the kids. Want to know more about this event? Check out this FAQ.

 

Here’s how you can help with the Spring Fling Auction:

Here are some guidelines on hot auction items that we’re hoping you’ll help us procure:

  • Get-a-ways to target destinations such as Napa, Carmel, Safari West, Lafayette Park Hotel, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, etc. – do you have contacts for us, or a vacation home or timeshare stay to donate?
  • Premium wines ($20+) – please contact the auction team for pickup
  • Beauty and pampering - make a mom’s package for 4 or a special mother-daughter event
  • Manly items are popular (tools, BBQ items, hunting, fishing, water sports, etc.)
  • Restaurants always sell, especially if you can create a unique experience such as a private dining room, a tasting menu, meet/greet with the chef – do you have unused gift cards?
  • Guest passes to museums, zoos and aquariums
  • Sporting event tickets (corporate or private) are big sellers
  • Home improvement/decorating/landscaping items and services
  • Travel, travel, travel – we really need transferrable airline miles to complete some of the awesome packages we have in the works – please contact the auction team if you have any miles you can donate

HONORARY SERVICE AWARDS – The Valle Verde PTA contributes small donations towards a state scholarship fund in tribute of 5 honorary service award recipients. If you would like to nominate a person for an award, please contact Sarah Foster at sfoster@valleverdepta.com. Nominations are due by March 13th, 2020 and include the following information: Award Category (see below), Name of Recipient, Reason for Nomination, and Name of Person Submitting Nomination.

1.      Very Special Person Award: This award is given to recognize an individual for their service to the PTA.

2.      Honorary Service Award: Given to an individual in special recognition of outstanding service to children or youth in your community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.

3.      Outstanding Teacher Award: Given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school or community.

4.      Continuing Service Award: Given to an individual in special recognition of ongoing or longtime service to children and youth, providing support year after year.

5.      Golden Oak Service Award: California's most prestigious PTA award, given to an individual that has made significant contributions to the welfare of children and youth in a school or community.

 

ART DOCENT PROGRAM WISH LIST: Our wonderful Art Docent Program is seeking donations of art supplies for our students. Please consider making a donation via the Amazon Wish List here.

 

SUPPORT THE VIKING FUND: You can still make your annual donation to the Viking Fund and join the PTA here. Learn more about how your donations impact the lives of our students here.

 

EMPLOYEE MATCHING: Does your employer match PTA Donations? It is definitely worth an ask. If you have any questions or need assistance with the process, please email vvmatching@gmail.com.

 

PTA QUESTIONS OR SUGGESTIONS: Please check the PTA website here or contact PTA President Tina Boaro vvptaprez@gmail.com.

 

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