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VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 21, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.
 



Photo by Addy and Jo


Dates at a Glance                        

Sep. 21, 5:30-7:30pm: Hoedown – details below

Sep. 22, 9am-2pm: School Yard Habitat Workday

Sep. 25, 8:30-9:30am: Gala Event Committee Meeting

Sep. 26-Oct. 3: Conferences (Minimum Days)

Oct. 5, After Morning Circle until 10am: PA Sponsored Morning Coffee and PA Meeting


 

Hoedown! TONIGHT Friday, September 21st!

Put your hoe down and come dance with your children at the VCS Hoedown, on

Friday, September, 21st from 5:30-7:30pm in the NWP MultiUse Room!

Bring a wholesome potluck dish to share, your stomping boots, and your best yee-haw! Come enjoy this year's first big community event and beloved VCS tradition!

Don't forget your tableware; plates, utensils, napkins, etc.

Want to help?

Donate extra pumpkins or gourds at the office by Thursday, 9/20!

Come help set up! Friday 9/21 at 4:30pm!

HISTORY OF THE HOEDOWN

Why a Hoedown, you might ask?  Well, first, if you've been before, you know it's TONS OF FUN!  But it's more than that. It's a full experience of connecting our children to long-time traditions and cultural history. One of the premiere dance callers in Northern California spends time during the day with each of the classes teaching traditional line dances and teaching the history and the meaning of the dances and the music. And finally, it's a chance for us to dance with our children and share in what they've learned! It is always a knee-slappin', foot-stompin' good time with tons of smiles and lots of laughter.

See you there!

 

All School Work Day TOMORROW Saturday, September 22nd

PLEASE come help build our native California interactive habit that

Hattie and Stephanie have worked so hard on! Early birds can arrive as early as

7:30 am and officially it starts at 9a-2pm! We have SO much to do and we need

your help!!! Coffee and donuts will be provided for morning and Chipotle burritos

and lunch as well!

Bring the family, WE NEED YOU!

 

Conservation in Action

Have you seen the mountain of mulch and the 4,000 pounds of rocks that have been delivered for our Schoolyard Habitat project? Come and help us put it all in the right place this Saturday the 22nd. Early birds can arrive at 7:30, others are coming at 9:00 and we plan to be finished by 2:00.

We will have… Sweet treats and coffee in the morning and burritos and snacks in the afternoon to keep us workers happy and fed! We will hope to have food and snacks for all but the more the merrier. Bring snacks/food for your family or to share, also, bring your water bottles.

Please bring work gloves and if you have a pick, loppers, garden cart/wheelbarrow, hard rake or digging fork please bring with you too.

From Hoe-down to Hoe-up,

Hattie and Stephanie Schoolyard Habitat Co-coordinators

 

Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!
Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Regular price: $20.00

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by
Friday morning or just stop by the office and drop off a note in the orange
Appreciation Jar and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

To the Nunley family an overwhelming thank you for sponsoring our Schoolyard Habitat!

To the Nunley family and the Starr family- Thank you so much for the floor lamps! Love, Miss Malika

I so appreciate all the parents who are helping me with the watering of our Magical Garden as well as the task list for the month! You help make our school/classroom beautiful and ease my load! Muchas Gracias! -Miss Malika

A huge shout out to Stephanie Lennox for her day of fun and games with the students while we all learned about the importance of diversity in a garden habitat as well as the mighty and important pollinators, the Busy Bees! -Miss Malika

Arnold Stellema, the children are so excited and have enjoyed their introduction to your magical, wonderful, amazing Wood Shop! Thank you so much for the care and time you have put into creating this child centered space for little ones to explore and develop a new skill set. In deep appreciation, Miss Malika

Rebecca, your TWO pre-dawn arrivals at school this week for our Schoolyard Habitat material deliveries is you going above and beyond for us. THANK YOU, we couldn’t get this project done without your active support!! -Stephanie

Carolyn, the rocks you donated to our Schoolyard Habitat are perfect and will bring to life countless years of lizards basking and kids exploring! - Stephanie

I so appreciate the time and work that our Parent Association gives... volunteering together with you is super fun and we are able to make wonderful things happen for our school! Crisarlin and Viki, thanks for all your work as our Festival coordinators… you make magic happen by giving so much of your time and attention to our kids and school! – Stephanie

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 14, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.



Dates at a Glance                        

Sep. 21, 5:30 - 7:30pm: Hoedown – details below

Sep. 22, 9am - 2pm: School Yard Habitat Workday.

Sep. 25, 8:30 - 9:30am: Gala Event Committee Meeting

Sep. 26 - Oct.3: Conferences (1:00 Dismissal)

Oct. 5, After Morning Circle until
10am:
PA Sponsored Morning Coffee and PA Meeting


 

Hoedown! Friday, September 21st!

Put your hoe down and come dance with your children at the VCS Hoedown, on Friday, September, 21st from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the NWP Multi-Purpose Room!

Bring a wholesome potluck dish to share, your stomping boots, and your best yee-haw! Come enjoy this year's first big community event and beloved VCS tradition!

Want to help?
Donate extra pumpkins or gourds at the office by Thursday, 9/20!
Come help set up! Friday 9/21 at 4:30pm!

History of the Hoedown
Why a Hoedown, you might ask?  Well, first, if you've been before, you know it's TONS OF FUN!  But it's more than that. It's a full experience of connecting our children to long-time traditions and cultural history. One of the premiere dance callers in Northern California spends time during the day with each of the classes teaching traditional line dances and teaching the history and the meaning of the dances and the music. And finally, it's a chance for us to dance with our children and share in what they've learned! It is always a knee-slappin', foot-stompin' good time with tons of smiles and lots of laughter.

See you there!

 

All School Work Day Saturday, September 22nd

PLEASE come help build our native California interactive habit that
Hattie and Stephanie have worked so hard on! Early birds can arrive as early as
7:30 am and officially it starts at 9a-2pm! We have SO much to do and we need
your help!!! Coffee and donuts will be provided for morning and Chipotle burritos
and lunch as well!

Bring the family, WE NEED YOU!

 

Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!
Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Regular price: $20.00

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by
Friday morning or just stop by the office and drop off a note in the orange
Appreciation Jar and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

Thank you to Carolyn for helping run everything in the office! - Deneene

Thank you, Stephanie, Hattie + Crisarlin for working so hard to secure our Schoolyard Habitat Grant and organizing our community around this huge, amazing project to provide a garden space for our school that will create a "buzz" in our community for years to come! - Deneene

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 7, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.



Photo by Addy and Jo


Dates at a Glance                         

Sep. 12, 1pm - 2:15pm: PA Meeting

Sep. 22, 9am - 2pm: School Yard Habitat Workday.

Sep. 25, 8:30 - 9:30am: Gala Event Committee Meeting

Sep. 26 - Oct. 3: Conferences (Minimum Days, 1:00 Dismissal)

Oct. 5, After Morning Circle: PA Sponsored Morning Coffee

Oct. 5: Hoedown


 

Attention Middle Schoolers

If you already have a Ukulele at home, please bring them every Tuesday!
If you don’t have one you do NOT need to buy one! We are in the process of purchasing them for everyone who doesn’t already have one!

 

Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!
Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Regular price: $20.00

 

English-Spanish Dictionaries Needed

HELP!  AYUDA!
Spanish class in the middle school starts this Monday.
We are in need of 12 English-Spanish dictionaries.
If you have one or two, and are willing to donate, please bring them to the middle school classroom.

Gracias,
Claudia & Crisarlin

 

Conservation in Action

We will be creating a B&B inside our schoolyard habitat. The B&B, which stands for Butterfly & Bee, will provide our pollinating insect friends with features to support their survival. We will be placing plants to attract and nourish a wide variety of insects and as insects form the base of a more complex food web, we hope they will in turn attract other creatures to our delicious habitat! Did you know that California has over 1,600 native species of bees? That’s 1,600 different kinds of bees and this number does not include the infamous Honey Bee that is native to Europe, brought over to California about 380 years ago.  The vast majority of our native bees are solitary species while the honeybee is colonial. Honeybees form colonies with discrete divisions of labor, all working together to raise one family. The majority of our native bees go about their work (preparing for their next generation) as individuals, each separate bee creating their own nest site for their offspring’s survival. Whether a social or solitary bee species, these “keystone” pollinating insects are crucial for plants to set seeds which provides the Earth its next generation of life giving plants. For us humans, one out of every three bites of food results from these pollinators’ work! Insects have so much to teach us and we are creating a schoolyard habitat to explore and appreciate all our places in the web of life.

Reminder: There will be a work party preparation meeting this Friday the 7th at 3:15 for our first work party day on September 22nd, please come!

That’s the buzz for now,

Hattie and Stephanie, Schoolyard Habitat Project Co-ordinators

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by
Friday morning or just stop by the office and drop off a note in the orange
Appreciation Jar and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

Queremos agradecer a Miss Kristen y a las familias Holdner y Ethington por donar diccionarios Español - Inglés a la clase de Mr. Robbins.
- Crisarlin y Claudia

Thank you to the Hernandez-Quiles family for painting our boot shelf!
- Miss Malika

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