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VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 9, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Middle School Students
Marching for Immigration Rights

Dates at a Glance                         


·  March 12th, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

· March 21st, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting  (Note the date change!)

· March 22nd, 3:15 - 4:15 - Mayday Choir (meets every Thursday)

· March 30th, 4:30 PM - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck

· April 21st,  9:30am - 11:30am - Creek Clean-A-Thon!


 

  

Cesar Chavez Festival

Mr. Robbins' class at SRJC for the Walkout for Immigration Reform

VCS school festivals celebrate seasons, diverse cultures, and our local and school communities. VCS incorporates traditional and current stories, songs and crafts in grade-specific curriculum leading up to a festival.  It is our hope that the children share their rich education during this time, but we also recognize that even though they are learning, this might not be the case.

This March, VCS is celebrating the life and legacy of labor leader and activist, Cesar Chavez. Here are a few amazing opportunities our teachers have provided our students:

Speakers Series:
Korina Saavedra, UFW Coordinator, Santa Rosa Office - History of the United Farm Workers Union
Omar Gallardo - LandPaths, Outreach and Diversity Director - Legacy of Cesar Chavez/Student Engagement
Mariachi Barragan - History of Mariachi and Traditional Songs
March 5th Walk Out in support of Immigration Reform
Documentary “Dolores” (more details to come)


The school day has been adjusted to accommodate this festival, noted on the VCS calendar and bulletin. School will begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:30 for Kindergarten, 4:00 for 1st - 8th.

Watch this month for further details from your child’s teacher.

 

5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's
5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30am-11:30am. 

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

          3.  And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.
Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations/pledges in support of the event. 

Check out the information and forms below, and visit the Creek Clean-a-Thon's Facebook Page

Creek Clean-a-Thon Letter to the Community

Creek Clean-a-Thon Sponsorship Letter

 

Enrichment

Mayday Choir

Mayday Choir is next!
Come sing the traditional songs of spring & summer, and dance around the maypole!
Thursday afternoons: 3:15 - 4:15
Starting Thursday, March 22nd
9 sessions @ $5 ($45 term)
Interested? Sign up outside of Miss Barnum's classroom

 

VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 12th at 3:15 pm.

Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run. All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…
It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

  • Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

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.

"Mr. Robbins would like to appreciate Emma for her help in writing fun, creative math assignments for the middle school classes. They're always a welcome break from textbooks and handouts!"

“Thank you to Stephanie for cleaning up the planter boxes this week and getting them ready for planting.” -Catherine

"Thank you Matt Barnes for supplying the cable needed to add a second monitor to my desk."  - Carolyn

"Once again thank you to Emma for being so happy to help with computer issues." - Carolyn

VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 2, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Welding Lessons from
Cardinal Newman Students

Dates at a Glance                         

· Friday, March 2 - Wednesday, March 7 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00 dismissal for all students)

· Friday, March 9, 8:30am - 9:30am - PA Coffee Morning  (Note the date change!)

·  Monday, March 12, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

· Wednesday, March 21, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting  (Note the date change!)

· Friday, March 30, 4:30 PM - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck

· Saturday, April 21 - Creek Clean Up (details to come)

 

  

Cesar Chavez Festival

The Cesar Chavez Festival is Friday, March 30th at 4:30 PM in the VCS Field! Weather permitting, please join us for an afternoon of festivities, a community potluck and speaker Alicia Sanchez, who worked closely with Cesar Chavez. You won't want to miss the live Mariachi band, featuring VCS students singing along!

 

The school day has been adjusted to accommodate this festival. School will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Watch this month for further details from your child’s teacher.

The PA will also send requests on ways you can help and get involved.

 

5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's
5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30am-11:30am. 

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

          3.  And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.
Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations/pledges in support of the event. 

Check out the information and forms below, and visit the Creek Clean-a-Thon's Facebook Page

Creek Clean-a-Thon Letter to the Community

Creek Clean-a-Thon Sponsorship Letter

 

Farmers Market

What a fun afternoon.  I really enjoyed walking around and chatting with so many of you while looking at all the amazing things our community brought out. There were yummy foods, pretty and useful body products as well as all the handmade treasures made by the kids themselves.  Thank you to all of you, whatever part(s) you played in making this day so special and such a success. ♥
-From the PA

 

Enrichment

VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 12th at 3:15 pm.

Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run. All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…
It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

  • Toilet Paper Rolls Needed - Don’t throw those cardboard tubes away! Miss Malika and her class are collecting them. Bring them on in!
  • Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?
  • Playground Help Needed - Calling all parents who love to play! We are looking for some help on the playground. Morning recess times are 10:20-11:00. Please consider dropping in to play a game of tag, soccer, jump-rope or bring some new games to the field. We are needing some supervision help and help bringing some games and activities to the children. If you can help us out please be sure your fingerprinted and check in at the office before going to the yard! Please contact Miss Malika if you can help!

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

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.

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - February 23, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Students Presenting
Biomimicry Projects

Dates at a Glance                         

· Monday, February 26, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

· Wednesday, February 28, 1pm  - Farmers Market Fundraiser

· Wednesday, February 28 thru Wednesday, March 7, - Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00 dismissal for all students)

· Friday, March 2, 8:30am - 9:30am - PA Coffee Morning

· Wednesday, March 21, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting  (Note the date change!)

· Friday, March 30 - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck (details to come)

· Saturday, April 21 - Creek Clean Up (details to come)

 

  

Farmer's Market Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 28th at 1:00 PM

Won’t you join us at the VCS Farmers Market fundraiser!?

Children and families are encouraged to bring their healthy (processed sugar free) baked goods and snacks, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, produce, or any other donations for the children to sell.

Children in grades 2nd-8th will be selling donated goods, with all proceeds benefiting the entire school!

Families in Miss Malika & Miss Kristen’s classes are welcome to participate by bringing in items for the older children to sell! (Additionally, adult family members can host a booth and sell any donated goods from these classes)

Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

The farmers market will start at 1pm on Wednesday, February 28th! We can’t wait to see you there!

WHY SUGAR-FREE? Aside from it being our school policy and having students in our community who do not eat sugar, making yummy treats for our farmers market without using refined sugars or sweeteners is an opportunity to break away from the simple and more common ways we are told to make something delicious and sweet! Creativity is an important practice, especially for growing minds. As more and more research comes out about the health risks of processed sugar consumption (and our addiction to sugar as a people), it is our job to educate each other and to share ideas and practice tasty alternatives!

 

Some ideas for sweet substitutes: Honey - Coconut nectar - Bananas - Dates

Please see these sample recipes for delicious Vegan Fudge, Paleo Cinnamon Apple Muffins, or Gluten-Free Date Bars for inspiration!

 

Update from Miss Malika

Dear Village Community,

I send out my deepest appreciation to all who held me and my house hunting close to your thoughts. I have no doubt that it helped open the way for me!

Thank you Crisarlin Vazquez, Trent Tureman, Karen Chieppa, Shaina Taylor, Courtney Evans and Deneene for reaching out and sending your well wishes as well as some possible leads.

Now, for the good news! I found a home. I will be moving mid March. I was able to stay in Sebastopol.

In gratitude for this/our community,
Miss Malika

 

Enrichment


VCS RUN CLUB
Beginning next Monday, February, 26th, 2018
Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run.

All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…
It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

Toilet Paper Rolls Needed - Don’t throw those cardboard tubes away! Miss Malika and her class are collecting them. Bring them on in!

 

Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?

 

Playground Help Needed - Calling all parents who love to play! We are looking for some help on the playground. Morning recess times 10:20-11:00

Please consider dropping in to play a game of tag, soccer, jump-rope or bring some new games to the field. We are needing some supervision help and help bringing some games and activities to the children.

If you can help us out p lease be sure your fingerprinted and check in at the office before going to the yard!

Please contact Miss Malika if you can help!

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

Marble Run Wanted

Carolyn is looking for a marble run set.

 

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 so much to Miss Rebecca for being such a supportive aide for Miss Malika. We are so happy you are here!" - Shaina

"I appreciate Malika for helping me in the mornings. Coming to extended care with the room already warm and bathrooms unlocked has been such a treat. Thank you for your thoughtfulness". - Ash
 

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