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VCS Weekly Bulletin - February 2, 2018

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

 


Tesseracts Lesson

Dates at a Glance                         

· Monday, February 12, - Lincoln’s Birthday - No School
· Wednesday, February 14, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting
· Wednesday, February 14, Aikido Promotion - Miss Barnum & Miss Malika
· Thursday, February 15, Aikido Promotion - Miss Ashley & Middle School
· Monday, February 19 - President’s Day - No School
· 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
· Friday, March 30 - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck (details to come)


   

It’s Time to Plan for Summer!

Here at VCS, we would love to offer a summer program for interested families!

Interested?

Please take two minutes to fill out the online survey (link below) or print out and return the attached paper copy (attached) to Carolyn in the office.

Link to survey (note if you answer “yes” then the other question will appear)

https://gpsi.wufoo.com/forms/vcs-summer-program/

The goal of this survey is to determine interest for a summer program. In effort to make this program flexible we are planning to offer a low hourly rate where you can, week by week, choose the days and hours for care.

Surveys are due by Friday, February 9th. Please turn them in ASAP! :)

(Please fill out survey even if you are uninterested, so we can assess school wide interest).

Questions should be directed to Shaina Taylor:  shainamarietaylor@gmail.com

 

Notes from the PA

PA Meeting - Wednesday 2/14 from 1:00-2:15

Thank you all who came out in the chill to enjoy some coffee, biscuits and warm conversation with friends this morning.

A reminder that we will be having the next PA meeting on February 14th at 1:00 pm in the VCS Library.

The PA is very excited to hear back from the Community about the possibility of having a summer program here on campus.  What a great way to continue to build and work on our community and friendships in this safe and welcoming environment we already all know.  Hope you will all take the time to fill out the survey either online or a paper option is available as well in the office whether you are interested in participating or not.

We will review Winter Solstice and other December topics brought up at the meeting.  Also we have upcoming events to go over, Cesar Chavez and Empty Bowl, as well as some new topics such as a Fundraising Rummage Sale and VCS Summer Care options that parents have asked to discuss.

 

Aikido Promotions

Aikido promotions will be held this month at New School Aikido880 Piner Rd #55, Santa Rosa

Class will be held at 5:30-6:30 pm

Promotion will take place at 6:30-7 pm (ending time is approximate; it is dependent on the number of students that participate)

Students must sign up on sheet outside of their classroom to participate.

Miss Barnum's class Wednesday 2/14

Miss Malika's class Wednesday 2/14

Miss. Ashley’s class Thursday 2/15

Mrs. Montrose's & Mr. Robbins' class Thursday 2/15

 

Playground Help Needed

We are still looking for some help in the playground!
Calling all parent 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 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!

 

The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take any 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.

 

Enrichment

Pirate Choir - Songs-of-the sea, dress like a pirate, sing for seniors and probably for the sailors on a Tallship as well! ! $5 per session  (payable to Miss Barnum). Thursdays 3:10-4:10pm. Sign up on Miss Barnum’s Door

If there is anything you as a parent would/could contribute we would love to hear about it, contact Lauren, at lcyxprs@aol.com and let her know.

 

Tutoring

Emma is available to provide on-site tutoring on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. Her rate is $30 an hour, which is flexible depending on the subject(s). You can reach her at emmakerfoot@gmail.com.

 

VCS VOLUNTREE!

Our tree is gaining more leaves!  Thank you for Volunteering/Donating to our school!

The LEAVES represent our family Volunteer Hours/Donations, the time and energy we give toward the school’s growth and abundance. Leaves will be added each month in correspondence to community members’ time (ideally 1 hour per week/4 hours per month). So, make sure to sign in and log your hours in the office!

Thank you for helping VCS blossom!

*If you need suggestions on where and how to volunteer, contact VCS Volunteer Coordinator Katie Hanneman @ katieheffron@gmail.com.

 

Fundraising

Reminder to sign up with eScript and AmazonSmile, easy ways to earn $$$ for our school!

VCS Gear
Looking for a little something extra?  Something cozy? Something to show your Village Charter pride? :) Stop by the office and grab a Village Tee Shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie (and support our special school as a bonus).  Lots of styles, sizes and colors to choose from for kids and adults. 

  • Kids T-Shirts - $15
  • Adult T-Shirts - $20
  • Sweatshirts & Hoodies - $30

 

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.

"So many thanks and appreciations to Amy, Deneene, Denise, Stephanie, Viki, and Ash! Our class field trip could not have happened without your help and support. I am thankful for your wonderful energy and enthusiasm, which helped to make the day brighter. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" ~Ashley!

VCS Weekly Bulletin - January 26, 2018

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

 


a sudden hailstorm on campus!

Dates at a Glance                         

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

Monday, February 12 - Lincoln’s Birthday - No School

Monday, February 19 - President’s Day - No School

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

 

 

Morning Drop Off

Parents, if you are dropping off your child in the morning please remember that you are to do so at the site designated at the far end of the large parking lot. We have parents there to help get students out of the car and safely on the path to VCS. Students are not to be dropped off in the staff parking lot or in front of the NWP office or bus lane. Not only is this not safe but it causes a back up of traffic.

Siblings Enrolling for 2018/2019

If you or someone you know has a child who will be 5 by September 1, 2018 or older and are planning to have him/her enroll for next year an application must be submitted. All perspective parents are asked to review our website. Applications can be found on the enrollment page.

Class Photo / Retakes

The middle school class photo will be taken on Tuesday, January 30 (pending weather and absences). This will also be an opportunity for students from any classroom to have retakes. Please contact Emma or leave her a note in the office if you'd like your child to have their picture retaken.

Playground Help Needed

We are still looking for some help in the playground!
Calling all parent 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 please be sure your fingerprinted and check in at the office before going to the yard!
Please contact Miss Malika if you can help!

 

Fire Support Group List

Please check out the attached list if you or a loved one was impacted by the recent fires. Click to enlarge.

 

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!

 

The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take any 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.

Enrichment

Pirate Choir - Songs-of-the sea, dress like a pirate, sing for seniors and probably for the sailors on a Tallship as well! ! $5 per session  (payable to Miss Barnum). Thursdays 3:10-4:10pm. Sign up on Miss Barnum’s Door

If there is anything you as a parent would/could contribute we would love to hear about it, contact Lauren, at lcyxprs@aol.com and let her know.

Snacks and Lunches

A REMINDER ABOUT FOOD FOR STUDENT SNACKS AND LUNCHES FROM THE VCS HANDBOOK

Snacks/Lunches: We encourage you to send your child to school with snacks and lunch that are whole foods rather than processed foods. This helps guarantee that preservatives and processes which remove the nutritional value of foods are not present.

  • Whenever possible, send the food in recyclable and reusable containers, reducing landfill waste.
  • Send as much protein as possible to support brain function.
  • Please do not send food high in sugar or with corn syrup.
  • Water only.
  • If your child brings highly processed food or a sweetened beverage, s/he will be asked to put it away and to save it for the ride home at the end of the day.
  • Chewing gum and candy are not allowed.

 

Tutoring

Emma is available to provide on-site tutoring on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. Her rate is $30 an hour, which is flexible depending on the subject(s). You can reach her at emmakerfoot@gmail.com.

Absences Due to Illness

It is cold and flu season, if your child is absent you are to call or email the school each day. Please include the symptoms associated with any illness so we can keep track of what is going around and relay any info to others.  Please remember students are not to return to school unless they are fever, vomit, diarrhea free for 24 hours.

Planned Absences

Independent Study Packets are available for planned absences. Parents can request an IS Packet from the office a minimum of three days prior to the absence.

Rainy Weather

We have several extra pairs of rain boots available at school. You can inquire in the office if they are needed.

A reminder per the handbook: Every day our children go outside, rain or shine. Children may get wet and sometimes muddy. It is important that they have appropriate rain gear. Every child should have a hooded rain jacket and rubber boots. There will be a space in every classroom for rain gear to be kept at school.

VCS VOLUNTREE!

Our tree is gaining more leaves!  Thank you for Volunteering/Donating to our school!

The LEAVES represent our family Volunteer Hours/Donations, the time and energy we give toward the school’s growth and abundance. Leaves will be added each month in correspondence to community members’ time (ideally 1 hour per week/4 hours per month). So, make sure to sign in and log your hours in the office!

Thank you for helping VCS blossom!

*If you need suggestions on where and how to volunteer, contact VCS Volunteer Coordinator Katie Hanneman @ katieheffron@gmail.com.

Fundraising

Reminder to sign up with eScript and AmazonSmile, easy ways to earn $$$ for our school!

VCS Gear
Looking for a little something extra?  Something cozy? Something to show your Village Charter pride :-)?  Stop by the office and grab a Village Tee Shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie (and support our special school as a bonus). Lots of styles, sizes and colors to choose from for kids and adults. 

  • Kids T-Shirts - $15
  • Adult T-Shirts - $20
  • Sweatshirts & Hoodies - $30

 

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.

"I want to express my gratitude to the parents in my class that help create such a rich and wonderful program for my students. Drivers on field trips, beautification, one on one support with reading and my newly formed “Gross Motor” duo that will be providing weeks of fun challenging activities, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I need and appreciate you deeply-"
-Miss Malika

"I am sending out a big thank you and appreciation to Kaylie. Thank you Kaylie for all the hours you have given in service to our children and support of me. Blessings on your new home and family. You will be missed!"
-Miss Malika

"Appreciation for all the faithful greeters at drop off in the moring! Thank you for enduring the cold and rain!"
-Anonymous

VCS Weekly Bulletin - January 19, 2018

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

 


Examining a mummy's skeleton
at the Legion of Honor

Dates at a Glance                         

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

Monday, February 12 - Lincoln’s Birthday - No School

Monday, February 19 - President’s Day - No School

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

 

 

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!

 

The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take any 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.

Enrichment

Pirate Choir - Songs-of-the sea, dress like a pirate, sing for seniors and probably for the sailors on a Tallship as well! ! $5 per session  (payable to Miss Barnum). Thursdays 3:10-4:10pm. Sign up on Miss Barnum’s Door

If there is anything you as a parent would/could contribute we would love to hear about it, contact Lauren, at lcyxprs@aol.com and let her know.

Snacks and Lunches

A REMINDER ABOUT FOOD FOR STUDENT SNACKS AND LUNCHES FROM THE VCS HANDBOOK

Snacks/Lunches: We encourage you to send your child to school with snacks and lunch that are whole foods rather than processed foods. This helps guarantee that preservatives and processes which remove the nutritional value of foods are not present.

  • Whenever possible, send the food in recyclable and reusable containers, reducing landfill waste.
  • Send as much protein as possible to support brain function.
  • Please do not send food high in sugar or with corn syrup.
  • Water only.
  • If your child brings highly processed food or a sweetened beverage, s/he will be asked to put it away and to save it for the ride home at the end of the day.
  • Chewing gum and candy are not allowed.

 

Tutoring

Emma is available to provide on-site tutoring on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. Her rate is $30 an hour, which is flexible depending on the subject(s). You can reach her at emmakerfoot@gmail.com.

Absences Due to Illness

It is cold and flu season, if your child is absent you are to call or email the school each day. Please include the symptoms associated with any illness so we can keep track of what is going around and relay any info to others.  Please remember students are not to return to school unless they are fever, vomit, diarrhea free for 24 hours.

Planned Absences

Independent Study Packets are available for planned absences. Parents can request an IS Packet from the office a minimum of three days prior to the absence.

Rainy Weather

We have several extra pairs of rain boots available at school. You can inquire in the office if they are needed.

A reminder per the handbook: Every day our children go outside, rain or shine. Children may get wet and sometimes muddy. It is important that they have appropriate rain gear. Every child should have a hooded rain jacket and rubber boots. There will be a space in every classroom for rain gear to be kept at school.

VCS VOLUNTREE!

Our tree is gaining more leaves!  Thank you for Volunteering/Donating to our school!

The LEAVES represent our family Volunteer Hours/Donations, the time and energy we give toward the school’s growth and abundance. Leaves will be added each month in correspondence to community members’ time (ideally 1 hour per week/4 hours per month). So, make sure to sign in and log your hours in the office!

Thank you for helping VCS blossom!

*If you need suggestions on where and how to volunteer, contact VCS Volunteer Coordinator Katie Hanneman @ katieheffron@gmail.com.

Fundraising

Reminder to sign up with eScript and AmazonSmile, easy ways to earn $$$ for our school!

VCS Gear
Looking for a little something extra?  Something cozy? Something to show your Village Charter pride :-)?  Stop by the office and grab a Village Tee Shirt, Sweatshirt or Hoodie (and support our special school as a bonus). Lots of styles, sizes and colors to choose from for kids and adults. 

  • Kids T-Shirts - $15
  • Adult T-Shirts - $20
  • Sweatshirts & Hoodies - $30

 

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, Catherine and Crisarlin for running the PA meeting and the yummy snacks!" - Shaina

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