Village News

November 13, 2018 - No School

Dear VCS Families,

Keeping the health and safety of our children and staff in mind, VCS will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/13. I have been following the air quality and weather reports closely this weekend. It was my hope that we would be able to resume school as planned, however, the current air quality continues to fluctuate between unhealthy and very unhealthy in the Santa Rosa area.
Please keep an eye out for emails regarding Wednesday, 11/14.  Once school resumes, we will run air filters in all rooms and outdoor access will be limited if the air continues to be in the unhealthy range.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

November 9, 2018 - No School

VCS is closed today due to poor air quality.


VCS Weekly Bulletin - November 9, 2018

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Little Buddies making cork
pumpkin decorations with
help from their Big Buddies

Dates at a Glance       

Oct. 30: Picture Day, Mr. Robbins & Ashley!

Nov. 1: Picture Day, Miss Malika, Miss Kristen, Miss Barnum

Nov. 2 at 6:30pm: Dia de los Muertos

Nov. 9, after Morning Circle until 10am: PA Sponsored Morning Coffee and PA Meeting

Nov. 12: No School – Veterans’ Day

Nov. 20, 8:30am - 9:30am: Gala Planning Committee Meeting

Nov. 21 - Nov. 23: No School – Thanksgiving Break


Picture Days

Picture days will be as follows:

Tuesday, October 30

  • Mr. Robbins
  • Ashley!

Thursday, November 1

  • Miss Malika
  • Miss Kristen
  • Miss Barnum


Día de los Muertos

This special all-school event promises to be a warm, colorful, heartfelt celebration! All of our students have been working hard learning poems and music, making commemorative artwork and building beautiful altars in remembrance of their loved ones and ancestors. Come join the community and the magic of this procession.

Start time: Friday, November 2nd at 6:30 PM

Clothing: Please make sure that your child is dressed and ready when you arrive. Students and their families are encouraged to dress in traditional (but not scary) skeleton attire with painted faces. Take care to read emails and notes home regarding costuming for this festival.

Face Painting: We will be doing traditional Dia de los Muertos face painting on all of the students for the festival. This is a time consuming process that we will begin at 5:00 and supported by our middle school students. If this is something you are able to do at home before arriving, that would be much appreciated. Skull Face Paint Tutorial. Up to step 2 is good...step 3 and 4 if you want to be more creative.

If you are bringing your child to school early to have his/her face painted, please remember that in the off time prior to 6:30 it is expected that you will directly supervise your child. We will be very busy setting up and preparing, so it is imperative that all students are supervised. Classrooms will not be open.

Food: This is not a pot luck and snacks will be limited. HOT CHOCOLATE (both dairy and vegan) and PAN DE MUERTO will be served after the students’ performance. Please, feed your kids before the event. BRING CUPS for you and your family, as none will be provided at the event. Students can use their classrooms' cups.

Students in Extended Care: If your child is staying in Extended Care, please make sure he/she has all the necessary clothing for the evening and an extra meal packed.

We could still use more:

  • Battery operated candles of any size or shape for the luminaries and Las Ofrendas (please label them so we will make sure they get returned after the festival)
  • Marigolds, sunflowers (real, paper, silk...any and all are appreciated)
  • Bring a family and/or pet photo or offering to add to the community altar


Save the Date

Growing Community ~ Village Charter School Benefit ~ Food, Music, Auction: March 2nd, Evening


Auction Items Needed

Hey Village community!

Do you or someone you know have a rental home? Box seats to a sports game? Can you offer an experience that people would pay money for? Do you work at a winery? Or any type of store?! We are starting to work on the auction for the spring gala and we need donations!!!! Donations large and small, for the silent and live auction! Please contact Mikela (Eva’s Mom in Miss Malika’s class and Malia’s Mom in Miss Barnum's room) at 707-548-2282 or Thank you!!



Here at The Village Charter School we DO NOT celebrate Halloween. The children DO NOT wear their costumes nor do we have a Halloween carnival or parade.  In following our school policy, candy/treats are to be left at home.


Copperfield's Books - Money for Schools

Copperfield’s Books are generously donating 20% to VCS when you mention our name! What a great holiday gift opportunity that will help our school meet our financial goals.

November 2nd - 4th


Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 10% off if you preorder before October 31st! 
Order here:
Regular price: $20.00


Community Happenings

Come see the upcoming SRJC production of Shrek the Musical, featuring out very own middle schooler, Annie! Tickets can be purchased at, search box 'theater arts' and folks can find ticket link.



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’d like to add an appreciation to Gracie’s Dad Raymond for painting the fairy garden walls blue! It was so much time and hard work and it is SO appreciated!!! -Mikela Nunley

Thank you to Chris and Stacey Maccario for facilitating the beautification of the garden outside of our classroom!! The students loved digging, hauling, planting, and working as part of this project, and it could not have been done without you!! - *Miss Kristen*