VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 20, 2019



VCS middle schoolers marching
for the Global Climate Strike
September 20, 2019

Dates at a Glance                  

Monday, September 23rd, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 
GOTR Fall Season Begins

Wednesday, September 25th - October 2 
Conferences (1:00 Dismissal for All)

Saturday, September 28 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY

Friday, October 4th, 8:15 am - 9:15 am 
Parent Association Morning Coffee

Friday, October 4th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 
Hoedown

Monday, October 7 - October 10  
Picture Day(s)

Friday, October 11 - No School

Monday, October 14 - No School

Tuesday, October 15 - 5:45 pm  
Board Meeting, public hearing

Friday, October 18*, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parent Association Meeting (Host: Ashley Hamlett) *Note date change from calendar.

Friday, October 25th 
Pumpkin Walk (more details will be announced in a future bulletin)

 

Hoedown! Friday, October 4th!

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

Friday, October 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the NWP MultiUse Room!

Bring a wholesome potluck dish (SOUTHERN BBQ STYLE) 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, 10/3!
  • Come help set up! Friday 10/4 at 4:30pm! There will be a signup sheet on the white board in front of the office next week.
     

Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY!
Saturday September 28, 9:00 - 1:00

We are looking forward to the upcoming Schoolyard Habitat Family Work Party Day! Come for all of the fun or only a part, all hands are needed, as there is much to do! We will be battling blackberries and invasive grass, tucking in our plants with compost mulch, defining our paths, applying weed cloth with pea gravel mulch and more. Coffee will be provided in the morning. Please bring water bottles, food/snacks for your family and some food/snacks to share if you would like.

Please bring any of the following if you can:

-       cutting tools (loppers and/or pruners)

-       shovels and rakes

-       wheelbarrows/garden carts

-       large work tarps

-       trucks/trailers for hauling and someone(s) willing to drive/haul
 

Lost & Found

The amount of lost & found items is growing daily. Please regularly check on/under/around the rack outside the office for any familiar belongings.
 

Lice

Take time over the weekend to check your child for lice, combing out all nits, and treating if necessary.
 

Picture Day(s)

Picture Days will take place during the week of October 7th. The specific days for each class will be announced in a future bulletin.
 

Yearbook Photos & Cameras Wanted

Do you take pictures around campus, at events, while volunteering in classrooms or chaperoning field trips? Contribute them to the yearbook!

Please send in all the 2019/2020 VCS pictures you can supply--the more, the better!

If you have an old point-and-shoot digital camera lying around, don't let it be obsolete; donate it to the middle school! There are more eager student photographers this year than ever, but we only have four cameras to share among them. Compatible battery chargers and wrist straps are necessities. An SD card is not required, but extras would be welcome.
 

Yearbooks

Save 15% on your 2019-2020 VCS Yearbook by pre ordering before September 30th!

September Discount 15% off
October Discount: 10% off
November Discount: 5% off

https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by Friday morning to bulletin@villagecharterschool.com and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

- I especially appreciate Nate, Thomas, James and Gabi for the jubilant and playful way they engage with the Miss Malika’s class on the playground!   It’s such a joy to watch the core values of our Village in action! - Ashley Hamlett

- Thanks to all the parents who participated of the PA meeting last Friday.  It's a lot easier when several of us get together to work toward a common goal. We all have a common bond, creating the best possible educational experience for our children.  Again, thanks and we look forward to see you all again in the next morning coffee and the PA meeting. - Lauren, Crisarlin, Viki & Katie PA co-chairs

- Welcome and THANK YOU to our new Morning Coffee Coordinator - Laurie Aaseth. - Parent Association

- Thanks to the teachers and all the parents that have been helping in our school garden.  Thanks, Stephanie and Hattie for providing your knowledge in creating a natural environment for our children and the native species around us.  Also, thank you to Catherine for volunteering to  bring coffee for our Schoolyard Habitat work day, next Saturday 28th.  - PA co-chairs

- Thanks,  Natalie Naber, Amelia Chapman, Mike Lenox, Denise Youssef and Megan Chieppa.  The Parent Association is very excited that you have taken on the role as our Morning Greeters.

- THANK YOU to Jeffrey McCracken for taking time out of his Saturday to move a piano across town and into our classroom! Your time and effort and eagerness to help are so appreciated! - *Miss Kristen’s Class*

- Thank you to the Walton Family for donating a beautiful piano to our class! We have been exploring notes and chords and have loved learning together! - *Miss Kristen’s Class*

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 13, 2019

 

Dates at a Glance                  

Friday, September 13 -  Girls on the Run registration closes

Friday, September 13, 7:00pm-8:00pm - Parent Association Meeting (Art & Soul in Windsor)

Wed., September 25th - October 2 - Parent Teacher Conferences (1:00 Dismissal for All)

Saturday, September 28, 9:00-1:00 - Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY

Monday, October 7 - Thursday, October 10 - Picture Day(s)

Friday, October 11 - No School

Monday, October 14 - No School

 

Parent Association Meeting

Hello Village Parents,

Please join us this Friday night for a social/work meeting for our Parent’s Association meeting at 7pm at Art & Soul in Windsor. Our meeting should last about an hour and a half. We’ll have wine and cheese and snacks. We’ll be talking about our first few events of the school year and answer any parent questions. 

Art & Soul in  Windsor
(Safeway Shopping Center)
9064 Brooks Rd. South
Windsor, Ca. 95492
Lauren’s cell: 925-324-4016


If you need child care, Lauren’s daughter Ella has offered to watch your kids in the dance room.  Please text Lauren, at 925-344-4016, by Friday at 3pm if you would like Ella to be there, otherwise she won’t attend the meeting.


Hope to see you there!


Warmly,

Lauren, Crisarlin, Viki & Katie
Your PA Reps

 

Schoolyard Habitat Fun and Games

Last Friday each class spent an hour studying and playing in our Schoolyard Habitat. We were remembering how barren, hot and dry this area was just one year ago and then we remembered all the hard work we did together planting, weeding and working to make our Habitat come to life. We explored what’s now living in our Habitat and we found so much life! We saw more than 10 kinds of butterflies and native bee species, 5 kinds of dragonflies, lizards galore, hordes of aphids and ladybugs taking care of them, gophers below our feet and red-tailed hawks circling above. We had a magical day in our happy habitat, here are some pictures to share with you!*

*Please come to the Habitat Workday Saturday September 28. We get so much done together and there is much to do to keep this space vibrant for our kids and the critters!

 

Picture Day(s)

Picture Days will take place during the week of October 7th. The specific days for each class will be announced in a future bulletin.

 

Yearbook Photos & Cameras Wanted

Do you take pictures around campus, at events, while volunteering in classrooms or chaperoning field trips? Contribute them to the yearbook!

Please send in all the 2019/2020 VCS pictures you can supply--the more, the better!

If you have an old point-and-shoot digital camera lying around, don't let it be obsolete; donate it to the middle school! There are more eager student photographers this year than ever, but we only have four cameras to share among them. Compatible battery chargers and wrist straps are necessities. An SD card is not required, but extras would be welcome.

 

Yearbooks

Save 15% on your 2019-2020 VCS Yearbook by pre ordering before September 30th!

September Discount 15% off
October Discount: 10% off
November Discount: 5% off

https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by Friday morning to bulletin@villagecharterschool.com and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

Thank you Jeffery and Lindsay (Jasmine's parents) and your friends who helped for the beautiful overhang/roof extension that magically appeared over the long weekend. You are incredible!!!
- Rebecca

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 6, 2019

 

Dates at a Glance                  

Friday, September 13th - Girls on the Run registration closes

Friday, September 13th 7:00pm-8:00pm - Parent Association Meeting (Art & Soul in Windsor)

Wednesday, September 25th - October 2nd - Parent Teacher Conferences - 1:00 dismissal for all

Saturday, September 28th 9:00-1:00 - Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY

 

Classroom Meetings

Kristen: September 10th 5:30 Meeting

Rachael: September 11th 5:30-6:30 Meeting

Travis: September 11th 7:00-8:00 Meeting

Malika: September 12th 5:30-7:00 Meeting

 

Yearbook Photos & Cameras Wanted

Do you take pictures around campus, at events, while volunteering in classrooms or chaperoning field trips? Contribute them to the yearbook!

Please send in all the 2019/2020 VCS pictures you can supply--the more, the better! 

If you have an old point-and-shoot digital camera lying around, don't let it be obsolete; donate it to the middle school! There are more eager student photographers this year than ever, but we only have four cameras to share among them. Compatible battery chargers and wrist straps are necessities. An SD card is not required, but extras would be welcome.

 

VCS Girls on the Run - Fall 2019

Registration is open and will close on 13 September.

Visit www.gotrsonomacounty.org/Register-Now

 

Dates: Every Monday & Wednesday from September 23rd – December 8th, 2019 (excluding holidays)

Time:   M 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm & W 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

If you have any questions please contact Crisarlín Vázquez.

 

Parent Association Meeting

Get Involved!

Our next Parent Association meeting will be on Friday, September 13th from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Art & Soul studio in Windsor (9064 Brooks Ave South, Windsor).

Why you don't want to miss this meeting?

We will be planning our first Festival of the Year, the HOEDOWN! Please come join us, and bring new ideas to help us plan this important event.

It's a great opportunity to meet, chat and get to know other parents from our school.

This is a social event! We will have wine and cheese. Come on out talk with your Village Family!

Looking forward to seeing as many of you on this day as can make it.  Please contact Katie Heffron for any questions you may have.

 

Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00 - 1:00.

Let's celebrate the success that is our happily growing Habitat by having fun working together to care for it! We will tend to the paths, fight off the Bermuda grass takeover, transplant some plants and more. Come for the whole time or whatever part you can make. Please bring wheelbarrows/garden carts and your favorite garden tools to use.

If you can get a lunch donation for 50 people, please contact Crisarlin Vazquez.

 

Head Lice

We have been informed by several parents (in multiple classes) that head lice/nits have been found and treated on their child/children. Please take time this weekend to check your child and the rest of your family and treat if necessary. As with all infectious/contagious illnesses or infestations, please notify the school if your child has head lice. 

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will take place the week of Wednesday, September 25th through Wednesday, October 2nd and will be 1:00 dismissal days for ALL students. Extended Care will be available at $5 per hour. Any student not in direct supervision of an adult will be signed in to Extended Care.

 

Yearbooks

Save 15% on your 2019-2020 VCS Yearbook by pre ordering before September 30th!

September Discount 15% off
October Discount: 10% off
November Discount: 5% off

https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by Friday morning to bulletin@villagecharterschool.com and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

Thank you Jeffery and Lindsay (Jasmine's parents) and your friends who helped with the beautiful overhang/roof extension that magically appeared over the long weekend. You are incredible!!!
- Rebecca