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VCS Weekly Bulletin - November 20, 2020

Dates at a Glance

  • Wednesday – Friday, 11/25 - 11/27 – NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, 12/1 – Giving Tuesday
  • Saturday, 12/5 – Live Event/Variety Show

  

Fundraising Events!


Giving Tuesday: As we progress through this season of giving, please keep Village Charter School in mind for Giving Tuesday on December 1st. Join us in sharing gratitude by supporting Village Charter School.  Go here and donate now. Spread the word!

Live Event/Variety Show: We are excitedly preparing for our special evening together on December 5th @ 5:00 pm!

Check out the trailer below, buy your ticket here: Variety Show Tickets, and invite your family and friends!

For more information see the Variety Show and Giving Tuesday flyer below.

Thank you as always for your support!

 

Enrichment Opportunity!

Your child can reduce anxiety, improve cognitive ability, and flex their creativity by learning and playing a musical instrument. And guess what? We now have instruments available to loan out!

Currently, dozens of flutes and bass flutes are prepped and ready to go. If you’re willing to spend a couple bucks on your own reeds or mouthpieces, we have clarinets and an array of brass instruments as well.

We’re incredibly lucky to be living in a time when music lessons can still happen even when meeting in person isn’t always safe or possible. The Kushins Family of Art and Soul Music Studio has generously offered private lessons at a discount for VCS students or you choose self-teaching from YouTube videos. Either way, with motivation, seriousness and dedication you can learn a new instrument!


Parents of students who accept a loaned instrument must sign a contract in which they agree: to return the instrument in the same condition in which it was loaned out, and to be responsible for the cost of repairing or replacing the instrument if it is damaged or destroyed during the loan period. 

Email Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com to reserve an instrument BEFORE you come in. You'll then be able to pick it up from the VCS office.  

 

Food Assistance

Families needing food assistance can find a distribution site by a number of avenues provided by Redwood Empire Food Bank and SoCo Emergency.

The most complete resource is getfood.refb.org for those with internet access. The search tool allows you to enter an address and find all closest to furthest from you food distributions available by day & time as well as food distribution type with descriptions of each.

For those without internet access, the TEXT/COMIDA tool is a great resource for food available today. https://www.sonomacity.org/free-local-food-is-one-text-away/

Another good link is through SoCo Emergency

https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/resources-for-you/food-and-meals/

 

Yearbooks

The 2020/2021 yearbook is going to look pretty different than years past, but we're going to make it work! We'll need LOTS of photo contributions from families. Screenshots, too! Included below are direct links to shared photo folders for every class, plus a general folder for photos that aren't specific to a certain class. You have to log in to TreeRing to access these folders. If you'd rather upload pictures directly from your phone, install TreeRing for iPhone or TreeRing for Android!

Miss Malika's Class

Miss Kristen's Class

Miss Barnum's Class

Ms. Parent's Class

Mr. Robbins' Class

All Other VCS Photos

Not sure what to take pictures of? Take a look at these suggestions: Yearbook Ideas: We're All in this Pandemic Together. How to Capture 20-21 in the Yearbook.

When you upload pictures, it would be SUPER helpful if you'd add captions explaining what the picture is of. For instance, "Miss Barnum's Class singing in the round," or "Sally sharing her Passion Project on dolphins," or "Billy's distance learning workspace."

If you have any questions, contact Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com

VCS Weekly Bulletin - November 13, 2020

Important Dates--MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


◦  Tuesday, 11/17 – Board Meeting (zoom link will be posted on website and sent out in community email)
◦  Wednesday - Friday, 11/25 - 11/27 – Thanksgiving Break
◦  Tuesday, 12/1  Giving Tuesday
◦  Wednesday  Saturday, 12/2 - 12/5 - Online Auction
◦  Saturday, 12/5 – Live Event/Variety Show

 

‣  STEP 1: Buy Tickets Now! For our Live Auction and Variety Show on Saturday, 12/5

To purchase tickets, visit charityauction.bid/VillageCharterSchool

‣  STEP 2: Invite at least 2 others  (SAMPLE LETTER LINK) to join us for this fundraiser so that they can share in the joy of music, dance and other performances with you!
 

‣  STEP 3: Join us at 7:00 PM  12/1 for Giving Tuesday (zoom link to be sent out) to kick off this fundraising event!

 

Documentary Video Deadline Wednesday, 11/18: Please take 30 seconds to send in a word or comment about what Village Charter School means to you.

When complete, upload your video file(s) to this dropbox location (you do not need dropbox to upload your video here).

VCS Variety Show Tickets On Sale Now!

Admission tickets for the virtual VCS Variety Show / Winter Fundraiser are now available for purchase online:

charityauction.bid/VillageCharterSchool
(Tickets can be found on the "Variety Show Tickets" page)

The VCS Variety Show Ticket will allow you and your household access to watch the variety show virtually. In addition, this ticket will grant you bidder access for the Winter Fundraising Event Auction. Both events will take place on December 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM PST.

Beginning Friday November, 13, 2020 you will be able to upgrade your ticket with the purchase of a "Celebration Package" which will contain selections from local community partners - more details to come!

-- While you're on the site, feel free to browse the current selection of items that will be up for bid LIVE during the Variety Show!
We are still in need of auction items.  If you have connections or donations please contact either Viki Soto at (707) 479-6965 or email jjvj1725@yahoo.com or Natalie Naber at (707) 303-5017 or email njonaber@gmail.com.

Joyfully,


Your Fundraising Committee,
Lauren, Rebecca, Crisarlin, Viki, Claudia, Stephanie, Natalie, Carlos, Jose, Benjie, Keith