VCS Weekly Bulletin - April 26, 2019

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.


Dates at a Glance                  

April 29 - May 5 - National Screen Free Week

May 1:  PA Meeting @ 1:15 pm

May 3: School hours 10:00-4:00

 May 3, 4:30pm:  May Day Festival

May 6 - May 10: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

 

May Day Festival! Friday, May 3, 2019

What a perfect afternoon for magic and fun to ensue!

BRING YOUR FAMILY and a dish to share. 

We will be extending the fun into the night and invite all to stay for songs around the fire and for playing under the stars. 

IMPORTANT DETAILS:
School hours on May 3rd will be 10:00 am - 4:00 pm*, followed by the May Day Festival @ 4:30 in the grassy area at the back of the school grounds.

Each family should bring:
Blankets / lawn chairs to sit on
Your own cutlery, plates, napkins and cups
A dish to share

Volunteers:
We need crews to help set up before the festival and clean up afterwards. Meet at school at 1:00 pm for set up. 

Can you help? Contact Crisarlin

*A.M. Extended Care on Friday, May 3rd will start at 7:30 as always. 1:00-ers will have access to E.C. starting at 2:30-start of festival. There will be no E.C. provided after the festival.  It will be a long day for all, so please pack extra hearty snacks/foods in your kids' lunches to get them through the day!

 

Village Charter School Summer Camp

YES! SUMMER CAMP IS A GO!!!!

We will have registration forms available soon. An email will be sent out with an attachment when it is ready or you will be able to pick one up in the office.

 

National Screen Free Week

What would you and your family do with an extra 20, 30, or even 50 extra hours a week?

Village Charter School is celebrating Screen-Free Week (April 29 – May 5), the annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. One goal of Screen-Free Week is to allow kids unstructured time to generate their own screen-free play and activities.

Do you know the more time children and adults spend with screens, the more materialistic they are – and that makes them more unhappy?

Celebrate Screen Free Week April 29 – May 5!

There is a white board in the courtyard where we can set a calendar of activities and events for the week. We already have May, 3rd afternoon cover with our MAY DAY FESTIVAL.

If you are planning a hike, bike ride, plant a garden or any other screen free activity and would like to invite a group of friends from school, just write it in on the board (include the activity, place and time). Your kids will bring home a log-in sheet where they can write or draw their experiences.

Out of ideas? Attached are 101 screen free activities.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 6th through May 10th

It’s that time of year when we pause and say thank you to all of the staff that make our Village so special.

Volunteer opportunities for "Teacher Appreciation Week" are now open.

Please click on the following web links (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:


Thank you in advance for all of the gracious help and appreciation you share with our staff; we couldn’t do it without you!

 

Girls on the Run

WANT TO CHEER FOR SOME AMAZING GIRLS?

These girls have spent the last 10 weeks learning skills they will carry with them throughout their lives.

The Girls on the Run celebration 5k is now only days away! We hope you'll join us.

April 28, 2019 at 9:00 am

SOMO Village

 

CALL FOR PHOTOS!

Do you take pictures at school events or while volunteering in classrooms and on field trips?

Contribute them to the yearbook! You can send them to Emma (erobbins@villagecharterschool.com), or bring in a flash drive or memory card for a quick offload before or after school in Mr. Robbins' classroom.

We would appreciate anything you have, but especially need more pictures of:

  • Field Trips!!
  • Buddies activities
  • Art of all kinds
  • Science experiments
  • Harvest Hoedown
  • Craft Fair
  • Winter Solstice
  • Dia de los Muertos

 

Order Yearbooks!

Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Price: $20.00

 

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.

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - April 19, 2019

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.
 



Middle schoolers reading to
younger students in Extended Care

Dates at a Glance                  

April 20, 9:00-12:30: Schoolyard Habitat Work Party

April 22: No School

April 29: May 5 - National Screen Free Week

May 1: PA Meeting @ 1:15 pm

May 3: School hours 10:00 - 4:00

May 3 @ 4:30pm: May Day Festival

May 6 - May 10: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

 

Schoolyard Habitat Work Party

 

Calling all families to come and work in our Schoolyard Habitat, Saturday April 20, 2019, 9:00-12:30. Our kids have been planting and weeding, building and putting up bird nesting boxes and much more. We need to come together so we can finish creating this wonderful wild world.


Like our last Fall Family workday, please bring your favorite digging/weeding tools, wheelbarrows, weed-eaters, work clothes/shoes/gloves and all the hard-working hands in your family to join in the fun. Please look for the signup sheet so we can order the right amount of food to feed us (burritos again, yum!).

 

Note: this event is on the same day and is replacing our annual creek cleanup event which we will be back to hosting again next school year.!

 

Village Charter School Summer Camp

Yes! VCS summer program is a go!

We will have registration forms available some time next week. An email will be sent out with an attachment when it is ready or you will be able to pick one up in the office.

 

May Day Festival! Friday, May 3, 2019

School hours on May 3rd will be 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, followed by the May Day Festival @ 4:30 in the grassy area at the back of the school grounds.

IMPORTANT: Look for more information about the festival, volunteer support and what your child will need in future weekly bulletins and communications from the teachers.

*A.M. Extended Care on Friday, May 3rd will start at 7:30 as always. 1:00-ers will have access to E.C. starting at 2:30-start of festival. There will be no E.C. provided after the festival.

 

National Screen Free Week

What would you and your family do with an extra 20, 30, or even 50 extra hours a week?


Village Charter School is celebrating Screen-Free Week (April 29 – May 5), the annual celebration where children, families, schools, and communities around the world swap digital entertainment for the joys of life beyond the screen. One goal of Screen-Free Week is to allow kids unstructured time to generate their own screen-free play and activities.


Do you know the more time children and adults spend with screens, the more materialistic they are – and that makes them more unhappy?


Celebrate ScreenFreeWeek April 29 – May 5!


There is a white board in the courtyard where we can set a calendar of activities and events for the week. We already have May, 3rd afternoon cover with our MAY DAY FESTIVAL.


If you are planning a hike, bike ride, plant a garden or any other screen free activity and would like to invite a group of friends from school, just write it in on the board (include the activity, place and time). Your kids will bring home a log-in sheet where they can write or draw their experiences.


Out of ideas? Attached are 101 screen free activities.

 

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

May 6th through May 10th

It’s that time of year when we pause and say thank you to all of the staff that make our Village so special.

Volunteer opportunities for "Teacher Appreciation Week" are now open.

Please click on the following web links (or copy it into your web browser if clicking doesn't work) to go to the signup sheet:

Thank you in advance for all of the gracious help and appreciation you share with our staff; we couldn’t do it without you!

 

CALL FOR PHOTOS!

DEADLINE IS MAY 7th

Do you take pictures at school events or while volunteering in classrooms and on field trips?

Contribute them to the yearbook! You can send them to Emma (erobbins@villagecharterschool.com or 707-235-7535), or bring in a flash drive or memory card for a quick offload before or after school in Mr. Robbins' classroom.


We would appreciate anything you have, but especially need more pictures of:

 

  • Field Trips!!
  • Buddies activities
  • Art of all kinds
  • Science experiments
  • Harvest Hoedown
  • Craft Fair
  • Winter Solstice
  • Dia de los Muertos

 

Order Yearbooks!

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

Price: $20.00

 

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.

VCS Weekly Bulletin - April 5, 2019

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to Shaina at bulletin@villagecharterschool.com.
 



Dates at a Glance                  

April 15: Last day to turn in your camp interest form

April 16 @ 5:45pm: Board Meeting

April 20, 2019, 9:00-12:30: Schoolyard Habitat Work Party

April 22: No School

May 3: May Day Festival

 

Schoolyard Habitat Work Party

Calling all families to come and work in our Schoolyard Habitat - Saturday, April 20 - 9:00 - 12:30. Our kids have been planting and weeding, building and putting up bird nesting boxes and much more. We need to come together so we can finish creating this wonderful wild world.

Like our last Fall Family workday, please bring your favorite digging/weeding tools, wheelbarrows, work clothes/shoes/gloves and all the hard-working hands in your family to join in the fun. Please look for the signup sheet so we can order the right amount of food to feed us (burritos again, yum!).

Note: this event is on the same day and is replacing our annual creek cleanup event which we will be back to hosting again next school year.!

 

Village Charter School Summer Camp

We are hoping to host our VCS summer Camp again this year. It is important that we know if there is interest and people willing to commit.

Please fill out the this form and let us know if you wanting your child(ren) to participate by April 15, 2019!

If there is not enough interest by this date, camp may have to cancel – let’s not let that happen!

 

Cart or Wagon Needed

Hello Village Community,

Do any of you happen to have a portable (small) cart with wheels that could carry light loads from the car to classroom? I would like to borrow one for Janet Greene to use for the next 6 weeks. Janet Greene is a teacher working with Creative Sonoma who is providing music and movement in our classroom.

If you have something like this you can loan us please just bring it on in or email me with any questions.

Thank you so much,

Miss Malika

 

Board Meeting

Next Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16 @ 5:45pm. If you are thinking of joining the board, start the process by coming to the meeting to see what it's all about.

 

Parking Lot Reminder 

Please remember that the small lot is for staff and YMCA parents only.  All VCS parents are to park in the large lot. We encourage the use of the drop off area at the end of the large lot curb from 8:15 – 8:30. Do not drop off in front of the NWP office or stop along the curb before the designated area. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CALL FOR PHOTOS!

Do you take pictures at school events or while volunteering in classrooms and on field trips?

Contribute them to the yearbook! You can send them to Emma (erobbins@villagecharterschool.com), or bring in a flash drive or memory card for a quick offload before or after school in Mr. Robbins' classroom.

We would appreciate anything you have, but especially need more pictures of:

  • Field Trips!!
  • Buddies activities
  • Art of all kinds
  • Science experiments
  • Harvest Hoedown
  • Craft Fair
  • Winter Solstice
  • Dia de los Muertos

 

Order Yearbooks!

Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Price: $20.00

 

Found at Gala - Umbrella

An umbrella was found at the Gala. You can claim it in the office.

 

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.

Much appreciation going out to all who worked to make the Fort Ross experience as wonderful, magical and special as it was- it was an epic trip! Thank you Ashley and Miss Barnum for signing up our students a year ago to make this happen for our kids this school year! - Stephanie L.

A big round of appreciation to all the students and teachers plus Deneene, Hattie, Crisarlin and Jeri who helped pull off this Spring’s planting of our Schoolyard Habitat, we are growing greatly because of your help! - Stephanie L.