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VCS Weekly Bulletin - January 24, 2020


MLK Day of Service


Dates at a Glance                  


Wednesday, February 12th & 13th 5:30 - Aikido Promotions (see details below)

Monday February 17th - NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 18th 5:45pm - Board meeting

Wednesday February 27th - Wednesday March 4th  - Conferences - 1 p.m. dismissal for all

Saturday, April 18th, 9:30am-11:30am - Creek Clean-A-Thon

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

6th Annual VCS Creek Clean-a-thon!

Every year we participate together in a community service event that doubles as a fundraiser. It’s time to start planning for our Annual Creek Clean-a-thon on Saturday, April 18th, from 9:30am-11:30am.

This event needs one more coordinator, someone to put the FUN in our FUNdraising efforts. Can you help make the money magic materialize? All event and outreach materials are already created… now, the right person to coordinate this piece of the event is needed. Please let Rebecca or Stephanie Lennox know if this can be you!

 

Aikido Promotions

Promotions will be held at the Dojo, 880 Piner Rd # 55

February 12th and 13th.

Class at 5:30 - Promotion at 6:30

Sign ups with date and time are are on each classroom door. You must sign up to participate.

 

Free! Come and get it!

Teachers have been going through our library and shed. Stop by the office to see if there is something you would like. Currently we have books, 3x5 index card boxes, hard hats, bean bag chair, large mirrors, and a thermoelectric cooler. If you would be willing to post items on Freecycle or Nextdoor please see Miss Malika.

 

Yearbook Photos Wanted

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

NEW FEATURE FOR 2019/2020: The yearbook will be highlighting students’ extracurriculars this year. If your child does extracurricular activities such as dance, sports, acting, cooking, crafts, volunteering, etc., please submit photos and a brief description of why they do it, what they like about it, and what their experiences have been like.

 

After School Art Enrichment Classes

“Art FUNdamentals” (TK-K)- This class is for the budding artist. Basic art concepts such as line, shape, color, contrast and form will be introduced through various mediums. Throughout the course, students will work with drawing, clay, painting, collage, sculpture, chalks and oil pastels. The subject matter in this class is based around the seasons. Every class students will create a new art project to be taken home that day. Tuition is per month. The art teacher is Katiria (Valentina’s mom).

“Art with the Masters” (4-8th) - Art classes will focus on a new Master Artist each month. Multiple medias will be explored throughout the course, from drawing, to painting, to collage, to sculpture, to oil & chalk pastels. Students will learn about such greats as Picasso, Warhol, Van Gogh and O’Keeffe. In May students will be invited to participate in an Art Gallery. Tuition is per month. The art teacher is Katiria (Valentina’s mom).

Please see attached form for more information!

 

Computer Room and Administration Office Weekly Clean up

We need families willing to take one day a week to clean up the office and/or the computer room.   This clean up includes: vacuuming the carpet, empty all trash cans, dusting shelves, cleaning and sanitizing counters, desks and tables, cleaning the microwave, and check food expiration dates in the fridge and discard what is expired. Please email Crisarlin to prepare a monthly schedule.

 

Vacuums Needed

our school is in need of two vacuums, preferably SHARK. Let Crisarlin know if you can donate a vacuum used but in good condition, or a new one.

 

Sibling Enrollment / New Student Enrollment

It is time to for siblings and new students to apply for enrollment for the 2020/21 school year. Siblings of current VCS students have priority over new students but must apply just the same. To be eligible for Kindergarten, children must be 5 by September 2, 2020. Open enrollment will run from 1/27/20 through 2/7/20. Applications can be found; attached to this bulletin, in the office or the website.

 

Yearbooks

Don’t forget to buy your yearbook!

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.

Thanks to the amazing, awesome, hard working VCS students/families who came out to clean up Piner Creek on MLK Day of Service (see pictures below!). We collected hundreds of trash pounds and enjoyed making our world a better place, together. Thank you for coming out and caring for our creeks!!!
 

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - December 19, 2019


Cecilia's First Day of School


Dates at a Glance                  

December 19th - 6:00 PM - Winter Solstice Festival

December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break (No School)

 

 

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Reminders and Help Needed

 

Student Arrival Time

Please have your child(ren) here and in their classroom at 5:45 P.M. Students need to be fed and dressed for the festival. It’s a long evening, so please make sure they eat before they come.

Festival Dress Requirements per Classroom*

PLEASE, NO logos, pictures or words on the clothing and no stripes on pants. See the attached for information.

Setup at 3:00 pm

If you can stay this Thursday after school to set up we will need your help to prepare the NWP Multipurpose room for the event. 

Thanks VILLAGE CHARTER FAMILIES!!!

 

Save Cecilia Robbins Fund

Our most beloved tortie cat Cecilia suddenly fell very ill. She's being treated by a veterinary oncologist, which is costing thousands of dollars. Since Cecilia doesn't have a job, it's up to us to scrape together the money, and any help we can get covering her medical expenses would be deeply appreciated. Every little bit helps!

You can donate to Cecilia's care on her GoFundMe page.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/savececilia

Even if you aren't able to donate, please help by spreading the word of the fundraiser.

 

Thank you,

Emma & Travis Robbins

 

Head Lice

While there is no “season” for head lice, it can be more common in the winter months as children and families are in tighter quarters, families gather for the holidays and winter apparel is swapped and shared. Please take time over break to check your child's head (and everyone in your household) for lice.

 

Yearbook Photos Wanted

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

NEW FEATURE FOR 2019/2020: The yearbook will be highlighting students’ extracurriculars this year. If your child does extracurricular activities such as dance, sports, acting, cooking, crafts, volunteering, etc., please submit photos and a brief description of why they do it, what they like about it, and what their experiences have been like.

 

Yearbooks

Don’t forget to buy your yearbook!

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 want to appreciate everyone that put the craft fair together. We had a lot of fun and came home with so many cute crafts. Good wholesome fun!

xo- Amber and Osha

VCS Weekly Bulletin - December 6, 2019


Milo & Stan


Dates at a Glance                  

December 6th, from 6 pm - 8 pm - Annual Village Craft Fair

December 9th, 6:00pm - Board Meeting

December 9th, 2-3:30pm - Schoolyard Habitat Workday

December 11th, 12:30 - Schoolyard Habitat Workday

December 13th, - TBA - PA Meeting

December 16th - Deadline to register for Winter Camp

December 19th - TBA - Winter Solstice Festival

December 20th - January 3rd - Winter Break (No School)


 

Annual Village Craft Fair

TONIGHT  from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm! 

We hope everyone will be able to join us for this special evening

The children will have the opportunity to make gifts for friends and family (or themselves) in different crafting stations sprinkled among the classrooms.  They will  have the chance to make photo frames (with photos taken on-site OR bring in your favorite), mini pumpkin succulent planters, gnomes, glass ornament globes, cookies, lip balms and more.

We still need your help with running a craft station. Please sign up here

Also, if you have access to natural materials as REDWOOD BRANCHES, IVY BRANCHES, MISTLETOE, HOLLY BERRIES OR PINE CONES, please bring them to school today!

AND BIG THANKS TO THE GIRLS ON THE RUN TEAM and all the families who participated in the Bake /Craft Sale.  With this contribution we will be able to buy all the materials that will be used for the crafts.  Because of this there will be no charge per craft.  We encourage that each student just make one of each craft. 

Village Charter School Parent Association Co Chairs

Katie, Lauren, Viki, & Crisarlin

 

Winter Camp

VCS Winter Camp will be available to all 2019/2020 VCS students

Monday, December 23 – Friday, January 3
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NO CAMP: Wednesdays, 12/25 or 1/1

See the attached registration form for details.

Deadline to register is Monday, December 16.

 

Come Help Protect Our Schoolyard Habitat

When: Monday 12/9 @ 2:30 - 3:30

and Wednesday 12/11 @ 12:30 - 1:30

Now that the ground has softened up a bit with our lovely rains, it's time to weed out the dreaded Bermuda grass. Come out for a few minutes or a whole hour, any/all efforts are very needed! We will work in light rain but skip if it's actively pouring. Bring your favorite gardening accessories (like foam pads to kneel on, hand weeding tools, gloves (and we will also have hand tools and gloves available)).  Students are welcomed and encouraged to join in the work once they are out of class. Come out to have fun together as we rise up to take down this invasive invader. Ask Stephanie or Hattie any questions :)

 

Girls on the Run 5K

Event Details:

SOMO Village

1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, California

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Festivities begins at 8am

5k start is 9am

 

Amazon Smile and eScrip

There are two ways to help VCS while doing your shopping this holiday season and all year long!

One is to do your Amazon shopping through smile.amazon.com after you link VCS as your charitable organization. The other is to sign up for Escrip at escrip.com. Amazon as you know is online only shopping, Escrip is online as well as local merchants including Oliver's Market (You will need to present your card at checkout). On average VCS receives $50 per quarter from Amazon and $100 per month from Escrip and that's without your contribution.
These rebate programs are not limited to VCS families so tell your family and friends to please register today!

 

Yearbook Photos Wanted

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

NEW FEATURE FOR 2019/2020: The yearbook will be highlighting students’ extracurriculars this year. If your child does extracurricular activities such as dance, sports, acting, cooking, crafts, volunteering, etc., please submit photos and a brief description of why they do it, what they like about it, and what their experiences have been like.

 

Yearbooks

Don’t forget to buy your yearbook!

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.