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VCS Weekly Bulletin - November 14, 2020


Important Dates

  • Friday, 12/18 - Winter Solstice Festival (more info to come)
  • Monday 12/21/20 - Friday 1/1/2021 - Winter Break!
  • Monday 1/4/2021 - School resumes

Winter Solstice Festival  Friday at 5:30

Please join us for an evening of beauty, song and story.  The ZOOM link will be sent out by email later this week and also posted on our website.



Video performances for the solstice festival need to be submitted ASAP. Everyone received recordings. Please encourage your child to participate.



Malika needs baby food jars with lids. If you have any to donate you can just drop them in the office. Thank you!

Carolyn is looking for denim jeans for a quilt project. Non-stretch, blue (preferred), grey, or black. These will be cut up so holes and stains are ok.


DL Support

Looking for support or tutoring? Rachel Bean is available.



To the VCS Community-Thank you for your participation and generosity in Giving Tuesday and our Variety Show/Live Auction.
To all those that helped us get this event planned and off the ground: Keith, Deneene, Karen, Suja, Roseanne, Sarah, Meg, Carrie, Kanoe, Amber, Mikeala, Sara, and Jesslyn. THANK YOU!
And a special appreciation for the  ROCKSTAR crew that put the ideas and planning into action and made it happen: Crisarlin, Carlos, Viki, Jose, Lauren, Benjie, Natalie, Stephanie, Claudia, and Ashley.
We made over $19,000!!! WOW! I can’t thank you enough.


I want to thank Ben and Jesse Chieppa for the generous gift of homemade holiday cookies they gave to the whole staff. It really made a difference. I liked the peanut butter the best :)


Join us TOMORROW for #givingtuesday

VCS Community!

We are united with our global community for #GivingTuesday. Join the Village Charter School community on December 1st  and let's show our strength.

Please join the VCS comunity tomorrow, December 1st at 7:00 pm through zoom,, as the PA and Rebecca will be giving details on upcoming fundraising events and answer any questions you may have. 

  • how to get your tickets,
  • how to download Auctria app,
  • and how to watch the Variety Show on December 5th


Topic: VCS Fundraising Events Meeting

Time: Dec 1, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 927 1393 6366
Passcode: Village

Also, visit Giving Tuesday and donate now or share with friends and family to spread the word! Use this link for text, email, or post on social media:

As always, thank you for your support!

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 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 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.

Another good link is through SoCo Emergency



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

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