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VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 7, 2018

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



Photo by Addy and Jo


Dates at a Glance                         

Sep. 12, 1pm - 2:15pm: PA Meeting

Sep. 22, 9am - 2pm: School Yard Habitat Workday.

Sep. 25, 8:30 - 9:30am: Gala Event Committee Meeting

Sep. 26 - Oct. 3: Conferences (Minimum Days, 1:00 Dismissal)

Oct. 5, After Morning Circle: PA Sponsored Morning Coffee

Oct. 5: Hoedown


 

Attention Middle Schoolers

If you already have a Ukulele at home, please bring them every Tuesday!
If you don’t have one you do NOT need to buy one! We are in the process of purchasing them for everyone who doesn’t already have one!

 

Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!
Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Regular price: $20.00

 

English-Spanish Dictionaries Needed

HELP!  AYUDA!
Spanish class in the middle school starts this Monday.
We are in need of 12 English-Spanish dictionaries.
If you have one or two, and are willing to donate, please bring them to the middle school classroom.

Gracias,
Claudia & Crisarlin

 

Conservation in Action

We will be creating a B&B inside our schoolyard habitat. The B&B, which stands for Butterfly & Bee, will provide our pollinating insect friends with features to support their survival. We will be placing plants to attract and nourish a wide variety of insects and as insects form the base of a more complex food web, we hope they will in turn attract other creatures to our delicious habitat! Did you know that California has over 1,600 native species of bees? That’s 1,600 different kinds of bees and this number does not include the infamous Honey Bee that is native to Europe, brought over to California about 380 years ago.  The vast majority of our native bees are solitary species while the honeybee is colonial. Honeybees form colonies with discrete divisions of labor, all working together to raise one family. The majority of our native bees go about their work (preparing for their next generation) as individuals, each separate bee creating their own nest site for their offspring’s survival. Whether a social or solitary bee species, these “keystone” pollinating insects are crucial for plants to set seeds which provides the Earth its next generation of life giving plants. For us humans, one out of every three bites of food results from these pollinators’ work! Insects have so much to teach us and we are creating a schoolyard habitat to explore and appreciate all our places in the web of life.

Reminder: There will be a work party preparation meeting this Friday the 7th at 3:15 for our first work party day on September 22nd, please come!

That’s the buzz for now,

Hattie and Stephanie, Schoolyard Habitat Project Co-ordinators

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by
Friday morning or just stop by the office and drop off a note in the orange
Appreciation Jar and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

Queremos agradecer a Miss Kristen y a las familias Holdner y Ethington por donar diccionarios Español - Inglés a la clase de Mr. Robbins.
- Crisarlin y Claudia

Thank you to the Hernandez-Quiles family for painting our boot shelf!
- Miss Malika

Early Bird Discount: VCS Yearbooks are 15% off!

VCS Weekly Bulletin - August 31, 2018

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



Dates at a Glance                         

Sep. 3, Labor Day – No School

Sep. 4, 5:30pm -7pm: Miss Barnum’s Parent Meeting (potluck 5:30, meeting 6-7)

Sep. 4, 5:30-6:30: Mr. Robbins’ Parent Meeting

Sep. 6, 6pm-7:30pm: Miss Kristen and Miss Ashley’s Parent Meeting

Sep. 7, 8am-9am: PA sponsored Coffee Morning

Sep. 22, 9am-2pm: Schoolyard Habitat Workday.

 

 

Morning Drop Off Helper Needed

We are looking for a greeter for Thursday mornings. This consists of arriving at 8:10am and opening doors for families that drop kids at the “drop-off” in the parking lot. At 8:30am you are done and your children are welcome to help you! If you are available to help please reach out to Natalie Naber (chrisnatgabe@sbcglobal.net )

 

Volunteer Hours

Hello Village Families. If you are volunteering in the garden, the classroom or are helping out in other ways, please remember to sign in, on the volunteer sign in sheet, in the office.

Thank you!

 

Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!

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

Regular price: $20.00  

 

English-Spanish Dictionaries Needed

 

HELP!  AYUDA!

Spanish class in the middle school starts this Monday.

We are in need of 12 English-Spanish dictionaries. 

If you have one or two, and are willing to donate, please bring them to the middle school classroom.

Gracias,

Claudia & Crisarlin

 

Updated Calendar

A few changes have been made to the calendar.

·         Conference dates have been added to the calendar. These are 1:00 dismissal days for ALL students.

o    Sept 26 thru Oct 3

o    Feb 27 thru Mar 6.

·         The Hoedown has a new tentative date of Friday, Oct 5.

 

Attendance

Illness - If your child is absent you are to call or email the school. Please give the reason to help track illnesses.

Planned Absences / Independent Study - If your child has a planned known absence coming up, please complete an Independent Study request form a minimum of 3 days prior to their first missed day. Forms can be found on the website in the office.

Tardy - If your child is late to school, 8:31 or later. They are to be brought in to the office and signed in by an adult. Younger students will be walked to class by office staff.

 

Conservation in Action

What weighs over 4,000 pounds and is scheduled for delivery to VCS mid-September? That would be our Schoolyard Habitat Project rock features!* These boulders (yes, boulders!) and cobbles will be placed throughout the project to provide habitat for our reptile and amphibian friends as well as places for us humans to interact with and enjoy nature. Our Schoolyard Habitat’s first workday is right around the corner… please come on Saturday September 22nd from 9:00 – 2:00 (or anywhere inside that window) to help do some major site prep work. We are encouraging families to come, however, this time the work will be done by the adults amongst us while our kids enjoy each other’s company. After this site preparation workday our classes (and future workdays) will be superbly setup to accomplish creating our Schoolyard Habitat!

For the love of lizards,

Hattie and Stephanie, Schoolyard Habitat Project Co-ordinators

*Much thanks goes to VCS’s Nunley family’s landscape supply business DryScape for its generous support by discounting the rock and soil products we purchased for the project, you guys rock (get it?!?!)

 

Appreciations

Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by
Friday morning or just stop by the office and drop off a note in the orange
Appreciation Jar and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

I wanted to say thank you to the secret waterer, my sister, Carissa who kept the gardens beautiful during our warm summer months.   -Lilia Parker-Meyers

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