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VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 23, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Happy Spring!

Dates at a Glance                         


·  March 23rd, 1:00pm - Film-screening of “Dolores”

·  March 23rd, 2:00pm - Garden Group

·  March 28th, 3:30pm - Schoolyard Habitat Team Meeting

·  March 30th, 4:30pm - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck

·  April 2nd - April 6th - Spring Break  (No School)

·  April 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am - Creek Clean-A-Thon!

 

 

Will you need Morning Extended Care on Friday?

Will your child need AM Extended Care on Friday, March 30th? If the answer is YES, you must contact the office or E/C staff with their expected time of arrival. Friday, March 30th is the day of the Cesar Chavez Festival with school starting at 10:00 am. The E/C staff would like to plan on proper coverage for students arriving at school prior to 10:00 am.

 

Garden Group

It’s time to get the garden growing!  Have you noticed that our beautiful village garden is beginning to take shape?  Come and join us on Friday afternoons at 2:00 for some gardening fun!  Weather permitting, so this Friday may be canceled due to rain, but we will resume after the break (Cesar Chavez festival is the following Friday).  Also, we are looking for pots or planters of any shape or size if you have any extras lying around.

 

Schoolyard Habitat Team

The schoolyard habitat coordinator from School Garden Network will be coming to our campus this Wednesday, March, 28 at 3:30 to look at our garden space and see if we meet requirements for funding. If you are interested in being on the habitat team or have input, ideas or resources for a project like this, please come and join us!

 

Facebook Group for Parents

Did you know?? Village Charter School has a parent-run Facebook group. Click here to add yourself to our small parent run page. Share ideas, reminders of activities/holidays/events, ask questions, and get to know other parents!

 

Cesar Chavez Festival


Festival Update

The 4th through 8th graders were able to participate in the showing of the documentary Dolores.

Had more fun practicing songs today with the Mariachi Band.  The classrooms are all getting ready for this exciting festival that is happening next Friday! How this month has flown by with all the amazing activities.

There will be a potluck after the festival, the theme is Mexican so dig out those Enchilada recipes, flan or bring something for the taco bar.  There is an online sign up available https://www.volunteersignup.org/7MBCK it includes ideas for some food items as well as helping to set up. There will also be a paper sign up on the bulletin board with the Festival flyers on Monday. The VCS Potluck Guidelines are also attached below if you would like to review them.

Hope to see you, your family and even friends and the great community event celebrating Cesar Chavez.

The Cesar Chavez Festival is Friday, March 30th at 4:30pm in the VCS Field! Weather permitting, please join us for an afternoon of festivities, a community potluck and speaker Alicia Sanchez, who worked closely with Cesar Chavez. You won't want to miss the live Mariachi band, featuring VCS students singing along!

The school day has been adjusted to accommodate this festival, noted on the VCS calendar and bulletin.

Watch this month for further details from your child’s teacher.

The PA will also send requests on ways you can help and get involved.

 

5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

A Quick Update:
As we wrap up the festival we also are gearing up more for the Creak Clean-up Fundraiser.  We will be having representatives (including some of our middle schoolers) going into the classrooms next week to get the kids excited about this event.
SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's

5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21th, from 9:30am-11:30am.

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

          3. And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.

Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations/pledges in support of the event.

Check out the information and forms below, and visit the Creek Clean-a-Thon's Facebook Page

Creek Clean-a-Thon Letter to the Community

Creek Clean-a-Thon Sponsorship Letter

 

Enrichment

VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 26th at 3:15 pm

Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run. All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…

It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

  • Fairy Garden Help - I am looking for someone who has an hour or two to help me with a project in my magical garden. Maybe next week after the rain lets up. Any time of day is fine. Please just email me or come on by the classroom.

                    Thank you,
                    Miss Malika

  • Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

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.

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 16, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Junior Architects
in Extended Care

Dates at a Glance                         

· March 21st, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting  (Note the date change!)

· March 22nd, 3:15 - 4:15 - Mayday Choir (meets every Thursday)

· March 23rd, 1:00 - Film-screening of “Dolores”

· March 30th, 4:30 PM - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck

· April 21st,  9:30am - 11:30am - Creek Clean-A-Thon!
 

 

Notes from the PA

The monthly PA meeting is happening next Wednesday 3/21 in Rm 23.  The meeting is from 1:15 to 2:15, but come at 1pm to enjoy some munchies and pre meeting conversation.
 
Some things we are going over at this meeting include, the VCS summer program, Wrap of Cesar Chavez and how the Creek Clean Up Fundraiser is going.  If there are any questions, comments or suggestions from you the community hope you will be there to let us know.
 
Lauren will be facilitating this meeting with Crisarlin in order to avoid too many transitions, as Catherine will be in and out.

FREE - Film-screening of "DOLORES"

Village Charter School
Friday, March 23 at 1pm

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. (https://www.doloresthemovie.com/aboutnew)
For more information, contact Claudia.

 

5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's
5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30am-11:30am. 

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

Businesses that have confirmed sponsoring the Creek Clean-a-thon this year are,
          ·  American Tile and Stone
          ·  DryScape Material
          ·  Mr. Rooter
          ·  Art and Soul Music Studios
          ·  Envirichment

          3.  And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.
Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations/pledges in support of the event. 

Check out the information and forms below, and visit the Creek Clean-a-Thon's Facebook Page

Creek Clean-a-Thon Letter to the Community

Creek Clean-a-Thon Sponsorship Letter

 

Enrichment

Mayday Choir

Mayday Choir is next!
Come sing the traditional songs of spring & summer, and dance around the maypole!
Thursday afternoons: 3:15 - 4:15
Starting Thursday, March 22nd
9 sessions @ $5 ($45 term)
Interested? Sign up outside of Miss Barnum's classroom

 

VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 19th at 3:15 pm.

Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run. All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…
It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

  • Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

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.

“Garden thank yous to: Ed Flores for weed eating the garden in preparation for Chris Maccario and his tractor; Brett Hebert, for stepping in to help me with the tee-pee, Blake Bishop and Kyle Blundell for braving the cold and mud to carve out the pathways. The garden space looks incredible! We are on our way!”

VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 9, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at shainamarietaylor@gmail.com 

 


Middle School Students
Marching for Immigration Rights

Dates at a Glance                         


·  March 12th, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

· March 21st, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting  (Note the date change!)

· March 22nd, 3:15 - 4:15 - Mayday Choir (meets every Thursday)

· March 30th, 4:30 PM - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck

· April 21st,  9:30am - 11:30am - Creek Clean-A-Thon!


 

  

Cesar Chavez Festival

Mr. Robbins' class at SRJC for the Walkout for Immigration Reform

VCS school festivals celebrate seasons, diverse cultures, and our local and school communities. VCS incorporates traditional and current stories, songs and crafts in grade-specific curriculum leading up to a festival.  It is our hope that the children share their rich education during this time, but we also recognize that even though they are learning, this might not be the case.

This March, VCS is celebrating the life and legacy of labor leader and activist, Cesar Chavez. Here are a few amazing opportunities our teachers have provided our students:

Speakers Series:
Korina Saavedra, UFW Coordinator, Santa Rosa Office - History of the United Farm Workers Union
Omar Gallardo - LandPaths, Outreach and Diversity Director - Legacy of Cesar Chavez/Student Engagement
Mariachi Barragan - History of Mariachi and Traditional Songs
March 5th Walk Out in support of Immigration Reform
Documentary “Dolores” (more details to come)


The school day has been adjusted to accommodate this festival, noted on the VCS calendar and bulletin. School will begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:30 for Kindergarten, 4:00 for 1st - 8th.

Watch this month for further details from your child’s teacher.

 

5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's
5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30am-11:30am. 

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

          3.  And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.
Even if you cannot attend the cleanup day, please still promote our school’s efforts by collecting donations/pledges in support of the event. 

Check out the information and forms below, and visit the Creek Clean-a-Thon's Facebook Page

Creek Clean-a-Thon Letter to the Community

Creek Clean-a-Thon Sponsorship Letter

 

Enrichment

Mayday Choir

Mayday Choir is next!
Come sing the traditional songs of spring & summer, and dance around the maypole!
Thursday afternoons: 3:15 - 4:15
Starting Thursday, March 22nd
9 sessions @ $5 ($45 term)
Interested? Sign up outside of Miss Barnum's classroom

 

VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 12th at 3:15 pm.

Join us every Monday @ 3:15pm for an easy 3-4 mile run. All running levels are welcome, girls, boys, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas…
It's free, no sign up needed, just bring your running sneakers, a smile, and good attitude to have a good sweat. We will be leaving from the VCS campus at 3:15 PM.

For more information contact Crisarlin Vázquez Crisarlin Vázquez.

 

Parking

Please remember that the small lot is for staff parking and YMCA use only. VCS parents and visitors are to use the large lot.

 

Help Wanted

  • Floor Lamps Needed - Miss Malika is looking for a couple of floor lamps to use in the classroom. Do you happen to have one in the garage or unused or in your give away pile?

 

Order Yearbooks

Don’t forget to get your order in for your yearbook! Pick up order forms in the office or follow this link to place your order and customize 2 free extra pages for your child's copy: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

  • Your personalized yearbook only costs $20.00. 
  • Yearbooks are printed on high quality 100% recycled paper in beautiful full color.
  • For each VCS yearbook sold, Trees for the Future plants a tree in our school's name.
  • Complete your 2 free custom pages no later than April 23.
  • Custom pages are optional, if you don’t customize you’ll receive a standard yearbook.
  • Order your yearbook by May 7 to get free bulk shipping with the rest of VCS!

 

Photos Wanted

Do you have photos of the Craft Fair, Harvest Hoedown, Girls on the Run, field trips you've chaperoned, or anything else from the 2017/2018 school year? The Yearbook Staff could always use additional photo coverage! If you take photos at school events, on field trips, or even of just regular campus activities and classwork, please email them to emmakerfoot@gmail.com any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.

 

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.

"Mr. Robbins would like to appreciate Emma for her help in writing fun, creative math assignments for the middle school classes. They're always a welcome break from textbooks and handouts!"

“Thank you to Stephanie for cleaning up the planter boxes this week and getting them ready for planting.” -Catherine

"Thank you Matt Barnes for supplying the cable needed to add a second monitor to my desk."  - Carolyn

"Once again thank you to Emma for being so happy to help with computer issues." - Carolyn

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