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VCS Weekly Bulletin - January 22, 2021

 

Dates at a Glance

Monday Morning Mindfulness

Starting this Monday, January 25 @9am, ALL VCS students will log in to the link below to begin the week in community with each other. Family members and VCS community are all welcome to join in these 15 minutes of mindfulness, breath, movement + intention, facilitated by Deneene Bell.

Topic: Monday Morning Mindfulness | VCS Kids + Community | A whole-school, whole-community gathering to start the week with mindful breath + movement.
 
Time: Jan 25, 2021 09:00AM PST | Every Monday 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 2789 6830
Passcode: VCS2021


**Students will log into the morning mindfulness zoom link at 9:00 and when we finish, students will transition to their normal login for class.

 

Science with Stephanie

Middle School Science

We have started our weekly science activity series! Over the course of the remaining school year, Stephanie Lennox will be working with the middle school class to deliver 20 weeks of science lessons. The main goal is to have a hands-on science class lesson together, with major emphasis on the hands-on portion. We are providing weekly material kits and then during class time guidance to conduct their experiments and off students go to make it all work. For the past two weeks, students have experimented with potential and kinetic energy by building pendulums and have investigated Bernoulli’s Principle using an 8-foot-long windbag. Each week is a new and unknown activity to add to the enjoyment of it all because science IS fun-tastic!

 

Water Science with Ms. Parent’s Class

The 4th/5th grade class is doing a deep dive into all things water! Over this and next month, Ms. Parent is connecting her students to our wondrous, watery world. Starting in mid-February, Stephanie Lennox will join with the class for 6 weekly activities to continue getting students' hands-on and minds wrapped around this essential life-giving resource! 

 

Yearbooks

The 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook needs your photo contributions!

Email all of your VCS 2020/2021 photos to notification.photos.171173512@treeringphotos.com for the yearbook team to use, and keep 'em coming!

 

If you have any questions, contact Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com.

 

Enrichment Opportunity!

Art & Soul is offering a Virtual Paint Day (like a Paint Night) for Families on Saturday, 2/13, at 11:00 AM with Teacher Katiria. (see attached flyer).

Art & Soul is offering in-person dance classes OUTSIDE in our patio, in Windsor, if anyone is interested.  We have a few spaces open.  707-575-6858 (see attached flyer).  We also have Virtual Music Lessons and Art Classes

 

VCS Instrument Lending

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!

Email Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com to reserve an instrument BEFORE you come in. You'll then be able to pick it up from the VCS office.

 

Appreciations

Thank you, PA, for organizing Thursday’s Community meetings. Even though the turnout was small, it was wonderful seeing and talking with people. Let’s set up another meeting soon and with the hope of seeing more faces!  --Rebecca

VCS Weekly Bulletin - January 15, 2021

 

Dates at a Glance

  • Monday, 1/18- NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Day
  • Tuesday, 1/19 – Board Meeting 6:00 PM
              Topic: VCS Board Meeting
              Time: Jan 19, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

              Join Zoom Meeting
     

PA Meeting

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Topic: VCS Community Meeting | See Friends. Share Feelings. Get Info.
Time:  @ 12:30PM + 7:00PM

Agenda

Join Zoom Meeting | *Same link for both meeting times.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89489870104
Meeting ID: 894 8987 0104
PW: VCS2021

“Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”  --MLK

 

Yearbooks

The 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook needs your photo contributions!

Upload photos of your child's distance learning experience. Their home setup, projects, art, campus visits, enrichment activities...Everything! Please add captions to your photos for clarity.

https://yearbook.treering.com/school/140493/photos/shared-photo-folders

Not sure what to take pictures of? Take a look at these suggestions: https://blog.treering.com/yearbook-ideas-pandemic-20-21

If you have any questions, contact Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” --MLK

 

Enrichment Opportunity!

Art & Soul is offering a Virtual Paint Day (like a Paint Night) for Families on Saturday, 2/13, at 11:00 AM with Teacher Katiria. (see attached flyer).

Art & Soul is offering in-person dance classes OUTSIDE in our patio, in Windsor, if anyone is interested.  We have a few spaces open.  707-575-6858 (see attached flyer).  We also have Virtual Music Lessons and Art Classes

 

VCS Instrument Lending

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!

Email Emma at erobbins@villagecharterschool.com 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 getfood.refb.org for those with internet access. The search tool allows you to enter an address and find 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.
 

Appreciations

Thank you, Matt and Teachers, for turning the old office into an art gallery. I love walking in and seeing all of the student art work! Parents, if you are on campus, you are welcome to take a peek!

Rebecca did an awesome PE exercise with the middle schoolers the other day…having them run through the house touching door knobs and outside touching cars.  It was brilliant and got the kids heartbeat going.  Please do this more often!

To Stephanie for starting hands on science with the middle schoolers!!  Hands-on science for all ages is so important. I support this whenever it is possible! Thank you!

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.

 

REMINDER!

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

 

Wanted

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.

 

Appreciations

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.

        -Rebecca

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 :)

        -Malika

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