VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 12, 2019

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Dates at a Glance                  


March 14, 3:40pm: Irish Choir Concert

March 18 – March 22: No School – Spring Break

April 20: Creek Clean-A-Thon

April 22: No School

May 3: May Day Festival

 

 

 

Letter of Intent—Required to hold a spot for 2019-20 school year!

We have an extensive waiting list for the 2019-20 school year. If you have not yet completed and returned your letter of intent that was due March 1st please do so ASAP. The letter is available in the office, or you can print it here.

 

First Ever VCS Irish Choir in concert!

NWP Auditorium
Thursday, March 14th
3:40 PM
Come one, come all! New Costumes! Amazing children! Gaelic singing!
You'll love it!

 

Service Project Request

Dear VCS Community,

For our middle school service project, we would like to help the homeless in Sonoma County. Did you know there are over 25,000 homeless people in Sonoma County?
Our goal is to make 50 bags of food, water, and other useful supplies.
We would appreciate if you all could donate some supplies to help with this project.

We will be at VCS after school this Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Please feel free to stop by and donate any useful items, like:

·         bottled water
·         Non perishable foods such as: granola bars, trail mix, applesauce, beef jerky, crackers,
          cookies, dried fruit, etc.
·         toothbrushes\toothpaste (you can ask your local dentist or orthodontist for these items )
·         paper\plastic grocery bags (for storing these items)
·         socks
·         dry dog food
·         anything else you can think of

Please help support our service project! We are hoping to have some bags ready to give out over spring break, but we will also set a day to collect after break.

                 Sincerely,
                 Leaders: Jo Ivanoff and Alexis Hedges and Jr. Leader: Sage Bross-Bell

 

National Arts Program

Several of our students submitted art to the National Arts Program. All of their work is on display in the Finley Center through March 30th. If you have the time, it’s worth the free visit! Look for students from Miss Kristen’s, Ashley!’s, and Mr. Robbins’s class!

 

A Girl and Her Dog

GIRLS ON THE RUN, SONOMA COUNTY INVITES YOU,

Calling all women, girls or really anyone wanting to venture into the great outdoors. Come meet Marie Holt RN, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of A Girl And Her Dog, discuss her amazing experiences on the trails as a solo woman hiker. She will answer all your questions and address any fears you may have about setting out on your next outdoor adventure. This event is FREE and snacks and drinks will be served.Have all your questions answered and leave this event feeling prepared, confident and excited to blaze your own trails in 2019!

Date: Sat, March 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT
Location: Sports Basement, Santa Rosa
                  1970 Santa Rosa Avenue
                  Santa Rosa, CA 9540

 

Solo Art Exhibit - Seth Richardson 

My first solo exhibit called Chasing Rabbits will be opening this Friday, March 15th at Fulton Crossing from 5-8pm in the gallery's Front Room!  I am so excited about this show. It's featuring all new work ranging from sculpture and lighting to wall art and decor.

The event is free. There will be wine tasting and food as well as music. Also, being that this is an Open Studio event, all of our resident artists will have their studios open to the public with their work available for sale.

Fulton Crossing is located at 1200 River Road, Fulton, CA 95439.

 

Order Yearbooks!

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Price: $20.00

 

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.

The Gala was truly MAGNIFICENT! Hats off and so, so much gratitude to the amazing team of folks that worked so hard to pull it off. YOU are a huge part of what makes our school so incredible! - Ashley H.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Gala—it was such a fun night! I appreciate all of you and your efforts to help support our school! ~ Ashley J.

I want to congratulate the GALA Committee for such a wonderful event.  It could not be better!! Thanks Meg for your leadership, Mikela, Viki, Karen and Katie for your commitment with our school, AND to Rebecca for her 100% support in any activity we do at school.  Also thank you to everyone who contributed, big or small, to make this a successful event happen. -Colón-Vázquez Family

I really appreciate all our teachers do at school.  I want to thanks Miss Barnum for all she does, so our kids can have a magical time at school.  Thanks for organizing the "Sewing Party" to make the choir costumes. Also for taking from your personal time, to make such a beautiful Irish background.  -Colón-Vázquez Family

VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 1, 2019

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Dates at a Glance                  

Feb. 27th – March 6th: CONFERENCE WEEK -  1pm dismissal for all

March 2, 5:30 – 9:00 pm at Sebastopol Subud Hall: GALA - THIS SATURDAY!

March 14, 3:45 pm: Irish Choir Concert

March 18 – March 22: No School – Spring Break
 

 

THIS SATURDAY! GALA!

We are looking forward to gathering with you at our semi-annual Gala event this coming Saturday, March 2nd, 5:30pm-9pm at Sebastopol Subud Hall.  Thanks for taking a moment to read this email all the way through, and share it with the other members in your party.  This event will be an opportunity to come together as a community, for an enjoyable night out, in support of the Village Charter School.  Funds raised through ticket sales, drink sales, games and auction items will support all of the things that make the Village special – small class sizes, arts, Aikido, field trips and more.  This is a sold out event at 150 and ticket sales are now closed. All tickets are will call. Please visit the check-in table upon arrival. Dinner will be sit-down and family-style.

What: Village Charter School Gala! We will enjoy a family-style dinner from Lombardi’s, drinks, games, music and a silent and live auction.  

Where: Sebastopol Subud Hall
234 Hutchins Ave, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Venue includes Sirens Studio for Youth and the Arts

When: March 2nd, 5:30-9:00pm
5:30-6:45 ~ silent auction, wine toss game, appetizers
7:00-8:00 ~ dinner, live auction, Heads & Tails game
8:00-9:00 ~ dessert & coffee, wine toss game, music by The Hots, auction checkout

For Who:  This is an adult-oriented event, for people who have purchased tickets or tables in advance.  There will be no tickets available the evening of the event.

 

First Ever VCS Irish Choir in concert!

NWP Auditorium
Thursday, March 14th
3:45 PM
Come one, come all! New Costumes! Amazing children! Gaelic singing!
You'll love it!

 

Weather Reminder

We do not anticipate a school closure however during times of heavy rain parents should check their email and also listen to KSRO 1350 AM, 103.5 FM or 94.5 FM prior to leaving your house in the morning following the instruction for Piner Olivet Unified School District - Northwest Prep Campus. You can also access the SCOE school closure webpage.

 

2019/20 Kindergarten & 7th grade immunizations

Beginning with the 2019/2020 school year there will be new requirements for incoming kindergarten and advancing 7th graders. For full details go to Shots For School. Students entering K and 7th grades have until August to get this taken care of so make your appointments now. These students will not be allowed to attend class without a complete immunizations record.

Order Yearbooks!

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Price: $20.00

 

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.

VCS Weekly Bulletin - February 8, 2019

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Dates at a Glance                  

Feb. 18: No School – Presidents’ Day

Feb. 27th - March 6th: Parent-Teacher Conferences - 1 pm dismissal for all

March 2, 5:30 - 9pm at Sebastopol Subud Hall: GALA!

March 18 March 22: No School – Spring Break

 

Letter of Intent

VCS asks all families to return the attached Letter of Intent for the 2019/20 school year. Letters are to be returned by Friday, March 1, 2019. Copies are also available in the office.

 

Help Earn Money for VCS

VCS received over $1150 in 2018 from eScrip and Amazon purchases. Are you registered? If not please click the links below and start helping to increase our 2019 total today.

Do you have an Oliver’s Community Card or are you connected to eScrip?

Obtaining your card is easy! Just ask the cashier when you check out to give you a new Oliver’s Community Card. Then all you need to do is register your card, and there are two easy ways to get that done…

Request and complete the simple registration form during check-out at any of our store locations. By the time you have completed your transaction, you will be registered and 3% of your purchase will be donated to your group of choice. Use the card every time you shop and watch your contribution grow.

Or…

You can register for eScrip here and then add your Oliver’s Community Card number to your account.

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Aikido Promotions

AIKIDO PROMOTIONS for 1st - 8th grade students will be held this month at the New School Aikido Dojo at 880 Piner Rd # 55, Santa Rosa (between Range & Airway).

Come on out for this special once-a-year opportunity to observe and cheer on your child as s/he earns their colored belt for the effort, discipline, and mindfulness they have dedicated to their Aikido practice with Sensei Wisdom this year. As a special opportunity, students are also welcomed and encouraged to join the Aikido class beforehand to experience their practice in the wonderfully peaceful and inspiring setting of the dojo. Seating can be a bit tight, so arrive early if you can, and don’t forget to bring your camera!

The FREE AIKIDO CLASS will be held from 5:30-6:30om and PROMOTIONS will take place from 6:30-7pm (specific end time depends upon number of participants).


Each class is designated for a specific night. Please sign up on the sheet outside your child’s classroom if s/he can make it. * If your student cannot make it on the assigned evening, but is available the other night, no problem — just let Sensei Wisdom know so he can be prepared that evening with your child’s belt. Sensei Wisdom: 707.571.2013


Miss Barnum's class Thursday 2/14

Miss Malika's 1st grade students Thursday 2/14

Miss Kristen's 1st grade students Thursday 2/14


Ms. Ashley’s class Friday 2/15

Mr. Robbins's class Friday 2/15


Some Background: The Aikido Tradition at VCS

Sensei Isaiah Wisdom of New School Aikido has been coming to VCS for many years to teach Aikido to all of the school's 1st - 8th graders. Village students have grown and thrived under his tutelage. Students are eager to attend, practice what they have learned, and earn their belts.

It's an integral part of our curricular program that is considered as much of a life skill education as it is a physical practice. Aikido is a nonviolent martial and self-defense art developed in Japan in the early 1900s. It is a powerful, proactive, nonviolent method of resolving conflict whose practice brings a sense of vitality, confidence, unity, and fulfillment to our entire student body.

 

DONATION ITEMS NEEDED!!

Please contact Viki with donation items and/or questions!

 

Order Yearbooks!

Order here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
Price: $20.00

 

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.