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VCS Weekly Bulletin - February 16, 2018

Have something for the bulletin? Send it to: Shaina at 


Photo by Brenna H.

Dates at a Glance                         

· Monday, February 19 - President’s Day - No School

· Wednesday, February 28 thru Wednesday, March 7, - Parent/Teacher Conferences (1:00 dismissal for all students)

· Friday, March 2, 8:30am - 9:30am - PA Coffee Morning

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

· Friday, March 30 - Cesar Chavez Festival/Potluck (details to come)

· Saturday, April 21 - Creek Clean Up (details to come)




No School Monday

There will be no school on Monday 2/19. Enjoy the time with your loved ones!


Farmer's Market Fundraiser - Wednesday, February 28th at 1:00 PM

Won’t you join us at the VCS Farmers Market fundraiser!?

Children and families are encouraged to bring their healthy (processed sugar free) baked goods and snacks, handmade arts and crafts, flowers, produce, or any other donations for the children to sell.


Children in grades 2nd-8th will be selling donated goods, with all proceeds benefiting the entire school!

Families in Miss Malika & Miss Kristen’s classes are welcome to participate by bringing in items for the older children to sell! (Additionally, adult family members can host a booth and sell any donated goods from these classes)


 Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

The farmers market will start at 1pm on Wednesday, February 28th! We can’t wait to see you there!


WHY SUGAR-FREE? Aside from it being our school policy and having students in our community who do not eat sugar, making yummy treats for our farmers market without using refined sugars or sweeteners is an opportunity to break away from the simple and more common ways we are told to make something delicious and sweet! Creativity is an important practice, especially for growing minds. As more and more research comes out about the health risks of processed sugar consumption (and our addiction to sugar as a people), it is our job to educate each other and to share ideas and practice tasty alternatives!

Some ideas for sweet substitutes: Honey - Coconut nectar - Bananas - Dates


Please see a sample recipe for delicious Vegan Fudge for inspiration. 


Summer Program

Thank you all so much for filling out your surveys! Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, we have enough interest to move this program forward.  We will keep you updated as the program progresses.



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

Toilet Paper Rolls Needed - Don’t throw those cardboard tubes away! Miss Malika and her class are collecting them. Bring them on in!


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?


Playground Help Needed - Calling all parents who love to play! We are looking for some help on the playground. Morning recess times 10:20-11:00

Please consider dropping in to play a game of tag, soccer, jump-rope or bring some new games to the field. We are needing some supervision help and help bringing some games and activities to the children.

If you can help us out p lease be sure your fingerprinted and check in at the office before going to the yard!

Please contact Miss Malika if you can help!


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:

  • 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 any time throughout the school year, or drop them off in person on a memory card, flash drive, or CD.


Classifieds (attached)

Have an event you want to share with the Village community? Add it to the Village Classifieds!

Events, Requests, Etc. can be submitted to Shaina at

(Submissions will run for one week, unless resubmitted)



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.

“Thank you, Miss Malika, for your meaningful mentorship, fabulous friendship, and meticulous mentioning of the meandering Moon! In appreciation... and allured by alliteration.”  -Miss Kristen

“From the PA - Thank everyone who came out Valentines Day to share the afternoon with us.”

“Mariah - Thank you for taking on the Creek Clean Up this year. We are so grateful to have you as such an active member of the PA.” - Catherine

“Shaina & Naomi - Thank you for setting up, putting it out there, and tracking the data for starting a Summer Program here at VCS!  I love having new parents being so involved and be proactive to be the change they want to see.” - Catherine

"Travis and Emma  - Thank you for your continued IT support! " - Carolyn

"Matt Barnes - Thank you for the cables!" - Carolyn

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