VCS Weekly Bulletin - February 23, 2018

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Students Presenting
Biomimicry Projects

Dates at a Glance                         

· Monday, February 26, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

· Wednesday, February 28, 1pm  - Farmers Market Fundraiser

· 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)



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 these sample recipes for delicious Vegan Fudge, Paleo Cinnamon Apple Muffins, or Gluten-Free Date Bars for inspiration!


Update from Miss Malika

Dear Village Community,

I send out my deepest appreciation to all who held me and my house hunting close to your thoughts. I have no doubt that it helped open the way for me!

Thank you Crisarlin Vazquez, Trent Tureman, Karen Chieppa, Shaina Taylor, Courtney Evans and Deneene for reaching out and sending your well wishes as well as some possible leads.

Now, for the good news! I found a home. I will be moving mid March. I was able to stay in Sebastopol.

In gratitude for this/our community,
Miss Malika



Beginning next Monday, February, 26th, 2018
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.



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.


Marble Run Wanted

Carolyn is looking for a marble run set.



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 so much to Miss Rebecca for being such a supportive aide for Miss Malika. We are so happy you are here!" - Shaina

"I appreciate Malika for helping me in the mornings. Coming to extended care with the room already warm and bathrooms unlocked has been such a treat. Thank you for your thoughtfulness". - Ash

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