VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 30, 2018

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Dates at a Glance                         

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

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

·  April 13th, 8am-9am - PA Sponsored Coffee Morning

·  April 18th, 1pm - 2:15pm - PA Meeting (Date Change)

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

·  April 23 - 27th - Teacher Appreciation Week (Date Change)



Enroll now for VCS Summer Camp Program

The new VCS summer program will be an 8-week program beginning June 11 and running until August 3rd. The program will be from 8am to 5:30pm.  Each week will be themed around a different ecosystem around the world. Of course, since this is Village there will be art, and music, hikes and other fun activities. Incoming students (Kinder and up) will be welcome to participate.

To learn even more specifics, see the separate email to be sent out soon.

All of this was made possible by Village’s own Ash Strong.

So send your World Explorer(s) to discover a summer camp with fun, friends and adventure.


Cesar Chavez Festival 

Today! Friday, March 30th at 4:30pm in the VCS Field!
Please join us for an afternoon of singing and dancing along with speaker Alicia Sánchez, who worked closely with Cesar Chavez. Also you won't want to miss the live Mariachi band, featuring VCS students singing along!

There will be a potluck after the festival, the theme is Mexican so dig out those Enchilada recipes, flan or bring something for the tostadas bar.  

Tentative schedule for this event:

Starting at 4:30
Prayers of the Farmworkers (Ashley/Middle School)
Dance – Pajaritos (Kristen)
Dance – La Raspa (Malika)
Play – (Ashley)
Dance – Pancha’s Mix (B2)
Speeches Skits – (Middle School)
Dance – El Picket Sign (B2)
Guest Speaker – Alicia Sanchez
Mariachi Songs – De Colores, Cielito Lindo, Las Mañanitas
Potluck in the VCS Quad following the festivities.

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

Don't forget school hours are 10:00 - 4:00 on Friday.


5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon!  

Hope you spent some time on Wednesday afternoon stopping by the table Mariah had set up to sign up for working on the Village Charter School's 5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon Fundraiser on Saturday, April 21th, from 9:30am-11:30am.

She handed out pledge forms with a thermometer your kids can color in as they get pledges towards their goal of $120. If you missed picking yours up a copy is attached to this bulletin and you can print it out yourself.

Don’t forget to ask your friends and family to sponsor you over Spring Break!

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

Additional Update:
We are still looking for Business Sponsors for this fundraiser.  If you own a business or know someone who does please consider sponsoring this VCS Fundraising event.  It is good for the environment, good for the kids, and good promotion for the business too. You can find the letter regarding this attached to the bulletin.

Help Wanted

Donations and Volunteer Support Needed

Jars Needed
The PA is looking to the community for jars - about 32 oz size with no labels. Mason jars are great. Lids are not required. We are looking use these as vases for the flowers for teacher appreciation week in May.



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


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.


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 


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!


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

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. Presently, our greatest photo needs are:

Field Trips!
Visual Arts (drawings, paintings, collages, etc.)
Projects (dioramas, labs, etc.)
Upcoming: Cesar Chavez Festival
Upcoming: Creek Clean-a-Thon



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.

Claudia – Thank you so much for all the time, energy and effort you put into making this years Cesar Chavez happen.  Crisarlin and I are so thankful to have parents like you involved with PA! We couldn’t have done it without you! Gracias! - Catherine

Jeri – You have really helped out on this festival, picking up stakes for the picket signs, and offering the flatbed and to cook the pork for the potluck. You are always so cheerful, we wish would saw you more at the meetings, but love all you do here.  Thank You! Catherine & Crisarlin

Mariah – Thank you for taking up the Fundraising and Creak Clean Up for us this year. You are doing an awesome job!  Thanks!  - Catherine

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