VCS Weekly Bulletin - March 9, 2018

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Middle School Students
Marching for Immigration Rights

Dates at a Glance                         

·  March 12th, 3:15pm - VCS Run Club

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

· March 22nd, 3:15 - 4:15 - Mayday Choir (meets every Thursday)

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

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



Cesar Chavez Festival

Mr. Robbins' class at SRJC for the Walkout for Immigration Reform

VCS school festivals celebrate seasons, diverse cultures, and our local and school communities. VCS incorporates traditional and current stories, songs and crafts in grade-specific curriculum leading up to a festival.  It is our hope that the children share their rich education during this time, but we also recognize that even though they are learning, this might not be the case.

This March, VCS is celebrating the life and legacy of labor leader and activist, Cesar Chavez. Here are a few amazing opportunities our teachers have provided our students:

Speakers Series:
Korina Saavedra, UFW Coordinator, Santa Rosa Office - History of the United Farm Workers Union
Omar Gallardo - LandPaths, Outreach and Diversity Director - Legacy of Cesar Chavez/Student Engagement
Mariachi Barragan - History of Mariachi and Traditional Songs
March 5th Walk Out in support of Immigration Reform
Documentary “Dolores” (more details to come)

The school day has been adjusted to accommodate this festival, noted on the VCS calendar and bulletin. School will begin at 10:00 am and end at 2:30 for Kindergarten, 4:00 for 1st - 8th.

Watch this month for further details from your child’s teacher.


5th Annual VCS Creek Clean-A-Thon

SAVE THE DATE! It's time to start planning for the Village Charter School's
5th Annual Creek Clean-a-Thon on Saturday, April 21st, from 9:30am-11:30am. 

Have a special passion for our school's environmental mission? Want to help spread the word about our commitment to environmental education and community? Once again, we have a very special opportunity to support our children's environmental awareness and education WHILE serving our larger Santa Rosa community AND raising critical funds. All while having tons of fun!

We are again asking students and their families to participate in three ways:

          1. The first is by collecting donations/pledges for our school in support of our creek cleanup work. If each student gets $120 in pledges, we will easily reach our goal of $10,000 for our school!

          2. The second we are looking to procure local Community/Business sponsors who would be interested in making a tax-deductible donation toward our event (and having their business featured in our event promotions and on our event tee shirts).

          3.  And last, is to attend the event and be the “people-power” cleaning the creek.
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



Mayday Choir

Mayday Choir is next!
Come sing the traditional songs of spring & summer, and dance around the maypole!
Thursday afternoons: 3:15 - 4:15
Starting Thursday, March 22nd
9 sessions @ $5 ($45 term)
Interested? Sign up outside of Miss Barnum's classroom


VCS Run Club

VCS Run Club will meet again Monday, March 12th 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 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

  • 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?


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.



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.

"Mr. Robbins would like to appreciate Emma for her help in writing fun, creative math assignments for the middle school classes. They're always a welcome break from textbooks and handouts!"

“Thank you to Stephanie for cleaning up the planter boxes this week and getting them ready for planting.” -Catherine

"Thank you Matt Barnes for supplying the cable needed to add a second monitor to my desk."  - Carolyn

"Once again thank you to Emma for being so happy to help with computer issues." - Carolyn

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