Village News

VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 20, 2019

VCS middle schoolers marching
for the Global Climate Strike
September 20, 2019

Dates at a Glance                  

Monday, September 23rd, 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm 
GOTR Fall Season Begins

Wednesday, September 25th - October 2 
Conferences (1:00 Dismissal for All)

Saturday, September 28 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY

Friday, October 4th, 8:15 am - 9:15 am 
Parent Association Morning Coffee

Friday, October 4th, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Monday, October 7 - October 10  
Picture Day(s)

Friday, October 11 - No School

Monday, October 14 - No School

Tuesday, October 15 - 5:45 pm  
Board Meeting, public hearing

Friday, October 18*, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Parent Association Meeting (Host: Ashley Hamlett) *Note date change from calendar.

Friday, October 25th 
Pumpkin Walk (more details will be announced in a future bulletin)


Hoedown! Friday, October 4th!

Put your hoe down and come dance with your children at the VCS Hoedown, on

Friday, October 4th from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in the NWP MultiUse Room!

Bring a wholesome potluck dish (SOUTHERN BBQ STYLE) to share, your stomping boots, and your best yee-haw! Come enjoy this year's first big community event and beloved VCS tradition!

Don't forget your tableware; plates, utensils, napkins, etc.

Want to help?

  • Donate extra pumpkins or gourds at the office by Thursday, 10/3!
  • Come help set up! Friday 10/4 at 4:30pm! There will be a signup sheet on the white board in front of the office next week.

Schoolyard Habitat Work PARTY!
Saturday September 28, 9:00 - 1:00

We are looking forward to the upcoming Schoolyard Habitat Family Work Party Day! Come for all of the fun or only a part, all hands are needed, as there is much to do! We will be battling blackberries and invasive grass, tucking in our plants with compost mulch, defining our paths, applying weed cloth with pea gravel mulch and more. Coffee will be provided in the morning. Please bring water bottles, food/snacks for your family and some food/snacks to share if you would like.

Please bring any of the following if you can:

-       cutting tools (loppers and/or pruners)

-       shovels and rakes

-       wheelbarrows/garden carts

-       large work tarps

-       trucks/trailers for hauling and someone(s) willing to drive/haul

Lost & Found

The amount of lost & found items is growing daily. Please regularly check on/under/around the rack outside the office for any familiar belongings.


Take time over the weekend to check your child for lice, combing out all nits, and treating if necessary.

Picture Day(s)

Picture Days will take place during the week of October 7th. The specific days for each class will be announced in a future bulletin.

Yearbook Photos & Cameras Wanted

Do you take pictures around campus, at events, while volunteering in classrooms or chaperoning field trips? Contribute them to the yearbook!

Please send in all the 2019/2020 VCS pictures you can supply--the more, the better!

If you have an old point-and-shoot digital camera lying around, don't let it be obsolete; donate it to the middle school! There are more eager student photographers this year than ever, but we only have four cameras to share among them. Compatible battery chargers and wrist straps are necessities. An SD card is not required, but extras would be welcome.


Save 15% on your 2019-2020 VCS Yearbook by pre ordering before September 30th!

September Discount 15% off
October Discount: 10% off
November Discount: 5% off


Have an appreciation you wish to make? You can email it in by Friday morning to and it will get added to the next Bulletin.

- I especially appreciate Nate, Thomas, James and Gabi for the jubilant and playful way they engage with the Miss Malika’s class on the playground!   It’s such a joy to watch the core values of our Village in action! - Ashley Hamlett

- Thanks to all the parents who participated of the PA meeting last Friday.  It's a lot easier when several of us get together to work toward a common goal. We all have a common bond, creating the best possible educational experience for our children.  Again, thanks and we look forward to see you all again in the next morning coffee and the PA meeting. - Lauren, Crisarlin, Viki & Katie PA co-chairs

- Welcome and THANK YOU to our new Morning Coffee Coordinator - Laurie Aaseth. - Parent Association

- Thanks to the teachers and all the parents that have been helping in our school garden.  Thanks, Stephanie and Hattie for providing your knowledge in creating a natural environment for our children and the native species around us.  Also, thank you to Catherine for volunteering to  bring coffee for our Schoolyard Habitat work day, next Saturday 28th.  - PA co-chairs

- Thanks,  Natalie Naber, Amelia Chapman, Mike Lenox, Denise Youssef and Megan Chieppa.  The Parent Association is very excited that you have taken on the role as our Morning Greeters.

- THANK YOU to Jeffrey McCracken for taking time out of his Saturday to move a piano across town and into our classroom! Your time and effort and eagerness to help are so appreciated! - *Miss Kristen’s Class*

- Thank you to the Walton Family for donating a beautiful piano to our class! We have been exploring notes and chords and have loved learning together! - *Miss Kristen’s Class*

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