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VCS Weekly Bulletin - September 7, 2018

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Dates at a Glance                         

Sep. 12, 1pm - 2:15pm: PA Meeting

Sep. 22, 9am - 2pm: School Yard Habitat Workday.

Sep. 25, 8:30 - 9:30am: Gala Event Committee Meeting

Sep. 26 - Oct. 3: Conferences (Minimum Days, 1:00 Dismissal)

Oct. 5, After Morning Circle: PA Sponsored Morning Coffee

Oct. 5: Hoedown


Attention Middle Schoolers

If you already have a Ukulele at home, please bring them every Tuesday!
If you don’t have one you do NOT need to buy one! We are in the process of purchasing them for everyone who doesn’t already have one!


Order Yearbooks!

Yearbooks are 15% off if you preorder before September 30th! That's just $17.00!
Order here:
Regular price: $20.00


English-Spanish Dictionaries Needed

Spanish class in the middle school starts this Monday.
We are in need of 12 English-Spanish dictionaries.
If you have one or two, and are willing to donate, please bring them to the middle school classroom.

Claudia & Crisarlin


Conservation in Action

We will be creating a B&B inside our schoolyard habitat. The B&B, which stands for Butterfly & Bee, will provide our pollinating insect friends with features to support their survival. We will be placing plants to attract and nourish a wide variety of insects and as insects form the base of a more complex food web, we hope they will in turn attract other creatures to our delicious habitat! Did you know that California has over 1,600 native species of bees? That’s 1,600 different kinds of bees and this number does not include the infamous Honey Bee that is native to Europe, brought over to California about 380 years ago.  The vast majority of our native bees are solitary species while the honeybee is colonial. Honeybees form colonies with discrete divisions of labor, all working together to raise one family. The majority of our native bees go about their work (preparing for their next generation) as individuals, each separate bee creating their own nest site for their offspring’s survival. Whether a social or solitary bee species, these “keystone” pollinating insects are crucial for plants to set seeds which provides the Earth its next generation of life giving plants. For us humans, one out of every three bites of food results from these pollinators’ work! Insects have so much to teach us and we are creating a schoolyard habitat to explore and appreciate all our places in the web of life.

Reminder: There will be a work party preparation meeting this Friday the 7th at 3:15 for our first work party day on September 22nd, please come!

That’s the buzz for now,

Hattie and Stephanie, Schoolyard Habitat Project Co-ordinators



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.

Queremos agradecer a Miss Kristen y a las familias Holdner y Ethington por donar diccionarios Español - Inglés a la clase de Mr. Robbins.
- Crisarlin y Claudia

Thank you to the Hernandez-Quiles family for painting our boot shelf!
- Miss Malika

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