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VCS Weekly Bulletin - June 11, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Friday, June 11 th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
  • 8TH Grade Graduation 6:00PM on the field under big tree.
  • Tuesday, June 15—Board Meeting 6:00PM Public Hearing LCAP/ 21-22 Budget

 

Schedule for Last Week of School

DROP OFF: Older siblings arrive with younger siblings
8:30-8:45: Mr. Robbins, Ms. Parent
8:45-9:00: Miss Malika, Miss Kristen, Miss Barnum

PICK UP: Older siblings leave with younger siblings
12:50-1:00: Miss Malika, Miss Kristen, Miss Barnum
1:00-1:15: Mr. Robbins, Ms. Parent

 

8th Grade Graduation

When: Friday, June 11th at 6:00PM
Where: VCS Field 

Check in starts at 5:30: After you park, walk back to the check-in point for your health
screening, making sure to stay with your cohort group. There will be staff on hand to direct you to your seats.

Front row seating will be designated and spaced for graduates’ families.
Other guests = one blanket per household on designated and spaced spots
Please do not arrive early. MASKS REQUIRED, no exceptions.

Miss Kristen’s Class

Endangered Animal Facts & Art Display
All year long, students in Miss Kristen's class have been completing "math menus" tasks, and have been earning "money" with their creative mathematical efforts.
This trimester, students have also been learning about endangered animals all around the world, and practicing drawing these animals.
As a culminating project, they each created a poster about an animal of their choice, which are now
displayed along with their art on the wall outside the school.
We invite you to come and take a look at the students' incredible work over the weekend!

And in addition to their amazing work on endangered animals, for every dollar they earned, the "math menus money" magically turned into real money! The class decided to donate their hard-earned dollars to help two of our local animal rescue organizations: Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue and Bird Rescue Center of Sonoma County. Together they earned $253!! 
Way to go students and families for putting your learning to work!

 

Important! Please complete SUMMER CAMP FORMS if you are
planning on attending this summer.

Cost: $1000-full summer; $350-2 weeks or 10 day drop off; $200-single week or 5 day drop off.
Use our online credit card payment option! ourschool.support/VCSSummerCamp2021

 

Order your 20/21Yearbook

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?
The standard yearbook costs just $20 (hardcover upgrade available for an additional $7) and includes two free customizable pages for your child to fill with their favorite memories. For each yearbook purchased, a tree is planted in our school's name.
Order Here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747
 

School Photos

Here is the link for the 20/21 school year student pictures.
Click on the thumbnail of your child and download the full-size image. You can then have it printed via
your preferred service. (Snapfish, Shutterfly, Amazon Print, etc.) 
https://www.villagecharterschool.com/portraits2021/
Password: villagetartarsauce

 

Free Lunch Distribution Sites for Summer

The website showing where free lunch/food is being offered:
https://refb.org/summer-lunch.html

 

Appreciations

  • Thank you to all the parents, students and alumni that made cupcakes for our end of the year activities. Thursday was a struggle with all of them sitting in my office. And to all our families, I can’t say enough how grateful I am that we have such an engaged community!
     
  • To our last year graduates and alumni…in being here you brought not only help, but joy! It is so good to see you. Thank you!
     
  • To Emma…the coffee saved me! And let’s not get started on the mural. WOW!
     
  • To Carolyn—I hope you know I could not do any of this without you.
     
  • Teachers and Staff—You are AMAZING! This has been such a challenging clump of years, and you have all managed to hold true to the values and goals of VCS even at the most difficult times. You inspire me! I hope this summer break brings you the rest you need and deserve.

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - May 28, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Monday, May 31st —Memorial Day—No School
  • Friday, June 4th —Kindergarten Class Art Installation
  • Week of June 7-11—See Last Week of School Schedule Below
  • Friday, June 11th —8th Grade Graduation 6:00PM on the field under big tree.

Schedule for Last Week of School

DROP OFF: Older siblings arrive with younger siblings
8:30-8:45: Mr. Robbins, Ms. Parent
8:45-9:00: Miss Malika, Miss Kristen, Miss Barnum

PICK UP: Older siblings leave with younger siblings
12:50-1:00: Miss Malika, Miss Kristen, Miss Barnum
1:00-1:15: Mr. Robbins, Ms. Parent
 

School Photos

Here is the link for the 20/21 school year student pictures.
Click on the thumbnail of your child and download the full-size image. You can then have it printed via
your preferred service. (Snapfish, Shutterfly, Amazon Print, etc.) 
https://www.villagecharterschool.com/portraits2021/ (see email for password)

 

8th Grade Graduation

When: Friday, June 11 th at 6:00PM
Where: VCS Field under the big tree
Front row seating will be designated and spaced for graduate’s family
Other guests = one blanket per household on designated and spaced spots
Temp and screening prior to entering. MASKS REQUIRED, no exceptions

 

The 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook needs photos!

Yes, the 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook still needs photos!

We're still accepting photos through May! Do you have a picture of the first day of Zoom school? What about the first day of In Person school? Show us pets joining in on distance learning, screenshots of virtual classes and festivals, artworks and culinary creations, remote study spaces, hobbies, homework, everything! 

Email all of your VCS 2020/2021 photos to erobbins@villagecharterschool.com. Please include the name(s) of students pictured and additional caption information if needed. 

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Place your order by the end of May! This year's beautiful student-made yearbook features doodles drawn by hand from students in every class.
(If your child hasn't provided any doodles yet, there's still time! Have them use pen on plain white paper, take a photo and send it to Emma.) 
The standard yearbook costs just $20 (hardcover upgrade available for an additional $7) and includes two free customizable pages for your child to fill with their favorite memories. For each yearbook purchased, a tree is planted in our school's name.

Order Here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

 

Important! Please complete SUMMER CAMP FORMS if you are
planning on attending this summer.

Coco and Mr. Matt will be offering VCS Summer Camp beginning June 16, 2021. The sooner
people commit to our summer camp, the better we can plan and prepare. If you need financial
support, please contact Rebecca.
Cost: $1000-full summer; $350-2 weeks or 10 day drop off; $200-single week or 5 day drop off.
Use our online credit card payment option! ourschool.support/VCSSummerCamp2021

 

2021-22 School Calendar

Attached is the 2021-22 school calendar. Please note that our school start time will change to 8:45
AM for all grades. Spring break as marked is tentative. We will confirm that week once other
county schools have posted calendars. Dates for festivals, PA events, morning circle, etc. will be
determined once we have clarity what is allowed regarding larger, in-person gatherings.
 

Service Opportunity

Possible service project! Collect acorns and bring hard-boiled eggs to the wildlife rescue - seems like a
very safe and distanced opportunity to do some good!
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue | 707-992-0274
support@scwildliferescue.org | www.scwildliferescue.org
Thank you, Donata, for this service suggestion!
 

Appreciations

Thank you, Cassidy Walton!!! You have been such a gift to the students and teachers. There is so much we could not have done without your help. AND, Nate, it is a joy watching you work with the kids!

 

VCS Weekly Bulletin - May 7, 2021

Dates at a Glance

  • Friday, 5/14—No School
  • Tuesday, 5/18—Board Meeting
     

Please contact Rebecca at rlivanoff5@gmail.com if you have questions.

 

We can no longer have parents come onto campus on Fridays. All packet pick-up/drop-off will be coordinated with your child’s in-person day(s). Parents can come onto campus to pick-up/drop-off school work after 5:00PM and on weekends.

 

**Extra Home Health Screening forms can be found on the table outside the office**

 

Teacher Appreciation Week at VCS

Hello, Village Families! 

It is time to say “Thank You” to the exceptional Village Charter School teachers.   

The PA and the Board are planning several activities for the teachers next week and we need your support. We are not posting all the activities to keep some of them a surprise.  

·  Letters, poems, drawings.  So, what a better moment to shower them with appreciation letters, poems, drawings.  These appreciations and artwork can come from kids AND parents! We are sure your words of appreciation will make our teachers very happy, and will encourage them to continue making a difference in our child’s life.

·  Please encourage your kid(s) to bring their appreciation letters on the day they are in school and personally hand them to their teachers.

·  Lunch for the teachers and extended staff from a local business - VCS families interested in donating some money to help cover the costs of the lunch can hand a check or cash to Rebecca at drop off.

Please note below the name(s) of teachers and additional staff members that you might want to write an appreciation note for.

 

Office

  • Rebecca Ivanoff
  • Carolyn Jensen

Teachers

  • Bonnie Barnum
  • Kristen Pearce
  • Malika Harville
  • Rachael Parent
  • Travis Robbins
  • Kellie Gurule (RSP)
  • Jessica Lickey (SP)

Aides

  • Jessica Jensen
  • Francisco Palmerin
  • Matt Heath
  • Sage Winter
  • Emma Robbins

 

Cheers and gratitude. Stay safe and be well,

The VCS Board & Parent Association

 

 

2021-22 School Calendar

Attached is the 2021-22 school calendar. Please note that our school start time will change to 8:45 AM for all grades. Spring break as marked is tentative. We will confirm that week once other county schools have posted calendars. Dates for festivals, PA events, morning circle, etc. will be determined once we have clarity what is allowed regarding larger, in-person gatherings.

 

Summer Camp 2021—Please complete the attached sign-up forms.

Coco and Mr. Matt will be offering VCS Summer Camp beginning June 16, 2021. The sooner people commit to our summer camp, the better we can plan and prepare. If you need financial support, please contact Rebecca.

Cost: $1000-full summer; $350-2 weeks or 10 day drop off; $200-single week or 5 day drop off.

 

The 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook needs photos!

Yes, the 2020/2021 VCS Yearbook still needs photos!

We're still accepting photos through May! Do you have a picture of the first day of Zoom school? What about the first day of In Person school? Show us pets joining in on distance learning, screenshots of virtual classes and festivals, artworks and culinary creations, remote study spaces, hobbies, homework, everything! 

Email all of your VCS 2020/2021 photos to erobbins@villagecharterschool.com. Please include the name(s) of students pictured and additional caption information if needed. 

Have you ordered your yearbook yet?

Place your order by the end of May! This year's beautiful student-made yearbook features doodles drawn by hand from students in every class.
(If your child hasn't provided any doodles yet, there's still time! Have them use pen on plain white paper, take a photo and send it to Emma.) 
The standard yearbook costs just $20 (hardcover upgrade available for an additional $7) and includes two free customizable pages for your child to fill with their favorite memories. For each yearbook purchased, a tree is planted in our school's name.

Order Here: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1014724174042747

 

Tick Checks!

This is proving to be a bad tick season! With all the time we are spending outside and in the garden, we encourage you to do tick checks after your child’s in-person days.

 

Student and Family COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics May 8 and 12

Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Sonoma County students age 16 and older, as well as their families, will be offered on Saturday, May 8 at Elsie Allen High School and Wednesday, May 12 Sonoma Valley High School.

The clinics are the result of a partnership between Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), Safeway, Sonoma County Department of Health Services, and Sonoma County school districts that have offered to host clinics. They were developed in response to a need identified by SCDHS to provide more opportunities for the youth of Sonoma County to be vaccinated.

These clinics are open to all Sonoma County students age 16+ and their families.

Flier link English | Spanish

Scoe.org/vaccines has all the information on the flyer and the press release

 

Appreciations

Thank you, Coco, for the very sweet treat this morning. You brightened the day for all of us

 

Support Our Community, Create More Connections

VCS wants to support our families' small businesses by sharing your business information with the community.  Please fill out this Google form or print the form and email to Rebecca with your business information (applies to both if  you own the business or you are an employee).  Your business information will be announced on the VCS web page and Facebook. 



https://ameliachapman.cabionline.com/ Amelia Chapman

 


http://www.cornerprojectales.com The Adamian Family

 


https://www.artandsoulschool.com
 The Kushins Family
 


https://bohemianroots.net/
 Lauren Racusin McSweeney
 


http://brandflowmarketing.com
 Naomi Catalina
 


https://wildsageyoga.com/
 Deneene Bell

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