Upcoming Events – Week At A Glance
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
GLAD Training: Professional Development
Congratulations to Mrs. Ramos, Ms. Hibbs, Mrs. Grapes, and Mrs. Flot, for successfully completing 42 hours of training in Second Language Acquisition, Brain Research, Integrated Instruction, Strategies for Literacy, ELA/ELD, and Content Standards, Flexible Groups, Front Loading, Cross Cultural Sensitivity, and Respect.
Open House review from Tuesday, May 16
Tuesday night there was a buzz about the evening as enthusiastic and excited students became escorts who walked their parents through the experiments of their science lab, the nutrition lessons in physical education, and reviewing the academic projects and presentations in the classroom.
Families were able to learn more about our biblical coursework, world literature, and algebraic equations! Our two new PTF co-presidents Kelly and Amy were introduced, along with the revealing of our new Tommy Hilfiger uniforms. Look for more information in June on uniform ordering!
TK-4th Grade Field Day review from Wednesday, May 17
Our kids couldn’t really pinpoint the best part since there were so many exciting games and activities. A few favorites included: jumpy houses, petting zoo, face painting, cookie walk, dunk tank (our own teachers and 3rd/4th graders), zoo animals to find on the play yard, and games to play to win prizes. Students also enjoyed cotton candy, popcorn and ice cream at the end of the day. Thanks to the many parents who volunteered their time decorating, setting up, and running many of our booths, it was a very successful day!!
5th Grade Trip to Little Hills Ranch review from Wednesday, May 17
The fifth graders had their end-of-the-year celebration at The Ranch at Little Hills in San Ramon – this marks a milestone in their life as they end their Elementary School years! Middle School years, here we come!
MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
ATTENTION – all 2017-2018 Students entering High School:
Coming this September . . . every student will engage in a journey to develop as an interdisciplinary thinker, build community, and grow academically via a challenging excursion. Your family can look forward to hearing more about the Journey Trips throughout May.
- (9) “Bond” Adventure: Yosemite National Park – character and community building
- (10) “Blend” Big Cities: Oakland and San Francisco – cultural exploration
- (11) “Build” Innovations: Google/ Facebook/ Apple and Monterey Bay – cultivating creativity
- (12) “Beyond” the Shore: Senior Camping Trip with added Beyond event – launching into life well
An email was sent on Monday, May 15 and a flyer was given to your student with all the information you’ll need, along with a request for a trip deposit by May 31.
Although officially over, our community raised $575 for the Freedom House in Burlingame. A special congratulations to Mrs.Weber for winning the faculty art war and Marissa Burns for the student winner!
CHOPPED! review from May 17
Marine Biology class competed in the 3rd annual Chopped Mystery Seafood Competition! This concludes our studies of marine ecosystems, marine life, and the sustainable use of seafood and other marine resources. Seven teams raced against the clock to prepare delicious meals once the mystery seafood resource was revealed. This year it was 1.5 lbs. of shrimp per team! They served up beautiful dishes inspired from many places of the world.
Middle School Picnic | May 19
Our annual all day MS picnic today was a success! The fun included bowling, games, and food!
Senior Athletes, we appreciate you!
They participated in their final Spring season at Valley Christian High School. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Athletics at Valley Christian High School:
Softball: Sabina Allen, Ari DeVries, Hannah Friesen, and Hannah Waddel.
Baseball: Jordan Esling, Nick Fragus, Brett Johnson, Mitch MacKenzie, Saiki Roy, and Sean Whitehead.
Men’s Volleyball: Conrad Borneman, Cameron Dickson, Alex Rigl, Haolin Sun, and Kyle Wibbing
Enrollment in AP Courses for 2017-2018
Rising juniors and seniors who have requested placement in AP courses will be notified by email between May 23 – June 2 if their requests are approved. Each AP course requires completion of a summer assignment and costs an additional fee of $140. Students should look in their school email account for the required summer assignment in early June. Payment is due to the Accounting office by the end of August.
High School Service Hours | Due June 2
All existing 9-11th grader service learning/community service hours for the second semester must be turned into the High School Office by Friday, June 2. Please use the attached Service Learning Hours form. Questions? Contact Sara Heise at firstname.lastname@example.org.