Upcoming Events – Week At A Glance
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Parents in Prayer
Join other VCES parents to faithfully and intentionally cover the children, staff, administration and families of Valley Christian Elementary School in prayer. We will have our last meeting on May 9, from 9:00-10:00am in room ES-11.
Thank you Alison Corral for serving the school in this way! You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org | (925) 334-9778 for more information.
The re-enrollment season is near ending and we have been accepting students across all schools to begin their journey at Valley Christian! If you haven’t finalized your re-enrollment decision, please contact Holly Johnson at 925-560-6256 or email@example.com. We’d love to help you by answering any questions you may have for the 2017-18 school year.
Reading Fair | Wednesday, May 10
The fifth grade Reading Fair will take place Wednesday, May 10 from 8:30-9:30am in the JSA. Come see a showcase of fifth grade literary analysis projects.
Open House | Tuesday, May 16
6:00pm in the JSA
We look forward to sharing examples of creative and rigorous student work and recognizing our learners. Come and celebrate your school community! Check for more information coming home with your student.
TK-4th Grade Field Day | Wednesday, May 17
Join us for a fun filled day of outside activities and a delicious BBQ! A Lunch Pre-Order Form must be completed and turned in by May 12 for you and/or your student to receive a hot lunch on Field Day.
Elementary Concert | Thursday, May 18
6:00pm in the JSA
What does it mean to love our neighbors as ourselves? Part of this love is learning about the stories of our neighbors from around the world! Come hear the diverse songs students have been singing in various African languages, and see them perform dances of celebration and rhythms of blessing from West Africa!
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
High School AP Testing | May 1 – May 12
Our AP testing sessions are going well. The last exam will conclude on Friday afternoon, May 12 . Here is the schedule for our students test dates and locations.
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
The re-enrollment season is near ending and we have been accepting students across all schools to begin their journey at Valley Christian! If you haven’t finalized your re-enrollment decision, please contact Holly Johnson at 925-560-6256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help you by answering any questions you may have for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.
Middle and High School Awards Assembly | May 15
Our annual awards assembly will be on Monday, May 15, 9:35-10:10 am in the WAPAC. We invite any parents to join us in recognizing this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian and new members of National Honor Society. We will also be presenting several Christian character awards for both middle and high school levels. As in years past, individual course academic awards will be distributed in classrooms.
Contemporary Jewish Museum Field Trip
The sophomores enjoyed an interdisciplinary field trip to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco last Friday, April 28th. The overarching themes of our field trip were: how do we remember the past and are graphic novels an appropriate representation of history? Students explored these concepts beforehand in their Bible, History, and English classes.
During our field trip, students embarked on a docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibit featuring cartoons from Jewish artist Roz Chast. Students viewed Chast’s covers for the New Yorker as well as her memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? Students compared this memoir with the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman (a previous class assignment.)