Upcoming Events – Week At A Glance
ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Rockin’ Jump Social | Thursday, April 27
Enjoy a fun time with families at Rockin’ Jump from 4:00-8:00pm! Bring your socks and be ready to jump! Look for more information sent out in your Friday Folders! We’ve got some great prizes to bid on during the event. We hope to see you there!
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 meet from 9:00-10:00am on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, in room ES-11, to worship the Lord and pray for our beloved school. The atmosphere is always relaxed and welcoming. Come as you are!
Questions? Contact Alison Corral at email@example.com | (925) 334-9778 for more information.
Open House | Tuesday, May 16
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.
Elementary Concert | Thursday, May 18
6:00pm in the Jeri Schall Auditorium (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
Note from Advisor Don Dickinson, Dean of Students
One of our new students this year Emerson Scott, competed in the 2017 NorCal Trampoline & Tumbling State Championships in Reno, NV over spring break. Emerson placed 1st in trampoline, making him the new NorCal State Champion for Trampoline, Level 8. He also won 2nd place in the "Double Mini" event (much like vault), and earned national-qualifying scores in both trampoline and double mini. Thanks to these results, Emerson is planning to compete in the Regional Championships held in Las Vegas in mid-May, and the USA Gymnastics National Championships in June. As Emersons’ Advisor, I’ve enjoyed celebrating these exciting milestones in his life.
Washington D.C. 8th grade Trip
The 8th grade Washington D.C. trip offers a vast range of academic, spiritual, cultural, and social growth for our travelers. Seven days of history being brought to life before our eyes. Seven days of curriculum no longer in a text book but in our hands. Seven days of metropolitan culinary experiences to savor. Our group marched into Washington D.C. on April 1st. In our first four days we encountered prominent war memorials, renowned busts, and the Smithsonian and museums holding nearly 137 million objects. We honored those who had served our nation, so much as to give up their identity, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
Our students were privileged to run into Vice President Mike Pence at our Capitol building and listen in on a senate hearing as to whom our next Supreme Court Judge should be. We explored the grounds of General Washington’s home and honored his memory at his grave. Our students finished out the D.C. portion of the trip with a student lead worship service focusing on military members in our community, how to honor and respect their services and one final 8th grade dinner dance party cruising on a Yacht out on the Potomac River. Day five was spent exploring Gettysburg and Amish country and our last two days we set out on foot in the Big Apple. In the midst of harsh rain and wind we explored Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 museum, and went to the Broadway show Wicked. The trip was eye opening and expanded each of our students’ worldview, pushing them to THINK about us as a nation, our history, and how far we have come and accomplished in such a short amount of time.