06/05/2020: Last day of school THIS FRIDAY

VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S OFFICE WILL BE OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 9:00-2:00 UNTIL JUNE 17THPlease remember to practice social distancing, wear your mask and keep 6 feet from others.

MOST STUDENTS WILL KEEP THEIR CHROMEBOOKS OVER THE SUMMER. 6th graders transitioning to middle school will exchange their Chromebooks at their new school in the fall. If you are moving out of the school district, please return your Chromebook to the Valley View Office now. If your child’s Chromebook is not working, please contact the Tech Support Hotline at (510) 243-3901 or email

 THE 2019-2020 VALLEY VIEW YEARBOOKS ARE READY TO BE PICKED-UP.  All pre-ordered yearbooks will be made available to pick up with your child’s belongings/assigned teacher & pick up time. If teachers have already held their final pickups or you have not yet purchased  a yearbook and would like to do so, yearbooks can be picked up and/or purchased TOMORROW WEDNESDAY 06/03/2020 from 11:00-1:00. The cost of a yearbook is $28. Staff will be on hand to collect cash or checks.

REPORTS CARDS WILL BE MAILED TO STUDENT’S HOMES SOON AND SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 17TH. The Board of Education approved a temporary grading policy for the last grading cycle of the 2019-2020 academic year. Elementary school students will receive clear and meaningful teacher feedback on report cards, using strengths-based narratives in place of marks for the third trimester.

WCCUSD OFFERS CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER FREE BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO ALL SUMMER. All children are eligible to receive meals regardless of household income or school they attend. During the summer, meals will be offered Monday-Thursday with Friday’s meals included with the Thursday pickup. See the school district’s website for up-to-date info and a list of meal pick-up locations: and the WCCUSD Food Services website for menus

PRIZES ARE IN FOR WORLD’S FINEST CHOCOLATE SALES! Pick up your prizes at the office between 9:00-2:00pm any day this week. If you still owe for your chocolates, you can pay at the office (check or cash). Please note: Prizes will not be handed out if the money was not received.

PLEASE GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TO FAMILIES THAT ARE STRUGGLING DURING THIS TIME OF SHELTER-IN-PLACE BY DONATING TO THE SUPPORT VALLEY VIEW FAMILIES GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN. Our goal is to raise $5000 to help families deal with ongoing financial hardship. Our campaign to support Valley View families has raised over $3850 dollars! Please “share” the campaign far and wideand remember that every dollar that is contributed (minus GFM’s 3%) is being delivered to families of our students. Our community grows stronger when we support each other!  Thank you to the generous 39 donors who have already given their support during this critical time! Please click on Support Valley View Families to donate.

WE NEED YOUR HELP. Parents will be working on the school garden area over the summer to be ready for next year. Anyone interested in weed whacking, landscaping, garden deco, irrigation, etc., please email Alyssa Padia

IS YOUR CHILD MISSING A HOODIE, HAT OR ANOTHER ITEM? Please check the Lost and Found, which is out now. All unclaimed clothes will be donated as of June 8th.

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Dear Mustang Families,

Welcome! We have many exciting school activities planned for the year, always returning to our vision:

Valley View Elementary prepares our students to be well-rounded individuals both academically and personally.  Our students, staff, and parents work together to provide a safe, positive environment that fosters respect, independence, and a love of learning while valuing diversity.

Our school community works effectively because all of us — teacher, staff, parents, and students — make a commitment to being safe, being respectful, and being responsible. Our goal is to ensure that all students do their best in the classroom, on the playground, and in everything we do.

Our parent information handbook has been prepared as a resource for you, to acquaint you with the routine schedules, procedures and programs of Valley View. Please check it out on the Valley View website: . Be sure to read the headlines, follow announcements, and check the school calendar which is linked to our website. If you have a question or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to a call the school office.

I truly believe that Valley View is a wonderful family in which to be a part.  That means that if you have any concerns or questions, I count on you to let me know.

Welcome back! I wish you all a happy and productive year!

Ann Marie Marinakis, Principal

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