Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!
NO SCHOOL on Monday, 2nd September 2019 : Labor Day
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT on Thursday, 5th September2019 at 5:30PM
Back to School Night is for Parents/adults only.
Come meet other families, hear from Principal Marinakis about school events, tour your child’s classroom, and meet with your child’s teacher. Back to School Night is both fun and educational. You are highly encouraged not to bring your children. There is no supervision provided for children.
PLEASE NOTE Each teacher will present twice and will give the same talk at both sessions. Parents may choose which teacher to go to first and second.
5:30 pm-5:45 pm Introductions by Principal Marinakis
5:50 pm-6:20 pm Session I
6:30 pm-7:00 pm Session II
Except for Ms. Linski – Her sessions are from 5:45 pm-6:30 pm and 6:30 pm-7:15pm
THE OAKLAND YOUTH CHORUS (OYC) AT VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY Monday,9th September – Monday 16th December 2019: The Oakland Youth Chorus is the longest running youth choral program in the East Bay providing excellence in multicultural music education and performance programs. OYC provides an in-school program that starts this week and is supported through funds raised by the VVPC. However, the OYC Valley View Miracle Chorus is a separate program. OYC singers develop self-confidence, respect for the music of several cultures, strong friendships and community engagement, and a lifelong love of music.
The OYC Valley View Miracle Chorus is open to students at Valley View in grades 2-6, meets on Monday from 3:00-4:00 at Valley View for 14 sessions and costs $180. Sliding scale and scholarships are available. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. To register, go to http://oaklandyouthchorus.org/join/. For any registration or payment questions, or to have a registration form mailed to you, please contact OYC staff at 510-287-9700 or email email@example.com. Sliding scale assistance is available: contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1st VVPC GENERAL MEETING of the school year Wednesday, 11th September 2019 at 6:30pm in the Valley View Lunchroom. Meet other parents and learn about all of the upcoming VVPC events, school events and volunteer opportunities including the annual Fall Festival. Everyone is welcome and there will be free childcare and pizza for the kids. Also, consider joining the VVPC Board – there are still several open positions on the VVPC Board
PICTURE DAY Thursday, 12th September 2019 : Children are allowed to wear free dress on Picture Day.
THE AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (ASEP) Tuesday, 24th September- Friday, 9th November 2019: Registration opens on Thursday 9/12/19 at 8:00am and closes on Friday 9/20/19. The ASEP offers high quality after school classes such as art, sports, dance and more. The ASEP team is looking for Child Watch volunteers and volunteers can earn free classes for their child!
EL SOBRANTE STROLL Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 11:00 on San Pablo Dam Road in El Sobrante: Come help represent the Valley View Mustangs at the annual El Sobrante Stroll. Remember to wear your Valley View T-Shirts so we can make a sea of Valley View blue!
In addition to participating in the parade, this is the first time that Valley View will have a booth and will be fundraising by selling both a variety of potted succulents and raffle tickets for the upcoming Fall Festival.
FROM PRINCIPAL’S DESK
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: https://www.wccusd.net/valleyview . 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, Principa
The VVPC strives to enhance the educational experience of Valley View students by supplementing school programs, supporting teachers, promoting family involvement, and fostering a cooperative, inclusive school community.
Feel the pride that comes with volunteering with the Parents Club. Want to make a larger impact? Become more than just a member. Whatever you choose to do, you will help make our school great and a place to be proud of.