A school is nothing without the folks working there. We believe we have the best in the state. Don’t take our word for it, come meet them and see why Valley View is the place to be.
Our Principal – Mrs. Marinakis
Mrs. Marinakis comes to us after teaching elementary school for more than 12 years in the West Contra Costa Unified School district. She even began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at Valley View Elementary – Right On! Mrs. Marinakis has deep roots in our community. Back when her two children were attending Valley View Elementary she was an active member or the Valley View Parent’s Club. During her time with us, she held both the Board’s President and Secretary positions. Mrs. Marinakis has returned once again to the Valley View fold to help create a best in class school with a reputation for excellence in academics and childhood enrichment.
As Mrs. Marinakis says, “It’s like the planets were aligned to bring me here.”
Well, we agree, and thank her for returning to Valley View. We look forward to supporting Mrs. Marinakis and our excellent teachers as they continue their efforts to educate and support our children. Welcome Back!
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.