In This Issue

Monday December 5:
MS Girls Basketball vs Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
MS Boys Basketball vs Prince of Peace | 4:45pm
 
Tuesday December 6:
Elementary School Winter Showcase | 6:30pm in the WAPAC  
Men's JV Basketball vs Bay Tech | 4:30pm
Men's Varsity Basketball vs Bay Tech | 6:00pm
MS Boys Basketball at California Crosspoint | 4:00pm
 
Wednesday December 7:
Preschool Christmas Concert There's a Song in the Air | 7:00pm in the WAPAC
 
Thursday December 8:
Women's Varsity Basketball hosts the Gene Gadd Invitational | 7:30pm
Football Interest Meeting | 7:00pm
MS Girls Basketball at Fremont Christian | 3:30pm
MS Boys Basketball at Fremont Christian | 4:45pm
MS/HS Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal | 2:15-4:00pm
 
Friday December 9:
Middle School and High School Winter Concert Love in Action | 7:00pm in the WAPAC
Women's Varsity Basketball in Gene Gadd Invitational | game time TBA
 
Saturday December 10:
Women's Varsity Basketball in Gene Gadd Invitational | game time TBA

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A Need in Our Community
As many of you saw, we sent an email yesterday on behalf of Kayla Andrade, a former student at Valley Christian. Because of her rare diseases, she is unable to attend school any longer. Kayla needs to go to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on  December 12  for special treatment for a new set of medical circumstances that are critical to her health. To support her family and help them afford the trip, we are holding a fundraiser  this Saturday  from  7:00-11:00am . This event, Breakfast with Santa, will also raise funds to help cover the great medical expenses that are necessary to help Kayla survive. 

Would you consider giving of your time or resources to help support Kayla and her family?  Please see the attached flyer. You can also make a financial donation at  www.fightingwithkayla.com or  www.gofundme.com/kaylaandrade
Thank you for all who have already so generously supported Kayla and her family!

A Message from the Junior Class: Holiday Party and Fashion Show
A Holiday Party and Fashion Show will be held to support the junior class this Sunday, December 4 from 2:00-5:00pm at 2255 Westbridge Lane Pleasanton CA, 94566. The event will include holiday festivities such as cookie decorating and seasonal food, as well a fashion show for Cabi clothing that is perfect for Christmas gifts. Bring cash, checks, or a credit card for Cabi clothes and Stella & Dot jewelry, as well as a raffle! There will also be having a toy drive for Toys for Tots, so everyone is welcome to donate an unwrapped gift for a child from the age of 3 to 12. Everyone is invited, so invite your grandmas, moms, sisters, and aunts! Please contact Jasmyn Cheng at  jasmyn.cheng@valleychristianschools.org
 for more information or to buy tickets. Tickets are $20 for one person and $35 for two people. We can't wait to see you there! - The Junior Class

Attention Basketball Fans!
We are running a ticket entry fee special for adults.  We are offering a season pass for the low cost of $35 that will get you into all of the preseason and regular season home games.  That is a 30% savings. When you come to a Varsity Men's or Women's basketball game, the season pass will be available at the entry gate or you can purchase the season pass from the Athletic Department any time during the week.  

Also, if you are a true fan of basketball and want to be right there where the action is happening, we are currently looking for two volunteers to run our game clock and shot clock for our home games.  Contact Larry Lopez in the Athletic Department, if you are interested.
 
Spirit Wear
Shop for Christmas and stock up on Valley Christian Gear!
Visit   www.vcsathletics.com   and click on STORE to customize your order! Use Promo Code: CYBER16 to receive 15% off all orders of $60 or more through December 4!
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Operation Christmas Child
We joyfully THANK our Preschool families for participating in Operation Christmas Child! We collected 85 shoeboxes filled with love for a needy child! 
 


Christmas Concert
Valley Christian Preschool will perform our Christmas Concert "There's a Song in the Air"on Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00pm in the WAPAC. We cordially invite friends and family to come and enjoy this evening of Christmas joy with our little performers!
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Winter Showcase | Tuesday, December 6 at *6:30pm in the WAPAC
  • Students wear their holiday best
  • Check-in time for students is 6:15pm in the WAPAC
  • The Showcase will last about 30 minutes
  • Refreshments will be served after the program
*adjusted time from the original Event Calendar

Gingerbread Social | Thursday December 9 6:00pm in the JSA
Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to coordinate this annual event! We invite you and your family to come and enjoy an evening of holiday cheer as we decorate gingerbread houses together while enjoying Christmas music and a hot chocolate bar. Kits must be pre-ordered by December 9. See form and more information here. We are looking forward to a fun time together before Christmas break! 

Operation Christmas Child
Together our Elementary families donated 170 boxes for children in need, surpassing our goal of 150 boxes!! We THANK your with JOY!



Schedule Reminder
The week of December 12 are full days for the Elementary School with a regular Early Release day on Thursday. 

CREW Reminder
No childcare will be available during Christmas Break.

Candy for Veterans
A special thanks to our Elementary students and families who donated over 20 large bags of leftover Halloween candy to veterans here in the Bay Area. Much of this will be sent overseas for our troops! Our students have shown such thoughtfulness to our community.

 
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Chapel
December 8 will be the last Chapel of 2016! Our Chapel Formation Team has a very special Christmas celebration planned. They will be presenting an alternate history. What if one thing changed? What if? Come join us for festive worship and learn the importance of every little detail in the Christmas narrative! 
 
Winter Wonderland Toy Drive 
The Winter Wonderland Toy Drive supports a local outreach that served over 400 families last year with a hot lunch and provided over 1,000 toys to families in the  inner city of Oakland. Christian Cathedral Church also "adopted" 15 local families and donated 200 toys to the local Fruitvale Head Start program. 

Mr. Montogmery is collecting toys and financial contributions to support this ministry again this year. All toys can be dropped off in H-9 or H-18 anytime before Friday, December 9. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please see Mr. Montgomery. 

Football Meeting | December 8
On December 8 at 7:00pm there will be a meeting for all parents and students who are interested in playing JV football in the Fall of 2017. Please come out and hear about the direction of the program!

Emergency Supplies
In an effort to increase our emergency supplies, high school students have been asked to help stock the classrooms with water and granola bars. Seniors and sophomores have been asked to bring in one case of 8oz water bottles. Juniors and Freshmen have been asked to bring in a box of bars (granola, cereal, protein, etc.) Our Middle School has already helped stock the emergency shed and Elementary School students have brought in their own emergency supply bags.
 
Visit with Assemblywoman Baker
Our Seniors were able to visit with Assemblywoman Baker in their Government and Economics courses. She discussed why she chose to run for this position, the committees she has been a part of, the inner workings of state government, and answered students' questions. It was an insightful and valuable experience for our students!
 
Teacher Appreciation Week | December 12-15
We encourage you or your student to write a note of encouragement to teachers or send in small tokens of appreciation. If you'd like to contribute to a special teacher luncheon, please contact Holly Johnson at hjohnson@valleychristianschools.org
 
6th Grade Outdoor Education Parent Meeting | January 10     
The mandatory Outdoor Education Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 10 at 6:30pm in High School room 17 for all 6th grade parents.

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