In This Issue

Tonight!
Men's JV Basketball hosts Bentley | 4:00pm
Women's Varsity Basketball hosts Bentley | 5:30pm
Men's Varsity Basketball hosts Bentley | 7:00pm
 
Saturday February 11:
Winter Ball at Dublin Ranch Golf Course | 7:00-11:00pm

Winter Break: NO SCHOOL February 13-17
President's Day: NO SCHOOL for TK-12th Grade February 20
 
Monday February 20:
NO SCHOOL TK-12th Grade
 
Tuesday February 21:
MS Girls Volleyball hosts Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
MS Boys Soccer hosts Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
 
Wednesday February 22:
Spring Sports Picture Day
Varsity Baseball hosts Stuart Hall | 3:30pm
Varsity Men's Volleyball hosts Salesian | 4:30pm
 
Thursday February 23:
MS Girls Volleyball hosts Chinese Christian | 3:30pm
MS Boys Soccer hosts Chinese Christian | 3:30pm
 
Friday February 24:
Varsity Men's Volleyball hosts Emery | 4:30pm
 
Saturday February 25:
Varsity Baseball hosts Mountain House | 11:00am
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Re-Enroll for 2017-2018!
Thank you to the many families who have re-enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to another great year together!
 
As a reminder, the Re-Enrollment deadline is February 28. Re-Enrollment is completed entirely online through Veracross. You will also be given the opportunity to update family information, review school policies, sign your enrollment contract and pay your tuition deposit! When you login to your Veracross Parent Portal, you will see a link in the upper left hand corner to re-enroll online. Follow this link, and it will walk you through the process step-by-step.
If you have any questions, please contact Daly Johnson at dmjohnson@valleychristianschools.org  .
 
Middle and High School Spirit Week
This week was an amazing time of bonding together as a community! Students dressed up each day according to a different theme, high school students put on amazing skits, and each class competed to raise money for a selected non-profit through Penny Wars! Our teachers even surprised the students with a special pirates themed dance today at the final rally! It has been such an exciting week on campus to see our students come together and celebrate being at Valley Christian!








 
Fourth Grade Field Trip to Levi Stadium
This week, our fourth graders went to Levi's Stadium to participate in their STEAM activity program. This year's program focused on the importance of balanced nutrition and featured an interactive lesson on the iPad Tables, a stadium tour, and a "PE" class during which students competed with each other in two actual NFL relays!  A fun and educational time was had by all!
 


Safety Update
The Safety Committee is very pleased to announce the completion of a new, dedicated, completely stocked Safety Shed. The Safety Shed has enough water, food and emergency supplies to sustain our campus for two to three days. This project took over a year to complete and involved our facilities team, the Safety Committee members and students.  A special thanks goes to Sara Heise (Safety Committee Member) that coordinated many of the activities to make this happen.  See pictures below.



 
Save The Date | Golf Tournament
Valley Christian Athletics Golf Tournament, Dinner and Fundraiser.   
Who: Open to all who enjoy laughing and having a great time
When: May 5, 2017
Where: Poppy Ridge Golf Course, Livermore
Time: Tee off at 1:00pm 

Parenting in a Digital Age | February 12
5:00-7:00pm at Valley Christian Center
Join us for a round table discussion with an expert teacher that will help you navigate your student's tech world. Bring your friends & your devices to this free event. 
 
Indy Trike-Hundred | February 12
5:00-7:00pm at Valley Christian Center
Middle and High Schoolers are invited to VCC youth group for the trike race you don't want to miss! Snacks, racing, and cotton candy - what else could you want?
 
Parenteen Podcast by VCC Student Ministries
Bringing experts to your home, on your own time. We exist to empower parents of teenagers so families can thrive.
Check us out on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts! 

FREE Family Concert | February 26 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | WAPAC
Save the date! February 26 at 5:30pm in the WAPAC. We will be having a Family Concert featuring Jana Alayra. Get the word out and invite your neighbors!
For more information contact Amy Kerr at akerr@comediscovervcc.org or call (925)560-6208. Visit  www.ComeDiscoverVCC.org/event/FamilyConcert for more information. 

Art Contest
Does your student love art? The GFWC Dublin San Ramon Women's Club will sponsor the 2017 Student Art Contest. Valley Christian School is invited to enter this community contest each year and this is the 25th year of their sponsorship. This contest is open to all students grades K-12th grade in the cities of Dublin and San Ramon. All artwork and photography needs to be submitted to the school no later than noon on February 22 and will be exhibited in the community. See flier here for specific entry guidelines and information.
 
Teaching Series | Monday Nights Beginning January 30
We invite you to once again join Valley Christian teacher Saul Drevitch for a 4-week evening teaching series called, The United States of Race: Why Black History Matters.
 
Mr. Drevitch teaches American History, Contemporary Worldviews, and Senior Symposium and shares his passion for African American History and racial issues with students across the campus.  Classes will meet on Monday evenings February 20, February 27 from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Student Center.
  Topics will include:
*The Myths and Realities of African American History: Slave Trade to Civil Rights
* The Great Emancipator - Understanding Lincoln's Faith and Decisions and the Role of the Civil War in Black History
* Learning Through Controversies - Black & White Roots; Mass Incarceration; Race in the Church
* Where We've Come From, Where We Can Go, and How We Can Get There: Contending with The United States' Original Sin
Each week will be a stand alone class, so participants may attend any one or all classes without being at a loss for that evening.
 
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Please Note Change in School Calendar
February 20  No School | CREW Available on a pre-registration basis
 
Elementary Fun Run | March 24
Excitement is in the air for our Fun Run fundraiser! This year we have invited Apex FunRun to join in. We are beginning our fundraising efforts for this event with a corporate sponsorship invitation. If you would like to consider sponsoring this event, please see the opportunities here.
 
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 la.eagle4dios@yahoo.com | (925) 334-9778 for more information.

Enrichment Newsletter
Please see this month's Enrichment Newsletter here
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Upcoming Productions 
High School Play:  The Anatomy of Gray
Performances:  Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 4 at 2:00pm in the JSA.  Look for ticket sales to begin the week of February 20. 
 
Spring Cabaret (Grades 3-12)
Select Scenes from Musical favorites such as Newsies, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Annie and....Hamilton!  
  • Middle School and High School Audition Sign-ups & Application Packet:  Posted in front of H19 
  • Grades 3-5 Audition Sign-ups:  Posted in front of E14 
  • Auditions for Middle School and High School: 

  Dance  required for all: Monday, March 6 in H17 from 3:15-5:15pm

  Music/Acting (see application packet for more details): Monday, March 6     and Tuesday March 7

  • Auditions for Grades 3-5: Wednesday, March 8 in H19 from 3:15-3:45pm
  • First Cast Meeting:  Thursday March 9 2:15-2:45pm
  • Rehearsals:  Monday-Friday the two hours directly after school/schedule will vary depending on casting
  • Performances: Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
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Tri-Valley Teen Job & Career Fair
Saturday, March 4 12-4 PM  l Alcosta Senior and Community Center

Looking for a summer job? Want to learn about a particular career path?
At the Tri-Valley Teen Job & Career Fair teens will have the opportunity to meet with local employers, pick up applications, and apply for jobs. The event will feature mock interviews, career workshops scheduled throughout the day and hear from professionals on a career panel. Admission is free to all teen job seekers and lunch will be provided.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume and dress in professional attire. For more information, call (925) 973-3200 or email parks@sanramon.ca.gov.
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