In This Issue

Monday March 13:
No School TK-12th Grade: Teacher Development Day
MS Girls Volleyball at Milpitas Christian | 3:30pm
 
Tuesday March 14:
Elementary School Parents in Prayer | 9:00am
Freshmen Class/Ceramics Class Field Trip to the Legion of Honor
Apex FunRun Rally | TK-2nd 1:00-1:45pm 3rd-5th 1:45-2:30pm
Women's Varsity Softball hosts Vacaville Christian | 3:15pm
Men's Varsity Baseball at Alma Heights | 4:00pm
Men's Varsity Volleyball hosts St. Joseph Notre Dame | 4:30pm
 
Wednesday March 15:
Spring Casual Picture Day: Elementary School
 
Thursday March 16:
Women's Varsity Softball hosts Bay | 4:00pm
Men's Varsity Baseball hosts Millennium | 4:00pm
 
Friday March 17:
Elementary School Carline Coffee | 7:45am
TK-5th Grade Dress in Green Day
Academic Fair | 6:30pm
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2017-2018 Re-Enrollment
Thank you to all the families who have reserved their spot for the 2017-2018 school year! We are looking forward to another great year together. 

If you are still planning to re-enroll your student(s), or if you have any questions, please contact Daly Johnson at dmjohnson@valleychristianschools.org.
 
High School Play | The Anatomy of Gray
Last Friday was our High School play, The Anatomy of Gray. This play was performed in special Black Box setting in the JSA and was an exciting new project for our Performing Arts Department. The cast did an incredible job and kept the audience deeply drawn into the story and laughing the entire time!

Academic Fair | Friday, March 17
Next Friday, March 17, beginning at 6:30pm, our 5th through 8th graders will host a display of their long term learning projects at the annual Academic Fair.  Students and families will meander through displays in the JSA and the upstairs hallway in the Elementary building.  Visitors will observe:
5th grade:  Historical Figures
6th grade: Traditional Science Projects
7th grade: Poetry Study and Recitation
8th grade: Invention that solves a real world problem
 
Please come out and support our students on their projects.  This is sure to be an educational night for all!

Recycle for Sight | Nick Dotson's Senior Project
Do you have old eyeglasses lying around?
Please consider donating old frames to the Lions Recycle for Sight Program!

By donating old eyeglass frames you will:
  • Help provide basic eye care to others around the world to receive examinations and glasses at no cost.
  • Help adults be more productive, children to be able to learn better at school, and seniors gain independence.
So clean out your drawers.... and make a difference in a life!  Support Nick Dotson's senior project!  A collection box is located in the High School office. If you have any questions, contact  Nick Dotson at   nicklaus.dotson@valleychristianschools.org .
  
580/680 Youth Worship Night | Saiki Roy's Senior Project
One of our Seniors, Saiki Roy, is going to be doing his senior bible project on Saturday, March 18, from 7pm-9pm in our Worship and Performing Arts Center. His project is a youth worship night and fundraiser for Shepard's Gate. Saiki has invited youth groups from churches in the Tri-Valley to come and participate in an awesome night of worship. The event will feature worship led by youth bands from three churches, as well as a short sermon by Valley Christian senior, Madeline Benhamou, and a special performance by Valley Christian senior, Elijah Merrell. This event is not just a worship night, but also a fundraiser for Shepherd's Gate. Shepherd's Gate is a Christian organization located in Livermore that helps women and children escape abusive relationships and get started on a better life path. There is a $5 admission fee for the worship night and all proceeds will be given directly to Shepherd's Gate. Come support our students and raise money for Shepherd's Gate, as well as experience a great night of worship!

Spring Break Mission Trip Opportunity
Do you have a student interested in adventure and loving others?  An opportunity to serve in Memphis, TN has been made available and we are looking for six dedicated high school students to help in the Memphis community of Orange Mound.  Trip dates are Friday, April 7 through Tuesday, April 11.  Please email Sara Heise at  sheise@valleychristianschools.org   for further information.

Tea Party 8th Grade Advanced English
Ms. Shivley's 8th grade Advanced English class celebrated with a special tea party to celebrate Alice in Wonderland. Students recited poems and gave toasts as the different characters. It was quite the treat! Courage, thoughtfulness, and creativity were evident throughout this lesson. 


Special Concert with Jana Alayra
On Sunday, February 26, Valley Christian Center's Kids Ministries and the community welcomed singer/songwriter Jana Alayra into our Worship And Performing Arts Center for a super fun, unique and interactive Family Concert! Our own Valley Christian School's Elementary Worship Team - made up of 14 4th and 5th Grade students who have been leading our Upper Elementary Chapel Worship with Jana's music, joined her onstage to bring the word of God to life through catchy songs and creative motions. Kids of all ages, moms, dads, EVERYONE (even Alan in the Sound Booth) had their chance to sing and dance on stage while sharing Biblical truths to bring hope and faith into the lives of a joyful and energetic audience. It was a fantastic and fulfilling evening led by a gifted and engaging worship leader full of the love of Jesus. A special thank you to Jana Alayra, and to all who helped to make it successful event!


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 

Save the Date | Spring Cabaret (Grades 3-12)
Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
Select Scenes from Musical favorites such as Newsies, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Annie and....Hamilton!  
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The Apex FunRun is Coming to Our School on March 24!
Read this Newsletter from Mrs. Fitch and Apex FunRun for important details you don't want to miss!

You Make Us Feel Like Stars!
What an amazing and wonderful Staff Appreciation Week! Thank you to the students and parents for showing your appreciation with creative decorations, encouraging words, special gifts, awards and lots and lots of food! We cannot thank you enough for your support.

Star Party | March 31 
The Tri-Valley Stargazers will be here again this year to host a night of stargazing for our TK-5th grade elementary students and families.  Stargazing will begin on the elementary playground at 8pm and you can arrive as early as 7:45pm. 

Casual Picture Day | March 15*
*Change to Calendar 
Casual Picture is a dress-down day for the students. Studio One Photography will schedule pictures by class through the morning hours. Please see the dress code guidelines in the elementary handbook. 

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.
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2017-2018 Course Selection Process
Please note, the evening course planning event, which was on the calendar for March 14, has been removed. Instead, we will be offering students and their families the opportunity to book individual course planning meetings with our Counseling Team. 
 
2017-2018 ASB Applications
Applications for next year's ASB will be available to students in the high school office and are due by Wednesday, March 15. Officers will be selected on an application/interview basis.  The positions include President, Vice President, Club Commissioner and Entertainment Commissioners. Click here to download the application.  Applications for individual class officers will be made available at a later date.

Athletic Tryouts
Tryouts for Middle School Boys Volleyball and Girls Soccer will be on Monday, March 20. 
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