In This Issue

Monday March 6:
Varsity Track Meet at Chabot College | 2:00pm
MS Girls Volleyball at Fremont Christian | 3:30pm
MS Boys Soccer hosts Redwood Christian | 3:30pm
 
Tuesday March 7:
Men's Varsity Baseball hosts Oakland Military | 3:30pm
Women's Varsity Softball hosts Oakland Military | 3:30pm
Men's Varsity Volleyball at Oakland Military | 4:30pm
 
Wednesday March 8:
MS Boys Soccer hosts Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
 
Thursday March 9:
MS Girls Volleyball at Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
MS Boys Soccer at Prince of Peace | 3:30pm
Men's Varsity Baseball hosts Middletown | 3:30pm
Men's Varsity Volleyball hosts Patten Academy | 4:30pm
 
Friday March 10:
Women's Varsity Softball hosts Real Charter | 3:30pm
 
Reminder: The last day of the 3rd quarter is Friday, March 10 and there will be no school for TK - 12th grade students on Monday, March 13.
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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
We've had a great response for attendance to this weekend's performance of Anatomy of Gray. All tickets are spoken for! Exploring a different play format (Black Box Theater) has been both fun and challenging for our High School actors.  We look forward to sharing some photos in next week's bulletin for those who are unable to attend.
 
Congratulations to Junior, Steven Li! 
Every spring a group of our upperclassmen participate in an extremely rigorous math competition called the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME). This year, Steven scored in the top 1% of national participants! As a finalist, he will take the next level exam in a few days and continue to move forward in the competition. We are so proud of his accomplishment and wish him well in his endeavors! 
 
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.
 
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.
 
Save the Date | Academic Fair
Please save the date for the 5th-8th grade Academic Fair on Friday, March 17 at 6:00pm. More information to come!

VCC Parent Night | Teen Dating
Sunday, March 5 |  5:00-7:00pm in the WAPAC at VCC
All parents are invited to come discuss the topic of dating and how to handle romantic relationships as your student gets older. Heartbreak, purity, dating, and marriage are one of the main focuses in a teenager's mind and as a parent there are many different strategies out there. What is God's way to handle this, and how can we help our kids navigate the dating culture of today?

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 
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Elementary Fun Run | March 24
We are excited to announce that our school will be participating the Apex Fun Run this year as our major fundraiser! The Apex program will be with our students from March 15 - March 24 teaching leadership and fitness as we raise pledges to help our school. Please look in your child's folder along with emails that will be sent to you from your teachers as the fun run gets nearer. Visit www.apexfunrun.com to learn about this interactive program.
 
Star Party | March 31 | Volunteers Needed!
The Tri-Valley Stargazers will be here again this year to host a night of star gazing for our TK-5th grade elementary students and families. We would love our night to begin at 6:30pm with a pizza dinner in the JSA. (A few volunteers will be needed to help coordinate and serve) Star gazing will begin on the elementary playground at 8pm. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Jacque Lopez jlopez@valleychristianschools.org  or 925-560-6274 in the school office.
 
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
We are looking forward to another great year together! As we move into the course selection process for the 2017-2018 school year, our Counseling Team will be presenting grade level specific "Course Planning" workshops in classes during the month of March.
 
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. Please look for the details in email correspondence in the upcoming weeks. 
 
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 in April and elections will take place during class meetings on April 26.

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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. Students will have the option of being in 2-4 scenes and will be asked for preferences during audition.
  • 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 12:00-4:00pm  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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