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Spring Cabaret begins TONIGHT at 7:00pm in the JSA. 
Box Office opens at 6:00pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.  Doors open for seating at 6:30pm.

Come ready to support our Art Wars event with a little voting cash.  You can also peruse the Middle and High School Art Gallery that will be set up in the entrance way and lobby. We will have the show in the Jeri Schall Auditorium (JSA) for a "black box" theater feel.  We look forward to celebrating all the great work these artists have accomplished!

Monday, 5/8
MS Boys Volleyball @ Redwood Christian,   3:30pm
Varsity Softball vs Redwood Christian,   4:00pm
 
Tuesday, 5/9
MS Boys Volleyball @ Milpitas Christian,   3:30pm
Varsity Baseball vs College Prep,   4:00pm  (Senior Night)

Wednesday, 5/10
Fifth Grade Reading Fair, 8:30am 
 
Thursday, 5/11
MS Boys Volleyball vs Prince of Peace,   3:30pm
 
Friday, 5/12
Varsity Baseball @ College Prep, 4:00pm 
Varsity Softball vs St. Joseph Notre Dame, 4:00pm (Senior Night) 
 
Saturday, 5/13
BAC Track Championships
 Kezar Stadium, SF, 9:30am  
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Art Wars continues this week!
Valley Christian High School is excited to introduce a new community service opportunity: Art Wars - Creating Art to Support a Cause.
 
This fundraising project is a response to the Human Trafficking Awareness Chapels. It is a way for our community to reflect on and react to the suffering of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
 
High School students and faculty have created an original work of art inspired by the theme/idea of "Hope."  
   
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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 will have our last meeting on May 9, from 9:00-10:00am in room ES-11.  
  
Thank you Alison Corral for serving the school in this way!  You can contact her at la.eagle4dios@yahoo.com | (925) 334-9778 for more information.

RE-ENROLLMENT REMINDER  
The re-enrollment season is near ending and we have been accepting students across all schools to begin their journey at Valley Christian!  If you haven't finalized your re-enrollment decision, please contact Holly Johnson at 925-560-6256 or hjohnson@valleychristianschools.org.  We'd love to help you by answering any questions you may have for the 2017-18 school year. 

Reading Fair | Wednesday, May 10
The fifth grade Reading Fair will take place Wednesday, May 10 from 8:30-9:30am in the JSA.  Come see a showcase of fifth grade literary analysis projects.

Open House | Tuesday, May 16  
6:00pm in the JSA 
We look forward to sharing examples of creative and rigorous student work and recognizing our  learners.  Come and celebrate your school community!  Check for more information coming home with your student.

TK-4th Grade Field Day | Wednesday, May 17  
11am-2:30pm 
Join us for a fun filled day of outside activities and a delicious BBQ! A Lunch Pre-Order Form must be completed and turned in by   May 12  for you and/or your student to receive a hot lunch on Field Day. 

Elementary Concert | Thursday, May 18
6:00pm in the JSA
What does it mean to love our neighbors as ourselves?  Part of this love is learning about the stories of our neighbors from around the world! Come hear the diverse songs students have been singing in various African languages, and see them perform dances of celebration and rhythms of blessing from West Africa!
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High School AP Testing | May 1 - May 12
Our AP testing sessions are going well. The last exam will conclude  on Friday afternoon,  May 12 .  Here is the schedule for our students test dates and locations.


ATTENTION - all 2017-2018 Students entering High School:
  Coming this September . . . every student will engage in a journey to develop as an interdisciplinary thinker, build community, and grow academically via a challenging excursion. Your family can look forward to hearing more about the Journey Trips throughout May.
  • (9) "Bond" Adventure: Yosemite National Park - character and community building 
  • (10) "Blend" Big Cities: Oakland and San Francisco - cultural exploration
  • (11) "Build" Innovations: Google/ Facebook/ Apple and Monterey Bay - cultivating creativity
  • (12) "Beyond" the Shore: Senior Camping Trip with added Beyond event - launching into life well
RE-ENROLLMENT REMINDER  
The re-enrollment season is near ending and we have been accepting students across all schools to begin their journey at Valley Christian!  If you haven't finalized your re-enrollment decision, please contact Holly Johnson at 925-560-6256 or hjohnson@valleychristianschools.org.  We'd love to help you by answering any questions you may have for the upcoming 2017-18 school year. 
 
Middle and High School Awards Assembly | May 15
Our annual awards assembly will be on  Monday, May 15, 9:35-10:10 am in the WAPAC. We invite any parents to join us in recognizing this year's valedictorian and salutatorian and new members of National Honor Society. We will also be presenting several Christian character awards for both middle and high school levels. As in years past, individual course academic awards will be distributed in classrooms.

Contemporary Jewish Museum Field Trip
The sophomores enjoyed an interdisciplinary field trip to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco last Friday, April 28th. The overarching themes of our field trip were: how do we remember the past and are graphic novels an appropriate representation of history?  Students explored these concepts beforehand in their Bible, History, and English classes.
 
During our field trip, students embarked on a docent-led tour of the museum's current exhibit featuring cartoons from Jewish artist Roz Chast. Students viewed Chast's covers for the New Yorker as well as her memoir,   Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?  Students compared this memoir with the graphic novel  Maus by Art Spiegelman (a previous class assignment.)

 
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Spring Cabaret | Tonight at 7:00pm and tomorrow at 2:00pm
Students from grades 3-12 and special guests will perform selections from Fiddler on the Roof, Aida, Annie, Cinderella, Finding Neverland, Hamilton, West Side Story, and more!
 
High School Visual Art Gallery | Tonight!
The High School Visual Art Gallery will happen right before the Spring Cabaret.  Beginning at 6:00pm in the Elementary Lobby, you can see the creative pieces of art the HS Photography, Ceramics, and Graphic Design class have produced. 
 
Global Music Concert | May 6
Performance date:  Saturday, May 6 at 7:00pm at Inklings (530 Main Street, Pleasanton) Come hear the eclectic group of musicians from the Global Music class share songs from their lives and around the world!

Middle School Theater | May 12
Middle School Theater will perform Betweenity by Lindsay Price on Friday, May 12 at 7:00pm in the JSA.

Auditions for the Fall Play
Valley Christian's Performing Arts department will be presenting Snow White - a comedy, for our Fall play! 
 
Auditions for the play are open to middle and high school students on Monday, May 15 from 3:15-5:00pm. Audition materials available in the front of H19 on Monday, May 8. 
 
Audition requirements:  
-Sign up for short individual monologue excerpt (provided with audition materials)
-Required half an hour group audition with all auditionees
-Looking for:  7 ensemble actors cast in multiple roles who are willing to take big risks on stage, make each other laugh, play and be silly!
   
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