Office Hours
The main office is open daily  7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Links In This Issue
Message from the Principal
Summer Camp Registration
Quest Ball
March Madness
Spring Picture Day
Family Fun Night
Father Daughter Dance
Health & Attendance
Lost & Found
Dress Code
Parents in Prayer
Dates to Remember
Affirming the Arts
Applications for 2018-2019
Traffic Reminders
Busing Safety
Extended Care
Chapel Days & News
Athletes of the Month
If you are interested in volunteering for a committee or an event, please click here!
Box Tops
Thank you for your Box Top donations. Unfortunately w e are no longer receiving Box Tops for Education. Due to the process not being of enough value for the time put into retrieving funds.
Parents Night Out
Mark your calendars! Parents Night Out, 
Thursday, March 29th
Do you need a night out?
We can watch your 
kids  for you! 
End of the Year Party
The End of the School Year is near! Which means its time to celebrate with a End of the Year Party!
Save the date for 
Friday, May 18th The theme this year will be the "Olympics". 
More details coming soon.
Parents please click here to volunteer for this gold medal event.
Broadway San Jose
Valley Christian Parents and students have the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets to awesome Broadway touring shows! 
Click here for more information.
Instructional Aide Position Openings 
Are you interested in working as a instructional aide at the elementary? We are in need of filling some aide positions.
For more information please click here to visit our  websiteTo fill out an application  please
click here When application is complete, return it to Diana Stieg, the Director of Human Resources as an attachment by email to  or by mail at 100 Skyway Dr. San Jose, CA 95111.
Label Clothing and Lunch Boxes
Please make sure you label your children's jackets and lunch boxes with their first and last name so it is easier to locate if lost.
Parents if you need to have medication available for your child at school, please fill out a 
medication consent form  and return it to the office.  If the medication is prescription, the form will need to be signed by your doctor. 
Online Elementary Calendar
If you need the date of a field trip, concert, or other event, please see the Elementary Event Calendar. Or if you prefer, you can also subscribe to the Elementary calendar to add events to your smartphone or computer.
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March 2018 Issue
Message from the Principal
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1
  I'm assuming most of you reading this know this timeless, classic verse from Genesis by heart. Sometimes in the familiarity, the power of the message is lost. God created. He imagined the world and spoke it into existence. No one in history since the beginning has demonstrated that level of creative power, and God's children, made in His image, possess the ability to create.  Click here to read more...
Summer Camp Registration
Summer Camp 2018 opens 
March 1st for general registration.
Click here  to visit our website for more information. 
 Quest Ball - March 3rd, 2018
 The 4th annual Quest Ball
 Dinner & Auction presents 
 "Denim & Diamonds"
at the Fairmont Hotel
This Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 
Come for an evening of delicious food  and drinks, great company, and one-of-a kind auction items all to benefit  Valley Christian Schools.  Don't miss out  on one of VCS' most memorable evenings of the year and your opportunity to of Christian education to others.Don't miss this  incredible evening to come together and support our school!  Get your tickets TODAY Click here to purchase tickets and find out more information about  this event!
March Madness 
Our 2nd annual March Madness basketball tournament will be beginning this month, March. 
Games for the 2nd & 3rd graders will begin on Wednesday, March 7th. 
Click here for 2/3 schedule & teams. 
Games for the 4th & 5th graders will begin on  Friday, March 2nd. Click here for 4/5 schedule & teams.
Spring Picture Day 
Spring picture day is coming up,  Wednesday, March 13th .
All students will be photographed. No order form or money needed on picture day! Proofs and ordering information will be sent home in Friday folders in the weeks following picture day.

Family Fun Night
Save the date for Family Fun Night, 
Saturday, March 17th!
We will be showing the Disney movie, 
"THE INCREDIBLES"  starting at 6:30 pm. 
Food trucks will be on campus if you would like to purchase dinner!  Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, 
         an appetite and enjoy a movie under the stars. 
Father Daughter Dinner Dance
   Save the Date for Valley Christian Schools 
 annual Father Daughter Dinner Dance, 
 Saturday, March 24th, from 6:00p.m.-9:00p.m.
 Valley Christian ladies (K-12) accompanied by their fathers (or father figure in their life) are invited to   enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the Skyway campus, in the large and small gyms. 
 This years theme is "All Around the World".   Many  dads and daughters dress to match the theme but it is not required.
 P rofessional photos will be available for purchase   at this event. Click here to Prepay for pictures and receive a free gift. Tickets are $50 per pair and $15 for each additional daughter. Online sales will begin  this month.  Mark your calendar now so you don't miss this family bonding and community building event.
Health & Attendance
It seems that the cold and flu season is upon us. We have had a increase in students out with the stomach bug, fevers and headaches.
With that in mind, please keep the following policies in place with determining if your child is well enough to be at school.
If your child has been ill, please keep him/her 
home for 24 hours after your child is free of a fever or vomiting without medication to ensure his/her complete recovery. 
Please call the school office after 7:30 before 9:00 a.m. (408)559.4400 if your child is going to be absent from school. 
Lost & Found Donated! 
Due to the continuously high volume of lost & found items we have put a new policy in place.
At the 1st of every month, we will be donating ALL lost & found items. Please be sure to check out our lost & found more frequently!  
Dress Code
Please check your students' attire.
The purpose of the VCS dress code is to promote Christian unity among students and to avoid a  segmented student body based  on distinctive cultural or religious attire.  Click here  for the VCES dress code!
Most frequent  violations: Leggings worn as pants, Sweat pants, No socks, Screened t-shirts including hearts or other images,  Boys hair over the eyes and past the middle of the ear.
Parents in Prayer
Please join other parents as they pray for our school and students. They pray every Friday morning in the prayer room, off of the chapel, from 8:15-9:15
Please email any questions or
to submit a prayer request to 
  Carolyn Farrell at .
Dates to Remember
March 3- 4th Annual Quest Ball Dinner & Auction
March 9- No School- In Service Day, VC Connect- Extended Care Open
March 11- Daylight Savings
March 13- Spring Picture Day
March 15- All 3rd grade field trip to Levi Stadium
March 17- Family Fun Night
March 24- Father Daughter Dinner Dance
March 26- All 4th grade field trip to Levi Stadium
March 30- No School - Good Friday - No Extended Care
April 2-6- No School -Easter Break - Extended Care Open
April 9-13- Teacher Appreciation Week
April 9-20- Scholastic Book Fair
April 10- 2nd grade field trip to Hidden Villa (Sullivan)
April 16-26- Standardized Testing- MAP (Measured Academic Progress)
April 17- 2nd grade field trip to Hidden Villa (Leach/Williams) 
April 27- No School- In Service - Extended Care Open
Affirming the Arts - Save the Date
Festival of the Arts:
Saturday, May 19th, K-12 Event at Skyway
Applications For 2018-2019
Applications for the 2018-19 school year are available online. If you have a Kindergartner starting next school year or a friend who is looking to apply, it would be a great time to get the process started.  For application information, please contact Michelle Furr at .
Traffic Reminders
In the morning please do not park in the reserved parking spaces, these are for our staff and teachers! You can park in any visitor spot or find parking on Leigh Avenue before and during car pick-up please do not block any intersections. 
To help with the flow of pick-up traffic please arrive no earlier than 3:00 pm and arriving even later around 3:15 will help as well. Please leave your visor sign visible until your child is in the car. Click here f
or important traffic reminders as we start the new school year. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Busing Safety
If you are dropping off a JH or HS student for the bus in the morning please pull into the Elementary campus and drop them off at the green loading curb.  If you must drop off on Leigh then PLEASE pull up in front of the white loading zone.
Students dropped off before the buses arrive should remain inside the school gate until asked to board by VCES staff. Any JH or HS student not picked up after 10 minutes from the afternoon bus must go to Study Hall in the library.
Lunch Service Provided By Choicelunch
T houghtfully sourced.
Deliciously prepared. 
From fresh salads and  wraps 
to cheese pizza and everything in between, Choicelunch offers choices for all palates.
If you would like to preorder lunches through Choicelunch sign up today at .   Click here for additional ordering information.
Extended Care
Extended Care bills for the month of  February  will be mailed out the first week of February and are due by March 16th.
Also, if you have an outstanding bill please reconcile as soon as possible. You can now use our new extended care white mailbox outside our office to drop off your payments.  If you have any billing questions,  please contact  Kim Artman @
On No School days when Extended Care is open please make sure to send a lunch with your child  as our lunch service is not provided on minimum or days when school is closed. 
Chapel Days & News
Chapel is held every week. Times are as follows-
Thursdays: Kindergarten-2nd grade from 10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Fridays:  3rd-5th grade from 8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
If you would be interested in presenting a chapel or have a suggestion for a chapel speaker, please contact the office.  Please encourage your children to wear nice clothing on chapel days. 
Click here for Chapel News!
February Athletes of the Month 
Boy -
Kindergarten: Brooklyn Chiodo Inho Park
1st Grade: Kaitlyn Bowers Jagger Burns
2nd Grade: Kaylyn Moore Cameron Riddle
3rd Grade: Penelope Griffin Carter Bonham
4th Grade: Kaira Rekhi Brayden Merza
5th Grade: Miya Fujikawa  Dante Tarantino

VCES Chimes Staff
Valley Christian Elementary School