VCS Elementary School 
E-BULLETIN

February 1, 2019
February Character Trait

~  Seeker ~

Searches and pursues God.  Asks questions and investigates to obtain knowledge.  Is persistent in gathering wisdom to refute untruths.  Explores and examines the difference between righteousness of the law and that of faith, and acts on it.

"...for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought.  If you seek Him, He will be found by you..." 
I Chronicles 28:9

January
~Boldness~
Character Award Winners

Cooper Van Pelt, Valeria Solis
Emma Augustin, Juliana Shafer, Alexander Clayton
 Ethan Tai, Isabella West
Nika Repchak,  Addison Sugrue
Timothy Gillespie, Jacob Kagin
Vanessa Watts, Emery McElroy
Dear Parents,

Our students have excitedly participated in this week's practice Spell-Off and have done a fabulous job!  Today, they took their Spell-A-Thon test and those with 100% will receive a Free Dress Pass.  All who have garnered sponsors will be given the amount of words spelled correctly so they will be able to collect their pledges.  Please do not turn money in until all pledges have been collected.

Thank you for your support.  This is always such a successful fundraiser due to your backing.  VCES Parent and Students Rock!

Have a blessed weekend!

Dorace A. Lynch
Elementary Principal
2019 Spell-A-Thon 


Pledges are due by Friday, March 1st!
ENRICHMENT PROGRAM- Monthly Classes


CLICK HERE f or more information and a sign up form

CLICK HERE  for more information on STEM Legos and Robotics

2019 - 2020 School Year Re-Enrollment


Re-Enrollment has begun!   Each family should have received one email per child enrolled at VCS with secure information for logging in to complete your re-enrollment contract for the 2019 - 2020  school year.   Priority Re-Enrollment fee for 2019 - 2020 will be $250 when registering by February 15th.  

After February 15th, the fee will increase to $350.  For convenience, when registering prior to February 15th, the Re-Enrollment fee will be billed in three payments of $83/$83/$84 per child.  After February 15th, the Re-Enrollment fee of $350 will be billed in full.   

For questions about re-enrollment contact Katie Eads at 707-724-6229.
Falcon Referral Program

VCS is offering a tuition discount for the 2019-2020 school year - The Falcon Referral Discount!  You can earn $1000 credit towards your tuition for the 2019-2020 school year by referring a new family.

How does it work?

Refer a new family to VCS.  When the new family enrolls for the 2019-2020 school year, the referring family (that's you!) and the new family will each receive $1000 credit for the 2019 -2020 school year, towards their tuition.  You can refer up to five (5) families in one school year.  The $1000 credit is off your total tuition, not per child.  

For more details or to refer a friend to visit VCS, contact Maylene Ripley, Director or Enrollment at 707-446-1776, ext. 5300.
Scholastic Book Fair
February 4 - 8, 2019

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Book Fair will be open on February 5th during 
 Science Night/Open House from  6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Parents, if you would like to help at book fair, please contact Miss Ingels at  sue.ingels@go-vcs.com

Future 2019-2020 Kindergarten Open House

Elementary Open House


PTF Valentine's Day Grams


CLICK HERE for Valentine Tags
Valentine's Date Night Opportunity

This is a special time for our parents to go out on a date for Valentine's Day! We will provide a time for you to leave your children with us and we will have dinner and Valentine's Day activities for them while you go out on your sweet date!

Friday, February 8, 2019
6:00 P.M.- 9:00 P.M.

$ 35.00 per student

Deadline to sign up for this event: February 7, 2019

CLICK HERE for a sign up form
VCS 11th Annual Crab Feed


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Please join us at the Sunrise Event Center, located at 620 Orange Drive in Vacaville. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres and live music with the VCS Radio Jazz Ensemble. 

The VCS Radio will be broadcasting live with vintage Vegas tunes. General Admission ticket is Open Seating. All Sponsor packages include Reserved Seating.

Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m. with all-you-can-eat fresh dungeness crab, bread, Caesar salad and pasta! You can upgrade your plate to include one (1) bucket of five (5) Texas Roadhouse ribs.

We will have door priz es, raffle baskets, silent and live auction items, and a wide variety of tasty dessert auction items for you to choose from. You will want to join our 50/50 raffle with a typical payout of over $1000!
Ticket Prices-
$60 Crab only (Open Seating)
$70 Crab & One Bucket of Texas Roadhouse Ribs (Open Seating)
$150 Crabby Couple (2 Crab & Rib dinner tickets + 50 Raffle Tickets) (Open Seating)

You can also join our event as an Event Sponsor! 

Download a sponsor brochure and purchase your tickets today by clicking here!
Crab Feed Dessert Auction- Donations Needed!


Follow the instructions below to sign up at :


1. Sign-up with your Full Name & Child's Name
2. Include Dessert Name and estimated Value in comment section
3. For cookies, cupcakes (etc.), please submit by the dozen.
Remember that a pretty presentation makes for a "pretty" price, such as a nicely wrapped gift basket or platter.  Please note that special packaging or plating will be part of the 
auction and will not be returned.  
Please sign up no later than February 15, 2019.

If you are not attending the event and need to make arrangements for delivery of your dessert or have questions, please contact Cynthia Martinez at 

In addition to raising funds for VCS programs, your dessert donation will also come with:

*10 raffle tickets

*Pajama Day Pass (ECE)/Free Dress Pass (ELEM)/Raffle Ticket for (2) Brenden 
Theater 
Tickets (MS & HS)
 

*Chance to win the People's Choice Award for best dessert presentation

Crab Feed Volunteers Needed 
Earn DOUBLE HIS Hours and have a blast with us!


Looking for a fun way to earn your HIS Hours?  Join the VCS Crab Feed team at this years 11th Annual Crab Feed on February 23, 2019. This Saturday event offers parents the chance to earn DOUBLE hours for their service. We are looking for enthusiastic and energized people to help us make this year's event one to remember! 

Sign-up at the link below. You can sign up for multiple categories, if the time frames do not overlap. 

For questions, please contact Danielle Salamone at: 


We ask that all table servers, auction runners and raffle ticket sellers dress in black pants and a white shirt.
Sign up here: 


Kitchen Assistants   10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Kitchen Food Prep   4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Table/Food Servers  4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Clean-up (Kitchen)   8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Clean-up (Dining Room)   8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Drink Station   4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Table Greeters   4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Auction Runners (assist with taking winners their prize slip) 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dessert Runner (assist with taking winners their dessert package)   6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Raffle Ticket Sales   4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Crab Feed Raffle Baskets

VCES PTF is, once again, creating elementary raffle baskets for the Annual Crab Feed.  Similar to last year, each grade is going to have its own theme.   We are asking for donations of items based on the theme for each grade, or if you like, a monetary donation of $5.00 - $10.00 


  Please turn in all donations or items to your child's teacher. Deadline for donations is  Friday, February 8th.

Kindergarten - Warriors
1st Grade - Gift Cards
2nd Grade - 49ers
3rd Grade - Family Game Night (Ages 5-12)
4th Grade - Baker's Basket
5th Grade - Movie Night at Home

Remember, proceeds from these baskets come back to the elementary department.  

Please Spread the Word!

If you are interested in assisting PTF with assembling the baskets, please email ptf@go-vcs.com . A great way to get your HIS hours!


VCS is proud to announce out 1st Falcon of the Year Staff Award!  Please take a moment and submit your nominee for the VCS "Falcon of the Year".  This is the VCS staff member who best embodies our core values.  Those values - detailed in the link - represent the heart of a Vacaville Christian Falcon.  The Falcon of the Year will be honored at the VCS Crab Feed on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  

You can submit your nomination by clicking on the following link:
VCES Yearbook


Box Tops for Education


Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school!  Remember to turn them into your child's teacher each month by the deadline to qualify for the party and for free dress passes.  

The next deadline to submit is Thursday, January 31st.

CLICK HERE  for more information about our Box Top program
HIS Club Opportunities


A friendly reminder to help you complete your HIS Hours for parent volunteering at VCS. There are many ways to complete your H.I.S. Club hours and get plugged in at VCS. Below are some projects you can assist with. You can also stop by your child(ren)'s school office and ask for specific ways to serve in that department. Please be sure to record your hours and submit the signed H.I.S Club form when you have completed your 20 hours of service, to the Business Office no later than May 30, 2019. Forms are available in each school office and the Business Office. Thank you for your support!

HIS CLUB OPPORTUNITIES
Campus Landscaping/weeding/leaf removal
Campus safety painting for handrails, driveways, curbs
Athletics Complex Landscaping/weeding
Athletics Complex painting for backstops
Elem/MS Planter flowers maintained
Power Washing: Bleachers, picnic tables, MS Lockers
 
Contact George Allen by email:  george.allen@go-vcs.com  or phone: 707-724-6217 to sign up for one of the above areas. Parents can commit to one time or recurring times for an area that they would like to maintain for the remainder of the school year.
 
Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. are Campus Pride w ork days, where parents can volunteer.
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Parent Alert!

~ Help Us to Keep our Students Safe~

While driving on campus, please be aware of the following:

  • Speed Limit is 5 miles per hour
  • Obey all traffic signs
  • Watch for VCS staff directing traffic
  • Refrain from using cell phones or playing loud music
  • Please do not leave your car unattended in carpool
  • NO PARKING in the carpool lanes or in front of the MP

Student Safety is # 1

When participating in carpool for drop off or pick up, please remember to be patient as you proceed. Cutting in and out of the line increases the possibility of accidents.

Please thank and support each carpool worker who, rain or shine, works the traffic on campus.  Your support is so needed, and maybe a Starbucks when the rain is pouring.


Helpful Hints!

Personal Electronic Devices

Elementary students are not allowed to carry cell phones while on school grounds.  If a student must bring a cell phone or other electronic device, he/she should bring the device to the elementary office upon arrival at school. The student may pick up the device before going home.

If a student is found with an electronic device while at school it will be confiscated and taken to the elementary office.  Parents may pick it up when they pick their student from school. 

To view the policy in it's entirety please check the Parent/Student Handbook, pages 22 & 23.

CLICK HERE for Parent/Student Handbook
Hot Lunch Menu

February 4 - February 8

Monday 


Hamburger
Celery Sticks
Pear
Pudding
Milk/Juice/H20


Tuesday

Chicken Tenders
Veggie Mix
Fresh Fruit
Parfait
Milk/Juice/H20
Wednesday

Cheesy Pasta
Dinner Roll
Green Beans
Peach Pie
Milk/Juice/H20
Thursday

Quesadilla
Veggie Mix
Grapes
Treat
Milk/Juice/H20
Friday

Pizza
Carrot Sticks
Orange Slices
Cookie
Milk/Juice/H20

CLICK HERE for a complete February Menu
Happy Birthday

February 2 Rachel Lotridge - 3rd Grade
February 9 Karyn Kempton - Vice Principal
February 11
Sabine Kimbel - 2nd Grade

Dates and Events


 
February 4-8
S cholastic Book Fair/7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m./Library
February 5
KR to K Open House/5:00 - 6:00 p.m./MP & Classrooms
K-5th Science Night/Open House/6:30 - 8:00 p.m./ MP & Classrooms
February 6
Parent Partnership Meeting - 8:00 a.m. at FBC
February 15-18
Presidents' Weekend/ Campus Closed
February 19
Conservatory Blues Festiva l /6:30 p.m./VPAT
February 19
VCS Board of Directors Meeting at VCHS 6pm
February 23
Crab Feed/5:00 p.m./Sunrise Event Center
March 1
Spell-A-Thon Monies Due
March 7
Used Uniform Sale/EL-14/1:30 - 6:00 p.m.
PTF Dessert Social/Game Night/MP/6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

March 8 
Used Unform Sale/EL-14/7:45 - 9:00 a.m.
March 14
End of Quarter/Minimum Day - Extended Care Available
March 15
Campus Closed
 
CLICK HERE  for a 2018-2019 Year at a Glance
CLICK HERE for a 2018-2019 Event Calendar
Here to Serve...

Vacaville Christian Schools - Elementary
1117 Davis Street, Vacaville, CA  95687
TAX ID:  94-2299082

Contact our Office:

Direct Line
707-724-6034

Mrs. Dorace Lynch
Elementary Principal


Miss Karyn Kempton
Elementary Vice Principal

Mrs. Terri Roberts
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Merle Hopper
Administrative Assistant





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