VCS Elementary School 

November 22, 2019
November Character Trait


To recognize the suffering of others, then take action to help.  That human disposition that fuels Acts of Kindness and mercy.  Compassion, a form of love, is aroused within us when we are confronted with those who suffer or are vulnerable.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."  Proverbs 31:8-9

"But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him."  Luke 10:33

Character Award Winners

Gabriella Luna, Chloe McKinney. Mason McCarthy
Jacqueline Watts, Sebastian Vizcay
Ellianna Johnson, Emma Augustin
Michael Van Pelt, Kate Prentice
Cody Eddings, Levi Jones
Nikki Sypolt, Vincent Ferreira

Dear Parents,

I pray your Thanksgiving Holiday is filled with wonderful fellowship and delicious food!   Take time to count your blessings, as we have such a loving Heavenly Father showering us every day of the year!

When you come back from the break, we will have a fast (almost) three weeks before we are out for the Christmas Holiday.

Please consider ways you can help us with our new MakerSpace, Toy Drive, and Compassionate Hearts for the Homeless projects.  Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated.

Count your blessings, name them one by one...

Dorace A. Lynch
Elementary Principal
Thanksgiving Holiday

VCS will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays 
November 25 -29th.

Extended Care will be available Monday & Tuesday, 
November 25th and 26th.

There will be no food service available on these days.  
Students must bring snacks, drinks, and a sack lunch.
Driveway Re-Paving!

We will be having the driveway located off of Davis St. repaired and repaved next week!  Due to this work, the Davis Street entrance will be closed November 25th and 26th.

Please use the North Davis Street parking lot next to building #1.  Drop off for students will be at the extended care office located across from the Elementary Office.  Drop off begins at 6:30 a.m.
2019 - 2020 Basketball

Sign-ups begin December 2nd!

We are looking for Coaches!

If you have any interest in coaching Basketball this for the 2019 - 2020 season, please contact Coach Edgar at
Toy Drive

December 2nd - December 18th

Questions:  Please contact Mrs. Gustafson at 

Compassionate Hearts

For more information please contact Shawna Francis at
Desserts Needed!

PTF is looking for a few good bakers to provide desserts for our upcoming Teacher and TA Luncheon.

Friday, December 13th

Not a baker, no worries, we are happy to accept store bought desserts.   Suggested desserts are brownies, bars, cookies, crispy treats, quick breads, muffins, dairy-free and gluten-free items.

 P lease email Justine German at by Thursday, December 5th if you are willing to donate a dessert or are available to serve at the luncheon.
MakerSpace Opening Soon!

We are projecting the opening of Phase I of our MakerSpace to be the end of January 2020! What exactly is a MakerSpace, you say?

A MakerSpace is an area of the classroom or common media space that is reserved for creative exploration, engineering, tinkering, inventing and purposeful play.  In a MakerSpace children have opportunities to discover, assemble, problem solve, construct, test, and explore using divergent, "outside the box" thinking.  A MakerSpace should inspire new passions for students and cater to their unique multiple intelligences.

We have already utilized this space to introduce our teachers to their first MakerSpace experience!  Can I say...excitement abounds among our staff.

Want to know how you can help?  Please see the items listed below!

Pipe Cleaners
Paper Bags
Cotton Balls
Rubber Bands
Dixie Cups
Tooth Picks
Cardboard Pieces
Paper Plates
Toilet Paper Rolls
Food Coloring
Ziplock Bags
Clear Plastic Soda Bottles
Packing Peanuts
Post-It Notes
Sticky Tack
Pom Poms
Spaghetti Noodles
Velcro Dots
Clear Storage Boxes
Spray Bottle
Peg Board
Plastic Pitchers
Yard Stick
Scissors (child)
Golf Tees
Clothes Pins
Clip Boards
Plastic Eggs
Modeling Clay
Ping Pong Balls
Tennis Balls

Your donation will be a part of making this space such an adventure for our students!
Crab Feed

CLICK HERE   to purchase tickets  
Crab Feed Raffle Baskets

VCS Running Club

CLICK HERE for application
Updated Box Top Information

Clipping and scanning Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school.  However, w e are no longer able to give class prizes or parties for turning in Box Tops due to the change in program.  We will continue to give free dress passes to students who turn in more than "50" Box Tops within a month.  Dress passes will be awarded the following month.  As always, turn in clipped Box Tops to your teacher.  To receive credit for electronic Box Tops, please email a picture of the submitted  Box Tops, along with your student's name and teacher to  

October Free Dress Pass Winners

Noah Hamilton
Eli Stone
Luke Marcus
Jasmine Castillo
Gavin Neveu
Box Tops

Participating brands are beginning to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops Label.

Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only, so  i f you see this new label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt.  Box Tops are still worth 10 cents each for your school.  The app will automatically find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to your schools earnings online.

Traditional Box Tops are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products still in store.  You may still clip them and send them in!

We have included a link below to a "how to" video!

Box Tops New App: Scan for your School

CLICK HERE for more information
VCS Support Opportunities

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
  • Please allow 30 feet distance between your car and all crosswalks on property when in use
  • 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
  • Refrain from parking in front of the Head of School office area in the mornings.  This is for Early Education Only in the A.M.
  • Please do not drop Elementary Students off in front of the Head of School office unless special arrangements have been made with the Principal.  You may park in the parking lot and walk them in.
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 it is raining!
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Helpful Hints

It is the time of year when it is cold in the morning and warm in the afternoon.  Please remind your children to place any outerwear in their backpacks to bring home!

As always, remember to label your child's clothing!
Extra Entrees for Students

Parents who would like to authorize their student(s) to receive an additional entree can email Denise Sedam at or send a handwritten note in with the student(s).  The request may be for a particular day or cover the 2019-2020 school year.  We must have the documentation on file before extra entree's can be distributed.
Hot Lunch Menu

Reminder:  No Lunch Service November 25th & 26th.

December 2nd - 6th

Veggie Sticks

Green Beans

Broccoli Bites

Baked Apples

Veggie Sticks
Orange Slices
Milk or Juice

CLICK HERE for a complete December Menu

In the event our Food Service Department does not receive product ordered from our Distributor, a substitute may occur.  Thank you for your understanding.
Happy Birthday

November 25
Carina Brassfield - Music Teacher
November 26
Robin Sanfilippo - T.A.
November 27
Jill Watts - T.A.
December 5
Patty Slover - T.A.
December 15
Sue Ingels - Librarian
December 19
Vicky Martin - T.A.
December 21
Dorace Lynch - Principal
December 24
Grace Garrett - Kindergarten Teacher

Dates and Events

November 25-26
Thanksgiving Break/No School/Extended Care Available
November 27-29
Thanksgiving Break/CAMPUS CLOSED

December 3
Merriment on Main
December 12
1st & 2nd Grade Program/5:30 p.m. /6:30 p.m./FBC
December 19
Christmas Break Begins/Minimum Day-Noon Dismissal/Extended Care Available
December 20
No School/Extended Care Available
December 23-26

December 27-30
No School/Extended Care Available
December 31-January 1
CLICK HERE for a 2019-2020 Year at a Glance
CLICK HERE for a 2019-2020 Event Calendar
Here to Serve...

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

Contact our Office:

Direct Line

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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