In This Issue

Middle School and High School Spirit Week!
Monday February 6:
High School Spring Sports Begin
MS Boys Soccer at Fremont Christian | 3:30pm
MS Girls Volleyball at Fremont Christian | 3:30pm
Freshmen Spirit Week Skit | 12:05pm
Tuesday February 7:
MS Boys Soccer at Chinese Christian | 3:30pm
MS Girls Volleyball at Chinese Christian | 3:45pm
Men's JV Basketball hosts St. Joseph | 4:30pm
Men's Varsity Basketball at St. Joseph | 4:00pm
Women's Varsity Basketball at St. Joseph | 5:30pm
Sophomore Spirit Week Skit | 12:05pm
Wednesday February 8:
Junior Spirit Week Skit | 11:40am
Thursday February 9:
MS Girls Volleyball at Redwood Christian | 3:30pm
MS Boys Volleyball hosts Redwood Christian | 3:30pm
Men's JV Basketball hosts Redwood Christian | 4:00pm
Women's JV Basketball hosts Redwood Christian | 5:30pm
Men's Varsity Basketball hosts Redwood Christian | 7:00pm
Senior Spirit Week Skit | 12:10pm
Friday February 10:
Men's JV Basketball hosts Bentley | 4:00pm
Women's Varsity Basketball hosts Bentley | 5:30pm
Men's Varsity Basketball hosts Bentley | 7:00pm
Homecoming Rally | 12:10pm
Elementary School Carline Coffee | 7:45am
Saturday February 11:
Winter Ball at Dublin Ranch Golf Course | 7:00-11:00pm
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Re-Enrollment is Now Open!
Re-Enrollment is now open! Thank you to the many families that have already taken the time to complete their re-enrollment online!
As a reminder, both parents are required to sign the Enrollment Contract, which requires a Veracross account. Earlier today we sent out another invite to parents who have yet to sign onto Veracross.  This invite went to the email address we have on file. If you have received a reminder, please take a moment to activate your account. If you have any questions regarding your Veracross account,  please contact Holly Johnson at
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 

Art Contest
Does your student love art? The GFWC Dublin San Ramon Women's Club will sponsor the 2017 Student Art Contest. Valley Christian School is invited to enter this community contest each year and this is the 25th year of their sponsorship. This contest is open to all students grades K-12th grade in the cities of Dublin and San Ramon. All artwork and photography needs to be submitted to the school no later than noon on February 22 and will be exhibited in the community. See flier here for specific entry guidelines and information.
Teaching Series | Monday Nights Beginning January 30
We invite you to once again join Valley Christian teacher Saul Drevitch for a 4-week evening teaching series called, The United States of Race: Why Black History Matters.
Mr. Drevitch teaches American History, Contemporary Worldviews, and Senior Symposium and shares his passion for African American History and racial issues with students across the campus.  Classes will meet on Monday evenings January 30, February 6, February 20, February 27 from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Student Center.
  Topics will include:
*The Myths and Realities of African American History: Slave Trade to Civil Rights
* The Great Emancipator - Understanding Lincoln's Faith and Decisions and the Role of the Civil War in Black History
* Learning Through Controversies - Black & White Roots; Mass Incarceration; Race in the Church
* Where We've Come From, Where We Can Go, and How We Can Get There: Contending with The United States' Original Sin
Each week will be a stand alone class, so participants may attend any one or all classes without being at a loss for that evening.
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Please Note Change in School Calendar
February 20  No School | CREW Available on a pre-registration basis
RSVP to by Wednesday, February 8 to reserve a spot for your child.  
Carline Coffee | Friday, February 10 at 7:45am
Join together with other families for a morning coffee break in the Elementary Lobby at 7:45am. Carline Coffee is hosted once a month on the second Friday of the month by a parent volunteer. If you would like to host the next Carline Coffee in March, please contact Kathy Montez in the elementary office at or 925-560-6272.

Elementary Fun Run | March 24
Excitement is in the air for our Fun Run fundraiser! This year we have invited Apex FunRun to join in. We are beginning our fundraising efforts for this event with a corporate sponsorship invitation. If you would like to consider sponsoring this event, please see the opportunities here.
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 | (925) 334-9778 for more information.
5th Grade Project
Fifth grade students have been learning about colonization in their American History classes.  They finished the colonization unit by working in collaborative groups, first to research what it was like to be a Puritan in Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600's, then to work as a group to create a 3-5 minute script that showed the roles, culture, beliefs, and challenges of a Puritan family.  They then acted out their short play in front of their peers. 
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Spirit Week is Next Week!
We are looking forward to a great week next week! Each day of Spirit Week has a different dress up theme. Our dress up days for February 6-10 are:

  • Monday: Sun, Surf and Snow
  • Tuesday: America Day
  • Wednesday: Twin Day
  • Thursday: Cowboys vs Aliens
  • Friday: School Colors
  • Monday: Sports Jersey Day
  • Tuesday: Disney/Pixar Day
  • Wednesday:  Decades Day (6th-60's, 7th-70's, and 8th-80's)
  • Thursday: Twin Day
  • Friday: Vikings Spirit

All dress code policies still apply.  Students are encouraged to wear a minimum of two items representing the theme in order to count for Spirit points.
There will be a special Spirit Week rally each day. Each High School grade will present a skit during the daily rallies, based on their assigned Disneyland land.  If you would like to come and watch the performances, please sign in at the High School office as a visitor on your way to the gymnasium. Also, please note the specific time for each day of the week:
  • Freshmen Monday: 12:05-12:45pm
  • Sophomores Tuesday: 12:05-12:45pm
  • Juniors Wednesday: 11:40-12:20pm
  • Seniors Thursday: 12:10-12:50pm
The Homecoming Rally, with the introduction of our Homecoming Court is Friday from 12:10-12:50pm.  Later that night at 5:00pm after the Men's JV Basketball game, our Homecoming Court will be crowned.  Come early and enjoy all the festivities! Later we'll be honoring our Seniors between the Women's and Men's Basketball games.  The snack bar will be open for dinner meals, snacks, and treats - it will be a great night!
Coffee & Conversations  
Join us Tuesday or Wednesday
right after the Spirit Week skits for a cup of coffee and a chance to hear more about what's happening on the hill.
If you have questions regarding re-enrollment or just want to chat ab
out the Journey, the Middle and High School Deans will be available from  1:00-1:30pm on Tuesday  and 12:30-1:00pm on Wednesday . RSVP to .    

Winter Ball
This year's High School Winter Ball is being held at the Dublin Ranch Golf Course on Saturday, February 11 from 7:00-11:00pm.  This is a semi-formal event that includes dinner.  We are looking forward to a great evening together! Please see the dress code here. 

Middle School Event at Rockin' Jump
Tonight, we are heading to Rockin' Jump in Dublin to have a great time together! Come at 6:30pm for an hour of jumping with your friends. We look forward to all getting together and having a fun night!

Next week we will continue in our latest miniseries Resolve. Our Chapel Leadership Team has invited Aisea Taimani to lead our students in worship. His style of music is island soul storytelling. He will be sharing a message of resolution in areas that plague our young society. His lyrics speak about the wounds of self harm and how Christ is the ultimate healer, the addiction of social media and how Jesus offers freedom, even more his songs encourage unity in the midst of tension by leaning on our Heavenly Father through worship. 
Aisea performed in the 2015 TEDxBend with a fun song about how we need to connect with each other on a personal level. Watch his 2015 TEDxBend performance here. You can see his worship leading style here. Please join us for a soulful worship set on February 9 from 9:30-10:20am

Sports Physicals 
This is a reminder that in order to participate in athletics at Valley Christian, you must have a current physical on file with the Athletic Department.  The physical is good for one year from the date of visit.  Spring sports are beginning the first week of February.  If your student is planning to play a spring sport, please make arrangements with your student's doctor to have their physical completed.  Go to and download the Sports Physical Form to bring to your doctor.
Calling all High School students! Do you love to swim? 
Are you interested in developing your stroke technique? Swimmers of all abilities are encouraged to join the Valley Christian High School Swim Team. Practices will be held after school starting February 6. Contact the Athletics Department or email Mrs. Weber at   ASAP to reserve your spot!   
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Upcoming Productions 
High School Play:  The Anatomy of Gray
Performances:  Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm and Saturday, March 4 at 2:00pm in the JSA.  Look for ticket sales to begin the week of February 20. 
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:  Posted in front of H19 by Wednesday, February 8
  • Grades 3-5 Audition Sign-ups:  Posted in front of E14 by Wednesday, February 8
  • Auditions for Middle School and High School:  Monday, March 6 in H17 from 3:15-5:15pm
  • Auditions for Grades 3-5: Wednesday, March 8 in E14 from 3:15-4:30pm
  • First Cast Meeting:  Friday, March 10 from 3:15-4:00pm
  • Rehearsals:  Monday-Friday the two hours directly after school/schedule will vary depending on casting
  • Performances: Friday, May 5 at 7:00pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2:00pm
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