In This Issue

Saturday January 21:
Men's JV Basketball vs Redwood Christian | 3:30pm
Women's Varsity Basketball vs Redwood Christian | 5:00pm
Men's Varsity Basketball vs Redwood Christian | 7:30pm
All Games will be played at Canyon Middle School
19600 Cull Canyon Rd, Castro Valley

Monday January 23:
MS Boys Soccer Tryouts | 3:15pm
MS Girls Volleyball Tryouts | 3:15pm
Tuesday January 24:
Explore Middle School: 5th Grade Step Up Day
Men's Varsity Basketball hosts Head Royce | 4:00pm
Women's Varsity Basketball hosts Head Royce | 5:30pm
Men's JV Basketball at Head Royce | 4:30pm
Wednesday January 25:
 No Events

Thursday January 26:
 No Events

Friday January 27:
Men's Varsity Basketball at College Prep | 4:00pm
Women's Varsity Basketball at College Prep | 5:30pm
Men's JV Basketball hosts College Prep | 4:30pm
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Re-Enrollment is Now Open!
Re-Enrollment began this week! 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

The Journey
Learn more about The Journey below!

Career and Calling Event
Over thirty speakers from an array of professions shared about their careers and life experiences with our high school students as a part of the Career and Calling event today. Students had the opportunity to hear about two different career fields, ranging from the arts and ministry to science and engineering. The importance of grit, hard work, and people skills were three of the common themes that resonated throughout many of the sessions.  Students commented on how much they liked hearing real word perspectives and getting to connect with individuals who are in careers that interest them. Thank you to all the community members who came together to make this event a success!

Kids Against Hunger
The Kids Against Hunger packing event was a success!  1st-12th graders packed meals that will be shipped to areas in need soon!  Our parent volunteers were amazing and we are very grateful to you!  If your student has not taken the opportunity to donate $5 to feed a hungry child for a month, please have them drop off their donation in their school office!

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 
More information to come in the next two weeks.

Event Calendars
Please see updated semester two event calendars for Elementary School  and Middle School and High School

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
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 - 8:30 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
After School Programs Winter/Spring Sessions
Lego Engineering | See flier here
Last chance to register for this class! Registration closes on January 23
Grades K-5 | Tuesdays beginning January 24
Register online at

Kids Can Act   | Contact Janae Valci at
Ages 5-11 | Wednesdays January 4 - March 8
Spanish  | Contact Cheri Romero at
Grades K-1 | Mondays January 1 - March 6
Grades 2-5 | Wednesdays January 4 - March 8
Pacific Chess Academy   | Contact
Thursdays January 19 - March 30
Soccer Shots   | Contact Monica or Mette at | 925-305-8082
Ages 4-7 | Tuesdays beginning January 24
Register online at
Brown Bag Lunch with Mrs. Fitch
Let's begin the New Year together! Join Mrs. Fitch and other VCES families for a time to share and get to know one another. Choose a day from your child's grade level that works best for you and RSVP to or 925-560-6274. Hope to see you there from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 12. See dates below:
3rd & 4th : January 24 or 26 
5th : January 31 or February 2 
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Middle School Event at Rockin' Jump
On Friday February 3, we are heading to Rockin' Jump in Dublin to have a great time together! Come at 6:30 for an hour of jumping with your friends. We look forward to all getting together and having a fun night!

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!
Next week we will be finishing our mini series Labels, by taking a closer look at the label of man. We will be discussing what society has said a man is supposed to be, and comparing that to what God tells us about man.  

Middle School Girls Volleyball and Middle School Boys Soccer Tryouts
We will have our Winter Season tryouts for middle school girls volleyball and boys soccer on January 23 and 24, 3:15-4:30pm.  Girls volleyball will meet in the gym and the boys soccer will meet on the soccer field.  Coach Sara Heise will lead our girls volleyball team and Coach Chris Young will lead our boys soccer team.  All middle school students are encouraged to tryout regardless of skill level.  More information regarding games and practices schedules will be given out to parents at the conclusion of tryouts.
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Upcoming Productions 
High School Play:  The Anatomy of Gray
Performances:  Friday, March 3 at 7pm and Saturday, March 4 at 2pm in the JSA
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, Feb 8
Grades 3-5 Audition Sign-ups:  Posted in front of E14 by Wednesday, Feb 8
A uditions 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 Meeting:  Friday, March 10 3:15-4pm
Rehearsals:  Monday-Friday the two hours directly after school/schedule will vary depending on casting
Performances: Friday, May 5 at 7pm and Saturday, May 6 at 2pm
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