In This Issue

Monday January 30:
No Events
Tuesday January 31:
Men's Varsity Basketball hosts Athenian | 4:00pm
Men's JV Basketball at Athenian | 4:30pm
Women's Varsity Basketball hosts Athenian | 5:30pm
Wednesday February 1:
No Events

Thursday February 2:
Men's Varsity Basketball at Pinewood | 7:15pm
Friday February 3:
Men's JV Basketball at St. Elizabeth | 4:00pm
High School Wall Night | 3:00-9:00pm
Middle School Event at Rockin' Jump | 6:30pm

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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

Kids Against Hunger
The Kids Against Hunger packing event last week was a success!  1st-12th grade students packed 15,552 meals and raised $2,845! We love seeing our students being the hands and feet of Jesus!

Field Trip to The University of California, Davis for the Class of 2018
Today the Counseling Office organized a college visit to The University of California, Davis for the Class of 2018.  Students toured the campus and visited downtown Davis for lunch before heading back to school.
The purpose of the college tour is to give students an opportunity to see first hand what the university has to offer and get a feel for campus life. We hope this will be the first of a series of opportunities for our students to visit different campuses this spring! Thank you to our parent drivers and chaperones who helped to make this a wonderful experience for our students. 

Safety Update
Our Safety Committee held our first after school hours evacuation drill for the Elementary and Preschool students to test protocols in an off-hours situation.  Our students and staff performed beyond expectations of the committee by evacuating and accounting for everyone in less than six minutes.  

Performing Arts Field Trip
On January 12 our Middle School Theater class and the cast of Anatomy of Gray took a field trip to see The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips at the Berkeley Repertory Theater. See a review of the play here from our very own Ava Menges. 

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 

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 | 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 - 8:30 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
Brown Bag Lunch with Mrs. Fitch
We have one last round of Brown Bag Lunches with Mrs. Fitch! Now it is the 5th grade families' turn! RSVP to or 925-560-6274. Hope to see you there from 12:30-1:30pm in Room 12. See dates below:
5th : January 31 or February 2 

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 24th
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 - 10:00 AM 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.
"Under the Sea" was a "Swimming" Good Time! 
Thank you to all those who volunteered their time and effort for this year's Father/Daughter Dance. This event was well-attended and a memorable time for the precious couples!

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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 semiformal 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
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!   
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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, 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 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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